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Taking Responsibility for Your Actions

There is a story in Islamic folklore where an Angel, who is guarding the gates of Heaven, asks a man why he had sinned. The man replied, “I was poor and oppressed by evil men and did what I had to do in order to survive.” The Angel asks, “Did God not make the Earth […]

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The New American Dream

Industrial Age vs Information Age Have you ever heard a parent tell their child, “You can do anything you put your mind to”? I never understood what it really meant, but I always appreciated the optimistic gesture. About three years, in the midst of my third career path, I finally understood the power in that […]

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Passion vs. Pay: What would you do if money didn’t exist?

Anyone who knows me personally has most likely listened to me rant about passion vs. pay. I struggled with the often competing ideas of Capitalism vs. Altruism. The inspirational video below is an exert from a speech named ‘Career Advice’ by Alan Watts. Watch and comment.

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Cutting the junk out of your life

Foremost, this post was inspired by a conversation I had with my friend and mentor Coach Be coupled with watching the “Marley documentary”. Coach Be and I were talking about his passion for helping people eat better (these days getting people to do what is in their best long term interest is a hard sell.) […]

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Fat, broke, lonely, and stupid

Billions of dollars are spent each year on products and services promising to make you fit, rich, loved and/or smart. Most of these products and services are merely schemes to make you appear “better” but do not even attempt to make you well. The truth is… all of the books, pills, blenders, instructional videos, online […]

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Do you need a fresh start or to find the “real” you?

In March 2010, I moved to Washington D.C.. In my mind it was going to be a fresh start in a new “movers and shakers” city, which was closer to my long-time friends and family. In my last year in the ATL, I said frequently and with disdain, “I’ve outgrown this place!” Well, it seems […]

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Opportunity Cost

Earlier this year, I was tasked with co-mentoring a high school student. To be honest, I didn’t want to do it. The thought of being a direct influence on a young man’s life was too much responsibility at a time when my own life was in turmoil. As a compromise, I guided him to a […]

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8 Steps to Becoming You

Life is a journey. We all have different starting points. Some of us make it all the way to the “end,” but most of us fall short and give up along the way. The following are the 8 steps necessary to get from who you were to who you can be. Enjoy.

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God, can I have a…?

A man floating stranded in the middle of the ocean looks to the sky and asks, “God, can I have a boat?” Exhausted, the man falls asleep. When he awakens, there is an overturned boat floating next to him. He shouts, “Thank you God!”

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Dwelling on dwelling

Imagine you are burdened with carrying a 50 pound awkwardly shaped steel box everywhere you went. Even while you slept, you were forced to lay this uncomfortable hunk of metal on your chest. With every movement you make, this object irritates your skin and drains your muscles. How relieved would you be if one day […]

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