Living in An American Fairy-tale? Time To Grow Up

“The hardest part about growing up is letting go of what you were used to, and moving on with something you’re not.” – Lyrikal Growing up is hard. Things are never what they seem. You can kind of  live in a fairy tale, seeing life the way your parents kind of want you to. But as you get older you realize things are not as … Continue reading Living in An American Fairy-tale? Time To Grow Up

So What If I Want “IT” NOW… Life is STILL a Marathon (The Monday Fits)

“…The Millennial generation is accustomed to having questions answered quickly, acting on that knowledge immediately and receiving feedback on demand…” (source)  “..The demand for instant results is seeping into every corner of our lives… The need for instant gratification is not new, but our expectation of ‘instant’ has become faster, and as a result, our patience is thinner..” (source) “What’s really driving this is the … Continue reading So What If I Want “IT” NOW… Life is STILL a Marathon (The Monday Fits)

Your Personal Brand Matters…. But Do You Believe You? (The Monday Fits)

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value”. The quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein. Either way, it is one of my favorite quotes for multiple reasons. This particular quote has resonated with me since I was in high school when my mother was trying to instill in me the importance of a moral code and … Continue reading Your Personal Brand Matters…. But Do You Believe You? (The Monday Fits)

When It’s Over, Is It Over? (The Monday Fits)

The ultimate test of a man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. – Gaylord Nelson- The life of a hero, idol, or even a dreamer are often legendary. The further from the bottom they climb, the better the story there is to tell. There are successful people who are chameleons who … Continue reading When It’s Over, Is It Over? (The Monday Fits)

Sweet Home Alabama: The Litmus Test of America

“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey, he’s obligated to do so” – Thomas Jefferson Since the story broke about the same-sex marriage fiasco in Alabama, my mind has been kind of in a frenzy. The story infuriates me on so many levels that I see red. I mean in 2015, the fact there were judges who were trying … Continue reading Sweet Home Alabama: The Litmus Test of America

Capitalism Needs A Hit of Community

This past weekend I was at a restaurant and I overheard a couple young kids, maybe in their early twenties, talking about marriage, or rather talking about looking forward to their second marriage, because the first marriage was just practice. And one specifically, who sounded as if he was going to the military after college, because he just knew his first marriage wouldn’t work, because they … Continue reading Capitalism Needs A Hit of Community

The Fight For Our American Dream

A·mer·i·can dream noun the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. The origins of the American Dream are unknown, but this underlying theme has lasted with America for over 200 years dating back to the colonial time period. It is engrained in the very fabric of this country. And there are some people … Continue reading The Fight For Our American Dream

ON AIR: The Never-Ending Story (the news) Needs a Face Lift

“It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.” – Charles de Montesquieu As a critic of my generation, I find my purpose to question what we are doing to push ourselves to our fullest potential, but I want to do a little reflection on the idea that is often unfairly placed … Continue reading ON AIR: The Never-Ending Story (the news) Needs a Face Lift

Freedom: The New American Silo

Freedom: The American Silo  You know you are out of your element when you feel a cringe in your stomach, a knot in your chest, or maybe a slight headache. If you think these feelings are unnatural or unwanted, embrace them. Many entrepreneurs, innovators live off of the feeling, because the moments that make you feel uncomfortable are often the experiences that make you grow. … Continue reading Freedom: The New American Silo