Even Jordan Had A Coach

Somewhere between getting rejected from his high school varsity basketball team and accumulating a net worth of $1.3 Billion USD, Michael Jordan found time to win two Olympic Gold medals, 6 NBA Championships, and battle the Monstars from Moron Mountain in the1996 film, Space Jam. Now, this blog is not here to engage in the ongoing MJ…

It’s May 31st

 Sometimes my Spotify playlist gets me all the way together. I’m an early riser on most days. Shutting off alarms at 5am, 6am, or 7am doesn’t scare the kid. However, even when I’m up, I’m not always active. Today was one of those days. As I rolled out of bed to begin my morning routine, I opened my Spotify…

Just Chill, Bro

“Team No Sleep”  “No days off” “I’m out here grinding” “It’s a hustle, right?” When I was in my teens and early 20’s, I rarely took time off – from anything and for anyone. Whether I was in school, mowing my yard (I don’t have any brothers and my parents allowed that to be my first…

Pep Talk: Big Dreams And Small Budgets

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sitting on the fence trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents She missed she missed she missed like this…. When I was younger, we chanted this nursery rhyme while we were jump-roping. Little did I know, the third line would become a common theme for me when I set out to…

Ask For Help – You Can’t Do It All By Yourself

A couple days of ago, I posted this note on Instagram:   It was geared toward my Perfectionist friends, because I know what it’s like to feel the internal pressure of trying to beat yourself. I take extreme pride in my work, especially what I promote via MOXIE Nashville because this is my business. However,…

My Mom Was My First Consultant…Here’s Some Of Her Best Recommendations

Last week, I shared a nugget that my mom told me in high school: “If you were mediocre, you wouldn’t have this problem.” In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d drop a few other gems that she has shared with me along this thing called life. Some are from her own experiences and others have been passed…

Pep Talk: So What

This 2 minute pep talk is geared toward my recent graduates, but it’s really for anyone who needs to free yourself from a little internal, societal, or familial pressure. Add these two words to your vocabulary in this order: SO WHAT  The gist: Be able to enjoy the person you are right now instead of worrying about who you should…

You Can Do It

I tried to be all deep ya’ll…I really did. I drafted a whole ‘nother blog for today’s post but I said to myself (in my most educated vernacular), “Nah.” For those of you who don’t know, I graduated with my Master’s degree last Friday from Middle Tennessee State University. It was an epic feeling, especially…

You Don’t Need More Followers

A digital marketer telling you that you don’t need followers? Yeah right! Seriously, hear me out. I’m not saying you NEVER need followers or a marketing plan or a business plan. But none of that can substitute for what you truly must have: DISCIPLINE I had so much to say about this topic that I just…

The Only Way I Eat #DrEricThomas

Ever since I received my Walkman and my Men In Black cassette during Christmas ’97, I’ve had headphones. We’ve upgraded since then (come through Steve Jobs and Bill Gates), but I learned very early that I could drown out a lot of things (or parents) if I turned my music up. Fast forward to the…