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 →

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 →

Overtaking Fear

"Always be willing to embrace the moment when the power of belief overtakes your fear of failure." - Topher Pike There are certain moments during the course of your day that provides completely contrasting paths. The first path has very few obstacles or obstructions. It is a nice, easy walk toward comfort and familiarity. You... 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 →

Finding Happiness

"Do what makes you happy, or do nothing." - Topher Pike This quote may be hard to grasp because we all have daily tasks that need respect. I’m not saying that you should forget about the things that provide for your family. This quote is about the time you have left. If you really want... 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 →

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 8

Reimagined Journey AFTER THE CHRISTMAS celebrations ended and the last few fireworks released into the night sky, we attempted to get back to our routine. I was working on a couple of projects for my small business and trying to get my book into the hands of anyone that would read the words that ignited... Continue Reading →

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