Participants: Aaron Chancy (Host), Paula Hollmon
Series Code: TNJ
Program Code: TNJ000011
00:01 The following program discusses sensitive issues.
00:03 Parents are cautioned that some material
00:04 may be too candid for younger children.
00:10 Welcome to "The New Journey,"
00:11 the program where we meet real life people,
00:14 with real life testimonies,
00:16 with real life working ministries for Jesus.
00:18 Today we'll talk to a lady that will provide
00:20 the necessary tools to make it on the outside.
00:23 Many times ex offenders are released from jail or prison
00:25 and have not received the proper education
00:28 on how to make it job-wise in society.
00:31 We'll talk about the job readiness,
00:32 the proper way to fill out a job application,
00:35 prisoner re-entry and referral programs,
00:37 along with so much more.
00:39 You won't want to miss today's exciting program.
00:41 I'm your host Aaron Chancy,
00:43 come join us on "The New Journey."
01:14 Welcome back to "The New Journey."
01:15 Today we have an exciting, exciting program for you.
01:19 We'd like to welcome Miss Paula Hollmon to the set.
01:21 Thank you so much, Miss Hollmon, for being here.
01:23 We want to jump right into our questions.
01:25 How did you get involved in working with ex offenders?
01:28 Well, I considered the needs of the many,
01:32 and that target audience is absolutely
01:35 in need of being able to have as much help as possible.
01:40 And so that was one of the target,
01:41 why I decided to do exactly that,
01:44 is to assist them and trying to help them
01:47 to re-enter back into society as well as have the skill set
01:52 to be able to find employment.
01:54 Okay, that's great, that's great.
01:55 Now your organization is entitled
01:57 JAS4YOU Development Foundation
01:59 which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
02:02 Can you tell us a little bit about this organization?
02:04 Basically JAS4YOU Development Foundation
02:07 is a community life skills training
02:09 and development program.
02:12 Now you chose the name JAS4YOU.
02:13 Why is it entitled JAS4YOU?
02:16 That's my granddaughter's initials.
02:17 Oh, it is?
02:18 I like that, JAS4YOU, I like that a lot.
02:20 Now what's the mission or the goals,
02:22 what are you trying to teach in this program?
02:24 Our goal is primarily to fill in the gap
02:27 for people looking for employment.
02:29 So we teach people those skill sets
02:32 that they may not be privy to
02:34 if they work for a Fortune 500 company.
02:37 And so our mission is to provide
02:40 as much help as possible to empower people
02:44 to be employed and also to be able
02:47 to be effective in their community.
02:49 Okay, that's great. That's great.
02:50 Now you have some very interesting programs.
02:53 What are some of the programs
02:54 that the JAS4YOU foundation offers?
02:57 We actually have five programs.
02:59 We have job readiness,
03:00 we have job placement assistance,
03:03 we have a prisoner re-entry initiative program,
03:06 as well as a referral program and a youth program.
03:09 Okay, that's great.
03:10 Now with the youth program,
03:12 there's a lot of youth out there
03:14 that need something, that need some assistance,
03:16 need some kind of help, some kind of direction.
03:19 So I'm sure that this is a vital, vital aspect
03:21 that can help the youth along, isn't it?
03:24 What we do is we customize the youth program
03:28 to address issues like money management--
03:30 That's needed.
03:31 We also provide for them, an opportunity
03:34 to take their non-working experience and create resumes.
03:38 And we also show them how to interview.
03:41 Because they, too, will be interviewing for colleges
03:43 and various and sundry organizations
03:46 that they try to be involved in.
03:49 Now I want to focus a little bit
03:51 on the job readiness program.
03:52 Very, very important.
03:55 Tell the viewers about the program
03:56 and what it provides,
03:57 what does this job readiness program provide?
03:59 Okay, our job readiness program is primarily set up through
04:04 what is called workshops.
04:06 And basically what it is, is that we deal with issues
04:10 such as resume building,
04:12 we talk about interviewing techniques and skills.
04:16 We also talk about building your resume
04:19 so it's an effective resume,
04:22 how not to put your picture up there
04:24 and not to do borders and things like that.
04:26 And so we also talk about the importance of
04:30 perseverance and determination.
04:33 Because those are real issues, those are real issues,
04:36 especially in this environment.
04:38 To give you a statistic, in the state of California,
04:41 based on the Labor Board, as of April of this year,
04:47 the US unemployment rate was exactly 9%,
04:51 in the state of California, 11.9%.
04:54 So people living in California absolutely need to have
04:59 determination and perseverance
05:01 in order to be effective in finding employment.
05:04 Okay, you know, that's so key, determination and perseverance,
05:07 that's interesting that you should mention that
05:09 because, you know, many times you see people
05:11 that lack motivation, they lack determination,
05:14 they lack perseverance, and so often it takes that
05:17 to be able to accomplish something.
05:19 Case in point, I know somebody that just got released
05:22 from incarceration, 3 year sentence,
05:24 about a month ago or so.
05:26 And, you know, it's hard getting a job.
05:27 Got trades while he was incarcerated,
05:30 but even coming out, it was still real difficult.
05:33 And a lot of times even in his instance, you know,
05:37 it was so easy to lack that determination,
05:39 that motivation to be able to, you know,
05:42 get up, get out there, and actually look for something
05:45 instead of just waiting on folks to call.
05:47 You know, we tend to say,
05:49 "Okay, well, I'm gonna go fill out some applications."
05:52 We go there to the job, we fill out the application,
05:54 and then instead of going out and looking for more,
05:57 we just sit down and we kind of wait for,
05:59 you know, the ones we filled out to give us a call.
06:02 So determination and perseverance
06:03 are very key, aren't they?
06:05 They absolutely are.
06:06 And what I'm discovering is the mindset of people
06:10 has not changed although the environment has changed.
06:13 Having a-- looking for a job is like having a job.
06:16 Okay, it is.
06:17 You work 12 hour day, you're doing your research,
06:20 you're looking at your weaknesses and your strengths,
06:23 you're looking at what you have done,
06:26 and you try to mesh all of those elements together.
06:29 And it is a 12 hour job.
06:32 Oh, yes. Absolutely.
06:33 Looking for a job becomes a job,
06:34 but you're just not getting paid for looking for the job.
06:36 Absolutely. Absolutely.
06:38 That's pretty interesting.
06:40 What's your thoughts on a person
06:41 that cannot find a paying job immediately?
06:44 They may be getting out of incarceration
06:46 or maybe they just haven't worked in a long time.
06:48 What's something else or some other things
06:50 that they can do if they cannot find employment immediately?
06:54 I think the first thing people need to do
06:56 is to assess their weaknesses and their strengths.
07:00 What they can do and what they cannot do.
07:02 Certainly if you've been incarcerated you have
07:05 a greater barrier than other people,
07:07 but that does not mean that you cannot find employment.
07:11 I think that that person also needs to be able to understand
07:16 that there are some companies that they won't be able
07:19 to apply for employment.
07:20 But there are felony friendly companies.
07:24 But they have to research that, in their area.
07:27 They should also volunteer instead of sitting there
07:30 waiting for "Please, please, pick up the phone,
07:32 call me, call me for a job."
07:34 You need to go out and help others.
07:36 Because it takes away from the psychological stress
07:39 of having to be persevering and determination
07:44 and, you know, getting rejected.
07:46 Okay, now, volunteering can be really good for the simple fact
07:50 that, you know, while they're looking for a job
07:53 they can be helping somebody out, somewhere.
07:55 A job may not be hiring, they can volunteer.
07:57 And, you know, a lot of times,
07:59 even though the job may not be hiring,
08:01 you never know when somebody's going to quit.
08:02 Absolutely. Absolutely.
08:03 You never know when somebody's going to get fired.
08:05 And people may say, "Okay, he's been volunteering for us
08:08 for a year now, or 6 months, 3 months,"
08:10 whatever it may be, and say,
08:12 "You know what, he's been doing a great job.
08:14 He's been doing a real good job at what he's doing.
08:17 Let's go on and take him on."
08:18 You know, a lot of times-- Do you find that a lot of times
08:20 that people don't think about that, they don't think about,
08:23 you know, I can volunteer for 3 months
08:24 or whatever and then maybe they'll hire me on.
08:28 Absolutely, because you have a need,
08:30 you have financial need, you have the worries of the day.
08:33 But at the same time, because you have to endure
08:37 in this economy,
08:38 it is unrealistic for anyone to think,
08:40 whether you have a felony or not,
08:43 that you're going to get a job on the spot.
08:45 That's very rare.
08:46 So you have to have an action plan.
08:48 And I consider that to be one of the top action plans
08:51 while you're waiting.
08:52 Okay, I think that's very important,
08:53 you said an action plan.
08:55 An action plan, a get-up-and-do plan,
08:57 you need to start formulating things in your mind,
08:59 writing things down, looking on the internet,
09:01 researching different things.
09:03 You know, it's so easy to kind of get comfortable,
09:06 and instead of even going out of your house
09:08 to look for a job, we find a number of the job
09:10 in the phone book, we call them up and say,
09:12 "Are you hiring? Are you hiring?"
09:14 And a lot of times what they say is,
09:16 "Well, just come down and ask."
09:17 And then when you get there they say,
09:19 "Well, we're not hiring, we're just accepting applications."
09:21 And then the person says, "Well, you know what,
09:23 I just wasted all my gas.
09:25 I just wasted all my time to get down here,
09:27 just to fill out application."
09:29 So it can be discouraging.
09:30 It can be discouraging at times but, you know,
09:34 as you as you stated, determination and perseverance
09:36 are so key in having that action plan.
09:38 Very, very important.
09:39 They're absolutely fundamental in order for you to succeed.
09:43 If you don't have it, you will fail.
09:45 Okay, all right. Absolutely.
09:47 How can each of these benefit people?
09:48 I want to throw some names out there,
09:51 how can each of these be beneficial to people?
09:54 Transitional housing.
09:55 Well, most of the time when people come
09:57 come organization and they say,
09:59 "Okay, I want to use your computers.
10:01 I'm looking for a job," and as the counselors do
10:05 one on one interviews they find out,
10:08 well, this person doesn't have a house to stay.
10:10 So therefore we connect with organizations
10:13 within the community and so we say,
10:16 "Okay, why don't you try calling this organization.
10:19 They may be able to help you to find housing."
10:22 Okay, that's great.
10:23 You know, it always does help when there's some kind of
10:25 support system there.
10:26 Because, you know, in the world, in America,
10:28 we do have homelessness and things like that,
10:30 and to be able to say,
10:32 "Look, I'm about to get out of prison,
10:33 I have nowhere to go.
10:35 You know, can I come to this half-way house?
10:37 Can I come to this shelter?"
10:38 Something to transition you back into society.
10:42 You know, I remember when I was in prison,
10:44 they had a program, it was entitled Project Rio.
10:47 And what it was, it would reintegrate people
10:49 back into society.
10:50 You would go there, you would learn job skills,
10:53 you would learn how to fill out an application,
10:56 what to put on a resume, things like that.
10:58 But, you know, even though they had something good,
11:00 offering something good, I noticed that some people
11:03 just didn't want to do it.
11:04 Some people just lacked that motivation,
11:06 some people lacked that desire to even want to do it
11:09 and would rather just sleep in their bunk all day
11:12 instead of actually, you know,
11:13 let me go to these classes, and let me try to do something.
11:17 Let me throw out another name for you,
11:18 substance abuse and mental health treatment centers.
11:21 There are people that come looking for a job
11:24 because they deem that that's the only problem
11:27 that they have.
11:28 But people have mental issues,
11:30 they have substance abuse issues,
11:34 they're homeless, so it's a pile-on
11:37 of many negative things.
11:38 So we try to ensure that these people have access
11:43 to as much as possible, if they want to utilize it.
11:48 Now I know that substance abuse is very important,
11:50 now mental health is important, too.
11:52 But I know with the substance abuse,
11:53 a lot of jobs these days,
11:55 you have to give a urine sample,
11:56 whatever it may be,
11:58 to even get some of these jobs.
12:00 I remember, one time where I was going to go
12:03 try to do truck driving, drive an 18 wheeler,
12:05 little old me, gonna try to get behind the steering wheel
12:08 and drive an 18 wheeler.
12:09 Couldn't imagine it but, you know,
12:10 it seemed like a good job that maybe I could do.
12:13 And one of the main problems I was having is that
12:16 I was onto drugs, I was onto cocaine at the time,
12:19 I just could not find any week where I was just free
12:22 without the drugs in my system,
12:25 to be able to go down there and, you know,
12:27 give a clean urine sample, to be able to get that job.
12:30 So that's good that there's substance abuse classes
12:33 in place to let people know,
12:35 look, you need to get clean if you want a job.
12:38 If you want a real good job
12:39 you need to be able to get clean.
12:41 That's very important.
12:43 Another name for you, prevention program.
12:45 Any type of prevention program that any substance abuse
12:49 that anyone has, there are various
12:53 and so many prevention programs,
12:56 things that will stop anyone from being able
12:58 to be effective in the job market.
13:01 It could be a behavioral problem,
13:03 it could be a family issue problem,
13:07 any type of problem that you can think a human can have,
13:11 there are prevention programs out there.
13:13 Okay, that's great. That's great.
13:15 How about pre-release programs,
13:16 talk a little about pre-release programs.
13:18 Okay, we have-- there are several pre-release programs.
13:20 We have some specific for Orange County,
13:23 but they're nationwide.
13:25 All you have to do is look on any website
13:27 and put in pre-release programs,
13:30 and they can get information
13:32 specifically for their city and their county.
13:35 Okay, so it seems like to do anything
13:38 with coming out of prison
13:39 or even if not coming out of prison,
13:41 it requires some work.
13:42 Absolutely. Absolutely.
13:44 Okay, now we want to talk about vocational training.
13:47 Okay, we do as well
13:49 some soft skill computer training as well.
13:52 So vocational training, you can go to any of your local schools
13:58 and find out if they have night schools for adults.
14:01 You usually don't have to pay a very expensive cost to go in.
14:06 If I want to learn about typing better,
14:09 then I can call a local vocational school
14:12 or any high school and some of them have programs
14:15 where you can beef up your skills.
14:17 Okay, you know, that's so key
14:18 because we live in such a technological world now,
14:21 everything is computers, everything is iPads, iPods,
14:24 cell phones and being able to type,
14:27 simply just type, not even using the internet
14:29 is something very key,
14:30 because of the type of world we live in.
14:32 So we have vocational training.
14:34 You even learn how to get on the computer,
14:36 how to look up, how to do some job searching.
14:39 So you're actually learning some key things
14:41 in vocational training, right?
14:42 And those are known as soft skills,
14:44 when you get into Word and other programs.
14:47 Okay. That's a little bit higher.
14:50 Okay, now can it be difficult for a person
14:53 just starting on a computer?
14:55 I know for myself, you know, I just really got into
14:57 working with computers not too long ago,
14:59 a few years ago actually.
15:01 And, you know, trying to figure out the keyboard,
15:04 and trying to figure out what's the internet,
15:06 and trying figure out-- You know, it took me so long
15:08 just to even formulate a email address.
15:09 I couldn't understand a email address.
15:11 Right, right.
15:12 So can it be kind of difficult for a person to, you know,
15:15 sit down at a computer themselves
15:17 and figure this information out?
15:19 From my perspective, there is no difficulty.
15:22 If determination is there, you can do anything.
15:26 So you don't have those limitations.
15:28 Okay, and actually the Bible says, "I can do all things
15:30 through Christ who strengthens me."
15:32 Philippians 4:13. Right, absolutely, absolutely.
15:34 So the only limitation anyone has,
15:36 are those that they put on their selves.
15:37 They put on themselves. So, no, it's not difficult.
15:39 If you're determined to be better skill set,
15:43 you will sit there for hours.
15:45 Because most people do.
15:46 They sit there for hours looking on the internet
15:48 for a movie or whatever they do or Skype or other...
15:51 You're right.
15:53 So it's not difficult.
15:54 So it may not seem fun while looking for a job,
15:57 things like that, sitting there trying to learn the computer.
15:59 That may not be as fun as sitting back for 2, 3 hours
16:02 watching your favorite TV show or your favorite movie.
16:05 But if you want to succeed in life per se,
16:09 then you need to be able to develop
16:11 some of these kind of skills, right?
16:13 Absolutely, and you also need to understand
16:16 that life itself is a challenge.
16:17 Yeah, it is.
16:18 So you're never gonna be challenge free.
16:20 It's how you feel about the challenge
16:22 that you're having to deal with.
16:24 Amen, amen.
16:25 Now you have some statistics that you actually want to read.
16:28 Yes, I do.
16:29 If you could go to those statistics,
16:30 and I want you to read those very profoundly.
16:32 Provide that information for us.
16:34 Okay, the US Bureau of Justice statistics say,
16:38 "Nearly 2 million men and women and juvenile offenders
16:42 will be released over the next 3 years from federal,
16:45 state and local correctional facilities.
16:48 Without intervention more than 2/3rds of these individuals
16:53 will be rearrested for serious new felony offenses
16:57 within 3 years of their release.
17:00 With these statistics no one, no one organization
17:03 can possibly fit the bill and help everyone."
17:07 That is why I felt it was important for me to do
17:12 what I could do, so God could do what I could not do,
17:15 and provide some type of service for this target group.
17:19 Okay, you know, in that quote you just read
17:22 you said something about intervention.
17:23 Intervention is very, very important
17:26 to be able to get that needed help, that extra push.
17:29 With somebody taking the time to say,
17:31 "You know what, I'll help you get over the drugs."
17:33 That's why you have like AA, NA, different things like that.
17:36 And these will help people,
17:38 these will intervene to help them
17:39 get over some of these obstacles,
17:41 which are very important, aren't they?
17:42 They're very important.
17:43 And what we do is a case by case interview
17:48 with people if they're in agreement to that.
17:50 So we're able to distract various needs.
17:54 For people to be able to say,
17:56 "Okay, I need a job, but there's something else.
17:59 I have a felony."
18:01 We can help you with that.
18:02 I don't have housing.
18:04 Well, I know someone that can help you get housing.
18:07 So the intervention is critical to success.
18:10 Very critical. To success.
18:11 How do you give a person that, you know, may not be
18:15 the get-up-and-go type person, how do you motivate them?
18:18 How do you encourage them to get up
18:21 and actually do something on their own
18:23 instead of having to do things for them?
18:26 How do you motivate a person?
18:27 Well, basically I like to do one-on-one interviews.
18:31 Because I think they're very important.
18:34 Normally when I do-- when I take a person
18:37 and do a one-on-one interview is behind closed doors.
18:41 And so they will tell me what they're insecure with.
18:44 I'll say, "What is your goal?
18:46 Do you have a solution-action plan?"
18:48 Which I call SAP.
18:50 And they say, "No, what is that?"
18:51 I say, "Well, you have to have a direction.
18:53 We cannot just be out here in the atmosphere.
18:56 You have to have a goal.
18:58 You have to do the steps in order to meet that goal.
19:01 So let's sit down and write that."
19:03 So it normally becomes a long term relationship.
19:06 Okay, okay.
19:08 Now you mentioned about goals.
19:10 Goals are very important.
19:11 You know, so many people get off track in life
19:13 simply because there's no goal there.
19:16 You know, don't know what I want to be 5 years from now,
19:18 10 years from now.
19:19 So it's kind of like since you have no idea
19:22 where you want to go, no destination,
19:24 your direction is kind of, you know,
19:26 going every type of way.
19:27 And you just pretty much go where the wind blows,
19:29 do what the wind says, you know.
19:31 And you really have no, you know, outlook on life,
19:34 I want to do this.
19:35 So since I want to do this--
19:36 Like, if a person wants to be a doctor they'll say,
19:38 "Okay, I need to go through elementary school.
19:40 I need to go through middle school.
19:41 I need to go to high school.
19:42 I need to go to college. I need to go to med school."
19:45 You know, because they have a destination
19:46 they want to get to,
19:47 then they have to go through the steps,
19:50 even researching those steps.
19:51 So goals are very important, right?
19:53 Right. Very, very important.
19:55 Now have you noticed that when people tend to go through
19:57 your workshops and they get involved
19:59 in the referral programs that you offer,
20:02 do they tend to adjust better to society?
20:05 They get that push because before the push
20:10 they have a sense of hopelessness
20:13 because their needs are so great.
20:15 But when they find out that there's other organizations
20:18 and agencies there to help them it does motivate them.
20:21 Okay. It does motivate them.
20:23 Okay, that's great. Let me ask you a question.
20:24 How long have you been involved in this work?
20:26 You want my testimony then, right?
20:31 Actually, I was unemployed.
20:33 I worked for a company.
20:35 After 18 years of service, I was laid off.
20:38 And so I thought, "Okay, take what you know,
20:41 and help someone else."
20:43 That's simple. That's great.
20:45 So even after 18 years of employment and you found--
20:49 did you find that it was even hard for you
20:51 to get another job?
20:53 No, because I have a attitude of "this is gonna happen."
20:59 I can do all things.
21:00 I'm not coming to the table alone.
21:03 So, yes, absolutely, that was not an issue for me.
21:06 It was a matter of conditioning myself
21:09 because I was so used to corporate America.
21:11 And being laid off, it was like,
21:14 "Okay, well, how am I going to do this?"
21:16 But I worked through those, you know.
21:17 Okay, now you say conditioning yourself.
21:19 What were some of the things you had to do to--
21:21 you know, like you think of an athlete
21:23 when they condition themselves, you know,
21:25 they get the proper shoes, they get the running gear,
21:27 things like that.
21:28 What did you do to condition yourself for the job search?
21:31 I think my main goal was really to discover
21:34 what else I could do.
21:35 I looked at my talents, what I do have.
21:38 What am I bringing to the table right now?
21:41 And so I took those things and I searched the internet,
21:44 and I looked to see what other people were doing
21:47 in the area of job readiness, how are they helping people.
21:51 What is nonprofit? What is that?
21:53 How does it help the community?
21:55 And from that I began to build cornerstones
21:58 and the building just got taller and taller and taller.
22:02 So you really showed a lot of
22:04 determination and perseverance in,
22:06 you know, wanting to do something.
22:07 Absolutely. Wanting to do something.
22:09 Now you're located in Orange County, California.
22:12 And, you know, there's many other states in America
22:14 and many can't come out to Orange County, California
22:17 to get involved in your program.
22:19 How does a person go about finding out about
22:22 vocational training, referral programs,
22:24 treatment progress, how does a person take those steps?
22:27 Basically, there are organizations
22:29 throughout the whole country
22:31 that provide similar services that I do.
22:34 So they need to go on the internet
22:36 and search for those services.
22:38 We are-- Our organization will have the end of the year
22:42 service available through the internet
22:44 for people who do not live in our state or in our county
22:49 that will be able to take our workshops.
22:51 You know what, what I want you to do right now is because
22:53 there's many viewers that are watching this, and, you know,
22:57 they may be discouraged, they may have been turned down
22:59 from jobs, numerous amounts of times, you know,
23:02 lack that motivation, lack that push.
23:04 I want you to talk to that viewer that is sitting at home,
23:07 beating himself up or herself up.
23:09 You know, speak to them to encourage them, to get up,
23:12 get out, and start looking for a job, getting on the internet,
23:15 job searching, whatever they need to do to succeed.
23:19 Well, what I would like to say, if you're currently looking
23:22 for a position, you will have obstacles,
23:25 but obstacles are just little mini ads and vacations
23:29 in terms of what it is you want to do in your life.
23:32 And you have to be diligent.
23:34 You have to know your weaknesses.
23:36 You have to know your strengths.
23:37 You have to use the internet
23:39 because there's so much information out there.
23:42 And just never give up.
23:43 Yeah. Just never give up.
23:44 You know, I think that's very key in never giving up.
23:47 It's so easy just to, you know, especially when you have
23:50 put out 50 applications.
23:52 None of those jobs have called you.
23:54 Nobody seems to be interested.
23:56 That's about the easiest thing to do is give up.
23:59 You know, but we can't give up especially, you know,
24:02 choosing Jesus.
24:03 Talk about that for a little bit how Jesus helps us
24:06 to get a job, how Jesus will help us.
24:09 Because the Bible says, "Cast all your cares upon Jesus
24:12 because He cares."
24:13 He wants to help you.
24:15 Talk about that for a little bit.
24:16 Well, I believe in people having an intimate relationship
24:19 with the Lord.
24:20 Because He has the ability to see not just who you are,
24:25 but who you can be.
24:27 And you need to tap into Him and you need to understand
24:30 that He is able to open doors that you never dreamed.
24:34 But you have to be willing to understand
24:37 that He is everything.
24:39 And just go to Him and say, "Look, I need a job.
24:42 You have a job for me."
24:44 Tell Him the truth. Tell Him the truth.
24:45 "I absolutely need a job, and I'm willing to do
24:47 whatever it takes for me to do exactly what I need to do."
24:53 And I can only use that information
24:57 and transfer it over to loving God
25:00 and understanding that He's in your corner.
25:02 And just do it, just do it.
25:04 But you have to do it every single day.
25:06 You have to get up, get your orange juice
25:10 or whatever you drink.
25:11 Hey, eat the breakfast.
25:13 And you sit down and you have a plan for that day.
25:15 And that has to be consistent and the reality of it is,
25:18 is that anything you do for 21 days
25:21 becomes a habitual habit.
25:23 That's true, that's true.
25:24 After 21 days of doing the same thing,
25:27 it starts to form new pathways in the brain.
25:30 So people have to be able to say,
25:31 "Look, you know what, for the next 3 weeks,
25:34 for the next 21 days, that's all it is,
25:36 I'm gonna get up, and I'm gonna get out,
25:38 and I'm gonna do something."
25:39 Twenty one days.
25:40 And what happens is it becomes a new habit, a new form,
25:43 based upon the new synapses in your brain,
25:45 things start firing and things start moving in the brain.
25:48 Next thing, you know, the person has made this a habit.
25:51 It's kind of like, look, if I say,
25:53 "I'm gonna start going to bed at 7 o'clock,"
25:55 it's gonna be hard at first.
25:56 It's gonna be very, very difficult
25:58 especially if you're used to staying up 11, 12 o'clock,
26:01 you know, real late at night.
26:02 But then you say, "I must try at 7:00.
26:04 For 3 weeks you do it, it's a habit.
26:07 Right. It's a habit.
26:08 What I want you to do right now is take some time,
26:10 go real slow so that people can get your contact information.
26:13 I want you to give them your phone number,
26:14 your web address, so that people can contact you
26:17 to learn more about this organization.
26:18 You can visit our website at
26:26 Again, that's www.jas4you.org
26:32 Or you can contact us by phone at 888-527-1670,
26:39 that's 888-527-1670.
26:45 Viewers, that's some great information
26:47 that you just received.
26:48 You want to definitely go on the website.
26:51 You want to call the phone number.
26:53 You want to get some of this information.
26:54 It may not be with this organization.
26:57 It may be with another organization.
26:58 But I encourage you, you got to get up, you got to get out,
27:02 you got to do something.
27:03 We can't just sit there and do nothing.
27:05 We have to do something if we desire to succeed in life.
27:08 Miss Hollmon, we appreciate you for being on the program.
27:11 But actually, viewers, this isn't it.
27:13 This is not actually it
27:14 because we're gonna do a part two with you, Miss Hollmon.
27:16 Oh, wow.
27:18 And you know what, it's gonna be
27:19 even more practical, viewers.
27:20 It's going to be a lot more practical
27:22 dealing with how should you dress.
27:24 How should you dress for a job interview?
27:27 How should you carry yourself on a day-to-day basis?
27:30 You definitely want to make sure to tune in next time.
27:32 Do you have any closing remarks for the viewers?
27:36 Be persistent, be consistent, and be determined.
27:40 Amen, amen. You heard those.
27:42 You have a challenge, viewers.
27:44 We encourage you to heed that,
27:46 and be determined, be encouraged.
27:48 At the end of the day, trust in Jesus.
27:50 The Bible says, "Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares."
27:54 And I tell you, if you seek first the kingdom of God,
27:56 He will add every other thing to you.
27:59 Be it a job, be it a house, be it a spouse,
28:02 whatever it may be, call on the name of Jesus,
28:05 and He will help you.
28:06 He will help you give that push along
28:08 to what you need to do in life.
28:10 This has been a new journey,
28:11 and we encourage you to join us next time
28:14 for another exciting program.
28:16 We'll see you next time, viewers.
28:17 Be blessed.