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What New Year’s Resolutions and a Dyson Vacuum Have In Common (& How to Change It)

January 7, 2012
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OK, the title of this post may be a little harsh, but if we’re being honest with one another, they both do suck. The point is, only one is supposed to.

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Michael Jordan Knows About Me and mevsMJ.com! (I Met Michael Jordan!)

December 8, 2011
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“Michael, Michael, Michael,” and with the third ever so polite calling of his name, Michael Jeffrey Jordan, the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of ALL TIME) and the reason for mevsMJ.com, stopped his conversation with a gentleman mid stride as he walked right by me this past Saturday night.

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Extraordinary Perseverance (One Woman’s Journey Towards Her Dreams)

November 10, 2011
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Nine years ago, with no intent, a person unknowingly became a permanent reminder in the life of a young woman striving for success. Having already achieved the kind of acclaim that had shown her the World in her field of expertise, a deep seed of motivation was planted into the soul through one pain filled […]

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New Opponents, Conditioning & 45 Free Throws in a Row!

September 15, 2011
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OK, it’s been forever since I’ve played anyone 1-on-1 (June 21st actually) and while I had hoped to have numerous games between then and now, almost every single thing I had lined up fell through. On top of that, for the last couple of weeks I’ve felt like I’m running in mud, so last week […]

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23 Questions with McDonald’s All-American and Northwestern Freshman Morgan Jones!

August 30, 2011
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I stood stationary but ready underneath the goal, next to a young woman, one of only two at the particular workout this past May. The coach standing behind us at the free throw line instructed, “Backboard, baseline, backboard, backboard, get the ball!”

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me vs. Michael Jordan (365 Days Later)

August 21, 2011
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As hard as it is for me to believe, today marks exactly one year since I began my journey to play basketball with Michael Jordan here at mevsMJ.com! If things had gone as originally planned, I would just be coming back from his annual Michael Jordan Senior Flight School in Las Vegas, but they didn’t, […]

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Why Some, Not All, Have The “No Doubt” Mindset

August 16, 2011
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Up 8-1 in game two of our 1-on-1 match-up, I looked into the eyes of professional hoopster Andy Gebru and saw no doubt. In games which the majority expects me to lose, the pressure is always on the pro to perform and ultimately to win. Yet down substantially in a game to just 15 points, Andy […]

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The Truth of Rejection

August 2, 2011
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There is no part of being rejected that makes me or anyone else feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It doesn’t matter if I’m playing hoops or telling someone new about my goal of playing Michael Jordan, getting my shot swatted or being brushed off isn’t fun. Being rejected sucks harder than a brand new […]

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My Time with T-Mac + Tracy McGrady (@TheReal_TMAC) Gives Me & mevsMJ.com a Shout Out!

July 19, 2011
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The T-Mac Shout Out! Yesterday at 10:02 am the following message from Tracy McGrady came across my Twitter feed!: I dream big things here at mevsMJ.com, but even for me, having Tracy McGrady give ME a shout out blows my mind!  The fact that one of the best basketball players to ever play the game […]

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Me vs. Andy Gebru (Professional Basketball Player in Brazil) [Video]

June 21, 2011
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What do you do against a guy who was an all-conference player in college at Fayetteville State University?  What do you do against a guy who dropped close to 200 three pointers in his three years there and averaged over 16 points per game? What do you do against a guy who is so good […]

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The Most Successful Man I Know

June 16, 2011
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When I was a kid all I wanted to be was RICH! (Chris Rock’s voice and going forward anytime you see RICH, it’s in Chris Rock’s voice.) Big house, nice car, lots of money…RICH! My parents say that when I was just five years old we walked into a restaurant and I proclaimed, “Ooooh, this […]

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Preparing For The Un-Expected!

June 9, 2011
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With my fingertips still emitting small flames from being on FIRE the previous two games of 1-on-1 against my brother, I got down in my defensive stance and began preparing for the unexpected. I had just won two games against him handedly and was extremely tired, but this was not the time to rest.  This […]

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To Run…or Not To Run!?!? (The ? with a Joyful Answer)

June 7, 2011
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In 2010 I went from hating running to enjoying it.  From sitting on my couch to running over 530 miles.  I ran two half marathons.  I ran during the week in the mornings or evenings for fun.   From last summer through my injury, on the last day of January, I ran every Saturday morning (8-10 […]

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No More Ordinary Days (Working with Coach Kevin Sutton)

May 12, 2011
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God has a plan for me. I have no better way to describe what is happening in my life these days than to give credit where credit is due. In the last month and a half, I just happened to meet the designer of the Jordan typeface, just happened to come across and work with […]

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