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…

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 days ago, as I sat reflecting on my life, purpose, and career,…

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…

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…

How President Obama’s Conviction & Passion About His Spirituality Inspired Me

I recently came across this really intriguing article in the Economist about President Obama’s spiritual development, and what the author describes as the “conviction and passion” with which he speaks on the subject. My interest was first captured by what I considered an unusual yet distinctive social media post, which stated, “Obama was a rare…

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…