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 Read More

I’m really not winning…(excerpt from Linal Harris’ diary)

  This weekend I celebrated thirty-eight years on the planet. Typically every year, I write a birthday blog post that expresses my gratitude for life and/or provides a perspective for reflection on how things have changed since I was a child. This year my birthday blog post will be different. Recently, with the help of Read More

7 Leadership Lessons from the 2014 Global Leadership Summit

  As most of you know, I take personal development and self-improvement very serious. I’m even more passionate about leadership development. Why? Leaders facilitate change. Whether the change is perceived to be positive or negative, typically a leader is always at the helm of initiating that change. Thus, leaders influence the course in which other’s 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 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

Beat fear; Be uncommon!

  I’m currently typing these words as I sit on an Cathay Pacific airplane headed to Hong Kong, 30,000 feet above the earth’s surface. This will be my first visit to China. If I’m blessed to live another decade it won’t be my last. By the end of this adventure, I will have explored over Read More

What if life had a user’s manual?

  What’s your relationship with user guides and instruction manuals? Do you read them? If you’re anything like me, you get so excited about your new toys, that the user manual is typically tossed to the side. Recently, I was at a friend’s home. They had just installed a brand new, state of the art Read More

10 Characteristics That Lead To Success

  Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from a number of men and women, who have made some outstanding achievements and over the past month, I decided to take some time to review my old notes and reflect on the many lessons I’ve learned from them. The list I’ve shared below are a brief compilation Read More

Believing You Can vs. Believing You Can’t

  A month or two ago, I had the opportunity to be part of an intimate panel interview with Martin “Marty” Nesbitt. Mr. Nesbitt is a well-known, successful businessman in Chicago, and also the best friend of President Barack Obama. During the panel discussion, Mr. Nesbitt shared an interesting exchange he and the President had Read More