Pick Your Battles

Your pride is important. But know when you need to put it to the side and when you need to say "This is something I won't budge on." You cannot not budge on everything and everything cannot go your way. That is juvenile.

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Maintaining Relationships

This past weekend, I had nothing to do and no one to hang out with (Desirée and her sorority sisters took a road trip), so I left work on Friday and hit the road for Charlotte. On my way there, I was posting periodically to my Instagram story and one of my friends of almost … Continue reading Maintaining Relationships

Meeting Ms. Issa Rae

Some of us are awkward and insecure and oddly funny folks who don't like seeing the same person in the hall three times in a work day because how many times can you really say "Hello"?

Giving Back in the Right Places

At 6:15 AM yesterday, I walked out of my home an hour and a half before I usually do. Why? Because I had agreed to volunteer on the Bull City Breakfast for Scouting's committee. Why? Two reasons. First, there are children who need assistance paying for programs like this and I believe that the dollars raised … Continue reading Giving Back in the Right Places

Stacking Your Hand

When you go to conferences, the minute you get back to your room, write down characteristics on the business cards you've collected that will make you remember who you you met. Shoot, don't just do it for conferences. Do it every time you get a new business card. And, then, use the card. Short lesson … Continue reading Stacking Your Hand

Cutting Dead Weight

This morning, first thing I did was check out the new episode of one of my closest friends’ YouTube series. Motivational speaker and entrepreneur Natasha Nichole Lake is all about empowering millennials and women to follow their dreams and make themselves better versions of themselves. Check out her latest video, Smartest Person in the Room, … Continue reading Cutting Dead Weight

Be Open

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to serve as the official photographer for my first major event. Mind you, I don't claim to be a photographer. I own a camera. For my birthday, my wife got me (us) an additional lens. I'm very much a novice. But I've taken a liking to the hobby … Continue reading Be Open