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 →

Witnessing Decisions

"If a person’s mind is not free of fear, can a person see clearly enough to be a witness to his or her own decisions?" - Topher Pike When fear becomes the deciding factor in how you make decisions, you will witness freedom or experience defeat. You need to control how you respond to the... Continue Reading →

Open Eyes

"Every morning when you open your eyes and embrace your passion, encourage yourself to never fall asleep again." - Topher Pike Every morning you have a choice: awake to the sound of an alarm clock, or awake with a purpose. I fight every morning to never hear an alarm that has no idea of what... 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 →

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 →

Powerful Wishes

"A thousand wishes unasked are worth nothing, but one dream surrounded with passion and purpose is powerful beyond belief." - Topher Pike   Have you ever dreamed of a genie who would appear in your darkest days in a haze of happenstance? A mystical figure who could provide you with three wishes that would change... 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 →

Poem V – Round 1

Awakened from my deepest darkened sleep, I think, and rethink should I turn over once more or invest in infinite ink. The ringing of a bell shifts my mind back and forth from reality. I hear him counting one, two, three as the chant of normality disgust me to move from possibility to actuality. He is... Continue Reading →

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