At the age of 22, Muhammad Ali beat the odds (7:1) and became the boxing heavyweight champion of the world by beating Sonny Liston. It wasn’t just his skill that helped him achieve this amazing feat, but also his belief in himself. Before he won the title he proclaimed, “I am the greatest boxer of Read More
Tag: African American
My Top 10 Observations of 2014
1. The Rise of the Smart Watch When I was child, I loved sifting through the Sunday newspaper. I wasn’t really concerned with the news, but rather the comic strips buried in the middle of all the sales ads, included with the Sunday paper. One of my favorite comic strips was Dick Tracy. Dick Tracy Read More
Magic Johnson – Overcoming Adversity
Ever notice how adversity has a way of bringing out the absolute best or worst in a person? There must be something almost magical about adversity’s squeeze that produces who we are as a person from the very core of our essence. If adversity squeezed you, what would be produced? Perfection isn’t on the menu, Read More
Beat fear; Be uncommon!
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 Read More
5 Virtual Mentors That Changed My Life
I’ve been blessed to have some wonderful leaders, teachers and mentors. These individuals have made an indelible impact on me. I will be forever grateful for the role each of them have played in my life. I’m often asked about these people through a series of questions like: Can you name a leader who challenged Read More
What’s the verdict; FEAR or LOVE?
Today, I find myself questioning my ability to clearly articulate an inspired perspective on the most recent event here in America, that is troubling many of your minds. I find myself questioning my role as a thought leader. A couple of years ago, when the media created a frenzy surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin Read More
Capable and average, is capable of more than average!
All too often I’m baffled at how we place people who are categorized as successful, in an untouchable category. It is as if the stories of their achievements closely mirror the heroics of Greek Mythology, and our own lives mirror that of a Greek tragedy. We tend to forget that the people we look Read More