What’s done in the dark will come to the light

Hard work

It is in the work that is done in the early AM in which the only light shinning is the glare of your computer screen. It is in the hard lessons that you learned from your valiant but failed efforts. It is in that strength you found to keep going, when everyone around you were telling you that you should just quit.

RYSE and Grind, and your day will come to RYSE and Shine. The fruits of your labor will speak louder than your words ever will. ‪#‎ontheRYSE‬‪#‎inspirationcheck‬ ‪#‎inspiration‬ ‪#‎motivation‬ ‪#‎fighter‬ ‪#‎nodoubtersallowed‬‪#‎neverdefeated‬

In The Pursuit of Happyness

Christopher Gardner 2 Christopher Gardner

Got a chance to sit down one on one with someone I really admire. Christopher Gardener, author of the book; The Pursuit of Happyness and the inspiration behind the movie. Several years ago, during a really rough point, it was his very book that inspired me to keep pushing, so I really can’t put into words what this meeting meant to me.

Never have been a star struck type of person, but there are a small handful of individuals on my list of people who I admire and would like to meet. I was able to scratch another name off. ‪#‎thankful‬ ‪#‎continuingthepursuit‬

Local Minded People Never Understand Global Minded Goals

Crazy People

Set goals so big that you get uncomfortable sharing them with small-minded people.

Imagine what the Wright brothers experienced.
Small-minded person: “So you say you plan to fly, like a bird flies?!?!”

The Wright brothers: “Yeah, see it will work like this…ummmm, on second thought, nevermind.” ‪#‎wasteoftime‬ ‪#‎nodoubtersallowed‬ ‪#‎lookingkrazy‬‪#‎ryseupandgogetit‬ ‪#‎ontheryse‬

Keys to Success


Interesting how successful people continue to invest in themselves and in their growth. Success is not something that happens by chance. If you study those who have achieved it, you will see that they continuously make the investment to develop their minds and their skill sets.

Maybe Benjamin Franklin said it best, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
‪#‎dontshortchangeyoursuccess‬ ‪#‎seekknowledge‬ ‪#‎seekwisdom‬‪#‎knowledgeisnotalwaysfreeorcheap‬ ‪#‎investinyou‬ ‪#‎successfulpeople‬‪#‎ontheryse‬

Beside Every Great Man


A man with big dreams NEEDS a woman with vision. Her perspective, her faith, her belief and her support are his anchor in his times of doubt.

If she doesn’t believe in you, challenge you and fully support you, then she’s no good for you.

Men who want to be great will expect you to believe in them, push them, pray with them, and fully support them during their arduous journey towards their dreams. ‪#‎goodwomen‬ ‪#‎goodmen‬ ‪#‎dreams‬ ‪#‎support‬ ‪#‎vision‬ ‪#‎belief‬‪#‎supporteachother‬ ‪#‎ontheryse‬ ‪#‎faith‬



It’s not about New Years resolutions. It’s really about being sick and tired of being sick and tired. Evaluate, be brutally honest with yourself and then commit to doing something about it TODAY!

Just A Few Things I Know For Sure!


The Christmas holidays and multiple birthdays all falling at the turning point of a New Year tends to make me a bit reflective.

A few lessons I learned from this phenomal year to take into 2015.

1. EVERYONE is dealing with their own personal struggle. Don’t let the façade of someone’s fb profile fool you. Health, financial, companionship, career oriented, etc. everyone is fighting a battle. No one is immune as we have even seen those with fame & fortune succumb to their struggles and take their own life. Knowing that we ALL deal with struggles should provide you comfort in knowing that you are not all alone. It should also provide you with the strength to push through your own personal struggles, no matter what they are.

2. Giving starts the receiving process. While you may be lacking in one area, you may have abundance in another. Genuinely sowing a seed of your time, talent or treasure into someone else who is in need and struggling to help their selves is a sure way to reap a harvest in your own area of lack & struggle.

3. The enemy of ambition is comfort. Comfort does not always mean happy, it simply means minimal risks are involved. Comfort is routine. No one wants to leave their comfort zone, no one wants to wake up early to go exercising, no one wants to stay up late to finish that project/ proposal, no one wants to keep going after they have tasted failure over and over again. It is all uncomfortable. If you want results in any part of your life, you have to be disciplined enough to step out of your comfort zone. Old ways will never open new doors.

4. Surround yourself with a truly diverse network. People who don’t look like you, don’t act like you or don’t even think like you. People with a different point of view. You don’t have to adopt their views, but be open to their different perspectives. You will grow from simply being smart, to truly garnering wisdom.

5. You are 6-inches away from everything that you want. Roughly the distance between your two ears. Develop your mind, be a continuous student on the subject of life. Set a plan for what you want and go get it. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The world makes way for those who KNOW where they are going.” And the good book says ‘A person’s gift makes room for them and brings them before the great.’ ‪#‎myowntruths‬ ‪#‎gogetit‬‪#‎ontheryse‬ #2015

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