Dear You

I posted a pep talk video back in April discussing how some of the very goals I wrote in my journal years ago have manifested in my life. Acts such as blogging, vlogging, and going to school were once just ideas that have now become some of my every day activities. But one thing I didn’t tell…

Target, let’s talk about the message your vendors just sent to Generation Z

Maybe it’s because I just spent the last two years of my life studying workplace behavior and motivational theories while completing my master’s degree in organizational leadership. Perhaps it’s because my nearly 40-page final thesis included dissecting the five generations in the workplace and how different cultural events impacted their worldviews sand workplace habits. It…

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…

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 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…

The Hustle Isn’t Free

The Hustle Isn’t Free, But It’s Always Rewarded One thing working at a gym taught me is that there are some people who already completed a workout, made breakfast, finished a project, and opened doors by now….all while you’re sleeping or reading this from the luxury of your house. Putting muscle behind your hustle is…