January’s Progress

January has been a great month for me so far.  Tomorrow night I will be flying back home to be with my family again now that this course is concluding.  I’ve been hitting the gym hard to work on my physical fitness and I’ve definitely been sore from pushing...

Book Review: How to Win Friends and Influence People

So instead of posting what I learned over the weekend, I wanted to write a review of this book to show everyone how amazing and important this book really is.  This is the kind of book I will read and read and read again because the principles are so...

Success Requires Sacrifice

In order to be successful, you have to be willing to give up things that you hold near and dear to you.  If you want to do better in school, you have to be willing to give up partying and sleep so you can study.  If you want to...

First Progress Report

Hello Everyone.  Here is an update on my progress for my 2018 Goals:  I’ve worked on my workout plan that will help get me to my fitness goals.  I have it written on paper, but I’m still tweaking it to improve in all areas. My amazing wife put together...

What I learned over the weekend…

This weekend forced me into doing some research.  This weekend we are dealing with the government shutting down.  This shutdown effects over 800,000 federal employees.  Because the government shutdown, I had to do research to see what would happen next and how it effects my family and I. 1. ...

Top 3 Things I Learned Over the Weekend…

Attention to Detail     So, last week I looked at my homework assignments due and I saw that there was no Chapter 1 homework, but there was Chapter 2 homework.  I assumed that I had no homework due that first week; however, I did not look at everything.  The...

2018 Goals

Growing up, I didn’t understand the point of New Years.  It was just another day to my family.  I also didn’t understand the point of a New Years resolution because we should always be setting goals for ourselves.  Now, I understand what it’s all about.  It’s about hope.  Hope...

What I learned over the weekend

I want to continue the trend of sharing what I learned over the weekend because the learning never stops.  If you don’t learn something new everyday, then you’ve wasted your day.  Dr. Jayce O’Neal said, “If you think you know everything; you know nothing.  If you think you know...

Why the Name Change?

Starting off 2018, I decided to change the name of the blog and site.  I believe that the old name may have seemed like a fad and I wanted to ensure everyone that this blog is here to stay.  The new name is Melvin which stands for Motivate, Elevate...