Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Legacy

"when you walk away never look back. let the room explode at the back of you like a fuckin' action movie! just keep walking... slowly" - MARLON WAYANS Twitter

Simply put, leave a legacy.

Lay the foundations for what you're about to do, those initial small steps make all the difference

Enthusiasm is a birthright, you don't have to reach too far for it. Change your way of thinking

Grasp the right opportunities that come your way; "what ifs" are a burden, "what next" implies movement

Acquire Knowledge, you're never too old to learn. Research your field, competition and nurture the talent you already possess

Control your destiny, don't let "haters" or those who don't believe in you stir you away from your goal

You are what you say and do, make it count

"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path – and leave a trail.”

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Spreading The Love

Couple blog and article posts that have entertained or educated me over the past week. Enjoy!!

Very Smart Brothas - Three Underrated Relationship Benchmarks

Pbleepd - Top 30 Voices of the Decade

Christiana Rants - Happy New Year

Saffirm - 5 Ways To Start Doing Instead of Dreaming in 2010

Clutch Mag - How To Be A Player

Adam WestBrook - Innovation

"Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either"

Monday, January 4, 2010

Quote Of The Month

"The secret of attraction is to love urself" - Reverend Run

Your attitude really does determine your altitude. The most important thing especially at this opening junction of the year is to think positive. Love yourself, what you do, what you can do and what you WILL do. Fight off the negative energy and watch how much positivity will come your way

Friday, January 1, 2010

M is for.....

The 1st of January always provides an immediate concoction of promises, expectations, hopes and dreams from all of us in the attempt to make sense and use of a new beginning.

Our resolutions and restorations are created as a long term guide, helping us to replace the mistakes, regrets, misconceptions and/or setbacks of previous experiences with new focus. But what is focus without structure?

We're all victims of not following our resolutions throughout the year, as the journey towards contentment and happiness is hardly linear. However we use that as an excuse sometimes and end up back to square one and already planning for the next year. I believe alot of that is down to emphasis on long term planning as supposed to short steps

"When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers" - Colleen C. Barrett

In every goal or target we wish to achieve and accomplish there are always STEPS provided. It's necessary for us to plan these steps before we think about the resulting success. I've started the year concetrating on the 4 M's that will take me to my year goal.

M is for Motivation..

In theory the result, success and/or goal accomplishment should be motivation enough however our journey towards this is always interrupted and we can lack focus afterwards. Its important that we gain small bits of inspiration whether it be something you see, read or hear. Whenever I lack motivation I like to watch the video clip below, it's a real uplifter and helps me to enjoy my craft aswell as re-establish the reason I started my work in the first place.

M is for Milestones..

Set yourself small targets to get yourself to the main target. This in turn gives your focus structure and you are always working towards what you want to achieve. I've proceeded in writing down things I need to do on a weekly basis on paper, however little they may be. This stretches from my work with Pbleepd to my daily prayer; organisation leads to productivity

M is for Mentor..

What is (insert concept here) if you have nobody to share it with?

Speaking to my older brother last week I realised how important it is to have somebody to talk to every now and again about life. We all have friends and family members we talk to but who do you single out as a mentor figure? It's imperative that we have someone to help guide us on our projects and keep us on the straight and narrow; constructive criticism and feedback are as worthy as appraisal and one word positives such as "good" and "yes".

M is for Movement..

"If Opportunity doesnt knock, build a door"

Every industry and facet of life is filled with people who grasp at opportunities. Are you one them? We must align ourselves with those who are willing to do what they can to achieve their goals as well as staying true to themselves. Dont be stagnant, if you want something done then take the steps to do them and dont wait for things to happen. Keep it moving, or someone else will take what you "thought" belonged to you.

Happy New Year to all my readers, followers and silent observers. Make 2010 another one to remember.

Stay Blessed


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