About Me


A person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance, by the dishonesty of others, or by some impersonal agency.

– Dictionary.com

I am a victim, well I use to be. As a child I was diagnosed with a learning Disability. I had ADD, ADHD, Sleep Apnea, dyslexia and a form of narcolepsy. My parents started me on Ritalin as an elementary schooler. I was told that I wasn’t stupid, I just learned differently than all the other kids… The truth was, I was a dummy when it came to studying and a genius at excuse making.

I didn’t pass many of my grades from 7th grade on. I would either attend summer school or just get pushed through to the next grade. I quickly convinced myself that school and education was not right for me. Thankfully, I was blessed with enough athletic ability for colleges to still want me on their basketball team.

I was recruited and given a full scholarship to Liberty University where I continued my poor grades and endless excuses. My 1st year of college I earned a whopping 1.4 GPA. My second year, I earned a 1.9 GPA. Then my life changed, or should I say, life changed me.

I had a head on collision with a woman who would not let me make anymore excuses. Her name was Sarah and she was the athletic guidance counselor. She sat me down and told me I had been lied to. She told me I had just as much ability to learn and succeed as anyone else. Of course I gave her every reason why I couldn’t. I figured she didn’t know about the documents that were given to me in elementary school. She obviously didn’t understand that my case was different. As I was explaining my disabilities, Sarah looked at me and said, “I don’t care what you have been told, all I care about is what you believe.” I was shocked! Didn’t she understand that I was different. I was a special case. Unlike some of my friends that didn’t do well in school because they were lazy. I was lazy only because I didn’t have the ability to excel. So why try?

Sarah took me under her wing that semester. She somehow convinced me that I could learn, I could succeed and I could accomplish the things I decided to accomplish. All I had to do was make up my mind.

That semester I finished with a 3.9 GPA. After that, I never had a semester under 3.0. I am now an avid reader. Before Sarah, I had never read a book. Sad, but it’s the truth. I have lived the life of a victim for the majority of my life. I know what it feels like to have an I can’t attitude. I have lived with a sense of entitlement that crippled my ability to grow and mature. But I have also lived a life that understands that success is only as far away as you want it to be.

I have always had a passion for people. As an adult, the vehicle I use to live out my passion is Sales, Marketing and personal development.

I have been blessed with an amazing wife who I love very much. In September of 2011 we were blessed with our 1st child.  Words cannot express the joy that I feel to be able go out and do what I love everyday then come home to the two most beautiful women in the world. God has truly blessed me.


I am an avid reader. Sales & business books are my main appetite. Some people may say that experience is the best teacher, I say experience is the teacher of fools.

I do my best to learn from the things I see and read, but trust me, I have taken my licks and I have paid the stupid tax many times. On this site you will get a peek into my daily experiences and hopefully find something you can take away that will help you. Enjoy!


  1. Experience is the teacher of fools. Good one. I loved that statement. You guys look fabulous together. Keep smiling🙂 and what a beautiful blog you have!

    1. Jaky, thanks for the kind words.

  2. Tyler Baker · · Reply


    Proud of you and what you are becoming.

    I am encouraged after having read your story.

  3. Your life experience talks a lot about your ability to adjust to what you feel you can do best. Keep it up !

  4. Thank you for sharing! I am certain your story will inspire others, and also help others to stop believing in the discouraging lies they might have been told.

    1. Thanks! I appreciate the encouragement.

  5. awesome Douglas…proud to have you in the fam…keep growing and lifting others up…

    Big Tom & LS

  6. Amazing and truly inspiring story!
    You’ve clearly achieved many things and I wish you all the best for the future.🙂
    And also, your little girl is soooo adorable! *awwww*

  7. Thanks for the follow. May God bless you in your life and on your journey!

    1. Same to you Chris! Thanks for stopping by.

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