We had the good fortune of connecting with Hassien Muhammad and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Hassien, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
How has balance changed over time? As a young coach my perspective and views were impulsive and short tempered with zero tolerance of no understanding of what may be seen as common sense.

What has changed is my understanding of patience and discipline which is the foundation of my balance. Being recognized by the community as not only a coach but a father figure, counselor, guide and one that offers insight, you must possess the discipline to have patience and not react off emotions or obliviousness of the reality of the impoverished in day-to-day life. Maturing in patience has fostered my balance tremendously. Community leaders have obligations be mindful of interactions with our people. I have embraced my position in the community and applied my knowledge of balance while teaching others. You almost must have a true understanding of psychology, but that is for another interview.

How do you think about the balance?

Mentally, I think balance is a tangible scale of your brain. When you have one side of the scale unproportionate, I view it as being unstable; not able to rationalize, make decisions or respond in the proper manner. One must have balance and patience when teaching and directing individuals.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a health care professional serving the mental health community for over 10 years. I previously worked with the neurological and rehabilitation population and was often praised for my gift to connect with patients and their families at bedside. Understanding whole health healing starts with mental wellness, I transferred to mental health unit to further utilize my knowledge to guide patients to better outcomes. What sets me apart from others is I have been trained on how to give perfect redirection, keep order and counsel when one is imbalanced or stressed. I am most proud of the growth from individuals that I see around me and the standard they hold themselves to. I achieved my professional goals from education, maturity and growth. Of course there was challenges along the way, however my perseverance assisted in my overcoming the odds. I want the world to know my brand stands on respect, discipline and mental toughness.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First, we would stop by Minute Maid Park to watch Altuve, Short Stop for the Houston Astros. Then watch the young, vibrant Houston Rockets Basketball team. Lastly, NRG to absorb that historical Oiler Blue Pride with the Houston Texans.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
All praises due to God for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on being a great example of how to carry and conduct myself as an upright black man.

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