Author, Founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries Lysa TerKeurst is a walking testament of God's faithfulness in healing and restoration. She has dealt with heartbreak, pain, and disappointment and by the grace of God, she is able to courageously share her story. Amongst the pain she faced in her marriage and being diagnosed with breast cancer, her road towards healing and restoration was not easy by any means.
In her latest book, Seeing Beautiful Again: 50 Devotions to Find Redemption in Every Part of Your Story, she shares her testimony, reminding readers that through Christ, life can be beautiful again. TerKeurst shares her perspectives and the wisdom she gained during this journey of heartache. God's faithfulness is evident through all the experiences, taking her from glory to glory. Her hope is that her story helps others who may be facing similar circumstances or on a similar journey that Lysa once faced. But ultimately, TerKeurst's priority and intent is to point her audience back to Christ.
Joy awaits you when you're in pain. Peace awaits you when it may be chaotic. Victory awaits you in the midst of a battle. You will overcome what you are facing in due time!
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day." - 2 Corinthians 4:16
Since Tim Cook became CEO of Apple in 2011, the company has reached new heights and their shares have skyrocketed more than 1000%. This year, Apple surpassed Saudi Aramco, an oil company and became the most valuable company in the world. The market capitalization is at $2.2 trillion and only continues to increase. Cook's role at Apple is more than numbers, it's about living in a more equitable, sustainable, and safer world. He's flexible and learns quickly. Apple is firm on their core values and its ever-changing goals and activities are bold. Their actions are a reflection of the care the company for their workers and operations. Cook moves with wisdom and intent as he and his team aim to lead in innovation which they take pride in. solving big problems, and adapts when necessary.
During Apple's latest WWDC, Cook revealed their iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and the new iPad mini and iPad. iPhone 13 pre-orders begin on September 24th and other products release next week.
You have the ability to shift your world if you are not satisfied with what's in front of you! Change begins with you!
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10
Rihanna may not be releasing music any time soon but the megastar is still busy and has her hands in practically everything. She currently humbly holds the title as the richest female musician in the world with a net worth of $1.7 billion and it's not just from her music career. Between her different business ventures and partnerships, her success is beyond the studio and the stage. Rihanna's cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty is valued at an estimated $1.4 billion and her lingerie brand Savage x Fenty is valued at an estimated $270 million.
Her latest campaign with luxury travel brand, Rimowa is featured with LeBron James and Roger Federer, and Patti Smith. As one of the new faces of the brand, she's inspiring people to travel with purpose and intent, following all of the global changes.
She proclaims that God is good when asked about her success. Rihanna is multidimensional and the sky's the limit! We'll never know when new music will come from the artist but we are confident she will continue to go above and beyond in everything she is involved in, no matter what!
You are not limited to do or be one thing in this life. Unpack the layers of who you are and challenge yourself to expand your horizons!
"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." - Ephesians 3:20-21
Land protector and Indigenous model Quannah Chasinghorse is making a bold and vibrant statement. Chasinghorse is based in Alaska and is from the Hän Gwich’in and Oglala Lakota tribes. As a fourth-generation land protector for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as part of the Alaska Wilderness League, Chasinghorse is using her platform in fashion so she can continue to be an activist and advocate to protect indigenous land, people, and their rights.
The 19-year-old model is already making an impact and has become a major influence. She made an appearance at this year's Met Gala for the first time and made her debut on the runway, closing out Prabal Gurung's fashion show during NYFW this month. The gala's theme was American culture and her ensemble symbolized authenticity, paying homage to her Native American culture which has been "appropriated and misrepresented in fashion so many times," according to Chasinghorse. Chasinghorse was partially raised on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, so to complement her dress, she paired it with Navajo turquoise jewelry that represents protection, guidance, and love in the Navajo culture.
She is determined and on a mission to reclaim her Native American culture. Chasinghorse is bringing visibility and awareness to her culture and the issues at hand to ensure her people are empowered to shatter barriers and dismantle stereotypes.
Vocalize your truth through your words and actions. Stand in confidence knowing your values and do not be swayed by others!
"Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth." - John 17:17
Today we congratulate the newly appointed Artistic Director of KENZO, Nigo, who is known to be one of the most talented and influential Japanese designers of our time. The announcement was made by LVMH. This marks new history for KENZO. He is the first Japanese designer in this position since 1999. The company was founded by Kenzō Takada in 1970. Nigo is innovative and recalls a strong relationship and history with KENZO.
In Nigo's Instagram post, he shared parallel histories that align this very moment in time:
"I have been appointed the new Creative Director of KENZO. I was born in the year that Takada Kenzo san opened his first store in Paris. We both graduated from the same fashion school in Tokyo. In 1993, the year that KENZO joined the LVMH Group, I started my career in fashion. Kenzo san's approach to creating originality was through his understanding of many different cultures. It is also the essence of my own philosophy of creativity. Inheriting the spirit of Kenzo san's craftsmanship to create a new KENZO is the greatest challenge of my 30-year career, but, together with the team, I intend to devote myself to it."
He starts at KENZO on September 20, just one week before Paris Fashion Week begins. He's best known for his brands A Bathing Ape and HUMAN MADE. He's a streetwear phenom and in high demand to collaborate with. Infamous collaborations include founding Billionaire Boys Club and Icecream with Pharrell Williams, Louis Vuitton, and Kaws. His impact in fashion, music, design, and culture spans over two decades and we can guarantee his legacy will continue beyond this lifetime.
The start of something new can be intimidating but a breath of fresh air! Take a deep breath and remember you are right where you're supposed to be! Adjust your posture and know you are in the right position!
“For many are called, but few are chosen.” - Matthew 22:14
In June 2018, Daniel Lee was appointed as the Creative Director of Bottega Veneta to reboot and reestablish the luxury Italian fashion house. The brand’s exposure has heightened and Lee has a growing number of coveted accolades under his belt. Since his appointment into Bottega Veneta, he has impressed many with his accomplishments. He's behind-the-scenes and a silent hero, but the one who awakened a sleeping giant. Lee took Bottega Veneta and refined its look, making a comeback and becoming everyone's new favorite. His collections are cool, new, and high-quality for his millennial consumer. In the new Salon 02 Fall/Winter 2021 collection, Lee imitates duality. The collection has 61 looks, ranging between dark suits, boots, bright feathers, and some brightly colored pieces. Lee and his team's creativity is nothing less than excellent and impressive. He continues to establish himself as one very successful designer!
Be wise. Be intentional. Be mindful. Be aware. Use your discernment so you can make the best decisions for your life!
"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world." - 1 John 4:1
Chinese-American billionaire Eric Yuan is the CEO and founder of Zoom Video Communications. Known for its cloud-based videotelephony and online chat services, the software platform is aiming to bridge the division between the conference room and the remote employee. During their Zoomtopia 2021, Yuan announced new services and features. Given the acceleration of business Zoom faced during the global pandemic, there's more than enough room for expansion. Some new features include Conferences to Zoom events to organize multiple day events and serve as a track management system in one format. Zoom will also add a Video Engagement Center (VEC), that allows customers to engage with CSR experts, like a virtual call center. Yuan also announced the new Zoom Whiteboard that will allow for asynchronous collaborations, with more accessibility and inclusivity tools like live transcription and automated translation. These are a few of the many features and what's to come for the ultra successful software platform. Yuan is more strategic and understands the needs for this market and companies overall.
Be prepared for the shifts in your reality. Stand firm and know that in each season, change is mandatory!
"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil." - Ephesians 6:11
Televangelist and wife of Joel Osteen, Victoria Osteen has been faithfully serving Lakewood Church as the co-pastor since 2003. Her ministry spans locally and globally, through television broadcast and online. The mother of two is committed to serving her Houston community.
Osteen is also the author of her book, Encouragement for an Exceptional Life. When we are trying to do things on our own but we should not have to struggle to make things happen. Osteen encourages people to receive from God by trusting Him and all He has for you. We can receive and thank Him in advance for the works He is doing even when we cannot see it. This is a way to live an exceptional life through Christ.
With open arms and an open heart, receive all that's meant for you, even if it's not in front of you right now!
"No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly." - Psalm 84:11
Former 43rd President George W. Bush shared a speech today for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. During the Flight 93 memorial service, he recalls that day and how it changed our lives forever. He honored the lives that were lost and the brave individuals who sacrificed their lives to rescue victims of this tragic day. Bush acknowledges the strength and resilience of America during this unexplainable time, still in disbelief, trying to make sense of what occurred. He holds onto hope, being inspired by the American people who continue to do right by others and stand united.
Parts of your past may not be pleasant but know that there is hope in the future!
"“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”" - Jeremiah 29:11
Natalia Diamante Bryant is the eldest of her four siblings, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri, and daughter of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant. The teenager recently signed with IMG Models and began her college journey this semester at the University of Southern California. The 18-year-old is studying film and has dreams of winning an Oscar one day, just like her late father. Since the passing of her father and sister, Gianna, life shifted for Natalia and her family. She thought she was going to continue her pursuit and play volleyball but decided to take a break. Her pursuit to model came natural for Natalia, being inspired at an early age after seeing her first runway show. Education has always been important to her parents so she will simultaneously attend college and model. She made her debut this past week with her first cover for Teen Vogue's September issue. She opened up about her dreams, life after the passing of her father and sister, and overall, sharing her own personal story and allowing people to hear her voice for once. She stands on the shoulders of her parents, especially her father, carrying out his legacy and following the path he has paved. She is walking and living by example for her sisters and young women around the world. Natalia is confident, wise, nurturing, and well in-tune with herself. Her mother and her sisters are doing their best to live and keep Kobe and Gianna's memory alive in all they do.
Life can be full of adversity, but know that victory awaits you! Stand firm in your foundation so you are not shaken when facing life's trials and tribulations.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." - James 1:2-4
With a career spanning over 35 years, Keanu Reeves continues to define his path and he's returning with •The Matrix: Resurrections*. The fourth installment reintroduces Reeves character, Neo. The film is set to release in theaters and HBO Max in December. The Matrix franchise stands on 22-years, originally releasing its first movie in 1999. This is just one of the many films on Reeves list of releases now and in the future. His upcoming roster includes DC League of Super-Pets, John Wick: Chapter 4, John Wick: Chapter 5, and BRZRKR. Be on the lookout for Reeves and all that he has in store for his incredibly successful career.
Look forward, don't look back. Don't let any darkness of your past dim the brightness of your future!
"Your future is bright and filled with a living hope that will never fade away." - Proverbs 23:18
Make room for the new tennis star Leylah Fernandez. The Canadian-Filipino has advanced to the US Open's Women's Singles semi-finals. She's only 19-years-old and has won against No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina, making room for her in the next round of the US Open. The incredible part of her story is that she's an unseeded player. She may not be seeded and inexperienced but her dedication and commitment is showing through every win. Fernandez has surely created a place for herself every round. Fans are loving her at the Arthur Ashe stadium this summer.
Don't allow anyone to define you or create your identity for you! Make a statement and make it known who you are! You are called. You are chosen!
"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
There's a new Cinderella on the big screen and Camila Cabello is living the Hollywood fairytale. Cinderella debuted over Labor Day weekend on Amazon Prime Video and the movie already brought in 1.1 million U.S. households, making it one of the biggest musicals of 2021. The new film stars Cabello, alongside Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, and produced by James Corbin. This Cinderella story takes on a new-age plot and speaks to the modern day woman. Cabello plays an ambitious young woman who wants to design and establish her career in fashion. The Cuban-American pop star made her acting debut and she wasn't looking for her glass slipper in this storyline but going after her future and dreams as a businesswoman.
Don't put yourself in a box! Shatter the ceilings and remove the barriers you think are there! Life is full of limitless possibilities!
"But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”" - Matthew 19:26
Artist, musician, master lyricist Kendrick Lamar is making his return with a new album, since his last release in 2017. Lamar is making it known that his album will dominate any album that has released or plans to be released in 2021. Songs were recently registered in ASCAP which poses as an indicator for fans, and assuming it's for his upcoming album. He announced last month that this highly anticipated album will also be his last album with TDE, his longtime label. The message he shared with fans was heartfelt, vulnerable, and embedded with the silver lining of the future.
As listeners patiently wait for the album to drop, Lamar's cousin Baby Keem featured Kendrick in his latest single, family ties. Baby Keem is also releasing his album, The Melodic Blue September 10. The beautiful visual that followed the single featured Lamar, deeply passionate and equally ready to make his return. Whatever Lamar has in store, he is answering the call for his life and we know we can expect nothing less of excellence and greatness.
You are destined for the greatness in front of you and ahead of you. Trust the process and have faith in the plan for your life! Even if it does not go your way, know that there is something better waiting for you!
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1
Jackie Hill Perry is an author, teacher, poet, emcee and a vessel being used by God. Her gift is to teach and share the gospel of God in the most authentic way. She is transparent, vulnerable, and God has transformed every area of her life. Her latest book, "Holier Than Thou" is already a best-selling book for the past three weeks. The book shares the perspective that because God is holy, then He is trustworthy. His holiness in our lives allows us to operate in the supernatural and His will. Hill Perry's encourages readers to see God's glory in it all as she paints a beautiful and authentic image of God.
There are moments in life that can completely transform you from the inside-out. Allow those moments to take you from glory to glory!
"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
CEO of Target Corporation Brian Cornell firmly stands on Target's principles and strengths, exceeding expectations and maintaining a healthy reputation for consumers and other retailers. Cornell leads the company across America with more than 1,900 stores in all 50 states and a global supply chain and sourcing offices in India. He drives his company towards excellence each day and helps families discover the joy of everyday life. Target recently introduced their new sustainability efforts, Target Forward. Their plan is to co-create an equitable and regenerative future for guests, partners and communities. To achieve this, they plan to design and elevate sustainable brands, innovate to eliminate waste, and accelerate opportunity and equity. They continue to build their legacy by support people and the planet. Target and Target Foundation has laid out their goals so they can become fully integrated within communities by lifting up voices, sharing stories and perspectives within communities, and maximize on the positive impact they can create together.
You have influence that can create an impact in your home, your community, and in this world! Don't underestimate the ability to make a difference in someone's life!
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." - Ephesians 2:8-10
Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek is on the right path as he dominates streaming services across music and podcasts. Ek likes to go after the impossible, no matter what adversity or challenges could arise. Founded in 2006 with Martin Lorentzon, as the company grows, the plan is to innovate and strategize to stay ahead. Although the focus is growth over profit, Spotify is seeing significant increases in their numbers, especially premium subscriptions. By the end of 2020, the company had over 155 million premium subscribers and in Q1 2020, Spotify made up 32% of the global music streaming subscriptions market share. The podcast business has been a great contribution to their revenue growth. The model of the podcast is changing and he has a large budget for exclusive shows for a reason. Ek plans to broaden and accelerate the streams of revenue within podcasts.
Your lane is made just for you, go at your pace, and head towards your destination. What's meant for you, will never miss you!
"Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." - Hebrews 13:20-21
CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings cofounded Netflix in 1995 and now the company has over 183 million global members. Originally a DVD subscription, the company expanded into streaming content in 2007. Now there are hints of Netflix heading into gaming. Their competition is less of other streaming services but games and immersive experiences. At the beginning of 2021, the company saw their growth slow down so Hastings is finding other ways for revenue. They are finding that their services in gaming can be maximized since Netflix is already available on gaming consoles. This game integration would make sense for the company to enhance their interactive features. The hope is that this will attract new subscribers and keep their current subscribers, keeping them happy and satisfied.
Steer clear for the road ahead and enjoy the journey that awaits you! The provision for your life is grand and beautiful!
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." - Matthew 6:33
Gap Inc.'s co-founder Doris Fisher celebrated her 90th birthday in August. When opening the first store in 1969, she has always instilled her love of individual style and serving the community. Fisher may have a love for fashion but her dedication to giving back to those in need is her legacy and the values that are instilled in the company. Her commitment to community is consistent and unwavering. Gap honored Fisher on her birthday with a volunteer rally, which is super important to her. For a special project, they have been collecting 50+ years worth of stories to create a book about her influence across culture, community, and retail as a whole. She believes, "we can always do more" as a way to better the world together. Fisher constantly inspires and hopes others aspire to reach their full potential to do good and do more for others.
You are called to a purpose greater than you! Align your mind, heart, and spirit and live it out!
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16
Member of the Porsche family dynasty Wolfgang Porsche is a proud executive of the Porsche and continues the work of his father and grandfather. As the third generation operating for the company, he demonstrates his passion and hopes to continue his role for as long as his health can allow him. Porsche looked up to his grandfather and his father and as the youngest, he came the family's spokesman. His company is his life and he serves as the chairman for Porsche AG Supervisory Board. His strong sense of tradition and the importance of family is what has kept him in very intimate involvement with the company. He is deeply connected to everyone from his family to his employees. He has an adoration and appreciation for his Porsche employees because of their contribution to Porsche's success. The synergy is channeled through his passion and what he inherited from his father. His hope is that continues through his children, whether or not they decide to enter the business, he just desires for them to be good people and are happy.
Be passionate about your life and what you are connected to. May the love you have for it all be expressed through your actions and words!
"And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires." - Galatians 5:24
Young, fresh, French couture designer Charles de Vilmorin has been catching the attention of designers from Alessandro Michele to Jean Paul Gaultier. His upcoming exclusive capsule collection will make its online debut on September 9 with 24S. The collection will feature eight unisex pieces. His goal was to channel "freedom, fantasy and poetry." de Vilmorin is bringing change to couture. When he took the risk in 2020 to launch his brand, he knew it paid off when he received support from renowned designers. Recently, he became the creative director of Rochas and is one of the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Designers finalists. As opportunities continue to rise, he is building his identity, his brand, and audience.
What you feed your mind, body, and spirit, dictate the direction you're heading! So live for a purpose and on purpose!
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." - Romans 12:2
Passion City Church senior pastor, best selling author, and evangelist Louie Giglio has been faithfully serving God and building the kingdom. Upon completing his seminary program, he and his wife pursued ministry full-time. Giglio holds the title of Visionary Architect and Director of the Passion Movement. His church holds their highly reputable Passion Conferences where believers, specifically young adults gather annually to worship, commune, and hear God's word through various pastors and musicians. The conferences began in 1997 and planted their church in 2009. He has a global perspective and hopes that others in the world can know the same grace they found in Jesus Christ. Giglio continues to hold the conferences, hosting and serving thousands of students each year.
Serve others with compassion, extending grace and kindness unto people who are in need.
"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God." - Hebrews 13:!6
Discovered in 2017 during Howard University's homecoming, model Anok Yai is highly favored by designers and companies, making her in demand and modeling in her own lane. Originally in school for biochemistry, education was important to her and her family. She then was discovered at an event, and now Yai models to express herself as her form of art. It's more than just standing in front of a camera for Yai and she is not to be pigeonholed.
Born Egypt as her family was seeking political asylum, came to America as a refugee. She is the second black model after Naomi Campbell and first South Sudanese woman to open a Prada runway show. Her presence in the fashion industry is bringing forth change and breaking barriers. She is the face of possibility for so many young women and those who are seeking change and freedom.
Embrace the new beginnings that are in front of you because your past does not dictate where you are heading!
"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." - 2 Corinthians 3:17
Model Mona Tougaard began modeling on Prada's fall winter 2019 runway. Since then, you may have seen her modeling for Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and more. Her style is a mix between luxury and streetwear, but ultimately she always aims for a casual look especially when she's off-duty. At the age of nine, her mother passed away. Her and her siblings were raised by their father in Denmark. Tougaard is of Somalian, Ethiopian, Danish and Turkish descent. As the fashion industry makes its progress, the hope is that models of different races becomes the norm across the industry. The young model is representing models who look like her and aspire to model. Tougaard is leading by example with her grace and continues to dominate runways and editorials.
Leading by example is paving the way for someone who may draw inspiration from you! Continue to live a vibrant life that shines bright for everyone to see!
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." - Matthew - 5:16
Philanthropist Melinda Gates is known as the most powerful woman in philanthropy, serving as the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates is worth $5.8 billion and she is deeply involved in carrying out the foundation's mission and programs. She is dedicated to help people have healthy lives and an advocate for women and girls' rights. Recently divorced from Bill Gates, she continues her endeavors and her next project is Pivotal Ventures. Through this project, as an investment and incubation company, her plan is to close the funding gap for female business owners. Her legacy will live on through future business owners and the generations to come!
Don't waste a moment! Your life is an inspiration to someone else, whether you know them or not. Remember, inspiration has no expiration!
"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen." - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
22-year-old Japanese Olympic gold medalist Yuto Horigome dominated the skateboarding competitions at the Tokyo Olympics this year. This made him the first gold medal winner in the men's street skateboarding competition. Horigome has been skating since the age of 7 and now he is leading a new generation of skaters. His high performance has inspired his home country for future skaters and the rebirth of the skateboarding culture in Japan. Horigome believes there will be a new embrace of skateboarding with people joining the sport. This influence can truly shift an entire generation to boldly step into this culture!
Believe in yourself! You have the power to build and influence your community!
"Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation." - 1 Peter 2:12
CEO and President of MGM Resorts International William Hornbuckle knows what it takes to bet on yourself and to win big! With over 30 years of experience, he moved from Connecticut to Las Vegas to complete his hospitality degree at UNLV. He was appointed as CEO June 2020 but has been serving as president since December 2012. MGM Resorts is planning to take a new route into the online gaming world. BetMGM is their online gaming platform, that houses sports betting and digital gaming. As the company sees rapid growth, they anticipate a $1 billion in net revenue in 2022. This will allow MGM Resorts to reach new customers outside of their traditional casino walls. Through the selling of their properties, they are able to pay and support the infrastructure of BetMGM. Hornbuckle knows that this strategy will bring in more resources and allow for expansion across new markets. He has simplified their goals and corporate structure to their advantage.
Fearlessly take a risk today. Challenge yourself with something new and unexpected. Know that you are able!
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” - 2 Timothy 1:7
Today, we honor Kobe Bryant on his heavenly birthday. The late legend would have been 43-years-old. Across the world, Bryant's legacy is celebrated from his professional to his personal accomplishments. In the city of Los Angeles and in Orange County, on 8/24, it marks "Kobe Bryant Day", commemorating his two jersey numbers throughout his 20-year NBA career. Throughout Southern California, there are murals and memorials that honor and celebrate Bryant. Bryant's philosophy continues to push people and their approach in everyday life. He overcame pain, shame, and struggle, never allowing life to defeat him. Bryant was relentless and continued to passionately pursue all that he desired so he can be the best of the best. He is remembered in many ways, even outside of his basketball career. He was a loving father, devoted husband, a leader in his community, and made a profound impact in the world.
We celebrate Kobe Bean Bryant and honor his legacy!
Don't allow the losses you may face in life defeat you. Press on and stay motivated! Take your loss and create a new win!
"We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done." - Psalm 78:4
Fresh Life Church lead pastor Levi Lusko has a courageous heart spirit after God's heart so people can have their own personal encounter with Jesus. Based in Montana, the father of five children and wife to Jennie is also a best-selling author of several books. His upcoming book, Roar Like a Lion: 90 Devotions to a Courageous Faith, is set to release this September. The devotional is created for families and their children so they can experience God and his faithfulness, with relevant topics and vibrant artwork.
Any bold act requires a spirit of confidence and courage! Dig deep and channel that side of you today and step out of your comfort zone!
"The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion." - Proverbs 28:1
President and COO of SpaceX Gwynne Shotwell is taking people into space to explore life beyond this world. SpaceX is the commercial space exploration company founded by Elon Musk. Shotwell leads in the management of the company's operations. Her strategic approach supports the growth of the company. As she reshapes the landscape of the space world, she is living and working during one of the most exciting times for SpaceX. They are in the middle of developing the Starship spacecraft to take people and cargo to the moon. Although it hasn't been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, the company is working diligently towards their first orbital launch.
Put your mind and heart to it! Sky's the limit!
"The sky is no limit for God, but it lies beyond your reach. God knows the world of the dead, but you do not know it. God's greatness is broader than the earth, wider than the sea." - Job 11:8-9
CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki has been a pioneer in the tech industry for over 20 year. As a woman in a male-dominating industry, her role at YouTube and in tech overall is highly prolific and respected. She was a part of the founding of Google and was Google's first marketing manager in 1999. When appointed the role as CEO of YouTube in 2014, she was known as "the most important person in advertising." With all the changing laws and in order to maintain a sense of peace in the internet world and society, she is making it a point to ensure freedom of speech, ethics, and corporate responsibility for everyone.
"Internet has transformed society in incredible ways," stated Wojcicki in a recent op-ed. YouTube has made information more accessible to people and it has given people from all around the world an opportunity to learn and build community. Despite challenges and the changes in society, Wojcicki guarantees that the streaming platform has appropriate community guidelines set. She continues to make the effort working with the government to address any controversial issues and decisions, all while advocating for the freedom of speech, in the most ethical and responsible way.
Be mindful of the words you speak because there is power in your tongue. Speak life over yourself and others, pouring out wisdom, kindness, and love!
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." - Proverbs 18:21
Mother, WNBA player, two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker is leading the way for women by setting the example first for her daughter. Her style of parenting, for any parent for that matter always differs. In her new parenting podcast that debuted this month, Moments with Candace Parker, she opens the floor for others to share their parenting experiences. She celebrates parenthood and wants to remind parents that they are not alone. It truly takes a village to raise up a child and she knows that firsthand being a successful basketball player, philanthropist, businesswoman, and much more. Parenthood is Parker's sole purpose aside from everything else, motherhood has always been a dream for her especially at a young age. Regardless of the highs and lows, Parker is proud and shares that being a mother is her greatest, proudest, and best achievement yet. This is Candace Parker's legacy.
Steward what you are called to with integrity, dignity, and passion. Take pride in your purpose and execute all you do with a spirit of excellence!
"Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”" - Proverbs 31:25-30
Pop singer Bruno Mars has been on a roll this year with his latest hits, collaborating with Anderson .Paak. The duo known as Silk Sonic is debuting their album, An Evening With Silk Sonic in January 2022. Their hard times and pain was transformed into music, aligning their friendship and talent. Both Mars and .Paak share similar pain, from the loss of a parent, their road to fame, and other pivotal moments that have shaped them into who they are today. Silk Sonic's hit, 'Leave the Door Open' released so timely this past spring as the world began to open up during the pandemic. Mars has hit after hit since his breakthrough single, "Just the Way You Are" which is 12-times-platinum. Mars knows the power a really good song can shift the atmosphere and unite people. He refuses to release anything until it has that feel-good factor and knows it's right. He is calculated and committed when it comes to his passion and love for music.
Take your pain and turn it into passion! Know your battles are blessings in disguise!
"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
Renowned Japanese designer Junya Watanabe has established himself as one of the most notorious and esteemed designers in fashion. Watanabe's signature aesthetic is sharp, with eye-catching silhouettes, sourcing the best materials and fabrics, and creates concepts that are cutting-edge, making his pieces still wearable. Known for his use and refinement of advanced textiles and fabrics, his individualism and intellect reflects throughout his collections. He began his company in 1992 and has experience working alongside Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Garçons. Recently, he collaborated with Brooks Brothers redesigning their iconic blazer with a militant touch, blending Watanabe's bomber jacket style. The limited release launches August 18 on Brooks Brothers online store.
There is nobody like you! Your giftings, your talent, and your DNA was solely designed for you! You are one-of-one and second to none!
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." - Pslam 139:14
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has been intentional in his operations and since he co-founded the unconventional supermarket. His approach combined the ethos of natural-foods and traditional grocery store finds. Since its inception in 1980, there are now more than five hundred locations. Mackey is the forerunner of the company and remained CEO since Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods on 2017 for nearly $14 billion dollars. Since he has been running his company, it's not just about profit for Mackey. He believes in creating value for people and knows there is a higher purpose. When having a sense of purpose, there is more value, the business does exceedingly better, and overall purpose is important to Mackey. Purpose and profit should go hand-in-hand. The purpose for Whole Foods is to nourish the people on the planet. During the pandemic, Mackey made it a point to take care of his employees and to ensure the safety of customers.
Posture your heart and your spirit to intentionally live a life of purpose and on purpose!
"I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me." - Psalm 57:2
Senior pastor, author, Founder of Saddleback Church Rick Warren is the voice of wisdom, vision, and purpose. He has been faithfully stewarding his ministry since he was 26 years old and has a global network that provides resources to pastors and believers. He is the author of the one of the best selling books of all time, The Purpose Drive Life: What On Earth Am I Here For?, selling more than 50 million copies. This past June, his church began the official search for Warren's successor. Warren has been the only pastor leading his church family since 1980. He and his wife Kay have known this time would come and they patiently waited on God's perfect timing. He believes this is the proper time for him to transition out of his role after serving for 42 years. Warren has paved the way and created the infrastructure for the individual who will take his place, making room for the next generation to lead and take the church's vision into the future.
Be encouraged and know you are equipped to live a bountiful and purpose-filled life!
"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28
Shoe designer Amina Muaddi is creating shoes for women that are a perfect fit! As seen on celebrities like Rihanna and Hailey Bieber, her pumps are designed with quality and comfort in mind. Recently, she collaborated with Wolford to bring her design approach to the hosiery and innerwear line. Her goal was to create solutions for ready-to-wear hosiery that compliment every woman's style. Last year, Muaddi worked with Rihanna for the debut of her Fenty footwear collection. Her taste compliments Rihanna's personal style and vision, making their partnership and their unique connection a powerful & invaluable for the modern day woman.
When you feel small, dive into your faith and stand tall!
"Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world." - 1 Peter 5:9
The granddaughter of the Founders of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan is in position to share her story and elevate women across the country. Sheikha Al Nahyan is more than royalty. She is dedicated to giving back to her country, especially as an advocate for women empowerment. Family values were instilled in her through her grandparents, full of hope, big dreams, and making a change. The country is full of women representation and she is proud to be in a high position to ensure women have a seat at the table. This year the country celebrates its 50th anniversary. With a nation in her hands, Sheikha Al Nahyan is fully equipped and destined for what's ahead!
The position you're in was created just for you! Posture your heart and align it with your mind, body, and spirit! You are called and chosen!
"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” - Esther 4:14
Creative director and Founder of sacai Chitose Abe has a wealth of experience and valuable background that has set the tone for her now and future. Before sacai, she worked at Comme des Garçpns as a pattern cutter, working under Rei Kawakubo and designed with Junya Watanabe. Recently, she has worked with Jean Paul Gaultier, Nike, and KAWS. The Japanese based brand is internationally successful, with a strong rapport in the industry. Her collaborations are intentional and the connections she has between other designers have created powerful relationships and beautiful collections. This year has been full of collaborations for Abe and sacai. Abe still has a way to preserve her mystery, her own identity, and uniqueness that stands out from other designers.
Be bold in your walk today! You were created on purpose! Don't underestimate your growth and influence!
"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. Something went wrong." - Deuteronomy 31:6
Olympic athlete Allyson Felix is the most decorated American track and field athlete of all time, winning her 11th career medal at the Tokyo Olympics. She has won the most Olympic medals of any American track athlete, breaking her own record. The medals she holds are seven gold, three silver, and one bronze. Not only is she a victorious athlete, but she is a mother, creating a legacy for her family. This is more than medals to her. She is breaking barriers and shattering ceilings for her daughter, aspiring track athletes, and the younger generations who may follow. This was her first Olympics as a mother. She has also launched her own lifestyle brand Saysh, which is inspired by her experience with gender injustice during her motherhood journey. She is an advocate for greater equity, making her running and career more purposeful. Felix is changing the world, setting an example for many women and mothers.
Cultivate a champion mindset, so you can meet any battle or obstacle with confidence and victory!
"But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere." - 2 Corinthians 2:14
Singer and songwriter The Weeknd recently returned with an extended version of his new single, "Take my Breath," from his upcoming fifth studio album, The Dawn. This is the newest material from The Weeknd since his album, After Hours in March 2020. The artist continues to dominate the charts across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and more. This body of work is special for him because it's an album he has always wanted to make. This could potentially be The Weeknd's best project to date.
Embrace new beginnings because it's a fresh start! Envision life with new eyes for new ideas, new thoughts, and new opportunities!
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." - 2 Corinthians 5:17
Chairman of the Swiss luxury watch company, Richard Mille specializes in ultra-high-end luxury watches, clocks, and children's toys. The lifestyle watch has three core elements: the design, materials, and technical elegance. Known to be one of the world's greatest innovators, Mille is reputable in the jewelry and sports world. When he founded his company, in 1999, it took two years for their inaugural watch to unveil. Its unique craftsmanship is resilient and long-lasting, becoming a favorite to celebrities. Recently, the company jointly announced in partnership with the Louvre Abu Dhabi the launch of a new annual exhibition, Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here, and The Richard Mille Art Prize. The goal is promote the best contemporary art. Artists will have an opportunity to submit their art and win an annual cash reward in the amount of $50,000, being a part of a 10-year commitment between the museum and Richard Mille.
Design the life you imagine and outwardly live your life with boldness, confidence, and security because you know who you are!
"Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance." - Acts 28:31
Evangelist, author, and faith leader Joseph Prince encourages the world through his practical and revelatory preaching. The Singaporean pastor of New Creation Church based in Singapore has been in ministry since the 1980s. His mission and the heart of his ministry is to exalt the name of Jesus and share God's word around the world. Prince is globally broadcasted across North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Israel. His proclamation of the gospel of grace is spread through his books, his sermons, and other resources he provides for believers. The foundation he firmly stands on is of Jesus, alive, active, and uncompromising.
Nobody is perfect. We are human so take a moment to extend grace unto yourself and others.
"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me." - 2 Corinthians 12:9
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton's CEO Bernard Arnault is now the richest man in the world, surpassing Jeff Bezos. Arnault who is now worth $196 billion as of this past Thursday, owns 47% of the brand conglomerate. The company currently has a market value of $416 billion, home to 70 luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Loewe, Loro Piana, Fendi, Celine, Sephora, and more. The stock price has soared over 30% since last year's pandemic, breaking record sales and profits this year. Earlier in 2021, LVMH had one of the biggest luxury brand acquisitions with Tiffany & Co worth $15.8 billion. As the stock continues to rise, Arnault's global influence is a part of that contribution as the growth and success of luxury and fashion houses thrive.
You are priceless and you are valuable! Where you are brings more value than you believe!
"Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows." - Matthew 10:31
Oprah Winfrey is influential and highly eloquent when she expresses herself, as she pours her wisdom and knowledge to the world. Earlier this year, she held a virtual book tour for her book, "What Happened to You." The book focuses on trauma. It is meant to shift the narrative from asking "what's wrong with you?" to "what happened to you?" Her hope is that this helps people learn how hold more empathy for themselves and others. Through her experiences, this is an opportunity to start the conversation for others who have also faced trauma and adversity, especially at a young age.
The wisdom you gain through your experiences are valuable life lessons that benefit not only you but others who may have similar experiences.
"But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:21-23
British-Indian actor Dev Patel is a talent you cannot forget since his breakthrough role in Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. Starting as a teenage actor, his career has been full of roles that are vulnerable and full of passion. From starring in films like Lion to his latest appearance as the lead in The Green Knight, Patel's performances are iconic. The Green Knight released last week and is becoming known to be one 2021's best movies. Patel is charismatic and effortlessly operating in his gifting.
Wake up everyday on purpose and with passion, knowing you get to live a life full of possibilities!
"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Corinthians 10:31
Nike's co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny recently made their second donation of $500 million to his alma mater, the University of Oregon. Through this cash donation, it will support the university's Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. Their bioengineering, applied scientific research, and training programs will have the opportunity for expansion. The purpose of the program is for societal impact through scientific discoveries and practical solutions. The university plans for new construction of facilities and open the job market for faculty and student careers. Additionally, they plan to build a 175,000 square-foot multi-story building dedicated to bioengineering and applied science research. The campus began in 2016, with the Kings initial $500 million donation.
With a generous heart, have a heart of expectancy for a an abundant harvest!
"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully." - 2 Corinthians 9:6
Dr. Jill Biden is profound, prolific, and poised in this role as the First Lady along with the other hats she wears. She is a community college professor, an author, and a working mother who didn't stop her career when her husband Joe Biden was appointed president this year. This is not new territory for the First Lady as she was the Second Lady when her husband served as the United States Vice President. She has been visiting all around the United States and even made an appearance at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Tokyo. All while being responsible for her First Lady duties, she refuses to neglect her students and her profession. As she adjusts, Dr. Biden knows her agenda is to uplift people, focus on education, support military families, and fight cancer. She is bold, secure, and confident!
There is a need for compassion and hope! Draw from the well of love and make deposits towards those in need!
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." - Galatians 5:22-23
18-year-old Olympic all-around gold medal winner, gymnast Sunisa Lee stole the heart of viewers last week. The Hmong-American, from Minnesota is living her dream and competing with the best gymnasts in the world. During the Tokyo Olympics, she has been alongside another favorite, Simone Biles. Lee also won team all-around performance for a silver medal and a bronze medal for her uneven bars performance. Over the past week, Lee has gained over a million followers on Instagram. Her mastery, her talent, and her story will inspire young gymnasts to follow her footsteps.
When you feel defeated, don't stay down too long, and shift your focus towards victory!
"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." - Romans 8:37
One of the trusted voices on money and business Dave Ramsey is convicted and led by his faith as he spearheads his ministry to help people gain financial freedom. The radio show host, author, and finance guru has written several books that are used as a guide towards financial makeovers. His highly listened to radio show is a platform he utilizes to provide advice, take call-in's, and share his abundance of wisdom. Ramsey has been through his personal financial trials and tribulations, which have taught him the hard truth about how to manage money. His practices and principles are faith based, reflecting all throughout his work. His hope is that people can have peace in their day-to-day lives and have an abundant life, both spiritually and financially.
Be responsible in what you do and take accountability for your actions. Use your life lessons to apply what you've learned so you can be a better version of yourself!
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - John 10:10
R&B singer Normani recently released her newest single, Wild Side, featuring Cardi B all while facing battles in her personal life. Her latest projects have helped her get through this current journey she and her family are facing, her mother whom is battling breast cancer. In a recent interview, she stated, "for me, this work that I was able to put out into the world, like, this really saved me, to be completely honest. Even just being on FaceTime with her as she's going through her chemo and her radiation, and just wanting me to update her on how this video is going, and how the music is coming, it really got her through that. It got my family through the darkest time of our lives." In the moments of her mother going through her chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Normani was encouraged by her mother to focus and to share with the world her gift and talent. Her mother's strength inspired her to fight and it was exactly what she needed.
When facing hardships in life, lean into what gives you strength!
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." - John 1:5
Entrepreneur and music mogul Diddy is returning with a new album, Off the Grid Vol. 1. His new body of work is anticipated to release on September 24th. The artist is always promoting love and even legally made his middle name, "Love." It has been six years since his last project in 2015, MMM. Between then and now, he has been building his businesses and partnerships, focusing on his family, and giving back to the community. Diddy operates from a fountain of love and knows God is his source!
Do everything love. May your perspective be renewed each day so you can operate from a joyful spirit!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16
Maison Margiela's Creative Director John Galliano is known to be one of the greatest and most innovative talents in fashion. He has served in major roles at many renowned fashion houses such as Givenchy, Dior and now Maison Margiela. Galliano had his own label from 1988 to 2011. His recent presentation for Maison Margiela's Fall/Winter 2021-2022 collection premiered as a film titled, "A Folk Horror Tale." The film is another adaptation and expression of Galliano and his artistry. Galliano collaborated with Olivier Dahan to direct and script the movie. The "Artisanal" collection introduces a new technique, l'essorage, focusing on recycling and the up-cycle of products, then magnifying the materials, and shrinking it through chemical washes and treatments in order for its true colors to be shown. The collection is full of colorful designs from this process, tying in community and nature. Galliano's success and gifting continues to impact fashion, design, and culture.
There is nobody like you so be bold, shake up the room, and do the unexpected!
"Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’” - Matthew 21:12-13
Pop sensation, singer Britney Spears is on a journey of freedom. Spears has been standing up for herself and fighting for the release of her conservatorship. The wildly successful artist has been under the conservatorship for 12 years. Though the conservatorship has created some limitations for Spears, throughout this, her success continued with her four year Las Vegas residency, new albums, and high-grossing tours. Since 2019, she has been focusing on the health of her mind and spirit. Spears has been committed to her restoration and freedom. Through the battles she has faced, she awaits the day for her freedom and victory!
May every transformative moment lead you to the renewal of yourself!
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." - Romans 12:2
A new standard has been set for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization since their Super Bowl LV win this year with the help of the team and their new quarterback Tom Brady. Brady has been in the NFL for nearly 21 years and this championship makes it his seventh Super Bowl win and with a new team. As a leader, he knew the work that had to be put in and what it takes to win. Through that application, the team worked hard together and victory was theirs this past February. Prior to joining the Buc's, Brady was the star quarterback for the New England Patriots for 20 seasons and six Super Bowl wins. Doubt definitely surfaced when Brady was drafted as a sixth-round pick and through the years he has learned a lot. Fast-forward, he became a free agent and had the opportunity to choose where he wanted to be for the first time in his career. Brady had a genuine desire to play for the Buc's and wanted to be a part of the team and the players. He told his team, “We have the team on the front of our jerseys. We have our families on the back of our jerseys. Our families are honored for life.” Brady is proud of his teammates and joyful to build with a new organization. He's fortunate to be a part of a champion team and foresees more wins in their future!
Go where you are celebrated and appreciated! For every win you have in life, be proud and know you were chosen for that moment!
"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
2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball was also recently recognized as Best Breakthrough Athlete at the 2021 ESPY Awards. Part of the 2020 NBA Draft Class, he was selected third overall by the Hornets last year. He's known to be one of the youngest and promising players in the league as a starter. Ball comes from a lineage of brothers whom are also basketball players, Lonzo and LiAngelo. Their father Lavar has built their family's name to build generational wealth and their legacy with his business, Big Baller Brand. The company designs, manufactures, and sells apparel and shoes. LaMelo individually stands out as his own person, with his skilled talent, and despite having older brothers who also play basketball, he's definitely not in their shadows. His future is promising as he stands on the shoulders of his family and the legacy that has been birthed.
You gifts and talents are designed just for you! Stand out and shine! Don't dim your light for anyone!
"And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?" - Genesis 4:9
As the President of Cru and one of the Co-Founders of FamilyLife Ministries Dennis Rainey has created blueprints using God's word and wisdom for marriages and families around the globe. His ministry and his heart have been for individuals to live godly, healthy, and fruitful amongst their relationships and themselves. He and his wife Barbara have dedicated their lives to writing books, hosting marriage seminars, and spreading God's word through radio and other digital platforms. The foundation of their work is biblical and isn't compromised by what society says. The fruit of their ministry and the legacy they have built is evident amongst their family, having six children and 24 grandchildren.
Be intentional about who you build with because who you do life wit matters!
"Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”" - 1 Corinthians 15:33
Chairman and CEO of Aman Resorts and Hotels Vladislav Doronin acquired the company seven years ago and he has plans to expand across the globe. His love for travel and discovery gives him inspiration. Doronin was once a visitor of Aman resorts and has always envisioned the resort in multiple cities before he owned the company. Since Doronin acquired Aman in 2014, the growth of the resorts and hotels have doubled, building roughly one hotel annually. Doronin's meticulous care for detail and care for luxury is expressed in every project he has his hands on. His latest project in Miami's Brickell is anticipated to be completed in 2022 as construction is underway. 830 Brickell is a 57-story, 724-foot-tall building will bring both commercial and residential real estate.
Be confident and don't fear change, but prepare yourself for what can be and what's to come. Allow yourself to embrace the unknown of what's ahead for you!
"Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly." - Romans 5:2-6
Chanel's artistic director Virginie Viard stepped into this role in 2019 following the death of Karl Lagerfeld. Her history with Chanel dates back to 1987 when she worked in embroidery. The French designer loves luxury, quality craftsmanship, and the beauty of each design she creates. Viard was under the leadership and worked directly with Lagerfeld at both Chanel and Chloe. Although she works at the most famous fashion house, she does not strive for the fame as the fashion designer. Viard keeps to herself and acts more than she speaks. Chanel's path was paved by both Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld and Viard is following suit. She is dedicated to keeping their legacy alive and hopes she is making them happy with her work.
The foundation and the legacy you are building is one that will last beyond your lifetime, impacting generation to generation!
"One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts." - Psalm 145:4
Hip-Hop's newest rapper Baby Keem has caught the attention of listeners and other artists within the industry. The 20 year old artist is connected to rappers like Kendrick Lamar (also his cousin), Travis Scott, and recently Kanye West. His most recent single, "durag activity" featuring Travis Scott has become a favorite and fans want more. The rapper's album is anticipated to drop later this year. Baby Keem is dedicated to productivity and wants to be a better artist. He has trust in the process and know's that things will happen in its proper time.
When you start well, you can end better. What happens in between that is your responsibility to make it great and do your best!
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - John 10:10
Known to be one of the most powerful women in tech, Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg has held this position since 2008. She has been the woman behind-the-scenes working alongside Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg helping increase their revenue. Sandberg's vital role has encompassed implementing features that elevate Facebook's position in tech and social media and new policies to ensure users are safe. Sandberg is not your stereotypical leader. She is full of confidence and although she is often criticized about her leadership, Sandberg knows her role and gets the job done.
Keep a teachable spirit on you at all times. Challenge yourself and learn something new outside of your comfort zone!
"Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith." - Hebrews 13:7
As one of the best point guards in the NBA, Phoenix Suns superstar player Chris Paul is appearing in his first NBA Finals. He is two games away from winning his first NBA championship title despite the last two games against the Milwaukee Bucks. Paul is learning from each game and he remains determined to win tonight's Game 6. If the Suns win Game 6, they force a Game 7 back in Phoenix. Paul's sixteen year career has led him up to this point and there is no question of how deserving he is to be in this position.
Don't accept defeat but know that victory awaits you!
"For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" - 1 John 5:4-5
Throughout the decades, filmmaker and visionary George Lucas has left a lifetime impact through his filmmaking. Known as the "Lucas Effect", his contribution to the film industry is widely recognized because of the way he revolutionized film through his practices and approach towards film. As the writer, producer, and director of the modern day Star Wars, the set of films was also the first film franchise. Included in his film franchises is Indiana Jones. Lucas set a new standard, being the leader of many firsts. His impact goes beyond film and he is embedded within the culture, society, and the world's economy. He is a prominent figure and historically a part of the New Hollywood movement.
Let your actions be full of intention and purpose! Every decision you make counts!
"For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ." - Galatians 1:10
Global Creative Director of Apple Music Larry Jackson has been behind-the-scenes as one of the most influential individuals in the music industry. Known to be a “conduit to culture”, Jackson played a major role in the creation and launch of Apple Music’s streaming services. His global influence has reshaped the music business with his strategy, intellect, and growing experience. Jackson also conceptualized and strategized last year’s live music streaming event VERZUZ into its expansion. What started as a discussion amongst his friends and colleagues, he was able to integrate this virtual event into major platforms so it can be sustainable and marketed well. Jackson’s route was unconventional and though the odds were against him growing up, by betting on himself, it has led to the fruits of his labor. The same thing that has been driving him since his youth, continues to motivate him to this day.
You never know where you’re going no matter how or where you start. Trust the process!
"Trust the Lord and do good; live in the land, and farm faithfulness." — Psalm 37:3
Celebration Church Senior Pastor Tim Timberlake teaches his listeners the importance of every minute in his book, The Power of the 1440: Making the Most of Every Minute in a Day. 1440 is the amount of minutes everyone is given in each day and the only difference is how we individually spend it. Timberlake emphasizes on focusing on controlling what you can control and how to steward it accordingly. By being aware and knowledgeable of your 1440 minutes, you operate with intention, purpose, and learning from the seasons you're in. Timberlake is gifted through his communication, casting a wide net to just about anyone from any background.
Spend your time wisely, with intention, and know every second, every minute, and every hour will serve a purpose.
"He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him." - Ephesians 1:9
British-Jamaican designer Martine Rose has collaborated with Nike again. Her latest project, "The Lost Lionesses" is inspired by a story of women who traveled to Mexico in 1971 to play an international football tournament. She pays homage to these women 50 years later in collaboration with Nike with a jersey and cap design. The designs speak to these fearless women who made history. The narrative of women's sports and gender inclusivity is important to both Rose and Nike. Her cultural impact is timely and shatters societal norms and standards. Rose's hope is that people are proud and stand up for equality. The interactive website takes you through the journey of the story and background of her latest collection.
What's ahead is better than what's behind you!
"When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”" - Esther 4:12-14
Co-Founder of Def Jam Recordings, former Co-President of Columbia Records, and record producer Rick Rubin has been a key figure of hip-hop music and its history. He started Def Jam Recordings in his NYU dorm in the 1980s. Rubin makes his mark in history again this week, serving as the host of Hulu's new six-part docu-series, "McCartney 3,2,1," premiering July 16. The legend covers the upcoming docu-series with questions to McCartney regarding his early days with The Beatles. Rubin has worked with the most well-known musicians, adding his magical touch to complete their body of work. As he continues to contribute to music history, he remains a prominent and influential figure across all genres of music.
When you write your story, remember that it is history in the making!
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." - Hebrews 4:12
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is preparing for Game 4 of the NBA Finals Wednesday night. With Antetokounmpo's knee injury during the Eastern Conference Finals, he was cleared to play the Finals. If he and his teammates win Game 4, they even the series with the Phoenix Suns. He's a two-time NBA MVP and determined to win his first NBA championship. The Greek Freak is also a contender to win the NBA Finals MVP alongside Phoenix Suns players Chris Paul and Devin Booker. During Sunday's Game 3, he dominated the game with his second straight 40-point game. Despite the losing the first two games, he sought vengeance and revived the Bucks towards victory.
Best of luck to the two teams during the NBA Finals!
Your setbacks are preparing you for your comeback! Don't be discouraged and know that you'll be in a better position before you know it!
"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." - James 1:12
Founder and CEO of Peloton John Foley was once the former president of e-commerce at Barnes & Noble. Foley is a simple man, who lives in New York City, married to Jill Foley who is the Vice President of Apparel for Peloton, and father of two. His routines are simple and he always makes it a point to work out before leaving his home.
As a competitive cyclist and tri-athlete, he started his in-home exercise start-up in 2013. As one of the co-founders, he believed streaming instructor-led fitness programs would inspire people to work out from home. He imagined this would be more convenient for people who are busy given his experience once his family started. During the third-quarter, the company saw a 141% increase in sales growth. Despite delivery bottlenecks during the pandemic and the popularity rise in at-home exercising, the company did extremely well in sales. Unfortunately, they were faced with a challenge when the recall of the treadmill, Tread+ had to be recalled earlier this year. Foley is taking the proper steps to ensure the safety features for their treadmill products are the best.
Practice self-discipline. Get inspired in a new way. Get on a routine. Be consistent. Stay committed to your goals. You got this!
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones." - Proverbs 3:5-8
Winner of the ANDAM Fashion Award 2021 and British menswear designer Bianca Saunders is planning to take her brand to the next level. Expansion is on her mind and wants to take her company international. This award has granted her €300,000 and a year of mentorship under Balenciaga president and CEO Cédric Charbit. Saunders will have the opportunity to reshape her company and its infrastructure. As a young woman in the industry, Saunders stood out to the jury because of her unique collection. The British-Jamaican designer is influenced by her heritage and upbringing. Now that her company has the additional support from the mentor program and the financial resources, she can focus on fully building the business of her dreams.
What’s for you, will never miss you! Stay focused and keep your eyes on your heart’s desires!
“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” - Psalm 90:17
Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church of Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries Dr. Charles Stanley has always made it his priority to get God's word to as many people as possible. Dr. Stanley's "In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley" is broadcasted across 3,600 television stations, radio, and satellite networks across the globe. He found his ministry in 1977 and served at First Baptist Church of Atlanta for over 50 years. He stepped down last year as he knew it was time.
Although the 88-year-old pastor emeritus does not believe in retiring, he continues to focus on In Touch Ministries to continue to spread the gospel for as long as God allows. He has already been inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters' Hall of Fame and has over 60 books. Dr. Stanley utilizes the platforms that God provides to maximize his potential in order to reach as many people as possible in the most effective way. His mission remains, "to get the truth of the gospel to as many people as possible as quickly as possible in the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.”
Once you answer the call for your life, don't hang up on your destiny no matter what!
"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:23