20Jan

202: History Notes: Grieving the Loss of a Mentor

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Nothing is comparable to the special kind of pain felt when a close mentor transitions. The pain is often associated with memories or moments that we’ve had with them, but more so the lessons they didn’t have time to teach us. It’s as if our personal journeys have lost direction, […]

23Dec

198: How I Nearly Quadrupled My Revenue

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. There’s a lot of advice out there on how to double or even triple your revenue. And to be honest, I feel like I’ve consumed it all. I’ve taken courses, attended conferences, read books, and obsessively analyzed my income reports. However, nothing beats trying things out yourself and learning from […]

28Oct

191: Why Your Life Does Not Have to Follow a Traditional Timeline

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. The average age of a first-year law school student is about 24. And so when someone spends years in another profession and decides to try their hand at law later in life, it becomes a little complicated. For one, deciding to go to law school is a big decision, no […]

02Sep

183: Why You Should Expect More from Yourself

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay As kids, we all had dreams, aspirations, and plans for when we grow up. Some of us wanted to be doctors, engineers, astronauts, and all those other high-end professions. No matter the dreams, we all wanted to be great. But as we grew older, many of us let limiting beliefs […]

12Aug

180: Changing the Game in Mental Health as a Black Man

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to a 1986 report by the American Psychology Association, the percentage of psychology PhDs awarded to men in 1975 was nearly 70%. As of 2015, the lack of men graduating with doctorates from psychology programs was both alarming and disappointing. But what’s even more worrying is the number of […]

05Aug

179: How First-Gens Navigate Social Mobility

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. The past decade has seen an increase in the number of first-generation students in the U.S. attend four-year colleges and universities. This unprecedented shift is linked, in some part, to college initiatives aimed at reducing structural barriers to college access. Interestingly, social scientists believe improved educational opportunities for low-income students […]

22Jul

177: How to Overcome College Guilt as a First-Gen

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to the Education Advisory Board data, 69% of first-generation college students say the main reason they attend college is to help their families. The problem is, most of these students end up feeling guilty about pursuing a college education. Furthermore, the pressure to succeed is overwhelming, and the idea […]

01Jul

174: Why First-Gen Student-Athletes Make the Best Entrepreneurs

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Professional athletes spend a large majority of their energy, time, and money training and competing. They also make personal, professional, and financial sacrifices to turn their passions into high-performance careers. But there always comes a time when they must consider life after sports. (It puts me in the mind of […]

27May

169: What I Regret About Entrepreneurship

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. From the moment you start thinking about owning your own business to serving your first customer, entrepreneurship seems like a challenging yet gratifying experience. Interestingly, even the stressful moments seem to have a bit of magic, such that mistakes rarely give birth to entrepreneurial regret. Thus, it seems crazy to […]