Category Archives: Hard Work

Secrets to Overcoming the Odds

  Many times persons do not become empowered because they see obstacles as an instruction to give up. Yet for other people, obstacles are an invitation to advance and to find ways of overcoming the odds. Mervin Thompson is one … Continue reading

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From Adversity to Achievement

Despite being in an environment of chaos and constant adversities, one can eventually rise above his or her challenges and achieve success. Here are some valuable lessons learnt from the story of Ronaldo McDonald: Develop remarkable skills and talent which … Continue reading

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Pathways to Financial Independence through Productivity

Financial Independence does not come just by having a job. Many jobs are low skilled or unskilled and thus millions of persons end up being “disposable” depending on the market or the “whims and fancies” of employers. Copeland Johnson featured … Continue reading

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Steps to Export Productivity

Production for export is a pillar of any national community. Here is the story of a relatively “small” Jamaican farmer who has produced well. How did he do it? He persevered natural disasters. Fought blockages by bureaucracy. Did his own … Continue reading

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Innovation, Invention and Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment requires being enterprising and innovative. Inventions have led industry growth. The only way to climb the economic ladder from oppression is to be enterprising, innovative and invent! What new idea can you and I come up with? See this … Continue reading

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It takes a village to empower a person

When each of us helps someone to discover their potential and worth, we empower them. When we mentor, guide and open doors for learning and advancement opportunities, we empower. Who are we helping to empower? Be there. http://new.jamaica-gleaner.com/article/outlook/20170716/dwight-scott-wooden-house-morehouse      … Continue reading

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Steps to Getting There

This is a model story of how success is achieved by 1) having an impossible dream 2) empowering “ordinary” people 3) developing allies and 4) building teamwork. Halving measures don’t work. We have to go all out from the ground … Continue reading

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Change Agents for Empowerment

These are the real people who empower others and take them out of poverty. Poverty most often  comes from a history of colonial oppression, subsequent state neglect and current global capitalist marginalization. It is essentially a state of imposed powerlessness. … Continue reading

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The synergy of production: demand and supply!

These persons are a part of the backbone of Jamaica. Let us: * Buy their produce and * Advocate for better agriculture. This means better wellness for all through healthy eating.           Websites: http://www.growingbalanced.com       … Continue reading

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Success despite Struggles

Out of suffering comes resilience. If he can do it then many of us can too. But remember, it takes a village to raise a child. Never give up! See article on how this Jamaican raised in poverty has made … Continue reading

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