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Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday Morning Motivation (12/27/10)

Great Monday Morning!

To all the Northeast residents, we aren't afraid of a little snow are we; stuck but not scared. Today is the last Monday of 2010, so instead of putting together a "Best-of" I'd rather that we all are reflective of the Mondays of our past 12 months and the achievements we now hold dear.

Now isn't the time to reset our plans, only enhance them, evolve them. Now is the best time to be YOU and live YOUR life in a way that inspire others.

On a sad note, the music world lost an amazing voice and woman, over the weekend, Teena Marie. Whether you pray or meditate, if you have some great energy to share, her family and friends could use it. Teena's loss like any other loss of life should be a reminder that we can't take this life we have, for granted; we must not take our loved ones for granted. It is not about whether tomorrow is promised or not. What it is about is not just setting and achieving goals, we must also set and achieve love. The way that we care and love is what makes us human. So love out loud.

A great Monday Morning equals a Great week. Stay strong and motivated.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Morning Motivation (12/20/10)

Great Monday Morning to ya'!

This is my second to last MMM for the calendar year of 2010. But there is no end in sight. Greatness has our name engraved in it. All we have to do is go to the store and pick it up.

But don't get me wrong, greatness isn't reserved like a dinner for two at a Five Star Restaurant. Greatness is attached to every plan, every goal we set out to achieve. The question is, "Are you leaving your Greatness at the store, for pick-up?"

We set goals all the time. Some of those goals just aren't meant to be. The growing population of "haters" are often wrong about their subjects. We must face the fact that sometimes, your "hater" might be right. (I know, where did that come from).

With that in mind, be sure that your new goals are full of passion. Passion work is the way live. It is overwhelming and rewarding. If you are living your passion, continue it. If you are well on your way to it, evolve until you reach it.

Have a great and productive Monday Morning and you will have a great and productive week. Stay strong and motivated.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Morning Motivation (12/13/10)

Great Monday Morning!

It feels so good to be back. Back at it everyday, taking no prisoners or names. Being in that special zone that we all have; when everything falls into place.

You'll be surprised how often things fall into place; that if you pay attention to everything, not just the struggle, you'll find that your life's triangles, fit in your daily triangle shapes.

This Monday Morning, lets take the time to place the right shape, through the right hole. Squares do not fit into circles. If it isn't working, evolve to a new circle to fit in that space.

For all I know, we only get one of these lives. We have to proceed to what make our shapes fit. Indianapolis Colts Quarterback, Peyton Manning, said something amazing at one of his press conferences last week in regards to adversity: People would tell me hang 'in' there; I was never 'out' there.

We can always be better, we can always adjust on the fly. But sometimes we must stop trying to jam hexagon into a rectangle. (wow, I hope this letter clicks) :)

Have a great Monday morning, and you will have an excellent week. Stay Strong and motivated.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Watchful Eye: Hamilton Ave. Dad

Written by Marie Antionette

On December 9th, 2010 at approximately 7:25 am, I witnessed a City of Trenton, Public School Student Vehicle traveling down Hamilton Avenue going towards Hamilton Township. My initial thought was “Damn, there’s no Trenton Public School in this direction, so where is this individual going?” I then noticed the erratic driving of the car. Fast then slow, fast then slow again. Angered because I was the driver behind them, I decided to pay closer attention to this car because it looked as if they were going to cause a serious accident at any moment. Why you might ask? Because the driver had three small passengers in the car with them, children at that who were tossing a ball up and down in the care, obstructing the drivers view at times as well as distracting them from paying attention to the road.

More angered by this stupidity, I asked myself “Who does that?” Who allows their passengers to horseplay around like that in such a small vehicle while the car is in motion? It may have been different if this was a van, or even bus but it wasn’t. It was a sedan, car # 45, and again. It didn’t appear to be traveling to any public school in Trenton.

I remained behind this vehicle until passing them about ¼ miles before hitting the intersection of Rt. 33. It was then that the driver veered off to route 295 south. Hmmm, there is no Trenton Public School in that direction, so could it be that this driver and obvious employee of this city was using a school vehicle for their own personal use? Our schools don’t have money for books, paper, pens, pencils, basic school supplies but we tax payers are funding someone else’s children’s transportation to school outside of the norm? Why does everyone want to turn a blind eye to what really needs to be addressed, sugar coat issues of concern and act as if the issues will just iron themselves out. We need to be more critical of who we appoint to these administrative positions of power so that we can ensure they are doing their jobs and not just sitting back collecting a check.

Speaking of administration. I got a text from my oldest son today at approximately 12:30 pm stating Trenton Central High Main campus put the school on lock down based on a rumor that the students were going to walk out. Concerned that this may just be a set up to trap some unsuspecting child in the building so that they could beat or harass the student, I called the school and asked where was the proof of the walk out? Had they considered the danger this could pose inside of the school to the students? Needless to say, the underpaid sec who answered the phone was more furious that I showed concern for the students than she was with legitimacy of my question. She asked did I want to leave my name and number for someone to call me back? No I replied. I want to speak to someone now! They are all in a meeting she said. (Funny, every time you call Trenton High, you can never get any administrator on the phone and from September to June, they are all always in a meeting). Well I’ll tell you this I said. The board of education (including Trenton High) is responsible for my child’s safety from the moment they enter the building, until they reach home. If one hair gets harmed on my child’s head, I will be a force greater than nature to be reckoned with. You are not Joe Clark, this is not East Side High, and you cannot lock students in a school based on a rumor.

If the administrators of this City do not learn to take accountability for what is screwed up in this city, they will have no one to blame but themselves when the Feds come in and do a complete overhaul of what is current.

Be sure to go to and pick up a book or two.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Dream

By Sana Arshad

A Dream...
I had a dream King said
'Bout what I asked
Of whom he said
Replied from u I did

So chuckled he did
Embarrassed I begged
Please explain what u said
He smiled with a yes

Its been a long time coming
The beatings and the mocking
And the water hoses running
Some thought for naught

Dogs at the ankles
Fists breaking mandibles
Our Aunties cornered and raped
No escape

Spat on
Because whatever we stood on or sat on
Was white owned
There was nothing to call our own

Recognized as part human
3/5 of a person
Greeted with curses
Nearly put in hearse, (man)

Worked for the same green
Tho' the colors on our skin
more evident
Than the blood in between

I prayed none died in vain
Do u know we would of marched in the rain
Just to voice our pain!?

For the day in a lifetime
Maybe not mine
But our kids
Judged for who he is

Not born of a darker hue
Its not black or white
Or red or blue
Its the content

Now u see it too
I do I said
I'm so proud he said
Then a moment passed

Now u know why we bled
Be assured he urged
I'm filled with joy
Ever since August 61 they said its a boy

And when they named him,
The world got blessed
49 yrs later I don't feel no stress.
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Morning Motivation (12/6/10)

Achievements, large and small are what drives us towards success. They are career incentives, the dots we connect with lines. Achievements are the "set" between "Ready" and "Go". And this morning, this Monday morning will bring new meaning to, "Going Out and Getting It!"

This morning, use your auto-focus, find your balance and set up your achievements for the week. If you're on Twitter and is 500 tweets away from 20,000, set your achievement of 500 tweets in five days. We are not reaching for goals this week; we are reaching achievements. While I'm speaking on Twitter, use - a tweet scheduling site which works wonders for the business minded.

I'd like to thank everyone supporting Monday Morning Motivation. A few sites have picked it up and some are even forwarding it out to their friends and family, so feel free to do the same.

Achieve your personal greatness, your signature greatness. Then share it with the world. Because anything that's humanly seen is humanly possible. Stay strong and motivated.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Win TWO Passes to the UE Video Release Party on 12/02/10 (THURSDAY NIGHT)

Want to win TWO passes to the Underworld Entertainment "Video Release Party"??? 

Twitter users simply must follow @TrentonSynergy and send us a tweet which says: I want to win #UEpasses

If you are not on Twitter, reply at the bottom of this post with "I want to win #UEpasses" along with joining this blog (the panel on your right has a "Follow button" for you to click).

The winner will be chosen TODAY by 5pm. Your name will be added to the list at the event, and you can bring one guest. You must have ID to prove that you are the winner of this contest (no nicknames or aliases).





Underworld Entertainment Presents

UE Video Release Party Hosted by Deuce Jones
9PM SHARP - 1:30AM

Live Band
Soul Food
Live Performances
Video Screening

$15 ADMISSION... PLUS, B.Y.O.B.!!!

Special Guests Include:
Swat Team DJs - DJ Weswill, DJ Plexx, DJ Big Jae, & DJ Juice.
Performers - AP the Mayor, Deuce Jones, Alamaj, Deekay the Comedian, Genrokka, Keyz, Rudy Moose, Black Collar, & Oye! (from NYC).

Strict Dress Code:
DRESS CLASSY - No sneakers, No boots, No tees.