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A Conversation Between

T. D. Jakes and Malcolm Gladwell

DATE NIGHT | Balancing Intellect and Instinct

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TOUCH this image. Day 1: Together, your head and your heart work harmoniously to produce your Instincts. This mutual relationship allows us to fulfill our true potential. When was the last time you aligned your choices with your instinct and passion? How did you learn to allow your instinct to influence your direction? Share the outcome with us and /or the process?" #DateINSTINCT

DATE NIGHT | Instinct has Rhythm

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TOUCH this image. Day 2: The external rhythm of your life must be in sync to the natural rhythm within you. Do you have rhythm? Share the beat you vibe to regularly. Post a song from the soundtrack of your transformation. Let’s make the ultimate playlist for Transformation.

DATE NIGHT | Informed Instincts

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TOUCH this image. Day 3: You never arrive and stop learning. Each day there is always something new to discover. Tell us what it is you want to discover and improve on Facebook/ or Twitter. 2014 is about transformation. And one way you can get there is by fueling your passions with informed instincts. #DateINSTINCT

DATE NIGHT | Instinctive Leadership

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TOUCH this Image. Day 4: Find time for YOU on your next lunch break. Quit studying everything around you, and start studying yourself. Instinctive leadership is about taking responsibility for the fulfillment of your own goals. Take a look at the program offerings at the TD Jakes School of Leadership and see what programs are beneficial to you. #DateINSTINCT

DATE NIGHT | Juggling by Instinct

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TOUCH this Image. Day 5: Juggling multiple responsibilities is not exactly easy, especially when the responsibility is outside of our sweet spot. But sometimes you have to call into question the balls that you are juggling. Can you drop them to allow yourself room for new instinctive additions? Not sure? Share your story and let’s discuss. #DateINSTINCT

DATE NIGHT | Overview

Oprah asked Bishop, How do we get to our core? Bishop’s response was nothing short of EPIC, “The most amazing thing is we study everything but ourselves.”

Getting to your core is not always easy. Most of us struggle with this. We spend too much time passionately admiring those around us and familiarizing ourselves with the things they have, the clothes they wear, the confidence they exude. It begs the question, how well do you really know yourself, if all of our time is spent obsessing about others?

Date Night is all about self-exploration. We want YOU to date YOU. Over the next ten days, we will take you through Date Night, a series of five interactive photos designed to get you to your core. Are you ready for the challenge? We want to hear from you and your stories.

About The Book

Whether you call it following your heart, a gut feeling, a hunch or intuition, some things you just know.

You don’t even know how or why you know, you just do. INSTINCT, this inner knowledge bubbling up from a wellspring of wisdom within, not only helps you survive but can also help you thrive. Living by instinct is as natural as a lioness stalking her prey or knowing when you’re doing what you were born to do. Unfortunately, many of us often spend our lives living out of sync with this internal rhythm. We do what we’re trained to do, what we’re asked to do, or what others need us to do—all the while, feeling restless and unsatisfied, wondering why fulfillment eludes us.

Until now.

Regardless of where you are in life, it’s time to align your actions with your instincts, the inner wisdom of who you really are and what you’re made to do. You’ve been divinely equipped with a fundamental drive to realize your life’s potential. Your destiny and purpose can only be realized by researching what lies within. More fulfilling than any accomplishment, it’s the sense of finding your place in life’s puzzle, contributing the unique gift that you and you alone can bring to the world.

Once you embrace this instinct, you will understand how you’re designed for destiny. You will realize why you were rejected in some places, grew bored in other roles, and why you’ve been haunted by the possibility that your elephant eludes you.

If these words resonate with what you know to be true, then don’t hesitate. It’s time to decode your instincts, increase your areas of advancement, and illuminate the dark corners of disappointment. Living by instinct will unleash your authentic self, transform your workplace, liberate your career, and enhance your relationships.

If you’re ready to unlock the confines of where you are to discover the freedom of where you were meant to be, then INSTINCT is your key!

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Debra L. Lee,

Chairman & CEO, BET Networks

"T.D. Jakes has taken his trademark teaching from the pulpit and delivered it straight to readers in the pages of this inspiring book. He¹s a spiritual leader, humanitarian and educator who has a special talent for bringing out the best in others. Instinct provides practical advice that will inspire many to embrace a new path on their way to leading extraordinary lives."

Dr. Phil McGraw,

Nationally Syndicated Television Host and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

"With today's pressure to conform, whether to protect ourselves or fit in, finding our individuality and purpose falls on our priority lists. But to stand out and succeed, we have to know who we are and where our strengths lie. Bishop T.D. Jakes' newest book gives real world advice on how to look within yourself and pull out that inner voice, those instincts, and direct them to a facet of life that is best for you. Bishop Jakes has done it again."


Senior Pastor of West Angeles Church

"Again Bishop T.D. Jakes releases potential within us that enables us to excel and succeed. In this book, he shares the awesome strategies by which his spectacular accomplishments have come to pass. Read and succeed!"

Tyler Perry

Actor, author, screen and playwright, producer, director, songwriter

"We can always count on a word from God through Bishop Jakes that will not only inspire us but that will speak growth to our souls."

USA Today

"One of the nation's most popular evangelists -- and quite possibly the smartest."

Steadman Graham

Bestseller Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur

"Bishop Jakes is a spiritual warrior who is a master of meeting mankind eye to eye. He is a global teacher whose insights and leadership serve the progressiveness of all people."

Ron Kirk,

former Mayor of Dallas

"Bishop T.D. Jakes is an anointed leader whose leadership, integrity, passion and devotion transforms."

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