Rising Expectations

"Never be afraid to reach for the stars, but don’t forget to hold on to your vision as you choose to rise above others’ expectations." - Topher Pike Fear is one of the most powerful emotions you will experience. It can motivate or destroy any dream you can conceive. One thing to learn from this... Continue Reading →

Simple Formula

"If someone could give you everything you wanted in life by giving you one simple formula, would you walk away or walk with purpose?" - Topher Pike The ideas in the book are not new, and you may be doing some of them every day. You may be great at one but don’t really follow... Continue Reading →

Strengthened Attack

"Strengthen your body so your mind has a place to live when you attack your day." - Topher Pike For your mind to function at full capacity, it will need a solid foundation to grow and subsist. You need to incorporate some sort of physical activity into your day. This might seem like a lot... 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 1

In the Beginning THE DAY WAS June 6, 2016. The smell of freshly poured instant coffee surrounded my kitchen as I reached for my morning apple. Looking inside the interwoven reddish basket placed beside the fresh homemade bread, I arrived at the one closest to my unsteady hand. With my first insignificant decision made I... Continue Reading →

Poem XVI – Returned Innocence

Continuously circling around my decision to return I quickly decide I never left. Once again I find the present and start again. Fear tells me to run, so I walk. Unknowingly I open a door that once held freedom within. I do not step fast or think slow but embrace the moment to instinctively feel a... Continue Reading →

Continuous Progression

"Growing isn’t just about the end result; it starts with small steps and daily progress. Make progress every day, and your direction will become clearer." - Topher Pike Always focus on the end result of the vision and dreams you are looking to create. You need to spend an extraordinary amount of time envisioning your... Continue Reading →

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