We are back with TJ Robinson for Part 2 on Victory Groove for a truly inspiring, impactful message about the power of our words. Please join us today as Eli and TJ discuss the connection of “I am” between God and daily affirmations, the importance of mindfulness, and taking ownership of our choices.

Lessons explored in this episode:  

  • Knowing God is involved smooths our life’s journey.   
  • Roots and rocks will always appear in our daily walk. 
  • Our faith, trust in His benevolence, and love helps us move confidently forward in life.   

Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools over 13 years. Dean of Mays Business School (2015-2021), Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business and holder of the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair at University of Arkansas (2012-2015), and as Dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the E. J. Ourso Distinguished Professor of Business at Louisiana State University (2008-2012). Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a PhD Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  Also, he is the recipient of Excellence in Teaching awards on the university, national, and international levels having taught strategic selling, advanced professional selling, key accounts selling, sales leadership, and marketing strategy at the undergraduate, MBA levels and in executive programs. Before becoming a professor, Jones worked in sales and sales management for Quaker Oats, Nabisco, and Frito Lay. He is on the boards of Invesco Funds, Insperity, and on the regional board of First Financial Bank. 

Tashara (TJ) Robinson is a mother, author, and speaker who hails from Dallas, Texas. She is a graduate of Skyline High School and Texas A&M University – College Station. Tashara was very active during her college days – she was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Tashara believed that if she followed the “perfect life plan” – graduate college, get married, be a stay-at-home mom – she would be happy. Life didn’t work out as planned – Tashara was divorced after 19 years of marriage. The years leading up and after her divorce were the most difficult, yet the most rewarding. Those years were filled with fear, self-doubt, peace, poise, and eventually, POWER. Her journey of self-discovery yielded a plethora of wisdom that she just could not contain. So, she began sharing with the world through her speaking engagements, website (tasharajrobinson.com), books, and her daily video podcast entitled “Powerful Ones.”

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths.