Mashup Episode – Show Notes
In this episode of Diversity Dad, Jama’l takes excerpts from past episodes of 2015,
sharing quotes from his guests and adding his own insights to help listeners be the
best they can be, in fatherhood and life.
Bolaji O., is the CEO of Bravepreneur Parents Academy. He shares with listeners the
wisdom of Steve Jobs, where he explains that by looking forward, it’s very difficult to
know the stepping stones to your destination. However, by looking backwards at the
events and experiences in your life, you’re able to see how everything that has
happened actually “connects the dots” and gets you to where you are presently, and
Jay Forte of the Greatness Zone stresses the importance of being aware of who you are. He says that it’s a requirement for all of us to get comfortable with this and recommends that we created a “personal board of directors” ;people who care and love you – period.
Michael Anthony Duncan pulls a lesson from The Cosby Show, and talks about an episode where Bill Cosby helps a new dad. To do so, he tells the new father
“whatever you do, you’re going to be a hero to your kid.” This serves as a reminder to do your best, at all times, and don’t worry if you’re not perfect.
Cedric Hameed says his biggest obstacle as a dad is wondering if he could actually
do it or not. He says that not having enough examples of strong fatherhood, and
information, gave him a feeling of security that he had to overcome.