Why is Your Price Too High? The Question That Many Business Owners Don’t Like To Be Asked And How To Deal With It.

As someone involved in business, I believe you often encounter the question; why is your price too high? It is natural and typical of any client. In fact, it'd be weird if a client told me, "Patrick, your pricing is too low, charge me more". And I don't think if it'd ever happen. When I... Continue Reading →


It’s Our Anniversary

April 4th marked this blog's 2nd anniversary. I started this blog way back in 2016. I was, at the time, a lonely, lost and craving soul. I just needed a place to pour my thoughts. I needed a place to write. Then I came across WordPress. I created a blog, called it Up with Hope,... Continue Reading →

Have a Plan

"The commander who gets many scores during the calculations in the temple before the war will have more liklihood of winning." ~Sun Tzu Too often, planning is simply a mental process. An idea that is only in our head as we simply look at the past and adjust for the future. Sailors call this "steering... Continue Reading →

How to Develop a Personal Strategic Initiative.

A strategic initiative is a strategy on paper. In a few words, the strategic initiative provides your compass and states your goals.  Think about existing opportunities. Review threats and blockers to your vision. Consider optional courses of action. Then write out your strategic initiatives using statements like the following: Career: I will get a degree... Continue Reading →


It feels so good so wonderful to be surrounded by amazing writers and terrific friends. I never even dreamed that one day I'd feel so rewarded...blessed with fantastic friends like Juvie of Paradigm Shifter. God! you should take a look at her blog. It's beautiful, organized and filled with rich content. She writes with honesty... Continue Reading →

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