Episode 3

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5th Apr 2020

Dealing With the Pressures of the Work World

"You can’t be as good as, you have to be better than” or “You have to work twice as hard to get half as much.” Sound familiar? Those are the expectations that many of us were raised with. Unfortunately, those are super-human expectations and you are only human. Where do you go when the burdens of superhuman expectations become too heavy? In today's episode, we deal with healthy ways to lighten that load.

Scriptural reference: Matthew 11:28-30 - “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” 

Guest: Rev. Dr. Curlee Adams, Senior Pastor - St. Paul CME Church, Chicago IL

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About the Podcast

The Corporate Minister
The Corporate Minister podcast is a safe space dedicated to the hearts and minds of Professional Men of Color.
Our objective is to speak a word of support, encouragement, and healing to Professional Men of Color, as well as to those who love and support them. We also seek to provide a means for others to understand them -- their hopes, dreams, and challenges – in order to bridge the gaps and create a dialogue.

Our guiding principles in these discussions are the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ. Our bedrock scripture and the one that underpins all of our work here can be found in Matthew 11:28-29 where it is written:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

About your host

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Dwayne Dixon

Rev. Dwayne Dixon is a Technology Executive with over 25 years of corporate experience, including successful stints at IBM, Xerox, and Dun & Bradstreet. He is Licensed and Ordained (National Baptist Convention, USA) and serves bi-vocationally as an Associate Minister at Progressive Baptist Church in St. Paul, MN.

Rev. Dixon is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Omicron Boule), Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member), Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity (Life Member), and 100 Black Men of America. He holds a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University and is an M.A. candidate at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.