“That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”-Jhumpa LahiriRead More
You know, I’d pretty much worked through my 20’s and early 30s knowing what I wanted to do and was very fortunate to land in all those positions, but now here I was at the end of that journey still feeling like, ‘Huh, if those things didn’t make me happy, what am I really looking for here?’Read More
I recently had the great opportunity to be with my brothers from Mastermind Connect, giving back to the Harlem community by feeding low resource families and homeless individuals at Harlem Children’s Aid. Harlem, I appreciate being of service to your community. Thank you for the blessing. This group of fine gentlemen has become one of the main ways for me to come back regularly to New York City and work with great men and women to impact lives.Read 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
There is literally no comparable feeling in this world to losing your child before you can even be a father to that child.Read More
Men are less likely than women to discuss mental health issues and far more likely to attempt suicide. Can mobile apps help men save their own lives?Read More
On Saturday September 1st, 2018, Mastermind Connect presented The EleMENtal Project: Achieving Balance, held at Brooklyn's new wellness space HealHaus. The panel was well curated: the producers selected a group that consisted of two activists, one holistic legal mind, a community driven business leader, and two conscious wellness providers.Read More
Let's review the new-old rules of sexual engagementRead More
With a busy week of Washington’s usual joys and challenges behind us, driving north to the Catskills, to meet up with the rest of the Mastermind Connect members who were going Camping to Connect that weekend was… liberating.Read More
Mastermind Connect and JIG Media are honored to announce the 2nd Annual Healthy NYC Expo at Governors Island. Healthy NYC is a citywide initiative that combines digital media and grassroots engagement to galvanize community influencers, elected officials, families, and healthcare professionals around the idea of improving the overall population health of New York City.Read More
The Mastermind Connect founders decided to take an executive #bizcation to discuss the future of our great organization and to strengthen our bond by traveling to the great state of Colorado, spending four, full days of good vibes, mountain biking, patio meetings and base camping. #blessed.Read More
Kicking off New York Fashion Week 2018, Mastermind Connect partnered with premier made to measure line InStitchu, where we gathered for an evening of style and great vibes, enhanced by the amazing cocktails that YAVE Tequila provided us with, and the very tasty hors d'oeuvres, which The Tastemakers NYC created by infusing them with the different flavored tequilas that we were pairing them with.Read More
I started practicing a very ancient and forgotten art this year. This art used to be studied by our ancestors. It's almost as if it's been outlawed by the powers that be...Read More
The universe will match whatever energy you put out. You can't fool the universe.Read More
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. Last week was one of personal extremes. On one hand, I was able to make significant strides professionally...Read More
It's time for a self-audit. Take full accountability for EVERYTHING. This is about you. If you are leaving a bad relationship, or having conflicts with other people, ask yourself...Read More
It seems these days every time you turn on the TV, or open up your internet browser, we see another scandal involving a man. It’s most polarizing in Hollyweird, where some of your favorite actors, musicians, and comedians are being accused, and ultimately confessing to, lewd sexual conduct. This speaks to some sort of narcissistic privilege, where a “celebrity” is inserting their perceived power over women. Both egotistical and disgusting, but nothing new. This has been happening in certain cultures since the beginning of time.Read More
The Mastermind Connect hosted the 2nd edition of The EleMENtal Project series titled “Spiritual Warrior.” Besides moderating an all star panel, we had the privilege of using the New Inc space at the Bowery, NYC.
In the midst of orchestrating 1,000 moving parts, we had a full house of attentive guests that served up just the right questions to bring about thought-provoking answers from the panelists. So thought provoking, in fact, that many attendees were able to begin the process of identifying and addressing their own fears, doubts, and (not so hidden) pains, sharing them openly to a room full of strangers.
When you hear the word “meditation,” you may think of Buddhist monks or Hindu swamis sitting with legs crossed and eyes closed, a New Age pony-tail guy communing with nature in the woods, or wealthy folks sitting in a meditation center in San Francisco.
You likely didn’t think “manly.” And you may not think that meditation has a place in your practical, workaday, red-blooded American life.
But you might change your mind if you give meditation a try. It’s truly a practice that can be useful for any kind of man, whether you’re a granola-loving hippie, a straight-arrow lawyer, or a rough-around-the-edges firefighter. Wherever you are in life, meditation can help bring you closer to becoming the man you want to be.Read More
I promised I wouldn't give away any spoilers for those just starting to watch Game of Thrones so I'll do my best to dance around the pertinent details.
Jon was born the bastard son of Eddard Stark, the head of House Stark and Lord Paramount of the North . I guess in these days even a bastard got some sort of preferential treatment. Jon wasn't necessarily a favorite around Winterfell, and was often looked down upon by extended family.Read More