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

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

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

Baby Steps!

Late last year, I wrote a blog post titled,”Success vs. Mediocrity“, where I mentioned a finding that I came across while listening to Earl Nightingale tapes. In one of his recordings, Mr. Nightingale shared that the measurable difference between a man or woman of achievement and success, in contrast to a man or woman of mediocrity, Read More

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

Great by choice…

The 2012 Olympics are now coming to conclusion and with the closing ceremony many of the world’s greatest athletes have proven themselves as unforgettable either by their tremendous victories or agonizing defeats. Over the last few weeks those of us who have witnessed portions of these Olympic games have seen greatness in a number of its Read More

The definition of great!

  Greatness is being redefined every day, every month, every year. Normal is being reset, every day, every month, every year… What was great yesterday, is good today. What is good today, is normal tomorrow. 365 days later that same norm is now outdated and sometimes broken. In 2011, world records were established that seemed Read More

Dare to be Great!

  A favorite quote of mine is by Zig Ziglar: “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” Today, I wanted to take a moment to remind all of you to… Keep your fire burning!! Dare to be great!! In all of us is an Read More