Why @KevinHart4real Is The Smartest Man in Comedy
Sep19

Why @KevinHart4real Is The Smartest Man in Comedy

Kevin Hart is not just funny.  Kevin Hart is brilliant.  In fact, next to Marc Maron (we’ll talk about the power of podcasting another time), he might be the smartest man working in Hollywood right now.  Heck.  With his last couple of movies, he’s even leaving behind being only “black famous” to famous famous – for whatever that means to you.  Frankly, I think there is a lot every entrepreneur can learn from his rise to stardom....

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My #Marketing & #SocialMedia Toolkit
Sep15

My #Marketing & #SocialMedia Toolkit

People ask me all the time for advice and for the tips and tools that I use to build my platform.  I decided to publish a few here for you.  My plan is to use this as a place to come back and make frequent updates and additions for you.  I want you to be able to do what you do easier.  I hope these help!   Fiverr.com – Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, referred to as ‘gigs’...

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Married at First Sight: Could YOU do it?
Sep15

Married at First Sight: Could YOU do it?

  “50% of marriages end in divorce” is what I call a lying statistic.  It’s just not true.  Not only is the raw number wrong and unsupported by facts, but the truth is that certain marriages based on the right values and supported by the right attitudes last.  According to Shaunti Feldhahn, almost 80% of marriages built on the right foundations will make it.  In other words, success is predictable.  Success is...

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Is Being Single Making You Poor?
Aug25

Is Being Single Making You Poor?

Right now in America: 59% of Asian men are married. 54% of White men are married. 45% of Hispanic men are married. 36% of Black men are married. These statistics are hot off the presses and from the wonderful researchers at Freakonomics.  Let’s now place them next to another report I first wrote about in my blog “6 Ways to Make Sure You NEVER Get Rich.”  This table refers to something called the Racial Wealth Gap...

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You don’t know Barry Katz yet… but you should!
Aug11

You don’t know Barry Katz yet… but you should!

“Become undeniable and you will not be denied!” @BarryKatz on #Persistence #Business & #Success in #Life   — Mark Anthony McCray (@LiveBIGDieEmpty) August 11, 2014 We’ve all experienced the feeling of coming back from vacation and having so much to say that you’re both excited and 100% sure you’ll forget something. Well, I have a few things I feel like you need to let into your consciousness...

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How May I Ignore You Today?
Jul18

How May I Ignore You Today?

This has to be every influencer’s fear. You talk but nobody’s listening. You’ve got wisdom to share but nobody cares.  You KNOW you’ve got the goods but can’t even seem to give them away!! The question for some of you is how do you break through this barrier in a way that makes a difference and DOESN’T make you feel like you’re pouting, stomping around or crying out for attention?  It’s...

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What Starts with YOU Changes the World.
May27

What Starts with YOU Changes the World.

I have to admit to being both motivated by and proud of this speech from Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University-wide Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin on May 17, 2014.  It is a great reminder that what starts with YOU changes the world.  (Like the University of Texas motto.) Admiral McRaven is a Texas Ex, by the way.  (Since I first wrote this, he has...

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4 Reasons You Should Be Sick of Relationship Gurus
Feb13

4 Reasons You Should Be Sick of Relationship Gurus

I’m about finished with relationship advice. I’m done reading it.  I’m (almost) done giving it.  (Also, I am cranky today, so this will read like it.  Maybe I’ll come back and edit one day soon?  Maybe not.)  If you can point me towards someone who is actually helping the cause towards people finding and maintain healthy and whole relationships, I will kindly change my tune.  However, most of what I see breaks...

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8 Ways to Profit from #LinkedIn – the Forgotten(?) Social Network
Feb10

8 Ways to Profit from #LinkedIn – the Forgotten(?) Social Network

I can’t let this chance to invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn pass.  Can I?  LinkedIn boasts that it is the World’s Largest Professional Network and… I can already tell some of you are yawning even as I imagine you reading this.  Alright.  I’ll try to make it snappy, give you some good content and be about my business. I know for a fact that a lot of you aren’t even sure you’ve got a LinkedIn...

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6 Things to Do When You’re Scared to Death
Feb10

6 Things to Do When You’re Scared to Death

Have you every felt terrified about your life, your job, your future?  Come on.  Be honest.  I have.  I’ll be honest.  I feel like I’ve had a long relationship with fear and worry.  I know what terror feels like.  It’s a step beyond anxiety and two steps beyond just worrying.  Terror freezes you in your tracks. The good news is I have finally divorced terror.  Of course, it keeps trying to come around, but...

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