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December 8, 2016

WTWG UPDATE: DTLV Living + Grinding

Since my last blog post (about six weeks ago – sorry for the drought, y’all), my life has entered a pretty interesting season. If it were […]
October 17, 2016

READ: HuffPost Feature | The Sweetest Day is Always one with Love

Last weekend, Happy Sweetest Day (which is actually a REAL holiday) came and went like the wind. Most people who didn’t grow up in the Midwest […]
October 14, 2016

October: My 2nd Favorite Month of the Year

October is a pretty cool month. It may not be as cool as January (my birthday month and the greatest month of the year) but I’m […]
October 3, 2016

READ: HuffPost Feature | How To Walk Away From The Table

At the age of 16, I remember declaring that I would “retire” from working at the age of 30. Back then, I pretty much figured that […]
September 16, 2016

WTWG UPDATE: LAYOP Store Grand Opening

  Labor Day Weekend marked a historical event in time for myself and many others, especially within the LAYOP family. LAYOP Clothing Company celebrated the grand […]
September 7, 2016

ON THE MOVE: KVBC Channel 3 Interview

Last week, I had the privilege of returning back to KVBC Channel 3 in Las Vegas to discuss my best-selling book, “Hashtag Motivation: Feed Your Mind.”  […]
August 23, 2016

Hashtag Motivation Book Signing: Saginaw

On last week, I traveled to Saginaw, Michigan: my hometown. It’s always a good feeling to return to the place you call HOME. During my two-day […]
August 10, 2016

READ: HuffPost Feature | Three Reasons Why You Should Write A Book

Becoming an author (Best-selling author as of last night…praise God!) has been quite the transition. I felt like life before my first book was already headed […]
July 30, 2016

The Drought Is Almost Over: Rio Olympics & Football Season

I must admit: July is a brutal month for me personally. No offense to the July Cancers and Leos, but usually July is HOT and BORING! […]
July 20, 2016

WTWG UPDATE: LAYOP Flagship Store

Earlier in July, I celebrated my 11th year anniversary with LAYOP Clothing Company. I remember joining the LAYOP team like it was yesterday. I was so […]
July 12, 2016

Hashtag Motivation Book Signing: DTLV

This past week was simply amazing – it really felt like it was the best week ever. Not only did we (LAYOP Clothing Company) announce we’re […]
July 3, 2016

LISTEN: J. Anise – Higher Than Most 2 [EP]

I must admit, this past month has been pretty cool. I’ve witnessed many things that made me rejoice: my first book being published, LeBron winning another […]
June 24, 2016

READ: HuffPost Feature | The Homecoming KING

History was made on Sunday night when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship, after being down 3-1 to one of the best […]