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From Tough Situations…To A Positive Mindset

The mind is a powerful thing. I’m sure you’ve heard that saying before, but what exactly does it mean to you? Have you ever thought about the impact that your thoughts have on you? A good chunk of what we do during the day appears first as a thought before we actually “do” an action.…

A Quick Thought About Success

In this blog you’ll come across the topic of success. I want to be clear, success means something different to everyone. Your definition of success may be a good job and happy family, while others definition may be financially, educationally, socially driven or it may be a combination of multiple factors. The key is to…

Your Gift vs. Your Passion: A Brief Explanation

Gift: It is my belief that everyone is born gifted in certain areas of their life. You know you have a gift when you excel at something with little effort (although it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still work to improve in that area). For example, you may be a naturally gifted public speaker. With little…

Don’t Fall In Love With The Way You Won In The Past

This morning I heard a quote on a podcast that I listen to frequently (The Secret to Success Podcast). It’s not uncommon for me to come across a quote that I like, but there was something different about this one. It spoke to me on a personal level, and caused me to self-reflect a little…

A Simple Method for Effective & Efficient Daily Reading

I was recently asked about my daily reading routine. The young woman who asked was curious as to how I was able to read books and apply them to my life on such a consistent basis. I didn’t think much of it and casually explained my reading habits to her. She thanked me and mentioned…

Food for Thought: Pursue Knowledge for the Right Reasons

A few months ago, I found myself trying to answer an interesting question–what was my main motivation for learning? The question was posed to me while I was reading a short passage written by a philosopher who lived centuries ago. This question forced me to self reflect. Is my motivation to learn in order to…

An Introduction to Strategy (Reading List)

Strategy: a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. Strategic thinking is a sought after skill, but it’s not usually taught in school. It’s somewhat of a hidden art that most people learn by apprenticing under other strategists. But what do you do if you’re curious and want to…

Don’t Count Yourself Out: You Don’t Need a High IQ to Succeed

I want you to read the following statement aloud and write it down somewhere where you can see it every day. You do not have to be the smartest person; you just have to be smart enough. Many of us know “that one guy/girl” we assumed would go on to be a brilliant lawyer, doctor,…

Learning After Graduation and The Great Equalizer

I come from a Black, single parent, working class background. Some would say the cards were stacked against me. While this may have been true, my mother and grandmother equipped me with an equalizer—an understanding and love of education. In the 19th century Horace Mann called education the “great equalizer of the conditions of men.”…

Identify Your Gift, Pursue Your Passion, Do What Makes You Feel Good

Everyone has gifts–talents that they’ve naturally excelled at since birth. Usually, we find joy in performing activities that involve the use of our gifts. However, somewhere along the way we may decide to abandon our gifts and natural talents in order to pursue jobs that we don’t enjoy and are not skilled at, but we…

3 Books To Help You Understand People

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 By: Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves Short-Medium Read https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6486483-emotional-intelligence-2-0 If you’re familiar with Daniel Goleman and the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ), the next step is reading Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Where Emotional Intelligence explains the concept of EI, Emotional Intelligence 2.0 provides a road-map for boosting the readers EI. The…

Observe Everything! The World Is Your Classroom!

One of the most important skills one can have is the skill of observation. A true self learner has the ability to learn from anyone, in any situation, at any given time. Men and Women like Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, Malcolm X, Jane Goodall, and others did not just rely on what that had…

A Homemade Education

photo by: unsplash-logoDebby Hudson It is important to remember that education can take place anywhere. You may not have the opportunity to attend or afford prestigious schools like Harvard, Yale, or Howard–but you can always use a “homemade education” to supplement the community college, local university, or trade school education you already have. Malcolm Little,…

Be Prepared To Step Through The Door

Photo by Eugenio Mazzone on Unsplash One difficulty that urban adults often encounter is lack of opportunity. This is often due to a combination of a limited professional network and lack of experience that employers often look for. Even those young adults who have earned college degrees have a hard time finding opportunity in their desired fields. An…

Consider Finding A Mentor

Regardless of profession, there is always someone who has more experience than us. There are always people who have spent significantly more time working, made more mistakes, had more success, and learned more lessons than we have.

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Author: L.S.H.

I'm a young man originally from Northeast, Ohio. Learning is a lifelong process.

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