Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is a political motivator most widely known for his appearance on BET’s “Rap City”. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Jeff later went to the University of Toledo on a track scholarship which he later rescinded to pursue his path of activism. After college, Johnson became National Director for the NAACP’s Youth and College Division, and later a Vice President for the Hip Hop Summit Action Network. Johnson now tours the country, spreading his leadership advice and passion for activism by speaking at churches, university and local communities.

Getting Things Done

Starting the day

I start my day with mediation. I usually do one of three things or a combination. I have morning prayer which I do every day, maybe reading from one of those books of wisdom that gives you a quote for the day and meditate on that quote. And then I process what do I have to do that day, what are the meetings that I have to be in, what’s the purpose of those meetings, what do I want to get out of them. I visualize what the day should look like. In a five minute period I’ll see the entire day and what I want to come out of that day and what do I need to challenge myself to do for that outcome that I’ve visualized to exist. And then I take a step back from that, usually try to think about nothing for the next five minutes and then start my day. I work hard early in the mornings.

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