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Those who watch SCANDAL, especially women, can’t help but to admire Olivia Pope’s wardrobe, hair and resourceful use of business savvy and Public Relations tactics to spin positive on her client’s livelihood.  While anyone can do without the drama that comes with that territory, it is most certainly a fascinating TV life of indulgence to which many escape for about 45 minutes.

Question!  Does it ever get tiring living vicariously through the drama surrounding fictional characters when your own life is wasting by the wayside?  What have you done to jumpstart your career?  What have you done to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle?  What have you done to educate your way into a future that is rewarding both financially and mentally stimulating?

The real SCANDAL is the lie you constantly tell yourself, I WILL…TOMORROW!

SCANDAL is loosely based on the life of a real person who was so great at her job that it inspired someone else to a career far beyond her imagination.  Who do you inspire?  Judy Smith is the former lawyer and deputy press secretary of President George H. W. Bush.  She successfully represented the likes of Kobe Bryant, Michael Vick and Monica Lewinsky in addition to several other high profile clients who were embroiled in SCANDALS of their own.  Smith continues to run her own crisis management firm in Washington D.C. and is also currently serving as co-executive producer to the SCANDAL television show.

There are many Judy Smiths in the world who enjoy or have enjoyed successful careers that parlayed into inspiration that allowed others to be great.  The beauty of this is that greatness can and should be a trickle-down effect that encourages someone else to shoot for the moon.


As my aunt would say, “GET UP OFF OF YOUR DO-NOTHING” and go after your dreams instead of watching someone fulfill theirs on television.  It is time to take that course, get that certification, invest in that business, etc.   Whatever it is, it’s time for you to get yours.  But remember, the most important aspect of your dreams is that they are guided by God’s will for your life.  Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all these things will be added unto you.  It’s time!  What are you waiting for?  Let the next episode be your life going in a forward trajectory of success and purpose.  Stop the SCANDAL now and live your dreams.  What do you have to lose?  Don’t worry, Olivia Pope is not going any where any time soon.

Blessings and Inspiration,

Shannon Ayers Speaks