Posts in Motivation
When Legal Meetings with Jay-Z Don't Bring Fulfillment

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?’

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The EleMENtal Project: Achieving Balance Event Recap

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.

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Where are we now?

Watching David Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”—a series of riveting interviews with various champions, industry leaders, and generally awesome people—kicked off its premier episode with none other than former U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama.  I’m sure you’ve heard of him once or twice, so I’ll spare attempting to encapsulate his achievements in a blog post.

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The Saga Continues: Reflections from the Medina

Travel means a great many things to many different people. For some, it is a means of escaping the humdrum of their day-to-day lives, in search of excitement and adventure. For others, a means of fleeing war and turmoil, in search of peace and opportunity. Whatever the inspiration, movement from one place to another has driven development for the entirety of mankind’s existence.

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We Ran a 5K with Dre

What a great weekend with my Mastermind Connect brothers!

When Carlos "Los" Davila and I started planning the group's first 5K run event, I was nervous and excited at the same time. Carlos, Shaun Jenkins and Marlon Briscoe are top notch trainers, who get paid to train people for a living. Who am I to put together a wellness event, when we we have these guys in the group? But running is my thing, and I'm honored these guys allowed me to organize and host it this month.

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Havana to the Hamptons

Well, that was quite a week!

Who would have thought, four days before #45 announced that he would be reinstating some of the travel restrictions to Cuba (which is when I purchased my ticket), this trip would be one of the most eye opening, humbling, and thought provoking experiences I’ve had in quite a while. The fact that just a day after my return to New York, I was driving through the affluent neighborhoods of the Hamptons to teach a class, was an incredible cultural juxtaposition. A week after being back, I’m still processing the experience on multiple levels. To make my thoughts more coherent, I will break down my insights/observations and recommendations into a few categories:

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Re-Cap: The Art of 8 Limbs Muay Thai Kickboxing Event

On March 18th, 2017,  a group of Mastermind Connect members participated in an amazing Muay Thai kickboxing workout at Anderson's Martial Arts, in Lower Manhattan, NY. Check out the re-cap video and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be updated on our content!

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What Does It Mean To Be A Mastermind?

What is a mastermind you ask? Mr. Hill describes it as “The coordination of knowledge and effort between two or more people who work towards a definite purpose in a spirit of harmony…no two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind”, also known as, the Mastermind.

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How Gritty Are You?

Grit can be defined as: “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.” Winston Churchill hit the nail on the head regarding grit when he said, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” More and more research is showing that intelligence is no longer the greatest predictor of success in school, work, and life.

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