My Wendy Fan Out

I don’t believe in gossip, but truth be told, we all do it at one time or another.  I admire radio and talk show host Wendy Williams for her hustle and for echoing the sentiments of our people in a “keeping it real” kind of way. Her personality is infectious, and even through the TV screen she makes you feel like you know her. Her 10th book was released this month and I had been anticipating getting to meet her for the past week or so at her book signing in Atlanta.

The Demand

My daughter and I arrived at Barnes & Noble 90 minutes early, and finding a place to park was a beast! When we got inside, I was shocked to learn that Ask Wendy was sold out! There were apologetic signs on the entry doors, too.

On her national talk show, Wendy has been telling folks that she’s coming to the Barnes & Noble store on Peachtree Rd in Buckhead all week. They didn’t think that would amount to much?

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Kindness. Just Because.

I have heard two messages recently about giving random acts of kindness (I’ll use RAK for short). I recall last year when someone paid for my groceries when I was a little short. And on my daughter’s birthday, strangers will come up and hand her $20 bills. I know how it feels to be the recipient of a RAK, and this week I was thrust into a RAK without planning it.


Getting the Boot

After leaving a nice networking event with Nicci Gilbert in midtown Atlanta, I got back to my car near the entrance of a parking garage close by and found it booted, along with a lady who sat next to me at the event (she was parked next to me as well). The parking receipt I received upon entry was supposedly good until 1 pm the next day, but I happened to park in a space designated for 2 hours only. The time of the event was 2 hours, and I didn’t anticipate overstaying, but I stayed 3 hours because I was networking and not paying attention. As I walked toward my car, the lady was on her phone trying to figure out what to do, and instinctively I asked her if she was ok (the boots were present on the other side of the car that I couldn’t see yet). I barely talked to her inside the lounge, but she recognized me (we had both asked Nicci questions during the event). Continue reading “Kindness. Just Because.”

“Live Full and Die Empty” – Seize the Day Recap #1

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The first speaker for the Seize the Day event last week was motivational speaker and author Les Brown. This post will summarize some of the points he made in his presentation, mostly in his words, but categorized by topic. (Any comments or clarifications I have are shown in parentheses.)

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