END OF YEAR REFLECTION: WHERE ARE YOU AND WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE

“What will come of the future?” There are 13 days left until the beginning of the new year. And with all that has taken place this year, as always, we must take time to reflect on where we are in our lives. The end of of the year makes you look overall at what you may have accomplished, and if everything is all right in the world, then the year was a success. But what happens if the year wasn’tRead more

MARKETING ME: PUTTING YOURSELF INTO POSITION TO SUCCEED

“Knowing yourself will go a long way.” The year 2018 will be a pretty productive year for me because I am changing up a lot of my work so that I can put myself in a better position to grow my platform. Those platforms are my WordPress blog, Instagram, my podcast show, screenplays, one year research on my documentary, and buzz around my novel and book of short stories which could potentially be done by the end of 2018, earlyRead more

MENTAL EVOLUTION: HOW SHIFTING YOUR PERCEPTION AIDS IN HUMAN GROWTH

“Mind over bull.” As an adult, you are able to survive in this world because your parents may have given you the basics in how to go into world with confidence and live. But what your parents can try to prepare you for, that you inevitably have to do on your own is expand your mind. Expansion of the mind has to come from the inside out, not the outside in. That human growth of the mind that will allowRead more

LEVEL TO LEVEL: HOW GOING FROM ONE SOCIOECONOMIC POSITION TO ANOTHER FORCES A NEW PERCEPTION

“Once you know better, you do better.” I come from a socioeconomic environment known as the working poor. And I have been in his space for my entire life. But in the recent years, I have been working to remove myself form this space of poverty. And what does that mean, it simply means changing your perception in how you see the world around you. Once that perception changes about the world, new opportunities open up to you. Now inRead more

LIFE’S PREPARATIONS: WHY FINDING YOUR WAY IS SO HARD IN THE WORLD

“Ready, set, take on life!” You go through elementary school, go through middle school, graduate high school, and then graduate college. And once you have complete school, you step into the world and, nothing. Just like that, you graduate on a Sunday and nothing on that Monday morning. That pot of gold that everyone has been telling you about as it pertains to attaining a college education is false. You sit at home in your parent’s house thinking to yourself,Read more

THE EXPRESS ROUTE: WHY YOU SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS WHEN TRYING FAST ROUTES TO SUCCESS

“If it comes too easy, it can leave just as fast.” As a writer and soon to be photographer by the end of next year, I am building myself a platform. But that platform takes time and I mean a lot of time. And of course you see the people who don’t take the time to build, who inevitably grow faster and make money sooner. This is something that tends to make you a little bit discouraged when you seeRead more

PURSUE OR PAUSE: WHAT MAKES US NOT PURSUE

“I’m afraid to pursue, but more afraid to not.” Moving to New York City to attend graduate would have been a very scary move for so many, but not me. I just came out to the big city back in 2011 and have been here ever since. But I am also in the process of pursuing something else and that is screenwriting, filmmaking, and soon photography. These are career paths that so many for so long have strayed away fromRead more

SET OUT TO SUCCEED, PLAN TO FAIL: WHY MOST DON’T MAKE THEIR DREAMS A REALITY

“Want it, go get it, it won’t come to you.” People in society have this ideology that they want something and it’s supposed to come to them. And I don’t mean the idea of sitting around and doing nothing. I’m talking there are people who say that I go to work everyday. Shouldn’t that put them into a position to be where they want to be in life? And my reply to that would be no. You might be thinkingRead more

REFLECTION: WHY SEEING SOMEONE SUCCEED WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU IS IMPORTANT

“They did it, so can I.” As an African American man, I was able to witness the election our nation’s first Black President of the United States. And what transpired following was a young generation of Black males and females that became interested in politics. Whether it is aspiring to lead the nation one day, or even taking the rankings in their own communities. Seeing someone that looks like you in a position that normally people who look like youRead more

STOLEN AMBITION: WHAT IF THE WOMEN OF THE PAST COULD HAVE HAD THE OPTIONS OF TODAY

“What little they had made way for a lot today.” My mother was born in the year 1960, making her the last of the baby boom generation. This was the first generation where men were coming home from the war and suburbs were being built up all across the country. Mass marketing and advertising was introduced and the influence of entertainment was taking hold. Why was so much going on during this time period? Well, it was because this wasRead more