Gittin' Off Zero was founded by Raymond Tatum in Atlanta, Georgia
in the early 1980's. The street phrase
"Gittin' Off Zero" was used by Raymond Tatum
and his associates. The phrase inspired Tatum's
imagination as well as his self-determination
to create the company Gittin' Off Zero, Inc. For
Tatum, a Vietnam Veteran, who received the
Purple Heart as a result of injuries in South
Vietnam(1969). The phrase has been a motivating
force in Tatum's life over the years.
RAY TATUM FOUNDER ÔF G.O.Z
Seven Principles of Gittin’Off Zero
Mental-Strengthening yourself mentally allows you to become more open and aware of your surroundings. Using the capacity of your mind will broaden your horizons and make it possible for you to reach your goals.
Spiritual-Draw closer and allow yourself to establish and maintain a relationship with whatever higher power you chose to believe in. It is important to have some sort of spiritual beliefs to keep yourself grounded with proper morals. Your spiritual connections will also strengthen your relationships with friends, family and also in getting to know yourself.
Physical- Maintain a healthy and balanced diet that is right for you. Exercise consistently enough to maintain physical strength but only do what you and your body are comfortable with. Refrain from over exerting yourself and as time passes maintaining your diet and exercise will become a part of your daily routine.
Intellectual- Begin healthy reading habits and regularly research topics of interest. This will evolve your vocabulary use and develop you into an increasingly well rounded person.
Financial- Saving is very important. Save what you can as often as you can. Getting in this habit will put you in a more stable financial position allowing you to be more flexible with your money.
Political- Become familiar with the candidates running for offices in political elections. Have at least a simple knowledge of the constitution and the laws that govern where you live. If you would prefer to be a neutral in the affairs of politics, that is well within your rights. However you can still be knowledgeable and have a basic understanding of each parties platform and what they stand for and against.
Social- Establish healthy relationships with others especially those close to you. Be consistently open-minded to the beliefs, backgrounds and customs of others different from yourself.