Corey Minor Smith is a history maker of today – a lady with an amazing story. Les Browns says “She is a woman who has a story the world needs to hear!”
Corey Minor Smith was born to a single mom, who had a severe mental illness. During her school years, Corey attended 14 different schools and lived in 8 different homes. She became a juvenile delinquent and was on her way to a bad end when she was taken in by her paternal grandmother and raised as her own. Her grandmother instilled a new level of Christian faith and possibilities in Corey. Corey went to college, graduate school and law school – passing the bar on her first try! She has become a successful lawyer, wife, and mother.
Most recently, Corey made history as the first African American elected to an at large seat on the City Council in Canton, OH.
Her new book, #Driven, she tells of going from a JD (Juvenile Delinquent) to a JD (Juris Doctorate) to a History Maker of Today!
Here are 5 points Corey Minor Smith shares that helped her transform her life:
- Have Faith – Trust and rely on God; then move on your faith! Faith with action can create powerful results!
- Have Ongoing Motivation – Listen and read information constantly to keep you inspired and ready to keep fighting for your dreams!
- Be Determined – Feed the internal inferno (fire) inside of yourself by staying focused on your goals and why it is critical to achieving them.
- Preparation – Prepare yourself for the opportunity before you need it. And then prepare for what you are asking for.
- Take action – We all wish and daydream, but nothing happens until you take action! Action helps turn the dream into reality!