About our company Sporting the Right Attitude:
What Were Your Childhood Aspiration:
Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, I wanted to be a writer. When I was nine, I wrote articles, and put together one-page newspapers about what was going on in my family. I wrote about my parents, and my extended family who lived below us in our duplex.
This wasn’t always well received, because I wrote about family secrets which angered my parents. However, I knew my writing had an impact and that I had a gift for writing.
I pursued writing receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. After landing an internship with CBS News Radio where I wrote copy, I became a publicist for ABC and CBS Networks and wrote feature stories for newspapers and magazines around the country. When I left the entertainment industry, I wrote feature stories for the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper and authored books, including my memoir, “A Cry for Light: A Journey Into Love,” which won the USA Book News Award for Christian Inspiration.
Can you give our readers a quick answer on business advice?
When you are in business for yourself, no matter what you are selling, you are on a unique journey. You may own a clothing store, a restaurant, or a product like other people, but your business is your unique brand. Your brand is you. It’s important to listen to ideas how to promote your business, but at the end of the day follow your instinct.
The other advice I would give is that it’s not enough to work hard, you have to feel, and not just visualize, that you have already accomplished your business goal. In other words, imagining how it would feel if your business was already the success you want. It’s all about the law of attraction.
What was your toughest challenge?
The toughest challenge was learning how to work together as husband and wife to become harmonious business partners. We have our own styles, and being patient and understanding with one another can be a challenge. However, we achieved it and that’s become one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives. We are motivational and Mindfulness speakers facilitating self-empowerment workshops for various organizations, colleges and companies.