Aug. 12th 2013 wasn’t just another Monday, it was a #MentorMonday … with a one-hour Spreecast where it was all about being flexible. Especially me
On deck we had John Harris III, a mentee of mine, who is behind AuthenticReflections.org. He’s basically building “the stock market of the mentoring game” in his organization that focuses on self-actualization and helping others become the people they want to be in order for us to have a better society.
“We want to do as much as we can to create a Utopian society, whatever that looks like and I want to actualize myself and I want everyone to actualize themselves,” John said, when asked what he hoped his efforts’ legacy would be. (more…)
Did you ever find that you had to lose everything to understand what you truly had?
That’s the story of Bob and Gloria Farley and their incredible love story that survived even after a car accident robbed Bob Farley of his memories, making him forget he was a husband and father of two children.
I had the privilege of meeting with the Farleys in an interview for the OWN Network. After hearing their story, I was compelled to meet them. A family man myself, I had to know how a love survives, endures, even thrives after a 32 day coma, years of rehabilitation, a couple having to fall in love again and a man searching for his place in a family that – to him – appeared to be strangers.
About a year ago, I was contacted by a guy on twitter named Torrey McGraw (sounds like a country singer, right). At the time, he pitched an interview idea for me to talk in-depth about my company and how (and why) I created it. My gut thought was “who the hell would want to listen to me talk about business?” Also, I didn’t know Torrey from Adam. Could he be trying to get me on live video and do the okie-doke with some gag (this actually happened before…long story)?? But I trusted my gut and trusted Torrey, and did it.
12 months later, Torrey (who has now become a good friend and to my knowledge can’t sing a lick) tells me our interview was one of the most popular ever done on his Grind and Thrive site. Also, to keep it real, I’m very passionate about entrepreneurship (hell, I’m Jamaican, so I have to be). What this interview did for me was gave me the confidence to finally speak up about something other than romantic relationships.
I always loved lectures in school (yup, that’s the nerd in me) but told myself, if I ever hit the “speakers circuit” I would remix it. Well, my time came in early 2010 when I hosted my first event in Washington DC and as promised, I hooked it up – adding a pre and post cocktail party, live band, and audience interaction. Here’s a recap of my Modern Day Matchmaker LIVE tour series!
The following is from anderson.com. I had a great time running around NYC with Jacque!…
Journalist Jacque Reid says she has never dated outside her race. To help open her mind to dating within new social circles, Matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson takes her to some local NYC spots, where he says she will be able to meet potential men to date — men who share her values.
Take a look at what happened, and see if Brunson was able to open her eyes to dating men of other races…
Flow Dating is my spin on speed dating! I invented it 2 years ago after witnessing how successful speed dating could be but also seeing how terribly boring most speed dating events were. Check out the video below for a full explanation of what flow dating is and catch a glimpse of a Flow Dating event in LA!