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Here’s our list of the BEST ENTREPRENEUR movies to watch for inspiration. The Pursuit of Happyness Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money. The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.

The Social Network

In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend (Andrew Garfield). Based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires.”

The Shawshank Redemption Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years.


Boiler Room

Forrest Gump Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save -- his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).

Welcome to the infamous “boiler room” -- where twenty something millionaires are made overnight. Here, in the inner sanctum of a fly-by-night brokerage firm, hyper-aggressive young stock jocks peddle to unsuspecting buyers over the phone -- and are rewarded with mansions, Ferraris and more luxury toys than they know what to do with. In this unassuming Long Island enclave, Gen Xers chase the green at breakneck speeds, sometimes one step ahead of the law.

Jerry McGuire

When slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a crisis of conscience, he pens a heartfelt company-wide memo that promptly gets him fired. Desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts his own management firm, with only single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger) joining him in his new venture. Banking on their sole client, football player Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jerry and Dorothy begin to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work.

The Rocky Collection

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter’s scheduled opponent is injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meat-packer pal Paulie (Burt Young).


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Patricia Stanley- Brock is a highly accomplished media influencer who is well known for her enlightening conversations to many diverse audiences. Her charismatic personality exudes limitless creativity and sharp wit accompanied by a huge dose of southern sophistication and distinction. The Dublin, Georgia native is the proud wife of Pastor Martin Brock and mother to 3 accomplished professionals, Joshua, Johnathan and Hannah. With her stunning beauty and undeniable charm, Patrica commands the attention of every room she enters. Graduating from Dublin high school in 1988, Patricia has adapted extremely well to the ever-changing media industry. She has built her career brick by brick ensuring that every move she makes is purposeful and positive. Living on purpose hasn’t come without it’s share of challenges but the resilience of the media superstar won’t allow her to accept defeat. Her consistency and robust personality landed her with her own talk show in her hometown. The “Real Talk” talk show aired 3 times a day and has been considered a television favorite since it began. Patricia has greatly impacted thousands of families in the southern region of the United States. She selflessly pours into her community helping others to come out of their shell. The community loves and celebrates her just as she loves being a light to all that encounter her.


Patricia comes from a large, close-nit family. She has 13 siblings. She loves her family deeply and enjoys spending time with them. She majored in Drama Therapy in college and thoroughly enjoys participating in her church’s drama ministry program. Her creative soul enjoys the entire thespian experience from creating the costumes to the final act. She also enjoys reading, arts & crafts, traveling, visiting her children and spending time with her husband. True to herself, Patricia or “Pat” as she is known, has the uncanny ability to connect with anyone. People appreciate her transparency and the way she treats everyone with love and kindness. Her personal mantra is “INTEGRITY WINS OUT.” She believes that maintaining your integrity is a vital part of growth.

INTEGRITY WINS OUT With the sophistication of Michelle Obama... The poise and elegance of Phylicia Rashad... The wit and respect of Oprah and the relatability of Ellen, Patricia Stanley- Brock is proof that when we start living on purpose, we tend to find our purpose. As her legacy is far from over, this southern belle embodies the phrase, “Great is thy faithfulness, great is thy reward!”


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Javi Renee is a sensational artist & serial Entrepreneur with a massively creative mind. This millennial mogul achieves everything she sets out to do and makes it look effortless.

Javi accredits her golden heart and beautiful spirit to her extraordinary mother. Although she is biologically her mothers’ only child, she has 15 siblings that her mom nurtured and cared for as well. The saying, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” is extremely fitting here as Javi is also a generous and genuine humanitarian. Her love for children has allowed her to inherit 2 of her own. Although the circumstances weren’t ideal, she is a natural when it comes to caring for others. Her earlier work with The Boys & Girls Club inspired her to start her own charitable work. She started a program called

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REVAMP is a program that allows children to customize donated sneakers. Javi uses her own resources, her personal time and impeccable skill to inspire and enhance the quality of life for these children. The self proclaimed “Sneaker Head” thoroughly enjoys giving back to her community and anyone in need.


With a strong spiritual foundation, Javi relentlessly navigates through life proving that anything is possible. Overcoming many obstacles and seemingly unbearable situations, she has mastered the art of the hustle. Her twin brothers’ untimely demise could have paralyzed her but she moved forward like the champion she is. In fact, Javi gave STANDARD this interview while at the hospital with her mother who is terminally ill. She insisted that we continue with the interview because her mom is everything to her and she is the reason Javi will never settle. Initially her mom would have preferred that she become a nurse but is equally, if not more, proud of her for following her heart and her own path to becoming the stellar woman she is today. To be an entrepreneur one must be fearless and persistent about reaching their goals, right? Jo’Vonne “Javi Renee” Collier is a TV personality, motivational speaker, Plus size model and of course she’s an entrepreneur. She is the owner & CEO of POPPIN by Javi Renee, her wildly successful cosmetic line. She also owns The ART of the HU$TLE Apparel. Appearing on “The Grand Hustle,” Javi is a mighty force to be reckoned with. Featured Photographer: E & C Photography www.skematicstalent.com


Javi Renee was a cast member on hip hop tycoon, T.I.’s hit show, “the Grand Hustle.” Although she wasn’t seeking this specific opportunity, she was extremely grateful she proceeded to maximize the opportunities that being on the show afforded her. She continues to set the STANDARD. From her brilliant, professionally executed up-cycled transformations to her driven entrepreneurial spirit followed by the selfless acts of love she displays to all that encounter her and topped off with her award winning smile... Javi is unstoppable! The journey of entrepreneurship can be intense and perhaps even a bit overwhelming at times but when you are passionate about your success, and you have unshakable faith, its only a matter of time before the entire world knows. To follow Javi Renee’s growth, follow her on social media. Twitter: @JaviReneePoppin Facebook: Javi Renee Instagram:@officialjavirenee


THINKING OUT LOUD

BY: PARIS JAA

College is the pathway to success! Well at least that’s what we’ve all been told. It’s repeatedly beaten into our heads that college is the best direction to achieve success, so we throw our God given talents in the backseat and drive towards a career option in high demand. We’re expected to spend 2-8 So, throughout late night studyI totally disagree with college being the gateway to success based on my own college experience. It’s beyond overrated and honestly it’s the biggest scam on the planet. Society displays College as a safe way to success for its own financial gain. I mean think about it, you go to college to accumulate a sizable amount of debt for a career that doesn’t even pay you half the amount of your owed student loans. Where’s the benefit in this? It’s crazy that college students are required to take pricey elective courses as a condition to graduate. That’s a total waste of MONEY! In addition, graduates are given a 10 year repayment schedule to payoff their loans and most of the time this isn’t suitable. That’s absurd!

years of our time preparing for a promised career which truthfully isn’t guaranteed, and it can take ten plus years to repay our debt? Yep! Absolutely! According to CNBC. com, more than 40% of graduates end up accepting jobs that don’t even require a college degree, now that’s a hard pill to swallow!

Paris, what about Doctors and Lawyers? Their careers require a college degree and we definitely can’t have just anyone partaking in those positions. Agreed, so why not throw out the first two years of college courses and get down to the juicy stuff, as constructed in vocational schools? You wanna know why? College is only necessary for obtaining a career due to the preparation it provides on practicing self discipline in order to land a legitimate career that you can clearly follow directions.

ing, plethora of finals exams taken, and the high stress levels attained to complete 120 required credits, is it honestly necessary to attend college to obtain a successful career?

First and foremost success to me is identical to happiness. How will you know the major chosen will even be satisfying? The greater part of your college journey consist of book training instead of hands on training. Once you reach the point of taking your first class in your chosen major, you’ve already given away two plus years of precious time and borrowed thousands. We have way too many creators in this world with brilliant ideas that could possibly advance society, but unfortunately many of them have turned into followers Jen Welter, NFL’s first female coach states “ If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck.” This is sooo true!


College is unable to teach these type of skills because success starts inside of us bottom line! No one will ever work harder than someone who’s driven by passion. If you feel college isn’t for you don’t get discouraged. Meditate in search for your purpose by reverting inward, and digging deep so that you can shine bright like a diamond as Rhianna would say. Wait! Hold up Paris, if I choose not to attend college what other options do I have? Plenty! I’ll give you two. As a millennial, I believe that it’s more beneficial to attend vocational school or invest in a self hustle instead of going to college. Taking up a trade is another route that provides a more hands on practice. If you decide to switch up, no worries it’s much easier to move on to the next thing. I myself made a rash decision my junior year of high school by choosing a Dental Hygiene major for college and ignoring my talent as a writer. I was advised that it was almost impossible to make a living as a writer because your success level is determined by the opinion of others. This altered me to believe that the medical industry had the potential to provide great security due to its high demand and of course we can’t forget it’s great salary. Two years after taking basic college courses I begin to question whether my true motives were a good match with the dental industry. I then decided to take another pathway by enrolling into a dental institution that provided an eight month program. I completed with a 3.8 GPA and began my job as a Hygiene Assistant to only find out that this career was definitely not for me! Not only did I dodge 4 to 6 years of wasted time, and stacked student loans, I gained a little dental knowledge during the process. Security wasn’t a good enough reason to astray from my purpose. I mean lets keep it real, none of these jobs really provide security with the fact that you can be dropped at any given minute. Under the employment at will doctrine, an employer can generally fire an employee for any to no reason at all. Now let that sink in! After trying all of my options such as college and even taking a short cut to enroll in an institution, I realized that I should have taken my passion more seriously from the beginning. If I had the chance to repeat, I would have worked after high school and saved more money while living with my parents. Do you know how much money I could’ve saved within those years without student loan debt?! This would’ve been great assistance to build my brand which could’ve moved me further along towards entrepreneurship. Hey everything happens for a reason right? As of now I am working in corporate America along side others who have college degrees unlike myself. I continue to build my brand as a Screenwriter, blogger, and poet and I can honestly say that I am working towards having the most successful career a girl could ever ask for.


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What made you choose your current career? In 1999 I worked as a preschool teacher at a well known daycare center. After a year of working with children 8 hours a day and coming home to help my own children with home work... going to parent/teacher meetings, preparing dinner and other task, this became more of a chore for me than what I was called to be which is a mother and a wife. Realizing I had to choose, I chose to be a full time mother instead of regretting having to do both. Fast Forward in 1999, I was out and about and I was stopped by a mother who was seeking childcare for her 5 month old son in her home. She then asked me if I would be interested in working with her as a nanny. This blew my mind and I proceeded to give my 2 weeks notice. It was at this point that I knew that I needed to get business

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“...AT THIS POINT I KNEW...” What is unique about your business? The unique thing about my business is that I am able to serve families all over metro Georgia who need child care services in their home. I was even saving marriages on the brink of divorce because the parents were now able to go out and spend time with each other. One thing I know is, a healthy marriage will result in a healthy family.

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Technology and Dating Carey B. Fulks Jr. I recently overheard a conversation. A man and a woman were debating who ruined dating. The woman contended that men aren’t chivalrous anymore and the man stated that women allow men to get away with that kind of behavior. There is merit on both ends, but I believe that the insertion of social dating apps have pushed the most fervent “old-school” daters into a new wave of technology that has moved the face of dating partners from in person to onscreen. The face of dating has changed over the last decade. With the rise of social media, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the long forgotten MySpace, the world has become smaller. You can live in the United States and communicate with Australia without the help of express mail. However, when it comes to dating, the trickledown effect these sites have has been greatly felt, and the generational gap has never been more distinct than when it comes to finding love. Hookup apps like Tinder have paved the way from where others have left off to create this new technological landscape. Even hardcore dating sites like eHarmony, Match and OkCupid have had to enter the app culture that Millenials have embraced as the new normal. This streamlined process allows patrons to find love, or some form of it, and start conversations that inevitably lead to the bedroom or down an altar. Bumble, a newer dating app, gives women control by allowing them to make the first move. This takes the pressure off of them to respond unless genuinely interested in a potential partner. Some see this as an equalizer in dating culture, yet the focus isn’t always on the person. It remains on the screen and the instant gratification that comes when you match with someone. The interest that a person expresses in you is only as deep as you allow it to go, especially when the next match is just one swipe away.

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The rise of technology has forced what was once a face to face exchange, or at the very least, a phone call, into the recesses of the past. Today people text, drop emoji’s and slide into DM’s when they want to pursue a romantic partner. The intimacy of dating has all but been forgotten. It is important and sometimes necessary for science to advance, but the detriment of human connection is far too great a price to pay for that advancement. On the other hand, the recklessness of bad daters and the proclivity of predators to hide amongst the masses have also been enhanced thanks to the rise of technology. People error and that fault shouldn’t be held against them; still, dating sites don’t do much to deter this behavior, especially when you can block a person and move on to the next. Users don’t even have to face their bad dating habits until they are face to face with someone, and it is so much easier to find someone else when technology has given us that power. Unfortunately, some like to revel in that power. Serial predators use dating apps as their hunting grounds to weed out the emotionally vulnerable from the discerning dater. This happens in part due to the desensitization we have to violence{i}.

This stunts the psychological process from maturing and forcing the deterioration of a truly intimate relationship. People don’t make the connection that others are hurt by their actions. This causes disagreements to escalate and if a face to face meeting takes place, the energy already generated by the online exchange will prove volatile, and maybe even deadly. So how do we combat this? I believe the first step is to acknowledge your own faults and reassess your expectations and goals. If you choose to use the internet and dating apps to find a long term relationship, then realize that another human is on the other side of the computer and desires a connection just as you. Human decency isn’t the same across the board, but it can be if we choose to always act with kindness, understanding and wisdom, as we seek a deeper connection with each other, we can discern in people the desired traits we seek. What are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you. Let’s continue the conversation on Twitter. Reach me @Cupidsheart99. I’ll be waiting.

i American Psychological Association, November 2013, Violence in the Media: https://www. apa.org/action/resources/research-in-action/protect.aspx.


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THE SOUND Artist Writer Oral-enhancement Specialist Entrepreneur Future CEO SparkDawg is a soaring millennial who is determined to build a solid foundation for his future empire. From his early start as a young Oral Enhancement Specialist to his crafty penmanship and high energy performances, Spark is no stranger to building something from nothing. Just as his current mentor has proven time and time again, good things come to those who hustle. As a future CEO, he uses his passion and excellent communication skills to create the life he wants.


OF MUSIC Super Producer Composer Artist, Philanthropist Entrepreneur CEO Living legend When it comes to setting standard, Drumma Boy takes the cake. This Memphis native was taught “The Game� at an early age. He used that knowledge to maneuver through the music industry ultimately becoming a trailblazer and building an empire. His discipline and incredible work ethic has afforded him the lifestyle that many of us only dream of. To reach this level of success, it takes continuous dedication to your craft and your brand.


The spark Spark was inspired to leave his hometown in order to further enhance his career. He believes that being able to move around is vital to hustling in the music industry. It was in high school that Spark discovered his love for oral enhancements. He firmly believes in the saying “it takes money to make money” so he used his knowledge and skill as an Enhancement Specialist to generate an impressive income at an early age. Spark doesn’t like things to be forced. Instead of going into the studio to listen to a beat and write, he prefers to sit with the beat at home and write then go to the studio prepared to go straight into the booth.

Seeing the OGs in the “game” has greatly influenced the way he currently moves. This future CEO has been able to see the importance of having multiple streams of income. His family loves how my career is developing. “My mom can’t stay off of my facebook. She’s all in the comments… all down my page (laughs).” If Spark wasn’t an artist, he’s sure he’d be a full time Oral Enhancement Specialist. The world is closely watching the development of the young King known as SparkDawg. His enthusiasm, skill and raw talent are sure to yield much greatness for years to come. His fans can find him at: @ spark_a_gram

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Drumma Boy wanted a specific date for his brothers’ dedication album so he worked vigorously to ensure that everything was in place. He stresses the importance of relationships as well as being able to call on his network to ensure that this project would be completed effectively and efficiently. The super producer feels that being awarded 2 Grammys is comparable to having 2 championship rings. He truly enjoys being able to bless others. Seeing the youth, or “the future” as he likes to call it, gravitate towards the music he produces gives him “the best feeling in the world” Outside of work, Drumma Boy, a self proclaimed “Gamer” spends his downtime playing video games, basketball, and most importantly spending time with those that are closest to him. His big brother heavily influenced and inspired him to be an entrepreneur by taking him to the studio and introducing him to the legendary producers at that time.

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Fans can find stay connected with Drumma boy at: @drummaboyfresh and www. Drummaboy.com

What intrigued him most about spark is he noticed Sparks grind and the way he hustles outside of being a talented artist. The CEO recalls his manager telling him,” All you’ve got to do is make is out of Memphis.” He emphasizes that it is not as easy as it sounds but he was determined to succeed. He came to Atlanta with 1000.00 and through networking he was able to secure a place to live. The challenge would be generating enough income to continue to live there. At this point it was fight or flight. He ultimately sold some beats which allowed him to pay his rent and began to create the life he wanted. He feels that its all about the hustle. “In one way, one form or fashion, imma make it happen” he continues by saying, “It’s all about sacrifices. If you ain’t willing’ to put it all on the line… regardless of how much talent you’ve got, it’s just not gonna happen.”

Check out Drumma Boy’s new projects entitled “My Brothers Keeper” and The Collective” My Brothers Keeper is a dedication project to his late brother who transitioned on February 10th of last year. Drum squad records is currently working on an album called “The collective” which features all of the Artist on Drumma’s label.” The true visionary he is, can already see the opportunities that will follow this project which was released on March 15th.


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After expressing his passion for the growing trend to his mother Essie Rivers, she confidently suggested that he write his own play. The cliche’ “mother knows best” seems to fit perfectly here. Once he graduated high school he joined a military college. Rivers was contemplating joining a branch of the service or even moving to Atlanta. He finally decided to get into film at SCAD University. He also joined a church that allowed him to develop and master his craft. This creative genius is a Savannah College of Art and Design graduate with a degree in film and television major. He has literally stepped out on faith and his gifts have made room for him. He accredits his explosive success and his abundance of favor to his deep spiritual roots.

Savannah College of Art and Design graduate David Rivers is pictured here being interviewed at WTOC11 in Savannah, Ga. Rivers wrote and directed the film “The Answer,” which opened Nov. 30,2018 at the Royal Cinemas .


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is a stellar writer, director/film producer, multimedia-director, all around creator, entrepreneur and a devoted servant of God. His advice for upcoming creators is to “literally, just do it!” Using himself as an example, the media mastermind suggest that, “whatever you want to do, get it in your heart, get it in your mind, pray about it and just do it!” Many critics agree that this driven, spiritually focused King has exactly what it takes to build an incredible kingdom and to be known internationally as one of the greatest of all times.

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HOW TO CREATE AN EFFECTIVE A VISION BOARD The purpose of a vision board is to train your brain. Be specific. One item per section. Top left: Wealth goals Example: A picture of a • One item each section check with your name • A combination of words and images on it and along with your desired income amount . or statements Tips: Don NOT use the • Don’t wait to get it all fancy word debt! Remember, What you focus on expands. Allow your focus to be financial abundance rathSPIRITUAL er than simply “paying WEALTH REPUTATION off debt.” Next is reputation goals. How do you want to be seen? Next is spiritual goals. It could be to spend more time meditating or even being more positive. RELATIONSHIPS HEALTH LOVE Under that is love goals. What would you like to do to strengthen the love in your life? Example: Love of yourself, children or spouse. In th middle is health TRAVEL/ CAREER/ goals. HOBBIES Example: To release FULFILLMENT EDUCATION a certain number of pounds or go to the gym a certain amount of days per week. Next is Relatonship goals. Example: Finding a significant other or even going on a certain # of dates with current partner or even creating awesome date nights. Underneath that is your career/education goals. Example: Perhaps you want to have a book published, get a promotion or become a best selling author.” Next is hobbies. What do you love doing? Even if it’s watching tv. Bottom Right: Travel/ fulfillment goals. “What fulfills you?” “Where would you like to go?”


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Learn to code for free and start yourexciting new career today! If you’re new to the tech world, it would make perfect sense that you would want to learn to code by using the free resources that are available online. This would allow you to explore the coding world without spending any money upfront. To get things going, we’ve compiled a list of FREE web design & development resources for learning tech basics and mastering specific topics. Choose what best suits your career goals & you’ll learn to crack C<>DE in no time!

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1. Codecademy Codecademy is where many people who are new to tech first learn to code. This platform teaches you how to code using interactive learning. This is a perfect entrance to coding for beginners, and serves as a kind of free coding bootcamp. 2. Codewars Codewars is a fun way to learn coding. With a martial-arts theme, the program is based on challenges called “kata.” Complete them to earn honor and progress to higher ranks. 3. Coursera Large online course library, where classes are taught by real university professors. All courses are free of charge, but you have the option to pay for a “Coursera Verified Certificate” to prove course completion. 4. Free Code Camp This free coding bootcamp teaches coding first through an established curriculum, then via hands-on experience working on projects for nonprofits. 5. GA Dash General Assembly’s free online learning platform. Entirely project-based. You build a “project” with each walk-through. 6. MIT OpenCourseware Competition to get into MIT may be stiff, but accessing their course material has no minimum SAT score. They maintain an online library of every subject they teach, with no account required for access. 7. The Code Player A compilation of video tutorials to help you walk through a process from start to finish. Good for learning “smaller” projects or tasks one at a time.


Editor's Note From the creator’s desk

Know that you are capable.... There will be times in life that things may not be in the best of seasons. Money may not be up to par, friends or individuals we allow ourselves to rely on, could very well not be available to lend a helping hand for some reason. In the toughest times of life, know that you have been given the proper tools and equipment needed to acquire what’s necessary; know that you’re capable. You King, you Queen, are the epitome of what success looks like. Success looks like you when you’re able to get up in the morning, by pressing your way to work even when you don’t feel like it. Success looks like you when someone says, “you can’t reach that goal” and you do. Success looks like you when all odds have placed against you and what you deemed to be impossible, was accomplished with not just the steady hand of God, or our supreme being but also accompanied by your efforts, will to do, and strength. No matter what the situation calls for or any approach life could possibly toss at you.....Know my beloved, that you are capable. “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me..”

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