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Daily Word: Do Your Life’s Work!! (R.I.P., Black Radio Pioneer Hal Jackson)

Hal Jackson

Happy Thursday, my destined and determined!

Welcome to the day that you finally stop playing around and do what you were put on this earth to do!! First and foremost, a moment of silence for New York Radio pioneer, Hal Jackson, who passed away yesterday at the age of 96…………………………… My prayers go out to Debbie
Jackson and the family! Debbie, continued to stay strong and continue to do God’s Work!

In commemoration of Mr. Hal Jackson, Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to doing your life’s work!

For those who are unfamiliar with Hal Jackson’s accomplishments, in 1939 he began his
broadcasting career as the first African-American radio sports announcer in D.C. In 1954, he became the first radio personality to broadcast three daily shows on three different New York stations. Four million listeners tuned in nightly to hear his mix of music and conversations with jazz and show business celebrities. In 1971, Hal Jackson and the late Percy Sutton, a former Manhattan borough president, co-founded the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation (ICBC), which acquired WLIB — becoming the first African-American owned-and-operated station in New York.

The following year, ICBC acquired WLIB-FM, changing its call letters to WBLS (“the total BLack
experience in Sound”). As of the late 2000s, ICBC, of which Jackson was group chairman, owns and operates stations in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Fort Lauderdale, Columbia, South Carolina, and Jackson, Mississippi. Hal has been on the radio since 1939, which
if you don’t feel like doing the math, equates to over 70 years.

Hal had definitely found his life’s work and devoted his life to doing it the best way he knows how. As you continue your journey towards success, ask yourself if what you are going after is really your life’s work! Can you imagine a career doing the same thing for over 70 years!? If the answer is yes, then keep going and don’t stop until the wheels fall off!! Mr. Jackson has created a great blueprint for all to follow….. As the saying goes… “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work another day in your life” (Confucius). Rest in Paradise, Mr. Jackson!!!
-Ash’Cash

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.” -James Allen

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” -Pearl S. Buck

“Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.” -Henri Frederic Amiel

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” -Buddha

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” -Saint Augustine

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” -Alexander Graham Bell

“When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one, and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.” -Unknown

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Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com.

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