Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Last night I saw the new movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, what a great movie and a great homage they did for Chadwick Boseman who previously played Black Panther.

What a great movie! It brought a lot of tears and a lot of laughs mixed together. I recommend you watch it!

Love and Trust

Love is giving someone the power to destroy you and trusting they won’t use it.

I don’t know who came up with this phrase, but when I read it, it resonated. To me, this goes as far as the friendship we have and all those meaningful relationships we have. Once we connect on a deep level to where you know things about me that would crush me, but I have total trust in you that you won’t use it.

Sun and lightning

This weekend I learned that lightning is 4 times hotter than the surface of the sun. According to NASA, the surface of the sun is 11,000 Fahrenheit degrees and lightning is 50,000 Fahrenheit degrees. I didn’t think their was something hotter than the surface of the sun, and that’s why this was interesting to me.

Leaders care.

“The people you lead don’t care until they know how much you care”

They won’t care about your vision, what needs to be done, the urgency, and the attention to detail until they know how much you care about them. They need to be seen and heard as individuals. Their fears, dreams, visions, and goals; as human beings.

And it’s okay if what they want out of life is different than yours. It can’t be and shouldn’t be. Just care enough to guide them, be with them, mentor them and help them become more, be more, and do more especially when they can’t see it for themselves.

Emotional IQ

Make a decision to never yell again. Yelling is an adult version of tantrums and it shows that you’re not emotionally mature to talk about things without letting your emotions take over. It’s a decision you can make today, so you decide. By the way, you’re worth it and the people around you are worth it.

How was your day?

A couple of days ago I came home and started doing my usual routine. Going straight to the bedroom, put down my book bag, and change my clothes, then my son came and sat right next to me and he asked me, “dad, how was your day?”. I told him how work was, and what I was working on and after sitting there and listening, he asked me; “so dad, how was work?”. That’s when I noticed I had the same answer for the second question as I did for the first.

This made me think that I could have a bad day at work but have a great day in general, what would happen usually is, if I had a bad day at work, it would follow me throughout the day and I would be in a bad mood all day or since work is a big part of my day, I would get home exhausted and just go to bed or do other things but not be presently there, but now It is on me to make sure I have something to answer when someone asks me how my day was that’s different than how my work was. Thanks to Evaan for making me think about this!


After spending time with them, I judge good friendships on the energy I feel after. To use a restaurant metaphor, a great friendship is a setting where each individual shows up with a glass full of water and they keep feeling each other’s glass and no one leaves with a half-full or empty glass.


If someone could only see your actions and not hear your words, what would they say are your priorities?

On being generous

People who are generous in their thoughts, in their conversations, with their money, with their time, they are really fun to be around.

Here to being generous!