05 February 2008

A Success Business Woman is Putting it Mildly...

Sheila Johnson
To you she may be an unfamiliar face, but to me she is the Posh Goddess of Posh Goddesses! She is the Co-Founder of BET, CEO of Salamander Hospitality LLC, a partner in a real estate development company, a partner of the NBA's Washington Wizards, a majority owner of the NHL's Washington Capitols and the WNBA's Washington Mystics, she sits on several boards, and she is a philanthropist and Global Ambassador for CARE a humanitarian organization whose mission is to fight global poverty.
In addition to this long list of accomplishments back in June (2007) she made history by purchasing Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Tampa, FL for $35 million. The 900-acre resort is a first class golf destination with four restaurants, six swimming pools, three conference halls, a nature reserve, eleven tennis courts, and 620 rooms. This is the first deal of its kind for an African American woman.
This is so inspiring I had to share it. I first read about Mrs. Johnson's expansion of her portfolio in Janaury 2008 issue of Black Enterprise magazine. I know that all my dreams and goals are achieveable. Actually I've known that for a while but every now-and-then we all need that extra reminder that we can truly do what ever we set our minds to. The only thing is we MUST take action immediately and not put the things and goals that are important to us on hold. We must also believe in ourselves and surround ourselves with positive, progressive people that can cheer us on and support us throughout the journey.
I started reading this wonderful magazine called Pink I have absolutely fallen in love with it and wish I would have picked it up sooner! I will probably blog more about it later in the week but to sum it up quickly: Pink is a national magazine for today's business woman (current and apiring) it addresses their unique needs, interests, ambitions and accomplishments; while providing a road map for others who aspire to do great things with their lives too. Pick up a copy today!

21 January 2008

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!!!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I am going to keep this entry brief because I really want to honor Dr. King. This weekend was not long enough! Beautiful had her first fever of 101.9 degrees. So of course like a new mother I panicked (she's a little over 11 months old!). I called her doctor Friday evening and she directed me to get some children's motrin, and give her a warm bath and repeat this over the weekend until the virus was out of her system. So of course that is what I did! Her father and I began cleaning the basement which I thought would only be a 3 or 4 hour project, but is looking more like a three or four day project! So anyway I think that's it's important to honor and recognize Dr. King on this day so I'm am going to leave a quote of his that I like and perserve his legacy.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life."

I am truly grateful for everything that Dr. King stood for and what he accomplished in his lifetime!

17 January 2008


Anything is possible! Just ask Ms. Oprah Winfrey. She's a dreamer's role model, and entrepreneur's inspiration and success story, and an unbeliever's proof that there is light at the other side of the tunnel! {Not to mention the ultimate Posh Goddess (tm)!!!} Ms. Winfrey just recently announced that she is launching her very own cable channel next year after June 2009 with Silver Spring, MD's Discovery Communications conglomerate. This network titled OWN (Oprah Winfrey's Network) will present and feature Oprah's visions and ideas, unlike the Oxygen network of which Oprah was merely an investor. She will serve as the co-owner and the chairman of the network. Go Oprah! Way to start of the new year. Hit the ground running and don't look back! Only focus on the future at hand. So yes indeed anything is possible as long asl you claim and maintain your position as the driver of your own destiny. For if you are in fact the passenger of your own life you'll only go as far as someone else's dreams and goals; someone else's journey. You'll never feel happy or complete until you hop into the driver's seat and steer the wheel. Control your life~ don't be controlled! Start right now jotting down your long-term and short term dreams and goals. Use this as your guide/path to success. Call it your blueprint or map. All of us that drive knows there are times when we get lost, reach dead ends, or find that certain streets have changed names or don't exist. When that happens we simply back track and get back on the right path. Do the same with your life. Get out your map (dream/goals/life plans) and back track to get back on the right path. Drive your way to the success that you know you are capable of obtaining. And remember: Anything is Possible...because it is!!!

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."
Malcolm X

15 January 2008

Happy Late New Year!

I know! I know! I'm super late with the whole 'Happy New Year' bit but, you know what they say: "Better late than never!" This has already been and will continue to be a wonderful and prosperous new year! Posh Goddess (tm) is doing so well! I am going to continue to expand upon it. I have big things in store for 2008 and the years to come. Be sure to check out this week's wonderful Posh Goddess (tm) Joan Baker she is drop dead gorgeous, inspirational, and very successful! All the necessary elements for being a Posh Goddess (tm). Particularly the successful part.

My daughter, Beautiful is doing wonderful! She'll be eleven months tomorrow. It's funny how time flies. Her father and I couldn't be more proud of her. We are still deciding exactly what we are going to do for her very first birthday. We know that it is going to be intimate with only family members, but we still need to plan for the day. Her Ma-Z (our name for grandmother pronounced muzzy) wants her to have a designer cake. I want something simple! I think we'll compromise and she get the cake of her choice and I get mine ~ two is better than one! (or is it?) Whatever happens I'll be sure to let you know.

Brandy Adamson of Alive Incorporated and also a Posh Goddess that has been featured, emailed me about being featured in her magazine in February, luckily for me I checked my email a day before the deadline! So so it isn't just the blog I have been neglecting it's everything computer related! What can I say I have been super busy, busy, busy. If I had six arms I still would have been to busy to be on the computer! Success = Busy! Busy! Busy! But anyway I got the necessary info to her today before five and I will keep you posted when that feature is published.

The writer of Da Vinci's Blog which I just so happen to love by the way contacted me on my myspace page for friendship and to inform me about her blog. Unbeknownst to her I am already a fan! I did inform her though that I am already a fan and that she has my support. Check her blog out when you get a chance!

I am cooking dinner and it's pretty much done (always multitasking!) so I'm leaving you that fast! But I promise to be back possibly tomorrow and one of my new years resolutions is to be more consistant with these blog entries!

"Life is what YOU make it, so let's MAKE it!"~Ashley Neal (the writer of this blog)

21 December 2007

Dress for Success!

I know it's been a couple days! But I have a been super busy (as always!) but what can I say? I'm a mom, a business woman, and it's the Holidays! so you can believe there's been plenty of hustle and bustle around here. I found time to sneak in an entry though. Last night I was watching t.v. with my daughter and I saw this PSA for the organization Dress for Success given by Iman. A while back I came across an organization does something similar to this one but I never looked further into it and I was very interested. So today I looked up the organization online and I was so impressed! Dress for Success is an international non-profit organization. They specialize in promoting, "economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life." I absolutely love this organization and what they do. I will be volunteering ASAP! I will find the time in my busy schedule to support this cause. Finding this organization is my Christmas present to myself. I want to ultimately tie Posh Goddess™ strategically to this wonderful organization. On the website http://www.dressforsuccess.org it states that to date they have helped nearly 400,000 women towards self-sufficiency, since opening its doors in New York in 1997. They have expanded to more than 85 cities in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the UK. I got the clip above from Youtube that further explains what the organization is all about. The picture of the ladies and the logo was retrieved from the Dress for Success website. Please go to this website and support its cause, because it is wonderful! Definitely a Posh Goddess™ deed!
Ways to Help Dress for Success:
Make a financial donation
Become a sponsor
Hold a suite drive
Participate in S.O.S
(send one suite a week)

"I am not afraid...I was born to do this!"
Joan of Arc

12 December 2007

Good as Gold...the 24-karat Gold Facial

I was reading an article in the Baltimore Sun newspaper this morning that grabbed my attention! It was called "The Midas Touch" written by Tanika White. Basically a Japanese skin care company called UMO introduced the concept of 24K gold facials within the past year here in the States! During the process thin gold sheets are applied to the client's face until it is full covered in gold. After that application the gold is then steamed and massaged into the skin until the gold almost disappears. This has been research over the years in countries such as; Europe, Asia, and the Middle East according to the article. It is perfectly safe (people who tend to be allergic to gold are allegic to that which has been mixed with some other element such as nickel~i.e. 10K, or 18K) and it hydrates moistens, and tightens the skin in ways that many other treatments can't. If you are able to locate an aesthician that is properly trained and offers this 'golden' service it can hit your wallet anywhere from $250 to upwards of $550. I will be scheduling my appointment in the near future, I've just got to know what that feels like afterwards! All the reviews have been very favoring. Though there hasn't been much research yet, there is talk that Cleopatra recieved these golden facial treatments which I'm sure contributed to her flawless appearance! If any of you out there have had this done let me know all about your experience!

**Don't forget to check out the fabolous Posh Goddess™ of the day...Khrys Vaughan http://poshgoddessoftheday.blogspot.com/

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

(photograph: http://baltimoresun.com/goldfacial; photographer Lloyd Fox [Sun Photographer])

11 December 2007

The Dance that is sweeping the nation!!!

This was sent to me by a friend I have on facebook a few days ago! It truly is a the dance that's sweeping the nation! People of all ages, color, and ethnicities can be seen doing it everywhere. From little boys and girls that are in professional ballet schools, to old white guys in the bar! I added it to this entry today because part of being a Posh Goddess is keeping up with the trends! Have you done the Super man? I can honestly say that I haven't, but I love to watch others do it! Maybe one of these days I'll give it a try.

Well I hope you enjoy the clip and be sure to check out the fabulous Posh Goddess of the Day tomorrow a http://poshgoddessoftheday.blogspot.com

"That was then, this is now. Set your goals and look to the future." ~ Anon