Tribe... Change is easy. It is what you do to your hair, your shoes... your clothes and your car. Growth.... Evolution.... Transformation... not so much. And it should not be. Things of value take time, effort and resilience. Are you INTERESTED in becoming your best self or COMMITTED? Your choice ..... Your results. On purpose....with purpose .... Inside work.... Outside Results.... Give me a "YES" in the comments if you get what I'm giving. To book me for speaking engagement
"It is your reaction to Adversity, not the Adversity itself that determines how your life's story will develop." ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf~ Most of us make a very simple fundamental LEARNED mistake. We have been taught and teach others to prepare for a "Rainy" day. Time to put down that book.... As a "Hopeful Optimist" I completely understand that "Life" happens and sometimes unexpectedly. We can plan for a day at the beach and a unplanned thunderstorm may rear its head. It coul
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Trybe.... If you haven't noticed by now, I love words. Written, spoken, sung... you name it I love it. My blogs, posts and memes are all an expression of that passion. Whenever I create a blog post or even just a simple meme I go through a series of pictures and or photos that resonate with the feeling and the thought. But the "Feeling" is the most important by far. When I started this particular post, I went through several photos for days before settling on the one seen ab
“If you can’t change the status quo, make the status quo, change.”
At one point in life I wanted to be a Garbage Man. I also wanted to be a Bus driver and a Police officer.
I did not end up being any of those things and I will tell you that I am glad. Not because I do think highly of any of those jobs, because I do.
But because it was not what I ultimately was designed for.
Most of us are told to go to choose a major, go to college, get a job, save
~"One of these days, is none of these days.~ H. G Bohn When I the PS2 dropped, I fell in love with a series of video games called the "Prince of Persia". There were several iterations, but they all had one thing in common. The "Hero" could slow or stop time.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I loved playing those games and even to this day my fondest memories were of spending hours upon hours going from level to level, fighting enemies, solving riddles,
"To create joy in this place we call life is to be caught between the choice of Pragmatism or Hopeful Realism. Choose the latter. " ~ Troy Carroll the Motiv8tional Warrior ~ There is an adage about a glass, water and whether it is full or not. In the beginning of my career as a Coach and Speaker I would often say that I was an optimist, looking at everything as a glass half full versus half empty. I even modified the saying to reflect that thought process by saying "The gl
- "Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." - Maya Angelo When I was a kid, I was enamored with the concept of one day developing super powers. Invisibility, super strength, telepathy.....and oh....can't forget teleportation. I grew up during a time where there was a sudden influx of super heroes in the world of comics and television. The Avengers, Xmen, X-Force, Young Blood, Stormwatch and many more. Every Friday, I spent hours of my time at the Inner Harbor
"Don't go through life, grow through life." - Eric Butterworth There are some of us who are lucky enough to have the boundaries, guidance and mentors to help us discover and define the "Who" we will one day become. Then of course, there are people like me who grow sideways, in circles and sometimes upside down as we flounder our way to sure footing on our journey. This isn't a pity party, but I needed to level set so that you would have some idea of where I am heading with th
Motiv8tional Warriors... Here is a not so secret secret.... I grew up on the streets of Baltimore Maryland. Spent a good portion of my life there to be honest, at least until I made my way to the sunny lands of Southern California. Although it wasn't on purpose, it was still within my purpose, if you are catching what I am throwing. Growing up in one of the murder capitals of the world was not an easy thing and I would be lying if I said there are habits that still plague me
"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." - Henry Ford For quite some time early in my career in Performance Improvement, I would dream about being in front of a crowd of people sharing the witty and incredibly catchy quips and motivational statements that I currently create and use in my vocation today. Humble much? Nah...why dream small? Moving on.... Whether I was laying in bed or driving home from work after a long day, those fancy fantasies would just ke
"Change is when you get the knowledge...Growth is when you use it." -Troy A Carroll If you were to look at me now, the statement I am about to make would ring empty, but I promise it is true none the less, even if you never had the chance to see it. When I was a kid...ladies around my neighborhood, or friends of my mother would ask her if she "Relaxed" my hair. I had curls on side and it was very straight and wavy on top. I also had what they call a "cowlick", which is a se
I have thought about this content and the words contained over and over again. It took me awhile to write this for several different reasons. Some I am not proud of for many reason. I have seen and experienced more and more hate projected under the guise of free speech over the last 4 years than any known time in my life. The operative word is "Known". For far too long I was unaware of the magnitude of hate that permeated the spaces around me. Now.....I see more than I care
“Money won’t change you. Change will change you.” ― Richie Norton When I was young I would dream of getting a job...not a career that would allow me to buy all of the things I didn't have as a child. Clothes, cologne, shoes....a girlfriend. I thought that having a pocket full of dollars, a swaggy outfit and fancy shoes were going to change everything about me....and my life. I would window shop in stores that at the time I couldn't afford, creating a fantasy of who I would be
"To Choose Love and jump in not knowing, with a lot of unknows, is a brave act" - Mara Brock Akil A world renowned band once wrote that all you need is love and although some may find that to be true, I firmly believe that there are some nuances to that statement that many have been either over looked or completely missed. The funny thing is that for many, love is often caused by something that is outside of us by something other than us. Example....the birth of a child. Or M
I watched a movie once where two people were in an elevator. The elevator suddenly felt like it was falling and one of the two people started jumping up and down to prepare for the eventual crash at the bottom. Needless to say, this was nothing more than an illusionary feeling created by a amusement park owner, but none the less there is a moral to this story. When most of us begin our journey, we see that starting place as the bottom. We create the image of stairs or a lad
Dr. Seuss (Yes, that Dr. Seuss) once said "“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Too often we are convinced from a very early age that the only way to happiness if through the tunnel of love. That statement is fundamentally wrong in the way it is constructed and limited in what needs to be said. First, it has always been and will always be about fulfillment versus happiness. Happiness is temporary and
Kings... A few years ago I walked into Barnes and Noble to find a book ( I am an avid high fantasy book fan). As I perused the shelves a books cover stood out to me. The color, the depiction, the title...called. I quickly turned it over and read the short description of what lay inside. I thought to myself this is going to be a winner. Of to the register I ran, book clutched in hand. A few hours later I was in the bed, book open and hungry to begin. Most books by far in
Henry Ford once said "Whether you think you can or you think you think you can't..your'e right!" Early in the morning, during the day or late at night....I want to know what you are saying to yourself. Are you one of those types of people saying that even though you have adversity in life or obstacles in your way they are temporary? Or... Are you the type that is thinking about the multitude of ways you can fail at your personal and professional goals? Optimist or Pessimist?
A short but poignant reminder for the "Who In You" The American Dream is built on the pursuit of happiness. There is a difference between the happiness and fulfillment. One is external and temporary....the other is internal and sustainable. One is based on scarcity while the other is based in abundance. We have to be careful with how we use the energy in our lives, the potential often wasted on things that will only bring us joy momentarily. Is it money? Looks? A certain