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You Didn’t Wake Up To Be Mediocre


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What it do,

After today stop waking up starting your day expecting less. Expect more. Don’t expect more from others but expect more from yourself. The average person is dissatisfied with his/her life. Here is why,

1) Change your mindset

(Focus on what you want to see, instead of focusing on what you are use to seeing)

Your mind is under constant attack from the time you wake, till the time you sleep. Half of those mental attacks that you’re having are not external, it’s internal. Yes, internal. Your environment plays a significant role in moding the person that you are today. So how do you combat this? It is time for you to be the first. Stop allowing your environment to dictate your life’s outcome. Most of you come from backgrounds that is filled with doubt, unbelief, uncertainty, regret, lack of hope, etc….. These things that you have both heard and seen has filtrated your mind and life up until this point. However, you have more life to live. It is not over and you don’t have to accept less, but you’re deserving of more. It is time for you to cancel these reruns. Stop replaying the same old episodes in your mind. It is not doing you any good. Listen to this, the reason why bad, the unexpected and the usual stuff keeps manifesting in your life. Is due to you constantly thinking on it, calling it forth and expecting it. You have to give this negative mindset the “Freddy Krueger” treatment. If you don’t fear it or pay it any attention then your negative mindset won’t have any power over you.  Now if you take that same mindset that you have for negative or what I like to call average and apply it to some positivity then you will begin to see a abundance of positivity manifest. If you want change to take place you must first tell yourself what good and positivity you expect to see and want to happen. I will end it with this “IF YOU CAN’T SEE IT BEFORE YOU SEE IT, THEN YOU WILL NEVER SEE IT.”

2) What’s your blueprint/ strategy

You just made a life change and this is fairly new to you. However, you need a blueprint/strategy so you can be effective in succeeding in this new life that you have. This is how you do it. Surround yourself around people who are where you want to be.

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Amos 3:3

Surround yourself around some like minded individuals where you can learn and absorb as much knowledge, information and understanding as you can. Being around these like minded individuals gives you the opportunity to be around people where you all will be operating off of the same wave frequency. Also, being around these people bring a level of accountability; being held to a higher standard. There is a level of accountability that will be placed on you to challenge yourself to grow and evolve everyday. Not going back to the same way that you were but pressing forward. This is good because the time that you used to spend being unproductive. Will be filled with task/objectives for you to accomplish everyday.

3) Invest in yourself

(Stop looking at others/what they got and have)

Stop spending so much money on making others rich and wealth. Take that money that you earned and go fund your own success. Don’t tell yourself that you can do it because you can. There is no excuse. You are spending way too much time being a spectator, being a fan watching others win and you could be out there winning as well. We are all bank accounts, stocks and bonds. You have to add value to it before it becomes profitable, “YOU GET OUT WHAT YOU PUT IN.” Investing in yourself does not cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. All it cost is a made up mind. Are you ready to make your mind up??

4) Fear No More

Cut that computer, television off and put that cell phone down. Stop living vicariously through others people. Quit watching them win on every level and you sitting back marvelling at this. Tssss, you have the same drive, effort, focus and tenacity within you. You just have to access it. “You will never know unless you try, so why not start with yourself”- fisherofmen. Stop sitting back wishing upon a star. Go out and go get what you want. Whatever you want it is yours. Move past the fear because it is hindering you from your next level. There are steps that you have to take in life and you keep falling constantly remembering that pain allowing yourself to stay in the crawling stage because those hardwood floors hurt. Metaphorically speaking.

5) Walk with Assurity

Yo, you are walking down this new path. You don’t know what obstacles, road blocks, situations or conflicts lies ahead of you. But make no doubt about it you must keep the faith. Know that what you are seeking for, asking for and working toward will and shall happen. You will be receiving criticism, hatred, etc from North, south,east and west. But still walk in assurity. Look the enemy is just messing with you. His plan and purpose is to decide you. The enemy will even go as far as talking to you in your in your head with your own voice saying, “you don’t deserve this. You know it’s too good to be true. You don’t have what it takes, because if you did it wouldn’t take this long me to see any good happen.” The enemy is sowing seeds of doubt and unbelief. It’s a trick. He peeped your future a long time ago and seen how mighty you really are and will be. So it is his mission to stop you. He wants you to deviate from the plan and purpose of your life. He knows that you are trying, your are fairly new at this so you don’t know everything that is and is not supposed to happen. Still walk in assurity. Don’t allow all your hard work to go to waste. There is nothing more sweet than seeing what you have been working toward come to fruition.

6) Yahuah (God)

Lastly,

 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Philippians 4:13

With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26

Remember Your life is designed for a great purpose not mediocrity

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Why College Is So Expensive In America


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Definitely this is a question that I asked myself so many times while I too was in college. This does not make any sense. When we were in elementary and high school I don’t remember it costing nearly twenty plus thousand a semester just to earn a eight grade diploma and a high school diploma.

My wife and I were having a conversation last year about the cost of school. She told me that her co-worker had mentioned during their conversation that she believes in the next five years or so that children will not be going to college anymore. I told my wife that I agree with her co-worker.

1) I believe this because school is a business and like any other business they have laws, policies, rules, regulations and procedures in place to gaurd their assets; having the companies best interest in heart not the other way around. 2) The kids have so much talent and potential that their mindset is why go spend an additional 5 years in school slowing down my earning potential. Alot of this kids have gifts and talents that are showing at a young age and they’re looking at the situation as a waste of time getting a degree in fields of study that they have no interest in seeking out work. We live in a time where people are becoming successful through Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube. They say that all they need to succeed is right at their fingers. 3) The kids are realizing that most of the conventional crap that is taught in schools are lies and there won’t be much use for it in the real world. So why spend time stressing to learning something that won’t be used? I mean let’s be honest here have you ever used thermodynamics, quantum physics, and philosophy to solve any problems in life? And to be honest I don’t blame the younger generation for feeling this way.

Schools should be teaching the children how to balance a check book, learning trades. Where are the entrepreneurships that existed back in the 70s, 80s and 90s? These things taught young men and women trades.  Also schools should be teaching kids how to avoid debt, but they can’t do that if loans are attached to the financial aid that a child recieves. I used to hear in school from teachers that a student shouldn’t have debt. If a student graduates with 40,000 in debt and their first job annual income is 38,000 a year than they are doing something wrong.

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What the, you gotta be kiddin me right. Are you serious. That don’t even sound right. How in the world can students avoid debt when the financial aid has loans (subsidized and unsusidized) attached to them. And here’s the thing. I’m going to tell you a secret, places like Sallie Mae, navient corporations, great lakes higher education and others loan places have already attached hundreds of dollars onto the loans that you or your parents have taken out whether parent plus loan or a student loan like a graduate loan. They are charging you already like if you missed payments or threw the loan into deferment. They like to lie and give you a paper stating that this is what your projected payback will be once you graduate that’s a lie you’re being charged now. So as you get higher in education so does your loans. 

It’s sad because there is nothing wrong with getting a education and just simply bettering yourself. The problem is this,

1) students if you are using colleges to find yourself and leave parents or gaurd house because you are tierd of their rules. Stop now and don’t even use you and your parents/gaurdians social security number to get financial aid. All you are doing is dragging yourself and your parents down a long dark debt whole. You don’t have to select some expensive 4 year mega University to find yourself. You can go to a junior college where you won’t be in debt, spend thousands of dollars and a junior college will pay you to attend school. Just to figure something out that you can do for free.

2) college students stop changing your major if you don’t know what you want to study in college don’t go and declare b.a. or b.s. just do your general education because the financial aid place is keeping a close eye on you and how much money of theirs that you are using and are just switching majors. They will penalize you for this.

3) Since many are already in college swimming up to their eyeballs in debt do this. Stop getting your refund check from the financial aid office spending it on partying, liquor, spring vacations, the expensive college apartments, cars, expensive clothes. If some of you have a campus or off campus job don’t even use your checks to do the same.

Instead, Drum roll please.

Be wise and use that money to pay off a portion of your loans while currently in college. You can call the number of your loan provider and ask to be on a payment plan as little as $50-80 dollars and you can be paying pretty much the interest rate off your loans so that way you won’t have to later on in life be burden with paying $860 dollars or higher. It’s no fun in partying and having fun and being broke.

4) Don’t let anyone sholve down your throats “that you need to go to college and you need to be college material.” No you don’t. Why in the world would you go to a place that promises you that if you earn a degree when you graduate you will have a 6 figure salary paying job and get to do everything you always have dreamed of. That’s, that’s a lie from the pits of hell. Most colleges kids are still left searching for work in their field of study that they have majored in. They don’t tell you that most of the fields of studies in school don’t even exist in the job market anymore.

College is just like working a 9 to 5 job. IT’S NOT FOR EVERYONE. Some of you have gifts, talents, and abilities that are shining through. Go and build your own business. Be your own Brand. Cultivate what you know and have. Don’t subject yourself to this rat race called jobs and careers. Answer to noone.

BE THE EMPLOYER NOT THE EMPLOYEE

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Jump: is there more to life


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What it do,

I am guilty myself of this. I was once was caught up in this as well. I thought that gifts were singing, dancing, jumping and dunking adrinking a ball. I found out later in life that those are talents. That is not a gift. Some of my friends and myself used to think that the only way to be successful was through being a athlete or a rapper. My friends really didn’t come to terms with this and God bless them I hope that they make it. However, I always wondered was there more to life? The most high was pulling on me letting me know every step that he has placed more in me. That what I wanted was becoming a idol and blocking me from my true gifts. Anywho enough about me I just thought that this my be something of a eye opener for others out there search, questioning and wondering “Is there more to life.”

Don’t keep wondering, find out

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Finding youself


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“Life isn’t about finding yourself, all that you are is within you. You just have to access it.”

 

What it do.

So, I am sitting at home in amazment of how I have a website. Where I am writing hopefully to inspire, motivate and making people think. I’m building toward one day standing on a stage or even writing books that will challenge people to strengthen their mind. For people to survive in this world we have to be mentally strong because that is what being attacked the most. From sun up to sun down, our mind is heavily targeted. For example, how do you kill a snake?

Before starting this website. I thought that I had to go on this journey to find myself. I thought that I would have to isolate myself from society to understand everything that I am and hope to be. I thought that i had to go on this spiritual journey in order for me to unlock my true self. I thought that I would oneday, maybe someday have this deep revelation or epiphany.

Hahaa, now looking back, I was doing the most. I was being extra, because I did not want to change. I did not want to evolve as a person. I wanted comfort. I used to play basketball alot and as a little kid I had dreams of going to the NBA. You see when I went to college that dream began to fade away. I didn’t believe that I was given a fair chance to showcase what I had. I tried holding on, but all good things come to an end. For about two years, I was lost. I didn’t know what I would amount to at all. I felt hurt and robbed. I would have turned to people for advice and help, but people were to busy blowing up my phone asking me for direction. I couldn’t go to them. People look at me like if I don’t have struggles. They must think that I’m strong 24/7. I mean hurt to. I need someone to talk to as well. Apparently I was strong enough to help other people even though I was facing my own demons. Oneday I was sitting in my dorm chilling. Minding my own business as usual. I could see a picture in my head of my dad when I was 12. I heard a voice say “I bet you think that I’m teaching you how to play basketball? I’m teaching you life.” Then I had a oh crap moment. That thing that I have been chasing since my youth was never for me. In that moment I began to realize that I was in school earning a psychology degree. I have friends and family who always talk to me seeking advice, understanding, direction and knowledge on particular situations.

I soon realized that the heavenly father has been allowing certain situations to take place in my life. To show me who I am. It’s amazing because everyone else seen what i possed. I was the only one who didn’t. Let me be honest for a moment 1) I never understood it. 2) That was not the plan and vision that I had for myself. I didn’t have to search far. I didn’t have to go on a journey. I needed to stop fighting and listen. I have the ability to encourage, motivate, inspire and teach. My gift is that I can take information that I have learned, heard, experienced. I can take it and communicate it to people in such a way that it impacts your life and warrant change.

I don’t know who will read this. I just hope that you find a answer to your question. You see I’m thankful for the 20 subscribers that I have. This blog is not as big as all the other blogs out there. You know that’s cool, because I have some more grinding that I need to do. I see all that this blog can be and im just getting started. I’m appreciative for where I am currently. One day I will get there. Until then Imma keep grinding. Thank you for rocking with ya boy. However, I write to touch people. I write because I have a solution to the problem. I would love if everyone will hunger for knowledge and thrist for understanding. You see I write because all of us are attacked mentally everyday. I am very interested in studying people mentally. Anaylzing why people say, think and do the things that they do. In my bias opinion, I believe the reason why so many of people tap out on life, before it really begin. It is due to their mind being under attack. Wether through forms of suicide, substance abuse or just quiting. More clearly we all lack mental stability. I personally believe that not alot of people know how important and special that they really truly are. For example, the most high has a plan and purpose for our lives. But we miss something, if the most high has a plan and purpose for your life. Then wouldn’t you be apart of that plan and purpose? He don’t do things by accident or coincidence. The theme, message, content that I keep presenting is “change your mentality and you will change your reality.” The mind is a muscle, it should be exercise as such. I would love to reach everyone, but I know that everyone has to want to be reached. If I could just reach one somebody. Man, I have done my job.

Hunger for knowledge, thirst for understanding

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Never use a person’s final product as the measuring stick for your success.


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“The only reason why you are good at sports is because you’re tall.”

“If someone invested in me, just like someone did you. I would be better off.”

“Not all of us can do what you can do.”

“If I had the same resources, I too would have a better life.”

Yo, what it do. I wish people would stop saying asinine statements. Just run your own race and pay attention to what you have. Stop focusing so much attention toward what someone else has. All you are doing is coveting their goods and not realizing that you are diminshing the gifts, talents and abilities that you have.

It’s very easy to lose sight of what you were given, because in this day and time people are so consumed by the product of “being like others.” That we do not focus on what we can cultivate and accomplish.

For example, I used to play basketball. I didn’t play basketball like the average high schooler. I had skills that you will only obtain from playing with and against individuals that are older, stronger and faster. Not to mention I would practice for 8 to 10 hours daily. I began to notice that the guys on the team couldn’t understand how was I more advance than them. I would hear some say, “we do the same drills, practice everyday. How come we are not at the same level, if not better than Keyshaun?”

I hated hearing this for three reasons

1) This would cause division amongst the basketball team.

2) We are practicing for the betterment of “we” not “I.”

3) They were using my final product as the measuring stick for their own success.

Many people do this. This is no secret. We all have particular people in our life that are more proficient in life than most  whether at work, school. Heck, even if we are in the grocery store and spot a person. As humans we know proficiency when we see it.

We “admire” other people too much. While there is nothing wrong with showing respect, having great appreciation for another person’s gifts, talents and abilities. Our admiration goes into a area of “coveting.” We’re plagued with this disease of “I want what he/she got” so much, that we will deny it immediately if brought to our attention.

Here’s the problem with using a person’s final product as the measuring stick for your success.

1) You have no idea what they had to endure to reach the level of success that they have.

Many of us want the success, the fame, the accolades, but few will put in the work. DO NOT COVET SOMEONE ELSE SUCCESS. My mom would always say, “stop wishing that you had someone else life. You have no idea the hell that they probably had to endure to recieve everything that they have.”

Question- Are you ready to endure seen and unseen trials and tribulations that they endured just to get what they have?

(Think about it)

2) You are losing out on your own success

While you are spending so much energy and effort on replicating your life to have what they got. You are pretty much telling Yahuah (God) that you don’t appreciate the life that you currently have. Everything would be better if “I were them.” STOP DOING THIS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. You are being ungrateful. Oneday you are going to wake up mentally realizing that you have wasted your opportunities and try to access them. You will find out that thise very same opportunities that you once had may not be accessible anymore.

3) Stop disrespecting yourself

There is only one you. The heavenly father has given you gifts, talents, and abilities, just like everyone else. No one person is more special than the rest. Just like how you are marvelling after other people things. Someone is doing you the exact same way. DO NOT EVER FORGET that you have gifts, talent and abilities that have yet to be accessed. All of us are created different. Some of is show greatness immediately. While others have to grow into greatness. I think they call those particular individuals “late bloomers.” It doesn’t matter. Whether later, early, midday blooming. All that matter is did you bloom?

4) stop trying to have the complete package

My dad will always say, “you can’t have it all. You can’t win everything.” Smart man. We spend more time striving to be this complete person. Failing to realize that we will never achieve this. Show me one perfect, complete individual walking the face of this Earth. Go ahead, show me. I’ll wait. I’m waiting.

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Look life is like sports. Sports being a microcosm for life. Everyday is another day to get better. You strive everyday for excellence, not obtain it in five minutes. It’s a marathon not a sprint.

5) Work on sharpening what you have, not what you don’t have.

We are all blessed with attributes that help is survive in the world. The talents, gifts and abilities that were are born with are essential. When they are not exercised and given the appropriate attention that they warrant. We become missed placed and lose out on life.

6) Stop trying to become somebody, something and someone that you are not.

“Be secure in who you are and what you are.” This particular episode of “Kings of Queens.” Carey has been pressured by her dad Arthur Spooner into making a Thanksgiving dinner just like her deased mother used to. When going through the grocery store she runs into a women with a cart full of ingredients to make a thanksgiving dinner. Carey ask the lady questions on making stuffing and really Carey could cook so she really just wanted to use the women’s grocery list as a cheat sheet for assistance on what to buy. So instead of telling her father that she is not going to cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal. She decides to follow the women throughout the store. Every isle this women went down Carey was there. Carey grabbed and put in the cart every grocery item that the women grab. Now just because Carey has the exact same grocery items as the other women. Does that mean Carey is the exact same cook as the women from the grocery store?

(Think about it)

Final Note:

Be yourself. There is only one you. CumtivstC your gifts, talents and abilities. Admire no man, but Yahuah (God) and you will achieve the inevitable.

With man this is impossible; but with God all things are possible

Matthew 19:26

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