• 7 Habits of a Successful Woman

      She’s Devoted: She knows nothing worth having comes easy, so she dedicates herself to whatever she starts. She is aware that she will face challenges that may discourage her from continuing, but she always remembers why she started. She’s devoted to doing what she loves. She’s Consistent: She starts at the end goal. Purposefully planning each step towards it, making each attainable so not to overwhelm herself. She goes at her own pace, celebrating the small but important accomplishments as a reminder of why she started. When she begins to slack she finds new ways to keep going whether setting up reminders or asking friends to setup check-ins for…

  • Happy Father’s Day to the Realest

    Happy Father’s Day to my Dad. He is one of the most authentic people I know. His love is unconditional, which we see less of in this world these days. He created a life of his own that lacks conformity. He created his own happiness. He doesn’t care for other’s thoughts about him. One can expect him to do what’s right, even if it’s not the majority rule. He will ALWAYS take the high road because there isn’t a spiteful or bitter bone in that man’s body. He is hardworking, loyal and dedicated. He doesn’t take handouts but will not hesitate to support other’s around him, even if it means…

  • Education Is Our Most Powerful Weapon

    Attending John Jay to enter the field of Law Enforcement was my plan B. I had completed my undergrad as a dual major and didn’t see the purpose in going back to school for education. It was summer 2010, I was writing a paper on Stop & Frisk for my Policy Analysis course and as I sat in the library reviewing the statistics on the impact of this policy in my borough, I paused for a second. I thought to myself who the hell would create such a policy. As I researched further, I realized that this policy was around for some time but wasn’t identified as “Stop & Frisk”.…

  • Johari’s Window Let Your Blind Self Become Your Public Self… Work!

    No better time than now to do some reflecting. My less than 24-hour breakup along with the issues that have been raised in the last two weeks at my place of employment have caused me to look at myself and reflect, why do I find myself in these unfortunate situations, what am I supposed to learn? In class, today Johari’s Window was introduced by my professor. He conducted a class activity to help us understand the importance of self-reflection as an administrator. There are four domains that identify the level of self-awareness.   Public Self Information about yourself that you and others know   Blind Self Information you don’t know…