Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. At the 2016 The Voice: Blind Audition, Lauren Diaz wins Alicia Key‘s heart when she performs the artist’s song, If I Ain’t Got You. She sings in Keys’ style while adding her own flavor. Keys loves Diaz’s performance so much that she hugs the contestant on stage. Watch Diaz’s audition below and let your heart melt away.
Alicia Keys is impressed with Lauren Diaz’s vocal power.
Alicia Keys hugs Lauren Diaz after the latter gave a heartfelt performance.
Source and Photo Credits: The Voice (YouTube)
“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”
– Will Smith
Will Smith earns the MTV Generation Award on April 9, 2016. In 2007, Newsweek named him “Hollywood’s Most Powerful Actor.”
In 2010, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith donated their birthdays to WaterCharity.org. Through their fans, they raised USD 800,000 to provide clean drinking water in Ethiopia.
“If you have done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better. If you want to be successful, respect one rule.”
– Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor for The Revenant at the 88th Academy Awards on February 28, 2016.
“There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family; and taking care of each other; and loving each other no matter what.”
– Stephen Curry, NBA Most Valuable Player (2014, 2015)
Meet the Curry Family: (left to right) Riley Curry, Stephen Curry, Ryan Carson Curry, Ayesha Curry
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
– Helen Keller
Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”
– Zig Ziglar
Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar” (November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012) was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.
At age 19, Simone Biles is the best female gymnast of her generation. At 2016 Rio Olympic, she is the first American woman to be the most decorated gymnast with four golds and a bronze.
The New York Times shares one of her best moves that propelled her to top. Named The Biles, she performs a double layout with a half-twist and a blind landing, a move few gymnasts dare to do in competitions. Watch the video below and see The BIles in action.
People struggling with financial problems are victims of their bad decisions, including unconscious ones. Emotional mistakes stop them from improving their circumstances.
Here are four emotional mistakes that make you remain poor and how to remedy them.
Don’t Be Afraid. Be Brave.
Many people are afraid to invest because they do not want to lose money.
However, they are not afraid to go out and risk getting hit by a car, or falling into a manhole because they learned to watch where they walk.
Conquer your fear of losing money by educating yourself in personal finance.
Learn how investments work; choose those that complement your risk appetite; and monitor your portfolio.
Don’t Be Greedy. Be Ambitious.
A traveler gazes at Machu Picchu, Peru.
Being greedy risks of losing what you have.
Money is a means to afford your dreams.
You should not work, save, and invest to simply accumulate wealth. Live life to the fullest with your loved ones.
Be ambitious by setting your financial goals. Liquidate your stock market shares when they are enough to fund your child’s education. Redeem your mutual funds when they are enough buy your dream house.
Don’t Be Regretful. Forgive Yourself.
Novice Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace at the Tergar Monastery, India.
Regret happens when we commit irreparable mistakes: missing a good friend’s farewell party; or investing millions in a scam.
Making mistakes is inevitable. But you need accept the consequence; learn from it; and move on.
Forgiving yourself and being mindful of your actions will stop regrets from paralyzing you.
Be Hopeful and Proactive.
Being hopeful is healthy but it must be coupled with action.
Many people dream of being financially free and never take concrete steps to achieve it.
They wish and wait for something good to happen. Many play the lottery every day. Others resign from work to find a rich spouse.
Hoping is not enough to realize your dreams. Act on them too.