L.E.A.D. or Leave

Being the CEO and founder of an organization is an important title but at the end of the day, it is hard work. Leadership requires patience and sacrifice. Both attributes are a virtue.

The strength of L.E.A.D. goes beyond CJ Stewart as the CEO and founder.

Every morning I am faced with a choice to lead or leave. I choose to lead every morning. Everyday isn’t easy but I realize that God has me on earth for a reason and I have families and communities counting on me to lead in Atlanta.

There are five things that encourage me to lead L.E.A.D.

*My faith in God
*My family
*My board
*My supporters including friends volunteers
*My love for Atlanta and our assets (young adults)

My pastor always says that “you are only leading if someone is following.”

The road that we travel won’t always be easy but with patience, sacrifice and prayer, L.E.A.D. will continue to lead.