Tagged: Serena Williams

Serena Williams: “Still I Rise.”

Courtesy BBC Sport

This is the best 2:11 minutes you will spend today.

Get inspired by Serena Williams–2016 Wimbledon champion, and now winner of 22 grand slams, matching Steffi Graf’s record–by hearing her read Maya Angelou’s tremendous poem, “Still I Rise.” The video is a powerful and beautiful, just like Serena.

And let’s face it: We can all use some inspiration these days.

Rise! And have a Terrific Tuesday!


Sisterhood, Achievement–and Giggles.

Whether we’re wrapping up work or getting that last-minute shopping done, I know we’re feeling the hustle and bustle of the season. And if you’re like me, you’ve already turned your attention to the next year.

So here’s my holiday gift to you: Venus Williams introducing sister Serena (and Serena’s acceptance speech) at the Sports Illustrated 2015 Sportsperson of the Year award last week.

It was hilarious. And we can use a bit of hilarity as we’re wrapping up work–or presents.

First, Venus and her big sisters introduce Serena. It’s a joy to watch them. If you watch and listen closely, you’ll glimpse the bubbly little girls within, brewing with promise and dreaming of adventures.

Courtesy Sports Illustrated

Next is Serena accepting her award.

Courtesy Sports Illustrated

So pause. Watch these speeches, and share their joy and giggles–and inspiration. And remember why all of our hustle and bustle is worth it.