Oftentimes, when the new year rolls around everyone makes their New Years resolution and makes their social media posts all about “New Year, New Me.” Why does it have to be “new me” and why isn’t it “better me?” People are trying to reinvent themselves as if everything they’ve done in the past year or … More New Year, Better Me
“Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. You got a dream, you need to protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it, period.” This is a quote I have tattooed on my left arm. The reason … More There Will Always Be Naysayers
I was born and raised around Cleveland and I have seen our ups and downs. Although I am still young, I was able to witness the Cleveland Cavaliers grow from nothing into something, lose it all, come back stronger than ever and now back to the drawing board. I am appreciative for everything that LeBron … More Thank you LeBron, Now Let’s Get It Cleveland!
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to discuss what luck truly means. A lot of times when we see other people getting what they want or becoming successful we say they have all luck. We never credit the individual with putting in the time and effort, but rather look at something … More Luck=Preparation + Opportunity
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 do be a healthy person, you’re … More Success Requires Sacrifice
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 nothing; you know something.” One of … More What I learned over the weekend
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 and Inspire. We learn to motivate … More Why the Name Change?
What’s the secret to success? The secret is a lot simpler than you think. The secret is to start early. What does that really mean though? It means if you want to succeed, you need to wake up earlier then everyone else and not by 5 minutes. It means you need to start today and … More The Secret to Success
There are so many ways to get ahead and one of the most important is often times overlooked: sacrifice your Friday nights and sacrifice your weekends. Take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself how you’re spending your weekend. Most people will just want to relax, sleep and maybe play some … More How to get ahead
Having 2 kids now, the question that is always asked is have you been getting any sleep? Luckily, I have an amazing wife who lets me sleep so I’m rested for work, but we do have a routine so she gets sleep too. The next question asked is how does it feel to be raising … More The Struggle is Real