On Wednesday, my friend Kevin sent me a text saying that a guy at his job needed a blogger to develop some content for him. Kev's girlfriend and my wife have been best friends for a decade and a half and, while we're all from the same city, I never met Kev until he and … Continue reading Develop Symbiotic Relationships
This morning, I was up at 3:30. Usually, I'm up at 5:30 but today is a special day. Today, I'm headed to the City of Angels! I really love Los Angeles. It's tons of fun. Plus it's nice to use a couple of my vacation days. And, though I'm not working on my 8-5, I … Continue reading Posting from the Plane
There are two things I will not do: 1) fail my family and 2) live life unhappy. Once I leave the traditional work force, if I have to get another 8-5 job to support my family, I will but I'm confident in my ability to build a life that will allow me to enjoy what I'm doing every day and find my purpose in it.
"Closing time. Open all the doors and let you out into the world." -- Semisonic
The double-consciousness needed to survive as a black man in a professional field whilst maintaining a modicum of sanity is awesome and that is why, though I don't believe that I can break down the system, I will keep fighting to inspire others to join me in its dismantling.
We've all heard the saying that "Winners never quit and quitters never win." If you want to win, take the thought of giving up off the table. That's in love, in life, in the office, in everything. The road gets rough. We get tired. But know not only that you can succeed but that you will.
I just want to live long, avoid health complications that will cause me and my family pain, to look good at the beach, and to let off steam. But switching up the way in which I accomplish that was necessary to my ability to succeed in those goals.