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Speaker shares success secrets

For Black History Month, James “Bird” Guess will share his story of monetary success with TR Campus next week.

James “Bird” Guess

He will tell his story at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 in Action A (TRTR 4242).

Homeless after high school and at a low point in his life, Guess attained the drive to begin a process called “grinding,” which he says uses ambition, vision, strategy and perseverance to create success. Aspiring to become a millionaire, Guess began selling products from the trunk of his car.

Finding talent in speaking, Guess travels to events all over the country reaching out to people with his knowledge of success.

“He is engaging and has a great story to tell,” said Colleen Fitzpatrick, TR student development associate.

Fitzpatrick said Guess speaks to students to help them learn how to excel academically, specifically in higher education, and how to lead in college and in the workplace.

“I truly believe that ambition, discipline and opportunity are the basic ingredients to achieving success and greatness,” Guess said on his website. “However, success and greatness are secondary to God, family, health and happiness.”

— Bethany Sanderson


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