Tag: success

Book Review: Greatness Is Upon You

The reason I read Greatness Is Upon You by Eric Thomas is because Eric Thomas is one my role models.  He is one of the reasons why I decided I wanted to become a motivational speaker.  His enthusiasm, his drive and my ability to connect to his story.  There...

Ride the Momentum

The hardest step toward success is the first one.  After that, it is the second.  It is a matter of discipline and consistency, as Denzel Washington likes to say.  What happens when you accomplish one of the goals you set forth to do?  You get endorphins to run through...

June Progress Report

For people to continue pushing  through the struggles to reach their new goals, it is important to see how far they have gone in order to not lose faith that they are making progress in the right direction.  I feel like my organizational skills are improving, but not quite...

Why Writing Is Important

I’m pretty sure I have mentioned it so many times before, but writing things down is one of the most important things to do in order to accomplish your goals.  Ideas come and go at any time and it’s important to write it down because you might not remember...

Biggest Takeaway From the Weekend

Don't just walk through the motions. If you walk through the motions, so will your results. Get up early and give maximum effort....

Succeed Like Jason Dunham

If you don’t know who Jason Dunham is please do your research about him.  This man saved lives and received the Medal of Honor for his actions.  You can read the citation here.  Let me sum up his actions: in an intense battle in Iraq, an insurgent dropped a...

Book Review: Make Your Bed

This Friday I was fortunate to finish my course I was attending and able to fly back home.  I didn’t want to waste my time, so I bought a book and finished it on the flight.  The book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe...

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...

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...

The Secret to Success

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...