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Embrace Your Passion

Embracing your passion is the first step to achieving your potential.
Passion, in and of itself, is like endless fuel as it is the gift that keeps on giving.
This reading will provide four key steps to help you get there.

Success Thought of the Day – 7/20/18: Expanding my Vision

As I head into another birthday, I am more thankful than ever for God’s grace to see it; more conscious than ever about the endless things I know absolutely nothing about; more hopeful than ever about the opportunities ahead and more committed than ever to my passion to help others reach their potential. #expandingmyvision #onwardandupward… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/20/18: Expanding my Vision

Success Thought of the Day – 7/19/18: The Force of the Determined

  There are certain TV shows or movies that I tend to watch over and over again.  For me, the hitlist that jumps to the top of my mind are Jurassic Park, The Temptations Movie, The Good Times TV Series and Jaws.  In each of those, there is a character who illustrates the force of… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/19/18: The Force of the Determined

Success Thought of the Day – 7/18/18: The Trust Ingredient

Last week, in my capacity as an Executive in Residence at the Kellogg School of Management, I had the opportunity to speak to the EMBA cohort in Miami.  Big shout out to EMP 111.  Thank you, guys, for being such a great group to hang out with for a few.  During that time, I spoke… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/18/18: The Trust Ingredient

Success Thought of the Day – 7/17/18: Realm of Possibility

The realm of possibility is fascinating, as it is about things that may happen or may be the case.  The inherent differences between the beginner’s mind and the expert’s mind have been readily explained.  Beginners will trust intuition and curiosity over analysis and pre-conceptions. There should be no conflict.  You see, operating in the “mind of… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/17/18: Realm of Possibility

Success Thought of the Day – 7/16/18: Habits are Powerful Tools

Habits are powerful tools.  John Maxwell shares a great story along this line that creates a visual that reinforces it. The Story One day, a man goes out his back door, grabs an ax and takes five chops at the same spot on a tree.  He puts the ax back and goes back in the… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/16/18: Habits are Powerful Tools

Success Thought of the Day – 7/13/18: It Truly Takes A Village

  Earlier this week I had the incredible experience to spend some time at The Village, which is run by the Atlanta Children’s Foundation for the sole purpose of helping children in need.  More specifically, they are working towards serving the 4,000 children in the foster system within the state.  If that in and of itself… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/13/18: It Truly Takes A Village

Success Thought of the Day – 7/12/18: Stop Wishing and Just Do It

  If there was a role available for Chief Passion Officer, I would take it, hands down.  While I have several passions such as music, innovation and helping others reach their potential, without a doubt, that last one is my greatest.  Helping a person reach that point of feeling empowered to stop wishing and just… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/12/18: Stop Wishing and Just Do It

Success Thought of the Day – 7/11/18: Self-awareness

In a previous Success Thought of the Day, we touched on the fact that we can become the average of the five people we spend the most time with.  Thus, if we can’t change the people around us (e.g. help them become better), then we need to change the people around us (e.g. be around… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/11/18: Self-awareness

Success Thought of the Day – 7/10/18

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Success Thought of the Day – 7/9/18: Your Atmosphere Affects Your Outcomes

Your Atmosphere Affects Your Outcomes Interestingly enough, many of us will listen to the weather forecast before we leave the house for the day.  If it is going to rain, many of us will take an umbrella so as not to get wet.  We will drive a bit slower and perhaps be even more mindful… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/9/18: Your Atmosphere Affects Your Outcomes

Success Thought of the Day – 7/6/18: Controlling Execution

  Leading and controlling execution is key to your success.  Earlier in my career when I was head of HR Service Delivery for North America at JPMorgan Chase, I would typically get into my Delaware office around 6:30 AM or so.  I really enjoyed the morning time.  So, I would pop up like clockwork to… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/6/18: Controlling Execution

Success Thought of the Day – 7/5/18: Planning supports belief

For the past few days, we have focused on leaping into the 2nd half of this year, 1st getting our mindset around where we are, being clear that we must “Decide and Move” in order to reach success.  2nd, we covered the truism of the fact that life will happen, but how we respond to… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/5/18: Planning supports belief

Success Thought of the Day – 7/3/18: Respond to the Challenge

  Yesterday’s Success Thought of the Day set the stage for action in the 2nd half of the year.  I encourage you to read that one if you missed it.  Now, it is back to the fundamentals.  To respond to the challenge, you must begin by re-engaging with your goals, planning and executing. If you… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/3/18: Respond to the Challenge

Success Thought of the Day – 7/2/18: Decide and Move

  “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” — John Pierpont Morgan It is time to decide and move for sure. It is officially midyear! For many of us on the East Coast the temperatures have shown up consistently in the 90s lately, which I… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 7/2/18: Decide and Move

Success Thought of the Day – 6/29/18: Finish Strong

  Today is the last working day of the month and quarter for many people.  Some have already started celebrations having accomplished the goals they planned to achieve for those time periods while others have begun to count their losses.  In other words, many start the race strong, but not all finish strong. The month… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 6/29/18: Finish Strong

Success Thought of the Day – 6/28/18: Law of Association

  The law of association is amazingly powerful.  In my summary around Promise #1, embracing your passion, one of the four key points includes seeking out partners.  In other words, people who we are going to share our journey with towards our passion, purpose or cause with.  These people become trusted advisors and people you… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 6/28/18: Law of Association

Success Thought of the Day – 6/27/18: Leading direction

Leading direction is a critical skill that we all must attain.  Some may argue that it is only necessary for those wishing to be in a “leadership position.”  However, we must consider that leading direction starts with ourselves.   Yes, we first must be able to lead ourselves in such a manner that people desire to follow us, irrespective of title or position. Have you ever… Read More »Success Thought of the Day – 6/27/18: Leading direction

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