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Colby B. Jubenville

Colby B. Jubenville

Colby B. Jubenville, Ph.D., holds an academic appointment at Middle Tennessee State University and is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and inventor. He was raised by two educators who taught him that if you want to take on the world, you marry an educator, become an educator and teach and coach others. Today, he teaches and coaches others how to monetize their knowledge, skill, desire, confidence, likeability, networks and how to ultimately not choose the way of the herd, but to "go their own way." Follow him: @drjubenville on Twitter.

Articles by Colby B. Jubenville

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban gestures towards his players before an NCAA college football game against Chattanooga,  in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Associated Press has been selecting a college football coach of the year since 1998. The 2016 winner will be announced Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Coaching and living the dream

As a former college football coach, I well remember the work and effort involved in preparing a team of young men to work together and achieve victory. Every win felt like an epic struggle. Published December 14, 2016

In this April 5,2016 photo, Eisenmann Corp. project manager Joe Schlesinger checks a schematic drawing at the company's headquarters in Crystal Lake, Ill. For some companies that employ a large segment of millennials in McHenry County, they've found that a clearly marked career path, engagement and perks providing the work-life balance many millennial workers are known to desire all can draw them to suburban locations and keep them there. (H. Rick Bamman/Northwest Herald via AP) CHICAGO TRIBUNE OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Millennials prefer the real deal

Millennials make up a trillion-dollar demographic, according to a 2014 study by Accenture. Their estimated spending is close to $600 billion, and they possess more than 20 percent of consumer discretionary purchase power. Published November 9, 2016

Millennials' catch-22: Meaningful not menial employment

I'll never forget during my early years as a college professor when I was told in no uncertain terms that I had been brought there to teach, not to raise the standard, and that I had better learn the difference between the two. Published November 1, 2016

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Tennessee as Alabama head coach Nick Saban watches Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Mentoring millennials the Nick Saban way

Developing young people is an art and I think Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama, is one of the best in the country at doing it. His team is undefeated again and again he has a cast of characters that all play a role in his "process." Published October 26, 2016

Diana Downard, 26, a Bernie Sanders supporter who now says she will vote for Hillary Clinton, has drinks with friends at a pub in Denver in this July 6, 2016, file photo. "Millennials have been described as apathetic, but they're absolutely not," says Downard "Millennials have a very nuanced understanding of the political world." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) ** FILE **

Millennials live, think outside the box

I recently spoke on the campus of Florida State University and it hit me. I'm a misplaced millennial. I admire this new generation. I think they are getting the chances that we older generations wanted. Published October 4, 2016

Employees work at their stations at the Target Technology Innovation Center office in San Francisco. At a 21 percent turnover rate last year, millennials were three times more likely than nonmillennials to report changing jobs, and 60 percent said they were currently open to a change in employment, more than 15 points higher than nonmillennials. (Associated Press)

The millennial mindset

A good friend of mine worked in the pharmaceutical sales industry throughout the '80s and '90s. Through those years, he hired hundreds of college graduates to their first real professional jobs. Suddenly these kids used to making $7 an hour waiting tables were making $50K annually. Published September 21, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick greets fans after their 21-31 win against the San Diego Chargers during an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Colin Kaepernick and millennials

Witnessing 20-something professional athlete Colin Kaepernick divide the country by sitting or taking a knee during the pre-game singing of America's national anthem has made one fact about our society abundantly clear: People fundamentally misunderstand the mindset of millennials. Published September 8, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in these 2016 file photos. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

Are Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump the best we can do?

The race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is without a doubt one of the most highly dramatized presidential elections to date. Due to each candidate's opposing promises and bold views, our nation has found itself polarized and, ironically, unified by asking is this the best we can do. Published August 21, 2016

Straight outta somewhere

We are all born into families, situations and places not of our choosing, and it's those things that mold who and what we become and the life we live. As powerless as this reality may seem, there is a stark difference between choosing to be shaped by an experience or defined by one. Published July 22, 2016

Motivation and inspiration

Motivation is simply defined as seeing an idea through to its logical conclusion. Published November 20, 2015

Winn-Dixie (Photo wikipedia)

Because of Winn-Dixie (pun intended)

There's a children's novel and movie that tells the story of a girl and her journey with a dog she adopts and names Winn-Dixie, like the grocery chain. The central message of the story is that while there were challenges in her life, when "good" things happened, they happened because of Winn-Dixie. Published November 17, 2015

Karma: Know what matters

I recently traveled back to my hometown of Mobile, Alabama, to accept the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award at my high school and as I traveled to Mobile from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, (where I sit on the other side of the desk as a coach and teacher), I asked why me? Why, out of the hundreds (if not thousands) of graduates was I selected? Published November 3, 2015

Alabama football coach Nick Saban talks with the media in his weekly news conference, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Naylor-Stone Media Suite in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

A press conference about you

It's a special time of the year. It's football season and the cooler weather is here. Just last week we saw many games with many upsets. Published October 19, 2015

Whitewater boils all around a kayaker on the Main Payette, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Pete Zimowsky)

When danger lurks

My son, Jack, and I were recently discussing going whitewater rafting. He had seen a family going down some rapids on TV and jumped up with excitement yelling, "Man, that looks awesome." And then he got quiet and followed up with, "But, is it dangerous?" Published August 20, 2015

Marilyn Monroe

What do you really want?

Potential is energy that is stored until utilized. We all have it and some of us don't ever tap into it. Published August 11, 2015

 Johnny Cash was raised in the Baptist church.  Once when pressed by a writer to share his specific beliefs, Cash responded with: "I'm a Christian. Don't put me in another box." According to Christianity Today, Cash also said, "telling others is part of our faith all right, but the way we live it speaks louder than we can say it. The gospel of Christ must always be an open door with a welcome sign for all."

Walk the walk, not the line

In the movie "Walk the Line," there is an exchange between record producer Sam Phillips and then-unknown Johnny Cash that truly illustrates what can happen when someone decides to go their own way. Published July 15, 2015