On Sunday morning, October 29, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Mastermind Connect joined to lead nearly 100 men in the Black Men Meditate initiative to bring awareness to domestic violence, inside Brooklyn’s Ft. Greene Park.Read More
With the current polarized state of the world, sometimes the most revolutionary act can be found in reconnecting; with self, others, and the natural forces that unite us. This philosophy, along with the need we saw to address the issue of nature deficiency in urban youth, inspired us to create the Camping to Connect Initiative.Read 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
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
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
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.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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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
I have a couple of hunches... I think society has not “made it cool” to go on retreats to better themselves. We have a very Las Vegas-like mindset while traveling, and it’s all about escaping instead of going inward.Read More
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: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
The letter below was sent to us by a wonderful lady who has being touched by what she has witnessed the Mastermind Connect is all about, and what it means to her.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
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!Read More
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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