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How the Navy taught Antonia Stephenson II how to run a business

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Meet Antonia Stephenson II, a Raleigh, North Carolina native who just finished his enlistment with the United States Navy, where he served 8 total years as an active duty servicemember.

Stephenson openly admits that he didn’t join the Navy to learn how to run a business but he’s glad it happened the way it did. He laughs about it because he says he “tricked” himself into thinking his responsibility as a supervisor and the people he supervised was his personal “little business”. He says, “On Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, we’re all looking for something to feel warm and fuzzy about but for me, I needed to feel important, I needed to feel like what I was doing was making a positive impact or helping contribute to a common goal”. He continues by saying, “Once I changed my perspective on what I was doing and looked at my division as a business, it reflected in my performance. I was in charge of a lot people and I knew if I could get them to buy into me as a leader than we could run a smooth, operational business”.

One key thing that contributed to his early success in the military was his chain of command. He said without the leadership and wisdom of Senior Chief Petty Officer James Stafford, Chief Petty Officer Derrick Pollard, and First-Class Petty Officer James Westbrook, he admits he doesn’t know what direction his career would have gone without those three leading him.

As a junior sailor, he started learning the importance of time management, being pro-active, and taking initiative. Those skills then translated quite well into him running his own company. Stephenson runs a Real Estate Investment Firm where he has 1 business partner, Amberle Farthing, who’s a Real Estate Investor and Realtor in the State of Virginia. Together they have 3 employees that help run their day to day operations. Stephenson admits, “I learned about the importance of step by step instructions and system from the Navy. Any time there was an action that needed to be taken there was a Standard Operating Procedure on what to do.” The thing Stephenson says he struggled with the most during his 8-year career with the Navy, was delegation. “I just always felt like no one could do it better than me or they wouldn’t do it the way I wanted it to be done so instead of using my rank, I’d go do it myself for peace of mind” But he says, “that’s not the long game in business”, so he soon got over that and started focusing on running the business by improving systems and operations and giving clear instructions to his team as the leader.

As Mr. Stephenson is only a few months removed from his military career, be on the lookout for what he plans to do for his military brothers and sisters.

Be sure to follow him on Instagram @Tonystephensonii

Mark David is a writer best known for his science fiction, but over the course of his life he published more than sixty books of fiction and non-fiction, including children's books, poetry, short stories, essays, and young-adult fiction. He publishes news on apstersmedia.com related to the science.

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ sets Bailee Madison to star in HBO Max reboot

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HBO Max’s upcoming drama, “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” has tracked down its leading woman.

Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” reboot has projected “Great Witch” star Bailee Madison in the featuring job of Imogen, portrayed as a genuine survivor.

As indicated by they, the recovery is a hazier and more twisted version of the series, which circulated from 2010 to 2017 and depended on the bestselling books by Sara Shepard. The new show is set in the current day and features new story arcs and shiny new characters.

“PLL: Original Sin” will follow a group of friends living in the blue-collar town of Millwood as they wind up haunted and tortured by an obscure figure making them pay for the wrongdoings of their folks, who carried out a corrupt demonstration twenty years earlier.

Madison’s character is likewise depicted as a “final girl.” Imogen should move forward to battle for her everyday routine and the experiences of her companions as they uncover the new assailant who is harassing them.

Madison, 21, likewise joins new cast members, Chandler Kinney and Maia Reficco. The reboot was first reported in September 2020 and a teaser trailer was released.

The reboot comes from the personalities of “Riverdale” and “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” creators, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring. Freeform’s original series was followed by two failed TV spinoffs, “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” and “Ravenswood.” Both shows were dropped after one season.

Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson and Sasha Pieterse featured in the 2010 teen drama series, which followed their shocking lives as they revealed mysteries encompassing a hooded assailant called “A” who tortured them.

“Original Sin” began creation this late spring and a release date still can’t seem to be set.

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Matt Long, Marg Helgenberger & E.J. Bonilla joins the cast of ‘Getaway’ NBC pilot

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In the midst of discusses a new season of Manifest, one of the dropped NBC series’ center cast individuals, Matt Long, has booked another pilot at the network however devotees of the missing plane drama ought not be excessively stressed. Long, CSI alumna Marg Helgenberger, Jasmine Mathews (The Rookie) and E.J. Bonilla (The Old Man) are set as series regulars inverse Annie Ilonzeh in NBC dramatization pilot Getaway, from The Blacklist team John Davis and John Fox and Universal TV, a division of Universal Studio Group.

I hear Long was approached about Getaway after the alternatives on the Manifest cast terminated last month and studio Warner Bros. TV finished its endeavors to track down a new home for the show after conversations with Netflix didn’t yield an agreement. The series regulars on Manifest are allowed to take new jobs while talks a Season 4 of Manifest as of late continued, with both Netflix and NBC keen on recharging the show, which has tracked down a huge new audience on the streamer.

I hear Long’s arrangement for Getaway is for one year so if the Getaway pilot goes to series, he could in any case get back to Manifest if the series gets revived, subject to synchronizing up dates.

Also, Bonilla is a series regular on the forthcoming FX on Hulu series The Old Man, whose Season 1 creation is presently waiting while star Jeff Bridges goes through malignant growth treatment. I hear Bonilla will actually want to satisfy his commitment to the FX series before he segues to Getaway should the pilot go to series.

Composed and executive produced by JJ Bailey (Echo) and Moira Kirland (Madam Secretary), Getaway focuses on a marriage at an exotic location at a isolated luxury resort that rapidly slides into bedlam after a gathering of perilous hoodlums abducts the island. The little gathering of visitors, driven by a valiant female Army vet (Ilonzeh), will do all that they can to remain alive.

Helgenberger will play Sen. Charlotte Pierce. As a senior Democratic senator from New York, Charlotte is accustomed to making major decisions. She’s glad to see her child, Jack (Long), settle down with his lady of the hour, Grace (Mathew), yet there are hazier powers at play she still can’t seem to completely comprehend. Charlotte will before long need to pick between her family and the political profession for which she’s worked so hard.

Long’s Jack Pierce has consistently gotten all that he needed. At the point when he succumbed to Grace (Mathew), he was resolved to make her his better half, similarly as he was determined to make an expert profession for himself that was independent from his mom, Sen. Charlotte Pierce (Helgenberger), and the family name.

Mathews is Grace Rowland. At the point when Grace met Jack Pierce she was deeply inspired, and their hurricane romance has gone from starting gathering to strolling down the passageway in a little more than a year. As the lodging goes under assault, Grace and Jack’s fantasy relationship will go under more pressing factor, uncovering a side of Grace that nobody has seen previously.

Bonilla will play Rafi Salinas. Rafi professes to be an angler on the run with his companions from a posse of cartel individuals, yet he’s concealing a dull mystery that will place everybody at the hotel in harm’s way.

Davis and Fox chief produce by means of Davis Entertainment. Widespread TV is the studio.

Like Long, Helgenberger as of late opened up after co-featuring on CBS’ as of late left series All Rise for the last two seasons. She featured for 12 seasons as Catherine Willows in CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She then, at that point proceeded to star in two other CBS show series, Intelligence and Under the Dome. On the film side, she was most as of late found in Universal/Amblin’s A Dog’s Journey. Helgenberger is repped by ICM Partners, Thruline Entertainment and Felker, Toczek.

Mathews can right now be seen featuring in Amazon Prime Studios’ The Tomorrow War, close by Chris Pratt and Yvonne Strahovski. Following up, she’ll be seen inverse Kevin Hart in Sony’s activity parody The Man from Toronto. She recently was a series ordinary on Starz’s dramatization Sweetbitter, and furthermore repeated on ABC’s The Rookie. She’s repped by Gersh and Red-Letter Entertainment.

Bonilla most as of late showed up in Nat Geo’s miniseries The Long Road Home and was beforehand a series normal on the last period of A&E’s Unforgettable. He’s repped by Innovative Artists and MKSD Talent Management.

Long’s large break accompanied the starring role of Jack McCallister in the WB’s Jack and Bobby. He therefore had repeating jobs on Mad Men and on Private Practice. Long, whose series credits likewise include Helix, is repped by Innovative Arts and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

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Ajay Devgn and Priti Sinha is producing Pratik Gandhi-led web-series, ‘Six Suspects’

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Purportedly, Pratik Gandhi and Richa Chadha had been signed a web-series, ‘Six Suspects’, the official adaptation of writer Vikas Swarup’s 2016 book by a similar name. Tigmanshu Dhulia was allocated to direct it. The show went on floors in February end. Not a lot was thought about its maker or the excess cast as of not long ago when ETimes presents to you an exclusive big news on it herewith.

Ajay Devgn and Priti Sinha are producing the show jointly. Priti is the girl of (late) Vinay Sinha who produced the Salman Khan-Aamir Khan-Raveena Tandon-Karisma Kapoor extraordinary parody ‘Andaz Apna’ (1994). Priti is Ajay’s rakhi sister.

ETimes likewise has it that ‘Six Suspects’ will star Ashutosh Rana, Raghubir Yadav and Sharib Hashmi as well.

Ajay and Priti felt that it is extraordinary to go into the OTT space in the present times. Truth be told, Ajay and Priti have obtained the rights to two books of Swaroop-‘Six Suspects’ and ‘The Accidental Apprentice’.

Besides, they present to you that Dhulia has finished almost 50% of the show in places like Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Allahabad and is right now shooting in Mumbai. The excess shoot is outside Mumbai in a couple of different urban communities and will occur in the coming a long time of 2021.

Vikas Swarup’s book ‘question and answer’ was adjusted into the academy-award winning movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ directed by Danny Boyle.

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