Depression effects more than 15 million American adults and with a 2014 study that shows about 71% of the American population identifies as Christian in some form or another, it’s no secret that depression is one of the biggest struggles … Continue reading Is Depression A Sin?
It is so easy for people to lose sight of their purpose because they are so caught up and distracted by all the current cares and challenges. Trust me, I get it. I am not totally free from that struggle either. However, there are always ways to refocus on your goals, which gives you a boost in where you are currently. Understand that this is only a piece to the bigger puzzle of your manifested dreams. Make the best out of where you are. Legacies are not build just based on legends being in comfortable places. They are also built when … Continue reading Are You Sleeping? WAKE UP!
Everyone has bad days. The good thing about these days is that, while they can certainly break your confidence and make you feel de-energized, they can also make you stronger, and give you more of an ability to get through the slumps in your life. When these times happen, do your best to not feel defeated and deflated. These are such common feelings to resort to, and it takes persistence and discipline to change this paradigm. The biggest thing to realize is that it is just a moment, so do your best to let it pass. If something has you … Continue reading Kick It Into Overdrive
No one has a perfect life. Even Jesus had trials and tribulations. Moreover, we all experience our own personal “Will This Cup Pass?” moments, where we fervently want the struggle to end. Wherever and whenever we are suffering, be it spiritually, emotionally, financially, or relationally, we need 3 P’s to get us through. Prayer – there is no doubt that prayer works. As a devout Christian, I have experienced it first hand. Dr. Roberta Lee, author of The SuperStress Solution, explains, “[People who pray are] better able to cope with stress, they heal faster from illness, and they experience increased benefits to their health and … Continue reading When You Are In The Valley… USE THEIR FLASHLIGHT
In a recent survey done by NBC, 84 percent said they are not working in their dream job. That is both staggering and disheartening. This means less than two out of 10 people can say that they are doing what can be considered as ideal to them. So, conclusively, it means that the definitive majority of us are doing something that we really do not want to do. I understand that you can’t just go into a company and say, “Hey! Hire me now!” However, while you are waiting, you can continue working on your dream and further perfect it. … Continue reading Don’t Be A Statistic!
Motivation is a strong key to success. Not only success, but RESIDUAL success. However, motivation is nothing without application. Saying it is one thing. Strongly thinking about it is another. However, those just make your brain more tired, and creates a greater sense of false optimism. The gem lies in the DOING. For many years, I was involved in the fitness coaching/personal training business. In fact, I am still a certified personal trainer, but am no longer doing it full-time (still taking clients – cheap plug). When I would sit down with my clients for the initial fitness assessment, I wish … Continue reading Inspire To DO!
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
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
There’s a guy that is very popular around these neck of the woods. Now, this does not mean that everyone likes him. However, just about everyone knows about him. His name is Mr. Mo Mentum. Loved and hated, embraced and shunned, accepted and rejected, he receives a gamut of feelings his way every single day. The funny thing is, he is ALWAYS willing to help. The problem is, though, not everyone wants his help. Not because they don’t need it. We ALL do. But, it is because many are too scared to admit that they need his help, even if … Continue reading Mr. Mo Mentum