Les Brown Jr. is our February Cover

“If you want a thing bad enough to go out

and fight for it,

to work day and night for it,

to give up your time, your peace and your sleep for it…

if all that you dream and scheme is about it,

and life seems useless and worthless without it…

if you gladly sweat for it and fret for it and plan for it

and lose all your terror of the opposition for it…

if you simply go after that thing you want

with all of your capacity, strength and sagacity,

faith, hope and confidence and stern pertinacity…

if neither cold, poverty, famine, nor gout,

sickness nor pain, of body and brain,

can keep you away from the thing that you want…

if dogged and grim you beseech and beset it,

with the help of God, you will get it!”

This famous speech has been passed down through generations, starting with Les Brown, handed to his youngest son Les Brown Jr. and now one generation further to Honor Brown. At Life By Design, we had the privilege of hearing Les Brown Jr. speak, as he started with this famous excerpt the room filled with energy and we began to see the inspiration handed down through generations.

This Inspiration started from a very young age, as Les Brown Jr. explains growing up with Les Brown as a father is like having high standards that never go away, and for this he is very grateful. You can hear Les saying he hit the parent jackpot! While so many have asked isn’t it difficult? How did it feel growing up with such a well-known father? Or what is the hardest part? Les simply responds there is no hardest part, it wasn't difficult, and that growing up with Les Brown as a father is what made him who he is today.

While most speakers have stories where they had been through these incredible life lessons, that taught them these incredible inspirational lessons. They tell stories of how they had to unlearn years of programming that was passed on to them from, parents, teachers, peers, and life in general. This was not the case for Les Brown Jr. growing up even though he was bullied, even though he faced identity crisis like so many of entrepreneurs, he learned the steps to personal development at a young age. This meant he did not have to relearn this mindset of power and generational wealth, but instead had to simply relearn what he already learned.

This is the power of generational knowledge, and Les Brown Jr. wants to show this to the world. Not only the power of generational knowledge, but also the power of generational wealth. Now Les Brown Jr. shows the importance of a one hundred year plan and how to achieve that plan faster than you ever imagined. By showing others how to create generational wealth he aims to pass on family legacies just as his father passed one on to him, and now he is passing his legacy to his son.

Growing up in excellence is something that molded Les Brown Jr. It gave him expectations, which to some can leave pressure and anxiety. But Les Brown Jr. looks at it differently. There are so many out there that have so many hardships, that live without health, without opportunity, those who live in fear, those that are repressed and told they will never be great. Les Brown Jr. asks who is he to look down upon a blessing. Without those expectations, without growing up in greatness and being stretched mentally and emotionally who would he be?

This is the mindset of a champion, that each hardship, each trial is a blessing not a curse. That every challenge you face is put there to make you stronger, to help you grown and to mold you into the inspiration that will change lives. Les Brown Jr. wants you to start believing in your one hundred year plan, to start building for your future, your children's future, your grandchildren's future and for those generations that will be set simply because they are related to you.

This is what Ms. Mamie Brown created when she decided to live her dream to be a mother despite all obstacles. She created generational knowledge, that Les Brown transformed into generational wealth, and now Les Brown Jr. will continue to pass through generations for his family, and yours.

This month we are so excited to honor the Brown family, From Mamie brown to Honor Phoenix Baldwin Brown, From Mamie Brown’s Baby boy, to Mamie Brown’s Grandbaby boy! Thank you Les Brown Jr. for showing us the path to generational wealth for our February edition of Life By Design!

Written By: Kristen Crooks


Kristen Crooks is a personal assistant, ghostwriter, event planner, and speaker. She works closely with all their clients to truly understand their passions, tone, and ideas so their vision can unfold in front of their eyes. In a world that is increasing more digital Kristen hopes to bring her personal touch to each article, and event that she works on. While working with Stegela Success Mastery Kristen found her passion in writing and planning events for those around her. Starting out in Cosmetology and Barbering Kristen has always enjoyed the freedom that entrepreneurship allows but was not living her passion! Now Kristen focuses on helping others through amazing events, and making sure their stories are told, and heard! While events and ghostwriting are part of her passion, the true joy comes form helping people achieve their goals, and ultimately see others dreams unfold before their eyes.