#FBF#BlackHistoryMonth My grandparents, Daddy Smith and Hazel Howard holding my aunt, Carole in Berkeley, California. Hazel attended Texas College (HBCU) “Historically Black College & Universities" and got her Masters in English from the University of Denver. Daddy Smith attended Bishop College (HBCU) and got his Masters in Education from Columbia, NY. They both traveled outside of Texas to get their Masters because the state of Texas didn’t allow African American’s to go to graduate school in Texas at that time. My parents had to travel outside of Texas to get their graduate degrees as well. My grandmother taught English in Marshall, Texas and my grandfather taught science in a school district 30 miles away because of a rule that prohibited husband and wife from teaching in the same school district. Both of my grandparents taught in segregated schools. They had four children all of which graduated college with 3 of the 4 of getting graduate degrees. I was going to ask if they were allowed to carry guns in their school while they taught but then remembered they couldn't vote, so there's that. 🏦*
During WWII there weren’t many jobs, so they packed up and moved to California where my grandfather built Navy warships. My father was born in Berkeley which would explain at least some of his quirkiness 🤣. My daughter goes to college now at Cal Berkeley so it feels like at least in some ways we've come full circle.
Want to be a good business owner, executive, or friend? Know your purpose.
Want to be a good lover, companion, or spouse? Know your purpose.
Want to be a good investor of time, talent or treasure? Know your purpose.
Want to manage well and lead better? Know your purpose.
Everything starts with purpose. If you don't know yours you'll flounder under someone else's. To learn your purpose you need to be vulnerable, courageous, and honest. Until you do that, you will not lead well.
Begin to act on purpose, not by mistake.
Shine louder. Visit the link on bio for podcast episodes, more love, inspiration and positivism. Quotes taken from RIK's www.achieverprogram.com. ❤️
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Dr. Rob McKenna and Dr. Joey Collins are spending some time up north in the great state of Alaska working with the Alaska Department of Transportation! So excited WiLD Leaders gets to partner with this awesome team of leaders once again!
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Love wins! Visit the link on bio for podcast episodes, more love, inspiration and positivism. Quotes taken from RIK's www.achieverprogram.com. ❤️
Do what you say. It's as simple as that.Visit the link on bio for podcast episodes, more love, inspiration and positivism. Quotes taken from RIK's www.achieverprogram.com. ❤️
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What we DO is not as important as the STORY about what we do 📚
The STORY about what we do is the difference that makes the difference 💡
It’s not just about achieving your goal to achieve your goal ❌
It’s about achieving your goal so the rest of us can gain more belief in what is possible 🎯
Be unstoppable 🚀
I started my own business because I felt like a shell of myself. I was going through the motions. Get up, work out, go to work, go home, go for a walk, eat dinner, read. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. ⠀
I knew there was something more. Something that lit me up. Something that brought me more alive. ⠀
I began by creating my own business entity as a contractor for a private tutoring company in San Jose, Costa Rica. While there, I pursued my coaching certification, which felt like the perfect next step since I had been coaching and conducting professional development training for the previous six years. ⠀
Upon my return to the US, I coached for free for close to 100 hours. I eventually got my website up, got some headshots, and worked on marketing. Things should be flowing, now, right?⠀
They didn't. It was fits and starts. I would have clients, then no clients, then clients, and then no clients again. ⠀
What gives? I was focusing on the problem to the exclusion of the solution. The solution was to come back to me. To remember why I started down this road in the first place: I wanted to help people transform their lives, rewrite their story from one of struggle and discontent to one of success and fulfillment. I wanted to be location independent. I wanted to determine my own schedule and my own rules yet here I was following rules that weren't working for me. ⠀
Not anymore. ⠀
Once I stripped away all the rules and blocked out all the noise, what remained was seven core tenets of how I run my business. It's not a formula where you have to follow these seven steps exactly or it won't work. It is a foundation that guides everything you do in your business - from enrolling your first client to creating your first $10k month. It informs how you show up each day and leads you to your next right step to continue to grow your business smartly and soulfully. ⠀
If you are ready to run your business on your terms, to show up authentically and powerfully, and to step into being that powerful, passionate, impactful, and prosperous business owner and entrepreneur that you know you are meant to be, I invite you to reach out to me to learn more. ⠀
Time to shine.
Who we are becoming as people and leaders is tied to what we are naturally gifted to do. We are either excelling in our talents or we are not.
We are either being intentional about becoming GREATER in our talent zone or we are busy trying to be well-rounded and not becoming GREAT at anything.
StrengthsFinder provides a basis for tapping into our greatest potential. When understood and applied, we are positioning ourselves and our teams for huge impact. We want to help you tap into your GREATEST potential.
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The mental process of formulating an effective question requires deliberate thought and brevity of expression. The quality of the question often influences the value of the response. Complex blades of grass, simple drops of water. Yellowstone NP, 2004. #WhoWhyWhat#InspiringEffectiveLeadership#Mentor