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

Is your PAST informing your FUTURE?

Recently, I had an epiphany. Most of my dreams and aspirations have been produced with an invisible limit cap. For years, I’ve allowed my experiences, and the experiences of those around me, to inform my possibilities. By doing this, I’ve limited the extent to which I would dream. After all, our dreams should be realistic, right? Why Read More

Invisible Chains – What’s Holding You Back?

  What’s holding you back? Are you accomplishing your goals and living your dreams? Take a minute or two and think about this… Does your mind revert to a particular circumstance and/or person? What is this circumstance? Who is this person? What’s inhibiting your dreams and taking your power? Has it been a circumstance, person, Read More

How to go from motivation and inspiration into ACTION!

I attended a conference about ten years ago, where a number of business leaders and motivational speakers gave inspirational talks that seemed to move my very soul. Their words seemed to light a fire within me and awaken the urge and hunger to succeed. Towards the end of their talk, each of these speakers promised 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

Our Environment Creates Our Thoughts

  I am often shocked and baffled, when I encounter friends and colleagues who are passionate about being green, saving the earth and fighting global warming, but don’t place the same importance on their personal space. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about being green and recycling. I recycle fanatically. (…and when I can Read More

Does your life need a new CEO?

  No matter where in the world you reside, going to work everyday is a consistent cultural reality. Whether we work banker’s hours, with a nine to five gig that puts us in rush hour traffic both ways of our commute, or something a little less conventional, like working the night shift as a nurse Read More

Disconnected in a connected world!

  This is an amazing time to be alive. Technological advancements in the last 100 years make our lives so much easier and efficient to lead, than the lives of our great-grandparents. We can travel faster, communicate real-time no matter the distance and even access information almost instantaneously. Many of us carry our technologies with us Read More

What do you REALLY want?

  Are all your wants and desires written down? Do you know your life’s goals so well you can repeat them from memory? Do you have your dreams and aspirations displayed on a vision board or storyboard that you can see everyday? If the answer is no, I regret to inform you that you’re probably living Read More