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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

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

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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Paving the Way for Women of Color in Corporate America

Contributed By: Chynna Tomlin and Katrina Garnes

What’s Going On had the opportunity to speak with Jasmin Forts, creator of career consulting business Jobbing With Jas. Jasmin recognized early on that there were limited resources and mentorship opportunities for young women of color in the corporate workplace. She saw the need to “make a seat at the table” for exceptional women that needed that extra bit of guidance to reach their full potential.

Terence Moore | Faith and Focus

Contributed by: Tre’ Gammage

NFC Championship

CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, Outside The Lines, San Francisco Examiner, Atlanta Journal Constitute, 25 Super Bowls, and the white house have Terence Moore in common. Since the 1970’s Terence Moore has been an elite sports columnist, and in many cases, he is the first black columnist to do a lot of things.

And sports writing is only the vehicle of Terence Moore’s purpose in life. 30 years ago, he realized his calling is helping young people. “It’s not even something I do consciously, it’s a part of me”, and it’s the truth, for 5 years Terence has been a consistent mentor after meeting him at our Alma Mater Miami (oh) university, we also share a home town of South Bend Indiana.

A lot of people go into situations giving different effort, but my philosophy is giving the same effort in everything I do. Because everything is the same –  Terence Moore

 

Top Takeaways

  • Faith and focus
  • Everything is the same
  • Deal with problems not symptoms

Side notes

  • Having friends of every generation
  • Growth mindset
  • Passion, focus, and organization

Quotes & Side Notes

“The people I learn the least from are the people my own age”

“Never say you are inferior, don’t settle, and don’t go in thinking you are lesser of yourself”

“A lot of people go into situations giving different effort, but my philosophy is giving the same effort in everything I do”

“Another thing I’m learning is that we have to get out of the mindset that it’s about us”

 

Tre’ Gammage is a World class public speaker, Facilitator, and Entrepreneur.  Tre’s mission is to facilitate purpose, The Dash is a weekly podcast with a wide variety of guests and topics that provide challenging, meaningful, significant conversation. To find out What’s Going On with Tre’ visit www.tregammage.com 

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.

Go Before Your Ready |The Dash Podcast With Tre’ Gammage

Contributed by | Tre’ Gammage

Many people accept defeat, I move on quickly.

How quickly does life change? In less than 12 month Brian Forte has gone from folding sweatshirts to owning the most popular restaurant in town. MezzoForte Restaurant and playhouse.

While starting his family run restaurant Brian also toured his play the “Gospel of Oz” through the bible belt of South Carolina.

You know it’s time to go when people see more for you than you see for yourself. When that happens “your purpose has outgrown your vision.”

Sometimes that means you have to go before you are ready.

Top Takeaways

  • Making idea’s reality
  • Defining your wealth
  • Reset

Quotes

“The pressure of life we will take down the vision of who we are just to get y day to day. Not focused on my purpose and who I really was.”

“What’s supposed to happen will happen, you just have to be prepared.”

“Many people accept defeat, I move on quickly”

Side notes

  • The great times and the not so good times.
  • We can run from our past or utilize it.
  • God, Solace, and Art

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