Category Archives: Risks and Opportunities

G.P.S. Motivational Series EP 8 – Overcoming Fear – Part 1

Fear is one of the main reasons most of us don’t move from where we are to where we need and want to be. Fear of failure. Fear of rejection. Fear of the unknown. Fear of being under qualified. Fear of success. Fear of… (insert reason here.) But most of what we fear rarely happens. And if it did – with some thoughtful planning and execution – we could overcome the issue. Ultimately, overcoming our fear is about PERSPECTIVE.

Watch this short video from my G.P.S. Motivational Series which illustrates the point. Then ask yourself, “How can I change my perspective so I can get a grip on my fear?”

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G.P.S. Motivational Series EP 5: Dream or Pipe Dream?

In this 5th Episode, Allen answers a viewer’s question: “How do you tell the difference between a genuine dream and a pipe dream?” This is great, in depth information we can all use to gain a better sense of direction and purpose in our lives.

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G.P.S. Motivational Series Ep 3: Building Dreams

Here’s Episode 3 of my motivational youtube series, G.P.S. Here, I share 3 necessary steps to help you reduce the stagnant areas in your life so you can increase the likelihood of reaching your dreams.

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Lead with Hospitality



How do you lead your life? Does hospitality trump talent or does talent trump hospitality?

We cannot underestimate this truth: how we treat each other matters. Yet, many of us live as if our talent and skill-set are more important than our hospitality – and by extension – our character. How does this belief affect the way we do business (both professionally and personally)?

Hospitality is defined as:

1. The friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.

2. The quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.


Beyond New Year’s Resolutions


What do I mean by moving beyond New Year’s Resolutions? When you move beyond something, you actually surpass it.


(Assata Alease Cowart, USA Track & Field Athlete)

Think of a Track athlete running towards the finish line. She can see it in the distance, but in order to get there, she has to pass the other runners in front of her. In order to do that, she has to cover the same ground and position at a faster, more focused pace, but once she reaches where they are, she must go beyond them in order to finish first. Passing the other runners are the goal. But crossing the finish line first is the MILESTONE.


For the bulk of us, New Year’s Resolutions DON’T work. Here are a few statistics from Statistic Brain Research Institute: