The Shame In Giving A Damn.

The Shame In Giving A Damn.


From time to time, I find myself really caring about what people think of me. I mean, there are legit times when I really give a damn about things like, the way my voice sounds or shit like, do I sound smart enough? I’ve questioned, am I enough? Do I have what it take to be the person they are looking for to help solve whatever problem they are having?

I torture me, all the way to the point until they open their mouths. That’s when I realize what’s really going on. This PERSON – be they client or potential client – or some new person giving a presentation at a committee I’m a part of, they have the same thoughts in their heads about some story they have cooked up about themselves that’s just not true.

We are just people. People with hopes and dreams of what we think is best to get the most out of this ride as we can. Every day we get is a new opportunity to do better and to go further. And time spent caring too much about what we think about each other is a shame.

Painting by: Mason Gehring

What’s Your Super Power?

What’s Your Super Power?


What’s your superpower? I spent the better part of last year struggling to answer this question. I say I struggled with it because I had so many mixed emotions behind how I identified myself as a creative. I’ve been a designer since I could remember, though it’s been recently that I’ve been questioning, is that it?

Am I only this person who has become very skilled at organizing art and copy on a page to sell products that I really could less than a fuck about? I mean, is the reason, I’m good at being a designer it’s really my god given talent and that’s all there is and I should be happy with that and work harder at making it big as a designer?

I struggled with the question because I could not help but think, there is more to this. There’s got to be a bigger reason I’m blessed with a creative mind and being a designer may only be a tool I have at my disposal to call on. The idea of having a superpower and figuring out what mine is. That thought holds the key to a bigger world of possibilities. Possibilities I can go after and serve others by being nothing more than what I’ve been my whole life. Myself!

Understanding my ability to take complicated issues and get down to its true purpose. Then turn around and walk others through a process they can use to move forward with their own dreams. I’ll work with them until they understand and have full confidence that they are ready to turn their dreams into goals and work to achieve them. So my power is to live my life. Big or small. Rich or with little means.

Then take all of the experiences and skills collected along the way and use them to help others build their futures. Now!

What’s your superpower? What’s that one trait you have that pulls you to act, without being asked to? Prioritize your life around that, then use the skills you pick up along the way as tools in your belt on your way to achieving awesomeness.


Photo by: Leon Robinson

Don’t Forget To Smile.

Don’t Forget To Smile.


December 6th, 2017 6:23 am

Speak up! Use your mouth. Use all of the muscles in your neck, head, and face if you have to. Stand tall. Stand confidently. Be heard! …
And don’t forget to smile.

Things to be grateful for …

-Today I am thankful for all of the loved ones around me. My children especially. They light my way and fuel the fires that keep me moving forward.

-I’m also thankful for the monetary gains I’ve made so far. They have been proof that next year and the road ahead are filled with promise.

-I’m proud of my ability to wake up every day and dedicate my days to helping others live up to their potential.