Finding Humanity in Failure

The smooth, silvery keys under my fingers, the cane reed between my lips, and the stand, providing a barrier between me and my audience. That was what I needed to focus on. Myself, my instrument, and my music. If only it were that simple. Instead of rooting me in...

Failing My Way to Success

Society often views failure as a bad thing. As children, we hear about failure in the media and we witness its repercussions through our parents, role models, and overall surroundings. It is no lie that the idea of failure holds an extremely negative connotation, and...

Dealing with Good and Bad Stress?

Many may think the best way to deal with Stress is to avoid unnecessary ways of building up pressure. It’s best to avoid ways to increase Stress levels apposed to trying to deal with it later. Stress can be defined as: A state of mental or emotional strain or tension...

To Persist

As the old adage goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. There has been a theme popping up in my life lately over and over again. That theme is persistence. I was recently at a brand event at North Central College in Naperville and entrepreneur after...