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“Put God first in everything you do. Everything that you think you see in me. Everything that I’ve accomplished, everything that you think I have – and I have a few things. Everything that I have is by the grace of God. Understand that. It’s a gift.”
Below is the video and full text of Washington’s famous and inspiring speech titled “Put God First” delivered during a commencement address at Dillard University in 2015.
Let me take this moment to wholeheartedly congratulate each and every one of you, today. You graduated. You did it. You made it. Congratulation to you. And you did it all by yourself, nobody helped you.
No…that’s not – that’s what you know – that’s what I thought when I was young, I started to really make it as an actor. I came in, I talked to my mother, I said ‘Ma, did you think that this was going to happen, I’d be so big and I’ll be able to take care of everybody and I can do this and I can do that.’
And she said, ‘Boy, stop it right there. Stop it right there. Stop it right there’.
She said, “If you only knew, how many people they have been praying for you. How many prayer groups she put together, how many prayer clothes she gave me, how many times she splashed me with holy water to save my sorry behind,” as she said it.
She said, Oh, you did it all by yourself, I’ll tell you what you can do by yourself: You can go outside and get a mop and bucket and wash them windows – you can do that by yourself, superstar.
So, I’m saying that to say ‘I want to congratulate all the parents and friends and family and aunties and uncles and grandmother and grandfathers, and teachers and, friends and enemies — all the people that helped you to get where you are today, congratulations to you all.’
I’m going to tell about two to three stories. I’m going to keep it really short. I remember my graduation speaker, got up there and went on forever, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
So I’m going to keep it short.
NUMBER ONE: PUT GOD FIRST.
Put God first in everything you do. Everything that you think you see in me. Everything that I’ve accomplished, everything that you think I have – and I have a few things. Everything that I have is by the grace of God. Understand that. It’s a gift.
Forty years ago, March 27, 1975 – it was 40 years ago just this past March, I was flunking out of college. I had a 1.7 grade point average, I hope none of you can relate.
I had a 1.7 grade point average, I was sitting in my mother’s beauty shop. They still call the beauty shop now, what they call it? Yeah, and I was sitting in a beauty parlor. I was sitting in my mother’s beauty parlor.
And I’m looking in the mirror and I see behind me this woman under the dryer and every time she looked up –every time I looked up she was looking at me. She was looking me in the eye, I don’t know who she was and I said you know, she said somebody give me a pen, give me a pencil, I have a prophecy.
March 27, 1975, she said, “Boy, you are going to travel the world and speak to millions of people.”
Now mind you I flunked out of college. I’m thinking about joining the army. I didn’t know what I was going to go and she is telling me I’m going to travel the world and speak to millions of people.
Well I have traveled the world. And I have spoke to millions of people, but that’s not the most important thing – the success that I had. The most important thing is that what she taught me, and what she told me that day has stayed with me since.
I’ve been protected, I’ve been directed, I’ve been corrected. I’ve kept God in my life and it’s kept me humble. I didn’t always stick with Him but he always stuck with me.
So stick with Him, in everything you do, if you think you want to do, what you think I’ve done, then do what I’ve done. And stick with God.
NUMBER TWO: FAIL BIG.
That’s right. Fail big. Today is the beginning of the rest of your life and you can be just – it’s going to be very frightening. And it’s a new world out there, it’s a mean world out there. And you only live once, so do what you feel passionate about, passionate about.
Take chances professionally, don’t be afraid to fail, there is an old IQ test that was nine dots and you had to draw five lines with the pencil within these nine dots without lifting the pencil.
The only way to do it was to go outside the box. So don’t be afraid to go outside the box. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Don’t be afraid to fail big, to dream big. But remember, dreams without goals, are just dreams. And they ultimately fuel disappointment.
So have dreams, but have goals — life goals, yearly goals, monthly goals, daily goals. I try to give myself a goal every day, sometimes just to not curse somebody out. Simple goals but have goals.
And understand that to achieve these goals, you must apply discipline and consistency. In order to achieve your goals, you must apply discipline which you’ve already done, and consistency every day, not just one Tuesday and just a two days, you have to work at it.
Every day you have to plan, every day you heard the saying, we don’t plan to fail, we fail to plan. Hard work works. Working really hard is what successful people do. And in this text tweet, twerk world that you’ve grown up in, remember just because you’re doing a lot more doesn’t mean you’re getting a lot more done.
Remember that. Just because you’re doing a lot more, doesn’t mean you’re getting a lot more done. Don’t confuse movement with progress.
My mother told me, she said ‘Yeah, because you can run and play all the time and never get anywhere.’ So continue to strive, continue to have goals, continue to progress.
NUMBER THREE: YOU’LL NEVER SEE A U-HAUL BEHIND A HEARSE.
I’ll say it again, you’ll never see a U-Haul behind a hearse. I don’t care how much money you make, you can’t take it with you. The Egyptians tried it, they got robbed. That’s all they got. You can’t take it with you, with you.
And it’s not how much you have – it’s what you do, with what you have. We all have different talents, some of you’ll be doctors, some lawyers, some scientists, some educators, some nurses, some teachers. Yeah, okay. Some preachers.
The most selfish thing you can do in this world is help someone else. Why is this selfish, because the gratification, the goodness that comes to you, the good feeling, the good feeling that I get from helping others, nothing’s better than that.
Well one of two things but, nothing’s better than that, not – not jewelry, not big house I have, not big cars, but it’s the joy; that’s where the joy is, in helping others. That’s where the success is in helping others.
Finally, I pray that you put your slippers way under the bed tonight, so that when you wake up in the morning, you have to get on your knees to reach them.
And while you’re down there, say thank you for grace, thank you for mercy, thank you for understanding, thank you for wisdom, thank you for parents, thank you for love, thank you for kindness, thank you for humility, thank you for peace, thank you for prosperity.
Say ‘thank you’ in advance for what’s already yours.
So that’s how I live my life, that’s why – one of the reasons where I am today.
Say thank you in advance for what is already yours.
True desire in the heart for anything good is God’s proof to you sent beforehand to indicate that it’s yours already.
I’ll say it again.
True desire in the heart, that itch that you have, whatever it is you want to do, that thing that you want to do to help others and to grow and to make money, that desire, that itch, that’s God’s proof to you, sent beforehand, already to indicate that it’s yours.
And anything you want good you can have, so claim it, work hard to get it. When you get it, reach back, pull someone else up, each one, teach one.
Don’t just aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.
The world changes continuously. And technology accelerates these developments even further. In nature, all organisms must be able to adapt their habitat to survive. Therefore, the surviving organism is the one that knows how to adapt itself to changes in the environment in which it finds itself. What is true in nature also largely applies to organizations. As of the industrial revolution, organizations mainly focus on increasing production, material wealth and realizing economic growth. Organizations have, thus, come to see themselves as detached from the natural environment in which they operate and have started to organize themselves in an unnatural way. Policy choices based on purely technical considerations have subsequently become the center of interest, while simultaneously it is also of great importance to make full use of the available knowledge and skills, and be part of society at large in a sustainable way.
Help with your future-proof strategy
That is why I am keen on helping businesses and institutions to work out in detail what their strategy entails. I am available to support the process of drawing up a plan for the future, which is aimed at (continuously) adapting to the ever-changing (market) environment in the best possible way. A strategy in which human capital and other resources, but also sustainability, are as important as management and control. If the realization of that plan for the future requires (re)structuring, I would gladly offer my expertise in support of that process. If the selected strategy makes an acquisition or other corporate service imperative, the entire process could be part of my services as well.
Privacy and security are common terms used to refer to an ultra-high-net-worth individual (UHNWI). Privacy and security are related.
Privacy related to any rights people have to control their personal information and how it’s used. Security, on the other hand, refers to how their personal information is protected such as health records and all financial matters. Privacy protects a person from unnecessary interference. Sadly, most people today do not enjoy their privacy rights.
Being an UHNWI comes with its disadvantages. UHNWIs attract so much attention from the public, and such interest compromises their privacy. Violation of privacy brings about anxieties and threats to a person’s security. For this reason, UHNWIs have gone to great lengths to ensure they protect their privacy.
Why very wealthy individuals (must) invest in privacy security
Most UHNWIs are known for saving their money in foreign accounts. A popular belief is that these rich people hide their wealth and avoid heavy taxes. However, law-abiding UHNWIs know that being wealthy attracts people who will do anything to exploit their resources. These UHNWIs, therefore, find it wise to store a significant portion of their wealth in a different country. Foreign accounts provide secrecy and confidentiality of the wealth of an UHNWI that protect him/her from greedy opportunists.
To maintain privacy security, most UHNWIs invest in more homes. Having various estates helps them live a private life as they can settle in whichever place they feel secure and undisturbed. When UHNWIs are very famous people, it’s easy to trace where they live. An UHNWI with one home will hardly enjoy the privacy of his/her home as they will always receive unnecessary visits and scrutiny from the media, the public, stalkers, and even criminals who see a soft target in the UHNWI. Relatives of UHNWIs are kidnapped very frequently, for example. This kind of attention, and sometimes also of threat, can be very uncomfortable and can cause stress.
The personal information of an UHNWI such as his/her health records can be used against him/her and is therefore sensitive. Rich people have many rivals, enemies or people after their money. These people will use whichever weakness the wealthy person has to their advantage. It is for this reason that UHNWIs pay a great fortune to private clinics for treatment and checkups. These medical institutions not only provide high-end medical care but maximum patient confidentiality as well.
Private islands are popular spots for UHNWIs on vacation. Such places guarantee privacy and protection as they are away from the curious eyes of the public. They travel in private planes and own vacation homes where they can enjoy their holidays in private. These homes, islands, and planes cost a fortune but are necessary for ensuring that they enjoy their lives without too much attention, disturbance or insecurity.
UHNWIs also invest in expensive private schools where their children can learn and interact with other wealthy and celebrity kids without feeling out of place. Such schools are very secure and uphold the confidentiality of their students. These kids easily fit into such schools as they are treated as normal students and not as children of an UHNWI.
Total protection package
In conclusion, privacy security is more of a luxury for UHNWIs than a right. If you are strive for wealth and fame, be prepared to pay for your privacy security. If you are an UHNWI or you will soon become a very wealthy individual, Albert A. van Daalen Services (Alvadas) can facilitate your privacy security. If required, we can facilitate a total protection package (risk analysis, security systems, asset protection, and proactive management of threats, for example).
Albert A. van Daalen Services (Alvadas) can facilitate asset protection. Asset protection consists of methods available to protect assets from liabilities elsewhere. It should not be confused with limiting liability, which concerns the ability to stop or constrain liability to the asset or activity from which it arises. The support includes protecting assets of corporations and their stakeholders from creditors and public registers.
An example of asset protection
A Dutch Caribbean Private Foundation, also known as a ‘Stichting Particulier Fonds’ (SPF) in Dutch, is a separate legal entity protecting assets and providing estate planning. While a Dutch foundation (‘stichting’) is originated as a structure for cultural and charitable purposes, the private foundation also hold assets for individuals and families abroad. Benefits: 1) Tax Free: As long as a private foundation does not engage in active businesses, all income is totally tax free. 2) Low Corporate Tax: Private foundations opting to engage in commercial activities are taxed at a reduced corporate tax rate of 10% for the first three years. 3) Asset Protection: The founder’s assets can be owned by the foundation. Beneficiaries are “economic owners”. 4) The founder and economic owners are not named in public records unless they pay taxes.
Yes, you can still start a small business during a recession. Some small businesses even thrive in a difficult economy. These businesses are called counter-cyclical or recession-proof businesses.
Starting any small business during a recession is a baptism by fire, but if you can survive, you will thrive as the economy recovers.
Bulk Food Sales
When economic times are tough, many people buy food in bulk. They buy large quantities of items like flour, sugar, laundry detergent and any other staple products they use on a long-term basis. A good idea for a small business is a bulk foods operation that services these bulk shoppers.
Affordable Luxury Items
Affordable luxury items seem like a contradiction, but they don’t have to be. During a recession, people tend to feel deprived. Starting a small retail operation that sells a mid-level luxury chocolate instead of a top-level luxury chocolate, for instance, might do very well. An ice cream shop that sells a cut-above regular ice cream, but in small quantities, might prosper. You could start a travel agency that specializes in affordable, yet luxurious or special vacations.
Debt Collection Agency
An obvious business to start during a recession is a debt collection agency since many people can’t afford payments on credit cards or other debt during a recession. To reduce your overhead costs, you can run this type of business out of your home.
During a recession, unemployment is high. Many people lose their jobs. Along with unemployment, underemployment (where people aren’t working up to their potential) is also rampant. Everyone is looking to polish up their resume. There is a demand for experienced resume writers, another business you can run out of your home.
Who would guess that accounting services would prosper in a recession? Rich Walker, an executive with Intuit, once said in an interview that having an accountant as a close business advisor during uncertain economic times gave the small business more confidence in handling its financial affairs, particularly at tax time.
Auto Repair Services
Auto repair services grow by leaps and bounds during a recession. The last thing people want to do during a recession is to make a large purchase like a car. They try to keep their current cars running instead.
If you are an unemployed auto mechanic or if you are a business manager who wants to start an auto repair business, you’re in luck during a recession. It’s probably one of the best businesses you can start. Even when the recession is over, there is always a demand for auto mechanics.
Staging a home before you sell it has become a hot business. During a recession, it is especially difficult to sell a home.
A home stager is very important. Simply put, a home stager makes your house look good and appealing to possible buyers. They know what buyers want and how to make your home appeal to them. If you are an interior decorator, this is a recession-resistant business for you.
It wasn’t that long ago that the job of Virtual Assistant simply didn’t exist. During a recession, this job tends to grow as companies may choose not to hire expensive support staff people on site. As a result, they have had to outsource many functions.
The Virtual Assistant may serve as an administrative assistant to executives, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, or entire businesses. The communication is done online and on the telephone. Virtual Assistants are cheaper and can be just as efficient for businesses as in-house assistants. The job is nearly recession-proof.
Tutoring services is another job that is virtually recession-proof. Many individuals go back to college when the job market is tight. As different sorts of jobs become available, such as jobs in green industries, tutoring services are going to be even more in demand. If you are a tutor, you can conduct your business online, in person, or both, which makes it very versatile. If your field is a popular field, then all the better as your services will be in high demand.
Would you like to start a business serving food but you feel like the entry costs of starting the business are too high? Consider a food truck. You don’t have the cost of buying a franchise or an existing sit-down restaurant. You may be able to find a used truck that you can spend a minimal amount fitting it to suit your needs. In the time of social distancing, your customers can order and eat at a comfortable distance from each other. If one location doesn’t suit you, you can drive to another one.
Handyman (or woman) Services
During a recession, people need repair services because they don’t usually have the money to buy new things. Maybe someone has a leaky roof that can be patched instead of the entire roof replaced. There are clogged sinks and clogged plumbing. Problems with appliances. Any number of small things that don’t require licensed professionals, at least not in the short-run. This is a business where there is almost no initial investment unless you need to add to your tool collection, and you can earn money fairly quickly.
Rescue by Jews during the Holocaust: Solidarity in a Disintegrating World
Prof. Ben Zion Dinur, Yad Vashem, 1956: “If we wish to live and to bequeath life to our offspring, if we believe that we are to pave the way to the future, then we must first of all not forget.”
The state ceremony marking the start of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day in Israel was broadcast on Monday night, 20 April 2020. Due to restrictions mandated by Israel’s Health Ministry, the ceremony was recorded in advance and includes messages from the President and Prime Minister of the State of Israel, the stories of the six torchlighters, musical interludes, prayers from the chief rabbis and a cantor, and a message delivered on behalf of the survivors.