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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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Announcing the New Leadership Series: Everybody Struggles

Announcing the New Leadership Series: Everybody Struggles

Mr. Teague (far right) changed my life with one act of kindness.I was 17 and he made me feel seen--he made me reframe my struggle. I published my book The Gift of Struggle for one reason: to help people. I didn't want to do a big fancy book tour, I didn't want to do...

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