Entrepreneurship & Parenting: The Balance…

Is there a balance between being an entrepreneur and being a parent? Nicole Walters is an entrepreneur who adopted three kids, the eldest of who just started college. After dropping her off and getting her all settled in, her freshman student decided to have a ball! She went silent on the homefront.

Not hearing from her for 2 days, her mom and dad decided to shower her with love on the second day on campus. Check it out on Facebook.

 

Parenting

Was Nicole being too strict? Do you think kids should be allowed to make their own mistakes? If so, at what cost? If not, why not?

Can’t wait to pay Homage to your views.

Cheers!

Success Strategies Book Launch

Success Strategies Book Launch Interview

Hosted by the African American Research Library and

Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Book was the result of a Phenomenological Study with Nova Southeastern University. Research was based on topics of Success, American Dream, Leadership, and Migration.   Dr. Cameron sought to answer the question, Why Some Individuals Succeed While Others Don’t. Copies available on Amazon or at Barnes and Noble.

Share a copy with a friend who is overwhelmed, or who needs to take the next step to achieve their goal.

Cheers!

Of Luxury and Away Time


Peace, quiet, calm, serenity. That’s what weekends, holidays, vacations are for. To reboot, unwind, and get back in the game.

As workaholics, we don’t often do it. We feel it’s a Luxury  that we cannot afford. Still, we spend time wishing, hoping, even complaining at times. But we can do anything that we put our minds to.  And …relaxing is one of the most important things to do.

So plan a getaway! Or a Staycation! It will work wonders for your mind, your work, your business, career, and your life.

Breathe.

Scars of Success

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Thanks to Susan Leventhal, Regional Director for the invitation to facilitate workshop to the Professional Placement Network (PPN), CareerSource Broward, Florida. The topic Success Strategies of Emerging Leaders: Why Some Succeed, was presented. Thanks to all the managers and leaders who attended. May all your leadership experiences lead to Scars of Success!

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20 Reasons Why Some People Fail To Succeed

Reknowned comedian Kevin Hart in an interview about the movie Central Intelligence with Dwayne Johnson, shared that he got into the business of entertainment to be successful and to get to the highest level he can. Naturally, it is clear that he is achieving his goal but he is quick to say that he will not stop because stopping would make him complacent. His desire is to do more. His dream is to reach the status of becoming a mogul. And the only way to get there is by work.

Failure

renowned comedian Kevin Hart in an interview about the movie Central Intelligence with Dwayne Johnson, shared that he got into the business of entertainment to be successful and to get to the highest level he can. Naturally, it is clear that he is achieving his goal but he is quick to say that he will not stop because stopping would make him complacent. His desire is to do more. His dream is to reach the status of becoming a mogul. And the only way to get there is by work.  Interesting…

In a nutshell I think that just about sums up Why some people succeed while others don’t. It’s that simple. Many have researched the paths to success to unveil the answers to those of us whose appetites long to devour the true meaning. To those of us standing at a crossroad uncertain of which way to go. To those of us who through whispers approach our feelings with fear and apprehension. Shane is not alone in her writings that success leaves clues, trails and signs. Whatever the goal ..be it to achieve success in business, personal relationships, taking that dream vacation, or simply getting through difficult times; we should strive through thick and thin. Most well-known successful people including my favorite Stephen King, never gave up when the going got tough. They stuck to it through thick and thin. That said, we reflect on the definition of success that refers to the achievement of wealth, honors or the like.  Failure on the other hand refers to the lack of success, or more specifically the omission of expected or required action.

So here are a few insights into the behaviors and actions of people who are not successful. These have been pulled from a few individuals including the likes of Kayiba Mpoyi, Stephen Guise, Deborah Shane, and my own book on Success Strategies as gleaned from phenomenological study.  People who fail to succeed:

  1. Underestimate time management.

Successful people learn how to say No.  They know which commitments to take on to achieve great success in areas of their lives.

  1. Have misaligned Goals.                                                                                                                    They mistake busyness for productivity. They want to be a part of everything and in the process do nothing that aligns with their goals. This undermines success.
  1. Have self-imposed limitations

People who are not successful often say things like “I’m not good with numbers”; “I hate studying”; and “I can’t run a successful business”.

  1. Have little social IQ.

They don’t know how to treat others and say things like “well at least I’m being honest”, or “this is just the way I am, deal with it”. It’s said that you can judge a man’s character by watching how he acts when standing in a very long line and is met with bad service; or by how he reacts when you ruin his expensive items.

  1. Procrastinate.. Never take action

They ponder a lot. Dream big but lack the courage to go forth.  My mantra…Get up! Show up! Just Do Something!

6. Can’t face adversity

Overcoming challenges not only bring us closer to our goals but they turn us into someone we never imagined. Don’t be afraid to conquer your fears and embark on new terrains. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.

  1. They don’t plan                                                                                                                                They do not have a complete vision of their intentions. They are not specific which goes a long way in the execution of our goals.
  1. They always Give up

They get discouraged and apathetic when they fail. Essentially, they have a failure mindset long before they even started.

10.They are scared.

They freeze just like the deer that stands fixed before the car hits.

  1. They are always in the wrong place.

Wrong job. Wrong state. Wrong country. Everything they do they complain is wrong. It is important for them to know when to to move on to something else. Mpoyi’s observation is for real….humans do not have the capacity to be successful at all things.

  1. They don’t care

Apathy can infect any area of our lives and when it strikes it produces failure. The scariest part is how contagious it is. It spreads to other areas of our lives. Like a whisper, apathetic friends can also infect us.

14. They are unwilling or too slow to change

15. They become irrelevant.

16.They have a bad attitude

17. They have skill gaps.

18. They have not developed a unique personal brand

19. They lack discipline, focus and balance.

20. They lack a deep sense of belief in themselves

In summary, people who fail to succeed are more numerous than we can imagine. More importantly, it’s sad to see people with amazing potential ..give up. Suicide is obvious and quite sad. But not so obvious are individuals who internalize things and therefore their natural occurrence may not always be evident. Sometimes it is the guy in the cubicle with the $90K salary, who accepts misery because it comes with a fat paycheck (Mpoyi).

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Why the Title? Why the Tagline?

Success
When Opportunity Knocks, Seize It.

Why do some individuals succeed while others don’t? That’s the question many try to answer. We look at well-known artists like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and many more. We often hear people say…if only … If only I had the money of the rich and famous. But is that what success means? Pocket full of dough? More on this another time.

For now, we’ll just say that one thing most people don’t realize is that WE define who we are; what we want to Do with our lives, and how we are going to get there. That’s the basic reason this blog was TITLEd “Success Strategies“, not only because of the research done. This blog selects ideas from society’s successful leaders both those living, and those who have passed on such as renowned innovator Steve Jobs. These strategies I’ll continue to share, with the hope to inspire and motivate individuals to take action to get the result they want.

This leads to the purpose of the TAGLINE: Opportunity Knocks. Seize It. The intention is for us to encourage ourselves, colleagues, and loved ones to act now. To let an opportunity pass by is like to waiting on the metro service late at night, and when the train does come, wave it on with the excuse that you’ll wait on the next one to arrive.

Opportunity, opportunity. When it knocks, let’s take action and answer. Who knows, we may never get a second chance. So seize it.

BLOGGING 101

I began this blog a few years ago but have hardly been consistent. As an individual in the business of Human Resource Management, and organizational leadership, my passion lies in the development of entrepreneurs, youths and individuals in transition. For that reason, I conducted a study for my dissertation on Success Strategies and decided to publish it recently in my book titled “Success Strategies of Caribbean-American Leaders in the United States”. In the book I sought to answer the question Why Some Individuals Succeed, While Others Don’t.  It is now available on http://www.amazon.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.

I am still writing with the intention of publishing the Success Strategies Workbook, as well as another book titled “GreenLight: When God says Go”.  My intention here is to decide on what my audience prefers to hear, then focus this blog on that. This could be under the topics of leadership, success, inspiration, or lighter moments.

From participating in this new developing experience, I hope to be able to learn how to (1) improve this blog; (2) gain strong insights on how to advance; and (3) confidently connect with and grow followers.

Check out my blog https://successfulleaders.wordpress.com and I would most certainly welcome your comments and insights! Thank you.

 

What I Didn’t Do: Letter to My Daughter

We are stepping into a New Year! As always it is a time to reflect on the past where we have come, and the journey ahead. This year I didn’t get to do a lot of things I wanted to, but I experienced something new. I ventured into new territory and published my research on leaders and how they attained success! My book titled Success Strategies of Caribbean American Leaders in the United States is now available on Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and other sites. Can you believe it?

I am most excited because I started something that I believed in, persisted, and have completed it! I learnt a lot during the process.

This is my desire for you. To go after your dreams. No matter what it is—just simply Dream! Big or small! When you accomplish it, the feeling is exhilarating! As we approach the New Year, spend some time defining what Success means to you. What will it look like? How will you know when you have achieved it? Just Dream. But like I have always said, after you dream then you have to work that dream. Put the plans in place then step out and do what you must to make it real.

I’m not saying it’s going to be easy….no way am I saying that. But the most important thing is to persist. Never give up. When the going gets rough, have something or someone, (maybe a mentor), that will encourage you to keep going. You know I’m always here for you and anyone else that needs encouragement to achieve. I learnt this in my many years managing people. That’s what I do best. It brings me great joy watching people achieve their best potential…moreso you.

So darling, Dream big! Then step forward in faith! You will achieve Success if you never give up!

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Success Strategies: Stocking Stuffer for Readers

Ever wondered why some people are successful yet you are still struggling? Ever pondered whether there is more to achieve in your life?

This book provides youths and ethnic minorities with the strategies of how to be successful. Readers will be exposed to the traits of successful Caribbean American leaders, the challenges they encountered after migration, strategies they used to overcome the challenges, and the factors that most influenced their success. Narratives of their journey are explored as well as investigation to determine whether the challenges are common to other ethnic groups with similar issues. Join us as we embark on this journey to those areas that youths and individuals in transition can take to become successful in their lives.

Get a copy for your loved one today on Amazon.com!

Dr. Shelly M. Cameron is an Organizational Leadership Specialist. Through this book, she reveals the results of a phenomenological study conducted with Nova Southeastern University that explored the hidden secrets of successful Caribbean American Leaders. She now connects it to those aspiring to achieve. Individuals are challenged to take that first step to accomplish their dreams, their goals, and their aspirations. As Author, Speaker, Coach, and Human Resource Consultant, Dr. Cameron devotes her life to connect others to success.

Book Launch

Author, Speaker, Coach and HR Consultant, Dr. Cameron will discuss the traits of successful Caribbean American Leaders; the challenges they encountered after migration; how they overcame the challenges; and the factors that most influenced their success.

Join us as we embark on this journey, “she says” to those areas that youths and individuals in tranisition can take to become successful in their lives.

Invited guests include elected officials, university professors, and other industry leaders. Moderator Roxanne Valies, Candidate for Florida State Representative, District 95.