4 Small Things You Can Do With Great Love

Winning Big “It is to our own detriment that we underestimate the might of small and simple things.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich For the longest while, I religiously bought lottery tickets. It was the only form of gambling I participated in. However, it never yielded me more than $20 each time I won. Although it has been awhile, from time to time I still purchase a ticket. The notepad that holds my plans for my big win, however, has long been discarded. Who would get what was carefully written down.


Life Gets Better When You…Fill In The Blank

Song On Our Lips Music permeates almost every aspect of Jamaican life. Whether we are happy, mourning, doing laundry or about to riot there is a song on our lips or moving our feet (and hips of course). Contemplating this week’s conversation, the song that came to mind was very popular in the 1970’s. Played most frequently at political rallies and by one of the two contending parties on the island, it promised “Better Must Come!” Derrick Wilson was the artist who made it popular on the island and it


12 Steps To Live Enthusiastically Even In Uncertain Times

Enthusiasm Makes The Difference Continuing our conversation about living an enthusiastic life, we are discussing the 12 steps to help you do so. These are not steps that I developed – let us be clear about that from the outset. The bestselling author, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, outlined his ‘treatment’ for the collapsed personality in his book “Enthusiasm Makes The Difference.” First published in 1967, the book has sold millions of copies ever since. As mentioned in last week’s post, I have read this book at least twice before my


Lead Your Most Colourful Life

A Box Of Crayons “Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colourful. The world needs your prismatic soul!” ― Amy Leigh Mercree “See with a different eye, visualize with a colourful mind, manifest your thoughts with the energy within.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson There are days when the words of others more articulately express my thoughts on a particular topic. As we continue our “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words” series, the words of others better highlights my thoughts on living a colourful life. “Life is like a box

How 11 People Offered To Teach But Only 1 Transformed

Abundance of Energy My Dad shared a conversation from his youth with me that I have reflected on for many years. It still sits top of mind for me. He first shared it with me when I was just 12 years old. I had just started my first stand-alone business. Previously, I had a paper route (grew it from 27 to 58 customers in 20 months), shovelled snow, successfully did door-to-door sales and lots of other odd jobs. However, I never had a stand-alone business where I was in charge

Fake It ‘Till You Make It, But Never These 4 Ways

Fake It ‘Till You Make It! That is sound advice, especially for those of us or those moments when we lack the natural chutzpah to do something that needs doing. “Fake It Till You Make It,” is advice that I am sure you have heard or you might have given. I most certainly have been told to fake it but, in my Jamaican upbringing and into adulthood, it was less delicate and more of a swift kick through the door of opportunity. In turn, I have encouraged my daughter to

Motivational Monday: When Life Sucks, Get Lollipops

Speaking with a young mother recently, it was disheartening to hear her say that her life feels over. Having not travelled much beyond her hometown, with small children to raise and a modest income, she felt there is not much more to life than what is. How do you convince someone that this is not true? You do not. They have to figure it out themselves. So, I kept quiet and wrote this instead – hope she sees it. Life Sucks But So Does a Lollipop “Life is what you