LORELIE QUIAMBAO OSIAL NEW LEADER REPRESENTATION

Lorelie Quiambao Osial has made history by becoming the first Filipino woman to lead Philippines Shell which has a long history in the Philippines tracing its roots to Asiatic Petroleum Company (Philippine Islands) Ltd. since 1914. Osial has will bring a new culture to PH Shell focused on establishing high performing diverse teams passionate within their community while motivating their peers in times of transition and change. 

Osial holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree from the prestigious Silliman University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the Philippines. She also has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Australia. These disciplines allow her to steer Shell into the future inside a post-pandemic era.

During the Philippines Shell Petroleum Corporation’s 54th National Students Art Competition (NSAC), Osial shared, “The pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. Yet there was a strength of spirit inside you that shone through. We see it mostly in your art, and that is what we are recognizing today. As we bravely continue to navigate through this pandemic and look forward to recovery, we believe that art could start change and progress.”

POWER THOUGHT

Not only can we create art, Art creates us.

“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” - Isaiah 64:8

EDWARD FELSENTHAL NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW

Currently serving as the editor-in-chief of Time, Edward Felsenthal recently announced leadership changes, released new digital subscription figures, and revealed Time would be making further investments into NFTs. Felsenthal shared with his staff, “In 2021, Time’s revenue increased nearly 30%…reversing years of revenue declines under previous ownership.”

The company’s success is due to new investments such as a television and film production division and a Time-themed NFT marketplace. Time Studios, he said, “which barely existed two years ago, has become our fastest-growing business” partnering and releasing the upcoming Kanye West documentary trilogy on Netflix and Space Explorers, budgeted as “the largest production ever filmed in space”.

Time is doubling down on NFTs that the company’s president, Keith Grossman, is focused to engage within the “web3 ecosystem” shared by Felsenthal. Web3 is an evolution of the internet built upon blockchain, a digital ledger technology while non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are certificates that verify ownership of digital items.

POWER THOUGHT

Time is the one thing that can never be retrieved.

“For bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." - 1 Timothy 4:8

TORI KELLY SINGING WITH ALL HER HEART

Faith filled singer, songwriter Tori Kelly returned to the big screen for the animated hit Sing 2. Kelly played Meena the elephant in the sequel and she admitted voiceover work is fun but very awkward. Just as if she were recording in the studio, the experience was similar but it's more repetitive and she had to use her imagination throughout the process. Along with the success of this film and her career, she is also up for two Grammy nominations for this year's Grammy Awards. Kelly is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, A Tori Kelly Christmas and album of the year as a featured artist on Justin Bieber's Justice.

POWER THOUGHT

Put your heart in all you do. Don't skip a beat and don't give yourself the short end of the stick! You deserve all the great things ahead for your life!

"Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord himself and not merely for others." - Colossians 3:23

STACEY CUNNINGHAM ENTERING A NEW SEASON

The New York Stock Exchange president, Stacey Cunningham is stepping down from her duties. Cunningham is expected to join the Exchange’s Board of Directors as she approached ICE’s (Intercontinental Exchange) leadership about moving on with her career.

ICE’s founder, chairman and CEO Jeffrey Sprecher shared with employees, “Stacey led the NYSE through an extraordinary era that saw its technology prove resilient and its trading systems thrive in even the most turbulent times. She begins a new chapter with the Exchange better and stronger for her tireless efforts, and with our deepest thanks.”

Cunningham led the NYSE through the Covid-19 pandemic forcing a two-month shutdown of the exchange’s historic trading floor in lower Manhattan. She also modernized the infrastructure of the NYSE’s outdated trading technology. The new systems went live on the NYSE’s flagship exchange in 2019 allowing for productivity and collaboration efficiencies when coronavirus-fueled volatile trading volumes across the U.S. stock market in March 2020.

POWER THOUGHT

Your life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change.

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” - Malachi 3:10

ZARA RUTHERFORD TOUCHING THE SKY

Zara Rutherford touched down at an airfield in western Belgium on January 20, 2022, becoming the youngest woman to fly solo around the world at the age of 19. Her five month journey took 155 days onboard her Shark UL plane. The record braking blessing took two months longer than planned due to bad weather and visa holdups. Her solo travel around the world was quite the experience as she crossed enormous stretches of desolate ocean and had to spend weeks in a tiny Siberian village. She also had to shift her course to avoid North Korean airspace as well as the California wildfires which was all documented on social media. Rutherford shares, “It's just really crazy, I haven't quite processed it," she told reporters after landing in Kortrijk, Belgium.

After taking flight on August 18, 2022, she covered 28,000 nautical miles, stopping in 41 countries and five continents. It's a journey that will land her in the Guinness World Records book. “It takes a lot of time, patience, a lot of work, but it is incredible," she said. At a few pivotal moments Rutherford feared for her life and at other times just wanted to be home with family.

POWER THOUGHT

Allow your faith to take flight as God as your pilot!

”He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of His name. Even if I walk through a very dark valley, I will not be afraid, because You are with me. Your rod and Your shepherd’s staff comfort me." - Psalm 23:3-4

ANDRÉ LEON TALLEY LARGER-THAN-LIFE IMPACT & INFLUENCE

Author, public speaker, television personality and curator, André Leon Talley transformed into an angel on January 18, 2022. With his recent passing Tuesday in White Plains, N.Y., he was 73. He was a larger-than-life fashion editor who was an encyclopedia of fashion history. His vast contributions have been a receptionist at Interview Magazine under Andy Warhol; the creative director and editor at large of Vogue under Anna Wintour and he helped dress Michelle Obama when she was first lady. He was later a judge on the TV reality show “America’s Next Top Model”; artistic director of the online retailer Zappos; and was deeply involved with the Savannah College of Art and Design.

The designer, Tom Ford in the 2018 documentary “The Gospel According to André" shared, “André is one of the last of those great editors who knows what they are looking at, knows what they are seeing, knows where it came from.” He added, “André tosses out all these different words and he’s so big and so grand, a lot of people think, ‘This guy is crazy,’ but it’s a fabulous insanity.” André Leon Talley was born on Oct. 16, 1948, in Washington to Alma and William Carroll Talley. When he was 2 months old, he was raised by his grandmother Bennie Frances Davis in Durham, N.C.

POWER THOUGHT

Being alive is a gift. Value it. Treasure it. The present is a present!

“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” - Luke 24:6-7

ROSALIND BREWER THE DISCOVERY THROUGHOUT HER JOURNEY

CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Rosalind "Roz" Brewer is ready to explore new strategies for Boots, the U.K. based chain of drugstores. Brewer stated, "This review is very much in line with our renewed priorities and strategic direction, in particular, our increased focus on U.S. health care.” If this is finalized, it could happen quickly, although the review is still in the "exploratory stage." Boots currently has nearly 2,200 stores in the U.K. This would be a great decision for the company because it would allow them to optimize their portfolio, benefiting stakeholders such as their patients, employees, and shareholders. As their process unfolds, Brewer plans to share more information in the future.

Brewer was appointed as the CEO in 2021 and she's one of the only two Black women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies!

POWER THOUGHT

Make room to broaden your horizon and give space for new inspiration! There is much to look forward to!

"Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known." - Jeremiah 33:3

DAN BANE OPERATING WITH A SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE

Chairman and CEO of Trader Joe's Dan Bane has been in this executive role since 2001! He joined the specialty grocery store in 1998 as the president of Trader Joe's West. When appointed to CEO, he helped the company expand. Known as a private label with 470+ locations nationwide, Trader Joe's is undeniably a favorite with dedicated customers. They aren't just a place for great products and great deals, but what they value is what they live by at all their neighborhood stores. Bane's tenure at Trader Joe's and the success of the company is a reflection of their care for their community, integrity, and sustainability. He is spearheading the company, that now sees an estimated $16+ billion in annual revenue!

POWER THOUGHT

Walk with integrity, lead with compassion, and do it with excellence! Expect grand results in all you do!

"Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other presidents and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom." - Daniel 6:3

CHER LIVING AN INTENTIONAL LIFE

An undeniable living legend, music artist Cher is an icon, and at 75-years-old she consistently practices living an intentional life! She rose to stardom in the 60s into the 80s for her music and acting. Cher has and continues to be an influential act. She is an advocate for self-care and has shared her simple, yet highly impactful routine. Cher has always been a woman who shattered ceilings and has taken the non-traditional approach compared to society's norms. Cher was recently featured in UGG's recent "FEEL ___" campaign where she she empowers women to push the envelope and to be unapologetic, to be a force, and to trust your instincts!

POWER THOUGHT

Stay grounded in your roots because life will come with adversity and challenges!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7

ANDY STANLEY THE HEART OF A FAITHFUL SERVANT

Pastor of North Point Ministries and author Andy Stanley has been faithfully leading his ministry since 1995! His church is based in Atlanta, Georgia and he has written numerous Christian, faith-based books. In a recent sermon, he encouraged his congregation to stop making excuses because that's what holds them back from living a life that glorifies God. Author of The Deep Wide, he shared that everyone has excuses but we don't know what's on the other side of them. Excuses are full of fear, insecurity, and often times a lie. Stanley encourages people to follow Jesus, to push through, and to stay in the race. Don't lose heart, leave your excuses behind!

POWER THOUGHT

Don't allow life's challenges to debilitate you. Don't be become weary but know you can overcome it. Break through the wall and watch your breakthrough happen!

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." - Romans 12:1-3

CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE STEPPING INTO A NEW DECADE

Formerly known as Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge turned 40! She's the wife to the future king, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and mother of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The future lies in her and her husband's hands. Her future is promising as becoming the future Queen could be in her cards. She's building her legacy with her family, especially around the royal monarchy and their expectations. Despite the restrictions the Royal Family may have, she has adapted well. The Royal Monarchy is brighter with the Duchess of Cambridge!

POWER THOUGHT

Each moment prepares you for what's next. Your experiences are training grounds for all that's to come!

"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong." - 1 Corinthians 16:13

JALEN HURTS THE DETERMINED PLAYER

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts went from being watched by former football coaches at Channelview High School to becoming an all-star player! Since the age of seven, he always took command and played the game of football with passion and commitment. During this season, Jalen Hurts will be making his playoff debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This is a monumental moment for his career. The 23-year-old is focused and determined. With a stone-faced expression in public that rarely changes, taking questions from the media, being challenged by his coach, scoring a touchdown or coming off the field after an interception, it is nearly difficult to know what is going on underneath the surface. Hurts helped turn an Eagles 2-5 start into a 9-8 finish during his first year as a full-time starter. Hurts will become the youngest starting quarterback in Eagles playoff history. This evidence shows Hurts doesn't falter and has the ability to pivot while adapting to the complexity of the Eagles franchise.

POWER THOUGHT

A lot of times things don’t happen right away. Sometimes they happen all at once. Stay Focused and Keep Grinding.

”Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” - Philippians 2:3

FABIO D’ANGELANTONIO THE CHARISMATIC AND JOYFUL LEADER

CEO of luxury brand Loro Piana Fabio d’Angelantonio leads with joy and his values are embedded in the company's DNA. The legacy of Loro Piana is something d'Angelantonio treasures and loves. d’Angelantonio preserves their uniqueness because he honors the importance. For him, Italy embodies the joy of life, mixing the country's beauty: art and country, its savoir-vivre, and creativity. Just like Italy's values, Loro Piana has the same according to d’Angelantonio, "excellence, casual elegance, savoir-faire, and family traditions." This is Loro Piana's brand identity and d’Angelantonio carries that through his day to day operations. He also values sustainability as part of their DNA. To him, it's a privilege and their responsibility especially with the fabrics they use and their manufacturing process. His philosophy is, “La felicità é nelle piccole cose,” which means “happiness lies in small things.” There is a joy for life that he has and he's always looking at the glass half full!

POWER THOUGHT

May the spirit of joy be ignited each day in all you do! Choose joy!

"For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." - Psalm 30:5

GURAM GVASALIA APPOINTED FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

In 2014, Vetements was founded as a partnership between Guram Gvasalia and his brother Demna Gvasalia. Guram managed the business and worked as the CEO while Demna handled design and led the Vetements design collective. When Demna became the creative director of Balenciaga in 2015, he stayed in his design role at Vetements contributing until 2019 when he transitioned to focus solely on Balenciaga.

Recently, Guram has expanded his role as Creative Director in absence of his brother to continue the family legacy. Guram shares, “Vetements is more than a brand to me. Its DNA runs in my blood. But it is not the only reason why I am doing this. It’s true, I could have done it secretly as I’m a very private person. But I felt I needed to come out publicly for all the kids out there who dream of fashion but are too afraid to tell it to their parents who will not approve. To all the kids who have no means to pay for fancy design schools with its 50 to 100k yearly tuition fees. Those who need to take day jobs to pay the bills, while self-learning design at night. For those who come from underprivileged families and feel like they will never belong to this fashion world. It’s all my story. I’m a refugee. My family lost everything we had during the war. None of us spoke any language when we ran away to Europe. We lived in refugee camps.”

With Guram Gvasalia’s new position, he brings both the creative and the business sides of Vetements. He expresses, “…that this decision is intended to showcase not only that these disciplines can live in harmony, but that creativity isn’t limited to those classically trained in fashion design. The truth is, creativity is a part of human nature. We all have it. Some are just too scared to channel it ’cause of the society and the boxes most of us are put in since we are kids. We all have our own sensibilities and if they are calling to you—just let them out!”

POWER THOUGHT

Always be yourself. Give yourself the space to create, express, and be!

“Finally, all of you must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love as brothers, and be compassionate and humble.” - 1 Peter 3:8

SAFRA CATZ NEW DEALS INTO THE NEW YEAR

Safra A. Catz is an American billionaire banker and technology executive for Oracle. She has been an executive at Oracle since April 1999 and became CEO December 2019. Within the last few years guiding the Oracle mission, Catz has had a challenging job by digitally transforming the database company against fierce technology giants such as AWS and Microsoft. While its cloud business is smaller than those rivals’, Oracle has been investing in building expensive data centers to help power their existing business unit. Dividends are expected to pay off in time and Oracle is doubling down on the rapidly changing industry and real estate datacenter footprint to expand their ecosystem.

Catz, who was born in Israel and migrated with her family to the U.S. as a child. During her press conference she displayed her fluent Hebrew as she stressed the importance of the security of the data center, which lies nine floors underground, protecting it from any potential rocket attack.

When asked about the protests against Israel organized by employees at Google and Apple, Catz said that "when you connect with Oracle you understand that we are committed to the U.S. and Israel. We are not flexible regarding our mission, and our commitment to Israel is second to none. This is a free world and I love my employees, and if they don't agree with our mission to support the State of Israel then maybe we aren't the right company for them. Larry (Ellison, co-founder of Oracle) and I are publicly committed to Israel and devote personal time to the country and no one should be surprised by that."

POWER THOUGHT

The great TASK fo our time is to BUILD a global society, where people can live in PEACE.

“He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” - Isaiah 2:4

KLAY THOMPSON BACK LIKE HE NEVER LEFT

After a 31-month absence (941 days), Klay Thompson joined his Golden State Warriors champion team against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee in Game 6 of the 2019 Finals which pulled him out of the entire 2019-20 season. As he was getting ready to return, Thompson tore his right Achilles tendon in November 2020.

Thompson’s return was brought with love from the Golden State fans and players who have been waiting for quite some time to see him play. Warriors players even wore different Thompson jerseys on their way to the arena for “Klay Day.” Thompson shares, “I was just happy to be out there doing what I love again and getting my rhythm back,” he said. “It feels really good … It was surreal. The ovation to start the game, I just was so grateful for these fans. It was special, I’m never going to forget this night.”

POWER THOUGHT

Time heals everything. Just be patient and wait your turn.

“Then Samson called to the Lord, saying, O Lord God, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!” - Judges 16:28

TASHA COBBS LEONARD WORKING ALL FOR HIS GLORY

Gospel award winning singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard is anointed and using the gift God gave her to give Him all the glory. As a vessel to do God's work, she has been called, and with that her success has followed. Cobbs Leonard grew up as a pastor's kid, growing up in the church. Now, she shares the stage with both Gospel and non-Gospel artists like Nicki Minaj who also has a strong relationship with God. She has dedicated her life to praise and worship, overflowing in God's blessings in her life. For Cobbs-Leonard, it is her absolute joy and she is able to fully live out the her calling.

POWER THOUGHT

Answer the call. Live on purpose. Exercise your gifts. Seize the opportunities that have your name on it!

"But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him." - 1 John 2:27

GUNNA CONFIDENCE IN ALL HE DOES

Rapper Gunna released his new LP DS4EVER and he has listeners and fans satisfied! As the final entry of the artist's Drip Season series, the Atlanta based rapper has his own unique sound and he knows how to make it sound really good. The LP is full of features from artists like Young Thug, 21 Savage, Future, Lil Baby and more. The album cover was designed by Daniel Arsham. Gunna knows how to capture his audience with his smooth style from his voice to his fashion. His outfits were created with confidence because he likes to put stuff together in his own way. Style icon and artist Rihanna even recognized Gunna's style last Halloween as she mimicked one of his famous looks. What matters is that he's confident and comfortable in who he is!

POWER THOUGHT

Be YOU and be PROUD! There is only ONE of you! Walk in confidence knowing who you are and who you belong to!

"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God," - 2 Corinthians 3:5

JOHN MADDEN A CHAMPION AND HIS LEGACY

Former Raiders coach John Madden championed life and made history with some of his most iconic moments. Madden was known for his coaching career, his entertaining, humorous, and vibrant spirit on camera. His legacy lives on through the sports world and even in the gaming world for the NFL video game franchise, Madden NFL. He coached the Raiders for 10 winning seasons, winning seven AFC title games and winning the Super Bowl. On December 28, the longtime NFL broadcaster and video game icon passed away at the age of 85. Madden's voice, his humor, and his presence left a significant market and he will never be forgotten! We honor Madden's life and his legacy!

POWER THOUGHT

Your actions can leave an impact in this world! Your words can change lives! Honor and cherish your life because YOU are a GIFT to others!

"One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts." - Psalm 145:4

BETTY WHITE THE LAST GOLDEN GIRL

The last Golden Girl standing Betty White lived a long, beautiful life for 99 years, making her one of Hollywood's most loved women on television. She was a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday on January 17th. In one of her last interviews, she opened up about how excited she was to reach this milestone. Betty White: A Celebration documentary will premiere in theaters for one day on January 17, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look of her most iconic roles. White passed away peacefully from natural causes in her Los Angeles home at the age of 99, leaving a remarkable legacy.

POWER THOUGHT

May your steps be full of joy and lead you into happiness! Cherish each day and the moments in front of you! Don't forget to value the present because it's truly a gift!

"Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:18-19

STEPHEN SQUERI A GENEROUS HEART

American Express CEO Stephen Squeri made a generous $10 million donation to Manhattan College! The college had a goal of $165 million for their Invest in the Vision capital campaign. With the contribution to his alma mater, it surpassed its goal five years ahead of schedule. It's the school's second largest gift that and it will enhance the college's facilities and infrastructure. Squeri said, “My hope is that this gift, in honor of my father and my family, will help the students and faculty of Manhattan College continue to develop intellectually and spiritually, live with purpose and achieve their full potential.”

POWER THOUGHT

A spirit of generosity amplifies your life! Continue to give with joy and have a heart of expectancy that what you give can change someone's life!

"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

HAIDER ACKERMANN DESIGNING WITH A PURPOSE

In collaboration with actor Timothée Chalamet, designer Haider Ackermann has created a special hoodie to support the Silent Soldier Project! The purpose of the hoodie is to combat and build awareness towards Afghan Women's Rights. Ackermann and Chalamet teamed up to fight for women and girls rights in Afghanistan, as the country faces an ongoing humanitarian crisis. The hoodie design was made to lift the voices of the Silent Soldiers. 100% of the proceeds will go to Afghanistan Libre, a relief organization that supports women's and children's rights. You can purchase the hoodie here to support the cause! We commend Ackermann and Chalamet for designing a garment that will support the rise of freedom for the women and children of Afghanistan!

POWER THOUGHT

Stand up for what's right, using your voice and platform to amplify those who do not have the same privilege. Lift up those around you or in your community!

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” - Proverbs 31:8-9

CARDI B A WOMAN OF MANY ROLES

She's not only this generation's superstar female rapper, but Cardi B is also a mother of two, being their perfect role model. Cardi B had her global breakout in 2018 and since then, she's force to be reckoned with. From breaking charts with her singles and features, to her expressive fashion looks, to acting, and her overall personality, she's been unstoppable. The Grammy award-winning artist has left a mark in the culture and music, letting it be known that she's here for the long run! Now as a mother, Cardi B has the ultimate life role of nurturing, loving, and caring two little human beings!

POWER THOUGHT

Whatever position you are in, maintain a strong posture! Do it well. Do it with joy. Do it with a spirit of excellence!

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." - Proverbs 31:25

EMMANUEL ACHO LIVING A LIFE TO SERVE AND SPEAK LIFE

Former NFL player, television broadcaster & personality, and sports analyst Emmanuel Acho created a space in media that is not only fun and welcoming, but safe and real! He produced a video series titled, "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," to serve as a way to educate and inform America on racism and social injustice. With over 22 million views across social media platforms, the opportunity to partner with Oprah Winfrey rose, landing Acho a two book deal for his books, "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" and "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy." Both books debuted on the New York Times best-seller list upon its releases. Additionally, as a believer, he is active in his family's nonprofit organization, Living Hope Christian Ministries in Nigeria. It's evident that Acho lives a life of servanthood and he has a way of encouraging others with his joyful, vibrant, and outgoing spirit.

POWER THOUGHT

Your words have the power to inspire someone! Speak life over others, you never know what other's may be facing. A kind word can save the day!

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." - Proverbs 18:21

LEONARDO DICAPRIO SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

Legendary actor, environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is featured in Netflix's latest film, Don't Look Up, and has very clear message in the movie for viewers. Reigning as the #1 movie on Netflix, the film has a star-studded cast and it's a dark comedy, an analogy to reality about politicians and media rejecting the facts of science and environmentalism, and how people react. DiCaprio plays Dr. Randall Mindy who is trying to save the world from a comet alongside his co-star, Jennifer Lawrence. While all of the world is in denial, they articulate the facts and yet they are still being downplayed and not being taken seriously. Director Adam McKay who is daring and outspoken, mirrors our current state as a society, humanity, and culture. In his role, he's trying to represent scientists who face similar realities. As an active advocate for environmentalism and climate change, DiCaprio hopes people take the necessary action with the facts that are being presented in real time. His foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) addresses the world's most pressing environmental issues. He's trying to save the planet and he has now aligned it even more with his acting career.

POWER THOUGHT

There is power in the tongue. Be mindful of what you say. May the words you speak encourage and uplift others!

"And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” - Romans 10:15

JENNIFER LAWRENCE ON A MISSION TO SAVE THE WORLD

In her latest role on Netflix's newest movie, Don't Look Up, Jennifer Lawrence is trying to save the world! Lawerence plays Kate Dibiasky, a collegiate scientist working with Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Dr. Randall Mindy, an astronomy professor. The two discover a comet that is bound to impact Earth, causing a planet-wide extinction. The film has an all-star cast, Timotheé Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Meryl Streep, and many more.

Lawrence's look and wardrobe as Dibiasky was conceived through extensive studying of the style and looks of astrophysics grad students, which was easy for Jennifer to replicate. From her hairstyle, hair color, and patterned sweaters, her looks were extremely expressive. Lawrence had fun filming the movie and her hope is that viewers take away one thing from the movie, "To stop handling information the way we do now, where there's like the truth and science and then politics, or you know, personal feelings involved. You know, we should all just be on the same page of, you know, taking care of our planet, and taking care of mankind. World peace would be my hope."

Alongside her Hollywood success, Lawrence is expecting her first baby any day now!

POWER THOUGHT

Handle your responsibilities with care! Learn to improvise and work with what you have until the more comes. Sometimes less is more!

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much." - Luke 16:10

DANIEL RADCLIFFE MAKING A SPECIAL RETURN

A long awaited reunion of the Harry Potter cast, Daniel Radcliffe joins his former co-stars and directors in a HBOMax special feature, the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. The cast sat down and discussed their journey throughout the multiple films. Their emotional return happened after 10 years since the original film series came to an end. Through his childhood successful, he took more risks as he got older with different roles. He's a childhood favorite without a doubt! Radcliffe has grown exponentially as a man and as an actor. To his fans, he will always be Harry but his identity is more than that.

POWER THOUGHT

May you find value and worth in your identity! You are more than just who you once were! Look at who you are now and who you desire to be in the future!

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." - Genesis 1:27

LEBRON JAMES ANOTHER GAME OF MAKING HISTORY

Los Angeles Lakers All-Star LeBron James broke the NBA all-time leading scorer on Christmas Day record, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the late Kobe Bryant. This was James 15th straight year appearance playing on Christmas Day. As one of the NBA's greatest players with his 37th birthday tomorrow, the success of his career is constantly heightening. There's no doubt that in his 19th season, it's nothing short of groundbreaking and historical. In order to ensure his performance remains at a high level, James invests right back into himself. The only way he can be the best is by taking care of his body in order to perform the way he does. From all the trainers, gyms, physical and massage therapists, and even his chefs, they make sure James is receiving the proper treatment and services to maintain his elite health. The support from his family, friends, and colleagues are major contributions to LeBron's success!

POWER THOUGHT

Be mindful of the company you keep! They should be assets and not liabilities!

"Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm." - Proverbs 13:20

LILY COLLINS MAKING A HEARTWARMING RETURN

Back for a second season of Emily in Paris, Lily Collins is giving people a reason to binge this season! The show returned to Netflix for a brand new season where Collins plays the main character, Emily Cooper, an American girl living a dream life, working in Paris, an entire expat experience. The show made its premiere around the same time last year and grew a a cult fanbase, leaving her fans wanting more. Now in Season 2, Collins is back with her grand style, plot twists, and the gorgeous scenery that Paris has to offer. You can catch Collins in Emily in Paris on Netflix now if you have not started! The show is fun, lighthearted, and full of surprises!

POWER THOUGHT

Learn something new. Discover the unknown. Embrace discomfort. Shed old skin for new beginnings! Break free from things that could be holding you back from your breakthrough!

"Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil." - Proverbs 4:25:-27

BAD BUNNY HIS UNDENIABLE TALENT

Puerto Rican music artist Bad Bunny is one of the biggest artists who caters to a global audience, constantly at work to produce and create new music. It's hard for him to wrap his mind around his success and the current state of his career. He's a multi-Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY-winning artist that started as a grocery store bagger in Puerto Rico. Now, Bad Bunny is a global sensation! He has seen dreams come true and he believes there is freedom behind that because he is able to be who he has always wanted to be. Throughout the span of his career, despite a small window since he began, he's been awarded 110 different awards. The Latin artist is definitely making history! Currently, Bad Bunny is working on his next project and hoping to debut his next album in 2022.

POWER THOUGHT

Dream a new dream today! Give yourself the space to see your life with new eyes and cast vision over your life! Allow God to be the Director of your destiny!

"Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law." - Proverbs 29:18

TAYA GAUKRODGER HEAVEN’S VOICE HERE ON EARTH

Lead singer of Hillsong UNITED Taya Gaukrodger has a voice that's sent from heaven. Her anointing is heard across the world and it all started in Sydney, Australia when she decided to relocate in 2010 to pursue her music career. Gaukrodger spent her time in different ministries at Hillsong Church, working with the youth, young adult, and creative ministries. The world caught wind of her voice upon the release of Hillsong UNITED's, Oceans. She has a profound love for worship and her intent is to lead people to Christ. She spends much of her time leading and worshiping at Hillsong Church with the Hillsong Worship team when not touring with Hillsong UNITED. The songs she writes and sings are filled with the Holy Spirit and a declaration of her faith. Her voice reaches the masses, speaking to the heart and soul of people!

POWER THOUGHT

Tune into your spirit and listen to the beat of your heart! Align their postures and put them in sync!

"But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him." - John 4:23

JOEL OSTEEN WALKING IN OBEDIENCE

Lead pastor of Lakewood Church Joel Osteen proudly and consistently leads his church and congregation! His obedience not only blesses him but his ministry that he has been leading since 1999. Back in 2014, his church faced a robbery and recently, a plumber discovered hidden funds in the church's walls that could be linked to the incident. Thankfully through the finding, the plumber received $20,000 reward, it was a timely blessing!

During this holiday season, he encouraged his congregation and listeners from all over the world to take the limits off of God. It's because of God's goodness and favor, we are blessed!

POWER THOUGHT

May your spirits feel renewed each day as you journey through life! No matter what battle you are facing, victory awaits you!

"If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land." - Isaiah 1:19

MARIAH CAREY BOUND TO TOP THE CHARTS

It's her time of year where she's bound to top the charts, singer Mariah Carey made her seasonal return for her hit single, "All I Want For Christmas Is You." The song originally debuted back in 1994 since 2019, its reached #1 during the holiday season. Carey's song can reach 1 billion streams by the new year. Not only has her song brought in millions for her over the years but it has also seen different streams of revenue through various projects. Carey even landed a deal with McDonald's, serving a seasonal "Mariah Menu" for the holidays through Christmas Eve. Consumers get a different, free menu item each day with a $1 minimum purchase through the McDonald's mobile app. It's a lucrative way for McDonald's and Mariah Carey to build their customer loyalty and fanbase. The holiday season is undoubtedly one of abundance and prosperity for Mariah Carey!

POWER THOUGHT

Stay consistent and wait well! You will experience the fruits of your labor in no time!

"You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you." - Psalm 128:2

NICK CHO EVERYONE’S FAVORITE DAD

Coffee connoisseur, Nick Cho, famously known as Your Korean Dad is highly favored and admired in person and online! Convinced by his daughters to use TikTok, he originally got on the platform to show people his different coffee recipes and enormous sneaker collection. Before you know it, Cho became "Your Korean Dad" with a loyal fanbase of over 3+ million followers. For Cho, this isn't just for show for the internet, it's also who he is offline. His videos are loving, personable, and genuine, making his audience feel like he's speaking directly to you. This could a reflection of his heart for people and customer service, with his background in running coffee shops for 20 years. He believes his experienced has shaped and sharpened his parenting style, especially when managing young adults. Cho aims to build trust and never break trust, not just as a parent, but even as a manager.

POWER THOUGHT

As a leader, you are setting an example for those who may look up to you! Lead with confidence. Lead with joy. Lead with love!

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." - Ephesians 6:4

JEREMY STRONG ANIMATING A LIFE OF GENERATIONAL WEALTH & LEGACY

Actor Jeremy Strong plays the groundbreaking role of Kendall on HBO's "Succession" and he is the perfect fit for it. Strong takes this role very seriously just as if it were his own life. His performance is one you cannot forget. In the show, his character is learning how to play a corporate hero and finding himself in the midst of the battles he's facing in the business with his family. Strong's acting is so intense and methodical in order for him to tap into his character. He's passionate and inspiring on and off set. Fans and friends rave about Strong's character and talent. "Succession" is renewed for a fourth season so we can expect Strong's return.

POWER THOUGHT

Your courageous acts are a reflection of your character and heart! Stand firm on who you are and embrace every part of it!

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Deuteronomy 31:6

JON BATISTE WHEN VICTORY AWAITS YOU

Musician Jon Batiste is nominated for 11 Grammys, including album of the year and record of the year. His record breaking count has caught the attention people and he truly has a story to be told. As a graduate of Juilliard School, one of the top performing arts colleges in the world, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in jazz studies. His talent is spread across multiple music genres and you can feel his soul in everything he touches. With his 11 nominations, it is living proof that "music is bigger than the genre," Batiste stated. His philosophy on music is that it brings people together. Music is in his blood and his love for it speaks volumes. Batiste's influence ranges across genres and touches generations.

POWER THOUGHT

Your talent, your gift, your spirit has the ability to impact and influence people around the world!

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you." - Philippians 4:8-9

NAOMI OSAKA NEW ENDEAVORS OFF THE COURT

As one of the most influential athletes of our time, Naomi Osaka now embarks a new endeavor outside of tennis! She recently released her new suncare brand, KINLÒ. The line is designed for melanin-rich skin to help prevent sun damage to protect ones skin. "KINLÒ starts conversations about health risks for melanated skin tones and provides clean products designed to protect and nourish," stated on the website as she introduces her new business. The name is derived from her Haitian and Japanese heritage, from the words for "gold." Osaka hopes to educate people with melanated skin the importance of protecting their skin, all while being unique, celebrating their identities, and remaining true to themselves.

POWER THOUGHT

Try something new that fuels YOUR passion! Don't skip a beat because you never know what's out there for you!

"Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:18-19

KARI JOBE THE SONG OF GOD’S PROMISES

After winning the 2021 GMA Dove Award for “Song of the Year, Kari Jobe has received a Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” for The Blessing (Live). She shares, “Wow – it’s so sweet to celebrate what God has done and continues to do through The Blessing. This album was very special to record, and it’s extremely honoring to be nominated for a Grammy!” Recording this live music album during the 2020 pandemic, Jobe features 15 tracks with more than three hours of worship captured. With her deep desire to worship live, she took stage in 2021 across 42 cities on “The Blessing Tour” performing songs from the nominated album.

POWER THOUGHT

In the midst of a trial, your desire and dedication are your guides to success.

“The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud.” - 2 Chronicles 5:13

RODDY RICCH IN THE MOTION OF A FAST LIFE

As Roddy Ricch presents his sophomore album to the world, he has taken this opportunity to lyrically share his inner most thoughts, emotions, and feelings as a way to therapeutically cope with his pressures. The album opens with Roddy describing temptation and when you are rich and famous how extreme decisions can lead to negative outcomes.

The Los Angeles native released Live Life Fast as a follow-up project to his 2019 chart-topping debut Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial. This 18-track album includes influential features including Jamie Foxx, Future, and Lil Baby. Ricch shares that the album comes, “…from a different place. A lot done changed in life so I just felt like giving my fans just a transparent new set of life, more so where I’m at.” Being mentored by the late Nipsey Hussle, the album's cover and title are a dedication to him and the pursuit to continue the MARATHON.

POWER THOUGHT

Life may be a race in an attempt to reach success, however during the journey take a moment to reflect with appreciation and gratitude.

“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity.” - 1 Timothy 4:12

BROOKLYN BECKHAM A PURE REFLECTION OF HIS PARENTS

Brooklyn Beckham has recently spiced up his life by launching an eight episode cooking show, "Cookin’ with Brooklyn" in which the model and photographer share conversation and cooks with celebrated chefs. Being the eldest son of English former footballer David Beckham and English singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham, Beckham passionately shares, “I find cooking really therapeutic and really calming. I always have so much going on in my head, I’m always stressed about something, but cooking - especially doing something like making fresh pasta, making stuff from scratch - is the one thing I’ve found where I don’t think about absolutely anything else. It’s just me, the food, the plate, and whoever I’m cooking it with, my friends, Nicola, Nicola’s family, my family. I just enjoy making people happy, so it’s the second thing I can do in my life, apart from spending time with my fiancée, that just takes me out of the world.”

POWER THOUGHT

Do not judge! You do not know what storm GOD asked them to walk through.

“The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.” - Genesis 9:2-3

AURORA JAMES MAKING A PLEDGE TO RESHAPE SOCIETY

As the world continues to be socially conscious, Toronto-native and New York City-transplant, Aurora James maintains the definition of staying true to oneself. Ones’s narrative is approached by traditions, heritage, and experiences. As the Creative Director and Founder of luxury accessories brand Brother Vellies, founded in 2013, James extracts the honesty and loyalty of men as well as the strength and courage of women through her artisanship. She articulates man and woman as fabrics of love and through this fabric she designs.

Prior to Brother Vellies, her background in fashion, journalism, art, photography, and horticulture integrates the artisanship, design, and humanitarianism to create one-of-a-kind pieces a collector can cherish forever. Extending this mission, James recently founded The Fifteen Percent Pledge, an initiative that urges retail giants to commit 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses which to date has provided over $5B in capital to Black entrepreneurs in the United States.

POWER THOUGHT

Be frugal with your TIME and extravagant with LOVE.

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” - Colossians 3:12

ALICE WALTON GIVING OTHERS A BETTER LIFE

After 3 generations, the Walton family still tops the list of the most wealthiest families in the United States. The heiress, Alice Walton, has recently handed over Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to Olivia Walton. Olivia was a journalist and correspondent for NBC News, reporting for “Today,” “Nightly News with Lester Holt” and MSNBC. Prior to joining NBC, she was a reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television in New York and London.

Alice is analyzing the strategic future and advancement of the Walton portfolio. She will move into a board member position and shares, “Over the past several years, I’ve founded new organizations focused on the arts as well as health and well-being, and I’d like to focus more fully on my board chair roles at these entities.” Continuing the family legacy from her parents Sam and Helen Walton, Alice is organically positioning the generational lineage of her family to manage the empire.

POWER THOUGHT

Generational wealth lives within the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Continue to labor and the harvest will manifest.

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” - Hebrews 12:11

STEVE KERR WALKING IN HIS GREATNESS

The Olympic USA Basketball torch has been passed to Golden State Warriors three-time NBA championship coach, Steve Kerr. Kerr will be replacing Gregg Popovich as Team USA enters into the 2023 World Cup and 2024 Paris Olympics. No comments have been shared by Kerr, however Warriors star player Stephen Curry made the following statement, “…he couldn't imagine when he got into coaching in '14 that we had the success we've had and he'd have the opportunity to leverage that into the next USA Men's Basketball coach, which is pretty awesome. I know it will probably flex a different muscle for him in terms of, it's almost like borderline you've got to go recruit some guys, you've got to be the morale booster, you've got to put in a system. But it's about the culture that you create around that team because you're not together all the time. And how quickly can you guys jell. So that will be fun to watch."

POWER THOUGHT

History, humanity, healing, and humility are core virtues for GOD’s nations, communities, families, and individuals.

“And God said to him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body.” - Genesis 35:11

PARIS JACKSON AN EVERLASTING LEGACY

Love, joy, and happiness are characteristics that Paris Jackson exudes as she recently bared it all online. Looking past the carnal image, Jackson shares her inner truth through her pursuit of self-expression. She shares that her late father, Michael Jackson, “…brought me nothing but joy. So why not have constant reminders of joy?” As she continues to walk her spiritual journey, she has recently made the cover of Vogue Hong Kong. Her charisma is infectious as designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier have provided a platform for her to share their collections. Standing on her own, she now has the opportunity to share a narrative outside of her fathers shadows.

POWER THOUGHT

Your fate is predetermined however your destiny are the choices you make once fate has arrived. God has given you FREE WILL to make a choice.

"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12

BEAM CHOSEN TO GO HIGHER

Singer, songwriter, producer BEAM is heading to the Grammy's again but this time with five nominations! His nominations follow under Album of the Year and Best Rap Album as songwriter for Kanye West's Donda, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album as featured artist for Justin Bieber's Justice, and Best Dance/Electronic Album as songwriter, producer, and featured artist for Major Lazer & Diplo's Music is the Weapon. He already has a Grammy for his work with Lecrae and a Latin Grammy award with Rave de Favela. BEAM released his latest video and single, A N X I E T Y. This is great news for BEAM, along with even better news! His life is full of blessings, including the birth of his son in November! BEAM rejoices and gives God the glory. Congratulations to BEAM and his family!

POWER THOUGHT

Get ready for what you've prayed for, it's right around the corner!

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." - 1 Peter 2:9

RICK ROSS THE RICHNESS OF NOW

The release of rapper Rick Ross' 11th studio album, Richer Than I Ever Been made its premiere yesterday on all streaming platforms. His dedication over the last 15 years has brought the 45 year old musician to this point. Ross' goal was to make the album timeless and flawless. Richer Than I Ever Been has album features from Jazmine Sullivan, 21 Savage, and many others. It's a full circle moment for Ross because it symbolizes where he currently is in life and his overall career. To him, being rich is more than just money. It's happiness, health, family, and more. His messaging and delivery is made loud and clear throughout the album.

POWER THOUGHT

Fill your spirit with things that are good and produce an abundant harvest!

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs." - 1 Timothy 6:10

STEVEN SPIELBERG A NEW WILD STORY

The remake of the 1961 classic musical "West Side Story," directed by Steven Spielberg released this weekend. The film is expected to hit $15 million during its opening weekend in North America. Because of Spielberg's behind-the-scenes work, the movie is sparking Oscar buzz. Its release is adding to the momentum of 2021 as movie theaters are open again and the box office has action! Spielberg's loyal fanbase and his blockbuster hits over the decades has brought in more than $4.5 billion at the domestic box office. "West Side Story" is one of the most beloved musicals and the remake has promising success!

POWER THOUGHT

Rid the old and make room for the new!

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17

BIA REACHING NEW LEVELS OF SUCCESS

Model, rapper, and singer BIA is a leading breakout artist of 2021. With her song, "Whole Lotta Money," the single stood out from her 2020 EP For Certain. Her hit single found its way to a collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj. She had no expectations when her EP released, she was hopeful, remained consistent, and worked hard. BIA acknowledges God for her success, being a result of how much she talks to him. Her rituals consist of a lot of praying and meditation. BIA is humbled and still in disbelief of all the blessings she gets to experience. As an artist, she's authentic and delivers that through her music and its messaging, allowing it to shine through her work.

POWER THOUGHT

Nobody can stop you, but you! You owe it to yourself to be the best YOU, you can be!

"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, whatever they do prospers." - Psalms 1:1-3

LISA THE EXPANSION OF HER CAREER

Lisa from BLACKPINK has expanded her color palette by expanding her music career as a solo artist. Music is a representation of her spirit. Being a formally trained dancer, she has been able to captivate the YG movement developing her personal brand. Breaking YouTube records with over 73M views within 24 hours, she continues to gain full support from the YG family and her BLACKPINK sisters. As she continues promotions, her teams are discussing going on tour. Family is her priority and her solo introduction into the market is paying respects to her Thai heritage and roots. As her own creative designer, Lisa wants to maintain this authenticity to learn about herself and gain expertise as she stands center stage.

POWER THOUGHT

Success = Preparation + Opportunity

"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." -Proverbs 31:26

TOM HOLLAND SAVING THE DAY

With Spider Man: No Way Home releasing during the holiday season, Tom Holland has just accepted a role portraying Fred Astaire. Fans are anxiously awaiting details on the biopic, however for Holland his grace and flair projected as a high flying superhero has quite the potential to translate into dancing shoes. As a graduate of the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in London, Holland’s experience with live stage shows and musicals are expected to captivate audiences as he embodies Astaire. For this mid-twenty year old, his career repertoire continues to mature while finding love with his co-host, Zendaya, as they walk this journey together as the newest Hollywood power couple.

POWER THOUGHT

Continue to manifest LOVE as GOD is Omnipresent.

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” - Proverbs 3:3-4

DEION SANDERS A REFLECTION OF HIS RESILIENCE

In his first full season coaching JSU, Deion Sanders believes GOD has a plan for this team. The 2021 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) football championship was won by Jackson State University (JSU). As they entered into their divisional championship, Sanders motivated his team with reflecting on their journey to finish what they started with “anticipation, expectation, and validation” to win. With his personal greatness and football experience, Sanders is determined to not only build confidence within the team but with the community. He has given back to youth and collegiate sports by changing the lives of many young souls to achieve greatness on and off the field. As December 18th approaches, Sanders will once again lead his team at the Celebration Bowl in hopes to once again make history.

POWER THOUGHT

Do not break down in the midst of hardship, however breakthrough with God.

“He who opens the breach goes up before them; they break through and pass the gate, going out by it. Their king passes on before them, the Lord at their head.” - Micah 2:13

JOHN C. MAXWELL SHAPING THE WORLD THROUGH HIS LEADERSHIP

A journey that he embarked originally as a pastor has now made John C. Maxwell one of the most influential and impactful global leaders. Maxwell's success is attributed to workshops, conferences, mentorship programs, and his books. He has written over 100 books and many are New York Times bestsellers. Maxwell started pastoring a small church where he wanted to develop himself, both personally and professionally by connecting with others. He had dreams of impacting the world by changing one life at a time. As a student of life, this is his lifetime passion and purpose. Maxwell has always made it a part of his mission to help others realize their significance and potential in this life through teaching.

POWER THOUGHT

You are making a difference. You are making an impact. You are influential. YOU ARE CHANGING THE WORLD!

"Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching." - 2 Timothy 4:2

JA MORANT THE YOUNG AND THE RELENTLESS

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant may be out for a few weeks due to a knee sprain, but he’s not worried. Morant, 22 years old is determined and stated he will be back soon. Coaches and teammates were grateful this was no significant injury and that this isn’t long term. During the off season, Morant is working diligently in silence and in the shadows to be the best he can be. He’s becoming one of the best point guards in the NBA and there’s no doubt his future is bright to be an NBA All Star. Recently featured in a new Nike commercial, the ad portrays the rise of Morant’s career, the love for his team and the city of Memphis. He has overcome doubt and continues to thrive through any adversity.

POWER THOUGHT

Life is full of tests and challenges but you are built to champion through it!

“I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” - Philippians 4:12-13

MARTA ORTEGA PÈREZ SHE’S UP NEXT

As the youngest daughter to the founder of the fast fashion company Zara, Marta Ortega Pérez is taking back control of the family business next April. For 15 years, she worked for Zara and started as a sales associate, working her way up. Now an official title and being a part of the board awaits her, continuing her family's legacy and contributing to the generational impact. Pérez has dedicated her life to her family and now she wants to build her parents' legacy.

Her father, Amancio Ortega founded Zara in 1975 with his wife in Spain. He stepped down in 2011 but he still remains as the company's majority shareholder with a 60% stake. His fortune of $73 billion makes him one of the wealthiest people in the world. Pérez is en route to becoming one of the most powerful women in fashion when she takes over the fashion empire.

POWER THOUGHT

The fruits of your labor will pay off! Stay persistent, remain consistent! Don't give up!

"You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you." - Psalm 128:2

STELLA MCCARTNEY CREATING HER OWN LEGACY

Stella McCartney has been paving this runway to pivot incentives for small businesses to build products that are environmentally conscious. Fashion technology and nature-positive innovation are vastly becoming the primary alternatives to save animals while mitigating pollution. Adopting reusables and lobbying for animal rights within the fashion industry is extending discussion for industry compliance and policy regulations. With her vegan-friendly approach within the unregulated marketplace, fashion goods also need to be ecologically embraced by the consumer. Education and awareness will stimulate a new opportunity within the ecosystem and allow adoption for plant based fashion to become the standard. In her recent time at COP-26, McCartney shares “Leathers, skins and some furs come from animal agriculture, which contributes up to 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions. As a consequence, this is driving climate change and species extinction by clearing vital ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest.”

POWER THOUGHT

Continue to HEAL!

“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God their Savior.” - Psalms 24:1-5

LINDA ZHANG ENGINEERING THE FUTURE

From traditions to technology, Linda Zhang has modernized the F-150 into an electric vehicle (EV). However the unseen accomplishment with this automotive advancement is the race and gender breakthrough for this Chinese born immigrant selected as the Chief Engineer for Ford’s Lightening. Being selected for this innovative endeavor, she humbly states “This recognition is not about one person”. “It’s about everyone who has contributed to the program. Zhang holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering, a master degrees in computer science, and an MBA. Each of these degrees provides her the opportunity to carry on the mission to teach and build relationships while transforming Ford’s EV manufacturing and delivery processes.

POWER THOUGHT

Sacrifice comes before success even in the dictionary.

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” - Galatians 3:28

SUMMER WALKER FLOWING FROM HER HEART

Drawing inspiration from Donell Jones, D’Angelo, and Chris Brown, Summer Walker continues to break through the R&B market having released 2 studio albums, 1 mixtape, 8 singles, and 5 music videos. Representing her home city of Atlanta, Walker song writes to encourage her fans to learn from her experiences with the intent to prevent similar pain and struggles which she has had to endure on her journey. Her path to stardom is authentic to her composed character. Once an owner of a cleaning business investing her extra time learning the guitar through YouTube tutorials, Walker utilizes music as a tool to confide and express her inner emotions. As a reserved mother, music has now become her diary for others to appreciate.

POWER THOUGHT

Do not regret your past. The lesson is there for you to experience something new inside THIS moment.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33

NANCY PELOSI SPEAKING WITH HER CONVICTIONS

52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was the first woman to be elected and serve as Speaker of the House in 2007. Pelosi relentlessly fights for the people, serving America to ensure strong economic growth. Recently, she achieved a legislative victory with the passing of the $2.2 trillion social policy and climate change package. The bill is to support families and children, climate change, and housing. Pelosi is both impactful and effective, as she shepherds the Democratic presidents' agenda. Her accomplishments and the legacy she has built are undoubtedly unforgettable and remarkable.

POWER THOUGHT

Live out your convictions and live your truth!

"Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth." - John 17:17

MATT CROUCH BROADCASTING THE GOOD NEWS

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) President Matt Crouch is leading as the second-generation television producer and executive of his father's company. TBN is a global Christian-based television network and serves as the world's largest religious television network. Under the media company, they own Hillsong Channel and other Christian networks. Crouch's father, Paul Crouch co-founded the network in 1973 and he has been the president since 2015. He and his wife Laurie host TBN's signature nightly program, Praise the Lord. The impact Crouch and his wife have made through technology in television has provided a platform for Christian leaders around the world to spread the good news.

POWER THOUGHT

How are you using your platform? Position yourself to share the positivity and hope the world needs!

"And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." - Matthew 24:14

ADAM DRIVER ONE ACT AT A TIME

Actor Adam Driver stars in the new film, House of Gucci as Maurizio Gucci. Alongside Lady Gaga, together in the fashion crime drama, and she's playing Patrizia Reggiani. Maurizio Gucci was the former head of the Italian label and Driver's role was prominent in portraying this story. Driver started his career in 2012, in the HBO comedy series, Girls. He also played a fan favorite, Kylo Ren in Star Wars. He plays many different roles and has had a successful career that has been nonstop this year.

POWER THOUGHT

Do the impossible! There is no limit to what you can do!

"But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” - Matthew 19:26

MICHAEL WITYNSKI A CONSUMER’S OPPORTUNITY

President and CEO of Dollar Tree Michael Witynski made a call to raise the store’s baseline prices to $1.25 from their historic $1.00 price. $1.00 prices has been a part of their DNA for 35 years. Due to inflation and the state of the current economy, this call is imperative for Dollar Tree’s operations. This gives them an opportunity to reintroduce some of their consumers favorite products.

In a statement, Witynski said, “Our Dollar Tree pricing tests have demonstrated broad consumer acceptance of the new price point and excitement about the additional offerings and extreme value we will be able to provide.” He believes his customers will remain loyal and understand their decision. This change has already rolled out and will continue to happen nationwide across all their stores.

POWER THOUGHT

Change is good for each season! There’s growth happening, even if you can’t see it!

”Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” - 2 Corinthians 5:17

VENUS & SERENA WILLIAMS THE CHAMPION SET

The Williams sisters are two professional American tennis players that share 30 Grand Slam title wins. This family duo has has been blessed with sponsorships, partnerships, and philanthropic opportunities to utilize their professional tennis career as a gateway to inspire a culture of women entrepreneurs to establish their visions and dreams to a global economic marketplace. From fashion to technology sponsors, the sisters continue to utilize these platforms to leverage the charities that make a difference.

The charities of choice are the ones that speak to their personal life journey. In the midst of challenges they have had to endure, tennis is a metaphor on how they serve. Being down a game or set, doesn’t mean you have lost the match. Each strike and volley is calculated through perfect practice and timing, but it all starts with how you serve. The more one experiences the more the mindset is developed and the Williams are an embodiment of this commitment and excellence.

POWER THOUGHT

The 7 qualities of a champion are power, posture, quickness, timing, endurance, flexibility, and balance.

"But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.”" - Ruth 1:16–17

MATTHIEU BLAZY STEPPING INTO A NEW POSITION

As the newly appointed Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, Matthieu Blazy has a grand beginning at the successful fashion house. Blazy began his career as the Men’s Designer for RAF Simons. He then joined Maison Martin Margiela, designing their Artisanal line and the Women’s RTW show. His career expanded and he became Céline’s Senior Designer. Blazy’s career is coming full circle in his new position. The fruits of his labor are truly evident! He is expected to present his first collection for Bottega Veneta in February 2022.

POWER THOUGHT

You can master your skills and craftsmanship! Remain consistent and stay focused!

”You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.” - Psalm 128:2

KRISTEN STEWART A ROYAL ACT

An Oscar is buzzing for Kristen Stewart as she embarked on a career journey to research, study, and absorb the lifestyle of Princess Diana. With the recent release of SPENCER, the audience gets a glimpse of Kristen transform into the role of Diana Spencer challenged with the traditions of the monarchy. Taking place over three days during the Christmas holiday at Sandringham in 1991, the movie shares the rescuing of Diana’s physical and mental health. Princess Diana exuded the poetry of a lady and Kristen projected the dream for the character, Diana Spencer, to break free and become liberated.

POWER THOUGHT

Your network is your net worth and your energy is your currency!

"Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.” When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying." - Acts 12:11-12

STEPHEN CURRY MAKING SHOTS AND MAKING HISTORY

As he continues to compete to be the best basketball player in the world, Steph Curry continues to break NBA records. With another potential MVP on the horizon, he will be part of history as another unique figurehead not only for his statistics and contribution to the game but most importantly expressing his faith as the core tenant which fuels his life. As a Christian he shares, "People should know who I represent and why I am who I am, and that's because of my Lord and Savior”. Every time he scores, he take a moment to pound his chest and points up giving his “heart for God” as a reminder that he plays for God’s glory. Not only as an NBA brand, he brands himself with the Word. On his Curry One basketball shoe he placed “4:13” which reads “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). In addition, has has 1 Corinthians 13:8 tattooed on his wrist which reads “Love Never Fails” that he shares with his wife.

POWER THOUGHT

Data becomes information. Information becomes knowledge. Knowledge becomes wisdom. Wisdom is based on time and experience.

"I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.” - Daniel 2:23

HOLLY FURTICK A FRUITFUL MINISTRY

Mother, wife, and co-founder & First Lady of Elevation Church Holly Furtick is walking evidence of fruitfulness and faithfulness. Furtick is dedicated to her family and building the ministry that God has called her to; her home and her church. Since 2006, Furtick has been leading Elevation Church alongside her husband, Head Pastor Steven Furtick in North Carolina. The mother of three is passionate about reading and building relationships. She is dedicated to her book club, where they meet weekly, where she hosts readers to have conversations about their selected reads, creating meaningful relationships & connections! Furtick's commitment to her community is truly consistent and it shows!

POWER THOUGHT

Keep trying. Keep doing. Keep at it! Don't give up. Stay consistent and watch it pay off!

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." - 1 Corinthians 15:58

BERNIE SANDERS RELENTLESS FOR CHANGE

Looking beyond the mitten memes and complex political perspectives, Bernie Sanders has been an influential leader for the US government. As a youth, Bernie excelled in basketball and track. The disposition of his athleticism to not only work within a team while also being placed into individual roles to run independent races has allowed him to gain collective insight and traction to the social influences that we have evolved to in our life and times.

As a child, Bernie became interested in politics after studying the impacts of WWII and the unfortunate Holocaust that took the lives of many of his relatives. To this day, his charismatic whit is infectious as he continues to speak through his childhood voice. Relationships have been his primary mission from a competitive track race to now for our human race.

POWER THOUGHT

God’s works are the indication of faith, not your personal optimism and wants. It is not enough for God to want it for you. You must want it for yourself so faith requires your full participation.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.” - Ephesians 2:8-9

CHLOÉ ZHAO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Chloé Zhao is not only an Oscar winner but winning for our content generation. As a filmmaker, she shares how important it is to record the time for others to be remembered through her storytelling. Her personal process is harmonious. Content is either based on the mission or is mandatory. The content she delivers is either directed or inspired.

As a new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), she is exploring a new horizon for the studio integrating Eastern philosophy through Western values which makes her film style quite unique presenting the maternal female intuition of strength through male actors.

POWER THOUGHT

One must gain strength by being stretched. The chaos in your life is always flowing within harmony.

“That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.” - John 17:21-22

CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS BREAKING THROUGH SOCIETY’S STANDARDS

Council of Fashion Designers of America's 2021 Womenswear Designer of the Year award went to Christopher John Rogers! His bold prints and designs has been seen on women like Kamala Harris, Zendaya, and Rihanna. Rogers' previously received the American emerging designer award last year. He took a chance in 2016 by moving to New York City and since then, his career skyrocketed. This is a monumental moment for him and his brand. He has collaborated with Target, selling out of his collection, and designed costumes for the New York City Ballet's Fall Fashion Gala. It is without a doubt that his list of accolades will grow and his future is promising!

POWER THOUGHT

Though you may not see it, trust the process! Be led by your faith!

"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ." - Romans 10:17

MIKE KRZYZEWSKI THE MODEL COACH & HIS LEGACY

From the age of 16 years old, Mike Krzyzewski, better known as "Coach K" always wanted to be a coach. With all the honors and accomplishments, he will go down in history being the coach who has sent the most college players into the NBA. After 41 years of dedication, Coach K shares that all the wins and accomplishments are a byproduct of healthy relationships.

During his tenure as the head coach at Duke University his personal growth is balanced. Being a listener and learner, he has instilled in his organization to always have the courage to follow their instincts. He states, “…talent and relationships and togetherness” produces productivity. As he hands off his legacy, Coach K will continue to be an ambassador to Duke Basketball, continue his public speaking engagements, support his non-profit, and most of all spend time with his wife and family.

POWER THOUGHT

Your legacy is what you give and your lineage is the reflection of how well you served.

“And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years” - 1 Kings 11:42

MARY BARRA MOVING THINGS INTO MOTION