Success is the Loneliest Number…But it Doesn’t Have to Be

We’re living in a very solitary time. It seems like everyone is looking out for themselves. We stay in our lane because what’s happening over there isn’t affecting us so why bother?

What would happen if we picked up our head and paid attention to what’s going on around us? What would happen if, instead of minding our own business, we inserted our nose into our neighbor’s lane in order to help them out?

Success doesn’t have to be a lonely road. Success doesn’t have to be a selfish act. Success is plentiful and there’s enough to go around.

So, how do we help each other succeed? Continue reading →

Things I Don’t Understand: Pledge of Allegiance Protest Edition

The world is messy. It always has been but nowadays, with the advancement of technology, the world’s mess…our mess…is in our face constantly.

We’re living in a time where being informed is the new cool thing. There are those who want to  hashtag it and wear their Coachella ‘fit to the march and then buy the commemorative tee because…they’re woke y’all. Then there are others who are on the front lines whether it’s standing toe to toe with law enforcement at rallies or working tirelessly to get legislation passed or pouring over never ending information and compacting it in an easy format to digest in order to inform the masses.

I’m somewhere in between the two. Continue reading →

Big Mouth, Big Problem?

One of my biggest problems is my big mouth.

Well, I guess it’s not really a problem. I’ve been told it’s a problem but when I think about it,  I’m actually pretty proud of it.

I’m outspoken. I say/ask things that I want to. Perhaps I’m too forward, perhaps I’m too bold, perhaps I’m too honest. My philosophy is this: If I want to know, I ask. If I want to say it, I do. I figure the worst that could happen is that the person who I am in conversation with won’t want to answer or will want to change the subject. Totally fair; I’ll move on, no problem.

While I have no problem saying what’s on my mind, I’ve always hit a bit of a snag when it comes to speaking up for myself. Continue reading →