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why you should always shoot your shot

Fall is my favorite season of the year. All of the summer shenanigans have concluded and the time has come to buckle down and finish the year out strong. More importantly, autumn begins a few days after my birthday (Happy Belated to me!) and the beginning of basketball (NBA & NCAA) is right around the corner. If you know me on a personal level then you already know I'm a hooper and I love using basketball analogies as a way of articulating my perspectives and ideologies, because quite frankly – ball is life!

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why it’s important to celebrate other people’s wins

What God has planned in your life has been uniquely designed for you. I say ‘has’ because the story has already been written; you’re currently living in your purpose. What this means is regardless of what has happened or will happen (good or bad) in your life or in the lives of others, each singular daily experience has been meticulously scripted for each and every individual. Simply put, YOU ARE SPECIAL!!

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california dreaming: lessons learned while celebrating my three year anniversary of living in los angeles

My three years out here haven’t been sweet the entire time, but they’ve for sure been exciting and extremely memorable. There have been peaks and valleys; wins and lessons, all the ups and downs have been experiences to help continuously shape who I'm destined to be. With all that being said, here are three of the biggest lessons I’ve learned while living in LA LA Land.

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small victories lead to big wins

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.

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5 tips for coping with stress & anxiety

We’ve all been there. An overwhelming majority of us are probably still there right now; I know I am, scrambling, anxious, all stressed out about something, someone or maybe both. Hopefully you’re not dealing with both at the same time because that would be a lot to endure.  But whatever you’re coping with as tough as it may currently seem, I can assure you in time that this too shall pass.  As we push through the second half of 2018, here are some tools to hopefully help you alleviate some of your stress and anxiety.

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