Memory Lane

When I won 2nd Place in the DC City-wide Art Contest

I begged my Mom for months to find the picture on the bottom left and she finally found it. I immediately got goosebumps. Here’s the story: When I was in the second grade my art teacher(well known gospel singer Vanessa Williams) entered a painting that I did called “Unity” into the DC City-Wide art contest. […]

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Joy Within

If you rely on others for validation, the pursuit of validation will control & restrict you.

In other words.. ..

If you rely on people to make you feel good about what you are doing, the pursuit of obtaining those feelings will control you.

Joy and feelings of accomplishment has to come from within.

Support

Don’t worry about those who don’t support you; it’s a waste of time, focus, and energy.

Save all of your energy to show love to those who DO.

““Wait” is a curse word. Here in Go-Getter land, we don’t tolerate such foul language.”
@MikeCMatthews
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The Alchemist (Recommended Book) (1988)

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemisthas become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

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Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version (Recommended Book) (1937)

Napoleon Hill’s best-selling “Think and Grow Rich!” is the most widely acclaimed, influential book on success ever published. This unique edition is the only fully annotated, indexed version and is copyright-protected by the U. S. Copyright Office. Unlike most other versions, this edition restores Napoleon Hill’s masterpiece to its original form and intent. It includes essential material on how to thrive in challenging economic times that was taken out of later versions but is incredibly relevant today. “Think and Grow Rich!” explains entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie’s secret to success, revealed to Napoleon Hill during private interviews with Carnegie, the richest man of his time, and during more than 20 years of research into the lives and philosophies of more than 500 of the most successful people in America. This timeless classic presents a systematic nuts-and-bolts approach to developing the skills and mindset required to achieve exceptional success in any field or endeavor, personal or professional. Hill explains in detail 13 steps required to achieve those goals. The book contains numerous self-tests and checklists. In addition, it provides key details about Dr. Hill’s life and times, his life-long research, and the leaders of business and industry he studied to glean the invaluable principles of success you’ll discover here.