The Sky is NOT the Limit…

I remember the day like it was yesterday.  It was my senior year in college and I decided that I wanted to do an internship at an agency in the Criminal Justice field.  I figured this would give me a deeper understanding of the profession and help guide me where I wanted to go after graduation.  So, I made my appointment with the program chair and had a rude awakening. As I sat there, as a young, black, first-generation, college student I began to...

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Checkmate! It’s Your Move….

The way we view life has a direct impact on how we function throughout the day.  I'll admit, waking up isn't always the easiest thing to do.  We often have responsibilities, challenges, and things we'd rather avoid transpiring all around us.  However, in the midst of life's calamities, what do you do?  A popular gospel song by Donnie McClurkin, asks the question, "What do you do when you've done all you can and it seems like it's never enough?" He...

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Give Yourself Credit, You’re Good Enough!

The world can be a cruel place to live in based on the luxury of technology.  A person, in the privacy of their own home, or behind the screen of their smartphones can provide a level of scrutiny towards your life....without even knowing you!  That's how I often felt when I would compare myself to my other peers.  And, unfortunately I was the biggest critic! Growing up as a child wasn't the best for me.  I lived in poverty, my mother...

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Three Insightful Thoughts For Success

They say life is all about taking risks and making the right moves to be successful.  Mainstream media, in conjunction with social media, make popularity possible more now than ever before; yet many of us will never obtain this status.  Does not having fame or wealth attribute to the lack of being successful?  This question is one that many of us will have differing opinions about but one that needs to be discussed and analyzed individually. Demand Victory. Deciphering or determining...

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Your Happiness Is Worth More

Maneuvering through adulthood isn't the easiest thing to do. You have bills to pay, kids to raise, a job to work, and other things that demand your time - or money.  Being fashion conscience is always one of our desires as it assists in putting us on platform that alludes to saying, "I made it" or "I'm responsible" or "I'm a man/woman." But what does it really mean when you really can't afford it? I'm often alarmed at the impact social media has on our...

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Who’s On Your Team?

All of us, no matter what race, ethnicity or gender have the option to decide who we allow in our immediate circle. There are so many clichés lingering out in the world of inspiration that help steer individuals like you and I in the right direction. You might have heard, "your attitude determines your altitude" or "choose your friends wisely because they determine your future." The aforementioned clichés are true in nature and can help to paint a portrait that...

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