The Man Behind Infinite Scholars :
Thomas “ T ” Ousley
he Infinite Scholars Program is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by Thomas “ T ” Ousley , who taught high school English and History for 29 years with the Jennings ( MO ) School District . While teaching , Mr . Ousley worked on many mentoring and educational initiatives to assist lowincome students to attend college . He found that too few of his students who deserved to go to college actually enrolled because they believed they could not afford to go . As a result , Mr . Ousley began the Infinite Scholars Program to ensure that financiallydisadvantaged students deserving to go to college could receive the funding they needed . Today , nearly 80 % of participants in the Infinite Scholars Program enroll in college . For nearly two decades , the Infinite Scholars Program has served more than 200,000 students and has facilitated more than $ 2 Billion in scholarships and financial aid .
What is your daily routine in maintaining a Billionaire mindset ? I understand the value of time and that time is money and health is the real wealth . The start of the day is early , thankful for the many blessings bestowed on my wife , daughter , and family , immediate and distant . As a prior educator , I am an avid reader and always stay abreast of current events affecting the educational arena . I am interested in people and spend my day with people . So many people want to ride in the limo , but I keep up with those people that rode the bus with me before the limo came .
What are your current endeavors and future business and personal plans ? I am having fun , and I believe that you have to have fun . Regardless of how you look at it , it is business , and for many , it is a game that I do not think you can do well unless you are having fun . I will keep having fun every day that I have left because there is no other way of life ! We are so busy watching out for what ’ s just ahead of us that we do not take time to enjoy where we are . So there is no fear when you are having fun .
What is your definition of a Man with a Billionaire Mindset ? The billionaire mindset is a state of mind where motivation , ingenuity and love are the main inspirations . The goal is to add value to the culture and impact the lives around you .
How do you handle unexpected obstacles ? Disappointments are certain ; disappointments are constant , but disappointments can be conquered . Learning to deal with disappointments and having the ability to get back up after you have been knocked down over and over again is what it takes to be successful .. n
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