Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Think about this…

April 27, 2011 2 comments


If you had to pick the one thing in your life that you are most grateful for what would it be?

We can always name the obvious such as health, children, material belongings and wealth. I want you to dig deeper though. Find something that is not as tangible. Find something that is uniquely your own.

For example, I am most grateful for each day that I get through life’s challenges and wake up to tackle it all again. If you look at how many people are born and die daily, the chance to make it through each day and into another is the greatest gift in my opinion.

Yes we can all succeed and fail quite often in life. To me, having the chance to do it, is what makes life so beautiful. A great athlete once said, you miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.

Today is another day and I am blessed enough to be able to take a few shots, make a few shots and miss a few shots. What are you most grateful for?


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What really drives/inspires you?

April 2, 2011 Leave a comment


My Motivation

That’s my 2 year old Naomi with my 2 month old Florencia in a doll stroller. Seeing the joy of children is something that changes a man. I am grateful to be in their lives daily.

This is a great city. I am from here so I am biased. With that being said, New York City is a fantastic place to live and die, struggle to survive. The old saying really rings true. If you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere.

I find it hard to believe that people can be so negative. Well actually, let me re-phrase that. CHOOSE to be so negative. Sure it is a road full of u-turns, dark alleys,┬ádead ends and potholes. “HELLO! YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!” Dorothy, you are NOT in Kansas anymore. IT’S NY FREAKIN CITY!

Now I have had my moments of getting stuck in some of those potholes. Actually, it felt more like I found Allie The Gator and the Mole people I was so low. If you can just stop trying to do things and just allow yourself to be human amidst the madness for a bit, you can actually find great inspiration almost anywhere.

Ride the subways? There is always a great musician, dancer or artist somewhere. While I do miss the graffitti, the way some of these trains are plastered with ads, it kinda is like corporate graffitti these days!

Like food? There are a gazillion different places serving culinary cuisines from all over the world. Stroll down Ninth Ave in Hell’s Kitchen (What, you thought I was gonna call it Clinton in THIS segment? Yea Right!)

There is always Central Park, The Rivers, Skyscrapers, Broadway and so many other PURE NYC experiences that someone like me who has been here so long that I literally opened a subway station with Mayor Dinkins may miss.

So what inspires or drives you?


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