Trailblazers.FM receives Apple Podcast feature

Trailblazers.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...
52 Social Media Topics to Engage with Your Fans

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...
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Customers Are Screaming: “Make Me Important”

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...
Love Your Customers

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...
Rise Above, No Excuses!

Rise Above, No Excuses!

You’ve had a long day at work, Your legs are sore from yesterday’s workout, It’s raining outside, It’s cold outside, It’s hot outside, The drive is too far, You don’t have time, Your alarm didn’t go off, These are excuses made by common people, You are not common, You...
Is our motive & attitude acceptable to God?

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...
Hope Defined

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...
Earl Nightingale Quote

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
Are You Happy?

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...
Where is your ATTITUDE taking you?

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...
10 Tips on INNOVATION

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....
55 Quotes on ATTITUDE

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...
Changes Happen

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...
Faith

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...
14 SHOCKING Pornography Statistics!

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...
G.O.S.P.E.L.

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 for sin, Jesus died and rose...
12 Quotes on Humility

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. ...
7 Wise Tips on Money & Wealth

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...
28 LOVE Commands in the New Testament

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...
Shine Your Light & Let The World See

Shine Your Light & Let The World See

You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden – Matthew 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...
How wide and long and high and deep is the love

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 3:17-19: …And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,18 may have power, together with all the saints, to...
Real Living is About Giving

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...
There Are NO  Impossible Odds

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...
We love because he first loved us

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...
34 Years of Blessings!

34 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...
It gets better with setbacks

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...
What’s inside you?

What’s inside you?

It’s 12:25am 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...

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...

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...
Stop making excuses!

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...

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...

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...

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...
Reach further!

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...
Blessings = material things

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...

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...

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...

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. 20...
What is our example?

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...
Love + Gratitude = Great Attitude

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...
Marriage: Becoming One Flesh

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...
3 Ways To Live A Life To Be Remembered

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...
Prepared?

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...
Becoming a father!

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...
Living Lies without The Tries

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,...
All positive male role models please stand up!

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...
Did I plant the right seed?

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...
Perception is Reality

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...
The Overwhelming Yesterday

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...
Powered by Purity

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...