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 →

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 →

Silent Passion

"One of the greatest gifts in life is knowing that your gift should never live in silence." - Topher Pike Do you excel at something in life but cannot see a future where that could provide you with financial freedom? We all need to pay our bills and put food on the table, so we... Continue Reading →

Fearless Mind

"Fear is not real when you decide it is only in your mind." - Topher Pike The power of fear can be felt from the deepest parts of your stomach to the most unfamiliar parts of your mind. It can only survive and break your will because you chose to see its negative personality. When... Continue Reading →

Raising Tomorrow

"Raise the standards of how you live today to free the person you know you can become tomorrow." - Topher Pike If your standard of life is unsuitable, raise the standards of how you live. There is a reason why you live the life you have today. There is no one to blame but yourself... 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 →

Invisible Darkness

"Darkness is not the absence of light; it’s the absence of a purpose." - Topher Pike We all have days when nothing goes right, and we are unsure of how we will ever have the things in life that make us happy. You feel lost in your daily struggles and feel you will never be... 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 10

Resurrected Dreams AFTER MY GRANDFATHER'S passing, my life looked completely different. The love I found within my passion became lost in an external world surrounded by shadows of lonely dreams. The business idea my brother and I were building hit a dead end. The small business I was trying to grow was only producing modest... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 7

Tree of Life I CONTINUED TO further inspect these liberal ideas as my grandfather returned home and I prepared for the release of my first book. I even dusted off the bible my mother gave to me for my confirmation to see if I could find any more information to validate these theoretical claims. I... 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 →

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