ENTREPRENEURIAL SERIES – Day 11

~Day 11 of the ENTREPRENEURIAL SERIES!!  PLEASE make sure you READ, COMMENT, TAKE NOTES, and SHOW SOME LOVE to the fabulous folks doing awesome things! ~ 
Be Inspired!!!~

Jackie Spencer, Fort Worth,Texas; by way of New York State! – Published Author
FACEBOOK: JackieSpencer
 

Tell the readers a little bit about yourself. 
·         My name is Jackie Spencer.  I am an Elder at The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, under Bishop TD Jakes and campus Pastor Patrick Winfield.  I have 10 wonderful grandchildren and 2 lovely daughters, as well as 3 darling great grands and one on the way.  I have worked for the State of NY for 30 years in the areas of psychology, rehabilitation, staff and leadership development and the development of programs for developmentally disabled individuals and for children 6 wks to 12 yrs. I have a strong background in the Word of God as well as in research.  Research is my passion, especially when it can be used to help someone reach their full potential. (Regina: THAT is a lifetime of experience!)
Explain what type of business you operate?
·         I have authored 2 books and I am working on my 3rdmanuscript.
How long have you been in business?
·         I’ve been gathering information for the book I am currently working on for years; but I felt the need to publish my other 2 books first.  Those 2 books were written primarily for my grandchildren.
How did you get the name for your books?
·         The title of my first book “A Black Man’sJourney Through the Annuals of Time”, came about as I was doing storytelling with my grandchildren about where they came from.  The title of my second book “The Sheep of His Pasture” came about as I was thinking of a way to tell them who they are in Christ.
What motivated you to write these particular books?
·         I became ill and was hospitalized and I thought I was going to die.  I didn’t want to die without making sure that my grandchildren had something to refer to that would continually remind them who they are and whose they are.  I don’t have a lot of money, so the best thing I could leave them is their identity.
What are your top 5 must have business tools/aids?
·         Business cards, an updated computer system, a telephone, a network, and a support system. (the last 2 are not the same)
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
·         In 5 years I hope to have finally finished my current manuscript and to be teaching the information contained therein to upcoming leaders.  The manuscript is on leadership.
What inspires you?
·         I am inspired by family and the desire to see people reach their full potential.
Who is your business icon or who’s business ethic do you admire?
·         Haa Haa, it’s Jesus.  He is the world’s most successful leader and He’s still in business after over 2,000 years.  Can’t beat that with a stick! (Regina: Of course you would say Jesus!)
If you were standing in front of a room full of hopeful, promising, entrepreneurs what would you say to them?
·         I would tell them to first research what their gifts, purpose and passions are, then evaluate their skill set and hone their skills.  As Jackie Mom’s Mabley once said “practice baby practice”.  I would tell them to make certain that their plan lines up with those of the master planner; after all He created them, and He knows their purpose.  I would end by telling them that once they have their direction straight, not to give up and not to be distracted by the issues of life – keep moving forward! (Regina: I DEFINITELY AGREE!)
Is there anything you would like to add?
·         There is a plan and purpose for every life, but we must search it out.  If you know where you’ve been, it will help you to get where you’re going without repeating the past.

Looks like The Elder has spoken! And let the church say AMEN!!


Smooches,
Regina

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Black History Month #6 ~Robert Sengstacke Abbott~

Black History Month – Lesson #6

Today’s lesson is on Robert Sengstacke Abbott.

Robert Sengstacke Abbott(1870-1940)

Robert S. Abbott was born in Georgia in 1870 to former slaves. Abbott graduated from law school in 1899. In 1905 he founded and started publishing the Chicago Defender. Robert Sengstacke Abbott was the first African American self made millionaire!

In the burgeoning economic times of the 1920s, with hundreds of new products and the growth of advertising, the Defender became an economic success and Abbott became one of the first African American millionaires. He died in Chicago in 1940, with the Defender still a success.

Read more about Robert Sengstacke Abbott HERE and HERE.

Class Dismissed!

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Book Giveaway Winners!! WooHoo!!

Good Afternoon Blogosphere!!
As you may know last week I ran an Interview & Book Giveaway. The book is “A Black Man’s Journey Through The Annals Of Time“, By author Jackie Spencer. You can buy the book for $15.99 at Amazon.com. It is a very thought provoking book. If you ever had any questions or thoughts of black people in the bible, who they were and what their purpose was and is than this book is for you!

The 2 giveaway winners were randomly picked by Random.org. So without further ado I will announce the winners of the Book Giveaway!
Drumroll pleaaassssseeeeeeeeee…
CONGRATULATIONS to ……..

MOMSWEB – who said… Regina, great interview! I attended a seminar on Blacks in the Bible years ago and it was very interesting and informative. Looks like Ms. Spencer has done a lot of research for us. Thank you!

&

Mista Jaycee – who said… Good Morning, This was a good interview. I have studied the Bible and most other sacred texts looking for the Black Man’s place and after careful study and some enlightenment found the obvious. Per Dr. Yosef Ben Johcohnan (Dr. Ben)concerning the Hebrews, we were the Hebrews. We were also those so called Egyptians in Kemet. Black folks pretty much are the Bible good or bad. Thanks for the interview. Mista Jaycee

So there you have it!! MOMSWEB & Mista Jaycee please be expecting your autographed copy of “A Black Man’s Journey Through The Annals Of Time” to arrive in the mail shortly.

I would like to thank Ms. Spencer for taking the time to answer my questions and I would also like to thank EVERYONE who commented. If you left an email or a link the author will be sending you a personal thank you message.

Be Blessed!

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Wordless Wednesday # 46 A Black Man’s Journey…

A Black Man’s Journey Through The Annals Of Time
Buy your copy now on Amazon.com!

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