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Dr. Randal Pinkett
March 2013

Elevate your game

Dear Friends:

By now, many of you are familiar with our series on my 7 Fs: Faith, Family, Friends, Fellowship, Fun, Fitness, and Finance. The 7 Fs are guiding principles which, I believe, are essential to living a life balanced in mind, body, and soul. This month, we will focus on Faith and Finance.

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to host a regular segment on “Sunday Praise with Liz Black”, 1190AM WLIB, focused on "Spiritual Wealth" where I offer spiritually-based tips on achieving wealth. I believe that one of the keys to achieving wealth is to be a responsible shepherd of whatever income you're able to generate. As Matthew 25:23 says, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.” Key to understanding this principle is recognizing it's not about how much money you make, but rather, how much you keep. In my experience promoting spiritual and financial wealth, I have observed some universal mistakes people make when it comes to money.  The “Top 5 Financial Mistakes" I see people make are:

  1. Spending more than you earn
  2. Wasting money frivolously on things you don't need
  3. Not having a financial plan (if you fail to plan, you plan to fail)
  4. Taking on too much debt (especially credit cards)
  5. Unwillingness to sacrifice (prioritizing needs; for example, putting family first)

While these common financial missteps may come as no surprise, exercising the discipline required to avoid these costly mistakes is where the real work begins.  Understanding your core beliefs about money and taking the necessary action to improve your finances will set you up to receive the spiritual and financial blessings in store for each and every one of us!

Peace and blessings,



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Randal Talks "Spiritual Wealth" With Liz Black

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to host a regular segment on “Sunday Praise with Liz Black”, 1190AM WLIB, focused on "Spiritual Wealth".  I am a firm believer that spiritual wealth is not derived from the abundance of material possessions but rather being content with what God has already given you. In a recent interview with the show's host Liz Black, 2012 Stellar award nominee for “Radio Personality of the Year,” I offered practical, spiritually-based tips on achieving wealth.  “Sunday Praise with Liz Black” airs on 1190AM WLIB ("The Praise and Inspiration Station") 12 pm–3 pm or online here. Your financial blessing awaits you!

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Randal and other community leaders greet students arriving for Men's Day   Randal with Liz Black from "Sunday Praise" on 107.5 WBLS/1190 WLIB   Vaughn McKoy and Randal sit down for panel discussion with Principal Lennox Small


Randal Honored by NBC Universal's TheGrio.com!

I am pleased and humbled to announce that I have been selected as one of TheGrio’s 100 as part of February’s Black History Month! TheGrio.com is NBC News’ video-centric news community site devoted to stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-Americans. The fourth-annual TheGrio’s 100 list shines a light on African-American history makers and industry leaders who are fostering change in their local communities and nationwide. The 100 individuals selected are from 10 fields including business, education, sports, science and technology, media, activism, politics, health, pop culture and the arts. Recognized under the category of “Business”, TheGrio.com and NBC News acknowledged my efforts in making a difference in the lives of Americans and highlighted my achievement of a “double bottom-line” of financial and social returns. I invite you to access my profile by clicking on the link below and selecting the “Business” category:

NBC Universal's TheGrio.com



Liz Black Launches a New Line of Candles!

Liz Black brings sunshine and happiness to massive listeners throughout the NY/NJ/CT Tri-State area with a 10 market share on Sunday Mornings on 107.5 WBLS 7am-9am and 1190 WLIB 12pm-3pm. She can also be heard every day Monday-Friday 12-2pm in Toronto Canada on K-107 FM JamZ. She is a Stellar award and Reach award nominee for Radio Personality of the Year. Not limited to just radio, Liz is the founder of the Gospel Artist Network where she mentors independent artists. On March 30, 2013, Liz will be the recipient of the Woman of Excellence Award from Rev. Al Sharpton’s The National Action Network. As if that's not enough, Liz recently launched her first candle, "I Got Nuttin But Luv For Ya." The scent took 8 months to develop and is a wonderful blend of blossoms. The candle is a mix of tropical blossoms blended to create this unique scent. It is her prayer that as the scent fills your room, you will be able to relax and focus on the things that are important such as family, relationships, and being better stewards over what God has given us. Candles may be purchased for $20 each and are shipped in quantities of five or more.

For more information, visit LizBlack.com or connect with her on Facebook (LizBlacklive) or Twitter (LizBlackNYC). You may also reach her directly at (747) 777-6134.


Black Faces in White Places
Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness offers ten revolutionary strategies for learning, playing, and changing “the game”--that is, the world in which we all live and work--for the current generation, while undertaking a wholesale redefinition of the rules for those who will follow. It is not only about shattering the old “glass ceiling,” but also about reconsidering the four dimensions of the black experience: identity, society, meritocracy, and opportunity. Ultimately, it may be about changing the very concept of success itself.

Available: Now
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No-Money Down CEO
No-Money Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash explodes the myth that you have to have a lot of money or need an outside investor to pursue your dream. This action-learning, audio business course offers a comprehensive step-by-step plan for launching your business with little to no cash. Listen as Randal offers insider's tips, tools and techniques that will put you on the fast track to becoming a successful CEO.

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Campus CEO
Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneurs Guide to Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Business walks any would-be entrepreneur through all the necessary steps to launching a profitable, campus-based business, while simultaneously achieving academic success. Regardless of major, background, or area of interest, readers of Campus CEO will learn how to turn their academic and professional dreams into reality.

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Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, writer, scholar and community servant. He is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar management, technology and policy-consulting firm based in Newark, NJ. A sought after public speaker and advocate for numerous corporate, youth and community groups, Dr. Pinkett is the author of Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur's Guide To Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Business and No-Money Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash. Notably, Dr. Pinkett made history as the first African-American ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University and firmly believes in the mantra "for those to whom much is given, much is expected."

The "Elevate Your Game" monthly e-Newsletter is published by Dr. Randal Pinkett. Copyright (c) 2012 Randal Pinkett, LLC. All rights reserved. For further information, visit us at www.randalpinkett.com. For speaking engagements and appearances inquiries, please contact Mrs. Michon Barnes at 678.637.5064 or mbarnes@bctpartners.com.

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