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Success is a Choice

Jun 29, 2021

Richard A. Johnson, Ed.D., is the director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Booker T. Washington Initiative which examines the effects of public policy on African-American communities.

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In today’s episode, we discuss:
  • Educating today's youth
  • The importance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Thoughts on race
  • Beating Hall of Famer David Robinson in a basketball game
  • ... and much more!!!


Resources, Books, and Links 

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Booker T. Washington Quotes . . . 

  • "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome."
  • "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
  • "Character, not circumstances, makes the man."
  • "Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way."
  • “The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.”
  • “Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity”
  • “I would permit no man, no matter what his color might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”

Dr. Johnson in Action

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Thanks again for listening and remember that “Success is a choice. What choice will you make today?”

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Jamy Bechler is the author of three books including The Bus Trip and The Leadership Playbook, host of the Success is a Choice Podcast, professional speaker, and trains organizations on creating championship cultures. He is also a certified John Maxwell leadership coach. Bechler spent 20 years as a college basketball coach and administrator. He has worked with businesses and teams, including the NBA. Follow him on Twitter at @CoachBechler. To connect with him via email or find out about his services, please contact You can also subscribe to his insights on success and leadership by clicking here.