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“Showing up is half the battle.”
Showing up is half the battle. Don’t just do it for you though. Include those who are up next. As a leader, you are in the pole position. You are the pace car. Leaders do not need to wait around for accolades, permission or inspiration. While all these things can help, leaders must do what is required to go forward when it’s time to do something. We all get to choose how much energy we are willing to put into what we say we believe in. Leaders often have to do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t. In this issue, we take a leap forward with leaders, innovators and influencers who have found their gifts and who are using those gifts to change lives. Our April issue showcases the acting brilliance of Deborah Joy Winans, the educational excellence of Dr. Walter Milton Jr. and Joel Freeman with Black History 365, and the artistic genius of Baxter Perkinson Jr. We also chat with Rita Cohen, Page Turners and Michael “Boogie” Pinckney. Last, we light up the kitchen with chef JJ Johnson and salute the late great Vernon Jordan. Thank you for supporting excellence. You get a new look when you have SoulVision.
“Leaders often have to do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.”