Magazine article Diversity Employers

"I Hate My Job": Mentoring People Who Need Career Guidance

Magazine article Diversity Employers

"I Hate My Job": Mentoring People Who Need Career Guidance

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I am a preacher as well as a civil rights activist involved in politics. I also lecture. I actually worked for James Brown for some time as his tour manager on the road, but I quit and came back to New York with absolutely nothing so I could pursue my dream job as an activist. I walked away from a lucrative show business career to start my civil rights organization.

I went from being a presidential candidate to moderator of "I Hate My Job" because the show is geared toward mentoring people who need guidance and courage about what career path to take in life. I am uniquely positioned to do this because I not only made a lot of my own dreams come true, but was mentored by people who made their dreams come true. My pastor, Reverend Washington, when I was a kid, Jesse Jackson, when I joined the civil rights movement, and James Brown, who was a surrogate father to me--all of them came from squalid backgrounds and made their dreams come true.

Nationally, I hope to encourage people with a burning desire to do something other than what they are doing to follow their dreams and live their lives to fulfillment. The format of "I Hate My Job" allows me to do this because I can ad-lib some of my own philosophies into the show. I even preach a little. On "I Hate My Job," California therapist Stephanie Raye and I help the contestants in their pursuit of the job they've always wanted. From doling out weekly assignments to provide valuable advice, I use my own personal, successful work experiences to help these once-despondent guys to exciting new careers. …

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