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A Look At The First Cut of John Starks Life Story “Keep Shooting” Featured In A Film Student Workshop At The Orlando International Film Festival, May 25th

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NBA Legend John Starks, Dr. James Dentley CEO JD3TV, Leigh Simons, Starks Documentary Producer & President of JD3TV, will discuss the process of producing a sports documentary & John Starks Will Receive A Lifetime Achievement Award From OIFF.

JD3 Media will be sponsoring a look at the first cut of the documentary film called “Keep Shooting”- The John Starks Story – NY Knicks Basketball Star, a Leigh Simons production in association with the John Starks Foundation and sponsored by JD3TV at The Orlando International Film Festival on May 25, 2021,10am in the Enzian Theater.

This featured film is the story of the unlikely emergence of one of the greatest players in NY Knick history John Starks, who literally went from bagging groceries at a Safeway Grocery Store for the minimum wage to claw his way into the NBA as an undrafted rookie with minimal high school and college playing experience. The Dunk, John Starks game-changing, left-handed, soaring slam over Michael Jordan and Horace Grant in a 1993 playoff game against the Chicago Bulls is to this day one of the most memorable moments in NBA history.

In 1994 Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Starks scored 16 fourth-quarter points in an attempt to lead the Knicks to a come-from-behind victory over the Houston Rockets and deliver The Big Apple their first NBA championship in 23 years. Hakeem Olajuwon blocked his game-winning attempt with seconds to go; that’s how close Starks came to NBA and NY Knick immortality. In Game 7, he had the worst game of his career, shooting 2-18, and the Rockets won the championship.

Nevertheless, John Starks career was exemplary. An NBA 3-point shooting record, an NBA All-star, Starks bounced back after the 1994 playoffs to win the heralded Sixth Man of the year award, be named to the NBA second all-defensive team, and be forever etched in the minds of New York fans for his fiery personality, mental and physical toughness, and dominant perimeter shooting. Starks was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2011 and now works for The NY Knicks as an ambassador.

In “Keep Shooting,” decades later, Starks returns to the scene of the worst moment in his career, to the old home of the Houston Rockets, the summit, which is now Lakeview Church, and visits with Pastor Joel Osteen. They shoot hoops together on the same court as they discuss how the worst moment in his career served him to soar to even greater heights on the basketball court in the years that followed.

‘Keep Shooting” The John Starks Story features Pastor Joel Osteen and many legendary basketball greats such as Pat Riley, Patrick Ewing, Greg Anthony, the late Anthony Mason, Herb Williams, and Charles Oakley. With award-winning Sportscasters and journalists like Marv Albert, Mike Wise of The Washington Post, and Barbara Barker of Newsday.

Here is what John Starks says, “It’s crazy, but life is a lot like a game of basketball. You can be a fingertip away from having it all and lose it all in a heartbeat. But, when you are at your lowest point, that is when the most strength is needed. It is when the most important decisions are made. Should you hold back and be contented, or should you get up, dust yourself off, get the ball back in your hands, and keep shooting?”

Here is What Other People Are Saying About “Keep Shooting” John Starks Life Story

  • Joel Osteen says, “Sometimes what looks like a disappointment is really God preparing you for the next great thing he has in store for you. John’s story is not just about basketball and his career; it is also a story of resilience and perseverance; about never giving up on your dream, knowing that even in your darkest hour, God has you in the palm of his hand and the best is yet to come.”
  • Leigh Simons, producer www.leighsimons.com and president of JD3 Media, says, “To have the opportunity to screen a documentary film in progress in this student workshop and share the experience of our journey with aspiring filmmakers is both exciting and rewarding, and it exemplifies the philanthropic spirit of The Orlando International film festival, John Starks and JD3TV.”
  • Dr. James Dentley, CEO of JD3TV, says, “John Starks life and career exemplified the power of the human spirit. His story demonstrates that our dreams and goals are more than just attainable; they are awaiting those who are in the relentless pursuit of them. John teachers us to keep dreaming, keep fighting, and even when your shots are not falling, keep shooting!”
  • Dr. Florence Alexander, Florida Film Festival says, “John Starks life is a testament to all youth to be “better than your best,” the words of my mother.”

The Florida Film Festival May 24th – 28th, 2021, happening online and in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida, will screen 164 films representing 31 countries. Of the films selected, 151 have premiere status, including 23 world premieres. This year’s lineup includes 90 women or non-binary filmmakers–the most in their 30-year history and 55% of their total programming. Also, they have added a third live-action shorts program to the International Showcase for the first time, thereby giving their audience another terrific collection of films from abroad to experience.

The Festival, title sponsor JD3TV, will also screen the “THINK AND GROW RICH” Full Feature Film on May 27, 2021, at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, a film used in a study group by the famous motivational speaker, Les Brown, to focus on prosperity consciousness.

8:00 AM: Doors Open Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
Press, Camera Setup, and VIP Gathering

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM: Festival Opener Sheraton Hotel
Introduction of “Think and Grow Rich the Legacy”
Presentation Dr. James Dentley

10:10 AM – 11:48 AM: Morning Feature
“Think and Grow Rich the Legacy”

11:49 AM – 12:59 PM: “Think and Grow Rich the Legacy” Panel

  • Dr. James Dentley, Panel Host
  • Jeff Hoffman, Panelist
  • Sir John Shin, Panelist

Meet and Greet Panelists Before and during lunch at the Sheraton.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch

Participants include producers, directors, actors, musicians, financiers, technicians, editors, distributors, and agents. Numerous panels of experts from the arts and entertainment, television, technology, and music industries are well equipped to educate film festival attendees on how to break through to make movies and get distribution and financing for their film and/or music projects.

Tickets to the Florida Film Festival at Enzian Theater and the virtual event are now available at https://www.orlandointernationalfilmfestival.org/.

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Jeremy Keil – CFP®, CFA Retirement-Focused Financial Planner with Keil Financial Partners, Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast.

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Jeremy Keil discusses his approach to helping his clients create a consistent retirement income with the Keil Financial Partners’ 5-step retirement income process.

Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network   

Jeremy explained that “Retirement can be both the most exciting and scariest time of your life. You’ve spent 35+ years working hard, saving every dollar you could while still providing for your family, and now you’ve arrived at your destination: retirement! But how do you turn 35 years of savings into an income that will last the rest of your life? If you are looking to make your retirement process simple? Searching for answers on when to retire and how much you can live on? We put your retirement picture together in 5 easy steps. If you want to work with a financial advisor who is clear with you about how much you are paying; if you want to work with an advisor who can answer all your questions about retirement planning, social security, Medicare; and if you’d like a transparent discussion about your needs and how much you will pay for sage advice…we can help!”

 

About  Jeremy Keil

Jeremy loves helping people learn more about themselves and feel more confident about their money.

After graduating from college, Jeremy started selling suits at Jos A. Bank and working on different political campaigns — which probably explains his love for wearing a tie and the joy he gets when saving money for clients through a tax strategy.

One could probably guess this by the number of letters after his name. Still, since he started 17 years ago, Jeremy reads as many books on financial, retirement, and tax planning as he can and loves to apply that knowledge towards helping his clients.

In fact, out of over 10,000 financial advisors in Wisconsin, only six have the unique combination of being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional AND a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.

While serving as an adjunct professor at Concordia University Wisconsin (Cedarburg), and Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee), Jeremy learned how to take complex financial topics and explain them in a way that even a caveman ( college student) could understand.

If he could keep college seniors awake during 8 a.m. Friday classes about corporate finance, you can be sure that while working with Jeremy, you’ll know more about, feel better about, and make better decisions about your money.

When not working on his goal to help people discover their ideal retirement strategy, one can find Jeremy hanging out with his wife, Robyn, and two daughters, Emery and Harper at swim, dance, gymnastics, or their church, Lakepoint, in Muskego, Wisconsin.

Learn More-https://keilfp.com/

Keil Financial Partners is a part of Thrivent Advisor Network, LLC (“Thrivent”), a Registered Investment Adviser (“RIA”), located in the State of Minnesota. Thrivent provides investment advisory and related services for clients nationally. Thrivent will maintain all applicable registration and licenses as required by the various states in which Thrivent conducts business, as applicable. Thrivent renders individualized responses to persons in a particular state only after complying with all regulatory requirements, or pursuant to an applicable state exemption or exclusion. Advisory Persons of Thrivent provide advisory services under a practice name or “doing business as” name or may have their own legal business entities. However, advisory services are engaged exclusively through Thrivent Advisor Network, LLC, a registered investment adviser. Keil Financial Partners and Thrivent Advisor Network, LLC are not affiliated companies.

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Landed for Success Inc.- A Global Business Networking Group That Is The “Next Level” Way Of Marketing A Business

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Landed for Success Inc. (LFS) is a GLOBAL Elite Business & Branding Networking Group comprised of business professionals who collectively possess a wealth of knowledge and experience within various business sectors. Their unique business model is a next-level way of marketing your business and an environment for aspiring and established entrepreneurs and business owners alike to promote their business and network. LFS is a community that values creating opportunities for personal and professional growth. They encourage their members to promote their business and who they are.

LFS was the brainchild of co-founders Jey Jeyakanthan and Gordon So, both highly experienced entrepreneurs who understand the challenges and work ethic required to run a successful business. Their vision is to build a global platform that will allow business owners, entrepreneurs, authors, coaches, and speakers to not only be able to network and share their business profiles but also their business stories on how they have “Landed for Success.” These stories have the potential to impact millions of people all around the world.

LFS provides a free membership through a Facebook group that has 19.4 thousand members and growing. Additionally, members can subscribe to a private group with exclusive membership benefits. Membership is reviewed and approved to ensure business leaders around the world can optimize professional networking opportunities. This interactive platform is a safe environment to network, build relationships, and collaborate. Integrity matters here!

To learn more about how to become an LFS Lifetime Member and enjoy exclusive networking and learning opportunities inside our private membership area.
https://www.lfs.landedforsuccess.com/becomeamember

LFS has grown an incredible community by having fun navigating within the group of business professionals and growing each and everyone’s network and net wealth through collaboration and connectivity. LFS provides virtual speed networking and training opportunities to aid in personal and business development. Networking events last Thursday of every month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST (Via zoom) where individuals can meet and network with pros and entrepreneurs in local and national markets. The event’s format involves individuals making a 30-second elevator pitch about their business and asking others to think of ways they could work together. These pitches help individuals meet new people, find mentors, and refine their pathway to success. It also provides an opportunity to keep up with the times, as experts pinpoint the latest trends and tools that actually deserve your attention.

LFS also provides a successful authorship program. They believe everyone has a unique story, one which has the ability to uplift and inspire others to succeed. Eighteen co-authors collaborated in volume one of the inaugural book series, “Landed for Success, Untold Stories,” successfully launching in the spring of 2021 as an international bestseller on Amazon.

The LFS book series encourages authorship, as individuals authentically share their stories of struggles, obstacles, and how they have overcome these challenges and have landed for success. In addition, becoming a published author can help to grow and promote more business. It provides an opportunity to gain more credibility, influence, celebrity status and may even attract media attention. Some of the co-authors from volume one were featured in print and television media outlets, podcast interviews, and invited to participate in international business forums.

LFS will be launching volume two, “Landed for Success, Untold Stories- From Burnout to Victory,” in December 2021. It is an honor to have Sir John Shin, the executive producer of the movie “Think and Grow Rich Legacy,” write the foreword in both volumes.

Gordon and  Jey extend this invitation, “If you are interested in becoming a published author and would like to align yourself with successful entrepreneurs such as Sir John Shin and over 20 other successful business owners and entrepreneurs from all around the world, you can set up a 15-minute discovery call with one of our team members by sending an email to [email protected]

CO-FOUNDERS:

GORDON SO is the CEO & Founder of Social Media Currency. Gordon has a strong background in the real estate mortgage industry. As a retired professional network marketer, he has helped many companies successfully launch into Canada, UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Mexico. Over the past 10 years, he has worked with authors, speakers, coaches, small business owners, helping them successfully launch new brands and market their products and services. Gordon is a successful business coach and has helped over 200+ individuals become #1 International Best-Selling Authors, Podcasters and Speakers. In addition, he is a sought-after Transformational and Motivational Speaker.

JEY JEYAKANTHAN is a highly successful entrepreneur and IT professional with over 22 years in Business Development, Project Management & Business Transformation for Fortune-200 companies. Jey is a Director of Sophia Hilton Foundation of Canada, Executive Director of Never give up the foundation, Peace, and past Director of Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce & Member of Markham Board of Trade. Jey founded AVAJ Future Solutions. AVAJ is an Information Technology and Services Company that’s an Innovative, Reliable Partner Global offerings of Software, Mobile App Development, Mobile Responsive Websites, Digital Marketing, Social Media Management, and SEO. Jey is also an international bestselling author, social media influencer and actively involved with Canada’s many volunteer and advocacy organizations.

TESTIMONIALS:

“Being a part of the Landed For Success (LFS) community has provided me with an excellent opportunity not just to grow my contact base but build meaningful relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs. I have already received an abundance of leads and clients from within the community and am excited to grow as the community continues to grow. I’m excited to be partnering with LFS in the launch of the upcoming book, and the process of working with Gordon and Jey has been a wonderful experience. Gordon and Jey share a deep-rooted passion for growing the LFS community, and their desire to grow LFS is contagious, and I’m excited to be a part of the journey.”
– Jason Hunt, Co-founder, Merged Media

“Landed for Success (LFS) gave me an excellent opportunity to connect with like-minded people and very established business owners. These networking opportunities help our BlueMind and LifePlan Investments grow, develop new ventures, and explore new territories. Compared to many other regular networking clubs, LFS is not expensive, has good value for your money, and provides many opportunities to build your business or professional career. Jey, Gordon, and their team are incredible; they take every step to help you succeed in your journey. I would highly recommend LFS for anyone to grow their professional network.”
-Akil Balachandran, Founder and CEO LifePlan Investments, and BlueMind

“It has been an absolute pleasure knowing and working with Gordon So and Jeyakanthan. They are amazing at building connections and have a contagious positive mindset. They have a lot of experience and are always open to helping anyone and everyone. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to grow on a professional level.”
-Ayesha SardarCEO, Global South Asian Women (GSAW)

To Attend a Free Landed For Success Speed Networking Event, go to https://www.landedforsuccess.com/event.

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Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share Launches Project K.E.E.P. Keeping Elected Officials Encouraged Through Prayer

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Christian Care Ministry/ Medi-Share, the nation’s most trusted name in health care sharing, launched a new prayer initiative for elected officials and their legislative staff. Christian Care Ministry is following its Biblical call to pray and encouraging members to join Project K.E.E.P. It is our privilege to pray for and encourage those who have chosen to serve at the various levels of government. Each day our Medi-Share members and employees are praying for specific elected officials by name.  

This effort was launched in conjunction with our remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. This month’s highlighted elected officials are all active or former members of the military serving at the federal level.  

“We are excited to reach out personally to the elected officials and let them know that our members across the country are praying for them and their staff,” said Evelio Silvera, VP of Communications & Government. “It is our heart that they will be encouraged and will know we are thankful for their willingness to serve and will be guided by the very Word and heart of God.” 

National and local decision-makers have a tough job of fighting for the rights of others each day. Christian Care Ministry’s vision is focused on “Transforming society through the Biblical model of sharing.” Praying for those in office is just one way that we can continue to share words of encouragement that will lead to a positive impact in our communities and lighten the burden of our leaders.  

Project K.E.E.P Registration

About Christian Care Ministry/ Medi-Share: Christian Care Ministry (CCM), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, based in Melbourne, FL, operates the Medi-Share program,  a Christian health care sharing program that provides an affordable alternative to health insurance for faith-based consumers. Founded in 1993, Medi-Share currently serves more than 380,000 members across America.

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