Monday, January 30, 2012

The 6 Principles of Mental Strength...

An excerpt by Gregg Swanson on the Warrior Mindset...

Mental strength is the ability to overcome and control mental resistance, negative thoughts and emotions to consciously cause things to happen.

Here are 6 Principles on mental strength from philosophers, sages, heroes and thought leaders principles about the mind. I have found these 6 to be common among the great ones.

*Principle Number 1

The Law of Things: Thoughts are things, they are real forces, and they are energy. This has been proven over and over again, to doubt this is to doubt your own existence.

*Principle Number 2

The Law of Bi-direction: The mind is like a two-way radio, it is a sending and receiving station of thoughts. C’mon, you’ve experienced it; you’ve been in a room and "feel" someone looking at you. Well, they’re not just looking at you; they’re thinking about you and sending you a message. Or how about when you’re thinking of someone and they call you.

*Principle Number 3

The law of Magnetism: The Law of magnetism states that, thoughts that are thought with emotional become magnetized and attract similar and like thoughts. Have you ever gotten in a fight with your significant other or boss and then all the thoughts that follow are about how "bad" the other person is?

*Principle Number 4

The law of Management: The Law of Management states that we are perpetually experiencing thoughts and we have the power and the capacity to either entertain those thoughts or release them. Let’s say you’re driving on the freeway and someone cuts you off. At that split instant you can either allow the thought that "whatta jerk!" in your mind or "wow, that person must be having a bad day" You can either hold on and entertain the first thought…or the second thought. It’s all up to you!

*Principle Number 5

The law of Placement: The Law of Placement states that we have the power, ability and capacity to place and insert any thought of any type into mind at anytime. This is sometimes a bit tough to practice, because it feels soooo good sometimes to be mad. But by staying mad we are allowing those thoughts to stay with us. If when you’re mad you see or think of a puppy, kitten or baby you instantly dissolve that emotion. So, by consciously managing your thoughts you are actually managing your mood as well.

*Principle Number 6

The Law of Association: The six and final principle of is the Law of Association. The Law of Association states that the inner and outer worlds are associated and connected. The outer world of our circumstances and situations, the inner world of our thoughts and reactions, are connected. This one is the toughest to discuss without some more background information. And rest assured, your thoughts (inner world) do ignite your actions that create your results (outer world).

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fabolous hits the Brooklyn Bridge... (5 Min Video)

Contribution per FabolousVevo..

Fabolous hits the Brooklyn Bridge, an iconic setting in this VEVO GO Show performance of "Y'all Don't Hear Me Tho." See more VEVO GO Shows at

“Eat with me if you hungry dawg, but then again how loyal is a hungry dawg?  That’s saying hunger make your dog eat you alive, you either starve to death or you eat to survive.”-Fabolous

“When you take a chance, ever wonder who you took it from?  I’m from Brooklyn son, got no problem taking nothing, so I figured I could take nothing and make it something.”-Fabolous

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Success in negotiation depends on the level of preparation...

“Everyone wants something without having any idea how to obtain it, and the really intriguing aspect of the situation is that nobody quite knows how to achieve what he desires.  But because I know what I want and what the others are capable of I am completely prepared.” – Prince Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Albert Einstein on finding the meaning of life in work...

"My dear children: I rejoice to see you before me today, happy youth of a sunny and fortunate land. Bear in mind that the wonderful things that you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labour in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honour it, and add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common. If you always keep that in mind you will find meaning in life and work and acquire the right attitude towards other nations and ages." - (Albert Einstein talking to a group of school children. 1934.)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Welcome to the Kobe System.... Attack Fast Attack Strong... (3 Videos)

Contribution per Nike Basketball and HypeBeast   ....

In Nike Basketball’s newest campaign, Kobe Bryant steps beyond his role as a basketball superstar and into the role of a motivational speaker. Learning from his own lessons of success on the court, Kobe inspires some of the most accomplished business, entertainment and sports leaders across the globe to reach for even greater success in their own lives. Bryant’s winning philosophy is grounded in his proven ability to adapt to succeed as a player and also reflected in his revolutionary new signature shoe, the Nike Kobe VII System Supreme. Shot in Hollywood, this latest commercial spot was directed by Jody Hill, known for his role as co-creator and executive producer of the HBO series Eastbound & Down. The campaign was produced by Wieden + Kennedy of Portland.
Where do you go from the top? You go over the top. The #KobeSystem: Success for the Successful is Kobe's winning, results-oriented philosophy on how to adapt to succeed. You're Welcome.


What does Kobe Bryant know about stand-up? Everything. The #KobeSystem puts in work on and off court.

The #KobeSystem is where the successful find more success. You don't have to listen to us, though. Take their word for it.

Friday, January 20, 2012

RZA Speaks on Kanye West's Work Ethic... (3min Video)

 Contribution per HypeBeast and Hypetrack  ....

After working with Kanye West on his most recent solo album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, well-respected artist and Wu-Tang member RZA sat down with the Red Bull Music Academy to shed some insight into Kanye’s day-to-day process while recording. From being there first hand, as the Grammy Award-winner rigorously worked with his team in a variety of facets, watch and listen as the renowned emcee/producer offers high praise regarding one of the most talented and hardest working artists in music. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Daymond John Stripes speaks on Risk, Inspiration, Turn Offs, Obstacles, and Vacations...

Contribution per Jump OFF TV ....

Daymond John, CEO and Founder of FUBU the leading urban streetwear brand. He is also the managing partner for Coogi™, Heatherette™, Drunkn Monkey™, Ether™ and Kappa USA.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Why Experience is King...

An excerpt from The Hustler's Notebook written by JK Allen...

Why Experience is King

Just think… how many books have you read that you loved, found highly impacting, but never applied the knowledge to your life. Essentially, overtime, the wealth of knowledge deteriorates because it wasn’t put to use. But if you put into practice what you learn, not just theorize it, your horizons broaden at all angles. Your perspective expands, increasing your practical intelligence (street smarts) and increasing the value you can offer to the world.

The day of the armchair learner is upon us. They think they know it all…but they only know it in theory. They haven’t put a thing into practice. They profess in a regurgitating fashion because they haven’t lived it or tasted it or experienced it. I think many of us fall in line with this from time to time (I admit). But this is a wakeup call to us all. Let’s pay attention to what we learn…put it into practice…so we can then profess it with new angles, which is only discovered by experience. Why is that…

…because experience is king.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Street Smarts is Supreme...

An excerpt from The Hustler's Notebook written by JK Allen...

Street Smarts is Supreme

Street smarts is knowledge obtained through life experience. It’s a social form of intelligence that controls our social awareness: having keen judgment and making quick decisions. We simply can’t establish the qualities that make up street smarts in any other way than experiencing life; learning from our actions and their causes and effects.

Putting the information into practices broadens your knowledge and widens your perspective. It’s the information you learn and act upon that shapes your attitude, extends our thresholds; increasing your value.

Street smart people…

    …may not possess a plethora of ‘likely unneeded’ data, but they have 

                  the chops to learn and execute on the fly.
    …aren’t set on theories, but trial and error of real life application or action.
    …rely on their intuition to guide them. They trust their gut.

Street smarts is supreme because it’s what makes up your intangible qualities. A street smart person has the ability to make connections between different pieces of information and situations…it’s being savvy.

Street smarts is…

    …practical intelligence.
    …common sense-based.
    ….attitude and skill.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Powerful Beyond Measure... (6 Min Video)

Based on the original Motivational Video by Eric Horner, this version has been redesigned and completely re-edited by Nick Dufton...

Friday, January 13, 2012

For Entrepreneurs, "Crazy" Is A Compliment... (3 Min Video)

"If your not told your crazy, you are not thinking BIG ENOUGH!"- Linda Rottenberg

Contribution per Insights on making ideas happen ....The Behance Team...

About this presentation:

As the CEO and Co-Founder of Endeavor, Linda Rottenberg works with entrepreneurs around the world on a daily basis, helping them grow their businesses for maximum impact. In this 99% talk, Rottenberg shares tips for new entrepreneurs and addresses some of the key challenges that creative startups face.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cumbia Hop ... Colombian Street Dance... (2 Min Video)

Contribution per BadBoy Entertainment, Sean Combs,  and Powered by Evolution Interactive...

Check out this Colombian street dance video by Arturo Almanza and music by DJ Fresh. Every Friday night in the heart of Bogotá, they close off a part of 7th Avenue so the community can celebrate street art, dance, and street culture!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It Takes Time...

An excerpt from Daniel Freeman’s Rise & Grind on Time…

It’s hard to be patient when you don’t know exactly how long to be patient.  I get it and even though this post will try to help you cope with it, I don’t know if it will.  No Business is built in a day but since most of us grew up where entertainers just go from nothing to something most of our ideas of how to get that empire are skewed.  So many of you will quit when your first business doesn’t work out that you will say a typical Suckerism of maybe it wasn’t meant to be.  Truthfully you believe money will just come to you in a concert with how hard you work, BUT IT WON’T!

I’ll say this from the start so you don’t get lost.  Everything you do will take more time than you thought.  Money and success will never come to you in the timetable you have set for them.  Even if it came 1 week after you started it will still feel like it was 1 week to long.  By nature when you start a business you think it will pop, but this is a tough ass balloon and it takes a ton of work and mistakes to come up with a way that works.  The race is for those who endure and keep creating through disappointment and struggle.  The reason why you see so many people who tried and failed is because they stopped trying and pretty much thought that was the best they had. 

When I started my first business I was around 8 or so.  I sold candy, burritos, and whatever I could out of my pocket. I then moved on to clothes, beepers, rims and whatever I could get my hands on.  I then moved onto Condoms, t-shirts and whatever I could get my hands on. See the key is I sold whatever I could get my hands on and I wasn’t stuck to any one product primarily because I wanted to make money.  I was lucky to go through that kind of training because I never fell in love with product as I really wanted to make money.  So when something took too long I didn’t feel bad I thought it was slow cooking or maybe I had to push it to the back for a better time. 

I learned patience through my own trials and tribulations of trying to make money.  Since most of you cats don’t like any form of struggle you guys pack up to fast and go back to the plantation. Its best if you don’t think about time at all when you start because it will disappoint you like a fat person who check s the scale after one workout.  Think of it like growing up as it took 18yrs for you to be considered an adult and so it will be with business. 

It will take time and there’s nothing you can do about it but stick to it!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Albert Einstein on the liberation from the self...

"A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive." -(Albert Einstein, 1954)

Friday, January 6, 2012

There is nothing impossible to him who will try...

"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy" -Winston Churchill

It’s the start of a new journey, another commencement, in the battlefield that we call life. I can honestly say that its been a very intriguing and humbling ride for this young lad. As days turn into nights, its time to put on our battle gear and prepare for one of the toughest years of our lives. From an economic standpoint, there is to much qualitative and quantitative data to support my preferential bias….but to keep this posting short, I will keep my argument at bay.

As most of you know, the world of an Entrepreneur is quite lonesome, as it takes a very tough and self reliant mindset to make it in these mean streets. From a business perspective, the 1st Quarter is one of the most intense and trying quarters out of the four, so I personally tend to lock my self up and strain away from friends, family, and any sort of leisurely activity. I call this the “1st Quarter Mode” effect.

Which leads me to the next transition of this 2am venting session….. turning sand into water…or making something out of nothing.

Robert Greene states it best….

…Every negative situation contains the possibility for something positive. An opportunity it is how you look at it that matters. Your lack of resources can be an advantage. Foreseeing you to be more inventive with the little that you have. Losing the battle can allow you to frame yourself as a sympathetic under dog. Do not let fears make you wait for a better moment or become conservative. If there are circumstances that you cannot control, make the best of them. It is the ultimate alchemy to transform all such negatives into advantages and power….

Simply put, we are ALL facing negative dogma in our lives, and in the world of business. Those external variables that we call life, tend to compound with every other trying challenge. But face it….that’s the game we call life. As the statement above states, “Do not let fears make you wait for a better moment or become conservative. If there are circumstances that you cannot control, MAKE THE BEST OF THEM!’

Furthermore, I wish nothing but the best for all my close colleagues, friends, family, and most importantly readers. As these postings have allowed me to share my triumphs and downfalls, ups and downs, wins and losses. Take these postings as a grain of salt if you will, and hopefully 2012 becomes your cup of H20!! The World Is Yours….. Vereour Nasquam

Be Fearless... (9 Min Video)

Contribution per New Entrance Media and .... Where coming up means everything!! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

General Colin Powell's Rules...

 1. It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
  2. Get mad, then get over it.
  3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your
      position falls, your ego goes with it.
  4. It can be done!
  5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
  6. Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
  7. You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone
      else make yours.
  8. Check small things.
  9. Share credit.
10. Remain calm. Be kind.
11. Have a vision. Be demanding.
12. Don't take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.