Young Mogul has seen a lot of growth and opportunity over the last few months. One of these opportunities was serving on a panel with GRITS (fellow DGRY participants) to discuss youth attitudes about community issues and education. Prior to the panel students were given instruction and able to practice communication and panel etiquette. Their confidence and ability to get ideas across in a succinct manner is improving by leaps and bounds. They did an awesome job and we all look forward to the next chance to grow!
Next up is our calendar and the HBCU experience…. Stay tuned!
#theyoungmogulcalendar in the works
I had the opportunity this morning to sit on a panel speaking about a film called, The Last Mile by Sundance Award winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner. The Last Mile, is a program in San Quentin prison that is designed to help prisoners develop businesses so that when they are released they can be self-sufficient and potentially ask for investments. Programs and films like this help facilitate the real change each community needs by challenging the way things have been done with innovative new solutions. But it all starts with someone who decides to use what they have. Pleeeease take time to check out these guys on The Last Mile!
1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Rarely do successful people who were born into seemingly hopeless situations follow a loser’s blueprint. So why would you? Living chosen means becoming an ANOMALY; creating a new mold that you and your future family can emulate. One of the keys to becoming successful is thinking differently about your current position. If everyone who is from where I’m from seems to be repeating the same behavior and falling short, that becomes the norm. Therefore abnormality becomes necessary in order to succeed. My goal should be to see where they went wrong and do something different. Success sometimes requires deviation from the norm. Live Chosen!
Well the third year of this journey God’s placed me on called the Young Mogul Group began last night! We are immediately working on the next calendar for 2016 and trying to get it ready by the end of the year. This is currently my social enterprise that has a focus of teaching students entrepreneurship, decision-making, and self-branding. Already we are looking for companies that need ad space, want to help with production, or to support the students with their entrepreneurial goals. In a word, its officially….#MOGULSEASON!
No matter what your obstacles or what doubters tell you isn’t possible remember; they’re only right if you quit. The key is sticking to the plan once you’ve got it. You rarely get new results doing old things. If you have a new vision or mission it will require new habits. Believe that. Habits determine our destiny good or bad. If you develop the habits of winners guess what you become. #newvisionnewhabits #worklikesteph