An after-action report is a product I often created when working for the United States Government. It details the outcome summary and lessons learned from an event or situation. Completing (not winning) the NYC Marathon has been a dream of mine since I left the NYC...Read more
When a birthday rolls around of someone very special in your life, you want to get them something special to show gratitude for their life. It’s usually material and meant to brighten their day. So what on earth do you do to celebrate the life of someone who...Read more
There is this song. You’ve heard it I’m sure. Waiting for Superman by Daughtry. It’s such a beautiful song. The most beautiful songs are the ones that remind us of our lives; that echo our experiences. That pay tribute or witness to our tragedies and our triumphs. I...Read more
We wear our skepticism around nowadays like a badge of honor. We think it reflects our strength and ability not to fall for anything. This is only natural given the consumer-driven, marketing saturated society we live in, but is it really serving us? We live with our...Read more
How do you prepare for your own death? Should you prepare for your own death? This may sound really morbid and we often like to avoid this topic and actions related to it, but avoiding it does not really do us any service. I plan to live a long life just as much as...Read more
Welcome to Empowered by Nikola! I write with the goal that I might light up your life with empowerment, hope, inspiration, love and wellness!