Yesterday I profiled Dr. George C. Fraser of FraserNet, the largest African-American professional networking association. If you didn’t read yesterday’s blog, go ahead and read it, Dr. Fraser shared some great points on building relationships.
One of the great thinkers I admire is Dr. Dennis Kimbro, author of What Makes the Great Great and Think and Grow Rich A Black Choice. I have been a student of Dr. Kimbro’s for years. In 2011 I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Kimbro twice.
In our two conversations Dr. K shared some powerful ideas about reshaping our lives and building a successful life. Dr. K graduated from college and didn’t want to take the normal course that many of his college classmates were taking. There were two burning questions that he wanted to answer;
1. Why are some people successful and others are not
2. What makes the great great, what are the principals they live by
This led him to begin research to answer these two questions. He started by interviewing successful business persons around the United States. He was contacted by the Napoleon Hill Organization to complete a book started by Napoleon Hill that explored successful African-American professionals. The conclusion was the book Think and Grow Rich a Black Choice.
Dr. Kimbro shared with me that this seven year process was a process of determination, tough will, tears, heartache and pain. Five times he almost lost his home, two cars were repossessed and his lights turned off several times. With a wife and small children to support, he wanted to quit several times, but he knew if he could finish the project, his life and his family’s life would change forever.
Here are some key take a ways from my two talks with Dr. Kimbro:
1. You must be committed to finishing what you start
2. Lean on your faith in times of doubt
3. Change your associations if they are not helping you grow
4. Be committed to your family
5. Set goals that will make you expand in life
I always have a great time talking with Dr. K, he always has great insights to share with me. Hopefully these insights will help you on your journey. Learn more about Dr. Kimbro at http://www.denniskimbro.com/
Check out tomorrow’s blog for another great “Everyday Genius.”
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