Driving Fear

"Don’t hide from fear; do one thing every day that will drive your fear into hiding." Topher Pike Make it your purpose every day to face your fears. Do not hide when you feel fear in the pit of your stomach, but actively search for opportunities to look fear in the eyes. Even if you... Continue Reading →

Open Door

"Do not look for success through an open door. Open the door where your deepest fear lies, and you will find everything you need." - Topher Pike We all look for success through the narrow lens that we have created. We can see that promotion because we walk by the door to our new office... Continue Reading →

Chasing Time

Motivational Quotes Read more from 101 Quotes That Will Change Your Life "We all have twenty-four hours in a day, so never use time as an excuse for failure. Failure is not using the time we are given." - Topher Pike I thought of this quote after I told myself that all the things I wanted... Continue Reading →

Greatest Defeat

Your greatest defeat is your greatest opportunity to understand that defeat is powerful. - "Topher Pike" Defeat is a requirement for anyone who ever created something unbelievable. Defeat can be demoralizing to anyone with a superficial hope that they will accomplish their goals. It can, however, be a powerful motivator to those who have an... Continue Reading →

Behind Failure

"For anyone to see their future, they must be willing to put the past behind them while understanding the power and opportunity that is created from failure." - Topher Pike Your past can thrust you toward the life you have always wanted or hold your dreams in a bubble that cannot be broken. To really... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 11

I Believe in God WHEN I RETURNED to the office a few days later, my whole outlook changed. My inbox was full of requests for quotations and other administrative tasks, but I wasn't weakened to see the work that awaited me. I moved along and replied to each request with a smile. It took me... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 6

Accidental Discovery WHEN THE STABLE aircraft made its final descent through the broken clouds, I observed the rocky landscape surrounding the calmness of the Atlantic Ocean. With each measured kilometer dropped I could almost hear the harmonic waves pushing up against the shore. It's only desire was to move forward and gracefully flow as intended.... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 5

Embracing Change I WAS DOING absolutely everything I could to stay inspired as I continued to find my voice. I looked everywhere for opportunities to encourage or assist all the people that encircled my life. I bought breakfast for the person behind me when I picked up my morning coffee and actively searched for anyone... Continue Reading →

Wake Me

"Don’t reach out to me if you want to talk about the disappointment of yesterday. Only wake me if you are willing to attack today, and I will be by your side." - Topher Pike This quote came to me after a conversation with a friend who was going through some difficult times. After a... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 4

Continuous Progression THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY morning I found myself sitting in front of my most prominent client. I had a good relationship with him at the time, so our conversations were casual. At first, I hesitated to tell him about my plans for writing my first book but felt an urge to bring him closer... Continue Reading →

Attainable Goals

The eyes of a leader can be seen in all those who decide to listen and believe their goals are attainable." - Topher Pike Leadership skills have become a great characteristic for your resume. It has such a narrow connotation that most believe it is a trait held by someone in a corner office. Leadership... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 3

Rediscovered Passion WRITING HAS ALWAYS been a part of who I am. The first time I remember it surfacing was when I was an 18-year-old kid. Fresh out of high school I walked through my university campus trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. With many unanswered... Continue Reading →

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