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AFFIRMATION

By: Richard Ray   I don’t care how self-assured and confident you are, we all seek some level of affirmation in our lives. I am not talking about the extreme petulant and needy (#Trump) who are insecure and in need of incessant assurance. I am talking about the normal human nature that occasionally needs support, […]

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NEW BEGINNINGS

By Richard Ray:   Unless you are extremely sick or infirmed, every day that you are blessed to wake up is an opportunity to start anew. New beginnings are afforded to us every day. That is the absolute beauty of life. No matter how hard life is… no matter how arduous our journey’s or the […]

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YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW WHAT GOES ON BEHIND PEOPLE”S CLOSED DOORS

By Richard Ray:   The CEO and one of the founders of Golden Krust, a seemingly successful restaurant chain with over 120 stores (mostly franchises) in 9 states and products sold in groceries stores in over 30 states, died. Lowell Hawthorne, a Jamaican immigrant, who worked as a NYPD accountant for nine years before starting […]

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SHAQUEM GRIFFIN

By Richard Ray:   Inspiration comes in all forms. I am not a big college football fan, but games dominate much of television the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. I was in the gym and a television was on helping me pass the time on a stationary bike. Going no where in a hurry is […]

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RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

By Richard Ray:   I have never understood people who were resistant to change. More specifically I mean positive change that would allow growth, one bettering themselves or just positive progress in the world as we know it. Let me first acknowledge the obvious, which is as a Person Of Color (POC) in the United […]

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I LOVE MY IMPERFECT LIFE

By Richard Ray:   My life is so far from perfect. Honestly, even people without financial cares would probably admit that no life ever achieves perfection. I have close relationships with loved ones, family and friends that are at times fractured and strained. Often the challenges of serial entrepreneurship minus never having an actual guaranteed […]