7 Reasons We Avoid New Opportunities

  Over this past weekend, a group of colleagues and I volunteered our time to provide coaching conversations to a group of men at the Pacific Garden Mission (homeless shelter) in Chicago. I was one of the first coaches to arrive at the location, so I took on the responsibility of gathering twenty men from a Read More

5 Ways to Discover Yourself/Separate From the Pack

I’ve spent a lot of time writing and speaking about the impact mass media has on our decision making and self-esteem. I am passionate about this topic because mass media, along with other associated social pressures, invest a lot of time and money to influence and convince us about what we should do, how we should Read More

7 Ways Haters Can Actually Help You

This past Thursday, I spoke to a group of children in elementary and middle school at Governors State University. At a point in my talk, I began to share a story from my youth, so I asked the kids if they had any haters in there lives yet. I was surprised at how these children responded. Read More

3 Ways To Download SUCCESS Into Your Life

Success doesn’t just happen, it takes intention and work. The human brain operates just like a computer. Very similar to the way we download apps onto our smartphones, we also download the inputs by which our brain will determine our thoughts, moods and emotions. Here are three ways you can begin downloading success into your life Read More

Is Reality TV Stealing Your Reality

I was in high school when MTV introduced their reality television hit, “Real World: New York”. Twenty-nine seasons later, the “Real World” franchise is strong and vibrant! The success of shows like the “Real World”, have led to the introduction of a number of other reality television shows that shroud themselves in this elusive term, Read More

Will you come to the table and eat?

  Last night, I was chatting with a friend who made a statement that really stuck with me. The statement he made was, “People don’t know, what they don’t know.” This caused me to contemplate the following: If people knew, what they didn’t know, would they take the time to gain the knowledge they were Read More

Got Money?

Remember the milk commercial, that would star a recognizable celebrity and ask, “Got milk?” When the commercial aired, it always seemed light-hearted and funny. It was an opportunity for those of us who drink milk to identify with a celebrity and their white, milk mustache. Fairly harmless right? Now imagine that same commercial, but instead Read More

Help NOT Wanted!

> Does this dialogue sound familiar? Person 1: “Hey there, need some help?” Person 2: “No thank you, I’ve got it.” Of course it does, because most of us are on both side of that interchange. Recently, I reached out to a friend, who previously acknowledged the need for professional and entrepreneurial development, and offered Read More

Just relax…

A few days ago, I perused the titles of the 150 plus posts I have shared on this blog, to review my content. While doing so, I noticed a number of different themes in my writing. I’ve written about each of these themes because I wholeheartedly believe, they are key ingredients to success. The one Read More