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Coach Michael Taylor

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About Coach Michael Taylor

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  1. Shattering Black Male Stereotypes

    Thanks Troy, I do appreciate it! BTW, would you be interested in being a part of my upcoming summit? It would be a 30-45 minute video interview and it would be a great opportunity to promote AALBC. Shoot me an email to mtaylor@coachmichaeltaylor.com and we can set up a time to chat if you're interested.
  2. Shattering Black Male Stereotypes

  3. Shattering Black Male Stereotypes

    What is the key to empowering black men to live extraordinary lives? After more than 25 years of research I have concluded that waking black men up from the ten most negative media generated illusions about black men is the answer. We are all aware of racism, discrimination, police brutality and an unfair justice system that disproportionately incarcerates men of color. But are we aware of the multitude of limiting beliefs that we hold on to that keep us from succeeding? What if it were these limiting beliefs that were actually keeping us from living extraordinary lives? If this were true would we be willing to change them? I invite you to consider this as a possibility. Therefore I've have identified the ten most destructive media generated illusions about black men and have compiled a resource to support black men in identifying them and moving past them. If this has intrigued you, be sure to check out our upcoming Shattering Black Male Stereotypes Empowerment Summit. www.shatteringblackmalestereotypes.com
  4. There Is No Black Male Crisis

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  5. There Is No Black Male Crisis

    I would love to get your feedback on my book Black Men Rock. Would you be willing to do a review? I will gladly forward you a copy. Digital or paperback.
  6. There Is No Black Male Crisis

    To be completely honest I forgot about your site. I did an Internet search for African American book reviewers and your site came up, then I remembered submitting my very first book with you. Thanks for updating my page. I noticed that the image for my book; Brothers Are You Listening is the wrong cover. I'm working with Amazon to correct it. I'm attaching the correct cover if you can replace it. In regards to your question, I do not believe there is such a thing as death, there is only transition. I believe we are spiritual beings having a human experience instead of a human being having a spiritual experience. We don't have a soul, we are a soul. We are literally spiritual. Every major religion promotes the idea that we are connected to something divine. That divinity is our birthright and it is our responsibility to accept it and embrace it. Knowing that I am connected to a power greater than myself which I choose to call The Source and this power is infinite and omnipresent, puts my mind at ease about the experience we refer to as death. I therefore have absolutely no fear of death, as a matter of fact I look forward to it with wonderment and expectancy.
  7. There Is No Black Male Crisis

    That is the reason I write and speak. I share my truth with others to allow them to come to their own truth and understanding. People who reject my ideas and philosophies are entitled to their opinion, however, as an author and thought leader I make it a point to share my beliefs with anyone who is open minded enough to listen. I truly enjoy engaging with people who disagree with me because I am so grounded in my own truth that I cannot be swayed from what I deeply believe in my heart. This doesn't mean that I'm not open to being wrong, I am definitely open, but I know who I am and I'm comfortable in my own skin which insulates me from a lot of the negativity and hatred that pervades our world and I am armed with facts to go along with my inner truth.
  8. There Is No Black Male Crisis

    If you pay attention to our media you may have concluded that there is a black male crisis in America. We are constantly inundated with images of black men as lazy, irresponsible thugs, deadbeat dads and "playas" who only think about listening to rap music, chasing women and blaming society for their failures. But is this the only reality for black men? Are black men really an endangered species? Contrary to negative media generated stereotypes it is my belief that there is no black male crisis and the future for black men is actually bright with lots of reasons for optimism. For some, this statement is a denial of the challenges facing black men. To which I reply, I recognize all of the challenges facing men of color in this country. I am not blind to an unfair justice system that systematically and unfairly incarcerates black men simply because of the color of their skin. I watch the news as black men are senselessly and unjustly gunned down in the streets by the men in uniform who have sworn to protect them and then walk away scot-free without being held accountable for their actions. I have my heart broken on a daily basis as I watch racists men and women claim superiority and privilege based solely on their belief that their race is superior to my own. I have personally had to deal with KKK members who attempted to scare me out of my position in a building supply center in a city where I was told to my face "we don't allow n%gg$#ers to run anything in our city". As a man who happens to be black, I have first hand experience of the multiplicity of challenges facing black men and yet I still remain optimistic that our best days are ahead of us rather than behind us. The primary reason for my optimism is simple. I choose to be 100% responsible for my life and no one or no thing can keep me from succeeding except me. It is this simple attitude that has allowed me to overcome being a high school dropout with a criminal record who was able to climb the corporate ladder and become a successful mid level manager for a multi-million dollar building supply center at the tender age of 22. It was this same attitude that allowed me to overcome divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure and a deep state of depression to now being a successful entrepreneur, author (5 books) motivational speaker, radio & TV host. I am living proof of whats possible for black men and I have made it my life's work to share the lessons I've learned to support others in living extraordinary lives. So in the words of Public Enemy, "Don't believe the hype", black men are doing a lot better than the media would have you believe and there is no black male crisis in America. For more info log on to: www.bmracademy.com
  9. I truly enjoy engaging with readers and potential readers of my work. My work focuses on creating a new paradigm of masculinity which transcends race, yet in most cases I am accused of not being in touch with my "blackness" because I do not make race an issue. I am well aware of the challenges facing men of color and I'm not opposed to talking about race, however, my optimistic attitude and perception about black men is often met with opposition and rejection. My work speaks for itself. I am committed to empowering men to reach their full potential and for men who are ready to do so my work is a breath of fresh air and a welcome break from all the negative narratives perpetuated by our media.