July 9 marks the 10th anniversary of the Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life brand and radio show.

For 10 years, 120 months, 522 weeks, 3,652 days, 87,600 hours, 5,258,880 minutes, and 315,567,360 seconds, I have worked tirelessly to create a platform that could educate, inspire and motivate people to live the best life possible.

When I began, I didn’t think I would last one month, let alone a decade! But this journey has proven that with the right attitude, hard work, perseverance, and a few lucky breaks, anything is possible.

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Ten years ago I took a leap of faith and followed my heart, for the first time in my life.

The premiere of the radio show came during a time when I was searching to find the person I lost. It came at a time when a seed was planted within me, a seed that I didn’t bury and let die, but rather one that I watered and nurtured. It came at a time when unbeknownst to me, I was about to embark on a journey that would change the course of my life.

Throughout the past 10 years, I developed the show, which airs on a powerhouse AM News/Talk station in the New York market; created a monthly digital magazine that has impacted the lives of millions of people; been the keynote speaker and shared the stage with best-selling authors, political leaders, and motivators; worked with some of the most inspirational and influential people on the planet; and built a team of professionals that strive to change the world. In addition, I incorporated a multi-media communications company and a book publishing house.

Ten years ago when I shared my dream with a select few, one person told me that I was making a fool of myself and that people were laughing at me. Normally those words would have stopped me in my tracks, but for some reason they strengthened me. I have evolved into someone who no longer allows people to make me feel less than.

And so today, a decade later, looking back on what I have accomplished and who I have become, I say to you: Never let anyone mock or belittle your dream. Never let anyone stifle your passion. Never let anyone hold you down. Never let anyone take away your power!

The number 10 signifies the completion of a cycle and the start of a rebirth. I do not know what the next 10 years will bring, but I trust it will continue to be a remarkable journey. I look forward to every second of the next decade of possibilities!

Happy Anniversary Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life!

Happy Anniversary to Joan!