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Dr. Randal Pinkett
June 22, 2009

Elevate your game
Dear Friends,

It is June! We have reached the halfway point in the year. Back in January, many of us set goals—personal, family, career, financial and service goals—and now is the time to take stock. Are we keeping the resolutions we made? Are we evaluating our progress? Are we truly elevating our game?

Taking stock of our progress can be encouraging or discouraging. On one hand, you may be well on your way or even ahead of schedule in achieving certain objectives. As you look at where you are now versus at the beginning of the year, you may feel a sense of pride based on your accomplishments thus far. If so, I encourage you to keep on keeping on! On the other hand, perhaps you have fallen short in reaching or exceeding the goals you had hoped to meet by now. Maybe you've lost your drive because it seems like growth has been too gradual and too slow and you’re ready to throw in the towel. If this describes your situation, I challenge you not to give up! There is still ample time in the year to turn things around. There is such a thing as seed time and harvest. Slow growth doesn’t mean no growth!

As we all look ahead to the second half of the year, I offer two simple pieces of advice.  First, ensure that the resolutions you set are realistic ones. This is the time to table unrealistic goals! Goals should challenge and stretch you and at the same time be measurable and achievable. Second, envision the outcome. Remember your reason for setting these goals. Do the possibilities excite you? Do they reignite your passion to move ahead? This fresh excitement will propel you towards achieving your goals for the coming season and the rest of the year.

Evaluating yourself can be tough but it is absolutely imperative for development. I guarantee that as you do this, you will watch your seeds grow and reap a fruitful harvest.

Peace and blessings,



Randal accepted as new member of ITSMF

Randal judges 2009 Ford HBCU Business Classic airing on TV One Sunday, August 2, 2009

Randal speaks at 2009 National Urban League Conference

Randal keynotes the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Awards Luncheon








Learn more about my management and technology consulting firm, BCT Partners.

JUDGE HATCHETT: Randal Mentors a Teen in Trouble

Randal made a guest appearance on an episode of Judge Hatchett, a show that delivers a diverse mix of family court, juvenile court and unusual small claims cases. This episode is a Money Matters Intervention, and has Randal mentoring a young man named Travis Brown, who lacked an appreciation for money. Travis was obsessed with material things and was caught lying and stealing to purchase items he'd seen on television. He blamed his lack of a positive role model for not having any direction in life. Randal offers Travis advice on living an honest and positive life and shows the young man how to make money in an honest way by having him manage a car wash. Travis receives a lesson in life, money and values that he won't soon forget. The episode is often aired on BET. Check local listings for repeats of the episode in your area. To view a segment from the show, click on the image.


Ford HBCU Business Classic Judges Randal Pinkett and Boris Kodjoe   Randal and the Finalists of the 2009 Campus CEO Challenge
  Randal and Earvin "Magic" Johnson at the Diversity Alliance for Science Conference



It has always been the guiding principle of my life that “to whom much is given, much is expected”. As a result, I have always sought to find ways to give back to individuals and the community as a whole. Especially in these difficult economic times, it is easy to focus on the problems and hardships that we face daily: decreased job security, inflation, more effort required for fewer results, decreased family time and the list could go on. Yet, I have always found that it is in focusing on the positives that productivity increases. Going a step further to seek out ways to help others fosters creative thinking, a positive spirit and high energy.

As you reevaluate your resolutions and set new goals this month, reflect on how you can be a boost to someone else. You may be able to do this as an employee in the corporate world, as an entrepreneur, or simply as an individual. Search out innovative and unique ways to serve others. The support you provide for others today might propel you towards your perfect opportunity.

Learn how one woman is using a professional opportunity for personal growth and development by working to give back to the community. Whether employed or not, as an individual or with a group, you and I can always lend a hand, impact our communities and do our part in changing the world one simple gesture at a time. There is no better time than now to invest in yourself by investing in others.

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) 2009 Randal Pinkett, LLC. All rights reserved. For further information, visit us at www.randalpinkett.com or call 201.618.1101. For business, publicity and media inquires, please contact Ms. April Peters at 973.622.0900 x103 or apeters@bctpartners.com.

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