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Change or Die: Recalibrate or Stagnate Part 2

  What do Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Jamie Fox, and Viola Davis have in common? They reinvented themselves. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, world-famous wrestler to respected film star. Jamie Foxx started out as a standup comic, turned singer with numerous # 1 Billboard hits and Platinum selling albums not to mention the fact he is an Academy Award winner. Taylor Swift who has made a dynamic and successful shift from being the darling of country music to a dominating pop artist. Viola Davis who was trained at Juilliard in theart of […]

Recalibrate or Stagnate: The Choice is Yours!

How are those New Year’s resolutions going? In the interest of full disclosure, I am at about 60%, which, at least for me is not too bad. The New Year is a time when so many of us consider making some changes in our lives; some people are looking to make some small changes others are looking to recalibrate, to reinvent themselves. On the downside 80% of us will abandon most of those resolutions by mid-February, but what about the 20% that do keep them. So what are some ways to maintain those decisions, to […]

Incoming Missile: The Hawaii Event

  What were you doing when you heard about the incoming missile threat in Hawaii? When I first hear the story, I had three different reactions, all within a couple of minutes. The first was, Oh, my God, North Korea did it! The second was a flashback to my childhood which was in the 50’s, and 60’s when school children were taught to “drop and cover,” by a cute cartoon character Bert the Turtle and his human sidekick. Bert and his sidekick taught children what to do in the event of a nuclear bomb detonation. […]

Cutting Down Holiday Stress

Well, we are officially off to the retail madness of the Holiday Season with yet another Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday. As I pen this post, I am having a flashback about spending three Christmases managing a Christian Gift Shop in at the Macon Mall in Macon, Georgia. At the time, I was grateful for that chapter in my life, but I am glad is in my past. For many people, this time of year is about as exciting as being told you need a root canal immediately. There are countless individuals feels an […]