8 posts tagged with "entrepreneurship"
An Artist For The Ages…How Dakoro Edwards Used Strokes Of Compassion, Tolerance, & Love To Create A MASTERPIECE LIFE
Last week my wife and I, along with hundreds of other people, had the distinct privilege of attending the grand opening of a new art studio here in the Atlanta area. The proprietor and host was the artist known simply as “Dakoro.” The occasion was truly "decades in the making" and the date held huge significance for him, because July 28th was the birthday of his late father Curtis T. Edwards. Read More
A couple of days ago, my wife came in to the kitchen and said, “You won’t believe it, but there is someone at the door that wants to give us an estimate on our repairs.” You see, since settling back into our North Atlanta home months ago, I’ve known that we needed to replace a few exterior doors and shutters…but hadn’t addressed it yet. Read More
As a child, I had a “drink out of the hose, be home when the streetlights come on” kind of childhood, and some of my best memories happened as a result of time spent at my grand parents home. They had a huge influence on my life. In fact, some of my business success can be traced back to lessons learned while in their care. The first one I remember turned out to be extremely valuable. We now refer to it simply as... Read More
Correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s probably a good bet that most people don’t expect to be approached by a young MALE entrepreneur at a WOMEN’S business conference. But, that’s exactly what happened to me a number of years ago and as a result, today I’m able to introduce you to my friend, Keith Lorren. Read More
Looking back on your life, have you ever experienced buying a new car, or another item, and immediately after taking possession, you notice what you purchased seems to be everywhere you look? Pretty crazy how that happens isn’t it? Quite simply, you shifted your thinking from “filtering out” to “filtering in,” and I’m interested to see if this article produces a similar result for you. Read More
For those who may be unfamiliar with the gentleman in the picture, he’s known around the globe as “The most interesting man in the world,” courtesy of a clever advertising campaign by the Dos Equis Beer Company. In each ad or commercial, an unseen narrator shares an extraordinary accomplishment, or elaborates on a remarkable skill the man possesses, which reinforces the title bestowed upon him. And until recently, it was just an ad to me…but then I discovered 5 incredible words. Read More
Not long ago, I was on a date with my best friend, who also happens to be my wife. We watched the movie WILD and I found myself constantly cheering for Cheryl Strayed (played by Reese Witherspoon) to complete her walk of the Pacific Crest Trail. I did so, because after many years of reflecting on my own journey, I’m positive it’s the act of PERSEVERING that had the greatest impact on the creation of my incredible life.
A year ago my wife and I were at an estate auction and saw a broken, concrete water fountain. When the item came up for sale, we were the only bidders and got it for almost nothing. Flash forward to last week…and I was staring at that fountain, which we now use as a planter in our backyard. As I sat there, I began to wonder, “How many people see themselves as broken and having no value, rather than--- for what they could become? Read More