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Daily Inspiration: Meet Early Jackson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Early Jackson.

Hi Early, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
My journey began at the doorsteps of rehab. After a brief time in the military, I found myself struggling with drugs and desperately in need of a change. I moved back to Philly and found a mentor. Once I began to address the addiction and other areas of limitations in my life, I saw a whole new world opens.

I rapidly got into the professional development business and found I had a gift for inspiring others. From there, I was traveling to train organizations, speaking as a keynote and authoring self-help books.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My ego and fear of failure have been the biggest hindrance to my journey. As I have progressed, I have learned to get out of my own head and turn those toxic conversations into goals to achieve. With my wife as my biggest cheerleader, I have overcome the mental roadblocks that held me back most of my life.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
As a writer and motivator, I like to call myself a “Hope Dealer”. This world is void of encouragers. So many are content to merely be a critic, but I believe it takes a big heart to wake each morning with a mindset to lift up others. What could our communities become if we all did a little more encouraging?

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
That I served in the military and I have a passion for helping veterans get job-ready. My wife and I volunteer a ton of time to help equip the under-served community of vets who struggle with housing and basic job readiness skills.

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