Sherwin Hughes: Never Stop Being True To Yourself

  • Championship leaders are those who have an influence on your life.
  • The threshold of leadership today is low. Truly leadership is when you have done something inspiring and deserve a following.
  • Just because someone has a large following doesn’t mean they’re a leader.
    • You need to be a positive role model to be a leader; it’s not just about the following.
  • Sometimes plans work out, but the real leadership is about how you handle things when plans do not work.
  • When things don’t work out, take inventory of what you have instead of feeling sad about what you might have had.
  • Write down five things you want to accomplish and read it every single day.
  • If you’re being true to yourself and working with your passion, do not stop.
    • People will tell you that your dreams are impossible, but you need to keep going.

Important Quotes:

“When you follow your passion, things will flow.”

“Through the disappointment a lot of other opportunities came up.”

“You have to be yourself.”

“Just continue to be better.”

“Dreams can come true.”

“Just keep going.”

More On Sherwin Hughes:

A year 2000 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sherwin began his professional career as a community organizer with the YMCA Community Development Corporation. In 2002, Hughes was offered a position as field representative for Congressman Tom Barrett (WI-5) In 2004, Hughes was hired as a statewide constituency director for the Kerry/Edwards campaign. After the presidential race of ’04, Hughes was brought on as a business analyst in mayor Tom Barrett’s department of administration—where he certified minority businesses for participation on city contracts.

In 2005, Hughes was appointed as Governor James Doyle’s sole designee on the Wisconsin State Elections Board. In 2007, he would become chair. Sherwin was the only African American in state history to serve in the administrations of both an incumbent mayor and governor simultaneously In 2006, Hughes incorporated STH & Associates, LLC a political consulting firm. In 2008, Hughes became communications director for Wisconsin state senator Lena C. Taylor. In 2010, Hughes became Wisconsin state field director for Democrats for Education Reform. July 2012, Hughes became the host of “The Forum” a political talk radio show in Milwaukee. In 2019, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association named “The Forum” as one of the best morning radio shows in Wisconsin.


Learn more about Sherwin at The Forum1510

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