Simple Little Lessons, Gigantic Results

  As children, most of our parents taught us a series of simple lessons. These lessons were things like: Clean your ears. Use soap to wash under your arms. Brush your teeth after a meal. Scrub behind your ears. Clean between your toes. That’s just a few. As mature adults, we assume that other adults Read More

Two Day VOTING Challenge!

  This week, I would like to present a challenge. It is my ultimate desire that we not only perform and complete this challenge, but that it becomes the impetus for a habitual change in behavior in the future. In the United States, the 2014 elections take place in a couple of days.  Many Americans Read More

7 Reasons You’re Always Exhausted

Recently, I read an article sharing data that most adult Americans live in a constant state of exhaustion. Lack of sleep was the number one culprit. Yet, even adults who averaged seven to eight hours of sleep every night still claimed to feel tired and/or lack energy. In the past, I’ve read studies like this before Read More

Career Corner Video Overview

  About a month ago, I facilitated a workshop at WVON‘s Legacy Center on the South Side of Chicago. This was a live Q&A workshop where I discussed topics such as; building your personal brand, creating a compelling resume, how to properly prepare for an interview, social media best practices, negotiating your salary, continual workplace Read More

What Are Your Mental Constraints?

Over the past few weeks a picture has been circulating on social media forums that is quite comical. This picture is humorous, because it provides an interesting illustration and perspective of how a mental constraint can impact behavior. Whenever I see this picture on a social forum I always take a moment to read the Read More

Obstacles vs. Barriers

  Life is a journey and as with any journey it can present its share of obstacles and barriers. As long as we’re breathing, obstacles and barriers will be a part of our human experience. It’s how we relate to our obstacles and barriers that dictates the quality of our human experience. One of the most Read More

What will people think? What will people say?

Recently, I was referred to a gentleman who was requesting some financial guidance. Upon connecting, he shared his situation with me and within a few minutes I was able to provide a few ideas and concepts that could ease the tension in his financial situation. Our conversation seemed to flow very well until he said, Read More

You Are What You Eat. (Inputs/Outputs)

You are what you eat. We’ve all heard or read this cliché before, but is it true? In my community diabetes is sometimes referred to as sugar. Instead of saying, “I have diabetes.” Someone would say, “I have sugar.” It’s not a coincidence that having sugar comes from overconsumption of sugar based foods. The same relationship Read More

A formula for conquering fear…

A day or two after writing and posting the blog “Beat fear; Be uncommon!”, I had an interesting epiphany. This epiphany served more as an answer to a question I’d been asking myself since writing this post. My question was, “What is the formula for conquering fear?” Although, I have conquered fear in certain aspects of my Read More

5 Ways to Successfully Manage Your Media

  More data has been produced in the last two years than all of the data produced throughout our documented history. I know that’s hard to believe, but when you consider that we are all living during the Information Age, I suppose that it makes what I just shared a bit more digestible. Just think Read More