“In relationships, one person is typically red or blue. I am red; fire engine, fire truck, a Ferrari, lead, follow or get the heck out of the way… Someone else (say, your mate) might be more blue; a quiet storm, the passenger of the car, not the driver, the ocean, the sky — the coolness of quiet strength. Figure out your lane. Understand that every good marriage is made of constructive friction… Only through constructive friction do we grow.”

John Hope Bryant, with early inspiration from friend Kevin Ross.

John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), the sole African-American bestselling business author in America, and a Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama.

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