Prince Sefa-Boakye talks to Charlie Davies, US Soccer Player for the New England Revolution


(This interview was recorded on Oct.8th 2014)

Charlie Davies is a local Bostonian and plays for the New England Revolution. He has participated in two World Cups (2008 and 2009) for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and plans to play again in the next World Cup in 2018.

Charlie shared with me his future plans and his recovery from a serious car accident that he was involved in, back in 2009–and this month will mark the 5th year anniversary of escaping certain death. He said it was truly difficult for him because he couldn’t play consecutively as he used to–it took him 2-3 years to fully recover. But now he is making the right steps to getting back in the game and playing with his fellow teammates one more time before the next World Cup!

Playing soccer and being a soccer player is not a job but passion for him. He says, “There is no greater joy than to step on the field, put on your cleats and play with the ball.” He narrated to me his first goal account with the US National Soccer Team–and how that turned into a crucial qualifying goal for one of the World Cups that he was in. The US was playing against Trinidad, in Trinidad, Tobago, when his good friend Jozy Altidore (who is now the striker for the US Men’s National Team) assisted him by making a terrific pass which Charlie tapped the ball right into the goal.

Charlie admits that it was an easy “tap-in” goal but he says, “a goal is a goal!” And he was over the moon with it.

When I asked him to share any aspiring words to my audience, of whom wanted to be like him, he said this to me:

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“Through my experience, I would tell them to have faith–to have belief in yourself! Things do not always go well and they don’t always go the way that you want them to go. But you have to stay focused and stay positive! And if you can stay positive and work hard then you can achieve many things that people think that you can never achieve. You will prove yourself wrong and you will prove doubters wrong. But most importantly don’t take life for grant it because anything could be taken away from you in an instant.”

If you wish to reach out to Charlies Davies, and give him love and support in his quest to play for US Men’s National Soccer Team in the next World Cup, go to his Twitter account (@charliedavies9) at www.twitter.com/CharlieDavies9.
And you can also follow him on his Instagram account (@charliedavies09) at www.instagram.com/charliedavies09.

For more of my radio talks and interviews go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com.

(*I made a slight gaffe in the beginning: “Charlie Davies is a US Men’s National Soccer Team player”)

ThrowBack Thursdays: My Interview w/ Mike Brady, Founder & Producer of the Income Opportunity Expo


Every Thursday, I post a miscellaneous article that I have written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursdays: My interview w/ Mike Brady, Founder and Producer of the Income Opportunity Expo.

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Mike E. Brady is one of the most interesting individuals that you will ever meet in your lifetime. He has hosted and produced PBS broadcast segments, dozens of TV and radio interviews and a variety of talk shows, as well as becoming a filmmaker. He has traveled the world, and holds a college degree from Boston University in geography.

Mike began his career in New York City during the late 1980’s and has independently produced dozens of successful consumer trade shows (Holistic Health Expos, Bridal Shows, Arts & Crafts Expos, Environmental Expos, and World Music Festivals)–attracting tens of thousands of attendees to a broad spectrum of industries in some of the largest and most prestigious hotels, convention centers and venues across the Northeastern region. But what people fail to recognize is how down to earth and compassionate he really is.

When I first met him at the Small Business Expo at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Ma, he did not in no way perceive himself to be a “hot-shot”–which there were plenty of at the expo; I met him when I just got done introducing myself and my website to a business woman during lunch hour at the cafeteria. When I got up, Mike approached me and said that he was interested in my services and would loved to be featured on my website–he immediately wanted to do an interview!

I was quite surprised by his response because my site at the time didn’t generate a modest value to anyone just yet. However, I still scheduled an interview with him for the following week, we met up, and he began to tell me his life story and his upcoming expo: “Income Opportunity Expo.”

When I sat down with him, I was truly amazed by his accomplishments and travels. But yet he sounded so humble that it was very hard to believe him sometimes. When I asked him, “How do you define success?” He put it simply and said:

“Being comfortable in your own skin, while living in the moment.”

Furthermore, he quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson and says, “To be yourself, in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.”

From my interview not only did I learn a great deal on what “success” is, but his passion towards helping people; Today I am glad that I have documented his passion in our interview together.

Thank you again Mike for the opportunity to interview you and I am so glad that my website has been useful to you. I look forward in doing great things with you and UR Business Network!

If you wish to hear his voice and learn more about his passion go to: URBusinessNetwork.com “Lemonade Stand” featuring Mike E. Brady 

To get a complete bio of Mike go to  https://incomexpomedia.com/

To read my interview with Mike E. Brady, click on this link: Mike Brady: The Man Behind the Income Opportunity Expo

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Weekly Spiritual Digest: The Birth of a King, A New Light to The World


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“Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?” After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:1-4, 9-11 NLT)

On a cold and silent night, a King was born; along with a new star. This King was not born in a warm crib, inside beautiful palace, but in a manger; inside a wooden stable. When word spread of a Messiah to be born, three wise kings, shepherds, and even the animals flocked to him, to pay homage to the little boy King.

On that day, nobody knew what this little child would bring or give to mankind. All they knew was that this child, born of Mary, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and chosen from the Heavens, was meant to be worshiped and praised.

The birth of Jesus Christ brought a new light and a new idea to the world; that of peace and love [to love your neighbors as thine self and to love your enemies regardless of their faults]. In a world that saw countless murders and an injustice, God heard the people’s cries from Jerusalem and brought them a son to bring a new light and a new testament of God’s will on Earth.

So mark Christmas day as both the celebration of a King and a new testament from God. Love your fellow man and women (including the poor) and remember that material gifts can never substitute the everlasting gifts that are stored in Heaven. [Heaven that I like to believe as the new star that appeared on Jesus’ birth] 

Merry Christmas to all and Bring peace on Earth and goodwill to all Man

“Glory to God, and on earth peace, toward men of good will” (Luke 2:14)

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Be Good In All Things


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“So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”(Ephesians 4:25-32 NLT)

The Book of Ephesians was actually a letter written from Apostle Paul, to the Ephesians inscribing a vision for their church, while imprisoned in Rome. And in this letter, Paul does not only give an overview of God’s works in the past (and present where God is saving and transforming people who believe in Christ) but gives practical directives of how Christians should live their life–which can be applied to every aspect of culture and life.

There is no debate that lying is wrong and that evil behavior destroys relationships and lives. “Being Good In All Things” means letting go of evil behavior, and acts that does harm to others. As this verse says, “we are all parts of the same body” and as such we must do our part to keep it clean–an unbathed body is never a clean body.

So this week, practice being good in all things. Cleansing your mind; your body; and your soul from evil is like cleansing your body from unwanted dirt. Using slander or harsh words is like, not brushing your teeth in the morning.