Lesson I Learned From Asking My Little Brother For Help


Are you scared to ask your little brother for help?
Don’t be. Ask and Trust your little brother.

Today I accomplished one of my biggest fears and obstacles in life: swimming to the buoy at Coronado Beach.

Years ago when I was on the water polo squad in High School, our weekly exercise routine consisted of swimming to the buoy and back at Coronado Beach. But once I graduated from water polo, I found that task to be impossible.

Three years after I graduated from water polo, I suffered a panic attack when I swam to the buoy with my little brother. I was devastated and disappointed that day and I never took the initiative to try it again. However today, after three years from suffering that panic attack, I took back my courage by swimming to the buoy with my little brother Asante.

I did it! And most importantly, we did it!

Asante and I

David R. Williamson, Sports Attorney and Founding Partner of Wilmel Sport


David Williamson, Sports Attorney for Wilmel Sports (princesdailyjournal)David Williamson is a sports attorney and founding partner of Wilmel Sport.

David began his legal career as a personal injury attorney, alongside his founding partner Angel Melendez, whom he met through school. His reason for becoming a lawyer is that he saw too many poor quality lawyers in the courtroom, during his time as a social worker. And as a result, he challenged himself to become a better lawyer by going to Suffolk Law School and start his own practice. But it would not be until the launch of the Men’s League Soccer in the US (1996) that he and his partner incorporated the sports management side to their firm.

As a sports attorney, representing soccer players from all over the world, he wakes up every morning at 5:30 am to reach out to international players, coaches, and general managers via Skype. His work includes contract negotiations; sponsorship deals; and endorsement deals. One course that he suggests law school students to take is Professional Responsibility.

As an adjunct professor at Suffolk University–teaching Business, Ethics & Law–he teaches his students that doing things the right way on day one is so vital in his line of work.

“We do it right; we do it ethically. We don’t need more lawyers, we need more lawyers with good ethics”

Professional Responsibility, he says, will carry you through out your career as a lawyer. So take it very seriously. And his biggest advice to all law school students is to get out and hustle–but legitimately.

Currently he is writing a book called, “The Legitimate Hustle” which he explains how hustling is a part of business and life. However, when hustling is not done legitimately,  people then find themselves in deep trouble. He says everybody understands “the hustle” but not everyone understands “the legitimate hustle.” Furthermore, he tells law school students to get much experience as you can and be prepared to volunteer your time–whether it be in the sports industry or collegiate programs. Colleges, he says, has a huge compliance department–so he suggest to start there.

Being an attorney in the world of sports, he says, is a very good lucrative business.

To follow David and his soccer clients go to www.facebook.com/davidross.williamson.7

To learn more about him and his firm go to www.wilmelsport.com

Photos From The Patriots Day Parade!


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Today was a great day to be a Bostonian. Comradery and appreciation filled the air as the Patriots paraded down the streets (in their duck boats) with their trophy(-ies) in hand. Everyone knew why they were there! Big thanks to all the players especially Butler for sealing our victory! One more to go! #wewant5!

To see my photos click on the link below

Patriots Victory Parade!

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Another Tribute to Kobe Bryant–Play The Game, Not the Man


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“There’s 30 seconds on the shot clock; your team mates are covered except for you. People are out of their seats, cheering from the stands, and you are separated from the basket by one man. The ball is now in your hands, what do you do? Sometimes we get so caught up with the person in front of us, that we lose site of our goal, which is behind the person. However, its people like Kobe Bryant that reminds us that our eyes should be fixated not on the person but the goal above our heads.”

I just heard the news that my favorite basketball player, Kobe Bryant, became the 3rd all-time leading scorer in NBA history–surpassing the great Micheal Jordan. It is great feats like this that have inspired me to look beyond my opponents and go after my goals in life. So inspired by his abilities–to stun the world by making the impossible look easy–that I actually wrote a post about him (my first post on the WORLD WIDE WEB!).

Watching him weave through 3 guys for a dunk, or making an incredible shot from outside the 3 pt arch with 10 seconds on the shot clock has taught me to never be distracted by the person in-front of you–don’t even look into his eyes. Kobe Bryant is one of those few players that rarely goes toe-to-toe with an obstacle or a player; nonetheless fights or calls out his opponents. He always fixates his eyes to the goal and not the person in front of him. If we all can do that, then we all can accomplish our goals and appreciate life a little more–hating our opponents or letting obstacles keep us away from our goal is not how you play the game. Play the game of Life!

   “Thank you Kobe for inspiring me. And congratulations on your latest victory. I am once again glad to see you back on the court–showing the world that an Achilles heel won’t keep you down from playing the game!” –Prince Sefa-Boakye

To read my first post click on the link below.

Play the Game –Not The Man

To read Kobe’s letter on this monumental feat, click on the link below

The Players’ Tribune: Zero by Kobe Bryant

10 Tips of How to Tweet the World Series Game (effectively):


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Here is my extended post of “How To Tweet The Red Sox Game.”

Hello Everyone. This month will be an exciting month for baseball because it is the World Series! Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals. And as such I will be watching and chiming in my tweets with people (Baseball Fans, friends, entrepreneurs, etc) all over Twitterverse! If you wish to follow my tweets go to @princedjc

Tonight is the Big Game! And for those of you who are new to Twitter but want to utilize it for yourself and/or your business, then this a great opportunity for you to do it. Watch the game while tweet and have people read your tweets and see your profile–networking at finest!

So here are 10 Tips of How to Tweet the World Series Game (effectively):

1) Mentioning and Trending. For every tweet, you have the opportunity to mention a fellow twitter (like @princedjc, @redsox, @cardinals) and trend using hashtags (#) (like #worldseries).

So here’s an example of a perfect tweet:

“Go @redsox! @princedjc Let’s win the #worldseries!”

Here you see, that you sent your tweet to me, the Red Sox, and the Twitterverse, while at the same time, trended the World Series so now everybody can read, retweet (RT) or favorite your tweet. Simple Right?!? (Same thing applies to tweeting @Cardinals)

2.) Be Brief. This is probably the most annoying part of Twitter because “u can nvr incl. all ur thoughts in 1 tweet!” So remember to keep your tweets short!–140 characters especially if you are mentioning someone or trending. With a picture it’s about 116 characters

3.) Follow your favorite sports team! If you are going to tweet the world series you as might as well follow them and include them in your tweet. By following your favorite team, you can see live score updates–especially if you are away from the TV.

4.) Post pictures!!-especially memes. There is nothing more satisfying then posting creative and hilarious pictures or memes. Whether be capturing a funny play on TV or just having beers with friends, it’s just a great way of sharing your special moment with the world. This is also a sure fire way of gaining followers, retweets and favorites! Remember to be appropriate–No Twerking!

5.) Don’t Be a Potty Mouth! Nobody likes a potty mouth at work or at home so don’t use it on Twitter. Remember that tweets are instantaneous and can be read in a second, so why waste your reputation or your JOB by being a poor sport with a potty mouth. Don’t DO IT! It’s OK to have constructive criticism but don’t use curse words to make a point–DON’T DO IT. Apply the Golden Rule, if necessary.

6.) Never tweet during intense plays. Tweeting is like texting at stop light, while you wait for the light to turn Green. You think you can text just before the light turns green, but usually it takes a HONK! to tell you to keep your eyes on the road. So in this instance, instead of hearing a HONK from a car, you will Cheers, Applause, or Whines from the crowd around you.

It is those moments that you actually need to “put your phone down” and watch the game. You can tweet during commercial breaks.

7.) Don’t forget your friends. Twitterverse is a big world but there is nothing that is too small for friends and family. Having friends on Twitter is a great way to start a conversation and to be seen across the Twitterverse. You might actually start a new (#) or trend if you have enough friends to do it with.

8.) Include your website or blog in every tweet. Twitter is a great tool for marketing and advertising so why not advertise your site on every tweet? There are no restrictions for advertising your website on tweets, so do it.

If you do it, you can take out “www.” to save room on tweets (Example: princesdailyjournal.com). But remember to keep your tweets brief but also fun.

9.) Carry a portable mobile phone charger. There is nothing more annoying than having “Red Bars” on the top corner of your mobile device–especially if it happens in the beginning, middle, or ending of a baseball game. In the event of a “low charged battery” bring an outlet charger (like I do) and pray that the bartender will be nice enough to charge your phone in their outlet socket. If not carry a mobile charger device that conveniently allows you to watch the game from anywhere while it charges your phone. Come prepared!!

10.) Do NOT Tweet and Drive. For the sake of humanity (and my sanity), do not tweet while you drive. Texting while Driving, already costs lives so don’t add more lives by tweeting.

These are 10 Helpful Tips of Tweeting the World Series, so now get out there and TWEET!!!

–Here is what’s trending on Twitterverse: #Worldseries #Game6 #Redsox #mlb #cardinals. (Trends can change rapidly, so be on your toes!!)

Also for anyone who follows me and mentions me in a Tweet along with #Worldseries!, I will retweet, favorite and comment back!

How to Tweet Red Sox’ 1st World Series Game


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Hello Everyone. Tonight is a very important game for the Red Sox!
And as such I will be watching and chiming in my tweets with people (Red Sox Fans, entrepreneurs etc) all over the Twitterverse! If you wish to follow my tweets go to @princedjc

For those of you who are new to Twitter but yet want to utilize it for yourself or your business, then this a great opportunity for you to do it. Watch the game while tweet and have people read your tweets and see your profile–networking at finest!

Here are some few helpful hints:
–For every tweet you have the opportunity to mention a fellow twitter (example: @princedjc or @redsox) and trend using hashtags (#) (like #worldseries).

So here’s an example of a perfect tweet:

“Go @redsox! @princedjc Let’s win the #worldseries!”

Here you see, that you sent your tweet to me, the redsox, and the Twitterverse, while at the same time, trended the World Series so now everybody can read, retweet (RT) or favorite your tweet. Simple Right?!?

–And Remember to keep your tweets short! 140 characters. With a pic about 100
–Here is what’s trending on Twitter: #Worldseries #Game1 #Redsox!

Now get out there and TWEET!! Also for anyone who follows me and mentions me in a Tweet along with Go Red Sox!, I will retweet and comment back!

Play The Game!-Not The Man


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There’s 30 seconds on the shot clock; your team players are covered except for you. People are out of their seats, cheering from their stands, and you are separated from the basket by one man. The ball is now in your hands, what do you do?

Sometimes we get so caught up with the person in front of us, that we lose site our goal, which is behind the person. However, its people like Kobe Bryant that reminds us that our eyes should be fixated not on the person but the goal above our heads.

On March 8th, The Lakers, in a heated game against The Raptors, came out victorious at Staples Center–beating the Raptors in overtime with a final score of 118-116. The Lakers in the beginning were trailing behind for almost the entire game; and many people feared that The Lakers would never win. However, it was not until the All-star guard, Kobe Bryant, came around and converted everyone into believers.

Kobe Bryant in the 4th Quarter, with 4.4 seconds on the clock, nailed a 3 pointer that tied The Lakers into overtime; he was double teamed by two guys! But that wasn’t even enough for him. In overtime, when The Lakers were tied with The Raptors, with 10.6 seconds to go on the clock, Kobe Bryant charged (with ball in hand) through FOUR defenders and delivered a phenomenal two-handed dunk over Demar DeRozan (Lead Point Guard of The Raptors) to give The Lakers the lead which ultimately won them the game.

Kobe Bryant (with 41pts and 12 assists) with the help of his teammates–Steve Nash‘s 3-pointer to tie during OT; Dwight Howard‘s 13 rebounds to keep them in the game–did the impossible. However, it was Kobe’s ability to “Play The Game” that ultimately won him the game–to look past his defenders (his obstacles) and go for the goal, without hesitation, in extreme situations. This is what makes him the MVP that he is today.

To Play the Game (and not the Man) is something that applies to all of us in everyday life: at work, school, and even in relationships. When we focus all of our attention to the obstacles that is right in front of us, we lose sight of what’s important or what’s behind it: The End Goal. Either we are too timid to go after the Goal, or we get distracted of things in front us that we end up losing; and in all cases it is the latter. Kobe Bryant is one of those few players, that don’t get into personal fights with the opposing team, and still have the final say.

So the lesson here today is to always “Play the Game; and not the Man (or Woman)!” In everything that you do! When you do, you will never lose sight of your Goals; and you will never lose sight of your Dreams! #playthegame