STOUT Inspiration + Action To Accelerate Your Week
Get inspired by Michelle Obama’s call to never stop growing and then use our Stout Action Plan to move forward.
↳ Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th President, Barack Obama. As a mother, fashion icon and the first African-American first lady of the United States, she has become a role model to many Americans.
Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School and started her career working at the law firm Sidley Austin.
She left corporate law to pursue her passion for public service, serving as assistant to the Mayor, assistant commissioner of planning and development and executive director of Public Allies in Chicago before becoming the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and the VP for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center.
As First Lady, Obama served as a role model for women, and worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity and healthy eating.
Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.
– Michelle Obama
↳ 3-Step Plan To Always Move Forward
❶ Check The Map
Where are you on the road? Use your purpose as a compass to reorient and make sure you keep moving forward not going in circles.
❷ Keep Your Tank Full
If your gauge is on empty, you’re not going anywhere. First, check where your energy is going. If you’re pouring it into a project with no return, plug the leaks. Then take a moment to reset and recharge and you’ll emerge fueled up to move forward.
❸ Never Stop Rolling
Prepare for those stuck in a rut or flat tire moments. Create a toolbox that you can dig into to help you rekindle your passion and focus on the journey ahead.
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