Is it Time to Move to a New City?

Today I’m ditching my usual “eloquence” for a more candid, down-to-earth literary style – perhaps more befitting of this blog than anywhere else. But the essence of this piece is a deep desire to optimize my skills and professional competencies – which quite frankly are being grossly under-utilized, and even stifled in my current environment….

You Cannot Afford to Fail!

It is a known fact that the ‘Fear of Failure’ is the surest way of killing your dreams. However, an ‘Intolerance for failure’ comes with the understanding, that as it pertains to those dreams that align with your purpose in life, failure should never be an option. Has it ever crossed your mind that your…

Every Smooth Future has a Deposit of Rough Beginnings

In today’s 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 simple, universally applicable,…

I Choose Impact Over Accolades

Over the years I have learnt that success is neither defined by nor predicated on earning a BSc, an MSc, or a PhD. It is rather determined by the state of your heart and your mind. I have personally met high school and college dropouts whose creativity, bold innovation, and sheer motivation, have inspired me…

It is Time to Spread Your Wings and Soar

My professional journey over the last two years has taught me many invaluable lessons. Principal among them is the need to stay true to my passions – those key areas of professional interest that engender a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment. I can vividly recall when I first joined the United Nations back in…

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. Now I speak to you today from the standpoint of someone who knows what rejection, a toxic work environment, and insufferable…

My Amazing Caribbean Beach Story

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 a time of…

These Six 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…

Launching my New YouTube Channel – Be Sure to Subscribe!

There is absolutely no reasonable explanation for not pursuing something that you are either passionate about, or that you are convinced will add real value to someone else’s life. So stop agonizing over that decision right now, and just get up and do it! These are precisely my reasons for starting this new YouTube channel…

‘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…

Progress Comes at a Cost, All Good Things Take Time

There are two things that modern society has certainly failed to teach us – at least my generation: That progress often comes at a very high cost, and that all good things take time. Unless you are absolutely willing to make some serious sacrifices, and to be patient enough to see your efforts bear fruit…

Disappointments are a Fact of Life

Disappointments are a fact of life – they are as inevitable to the ambitious, as despair is to the unmotivated; and your ability to handle your disappointments gracefully, is a sure sign of maturity and spiritual growth. So don’t you even consider giving up on your dreams or dismantling your goals because of that apparent…