10 Ways to Fail College

“Despite entering the labor force at a later age, workers with a bachelor’s degree on average earn well over $1 million more than high school graduates during their working lives, while those with an associate’s degree earn about $325,000 more” (Stinebrickner & Stinebrickner, 2014, p.4). As an individual who started with very little in life, … More 10 Ways to Fail College

Grit: Passion and Perseverance for Long-Term Goals

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had the wonderful opportunity of taking my son, Kobi, to the 7×7 Adidas Tournament in California. There were some phenomenal athletes there!  Most of them have a dream of getting a college football scholarship and even playing for the NFL one day! A college scholarship and the … More Grit: Passion and Perseverance for Long-Term Goals

Blacks and Minorities Can Overcome Statistics

My oldest son, Kobi, talked to me about the Texas police shootings first thing this morning. This made me reflect on the situation.

The odds are not in favor for Blacks, Hispanics, or minorities in general, but this doesn’t mean we have to keep adding to the statistics. Create your future. Overcome the odds. Violence against violence is not the answer. I beat many odds to get my PhD. It wasn’t easy, but I’m glad I took that road instead of many other roads that would have led me to become another statistic. … More Blacks and Minorities Can Overcome Statistics