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A multiple best-selling author, publisher, speaker, and “Empowerologist,” affectionately known as “Dr. Adair,” is a leading authority on motivating, inspiring, and empowering individuals to move toward positive change, become resilient, and to bounce back after hitting rock bottom. Dr. Adair specializes in helping women and teens build their confidence levels to become equipped and empowered to pursue their passion and persevere in their purpose.

Four years ago, Dr. Adair decided to leave her six-figure income job as a Professional Counselor after 26 years so she could “follow her next dream.” She then created The Empowerment House where she coaches women, teens and parents through life changes. She teaches them how to operate and thrive in spite of their circumstances and shares techniques that empowers them to “push through the pain”. As the creator of The Resiliency Formula she imparts strategies that focus on overcoming odds, controlling anger, creating healthy balances, forgiving techniques, building dreams and reaching destiny points. What’s Going On sat down with Dr. Adair to discuss her secret to success and how she can help you achieve your dreams!

 After 26 years as a professional counselor, how did you build up enough courage to follow your next dream?

What helped me was having a plan. I wrote my very first book that summer and the feedback I received propelled me that this is the direction where I really wanted to go. My interest as a school counselor started to diminish so I created a plan of action to take the right steps for me.

 What is your next step with the Empowerment House?

My next project is on teen dating violence. My partner and I created a Teen Dating Violence curriculum which targets high school and college students; talking about abuse which can be verbal or physical. I plan to work with a lot of teens through youth programs and speaking engagements making them aware of the issue and teaching them about creating healthy relationships and so much more.

The Johnson Tribe Publishing House was the first business you created and then it was the Empowerment House. How was transition from one business to another?

I found the transition to be very smooth. I realized the messages in my books could transform into programs that could help many teens. It was in my heart to tell my story and with countless great feedback from by book and presentations I knew I needed to create a program that can inspire many more women and teenagers.

Did you find it difficult running and branding both businesses at the same time while also being involved with many other things such as speaking engagements? 

 Of course, there can be times when it seems hard to run a business, especially two, simultaneously at that; but I am not one to give up. I keep going because I know this is my purpose and you should never stop living out your purpose.

 You’ve self- published and written 9 books in total thus far. What are some of your best memories from publishing your very first book to your last? How was that journey? What have you learned?

 Honestly, I didn’t know what I was doing. Now, I know the ins and outs. I’ve done a whole a lot of things right when I published my first book and I also  did a whole lot of things wrong but at the end of the day it didn’t matter because I had a published book so that’s the key. It’s much easier now because I know the process, and like with anything the more you do it the better you get with time.

 Dr. Adair you have a plethora of titles and accomplishments under your belt. What is your secret to success?

 I am not someone you give up.  Most people don’t achieve their goals because they are afraid to. I achieved all my goals because my FAITH was much bigger than my FEAR! It’s ok to be afraid but you should never let that stop you from living out your purpose in life.

This is why I love what I do because I get to inspire people to just start which is always the hardest part to anything.  Faith + Action = Results

 Do you want to learn more about Dr. Adair? Dr. Adair would love to connect with you through her website at www.dradairspeaks.net 

 

Make Your Own Resume with Desean Prentice

Contributed By |  Tre’ Gammage 

Desean Prentice, Eliminating the need for a resume.  How Desean has used Faith, Family, Health and Wealth to create The Twisted Fry, Indiana States first food truck, both eliminate the need for a resume, and prevent drunk driving.

It’s not easy, nights that start at 8 PM, and finishing at 4:30 AM on a good note, in less than 7 months they got city laws changed, purchased a food truck, drove 27 straight hours to bring it back, and sacrificing their last year of college to serve their peers, and eliminate the need for a resume.

Top take aways

  • 4 pillars of success, Faith, Family, Health Wealth
  • Plan for the future, live right now.
  • How is none of your business.

Quotes

“Faith, the big man upstairs is the one thing that doesn’t change, in all the madness of the world stays the same. Everything is upside down for me, and he’s the one thing that doesn’t change”

“My mom set us up for success, “Life’s not fair, deal with it”

“Health, success is dependent on enjoying life If I can’t enjoy the things in life because of health reason’s then what’s the point.”

“Wealth, it doesn’t make life easier but it can more enjoyable.”

Rising Atlanta R&B Artist Shaun B Releases “Savage” Video

 

Atlanta R&B artist Shaun B just released visuals for his ambient track “Savage.”

“Savage” is a fan favorite from his latest project ‘Cocaine in the Evening.’ The track speaks on a brief situation and uses hypnotic vocals to harness the wavy instrumental from SlowKings. The visuals are brief but powerful. The minute long video is directed by Cam Kirk, who regularly works with Migos, Lil Yachty, Gucci Mane, and Young Thug.

“‘Savage’ was a reflection of a literal situation that happened,” Shaun B said. “This girl put her number in my phone and then the song happened. Talk is cheap, especially when it comes to intimacy.”

 

Connect to Shaun B:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaunbwthl
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shaunb.wthl/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/shaunbwthl

Never Give Up!

Contributed By: Tre’ Gammage

“There is two types of people in the world, those that make things happen, and those that watch things happen”

Top Takeaways

  • Take things to the next level
  • Becoming more consistent
  • Why do you do what you do

Quotes

“Two types of people in the world, those that make things happen and those that watch things happen.”

“I never understood how important consistency was, there should be strategy to what you do”

Side notes

  • Networking
  • Vision board
  • Breaking down goal setting

Hiking is Life!

My recent trip to Colorado Springs, CO was when I  first discovered my love for hiking. My hiking trip at Garden of the Gods was definitely a life changing experience that I would never forget. During my transition of moving to Atlanta, I got so consumed living in such a big city, I totally forgot that the most beautiful creation by God is nature.

The wonderful feeling of being out in nature, away from the big city, disconnected from technology allowed me to connect with nature in a way that brings about peace and a sense of well-being that I never wanted to let go. Hiking has become my best medicine, giving me a place to escape from all my problems, be free and to clear mind. Even though it was a challenging experience, I was able to leave with a high dosage of determination and motivation for my next hike. The love and respect I’ve gained from hiking have grown into one of my best hobbies that I will continue to share with the world.

Follow me as I continue my hiking journey!! Check out my 5 top picks of great places to hike with amazing waterfalls in the Southeast.

 

Ruby Falls – Chattanooga, TN


Cumberland Falls – Corbin, KY

 

Toccoa Falls – Stephens County, GA

Lower White Falls – Oconee County, SC

Amicalola Falls – Dawsonville, GA

 

Championship Lifestyle

Contributed By: Tre’ Gammage

“Once you understand your purpose, the pressure of the pursuit is worth it”

Toyinda Smith a former walk on to Purdue University’s Track and Field team, walked out an 8 time Big 10 Medalist, and 5 time champion. Today that Championship Lifestyle is available in the form of Online Training camps, to pull towards victory, and press to maintain a standard of excellence.

Top Takeaways

  • Become a Champion
  • Pain Is Purpose
  • To be a woman

Quotes

The first thing to do is take a step, it doesn’t matter which direction”

“A Legacy of Lifting”

“To reach your capacity zone you have to release your comfort zone”

“If a man is fulfilled, you are confident in your direction, than your woman will be happy to help life you”

Side notes

  • Equation and Methods
  • Who do I get to be
  • Gaining Influence

I Survived The Quarter Life Crisis

My early 20s was the most difficult time in my life. After graduating, from college, with a degree in Mass Communications I was elated and optimistic about starting my career. I had it all figured out and my plans was to have my dream job by 25, get married and build my beautiful home by 28. Well, this plan didn’t work at all and in reality my life felt like a total disaster. After the many rejections in finding the perfect job, I gave up and settled for a position working at a call center for almost two years. In addition, I felt lonely living a single life and building my dream home was out the question (it was more like living home with my parents until I found out exactly what I wanted to do). I was having a quarter life crisis and the thought that this was happening to me made me I’ve became dissatisfied with the life.

During this time, in my life, I was filled with so much anxiety. I knew something had to change and if I wanted a better life it started with me.  After coming across one of my favorite scriptures gave confirmation that even though my life didn’t turn out how I plan doesn’t mean it was over. It was just the beginning and it was up to me to make these changes.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11

My first big change was creating a list of commitments that would help me overcome my quarter life crisis. After relocating and living in the beautiful city of Atlanta for almost a year, I’ve learn so much about myself, I gained hope again and best of all I was able to find my purpose. My commitments have truly shaped me into the person I am today and I truly believe anyone who’s definitely feeling lost in their 20s can make start to find hope again by incorporating these habits into your lives daily.

Enjoy the struggle. The journey of finding your purpose is such a beautiful thing. Whether you’re having trouble finding the perfect job, struggling financially or finding happiness you’ll appreciate it much more.

Take risks. You will never lose taking a chance. It can be a blessing or lesson. The most successful people in this world took risks. If you don’t try you’ll never know how perfect somethings would turn out.

Meet new people. Hello… the secret to success is networking. Building long lasting relationships with people who have similar goals will help you achieve your ultimate goals.

Travel. Traveling is always a great way to overcome any issues. With the many benefits including broadening your horizon, building confidence and creating memories for a lifetime, you’ll be able to appreciate life more with much gratitude.

Try a new hobby. Go hiking, swimming, join a speaking group or a cooking class. The key is to learn how to step outside of your comfort zone and commit to something. The feeling of completing a task of something you’ve never imagined doing is amazing.

Stop comparing yourself to others.  The worst thing you could ever do is compare your life to others.  Comparing the worst we know of ourselves to the best we presume of others is a losing battle. Everyone has their own gifts, talents and purpose.  Be you. Be unique. Shine like the star you are.

 

Preparing Your Child

“Wealth is built through generations, at some point you have to say I’m going to live better for my kids so they don’t have to start from 0.” 

Contributed By | Andre Gammage 

Preparing Your Child for Education is a program designed to provide parents with the appropriate resources and skills necessary to create an effective environment that prepares young children for their education. Judge Gammage has combined his 20 years as managing The Law offices of Berger & Gammage, with 3 years as Magistrate Judge in St. Joseph County Indiana.  Judge Gammage has also raised 4 children who are prospering due to the opportunities put in front of them. 

In Episode 4 we get the perspective from inside the court room, the Judge, and Defense Attorney who stood next to the parent before watching their child go to jail. 

Top Takeaways

1)      Have you done enough

2)      Preparing your child

3)      Help people help themselves

Quotes 

“Your child isn’t born bad or good, they are a blank slate, and you make that child”

“Pyce helps you create a better environment so your child see’s success in you, which brings success to the child.

“Have you put in the effort to hone your skills and get better”

“Wealth is built through generations, at some point you have to say I’m going to do  better for my kids so they don’t have to start from 0.”

Side Note

1)      Election Impact

2)     Your Child is a blank slate.

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The Opposite of Welfare

Contributed By: Tre’ Gammage

“Some people get up and see their parents go to work, or to church, others see their parents go to jail and do drugs”

Top Takeaways

  1. Small things make the big difference
  2. The opposite of welfare
  3. Mindset and taking responsibility

Quotes

“You’ll never learn if there is an excuse every time”

“How long have you been waiting for someone to do something for you? No one is going to care about or do for your kids the way you should.”

At some point it’s your life, and as a parent my children represent me”

“The people you shake hands with appropriately can be the ones to change your life.”

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Josephine Lee | Released Expectations

When you let go of expectations the world opens up to you and there are endless opportunities. – Josephine Lee

Josephine see’s opportunity in hardship. After running a successful business in a small ballet market she knew that the best way to expand her business was to drop every product but one which was Professional Pointe.  She was advised against this decision but less than 2 years the pointe shop now has a vision to have professional fitters in every major U.S. city. She is also a world champion speaker, taking home 3rd place in Toastmasters yearly competition that begins with a pool of 30,000 contestants and after 6 months, and 6 rounds the final 3 remain on stage.

When 9 of the final 100 speakers at the world championship got together we created a lasting bond that started with Josephine asking us all to take a picture. So now not only is she a champion, but a friend. Her humanitarian efforts are helping make the world a better place.

Top Takeaways

  • Reckless
  • Don’t take yourself to serious
  • Everybody has a purpose

Quotes and Side notes

  • “Purpose is articulating what you’ve already known, pay attention to what tugs at you and brings immense joy”
  • “Never second guess yourself, just do it”
  • “I don’t take myself to serious, I do what feels right, I don’t’ resist the urge to compete, have a good time, take a chance, or risk”
  • “Reckless has a negative connotation, but there is something freeing about it.”

Side Notes

  • Taking risks
  • Business tips, greatest suggestions come from customers
  • Why you don’t have to fit in
  • Letting go of expectations