Interviewee #33 – Lenita Abouchabake on Youth Leadership

Another amazing connection that made way into my inbox. We got on a call, same day, and talked for almost an hour. This amazing Australia has come on to share some unbelievable thoughts. I will bring her on BeLive.tv (The Arsenio Buck Show) and Motivational Mentors, so please be sure to follow those Facebook pages, too! Here’s what we chatted about.

Another amazing connection that made way into my inbox. We got on a call, same day, and talked for almost an hour. This amazing Australia has come on to share some unbelievable thoughts. I will bring her on BeLive.tv (The Arsenio Buck Show) and Motivational Mentors, so please be sure to follow those Facebook pages, too! Here’s what we chatted about.

Lenita’s passion for health and young people always empowered her into learning ways to educate youth on how to become healthy, confident and resilient. This passion led her to becoming a Physical Education Teacher, to raise awareness on the importance of student wellbeing.

Wanting to expand her classroom, she left her teaching role to become a Youth Speaker and Teen Coach. She speaks in high schools to deliver resilient presentations and provides students with practical ways to help them overcome various hardships in their life.

With the success of her youth speaking business, Lenita supports leaders and experts in Personal Development and Financial Literacy, in becoming Youth Speakers to share their story and expertise with the youth around the world – essentially filling the gaps in the education system.

Get in touch with Lenita Abouchabake on Youth Leadership

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Things we discussed:

  • Introduction given by Lenita Abouchabake to the listeners and the problem with traditional of education system and limited soft skills, building abundance and financial literacy in the Western world.
  • What are taught in Australian system?
  • What are the differences between non self-aware and self-aware people.
  • What are the big issues and the commonalities that are happening amongst youth?
  • What is the paradox of detention in schools?
  • Rejection & Resentment
  • The importance of individuals’ purpose.
  • Roadblocks and overcoming them.
  • How to create opportunities for yourself?
  • How to invest in yourself and make an impact.

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Interviewee #20 – Perry Power – The Art of Storytelling

With a history of sexual abuse and losing his father just over a year ago, Perry has managed to use these dark times and turn it into lightness in order to inspire others to do the same. Believing that our ‘mess is our message’, Perry walks us through how we each have a unique story and hidden power, which we need to find in order to become the best version of ourselves.

Get in touch with Perry Power of the UK

– About the art of storytelling.

 

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Things we discussed:

  • Introduction by Perry Power.
  • How Perry started it all?
  • Sharing about Perry’s childhood.
  • Deciding to talk about sexual abuse.
  • Sharing about dark times in an individual’s life.
  • Talking about a man’s ego.
  • Sharing your grief.
  • Talking about struggles in life.
  • The power of being vulnerable.
  • Talking about anger.
  • Sharing about how to shift a mindset about being yourself.
  • Talked about his first FB video.
  • The power of sharing.
  • The power of storytelling.
  • How you tell your story.
  • How old were you when you first started personal development?
  • What did personal development teach you?
  • Hate and forgiveness.
  • Talking about your history of sexual abuse.
  • You need some chapters to your storytelling.
  • The defining moment in your life and in your storytelling.
  • Perfecting your storytelling.
  • You need a flow like a slide in your storytelling.
  • What do you want to accomplish and what are you building?

 

 

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Leave People Behind

Boy, I had a very wild thought yesterday and realized how come I am where I am and my family isn’t.  I’ve tried a number of times to get them out of their rut, but I couldn’t be the rescue 911 hero.  i needed to go through the door first without carrying all of that weight.  Not only family, but friends, too.

Freshman Year of High School

I was standing in a circle with Sylvester, Mark, and a few other designated “losers” during lunch time of my freshman year of high school.  While we were standing there, the boys were talking about skipping/ditching class and going to house parties.  At that time, I was in a marching band that was basically made up of smart, aviation/medical students.  At the given moment, the Rite of Passage happened.  I needed to make the decision….am I going to flunk out of high school, or hang with the geeks?

 

Bachelors Pad Apartment

When I first moved into this ultra-gorgeous, duplex of an apartment in the southeast side of town (near Nellis Air Force Base), everything was a fairy-tale.  My best friend was understanding and always around — for the meantime.  As soon as he got his massive check from the Navy, he quickly bought a Ford Mustang, along with so many other materialistic things and that’s when everything changed.  Money got to his head, beer pong became a daily habit, and I needed to make a decision right then — to stay the hell away from him.

 

Coming Back From Australia

The second day after I had come back from Australia, I was sitting downstairs when my older sister walked in.  Elated as I was, she wasn’t happy.  Because she let a cavity fester, half of her face was swollen.  The words out of her mouth next was about how bad her ex bf was and she complained, non-stop, for two hours.  Decision was there.  It’s time to throw on my Bose headphones (from Australia) and block myself out of the melancholy that I was suffocating in.

 

The Departure

When Linda Booker picked me up that very May 6th morning of 2013, I was beyond ecstatic to leave.  My mother had tears streaming down her face, but I felt as if all the damage was done.  After being ostricized and no one giving a damn about my future goals, that was the last critical decision I ever made — “I will never go back to Vegas to visit my family.”

 

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/leave-people-behind

The Ramble of Positivity: Episode 6 – Start Asking The Right Questions

This past week was yet another character building week for me.  After conversations erupted whereas people did not see eye-to-eye with me, I found out my true self-worth and went on a journey of asking questions.  Seeing how much value I can bring to other peoples’ lives….and boy, did I find some great answers.

Seeing how one could be so empathic, compassionate, and in support of my career plan, I knew I was, and always have been in good hands.

On top of that, I got four smiles (yes, I counted them) from just passerbys throughout the week.  That’s a record total for living here in Thailand.  One could say, “wow, that’s bad.” In my case, it’s astronomically amazing.  Let’s see how many I can collect this week.

Every Monday morning on my podcast I have a “Ramble of Positivity” because I feel I can emanate and radiate with love…by sharing my story and having others do the same thing, too.  There’s always time to be grateful every morning.  There’s always time to write down your grateful list or even go for a walk through nature – counting your blessings. What are you grateful for this morning?

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11697320

Wesley Chapman – The Self-Image & Control Story + Reply

Wesley Chapman, who became an entrepreneur as a teenager, had been through adversities whereas very few people have been through: sexually abused, abandonment, and the list goes on; yet he was able to change his thinking one day with self-talk.

Falling to victimhood and being that person who doesn’t take 100% responsibility of their own thoughts is the ultimate killer.  As I’ve said a many of times in my podcasts, I use to call myself “black” until I moved to Australia and was asked by a dentist, “so, what are you?”

“Black” I responded.

The angry stare culminated before he said, “excuse me? Don’t ever say that. You’re brown.  What’s your nationality and heritage.”

At that given moment, I realized I was told the previous 23 years of my life to call myself “black” which is socially incorrect.  In a way, I would also use that as an excuse to my tribulations and problems throughout my life.  Anytime I didn’t get a job, “it’s because I’m black.” Anytime the cops pulled me over, “it’s because I’m black.”  Anytime a girl called me ugly, “it’s because I’m black.”

ENOUGH! “Put the victim to bed and wake the hero instead.” – Wesley Chapman

Throughout our lives…things happen to us that leave an impression on us.  Most of the time we point out the bad things rather than counting what we’re grateful for.  So, when I started getting racial remarks spewed at me from Thais, I let those events control my mind and who I am.  People, especially my close friends, don’t want to hear the sob story and would much rather want to distance themselves from you.

Self-talk and self-conversation – telling the story you want.  I’m not the kid who had a father run off on him 16 years ago.  I’m not the kid who has a family that neglected me for being different (traveling).  I’m not the kid who’s just a shade in the American fabric.

NO. NO. NO.

I’m an intelligent, motivated, opportunistic being that permeates with inspiration and benevolence and can fill a room with laughter within seconds.  An American with a heritage that’s worth mentioning.  An America who inspires thousands of people around the world by my podcast and blogs.  An American who will travel back home to America, possibly Fiji, Ho Chi Mihn, Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne this year.  An American who will ultimately do a Tedx Talk somewhere around this Asian seaboard and tell people that’s it’s all right to laugh and break those generation-old cultural codes.