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  • An Open Letter to 18 Year Old Genein Jefferson
      Dear Genein,   You’re 18 and I am now 38. I don’t know if I should be writing you… my younger self. I’ve watched Back To The Future many times and I know what happens when you contact the ‘younger’ you. It never ends well. Nevertheless, I’ll take that risk if only just to share with those out there w...

  • Sep

    Tme Is On Your Side – Or Is It?
    Time is money - well at least it is in Justine Timberlake's world in the movie, 'IN TIME'. In the film, Will Salas (Timberlake) is a poor man who rarely has more than a day's worth of life on his time clock but the wealthy had the resources to live forever. This is their reality, instead of paying in money, they pay in time. When they wor...

  • The Selfie Vs. The Shelfie
    With the advent of the cell phone camera, the selfie has risen to great prominence. But I would challenge you to grace me with a photo revealing another side of you; your bookshelf. We know you look good but instead of showing me what you're wearing, show me what you're reading. Share with me your books and not just your looks. &nbs...

  • JOY: Business Inspiration In a Little Mop
    An Ode to 'Joy' A Movie Review   First of all let’s start with her name – Joy. Someone once told me, “Genein, God doesn’t care about your happiness because that‘s fleeting and built on things and situations. God cares about your joy, because that is what’s sustaining throughout it all.”   Which is why s...
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  • Jun

    How We Paid Off Almost $100,000 Worth of Debt
    "Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty we're free at last!" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's an honor to share this journey with you on Dr. Martin Luther King's holiday because this journey is all about freedom. Freedom from a limited poverty mindset, freedom from ignorance, and freedom from DEBT. Check out the video to see o...

  • Mr. Lincoln and The Benefits of a Difficult Life
    Walking around Washington DC for seven days, I forced myself to see the city as Lincoln saw it. It was a bit of a challenge as 2017 BMW's raced down Penn Ave. Nevertheless, I tried. It wasn't until I strolled the grounds of Lincoln's Cottage for our teacher's fellowship that I was immediately catapulted into his time. This house museum...

  • My #BestSchoolDay with Stephen Colbert
    Thursday was a school day to rival all school days - at least to the teachers and students who are on Thursday, March 10th, was the #BestSchoolDay initiated by Donorschoose where 50 famous people funded over 11,000 projects all over the nation equaling 14 million dollars! I was hoping Los Angeles would get flash fund...

  • Walking A Red Carpet of Purpose
    And the Oscar goes to.... This familiar phrase, preceded by butterflies in the stomach and high anticipation, was heard many times on Hollywood’s most celebrated night. On Sunday, I had the privilege of representing and walking a different kind of red carpet – a red carpet of purpose - with PwC.   [capti...

  • Dec

    Asset Framing: Presenting Our Students In the Best Light
    What is asset framing? Good question! Right after a Donorschoose board meeting, I sat down with Trabian Shorters, a fellow board member, to discuss what asset framing is and why educators and community members need to be aware of this concept. Continue reading below but also watch the video above for the one on one interview! [caption ...

  • Dec

    Your Car is Your Identity – Or Is It?
    Funny story of how an experience with the valet showed me how much our level of 'success' is determined by our vehicle! *Still laughing off of this one!* Enjoy!