Thursday, September 18, 2014

When #BlackTwitter Gets A Hold Of Your Tweet! Why Professor JT Thinks Women Don't Want Good, Stable Men


Good Morning Everyone! I wanted to send an extra, extra special thank you to all who checked out the "Seeking God Through Journaling" Telesummit these past few days. Continue to listen, as we still have a few days of great speakers who will be talking about the Goodness of God through writing! 
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So, on last night, #BlackTwitter got a hold of one of my tweets and it started a FIRESTORM all over twitter. 
Let me explain how this all started...

A Tweet/Meme goes out asking Ladies about a certain type of MAN...
So... I responded to some of the tweets like this one below...




Woooooow...*SIPS TEA* RT "@Pinky_Balboa: But it’s usually been rare meeting a man that’s financially stable."




So I respond with a few tweets of my own...


So most Women date Broke Dudes huh??

I've been saying it for years...
Women don't want stable, good men.

I know 4 guys, including myself, RIGHT NOW, own places, good jobs, own cars, own Money...ALL SINGLE!
Women don't want us Good, Stable Men


The Reason Women don't want us Good, Stable Men...
There's not a Challenge! Nothing in Him to Fix! There's no Project in Him



BRUH! You wanna know Twitter going CRAZY!
From Male Feminist, to Strong Women, to Thugs who need Hugs, all kinds of Folks went CRAZY! Saying I was corny, asking was I a Hoe, hey, even Women who wanted a HOOK UP with one of us good men. I ain't mad at em! LOL! Let me tell you folks, subtweeting and slandering was at an all time high last night!

FIRST, let me say this...these are not the ONLY Characteristics that make a Good Man. I know this. There is only so much you can put into 140 characters. Obviously, people are going to take those 140 Characters any way that they want too. A person has to know God, in my perspective, have a passion about things in life, love people, and work to help make themselves and others better in life. I do know 3 others dudes like myself who are single. Two of us are Former Models, while the other two of us are Former D-1 Division Athletes. We all have great jobs, our own places, own properties, work in our communities, and are striving for better for ourselves and everyone around us. If you're not in our position, then I don't know how you can speak on what we go through in dating and relationships. IT'S HARD... VERY HARD!

When I grew up, My Grandmother and Mother said "You get your education and degrees, stay in God, go to church, get a good job, get married, have a family." WELL, everything worked out BUT THE LATTER! And this isn't just my story, this happens for a lot of Educated, Well Off, Stable Men. We know in so many different ways, a lot of Women aren't checking for US! 
Let me break it down why not...

Some Women aren't checking or looking for Good/Stable Men because...

1. There Are A Lot of POSERS In Their Way: There are a lot of guys claiming they are the Good, Stable Type. They say they have themselves together, but they really are just saying what they have to say to get that Woman. Their game is STRONG! Not knowing these Cats have multiple kids, legal convicts, and sometimes even wives! SHOOT, lets be completely honest, some Men want Men, but want a Woman just so they can look GOOD!

2. It's Hard For Some Women To Believe They DESERVE A Good, Stable Man: "I don't deserve a Man like you..." The Story of my Dating Life that I hear all the time from past Women I have dated. Do you know that it's WEIRD for some Women to have a Good, Stable Man? A Man who just wants to be with them and love them, with no other foolishness or motives. Some Women will look at a Good, Stable Man and take him for granted from the beginning because they don't think that he's for real about loving them and just them. Some Women have never had just a Good, Stable Guy who will love on them, buy them flowers and gifts, give Great Sex, pray for them, support them and talk with them about their lives and dreams. It's all foreign to them! So when they get it, they don't understand it and sometimes it spooks them to the point that they don't realize how good he was until the guy is gone.

3. Some Women Haven't Gotten And Never Get Out Of Their " Loving Bad Boy Stage": There are a lot of Women who just like a Rough Neck. They want a converted Thug to be their Husband, and still have that rough exterior with a nice interior. Not saying these guys don't exist, but it's hard for a Man to change totally from the streets to just being a husband at home if he wasn't raised a certain way or delivered from that lifestyle.

4. She Just Never Got Over Her Exs: Some Women really do honestly want a Good, Stable Man, but they just can not get over the actions of their Exs. It's hard to trust a Man who is not going to curse at you, fight you, lie to you, not cheat on you, when at times, that's all some Women are use too. These Women will drive a Good Man away just assuming he's always up to something because some or all of their Exs were always up to something. 

5. That Good, Stable Man Has It Together, So A Woman Has Nothing To Fix On Him: A lot of Women like their men as projects. Start out with them when they are next to nothing and mold and shape him into the Perfect Man. So, it's hard for some Women to date a Man who can already cook, clean, work his own job, do things on this own because she wonders what is her real place in his life other than just sex?


These are not things to put down Women or certain men, but as one of these guys, I know what we go through and I talk to brothers like me every single day. Imagine growing up to NOT be the status quo of Black Men, that is doing a lot of positive things in their lives and realizing that a lot of Women do not want you! They say that they do, but some are opportunist, just trying to be with a Good, Stable Man for a Come up. Others just want the feeling of being loved because they know they can get it from that type of man. Until another guy comes along that looks or acts more of the way they want and they'll go to him. It was crazy reading some of the Men comments in my mentions because you can always tell when a Man is not where you are in life because of the harsh words they have to say. How are we Black Men, bashing other Black Men? We all should be pushing to help each other prosper and make it. I was thankful for the men who came in my mentions who agreed with me! THEY UNDERSTOOD WHAT WE GO THROUGH! It's not all women like this now, some women do truly love to see a positive, hardworking man, and I pray that they get one, one day. But to have it all, and not have a supportive, good woman, who you know is in your corner and loves you for you and supports your dreams, just like you would do her, it's hard out here for us Good, Stable Men. We'll just put everything in God's hands and I just hope people get this one day. It's not all Good sometimes, but it's all about continuing to become better so that one day, a Good Woman would be ready for us. 
READ...SHARE...LOVE! - PROFESSOR JT

Monday, September 15, 2014

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Letter To Ray Rice And Janay Rice: Domestic Violence Happened, You Stayed, He's No Longer In The NFL! What's Next?

Ravens running back Ray Rice is planning to address the media at 3 p.m. Friday for the first time since he was charged with knocking

Good Morning Everyone! We're already 10 days into September. Where is the 2014 year GOING?!?! Why does it want to get out of here so fast and badly! LOL! I hope that everyone has a Wonderful Wednesday and just hold on! YOUR MIRACLE IS ON THE WAY! God bless Everyone on today!

So, THE HAMMER has come down on Ray Rice as the NFL, Nike, even Madden 15 have cut times with Ray Rice. The Video that TMZ has released on Monday has sent the NFL and Social Media in a Whirlwind about Domestic Violence, the Business that is the NFL, and even Relationships as a Whole. What was done, needed to be done, and should have been down WEEKS AGO! Why did it take another more graphic video, before the NFL and Ravens finally were done with the Ray Rice situation? 
IT'S ABOUT TIME!

To Ray Rice and Janay Rice, it all happened, so what is now? 
Let me give you two some advice...

I'm praying for you two, Janay and Ray, but it's time to make this ALL RIGHT! The NFL really wanted Ray to take care of this situation quickly and sweep it under the rug. Obviously, that didn't happen. So what is to happen now? It's time for you BOTH TO GET SOME HELP TOGETHER! The one thing we all want to make sure of, is that Ray Rice NEVER and I mean NEVER puts his hands on Janay Rice EVER AGAIN! What about your Daughter Sir? One day she's going to Google online "Ray Rice" and GUESS what's going to pop up? Her Dad hitting her Mom! What kind of example is this setting for her? I have to ask the Question? Ray Rice...ARE YOU OK? Get the help that you need Brother because if Michael Vick can make things right, SO CAN YOU!

Janay, we as Black America LOVE YOU! But, let me be honest and real...you don't have to prove a point to nobody staying with a Man that has put his hands on you and embarrassed you to an entire nation! Once those videos went VIRAL, even though you wanted to keep this all as YOUR BUSINESS, it's OUR BUSINESS NOW! TMZ didn't do this to embarrass you, if nothing else, all this happened to HELP YOU! Lets really look at this situation...what if there NEVER was any videos? Would Ray Rice have KILLED YOU NEXT? People care about you, your daughter cares about you. We want to make sure you stay ALIVE! Do what is best for your life and your child!

So now what Ray and Janay? Well, first thing...you need to get some HELP! Call Iyanla, Oprah...there needs to be a LIVE INTERVIEW with you two explaining to the WORLD, WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT NIGHT! There also needs to be an explanation on what you two are going to do BETTER moving forward. Get out there and hit the World Running! Hold Domestic Violence events about how all of it is wrong. Now that Ray is out of Football, WORK ON YOUR FAMILY! Take the time to make things RIGHT and get right so possibly next Fall, he possibly can be back in the NFL. I have no doubt in my mind that you two can make this RIGHT! Make this right not just for your family, but for all the Men and Women who have been in Domestic Violence situations. The World loves you two! You still have an entire life to live! Don't let this be the end of you two, let this be a great new beginning! 
We love you two, lets make something great happen! - Professor JT
READ...SHARE...LOVE! - PROFESSOR JT

Monday, September 8, 2014

The 2014 NFL First Weekend: What Did We Learn!?!?

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Good Morning Everyone! It's a Beautiful, Beautiful Time of the Year as Fall is upon us. The Wonderful Mornings, Blue Skies, Crisp Air. Can you believe it's almost COAT TIME FOLKS!!? YES I SAID IT! It's almost time to pull those jokers OUT! I pray that you had a wonderful weekend have an amazing week! God Bless!

So, the 1st NFL Weekend of 2014 of the year is in the BOOKS and what an EPIC one it was! We have waiting a very long 8 months to get that NFL Feeling back again and OH does it ever feel so good! We definitely watched some SHOCKERS of games already the first Sunday of the NFL season, but some things stuck out more than others. Here are some of the SHOCKERS from the 1st NFL weekend.

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1. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STILL ON OUR MINDS

Just last week, the Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, sent down some harsher orders in the case of Domestic Violence when it comes to NFL Players. We already see this Monday morning a situation that has gone from bad to worse with NEW Video footage sent out from the Ray Rice Domestic Violence Situation. His 2 game suspension is one game away from seeing him back on the field and should more games be added with this new video? There is another NFL player facing Domestic Violence Charges. What will happen to HIM? Will the NFL ever get this thing RIGHT?


Ray Rice -- ELEVATOR KNOCKOUT ... Fiancee Takes Crushing Punch [Video]


2. FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK WHOAS

1st Game...1st Half...1st Round Overall Draft Pick Jadaveon Clowney goes down with an MCL injury that could sideline him 4-6 weeks. What a way to start off his NFL career. Folks are still waiting to see some of the top NFL 1st Round QB's, who are waiting their chances on the bench. But could a Johnny Football sighting this season, even Bortles, with not great starts from their team's starters happen soon? We just might see!


3. THE BEST REALLY AREN'T THE BEST ANYMORE

The Bears, Cowboys, even The Patriots all went down yesterday and it seems like some other teams such as the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets are trying to step up and get the season started off right! Big Wins early could give a normal bottom dwelling team hope so that maybe they can take that confidence for a good season run towards the Playoffs.

These are a few things we're seeing in the NFL early and we need to REALLY keep an eye on. It's going to be a Fun and Interesting Season. Something honestly feels...DIFFERENT about this season! Someone could step up and really shock us this year! The season is just starting...LETS GET READY! FOOTBALL IS BACK! READ...SHARE...LOVE! - PROFESSOR JT

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Michael Sam to the Cowboys Practice Squad! Is Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones The Biggest HUSTLER OUT HERE?


Good Morning Everyone! THE NFL IS BACK! You know we're ALL excited and Football has found it's place back in our lives. Some may ask "Professor JT, who you got winning it ALL this year?" Well, I'm glad you asked! I know Peyton F Dot Manning will be hitting on all cylinders and don't sleep on that Colin "Kissing Muscles" Kaepernick this year! I got the 49ers, if they can stay HEALTHY, WINNING IT ALL! I hope you all are ready for some FOOTBALL! God bless everyone and have a wonderful day!

This has probably been one of the most up and down NFL offseasons EVER! From Ray Rice's Domestic Violence situation, to the Refs agreeing to call more Illegal Touching Penalties, (which has brought WAY TOO MANY FLAGS by the way), to the drafting of the First Openly Gay Player in the NFL, Michael Sam. Michael Sam's Drafting to the St. Louis Rams has brought International Headlines, as people from all over have commented and made statements about this historic event. Do I think Michael Sam is the FIRST GAY NFL PLAYER, of course not! He was just the FIRST to come out to the World and say that he was Gay in such a Masculine Sport. At the end of the day, from what we saw in College and even through the Preseason, Michael Sam can play himself some FOOTBALL! Sadly, he was cut in the last set of cuts by the St. Louis Rams and they did not pick him up on their Practice Squad on this past weekend. On Wednesday, Owner of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones and their team came to calling Mr Michael Sam and offered him a spot on THEIR Practice Squad. Jerry Jones even agreed to allow the sale of Michael Sam's Practice Squad Jersey, which is interesting because all merchandising sales go into the pocket of JERRY JONES! So did Jerry Jones really see a great player coming to his team, the Dallas Cowboys, in Michael Sam, or did he see a chance to get some publicity and money to his team, and jumped on the chance to bring it all in?

Jerry Jones took an NFL Franchise and turned it into a Billion Dollar Team. I guess when your team isn't making the playoffs, even though you send off playoff tickets before the season even starts to your Season Ticket Holders, you'll do any and everything to get people in those seats. Jerry Jones just sees a business opportunity in Michael Sam. You put him on Practice Squad and if you lose ANOTHER Defensive Player, you have the biggest publicity stunt in NFL history hitting your football field possibly this season. The NFL season comes at these players fast. WHO KNOWS, we may see Michael Sam playing by Week 3 or 4 depending on who stays healthy on the team. This was about Dollars and Cents to Jerry Jones. He saw the benefit of signing Michael Sam to his Franchise and took full advantage of it. You have to look at it like this...just like every other NFL team, Dallas had 53 spots and probably 100 players going for a spot on their team, with a 10 Man Practice Squad. So, you're telling me you cut over 50 guys, and only 9 people were good enough for your Practice Squad and their just HAPPENED to be a spot for Michael Sam? C'MON MAN! Lets look at the bigger picture here! Jerry Jones knows what he's doing! I can't knock him for it really. He's even selling Michael Sam's Jersey! HE'S NOT EVEN ON THE 53 MAN ROSTER! HUSTLE ON JERRY JONES! I still wish Michael Sam the very best and who knows, he just might turn many heads in the NFL one day! 
READ...SHARE...LOVE! PROFESSOR JT

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Love And Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion: Does Stevie J And Joseline Show Us Everything That's WRONG With Relationships?

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Good Morning Everyone! I pray that everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Holiday and can you believe it...we're 3 days into September. 2014... why are you rollin up out of here so fast?!? Spring is gone, Summer, SHOOT, what was THAT!??! It's gone too! I'm already starting to feel cooler morning as the dew is out and Fall is on the way. I pray that everyone is trying to catch a HOLD on this 2014 before it totally gets away from us. Ask yourself today...what great things have I done this year? Are there things you still want to accomplish before 2015 comes? You still have TIME?!? Keep working hard and give your all in everything that you do! Know that God is able to help you reach your goals! God bless everyone on today.

So, I had to add my two cents on the Stevie J and Joseline fight on the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion show. All the beef finally came to a head and Stevie J and Joseline rolled up on Althea and Benzino like some crazy, hood thugs and Joseline coming back for more with jumping on Tammy and Mimi. Some were wondering was she on drugs the night of the taping, stating that she was coming at people like a Wild Animal. It was crazy to watch what they COULD show with everything happening so fast on the show. At the end of the day, what we are seeing is sadly not uncommon in relationships today.

Stevie J and Joseline's Relationship shows so many WRONG THINGS that happen when it comes with people getting with certain people.

1. Sometimes getting in relationships with the WRONG PEOPLE can end OTHER RELATIONSHIPS. Benzino and Stevie J were great friends who worked on a magazine, even opened a club together. Once their Women came into their lives, so many things changed to where they were fighting each other, even going at each other on social media.

2. Sometimes getting in relationships with the WRONG PEOPLE can BRING YOU MANY ENEMIES. Stevie J went from the "Good Guy" to the person no one wanted to be around. Not because he wasn't a great guy and producer, but because his Woman Joseline was CRAZY! His own Baby's Mother was concerned about him when he was with Joseline!

3. Sometimes getting into relationships with the WRONG PEOPLE can CHANGE YOU! Stevie J never to me seemed like the fighting type of Man. But, when you get a Woman who is ready to fight any and everyone at any point and time, it sometimes can change you to the point where you're always ready to fight!

4. Sometimes getting into relationships with the WRONG PEOPLE can MAKE YOU LOOK VERY BAD. There was a great sadness and almost fear out of the rest of the Love and Hip Hop Cast when they came back together to talk about the fight that happened. No one had anything good to say about Stevie J or Joseline. The cast looked as if they were scared of them and scared for them. If THIS is how they would act on camera and around the cast, would they come back for another season? Should they be allowed back for another season? Is this just Reality TV or are we hiding something that is deeper and not solving a problem and calling it ENTERTAINMENT? Only time will tell, but we have ONE MORE EPISODE LEFT of the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion. Lets all BRACE OURSELVES! READ...SHARE...LOVE! - PROFESSOR JT

Friday, August 29, 2014

A GREAT FRIDAY MESSAGE: Dear Summer...You Tried To Take Me OUT...BUT THANK GOD I MADE IT!


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! The last UNOFFICIAL days of Summer are upon us as the 3 day weekend of Labor Day arrives. I pray that everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day. I will be doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Still recovering after a LONG August as all the students are up and going in classes and it's been a great first week! God Bless everyone on today and it's your time to make the BEST THINGS in your life happen for you!

So, summer is OVER...and I mean OVER!!! I really don't have any words for what this summer was for me. An up and down MESS! LOL! I learned a lot about not only other people, but also MYSELF! I learned that folks aren't all they say they are and that people don't care about you and stay like they say they will. About myself...I learned that I can do things on my own. It's not as easy, but my faith in God has totally grown so much in the last few months and I thank God for that. You see, God pulled a lot of people out of our lives these last few months. A complete SHIFT of who we were and the people around us happened like never before. I really looked like "WHY GOD?!?" I liked who I had around me, but God said "They can't go with you, where I'm taking you!" I don't know if this happened to anyone else this summer, but that stuff tripped me out! A lot of alone times and days where it was no one but Jesus and I. Folks I noticed only wanted to be around me for certain reasons or said they would call and said they cared, but I found out they really didn't. I had to learn to truly be comfortable with myself and in my own skin. I want to encourage someone today because maybe you went through the same things that I did this summer. LET THOSE PEOPLE GO! Things may have been HARD for you this summer, but at the end of the day....THANK GOD THAT YOU MADE IT THROUGH!

This summer made me think about the story of Joseph in Genesis. How his own brothers sold him into captivity and it looked like it was all over for him. But see, God has to GET HIM ALONE, away from all he knew and loved, just so He could minister to him and get him to the place he needed to be. Not just to a place where he helped out himself, but to a place where in the end, he ended up helping out his own family and countrymen. See, we sometimes throw a FIT when God takes people out of our lives. We act like we won't make it by ourselves and that being alone is way too hard. I even know Winter is coming and being alone can be even harder then. I just want to encourage some today that it's time to go for your dreams again and that you can MAKE IT! At times, when we separate ourselves from certain people and things, a whole new thought process opens up for us. We need to get our mindset, hearts, and souls right for where God is trying to take us. We have to realize that not everyone can go to GLORY with us! Not everyone can stand at the mountain top with us when God gets us there. You are going to MAKE IT! Don't worry about who is there or not there, JESUS IS THERE! Even the people who walked away and did you dirty, don't worry about them, just pray for them. God has so much in store for you and just know the best is yet to come! God still has 4 months left in this year to work out a miracle in your life! Be Patient, Stay Hungry and Determined! GO FOR WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU! GOD BLESS! 
READ...SHARE...LOVE! - PROFESSOR JT 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fellas...TELL THE TRUTH! Would You Rather Have An Over Thinking Woman Or A Woman Who Doesn't Think Enough?


Good Morning Everyone! I had my FIRST class last night and I'm into my 3rd year teaching our Black Males New Student Seminar Course here at Ivy Tech Community College in Indy! GOD IS GOOD! I had 15 wonderful Gentlemen, went over the facts of the class and 20 minutes later, I said "You Gentleman have a Good Evening..." They looked at me in SHOCK! "THAT'S IT!?!" "We were ready to talk!" I said, "You better be here for class then!" LOL! I'm excited to be with some great Black Males, teaching them and helping their minds one more semester. God bless everyone on today and I hope and pray that you're living out your dreams and changing lives. Know that God has given you so many gifts to be amazing great! Don't take your gifts or your days on Earth for granted.

So, I am speaking for the Fellas today. We get this sometimes Fellas, and it gets rough, but hey, it's Women. I feel there are 2 types of Women when it comes to thinking that every Man has to work with. There is that one woman that no matter what you DO, her mind is racing. You go to the Bathroom and she is wondering what you are in doing in that Bathroom! You go to the store and take too long, she is wondering what took you so long. My Friends, that is the Overthinking Woman, and her thoughts can get WAY more extreme than that at times. Then there is the OTHER type of Woman. You let her know something once, twice, maybe even 3 times, and she does the total opposite. You tell her, "Babe, you gotta take your time and think about things before you do them." OH NO! Not her! She is going to do what she wants, when she wants, and look cute at doing it, whether is right or wrong, good or bad! My friends this is a Woman who does not think ENOUGH! Each Man seems to have their preference and which type of Woman they can deal with. So at the end of the day Fellas, which one would you rather have?

I believe both Women, if they truly care about a Man, really mean well at the end of the day. Let me tell you all something...WOMEN BE THINKING...A LOT! And as a Man, the ONE THING you never want to happen, is 2 or More Women getting together and thinking about YOU & what they're going to do TO YOU!  Especially if you have MESSED UP?!? NO BUDDY! You don't want those problems! Honestly though, neither type of Woman is all that bad. You could have an Overthinking Woman who thinks about things & what you're doing so much, all she thinks, worries, and cares about is you like that because she loves you. It can end up being annoying at times, but she is the type of Woman that you DO NOT want her to stop Overthinking about you. If she DOES, that means her thoughts have gone somewhere else and just might be ON someone else. Then there is the Woman that doesn't think enough. She could be that Pretty, Dipsy Chick that just doesn't have much Common Sense. But that's where you as a Man come in and step up and show her the way to some things. Now, you may have to have A LOT OF PATIENCE dealing with this type of Woman, but if she does take the time of not thinking much to think about you, then my guy you have yourself a Good Woman there. It's all about what you can deal with as a Man. Now, some Women might say "Well, I'm not an Overthinker and I do think enough Professor JT." And what I would say to that Woman is, "Yeah, I just don't believe you..." LOL! I believe a Woman is one or the other. Not a Bad Thing, just know which one you are Ladies and Fellas, know which type of Woman you can deal with! 
READ...SHARE...LOVE! - PROFESSOR JT

Monday, August 25, 2014

The College Life: From College Kid To College Professor! Encouragement For College Students And Grads


Good Morning Everyone! It's the FIRST DAY OF CLASSES at my college, Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana and I am BACK in the classroom starting on Tuesday! I'll be back teaching my FOCUS Intro to College Course for Black Males for a 3rd consecutive Fall Semester and for ME, this is the most Wonderful Time of the Year. I pray that all is well with everyone as we are looking at the END OF AUGUST! Can you BELIEVE IT!?!? Labor Day is this weekend! I hope you have some amazing plans as some how, some way, I need to get up OUT OF HERE for a minute! VACATION NEEDED SO BAD! God bless everyone on this amazing Monday! Know that GOD is still in the Blessing Business FOR YOU!

You may not believe it if I told you, but when I was in Grade School, I was a bit of a Class Clown. Yeah, I was the kid always missing recess and getting in trouble with the teacher. Then in High School, all I cared about was trying to play Football. I graduated High School with a 2.2 GPA. No where NEAR what a College Student needed to have to even get into a college, but someone at Indiana State University, who I STILL want to find and give the biggest hug and kiss too, said, "Lets give this kid A CHANCE!" Busted my behind to a 3.04 GPA Bachelors Degree and 3.45 GPA Masters Degree. Now pursing to start a Doctorate Program in Fall of 2015. GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME FAMILY! A Son of a Drug Addict Father and of a Mother who passed away on me at the age of 14 years old, life didn't give me much of a chance to succeed. I found out that even my own Grandmother didn't even think I was going to make it passed my first semester of college, but I came out smokin with a 3.3 GPA. Now I teach and advise College Student in my own hometown of Indianapolis for a living. I could have given up, thrown excuses out and they would have been pretty much justified if I didn't succeed. I just knew once I got to Indiana State University, I had an OPPORTUNITY! It was given to me and I didn't want to waste it. Honestly, I didn't want to go back to Indianapolis and live with my Grandmother! LORD NO! That's probably a reason why I stayed in small town Terre Haute, IN for 7 years and pulled Bachelors and Masters degrees. I wanted a way OUT of Indianapolis and being successful in college was my Ultimate Ticket.


I want people to realize how great of an opportunity it is to even be at college. I see it all the time, too many people taking college for granted and missing out on getting a degree that will open up many doors for them. College is not a way to just get FREE MONEY! The Government is really cutting down on College Ballers, people who are just in college to get checks. Then it's people getting into KILLER DEBT on degrees that they are not even using. IT HAPPENS! I just don't like when I hear people downplay college. Just because it didn't work for YOU, doesn't mean it's not working for someone else. People coming out with great degrees, but 100,000 worth of debt for those degrees. Not saying things couldn't have been planned better, but degrees cost money depending where you want to get them from. Parents of young kids, I'd advise you, SERIOUSLY, start to put SOMETHING away for your kids for college. What is $25 every check that you get? IT'S NOTHING! That could be HUGE over time once your child starts to go to college. The cost of college isn't going down, it's going UP...WAY UP! Don't be afraid to start your kids in a Community College to save money on General Education Classes or get them to take some AP Course that will transfer to colleges from High School. Finally, if you don't have a degree or want to go back and get another degree...DO IT! There are many options of schools and there is SO MUCH FREE MONEY out there for people to go back to school. Don't waste any college opportunity that you get! Plan! Plan! Plan! Take the time to research colleges and cost. Also, check with your job to see if they have tuition reimbursement opportunities for you that will pay for your college degree. You have heard it hear from PROFESSOR JT! Make College Work For You Today! READ...SHARE...LOVE! PROFESSOR JT 

Friday, August 22, 2014

A GREAT FRIDAY MESSAGE: BE HAPPY WITH YOU AND THANK GOD FOR HOW GREAT HE MADE YOU!


Good Morning Everyone! It's Friday! Where are these weeks GOING?!?! Can you believe we're about to wrap up this year? GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! I pray that all is going well for everyone as the year starts to come to an end. God still have time to bring you a blessing and a miracle! BE ENCOURAGED! 
LOVE GOD AND LOVE WHO YOU ARE! 

In life, there are going to be a lot of people who honestly just do not like you. You can't even put a finger on it, but they just don't like who you are. I remember listening to a message by Joel Osteen and he said "25% of people will love you, 50% will like you, and 25% of people won't even like you at all." You really wonder? "How would someone not like me? You can be the nicest person in the World and people won't like you. It's crazy, but honestly, that's just how life is. The thing we need to come to an understanding of as a people is that if no one truly does like you, be happy with yourself. Always know at the end of the day, if no one else likes or loves you, God always loves you!

Psalms 139:14 says "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." God made us all to be great! He made us all to be special. Sometimes we spend most of our lives complaining about who we are and trying to keep up with the Joneses. We try to look like others, act like others, be like others, when at the end of the day, we're not even happy with who we're trying to become. We're just trying to do it so we can get attention or fit in. I'll be honest with you, it took me some YEARS to actually be happy with myself. But when I finally did become happy with who I was, I was happy with not only the fact who I was, but that I started to get real people around me who was happy with who I was as well. If a person wasn't happy with who I was, they LEFT! It hurts because you never like to see people leave, but I knew the people who truly loved me for who I was, were there around me. We have to realize, not everyone is going to like or love us, but just be thankful for the ones around us who do. You may realize it's a VERY small number of people, but feel blessed for them. And it's even more of a blessing when someone loves and likes you and not just for your status, fame, wealth, or what you can do for them. BUT, that's another blog, for another day! Love God, love yourself, and love the people who love you! God bless everyone on today! Know that you are GREAT and God has made you very, very special! READ...SHARE...LOVE! - PROFESSOR JT
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