Monday, October 31, 2011



Possessing the Fire within is something that we all should be working to attain and sustain. How can we accomplish anything without first having the will to do so?   That is exactly where the fire in your core comes right into the equation. Having that fire pushes the walk behind the talk. For example, we all have ideas that will just remain fancy thoughts if they're not executed and brought to life. Some of you reading this may have already made the connection to this strength within while there are some that are fighting each day to find it. If so, you must first start by assessing everything around you and making some rash changes. There is no motivation without constant stimulation and inspiration. With each of us being eternal students of the teacher called life, our experiences mold and provide us with reason to remain motivated toward fulfilling our purpose. It's often said that we all have to go through something to get through something.

What does the Fire look like? The Fire behind one's drive, determination and motivation becomes a clear indication of someone that wants more today then what they had yesterday. You immediately see the following characteristics exude from person's demeanor; Consistency, Tenacity, Assertion, Aggression and  Focus. These are great qualities that cultivate into a refined Person, one that is set on accomplishing their goals (short and long) by all means. 

Lastly, avoid anything that can dim, harm or destroy the FIRE!

Thursday, October 20, 2011



I wanted to address something with you all that we seem to encounter in all facets of our lives.....DISTRACTIONS. None of us are exempt from having our focus attacked by this force that will strike at anytime and come in many different forms. Understanding that if you allow any type of distraction to win can be a major detriment to your progress. With that said the more you do to protect yourself the better off you will be.   How do you protect yourself? FOCUS. The more focused you are the least likely any distractions are a factor in your life. The moment you become vulnerable and take your eyes off of your objectives these forces will move right in. Relentlessly, they will sabotage any forward-movement that's in their way with the intent to break it all the way down. 

What are Distractions? Distractions are ANYTHING that's not working in your favor but instead working against your betterment. I like to reference them as road-blocks and banana peels that are positioned in your path when and where you are vulnerable. If they are able to succeed in knocking you off balance, you will be left to first identify the distraction and then redeem yourself from the effect that it has had on you. This will totally place you at a disadvantage. So to avoid that, just be mindful of the fact that what you allow to overcome you will overcome you—it’s really that simple. So that's why it's imperative that you stick to the script and continue to execute the plan....NO MATTER WHAT.

I hope that I was able to feed both your consciousness and clarity, thank you for reading this post.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

"BLACK UNITY..... (the Lack of it) is destroying our Families"

On our last segment of Let it be Known Live RADIO  we addressed the lack of harmony, respect and unity within the Black Community. We actually discussed how business owners and their establishments inside the Black community are not supported while other ethic groups and their business are. Something that has become a constant issue that has only created what is now a plague, a challenge that has overshadowed potential. We are living in a time where we need more solutions to the problems that are continuously rising......Listen here to the podcast of the show:

Monday, October 3, 2011



  Over and over, I have emphasized the importance of being innovative here on this blog site but you can't do that if you're not doing one thing. That one thing—I must share with you is something that should be a non-negotiable skill-set embedded in your person. One that you need to promptly incorporate into your arsenal of characteristics and that is..........WATCHING THE BOARD. Those that understand the vitality of innovation have taken the time, energy and foresight to create something that surpasses what's typically being done. I think that that we would all agree that it's no easy task to accomplish but how did it come into fruition? They were able to make an assessment of what was working, what wasn't and what was needed. By having that information or "being in the know" enabled them to adequately strategize to gain satisfactory results. Doing the opposite, not watching the board and being speculative in your quest will not get you too far.

Allow me to use myself as an example with my own journey as an author and publisher, soon to be releasing my debut book. In a rapidly growing literary industry, I keep myself abreast with the existing practices and new trends by connecting to everything associated with this sector. With respect for what has worked for others I do understand that those same methods may not necessarily work for me.  The bottom line is that if I weren't paying attention, I wouldn't know as much and would just be gauging everything on what I presumed was happening. That information has enabled me to come up with my own formula so that I can be as proficient and effective as possible. 

Regardless of the industry, here are a few pointers that I hope you find helpful;
  • Research your market, obtain as much facts and information as you can. The more knowledgeable you are the more proficient you will be. Remember that you never have enough information.
  • Study Trends and be receptive to where things are going by respecting where they came from. Keep in mind that there are people looking to make a difference just like you so competition is a sign that there is something to gain.   
  • Knowing who's who there is nothing like knowing who is accredited in your field.
  • Communicate with colleagues that are in your respective industry. Talking to those that have experienced things first hand is a plus.
  • Probe those that have experienced success as well as those that have failed. 

The key is to BE IN THE KNOW and Watching the Board helps you!