Sparring Partners

Come on in and get comfortable, I’ve got a story to tell you. With the fresh scent of #NewYearNewMe permeating through the atmosphere, I joined the millions of Americans and added wellness to my resolution list. I went to a kickboxing class last weekend…and let me tell you, the class was PACKED. The class had so many…

Before The Clock Strikes 12:00….⏰

Now, you know I had to post one more time in 2017! We’re going into a brand new year in a few hours, an opportunity most people take to renew their motivation and rejuvenate their tenacity. Luckily for you and I…we’ve been putting muscle behind our hustle all year long (see what I did there?)….

Your Significance Story

I don’t know about you, but this word has been coming up a lot lately: SUCCESS (It must be the approaching #NewYearNewMe epidemic) But… What does success mean? What does success look like? Is success even relevant? I attended a ceremony honoring the life and legacy of an extremely successful person last week. Someone who I esteemed very…

When The Dog Bites, When The Bee Stings…

When the dog bites When the bee stings When I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things And then I don’t feel so bad It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and my favorite time outside of my own birthday month (yes, I said “month”). I love to hear Christmas music and recently caught myself…

Power Down

You all know I love my Instagram proverbs. I recently scrolled across a quote from Novelist Anne Lamott’s April 2017 TED Talk: Lamott is a speaker, activist, and faith based supporter of all things good. This quote came at a time in my life where I was at an interesting intersection between results and work….

The Real Definition of Success

  I was sitting in an Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee meeting when one of the founding members, Mr. Markeith Braden, dropped this AMAZING quote about purpose! It resonated with me so much, that I had to put it in my weekly radio Pep Talk and share it with you all. Click the link above to hear what…

Michelle Obama Showed Me How To Do It

What would have happened if you realized your greatness earlier in your life? Do you think it would change anything? Now, I believe God works everything in His timing and he can restore any time that we think we’ve lost. However, I also know that sometimes we sell ourselves short. Recently this video of two…

More Moves, Less Announcements

If you’re breathing anywhere near social media, you’ve probably heard these quotes before: “Make more moves and less announcements” “Real G’s move in silence” “Lions never lose sleep over the opinion of sheep” Now, these are all great Instagram Proverbs – I’ve been quoted saying some myself. However, what do you do when you find…

Self Care Is The Best Care

My sister uttered these words to me one time, “Vannesia, self care is the best care.” [ctt template=”2″ link=”V2798″ via=”yes” ]#SelfCare is the best care” – Dr. @Jac_JacAttack[/ctt] Now I don’t recall the context of the conversation, but I remember when she said it, I responded with the snaps of approval…you know the ones. You…

Be Your Own Hype Man

Gather ’round, I’ve got a story to tell.   Now, you all know me by now — I keep it pretty candid on these blogs. This is no different. If you don’t know, I create and record motivational radio drops for a nationally syndicated radio show entitled, “On Air With Ace Alexander.” It airs on Monday…