APPRECIATING THE SPACE YOU ARE IN

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“Keep your eyes on you.”


YOUR GOAL IS THE GOAL

Far too often people are looking over at what other people are doing and how they are building their futures. And they are not grateful enough of where they are at by doing so. Plus, sometimes who can blame them when you have a social media platform that is a constant reminder of how awful your life is in the world. Because you just have a mundane life and everyone is doing something so much better. Then again so many people lie about their great lives on social media. But this is more than just that, it’s people who frown on why they are not where others are in life. Some even will squander a blessing because they feel they deserve more than the person with more.

KNOW WHEN TO CASH OUT

Life success is not only about building, but sometimes you have to know when to throw in the towel. And a lot of people just don’t know when to throw the towel in this thing called life. You will win $100 million in prize money, but another person will win $500 million. That is their winnings, but don’t throw away your ticket. Sometimes you just have to cash out here in life. And look at the bright side, most people don’t get even a small percentage of $100 million. But it’s something about people not seeing themselves that they won’t cash out, but throw the ticket away.

NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

There is always someone better than you at something. So if you are constantly comparing yourself and looking at another person’s success, you never can live the space you have carved out for yourself. And trust and believe, someone would love to swap places with you. That person might also be close to catching you as well. So why you’re comparing yourself to others, the person behind you might pass you and now you’re even further from the top.


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CROSS COUNTRY CAREER: WHEN FAMILY IS NUMBER 2

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“Which comes first?”


BALANCING ACTS

When you are working toward your career and trying to make strides in building, you miss out on a lot. As a matter of fact, what happens when you are from an entirely different part of the country? Like myself, I am from the Midwest, so I miss on quite a bit. But it is what it is, you’re working your regular day job. You can’t just say, “Hey, I’ll hop a flight back home and come back tomorrow.” It’s just not realistic to think you can live like this. You just have to come back when you come back. And your family has to realize that you are not close and have to see them later. But then again, you’re not the only person who probably lives far away.

THE NEW NORMAL

More and more young people are moving away from home. It’s because to find work, some people have to move away since work may be hard to come by in some places. Families are also becoming a lot more fragmented because of the shift. Yet, it is considered normal and most families are fine with it. I myself often think about the family far away, but they even understand. Considering the place where I come from is so poor. The work is rare, so you have to make moves in your life.

GOTTA DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO

I know it hurts, but you have to make those moves to build your life. You can’t be afraid to have a career because you’re worried about leaving family. If you live in a city where you don’t have to move fine, but sometimes you have to go. Realize there is nothing where you are, and make adjustments to leaving. So, be well, and good luck on your journey.


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DO IT FOR MORE: WHY MONEY IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON FOR CAREER

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“Earn more than the paycheck.”


all about the benjamins

As you are building your career and making money, you have to ask yourself the question of is it all about the money. And that is something that is quite important because if it is about just money, then you will find yourself being very depressed. You must actually love what you do because if money is the main goal, you will give up. Let’s look at the climb in life, the money takes a while to get. So when that is something you chase, then you will be angry at self. Let’s say somehow you make the money you want to make, then the high times will be high, but the low times are even worse.

work environment

The people you will be around for the majority of your life you will find to be either some you love or hate. And when making money is the main goal, then you will be around these people even more because you are working all the time. So if you are not fond of the people you work around, you are going to be very miserable which will in turn make you wish you were not in the work space. Now add to that the pressure you are constantly under to perform. Because making more money means that you are going to have to take on more work. Which means being around the people you with more. So be able to handle this atmosphere.

time moves slow

Remember in the first post that I said it can take a lot of time to make money. Well, that is true. I am learning that with the pursuits of mine. Because for me being a writer, I realize that this is a life dedication. But most people tend to look at the end product of what you become as a result of all the years of work. And when looking at the career from solely money perspective, you are going to give up fast. Making money starting at 22 years of age can taker until you are close to 35 years of age. Imagine building for nearly 15 years to get to the place in your career. Yet, it is what you must do so that everything you do eventually looks like it’s easy.


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

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“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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GET IT TOGETHER: HOW YOUR PRIORITIES CAN AFFECT YOU MONEY

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“Do what’s needed first, then focus on your wants.”


who taught you how

Growing up, we all are raised with a set of morals and principles. And those are going to guide us through life. But what happens when your views on finances, being one of those morals, puts you in a very binding position because you were never taught basics of money? When I was young, I would watch my mother receive her check and go straight to the bank. She would take out money for the rent, then food, then make sure we had our personals. And if we had something leftover, maybe you got something nice at the store. She prioritized with the things we needed first, then the things we wanted, no questions asked.

from one class to another

If you happen to find yourself out of one class into another at a higher level, then you know you have to change. And generally, changing your socioeconomic class means changing your mind-frame anyways. If you think poor, you can’t make money. And a lot of people don’t want to hear that their mind-frame is derived from an impoverished situation. But it truly is, they just can’t see it. If all you know is this current state, then you can’t move past that point. Shifting the thought process to open your mind to new opportunities you will arrive at your destination eventually.

i want to change

Do you genuinely want to do better, or is it something you just say to make yourself feel good? We want to look at life in that manner of fixing your things in life that are needs and dumping the excess wants. But let’s be honest, who truly buys what they need first. A lot of people buy out of need, when in reality it’s a want. And their priorities are out of wack, with their lives hanging in the balance. And they don’t realize it until it’s far too late.


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HAVING THE SKILLS: HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN AMERICA

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“How to take time and patients.”


what is money

Money is the tangible and intangible form of payment for a good or a service. And how does money work, meaning, the transferring of money from hands to hands and its impact on our lives. This is when you have to start to realize what yours do for you. What does your money do for you? And, how does your money work on a daily basis? You would be surprised how many people don’t know the answer to these questions. They look at you and say, “What do mean how it works?” Well, basically, what I am saying is when you work however many hours in a day adding up to a certain amount based off of your hourly wage, what are your needs to be fulfilled before wants?

my circulation

You work 30 hours in a week, for $20 per hour, that’s $600. Let’s assume that the government takes 20%, leaving you with $480 after taxes. Now you have to look at that and say to yourself, assuming you make that per week for a month, $1,520 for the month. What the hell do I do with it? Well, let’s assume you leave in a cheaper city or town where rent is $600 and then factor in utilities, food, transportation, and personals. Now you’re down to about $300 to $400 left. What you do with that leftover money says a lot about how much you know your circulation of dollars. Are you making now decisions (clothes, leisure, etc.) or later decisions (stocks, bonds, etc.)? Most people think that leftover money is for spending after your bills are met. They know how their money work, but don’t understand what it could do for them. But most of all, they are assuming it will keep coming.

making it means ___________

Here is where the real topic of today comes into play, how do you harness a skill to make money? See, earning a wage is not necessarily harnessing a skill to earn money. Having a much needed skill that earns you a living means something a little more specialized. Because working at McDonald’s is earning a living, but it is not a skill that can be translated into something more a lot of times. For me, learning photography and writing, that means I am harnessing a skill that takes a lot of learning and time. But it also means sacrificing now, by purchasing equipment that won’t mean money now, hopefully, key word, hopefully later. Now that you have the skill, do you have marketing and advertising skills to put yourself in position.

mental game

Opening your mind to all the opportunities to harness a skill then to go off and make an income means focus. And I don’t mean focus like reading a book. I mean, like me for example, where I will walk the streets and my eyes immediately zoom in on a specific area and then I take a picture. That is how my photography comes along, and I am starting to even get a feel for how it should look in portrait, landscape, standard as well as color adjustments in camera. That technical know how means taking a lot of photos and editing as well. So when you are in the process of doing, the mind makes sense of the world around you to bring things together. But if you are not doing, you will struggle. Then again, you also need to have a skillful eye that takes time as well.


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MOVE IN SILENCE: HOW PEOPLE LEAVING PEOPLE IN THE UNKNOWN CAN BE GOOD

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“They don’t need to know everything.”


the come up quiet

As you are building your success in life, you never want people to know too much of what you are doing in life. Because not only does it kill the suspense, but you also want to be able to grow without too much intervention from individuals who may have the power to slow you down. People should look up and before you know it, you are in a position ahead of them. By the time they try to figure out how, you are well beyond the point to even their success. And this is how I choose to live my life. I like walking the streets and people not really making eye contact, but in at the same time making strides to be where I want to be.

don’t draw your own target

I remember one time seeing Floyd Mayweather walking the streets of New York and countless people trailing behind. Why, well his lifestyle is one to be followed constantly. But there is a price that can come with amount of attention. And that is that if you ever want to elevate past the point of your current position. People will look at you and assume you don’t need help because you’re already big. Look at Bill Gates, you look at him and people know he’s wealthy, but the money he has given away actually exceeds what he is worth today. So more people are willing to constantly contribute over your lifetime when you don’t have a target.

assumption of the truth

When people think they know you, you can use this to an ultimate advantage. They will look you up and down and make their judgement call. But internally you know your life, and as long as you know and love your life other voices don’t matter. But also, you might actually want these people to be in the unknown because they sleep and don’t realize how awake you are in life. So when they do, you have surpassed them. And the only reason why we rationalize the way we do, is because our own life experiences shape how we view other people. We come to a consensus based on looking at you from a broad spectrum, and then make a judgement call. And when we are false in our assumption, we blame the person for making us wrong. I’m telling you, the move in silence is so mental, so real, and I love it.


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