Become a Revolutionary

I Started a Revolution. A Success Revolution. Okay, getting past the hyperbole, I started a new business venture under my for-profit company (Gold Rush Direct), called Success Revolution Events ( Success Revolution will be bringing inspirational and motivational speakers and performers to the Sacramento market place, including local and up-and-coming speakers as well as nationally acclaimed speakers and performers. We also … Read More

When Doors are Closed Keep the Faith

Late last year I filed the paperwork to officially create GAATES, Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission to “help ex-offenders through personal development, career readiness, and success strategies.” I joined forces with five other like-minded go-getters (including two pastors, a peace officer, an educator, and a business leader). We received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS! Everything was a … Read More

Catching Up to 2015

Boy, do I have some exciting news for you! I have a bunch of stuff to catch you up on. First off, I owe you an apology. Between the holidays, family issues, flying back to New York to film a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Anti-Smoking Tips campaign, expanding my international business, creating a new … Read More

I Joined the John Maxwell Team

I spent an amazing four days at the John Maxwell Team Advanced Certification event in Orlando, Florida, this past weekend. After a rather early start and a 5:40 a.m. flight from Sacramento, I arrived in Orlando on Friday evening. Although I missed the “early” event Friday afternoon, I was fully present at every scheduled event afterward, and there were many! … Read More

Please Consider Supporting My Relay For Life Fundraiser

I am participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life because I want to make a meaningful difference in the fight against cancer. Almost everyone has been touched by cancer, either through their own personal battle or through someone they love. I was diagnosed with colon cancer in July of 2010. I have been clear for four years now, … Read More