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The Power of Your Words

Whether it may be a success or a failure but especially a success, share it with the world or your world. What I'm referring to when I say "your world" are those individual(s) who reciprocate the energy that you give and are truly listening to your story. You may even be bold enough to share your story with a stranger, and that is where magic can truly happen. 


Your story is, of course, yours, but it could also be the missing piece of somebody else's. You could be the spark that was needed for them to become the next big thing or just take their first steps towards a better tomorrow. 

Your words have power, and your story has meaning. The thing that I always find amazing is how energy travels. It can be stored in the words in the book or be immediately transferred from word of mouth, a hug, a high five, or maybe even just a smile, but it is everywhere. 

Realize the power that lies within you, and do not be afraid to share it with others.

Jean Claude (J.C.) Louis-Charles III,1/4 of The Nucleus

Never Stop Dreaming

Good Morning Subscribers,

During one of my speeches at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy located in Baltimore City, I spoke to a group of students and parents about truly believing in your gifts and losing sight of fear. 

After the speech was over, I was able to speak with youth in the audience. We discussed their dreams, where they could see themselves in 10 years, and even what type of car and house they wanted to own. One of the young girls came up to me and said, “this is the most fun I have had in a long time.” I thought to myself that the only thing that we were doing was having a conversation about their dreams and aspirations. I didn’t know it at the time, but that statement impacted my life in more ways than I will ever understand.

This simple statement by this young girl is another reminder that we must continue to "dream no small dreams." We must not be afraid to speak about what it is that we want out of life and where we can see ourselves in the future. Today’s society has crippled our abilities to dream which is detrimental to the human mind, body, and soul. Next to eating, drinking, and sleeping, it is in our primitive human nature to dream! Every great idea in recorded history started from a dream and someone’s belief in it. I dare you to speak life into your dreams and aspirations and watch how the universe responds back to you!

- Chazz Scott, 1/4 of The Nucleus

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
- Anatole France

Count Your Change

Good Morning Subscribers,

Yesterday I ran to the subway in fear of missing my train. On the way down the stairs a man who did not appear as homeless stopped me to ask for 50 cents so he could purchase his metro card. I quickly told him I didn't have any change without attempting to look and continued running toward the subway. Once down the stairs, I realized the train had not yet arrived. Looking back up the stairs I noticed the gentleman distraught in fear of not being able to get on the train and make it to his destination. I immediately reached for my wallet and noticed that I actually had several coins. The look on his face lit up as we met each other halfway. I began dumping change is his hand as he insisted that he only needed 50 cents more. He was so grateful and thanked me tremendously. I smiled and said "No problem at all."

Immediately after this interaction I sat on the train and wondered why it took me realizing that my train hadn't arrived to help this gentleman. Seeing that I had a part in turning his frown upside down was actually the highlight of my day. While I was extremely happy that I had the opportunity to help someone else and ultimately make someone's day a little better, I was disappointed that helping someone in need wasn't my immediate reaction. 

A lot of times we tend to focus the majority or all of our attention ourselves and in return allow others to suffer. What did I learn from this? Don't let your service to others be by default. Help because that's what is in your heart to do. Choosing selflessness over selfishness is one of the most important decisions that you'll ever make. We were all put in this earth to make a difference don't allow two seconds of your day deter you from being a better you. 

- Nikki Abraham, 1/4 of The Nucleus

Life is an Obstacle Course

To the person who feels as though life isn’t going...

It can be frustrating when we have a goal in mind and can see the finish line, but there are never ending hurdles before we make it. It can be discouraging when it’s one fall after another, and we’re constantly being tripped up. There’s also the chance of being on the course and not knowing which direction to take, so we’re lost as to what to do next. These are feelings you may feel or once have felt. It’s all normal; life isn’t a sprint, nor a marathon, but an obstacle course. When we see our loved ones doing the obstacle course, we’ll happily lend a helping hand because we care and want to see them do well. That is a part of your course as well. We develop personality traits based on our surroundings, experiences, and upbringing. Never believe you are the same person you were yesterday. Our character is constantly being remolded based on our knowledge & existence.  

If you find you are stuck in life take a step back and analyze what’s going on but not for too long and then dive forward. Don’t have any regrets, make your greatest leaps. Find your inspiration, figure out what moves you and let that be your driving force. It won’t be a perfect go, you will have scars and bruises, but you’ll be able to look back and smile at what you’ve accomplished. Take in everything as a learning experience and grow to be the best version of yourself.

-Shayma S. Sulaiman

Right Where You Should Be

Much like the nucleus symbol that represents our company and the connectivity of atoms in life, our world is connected through the people that inhabit it and the actions in which they do. Every action has a reaction, and everything has a purpose. There is no wrong place for anyone in this world and everyone is here for a reason, no matter how small or how significant.
For everyone going through a transition phase, whether it be graduating college, trying to find a job, etc, it can be tough. There is a lot of pressure to find out exactly what you should be doing and where you want to take your life. Not only that but figuring out how you want to contribute your part to the world with your career.
You need not worry about making a huge impact on the world, finding the cure for cancer, making a lot of money, or having a hugely successful life. What you will do is change people's live. Live your life as a good person, be kind to those around you, take care of the ones important to you, and your actions will leave an impact and make a difference, as is it meant to.

Everyone has a place in the world and a role to play, and yours will come, so don’t worry about how you will get there, you will.

Right Where You Should Be
By: Austin Tran, 2016

Maintain Your Childlike Happiness

Good Morning Subscribers!

I hope your week is off to a great start! This week's excerpt is shown below:

I think most of us know by now that life is a series of tests and sometimes it can be difficult to maintain happiness. In Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking, he mentions that “Children are more expert in happiness than adults.” He explains that the adult who can carry the spirit of a child into middle and old age is a genius.

In the book, Mr. Peale asked his 9-year-old daughter, “Are you happy, honey?” She replied by saying “I’m always happy.” He asked, “What makes you happy?” She replied by saying “I don’t know, I’m just happy.” He urged her for a reason and she finally explained all of the things that made her happy. It included a simple list of her friends, going to school, her teachers, going to church, and the love from her family.

Whenever life has you down, remind yourself of the simple things that you may take for granted every day. Do not allow life's experiences to take away your childlike happiness. Hold on to it and continue to remind yourself of the people that love and care for you.

Maintain your childlike happiness and be grateful for the simple things in life.