Lead Where You Are

One of the interesting things about leadership is that you don’t need a position or a title to lead others. You are very capable of making an enormous impact right where you are, in your current position. This isn’t easy, however — It takes courage. Why Lead? Leadership is a duty we all have. It may seem easier to lead … Read More

Scarcity Mentality

[cryout-pullquote align=”right” textalign=”center” width=”33%”]”Your success does not undermine the success of others.“[/cryout-pullquote] For some of us there is this idea in our heads that resources are limited in the world. Resources can be seen as things such as money, market share, customers, jobs, tickets, parking spaces, etc. Resources are what we need to bring about success in our lives. Everyone’s … Read More

Dr. King, My First Virtual Mentor

I still remember when I first learned of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was in the 2nd grade. His story stuck in my head, for a number of reasons, but being non-violent was the most impactful of all of them. It surprised me he had taken the non-violent route and I wondered how he kept his cool through so much … Read More

Pain, Passion, & Power

[optinform] Pain comes in many different forms as we experience life, but one aspect of pain that is rarely explored today is its ability to motivate. I have always been interested in rags to riches stories and as a result of this interest have read my fair share of books on the topic. One common theme throughout is the experience … Read More

Keys to Living an Interesting Life

[optinform] What’s it like for you when you wake up in the morning? I’d image each day is different based on what you have planned. Some days we are excited and hop out of bed without delay, looking forward to the plans we have. Other days it’s like pulling teeth to get out of bed. How exciting is your tomorrow? … Read More

Identity: Thoughts, Words, & Actions

[optinform] Nothing defines our lives more than how we define our identity. The word identity may confuse some people. Let me elaborate — I’m not talking about your name, picture or social security number. Simply stated your identity can be explained as how you would describe yourself in one sentence. Take a minute and describe yourself. Now take another minute … Read More

Be Proud of Your Heritage

[optinform] One of the stories I tell in “Well, My Mom Says…“ I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the first February at my new school and I was looking forward to the Black History Month events. But to my surprise there were none planned. It had been such a big deal at my last school, I was … Read More

Your Triangle of Influence

[optinform] I have always been fascinated by the topic of motivation and drive. I’ve been doing research my entire life trying to capture the essence of what’s vital concerning these two topics. Every conversation I’ve had with anyone concerning this topic  involves one of three topics invariably.  I like to call these your triangle of influence. 1. Control One of … Read More