Category Archives: personal development

You Matter: Graduation Message

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I was presented with the opportunity to be the guest speaker at a graduation ceremony in the Bronx for The Osborne Association on Friday, March 11, 2016. The title of my message was: “You Matter.” (Watch video below). It was an honor to meet with the staff and be able to speak into the lives of their graduates from the Justice Community Program, The Fatherhood Initiative and the Career Center.

When I was invited, back in December 2015, I had never heard of the organization. However, as I started to research them, it became apparent that the Osborne Association is making a tremendous impact in NY state. Here is their Mission Statement:

 ”The Osborne Association offers opportunities for individuals who have been in conflict with the law to transform their lives through innovative, effective, and replicable programs that serve the community by reducing crime and its human and economic costs. We offer opportunities for reform and rehabilitation through public education, advocacy, and alternatives to incarceration that respect the dignity of people and honor their capacity to change.”

G.P.S. Motivational Series EP 8 – Overcoming Fear – Part 1

Fear is one of the main reasons most of us don’t move from where we are to where we need and want to be. Fear of failure. Fear of rejection. Fear of the unknown. Fear of being under qualified. Fear of success. Fear of… (insert reason here.) But most of what we fear rarely happens. And if it did – with some thoughtful planning and execution – we could overcome the issue. Ultimately, overcoming our fear is about PERSPECTIVE.

Watch this short video from my G.P.S. Motivational Series which illustrates the point. Then ask yourself, “How can I change my perspective so I can get a grip on my fear?”

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G.P.S. Motivational Series Ep 7 – Principles Versus Feelings – Part 2

In Episode 7: Principles versus Feelings – PART 2, Allen shares a personal story about what it takes to live by principles in order to move towards success and significance in life.

#GPSMotivation #MOVETuesdays #PriciplesVersusFeelings #ConsistencyMakesMe #DoNotCompromisePrinciples

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G.P.S. Motivational Series Ep 6 – Principles Versus Feelings – Part 1

In this 6th episode – Principles Versus Feelings: Part 1 – Allen shares how developing principles for your life (and living by them) can make the difference between success and failure.

#GPSMotivation #MOVETuesdays #PrinciplesVersusFeelings #StopDropRoll

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G.P.S. Motivational Series EP 5: Dream or Pipe Dream?

In this 5th Episode, Allen answers a viewer’s question: “How do you tell the difference between a genuine dream and a pipe dream?” This is great, in depth information we can all use to gain a better sense of direction and purpose in our lives.

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