Build Your Mentorship Dream Team

Now is the time to write and approach your dream list of mentors.

There are mentors, then there are “dream list” mentors. Dream list mentors are the mentors you’d pick if you could choose any mentors on the planet. Landing these kinds of “dream list” mentors takes audacity and connections. But it’s certainly doable. Check moneyscout.

==> How Facebook Landed Bill Gates

When Facebook was still in its infancy with just a few million members, Mark Zuckerberg decided he wanted to make it a platform. He wanted developers to be able to build apps on the platform.

He asked one of his mentors if he could put him in touch with others who’ve developed platforms. His mentor said he might be able to put him in touch with some developers who’ve built a platform in the past.

Zuckerberg said: “I was thinking more along the lines of Bill Gates.”

His mentor scoffed at him. Here he was, running a startup social network with far less traffic than MySpace and he wanted Bill Gates to teach him how to build a platform?

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Sisterhood is a reward.

The sister relationship, above all other relationships, is the greatest of all.
I believe sisterhood requires more energy than parenting and more work than a marriage.

Sisterhood is a bond often threatened and is threatening all in the same breath.

When women get married, a union is formed.
When women have a family, a nation is built.
When women step into their purpose and empire is created.
But, when women get together the world changes.

Sisterhood, in my opinion, is not something that can be defined. It is an experience that must be had.

There was a time when I might have attempted to understand the term “sister” or “sisterhood” by looking outside myself for a definition. Today, however, as I am perhaps wiser and certainly more confident, I choose to rely on my own personal experience and observation. Although I don’t have a sister by blood, I am well aware of the uniqueness of this relationship and the value it holds for me.

I had the pleasure of interviewing four ladies that I have been watching on Instagram for quite some time, and their movements are astounding. I call these four ladies “The Elements.” They each bring something valuable to the society that they live, work and serve.

Their bond doesn’t come from superficial commonalities, but a shared understanding of each other’s experience and contribution to the world. Within this understanding, any differences can be embraced.

Please review the rest of this article written by Lucinda Cross in Huff Post Women


Million dollar ideas: Toys for rent? Introducing TOYGAROO

Just when you thought you heard it all, there is an online toy rental store that allows you to become a member, rent toys and then if your child really likes the toys you can buy them for a discount.

This can save you money and time.   I know I have spent lots of money on toys only to find out that my children have more fun with the box the toy came in than the actual toy.

At first I was questioning how kids would react to the fact that their toys were rented but when you think about it, they play with the toys for a limited time and then have the option to get new ones the next month or so.  This is pretty cool especially for the family who is on a limited budget.  No need to spend your savings on toys if you don’t want to.  There is a resource you can check out called Toygaroo and seen on Shark Tank, Nate Berkus and abc7.

This site gets a grade A for creativity, necessity and brand awareness.

Check it out and let me know what you think.


P.S. Your idea may be the next answer to someones prayers. You idea may be the next million dollar idea.  Go for it, think big.  Find a need and provide a solution based service.  Sounds easy, well it is.  Ideas make money when you move them.  Activate!


Lucinda Cross is a Lifestyle and Business fire starter specializing in women’s success. She is the CEO and Founder of Activate!, Author of Corporate Mom Drop Outs, Founder of Praying and Activate Me 24/7 Membership. She is also co-owner of the Super Mom Entrepreneur Conference and Expo. Her journey into entrepreneurship began when she became a mom and she has been building businesses ever since as a mompreneur. She has defied all the odds both in life and in business and has mastered the ability to turn adversities into advantages. She travels the world sharing her message and inspiring women to Activate in all areas of life! Her new book “The Road To Redemption: Overcoming Life’s Detours, wondergirl – forbidden fruit Obstacles and Challenges” is set to release in early 2012.

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