Friday, October 29, 2010

Times-Picayune: Oct 28th, 2010

Check out the new article on my visit Washington Montessori in Kenner, La.! I had a blast. Read the article HERE.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Training Camp - On My Own

Marvin Harvey - One of the BEST in the game!
Hey there I know the past few blogs have been about me getting out into the community, but this one is about me taking some time to better myself. I have been away training with my new shooting coach that I have partnered up with to help me as well as many others bring their game to another level. His name is Marvin Harvey, he runs a ready, rhythm, release program (ALL PRO MASTER YOUR SHOT). It is something really special, its not just about your game, its not about basketball, shooting, its about so much more. When I am around him I am like a sponge, trying to soak up everything that he's sharing. We both have a passion for sharing and giving, teaching, and expanding. I am so happy that i met him and that I have the opportunity to spend some time. Knowledge is Power and I'm constantly learning. Hopefully Ill be able to pass it on to the many that come behind!

Check out the things I've been learning:

  • Shooting - technique and reviewing things that were taught before but needed some polishing up. Analysis on everything that I do, and being able to see what it is that you need to correct and get better at is such a good thing.
  • Ball Handling - control with the touch, as well as many different drills to implement what I am working on and what I need to work on. 
All I can say is that I really love it! So, I won't keep you all, just know that I working just as hard both on and off the court!

Until next time...


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Making Moments!!

Hey everyone, 

Today was another great day for me. I was blessed to be here another day, I am healthy and able to do things for myself, but of all, I was able to bless some kids today just by speaking with them. 

Today I went to speak with the kids at MAS East School. It is a small school in size, but the love and care that is expressed there supersedes that tremendously. This is Breast Cancer Week and they are putting on a big event to bring awareness to their students about the importance of knowing about it. I think this is great. There will be a parade, balloons, everyone will have on their pink to support it, and I know that it will be great. I am so happy that I am being used to help touch so many people. It is truly an honor of mine and I am so humbled by it all. It is so amazing how what some people may think is small, is really really BIG to someone else. I am learning everyday, and every moment that I get to spend with people that it is so not about me, but how and what I can do to help others.  And I love it.....

Until next time....


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Check out this video from EmpowHER of me talking about the importance of goals:

I am currently writing a book on motivation and success titled "Meek's Little Book of HOPE" and one of the chapters is dedicated to goal setting. Goals are like preparation. Goals are things that we all set in life to purposely put together a game plan for ourselves. I like to think of my goals as “stepping stones” or “footprints”.

As a leader, I know that the goals I set, others may follow, so it’s about setting the right goals. Goals that take effort to achieve. Not something as simple as waking up and going to work, but goals that have more long-term meaning and get us to that next step in life. What goals can you set to get to the next level?

The key to my goal-setting formula is a simple little phase that Coach Gunter taught me -- "Dream hard!"

Friday, October 1, 2010

Family Literacy Night & Book Fair

Reading Meek Moments to the 2nd grade!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOW is how I will start this one off. 

If you are following me on Twitter @quickdeuce or on facebook Temeka Johnson you know that i went to Magnolia Woods Elementary last night! Magnolia is the first elementary school that I adopted and it was such a joy to go back to visit.  I was a guest tonight to the Literacy Book Fair. I had the opportunity to meet some new parents, as well as see the kids again. I was so happy and excited to see the turnout of parents that came out to support the book fair and encourage their kids to read more and more books. All the smiles and hugs that I got from the kids was such a joy to my heart. I had a blast today! I also got a chance to share my book - Meek Moments Decisions Decisions Decisions! Everyone loved it. I read to the 2nd and 5th grade kids, parents, and teachers. They loved it.  
As the evening began to wind down, the raffle that was being drawn throughout the night was approaching. There were some young adults there that are a part of this organization called City Year (there motto is Give a year "CHANGE THE WORLD" ) that was there to help with the auction prizes. These are some special young adults (they are called Corp Members) that serve full-time for 10 months, while providing more than 1700 hours of service.
 They serve in schools full time as tutors, mentors, role models, and leaders of after school programs. These young Individuals help students stay on track, or get back on track to graduate by improving their course performance, attendance, and behavior. I am so happy that they are apart of the same school that I am. For more information on this organization visit Overall I had a great time at the school and I pray that I can get back and do some things with the kids before I have to leave out. 

Oh yeah I did forget to mention that the students and the teachers were dressed up in their favorite characters. I saw the goldie locks and the 3 bears, superman, batman, witch, etc. It was great to see them all together and supportive, plus it was great fun!

Until next time...