DO different!

When I first started this blog I had already accepted the fact it wouldn’t have explosive popularity and grow from one follower (my mom) to millions in a matter of months. Why had I accepted this reality?  Well it’s quite simple…my message isn’t sensational…there’s no soundtrack, no explosions and no A class actor doing backflips Read More

Influence

My sister Keila, is in New York this week to gain perspective and knowledge from my virtual mentor; Seth Godin, also known as ‘America’s Greatest Marketer’ and author of fourteen books. Seth’s speeches and writings have had a great deal of influence on me over the last few years and this Monday, my little sister will Read More

It’s been 1 year for Inspirational Perspective

This month marks the 1 year anniversary for the Inspirational Perspective blog and Facebook page. Over 365 days ago, I was scared to death to push the publish tab on my first blog, because for the 1st time in my life I would be exposing my purpose, my passion and my dream to the world. I Read More

It’s time for a time check…

This past week I’ve struggled a bit with the fact that we all are entering the 6th month of 2012 so soon. The beginning of next month will place us at the half-way mark of this year. I don’t know about you…but for me…it seems the pace with which time is moving is unreasonably and Read More

The Illusions All Around Us

  Chicago is hosting NATO. …and just like that, I along with many other Chicagoans found out just how little what we want or would like to have…really matters.  In the end, we’re all treated like a potential protestor or threat. It’s very interesting how a privilege given, can so easily be a privilege taken Read More

The Magic of Laughter

Can you remember the last time you laughed so hard that you had to bend over just to maintain whatever composure you had left? Can you remember the last time you laughed so hard the muscles in your stomach hurt? What were you laughing about? How long ago was that? Often I have the opportunity Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What a great time to be alive! So much innovation, so much change and so many technologies that let us stay closer than ever to the people we love. How have you shared your love today?  Did you Skype, Facebook, tweet, blog, text, iMessage, SMS, or YouTube your sentiment? What’s awesome is the new dialect Read More

Be present for your own parade!

  Some of us are always thinking ahead, calculating our next moves and agonizing over the details of our strategic plan. Then we carefully begin to execute on the critical success factors of the master plan we’ve designed. …and that’s great! But sometimes we are so given to executing with excellence, that this plan is Read More

Who are you? What is your brand?

Sometimes it’s tough to make personal change… Regardless of the long-term payoff for short-term work many of us just can’t seem to tighten the hatch, hunker down and go to work on what will create the change that helps us reach our long-term goals and aspirations. Why is that? I can’t answer that for you…I Read More

What Did You Get? – (A day after Christmas Poem)

  Many of us celebrated Christmas yesterday and followed the tradition of giving and receiving gifts.  If you live in the United States, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas you’ll typically end up with a gift bag to dig in or box to unwrap, from a family member, colleague or friend. This Christmas, some of Read More