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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Was Her Success Stumbled Upon Or Was It Planned!

Laila Ali

Perhaps she is still best known as the daughter of the incredibly famous boxer Muhammad Ali, but Laila has made quite a name for herself in the world of women's boxing. The former personal trainer's announcement in 1999 that she would try her hand at boxing may have been met with some initial skepticism, but her undeniable talent in the ring has long since removed any doubts. Laila Ali, the ultra-fit personal trainer announced her intentions to step in the ring in 1999. In October of that year, she had her first fight with April Fowler, kicking off her successful career by knocking out her opponent in the first round. After eight consecutive wins, boxing fans were impressed with the newcomer, expressing their desires to see her fight well known boxers like Freeda Foreman, daughter of George Foreman, or Jackie Frazier Lyde, daughter of Joe Frazier. Frazier Lyde and Laila squared off in the ring in June of 2001, and the fight was a Pay Per View main event. It was the first women's boxing event in history to be classified in this way. By judge's decision, Laila Ali was the victor.

In my assessment of the accounts of her humble beginnings as a personal trainer and within the content of the above article, I would be lead to say that it was stumbled upon. Ali one day out of the blue decided that she would "try her hand at boxing" and went for it. We see her story. Whether we have planned out goals or visions or we stumble upon something great that gives us great fulfillment - the success of it is up to us. Laila wasn't the first female to enter the world of boxing, but walked away with victories and the titles which made her a champion and a living legacy. She decided for herself what would be her path - stumbling upon boxing. What a stumble! I would say that there isn't anything that we are unable to accomplish if we would put our best foot forward and not accept defeat until victories are won. Box your way to victory and look back and see your rewards. You are a Champion!

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I Had My First Radio Taping!

I Had My First Radio Taping!
"It was so much fun"

Listen In To Stations - 94.9 The Point, Z104, 95.7 R&B and 2WD 101.3

Hey Everyone!

I had my very first taping! It was great! I completely enjoyed it. The purpose of the taping was to make our communities aware of the 1st Annual Black Dress Affair that's scheduled for Sunday, July 19th.

We wish for everyone to be aware and to come out, join us and support our efforts.

The taping will be aired on four different stations on Sunday morning, July 5th at 6:00 a.m., (101.3 2WD), 6:30 a.m. Z104 (104.5), 7:00 a.m. (94.9 The Point) & 7:30 a.m. (95.7 R&B).

Listen in for fun! Tell someone about the event and remember to join us at the event at the Point Plaza Suite Hotel (Chesapeake Ballroom) on J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News, VA.

I could get use to this! Oh and I threw in information about the book also - what a deal!!

What Do You Think?

Do you think that we as women need to focus some of our caring and attention on ourselves?

What affect has not caring for ourselves had on who we are as women. What changes in ourselves have we not noticed occuring because of the lack of attention for us.

Who have we turned into. What levels and depths has we as women taken ourselves through and to in order to find that perfect him.

What Do You Think?
Let us know your comments

The Book Reader's Comment

I read the book in two days. It was wonderful and well written. You hit the nail on the head as the saying goes. Many of us forget our true value and self worth as Women. We always forget ourselves because we constantly put the world ahead. It made me feel much better and appreciated for being the Woman that I am. All Women are Super Heroes! Due to our busy lives, we often forget or are preoccupied, that we forget God is our source of energy, survival, love, patience, strength, etc. I enjoyed the book and have given it to my daughters who are now Women. Wow! I look forward to reading all your materials.

It is also great that part of the proceeds go to an excellent cause. Many Single Mothers need an outlet of support. It feels great to know that someone cares, we are appreciated and there is always some form of assistance available.

Thank you for your wisdom and time as far as writing this book. You are like the Guiding Big Sister so many of us need!!!

Pamela Twiggs

The FACE Foundation - Let's Not Forget Their Faces

The FACE Foundation is a non profit charitable organization that focuses on the wholeness and wellness of single working mothers who are facing difficulty and who are experiencing stress, low self-esteem, anger and financial difficulty.

If you wish to help by contributing to the help of single working mothers, please do so by mailing your contribution to:

The FACE Foundation, PO Box 16225, Newport News, VA 23608. For more information on The FACE Foundation, click the link to the left of this page.

Each dollar donated will go to helping these mothers. There is no donation to small. Will you help today?

Also by purchasing this book, We Are Woman, a portion of the proceeds go into this foundation. I, as an author, wanted to continue to pull all of my resources together so that our single mothers could be helped. We are in it together and I prove this by donating regularly, as well.

How Do We See Our Today?

Our today always looks better than our yesterday.

If we are reading this - we are still seeing. If we have heard the commerical on this blog - we are still hearing. If we are replying to this - we still have use of our hands. If we are pondering this - we still have use of our thoughts.

We are still here! Today is still better than our yesterday, no matter what yesterday held.

Enjoy today.