I have reconnected with my purpose, I have re-discovered my passion and these elements have given me the drive and ability to make things happen again, my faith is stronger, my will to fight is greater and my resolve about what it takes to get this job done is absolute. My service to the youth and young adult community is pure and much greater than selfish intent, know that I’m truly committed t this work and believe in recreation as one critical tool in the development of community and families. We all have different styles, tools and personalities that manifest themselves when tested, I have bottled up many of my skill-sets, suppressed my own truth and have accepted less that what I believe the citizens of Oakland deserve. This is where there is agreement and alignment, ” If we don’t know better we cant do better” Right kiyah?

Let’s walk this journey with good intent, love, passion, firm, strong work ethic and honesty. I want each of you to be successful, your success is connected to our country’s ability to embrace diversity, grow it’s own and pursue justice, equality and quest for individual, family and community development. I/we make bad choices daily regarding who to trust and respect, for those we’ve offended, forgive me/us, for those I’ve/we slandered, forgive me/us, for those I’ve expressed a lack of appreciation for forgive me/us. first and second person us/we implies that this might apply to myself and possibly you as the reader. Sometimes we are consumed with the pressure of external forces which push against what our truth states.

Don’t allow the negative pressures to alter the course of your destiny, allow positivity to rule. We don’t have time for the negative actions and my own suppressed, self imposed bitterness will drive us off course, I’m not perfect, but I have been redeemed. I am a youth worker, organizer, leader, manager and human- being about the business of building youth, families and community. Laws of Success – “Positive and negative cant occupy the same space at the same time- I appreciate our dialogue yesterday and the email, managing p is critically important in this organization and know that I will continue to listen and embrace all of your support. Keep sending the emails, voice mails text messages it really helps me win the small personal and professional battles needed to win the war against the decimation of youth, families and community.

“It’s always darkest before the dawn” – dawn is on the way…. keep watching the moon fall and the sun rise….

Reco

The following 17 points are a statement of that which you may expect to receive from the fifteen Laws of Success contained in this 16 ebook success course * “Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons”:

Definiteness of Purpose

Develop Definiteness of Purpose

* Success and progress towards achieving your goals in life begin with knowing where you are going.
* Any dominating idea, plan, or purpose held in your conscious mind through repeated effort and emotionalized by a burning desire for its realization is taken over by the subconscious and acted upon through whatever natural and logical means may be available.
* Your mental attitude gives power to everything you do. If your attitude is positive, your actions and thoughts further your ends? If your attitude is negative, you are constantly undermining your own efforts.
* The starting point of all human achievement is the development of a Definite Major Purpose.
* Without a definite major purpose, you are as helpless as a ship without a compass.

Mastermind Alliance

Establish a Mastermind Alliance

* A mastermind alliance consists of two or more minds working actively together in perfect harmony toward a common definite objective.
* Through a mastermind alliance you can appropriate and use the full strength of the experience, training, and knowledge of others just as if they were your own.
* No individual has ever achieved success without the help and cooperation of others.
* The value of “gathering together those of a like mind” is self-evident.
* A group of brains coordinated in a spirit of harmony will provide more thought energy than a single brain, just as a group of electric batteries will provide more energy than a single battery,

Positive Mental Attitude

Build a Positive Mental Attitude

* A Positive Mental Attitude is the single most important principle of the science of success, without which you cannot get the maximum benefit from the other sixteen principles.
* Success attracts success and failure attracts more failure.
* Your mental attitude is the only thing over which you, and only you, have complete control.
* A Positive Mental Attitude attracts opportunities for success, while a Negative Mental Attitude repels opportunities and doesn’t even take advantage of them when they do come along.
* A positive mind finds a way it can be done… a negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done.

Easst Oakland Sports Center  - Opens November 2010

Thank you Larry Ried, a true community builder