It’s ironic, how it’s tattoed on our frontal lobe that we can only truly excel at one profession, business, etc… After evaluating this flawed “thesis” thru real life experiences, I find the notion 100% absurd. I personally know many doctors who became lawyers, lawyers who became sports agents or engineers turned entrepreneurs. Any critical thinking individual should find it hard to subscribe to a self-limiting concept. (more…)
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“The Lion hunts best on an empty stomach”
How many trust fund babies or descendants of the 1% who control the global economy create something innovative? Contrary to popular belief, success isn’t restricted to the wealthy; the best opportunities are always created not given. Innovation, creativity, revolution, etc… is often instigated out of necessity by the foot soldiers. As the civil rights mantra states – No Struggle No Progress!
I contend that you should change your perception of a negative situation. Upon beginning entrepreneurial endeavors, the terms are never ideal, due to a lack of funds, resources, experience, time or knowledge. Unfortunately, many people use these obstacles as a crutch and are defeated before they ever start. By definition crutch is something used for support or reassurance. Our most important muscle is the brain, thus I view obstacles as positive crutches to force us to think outside the box (more…)
When in the presence of certain individuals I always revert into student mode. As I’m guaranteed to digest a new jewel to assist me in business as well as life. My close friend Mr. David Bullock with over a 150 million in sales and rated in the Top 100 Most Influential Marketers in the WORLD, falls into that category (Please review the list of all heavyweights: #1 on the list is Mark Zuckerberg founder of Facebook).
In between his busy schedule Mr. Bullock, my guest blog post, has agreed to share some of his wisdom. Sometimes it’s the simpliest story (more…)
Often you hear stories of the extraordinary ambition of many self-made millionaires from humble beginnings, which we marvel at in astonishment, as though we witnessed a black punter run onto the football field. However, this same ingenuity we’ve personally exemplified or witnessed our entire life, but only to a blind eye. The greatest creativity humanity has ever produced is the direct result of sexual motivation. The scent of the opposite sex can inspire a clown to act noble and a coward to attack like a warrior. So does the size of your… ambition or drive matter? Absolutely! This is the blueprint to prosper as an entrepreneur.
The stimulus of potential sex can motivate a person to make the impossible possible. For example, the story of the “innocent” telephone conversation (more…)
During my years on planet earth, I’ve learned many lessons the old fashioned way… pain and suffering. One of the most priceless: “until you learn the lesson, it will continue to repeat itself.” Let’s turn back the clock to 1980-ish, during school summer break. My mother must have hit the numbers because she gave me an incredible option to stay in the Bronx running the streets or travel to tropical Hawaii to visit with my Aunt. Of course, the choice was a no brainer, for someone with a brain, but I chose to pretend to be Dr. J on my Nerf door basketball set and watch karate movies all summer. Result – OPPORTUNITY LOST!
Fast forward to 1995-ish, I’m up and coming in the music industry. A similar but better opportunity presents itself. (more…)
Ever wonder how certain individuals have a godlike influence on entire markets? Why an Oprah Winfrey book club endorsement instantly changes your tax bracket? Why Michelle Obama can make obscure fashion designers into an over night sensation? Or remember how Jay Z single-handedly put the kibosh (more…)
After recently visiting the deluxe Times Square, NYC headquarters, allow me to testify, and I will “overstate” Sean Combs “aka” Puffy, Puff Daddy has built an… EMPIRE!
Digest everything you think you know as gospel and magnify your conclusion. Don’t be fooled by the smoking mirrors of many of his contemporaries you see embellishing the facts of their success. The Sean John brand alone is a kingdom all unto itself, as the world’s fastest growing line of (more…)
“The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.” Albert Einstein
During the evolution of mankind a universal symbol of encouragement was established. Were the first applause when the neanderthals discovered fire on some sub zero day? Or did the Egyptians give a standing ovation after witnessing the Great Pyramids of Giza? Whatever the origins, to applaud is an important motivational gesture in our modern culture.
However, contrary to it’s intent, the effects are not always positive. (more…)
The honest reality to the above question is you probably… CANʼT! When I played
(professional) little league baseball, I always gave 100% – but I didnʼt sprint to first base
on walks or attempt to decapitate opponents running the bases like Pete Rose.
Iʼm sure if you told Mr. Rose aka “Charlie Hustle”, to take a 90 mph fastball to the belly
for the team, he would have volunteered without hesitation. This type of individual is
from a lost tribe; however, Iʼm sure you know of someone (whether at work, sports,
business, etc…) that fits the description.
Ironicly, I recognized later than sooner, that imitating these individuals was not my best
blueprint. But it seems society is convinced that the best strategy for success is (more…)
COURTSIDE JONES n. – a person infected with basketball fever: common symptoms include heckling players, referring to your favorite team as WE and/or naming your first born Jordan. ORIGIN – 20th century hardwoods across the cities of America
Growing up in NYC it was practically impossible not to be infected with a basketball jones. Before long, my full-time job with my 5 man team was to take any basketball court hostage for the day – winners play on, losers get next. On the playground, we would attempt to jump like Dr. J, shoot like Larry Bird, pass like Magic Johnson and finger roll like Ice Gervin. (more…)