404 August, 2011 | Tony J. Alicea

Archives for August 2011

4 Ways of Learning

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~Eartha Kitt I love to teach. Ever since I was young, I’ve had a desire within me to share what I’ve learned with those around me. This desire comes from an incessant hunger for learning. Whether you are a school teacher, an entrepreneur […]

The Allure of Depression

No one could ever say they like how depression feels. That would be crazy, right? I can’t say I have a vast amount of experience with depression but it did hit me pretty hard a few years ago. Strangely enough, I liked it.  It’s difficult to explain but I try to do just that today […]

Note To Self: Die To Self

I am selfish. No matter how many selfless acts I perform, at the core of who I am is a selfish person. This can be deceptive because on the suface, it can appear that I am very selfless and giving. I recently wrote this note and put it next to my computer. Every morning when […]

Mistaken Identity

Today I’m excited to share a story from one of my favorites. I met Tracee on Twitter last year and I realized that we are kindred spirits. We’re both passionate about communication, relationships and dancing like nobody’s watching! She’s sharing her story about having an unchanging identity. I loved it and I hope you will […]

How I’m Fighting Information Overload

My alarm jolted me out of bed. I looked over at the clock which read 5am. Before my first yawn, I reached for my iPhone. Twenty emails. My eyes were still trying to focus as I did my best to discern the text in the messages. A few comments from yesterday’s post. Today’s GroupOn deal. […]

Hitting The Wall

I recently began running. Throughout my life, I played sports but I’ve never liked running. I’ve logged hundreds of miles up and down the basketball court but distance running is a whole new ball game, so to speak. On the recommendation of a friend, I started the Couch To 5K program. It is a 9 […]

Finding My Rhythm

Life has changed quite a bit for me in this past month. My girlfriend moved down to Florida to be near me. My girlfriend became my fiancé. We’re planning a wedding in two months. We started training for this in December. It wasn’t until this past week that I realized that life is moving to a […]

Confident Humility

Pride and humility are more closely linked than one would imagine. Some would say the two are in direct opposition. I say they are the same thing, just with different sources. In James 4:6, it says that “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Many will look at a confident person and consider […]