Every time I get in an Uber, I ask the driver a set of questions:
Where are you from?
Tell me your story.
Who were you in high school?
I’m curious about people’s stories. These all lead to great conversations. Many times in great connections for the driver.
Yesterday it was a different story. The driver started off by telling me how he felt about the “Jussie Smollett” controversy and the fact that it wasn’t his fault. He blamed the media for it. To be specific he kept blaming Anderson Cooper.
I was curious why.
I then asked him what he did full time since most drivers are part time drivers. He said he’s a taxi driver for Uber and Lyft.
I asked what his aspirations were. He went on to tell me the reason why he’s a taxi driver (his words) is because of the misfortunes of his grand parents.
I asked him what he meant by that.
He said “Unlike many Americans, I didn’t get any generational wealth. If I did, I would be in a different situation.” I was flabbergasted with this statement. The biggest inheritance he has is living in a system that allows anyone to change their situation.
ANYONE!! But he felt otherwise! He felt he’s a victim. I started to share my testimony with him but he didn’t want to hear any of it.
Here’s the point:
If you wake up in the morning believing you’re a VICTIM or the fact that the world owes you something, you will be VERY disappointed with the results.
If you wake up in the morning feeling + acting like YOU’RE in charge of your life, that energy tends to attract the right opportunities that speed up your level of success.
The next time you’re about to behave like you’re coming from a place of being a victim, stop and replace it with a NEW mindset.
Today I was able to stand side by side with a visionary that has ministered to me in my highest of moments and even my lowest. I am so humble to say that today during another high moment for the kingdom @priscillashirer is here, knees to the pavement, meeting my efforts to give God all the praise for this season and beyond. Thank you for your heart your time. #askjbolin#askjbolin#jbolinbootcamp#jbolinbootcamp2019
Another great DECA Competition, Sammy and I got first in the state in our category, Sports Entertainment Operations Research! We could not have done this without our amazing advisers, Mrs. Shipman and Mr. Lewis. Orlando, here we come!!
When you think you got a good picture, and then realize you haven’t taken out the trash or put the couch back together. This is my reality since I moved to Dallas a little over 2 weeks ago. But hey...I’m a happy girl🙋🏼♀️