If you told me 3 years ago I’d be where I am in life today, I wouldn’t believe you. I’m healthy, happy, and mentally whole. I’m grateful and more honest with myself about who I am in Christ than before. It could be said that the first time I went on hiatus, I was trying… Continue reading New Perspective, Same Blog
The stock market has turned into a bear as it rolls down the slopes of the Summer 2018 gains wiping out almost all of this year’s gains completely. But why? Here are my top 3: The President is unpredictable and because of this, I believe the market makers are always on edge, watching, and waiting… Continue reading So.Much.Volatility.
The Rebalancing Act of January 2018 actually started in October 2017. Back in October, I finally converted my contract to a full-time position. That’s a pretty common thing to happen in the IT space, but that meant I would need to roll over the existing 401k plan I had with my contract firm. That part… Continue reading Rebalancing Act: January 2018
If you haven’t heard of Arista Networks (ANET), consider this to be the warning shot of a fresh company in the super powered space of cloud networking. ANET has been trading publicly since 2014 and been serious about promoting its proprietary tools including the Extensible Operating System (EOS™) and cheaper alternatives to the hardware that… Continue reading Company Review Thursday: Arista Networks
Short answer: Getting my life. Real Answer: I have been slowly returning to some state of normalcy after a really exciting yet stressful time of transitions. As you may know, the primary driver to all the changes I’ve been going through this year was getting married to my favorite human. Absolutely blessed that God saw… Continue reading Where Have I Been?
It’s the peak of summer and youre ready to hit the beach or pool for some fun in the sun with your friends. You have your beach bag, towels, sunblock, sunglasses and selfie stick. You ask yourself am I missing something? Yes, you are missing something! Protection for your hair. In theory, we love the idea… Continue reading Swim care for your hair, so your locks won’t suffer
Welcome back to the Lights…Camera…Action Series. If you haven’t seen the Introduction definitely go check that out here, but otherwise I’m excited to take you on behind the scenes look at how Cory Bennett and The Xchange NC L.L.C. operates. From our first interview you had a chance to hear him talk about the business and… Continue reading Lights…Camera…Action: Xchange NC L.L.C.
X is for Xcellent is taking on a new perspective. Instead of simply writing, or just audio recording, it’s time to take things up a notch to video interviews with small business owners. This particular segment of X is for Xcellent will be called Lights…Camera…Action… as I look to make sure to shine the light on the small businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals that I’m talking with and what it is they do. This is a way to show how these talented people actually operate instead of just talking about them doing what they do.
My videographer, Milanio Drummond, is first off a husband and father whose passion for cinematography is clear through his work and conversation. He is also a veteran who has served his country with pride. A personal post on him is coming up soon but I am incredibly thankful for his time and talent. I absolutely love how this first video turned out!!!
Also want to thank Jamar Flowers for being the first person to walk with me in the video realm. With his art and perspective at the focus, Jamar surprised me with an impromptu drawing lesson. So you know this video definitely includes comedy. Hope you enjoy.
For booking and all contacts for Milanio, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit his website at www.milanio.wix.com/crookedsmilemovie to see his crown jewel movie production.
I made some goals back in January of this year for where I hope my finances and blog would be this time of year. See how I did.
So you may remember this Freestyle Friday post that featured a slideshow of pictures from my photo shoot with Gavin Boulware. I did an impromptu post just to show off the pictures because I really loved them. I talked a little bit about how he makes sure that his clients are comfortable and I’ve also… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: Chimera’s Dream
So after being super busy and in a back and forth between the station in how to get stuff published and put on the air the time has come for the X is for Xcellent show to air. I’ll be hosting the show with B. Fox of PamperUs MMS and we are gonna have a… Continue reading It’s Showtime: Thursday, May 5th 8:30pm
So if you were like me, you probably didn’t really know too much about what was going on and why the market crashed so hard in 2008. I was a sophomore in college during the height of the market crash so I really didn’t have any money to be concerned about. But my dad did.… Continue reading Back to the Future: Payback for the Market Crash