Choose Happiness And Never Give Excuses

CHANGE Choose Happiness And Never Give Excuses It has been a while since I have posted or did Podcast episode. I have had many changes in my life in the last two years. These aren’t excuses just challenges. Which has become a catalyst for the new direction of my blog and relaunching of my Podcast. […]

Weigh In Update #WootSauce

Weigh In Update #WootSauce   I weighed in Wednesday and didn’t update my blog post. I have to say, “#WootSauce” I lost 100 pounds. I weighed in at 280.8 pounds this week. This is a major mile stone and about the halfway mark to my goal of 189. I have to thank my family for their […]

Better Way to Live

Better Way to Live I walked to my bookshelves in my office looking for something to read. Since I have been focused on personal development, I found three books by Og Mandino: A Better Way to Live, The Greatest Salesman in the World, and The Choice. I pulled all three off the shelf and tucked them into my […]

Save Kids Lives!

Save Kids Lives! Victoria Enmon’s Inspiring Story My son, David, and I are on a mission to Save Kids Lives and we need your help. Our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and […]


NaNoWriMo Midnight tonight starts NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers Month), which means all nighters and copious amounts of coffee. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I want to throw another challenge out there, to drink 30 cups of healthy coffee at the same time. That’s about $1 a cup which […]

Coffee and Positive Social Change

Coffee and Positive Social Change I know a few people in Africa that have been affected by the Ebola and friends who have come back to the states not affected. I understand the severity of the epidemic and see the government’s reaction to it by restricting travel in and out of West Africa, as well as […]

The Beginning of My Dissertation Journey

The Beginning of My Dissertation Journey It all started in 2005, while I attended DeVry working on my masters in Network and Communications Management with an emphasis in eCommerce. During that time, while I was working on my masters, a friend of mine, Ron born in Thailand, and I started translating the FDA handbook from […]

Why I Decided to Write This Book

Why I Decided to Write This Book I have way too many book and screenwriting projects started and not finished. I’m also working on my dissertation. The dissertation was the primary reason for writing this book. I want to help students like me get through the PhD program and the dissertation process. I’ll be looking at […]

Think and Grow Rich (New York, NY: Tarcher/Penguin Books; Revised & enlarged edition, 2003, 2005)

Think and Grow RichThink and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich is one of the most inspiring and practical books I have ever read. If you are in business or planning on starting a business, this is a must-read. This helped me envision the type of business I wanted to have and the power of belief to launch it. Napoleon Hill said, “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

I first read Think and Grow Rich in 1984 while on the train going to work everyday. I was a runner of the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. I knew I didn’t want to just be a runner taking order for the rest of my life. I applied some of the principles and went from runner to market analyst and research specialist in 2 months. Later I went on to open my own hypnosis and wellness centers. Now I’m an entrepreneur again in my own International Gourmet Coffee Business, podcaster, blogger, writer and soon to be professional speaker.

This book has been read by more millionaires like Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, John C. Maxwell, and Robert Kiyosaki (just to name a few). If you want to be successful do like Napoleon Hill suggested, hang around people that are where you want to go, listen and read what they read, and make your own master mind alliance.

Remembering 9-11: 13th Anniversary

Remembering 9-11 I remember on September 11, 2001, I was in the teachers lounge at St. Christopher’s in Midlothian. The TV was on when the first tower went down. There was dead silence. The Principal jumped on the PA to announce what had happened. Our mission was to keep all the children safe. I remember the […]