• 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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  • 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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  • Intention -vs.- Perception: The Saga Continues
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    By Brad Mitchell (Blog #5: Lifestyle)


    Intention -vs.- Perception - The Saga Continues


    As time has progressed, I have come to the understanding that the concept of “Say what you mean and mean what you say” has become somewhat extinct in today’s society.  We live in an era where it is extremely hard to take someone at their word when they say something.

    •  Is it because they can’t be trusted?
    •  Are we indirectly more paranoid than we are willing to admit?
    •  Do we place ourselves so much higher than others that we force them to “prove” certain things through action, but not being willing to do the same in return?

    In my opinion, I feel that there can be a “yes” to all these questions, although it may vary from person to person.

    Intention and Perception is a problem based on the idea that there is a giver and a receiver in order for intention and perception.  I feel there are some key factors to take into consideration when it comes to making sure both parties are on the same page.

    GIVER: It is your responsibility to disclose the information being stated in a way that is clear cut and precise.  If there is something you need to say to a person, before saying the first thing that comes to mind, try forming the statement in a few different ways and choosing the one that is least confrontational, leaves no room for confusion and(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Anthony Mitchell

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  • Life Lesson #2: C.A.N.T. (Commonly Associated with Negative Thinkers)
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    By Brad Mitchell (Blog #3: Lifestyle)


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    As time has progressed in my life, along with the expansion of knowledge I have gained, I have come to observe that some of the smallest words in the English language tend to carry a very powerful message in both negative and positive ways.  Of the many words I have taken time to really analyze, I seem to have the most disdain for the word CANT.

    Can’t is a GENERATIONAL TERM that has destroyed the lives of many people throughout time.  Culturally speaking, the African-American race, along with many others, has suffered mental enslavement from this word.  When you are in a situation where you are forced away from your country, family, and way of living to a land unfamiliar to you to be a slave, there is not much to believe in.  Those responsible for these actions understood this concept all too well and used it as a catalyst to make the concept of telling a slave what they CAN’T do a reality.  Not every person chose to accept CAN’T as an answer.  Through many acts of bravery, fights for freedom, and equality, the(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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  • Life Lesson #1: You Are What You Allow
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    By Brad Mitchell (Blog #2: Lifestyle)


    Life Lesson #1: You Are What You Allow


    Why can’t I find any loyalty in people?” “What happened to all the REAL people in the world?

    These are very valid questions often asked by people who can’t seem to find the “consistency” in people that they are looking for.  One of the first things you must understand in life is exactly what the quote pictured above states, “What you allow is what will continue.”

    There are a few key pieces of information that are necessary in order to get out of life what you seek without all the excess drama:

    1. Know Yourself: Knowing yourself is very much easier said than done.  We are learning new things about ourselves on a daily basis.  There are always aspects of who we are that solidify our opinions, beliefs, actions, and strengths, as well as weaknesses.  It is important that, in this process of learning, we do not allow outside people or situations to shake what has made us who we are, unless the specific situations we are placed in are for the better.  Therefore, keep in mind that(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Anthony Mitchell

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