The Story of NASCAR’S Richie Parker Asks You to Leave Your Excuses at The Door

The Story of NASCAR’S Richie Parker Asks You to Leave Your Excuses at The Door How do you get through your day? Make it from one place to another? One task to the next? How do you do it? Hendric...

“The Sky Is Not My Limit, I Have No Boundaries” – #MCM Idris Elba

Born to a Ghanaian mother and a Sierra Leonian father, Idris Elba is ashamed he hasn’t been to Sierra Leone.  “There’s a Sierra Leonean saying that you don’t walk into someone...

“I Am Living My Life To The Fullest”- Adenike Oyetunde, Disabled But Not Incapacitated

“I Am Living My Life To The Fullest”- Adenike Oyetunde, Disabled But Not Incapacitated “I attended primary school was at Command, Bonny Camp and then secondary school was at Queens C...

Kobe Bryant Writes Open letter to His Younger Self: Investing in People is the Most Important Thing

Kobe Bryant Writes Open letter to His Younger Self: Investing in People is the Most Important Thing “Dear 17-year-old self, When your Laker dream comes true tomorrow, you need to figure out a wa...

“Lead From the Back, And Let Others Believe They Are in Front.”- #DANGHero, Nelson Mandela

“Lead From the Back, And Let Others Believe They Are in Front.” ? Nelson Mandela “…The complaint of Africans, however, is not only that they are poor and whites are rich, but that the ...

“Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar”- Michelle Obama

“Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar”- Michelle Obama “I looked up to my parents growing up. Even though they didn’t go to college themselves, they worke...

“Real Winners Don’t Give Up”- Chef With No Hands, Maricel Apatan

It was September 25, 2000. Maricel Apatan was an 11-year old girl in Zamboanga, Philippines. On that day, this little girl went with her uncle to draw water. Along the way, four men met them. They wer...

A Great Lie I Was Told When I was Younger

There was a girl who practically went brain dead and developed instant migraine when she saw equations or calculations written on paper. She would look around, wondering how everyone else understood i...

Man Crush: Usain Bolt, Even in Defeat, He Triumphs

Man Crush: Usian Bolt, Even in Defeat, He Triumphs “My earliest memories are just playing sports with my friends in the street. Cricket, football, whatever sport was happening . I was involved a...

“I Just Knew That There Was Something Inside Me That Wanted Me to Tell My Story…” #DANGHero, Chinua Achebe

“I’m a practised writer now. But when I began, I had no idea what this was going to be. I just knew that there was something inside me that wanted me to tell who I was, and that would have...

When Your Breakthrough is About To Happen, Your Qualification(s) -or Lack of it-Will Not Matter

When Your Breakthrough is About To Happen, Your Qualification(s) -or Lack of it-Will Not Matter Two weeks ago , a colleague told me about a bid that was open in one of the companies I supply. I had ne...

Rejection is A Blessing in Disguise…This is Why

I experienced rejection multiple times by every blog I applied to as a contributor. I just couldn’t find out why they didn’t hire me and it made me crazy. What I did, I didn’t give up on being a...

Self Love: “I’m Learning to Love My Sagging Skin” – 26-Year-Old Sara Geurts With Rare Tissue Disorder

My sagging skin was my biggest insecurity, amongst other side effects. I would later learn this was due to the rarity of my disorder type. As I got older, my discrepancies started to show more and mor...

Doing Business Deliberately: Michael Ade-Ojo, Owner of Elizade Motors

Doing Business Deliberately: Michael Ade-Ojo, Owner of Elizade Motors. Born to a poor family in the western part of Nigeria; at a very young age, Micheal became a street hawker selling matchsticks, ch...

“Being Educated and Being Intelligent are Two Different Things”- Djimon Hounsou, The First African Nominated for An Oscar

“We were not a rich African family. Everything was very basic. If you knew the way I lived then, and the way I’m living now…it’s day and night”- Djimon Hounsou   Djimon Hounsou grew...

13-year-old Calls Police to Say He Wants to Run Away From Home, Cop Decides to step in

When 13-year-old Cameron Simmons from Sumter, South Carolina, called police officer Gaetano Acerra to tell him that he was planning to run away, the cop went to his house to investigate. The boy said ...

“My Desire is Stronger Than My Fear”- Jessica Cox, The World’s First Armless Pilot

“My Desire is Stronger Than My Fear”- Jessica Cox, The World’s First Armless Pilot [When I was young] I went to my mom and asked, “Why am I different? I have so many people aro...

This Man Digs a Well in 40 Days For His Wife After She’s Denied Water, His Whole Town Benefits

Bapurao Tajne spent 40 days digging a well after his wife attempted to draw water from the well of someone of a higher caste and was denied — and humiliated — in a drought-affected region of Mahar...

“My Dad Once Said Wrestling Was ‘The Biggest Mistake I’ll ever make.'”-Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

My name is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. I started training hard at 14yrs old. Not for fame or competition, but because we were evicted from our small apartment in Hawaii. I really hated that...