You Are What You Eat. (Inputs/Outputs)

You are what you eat. We’ve all heard or read this cliché before, but is it true? In my community diabetes is sometimes referred to as sugar. Instead of saying, “I have diabetes.” Someone would say, “I have sugar.” It’s not a coincidence that having sugar comes from overconsumption of sugar based foods. The same relationship Read More

A formula for conquering fear…

  A day or two after writing and posting the blog “Beat fear; Be uncommon!”, I had an interesting epiphany. This epiphany served more as an answer to a question I’d been asking myself since writing this post. My question was, “What is the formula for conquering fear?” Although, I have conquered fear in certain aspects of Read More

5 Ways to Successfully Manage Your Media

  More data has been produced in the last two years than all of the data produced throughout our documented history. I know that’s hard to believe, but when you consider that we are all living during the Information Age, I suppose that it makes what I just shared a bit more digestible. Just think Read More

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

What if life had a user’s manual?

  What’s your relationship with user guides and instruction manuals? Do you read them? If you’re anything like me, you get so excited about your new toys, that the user manual is typically tossed to the side. Recently, I was at a friend’s home. They had just installed a brand new, state of the art Read More

10 Characteristics That Lead To Success

  Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from a number of men and women, who have made some outstanding achievements and over the past month, I decided to take some time to review my old notes and reflect on the many lessons I’ve learned from them. The list I’ve shared below are a brief compilation 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 Life Lessons From Dr. Maya Angelou

  A few weeks ago, I shared a blog post titled, “5 Virtual Mentors That Changed My Life“. I had originally planned to add two more virtual mentors, but the post started getting long. If I had added the two additional mentors, Maya Angelou would have made the list along with Frederick Douglass. Thus, this week’s blog Read More

A Memory on Memorial Day

  Since the dawn of our nation, over 1.3 million Americans have lost their lives in combat, defending and protecting our ability to exercise our “unalienable Rights; among which are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. If you combine the total above with the number of soldiers that were wounded in battle, that already large figure jumps Read More

SIRENS!

  Growing up and living in a large metropolitan city, can make anyone take the sound of a siren for granted. In a big city… It’s a common occurrence to hear police sirens. It’s a common occurrence to hear fire truck sirens. It’s a common occurrence to hear ambulance sirens. These sirens interrupt our sleep. Read More