Joe Interviews Lindsey Streeter
Okay. Alright. So Mr Lindsey Streeter is from one of the big banks and, uh, Joseph Nichols, uh, a loving entrepreneur and speaker, uh, for inspiration for community. [00:00:30] Let Ryan Start Your questions.
Mrs Streeter. It is really a pleasure having the privilege of talking with you and she answered my ideas on a [inaudible].
Yeah. And advancement and your constant accomplishment in the United States army as well as in public life and be like very much to see all you have accomplished your goals and perhaps you [00:01:00] can share some ideas on your accomplishment.
sure. Hi John, it's a pleasure talking to you as well. And, uh, and I'll, I'll start by saying that, um, uh, some people look at my life and they consider it, uh, a successful one. I've just always looked to be, uh, as effective as I can. And so, uh, to kind of understand where I am today, you'd have to get an understanding of where I've come from. And [00:01:30] I, uh, I'm the fifth child of seven, uh, born to a set of sharecropper parents that, uh, left the tobacco fields in North Carolina in the 1950s and, uh, took a track and settled down in southeast DC. Um, and my father knew that, uh, he didn't have a lot to give us, but he wanted to provide an opportunity and getting us into a big city where there was [00:02:00] an established education system. There was an opportunity for advanced education and other opportunities would avail themselves in a larger city, in a larger setting.
Um, that was his vision. And so, uh, uh, I, I know that a lot of people that enjoy, um, successful careers and impactful lifestyles, they tend to have a story that, uh, that, that they tell that, [00:02:30] that has, that's laced with chasing a goal or, uh, mine is really not that way, I think. I think my effectiveness in life stems from the things that I was running from. There were a few things in life that I saw coming up that I, I wanted to avoid in the quest to avoid. Those things have landed me where I am tonight. And so those games were, uh, were drugs. Uh, I can't stand [00:03:00] them in any way, shape or form. Yes. You're talking to a guy that, uh, never been under the influence of anything and, uh, as only tasted alcohol at one time and it was on accident. So I've tried to avoid drugs at all costs. Um, definitely. Usually I want, yes, yes, yes. Yeah. A lot of folks don't, don't believe that I, and I, I, [00:03:30] I tried to avoid, I tried to avoid poverty, uh, at all costs because I grew up in, it's only extreme poverty, uh, uh, conditions and, uh, and I wanted to pursue education. I wanted to avoid ignorance.
Can I interrupt for a second? I left people thinking in terms of succession, everything you're talking about effectiveness. Can you please,
so effectiveness [00:04:00] is ever evolving. So, um, I got exposed to this, this ques, uh, for effectiveness. And when I got Bose to a mix of Stephen Covey and the seven habits of highly effective people. So I had a transition figure that into my life. A guy named Dave Swartzentruber that I work for who, uh, gave me a book to read and then sent me through, uh, the, the, uh, seven habits of highly effective [00:04:30] people. Course I didn't sent me through the facilitators course and put me on the road and teaching that material in 15 states. So what cubby did was cubby cubby, looked at the definition of success and he found that the definition changed depending on the call to you in, uh, and, and the country that you were in. But what didn't change was the definition of effectiveness, the ability to move the needle, the ability to change the environment around [00:05:00] you by concentrating on the things that you can impact as an individual.
And so his teachings are about self-empowerment, uh, which will then allow you to affect the environment and the situation around you. So as being good inside the box first before you start to affect things outside of the box. And so in teaching that material, if you convicted me to a point where I wanted to apply it to my personal life, and [00:05:30] that's when I got exposed to the personal mission statement workshop and understanding where I want it to end up in life. The things I wanted to avoid, things I wanted to be, the things I wanted to have and do, and then reverse engineering my life in a way that I character was in line and my actions were in line daily so that can live that life that I'm trying to strive to be. What's your property? You know? Um, so I, uh, [00:06:00] won. I won. I had not wanted to educate myself, you know, in the, in the area of finance so I can make proper decisions and choices. I, I wasn't, I wasn't earning a lot. I could do some things with, with the monies that I did that I was already, the other things is that I wanted to, uh, make sure that I was, I was qualified for greater opportunity, meaning qualified me, meaning, uh, putting myself in position with the education and a moral standing and a reputation that allowed people to take a chance [00:06:30] on me.
Did you ever had the wins, I have a statement coming at you and saying that you will never, ever accomplish anything in life when you, as a young kid.
Yeah. So in the, in the, uh, the neighborhood that I grew up, it was common place to hear that kind of language. Actually. Uh, I believe that language was what held back. Uh, my entire generation, [00:07:00] uh, the people that I grew up with that I'm still in contact with now, we're hindered by that very tall. But I thank God that I had, uh, I had parents there in the house. I had a, a at a hardworking father, uh, that set the example of work ethic. And I had a, I had a very spiritual mother that always told me things, told all of us, uh, that we could be, uh, that we had never thought that we could be.
So pharmacy [00:07:30] for example, and other people around me the entire time. So your father, your father was your mentor and your mother was your mentor or behind his name? To some extent? Yes sir. And what did you learn from them? You know, what kind of advice did they give? Did they give you,
my mother talked, talked a lot about, uh, about uh, not being defined [00:08:00] by your current situation. Not Aligned, not aligned, not aligned. The fact that you're growing up in low income housing in the housing project to define who you are, who you want to be later in life. Right. And my father always talked about operating in an arena that you find yourself in. So he would impart knowledge about, you know, you're going into the army, any and everybody can join the army, but you need to do something while you're in the [00:08:30] army. And he talked about the responsibility of your last name, your brand, and what I later would it would it later transcribed to be, but he talked about what do you want people to say when they talk about Lindsey Street and then you should align your actions with that definition that you came up with and you live that way. So I believe those are the biggest two takeaways. And then always be [00:09:00] mindful of persons that are less fortunate and I have a half an hour of, uh, uh, of empathy towards, or was that community and give back to it.
So by having the privilege of saying that you have promote the street and name gave me inspiration to continue trying to improve your lifestyle [inaudible] education as well.
Yeah. I, I, um, I, I have to say Joe. Um, I, um, [00:09:30] I believe that I'm the person that my father hopes he could be. God and I a and I, and I think I want to leave that same legacy for my sons.
Having had the experience of over the years, a lot of the people that are done to be listening to Joe as he passes on this kind of information, uh, are going to be you got lucky. You, you reported a poor place, but you [00:10:00] got lucky because you had parents that were role models and you had structure and they expect time to create some self esteem for you and, and separate you from the physical plant and teach you that you're not that. Now, a lot of the people that we're, uh, Joe's trying to reach are people who didn't hit the Jackpot, who didn't have the con, the role models. Some of them have none, some of them that one bear. But, uh, they need to be able to create [00:10:30] this for themselves. Uh, this pruning vision, better responsibility, power engine responsibility. So at some point, if they're ready to take on the responsibility of creating the person they want to be, uh, what I'm wanting is for you to be able to be their role model for them, which for Joe can be able to conserve what they didn't get as a kid. What are the, what are the elements of this? What can they, what are the, what are the things they can [00:11:00] create in themselves to supplement that? Well now over dating them so that they're not defined by the luck of the draw.
Yeah. So, so that's a great poll point. That's a great question. Um, you know that they have to, they have to begin their life with their end in mind. So it takes some imagination. Um, when I used to teach the mission statement workshop that there was this huge Aha moment that our participants [00:11:30] would have and they would range from age 22 years old up until their mid forties. And, um, so what we would do then to answer your question is we would, uh, we would spend some time creating the end of our life mentally. So we will, we would imagine ourselves at our funeral. And then at our funeral we would have prominent people, [00:12:00] people that we came in contact with throughout our lives, our approach to podium, say something about us there, a fond memory or what they know about us. And then we were captured those thoughts.
And those thoughts are actually your inner man speaking. Those carts are who you truly want to aspire to be. And you reverse engineer those thoughts and then you turn those, those, those statements until your personal mission statement and into action items [00:12:30] and into a plan and live your life that way. It's one of the most empowering things that I've ever done. And so everything, the guy that I bring out of the house every day, he's a planned guy. He's a, he's a person that in my imagination I want it to be. And I bring that guy out at a house and I showed that guy to the public. But at the end of my life I already notified the sixteens that are going to be said about me. If any other ones that said that, that's a plus. But I know [00:13:00] that five or six days that I created in myself that others are going to say about me.