My name is Claude Jones and I have and still do personally experience racism, hatred, and bigotry. I also know many out there have faced the same. And while I still have breath in my lungs, my goal is to share my heart and fight for unbiased opportunities for all. According to art theory, the […]
Have you stopped pushing yourself out of your comfort zone? Are you at a stage in life where you’ve achieved your career goals or accepted your personal situation because “it’s not that bad”? If this sounds familiar, be careful, as you might be getting too complacent. Being satisfied with your accomplishments or situation is not […]
Is your todo list overwhelming? Well try focusing on the low-hanging fruit. The term “low-hanging fruit” refers to a set of tasks that take minimal effort to accomplish. Here are three ways to identify the best low-hanging fruit: Avoid procrastination. Sometime when we know a task is “easy” we put it off till later. If […]
The ability to understand what someone is saying is one of the critical elements of the communication process. When someone is speaking do you find yourself hearing or listening to what is being said? Let’s look at the difference: Hearing: means your ears are working. You are conscious of the sounds made by someone or […]
Now, I know the word “no” has a negative connotation and we are coached to use “yes and” or “yes but” as a negotiation technique to help reduced our workload, but does this actually solve our problem? Imagine if you were juggling three balls and someone added seven more. Unless you were a professional juggler, […]
Have you ever felt social pressure to change the way you speak, dress, and act just be to accepted by others? I have. There was a stage of my life where I allowed fear, doubts, and insecurities to define who I was which caused me to hide my authentic self and become what I “thought” […]
It is important to ignore statements that can not be adequately substantiated. By entertaining hearsay, you unwillingly form bias opinions causing distress and frustration to all impacted. Instead, choose to practice the art of validating the information yourself or ignoring and stopping the spread of false statements all together. Be on the look out for […]
I want to encourage you today to always be at the ready as you never know when the next opportunity will present itself. Stay sharp Stay focused Stay prepared On your mark, get set, GO!
I define passion as a barely controllable emotion, like an adrenaline rush, unlocking our inner confidence enabling us to accomplish the impossible. Question: Have you ever been so passionate about something that you were blinded by your pursuit towards success. “I’m going to get this completed by any means necessary!” This is what I refer […]
I found one of my old slides that outline the 3 behaviors I follow when managing the chaos and stress in my life. I thought I’d share this advice to help you jump start your work week. Remember you are always in control. Prepare yourself for success by avoiding chaotic situations.
We are faced with challenging situations daily. And each of these experiences help shape who we are as individuals. It is through the fire we become refined and through this refinement we become who we are destined to be. The Heartbeat of an Entrepreneur is an inspirational keynote I presented at San Diego Startup Week […]
I run an organization called San Diego Tech Hub. The organization is focused on driving social change, engaging the community, and creating opportunity for all. Our goals are simple: Our Mission: Inform, connect, and empower the San Diego tech community to drive social change. Our Vision: Establish San Diego as a collaborative, diverse, and […]
The Push from Within: A Journey of Transformation is a keynote I presented at Saucecon 2019. It is an inspiring story of self-reflection which recounts my journey of how I helped Walmart Labs transform its engineering culture to adopt a culture of quality, while I learned the true meaning of success. This case study is […]