True security lies in having those around you keep you sharp and hungry and thinking outside of the box that would otherwise become a cell. To keep from being a prisoner, you must have friends with whom you can toss ideas around over a glass of bourbon on the rocks or a good game of Spades. Continue reading Is Your Blade Growing Dull?
Whether you’re motivated by legacy or income, know that you are good enough and you can succeed. The only question is “Are you going to ethically so what it takes to succeed?” Continue reading Built For This
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. Continue reading Pick Your Battles
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, … Continue reading Maintaining Relationships
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”? Continue reading Meeting Ms. Issa Rae
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 … Continue reading Giving Back in the Right Places
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 … Continue reading Stacking Your Hand