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What I Really Wanted To Tell My Princess

By | 2017-03-11T23:19:51+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Thoughts and Opinions|

During a great conversation, I've had with my Princess.. she asked.. "Daddy, how are YOU doing? How are you feeling?" (my heart sank) As a Father.. your Daughters' questions resonate differently.. I can't just say "I'm OK.." but I definitely can't lay the whole burden on Her. I wanted to say Princess.. Its difficult coming back to [...]

I Refuse To Accept Your Death..

By | 2017-01-27T04:16:23+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Thoughts and Opinions|

  Some traumatic experiences put a dent in our armor whereas others, pierce your armor and hit your soul - let's refer to these as 'nuclear experiences'. The initial damage is bad, but the unknown after-effects are destructive. Our survival instincts takeover to preserve critical body organs and mental auto-pilot \ muscle memory keeps us moving... however our [...]

Finding Your Michelle Obama

By | 2017-01-20T03:06:48+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Thoughts and Opinions|

This article was influenced by a conversation with some of my closer male friends. The discussion was started from a statement in which I said (paraphrasing) It's not a problem for us to be focused on handling our business.. Women are actually intrigued by Men who not only take care of their basic responsibilities, but [...]

To Daddy’s Little Princess..

By | 2016-12-27T07:00:08+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Thoughts and Opinions|

Dear Princess, I’ve watched you mature into an intelligent beautiful young lady. I specifically love your determination, ambition, will power, confidence, resourcefulness and desire to be independent. As your Father, my job is to protect, provide, empower, teach and love you. Your job is to use your God Given – gifts, talents and abilities to [...]

Adversity 101

By | 2016-09-13T16:26:53+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Strategies, Thoughts and Opinions|

When you become accustomed to being super productive it's one thing. When the adversity is more consistent than you are.. The battle changes completely.  The self-talk changes.. The level of commitment changes.. Slowly your strengths turn to weaknesses because they aren't used as much. Your focus goes from striving to surviving. Your belief system is [...]

God’s Response To My Prayer

By | 2016-07-20T16:24:30+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Thoughts and Opinions|

I know what you're going through and I want you to be strong throughout the process. I've protected you throughout your life and I won't stop now. You will overcome this adversity and you will be the Man I've created you to be. I knew the process would be extremely difficult for you, so I've [...]

I had a Dream recently.. 

By | 2016-07-12T17:42:24+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Thoughts and Opinions|

And in that dream I had only one Life.. Only One.  One life to show my true character.. One life to leave my mark on the world.. One life to help my Family and Friends reach their true potential.. One life to use all of my God Given - gifts, talents and abilities..One life to [...]

Relationships and their Effect on our Lives

By | 2014-07-09T09:10:02+00:00 July 9th, 2014|Thoughts and Opinions|

I believe sometimes we refuse to have relationships with some people because we know they will challenge us to improve and expose us to different things. Whether its the lack of confidence in ourselves or refusal to leave our comfort zone. Look at your current situation.. Then look at the person or people you've dated. [...]

Dysfunctional Behavior

By | 2014-07-07T09:44:36+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Thoughts and Opinions|

Sometimes you don't realize how dysfunctional your behavior until your audience and environment changes. What you always assumed was normal becomes dysfunctional. One bad behavioral trait can destroy good friendships, careers and possibly everything you've worked for. Pay attention to those that warn you.. They could be saving your life. Your talent can take you [...]

30+ Awesome Websites that Make you Smarter

By | 2014-06-18T12:33:29+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Thoughts and Opinions|

We all have our sites that we browse daily or whenever we have a few mins to ourselves. To expedite this routine, I've created a folder in my Chrome Bookmark Bar called "Websites that Make You Smarter". A one-stop shop for sites I can quickly browse to - that will hopefully add 'value' to my [...]

Success vs Happiness

By | 2014-05-16T11:32:11+00:00 May 16th, 2014|The Awesome Life Project, Thoughts and Opinions|

Success is all the money in the world; happiness is having people to spend it on. Success is measurable; happiness is limitless. Success is a fancy car; happiness is a great ride. Success is working hard; happiness is loving the work. Success is the fame; happiness is the rise. Success is the race; happiness is [...]

A Letter To My Fallen Prince On His Birthday

By | 2014-03-07T07:17:12+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Thoughts and Opinions|

Happy 12th Birthday Nasir. The darkest day ever when I lost you Son. I was a young misguided man caught up in the streets when you were born. I was hardened, ignorant and selfish. I didn't have the healthcare insurance or resources that would've saved your life. I take full responsibility for that. My tears and shame [...]

There Will Come A Day

By | 2014-02-07T21:50:27+00:00 February 7th, 2014|Thoughts and Opinions|

There will come a day when reaching your dreams and accomplishing your major goals, will mean more than planning - for your birthday celebration. There will be a day when reciting quotes and reposting positive messages just wont cut it. There will be a day where you "define yourself" - by the things you actually [...]

Marriage Isn’t For You

By | 2014-02-06T20:50:10+00:00 February 6th, 2014|Thoughts and Opinions|

Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading. I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends.  I strongly recommend [...]

The Effect of Stress on our Body

By | 2013-10-08T15:31:26+00:00 October 8th, 2013|Thoughts and Opinions|

I've just had a Toxic conversation with my Ex-Girlfriend.. Although we've been separated for a quite a while now, she can go from 0 to 100 in 2 seconds. I'm not proud to say, my actions over the years were a major contributing factor to the way she responds to me. The endless streams of [...]

Love, Success and Money

By | 2013-09-27T08:46:09+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Thoughts and Opinions|

We say we want Love, Success and Money If that is the case, how are we preparing for them? What are we doing to prepare ourselves - for the opportunities we say we want? We desire Love, but do we know that Love is not jealous? Love is Selfless, Love demands that we Love ourselves, [...]