NOT ON YOUR WATCH: SUCCESS DOESN’T COME WHEN YOU’RE READY

Person Writing on White Book

“Put the time in to get there.”


i want it now

For some reason, people think that just because they are ready for an opportunity, that someone should automatically give them one. You have to realize that with opportunities come the preparation. This way if and when you do get your chance you are ready for the task at hand. But most people don’t want to wait their time, they just want to jump right on in and get to working immediately. Yet you are not remotely close to being ready. There is too much you don’t know and you’re thinking about a career like working at a fast food restaurant So go back, put the time and work some more. Understand that opportunity comes with preparation.

social media f***ed the game up

People look on the internet and see someone with a platform and didn’t realize how hard that person was working to get to that point. They just see the numbers and didn’t see the numbers when only a few people cared about the platform. But in this digital game, we don’t realize that the internet is not a real place. and when I say that I mean that it is not a place to believe wholeheartedly in when trying to climb in life. You’re given this perception that is nowhere near the real grind. And once you step into the game, you think you’re not working hard enough or you’re being lazy. The problem is that you can’t look these mediums as this face value entity. Nothing is ever what it seems; trust and believe to build that platform it took time.

patience is a virtue

I heard that good things come to those who wait. And this is true when you putting the daily work into where you want to go. So many people are working hard, but not working smart. And to those that work smart, you have to be patient. Life does not move when you are ready, it happens when it happens. Yet so many will not make it to that point because they are in a rush and rushed work gets overlooked.


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REDISTRIBUTION OF FINANCES: HOW TO PLACE YOUR MONEY IN AREAS THAT WILL GENERATE MORE INCOME

Person Using Ballpoint Pen

“Making it grow, shifting to other areas.”


making it, moving it

As I make my income, I have directed to other areas of interest that will aid in building myself a passive income. And for you, that might be the case to redistribute money yourself. Or it could be to pay off a bill that will give you more money to spend later on elsewhere. But being able to properly move your money into another area of interest could benefit you in the long run. Now, so many people when it comes to money say they don’t have the income to do this. On the other hand they spend a lot of money on clothes, a car they can’t afford, and vacations. Then you realize it’s not affordability, they don’t want to do it.

where to put it

Most people don’t know where to place their money they want to redistribute. And that is when you must sit down to think long and hard about how you will go about this in life. Because if you are not aware of what you are doing you will lose bigger than if you did nothing at all. So you have to put yourself in the know of something that sparks your interest. For example, you want to start making your own clothing business outside of your day job. Then what you must do is invest in a sewing machine first. This is an expensive purchase, but so is a $1,200 iPhone and a $500 – $1,000 tote bag. Just as much as you feel you need these items, build a “want-need” internally for your future.

how once you know 

For me at least, things are starting to look crystal clear for the future. It’s because I have sat down wrote out all the possible ways to make my future happen with what I have in my pocket. And when you do that, then other less costly opportunities start to take hold. Now, for those without an interest, they will tell you that it’s not possible. Yet, if they were able to tap into their minds the way I have, you will see that it is beyond possible. So, write down a list of ways to move your money around to make it work for you. Think of the most pessimistic and idealistic things that can come of your money. And the more you live, the more practical the decisions will arise. You will be less pessimistic, and more idealistic. But your idealism won’t interrupt your practical thinking so that you don’t become too irrational and thinking far-fetched.


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AT HOME INCORPORATED: RUNNING A BUSINESS FROM HOME

Woman in White T-shirt Holding Smartphone in Front of Laptop

“From the comforts of home.”


from my home office

For some time now, the idea of building a business in your home is a reality that very few in the past seen as imaginative. But more and more people are doing it. And statistics show that in the future at least half of American households will be self-employed to some degree. Rather it be full time self-employment or part time outside of their day job. And the reason for the phenomenon is that so much of work in today’s society is low pay or low hours. And the money to support a family is just not enough anymore. But are there other reason for the shift?

freedom

The power to pay yourself and work your own hours at your own pace is alluring. Not having someone over your shoulder telling you what you can do and when you can do it. Now, you have to be prepared to work long hours. But if you do manage to come out on the other side, then it’s all worth it. You’re also flexible to go off and pursue interests that you normally wouldn’t or couldn’t working 40 hours a week. And then waiting until the weekend to go out places.

it has its drawbacks

Prior I said that you are working long hours, and you are, long, long hours. And crazy thing is, there is not guarantee you’ll earn anything. So you better have it in your head this is something you really want to do. Because you are putting a lot of time an energy into something that is beyond the scope of success initially. You don’t have a boss, but it all falls on you: succeed or fail. But if you start to hire people there is another host of problem that you have to worry about. Because now, others depend on you to get the job done. So before you think about all the money you’re going to be making, understand the responsibilities that come with working for yourself.


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THE PASSION TO PURSUE: WHAT IS DRIVING YOUR CAREER GOALS

Photo of Woman Painting in Brown Wooden Easel

“The will to work.”


your passion

In my life, I had plenty of things that I was good at, but not a lot of things that I was passionate about. That was until my senior year in undergraduate school when I started to write my first screenplay. For personal reasons I found that writing was a way to shift how I felt into something outside of myself. But it wasn’t until my mid 20’s when I decided to embark on a career pursuit to become a writer as a career. That quickly became filmmaking and now has opened into photography as well. I never had any interest in the arts outside of listening to music and watching television. The thought of filmmaking, becoming an author, and photography was not on my radar by a long shot.

wanting to give up

If you have never been down this road of wondering what the hell am I doing, then you are definitely not truly pursuing the dream. Meaning, no matter how much you love what you do, there is something internally telling you to run and run fast. That is not only fear talking, but it’s nature. Nature has placed that inside of man because it is what has aided in our survival as a species for so many thousands of years. And for most people, they listen to that inner voice and run to what is safe and makes sense. Then there are the people who jump out there and take the risk. They fail and they fail until they succeed. It is something that so many people admire about them; that fearlessness. But even the most fearless question their abilities at times.

getting good

Everyone is so convinced that we are these amazing creatures. We think and feel that just because we are endowed with a conscious it means something. Which is why it’s hard to be honest and admit when we are good or bad at something we love. Now, what’s interesting is that we can be better if we are honest with our current status. But so many can’t get to the point of improving because they are stuck on the fact that you criticized their work. And that criticism is needed; as long as the person giving the criticism knows what they’re talking about. There is no real way to describe it, you just know when it’s right and when it’s not. What’s sad is that not everyone gets that internal response from nature.


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INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE: PUTTING UP DOLLARS TO BUILD YOUR DREAM

Finance Sketch Near Laptop Computer

“Put your money where your mouth is.”


put up

A lot of times when we need to build our careers, it takes financing. Financing that the average person does not have in their pockets. So what do you do when you need the money to get started. For me, I have an interest in filmmaking, writing, and photography. So my initial investment in writing is cheaper than filmmaking and photography. Filmmaking and photography are both expensive, so you have to start with small investments. Or, you could try saving up over a long period of time. Then again, there is the reaching out to family and friends, or trying to crowd fund, or trying to get grant money, or a loan, or contest. So as you can see, you have to look under every rock for resources.

how to start

Everyone needs to have a start in life. For me I started writing at the age of 23 years old. I am now 7 years into the writing experience of the novel and screenwriting process. I started filmmaking at the age of 26 and photography in the past 1 year. I started writing with Microsoft word on the school’s computers and eventually bought myself a laptop. But raised funding for my short film through Indiegogo website. I also just so happen had a refund from grad school and bought a starter camera. Since then I bought a prime lens. And now I am taking more and more photos while also writing my first book and self-publishing it.

next step

From the previous passage, you have to now take it a step further by growing your audience in whatever it is you’re doing. For me, I have my social media platforms that I have invested a lot of time and energy. And yet, it is still a work in progress. This is a growth stage that seems to be going nowhere, because in the paradigm there is no movement. You are up and then back down. But over time you start to see the results. Results that typically take years to accomplish.

living life is more important

The reason so many can’t save money is not because of bills. But it’s actually because they want to live their lives. People want new clothes, a car note, and date. And who can blame them, but you now have to be willing to sacrifice your dreams. Because in the building stages, there is no room for both. You have to put these types of things on hold for something much greater.


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WORK LESS, ENJOY MORE: LIFE IS NOT ALL ABOUT HAVING A JOB

adult, blur, businesswoman

“All work and no playtime.”


work work work

People such as myself, work and work and work, without really taking a day off to just rest. But when you are so motivated how do you rest. Well, there is something to be said about working less and enjoying life. Because for starters, tomorrow is not promised. But for the most part, if you live to be a great age, do you really want to look back and all of your youth was spent grinding to be successful.

what’s driving you

When you’re driven, others will look at you like what is wrong with this person. But they live their lives working and home, working and home. So it’s hard for them to understand why you’re so driven. They don’t see the things you see in life. And if they do, it’s so murky, the odds of getting to that successful point in life is not in reach. But your dreams are in reach, which is why it’s such an obsession to work. If people could for a second see into your mind they would understand your fight.

running out of time

Where are you going? Seems like you’re headed nowhere fast. Some people you never indulge work until time has depleted. You don’t understand that when you’re working and working, days turn to weeks, weeks to months, and then years of your life are gone. So if you’re working all the time, it better be for something great. You better be in the process of carving out a name that will live on forever. Because you are sacrificing  a lot of precious time on Earth.


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LIFE’S GIFTS: DO YOU HAVE THEM OR HAVE YOU JUST WORKED HARD

“Gifts are free, trust me, it ain’t free.”


As a writer, you would think that one has a gift to be a writer. But, as a matter of fact, to say they have a gift discredits the hard work they put into their writing. You’re not born with it, but the fact that people think it is a gift can also be seen as a good thing too. Just as it seems discrediting, you also did your job by making it look so easy. Yet for some reason, if only people could see all the blood sweat and tears you put into your craft, they wouldn’t see it as some gift you were given. Ok then, why, why is it so hard for people to see that you put work in for so long.

One main reason it’s hard for them to see what you do as a gift is because anything they can’t do themselves must be some special power that you possess. And in order to be you, they must go to some far away land to be that great. When in reality it has nothing to do with being special. But another reason that people see what you do as a gift is because what they fail to notice everyday around them, you pay closer attention. And that is what separates the genius from the average person. Let’s look at Albert Einstein for a moment. He wasn’t some special type of guy, it’s just that a certain body of science peaked his interests. So he worked until he became good. Even his theory of relativity was discovered riding a bus home.

We all ride the bus, but how many of us ride the bus thinking to ourselves our body constantly in motion, relative to the bus’s movement if the bus were to stop. People usually think about errands or some other mundane activity. We don’t really travel thinking about science or mathematics. But for the people that do, their minds are always thinking about the complexities of life. Meanwhile, you’re stuck on your daily routine.

Because in the end, these are the people who supposedly are endowed with all the gifts. Yet what they have is no more than hard work and an open mind into whatever it is that interests them. What is the difference between you and Einstein: patience and love for what he does. He didn’t have a gift, for the longest he couldn’t even tie his shoe and he was a failure in science. He never took no for an answer and always came back wanting to know more and conduct more experiments.


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