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…

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…

#IssaBalance

Have you ever felt like this guy right here? It’s funny how we think of balance as even scales or a perfectly proportioned pie. I mean, you can’t really blame us. We’ve been institutionalized to think that balance is something to strive for. From balance sheets in finance to balancing physical check books back in…

Like A Fine Wine🍷

What if I told you that everything you’ve experienced in your life was 100% necessary for you – would you believe it? My birthday is tomorrow (I’m accepting all gifts, greetings, lunches, dinners, cakes, clothes and money without shame – let me know if you need to know my sizes!). Birthdays always breed a time…

Read Your Own Receipts

  I’m all for speaking life and encouraging others, and that includes dishing out some good ol’ fashion TOUGH love. However, it starts at home first. It’s very easy to point out what other people aren’t doing. But, here’s the reality – you can’t control anyone but yourself. Now, this is not a new phenomenon, but I have to remind myself of…

A Little Reminder 💡

“Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?…