After a career in athletics I entered the professional world as an entrepreneur. My first business was Nafasi Fashions Intl. It was an underwear and loungewear design company. My second business was created and run simultaneously. It was a scouting and recruiting firm called Orion Scholar Athlete Resource Network. Orion was designed to provide exposure to the scholar athlete for college recruiters leveraging the advent of internet technology. My introduction to the world of corporate America saw me accept employment as a car salesman and miraculously fast graduation to car sales/finance management. My calling and natural inclination to entreprenuership sequed the information and skills gained in the finance office to my own financial planning and consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia called Dollars & Sense. $&C was more than just traditional financial planning. I combined general solutions that ranged from tax preparation and check cashing to full service investing and high end financial service management tools. As I grew and matured professionally, my personal affinity for arts, writing and motion pictures began to surface. I set aside my personal goals to assist my spouse to obtain an MD. In efforts to support my family financially, I ran an independently owned and operated moving company while starting up and learning the art and science of photgraphy and videography. J. Stanford Studios is my main focus personally. Professionally, I also own and operate Crystal Clear Window Cleaning Service. Now a happily divorced single, I have set my sights on self actualization and accomplishment of my goals to broaden my and the worlds horizons in the arts by producing my own feature films. I have not foregone my goal of publishing and distributing the 23 novels, 2 plays, countless poems and other literature that I have written. I am and will continue to reach for my goals, assisting others to do the same and serving as an example how to overcome and achieve.
How do broken men being raised by broken women in broken households prepare to be functional fathers? Who else but God holds black boys tightly enough in hand to salvage remnants of misguided childhoods? Too often, inner city boys look to professional sports to afford them the lifestyle that accompanies the life in a game they are not prepared to play. Black men, we are responsible for our own.
In matters of the heart, we all make mistakes. Our children are the only opportunity we have to know life beyond our own so we make sacrifices for the futures we cherish that some of us know we will not live to see. True loves requires only that we accept one another and real lovers learn that the only thing worth dying for is living. We seek to accomplish our destiny in the ways we give.
That one special day,
Then everything in my life changes.
My history and my destiny
Are to be connected by two little words.
And who would've thought it?
My dress is perfect;
The cake is to die for.
Everybody I know has come to help me celebrate.
My family spared no expense.
In my heart, I am ready to be a bride,
But something is wrong