Brighten the World with Color and Compassion

It has been said that the depth of a person’s heart can be measured by their love for animals. Doe Deere, artist, musician, and founder of Lime Crime Make Up produces vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics to improve confidence, and lift the spirit.

 

Lime Crime came on a whim with the creation of an eBay store. The name is as original as the woman who came up with it. One of the nice things about today’s world is that through the internet, the opportunities to develop a successful business are endless. According to Deere, anything is possible with a vision, a belief in yourself, and the courage to trust your instincts, and take a chance.

 

Creativity is nothing new for Doe Deere. From an early age she demonstrated a sense of adventure, inspired by the world around her. For Deere, every individual creates their own story, part of which is how one presents one’s self to the rest of the world. Through her own life experiences and self-discovery, she got to know herself well and, she understood that self-awareness is a key for connecting with consumers. That philosophy reflects the mission of her company to provide a product in demand that encourages self-expression and self-exploration. As a means for self-expression, Lime Green makeup boasts brilliant colors, and sense of style. For Deere, it was quite simple – develop a line of makeup that other companies were not offering, the crazier the color, the better. The concept caught on, and the rest is history.

 

Doe is, and always has been an entrepreneur at heart. Her journey from musician to one of the most successful female entrepreneurs (according to Self-Made magazine) brought her from Russia to New York to Los Angeles. New York, however, is where she came of age, matured, met her soulmate. New York is where she dared to dream then do something about it. Her journey has made her who she is today – businesswoman, mentor, and motivational speaker.

 

Deere has been asked many times what advice she would give to others with an entrepreneurial spirit. Her answer is to embrace that sense of adventure, run with it without looking back. Seek to exceed your potential without compromising your moral principles.

 

Doe credits her good fortune to her customers whom she says teach her how to improve her line of makeup. For her, it is simple. Listen, learn, and make a good thing better. Always trust your instincts.

 

With that in mind, she is aware that to be blessed carries a great responsibility to give back. Lime Crime Makeup has continued to make a difference in peoples’ lives, but Doe does not stop there. Deere has taken up the cause of animal welfare as a way to brighten up the lives of our furry friends. She donates to support no-kill shelters, and has also adopted animals herself.

 

For all the ways Doe has made the world a better place, for her compassion and kindness, I wish her continued success. Learn more: https://www.limecrime.com/pages/our-founder

Hussain Sajwani Completes The Circle of Success

As a schoolboy, Hussain Sajwani worked long hours after school for his father in the family business in Dubai. The variety store that his father owned sold Chinese imports, office supplies, and consumer goods, and although Hussain got lots of good experience, the long hours were at times a little too much for a young boy.

 

He told his father that when he grew up he would certainly not be a businessman because of the long hours, but that he would prefer to be a professional with a degree so he would be able to work regular hours.

 

Hussain earned a degree from the University of Washington majoring in economics and engineering. He then traveled back home to Dubai and worked for a Dubai gas company as an engineer. However, that career only lasted for a short time as he capitalized on a very good opportunity that came his way. He formed a catering firm that sold food to the United States Army during the Gulf Wars that occurred in that region in the early 90s.

 

That was a very successful business and it paved the way for Sajwani’s later successes. He learned a great deal about running a large business from that experience. The catering company is still in business today.

 

In 2002, Sajwani formed DAMAC Properties, a real estate development and management company. He had guessed correctly that when the UAE loosened the restrictions on immigration, allowing foreign nationals to permanently settle in the UAE, that there would be somewhat of a land and real estate boom. DAMAC would become the foundation of wealth for the Hussain Sajwani family.

 

That is exactly what occurred and people quickly took to the wonderfully built luxury apartments and villas that had rapidly become the trademark of DAMAC. Sajwani was a master promoter and marketer, and the demand was great because of his efforts. In fact, his first project was completely sold out before any construction had even begun.

 

The DAMAC owner was very conservative in running his business, as he always paid cash for the land, and financed very little of the rest of the project. In this manner, the entire business model was very solid.

Cells Phones as Weapons? The Urgent Public Saftey Issue of Inmates’ Access to Contraband Cell Phones

Cell phones and smartphones are awesome tools for connecting with friends and loved ones and for simply getting things done. Normally, a cell phone would never be considered a weapon, but prisons are not normal environments to say the least.

 

Robert Johnson definitely knows such environments very well. As a 15-year veteran corrections officer (CO) working primarily on one of the most difficult and dangerous tasks for a CO –- uncovering and seizing contraband -– Johnson experienced what a lot of prison workers dread. In March of 2010, his professional life came crashing into his everyday life with an ear-splitting bang.

 

A large man, an intruder, had exploded through Johnson’s door early that March morning with a gun, intent on killing him. As the pieces were fitted together later, it turned out that a particularly heinous prison gang had put a contract out on Johnson’s life about two weeks before, when he and his fellow team of officers had intercepted a package containing what was estimated to be $50,000 in undisclosed contraband.

 

While Johnson was shot six times in the torso, he miraculously survived. Seven years later he is in constant pain but refuses to stop his advocacy efforts to bolster his former co-workers in tackling the mounting public-safety problem of contraband cell phones in the hands of inmates.

 

Why is Johnson so tireless in his efforts? The despicable gang that arranged for the attempt on his life had both paid off and communicated with the would-be assassin by using a smuggled-in cell phone. Another example demonstrating why Johnson never stops advocating is the horrific and tragic case of the murder of a baby, coordinated via a cell phone by locked-up convicts trying to send a gang-land message.

 

To pay the bills as well as continue his advocacy efforts, Johnson now works as a consultant with Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies is an industry-leading provider of technology solutions for civil and criminal justice concerns all across the country.

 

Securus — in particular their innovative Wireless Containment Solutions (WCS) division — is the perfect place for Johnson to work at because they can boast of owning the nation’s only prison cell phone interdiction service.

 

After having spent a considerable length of time and money –- reports are that WCS cost over $40 million to develop and deploy -– Securus recently released their first internal data, in effect showing the technology in action. It showed that between July 2016 and July 2017, their WCS service stopped dead in its tracks 1.7 million unauthorized calls emanating from behind the eight prison walls where the service was active.

 

As part of his current work, Johnson was in Washington last March to testify before the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is a huge player in Johnson’s and other public safety advocates’ efforts because the current federal law makes clear that any and all attempts to “jam” or wholly block a cell signal is illegal.

 

Securus Technologies’ ingenious side-step solution is to simply build their own miniature, on-site cell network to monitor calls originating from inside the prison. The service simply declines to allow any unauthorized numbers through to the wider network, though all 911 calls are allowed to connect.

What Shiraz Boghani Means To Sussex Healthcare

Since Shiraz Boghani is the chairman of Sussex Healthcare, he has been able to make a difference in the company. He knows there are different things the company needs and he has tried to always give them the opportunities that will allow them to keep growing to new heights. For Shiraz Boghani to try these things, he had to be prepared to make things better for his company. He decided the best way to do things would be to put together new opportunities for people who were in different situations.

He also knew these things would allow Shiraz Boghani the chance to try and make everything better on his own. While Shiraz Boghani knew a lot of the business had to do with him, he also knew there were things that would allow him to grow the company when he was in different areas of business according to bloomberg.com.

Shiraz Boghani had to work with many different people to make sure he was helping them with the opportunities they had in business. He had to show them there would be changes and he had to make sure they would know what would happen if he was working toward a more positive future for Sussex Healthcare. There have been many times when Sussex Healthcare has been better than other companies and many of those times have been because of what Shiraz Boghani has done for them.

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While Shiraz Boghani knows what it means to help other people and knows it will bring good to those who are a part of the system, he also knows there will be some changes he can make toward a better future with the healthcare industry. It has allowed him to make things easier and has given him a chance to show others what they can get from the healthcare industry.

By focusing on everything he has done with certain companies and with partnerships that he has, Shiraz Boghani has been able to help people have a better understanding of the way the healthcare system works.

He also makes sure they know that hospitality is a huge part of the business. If they are just providing healthcare and aren’t able to do anything else other than that, they aren’t actually giving their patients the best experience they can.

Instead, they’re not giving them a good option with the hotel-like feel they have in different companies and areas. It has helped Shiraz Boghani to make things better.

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