Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from Disguised Limits!!!!

No Matter How Busy You Are by Jim Rohn

No matter how busy you are, make sure to find some time over the next two weeks to reflect, think, give and plan.

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is the ideal time for this. Try to slow things down. Spend time with the ones you love and care about. Take some time to talk with your spouse and kids about goals and dreams for the next year. Use this as a time to recharge your batteries (and not just by watching TV the entire time), and with excitement, think about a handful of changes or additions you want for your life in the New Year.

I believe you will find the act of reflecting, thinking, dreaming and planning (with your family) to be one of the most important exercises you can do that will positively impact the next 12 months.

And, remember, do not neglect to commit yourself to set this time aside, or you will find that the business of life can and will get in the way.

So, let’s all take a moment to gather up the past year of victories and defeats, growing as well as those times of stagnation, and use it to wipe a clean slate and thoughtfully design the next year the way we truly desire it to be.

Happy New Year from Disguised Limits!!!!

Peace & Blessings,


Monday, December 27, 2010

Vince Rogers on High Velocity Radio

Vince Rogers: Enterprise Optimization

Monday, December 20th, 2010 10:58 pm

Vince Rogers
Vince Rogers is the Principal Change Agent at Vince Rogers & Associates

Vince Rogers and Associates works with businesses, non-profits and high achieving individuals to formulate winning “Success Plans” for reaching their desired destinations.

The foundation for each success plan is tailored around optimizing the clients’ management and mastery of the “Six Keys to Success”: Confidence; Capital; Contacts; Initiative; Information and Image.

The firm specializes in enterprise optimization, brand management and wealth building. Because of his extensive background in economics, marketing, asset management and project management, Vince is well equipped to deal with any complex financial, managerial, marketing, or organizational issue.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Industry Innovators: Stone Payton and Todd Schnick - High Velocity Radio

Celebrates Top Performers Producing Better Results In Less Time

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Community Champion: Melissa Conrad - Community Benefit

40 Under 40: Georgia's Best & Brightest

Melissa Conrad
Associate Director - Georgia STAND-UP

Conrad was the first employee of this nonprofit (full name is Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Direc-tions and Unified Policies) that bills itself as a “think and act tank for working communities,” redefining neighborhood activism away from “not in my backyard” acrimony.

“Too often, groups are seen as being ‘anti’ something without offering positive solutions,” she says. “What we do is bring folks together – community residents, leaders and activists with government and developers – to be strategic in building more livable communities that benefit everybody.”

She does not so much fight City Hall as engage it in a productive, far-sighted process that ensures, for example, that residents who live near the BeltLine will enjoy economic benefits, employment opportunities and input in its construction.

“Most people want to play a role in civic life, in the progress of their communities, but don’t understand how the system works,” she says. “We give them a cadre of folks with expertise.”
– Source: Georgia Trend Magazine 


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Professional Profile: Aliko Dangote - Priceless Commodity

Aliko Dangote: 

Worth an estimated $2.1bn, Aliko Dangote is one of the richest men in Africa.
 Nigeria's first billionaire cements his fortune 

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) -- September 28, 2010 --

  • Aliko Dangote became Nigeria's first billionaire in 2007
  • He began his business in 1977 and has built it into a multi-billion dollar conglomerate
  • Dangote's business includes flour, sugar, pasta, clothing and cement
The Dangote Group, which he started in 1977, trading in commodities and building materials, is now a multi-billion dollar conglomerate spanning West Africa.

Today, the business covers flour, sugar, pasta, clothing and cement which made Dangote Nigeria's first billionaire in 2007, according to Forbes magazine.

Forbes said Dangote, 53, began his business at the age of 21 with a loan from his uncle. He studied business studies at Al-Azahar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Dangote said one of his cement factories, 30 minutes from Lagos, is already one of the largest in the world, and there are plans to double its capacity.

He is building another cement factory in Ibese, with workers from Nigeria, China and India.

Dangote is now one of the largest private sector employers in Nigeria, with a nationwide workforce of 12000, a figure that is set to rise with the opening of new factories.

Forbes puts Dangote at number 463 on its 2010 list of the world's billionaires, estimating his fortune to be $2.1bn.

It said that Dangote's commodities had helped him survive Nigeria's financial meltdown last year, although his fortune has diminished from $3.3 bn in 2008.

Dangote told CNN he was motivated to create an African success story and to create employment in his home country.

He said he was proud of his achievements: "I feel great. I'm feeling fulfilled that at least you are doing something great for your country.

"Nigeria is really the best place to invest. It is one of the best places to make money. You know all over the world it is the best kept secret actually in terms of investment."                        ~ Aliko Dangote
His drive is indisputable. Dangote says he works 12-hour days which always begin at 5am.

Despite the trappings of wealth -- he has two private planes and said he can't remember when he last flew on a commercial airline -- Dangote, married with two children, according to Forbes, says he lives a relatively simple life.

"I like exercising a lot," he said. "I go to the gym almost every day and I do about 15 km at least 6 times a week."

Dangote also says he is committed to improving the conditions of those living close to his factory, as part of his philosophy of corporate social responsibility.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Tell people what they should know; don't tell them what they should do. If what you tell them is truly of value; what they now know should inspire them to do.
~ Vincent L. Rogers

Monday, September 20, 2010

Professional Profile: Fabienne Fredrickson - Marketing Master

Fabienne Fredrickson is the founder of and creator of The Client Attraction System®, the most complete Client Attraction training program for private practices and small businesses.

Using the principles she teaches worldwide, Fabienne went from a mediocre private practice to one that was bursting at the seams, in less than 8 months. She then did it again with a second practice a year later, again filling it to capacity in less than 8 months. 10 years later, Fabienne now runs a 7-figure Client Attraction business teaching solo-entrepreneurs worldwide how to attract more clients, enjoy more freedom in their business, while working less and making more.

Fabienne is a widely respected expert on marketing for small businesses, known for combining innovative marketing strategies with powerful mindset principles that work to quickly and consistently produce results. To receive a FREE audio CD entitled “How to attract ALL the clients you need”, go to....

Friday, August 13, 2010

Featured Follower: Kelly Green - Brand Smart

Meet Coach Kelly

Welcome, my name is Kelly Green and I am your Personal Brand Blueprint coach! But, I’m also a Certified Wellness Coach. If you know anything about either of the two, you’re probably wondering what one has to do with the other. Let me explain:

The Background:
I spent 15 years as a marketing executive in the entertainment industry. During that time it was my job to market and promote recording artists from obscure unknowns to popular household names; and I did it well. Many of them received Grammy Awards and multi-platinum status, the highest accolades for a recording artist. But in 2005 it all came to an end, when the debilitating effects of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) became too much to manage in the fast paced, stressful world of entertainment. This eventually led to my being laid off.

I had been diagnosed with MS in 1992 at the age of 22 and up until the time I was laid off, I managed to “hide” the disease from most  people. Deep down I knew that it was becoming harder and harder to not only get around physically, but I had also become mentally fatigued and was having trouble concentrating. No one knew this of course, I tried to stay as far under the radar as possible. In the meantime, I was still traveling the world, networking at all hours, getting little sleep and I was not taking care of my health. I assumed that because I was still able to walk, that I was keeping the disease at bay - so I ignored it!

When I got laid off, I was hurt, angry and embarassed, but most of all I had no idea what I was going to do next! My ego wanted to continue living the lifestyle I had been living for 15 years, but deep down I knew that I needed a mental and physical break from it all.

The Turnaround:
In my attempt to find alternative ways of treating the MS, I was introduced to a health and wellness coach. After that meeting I was hooked! I decided to get certified as a wellness coach and begin a new career and a new life. Becoming a wellness coach allowed me to not only talk to people facing similar health challenges, it also gave me the flexibility and the less stressful lifestyle that I was looking for.

During my coaching sessions I began to notice an underlying theme among most of my clients – they had lost their identity in the illness. Whether their health issue was diabetes, MS, Lupus or being overweight, they had all lost sight of the person they were before the illness.

The AHA!:
That’s when it all clicked for me! I was not only coaching my clients to make better lifestyle choices, I was coaching them on how to reposition themselves. Although they did not know the technical term for what I was helping them to do, I was teaching them the importance of developing a Personal Brand.

The Result:
The Personal Brand Blueprint was created to empower people, regardless of where they are in their lives to define, distinguish and deliver their Personal Brand in the most authentic, holistic way! 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Industry Innovators: Sharonne D. Jones - Signature Colorist

Hues International Hair Color Education


Hello! I am SHARONNE D. JONES of Hues International Color Education. For 31 years I have enjoyed working in the beauty industry. I have found this experience very rewarding. I would now like to share my story with you in hopes that it will inspire you to do great things as well.

I started at the bottom like many of you, working as a shampoo assistant for the first 3 years of my career. This was followed by a 2 year apprenticeship. Ultimately, after obtaining my Master Cosmetologist license I became a premier Signature Colorist.

I did not get to this point over night mind you. It was only after years of frustration with obtaining unsatisfactory hair color results, that I decided to take my first color class. In that class, it seemed as though the instructor was speaking a foreign language. Still, I persevered because I was determined to overcome any obstacles.

I continued to invest in myself through more classes, symposiums, books, and trade literature. FINALLY I GOT IT! I’ve studied under the best in the industry. I’ve even had the privilege of studying at the world’s famous Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, England.

Now I am revered by my fellow colleagues in the industry as a hair color expert. I consistently maintain the integrity of my client’s hair in good condition. I am highly skilled at working with every imaginable type of relaxed and color treated hair. Now I want to share my expertise with you.

The education you will from receive Hues International will always be from your perspective – the perspective of the dedicated professional stylist. I have been where you’ve been. I’ve walked in your shoes. I promise to provide you with a level of understanding that will help you to avoid the frustrations that I experience earlier in my career. After studying with Hues International and completing our course, I am convinced that you will never have to fear or guess about expertly coloring hair ever again!

I am thrilled and excited to impart my knowledge unto you. You will receive pearls of wisdom, priceless experiences and a wealth of information. I anticipate meeting and exceeding your expectations. My expectation is that you leave well informed and READY to go put what you’ve learned to work immediately….for the professional and financial betterment of YOU!

This course has been in the making for 10 years and I assure you there is no other education available in the industry like Hues International Color Education.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Image: Protect Your Good Name

by Vince Rogers

William Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest arbiter of Western Literature to have ever lived. In his masterpiece of treachery and envy, Othello, he may have also delivered the most useful idiom to remember while continuously building your personal brand. In Act 3, Scene 3, of the play, the villainous Iago delivers a soliloquy that summarizes the essence of building your brand and managing your reputation:

"Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,

Is the immediate jewel of their souls.

Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;

'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;

But he that filches from me my good name

Robs me of that which not enriches him,

And makes me poor indeed."

Personally, I first learned these powerful words from my beloved grandmother many years ago. She tried to instill this valuable lesson in me time and time again. Grandma was a great proponent of Strategic Branding and Reputation Management long before these terms were in vogue. She just prescribed these maxims under the general heading of lessons you need to learn in order to be regarded as a good person.

Nowadays numerous books, seminars, dvds and cd programs are available to purchase on the topics of personal branding, brand management reputation management and various nuances and augmentations of these themes. Many of these products have information that is vital and if applied can make a great deal of impact in your life. As you continue to follow this column, I will share many such valuable tools and resources that I have developed or researched especially for you. However, I am convinced that many of the most essential, powerful and easily implementable keys to building your brand are the things you learned just as I did as a child.

I have identified Six Keys to Success that are essential to building a winning Success Plan. While these attributes are the key to implementing your overall Success Strategy, they are also integral to building your personal brand as well. These Six Keys to Success have been adapted to meet the complex demands of modern day enterprise building. However, you should realize very quickly that they are based on simple lessons that we've all learned over the years. Integrity in dealing with people, common sense in matters of good judgment and exercising good stewardship over the resources at your disposal are the essential requirements for successful personal branding.

1) Information: Become known as a trustworthy subject matter expert in your field.

2) Image: Go out into the world every day and look, sound and act the way you want to be treated.

3) Initiative: Always act on the basis of sound planning and good research, which leads to the pursuit of effective strategy.

4) Confidence: Through dedicating your self to winning small victories, you will be emboldened with the confidence that you've done your best; this will be the basis of the momentum that propels you to success.

5) Capital: The greatest source of future revenue and profits for your business will be determined by the purchasing and cost decisions you make today.

6) Contacts: You must assemble a winning team. You alone will never possess all of the skills and abilities required for perfection, nor will you ever be able to earn every certification or degree needed to answer every question.

In summary: You and you alone are responsible for controlling the quality of your brand. The image you present and the information you transfer to the public are signs of your dedication to quality and the soundness of your ideas. Many vital aspects contribute to successfully building a powerful personal brand. In most instances, if we would heed the vital life lessons we learned from our parents, grandparents and even the sage wisdom from the tales written by the Bard of Avon, we would be just fine. The answers we seek most often come when we remember to keep it simple, keep it honest and keep it consistent.

Vince Rogers is a highly skilled resource manager and communications consultant; trained in economics, marketing, project management and commercial real estate management. He possesses many years of successful experience in financial asset and real estate wealth building. He is the Principal Change Agent at Vince Rogers & Associates Contact us to help you to formulate a winning Success Plan for reaching your desired personal and professional destination. Please continue to visit this blog Disguised Limits @ to find more information you can use to Discover Life's Unlimited Opportunities!!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Featured Follower - Roland Lane, Jr.

Capital Research Group, LLC

Education: Master of Public Administration - Georgia State University; Bachelor of Arts - Morehouse College

Capital Research Group, LLC ("CRG") investigates and studies thousands of fiscal records of government agencies and private archives in Georgia in search of "unclaimed" assets belonging to individuals, surviving heirs of individuals and businesses.

There are now billions of dollars of unclaimed funds in bank and government accounts. I know because I managed an account myself while working in government that had millions of dollars of unclaimed funds. These funds lie dormant in accounts from wills and estates, insurance settlements, stocks and bonds, etc. waiting to be claimed by the rightful owners.

We are committed to refunding Georgians and those who have relocated the money due them.  We only research unpublished funds that sit in obscure government accounts and private archives. You can research published unclaimed money for yourself by going to your state's website. We do not recommend you pay anyone to do that because the government will refund your money at no cost once you contact them and fill out the appropriate paperwork.

Thank you in advance for your business. I look forward to connecting you with your funds.

Roland Lane, Jr.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Recommended Reading: Skirts in the Boardroom by Marshawn Evans

As one of the nation's leading experts on the art of maximizing potential, Reinvention Strategist, Entrepreneur and Entertainment Attorney, MARSHAWN EVANS is Founder of ME Unlimited®, a corporate life-enrichment consulting firm focusing on reinvention, diversity, innovative leadership and peak performance strategies.

She is also President of EDGE 3M Sports & Entertainment - a brand management firm responsible for elevating the profile of elite entertainers & professional athletes.

MARSHAWN is the author of SKIRTS in the Boardroom: A Woman’s Survival Guide to Success in Business & Life (Wiley 2008), and founder of The SKIRTS Network™ and The Work Your SKIRTS Awards.™

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Industry Innovators: Sam and Shani Leccima - Married Millionaires

While having dinner with some other married couples that were in business together, Sam and Shani Leccima gave birth to the concept for Married Millions. When they got home from dinner that evening, they searched the internet in hopes of finding a site that was dedicated to married couples that were in business together. 
They could not find one, so they created

Sam and Shani have been married since 2002. They have been together and in business with each other since 1999. They are the owners of several businesses, but their driving passion is real estate. Like many other business owners, they are always looking for a way to balance their business and home lives. For them, financial freedom means more than just having a lot of money. They have four beautiful daughters, and spending time with them is extremely important. The Leccimas believe that Business success means having the opportunity to live well and enjoy quality time with family.

Being married and in business together makes for a unique relationship. They have created a unique space on the internet where people in the same type of relationship can network, promote their businesses, and learn from each other. New business success stories are added to their blog several times a week. They also provide live interviews with business owners on their podcast.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Community Champion: Janice Robinson - Relationship Manager

Director, United Way V.I.P.

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

Education: Jackson State University • BS Business

Janice Robinson has served as the Director of United Way V.I.P. since 1994. During that time, she has worked to recruit and train a diverse group of talented individuals to serve on the board of directors of some of the most dynamic non-profit organizations in Metro-Atlanta.

United Way V.I.P. trains people from ethnically diverse and underrepresented populations into leadership roles in nonprofit agencies by leading participants through a comprehensive 10-week nonprofit service curriculum.

During the training, participants meet representatives from metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations to find an organization with a mission and needs that complements their own skills and interests. Started in 1992, V.I.P. now has more than 1,400 graduates.

By bringing ethnically diverse individuals into leadership positions, agencies enhance their understanding of the diverse needs of their clients — and become better able to meet those needs.

For more information about United Way V.I.P. please visit the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta @

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Bread, underwear and mattresses

are necessities....every thing else is a luxury purchase.

Just because you sell it, doesn't mean they will come. Every product needs a

strategic marketing plan.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Professional Profile: Dolly Lenz - Real Woman

By Trang Ho, Investor’s Business Daily

Dolly Lenz reigns as the queen of U.S. real estate.

"I just believe in trying to help in any way I can in adding value to somebody else's life"

As vice chairman of Prudential Douglas Elliman in New York City, she has moved more than $7 billion in real estate.

That's more than double the next top agent in the country.

As it is, Lenz sold $750 million worth of property in 2007 and raked in $10 million in commission, she says. By contrast, real estate agents' median sales volume that year was $1.6 million. And the income for an agent with comparable experience was $69,500, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Catering to wealthy entertainers and entrepreneurs, Lenz is a top power in New York real estate, along with Donald Trump.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Industry Innovator - Michael H. Ross

Michael H. Ross is a nationally recognized expert in economic development, community revitalization, equal business opportunity practices, procurement, and project management. He is the President & CEO of MHR International.

MHR International is one of the premier program management and management consulting firms in the Southeast. MHR International's involvement in managing the design and construction of venues for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta was among the company's earliest major achievements.

In addition to being a business leader, he has fulfilled an ongoing commitment to community outreach, with particular emphasis on empowering young people to reach their full potential. He is also strongly committed to providing opportunities for minority and female owned businesses.

Under MHR's Minority And Women Business Enterprise (MBWE) Inclusion efforts, Ross has monitored over $500 million in contracts awarded to minority, women, and other disadvantaged contractors. MHR International is an affiliate of the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), they are one of approximately 200 construction-related firms that partner with high school construction programs in the state to educate young people about career opportunities in the industry.

Michael H. Ross' ability to synthesize progressive business leadership with conscientious community citizenship is what truly makes him an Industry Innovator.

MHR International

Corporate Headquarters

44 Broad Street, Suite 610
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 880-9602 Fax: (404) 880-9622

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Featured Follower - Raymond V. Hayes Jr.

Managing Director

Atra Vir Capital, LLC

Education: Georgia State University - MS, Personal Financial Planning - J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Mercer University - MBA - Stetson School of Business and Economics
Morehouse College - BA, Finance

Raymond V. Hayes, Jr. is the founder and managing director of Atra Vir Capital, LLC. Atra Vir Capital was established in 2009. Atra Vir Capital is a client-focused investment firm, providing wealth management and investment advisory services.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Atra Vir Capital provides a broad range of investment and insurance products. Atra Vir Capital currently offers investment products within the State of Georgia, along with insurance products in Georgia and South Carolina.

Raymond Hayes has fourteen (14) years of experience in the investment field and has held Financial Advisor positions with AXA, and TD Waterhouse (TD Ameritrade) as well as having experience working at firms such as E*TRADE. Most recently, he held the position of Portfolio Management Associate with Smith Barney, where his duties included trading, rebalancing portfolios, and securities research.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Information: Ask the Right Questions

by Vince Rogers

Information is without a doubt the most important of the Six Keys to Success. Obtaining the right data in order to make the best possible decisions (not the most conveniently available data) is the key to formulating a winning Success Strategy. This is true whether you are embarking on a personal endeavor, a professional enterprise or taking a risk in any area of your life in which you are seeking to be successful.

In order to obtain the data you need to make the best decisions, you have to ask the right questions. Asking the right questions is not as easy as it sounds. Most of the time, we tend to ask the question that will give us the answers that we want to hear. Instead, we must have the courage to ask the right questions. This is the most effective way to gain the information we need to be successful at what we are trying to accomplish.

More often that not, we tend to seek out the information we are looking for from people who have no expertise in the area in which we are seeking advice. When it comes to obtaining the information you need to reach the highest levels of success, you must consult subject matter experts, thought leaders and change agents that can provide you with high quality answers to the right questions. Ultimately, if you input good data into the formulation of your Success Plan, chances are excellent that you will end up with a plan that should lead you to your desired result. Asking the right questions – the tough question, is the first step on the path to Discover Life's Unlimited Opportunities!!!!

Vince Rogers is a highly skilled resource manager and communications consultant; trained in economics, marketing, project management and commercial real estate management. He possesses many years of successful experience in financial asset and real estate wealth building. He is the Principal Change Agent at Vince Rogers & Associates Contact us to help you to formulate a winning Success Plan for reaching your desired personal and professional destination. Please continue to visit this blog Disguised Limits @ to find more information you can use to Discover Life's Unlimited Opportunities!!!!

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Monday, February 22, 2010


Try to find a reason not to buy anything; not to buy everything.

~ Vincent L. Rogers