Have you ever wondered how to spark change and overcome obstacles within your family? If so, then look no further! Today, we will learn how to prevent certain events from ruining communication methods within your life.
What are the types of topics that people don’t talk about freely? - 6:55
Out of all the topics, guess the two that people don’t like to discuss. If you guessed finances and insecurities, then you’re correct! Many people feel compelled to keep their business to themselves; being silent about these issues, though, is what creates generational curses. Yikes!
When generational curses start in the home, there will be no time until it begins to affect the children. Therefore, it is becoming even more crucial to foster effective communication between parent and child.
What advice do you have for people trying to bounce back from financial turmoil? - 19:04
If you’re currently in a financial bind, keep your head up! There are several ways to cut down on your financial troubles and live a life of abundance:
Any thoughts to leave with the audience? - 33:59
If there’s one thing that Jamey Jenkins wants to leave for the audience, it’s that sometimes the best things in life aren’t things at all. What does this mean? Well, memorable moments in life are not all about material things. They can be memories, time spent with people, and more.
Jamey Jenkins is a first generation graduate of Alcorn State University. He completed his bachelors in Political Science in 2002. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Since that time he has been the successful owner of multiple companies. He is also a 16 year veteran at Nissan North America. Jamey is the Founder and CEO of Hello Black man enterprises. Hello Black Man was originated as a Journal series to restore communication within the black community and more importantly within the black family. It has sparked a fire and that company is now exploring apparel, jewelry, podcast, conferences, building a nonprofit organization to support the black man throughout life and much more. Hello Black Man will be globally known and accepted as a breakthrough. The movement can be found on all social media platforms, the website helloblackman.com and the journals can be purchased on amazon.
Did you ever think we’d be in the middle of a global pandemic AND global protesting for Black lives in the year 2020?
As of late, I’ve spent countless hours thinking to myself just how much this feels like a few pages out of a history book. Like… How is this even real? One of these days all of what is happening now WILL be a few pages in a history book, and it’ll be quite a story to tell.
Until then, here’s what I know about it...
Most of all… it’s EXHAUSTING AS HELL.
Yet, in the midst of all that’s happening, one of the things that we can do is simply take a moment to process and make meaning for ourselves about what’s taking place. Once we’ve had a moment to gather ourselves, we must take the time to figure out how we want to move forward in doing the work to move our people and the world forward. The most important thing, however, is that you show up in a way that makes sense to you so that your work is most impactful--you’ve got to pull up how you pull up!
Have you ever considered that your purpose and mental health are connected? Like… Has it ever crossed your mind that by not doing what's necessary to take care of your mental health may be what's keeping you from living out your purpose? I found myself thinking about this quite a bit after having this conversation with Tanya. I've always known that our purpose is what keeps us motivated in so many ways. Yet, it never dawned on me until looking at purpose from another lens, that if I don't do what's necessary to take care of my mental health that I can't serve the people who I was put on this Earth to serve.
As someone who has experienced significant loss (a sister, sister in law, and grandmother within two years’ time), Tanya understands the importance of getting the support you need to continue to be well mentally and spiritually. Thus, she charges us to do what we have to do take care of ourselves and put our pride aside to get the help that we may need.
Tanya J. Miller of Tanya J. Miller, LLC, and Talking with Tanya, is an author, speaker, coach, and strategist with a passion for helping people and organizations figure out how to do life and leadership unapologetically on purpose.
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Last month, I did 21 days of gratitude with Mr. Dr. Hudson (it was SO moving and much needed). One of the things that I found myself sharing was being grateful for reading. When I get a good book, I don't want to put it down. It's with the turn of each page that something "comes to me," and I get so excited to see what's next. I really enjoy reflecting of what I’m learning while reading as well. I'm always enthused when I can jump on a call with a friend who has read the book--we indulge in processing and digesting what we took from it.
Recently, I had an "ah ha!" moment when I realized how much reading has helped me with mental wellbeing by shifting my perspective on various topics. As we’re celebrating mental health this month, I thought it would be cool to share with you how turning pages has been transformational for me.
So, here’s to you turning pages (literally) in your life, too.
Don't forget to check out the books I mentioned if you're interested:
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It sucks when something that you’ve been looking forward to for the longest doesn’t happen. It feels frustrating when you’ve worked hard for something just for things to not work out as you’d hoped. It hurts even more when things fall apart and there’s nothing that you can do about it. Graduation is upon us and this time around is like nothing we have ever seen before. At a moment such as this one, when you have put your all into getting to this place and have been looking forward to this momentous occasion, it is tough to deal with feeling like it was just ripped away. You can even end up feeling even more helpless when you think about there being nothing you can do about it. However, I want you to know that you are not alone, share my story of graduating disappointed when I got my PhD a few years ago, and offer you some perspective for getting this time of your life (and maybe even a few moments in the future).
What do you do when you know that you're created for something greater, but the life before you says otherwise? You choose to win anyways! From being born in Oakland and raised in South Central Los Angeles to becoming a graduate of Yale, later student of law at UC Berkeley, and now a first-gen professional--Antonio has not let anything, or anyone, stand in the way of the life he knew was meant for him. Join us as we chat about dreaming big, making tough but necessary choices, understanding social capital, and important lessons for those considering the path to law.
Antonio Ingram is a first-generation college graduate and now professional. He attended Yale where he studied religion and then UC Berkeley School of Law where he studied human rights. Antonio has visited over 30 different countries, is Fulbright Scholar, and has clerked for two different federal judges. He has a heart for justice and making sure that the paths that he is forging are wide enough for people to enter in after him.
So, how YOU durin'? The last few weeks have been a lot to process--I'm with you. The thing is that it's a good time for us to press pause for a moment and think about what all of this means. In the midst of frustration, disappointment, and uncertainty... we might not like it, BUT it's a part of life that we learn to ride the wave. So, here's my take on sittin' with sh*t.
Have you ever been in a career that was successful, but that you knew that it wasn’t what you were meant to do? Dethorn Young was an assistant vice president at Capital One in New York City, when he decided that this was not what he was meant to do. So he made some big changes including living in other countries for a while, until he found out who he really was and what he wanted to be doing. We talk about how it’s okay to change directions and how to listen to yourself to find who you truly are. Now Dethorn is a personal development coach living in LA, living in his purpose. In our conversation Dethorn is very transparent in that his path was not a straight one, and is honest about some of the struggles he had to endure to get to the place he is today.
Are you a first generation-college graduate and a first-generation to the United States? Being the first can be difficult, but it is getting through these transitions where we grow to become someone better than our past selves. Cesar shares with us his transitions from being born in Mexico to now becoming an entrepreneur. Being transparent in our story is what gives others the strength to know that they can keep moving forward and aspire for more.
Cesar was born in a small town in Jalisco, Mexico and moved to the US when he was 10 years old to a small agricultural town in the Salinas Valley. He is a first-generation professional working in higher education for over 15 years. The common thread in his work has been supporting first-generation, low-income (FLI) students at various levels. Cesar’s college career began at a community college before earning his BA and MA. He recently began working on his EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership, which he will use to further my work supporting FLI students.