Courage comes from being Pissed off!

April 12th, 2014
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Where does one find courage?

People attribute courage to a rationale of actions that stem from their fear of not having the opportunity to take full advantage of their choices in the future.

Others feel that having courage means doing something that they feel might be considered embarrassing such as:

Running the streets naked
-or-
Dancing in front of a classroom full of students

Courage is often dismantled due to fear of rejection, fear of ridicule, fear of disappointment, judgment, or an irreversible reputation that one may develop after having the courage to make a possible life changing decision.

However, I think Courage has the potential to come from somewhere else

Courage comes from somewhere locked deep inside an individual that is bursting with emotion…

Courage, in my opinion comes from being pissed off.

“when I was in high school, I became so frustrated with how people dressed, how people talked, seeing guys walking around with their pants sagging, intentionally possessing ignorance and owning up to a negative self image. I used to hate seeing women carry themselves with little to no self respect. I used to go home angered by wanting to fit in, but barely having friends because I knew that my choices could’ve been made so much better than what I saw in my peers. I was a victim of complacent lifestyles and individuals that spent their lives following behind trends instead of setting their own.

I knew in that moment, that I wanted to be different. Not to gain attention from others so they could be like me, not so I could be liked at all..but because I was pissed off at the way things were.

I think that’s how a lot of people get their courage.

Women that were sexually abused gain courage to tell someone. Or join women’s rights groups, or use their testimony to teach other young girls about how to carry themselves.

Victims of any kind gain courage based on their circumstances. Because they want to serve as the reflection of change.

Victims posses the drive to triumph the obstacles that stand in their way because they know, and believe that nothing gets easier by doing nothing. If that were the case, they are better off remaining in the situation they were once in.

However, we as victims, as aggressors of change or infuriated by the way we view the imperfections of the world. It is through this unacceptance that we gain courage to stand for what we think is right.

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Thought Leadership and Message Frequency

April 11th, 2014
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My purpose is to use my gift to inspire growing individuals. When reflecting on my life, I discovered a lot about myself based on previous experiences that molded me into the person you see today. However, instead of gloating about my own testament, I decide to teach others the importance of interpreting lessons from one’s experiences to elicit growth for them as well. This may feel like I will always read deeply into the simplest of choices, but I think that everyone has a story to share. This concept ties into why I aspire to be an empowerment leader (Motivational Speaker). I aim to use my blog to discuss various topics as it relates to relationships, having the courage to stand for what you believe in, transcending fear when facing obstacles and networking with others. The avenues that I use to share my experience and provide this means of communication is not limited to Twitter ( for those that like to read quickly on the go), YouTube videos for the visual learners, and my recently published self-help book that offers step by step insight on making an effective difference in the world. Jeff Bullas stated that one should connect with their passion first before establishing their brand. That way, their work, no matter how rigorous would seem like recreational activities, or in other words, just having fun (Bullas, 2014). I am to continue promoting these avenues equally to support my brand and effectively reach my target audience.
As far as one’s target audience is concerned, Laura Ramos defines effective practices in marketing to leadership by the acronym ‘IDEA’. It is important for corporations to identify their audience before selling a product. Millions of advertising dollars could go to waste if one doesn’t communicate a message like their audience would receive it (Ramos, 2014). The jargon of the specific audience and the common interests that your audience share among each other should be examined to reach them and keep them visiting your site or buying your products, or getting your service. This is how guest remain engaged in your business. The company has to also develop their position on why they are providing that product or service. In some cases, they would have to defend it against competitors and ensure that their overall goals are matching their platform. Lastly, it is important for highly successful businesses to evaluate their impact that they have on the consumers so they can examine their progress compared to their competitors.
I used to think that repetition was annoying to consumers or guests. I would share my articles twice a day, three times a week and would still think that it was going overboard with promotion. By assessing my modesty and fear of rejection, I have concluded that my blog actually suffered from this practice. Content goes unnoticed if one doesn’t give users, consumers, or readers a reason to care about it. Seth Godin states that the more repetition a business has, the more the audience would believe what the company is trying to say (Godlin, 2013). I have a lineup of social media sites that are all catered to my audience. Of course, it can be difficult to keep up with but I have my presence visible in places that my site visitors frequently visit.
References
1.) Bullas, Jeff. 2014. Blogging the Smart Way. http://www.jeffbullas.com/get-started-with-blogging-and-social-media-marketing/
2.) Godlin, Seth. 2013. Frequency, Repetition and the Power of Saying it more than Once. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/04/frequency-repetition-and-the-power-of-saying-it-more-than-once.html

3.) Ramos, Laura. 2014. The Role of PR Marketing and Thought Leadership. http://blogs.forrester.com/laura_ramos/13-05-06-the_role_of_pr_in_content_marketing_and_thought_leadership

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Being Complacent With Your Gift

March 19th, 2014
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We we’re all put on this earth to ignite the world with our gifts and abilities.

Watch closely for the roadblocks that may be standing in your way.  Best regards,

-B.F

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Are you Bold Enough?

March 12th, 2014
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This was on my mind and heart to record and share.  Be up for the challenge after viewing. Blessings!

-B.F

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“Why don’t you act normal?!”

March 1st, 2014
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I think this says it best…

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” – Ellen Goodman

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What can be broken that will kill you while you’re still breathing?

January 29th, 2014
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Your Spirit.

I could have been DEAD but IN THE NAME OF JESUS I am ALIVE and I am STILL walking on my own two FEET, and I will not be defeated! The devil is a LIAR. I may be down but I’m not OUT, GOD has the final say!

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IFADB at Nubian Bookstore

November 25th, 2013
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Identity From A Different Breed now available in Nubian Bookstore ! 2445 Southlake mall Morrow, GA 30260

 

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#IFADB Back in Atlanta, GA

November 21st, 2013
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My big sister supporting my book! Me signing her copy!
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A Living Legend !

November 12th, 2013
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A living Legend! One of the twelve Founders of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc! Honorable Founder John Slade, shown holding a man sized paddle of the official shield and “1963″ the Founding year of the 5th largest African American Fraternity of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. John Slade is also the Author of ‘The Founding and Ascendancy of Iota Phi Theta, A Founder’s Perspective’. This year, Iota Phi Theta celebrates 50 years since their founding date during the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.  For more information visit the official website http://www.iotaphitheta.org/

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Powerful Message about the Black Male Enrollment at UCLA

November 9th, 2013
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Powerful!

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