It’s the 4th quarter again - it’s time to be great! We only have a few weeks left in 2019 and I want to remind myself and everyone else that we should look to finish the year out strong. 2020 is right around the corner and I know we’re all excited and looking forward to what the New Year will bring. But I would be remiss not to stress the importance of writing things down and being very intentional with what you want in your life. I wrote down some personal and professional goals in 2017 that I accomplished in 2018 so of course I did the same in 2018 for 2019. Goal #1 for 2019 was to sell my mother’s...
I’m pretty hype that the news is finally official! We’re developing a show called Philly Reign for USA Networks, which is executive produced by The Queen of Hip Hop Soul, 2x Oscar Nominee, Mary J. Blige. It's a story about my family – specifically my mother Thelma Wright and her reign as the Queen of Philly. The show will be based on her self-published memoir "With Eyes From Both Sides: Living My Life In & Out Of The Game".
We must keep in mind that greatness is a journey, whereas success is a destination. Much deeper than what short-term success can bring such as monetary gain, awards, and accolades, greatness is something that is achieved over time, through wisdom, leadership, and service. Greatness is an embodiment of your legacy, the joy you bring to those close to you as well as the positive impact you have on the world.
Sic Parvis Magna is my favorite Latin phrase, commonly translated as “greatness from small beginnings”. Generally speaking we can get caught up longing for the “I’ve made it” moment in our professional careers. From a new high profile job, to the big promotion, it’s very easy to casually overlook the small victories that lead to that grand opportunity. In actuality, the small victories along the way were the true catalysts for said big win. Overnight successes are anomalies that rarely have true longevity and often times most don’t get an opportunity to see all the behind the scenes time, effort and dedication that it took in order to level up.