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  • 2019 Trailblazers.FM Apple Podcasts FeatureTrailblazers.FM receives Apple Podcast feature

    The Trailblazers.FM podcast is being featured on a home page banner on Apple Podcasts, the week of February 18, 2019.   What an honor and a blessing. I'm grateful for the awareness for these powerful stories of Black business legends and trailblazers who share their knowledge, resources and tools on our show, and the impact this […]

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  • Apple Podcasts Black History Month Feature 2019Trailblazers.FM featured in Apple's Black History Month selection

    The Trailblazers.FM podcast was featured in 2019's Apple Podcast's Black History Month feature. Among other notable podcasts like Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations, The Nod, Pod Save The People and On One with Angela Rye, we were honored to be listed among a few dozen selected shows. For 2019, the team at Apple Podcasts categorized this feature […]

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  • 52 Social Media Topics to Engage with Your Fans

    With social media, you've got the ability to introduce your brand to people all over the world for free! That's pretty cool when you think about it. Now those who connect with you are most likely doing so because they find something about your brand that they identify with. But once they connect with you, […]

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  • What will you give up to glow up this year?

    It's not even a question. You want to turn up. You want to go higher. You want that side hustle to blow up so you can glow up. So why does day after day pass you by without seeing progress. “You're going to do it”, but that was 18 months ago since the idea came […]

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  • Customers Are Screaming: “Make Me Important”

    If your business is to learn from the likes of Disney, Nordstrom and Apple in delivering that one intangible that gets them more traffic, more sales and more profits each and every year, when others can't figure out how to duplicate that same success, then this will be the most important intangible you tackle in […]

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  • Love Your Customers

    Born into poverty, Joe Girard sold 13,001 cars over the course of 15 years-not fleet sales but sales to individual car buyers. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's greatest salesman. In 1973, he sold 1,425 cars, and in one month, he sold 174-a record that still stands today. HBR (Harvard Business […]

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  • What Your Brand Colors Say About Your Business [Infographic]
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  • Acres of Diamonds

      Photo by Chris Coe on Unsplash

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  • Rise Above, No Excuses!
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  • Is our motive & attitude acceptable to God?

    “If you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.” – Gen 4:7 In Genesis 4, we read of the story many remember about Cain and Abel.  These brothers each had their respective skills.  Cain was a man who worked in […]

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  • Steve Jobs: Successful Customer Experience Strategy

    “You've got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology…  What incredible benefits can we give to the customer?” – Steve Jobs Photo by Nicolas Thomas on Unsplash

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  • Hope Defined

    “I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists; despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us, so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting…” – Barack Obama, Election Night Victory Speech 11.06.2012

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  • Earl Nightingale Quote

    The deepest craving of human beings is to be needed, to feel important, to be appreciated.  Give it to them and they’ll return it to you! Earl Nightingale     Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

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  • Common Goals

    If you and I are in the same boat, doesn't it make sense for us to paddle together #CommonGoals #PartnerWithMe

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  • Make it happen.

    If you don’t make things happen, things will happen to you.

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  • Crushin' It To The Top!

    “The best way to get the next great position is to excel at the one your in”  

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  • Are You Happy?

    What is it that makes you really really happy? There are many things I enjoy, but I'm not certain they really make me ‘happy'.  At the core of it all I realized a truth that is worth noting. I can't be happy with someone or something, unless I myself am happy with me first! DID […]

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  • Where is your ATTITUDE taking you?

    Today, ask yourselves this question: Where is my ATTITUDE taking me? My take away is this: Attitude gets you where you ought to be. A good attitude gets you to a good destination. -Stephen Hart Have you ever found yourself in a situation with all doors closed and no way out? Ever gave up on yourself […]

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  • 10 Tips on INNOVATION

    1.       INNOVATION is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. It is capable of being presented as a discipline, capable of being learned, capable of being practiced. Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation, the changes […]

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  • 55 Quotes on ATTITUDE

    Here are 55 awesome quotes referencing the topic of attitude. Please read through them and share your favorite quote in the comment section below. My favorites are bolded. • Every exit is an entry somewhere. – Tom Stoppard • While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to […]

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  • Changes Happen

    Isn't it funny how time and knowledge can change so much so quickly. I woke up in the couch this past Sunday morning at around 3am, hearing this guy talking on tv and I jumped outta my sleep to write down something he said: Knowledge is the seed for change. If you change what you […]

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  • Faith

    This week's inspirational deals with our Faith: … Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that […]

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  • 14 SHOCKING Pornography Statistics!

    I really think more MUST be said and more help offered by the christian community, to aid men, women and children in overcoming this fast growing epidemic.  If we do not control this and fast, we're likely to lose our children's generation to this exponentially growing disease! I'm urging all pastors, disciples and christians to […]

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  • G.O.S.P.E.L.

    G – GOD | O – OUR | S – SINS | P – PAYING | E — EVERYONE | L – LIFE God created us to be with Him. (Genesis 1-2) Our sins separate us from God. (Genesis 3) Sins cannot be removed by good deeds. (Genesis 4 – Malachi 4) Paying the price […]

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  • 12 Quotes on Humility

    Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. George Arliss   What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.  Monica Baldwin   It is no great thing […]

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  • 7 Wise Tips on Money & Wealth

    Most of us spend most of our lives chasing after money and wealth. I thought it would be awesome today to share with you some of the things said about money and wealth in the bible.   I hope you'll take the time to review these scripture tips and gain some measure of understanding regarding […]

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  • 28 LOVE Commands in the New Testament

    Many know of the 10 commandments of Exodus 20.  But did you know that there are commands all throughout the New Testament.  Below are 28 key commands of us as believers as it relates to LOVE.  I thought I’d share these with you today.  Let’s all make every effort to put these into practical use […]

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  • I Will See You Again, My Uncle, My Friend

    We give back to you, O God, our uncle, brother and friend, whom you gave to us.  You did not lose him when you gave him to us and we do not lose him when he returns to you. Your dear Son, Jesus Christ, has taught us that life is eternal and love cannot die, […]

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  • Be Thankful!

    Are you strong enough?

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  • Shine Your Light & Let The World See

    You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden – Matthew [spp-timestamp time=”5:14″] [Your Name Here] is the light of the world!  Shine your light today and let the whole world see Christ in your actions. Just like Jesus did in His time on this earth, we also need […]

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  • How wide and long and high and deep is the love

    Hoping everyone had a fun and safe weekend. Today’s Monday Morning Inspiration was inspired by my pastor's sermon this weekend from Ephesians [spp-timestamp time=”3:17″]-19: …And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of […]

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  • Real Living is About Giving

      Today, we live in a time and culture that teaches us to consume and to receive all that we can (career, house, cars, money, relationships) as quickly as we possibly can.   Is it not surprising then why fewer of our youth and next generation are learning and teaching the eternally rewarding principles of […]

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  • There Are NO Impossible Odds

    There are many odds we see or saw at some point as simply and totally impossible.  So many thought that Usama Bin Ladin would never be caught.  Many thought we could never ever see the day of having a black president of the USA.  Many thought we could never see absolute devastation on US soil […]

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  • We love because he first loved us

    As I stood in my daughter’s room this morning getting her a new diaper, I found myself questioning who should really be the one fussing and crying about what I had to do. I had just woken up, my eyes barely open, with a sinus headache and having to change a poopy diaper. I was […]

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  • HeartofHart34 Years of Blessings!

    As I reflect and celebrate the day of my birth also on a Thursday, April 21st, I begin to feel God’s blessings of wisdom in my life beginning to take hold.  Of course, I’ll likely look back in 5 years and think I knew little today, but as of right now, I really feel that […]

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  • It gets better with setbacks

    Ever realized that whenever we’ve got a setback in life, be it at work, school, with your finances, car, house, or whatever… you find that the setback is what forces you out of your comfort zone, and propels you to fight your way to a better end result!  And along the way, you learn something new […]

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  • What’s inside you?

    It’s [spp-timestamp time=”12:25″]am and I’m up! I spent over 2 hours in the book of Mark, reading and reading. Jesus is so amazing. Scripture taught me so much tonight. One of the amazing things I’m seeing is that Jesus never gave up even when His disciples or followers lacked understanding, He just kept teaching. He […]

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  • 10 ways to make TODAY your best day ever!

    There's a famous speech that was given by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at a Stanford graduation a couple years ago, where he shared some great advice. Some of his speech included the following: “If you treat each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right! Ask yourself: If today were […]

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  • Five Keys for Building a Godly Family

    In a society where the term family has become so dysfunctional, how can we be history changers for our next generation. How can we swim against the waves of fatherless homes and divorced marriages? Here are 5 ultimate keys for building a Godly Family and lasting legacy: 1. We must set GOALS for what we […]

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  • Stop making excuses!

    Aren't our outcomes a result of what we make it? It's time we all started living up to and accepting our actions, faults and shortcomings.  It's time we stopped blaming others for the negative outcomes we experience. The sooner we realize and embrace our adversity and challenges as being a result of the decisions we […]

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  • Humble Resolutions

    Happy New Year.  Did you commit to any new year’s resolutions? Did you write them down?  How many would agree that one or more of your goals were based on your own needs and ambitions. I can humbly share that there are newly written goals in my resolution list for 2011, that for the first […]

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  • All I need is YOU

    Our God is An Awesome God He reigns from heaven above With Wisdom, Power & LOVE Our God is An Awesome God Think about creation for just a minute and what a spectacle LIFE is and yet we take it for granted each and every day. I remember going to the doctor with my wife […]

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  • He > i

    This weekend was such an awesome weekend.  I spent 48 hours in the presence of God and over 210 teenagers at Sandy Hill Camp, in Northeast, MD.  It was the venue for our youth ministries’ fall retreat.  Our youth ministry, Elevate, now represented by kids, leaders and pastors from both our Gaithersburg and Frederick campuses, […]

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  • Reach further!

    Do you sometimes wonder why your life isn't where you expected you'd be?  You find yourself in a sequence of ‘well if' scenarios that would have had your life telling a different story today.  One more promising and nearing perfection.  Well if I had done so and so, then I would be better off because […]

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  • Blessings = material things

    In the days of gloomy and chaotic times, I think we have become a culture that sees and perceives the above as real, that all blessings are tangible things we can see and touch.  Many think that God’s blessings come only with a higher paying job, a larger home, a nicer car and if all […]

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  • I dare you to love someone today!

    Before I get writing today, let me apologize for my inconsistency with my blogging.  I made the commitment to start this blog, despite my non-stop 7 day a week work life and having a young baby that occupies every remaining moment we've got.  I just want to say I’ll keep trying to blog as frequently […]

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  • 5 Benefits To Seeking Wisdom

    I'm sitting up in bed today, reading some powerful verses in Proverbs and I couldn't help but think that the world of the ancient times is in many ways the same as it is today.  Yes, we got iPhones and sports cars, but people were just as foolish then as they are today, living lives […]

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  • Dont Let Your Opportunity Wither

    Matthew 21: 18 Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. […]

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  • What is our example?

    I had the pleasure of being a part of my youth group, Elevate Youth Ministries Fall leadership training last night.  Our youth pastors, Justin and Jessica, spoke about some key steps that us as leaders are to take and I couldn't help but think about the fact that the items they addressed shouldn't be a […]

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  • Love + Gratitude = Great Attitude

    To live the fantastic ‘American’ dream.  Isn’t that the goal we are taught to strive for in life? Well, before I get too far, I’ve gotta pose this question: What’s so American about this fantastic dream? I’m Jamaican, born and raised, and I’ve got the same dream, long before I moved here to the USA […]

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  • Marriage: Becoming One Flesh

    Today’s post has become a disease to our society and especially personal to me, as I watch close friends of mine who have either ended or are seeking to end their marriages, destroying 2 individuals, their kids, their families, their businesses and their communities and future generations in the process. Fellas, I’m directing today’s energy […]

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  • 3 Ways To Live A Life To Be Remembered

    Our lives come and our lives go, like the wind! For many of us, we plan our lives as kids on becoming sports stars, musicians, actors, lawyers, doctors and the like.  We aspire towards greatness.  We all bask in the obsessions to get a $100 million contract like Lebron or Dwayne Wade did this past […]

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  • Prepared?

    Death.  Feared by so many, yet guaranteed to all. True?  Well, as a sensible man, I know that my time is limited and that our physical bodies will pass on some day.  That being said, as a Christian man, I also believe the Word, specifically John 14:3 that says: 3And if I go and prepare […]

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  • Becoming a father!

    This month began on June 1 with the greatest level of joy my life has experienced to this point, as my wife went into labor with our first child.  The early hours of that morning were then followed by great fear, anxiety and worry, as both Kristin and our baby began having serious complications, which […]

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  • Living Lies without The Tries

    One day you're going to win the lottery.  One day you're going to make a million dollars and you won't ever have to lift another finger at that job.   One day you'll have that body of your dreams and be in the best shape of your life. One day you'll stop cursing, lying and […]

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  • All positive male role models please stand up!

    A frightening statistic that I came across states that one in four of America’s children live in mother-only families.  That’s 25% of kids today that don’t have a father present.  To make matters worse, of the children living with their mothers, 35% never see their fathers and a mere 24% see their fathers less than […]

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  • Did I plant the right seed?

    Sometimes life can seem so incredibly different than the way we planned it to go. A wise uncle of mine once said something that was simple but profound.  It took years for the statement to sit and be processed and I am still processing it 17 years after hearing it for the first time. In […]

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  • Perception is Reality

    What do people see when they look at you?  Do they see a fun, happy, and blessed individual?  Or do they see a mean, angry, depressed person? A close friend and business mentor, once taught me in August 2003, that perception is reality. Well, what does that mean exactly? I've understood the phrase to have […]

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  • The Overwhelming Yesterday

    Isn’t it funny how tomorrow seems so overwhelming, when you think of the bills that are due, keeping food on the table and shelter over you and your family.  You think of that job you just got laid off from or your failing relationships/ marriage that have no hope. It often seems bigger than it […]

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  • Powered by Purity

    How do I set the bar just right for my first blog post.  What to talk about?  What not to talk about? A few weeks back, Justin and Jessica McAuliff, leaders of our youth ministry delivered a message about purity.  Now, my initial reaction as a grown man hearing a youth pastor mention the word […]

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