be illustrious.


"I believe everyone has a light inside of them. A gift or passion that fills a unique void in the world.

I believe our ultimate responsibility is to nourish and feed that light so that it may grow in intensity and illuminate the world.

That's what it means to be illustrious."




I'm here to help you reach your potential, build a platform, and share your light with the world.

I know what it's like to have this fire in you, but not know what to do with it. When I dropped out of college to start my first business, the only clarity I had was that I was meant for something more. I had no one to turn to for advice, and Google wasn't shit back then. Let's be real.

I had to figure out a lot of stuff the hard way. But along the way, I was blessed with mentors who helped me out and made the path a little bit easier.

I'm eternally grateful for every single person that has contributed to my success – whether directly in real life, or indirectly through making something dope (book, video, blog, podcast) that I could learn from.

I used to tell my mentors that I couldn't wait to pay them back someday, but they would always reply,

"Nah Ish, just pay it forward."

So, I've always wanted to pay it forward. To do my part to illuminate the path for others to follow.

That's why I started this blog. To help you.

At the end of the day, it's up to you to hustle and put in the work. There's no way around that.

But I can do a little somethin' to keep you motivated, keep you informed, and keep you inspired along the way.

Now let's get it!