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Self Help & Motivational Videos I
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Self Help & Motivational Videos V
 
Economically
Centered Quotes To Remember
 
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Bonnie Gail Pimple
 
“Life is a mathematical probability. It all depends on what you add or subtract, multiply or divide. And..when done in the proper sequence, you will always end up with the right answer. If you find yourself consistently getting wrong answers, all that tells me.. is this: You have failed to discipline yourself to execute the procedure in its proper sequence."
Charlene Spivey
 
“What good is having common sense if it limits me or stops me from achieving our goals and financial objectives.. that's why I don't have any."
Carmine D'Agostino
 
“Your business is your first priority. Your business depends on you to grow it, develop it and make profits for it. Your employees depend on you to earn their living. Your full time job at the post office is really your part time job. Never confuse the two. Your business will make you a millonaire, while the post office is simply a way and means to earn a living. You can spend the rest of your life earning a living and die broke or you can spend the same time to build a financial empire. Understand this Georgie... you will never build or have a financial empire... carrying the mail for someone else. Never forget this Georgie... Never forget this."
Otis C. Harrison
 
"I have furthered my understanding to include (among other concepts, precepts, and ideologies) the proper mental attitude in order to have an acceptable standard of living. Defer pleasure for a short while, save and invest your money wisely, and use the interest earned to buy the material things that add comfort and pleasure to life.Buy more for less and therefore enjoy the things you want at discount; rather than full price." 
"One must strive to acquire material things at the lowest possible price. To put it simply; save, get the most for your money, and use interest earnings to buy at the lowest possible price in order to have more material possessions if this is your desire."
"I have also come to understand that it is your responsibility to be in control of what you think and how you feel. To regulate your thinking, attitudes, and feelings may require engaging in self-talk from time to time. What I have learned from my own self-talk is that it is best to set and pursue just one goal at a time. Change one habit at a time. Instead of trying to tackle many goals at once, it is better to concentrate and focus on a single objective that is readily attainable, something you are reasonable sure you can achieve."
"You may need to acquire the habit of thinking differently if you want to have what you desire. Success is not something you do, it is the end result of an organized and intelligence process that is directed at achieving a specific objective or goal."
"When you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.Determine to do that something different. If need be, change your focus, change your thinking, and if necessary change your goal. And with the power of GOD, you can change your circumstances. The decisions you make today, will determine what GOD will do for you tomorrow. Nothing times nothing equals nothing. Therefore, whatever you faithfully sow, GOD will use to multiply back to you. Of this you can be absolutely assured because it is GOD's Law."
“In my self-talk I have said the following many times; I become programmed. My programming creates my beliefs. My beliefs determine my attitudes, concepts, precepts, psychology, and general state of mind. My attitudes create my feelings, and my feelings determine whether I will take some action or not act at all. In the final analysis, my thoughts and actions will determine whether I succeed or fail. You will also benefit by having a similar "Self-Management Sequence". {Click here to read Otis C. Harrison's "Story of Words"}
Diane Wesley Williams
 
“Everyone must be on the same page and everything must stay in its proper order."
Ms. V aka Veronica McRae
 
“You can't put big ideas in small minded people. And... I ain't got time for stupid"
Leigh Turner Browne
 
“Your relationship with money is a spiritual thing. The respect you have for money determines how much you receive, earn and your monetary worth that creates a foundation for your offsprings and descendents."
Katrina Judge-Woods aka K.Niccole
 
“Always stay ready and be ready."
Edward C. Graham
 
“Black people are constantly making excuses for being broke and constantly making excuses for staying broke."
Alexander Caliastro
 
“Don't let the pennies trip you up , trick you out of.. or deceive you, on your way to the big dollars. Big dollars, demand big changes in your life. If you are not willing to make those big changes, forget earning big dollars. Go back to where you got tripped up, tricked out of or deceived into believing pennies are going to magically transform themselves into big dollars. That is not going to happen."
"Christian Black folk say, “JESUS is Lord.” If he is their Lord, why is he empowering every ethnic group that comes to America, economically, except Black folk?” White folk say, “JESUS is Lord” too. Since they practically own everything in America and dominate the Western World, the evidence is clear...JESUS is definitely working to bless them with power, wealth, control, technology and influence... and not Black folk. All he seems to be giving Black folk is a ghetto in a White man’s heaven on earth, crumbs from America's economic table and churches full of ministers that are constantly telling Black folk to wait on the Lord or wait on a break through. "
"As frightening as this might seem to millions of Christian Black folk.. maybe.. just maybe.. they might need to call someone else Lord and lay their burdens somewhere else; or at the very least, find a JESUS that looks like them. It seems to me what Black folk are getting for all their delusions of inclusion, praying, shouting and naming and claiming is more suppression, oppression, repression, psychological enslavement, tricknology and a DOUBLE CROSS, instead of the blessings of the CROSS. Maybe Black folk got too much religion for their own good and not enough science, technology and spirituality. After all, religion is not spirituality and true spirituality is not a religion."

Note: If Katrina Judge-Woods' video does not play on Windows XP, click here.

Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (Attorney-at-War)
 
“At some point, Blacks must recognize that under capitalism “freedom is not free.” There is no communal living as were accustomed to in Africa. Our lack of the knowledge of business will lead to our demise. We must also learn the language of capitalism and we must pay for it. No one is advocating capitalism. [Source: Buffalo Bullet: Ramsey Orta is Out of Satan's Island] {Click here for original article}

Earl G. Graves, Sr.

Black Enterprise Magazine

 

“African Americans are becoming marginalized in nearly every area of economic participation and advancement, as affirmative action has given way to a brand of diversity that means virtually anyone but black people. All of which raise the questions: Where are the agitators? Where are those willing to step into harm’s way, to use their talents, abilities, and influence to make a difference on behalf of the advancement of all African Americans, not just a highly visible and celebrated few? Where are the fighters, the champions? “Here’s the truth, as directly as I can put it. We have not overcome. Rather, we are in danger of being overcome. We risk losing all of the ground gained and then some, in terms of economic advancement and opportunity prior to the last couple of decades. We need to wake up, step up, and rejoin the battle for opportunity, and the unfinished business of all African Americans participating fully in the bounty of our economy as producers, decision makers, and partners, not just as consumers and laborers." [Source: Black Enterprise Magazine Online; Wakeup!! Re-engage in the Battle For Opportunity.] Where are the fighters, the champions for Black America? At ACDNAC & UICI. {Click here for orignal article.}

Dorothy H. Sistrunk

 
“God cannot do anymore for you, because he has already given you the right to choose. Jesus Christ is not going to personally show up on your doorstep to lead you to economic empowerment.” “If this were true, he would have done it 2,000 years ago and long before and after our enslavement by the Arabs, the Europeans and the English.”

Scott Kelly

 

“It’s incredibly important that we all work together to make what is seemingly impossible, possible.” {Source: Forbes.com; Quote of the Day 3/3/16}

Elijah Muhammad's Book -

"Message To The Black Man In America"

 

“No nation will ever respect us as long as we beg for that which we can do for ourselves. There has never been a leader of our people who went all-out to set up an economic plan for our people.”

 

Carter G. Woodson's

Book - "The Miseducation of the Negro"

 

“Practically all of the successful Negroes in this country are of the uneducated type or who have had no formal education at all. The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people.”

 

“If you can control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do.”

 

“History shows that it does not matter who is in power or what revolutionary forces take over the government, those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they had in the beginning.”

 

Booker T. Washington

 

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

 

Harry Houdini

 

“My mind is the key that sets me free.” "My brain is the key that sets me free." Source: HOUDINI: A BIOGRAPHICAL CHRONOLOGY. . {Click here to visit website}

Marcus Garvey

 

“Negroes should be more determined today than they have ever been, because the mighty forces of the world are operating against the non-organized groups of people, who are not ambitious enough to protect their own interests. All of us may not live to see the higher accomplishment of an African Empire - so strong and powerful, as to compel the respect of mankind, but we in our life-time can so work and act as to make the dream a possibility within another generation. No one knows when the hour of Africa's Redemption cometh. It is in the wind. It is coming. One day, like a storm, it will be here. When that day comes all Africa will stand together. Lagging behind in the van of civilization will not prove our higher abilities. Being subservient to the will and caprice of progressive races will not prove anything superior in us."

 

"Being satisfied to drink of the dregs from the cup of human progress will not demonstrate our fitness as a people to exist alongside of others, but when of our own initiative we strike out to build industries, governments, and ultimately empires, then and only then will we as a race prove to our Creator and to man in general that we are fit to survive and capable of shaping our own destiny. God does not... give people positions or jobs or... good conditions such as they desire; they must do that for themselves.. God does not build cities nor towns nor nations, nor homes, nor factories; men and people do that and all those who want must work for themselves and pray to God to give them strength to do it."

 

"The only protection against INJUSTICE in man is POWER, Physical, financial and scientific. If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself; but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you even into eternity. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom. Every student of Political Science, every student of Economics knows, that the race can only be saved through a solid industrial foundation. That the race can only be saved through political independence. Take away industry from a race; take away political freedom from a race, and you have a group of slaves." [Source: African America Quotes] {Click here to visit website}.

Dorothy Height

 
“The Black family of the future will foster our liberation, enhance our self-esteem, and shape our ideas and goals. We've got to work to save our children and do it with full respect for the fact that if we do not, no one else is going to do it.”

Malcolm X aka Malcolm Little

 

“When you spend your dollar out of the community in which you live, the community in which you spend your money becomes richer and richer; the community out which you take your money becomes poorer and poorer. And because these negroes, who have been mislead, misguided, are breaking their necks to take their money and spend it with The Man, The Man is becoming richer and richer, and you’re becoming poorer and poorer. And then what happens? The community in which you live becomes a slum. It becomes a ghetto. The conditions become run down. And then you have the audacity to complain about poor housing in a run-down community. Why you run it down yourself when you take your dollar out.”

 

"And you and I are in a double-trap, because not only do we lose by taking our money someplace else and spending it, when we try and spend it in our own community we’re trapped because we haven’t had sense enough to set up stores and control the businesses of our community. The man who’s controlling the stores in our community is a man who doesn’t look like we do. He’s a man who doesn’t even live in the community. So you and I, even when we try and spend our money in the block where we live or the area where we live, we’re spending it with a man who, when the sun goes down, takes that basket full of money in another part of the town.”

 

"So we are trapped, double-trapped, triple rapped. Anywhere we go we find that we are trapped. And every kind of solution that someone comes up with is just another trap. Woolworth didn’t start out big like they are today. They started out with a dime store and expanded and expanded and then expanded until today, they’re are all over the country and all over the world, and they get to have some of everybody’s money.” 

 

"General Motors is same way. They didn’t start out like the way  it is. It started out just a little rat race type operation. And it expanded and it expanded until today where it is right now. And you and I have to make a start and the best place to start is right in the community where we live." 

 

"So our people not only have to be re-educated to the importance of supporting black business, but the black man himself has to be made aware of the importance of going into business. And once you and I go into business, we own and operate at least the businesses in our community. What we will be doing is developing a situation wherein we will actually be able to create employment for the people in the community. And once you can create some employment in the community where you live it will eliminate the necessity of you and me having to act ignorantly and disgracefully, boycotting and picketing some practice someplace else trying to beg him for a job." [Source: Malcolm X; Excerpts, Ballot or the Bullet, 1964; Digital History] {Click here to read original speech}

 

W. E. B. Dubois

 
“A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills. To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." [Source: Blackpast.org] {Click here to visit website

Dr. Amos Wilson

 
“And as long as we are not educated to defend ourselves against these people then we are being incorrectly educated. Nothing else matters. Ultimately then, INTELLIGENCE MUST BE DEFINED IN TERMS OF THE DEGREE IN WHICH IT SOLVES YOUR PROBLEMS! The nature of education today prepares you to solve THEIR PROBLEMS and not your own. That's why you study THEIR books, you go to THEIR schools, you learn THEIR information, THEIR language, THEIR styles, THEIR perceptions, so when you come out of school you can do a humdinger of a job solving Europeans' problems, but you can't solve your own. And then you DARE call yourself "intelligent?" C'mon. That's the height of stupidity.”
 
By: George M. Sistrunk - 3/07/16

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