Jay Snipes, Generation Motivation's founder, was recently highlighted in Shoutout Atlanta feature article. Shoutout Atlanta's mission is to help change the way people spend money. They think one of the most powerful ways to do that is by putting small business owners and creatives at the center of discussions designed to spark conversation within the community.
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We had the good fortune of connecting with Jay Snipes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jay, what do you want your legacy to be? I actually pose this same question in my book, Generation Motivation: Minutes of Motivation. I think the incomparable Jackie Robinson said it best, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” That quote really resonated with me. This is why I have chosen to be an author and journalist. I know my time on earth is meant to have purpose and to be impactful, regardless of if it is on a grand or small scale. I want my legacy to be that of someone that knows everyone has purpose in life and wants to help others realize and fulfill their purpose. Being a husband and father of two, I do not take this responsibility lightly. I have to set the bar for my children and instill the importance of how every decision and action they make is another strand in their legacy’s DNA. Whether by intention or default, the life you lead will ultimately be your legacy.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My latest book, Generation Motivation: Minutes of Motivation, is probably one of my proudest accomplishments. I’ve interviewed a lot of celebrities and athletes throughout my years of journalism, and while exciting, I’ve never felt as inspired as I do in this moment in time. As the title alludes to, this is a motivational book and was written during the summer of 2020, in the midst of the world being...
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