The 5 Reasons Your Rival Will Fail

The obstacle is the way  That’s the title of a book I am digesting. The content focuses on how to deal with perceived setbacks and make them into tools for greatness instead. It set me thinking about how I deal with setbacks in my own life. While I muse, I want to include you, give you a…

Lessons Learned

Cleveland Cavaliers, after 4 games, were down 3-1. At that point, I read somewhere that they should just give up. “Stop prolonging your own torture”, one reporter said. Because no team has ever come back from a 3-1 loss. Not just that the odds weren’t in their favor. It hadn’t been done before. Basically, it…

Monday Motivation

Some days, it’s harder than others to stay motivated. I came across this Reggie Leach quote in a years-old journal, from a period in college when I really needed all the motivation I could get. “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion; you must set yourself on fire.” At the time I didn’t even…

Being Tom Brady

New England Patriots for the win! I’m a NY Giants fan but… also a Tom Brady super-fan so Superbowl XLIX was super-awesome… for me. My sincere condolences to my Seahawk fan friends. But whether you’re a fan or not, you can’t help but admire Tom Brady’s accomplishments. He didn’t start off being the best –…

Cultural lessons, compliments of Malcolm Gladwell

I’m a reader. I’m a writer too but I’ve been a reader for much longer than I’ve been writing, and one of my favorite writers these days is Malcolm Gladwell. Yes, I might have been drawn to his work because he has Jamaican heritage and he has a cool Afro and he’s a runner, and…