Life Is A Cycle Of “Dump and Take”

There are two ends of the spectrum of ways that people handle their lives. You have those who dump, and those who take. Those who dump spend most of their time telling people about their problems. No type of direction to solve them, but they just want them off their chest. They go along with their lives making others solely responsible for problems and issues they have, without having the skill of problem solving. Handling other’s problems are petrifying to them, and those problems are oftentimes negated and minimalized because their unresolved problems are most important. You also have those who take. These … Continue reading Life Is A Cycle Of “Dump and Take”

Dear Mr. Doubt

Dear Mr. Doubt, I thought I asked you not to contact me anymore. I have some dreams to manifest. It’s hard for me to remember how we even became friends. Better yet, it’s hard for me to understand how we remained friends. Oh, I remember now. There was something about you that was enticing. Oftentimes, I felt safe listening to you. “No one will ever support you.” “That dream is WAY too big for you to accomplish.” “Where are you gonna get the money to do that?” “TV? Really? From your kind of upbringing?” are just a few of the “encouraging” statements … Continue reading Dear Mr. Doubt

Everybody Needs A Biscuit…

Everybody needs a person who can give them some sound advice. Especially someone who they trust and know has their best interest in mind. Look for someone who will not mold you to you they want you to become, but who sees the greatness in you and will sacrifice to make sure you see it as well. No one deserves to be on a mental island alone. Someone needs to be there with them so they can discuss, brainstorm, and encourage. If not, you’ll just be talking to yourself all the time, and that is not very progressive. Everyone needs … Continue reading Everybody Needs A Biscuit…

Shout Out To Stuart Smalley…

It’s all about encouragement today. Here are six challenges for you to encourage yourself and others. Shout out to Stuart Smalley from SNL when he said, “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it… people like me.” We all need that in our lives. So here are three things to tell yourself today, and three things to tell someone else: YOURSELF I am one step closer to my dream. Someone needs to hear my heart today. Whose frown can I turn upside down today? OTHERS Are you igniting your passions today? How can I help you today? It does not have to be … Continue reading Shout Out To Stuart Smalley…

Go For It… What Is “It”?

We all have desires. Whether short or long term, people feel a sense of belonging when they see themselves making an impact. Especially, when they are making an impact based off of something they are passionate about. Sure, there are many ideas that we have to change the world, but what is that “thing” in which you know that you are so passionate about? To give a strong indicator, it is usually the “thing” that  you can see and taste it happening, and you are the spearhead in making it happen. Another strong indicator is, if I surveyed 10 people, … Continue reading Go For It… What Is “It”?

Prove Yourself Right, First

If you are second-guessing yourself, why should I believe you? Being sure of something is one thing, but showing hesitation of what you think you’re sure about is another. I encourage you today to become more confident in yourself. Whether it is your convictions, your skillset, or the role at your job, let everyone know that your confidence is at a fever pitch today. This is not about being cocky. The difference in being cocky and being confident is, when you are cocky, the focus is on you touting about your abilities more than others. When you are confident, you put … Continue reading Prove Yourself Right, First

The Dream Cemetery…

Many years ago, I attended a conference to see an incredibly motivational Pastor and speaker named Myles Munroe. He has authored many books on purpose and potential, and has spoke in venues all around the world. While there were many takeaways I received from this event, there was one thing in particular that has resonated with me, and will continue to be a driving force to keep me on track with accomplishing my passions. Dr. Munroe deeply expressed that the one of the biggest places where dreams reside is the cemetery. This is because so many people have their dreams locked up … Continue reading The Dream Cemetery…

5 Phrases A Mate Would Prefer You Not To Say

Without a doubt, relationships are work. However, it is a voluntary investment. Just like other investments, you not only want to see it succeed, but you want it to thrive and produce an even better return than what you initially put in it. One thing to understand, though, is that it does not come overnight. Two personalities – oftentimes distinctly different – are now fusing together to present a smooth foundation. Personality conflict, differences in how things are handled, and maturity levels are just three things that come in play, and can certainly cause this smooth foundation to remain bumpy. … Continue reading 5 Phrases A Mate Would Prefer You Not To Say

What I Learned After Doing 8,000 Push-Ups

At the conclusion of last month, I ventured out to challenge myself in doing something that I have never done before. Being a certified personal trainer, I like to do things that would avoid a plateau in order to give my body something new and confusing to work on. While I do push-ups daily, I felt like doing them on an extreme level. So, I researched some push-up challenges, and thought to myself, “I can do that… right?” While the hesitation was feverish, I came up with a number that my body immediately took me off its friends list; however, … Continue reading What I Learned After Doing 8,000 Push-Ups

A Club Worth Fighting For…

It’s funny how the Hebrew meaning of “Nehemiah” is “[God] comforted.” Nehemiah 4:14 has left an indelible mark in my spirit. For eight weeks, I have surrounded my life around fighting. Not defensively, but offensively. Fighting for my family, fighting for my peace, fighting for my joy, fighting for my faith. This fight hasn’t been as a result of a last-minute effort to save my marriage. I have been through that already, and succeeded. Nor has it been a desperate plea to prove that I am a good father. God is constantly perfecting me in that area. But it was … Continue reading A Club Worth Fighting For…