Top 10 Observations of 2017

  I firmly believe that in order for us to adequately and accurately navigate our futures we must reflect to ensure we are aware of the afflictions of our past. My Top 10 observations of 2017 are a product of my personal reflection. 10. Amazon Buys Whole Foods This was a big-time acquisition that will Read More

Would You REALLY Bet On YOURSELF?

  Would you? (I’m assuming you already read the title.) So…would you really bet on yourself? If you think you would…trust your instincts and take a risk and read this whole post. I dare you to focus on what you are about to read and lose your addiction to getting distracted! I’m not asking whether Read More

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

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

Who’s Running Your Show?

  You have dreams. You have ideas. You have all sorts of goals and desires. Yet the realization of these dreams seem to be, so far out of your grasp. Those ideas you have…never seem to gain any traction. Those goals…well, you may complete twenty-five to fifty percent of a goal, but rarely have you 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

Got Money?

Remember the milk commercial, that would star a recognizable celebrity and ask, “Got milk?” When the commercial aired, it always seemed light-hearted and funny. It was an opportunity for those of us who drink milk to identify with a celebrity and their white, milk mustache. Fairly harmless right? Now imagine that same commercial, but instead Read More

Sandbags and Barricades

This past Thursday, Chicago got hit by a ferocious flood. During this flood, water ran rampant in certain neighborhoods throughout the city, destroying homes, cars, landmarks and just about anything else that lay in its wake. This weekend, as I was driving through my neighborhood, I noticed that one particular street was completely closed and Read More

Go BIG or go home!

  Last week while driving home from work I pulled up next to another car at a stoplight and noticed that there was a magnetic advertisement on the car door.  I slowly pulled up a bit more to read what was being advertised, but I had a hard time making it out because the sign Read More