Keep at it

I went through a phase of knowing what I wanted to do, to barely wanting to do anything at all. I’d start a new adventure, only to stop after a month, because I wasn’t “seeing” what I had hoped and envisioned. I kept thinking to myself, “If you haven’t done it by now, it won’tContinue reading “Keep at it”

Cheers from within

“I love you” and “I’m so proud of you,” are probably two of the most needed phrases anyone would want to hear. No matter how big or small the accomplishment is, just the mere thought of knowing you have the love and support of others, not only feels good, but is extremely rewarding. “Somebody cares?”Continue reading “Cheers from within”

Walking in the wrong direction

“Everyone has their life mapped out,” is a pretty accurate statement to make. Whether in your teenage years or adult, you’ve always known what you wanted for yourself. Whether it was good for you or not, you still continued on, because it was what you wanted. With each passing moment, you anxiously awaited until youContinue reading “Walking in the wrong direction”

More of this and more of that

You say, “I want more money,” but are you prepared for more problems? You say, “I want to do much more at work,” but are you prepared for more responsibilities? You say “I want to be more successful,” but are you prepared to do more than what it takes to get there? You say, “IContinue reading “More of this and more of that”

Time to get off

When my sisters and I were little, our mother would often take us to Kress’, in historic downtown Montgomery, AL. Considering the fact that we were extremely poor, I looked forward to most Saturdays, because I knew where we were going. Extremely popular, Kress’ was a huge store, and one I considered to be anContinue reading “Time to get off”

Too late

Have you ever sat and thought about all the wild dreams you’ve had? From being a superstar to ruling the world, you didn’t care how grandeur or unattainable they appeared, because you were set on achieving them. Nothing nobody said or did could convince you that you weren’t going to fulfill your dreams, even ifContinue reading “Too late”

Somebody’s always listening

As a motivational speaker, I travel to various colleges and high schools speaking to disadvantaged and underrepresented students. A once impoverished student, I share the adversities and oppositions I faced, but overcame to become a success and not another statistic. It doesn’t matter how embarrassing, terrible, or difficult your story is, TELL IT! Somebody’s alwaysContinue reading “Somebody’s always listening”

Fight song

I have a huge and deep appreciation for basketball and college football! I love watching sports, but what I love even more, is the drive and ambition the players have. Week after week, they endure hits, injuries and losses, yet they continue to show up and perform. Are you one of those people? No matterContinue reading “Fight song”

It’s not over

When you feel yourself slip, tighten up your grip If you want to reach the top, keep going, you mustn’t stop When things get rough, you don’t have the option to give up You’ve been running a race for quite some time, but keep pushing until you cross the finish line It’s easy to throwContinue reading “It’s not over”