Transform Your Pain Into Power

“I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.  Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness.”  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about […]

Lessons From The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

 “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” –The King of Salem, THE ALCHEMIST I first heard of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho a few months back during an interview I saw with Will Smith on YouTube, where he discussed his perspective on himself and how he was influenced […]

The Difference Between Your Career and Your Calling

“My career is what I’m paid for.  My calling is what I’m made for” –Steve Harvey I heard the great quote from Steve Harvey just the other day.  The truth of this just stopped me dead in my tracks.  I know for years, I intermingled my career and my calling, like strands of hair I […]

How To Claim The Power Of Your Authentic Story

What drives you?  What makes you who you are? We are all driven and motivated by the stories we tell ourselves.  Storytelling is an experience of empowerment, a way of honoring your journey and creating from it.  We normally don’t take the time to look at the stories we tell ourselves and choose to be […]

Why You Should Start Putting Yourself First

Sounds logical, right?  I mean, it all starts with you, doesn’t it, so you should be first in line when it comes to care, attention and needs being met.  But for years (at least for me), this was the hardest thing to do.  Instead, I put myself dead last and suffered the resentment, burn out […]

How To Stand Out and Stop Giving A Damn What People Think

Look, we ALL want to please people.  It’s our nature.  We’ve been groomed to care deeply what others think of us.  I spent years just trying to get people to like me.  Lots of time well wasted, but I didn’t know any better at the time.  Here’s the problem with needing people to like me.  […]

How To Demolish and Overcome Your Fears, Pt. 2: The Dance

OK.  So if you’ve already read Part 1, you should be ahead of the game right now.  You’ve partnered up with your fear.  You know that you can’t totally get rid of it, but you’re sick enough of it running the show, that you’ve decided to figure out how to work with it.  Now, let’s […]

How To Demolish & Overcome Your Fears, Pt. 1: Screw Fear!

Yeah, I said it!  Screw Fear.  Fear sucks.  Aren’t you fed up already?  Don’t you wish you could meet fear in a dark corner and just beat the effing crap out of it??  I’m from Brooklyn — that’s how we used to handle things we couldn’t stand back in the day.  Fear saps your energy, […]

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

(click here to watch this video on youtube) Ugh.  Comparison.  You know, you know deep down inside that you shouldn’t do it, yet like a bad habit, you see someone with the body you want or the man you want or the life you want and you get out the measuring stick before you even […]