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Jan 12, 2016

“Life can either be something that happens to you or something you make happen.”[spacer height=”20px”]

You call the shoots, success rests on your shoulders.  You have the power, however, sometimes we give our power to others and they use it to control us.  You choose! Be in control or be controlled.[spacer height=”20px”]

  1. What could you do differently to live your life more effectively?
  2. Where are you headed and how will you get there?
  3. What are you waiting to have happen that you could make happen?
  4. What answers are you seeking?
  5. What area of life could you take more control over?
  6. What’s stopping you and how can you stop it?
  7. What decisions could you be making by yourself that you have deferred to something or somebody else?[spacer height=”20px”]

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to become.

                                                                                -Ralph Walde Emerson

Jan 11, 2016

I believe that in finding the answers to questions, the learning is in the journey and not the destination.  The process in which we use to put the pieces together in an effort to ask a good questions, is where we develop our own answers. It’s like a puzzle, as you pick up each piece you imagine how it fits in the completed picture.[spacer height=”20px”]

This week I’ll be posting a series of questions in an effort to initiate critical thinking.  These questions Will require an introspection of your dreams, goals and aspirations.  At the end of the week you should not only know who you are, but where you are, and where you need to go.[spacer height=”20px”]

  1. How is the picture that you see for your future constrained by what your culture has told you is possible?
  2. What limiting assumptions have you picked up from the major narrative of your culture?
  3. List as many barriers to your progress as possible in a given area of your life.
  4. What would you do differently if you could?
  5. How truly passionate are you about your goals and dreams?
  6. What changes could you make immediately in your life if you had the courage to let go of social pressure?
  7. Are you prepared to go against the grain without harming others when necessary in order to achieve your goals?
  8. What do you know about yourself and your motivation so you can keep going even when it seems difficult?[spacer height=”20px”]

Write these down and think about them through the week. Try and answer them daily.  At the end of the week I’m going to show you how to use these answers as a roadmap to get you where you want to go. Thank you for your participation, I’ll see you again tomorrow.

Jan 8, 2016

Someone once said that “life is like an onion, you have to peel it one layer at a time and sometimes you cry”.  Doing what you want is hard, stepping away from what you’ve been taught is even harder. Your friends may not understand.  They can’t see what you see. But you must keep your eyes on the prize.  When we stop reaching, when we stop searching, when we stop trying to better ourselves, games over!  Sometimes on the way we fall down, that’s ok. We must remember to fall forward. If we hit the ground make sure we fall on our backs. This way we can continue to look up. If you can look up you can get up. [spacer height=”20px”]Remember:

“Failure is something that happens on your way to winning.” -Unknown[spacer height=”20px”]

Don’t be ashamed to fail, be ashamed of not trying.[spacer height=”20px”]

Jan 6. 2016

I was reading an article yesterday on the Huffingtonpost Black Voices page entitled: “Black wealth barely exist, in one terrible chart.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-opportunity-wealth_568c44cee4b0c8beacf4a391?utm_hp_ref=black-voices.[spacer height=”20px”]

I have known this truth for the pass fifteen years and I had refused to except it, until September of last your. We are limited by the way that we were taught to make money.  We can’t continue to play a game where the instructions have been skewed since day one.  These instructions describe how to lose, Not to win. Were told you can do anything or be anything, but that was not the hole truth..[spacer height=”20px”]

MLKday003This is what we get when we play a game we were never meant to win. The reason our wealth numbers continue to drop is that we’re participating in someone else’s game instead of our own.  We have what it takes to be successful at anything we put our minds to.  We are limited by our knowledge of what’s possible, because we don’t read to find information on How-To-Do what we want. We don’t explore the many possibilities to find the answers.  We would rather watch a TV program or get on Facebook in an effort to try to escape reality.  Have you ever noticed how fast time goes by when your watching TV or on your phone?  The reality is that we work every day thinking we are moving forward, but the scenery never changes.  It’s because the truth is we are not moving.  We’re not only, not getting anywhere, in most cases we’re moving backwards.[spacer height=”20px”]

MLKday001This is not who we are or what we’re capable of!  You feel something on the inside of you that you can’t explain,  you just know that you’re better than this.  That there is more to life then what you’ve been getting.  We need to throw away this false information we’ve been given.  Stop listing to the lies that if we follow our counter parts in lock-step we can reap the same results.

Whenever we’re on the Internet, we should be looking for answers to questions on how we can move forward.  How we can start our own business,  sale our own merchandise,  things made with our hands.  How to pool our money and buy property.  How to start groups of like minded people so we can start the planning process. We need to start talking to people and stop isolating ourselves.  If you look at your circle of friends and you see no one that thinks like you do (trying to do better, looking for new opportunities, always reaching up), you need a new circle of friends.  “To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.” -Les Brown.  Sometimes the question is more important then the answer.  It shows that you are capable of putting things together in a cohesive manner to try and find a solution to a problem. It is through this process that the answer will reveal itself to you. [spacer height=”20px”]  This is not just for us, it’s for our children and our children’s children.  It’s for that young family two blocks over just getting started.  It’s for the man or woman that lost there job at 50 and now forced to work at seven eleven until there 65. We’re on the front line of a battle for our lives.[spacer height=”20px”]

We need to start acting like it.

Jan 5, 2016

Today I woke up questioning my position in life. I started out the day looking at my life and it force me to ask some difficult questions. I asked you today to do the same. What sociocultural laws are holding you back? What changes could you make to yourself and your world if you weren’t afraid of external pressures? What’s stopping you from reaching out or stepping forward? When will you stop waiting for permission and give it to yourself anyway?

“To get something you never had you have to do something you never done.”
– Les Brown