Success Series

At Strayer University we’re thrilled that the first week of the Success Project has been, well, a success! Together with Steve Harvey, talk show host and author of the upcoming book Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, we are redefining notions of success and encouraging everyone to celebrate life’s everyday victories.

Now, we’re proud to roll out the next phase of our new initiative: an exciting partnership with SoulPancake that will bring ‘success’ to life. SoulPancake, a popular YouTube entity with over 1.2 million subscribers and 150 million views, posts new videos five days a week, and features different shows that appeal to the creative, intellectual, fun, and curious needs of our mind and soul. According to actor and founder of SoulPancake, Rainn Wilson, they are “known for creating inspirational videos that bring value and joy to people’s lives.” Per their website: “Our brain batter of art, culture, science, philosophy, spirituality and humor is designed to open your mind, challenge your friends, and feel … good.”

In partnership with Strayer University, SoulPancake is producing a brand new four-part video series to illustrate the different meanings of success. These videos will feature real people in real places, talking about the successes in their everyday lives to show that there is no one single path to or definition of success.

Continue following The Success Project here on Strayer Buzz or on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #StrayerSuccess, and be sure to check out the exciting Strayer University and SoulPancake video series as each debuts in August:

“Definition of Success”

In “Definition of Success”, we ask people on the street about how they define success. The responses are poignant, heartwarming, occasionally stark, but always candid. Every one defines success differently, and no one definition is more or less valid than the other.

“Success Coach”

In this video, we ask current Strayer University students to identify all the people in their lives who have contributed to their success: the everyday cheerleaders, mentors, and coaches that have brought them to this point. Participants then choose one person to call over the phone and thank on camera. The calls are unedited and unscripted, giving us an honest and touching glimpse into the impact that a person can have on another person’s life.

“Shout it Out”

The “Shout it Out” video invites people who are passing by to share their career goals and private aspirations with the world. We bring them to a giant microphone places in the middle of busy town squares to “shout it out” to everyone and put their dreams out there. As the renowned philosopher Goethe says, “At the moment of commitment, the entire universe conspires to help you.”

“Share a Cup of Success”

In this video, we offer a cup of coffee to visitors at pop-up kiosks near Strayer University campuses all across the U.S. and ask them to share their vision for success and their path to getting there with students.

Nothing helps you achieve success better than visualizing it: seeing yourself on that path, and knowing how to get there. While you probably have your own vision of success, Strayer University and SoulPancake are excited to bring you these four visualizations of success to help inspire you to continue your journey. Stay tuned and watch how other people just like you define success for themselves, and see that, no matter what you want in life, you have succeeded the moment you decide to achieve it. Every accomplishment along the way is just another success!

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