You Think You Own Your Business? You don’t

The story: My dad was an entrepreneur and he had a hard time getting funding. He bootstrapped it and refused loans. He went to my uncle for cash to start the business. My uncle turned him down. So he started anyway. First exterior painting. Then interior painting. He was on a roll. Then there was an oops that threw a wrench in the works of everything he was working for. An unplanned occurrence. Something he wanted but didn’t know was in his near future. My mother was pregnant with me. I was an oops. Little did I know this simple, seemingly innocuous fact would be the start of a life in which I impacted 20,000 small business owners just … [Read more...]

Philly to Miami: My Dream and My Story Revealed

Corporate America is just like the streets. There are gangs (cliques), alliances, back-room deals, bullies, and worst of all, snitches. When I got that lesson, I had peace of mind; enough peace to make tough decisions and leave places that didn't serve my agenda. That's just what I did when I designed my future when I was in high school.  My first high school was like the movie, "Lean on Me" with Morgan Freeman. Fights every day. Teachers aides who were a bit too friendly with students. Every guy I knew carried a gun to school. Both my best friends got pregnant freshman year. I knew I just had to get up out of there. I got transferred … [Read more...]

Unleash the Power of Gratitude – Today

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