August 7, 2017 § Leave a comment
Entrepreneurship is all about getting dirty, feeling the tension, sometimes panic neurosis, and still keep going.
Back in the 70’s, many parents in my neighborhood had slip covers over their “good” living room furniture to protect it…kinda like a museum practice. It was basically only to be looked at, not actually sat on or touched nor used as comfort while visiting, they had other furniture for that in another room…probably on the side of the house..LOL
Entrepreneurship is a full contact sport, like the NFL( my favorite sport) use to be.(that’s another story for another time). You are a participant, no longer a spectator!
Entrepreneurs’ ingenuity, creativity, knowledge, emotions, and many talents will be used, abused and kicked around, up and down, and then you must still keep going. No museum life here. This is the fight for your life, the life you deserve and willing to live and die for.
You see, as an entrepreneur, you must use all your talents, get them dirty if you will. You must give now to receive later. Delayed gratification is the law of this land because you will lead the next generation straight up into the stratosphere.
Don’t try to compare yourself to anybody that doesn’t like just like you, you will never measure up.
So, leave the museum life to the museum….You are an Entrepreneur.
Peace, Love, and Joy
June 5, 2017 § Leave a comment
Father time teases us occasionally. He will have you think that your goals aren’t worth any more effort because you have become stagnated in your success or you are running out of time because of your age. This is not true if you are still breathing air as you read this post. A dear friend and fellow entrepreneur told me years ago, ” If you are not putting every effort into your business every day, you will run out of time or talent” Meaning you will either get tired of not seeing any measure of success and give up or your ideas become stale in your mind and creative juices cease to flow.
A dear friend and fellow entrepreneur told me years ago, ” If you are not putting every effort into your business every day, you will run out of time or talent” Meaning you will either get tired of not seeing any measure of success and give up or your ideas become stale in your mind and creative juices cease to flow.
Life as an entrepreneur will have you feeling imprisoned at times, with no key to unlock the door in sight. I’m here to share with you, the entrepreneur’s life indeed locks you up from the outside world for a period of time, only to free you at a more appropriate time.
You have to be alone more often than not to focus, collect your thoughts, plan, then execute them. Your friends will be no help in this process, trust me.
You see, we all can’t just be good, you are one among the few, who must be Great! do not fall into the status quo of work, home, sleep… work, home, sleep and repeat day after day , year after year…this is boring wouldn’t you agree? You are not a robot and this robot life is not for you or you would not be reading this post.
You were born for greatness, which comes from solitude, meditation, self-talk, focus, brainstorming, Quiet time, and The Ben Franklin method(writing the pros and cons of an idea on paper). Mass efforts produces mass results…positive or negative.
Be strong.Be mindful. Be mentally tough. Be tenacious. Be Great!
Peace, Love and Joy
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May 17, 2017 § Leave a comment
The most exhilarating and fascinating thing about us humans is that we are all different!
…Wow!, ..that’s refreshing. In other words, we are all born with special talents. Some of us hone these talents through our early evolving years, others develop a talent from an interest in some subject that always leaves questions in our head.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying…” you do yours, and I’ll do mine.”… It’s “that thing you do”. Your personally owned special skill or talent that no other person on the planet can perform or share it like you do.
Have you heard someone say, you/he/she is a little wierd? well, BREAKING NEWS…We all are a little weird. That is what makes each and every one of us a rare find. Identical Twin siblings eventually develop their own identities over time, because the brain will not allow itself to be mimicked. That special talent you possess, use it, don’t abuse it by not exercising that skill every day.
You know how when a person or company wants a certain task performed with near-perfect execution they call a specific person or company because they know this task will be completed to their satisfaction….That is… “that thing you do”
We are all born with special skills as I stated earlier. if you are born to prophesy, then prophesy. If you are born to give, then give, if you are born to love, then love. If you are born to entertain, then entertain. If you are born to teach, then teach. If you are born to promote, then promote. If you are born to share, then share, but whatever you do, do not try to figure it out to explain to your friends and family, just keep doing “That thing you do”
Peace, Love and Joy
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May 5, 2017 § Leave a comment
Imagination is creativity in action. Imagination draws on experiences and knowledge of the World around us and combines them with the complete unknown to makes something new.
From Imagination, Walt Disney Built an empire around a mouse.
From imagination, Elon Musk built and manufactured an all-electric luxury state of the art automobile.
Imagination is the ability to form a mental image of something that is not perceived through the five senses. It is the ability of the mind to build mental scenes, objects, or events that do not exist, are not present, nor have happened in the past.
Oh, The Places, You will Go! …when you exercise your imagination.
Remember the scene from the movie, “Field of Dreams”? ” If you build it, they will come.” Kevin Costner’s character built the baseball field and boy did they come! Imagination makes it happen.
Einstein once said…” Knowledge is limited, Imagination encircles the World.”
We are all born with creativity, But many of us do not exercise our imagination.
Through imagination, Peace Pilgrim traveled the World without any money nor knowing where she would sleep at night, all in the name of peace…and an idea that there is peace and love all around the World.
Try this: to spark your imagination;
Spend time in nature, Spend 24 hours without your electronic devices
Spend 24 hours without your electronic devices…and no social media.
Hold a face2face conversation with a friend, relative, colleague, or even a stranger.
Spend an hour a day in complete silence. These simple exercises will give you a new perspective on and about life.
This will make your thoughts …YOUR THOUGHTS! The daily nuances of daily life tend to clutter your mind and distort your thinking.
Other peoples’ thoughts and ideas are implanted in your mind the more your are exposed to these people, places and events.
Break the daily mode of your life and open yourself up to a whole new World.
I like to use a term I learned in music theory many yeas ago, “Syncopate” your life.
Accentuate uncommon ideas, times and places that you would not normally do.
Eat breakfast at night, Brush your teeth in the dark, Try new foods, Travel to new places, Take a shower in the dark, attend a seminar on a subject you know absolutely nothing about, talk to a senior citizen at length, watch kids at play, join in if they will allow it. and have fun, you get the idea.
The aforementioned exercises will spark new life…into your life.
Peace, Love and Joy,
April 24, 2017 § Leave a comment
Most people dread tests of any kind, especially the proverbial “pop quiz”… not the ones from your school days, but the ones a woman gives a man to test his loyalty to her.
That one is just a drop in the bucket if you consider yourself an entrepreneur.
You will be tested on every side from every angle, so put the “S” on your chest, because you will need to become SUPER at every obstacle.
You may encounter setbacks, and let downs, but you will have the desire and passion for bouncing back at every turn.
There will be messages in your mess. There will be testimonies in your tests.
There will be the blight in your fights. There will be tears from your fears, but the road will be clear if you are sincere.
The man or woman that conceives, and believes, ultimately achieves. Tests become a non-issue.
The more you know, the further you go. You see, doing your best is not good enough. Doing the best you know how to do shows room for growth. There is not one test that withstands growth.
You are a new individual with a paradigm shift in the positive. Nothing can stop you!
So, when these tests appear in your entrepreneurial life…Look for knowledge, not strife.
Peace, Love and Joy
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April 21, 2017 § Leave a comment
You must feel the passion.
You must forfill your desire of greatness.
You must do the work!
No one and I mean no one can forfill your dream , but you.
You must do the work!
You must do the research!
You must find the people to help you accomplish your dreams and goals.
You must pay the Price and/or dues and then some.
You must learn to delegate responsibilities.
You must learn to trust the people you delegate tasks to.
You must focus on being THE absolute best you can be.
Remember, you run the show, which means you should always be “in the know” of your business.
No idea works until YOU do.
Peace, Love and Joy
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April 11, 2017 § Leave a comment
Dis ain’t for regular folks…It’s for folks with a heart and folks witha brain.
Folks witha soul, that will change the rules of the game.
Dis ain’t for regular folks…It’s for folks that charge ahead even when they are not sure.
Folks witha tenacity regardless of what they may endure.
Dis ain’t for regular folks…it’s for folks that believe what their mind conceives.
It’s for folks that pray, and folks that skip fail, because they know the ultimate will prevail.
Dis ain’t for regular folks…especially the ones who spend a weeks’ pay on consumable absorption.
This is for folks who work part-time for a living and full-time on their fortune.
The enemy thought he’d stop us, drawing a silly line in the sand, what he didn’t expect, is the strength of a superman.
Dis ain’t for regular folks…it’s for folks witha dream, folks witha passion.
Folks that go after their dreams as if they were an assassin.
It’s for folks who have setbacks, setups, yet retained their vision.
Folks that keep coming back and move with precision.
Dis ain’t for regular folks…It’s for folks who lose and have lost it all.
The folks with the smile, still standing tall.
This is for the folks who laugh when crying may be in order, but they can see the calm ocean just beyond the choppy waters.
Dis ain’t for regular folks…This is for the folks who didn’t stop living at forty and died at 75. This is for the folks who keep on living until they get tired.
Dis ain’t for regular folks,… especially the timid, the ones that are shy, this is for the ones we call entrepreneurs, and you know they don’t cry.
Dis ain’t for the folks that like living just to get by.
This is for the folks who lead Iconic lives.
Dis ain’t for regular folks…it’s for folks that burn the midnight oil and eat the early worm. It’s for folks that look a challenge in the eye and don’t even squirm.
Dis ain’t for regular folks…the ones who think a paycheck attached to a boss’ ass is good.
until they approach the end of their life and learn the words..shoulda, coulda, would.
Dis ain’t for regular folks…It’s for the ones that the world rejoiced when you were born.
This is for the ones that will make the World cry all over… when you are gone.
Dis ain’t for regular folks!
Peace, Love and Joy,
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