Are you happy at the moment?
Every day that I wake up is beyond a blessing. So, I am happy that I have the opportunity to wake up and live my life, but I am not content. I am constantly trying to create a better quality of life for myself and my family.
If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?
I would tell myself to seize every opportunity like it was my last and to get as much education as I possibly could.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?
By presenting fatherhood workshops across the country and creating a website geared towards single fathers, I’ve learned how influential my voice can be in areas outside of radio when I put my mind to it.
What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?
One of my main goals is to launch a non-profit organization geared at educating and empowering single fathers.
What’s your secret to happiness?
I don’t think there is a secret to being happy. My happiness comes from loving what I do, and doing what I love.
What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?
Prayer…Prayer…and MORE prayer. I try to have several conversations with God from the time I wake up in the morning until I close my eyes at night. Prayer truly does change things.
What’s your biggest regret?
My biggest regret would have to be attending a very expensive culinary arts school after graduating high school. I thought I wanted to be a chef but after one year and several student loans I realized that wasn’t the path that I wanted to follow.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?
I’m raising an 8-year-old daughter, and the most important thing that I have taught her so far is to have respect for herself and others. I try to raise her in a manner that will encourage her to always be mindful of the things that she is taught at home even when I am not around.
What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?
I have a tendency to procrastinate and wait until the last minute to do things. Whether it be preparing for workshop or returning a phone call, I have a tendency to put things off for as long as I possibly can. I’ve got to do better!
Aside from motherhood/fatherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?
I have been able to create a brand through radio and the internet that I I feel will ultimately define a major part of my legacy. From creating a successful morning radio show to several successful internet ventures, I have been able to set myself apart and create something that my daughter can be a part of as she grows older.
When were you happiest?
The happiest moments in my life come when I am spending time with my daughter. We are so much alike that it is almost scary. Watching her grow into a well rounded young lady is definitely one of the biggest joys in my life.
What ten words best describe you?
Loyal, humble, trustworthy, goal-oriented, dynamic, passionate, witty, sincere, creative, and ambitious.