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Dr. Willie Jolley’s principle to win BIG today is “The Frederick Douglass Story: No Progress Without Struggle”

This is the time of year when many people get married so I want to get some tips for my book, “Make Love, Make Money, Make It Last!: 10 Secrets to Shape a Great Marriage” that I work with my bride, D. We’ve been married going on almost 40 years and I’ve not had an argument in almost 35 years.

Are you ready to win today? As we celebrate Black History Month, I want to celebrate the winning lessons of Frederick Douglass, who was a noted scholar and abolitionist of the 18th century, who was an ex enslaved person who struggled to escape slavery and go on to become one of America’s great states. 

Frederick Douglass spoke about the correlation between struggle and success. He said there is no progress without struggle. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without Thunder and lightning. They want the oceans without the roar of its water.  

Men may not get all they prayed for in this world, but they certainly pay for all they get. You must do it by labor, by suffering, by sacrificing, if need be, by your life. Our lives make a difference because we choose to.  

Go get a free chapter from the book at and if you wanna give a great marriage gift to a newly married couple, I recommend you give them the gift that will help them stay married.

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