Beat fear; Be uncommon!

fear is a prison

  I’m currently typing these words as I sit on an Cathay Pacific airplane headed to Hong Kong, 30,000 feet above the earth’s surface. This will be my first visit to China. If I’m blessed to live another decade it won’t be my last. By the end of this adventure, I will have explored over 30 countries and 260 cities […]

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What if life had a user’s manual?

How to Guide

  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 home theater system. Throughout the […]

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10 Characteristics That Lead To Success

key to success

  Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from a number of men and women, who have made some outstanding achievements and over the past month, I decided to take some time to review my old notes and reflect on the many lessons I’ve learned from them. The list I’ve shared below are a brief compilation of the wisdom I’ve gathered […]

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Believing You Can vs. Believing You Can’t

Believe in you

  A month or two ago, I had the opportunity to be part of an intimate panel interview with Martin “Marty” Nesbitt. Mr. Nesbitt is a well-known, successful businessman in Chicago, and also the best friend of President Barack Obama. During the panel discussion, Mr. Nesbitt shared an interesting exchange he and the President had about his potential candidacy before […]

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5 Life Lessons From Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou

  A few weeks ago, I shared a blog post titled, “5 Virtual Mentors That Changed My Life“. I had originally planned to add two more virtual mentors, but the post started getting long. If I had added the two additional mentors, Maya Angelou would have made the list along with Frederick Douglass. Thus, this week’s blog is dedicated to remembering the […]

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