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

Home Is Where the Heart Is

  Home Recently, I’ve been reflecting a lot on priorities. If you follow me on Twitter or have liked my fan page on Facebook you’ll know I’ve posted recently, about priorities. This comes as I personally have been reflecting on my own priorities, as 2012 will be a big year for me personally. Priorities When we think about priorities, sometimes … Read More