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Why You Should Never Give Up on Our Young Men, Alton Cryer S.O. What! Success Story

When I started my speaking journey, I was invited to share my “Against All Odds” story. That was for the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. One of the students in the audience was Alton Cryer. Whom I had met once before we he and three other black, male college students reached out to me for advice.

I was impressed with them when we met and I was impressed with Alton Cryer that day when I shared my story.

However, I had no idea just how impressive he was and how impressive he would become over the next few years.

Also, I had no idea about the struggle he had to get there.

In this episode of S.O. What! Success Stories, hear his story. Get inspired and reminded to not give up on that “bad” kid who may seem lost.  

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S.O. What! Success Stories with Summer Owens is a series of casual conversations with overcomers about real life and resilience. Guests share their stories including some of the challenges they faced on their journeys to success. In each conversation, Summer breaks down the S.O. What! Success System and how implementing each of the elements leads to success in the face of even the greatest adversity.

The S.O. What! Success System

Overcome Obstacles + Eliminate Excuses + Calculate Choices = S.O. What! Success

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