Does Your Data Make You Sweat?


What can brown data do for you? In my previous post, I talked about the impact that our data creation has on our lives. Data is currently used for saving lives, preserving history, space travel, motivation, nutrition, and countless other ways that positively benefit race. According to a 2012 study/infographic, Every minute we are sending 100,000 tweets and are spending over $272,000 on web shopping. With all of this data and activity we are adding to/from our daily lives, why not use some of it for your own everyday health and wellness?

2014 may very well be the year of the “smart watches” and activity trackers, and companies like Nike, Jawbone, Fitbit, and Samsung, are all-in, with Apple rumored to be joining the fun soon.

Activity trackers such as the Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, and Fitbit Force (my personal favorite) allow you to learn, track, compare, and even set goals for your personal fitness. You can track sleeping patterns, food intake, steps taken, distance,  and even compete against your friends and family for added motivation. By simply wearing a wristband, your personalized health and wellness “data” is being constantly tracked and converted to provide you insight into your personal well-being.

How close are you to 10,000 steps today? With these technologies, you’ll know at all times.

My data helps me sweat, helps me sleep, helps me eat healthier,  and motivates me to keep moving. What does your data do for you?




How Badly Do You Want to Succeed?


“When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. ” – Eric Thomas

My Mission: Chosen and Accepted (Part 1 of 2)


“I said “Somebody should do something about that.” Then I realized I am somebody.”

― Lily Tomlin

We (should) all have aspirations, both personal and professional. Individually, or as an organization, these aspirations are what fuels us . To be the best at (insert skill).  To provide the best (insert value) for your (insert audience).

My mission is to differentiate my generation from the past for the better. With the best technology at our fingertips, we have the opportunity to revolutionize nearly every process in our daily lives. By streamlining processes, listening to my audience, and caring for my craft and those with me, my goal is to consistently help others to the best of my ability.

What’s your mission statement?

Finding others who share that same mission will fuel your fire. Imagine being a part of an organization that shares that same mission..

To Be Continued…

Quote of the Day


“The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

RIP Steve. You’re truly missed by the world. Clearly you were the one steering the ship, which since has gone a bit off course.

Straight into a Samsung Iceberg.

steve jobs quotes crazy ones change the world

Just Do It

nevergiveupWell it’s that time of year. Resolutions are in full swing…hopefully. With these resolutions, we are still swarmed and overwhelmed with our everyday lives. Work, kids, entertainment, and temptation cloud our vision and can easily deter us from what we know we have wanted/needed/committed to complete.

Trust me…I know…

From that special someone to that special something, we all need that something to keep us on the straight and narrow. A support structure, if you will. I have my NYRs in full tilt. The support net is what makes me…what wakes me…

Take a second to think about what you want to change. What do you want to actually do?

Now, what will it take for you to achieve it?

Figure it out, Just Do It, and NEVER GIVE UP.


P.S. You’re welcome, Nike.


Case of the Mondays?


“We first make our habits. Then, our habits make us.”

-John Dryden

Nice way to start the week, and the new year!


Thought of the Day

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

-Wayne Dyer