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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.

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

Change is a math formula. Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.”

– Alan Webber, author, "Rules of Thumb"

Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

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

– Napoleon

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver

Are you willing to help other people succeed even when it’s not a requirement of your job to be of assistance?”

– Steven Schussler

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”

– John Lennon

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in your room.”

– A wisdomism

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill

As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

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

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

– Abraham Lincoln

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

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

– Lewis Carroll

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

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

Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.”

– Carlos Castaneda

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

– Edgar W. Howe

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

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

– Andrew Carnegie

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

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

– Andrew Carnegie

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

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

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”

– Madam C.J. Walker

Do not say, ‘why were the former days better than these,’ for it is not from wisdom that you ask this.”

– Ecclesiastes, 7:10

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

– Carl Rogers

Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.”

– Barack Obama

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

My task is really not to change myself but to become familiar with who I am.”

– Maureen Cook

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

– Jim Butcher, White Night

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

– Annie Dillard

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

– Aristotle

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.”

– Marilyn vos Savant

If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"