DUNCANVILLE, Texas — Without question, Aretha Renee Young believes that God has a divine purpose for her life.
Part of that purpose, she says, is to enable people from various walks of life to maximize their fullest potential, to see from beyond where they are, to grasp a thorough understanding that there is more to life than what they witness in the confines of their respective community.
In a nutshell, Young strongly believes she undoubtedly was created to routinely esteem others higher than herself.
After all, that is among the reasons that Young, 51, established “Your Next Plan,” a thriving nonprofit organization that is designed to enhance and serve people, regardless of their race, creed, or color.
A native of New Jersey, Young, who currently resides in Irving, Texas, is the operations manager and chief executive officer — or Global Expansion Leader — for Your Next Plan, a life-enhancing organization that has gained a keen reputation for meeting the needs of people through its four distinct entities.
Estate Planning – Which aids individuals with wills and hospital/bank directives and other needs.
Essential Services – Which offers free analysts of everyday products and services geared toward savings. In addition, this entity offers wellness plans and insurance savings, most notably residential and commercial.
Entrepreneurial Services –This entity is available for those who aspire to engage in personal and/or business ownership, which will inspire individuals to earn additional income along with their current salary and/or savings.
Job Preparation – This entity is geared largely toward aiding individuals to seek for jobs, compile and create resumes, as well as assisting them with interviewing techniques.
Long before organizing her business venture, Young was a fixture in a variety of sports, particularly as an avid basketball coach.
To her credit, she has coached two senior women’s basketball teams, having led them to multiple championships, including titles in the 65 and 75-year-old bracket divisions.
In guiding her clubs to championships, Young was responsible for coaching players ranging between the ages of 50 and 80. The teams routinely played in a three-on-three format in games that were comprised of two 10-minute quarters.
By and large, Young’s teams had emerged as a national standout, considering they made appearances in a variety of cities across the country.
“I had been a basketball coach for over 20 years,” Young said. “I taught strong fundamentals and when the players understood why and how we did a certain moves, they were able to play with more confident.”
According to Young, it was her competitive drive as a successful hoops coach that essentially fueled her desire to start Your Next Plan.
“That’s the same with life passions,” Young said. “When someone can discover their passion in life and how they can be successful, when someone can understand business and processes then create wealth themselves, that’s when life is strengthen and families flourish.”
An organization that strives to inspire individuals from various ethnic groups and backgrounds, among the things Young said she deems mostly intriguing about Your Next Plan is that she routinely is afforded the opportunity to meet, interact with, and help anyone, regardless of their present circumstances.
“In this business, I’ve gotten to meet all types of peoples from difference walks of life,” she said. “No one is untouchable to everyday life situations. I get to assists and help change lives. I have travel to various cities within some 48 states in America. I am able to associate myself with persons from all walks of life. I am able to attend conferences large and small in all types of business platforms.”
Besides enhancing and impacting lives, Young acknowledges that among the reasons her organization has been successful is that it steadfastly has executed its longstanding mission.
“When your “why” makes you cry, you become serious about what you are doing,” Young explained. “My personal mission is to free up my time and take money as an issue out of my life’s equation so I will have more time for with my seniors — dad, mom, and auntie. One aspect is to teach the importance of having major life issue’s paperwork in order before the issue comes up. And the other aspect is to help people to realize their own passions and potential and show them alternate ways they can make money and save money on everyday products and services.”
“I have always had an independent spirit,” Young continued. “My parents always told us to, ‘At least try it,’ so now that I believe I can. I do this because I can. I can do all things through Christ that strengthen me.”
Thanks, in large part to the divine purpose God has for her life.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Your Next Plan conducts several types of meeting to accommodate anyone one-on-one, including private in-home business receptions, conferences, and other platforms. Aretha Young can be reached via her website at: www.yournextplan.net. Also, follow her on social media under LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson also covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, send email to email@example.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.