• Worried About Haters? THRIVE!
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    By Brad Mitchell (Blog #11: Lifestyle)


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    For some odd reason, in these days and times, one of the few ways you will know if you are doing something right in life is by knowing whether you have haters. A person claiming to have haters is very common.  Personally, I don’t care that much about the matter directly, but I learned a long time ago that I was different in the sense of how I look at life and view the world.

    The degree of validation people gain from knowing that someone is living day to day with hate towards them is quite alarming to me. The glorification of haters is at an all-time high in my opinion, but I feel as though there are deeper matters that require attention and awareness.  There is one aspect in regards to the Hater -vs.- The Hated relationship that really blows my mind. It seems these days that the hated do more investigation on their haters than their haters do back on them.

    I have heard conversations where people will give out so many specifics about their haters that it really leaves me in amazement. Government names, current addresses, places of employment, number of kids they have, vehicles/ license plate numbers & on a few rare occasions, social security information. My response to this is…(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Anthony Mitchell

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  • Wisdom Wednesday: Keep Going!
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    By Brad Mitchell (Blog #10: Lifestyle)


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    If you are like me, then you have the habit of being so focused on where you want to end up in life that you don’t pay enough to the things you are encountering right now in your present.

    We are all very aware of our potential and where we WANT to be professionally, educationally, financially and even family wise. It’s pretty much the basis of why we do the things we do and make the decisions we make.

    One thing that we can’t forget is that we are living LIFE. Life has the crazy ability to make us love things when everything is going well and hate things when all hell seems to be breaking loose in our lives. It’s our human nature to feel this way and its foolish to think that you haven’t felt this way at some point in your life.

    I am a firm believer in the relationship between the heart and the mind. These two entities embody the essence of who we are. Our minds create the thoughts and ideas that we physically carry out. Our hearts determine the magnitude of the effort shown in those areas. It takes time for the relationship of the heart and mind to be on the same accord. We often find ourselves in(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Anthony Mitchell

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  • Life Lesson #4: Each One Teach One
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    By Brad Mitchell (Blog #9: Lifestyle)


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    This post today is somewhat of a venting session for me. My biggest pet peeve in the world right now deals with the youth of this generation and how older people are quicker to judge them, rather than be a beacon of light in their lives.

    It seems as though, as generations pass on, there is a huge generational gap that is widening day by day.  It is my worry that if we as adults and people don’t take out more time from our “busy” lives to be an example for these youth who we often overlook, then whatever hope there is to cling on will be nonexistent .

    Professionally, I work with young people ages 12-19 on a daily basis. These youth come from all different dynamics and backgrounds. Although their living situations may differ, whether internally or externally, they have more in common than even they are willing to admit.

    My office is currently located where people in society would classify the area as “the hood” or “the ghetto”.  Yes there is gang activity, drug activity, crime and police constantly on patrol, but I have never let that stop me from pursuing one of my many passions which is helping youth be the greatest individual they can be. With this idea in mind, here are some ideas and ways we can help these youth achieve that goal.

    SHOW GENUINE CONCERN FOR THEIR FUTURE. The easiest way to get a young person to buy in to any information you have to offer them is to first develop a real RELATIONSHIP with them. All youth troubled or not, have a(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Anthony Mitchell

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  • If It Ain’t About the Money…
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    By Brad Mitchell (Blog #8: Lifestyle)


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    Money…Money…Money! For as long as I have been living (26 years), one of the first resources I was introduced to was money.  As time has progressed, the concept of money has been brought to a larger scale.  This is definitely not a negative by any means, depending upon how you interpret the message of money.

    Over the past few years I have gained a growing concern, not so much for money, but the way the idea and concept of money is being shown and perceived by my generation and future generations to come.  It seems that the ideology of money is becoming a tactic to steer people in the wrong directions and even leading to tragic circumstances.  It is my goal and daily passion to “get back to the essence” of what life is all about so people can understand that they have complete control over their lives and not allowing materialistic objects, such as money dictate them.

    Here are some key factors to keep in mind when dealing with the concept of money(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Anthony Mitchell

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  • Marriage: Sacred Union or Modern Trend?
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    By Brad Mitchell (Blog #7: Lifestyle)


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    “I, ____, take you, ____, to be my lawfully wedded(husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part”

    This is one of the most powerful phrases used by the bride and groom in a wedding ceremony. A verbal affirmation not just to God, but to each other and also everyone who has received the privilege to be in attendance for this occasion as well that they will do everything in their power to live within the union of their marriage and let nothing come between.

    The rate which marriages are happening is higher now than it has ever been. By the same whim, the rate of divorce is at an all-time high as well. What seems to be the issue as to why something so sacred is not being able to withstand the test of time?

    Here are a few things to consider (based off of my observations of failed marriages) that those who are pondering proposing or are in the process of tying the knot to keep in mind(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Anthony Mitchell

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  • “Dear Black Woman…”: Homage to the Queens
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    By Brad Mitchell (Blog #6: Lifestyle)


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    God created you.

    Out of the many things that he took time to create and perfect, YOU were literally the last thing he made, after a creating a man.  He knew a man could not be all he was called to be without placing a counterpart by his side.  You were HIS last objective in creation and he took his time with you. Once his work was completed he saw that you were pleasing in his sight and HE rested.

    With this truth in mind, never sell yourself short.

    Your purpose is so much greater than merely living out your own goals and dreams.  You have a vast amount of responsibilities, but the main objective is understanding that you are not, nor have you ever been a mistake or accident.  Loving God requires self-love to be in the mixture as well.

    As a product of HIM, it is impossible to say that YOU LOVE HIM, but HATE YOURSELF at the same time. If you hate yourself, you are implying that you are not pleased with Gods intent in creating you. The pigment of your skin is
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    Anthony Mitchell

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  • Life Lesson #3: The Purpose In Purpose
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    By Brad Mitchell (Blog #4: Lifestyle)


    Life Lesson #3 - The Purpose in Purpose


    One of the most powerful aspects of life that we as humans are constantly seeking to find out within ourselves, our environments, our relationships & about life itself is one word:

    Purpose.

    Purpose in the noun form is stated as follows:

    • The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exist
    • A person’s sense of resolve or determination
    • A particular requirement or consideration, typically one that is temporary or restricted on scope or extent

    Purpose in the verb form is stated as follows:

    • Have as one’s intention or objective

    As I have gone through my personal walk of life, I have come to the understanding that there are specific principals that we may or may not take into consideration when it comes to us discovering our true purpose.  Here is my perspective.

    1. PURPOSE IS POWERFUL: To know that everybody on the face of the earth has been put here to fulfill a specific path, job, role, title or journey is an amazing concept within itself. The fact that many of these roles we play on a daily basis are the same from a title standpoint, but(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Anthony Mitchell

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