Food for thought... Happy 4th of July! #FreedomIsntFree #ThisisAmerica #IndependenceDay 🇺🇸
I’m living to love. -I Live to Love God -I Live to Love People -I Live to Love Me -I Live to Love You -I Live to Love Life What are you living to love? #love #life #entreprenuer #motivationalspeaker #lifecoach #inspirationalspeaker #inspire #motivate #overcome #adversity #speaker #publicspeaker #professionalspeaker #communication #motivation #grind #livebeyondlabels #beyondlabels #emekannaka #emeka #coach #sci #hope
I remember days that felt like tomorrow would never come. Those moments I had to decide whether I would fight for the thought of a better day or settle for the picture of my current circumstances. I’m glad I fought. 🥊 🧠 🌱
“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.” —Norman Vincent Peale
Tag someone that needs the reminder. Type YES if it’s you.
The Association of Leadership Program’s National Conference was a success! So many cities and states represented in the room. The theme was Rewriting our Story. “To rewrite our stories, one must be honest about the discrepancy between where they are and where they want to be and have the courage to take steps in a different direction.”
Nwanneka: Probably looking for a snack that someone ate... . Ngozi: Looking at the guilty party... . Me: .......... . #TBT #NnakaTrio
Today I got to share my story of hope, the power of a positive mindset, and how helping others motivates me with the attendees of OAOA - AAAE SCC Joint Aviation Conference. I love spreading positivity! “Your mind is like a garden, you have to cultivate the soil. Negative thoughts will get you negative outputs every single day.”
Who am I? After sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2009, it was the most important question in my life. Having a significant life change like that challenges everything you believe about yourself and your world. For a while I didn’t know who I was. I thought who I am was who and what you saw. But everyone fails to see the whole picture. So... SEE ME: I am a child of God, a son, a brother, a friend, a king, an ally, a speaker, an artist, an author, a counselor, a coach, a mentor, a businessman, a feminist, an athlete, an advocate, a superhero, a hope dealer, a graduate, a traveler, a warrior, a lover, a fighter, a teacher, a learner, a worker, a reader, a champion, a hall of famer, a thinker, a dancer, a supporter, a real one, and a hell of a badass. I’m a lot of different things. The one thing I AM NOT....is defined by a disability. The @reevefoundation started the #ReeveSeeUs campaign to put together a collection of stories of individuals living with paralysis to challenge the stigmas that overshadow the achievements of those in the paralysis community. Visit ReeveSeeUs.org or visit #ReeveSeeUs to view other stories.
You wouldn't drink anything from the inside of a dirty cup no matter how nice, shiny, or bedazzled the outside was.... What happens on the inside carries more weight than what you see on the outside.
What a powerful weekend in Dallas meeting, greeting, and hearing from @etthehiphoppreacher, @9to5millionaire, @tiphanimontgomery, and @colehatter. I first heard ET on @lewishowes SOG Podcast and haven’t looked back since. This conference was full of life, love, and lessons. I loved how friendly the team was. S/o to another worldchanger not pictured: @mostafa_ghonim Bro I appreciate the time and conversation this weekend. Looking forward to seeing you again. #1percentclub #motivationalspeaker #inspirationalspeaker #dallas #eta
The last line is everything. #Marathon 🏁
Let me tell you about my friend @rollingwithseanlewis. I got to catch up with him. Last weekend, @rollingwithseanlewis a 100-mile race at the Prairie Spirit Ultra Races with a team of fellow endurance athletes. Micah Bevins, Kathy Bratton, and Justin Walker took turns pushing for an official finish time: 27:05:51! Y’all that’s A FULL DAY and some change! This was the first Ainsley's Angels of America team to complete a 100-mile trail ultra run, the farthest race any Angel Rider has ever completed. Proud of my guy! When asked, Sean said, "Anything is possible, sometimes you just have to find another way! I couldn't have done it without the support of my awesome team behind me!"
Great time last night at the #RockTheHouse2019 Gala, celebrating @habitatforhumanity in Tulsa, OK. #Drip #NipseyBlue 🔵💙
Last week I went to visit a middle school and at some point was talking about the little things we can do to improve the days and lives of the people around us. We had a great time of Q&A and just as the principal said that’s it for questions, I saw a kid in the very back jumping with his hand up and other kids pointing to him. I asked for one more question and he asked: “Can I have a hug?” I said of course! And he came all the way down to give me a hug right then and there. When they were released to go, the mosh pit began. It was my favorite moment and reminded me of a Maya Angelou quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Overcoming disability was good. Getting my undergrad degree was good. Going to the gym is good. Volunteering with youth is good. Motivational speaking is good. Impacting my community is good. But I wasn’t born to be good. I was born to be great. Don’t settle for just good. Stay hungry. Keep chasing. Be great. Stay tuned. 👀 S/O to @justin_great @justingreatplumage #Great #Greatness #NextLevel #StayHungry #StriveforGreatness #B3armovement #MovingDifferent
Repost from @mikerusch using @RepostRegramApp - Incredible day at @99balloonsorg #engageconference . “Our job as Christians is to remove barriers. That is all. It’s not to save you; It’s not to fix you. It’s to include you and remove the barriers that exclude you.” - Emeka Nnaka @emekannaka . “You don’t have the full body of Christ represented if you don’t have people with disabilities included.” - Ann Marie Barfield . “If it’s not inclusion, it is exclusion.” - Emeka Nnaka . “The gospel is not broken. It is the practice of the gospel that is broken.” - Emeka Nnaka . “Why are people with disabilities viewed as something that needs to be fixed?” . “I want you to see me before you see the chair.” - Emeka Nnaka . “Life done without other people is not a full life.” - Emeka Nnaka . “All of our behavior is communication, and we aren’t always sure what people are communicating.” - Ginny Mooney . “Life is done well when it is done together.” - Emeka Nnaka
I read this in a devotional this morning and it reminded me that often times we’re caught up looking at others, comparing ourselves, not feeling enough. But someone is counting on what you’re discounting about yourself. You have everything you need. Right here. Right now. Go after it. #B3armovement #MovingDifferent #Motivation #inspiration #livebeyondlabels #lbl #emekannaka
Cheers to a Valentine’s Day spent doing what I love for the people I love. Thank you Seeworth Academy for having me! Til next time! ❤️😘#SayYEStoYOURLife
Huge thank you to everyone that came out to The Good News Summit today! We spent the day hearing from amazing people that are building hope in our city. we listened 23 organizations that are doing good work in Tulsa. Every presenter did a fabulous job and everyone attending did something to connect to a cause. Thank you for believing in hope. A connected Tulsa is a hopeful Tulsa! #GoodNewsTulsa #GoodNewsSummit2019
My op-ed in the @tulsaworld ahead of this week’s Good News Summit. #LeadershipTulsa #Hope #GoodNews
Somebody needs this. ——————————————————————————— Yes, they hurt you. Yes, they were or have been mean and unfair. But you are not your hurt. You’re better. You are good. You are kind. You are love. “Never repay evil with evil.” 1 Peter 3:9 #BeKind
Today I found myself extremely frustrated by some circumstances that were out of control. My brother sent me a text that was able to help me refocus and get back on mental track. For anyone that needs that occasional patience check, this is for you. Thank you @parrish_jr for the reminder
This was one of the biggest and hardest lessons I had to learn after my accident. When you’re going through tough seasons in life, people leave. It sucks but remember that people come and stay too. Thankful for everyone rocking with me today. I love you.
“Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.”
Last night I was inducted into the Oklahoma Thunder Football Hall of Fame. Football gave me so much and this team gave an opportunity. Although my career was cut short by injury, my life was ignited by faith in God and other’s faith in me. Thankful for the fans and everyone that has followed my journey. Thankful for the Thunder organization that named the Leadership Award after me. I’m so honored and blessed.
Don’t give up your dreams. Don’t give up on being your best you. Don’t give up on living your best life. #DontQuit #ACrockpotLife
Honored to be one of @tulsaworld’s 10 people to watch in 2019. I can’t wait for every bit of what this year holds! The people , the places, and the opportunities! Life is definitely like a roller coaster. Sometimes those low points shoot you back up to make for a fun ride! Run it 2019!! Run. It. 🎢 #WatchMe2019