When “Giving Back” Becomes More Than a Phrase

I recently had the great opportunity to be with my brothers from Mastermind Connect, giving back to the Harlem community by feeding low resource families and homeless individuals at Harlem Children’s Aid. Harlem, I appreciate being of service to your community. Thank you for the blessing. This group of fine gentlemen has become one of the main ways for me to come back regularly to New York City and work with great men and women to impact lives.

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Meaningful Coincidences Lead to Meaningful Connections

Synchronicity is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.”

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The EleMENtal Project: Achieving Balance Event Recap

On Saturday September 1st, 2018, Mastermind Connect presented The EleMENtal Project: Achieving Balance, held at Brooklyn's new wellness space HealHaus. The panel was well curated: the producers selected a group that consisted of two activists, one holistic legal mind, a community driven business leader, and two conscious wellness providers.

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When Black Social Media’s Support Of Geoffrey Owens’ Job Becomes Hypocrisy And Irresponsible Overhype

Geoffrey Owens, who starred in the supporting role of the incidentally misogynistic Elvin Tibideaux on “The Cosby Show,” was photographed working at a Trader Joe’s as a cashier last week by a shopper who recognized the Yale-graduate actor. The shopper, Karma Lawrence, who is married to one of the store’s security guards, took the virally circulated photo of Owens ringing up groceries at his register and appeared on FOX News and The Daily Mail to talk about her allegedly innocent shock to see a well-known actor of a hugely successful TV show, from three decades ago, with an Ivy League education working at a grocery market.

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Healthy NYC Expo at Governors Island

Mastermind Connect and JIG Media are honored to announce the 2nd Annual Healthy NYC Expo at Governors Island. Healthy NYC is a citywide initiative that combines digital media and grassroots engagement to galvanize community influencers, elected officials, families, and healthcare professionals around the idea of improving the overall population health of New York City.

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Mastermind Connect Goes to Colorado: #Bizcation

The Mastermind Connect founders decided to take an executive #bizcation to discuss the future of our great organization and to strengthen our bond by traveling to the great state of Colorado, spending four, full days of good vibes, mountain biking, patio meetings and base camping. #blessed.

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Why the NYC Urban Ambassadors Took Over Classic Man Barber Lounge

For many historically underserved young men in New York City, access to leadership training and mentorship is not guaranteed. In 2012, NYC Urban Ambassadors (UA) was founded to provide young men with purpose, leadership, and distinction. On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, the young men graduating from the NYC Urban Ambassadors program were treated to complimentary grooming services by the good people at Classic Man Barber Lounge, in New York City’s famous East Village neighborhood.

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The Art of Letting Go: How to Make Change in Your Life

The following words might sound cheesy, but they capture what could be the answer to your dilemma: you can’t spell “let’s go” without “let go.” In other words, just as there are desires, spaces, and people calling you to evolve toward your goals, there are also fears, obstacles and insecurities telling you to remain safely where you are. It’s time to identify those roadblocks, and start letting them go.

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Mastermind Connect Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Road Trip to DC

Allow me to re-introduce myself. My name is JD Weatherspoon, some of you may know me from Mastermind Connect’s blog section, various CC’s on emails, and comments from Instagram and Facebook. That's because I live in the DMV area, though everyone who talks to me for more than five minutes knows I'm a Floridian living my best life here.

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