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Dr. Randal Pinkett
December 2012

Elevate your game

Dear Friends:

In the spirit of the holiday season, we will focus on Family, one of 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. 

I recently encountered a quote by poet and novelist Robert Louis Stevenson that reads, “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” These profound words prompted me to think about the seeds that we plant in our own families, not just during the holidays but all year long. While this joyous time of year certainly presents a perfect opportunity to renew our commitment to family, it also reminds us of the importance of planting seeds throughout the year that will last a lifetime. As we spend quality time with our loved ones celebrating the joys of the season and experiencing time-honored family traditions, we must be especially thankful for the simple blessing of life itself. Consider the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in October where we witnessed countless families lose their homes, businesses and personal effects yet gave thanks just to have each other. While we all experience circumstances beyond our control at one time or another, the one constant we have is family. So, I encourage you to actively embrace your time spent with family this holiday season. Cherish each moment as new and priceless time together and create memories that you may carry with you well into the New Year and beyond!

P.S. I am pleased to highlight a few of my favorite small businesses in recognition of the recent "Small Business Saturday," and to encourage my e-Newsletter readers to support these companies during the holidays.

Peace and blessings,



Dr. Randal Pinkett Speaks in San Antonio, TX at the Phi Beta Lambda Professional Business Fraternity National Leadership Conference

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Congratulations to President Obama on His Re-Election

I personally extend my congratulations to President Barack Obama for his historic re-election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012! This significant achievement was made possible by voters, like you, who turned out to make their voices heard at the culmination of this hard-fought campaign. Voting has always been fundamental to the health of the American political system and to the people who participate in it. In 2008, I was part of a historic group of entrepreneurs, athletes and entertainers who came together to develop the Mission: VOTE! PSA, encouraging all Americans to head to the polls to vote. The campaign featured actor Chris Tucker, actress Suzzanne Douglas, actor Hill Harper, actress/producer Vivica A. Fox, TV personality Rocsi and many other stars. We urged registered voters, particularly people of color, to exercise their right to vote and make a difference. I'm proud to say that we – as a country – did it again this year!

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Randal's Favorite Things (For Holiday Gifts 2012)

Time Sweet Time
With the holiday season upon us, now is the perfect time to get ahead of the frenzy with the help of Time Sweet Time, a virtual concierge service and time-saving secret weapon. With everything from unique gift ideas, travel services, event planning, restaurant reservations and more, Time Sweet Time’s got you covered! As someone whose time is in demand year-round, it is important that my affairs run smoothly and efficiently, especially during the holidays. Time Sweet Time enables me to focus on what I do best.

Contact Time Sweet Time today for a complimentary consultation or concierge gift card, and outsmart the holidays once and for all!

Time Sweet Time / Tel: 610.331.0975 / E-mail: teresa@timesweettime.net

Revonnae Natural Spa Gifts, LLC
Revonnae Natural Spa Gifts produces specialized hand-made natural skin care products, including Shea Butter Salves, moisturizers, and soy candles. A member of Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild, Inc., Revonnae uses natural ingredients that are the highest among all peer products with no animal ingredients or testing. Our uniquely formulated Shea Butter Salve, Acne Soap, Beauty Therapy Soap (mature skin), Shea/Olive Soap, and The Luxury 5 Soap (problem skin) are in high demand as are our premier Luxury 5 Soap comprised Shea Butter, Oatmeal, Goats Milk ,Glycerin, and African Black Soap known for conditioning, clarifying, and beautifying the skin in an aesthetically pleasing three layer composite bar. 

Add Revonnae Natural Spa Gifts to your holiday wish list today!
Tel: 860.983.6811 / E-mail: revonnae@gmail.com / LinkedIn: Revonnae Natural Spa Gifts

A.E.J. Bow Tie Collection
Just in time for the holidays: The Alfred A. Edmond Jr. Bow Tie Collection from Windsor Neckwear is HERE! They're limited edition--and they're FIYA! The Collection features stunning 100% woven silk, hand cut, limited edition bow ties made with high needle counts for a luxurious feel, appearance, quality and durability.  Each bow tie is made in a butterfly style with a 2.75 inch width which is the perfect size for a business environment, night on the town or casual wear.  The Bow Ties in this collection are truly limited edition, available in only 25 pieces per color and style, allowing you to have a rare piece of neckwear that will make you fit in while standing out.  Check out the A.E.J. Bow Tie Collection right here!

AHappySlappyGreeting provides handmade greeting cards, scrapbooks and invitations for those with impeccable style and sophistication. High quality materials, superior style and creative designs make our personalized products stand out from the rest. When you choose AHappySlappyGreeting you get a product that uniquely represents the special person in your life. When the basic greeting card won’t do and the limited drug store stationery selection isn’t enough, AHappySlappyGreeting is there to ensure that each recipient knows they are valued and appreciated. 

We know the busy professional desires to share thoughtful notes of encouragement, congratulatory messages and invitations. We offer a membership plan that allows you to never again forget a birthday, anniversary or any other major celebratory event. Begin your experience today and visit us at www.ahappyslappygreeting.com.


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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