Shaundell Newsome believes that the experiences of your life shape the person you become. The choices that you make may alter God’s plan for you. But you will ultimately get back on his plan for your life.

Shaundell’s story will shock you, amaze you and make you see people in a different light. You will understand his motivation. You will understand why he sees color in people as culture and his unique take on discrimination and prejudice. You will be exposed to his belief in family and his faith in Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

The Parents – Setting the Vision. Destroying the family vice.

As a young man growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York Shaundell Newsome faced unbelievable challenges as the oldest child of Bobby and Helen Newsome. They both wanted a different life from the dysfunctional family environment of their troubled upbringing.

The Child – Building the Young Man with an Education of Diversity. “Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn is a neighborhood known more for breeding basketball players and rappers than intellects.”

“Verbal bullying is sometimes worse than the physical.” Shaundell Newsome “Prejudice is not only black and white. People are prejudice against others who are different. Their ignorance becomes your problem.” Shaundell Newsome

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CLICK HERE to read about Shaundell’s experience with bullying and prejudice from his own race as a child.

The Teenager – Growing up too fast. Learning lessons of life.

“I did not know I was sexually assaulted until I got therapy as an adult. It was a badge of honor to have sex as a teenager in our neighborhood.” Shaundell Newsome

“Having children in high school changed my life forever. Everyone wrote me off as a statistic. But God knew that was just another hurdle for me to overcome. He did not write me off.” Shaundell Newsome

“I loved my father. I hated that he chose his friends and reckless lifestyle over me. Later I learned his addiction guided both.” Shaundell Newsome

CLICK HERE to read about Shaundell’s tumultuous teenage years becoming a teenage father as an honor roll student and church choir member.

The Adult – Dealing with Adversity. Becoming a Man.

“The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in times of comfort; but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

“Adversity is inevitable. Once you understand that then you just deal with it. No one is going to give you sympathy because we are all going to face it.” Shaundell Newsome

CLICK HERE to read about the rocky journey of Shaundell and how ultimately finds calm after many storms.

The Five P’s of Success

When I give advice about success, I typically talk about the Five P’s of Life:

Patience, Persistence, Perseverance, Passion, and Purpose.

  • Patience: I had to wait for God to give me the best option for me. Marriage, career, business, family. great things come to those who wait.
  • Persistence: Stay with it. Keep at it until the breakthrough happens.
  • Perseverance: Expect adversity. Take it head on.
  • Passion: You have to care about something like your life depends on it. Give it your all.
  • Purpose: God has called us to serve. In service we will find prosperity. It’s the best feeling in the world.