Systemic Malfunction – A Design Problem

“It’s a systemic issue”… I think we’ve all heard this a lot recently. I have to admit, I did not know what that truly meant until now, and even still, I am learning more and more what it means and the extent of the impact of systemic injustice. As I continue to educate myself, however,…

Use your platform

This one is a reminder to all the creatives, artists, designers, musicians, content creators, filmmakers photographers and self proclaimed “influencers” who dedicate much of their time on growing their following on social media through their work. Ask yourself what kind of influence are you truly having? You’re situated in a unique position to use your…

“Swimming in Circles” – A FiberCast Highlight

Today I want to share the last of a series of highlights tied to an interview I did on Caley Lacerda’s “FiberCast” Podcast a few months ago. This one is incredibly important as it relates to mental health, burnout, and the need to prioritize our mental peace by finding a balance between hard work, and…

Fresh Air

I’ve been quiet for some time. Seems like just yesterday I was writing an article a week with conviction and drive… what happened? Well I needed a break. I needed to remember why I write. I needed to ensure that I felt my writing was bringing value to my life and to yours, not simply…

BREAK, CREATE, INSPIRE

Super excited to be speaking at Syracuse University’s Entrepreneurship Club this evening alongside a good friend of mine, Anthony Obas. Our talk will focus on creative entrepreneurship and its relationship to finding alternative ways to turn your passion into your reality. Various aspects of this process, including dealing with mental health, understanding short term and…

“ZULUECHO Initiative” explained on FiberCast Podcast

I’m often asked why I started ZULUECHO Initiative, what it means and what the “big idea” behind the movement is. I always love answering this question because it allows me to take people through my own “BREAKTHROUGH” moment in 2017 – the process by which I realized that I wanted to start ZULUECHO Initiative. Last…

THINK big – Google maps…?

I’d like to start today’s article with a little update about where my head is at with regards to my articles. 2019 taught me valuable lessons about consistency and how it can really help somebody grow and scale their business, initiative, project or whatever passion they are pursuing. It also taught me, however that consistency…

Story Time

I’d be lying if I said that the last 24 hours have not felt kind of strange. Many of you may know what I’m talking about but for those that don’t I will try to put words to it. Before I do so, however, I need to tell you a short story about my day…

Problem Solving through Design

I recently had the absolute pleasure of being featured on Caley Lacerda’s Podcast “FiberCast” as part of his overall Fiber Fitness Project. Caley dedicates this podcast to people he considers to be “disruptors” and non traditional thinkers. “A podcast by Outliers, for Outliers”. Apart from expressing my gratitude to Caley for having me on the…

2020 Vision

Last week the world celebrated not only the start of a new year, but the start of a new decade. New years’ celebrations are always an interesting time for me, as they tend to bring with them a unique form of reflection that people like to share with the world through social media. You know…