SOCIALLY INCLINED WITH FEAR

Person Sitting on Couch

“I wish I could just do it.”


GOT IT BUT DON’T GOT IT

In my life as an adult I have always been known as the person who really didn’t have much to say. But I have always been full of ideas that I have been able to put into play. And what’s crazy is that the same energy that one needs for the success in life is the energy they get from the social part of life. Yet there is something about the execution that makes people freeze. And that has always been something that has me stuck. I can put things into play, but the social part of me is what gets stuck. Only the social part of me in order to build relationships that are intimate. When I want something bad enough I am able to get out of my way socially.

THE MIND IS WEIRD

It’s odd how the brain will make itself do one thing but is afraid to do something else. I look at life and think to myself how hard it is to make friends or date. Then I look at myself building a photography portfolio, writing screenplays, and writing my books. Then think it is actually harder to do that stuff. But in my mind the work is far easier than being social. I don’t know, it’s something about social that makes life harder. It can’t be rejection because career is more difficult. The only thing I can think of is the idea that I have been working since childhood. So it is not something I think about. You just have to approach the opposite of what you want the same as your social, or social like success.

WHICH IS WORSE

In your mind you try to think about what would be worse. Trying to make a success of yourself and be social, or someone not too social who is success. And there are people who fall under both equations. And those people are very lucky to be who they are because a lot of people wish they had both.


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JUST CAUSE IT MAKES MONEY DOESN’T MEAN IT’S GONNA BE YOU

Man Wearing Blue Designer Suit

“For the money.”


ALL ABOUT THE CHECK

We all have this idea of the career we want when we become adults. And the reason being is because we heard they make a lot of money. But what we don’;t understand is that you don’t come from college making that kind of money. As a matter of fact, you will go years not making that kind of money. And if you’re lucky, you might make a fraction of that in your lifetime. So for all those trying to get the bag quick, it’s not happening. You are better off going into a different career field and living your life. Having the goal and dream is fine, but put life into perspective before pursuing.

THE SKILL THEY POSSESS

Understand something about people who make a lot of money for what it is they do. They once have put a lot of years into what they do. But also, you have to understand that they have a skill to making money. They have something that goes into that career that sets them apart from the crowd. And you’re not looking at that before pursuing. We want to just look at the image of the car, the house, and the overall lifestyle. That in our mind translates into going to school then getting out and having that as a life. And it’s not that simple, you have to have the skill the want to grow and the networking skills.

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

If you don’t like what you do, you will find yourself giving up early on. Because the reality is, you are going to be working for years making little to no money. So the ones that make the big money are the ones who stick it out because they love so much of what they are doing on a daily basis. They are not only in love with what they do, but they love the process. So don’t only love the financial, but fall in love with the process.


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ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE GAME IS MORE THAN JUST MAKING MONEY

Man Wearing Blue Crew-neck Top

“It’s more than just the money.”


self employed

So many people, especially young people have this idea of this life they want , or seen. They can see it so vividly that they are able to literally draw out the image. But there is only one problem. And that problem is that they don’t realize the time one must put into their work to get the best results time and time again. We only see the finished product never the time put into the work. That is all the hours of putting garbage together hoping it translates into something even though we know it’s going nowhere. Then, that person sucks it up and does it again. And do it again and again until it works for them. But it’s so hard to see all this work when you have lavish lifestyle dreams. Dreams that are possible but not without the work.

blinders to reality

ow come we don’t see the hustle? Better yet, how come we don’t wan to see the hustle? We don’t want to see the work put in no merely because the work is less luxurious. We don’t want to grind because there is no guarantee. Imagine working ten years and no progress. You lose so much time that a lot of people give up. But I remember a quote by Thomas Edison, “Many of life’s failures didn’t realize how close they were to success when they finally gave up.” This quote reminds me of a photo I once saw on social media about two men pick axing for diamonds. One the guy gave up but one more swing have mad him wealthy.Now the other guy kept on swinging. That instant gratification is just not real unless you’re browsing the internet.

want it more

A lot of people say they want it. But do they really want the job of being a self made businessperson. Are you willing to get less sleep like your competition and work longer hours.  Most want it for about one month, then when six months goes by it changes. Then you have two years, then five years, and after ten years, the vast majority of the starters have fallen off. And it has nothing to do with talent. It has everything to do with sticking out the times to work.

raw skills

Now here is the part most people don’t understand, the talent. What is your skill that has you in a class of your own. People may ask, “How do you do that?” There is no real way because the brain just does, it’s hard to explain. All i can say is put the time in learning, then it becomes


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THROWING IN THE TOWEL: KNOWING WHEN TO GIVE UP ON YOUR BUSINESS VENTURE

adult, alone, anxious

“Know when to say when.”


the pursuit

When you are in the pursuit of your business career, you have to understand that everything won’t be for you. Understand that you may not have the tolerance to deal with the constant unknown. Or you might not be good enough to pursue. And in the event you’re not good, or getting good, then make a corporate decision. That decision would have to be to ditch what you are doing and get into something else. But how do you know when to ditch what you are doing? Especially if you don’t have a peer around you that can provide you with the appropriate feedback.

get the feel

How do you know you are becoming a really good cook. Well, you do it over and over and admit when it is good and admit when there are things that need to change. Once that happens, you avoid all the heartache and pain. But getting that feel requires a high level of self understanding. So many people are self congratulatory, and want to think they are more than what they are, so they lose this way. Knowing where you stand, you can understand when you’re comprehending information. Because eventually you’ll get the right feedback, and without taking the steps to understand whether you’re getting good or not, professionals in your field will rip into your work.

don’t force it

Ever try forcing a piece of a puzzle into a space? 100% guarantee you that it’s impossible to do so. Because just give up and realize the inevitable. Once you try forcing you put yourself in a place that is worse than before. And all your work was for nothing. So when you find yourself at that crossroads where you think you are not making the progress you want, then toss in the towel. But make sure you have really tried all the options that you can possibly imagine.

is it a failure

I have out myself on a ten year window to become a good enough writer to break into screenwriting/filmmaking. I have put myself on a three to five for photography. And that is rational considering the amount of competition out there in the world. So know when to give up and move on, but also know when sometimes you don’t give up, it’s just the hardship of your career goals.


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