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 Jeff later went to the University of Toledo on a track scholarship which he later rescinded to pursue his path of activism.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.

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Acceptance and expectations

I think what’s important, whether in business or personal, is accepting people for who they are and not who you want them to be. There are certain people I know that are unbelievably arrogant and I know that about them. So when I deal with them, I already know that that’s who they are, and it doesn’t even bother me. I mean this is who these people are, these are their character traits. They may evolve but seldom will they change. So I accept people for who they are and in turn, I’m much less frustrated.

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