TRANSFORMATION – How Cory McCarthy Permanently Conquered Severe Bullying by Other Kids

February 25th, 2015 No comments

Corey McCarthy

The Background:

I was a very short kid for my age. Other kids seemed to grow steadily, but I was a late-bloomer, as my parents called it. Read more…


4 Obstacles That Keep You from Appointing Yourself the Right To Be Successful

February 24th, 2015 2 comments

Ummm what road?

I’ve recounted in several past blogs how discovering the concept of self appointment, one of the four pillars of The Viable Alternative, at the age of 20 changed me from an angry, miserable, bitter, hateful teen who felt like he was shut out of the party called life and was always on the outside looking in to a man who felt a sense of empowerment over his own destiny and that the world was his. Read more…


What Gives a Loser Like You the Audacity to Be Great?

February 17th, 2015 No comments

Ali Birthday Boxing

I’ve always been inspired by the story of the meteoric rise of Japan in the 19th and early 20th century.

It’s one of the inspirations for The Viable Alternative. Read more…


TRANSFORMATION – How Desmond Miguel Went from an Illiterate 8 Year Old to a College Graduate

February 16th, 2015 No comments

A Better World Charlotte

NOTE: The story below is a TRUE story but at the request of the main character of the story, the names have been changed. Also, the person in the picture is not the subject of the story.

The Background:

Desmond Miguel grew up poor in the Spanish Harlem section of New York City in the. James W. Johnson Housing projects where he lived with grandmother and mother for the majority of his youth, Read more…


Desperately Looking for Your Purpose? 2 Great Tips that Will Help Open Your Eyes…

February 10th, 2015 No comments

In Extremis

With all the upheaval going on in the world, I’ve been recently thinking a lot about what it is to have a “purpose” in life.

As it is often said, most people are walking around fully asleep, carrying on the same old mundane routine of going to work everyday, buying things they can’t afford to impress people they don’t like, paying bills, getting manipulated by the messages of the media, without even questioning what they’re doing or why they’re here on this Earth. Read more…


What If Despite All Your Best Efforts to Improve Your Life You’re STILL Stuck at Square One?

February 3rd, 2015 No comments

Right Or Wrong Directions On A Signpost

Imagine if you lived on 34th Street in Manhattan (just to let you know if you’ve never been to Manhattan in New York City before, most of the streets in the borough are numbered), and you had a desire to go downtown to 14th Street because you had something really important to pick up there. Read more…