“Work is not a curse, it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood and the measure of civilization.”

- Calvin Coolidge

Personal Branding: Intersection of Art & Science

What qualifies something as art? I believe art can be defined as anything that holds the ability to make the mind and heart wonder. The ability to have duel realities; neither right nor wrong exist in one’s heart. Science, on the other hand, is the nature of a hypothesis proven to be right consistently and without fault. It consists […]


The experts are only right until they are wrong. Stop listening to the experts and start thinking for yourself. Question with boldness – even the so-called experts.

Ryan Mickley

Live Each Day With Courage

“You can’t accomplish anything from the sidelines. Have the courage to get in the game.” This is how baseball legend, Cal Ripken, Jr., concluded his speech at Missouri State University’s Public Affairs Conference. I find this remarkable not because Mr. Ripken was a 19x All Star, World Series Champion, 2x AL MVP, AL rookie of the […]

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out, and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

Consume Less Deliver More

The new year brought with it aggressive ambitions. Hopes of finally publishing a book, contributing to blogs and starting digital side ventures. My mantra, “Consume less, deliver more.” That was 2014. It’s now 2015 and many of the goals I set for last year were not met. No surprise really…according to the research conducted at the University […]