Monthly Archives: March 2016


Dealing with Failure – Wednesday Wisdom

Can you believe that Walt Disney was once fired from a newspaper because he “lacked imagination?” Or that Michael Jordan was cut from his 10th grade varsity basketball team because “he wasn’t good enough?” Then there’s Oprah. She was once demoted from her job as a news anchor because she “wasn’t fit for television.” Even the Beatles didn’t have a great start. They were rejected from a recording studio because they “had no future in show business.” And let’s not forget about J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter was rejected by countless publishing companies because the book just “couldn’t have an impact.” What adversity are you currently facing as you move forward [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Raven's Blog|0 Comments

Don’t Die a Copy – Wednesday Wisdom

How often do you compare yourself to other people? If the answer is “never,” that’s great! If it’s “always,” then you need to stop. NOW. Albert Einstein said it best when he said, “If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking it was stupid.” We were all created differently. Some of us are tall. Some of us are short. Some of us have blue eyes. Some of us have hazel. Some of us are great basketball players. And some of us are fantastic gymnasts. None of us has the same “stuff.” And you know what? That is perfectly okay! [...]

By | March 23rd, 2016|Raven's Blog|0 Comments

Never Cut What You Can Untie – Wednesday Wisdom

Last week, I did a Q&A session with the student body of a local high school. Midway through the session, a 10th grader posed the question, “Are there ever times that you want to give up?” I answered, “Of course.” “Well, why don’t you?” asked another student before I had the chance to finish my response. The answer is quite simple. Most of the time, when you reach the point of wanting to give up, you’re emotional. You’re tired. You’re frustrated. You’re angry. In so many words, things aren’t going like you want them to go. Consequently, you start to contemplate just giving up altogether. The problem with quitting while you [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Raven's Blog|0 Comments

A Splendid Surprise – Wednesday Wisdom

A couple of weeks ago, I was stopped by a mother at church. She immediately said, “Raven? I know you don’t know who I am, but you spoke at my daughter’s school.” “Really? Did she enjoy the presentation?” I asked. “Well, it was about four years ago, but you truly changed her life,” the mother continued. “My daughter was in alternative school, flunking all her classes, getting into fights every day, and being completely disrespectful towards me. I don’t know what you said in your presentation that day, but she came home a different person. She hung your picture up on her wall and said that you were her new [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Raven's Blog|0 Comments

Live Your Dreams! – Wednesday Wisdom

Are you working as hard as you can towards your goals? If not, why are you selling yourself short? Why are you not giving everything you have in order to accomplish your dearest dreams? Is it because you don’t think you’re worth it? Or are you just being lazy? The graveyard is the wealthiest place on earth. Why? Because it is full of deceased people with untapped potential. Don’t be one of those people! You have dreams. You have goals. And yes, it is going to take hard work. But there is no reason for you to be putting off until tomorrow what could be done today. Time stops for [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|Raven's Blog|0 Comments