Birthday Money?

This week I’m breaking a few of the rules of good blog etiquette. Here’s why. This past Wednesday I celebrated my 42nd birthday, so I’m feeling extra special. …and like most human beings, when I feel extra special, I break a few rules. Now that I have your attention, here are the two things I Read More

42 things that MOTIVATE and INSPIRE me on my 42nd birthday!

  I am often asked about the process I use to choose topics for my blog and each week’s radio show. My answer has always been the same; I just look for the inspiring and teachable point of view in everything I’m given the opportunity to experience and see. This week’s thought is a quick Read More

The POWER of BEING FULLY PRESENT!

Last month was fairly uneventful, outside of the fact that my son started walking and I had some spectacular guests on my radio show.One of these guests was Rita Coburn, the director, and producer of the recently released documentary, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”. During our time together on the Inspirational Perspective Radio Show, Read More

Are You Doing Life’s Work?

Ever hear or read this story, “Whose Job Is It Anyway?” This is how the story goes: “There was an important job to be done. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody Read More

Powerful Black History Quotes

February marks the month when many of us make a concerted effort to learn more about Black History and remind ourselves of the impact that people of African descent have had on the world. A huge part of this impact has been the words these icons have written and spoken. Here are 28 of some Read More

5 Lessons From The Black Panther

  For many of us, it’s no surprise that the Black Panther movie took the box office by storm and turned into a mega-movie blockbuster in one week. What is surprising is the depth of the movie. The more I reflect on this powerful piece of cinematography…the more lessons I learn…and messages I find. After Read More

When was your last PIT STOP?

  According to an article published in Fortune magazine, only half of you used all of your allotted vacation days last year. …and to be clear, I’m talking PAID TIME OFF. As someone who has dedicated himself to self-development and empowering other human-beings that breaks my heart. Here’s why… Time away from your work really Read More

One of the BEST ways to develop YOURSELF!

  REFLECTION is the number one way to develop yourself. …and as much as I wish I could just stop there and make it easy on you…I can’t.​​ I can’t because REFLECTION alone won’t lead to self-improvement. ​​Self-improvement requires REFLECTION + OWNERSHIP​​. Here’s what I mean by OWNERSHIP… Let’s say you had a pretty bad Read More

The Coming of Age

Time is not our friend, It is our mortal enemy, Because it takes moments like this… And transforms them into memories, Memories we can barely see! Today I’m twenty-five, Tomorrow I’ll be half a century, And that’s only if time is kind to me. Gray hairs and a stiff back, Will make us relish this Read More

…and then it was February!

  I wrote a poem about 15 years ago titled ” The Coming of Age“.  The first stanza of the poem is as follows: “Time is not our friend, It is our mortal enemy, Because it takes moments like this… And transforms them into memories, Memories we can barely see!” (click here to read the entire poem) Read More