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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

– Robert H. Schuller

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

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

– Bruce Lee

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

– Mary Oliver

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

– William Butler Yeats

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

– Winston Churchill

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

– Barack Obama

The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers

I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking.”

– Michelle Sedas

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make Me Feel Important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

– Mary Kay Ash

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

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

– President Calvin Coolidge

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

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

– Andrew Carnegie

If people like you they’ll listen to you; if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

– Zig Ziglar

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”

– Henry Miller

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

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

– Benjamin Franklin

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

– Aristotle

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

– Magical

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

– Jim Butcher, White Night

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

The gem cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials.”

– Chinese proverb

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

– Alfred Adler

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

– E.B. White

A man without a smiling face
 should not open a shop.”

– Chinese Proverb

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

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

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which obstacles vanish.”

– John Quincy Adams

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

No longer talk at all about the kind of man a good man ought to be, but be such.”

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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

– Thomas Edison

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

Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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

– Ecclesiastes, 7:10

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

– Mary Jean Irion

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill