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I Am The One: The number one qualified CEO of me

I Am The One: The number one qualified CEO of me

I am the one I have been looking for all along. That has not always been the case. Searching for myself in all the wrong places sent me on a mission impossible. I am the one I have been looking for all along. That has not always been the case. Searching for myself in all the wrong places sent me on a mission impossible. Adorning the title of wife (my first spirations as a little girl), mom, and mom mom are nothing to shrink back from. I...


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Leadership And Handling Anxiety

Leadership And Handling Anxiety

If you are a parent, uncle, aunt, brother, sister, grandparent, boss, co-worker or a friend, chances are you are a leader, whether you accept it or not. There is a person or many people who look up to you and take your cue as to how to handle the issues of life. They learn from you. You are a mentor. We all know that with life comes challenges and opportunities. Handling those challenges not only allows you to grow as a leader and as a...


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Good Company

Good Company

There is an ancient proverb that says “Bad company corrupts good character.” It is so true. As parents, we often keep close tabs on who our children are hanging out with because we want to make sure they don’t run with a bad crowd. It also holds true with our spouse or partner.  By Troy Vincent There are so many stories that we can recall where a good kid thought he or she could change someone’s questionable character, and ends up being influenced in a negative way. A speaker discussing successful marriages once made the tongue-in-cheek statement, “When a man sees a woman he wants to marry, he wants...


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Oneness In Marriage

Oneness In Marriage

Tommi and I have been talking about oneness, and the importance of individuality. Why is this important? God has made us each unique in our own way. Individuality is being who you are, just as God created YOU. This type of diversity is important to a relationship. By Troy Vincent Sr. Communication is key to bringing that diversity into agreement. So often we are not flexible on our positions. In relationships, there are constant negotiations toward common agreement. It can range from buying a car, raising children, managing external relationships,  where do we want to go for dinner,  our next family vacation, to what the family agenda is...


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Drinking from wells we did not dig

Drinking from wells we did not dig

John Robert Lewis, Elijah Cummings, Charles Evers, Reverend C.T. Vivian, Fred L. Davis, Reverend Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery…these are just some of the legendary names of the civil rights movement who have passed on this year. By Troy Vincent Sr. A generation of visionaries who put their thoughts to action in changing society for the better has passed the baton of equality and justice to a new generation, now more than ever awakened to the challenges of racism, economic and educational disparity, and equality.  What have we learned? What have they taught...


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Love, Action, Teamwork

Love, Action, Teamwork

This challenge of COVID 19 has left many questioning the future, perhaps even their faith. One thing for certain, this is a fight that we all must be in together. By Troy Vincent Sr. Just like being part of a team, our attitudes toward life have a tremendous impact on how we work together toward the common mission. Our actions and our words have lasting impact, and can be the difference between winning and losing, success and failure, and in some cases, between life and death. An encouraging word...


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Fear vs Faith

Fear vs Faith

Is it possible to walk by faith and be afraid. Absolutely! Faith will push you through your fears over into your hope for tomorrow. By Troy Vincent As America begins planning the return to what will now be our new way of doing things. Soon, people will be going back to work, to school, and even their past times. In all of this, we must strike a balance between reasonable concerns and returning to some form of normality. It comes down to answering the question: What is driving you today, fear...


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Crisis Exposes Our Preparedness

Crisis Exposes Our Preparedness

The coronavirus pandemic has come upon us suddenly. It is historic and we are living through it. In life, there are many unexpected things that we face each day. By Troy Vincent The coronavirus pandemic has come upon us suddenly. It is historic and we are living through it. In life, there are many unexpected things that we face each day. We learn to deal with them, as a result of our ability to adapt with experience. It is when unexpected challenges like coronavirus...


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Your Influence

Your Influence

By Troy Vincent You don’t have to be a world-class athlete, a Fortune 500 executive, a pastor or a media personality to influence people. In fact, you have gifts that are unique to your very own personality that can make a difference in the lives of others. It starts with service. How you serve others is a step toward...


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Choose To Be Great

Choose To Be Great

God will make the most out of the least. After all His power is revealed in our weakness – II Corinthians 12:9. By Tommi Vincent People (well intentioned logical people) will try to talk you out of your courage to press beyond what you consider to be a limitation. God usually chooses the person least likely to achieve. He is not limited by your limitations. God always causes us to see who we really are before He...


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The Battlefield

The Battlefield

By Troy Vincent Sr. There is no better time than now to position yourself for the best time in your life. As a man think, so is he. If you feel as though you are in a rut, that your life is standing still, that there is more to life than this, then it is time to reposition...


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Tips On Releasing Burdens

Tips On Releasing Burdens

By Tommi Vincent   Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 Easier said than done for most. A burden is anything we attempt to carry in life that feels like a heavy load, often as a result of us operating from the space of emotions....


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Finding Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose

By Troy Vincent Sr. There are a lot of people who talk about finding their purpose. Books have been written about discovering the purpose for your life. From that purpose, your ability to lead and succeed spring forth. Purpose is about your principles, values, passion, and faith. It is in the integration of all these elements that you will come...


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Take Your Success Personal

Take Your Success Personal

By Troy Vincent Sr. Many people often ask, “What is the key to success?” How does one become successful? It is a good question. People seek success in so many ways. Some labor hard and long. Others try to take shortcuts. Sometimes it seems that success is the luck of the draw. Personally, in my experience, success is...


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Establishing Your Leadership Standards

Establishing Your Leadership Standards

By Troy Vincent Sr. As you aspire to leadership, there is something that all good leaders have in common—standards. Standard is defined as a level of quality. Another term is excellence. The standards of leaders are not all the same, but all leaders have standards. Leaders are governed by their own inspirations and motivating factors....


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Success Is Intentional

Success Is Intentional

Top row center young Troy Vincent Sr. surrounded by fellow Miller Phillies baseball teammates of N. Trenton, New Jersey By Troy Vincent Sr. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”–Jeremiah 29:11 Ever wonder why some...


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Get Your Mind Right

Get Your Mind Right

By Troy Vincent Sr. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God”—Romans 12:2 A dear brother, friend and colleague can be heard while encouraging young men and women he mentors, “Get your mind right.” These next generation of leaders may...


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A Wife’s Perspective on the “S” Word!

A Wife’s Perspective on the “S” Word!

Written by Tommi Vincent Right off the back I am going to use a word that has become a bad word- “submission”. Yes, the “s” word! Submission has been so distorted to point of diminished value. This is woefully unfortunate, because there is a sustaining power that is given to a wife with this one...


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Your Gifts Will Make A Place For You

Your Gifts Will Make A Place For You

By Troy Vincent Sr. “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men”—Proverbs 18:16 Dr. Myles Monroe once wrote that “God has put a gift or talent in every person that the world will make room for.It is this gift that will enable you to fulfill your vision.It will make a...


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The Power Of Forgiveness

The Power Of Forgiveness

By Troy Vincent Sr. Forgiveness is something we often ask for, but sometimes rarely give. The point being that forgiveness is not a sporting event where we keep score, it’s a matter of the heart for both the offender and the offended. Forgiveness involves both attitudes and actions. If you find it difficult to feel...


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Victory In Our Challenges

Victory In Our Challenges

By Troy Vincent Sr. We all are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable. Often times the challenges seem so difficult and we ask ourselves where do we start, and how will this end. I know, I’ve been there. Knowing that the inevitable is going to happen, the question we must ask ourselves is “How we...


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Many Roads to Travel in Life, Choose the One with Your Name on It

Many Roads to Travel in Life, Choose the One with Your Name on It

As we journey through life we will have to make many choices as to the direction we will take. Should I go left, right, straight? One thing for sure we always need to forge ahead and never go backwards. By Tommi Vincent No one wants to be like Lot’s wife who looked back and turned into the pillar of salt! The challenge we face is our instinct to retreat from obstacles that lie ahead. Challenges build character and fortitude. They are also preparation for the many lessons we will encounter throughout our life. No...


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We Are Created To Be The Best

We Are Created To Be The Best

Adversity is an answer to prayer. Sounds strange but it is true. Without adversity, we lack the strengthening of our ability to persevere and press our way through. By Tommi Vincent When have you ever gotten better in an area of life without challenge? Challenge is adversity, otherwise it would not be a challenge at all. Often, we avoid adversity at all cost, especially if you are not a fan of confrontation. Even when the confrontation is with ourselves. How does one be...


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