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Serendipity With Inky Johnson

Join Inky Johnson for an insightful dialogue about the occurrence and development of events in one's life that happen by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

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Join Inky Johnson for an insightful dialogue about the occurrence and development of events in one's life that happen by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Season 2 Episode #30 - Power of Sacrifice

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May 02 2022

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Season 2 Episode #29 - Power Of Pain

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In this episode, Inky an Oak discuss Having courage to follow the passion & purpose that God has given you. They also provide personal examples of how pain can reveal deficiencies in character, work ethic & values, to be used to establish growth. 


“Have the courage to follow your heart an intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”


8:01 - Most dreams go unfulfilled because we’re scared. 


10:01 - Do you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?


21:58 - “Walk in what you know what’s right in your heart? Do you have courage to walk in the spirit, your gift?” Do you lack courage to miss out on things in life to fulfill your purpose? At first it may seem as if you’re missing out, but that is nothing but the trick of temptation. 


24:12 - Do you have the character to value the work needed to be successful?


42:53 - “Pain is a prerequisite for growth.”

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Apr 25 2022

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Season 2 Episode #28 - Transfer of Energy

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Apr 18 2022

32mins

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Season 2 Episode #27 - Excused Experiences

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Apr 11 2022

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Season 2 Episode #26 - Vulnerable Courage

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Apr 04 2022

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Season 2 Episode #25 - Fortified Faith

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In this episode, Inky an Oak discuss different perspectives pertaining to faith & failure. Listen carefully to learn how having great fortitude will take you places you can’t imagine. 


If you want to be successful keep it simple. Know  what you are doing,  love what  you are doing, and believe what you are doing. 



Intro - Discussion of how and why having  discernment and wisdom serves you greatly in your journey. 


11:32 - Life will deal you hardships at some point of your life. Enduring hardships teaches us valuable lessons in order to prepare us for what we’re asking God for. Nothing is wrong with you for battling those times. 


15:46 - How do you process failure? Can you find the joy in it? Doing so strips the power of failure an the ability to move you spiritually in a negative way. 


22:10 - “The level of success you experience lies in how you process situations.”  - Inky 


38:40- Discussion of the dangers of being driven for validation externally. 


40:44 - Are you not seeing results because of poor preparation? 


44:03 - At some point in life, greatness occurred because of the preparation and mindset that went into into that area. If you’re currently experiencing a rough patch in your life, extract the thought process had during the time period where greatness was prepared for before being experienced. 

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Mar 28 2022

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Season 2 Episode #24 - Belief In Hope

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Mar 21 2022

43mins

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Season 2 Episode #23 - Intentional Leadership

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In this episode of Serendipity, Inky & Oak discuss how being intentional determines the level of success or failure you experience. They also encourage embracing the hardships that prepare character & integrity for what you truly desire. 


What are you doing when you get to a space and place where you have to make a decision?


9:45 - “Obtaining things without going through the fire can potentially cause not having value in it. Which can create a mindset that everything you encounter will be easy.” - Oak


16:30 - “You can become victims of your own talent with out the proper discipline and preparation.” The routine you have is crucial in your success. That very routine can also include bad decision making. Know what actions your goals consists of. 


27:43 - “It’s imperative that you’re battle tested in order in order to sustain and handle adversity exceedingly well.” - Inky


29:15 - “Whatever projection you have of yourself, people are going to follow.” - Oak


39:54 - What are you being intentional about? Are you intentional in your discipline? The routine must be consistent even when feelings of not wanting to kick in.



Things To Ask For

  1. Mental Endurance
  2. Spiritual Endurance 
  3. Discipline Endurance 


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Mar 14 2022

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Season 2 Episode #22 - Dreams & Value

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Mar 07 2022

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Season 2 Episode #21 - Liberating Kindness

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In this episode, Inky and Oak discuss the importance of showing kindness to people, the willingness to understand others at times, and protecting the mindset to fulfill your purpose. 


Quote Card - "If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose to be kind, and you'll always be right."


7:30 - You never know what someone is going through when they get to you. Be able to show grace and kindness, which may encourage an individual may need. 


12:30 - Can you decipher the difference between what you need versus what you want? 


18:00 - are your motives internally or externally driven? The process always supersedes the product. The purpose behind your gift will last longer than looking to prove people wrong. 


23:00 - "Don't predict the arc of your success based on an opinion from someone who isn't working at your level!" - Inky


28:30 - Everyone will not process everything the same way. Have the maturity to listen with the intent to understand rather than respond. Learn what you can, share what you can, and grow in the process.


36:40 - "Stop trying to understand each hardship you encounter and survive it. That is where the peace & lessons learned come about!" - Inky. 

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Feb 28 2022

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Season 2 Episode #20 - Preference & Purpose

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In this episode, Inky an Oak discuss the uneasy path to fulfillment, how to walk in your purpose effectively, & identifying your preferences to avoid stagnation. 


“If you can find a path with no obstacles, you won’t go anywhere.”


4:45 - Uncertainty, oppositions, adversity is the passage needed to become the person you need to become.” Inky 


9:50 - “Don’t trade your purpose for your preference.”


16:30 - Are you willing to chase perfection knowing that it can never be obtained? Can you dedicate yourself towards a goal that’s not guaranteed? 


23:36 - “It’s not your place to know how your service to others will impact them, it’s your place to serve.” - Oak


35:44 - “Your talent can ascend you to places your character can’t sustain you. Make sure those qualities are interconnected.” - Inky


39:30 - “If your truly going to progress, you must be willing to fail.”


At the end of each day, are you getting better or regressing? Use what has happened to you to propel forward!


Oaks Process For Growth

  • Vulnerability 
  • Trauma 
  • Healing


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Feb 21 2022

42mins

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Season 2 Episode #19 - Peace & Balance

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Feb 14 2022

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Season 2 Episode #17 - Eyes vs Heart

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In this episode, Inky and Oak discuss the difference between the eyes and heart, what riding for what you genuinely believe in looks like, and identifying and avoiding concepts and ideologies of the enemy. 


3:45 - What's your price for happiness? If it costs your peace, it's too expensive. 


6:30 - "If you aren't in control of a narrative, let it go. If you are chasing another person's perspective of who you should be, you'll never obtain peace." - Oak


15:21 - Inky shared a story when he needed to release his pride in a situation where he could not help his wife. Be humble enough to put your story in God's hand no matter how complex your story position is.


26:00 - "Whatever you think you think, rethink it." - Oak


34:38 - "What you're willing to die for is what God created you for. It's your purpose and your mission." - Oak

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Feb 07 2022

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Season 2 Episode #16- What You Preach

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In this episode, Ink and Oak discuss what your efforts produce when they are sustained by showing gratitude, having well-communicated expectations, & appreciation for the work completed and that to come. 


3:22 - “Put yourself first so that you can give everyone else the most.” Oak


4:45 - Generational health is just as crucial as generational wealth. Health is the foundation for sustaining wealth. 


17:35 - Don’t cheat yourself by operating in shortcuts that produce momentary gratification.


26:30 - Humility is having awareness and knowing when and how to adapt when the elements that call for it. 


36:40 - “Come as one and stand as 10,000.” - Inky. Appreciate and be grateful for those who help you get to where you are today. 


How significant a role does what you hold dear in your heart have in your life's walk? 

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Jan 31 2022

45mins

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Season 2 Episode #15 - Crazy Faith

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In this episode of serendipity, Ink and Oak discuss the Importance of creating and sticking to a process.


5:58 - "What you consider to be success changes as you grow. Experiences and added responsibility will change your perspective."


11:35 - What will it take, right now, at this moment, to be successful? What about those who are involved in your daily lives? Do they play a role in your success or not? Wisdom and discernment are the keys to moving forward successfully.


16:01 - "If you learn to love where you are and where you're from, it fortifies who you are. There are lessons to be learned in the shortcomings you experienced." - Oak.


18:30 - Sustain the spirit that's built from platforms you have access to. The physical may diminish over time, but the spirit goes on forever. 


40:45 - "Don't judge others on what happens in the moment." 


44:30 - "You are more valuable than somebody's words."


Crazy faith

  • You get a glimpse of it but never the complete picture. Take the first step without knowing everything. Grand visions are accomplished little by little. Yesterday's crazy is tomorrow's reality.


Ways to sustain something worthwhile.

  • Belief
  • Trust 
  • Embracement 


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Jan 24 2022

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Season 2 Episode #14 - Lineage & Legacy

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In this episode of serendipity, Ink and Oak discuss the importance of fatherhood, what it means to be a father, the examples they saw, and the one they set for those fathers and fathers to be coming up.


2:30 - Magnify and manifest in your lane. "Stop measuring your value by looking at others. Keep your focus on yourself and your responsibilities. Focusing on others will only cause you to miss what God is trying to do through you." -Oak.


5:40 - Your gifts are unique to you. Someone may have a similar gift, but only you can do what you do. Be bold enough to stay focused on what your unique gifts bring to the table. 


11:00 - "When you go through trials, tests, and challenges, it's easy to lose sight of where you're going and the blessing(s) you received along the way. Make sure your perspective always allows you to recognize and receive the blessing(s)."


25:05 - Special guest Isiah opens up about his perceptions on fatherhood. At 22, he offers a fresh perspective on the role fathers play in their children's lives.


39:22 - "Create a space that's safe for your peace." -Oak


47:45 - Why is what you do important to you? That answer will provide fuel to keep going when you get tired on the journey. 

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Jan 17 2022

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Season 2 Episode #14 - Faith And Maturity

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Jan 10 2022

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Season 2 Episode #13 - Restoration Power

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In this episode, Inky & Oak discuss the importance of restoration, the power of the tongue, and the purpose of consistency. All of those components contribute to how successful your vision can be. Be prepared to understand how to operate in each and seeking an individual or group that can hold you accountable to it. 


1:45 - Are you going to dwell on life sustaining thoughts or dwell on things that are life draining?


3:01 - Fear is not real! It’s a false reality that prevents us from living how we are truly capable of doing so. 


9:25 - are you able to self assess how the people you love are feeling by the drive and commitment towards your ultimate goal? Are they getting “burned” from it? Who gets better as time goes on. 


16:02 - “If the resolution is about you, it will last about 30 days. If it’s about the community, it will live on forever.” -Oak


18:30 - “There’s no such thing as self made.” -Oak 


22:15 - To be consistent in activities, you must be mature in the process of showing up, working hard, and not going through the motions. 


25:19 - “Everything that you do or don’t do creates a habit. How does that habit contribute to the wellness of your life?” -Oak

The type of commitment you show your craft determines the level of results you receive. 


35:30 - Never get to a point where you stop learning. That’s potentially where ego is birthed potentially altering events moving forward slowly. 


38:40 - How can I get better? Don’t be too quick to dismiss the messenger. Take what you can apply to your life to enhance. Keep the focus the focus and not so much on the person delivering it.

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Jan 03 2022

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Season 2 Episode #12 - Poison of Privilege

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“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows happiness under their feet.”


In this episode, Inky an Oak discuss the mindset and focus level needed to survive and thrive in the not so good moments of our lives. There are always two perspectives to a situation, prepare to be on the victory side of perspectives by training the mind to see the good of the situation! The situation isn’t the focal point, but rather the lesson that can be gained from it.


2:30 - What are you doing right now in where you currently are? Don’t miss the moment looking too far ahead. Be where your feet are!


5:02 - Be grateful for where you are currently! Individual circumstances provides different perspectives on how life is viewed moving forward. Different people provide their outlooks which can edify and build each other up. 


13:30 - Has the opposition an adversity impacted you for greater production? Or did setbacks occur because of failure to adapt?


17:15 - “The place outside a man or woman’s comfort, lies their prosperity and greatness.” What you don’t work on will eventually limit you in that area of your craft. 


25:20 - “When you miss the lesson you miss the blessing. When you miss the blessing you miss the growth.” If the objective is to keep growing in life, we must learn to embrace hard times with the same energy as the good times. 


30:44 - What are you chasing? Your perspective determines the actions of what’s being sought out to accomplish. Be sure to engage in what’s important to you in that process. 

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Dec 27 2021

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Season 2 Episode #11 - Assuming The Positive

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“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows happiness under their feet.”


In this episode, Inky an Oak discuss the mindset and focus level needed to survive and thrive in the not so good moments of our lives. There are always two perspectives to a situation, prepare to be on the victory side of perspectives by training the mind to see the good of the situation! The situation isn’t the focal point, but rather the lesson that can be gained from it.


2:30 - What are you doing right now in where you currently are? Don’t miss the moment looking too far ahead. Be where your feet are!


5:02 - Be grateful for where you are currently! Individual circumstances provides different perspectives on how life is viewed moving forward. Different people provide their outlooks which can edify and build each other up. 


13:30 - Has the opposition an adversity impacted you for greater production? Or did setbacks occur because of failure to adapt?


17:15 - “The place outside a man or woman’s comfort, lies their prosperity and greatness.” What you don’t work on will eventually limit you in that area of your craft. 


25:20 - “When you miss the lesson you miss the blessing. When you miss the blessing you miss the growth.” If the objective is to keep growing in life, we must learn to embrace hard times with the same energy as the good times. 


30:44 - What are you chasing? Your perspective determines the actions of what’s being sought out to accomplish. Be sure to engage in what’s important to you in that process. 

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Dec 20 2021

45mins

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