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…

Consider Your Dormant Talents – You Might Just Find Financial Freedom There

Are you growing increasingly anxious about your apparent inability to access opportunities within your respective area(s) of expertise? Well, the fact remains that you are not alone, as many professionals – young and old – continue to face major challenges in this regard. A few months ago, as I sat reflecting on my life, purpose, and career, it…

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…

Don’t Let Disappointments Derail Your Dreams

There are some dreams in life that will never be satisfied by a “Plan B” – dreams that have endured the test of time and the changing circumstances of life. Far too often many of us give up on our dreams at the first sign of difficulty, and ultimately make our “backup plans” our “permanent…

It’s Time to Challenge Yourself to Bigger Dreams

As you pursue your dreams in life, your world may sometimes seem to be falling apart. So go right ahead… bury your head in your pillow, cry, take long, lonely walks if you need too. But whatever you do, just NEVER give up on your dreams. You see, dreams demand sacrifice. The bigger the dream,…

Practice Makes Perfect – Exercise Your Faith Today

Practice makes perfect. I have personally seen the relevance of this old adage increase with each passing day, as both the routines and dynamism of life pose new challenges on a daily basis; and although we may not be privy to tomorrow’s challenges, our ‘faith in action’ offers us the assurance that everything… and I mean…

Don’t Forget to Have a Blast this Weekend!

In our pursuit of success, we often slight the need to incorporate social interactions into our lives. Aristotle reminds us that “Man is by nature a social [being]”, and that without social interaction, our humanity comes into question. One of the most toxic elements of the modern workplace is the absence of social interaction –…

Making Full Use of Your World of Opportunities, Now

  “Cease conceiving of education as mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.” A few months ago, I shared these words of the great American Philosopher John Dewey with the 2016 Graduating Class of my former Community College, as I sought to impress upon their young lives…

Choose Purpose over Accolades

It is said that experience is the greatest teacher, and to this I can attest. In 2016 I was fortunate enough to have attained a bounty of accolades – from completing my PhD to becoming a YLAI Fellow. But I also learnt that every accolade attained will ultimately lose its worth. Thank God however for…

Real Change Comes through the Power of Diversity

In 2016, I had the honor of meeting many outstanding professionals from across the globe, doing amazing things within their respective fields of interest: From a multiple Emmy Award-winning Documentary Film Producer creating social change among millennials across the globe, to a genius American Urban Economist whose work is transforming an entire metropolitan area in one…

Dismantling Your Hidden Fears, Doing the Inconceivable

Our qualifications are irrelevant if we are only prepared to “play it safe” in life. Having attained all those letters behind your name, don’t you feel compelled to do something inconceivably ambitious? Today, I challenge you to dismantle those hidden fears – past failures, present grim circumstances, and society’s ominous prognosis for your life. Today,…