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

Scary Inspirational Perspective – Radio Show (The Halloween Edition)

This radio show is from this past Halloween weekend. Thus, I asked my listeners to reflect and share what goals or dreams had them experiencing FEAR! To do this I asked the following questions: What would you do if you weren’t AFRAID? What have you achieved when you conquered your FEAR? I then went on Read More

I don’t do airplanes!

A number of years ago I asked a member of my team to make travel plans to visit a facility in another city. Almost instantaneous she became distraught. “I don’t do airplanes!”, she exclaimed. “I don’t like them!” After a brief conversation I learned that she had never been aboard a plane, nor had she Read More

Are you an ACTOR or a REACTOR? – Radio Show

During this radio show I looked to have my listeners contemplate and reflect on how they orient themselves to life. To do this I asked the following questions: Are you an ACTOR or a REACTOR? Are you capable of more than AVERAGE? I then went on to define what an ACTOR and a REACTOR look Read More

Dissecting Oprah’s Commencement Speech to Harvard – Radio Show

Have you had the opportunity to hear Oprah’s Commencement Speech at Harvard? If not, this is your chance to check out the highlights and hear the phenomenal conversation I had with listeners who offered their perspectives during the show. If you did listen to Oprah’s speech, in which context did you listen? Did you consider Read More

Stinkin’ Thinking

  What if your thoughts had a scent? What would yours smell like? Would your thoughts have a garden scent that originates from the growth of fresh ideas and newly picked possibilities? or… Would your thoughts wreak like hot garbage on a summer day, from the stench created from sitting stagnant with the same thoughts Read More

The World Is Moving! Are You Keeping Up?

  In 2015, if you’re standing still… If you’re holding on to the old model… If you’re stuck in your comfort zone… If you think new technology is for the younger generation… If you’re not adapting to this new norm of constant change… If you’re stuck doing things the way you always have… I have Read More

Sandbags and Barricades

This past Thursday, Chicago got hit by a ferocious flood. During this flood, water ran rampant in certain neighborhoods throughout the city, destroying homes, cars, landmarks and just about anything else that lay in its wake. This weekend, as I was driving through my neighborhood, I noticed that one particular street was completely closed and Read More

The Purpose For Having a Purpose

  Two thousand years ago, when a sailor started a journey, he would chart a course using nautical maps and then use the stars to ensure he was on course. When the skies were overcast, a seafaring vessel could lose valuable time drifting in the water, waiting for a sign that they were headed in Read More

Consultants, Cheerleaders and Coaches.

Last night the debut broadcast of Inspirational Perspective, with Linal Harris, Chicago’s very own life coach aired at 9:30 p.m. CST, on WVON 1690 AM. Now that the first show is done and labeled ‘a success’¬†I can definitely say that broadcasting the show was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to hitting the airwaves Read More