I believe economic development holds the key for the oppressed and the marginalized. Because it can give you control over your time. Hence, my 5 point framework is the process I used to shift from higher education to real estate. The 2017-2018 academic year was my last year as an administrator in higher education.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted My 5 Point Framework. The inspiration came from the 48th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus which was held in September and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s book “Where do we go from here?”
It is obvious that there is unrest and frustrations in our political, economic, and judicial systems. Protests abound on every front. Yet, change is not occurring. Instead we continue to throw stones, to use rhetoric to express our passion. And as we are distracted and putting forth passionate pleas, those with power and influence implement their agenda behind the scenes. So, where do we go from here?
Protest create the tension so that power will respond. But without mobilization the tension wanes or moves quickly to the next topic. So, leaders must develop the policy and framework so that others can mobilize and apply. The ’10 Actions in 100 Days’ from the Women’s March is an excellent example.
For the past week, I’ve purposely practiced the framework that organically grew out of my desire for freedom, my 5 Point Framework. My goal is to create a weekly planner that I can use every week. Take a look. Let me know your thoughts.