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Make Peace with Those Around You

The other night I posted a video on my personal Facebook page. It was an emotional video about my sadness and regret for the way I treated one of my ex-girlfriends after I got out of prison. I used to be a very different person in my past. And when I got out of prison, I was committed to making the right choices for my life, but at the same time, I was mentally making the wrong choices about some of the people in my life.  Read more

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Brutal Honesty with Yourself

I had a great talk with a friend the other night about our businesses, and the goals we want to accomplish in our lives both personally, and professionally. And one of the things that really stood out in our talk was the topic of our past. Both of us have what some might call “a colorful past” and have been through some things that most people have not.  Read more

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How Do You Handle Your Anger?

We all experience anger from time to time. It’s a normal human emotion that plays a much bigger role in our lives than we realize. And one of the common issues I have experienced personally when angry, is not controlling the words that spew out of my mouth when I express that anger.  Read more

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Rap Music and Bad Role Models

I want to talk about Role Models and Rap Music. This will probably piss a lot of people off, but it’s 2018, so that’s expected.

The definition of a Role Model is “a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated.” This tells you that whoever you’re looking at, should obviously be someone of a good nature, of good character, with an expected level of morality about them.  Read more

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Failure is Part of the Process

We all try to avoid failure, but sooner or later, it catches up to us. And when it does, it’s not always easy to deal with. If you do a quick Google search for the definition, you get “lack of success” or “an unsuccessful person, enterprise, or thing.” I’m surprised it’s not simply defined as “mistake” because that’s what it means to me most of the time. Read more

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Bureaucracy In Your Organization

The dictionary definition of Leadership is “the action of leading a group of people or an organization.” The traits of effective leadership run the gamut from things like emotional stability, dominance, enthusiasm, tough mindedness, and so on. It’s almost a never ending list of traits because a true leader is also a constantly learning student. Read more


Business is Personal

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve left home to clear my head and reconnect with a great friend. In the time since, I’ve done a lot of work out in the hot sun and have had plenty of time to think about some things that were on my mind. Read more

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Accomplishment and Moving Forward to Clarity

I’ve been away from home for a couple days now. I’ve been able to capitalize and build on the clarity that I mentioned in my last blog post. I’m spending time with one of my best friends and his wife, and they’re wonderful people. He’s an amazing person, and has always been one of the nicest people I’ve ever known, and this visit is definitely something that I’ve needed. Read more

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Moving Skyward from Sadness

Ladies and gentlemen, this is very personal post. I feel like I need to get this out there and get some things off my chest. This is a bit of my story. Read more

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Working from Home and the Distraction of Loved Ones

Hello world. This article is a reboot that I posted long ago while involved in a different venture. I think it’s still important and extremely relevant.

You’re probably working from home if you’re reading this article. If not, you might be someone that wants to give it a try. Maybe you own your own business, or maybe you’ve been chosen by your employer to telecommute. Being in this position is unlike anything else the typical workforce has to offer. Read more