Monthly Archives: April 2016


Move On – Wednesday Wisdom

A few days ago, I was doing a live television interview. About halfway through the segment, the host asked me how I encourage individuals who didn’t have a great start in life. I used the following quote: “No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” You can’t go back and change who your parents are.  You can’t change how much money you grew up with. You can’t change what side of town you lived on. There are plenty of things in life you just can’t change! HOWEVER, you can make the choice today to do everything you can [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Raven's Blog|0 Comments

Spend It All – Wednesday Wisdom

Imagine there is a bank that deposits $86,400 into your account every morning. Monday through Sunday, the same deposit is made: $86,400. The only catch is that you have to spend all of the money every single day. You can’t save it. You can’t transfer it into another account. You can’t roll it over to the next day. The only thing you can do is spend it. Any money that you don’t spend disappears the next day. What would you do with the money? How would you spend it? Would you take your time and plan each dollar so that none of it goes to waste? Would you splurge? Would [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Raven's Blog|0 Comments

You Can’t Please Everyone – Wednesday Wisdom

You can't please everyone... …And you can’t make everyone like you or everything you do. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t. I remember when I was a senior in high school, trying to decide what major to pursue in college. During one conversation with a classmate and her mom, I mentioned that I was interested in going into business. (My entrepreneurship teacher told me a few weeks before that I had a great gift for analyzing business situations and stimulating growth with products/services.) “Business?” the mom asked in a disapproving tone. “You’re too smart for that. I thought you’d be pre-med.” Sure enough, I enrolled at Clemson [...]

By | April 6th, 2016|Raven's Blog|0 Comments