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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.”

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

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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Jalesa Ann Talks Breaking the Cycle of Financial Stress

It’s no secret, one of my favorite topics to write about is finance. You would think working at a bank my budgeting skills would be great, but it’s been one of my biggest challenges. For the past few months I’ve been able to learn and practice the importance of saving. In fact, I was able to reach my goal for my ultimate vacation 4 months earlier than my projected time of 8 months. Though this was a huge accomplishment for myself, much credit goes to the individual who inspired me to take control of my finances, the “Queen of Finance” and money mogul, Jalesa Ann.

Young South African Media Mogul Breaks Barriers

Contributed By: Chynnah Tomlin and Katrina Garnes

Meet Allegro Dinkwanyane, a 26-year-old media industry powerhouse from South Africa, recently recognized by Forbes Woman Africa as one of Africa’s youngest female media business owners on the rise. Allegro, a University of Johannesburg and University of Cape Town alumnus, made the decision to become fully self-employed in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. Since launching her entertainment website, Orgella Entertainment, in 2011, she has expanded her company to include eight entities, including a fashion boutique, a charity foundation, and a real estate company.

5 Kick Ass Books Every Boss Millennial Should Read

Be You & Live Civil: Tools for Unlocking Your Potential & Living Your Purpose by Karen Civil

To reach the heights Karen Civil has – CEO and cultural influencer and digital renaissance woman – she had to first become mentally fit, which wasn’t always easy growing up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. After taking the reigns of her destiny through online communities, marketing and blogging, Karen found the keys to her continuous success. This book incorporates Karen’s personal journey through life, how she unlocked her purpose and how you too can gain mental strength through self-motivation, positive attitude, understanding and accepting yourself.

 

A 3-Step Plan to MAXIMIZING Your Business Using Social Media

Contributed By: Natasha Weston

No need for a long, drawn out explanation on the power of social media and the possibilities of what it can do for the growth of any business. Saturated? Very much so. Necessary? Very much so. If you are in the business of expanding and making money, learning how to effectively maximize your business in as many ways as possible is important.