Here’s Why You Should Create Your Own Inauguration Day Tradition

By Kwanza Jones

Inauguration Day Tradition

In the United States of America, Inauguration Day is a cause for lots of pomp and circumstance. But for me, it’s something a bit different. And, the difference is in the definition. So here’s a personal challenge to create your own Inauguration Day tradition.

First, Let's Break Down The Meaning


To inaugurate.


Essentially, inaugurating means to bring about the beginning of, and to dedicate ceremoniously.

These definitions got me thinking…

With each beginning, there’s usually a corresponding end.

Really, think about it. The end of something makes way for the beginning of something new.

Out With The Old And In With The New

There's lots that’s new given the historic nature of this 2021 Inauguration… (i) it’s being held during a pandemic, (ii) it’s being held after an insurrection, and (iii) it marks the first-ever female, first Black, and first Asian American to serve as Vice President of the United States of America.

And here’s what’s ending… the four-year term of a President that did more harm than good. To that I say, “so long, bye-bye, you’ve got to go!”

Amongst other things, Trump fueled violence, riots, division, hate, racism, xenophobia, intolerance, white supremacy, incivility, and threatened American democracy. He may have tried to burn the whole thing down. But, as a country, a nation, a people, we are resilient and shatterproof.

So whether you're talking about inaugurating President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala, or whether you're talking about having a ceremonious inauguration to something better you want to bring about in your life, I challenge you to do this one thing:

Figure out what you need to get rid of then make room, make space, and get it out.

I challenge you to make this your new Inauguration Day tradition. And here’s the great thing. You don’t have to wait every four years to do it. You can make every day an Inauguration Day. Simply, dedicate a few seconds of every day to ceremoniously bring about the beginning of something better. It can be a simple empowering phrase you say to yourself out loud.

On a daily basis, make sure you tell negativity, fear, limiting beliefs, toxic relationships, mental blocks, poverty mindset, or anything that does not help you become a better you, to GET OUT.

Only when you make space, make room, will you be ready to start to bring about the beginning of something new, something different, something empowered, something SUPERCHARGED.

Inauguration Day Tradition with Friends

Remember, in order to level up your life. In order to become better. In order to bring about the beginning of something better. You have to let go of other things. But you don’t have to do it alone.

I always say, no one succeeds alone. Sometimes you need a boost.

So, if you want to be part of a community that levels up, that’s all about doing life better, join my SUPERCHARGED Boost Friends Community. We boost each other to keep trying, keep learning, and keep growing, as we power our personal and professional development.

And since you’ve read this far, as a bonus, check out my song ––Get Out. It can help get you in the right frame of mind as you tell those things that no longer serve you to GET OUT.

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Kwanza Jones

Kwanza Jones is on a mission to boost a billion lives through culture, community, and capital. She is a sought-after speaker, accomplished artist, impact investor, and philanthropist. With a multifaceted background spanning music, media, production, law and business, Jones is an energetic and visionary leader. She is CEO and founder of SUPERCHARGED® by Kwanza Jones, a motivational media company. Jones has served on numerous boards including the Apollo Theater, Bennett College, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Through her Jones•Feliciano Initiative, she has committed over $165 million to education, entrepreneurship, equity and empowerment organizations. Connect with me on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | X (formerly Twitter) | Kwanza Jones Boost Friends™ Community.