The reasons I don’t buy lottery tickets

According to money.cnn.com, lottery proceeds don't always get used for their stated purposes.  Typically, lotteries claim that ticket revenues go to fund state-run programs such as parks, education, emergency responders, veterans' health and other services.  If the proceeds are not going to these programs, then where are they actually going?  It is said that a good … Continue reading The reasons I don’t buy lottery tickets

Taking control of your life

It is crucial to take control of your life to achieve the things you want to achieve.  It also proves to the world you are responsible for your actions and a citizen worthy of respect. One of the worst things you could do is act like a victim, which means you are not in control.  This means you … Continue reading Taking control of your life

Is the customer always right?

There are these peculiar sayings out there such as the customer is always right, which was a phrase created by Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge's department store in London.  As an owner of a business, I take a step back and ask myself, is the customer always right?  This would be a hard no because I … Continue reading Is the customer always right?

Don’t give up on your dreams

Greatness... is not easy to come by for most people including myself.  Not everyone will capture their wildest dreams and although it seems unfair, it is the way life is.  Unexpected things can occur, which can derail you from living your dream.  Since I know this and accept this, I do my best to prepare … Continue reading Don’t give up on your dreams

No control over decisions impacting you

This is an important topic, which is often misunderstood.  No control over decisions impacting you.  It is very easy to push the blame or formulate a quick excuse of why things didn't go your way.  For example we can say, "I did not get the promotion because my manager does not like me" or "The … Continue reading No control over decisions impacting you

Building my roadmap to success

Before we had these fancy iPhones or Windows phones with Apple Maps or Google Maps, we used maps made out of paper.  My father would review his map at a rest stop before getting back on the road.  There were specific places my father would want to visit during our family road trips.  For example, on the way down to Orlando, … Continue reading Building my roadmap to success

Barriers and your success

There are barriers in this world that can be difficult to overcome.  These barriers can hold you back from achieving your goals.  These barriers need to be dealt with appropriately, so they do not inhibit you from achieving your dreams.  A barrier can be a person, expense, lack of motivation, personal flaw, and so on.  You can choose to deal … Continue reading Barriers and your success