Rest in peace to the family of Zig Ziglar. He was not just a great speaker. He was a messenger. He taught us lessons about business, but more importantly about family and friends. I am still inspired by Zig to this day. I am so thankful to have been exposed to his work.
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Entries by devR
While there is a place for a gun control debate in the wake of the shootings in Connecticut, the bigger issue that must be discussed is our addiction to violent means of expression. We are a sick nation. We need to heal for the sake of our children.
Happy 2013! Now is not the time for resolutions! Now is the time to focus on your entire life and be grateful that you have made it 2013. If you focus on being grateful that you’ve made it this far, you should immediately proceed with an attitude of gratitude. Resolutions are made to broken! Life […]
Like any leader, or any person for that matter, Hugo Chavez was a flawed individual. We should not let his opposition to many policies of the United States blind us for seeing the good he did for many people. He was not a hero for every Venezuelan by any means, but ultimately, I believe his […]
While I wish Pope Benedict the best in dealing with his health issues, I am frustrated with the great celebration he is receiving right now. The Catholic Church should be ashamed of itself for its part in destroying the lives of so many children but the Church is acting now as if nothing is wrong […]
The shootings in Orlando should give us pause and focus us as a country as moving forward. If we don’t shift course now we never will. We have a disease in America with our obsession with violence. We can talk terrorism all day and it’s a necessary conversation to have but talking about building peace […]
I was recently asked by The Atlantic Magazine to share my thoughts on what it means to black at elite public high schools given not only my work as a diversity consultant, but also as a graduate of an elite public high school—Boston Latin School. Contributing to this article allowed me to reflect on how […]
I want to talk about the importance of showing up. Have you shown up for your life or have you lived in fear of showing up? It has been said that 50% of life is showing up. How many opportunities have you missed out on because of fear of showing up? Have you lost opportunities […]
I haven’t felt as embarrassed as an African American as I did when I heard comedian Larry Wilmore call President Barack Obama “my nigga” at The White House Correspondence Dinner. Don’t get me wrong. There have been many moments that I have considered low points for our culture but this was the lowest. The […]
They say greatness is a choice, but what have you chosen? You’ve been frozen in time and broken in mind For too long the same song playing in your head Living in breath but better off dead But who said you didn’t have the power? Who said this is not your hour? You’ve been showered […]
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