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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.

You don’t go into a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless you are comfortable with taking risks.”

– Dr. Ben Carson

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

– Arthur Rubinstein

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

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

– Annie Dillard

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone

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

– Lewis Carroll

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”

– Goldie Hawn

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

– Joseph Cambell

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

– Aristotle

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

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

– Martha Beck

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.”

– J. Robert Oppenheimer

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

– Anthony Trollope

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

– Mark Twain

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

– General Omar Bradley

If you want to be busy, keep trying to be perfect. If you want to be happy, focus on making a difference.”

– Lisa Earle McLeod

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"

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

“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 willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.”

– Victor Kiam

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

You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
, you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf

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

– Oscar Wilde

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

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

– Bruce Lee

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

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

– Madam C.J. Walker

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

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

– Carlos Castaneda

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

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

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

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

– Edgar W. Howe

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

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

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

We are not meant to resolve all contradictions, but to live with them and rise above them.”

– William Blake

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

– John Lennon

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

– Carl Rogers

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

– William Butler Yeats

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

– Michelle Sedas

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.”

– Gandi

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith