“That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”-Jhumpa LahiriRead More
As the weather begins to change, and temperatures start to drop, most folks trade in the great outdoors for warm living rooms and comfy couches. Fortunately, we aren’t most people.Read More
Synchronicity is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.”Read More
For many historically underserved young men in New York City, access to leadership training and mentorship is not guaranteed. In 2012, NYC Urban Ambassadors (UA) was founded to provide young men with purpose, leadership, and distinction. On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, the young men graduating from the NYC Urban Ambassadors program were treated to complimentary grooming services by the good people at Classic Man Barber Lounge, in New York City’s famous East Village neighborhood.Read More
Allow me to re-introduce myself. My name is JD Weatherspoon, some of you may know me from Mastermind Connect’s blog section, various CC’s on emails, and comments from Instagram and Facebook. That's because I live in the DMV area, though everyone who talks to me for more than five minutes knows I'm a Floridian living my best life here.Read More
Dreams, like any other exercise in visualization are tantamount to the successful execution of grand ideas. Thomas Edison “saw” the light bulb before it actually lit up a room. Alexander Graham Bell “saw” the telephone before making a call. The hands can only create what the mind can conceive.Read More
When it comes to fun, we all have our own opinions on how it applies to us. We know what makes us feel good, and many of us have even taken the time to find out what gives us fulfillment. Moreover, we tend to have a very clear understanding of what we dislike. Ironically enough, easily 50% of our waking hours include tasks that we may or may not actually care for - life be like that sometimes.Read More
The Pyramid of Wealth is a concept I developed while considering the creation, growing and maintaining of wealth. Wealth that lasts beyond your own life and helps future generations build for themselves.Read More
In the South we have a saying called “gettin’ it out the mud.” Basically, it equates to creating something out of nothing. Taking something small, and nurturing it over time to create something substantial.Read More
I came across a great answer to this good question on my Quora feed, and knew that I had to share it with you right away.
Let's have a conversation about what you think about this answer, and what your own experience has been.Read More
Many of us begin our journey of self-belief and forget that others may not share the same viewpoint. If we can somehow muster the strength to wake up everyday, feed and nourish ourselves (and others), work a full day, workout, and then clock-in to our own futures, then surely that work ethic will be just as plain to others as it is to ourselves, right?
Some fresh advice on identifying and searching for your own community, that ring true to what the Mastermind Connect is all about, from business innovator Nilofer Merchant.Read More
"Suicide is the seventh leading cause of death in men—and untreated depression can act as a possible trigger. So if you think your sadness or other mood symptoms may be something more serious, see your doctor. He or she will be able to determine if something else might be causing your symptoms, like a medication with unpleasant side effects.Read More
Derek Sivers is the poster child for being an entrepreneur. His energy and vibrancy shine through right away. And now we have a video of Derek dropping gems on how to start a movement.Read More
On Fathers Day, Mastermind Connect members gathered for brunch at Buttermilk restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.Read More
Going back hundreds of years, when gathering and telling stories was something that people did as a major communal activity, you’d learn that skill formally or informally from the people in your circle who were particularly gifted at it.Read More
Preemption is the closest thing to prediction, because it enables us to tell ourselves what is going to happen before the moment actually arises, in much the same way that budgeting your money is equivalent to telling it where to go, as opposed to wondering where it went. Planning allows us to be preemptive, and preemption is power.Read More
When faced with the brunt of disappointment, or even the slightest discomfort, we have all had moments where we ran back to mediocrity because it felt familiar. People crave what they are used to.
What if I told you that discomfort is a gift?Read More