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Everybody Struggles: DJ Wright

Everybody Struggles: DJ Wright

I grew up in a small town in the middle of Tennessee. It was one of those drive-thru towns; if you were driving from Nashville to Knoxville you probably passed by it and only came to visit if you were looking for a drive-thru fast food restaurant. Growing up in a rural community, I wasn’t alone in the fact that several of my friends were also being raised, at least in part, by their extended family.

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Ask A CEO: What Does It Take To Be A Leader?

Ask A CEO: What Does It Take To Be A Leader?

What happens when you sit down and ask a CEO brutally honest questions about what it takes to be a successful leader? Hopefully, you'll get brutally honest answers and when you do, let's hope you've got a journal handy to take notes. Learning directly from experienced...

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Everybody Struggles: Arlene Mendoza

Everybody Struggles: Arlene Mendoza

As a child, I wanted so badly to fit in with the "cool" kids. I wanted to wear the right clothes, have the latest shoes; I wanted to style my hair with the cutest side clips. I wanted to feel I belonged.There was a division in town where the upper-middle class kids...

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5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019!

5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019!

2019 was a wild ride! This year, I published a book--a goal I had never even dreamed of achieving. The Gift of Struggle has allowed me to connect with so many people and share my story in such a vulnerable way. And beyond that, Populus Group experienced some major...

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3 Powerful Leadership Gifts Struggle Gives You

3 Powerful Leadership Gifts Struggle Gives You

 Is struggle really a gift? Is the pain, suffering, and discomfort that comes with it really worth the effort?I'll be the first to admit--struggling sucks. You'd have to be crazy to want to struggle. In many ways, I'd like nothing more than to rid the world of...

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Everybody Struggles: Josalyn Aponte

Everybody Struggles: Josalyn Aponte

 My struggle began before I was born. My mom married an abusive man at 15 because she was pregnant with my brother. She believed staying with that man was the right thing to do, but when she was 8 months pregnant with me, he hurt her again. She thought she’d lose me...

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