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Her Story: Althea Gibson – Do The Work To Win | Dr. Willie Jolley

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Dr. Willie Jolley’s principle to win BIG today is “Her Story: Althea Gibson – Do The Work To Win”

This is the time of year when many people get married so I want to get some tips for my book, “Make Love, Make Money, Make It Last!: 10 Secrets to Shape a Great Marriage” that I work with my bride, D. We’ve been married going on almost 40 years and I’ve not had an argument in almost 35 years.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I want to share the success lessons we can learn from the life of Althea Gibson. She was born to parents who were sharecroppers, and they moved to New York to get a better life for their family. Althea learned to play tennis on the old beat-up courts of the city and the neighborhood where she grew up. But she made-up her mind she would do the work necessary to get good and to win. She went on to become the first African American woman to win the US Open and paved the way for Venus and Serena Williams. 

Gibson said. “People thought I was tough. I was ruthless, which I was. I didn’t didn’t care who was on the other side of the net. I’d knock you down if you got in the way of me being all God meant for me to be.”  

Folks I want you to make up your mind. You’re gonna be all God made for you to be and outwork everyone to get there. 

Go get a free chapter from the book at and if you wanna give a great marriage gift to a newly married couple, I recommend you give them the gift that will help them stay married.

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