Christopher D. Burns

25 Key Points: Key Point 6 – Grassroots Marketing Is Vital

Key Point 6: Grassroots Marketing is Vital – I have been involved in basketball for the last 16 years. I was a college student/athlete, a head coach, assistant athletic director, recruiter for a JUCO, camp coordinator, basketball website developer, point of contact for college coaches seeking players, and finally as an NBA/NCAA blogger. All of …

25 Key Points: Key Point 4 – You Need A Business Plan

Key Point 4: You Need a Business Plan – While I have failed to cover business plans, I am adamant about the importance of organization. The reason I made the mistakes I made with my first business is because I failed to analyze my market and understand terminology and create projections that would enable me …

A Few Thoughts on Obama and Presidents in General

Wait a minute, you really think this is my fault? I am not going to go into detail about the US losing its AAA credit rating with S&P. Although the fact that it happened on a Black President’s watch is pretty darn funny, in the funniest unfunny way that I can approach it. (Insert random …

Section 4 Business and Entrepreneurship

Watch Section 1 Watch Section 2 Watch Section 3 Watch Section 4 This was originally posted in 2011 to the site and is a little dated, but is still very relevant. I eventually captured all of these points and place them into One Hour To Wealth: Your Great Idea is Valuable…Get Up and Write It …

Section 3 Business and Entrepreneurship

Watch Section 1 Watch Section 2 Watch Section 3 Watch Section 4 This was originally posted in 2011 to the site and is a little dated, but is still very relevant. I eventually captured all of these points and place them into One Hour To Wealth: Your Great Idea is Valuable…Get Up and Write It …

Stages: A Handbook On Men and Relationships Chapter Breakdown with Links

I had a friend who recently said he wanted to read Stages, but he couldn’t find the first chapter easily. I am remedying that problem by setting up this post. Here you can click on each chapter and read the book from beginning to end. If you decide to buy the e-book or the actual …

Who says we’re not reading?

Speaking of reading, some organization polled America that revealed the latest statistics about the decline of readers. They developed this poll by researching how many people checked out library books and the sales of books in closing stores such as Barnes-n-Noble. People still go to library? If I had the tools, I would do a …

Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 22

Chapter 22 Life becomes a habit if you don’t start doing something in your spare time to keep you sane. I had continued with my music, but I’d picked up another trade in my spare time, something I’d come to enjoy thoroughly, writing. Flip had added more speakers to his house and bought a new …

Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 21

Chapter 21 I was on top of the world after that night. My life seemed so perfect. We shared our first week with each other talking and feeling excited about us. It all seemed like a dream. I never expected to be this happy. The second week passed and Flip and I had talked about …

Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 20

Chapter 20 We made it home at a little after 10 pm. I instantly walked in and turned on the radio, which was routine for me. Janice walked over and turned it down. “What are you doing?” I asked. “I really can’t stand loud music late at night.” “That wasn’t loud.” I turned the radio …

Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 19

Chapter 19 Stage Three Amendment Two: When everything is stated and it’s honest and sincere, there is a feeling that comes over you that makes you shiver. It isn’t a small thing. It’s very noticeable and you remember it. It is the moment you realize that maybe you’ve found the right person. I had to …

Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 15

Chapter 15 Sometimes the Lord puts people into your life for a reason. Why question everything? Then again why not? I’m not saying doubt, or that I don’t believe, but you have to wonder. I still was bothered by what Flip told me and I just couldn’t make sense of it all in my head. …

Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 13

Chapter 13             “You look beautiful Janice.”             “Thank you.  Your hairline is kinda crooked.”             “No it isn’t.”             “It is.  The right side is a little higher than the left and a little bit is still over the ears.”             “For real?”             “I’m just messing with you about the hair over the …