In this episode, I was delighted to speak with Earnest James, family man, minister, mentor, speaker, and author. He is also the host of the popular podcast “Deal to Heal with E. James Podcast”, the thrust of which is to help people heal by connecting them with experts in therapy, mentoring and guidance… from suicide to self-love to domestic violence… you name it, he’s covering it.
Earnest tells us how early failure taught him to always strive for achievement. (How many of us have been on the receiving end of that parental “I’m disappointed in you” look? Ouch!) He advises us to “Fail fast, fail first and rebound”.
Earnest’s inspiration for his community support work comes from his own life experiences. He developed a campaign called Friend 2 Fatherless Daughters and also mentors dads and sons with his M.A.N.U.P. (Men Activating Newly Untapped Potential) male mentoring program. He has also developed a series of workshops on forgiveness; forgiveness of one’s self to allow forgiveness of others, as well as workshops on bereavement.
We also learn of Earnest’s love of acronyms! Listen in to find out the meaning of S.E.L.F. and F.U.N. (I spilled the beans on M.A.N.U.P. already.)
To learn more about Earnest or to hear his podcast go to the following:
Earnest James- Speaker, Podcaster, and Author 's Flowpage (flowcode.com)
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