Let’s talk about growth mindset. I have seen this terminology being thrown around, especially to serve as a differentiator on job applications and personal mission statements. After reading Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck, I have a new level of understanding that I would like to share. Before studying the subject matter, I had this preconceived notion of what it meant to be growth-minded, and it was correlated to perfection. This… Read More »Show Your Work
One thing before I dive in: Racism and any other form of oppression or prejudice is not an opinion. These are phobias and diseases that thrive off of one thinking they are superior to someone else. If you believe you are superior to one, you must also believe you are inferior to another. This is a relentless cycle of hate and self doubt that will hurt you more anyone else… Read More »Under Pressure
For anyone that knows me, I am not the largest in stature. Growing up, there were always choices that my family had when making purchases and clothes were not on the top of the list. As hard of a sell I would make, I would find myself in clothes that were too big that I would “grow into”. If you dig deep enough or befriend my mom, you will find… Read More »Goodwill Hunting
A word: To the healthcare professionals that have willingly adjusted to the needs of their community, to the first responders who have made it a point to serve in every capacity they know how, to the family members taking care of those who cannot care for themselves, to the good Samaritans donating their time and effort to support and uplift their communities, you are incredible. Thanks don’t do justice the… Read More »#stayathome
I have a confession to make. For those that know me, I seldom curse, if at all. But when I am alone with no one to hear me but thoughts, I have found myself dropping F bombs since grade school. Mom and dad, if you are reading this, it’s too late to right the wrongs I have committed. But, I will say I am ready to talk about it and… Read More »F%!# It Up (Part 1)
Roughly a year ago, my phone number was added to a directory of home owners in the North Carolina area. And every couple of weeks from that point on, I would receive a call from someone looking to purchase “my” property. “I am sorry , but I am not the owner of that home (or any other for that matter). I am not sure how my number became tied to… Read More »Who Cares?
In honor of Eluid Kipchoge’s historical mark, I thought I would take some time and write about one of the best feelings in the world. The path was shaded with tree cover as the sun hid behind the pines. In an attempt to avoid the sun’s kiss, I started my run early to get the most out of the cool weather. Fall was finally upon us as the humid Georgia… Read More »Runner’s High
The Pursuit of Happyness, featuring Will Smith, is based on a true story of a man by the name of Gardner. One of my favorite movies, it highlights a man who makes a risky investment and fought for a competitive corporate position to support his son. Obstacles continued to arise from his wife (and the mother of his child) leaving him to hopping from homeless shelter to homeless shelter. But,… Read More »The Realization of Joy