About the Author
My name is Lyndall C. Medearis, Jr. and I was born and raised in Philadelphia, the city known for Brotherly Love, but now I reside in Bellaire, Texas. I am currently in a state of marital transition and the father of 3 wonderful children named Jessica (19), Lyndall III (9) and Joshua (4). I am a veteran of the US Navy and a former financial services executive.
So far I have lived an incredible life. One with amazing highs and unbearable lows to say the least. One could even say that I have the kind of story that may one day be worthy of a book or movie.
I have accomplished many things in my first 43 years of life but there is one that I alone have attained. I am the only African American male who earned more than $1,000,000 in commissions and earned more than $2,000,000 in managerial compensation. I did all of this in just 15 years. Most that break the million dollar ceiling do so either in sales or in management, but never both.
With that on my resume, one would think that I was pretty successful and earning a great living and that was once the case. But unfortunately my awesome career was cut short by a personal relationship of almost 30 years. I was well on my way to earning a seven figure living when tragedy struck.
The details are too much to get into here and now but I created this blog to weave that and other experiences into my opinions on life, sports, business, etc. It is my ultimate hope that my readers will be able to learn from successes as well as my failures. Life can be a whole lot easier when we stop playing checkers and start playing chess. If you love analogies you should enjoy what I have to offer in the many posts to come…enjoy.
February 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm
To know a man of your stature was a pleasure. Your blog shows me that all men are not bad and are good with a heart. I too had life struggles even when I was working for you. 🙂 I was just good in not letting you or anyone know. I had the opportunity of working with you/for you in 2005. You gave me an opportunity. While yes you were found to be handsome you were also found to be courageous, ambitious, determined and successful. Learning the ups and downs of one’s life can be educating and appreciated and most importantly respected at another level. I feel you are a strong man and you have humble yourself with recognition of who you are and you opened up yourself to help others. The Lord will open up more doors for you. You are a fighter and a believer. I know with you trusting and believing all things are possible.
Thank you again because you once gave me a chance and like you life challenges has pushed me further in pursuing what has been given to me I will do it with excellence. By accomplishing what God has set out for me allows me to know that it is worth all my hard work. I do also owe some of this to you also. You were an encourager to me. You didn’t say anything negative nor put me down. Positive feedback is what you provided.
I don’t know if you remember me. But Thank You. I never forgot.
June 21, 2014 at 10:45 am
This is a nice blog. I hope you continue it. I like the inspirational story of the nerd saved by kindness. One never knows how people are affected by just a smile, a kind acknowledgement or a friendly touch. You never know what a gentle connection can mean for someone needing to know others care. Being a “people person” is great, but being a person who seeks the spirit of others and connects with it is better. I’m one of those people. I enjoy the warmth of human and spiritual connection and I do my best to make people feel comfortable around me. Sometimes folk take my kindness for weakness and try to abuse it or think of me as a flirt. I am neither. I’m just a people lover who seeks a connection with the spirit of everyone I meet. Such efforts confirm the wondrous beauty of true intimacy and Being we are born to explore. For this reason, I can understand and appreciate the story of the nerd. I too was a nerd with few friends; yet, well known for my achievements and sature. I guess I’m still a nerd. There is something special about us–something endearing, something with depth. I hope you continue this blog. Thanks for the inspiration.
June 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm
Thank you for reading it and offering your encouraging insights. Comments like yours make want to continue and event write a book…someday.