Begin Again

Diane K Reboots 2021 with Cold Water SwimmingCongratulations to Diane K., the first winner of the Leumas Publishing #Reboot contest! Diane has plunged into cold water swimming, plans to do more this year, and encourages all of us to #Reboot by giving it a try. Brava! Check out her post on the Leumas Publishing Facebook page.

“I always encourage people to do what they love, and the start of a new year is a great time to think about that,” says Leumas Security Services Founder Samuel Griffin III. “If you’re already living your dream, great! How can you take that to the next level? If you’re not, how can you get there from where you are?

“One of the best steps you can take is to reach out. Talk to family, friends, coworkers, and spiritual advisers. Listen to experts talk about making choices that can change your life, including starting tiny habits and maybe even quitting your job in order to reboot,” says Griffin, who is also the author of Rent-A-Cop Reboot. The book is designed to support people in the private security industry as they make personal and professional choices that can help them achieve their dreams. However, some gig economy workers have told Griffin that the book helped them take a different look at their careers.

Chef Carl ReddingChef Carl Redding said what makes the book “great” is that “it’s credible, from a credible person. What better person to write a book like that than Sam Griffin?”

Redding helped Griffin move into executive protection early in Griffin’s career, and knows a thing or two about rebooting.

A former Marine, Redding then worked for more than a decade as chief of staff for the National Action Network and personal assistant to the Reverend Al Sharpton. He left there to pursue his passion of becoming a chef, and started Amy Ruth’s restaurant in New York City. Redding sold the restaurant and moved to Georgia, where he’s considering his next step. Maybe becoming a chef at The White House? “I’d love that,” Redding says with his warm laugh.

What would you love to do? Can you #Reboot in 2021 in a way that gets you there? Share it with us using Leumas Publishing’s Instagram and Facebook. Post a tagged photo or video, and you could win a Rent-A-Cop Reboot gift box, and get a shout out here. A different winner will be randomly selected each week.

“The COVID-19 pandemic, economic challenges, demonstrations for racial justice and equity, and political upheaval that marked 2020 are moving with us into the new year,” Griffin says. “What will we move inside of ourselves to use all of this as an opportunity to create a better world?”

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