Motivation IS, an inside job. Inertia is the most difficult thing to overcome.  When it gets down to improving ourselves in any part of our lives, we must have a clear reason to get started and to keep going. The reason IS our motivation for doing the thing that we do. To simply attempt to […]

  So, you want to be all you can be. Well, it’s not always that easy, even in the Army. Too often, we choose to see ourselves somewhat contented with our lives and situations just the way they are. But of course when you are up to your waist in alligators, it is hard to […]

  Source: Interfaith Ministries / Interfaith Ministries One of the earliest proverbs known to humankind is: “It is better to give than receive.”  The adage is rooted in the Golden Rule and the Christian Bible: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” However, today, those sentiments are too often overshadowed by […]

If you are an entrepreneur, or you aspire to succeed in any other arena, you know that your success cannot depend on the opinions of others. Like the wind, opinions change.  And like the weather, opinions change very often. To realize success at any endeavor, you must stay on track, no matter what it takes!  […]

From the time I was a child to this very day, there have been numerous things that I’ve expressed a desire to accomplish and naysayers would shout: “You can’t do everything!” Or, “you can’t do that.” Usually, it was said by someone who did not know me well.  As a child, my family members and […]

If I came home with a B on my report card, my parents would praise me for doing well and then suggest that next time I could come home with an A, If I worked hard enough. –Jessye Norman On this day,  I will take five minutes to think about the pressure to excel I […]

Bishop T.D. Jakes is nothing short of a blessing to everyone he comes in contact with. At Women’s Empowerment 2013 he delivered an uplifting word that stirred the spirit in the room. Women left understanding the importance of their gifts and received  encouragement to use them. Via

Most recently, ODD Future singer, Frank Ocean, did the unthinkable. In an open letter on his Tumblr page Frank Ocean came out of the closet and revealed the details about his first love which happened to be for another man. “4 summers ago, I met somebody,” he wrote. “I was 19 years old. He was […]

What can you really say when your aunt tells you you’ve gained some weight when you arrive home for the holidays? This was me two…

My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough,  someone who needed smoothing. –Mary Frances Berry On this day,  I will find three things my son does well and tell them about them. Read more…

Chris Brown has been the current topic amongst co-workers, friends, family and anyone who has an opinion regarding his recent outbreak on Good Morning America.  I’ve wondered what Man has the balls to pull this young man aside and have a heart to heart? Would Chris even respect and receive the words coming out of […] *Kelly Price, a veteran voice in the industry, commented recently about Jazmine Sullivan’s decision to take a break from music. Price gave a few words of wisdom, being that she’s seen it all and been through it all since her start as a teen in the music business.