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Ep 24: The Importance of Staying True to Yourself with Travelius “Trell” Harris

Staying True To Yourself

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Ep 24: The Importance of Staying True to Yourself with Travelius “Trell” Harris

Travelius “Trell” Harris is more than just an engineer. He is a world traveler and founder of the Alita A. Watkins Memorial Scholarship, a nonprofit organization established in 2010 which awards scholarships to deserving graduating students, in memory of his mother. He is also the owner of Annie Lue Estates, a real estate business established in 2013 that provides affordable housing to well over 100+ individuals.

In 4th grade, Trell began to understand the power of speech and conversation after winning a public speaking contest. He discovered that by communicating effectively, he could persuade the crowd by using good diction and enthusiasm.

He uses these skills in his daily life and imparts this knowledge to others. His goal is to pull others up and assist them with their life goals and ambitions.

Trell founded the Camp Cousin Uncle Trell, a non-profit camp for children in his family who are 5 years and older, offering them new experiences, life skills, creative, mental and physical activities – and of course good communication.

Trell firmly believes that remaining true to yourself (not listening to other people’s limiting beliefs) and practicing self-determination are  life traits that will allow you to live life on your terms.

By caring less about what others think about you, and thinking about what you should be doing, you can live a full life without limiting yourself mentally or physically.

Currently Trell is working with his family to construct a public venue in his hometown – for the community to host events at an affordable cost for all.

Learn more about his story in this 24th episode of 3 Stores, 2 Cotton Gins, 1 Remarkable Life!


I just simply want to be known as an esteemed professor of life that taught common sense.

My goal in life is to impact upon others that tad bit of common sense that I’m happy to share with everyone.

Care less about what others think about you and think about what you should be doing. Don’t limit yourself mentally or physically. You will lose out so much in life if you don’t self-advocate.

The power of self advocation comes back to the power of clear, concise communication.

Find out the details by listening to the full 3 Stores, 2 Cotton Gins, 1 Remarkable Life episode on SpotifyStitcher and iTunes.


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