Success Is Not About You

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Success is not about you; it requires others. You need to help others reach their dreams if you want to reach yours. It’s ok to place others before you.

As a leader, in business and in life, your every move—what you do and don’t do, what you say and don’t say, and how you do and say it—are watched and processed by others. In my experience, what distinguishes those who attain top positions or build great organizations is a willingness to help others achieve their goals.

Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized that most of my best clients, partners and relationships have come from me helping someone.

Helping others isn’t always easy. It can sometimes derail your schedule and cost you time, money and other resources. It can even be interpreted the wrong way. However, keep these tips in mind for some easy ways to show your connections that they truly matter to you.

It’s Ok To Mess Up

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You have permission to mess up!

Some days that’s harder to accept than others, but I know I am okay and that all I have to do is learn from what has happened in my life and be a better person because of it.

I’m no stranger to messing up and making mistakes. It’s ok to know that everything doesn’t have to be perfect. When you’ve put time, energy, heart, and soul into a certain kind of life (or job, relationship, identity, etc.), it can be scary and uncomfortable to tear it all down.

To leave a long-term relationship, quit a job (or switch careers), or walk away from the ease, comfort, and security of it all seems overwhelming. But, sometimes you have to make a mess of things to find the joy and fulfillment you desire and deserve. Some days that’s harder to accept than others; but I know I am okay and all I have to do is learn from what has happened in my life and be a better person because of it. Give yourself permission to mess up!

Authentic Brands


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Building your brand is a constant in business. Your online reputation is everything, especially when one of the pillars of a great brand is transparency. One of the main reasons you have customers/clients is because of your authentic brand. When followers or likes are purchased, it’s humiliating for your business because it proves that you’re unable to actually bring real people to your company, you’re not who you say you are, and you become a target for spam. Social media brand building takes a lot of time and effort, but if you are smart about it you can still be successful, even when dealing with all of this competition. Build an AUTHENTIC brand!

Incorporating Literacy with Athletics

Incorporating Literacy with Athletics

Registration Form

Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Oakwood Adventist Academy’s Gymnasium
7000 Adventist Boulevard–Huntsville, AL 35896
Cost to enter competition: $15 for one event/$25 for both.
5th & 6th Grade Bracket Competition/ 7th & 8th Grade Bracket Competition/9th-12th Bracket Competition
Boys & Girls compete separately*12 participants per bracket*
Girls ONLY compete in 3-point shootout competition
The rim height for slam dunk contest for 5th & 6th graders will be 5-6ft high*The rim height for slam dunk contest for 7th & 8th Graders will be 7ft high*The rim height for slam dunk contest for 9th – 12th Graders will be regular height

TESSology Tuesdays Grocery Giveaway

Grocery Giveaway

It doesn’t have to be a special holiday or a specific season to give back to the community or feed the hungry. Did you know that 1 in 6 people in America face hunger? More than 1 in 5 children is at risk of hunger—and with African-Americans and Latinos, it’s 1 in 3 children. Did you know that over 20 million children receive free or reduced-price lunch each school day? Less than half of them get breakfast, and only 10 percent have access to summer meal sites.

Teacher’s PETS Inc. will be actively taking part with stocking up pantries and refrigerators by feeding families in need in North Alabama beginning on August 4th. We are giving away groceries every 1st Tuesday of the month to underprivileged families. If you know of a family that is in need of food assistance, please submit their names and complete the form below.

This form is to be completed by the individual who is recommending an underprivileged family. Please mention to the desired family why you have chosen them to receive assistance. We do not want to embarrass anyone. NOTE: This information will not be shared.

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