I'm at a point in my life where I just don't want to do illogical things in relation to my professional life. Pointless tradition in families is entertained for nostalgia's sake. In work settings, it can often be little more than an irritant.
How often do you hear stories of black kids robbing stores? Or getting into trouble at school? Or participating in gang violence? For me, it's too often, especially when there are more instances of black kids succeeding and working hard and dreaming the impossible. This weekend, I got to see the often overlooked personified by … Continue reading In The Mix
Contrary to popular belief, everyone isn't an urban hipster. Everyone doesn't live in a loft, have a wild sex life, and drink lattes every morning. Everyone isn't a creative nor an entrepreneur nor a photographer nor a Crossfit enthusiast. Everyone doesn't dress like a model every day. Everyone doesn't do everything. Everyone doesn't do anything. … Continue reading Don’t Believe The Hype
"I don't wear clothes. I wear dreams." -- D. A. Daniels, Jr. Develop a style. A style of your own. A style that, though cognizant of contemporary fashion norms, is nowhere near restricted to them. Allow your style to be timeless, not just timely. I see people I work with every week outside of work settings. They … Continue reading Wear Dreams
Success is a process. You find what does work and what doesn't. Some things work 47% of the time, kind of work 32%, and, the other 21%, they flop. That's how this blogging thing is. I started off with themed topics daily (Motivational Monday, Tech Tuesday, Well-Dressed Wednesday, Trending Thursday, and Financial Friday) for the … Continue reading Shaking It Up: A Call For Content and Contributors.
I'm so fortunate. Since college, I've had some awesome barbers. But, with each relocation, it takes me getting through the not so awesome ones to get to the ones I need. Over the past decade, I've made four moves within North Carolina: Durham > Greensboro > Charlotte > Durham. Growing up, I went to the … Continue reading Find a Great Barber/Hairstylist
Yesterday, I ended up reading my brother Marcus Hawley's, owner of Natty Neckware, blog post, "The men’s white button up…really necessary?" I'm telling you, this guy hit the nail on the head. Marcus's specialty is neckwear but how often do you see a bow or necktie without a collared shirt? (Don't worry. I'll wait.) Therefore, … Continue reading The men’s white button up…really necessary? (Response)