Articles tagged with: success

Aimee Mullins On Running

Susan notes: I've copied and pasted this biographical information and talk unabashedly from the TED website.

aimee_mullins.jpgIn this TED archive video from 1998, paralympic sprinter Aimee Mullins talks about her record-setting career as a runner, and about the amazing carbon-fiber prosthetic legs (then a prototype) that helped her cross the finish line.

Aimee Mullins was born without fibular bones, and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant. She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run -- competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta. At Georgetown, where she double-majored in history and diplomacy, she became the first double amputee to compete in NCAA Division 1 track and field.

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The Happiness Test

Susan happyIt’s confirmed: I’m full of gratitude about mostly everything, just about all the time.

And I’m happier than most people too (which, to be honest, came as a bit of a surprise…).

I’m one of those odd ducks who loves taking tests, ticking boxes and filling out surveys and questionnaires (strange, but true). So when my friend Terry Netto sent me a link to the Authentic Happiness Testing Center, I was intrigued.

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Emirati Woman Leads Family Realty Firm

In a country where only a generation ago it was virtually unknown for women to work outside the home, young Emirati women such as Nadia Zaal are stepping into business leaderships positions with confidence and commitment.

nadia_zaal.jpgZaal, who is only in her twenties, is  the CEO of Zaya, an Abu Dhabi-based, family-owned realty company.

"I think women today are living in golden times and all you need is belief and dedication.

"Women are taking up the top and the most coveted positions in the professional field. It all boils down to what you believe in and how focused you are on realising your dreams. If you think positive and are aware of what you want in your life, it will manifest."

Gulf News (UAE)

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Oprah at Stanford 2008 (Speech Text)

oprah-at-stanford.jpgTalk show host Oprah Winfrey, one of the most powerful women in the world today, delivered the commencement address at Stanford University on June 16, 2008.

Here is the full text of her speech (to watch the video, click here):

Thank you, President Hennessy, and to the trustees and the faculty, to all of the parents and grandparents, to you, the Stanford graduates. Thank you for letting me share this amazing day with you.

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