Don't React To Change, Take Control Over It.
- QUE CRANE
Arquevious "Que" Crane also known as CoachQ, has had his fair share of Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson moments throughout most of his childhood. If you haven't already guessed which one he is then let me help you out by saying if he wasn't a vegetarian he may have gone for the ear. Raised in an unstable household and constantly struck with challenges in life that nearly defeated him mentally. He doubted his abilities and feared any opportunities that required him to step outside the barriers of his comfort. Que felt as if his life bore no meaning nor worth and his actions reflected those cancerous thoughts.
Fortunately for Que, he was later blessed with individuals who found a way of building a connection with him and through their wisdom, Que discovered his why and with that found his way to "Football." Unfortunately life had different plans for Que and on September 20, 2007 Que played his last football game as he was rushed to the hospital by the paramedics. Que woke up to the news that not only will he no longer play football again but he'd also be bound to a wheelchair.
Yet again Que found himself in a position consumed with doubt and low self worth. However, this time that feeling would not last long because he has discovered a hidden ability to adapt to change. Through the love from his family, friends, and the entire community Que found his way again. Not only did he go back to school and achieve the impossible by completing the 11th and 12th grade at the same time while managing physical therapy but in doing so he became the first male in his family to do so breaking the prison cycle. He also went on to graduate college showing his younger siblings a different route that they followed.
Que believes that all it takes is shifting your perspective and in doing so you can find a way out of any setback you may confront. Through his book "FRESH," Que shows students how to do just that.
Since 2013 Que as dedicated his life to assisting others seize their victory while living a life of significance through his coaching program "The Extra Yard" or through his presentation on Leadership and Mindset.
Que has an amazing sense of humor with a special ability of finding light on the far side of the moon and his presentations embody his struggle told with humor. Be prepared to laugh and cry at the same time while feeling as if you can conquer the world with your new found power.
Que feels as if speaking and inspiring people is a real way to take his experiences and the challenges he faced in life and share them with the world; letting them know it doesn't matter if you were homeless, it doesn't matter if you don't have your parents in your life, it doesn't matter if you weren't the smartest in class or went through a traumatic experience that in the end that left you bound to a wheelchair. None of that matters, because you're still capable of happiness and achieving that success you always wanted or planned for. Everything Que does in life is to create and inspire in some way.
ADVERSITY TO UNIVERSITY
I understand college isn't for everyone, but I feel as though every student should feel as though they are college worthy. I understand from personal experience, what it is like to live in doubt, but what I've learned from experience is that it's never too late to change. I went from being a C average student on top of being injured and placed in a wheelchair to being the first person in my family to graduate high school and college. It starts with the right mindset. Through my talk students will be given the right tools to help them reshape their mindset and rise to the next level.
SHUT UP & JUMP!
"Shut up and Jump" is a leadership talk created from a skydive experience I had on my birthday. I'm guilty of being an adrenaline junkie and always wanted to skydive before my injury, but thought it was no longer possible. However, I was determined and someone took the initiative of helping me make that dream a reality. If you’re being of service to anyone in any way, then you’re technically a leader. But see the thing is so many of us talk about doing something and making a difference but rarely take action. It's time for you to stop talking and start doing. "Shut Up and Jump
DON'T GET COMFORTABLE
There are moments in our lives when faced with struggles and setbacks that we may forget the reasons we chose to walk a certain path. Teachers are no different from the rest of us and sometimes need a reminder on why they chose to teach in the first place and Que's story is a prime example of that very reason. I may not know nothing about teaching, but I know a lot about building trust and long lasting relationships with these students. Remember, you didn't choose this path to get paid. You chose this path to make a difference!