Category Archives of : Live Your Passion

The Grass Is Definitely Greener…

As I sit here writing this on my 46th birthday,with my daughters sitting on the couch next to me and my girlfriend quietly working around the house, I’m at peace. Pure, unadulterated peace. But it wasn’t always like this; far from it actually. And if you’ve read through my posts here, you’ll understand exactly what […]

A Most Unexpected Thanksgiving Gift

I have a great deal to be thankful for in my life but typically Thanksgiving’s aren’t particularity important to me because I don’t have my girls nor do I have any family here. But yesterday was different. Yesterday my girlfriend and I decided to head out into the city in the hopes of helping some […]

50 Ways To Be Awesome Instead Of Ordinary

This article was originally posted on Life is nothing more than what we make of it. We can either live a life that inspires nobody or we can chose to live a life that inspires many. We can live with no regrets or many. And we can choose to live in a way that […]

6 Lessons I Learned From My Darkest Days Of Marriage And Divorce

This post was originally published on I though it was very relevant to all those who read this site, so here it is… In December, it will mark the three year anniversary since my initial separation and more than a year and a half since my divorce was made official. In that time, my […]

I Had A Dream….

Yes, I had a dream. Not quite as prolific as MLK, but significant in its own way. The other night I woke up freezing cold, yet my shirt was soaked with sweat. I was disoriented and in a sort of deep fog, the kind where you’re not quite sure if you’re asleep or awake (or […]

Life Doesn’t Get Better Until You Make It Better

Man, how life can change. It still blows my mind to think where I was just a few short years ago and where I am today. I’ve been thinking a lot about my past and all the things I could have done differently and there a few things that really stick out in my mind. […]

So Good I Can’t Be Ignored

As you may or may not have noticed, my frequency of posting on EndingTheGrind has slowed quite a bit over the last few months and there are a few reasons for this: I have been dealing with some highly stressful personal issues and it has taken its toll on me. I have been focusing the […]

Baby Got Back

I bet you wish this was about booty shaking and early 90’s hip hop, don’t you?!? Unfortunately, it’s not quite as exciting as all that but I do want to talk about something that’s vital if you are looking to make a change in your life. And that’s having a support system. Whether it’s your […]

Is Following Your Passion A Terrible Idea?

Truth be told, I have been struggling a lot lately with my mission. My mission, as I have made clear to you all, is to inspire people who feel stuck in a boring, unfulfilling, or downright shitty job or relationship. But my goals are not as clear. Yes, I want to help as many as […]

The Not So Comprehensive Guide To Getting Your Shit Together

Last week I wrote a post called 8 Things I Know About You and received quite a mixed response. From people calling me out on my offensive language to people calling it the most passionate article they’ve ever read, it was still a post I felt very good about writing. Shortly after publishing it though, […]