Socio-political Movements…Like so much, it’s all perspective.

History is filled with the political turmoil created by groups engaging in collective actions in an attempt to bring about social change. In fact, the historical record is so teeming with such instances that it seems eminently reasonable to posit movements and conflict as rooted in the very nature of social order itself. To paraphraseContinue reading “Socio-political Movements…Like so much, it’s all perspective.”

Step Outside of Yourself…for Family First

As I frequently mention during many of my trainings, “I don’t care where you came from, you can start today to make the choices to take your life in whatever direction you want.”, the same goes for my cousin Tiara Street.    Coming up, on June 29th I will be providing a platform for myContinue reading “Step Outside of Yourself…for Family First”

Six Years to the Date… OG to YLBN

On February 9th of 2012 I made a decision that I attribute the vast majority of my current success to. At the time I was going into my final year of undergraduate studies at The University of Southern Mississippi where I was double majoring in Psychology and Spanish. I had plans of moving to Miami Florida, finding aContinue reading “Six Years to the Date… OG to YLBN”

Don’t Lower the Bar (Goal Setting)

It’s been said that life begins on the other side of your comfort zone. Our brains are actually designed to keep us safe, to keep us in a state of comfort. We always have a tendency to stay within that comfort zone when we are faced with adversity (growth potential). Related: Get Uncomfortable When we trulyContinue reading “Don’t Lower the Bar (Goal Setting)”

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start!

I lived all but maybe 2 years of my childhood in a mobile home. My home literally rocked side to side during strong storms and tornadoes. I went years where I had to be careful where I walked in my home because I might have fallen through the floor if I stepped in the wrongContinue reading “It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start!”

After-school Education and Extracurricular Funding

There are some people that I know who are financially able to pay for nannies and private after-school care for their kids while others don’t have that luxury. That first group of people aren’t directly affected by possible cuts or elimination of publicly funded after-school programs…….well, that’s until their home is broken into or vandalizedContinue reading “After-school Education and Extracurricular Funding”

Be Liberated from Your Fears

  Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not or darkness that lost frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world, there is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. WeContinue reading “Be Liberated from Your Fears”

Knowledge is NOT Power

The vast majority of our school systems and educational facilities teach on the notion that knowledge is power. They supply our youth with what they feel is the best methodology of educating them to be prepared to go out and take on the world. The teachers become the liking of a robotic machine monotonously lecturingContinue reading “Knowledge is NOT Power”