Secure Tenure for Youth, Key to the Achievement of SDG Target 1.4 (+video)

Official UN statistics statistics have revealed the troubling reality of the economic and social vulnerability of the youth demographic. It is estimated that 240 million youth live on less than US$1.00 per day; that youth unemployment is 3-times greater than adult unemployment; and that 2 in 3 youth are not fulfilling their economic potential. David…

The Professional’s Guide to Knowing the Will of God

As professionals living in an age where everything is instant – from instant coffee, to instant mail – we often rely on systems and templates to make every area of our lives a bit less complicated. Similarly, knowing the will of God can sometimes feel like maneuvering a very complicated rail-yard, and many of us…

These 6 Basic Lessons Will Change Your Life Forever

Now the story begins about a year ago when I received a very candid note from one of my mentors – a retired senior UN official, whose counsel I have found particularly invaluable over the last two years. It was one of those very timely reminders that completely repositions you if, for whatever reason, you…

Moving to a New City Never Felt so Right!

I completely embrace the idea of “[Growing] where you’re planted”. We should do all within our power and creativity to extract the best from every situation, wherever life’s journey takes us. This expression is however misunderstood by many who have endured hardships, feeling duty-bound and attempting unnecessary and futile heroics in oppressive and unhealthy environments….

Facing a challenge in your life or career right now? No problem!

Are you facing some major challenge in your life or career right now? No problem! Believe it or not, that’s perfectly normal! Does a bodybuilder get bigger and stronger by lifting the same weights each workout session? Does a sprinter run faster by training at the same intensity everyday? Does a successful entrepreneur give up…

5 Social Media Secrets for Boosting Your Career & Business Performance (2017)

After one year of experimenting with various social media platforms, I have identified these 5 powerful secrets to successfully boosting your career and business performance via social media. In this video, you will learn about: Selecting the ideal platforms for your business, career, or job search specifications; What type of content to use on your…

5 Principles for Achieving Major Success in Your Life & Career

Follow me on…      In this edition of ‘Defying the Odds’, I share with you 5 basic and often overlooked principles for achieving bountiful success in life. These 5 principles are not dependent on your current social standing, your educational background, or how much money you earn. But they will change your life forever. They are…

Live to Defy the Odds

Follow me on…      There comes a point in each of our lives when we must take extravagant leaps of faith in order to attain our personal and professional goals – or very simply, to be all that we are destined to be. Anything less will relegate us to a life unfulfilled, merely surviving on the…

Finding Financial Freedom in Your Dormant Talents

Today I have prepared a special message for every young and seasoned professional currently in search of new employment opportunities, or very simply, a greater sense of purpose and satisfaction in their professional pursuits. Follow me on…      Now I speak to you today from the standpoint of someone who knows what rejection, a toxic work…

Celebrating Life’s Victories, Embracing Its Challenges

Follow me on…      As a young boy, the beach could serve no higher purpose than for me to have the time of my life. Two decades later, the beach still has great significance in my life – though today as a place of prayer and reflection. I recently visited one of my favorite beaches for…

‘Reality Check’ vs Pessimism

There is a huge difference between a “reality-check” and pessimism. A reality-check is the understanding that as bad as things may seem in your life, that there will always be enough hope, faith, and love to get you through your gloomy days. Pessimism on the other hand, is that toxic mindset that causes you to…