Never Too Late To Start Saving

Yes, you know you need to be saving for the future, but you’re not! So what’s going on here? The simple answer is that you believe all this savings stuff is for other folks. Get a grip. Though you’ve ignored this advice for years, it’s not too late to start saving now — yes, even…

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Build Your Success Network

Successful people don’t make it to the top by themselves. Sure, they’re  high achieving, ambitious, talented and hardworking folks. But they’re also smart enough to realize that they have to surround themselves with positive friends and associates who are likeminded. Like celebrities, their “Success Entourage” cheers them on, looks out for their best interests, and…

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Share Your Success!

Sure, it sounds like bragging to tout your successes, but don’t be afraid to flaunt it! Sharing your success with others counters negative myths and stereotypes about African Americans. It also helps them learn how to replicate what you’ve accomplished. This is extremely important. Number 1: You make sure that others know success is not…

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Mental Toughness

Tend to give up on things when they get difficult? Change this. Start by rejecting negative self-talk that has probably been in your head for decades. “I’m no good in math” or “Science is for smart people, not me” are common refrains that start in early school days and follow you into adulthood. Negative thinking…

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Promote Persistence

It’s easy to blame kids for their lack of persistence but parents need to take responsibility too. Children take their cues from you, so communicate and demonstrate that you expect them to persevere in all they do. Most parents don’t hesitate to support their kids’ determination to become the best in sports or other activities…

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Unplug Yourself To Plug InTo Your Kids

You take the kids out for dinner but you might as well stay at home — You’re on your cell phone, the kids are glued to games on their tablets, and there’s hardly room on the table for the food with all the gadgets spread around. What’s the point of this outing? There’s no family…

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Success Is Not Selfishness

We live in an age of entitlement and self-absorption. Many are raised to believe that the world revolves around them – often initiated by well-meaning parents trying to foster strong ego and high self-esteem. These folks receive praise and unconditional support of their behavior even when applause has not been earned, and this can result…

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