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My mother, Expectations, Parenting, and Success 

If you know me, you know I usually speak with great reverence about my grandparents. They did everything in their power to “set me up to win” and I appreciate them more and more every day. However there was one miscalculation in which I’ve made it a point not to repeat as a parent. They expected me to live up to the standards my mother had set before me.

This may not sound like a big deal but let me tell you about my mother. Wanda Yvonne Davison was a consistent 4.0 student. She was clever, bright and…Read more

The Importance of People  

One of the most important things we can do with our lives is to connect with people that have the potential to help us. This doesn’t mean you have to necessarily be what’s called a “People Person” but you have to recognize when a person has the potential to help further your goals and at least try to reach out to that person. A few examples:

-In 1994 (my first year of community college) I found myself in a basic composition class. After about 1 week and 2 assignments, my teacher (Dr. Willey) suggested that…Read more

Please & Thank you 

It’s easy and common to pray to your preferred savior when you’re ambitious and reaching for your goals. But when you get there: do you pray and “say thanks” as passionately as you “asked please?”

Every Day in Every Way........ 

“Every day in every way, I am getting better and better”

It’s amazing where you can find tid-bits of motivation. It was my first time watching HBO’s Boardwalk Empire this morning. A pretty violent and graphic series but low and behold – this nugget of inspiration was uttered in a random scene that had nothing to do with the overall plot of the show. This is the equivalent of just pulling into the store and seeing a parking space in the front. Remember – motivation is all around you – you just have to be…Read more

Just Live 

When you’re young, “Consistency” seems a lot less desirable than “Spontaneity.” That changes when you get older, settled down, and really start navigating through life. However, part of staying “young” is embracing some sort of “Spontaneity.”

Lesson here: Don’t let everyday be “Ground Hog Day” but don’t let everyday be “Hangover Pt. 1” either. Just live.


 There was a point in time where I hated “consistency.” But not anymore. There is something very wonderful about waking up to the same woman, hitting the gym, making breakfast for the kids, taking them to karate, gymnastics or basketball practice. I'm 36 going on 37. My days of constantly seeking “action” or trying to define the beauty in a unplanned day is over. And its nothing wrong with that. My kids are beautiful, growing, loving and I'm enjoying everyday of it.   

Favorite Quote 

“You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?”
― George Bernard Shaw

This is the quote I have lived my life around for the last 10 years.