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Social change requires you to dream big like MLK and agitate the status quo.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day highlights an opportunity for us to reflect on our community, our hopes and dreams, and our path to a better future.

The Reverend King inspires us to not only pursue our dreams and goals but also to fight against injustice and social inequity. He challenges us to become agitators.

In his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. King talks about his desire to foster tension because the community has become complacent.   He is referenced as an “outside agitator.”

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Discover how to breakthrough your career blahs in 2017.

“Find your passion and the money will follow.”

“Do what you love even without a business plan.”

These Pollyanna statements cause a nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach because they mislead you into thinking that life is easy, blissful, and that money just shows up.

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Here’s how to turn a “Have to” into a “Want to”

 Be honest.

Do you find yourself thinking, “I have to do this! while deep inside you are dragging, resisting, or avoiding every possible step to actually do the task at hand?  

Do you ever think, “they are making me do this?”  “They”  could be your teacher assigning you homework, your boss giving you an undesirable project, your parents requiring some family obligation, or your church group, friends, or the I.R.S. requiring some action on your part.

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Reach your full potential with GRIT

Are you convinced that successful people are accomplished because they are highly talented in a particular area?

Angela Duckworth in her book GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance describes countless research studies demonstrating that individuals who rise to the top exhibit both passion and grit to achieve their goals.  In other words, talent is really derived from the willingness to put in continuous extra effort to practice, practice practice.

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Are you on track with your New Year’s resolutions?

Remember those New Year’s resolutions you set back in January 2016?  

Remember how important they were to you and how determined you were to achieve them?

It is time to take an honest look at where you are now in completing those goals.  

According to John Norcross and Dominic Vangarelli close to 60% of people will drop their resolutions by 6 months reverting back to old behaviors and habits.  Peter Herman concluded that many people don’t achieve their goals because of “false hope syndrome.” This means that there is a fundamental difference between the goal and your personal belief that you are capable of reaching it.

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Do you have an Olympian mindset?

Like many of you, for the past two weeks I was glued to the television watching with tremendous admiration athletes of all races, from both third world and first world countries, share the stage in performing extraordinary athletic feats under intense pressure and competition at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Savoring this fleeting glimpse into the accomplishments of these world class athletes, my hope was that their dedication, commitment, and drive would become a source of motivation that would propel me forward to new heights and personal bests.

I wondered:

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4 ways to navigate roadblocks and setbacks

Drawing on decades of research, noted social scientist and author Brené Brown advocates that the path to success lies in the ability of individuals to experience failure along the way.

Many successful entrepreneurs support this theory.  Consider Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin empire, who started several businesses that have fallen completely flat such as Virgin Cola and Virgin Brides.

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