Tag Archives: Professional 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 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.

#GPSMotivation #MOVETuesdays #DreamOrPipeDream

G.P.S. Motivational Series Ep 3: Building Dreams

Here’s Episode 3 of my motivational youtube series, G.P.S. Here, I share 3 necessary steps to help you reduce the stagnant areas in your life so you can increase the likelihood of reaching your dreams.

#GPSMotivation #BuildingDreams #MOVETuesdays #MakeTimeNotExcuses

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Lead with Hospitality

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WHAT TRULY MATTERS?

How do you lead your life? Does hospitality trump talent or does talent trump hospitality?

We cannot underestimate this truth: how we treat each other matters. Yet, many of us live as if our talent and skill-set are more important than our hospitality – and by extension – our character. How does this belief affect the way we do business (both professionally and personally)?

Hospitality is defined as:

1. The friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.

2. The quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.

A LACK OF HOSPITALITY