42 things that MOTIVATE and INSPIRE me on my 42nd birthday!

  I am often asked about the process I use to choose topics for my blog and each week’s radio show. My answer has always been the same; I just look for the inspiring and teachable point of view in everything I’m given the opportunity to experience and see. This week’s thought is a quick Read More

Powerful Black History Quotes

February marks the month when many of us make a concerted effort to learn more about Black History and remind ourselves of the impact that people of African descent have had on the world. A huge part of this impact has been the words these icons have written and spoken. Here are 28 of some Read More

5 Lessons From The Black Panther

  For many of us, it’s no surprise that the Black Panther movie took the box office by storm and turned into a mega-movie blockbuster in one week. What is surprising is the depth of the movie. The more I reflect on this powerful piece of cinematography…the more lessons I learn…and messages I find. After Read More

When was your last PIT STOP?

  According to an article published in Fortune magazine, only half of you used all of your allotted vacation days last year. …and to be clear, I’m talking PAID TIME OFF. As someone who has dedicated himself to self-development and empowering other human-beings that breaks my heart. Here’s why… Time away from your work really Read More

One of the BEST ways to develop YOURSELF!

  REFLECTION is the number one way to develop yourself. …and as much as I wish I could just stop there and make it easy on you…I can’t.​​ I can’t because REFLECTION alone won’t lead to self-improvement. ​​Self-improvement requires REFLECTION + OWNERSHIP​​. Here’s what I mean by OWNERSHIP… Let’s say you had a pretty bad Read More

The Coming of Age

Time is not our friend, It is our mortal enemy, Because it takes moments like this… And transforms them into memories, Memories we can barely see! Today I’m twenty-five, Tomorrow I’ll be half a century, And that’s only if time is kind to me. Gray hairs and a stiff back, Will make us relish this Read More

…and then it was February!

  I wrote a poem about 15 years ago titled ” The Coming of Age“.  The first stanza of the poem is as follows: “Time is not our friend, It is our mortal enemy, Because it takes moments like this… And transforms them into memories, Memories we can barely see!” (click here to read the entire poem) Read More

Top 10 Observations of 2017

  I firmly believe that in order for us to adequately and accurately navigate our futures we must reflect to ensure we are aware of the afflictions of our past. My Top 10 observations of 2017 are a product of my personal reflection. 10. Amazon Buys Whole Foods This was a big-time acquisition that will Read More

An Attitude of Gratitude

  While getting my haircut last week, I jokingly complained to my barber about how my hairline has slowly receded over the past 10 years. He chuckled a bit and then remarked, “Over the years I’ve lost good customers simply because there’s just no hair to cut. Be grateful you have hair.” I smiled, and Read More

Don’t underestimate your IMPACT!

  When was the last time you thought about your life’s story? If you had to summarize your ups, downs, wins and challenges what would I learn about you? Recently, I took on a project to summarize my life’s story in a 2-minute video and I want to share the IMPACT of my story with Read More