The Social Media Conundrum

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Social media was developed with the idea of keeping people engaged. It connects people from all walks of life and allows them the opportunity to share their interests as well as learn from what others are doing to empower themselves. Several people have made a living from their exploits on social media. Social media has offered plenty of opportunities to myself and people that I know. Jobs from blogging, sports commentary, to talk shows have been granted as a result of peoples exploits on social media. Continue reading “The Social Media Conundrum”

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of …

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Day after day we take calculated risks to assess our importance but also to legitimize the angst of our daily hustle. We work countless hours looking to build in a system that is designed to hold us down. The vicious cycle of life will humble you every opportunity that presents itself if you aren’t readily equipped with the instruments to defend yourself properly.

The system is flawed because in order to get a good job, you need a good education. The problem is that a good education costs money that you don’t have. That creates a vicious cycle that has people feeling like they are under a rock. The pressure of borrowing money takes a toll but it is a necessary evil to begin the process of your dream. After borrowing the money, the pressure to perform at a high level in school is real.  Continue reading “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of …”

Dream Chasers

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Too many times in life we take the road that’s the easiest. Too many times in life we find ourselves glazing at the obvious because it’s comfortable. Why do we accept it when we should be able to risk it all? Why do we allow ourselves to relish on mediocrity instead of pursuing our dreams?

Life comes at you fast and before you know it, you’re a 42 year old person with only a marginal amount of items on your bucket list crossed off. You had dreams of being wealthy or at least being your own employer but yet you still work for the man and you can’t find the time to get anything you want to get off the ground rolling because you have so much on your plate.  Continue reading “Dream Chasers”

Know Thyself But Grow Thyself

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When you access your life you learn a lot about yourself. You have to know enough about yourself to analyze and see if you are fatally flawed. Some of us have been philanderers for a large part our adult lives. Sadly most of us have never had a problem with it either. As we grow older and access our relationships going forward, we have to really dial back on our excessive means and lock in on what is most important or we are doomed to fail. When you take a good look at all the relationships your actions have cost you, it should make you invoke reason as why and how you have lasted as long as you have in any relationship that you have had.

The American Dream is settling down and having a family that you can be proud of. The problem lies in the fact that most men really never want to be in one place for a long period of time.
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The Dream That Didn’t Happen The Way It Should Have

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People in American society have come a long way on the surface.  Politically we are more divided than ever and overt racism is more apparent than it’s been in years. What happened to make the divide greater throughout the years?

Before you start with “you’ve got a black president and there’s only a few racist people out there”, let me jump in and say hold up one minute. I’ll acknowledge that statement and say it’s progress but having a standing position of power doesn’t make things different. In fact lets carry it one step further. African-Americans aged 35 – 55 are the DREAM SEEDS of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When using the term DREAM SEEDS you have to acknowledge the I Have A Dream Message that Dr. King planted. Those seeds were planted by Dr. King and made a reality once America got its first black president, lawyers, CEO’s, doctors, entrepreneurs, and established practitioners. Continue reading “The Dream That Didn’t Happen The Way It Should Have”

Leveraging Expectations

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People often give you more than you want when you least expect it. However when you want more from them they give you very little. It’s interesting how the human psyche will make you take your game up an notch when you feel as if you need to but you rarely go as hard as you should when you don’t necessarily have too.

Where does the problem lie tho? Sometimes we expect far too much from people because we have our own ideas of what life should be. Experience teaches us that we have to keep our expectations in check because sometimes we pursue the unimaginable in an effort to get what we want when we want it.

Disappointment will humble you but also make you think differently about a person because they failed to meet your expectations a time or two. Continue reading “Leveraging Expectations”

Putting Things Off

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Habits are ridiculous. We often take things for granted or assume that it will be easier to put things on the back burner until another day. Why do human beings feel obligated to put things off for later that could be easily done at the current time? There are several factors that contribute to the inclination to put things off.

Life comes at you fast and allocation of time is pertinent. Whether you are taking trips or you have a lot of jobs to take care of, managing time is essential to success. How many times have you taken a trip and forgot something that you should have easily packed away but because you waited until the last minute it went completely unnoticed and was forgotten?  Continue reading “Putting Things Off”