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20 Lessons I Intend to Teach My 15 Year Old Son Over the Next 3 Years

2020 leadership parenting Jun 23, 2020
 

"Adulting" is a term I've heard over the past few years. I really never gave it much thought until sitting with my my son a few days before his 15th birthday.  

I noticed how much he eats now compared to a year ago. Geez.

I also noticed the hair above his lip, the way he conveyed his thoughts, the bass in his voice and his overall confidence. I stopped for a second to realize that some folks will seek to devalue him because of his smooth silky light brown skin.

He's a good kid. He's healthy, happy, and laughs out loud. He has a personal relationship with the one true God.

I didn't sleep at all that night.  I prayed and cussed all through the day. I feel like I'm running out of time. In a matter of 36 months he will be 18 years old. It dawned on me that in the blink of an eye he will be a high school graduate and on his way to his next big adventure.

There are so many skills I lack. Not because i'm a...

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Angela O's Reading List

2020 books leadership May 22, 2020
 

Three days ago my everything friend, Lorie Fanning asked me to send her my reading list. An acquaintance of hers reached out to her to get resources for a young lady in his organization. 

I was stumped.

Although I read often, listen to podcasts, host a weekly leadership themed video show, have published my military memoir, I was stumped. 

The experiences that shaped my view of leading teams has been overshadowed by the global pandemic. The wave of uncertainty is causing some people in positions of power to shrink, while others are rising to the occasion of our new normal. 

I meditated, prayed, then I took a deep dive into books I've read or need to read that are relevant and will add value to men and women who are preparing to lead teams through these unprecedented times.  

 Reading builds confidence. I created a top 10 reading list for people committed to leading teams confidently.

My intent is for each reader to approach each...

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Delta Author Don't Rush Challenge

2020 authors Apr 10, 2020

Watch these authors slay the social media "Don't Rush" challenge. Each of the ladies are members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

 

What is the Don't Rush Challenge?

According to teenvogue.com, on March 22, Toluwalase Asolo, a 20-year-old business management student at the University of Hull, tweeted a clip with the caption, “The boredom jumped out.” To the song of “Don’t Rush” by U.K. rap duo Young T and Bugsey, she and her seven girlfriends changed looks seamlessly while passing around a makeup brush used as a metaphorical baton. This one minute and 26-second video would go on to amass 2 million views and become the popular #DontRushChallenge

“We understand that in a period like this with nothing to do, a lot of people may slip into depression due to high levels of inactivity and idleness,” Toluwalase tells Teen Vogue. “So we decided to highlight the togetherness in isolation.” The ladies, who...

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A Leaders Mindset During Covid-19

2020 covid-19 leaders Mar 31, 2020

It's your time to lead. We are in what appears to be the beginning phases of this COVID-19 pandemic. A pandemic is an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents, or worldwide.

Two steps everyone must collectively embrace to ensure we slow the spread of this virus.

  1. Prioritize Safety and Health of our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers by washing our hands, not touching our face, and limiting the amount of people we maintain physical contact. 

  2. Combat the Spread of COVID-19 by following appropriate local, state and federal government guidance on social distancing, limitations on group gatherings, etc.

 

Guidance on Our Mindset

It's critical that we change our mindset as we plan and maneuver through this unprecedented set of circumstances:

  • Yesterday’s Mindset: “I must operate in a way to avoid getting the virus”

  • Today’s/Tomorrow’s Mindset: “I must...

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Announcement: Virtual Power Hour

 

Are You An Emerging Woman Leader Who is Struggling to Stay Focused, Complete Tasks, and Get Stuff Off of Your TO DO List? 

Are You Always Taking Care Of Everybody Else While Putting Your Things To The Side? 

Are You Always Busy?

Do You Feel Overwhelmed All of the Time?

We Used To 

 

We don’t use complicated systems.

No fancy equipment.

No outdated software required.

The secret is blocking off time on your calendar to focus on one task at a time.

You're more likely to succeed when you establish accountability and support systems.

The Virtual Power Hour is a simple concept to complete your tasks.

It will:

Help you develop a habit of completing one task at a time.

Allow you to free your mind of cluttered thoughts and unfinished projects. 

Plus, you'll finish tasks that are important to you.

That's likely to bring you peace.

You'll:

Show up for six consecutive days to check in with your online accountability partner and...

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Stay Connected Virtually Through Zoom

2020 zoom Mar 18, 2020

Here's everything you need to know

If you work from home, you've probably heard about Zoom, one of the leading video conferencing software apps on the market.

It allows you to virtually interact with co-workers or employers when in-person meetings aren't possible. This makes telecommuting seem much more human, as it helps you feel connected. With the COVID-19 coronavirus wreaking havoc across the world, for instance, Zoom has become an essential tool for small, medium, and large-sized teams that want to keep in touch and continue their daily workflows with minimal disruption.

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others - either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chats - and it lets you record those sessions to view later. Over half of Fortune 500 companies reportedly used Zoom in 2019.

When people are talking about Zoom, you'll usually hear the following phrases: Zoom Meeting and Zoom Room. A Zoom...

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The 6 Things I Learned From 6 People in 2019

 

I don't mind failing or looking foolish or being rejected. I think falling down; not getting it right the first, second or 1,000th time is part of growth and development.

I'd rather risk it all; than regret at the end. I live for the DASH.

The challenge is to remain focused on the one who provides all there is for all of us all of the time.

This is an annual title I publish as a way of capturing the most significant lessons I've learned during the previous year. Review the articles of the six people I learned from in 20152016, 2017, and 2018. 

I remain unapologetic about my thoughts on learning and winning. I do not believe we lose, I believe we simply learn from our experiences.  In the year 2019, I learned a lot about myself and others. 

I present the 6 people I learned 6 things from in 2019

Oprah Winfrey

Besides being a multi-billionaire, Oprah Winfrey is an inspiration to many because she teaches at every turn. For years I watched her interview...

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Better U TV Author Spotlight: Dr. Chantrise Holliman

2020 author spotlight Feb 01, 2020
 

Dr. Chantrise Holliman, an award-winning educator, published author, and entrepreneur, shares her poignant story of losing both of her legs after suffering a debilitating heart attack.

Dr. Chantrise is transparent about the trials as well as the triumphs. Hers is a story of incredible faith and tremendous support, and perseverance. She is the owner of Disturb the Universe, LLC and the Founder of Disrupt xEL, a business focused on providing quality professional development and motivational workshops to a variety of organizations.

During this author spotlight, Angela, the lead strategist and owner of The Better U Project, primarily focuses on Dr. Chantrise's third published book, "Shoes Without Feet: A Journey of Strength, Hope, Obstacles, Encouragement & Success."

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Angela M. Odom

 Do you mind sharing your story?

Dr Chantrise Sims Holliman

My most current story begins with the incident that happened on March 23, 2018, I suffered a...

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Authentic Leadership Interview on the Josieology Podcast

Episode 18 of the Josieology Podcast features a proud military veteran who was fortunate to serve 27 years, 11 months and 11 days in the greatest Army on the planet. 

During this conversation, Retired US Army Colonel Angela M. Odom discusses authentic leadership.

She served honorably in the US Army for 27 years and retired in the rank of colonel in September 2015. She served in various leadership roles which included command and control of integrated, male and female, Army teams and units.

After her military retirement Angela continues to serve. She is a certified personal development coach, published author, and owner of The Better U Project, LLC, a personal leadership training company. She is a leadership developer with extensive high stress, international and graduate level academic experience.

In this episode, Colonel Odom tells us how she became a senior leader in the military. Her overall lesson is that you don't have to abandon who you naturally are in...

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Rebelpreneur Radio Interview - Angela M. Odom

Yesssss! My Interview on Rebelpreneur Radio is live!

Ralph Brogden really did a good job of digging in to how I help my clients. I'm grateful to share the S.O.A.R success system with a broader audience. This was great!

Feels good to know that I am making a difference!

 Click below to listen to the radio interview

 

Listen to the Interview HERE

RALPH BROGDEN 

Ralph Brogden, MASC is a best-selling author, publisher, and radio host. He is a specialist in strategic communications with a professional and educational background in marketing, psychology and publishing. His work has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, USA Today, The Huffington Post and hundreds of nationally-syndicated television, newspaper, and magazine outlets.

ANGELA M. ODOM

As a personal development coach and leadership mentor, Angela specializes in helping emerging women leaders move past undervaluing themselves into achieving the SMART goals they envision and have prayed for.

Angela is the host of the...

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