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)

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls… Well, Maybe Just a Little Bit (The Monday Fits)

What is a waterfall? It is a beautiful flow of water over a cliff, and generally, waterfalls are located in the most beautiful parts of the world. But anyone familiar with popular culture may also think of waterfalls as referred by the 1995 single by the R&B trio, TLC. “Don’t go chasing waterfalls, please stick to your rivers and your lakes that you’re used to, … Continue reading Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls… Well, Maybe Just a Little Bit (The Monday Fits)

The Monday Fits: First World Faux Pas All Around

  As the year closes, there a number of different topics that I find bubbling up in my mind. But what I find that happens all too often, are the issues that are most important, where the passion overflows are closer to “first-world problems” than pressing matters. You know the problems from living in a wealthy, industrialized nation that third worlders roll their eyes. These really … Continue reading The Monday Fits: First World Faux Pas All Around

#FivedaysinDecember #JoinMe

JOIN ME…..my last five blogging days of the year are going to be part of a series called “Five Days in December”.  I started my blog  this year, to share my voice, and make an impact, and not stand on the sidelines while my thoughts remained tucked away in my brain.  I took a small hiatus, to sit back, watch, listen, learn, and NOW I … Continue reading #FivedaysinDecember #JoinMe

Denying That We Have a Race Problem is Un-American (The Monday Fits)

The events of Ferguson have a lot of people doing, saying, spewing all kinds of love, hate, and fear to each other in their homes, at work, and all over social media. These actions are fueled by life experiences that shape their perspective in one way or another. However, after seeing what some people choose to share, I’m realizing sometimes the quote, “Your perception is your … Continue reading Denying That We Have a Race Problem is Un-American (The Monday Fits)

The Monday Fits: Episode 4

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, damned if you don’t” – Eleanor Roosevelt   The art of critiquing and judgement can be mastered by a skillful commentator who can provide insightful instruction that provides positive change in a person, group or an ideal.  However, a critique can be weak and distract … Continue reading The Monday Fits: Episode 4

You Really Don’t Know, What You Don’t Know

“True wisdom is knowing what you don’t know” ― Confucius I am a firm believer that with hard work and dedication you can accomplish just about anything that you set your mind to; it’s that optimistic gene. Optimism is just one of those things that you are born with or you’re not. You kind of can’t help it, and although, a pessimist never annoys you, you … Continue reading You Really Don’t Know, What You Don’t Know