Personal Development: 7 Traits of the Most Resilient People

Friday, May 18, 2018

Here is an awesome article by Jim Rohn we had to share . 
Resilience is the ability to return to the original form after being bent, stretched or compressed. It’s the ability to readily recover from illness, depression or adversity. How would you ever handle it if you lost everything you had today? What would your next step be? How long would you be depressed and upset and angry? What would it take for you to pull yourself up and start all over again? How resilient are you? Could you handle it? Could you learn from all of your disappointments and start all over again? What would it take?

First, it would take a lot of self-discipline. It would take a lot of positive self-talk to muster up the energy to begin again. It would take a lot of concentration to block out the noise and the clutter of all the negative voices trying to get through, as well as the negative voices of others around you. It would take a lot of discipline to balance the fear and anxiety with the knowing that, if you did it once, you can do it all over again.
Whether your losses had anything to do with you or not, your future success has everything to do with you. It would take a lot of self-reliance to avoid blame. What’s happened has happened. You would need to get on with your life and begin again. If you lost everything tomorrow and were gathering the courage to try again, it would take a lot of self-appreciation. You need to know in your heart and mind that you have the skills, the talent and the strength to do it one more time.
Cultivating a resilient character turns failure into success. A resilient person won’t give up. A resilient person will, in spite of all obstacles and setbacks, keep doing it until.
In The Resilient Self, authors Steven and Sybil Wolin list seven key characteristics that compose resilience:

1. Resilience requires insight.

You need to develop the ability to ask yourself tough questions and answer honestly. If you had something to do with your loss, be honest and responsible for it.

2. Resilience is independent.

As a resilient person, you can count on yourself to bounce back into life.

3. Although resilience is independent, it’s also tied to others.

The more people you are responsible for, the greater your motivation to begin again—the stronger the reason, the stronger the action.

4. Resilience calls for initiative. 

You need to develop the ability to take charge of the situation, to take charge of the problem. You need to stand up and do whatever is necessary to get back on course.

5.  Resilience has an element of creativity. 

With resilience, you are able to look at a situation and creatively determine the best way out. You are enterprising in your approach toward starting over.

6.  A resilient person has humor. 

You may cry until you start laughing, but a sense of humor is so important when turning your life around. You’ve got to take your goals seriously, and you’ve got to take yourself seriously. But at times, you’ve also got to be able to laugh at yourself and your situation.

7.  A resilient person has a strong sense of morality. 

Whatever you do to get back on your feet, make sure it’s moral. Make sure that your upcoming success is at the service, and not at the expense of, others. Success, if it is yours to keep, must be at the service of others.
The more obstacles you face and overcome, the more times you falter and get back on track, the more difficulties you struggle with and conquer, the more resiliency you will naturally develop. If you are resilient, there is nothing that can hold you back.

NYFW 2018 - JXY n' Cuso Runway Show 2.10.18

Friday, February 16, 2018



The JYY N CUSO runway show was held on February 10th at Pier 59 Studios.
Emerging designer duo Jaxon Yang and Creative Director Nina Cuso presented their inaugural entry into the New York Fashion Week calendar with a runway show for their eponymous label, JXY n' Cuso.
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Fashion influencers, socialites, and street-style scenesters including luxury shoe designer Kendall Reynolds, Briana Shaneè Wilson, Vienna Skye, and actresses Malgosia Garnys and Demetria McKinney flocked to Pier 59 Studios for an exciting avant-garde and alternative showing that included high Jolie slit gowns, cape blazers, commanding leather and accented dresses, and the label's signature embellished Kangaroo tops and rope dresses, accessorized with handmade Italian shoes from luxury brand Angela Mitchell and jewelry from Currency NY.
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Inspired by nightmares and a dimension that is unidentified. The unknown itself is a quality most of us fail to find beauty in. Every look is a different god in their very own universe. When an individual walks into a room, their Aura is beyond comprehension. They instantly capture and hold the atmosphere. Their presence is so powerful that without speaking, they dominate every aspect of that room.
The colors used within this collection are carefully selected that are well known vessels and representatives of power, Crimson red for blood, Navy Blue for the Ocean, Porcelain White for light, and Pitch black for darkness.
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Photos - Dan Lecca 

NYFW 2018 - FLYING SOLO AT PIER 59 2.9.18



The Flying Solo runway show was held on February 9th at Pier 59 Studios. This was the third show at New York Fashion Week showcasing the current Spring 2018 collections of the fashion and accessories designers who make up the community of Flying Solo; an organization that has redefined New York City retail. This season, the brand partnered with noted stylist and Creative Director Farren Jean Andrea to art direct, choreograph, and bring his creative vision to over 270 looks from the 70 designers from over 24 countries that make up Flying Solo. In attendance was noted star-power from around the world including Kehlani, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly of the band Forever in Your Mind, and Brazilian influencer, Flavia Gorayeb.

DJ duo, designers, and Flying Solo members Coco and Breezy also collaborated with Farren Jean Andrea to create a dynamic soundtrack for the runway show, setting a vintage party vibe that harkened back to iconic runways of the 80s. Model Alina Baikova opened the show in a full look from designer CHAE New York, with hair, makeup, and nails sponsored by ECRU and Snailz.

Furthering their dynamic list of partnerships, Flying Solo’s NYFW show was supported by ECRU hair and make up, Snailz nails, and HYPNO, providing photo booths both backstage and for the shows’ after party. Guests also enjoyed gift bags provided by Envy Apples, Ren Clean Skincare, and Patchology.  

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It was such a pleasure to cover such an amazing show. :)

By The World Is A Girl's Runway & Getty

Healthy Living: Meatless Mondays :)

Monday, February 5, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday is known as one of the biggest food days of the year, right up there with Thanksgiving and other major holidays. Across the country, viewers of the big game consumed higher-than-usual amounts of chicken wings, pizza, tortilla chips and dips, and other junk food. But Meatless Monday is here to help you get back on a healthy track if you overindulged last night!
Now that you’ve eaten a year’s worth of wings, skip the meat on Monday. There are so many delicious plant-based choices nowadays that you won’t even feel like you’re giving something up. Meatless Monday is a big believer in expanding your dietary horizons, so here are a few healthy recipes to try that will start your week off in the right direction.

Here are 10 Meatless Monday recipes you should try:

1. Roasted Garlic and Kale Spaghetti Squash with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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2. Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

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3. Vegan Jambalaya

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4. Vegan Shepherds Pie

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5. Pineapple Fried Rice

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6. Vegan Tuscan Rigatoni

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7. One Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole

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8. Creamy Broccoli Apple Salad Recipe

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9. Ricotta and Spinach Calzones

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10. Three Cheese Baked Penne

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What are your favorite Meatless Monday recipes right now? Share them in the comments below!


Monday, December 11, 2017


Ninth annual tournament brings together sports and entertainment stars and executives to benefit four organizations for underserved youth

NEW YORK — TopSpin Charity continues to support youth education in New York City with its charity table 
tennis tournament . 420,000 was raised.

TopSpin, a national philanthropic group, dedicated to empowering America’s youth through education, will bring together more than 1,200 members of the sports, media and entertainment industries, including top sports executives and athletes from New York-based professional teams. Since 2009, TopSpin has raised $3 million for 22 educational nonprofits while also developing dynamic programmatic initiatives, such as the TopSpin Hoops Academy and a weeklong camp program with Harlem Lacrosse.

"We’re pleased TopSpin’s impact to underserved youth in New York City has continued to grow,” said Peter Farnsworth, Founder of TopSpin Charity. “Every child – regardless as to the zip code into which they’re born – deserves access to a well-rounded, quality education. TopSpin is a vehicle for the sports and entertainment industry to help do something about it.”

This year’s event, as showcased in 2016, boasts two, elevated stadium courts, which will play host to the Celebrity Tournament  featuring professional athletes and celebrities from New York City – and the Professional Division – highlighted by professional players from USA TableTennis. A number of retired professional basketball players as well as numerous professional teams are expected to play in the celebrity tournament. The event will also have an Open Division in which participants can noregister. Winners of each Division will receive a JBL Charge 3.

The charity event will bring roughly 14 of New York’s top restaurants together, offering an unprecedented catering variety. The event will have a Coca-Cola Lounge, a dynamic cocktail program led by Effen Vodka and other Beam Suntory spirits. Kalkutta, named in homage to her infancy spent in an Indian orphanage, is an Artist, DJ, and Songwriter / Producer (signed to Sony ATV) and will be providing the sounds for TopSpin 2017. Additional event elements include an experience by FoxTales, and a silent auction in partnership with Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia.

TopSpin will donate all proceeds secured in 2017 to four charities and two of TopSpin’s newly developed programs aimed at increasing the educational opportunities for underserved youth:

· A Better Chance – FM: A Better Chance recruits academically talented students of color from disadvantaged school districts and places them in an outstanding public school in Fayetteville-Manlius.
· Horizons – BFS (Brooklyn Friends School): Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School is an academic enrichment program designed to serve kindergarten through eighth grade children from low-income families living in downtown Brooklyn.
· Oliver ScholarsPrepares high-achieving Black and Latino students from underserved NYC communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges
· Harlem Academy: A private school serving gifted children in grades 1-8 from underserved communities
· TopSpin Hoops Academy (THA):  A 5-day overnight basketball camp focused on conflict resolution and community service
· TopSpin, Harlem Lacrosse & Camp Cedar:   A week long summer camp experience at Camp Cedar in Maine for roughly 75 kids from the Harlem Lacrosse program.

A testament to the industry’s commitment to TopSpin’s movement, the TopSpin Charity Host Committee is made up of leading industry executives, including: Mark Tatum of the NBA, Emilio Collins of Excel Sports, Will Funk and Jon Diament of Turner, Charley Horsey and Bryan Duffy of MKTG, Deb Curtis of American Express, Lloyd Frischer of CAA, Leslie Gittess of Blue Sky Media, Nicole Jeter West of Legends, Carter Ladd of MLS, Frank Nakano of JPMorgan Chase, Mark Sage of Wheels Up, Ralph Santana of Harman, Ron Skotarczak of MSG, Charlie Turano of Heritage Works, Mike Zavodsky of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Thayer Lavielle of Wasserman and Tandy O’Donoghue of the WWE. TopSpin Charity is proud to be affiliated with numerous corporate supporters from across the sports and entertainment industry, including MKTG who has been producing the TopSpin event for the last seven years.

Sponsors of TopSpin include sports leagues media entities and premium brands, including:  AEG, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, Atlanta Dream, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, CAA, Coca-Cola, Cupcake Vineyards, Discovery Communications, EFFEN, Endeavor, EverFi, Excel Sports Management, FoxTales, Getty Images, Harman International, Legends, Madison Square Garden, Major League Soccer, Matt Bishop Agency, MLBAM, NBA Cares, New Era, NFL, NHL, New York Mets, Oak View Group, Octagon, PGA Tour, Ticketmaster, Turner Sports, Wasserman, Wheels Up and WWE.


TopSpin was founded in 2009 guided by the principle that every child deserves access to a quality education. TopSpin seeks to provide necessary resources for underserved youth to succeed. Since inception, TopSpin has quickly grown into one of New York’s premiere sports, entertainment and media industry events, attracting over 10,000 influencers and executives while raising more than $3,000,000 for 22 nonprofit organizations. To learn more about TopSpin and its work to date, please visit, and follow us on social media via our Facebook page (, Twitter @TopSpinCharity and Instagram @TopSpinCharity.

MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, hospitality and sponsorship marketing. MKTG is committed to constantly evolving, refining and inventing innovative brand engagements through a deeper understanding of how people think, work and live their lives. Headquartered in New York City, MKTG has 1,600 employees and 7,000 Brand Ambassadors operating in 19 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC.
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