Too busy to be successful?

  Over the past few months I’ve come across a number of articles outlining the financial plight of most Americans. Each time I complete these articles, I become a bit more concerned about our financial wellbeing as a nation. Here’s a brief synopsis of what I’ve read: 43% of Americans don’t have $10,000 in a Read More

7 Reasons You’re Always Exhausted

  Recently, I read an article sharing data that most adult Americans live in a constant state of exhaustion. Lack of sleep was the number one culprit. Yet, even adults who averaged seven to eight hours of sleep every night still claimed to feel tired and/or lack energy. In the past, I’ve read studies like this Read More

Thank You. You Make a Difference!

  On July 4, 2011, I woke up with the title Inspirational Perspective™ etched in my mind, clear as day. That morning, I purchased the website domain and wrote my first blog post titled, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” I was terrified, but I clicked the publish button anyway. That day, I made a Read More

My Big Annoucement

  I started this blog back in July 2011 to share an Inspirational Perspective™ with the world. As a blogger, life coach, and radio personality, I’m blessed to have the opportunity to inspire others to create the “impossible” in their life journeys. The BIG news that I wanted to share with you all, is that Read More

Career Corner Video Overview

  About a month ago, I facilitated a workshop at WVON‘s Legacy Center on the South Side of Chicago. This was a live Q&A workshop where I discussed topics such as; building your personal brand, creating a compelling resume, how to properly prepare for an interview, social media best practices, negotiating your salary, continual workplace Read More

What Are Your Mental Constraints?

Over the past few weeks a picture has been circulating on social media forums that is quite comical. This picture is humorous, because it provides an interesting illustration and perspective of how a mental constraint can impact behavior. Whenever I see this picture on a social forum I always take a moment to read the Read More

Obstacles vs. Barriers

  Life is a journey and as with any journey it can present its share of obstacles and barriers. As long as we’re breathing, obstacles and barriers will be a part of our human experience. It’s how we relate to our obstacles and barriers that dictates the quality of our human experience. One of the most Read More

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