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Adrianne Hamilton, Singer and Managing Editor, Be Inkandescent Magazine

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Adrianne Hamilton is a PR Specialist at Inkandescent Public Relations, where she works closely with clients to get them into the news. She’s also the managing editor of Be Inkandescent Magazine.

She has spent decades working in marketing and sales positions, working as the director of market research, designing logical databases, heading up meeting facilitations, and raising funds for charitable organizations. Adrianne received a Bachelor of Science degree in Italian from Georgetown University in 1990, then went on to get a Master of Arts degree in Italian Literature from New York University. She is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

A rock star at heart, Adrianne is the lead singer of the rock band, Longtooth, and the acoustic Americana band, The Parklawn Ramblers. Although she admits being in a band is one of the great achievements of her life, her proudest accomplishment is being mom to her three children.

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

– Louisa May Alcott

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Magical

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

I can’t go back to yesterday—because I was a different person then.”

– Lewis Carroll

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

– Vin Diesel

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.”

– Lord Chesterfield

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.”

– Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc.

Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation that indicate opportunities for success.”

– Peter F. Drucker

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

4oz tequila + 1oz TripleSec + 2oz lime juice + 1oz simple syrup (sugar=water), 1 cup crushed ice. Shake + dance around the kitchen.

– Avenida Margarita

Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

– Corita Kent

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.”

– Benjamin Franklin

The best reason to start an organization is to create a product or service to make the world a better place.”

– Guy Kawasaki

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

This is the age when magical technologies make more and more radically fun ideas plausible, even easy. You’re only limited by your creativity.”

– Martha Beck

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.”

– Steve Jobs

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries

The world I believed in, back in my most innocent, uninformed, childish mind—is real.”

– Martha Beck

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

It is to no purpose to turn away from the real nature of the affair because the honor of its elements excites repugnance.

– Carl von Clausewitz, On War

It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.”

– Aristotle

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

– President Calvin Coolidge

I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even that of president, says little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, to learn, and to achieve.”

– Barack Obama

Don’t follow, lead. Don’t copy, create. Don’t start, finish. Don’t sit still, move. Don’t fit in, stand out. Don’t sit quietly, speak up. (Not all the time, sure, but more often.)”

– Seth Godin

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

– Alfred Adler