Tag: #youyourselfandyou

ARTS OF THE HUSTLE: THE GRIND OF MAKING A LIVING FROM YOUR CRAFT

“You might be starving, but you’re working toward something greater?” The life of an artist is rough, but if you have something great, you have to keep going strong. But it’s tough when there are so many people, especially those in your age range,…

LIFE ON HOLD: HAVE YOU HAD TO HOLD OFF ON YOUR DREAMS TO CARE FOR OTHERS

“They had to come first.” As a child to a single mother, I would always hear how she wanted to do so much in her life. But having children at such a young age, mixed with not having the support system she needed, she…

I’M NOT YOUR MOMMY AND DADDY: WHY THE WORLD OWES YOU NOTHING

“Always got your hand out.” In the household where I come from, I was under the impression that no one in this world owed you anything. As a child, my mother let us know that I am doing for you while you’re in this…

LIVING UP TO EXPECTATIONS: SHOULD I LISTEN TO OTHERS OR FOLLOW THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM

“Stuck between what they think and how I think.” Trying to please other people or live by how they view you is a struggle that most of us deal with on a daily basis. But if you’re one of the the few that are…

FIVE IN THE STREET: HOW TO PLAY LIFE WITH HAND YOU’RE DEALT

“Just because you were born at the bottom, doesn’t mean you have to stay at the bottom.” For myself, as with many like myself, I am starting my life from humble beginnings. And when I say humble beginnings, I mean growing up poor. My…

WE ARE ALL FAMOUS!!

“We are all stars, you just have to unlock that inner star.”                    -Faheem Jackson

UNDERSTANDING YOUR PAST FOR A BETTER FUTURE

“Moving toward the future, from understanding your past.” Why do people find it so hard to move forward in their lives? One of the reasons is they have yet to come to terms with their past. And don’t get me wrong, your past does…