Friday, November 30, 2012

You will take on this world alone...

During a conversation that I once had with Mr. Robert Greene on, “self reliance and what it takes to make it in this current volatile environment”, I couldn’t help but to appreciate his thoughts on taking on this world alone.  As he stated, “You were born in this world alone, you will take on this world alone, and you will die alone.”   To the context that the following statement is quite acrimonious to most conceptual values, the truth is that we are alone.  

It is this brutal conceptualization that must me conceptualized earlier on in our lives in order for us to be free of the propaganda that we are taught by are so called loved ones.   The truth is that we are alone, and that we must learn to discipline and master are own weaknesses in order to take on the world.   From time to time we will all be obstructed by variables that we could not control.  If conquered, these obstructions over time become the building blocks that form that foundations to empires.   Hannibal states in the Ninety Nine Truths, “ A first taste of defeat, though bitter, goes far to prepare your palate for future feasts.” 
As Dr. Lung states. “ The Samurai have a saying, “Nine times down, ten times up!” and so we learn from our mistakes – provided we survive of course, This adage has been taught a thousand ways across as many years. Steel can only be made by fire.  Learning to be a “good loser” really does build character…of course, learning to be a good winner pay dividends!”

Furthermore, the earlier that you learn to build self reliant characteristics, the earlier that you will have the self confidence to take on the world.  The world is yours… Vereour Nusquam 

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

We All Need A Mentor... Andre Harrell speaks on mentoring Sean Combs [Motivation]

In the world of business, it takes a significant amount of mental toughness and emotional discipline to deal with the daily duress.   From a young perspective, I have been privileged to learn this ethos from several credible mentors within several industries.   Through the years there characteristics and qualities have been ingrained into my personal daily mantras, and as the world turns, I have grown to accept them as my own.   

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." – Helen Keller

To all those whom have chosen the life of an entrepreneur, I commend you on your journey.   If you want to compound the rate of success exponentially, you need to find mentors that you can learn from and emulate promptly.   As Isaac Newton States, “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

I have provided the following video/radio interview by 100.3 with Andre Harrell as he reflects on mentoring Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy.  (Source)

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Questions & Bulletins that every aspiring entrepreneur should ask and live by...

Through the years, I have taken many volatile journeys.  From love to business ventures, the world of a young innovator is quite intriguing.   On the contrary, the journey has established many great friendships and has also destroyed many old ones.  As the world turns, one must have the myopia to keep on striving.
While in the Marines I learned that you need to constantly lead from the front.  This ethos has been ingrained in my mantra for many nights, as it has also been tested in the days.  For all those whom desire to take on the lonely and rewarding world of entrepreneurship, I have taken the time to write down some simple questions that one needs to ask, along with listing some bulletins that one needs to ingrain in there rationality.   Enjoy..

What drives you?

You have to wear what you are most comfortable with, so that you can perform your best work.

If your 70% sure than go for it.

You cannot be scared of change.

You have to look after your team, because they look after you.

You have to judge people on what they say and do.

Would you die for your brand?

Is your occupation or business a reflection of you?

Are you willing to put up with the hardships of the journey?

What is your business ethos?

You only really lose when you sell the shares.

Life is like a business, its 20% what happens to you and 80% how you respond.

If you are not growing than you are shrinking.

You need to stay consistent.

You never want to sacrifice clarity to be clever.

If you want to change your mindset and dynamic, you need to work and live outside of your comfort zone.

You need to constantly inspire and motivate yourself on a daily basis.

You need to find an industry with a void, do your due diligence, and run with it.

If you constantly lead, others will follow.

If you are not testing the boundaries, you are not working hard enough.

You need to work hard and with passion. 

You need to stay young and open minded.

You need to stay fanatical and with an industry long enough in order for you’re to experience the dividends.

Always ask yourself, “What more can you do?”

Stay Energetic and Enthusiastic, even when the world is against you.

If tomorrow wasn’t promised, what would you give and spend today?

No one can judge effort, effort can only be judged by you.

Every moment is a new moment.

Never let your enemies choose the battlefield.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

*Part I & II* Rick Ross CLASSIC Interview [Presented By Reebok]

The following two interviews presented by Reebok are quite impelling to the minds of those whom are intrigued by art, hustle, and of course music.  Reebok takes the time to interview the mecca of hustle, Rick Ross, as he speaks on the earlier years.  Enjoy…

What is Art Basel?  (Source)

Art Basel is an international contemporary art fair held each June in Basel, Switzerland. Similar to the Venice Biennale, it has been called "the Olympics of the art world". Art Basel features nearly 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Special sectors are devoted to recent artworks, curated exhibitions, video- and sound-based works, performances, and art in public spaces.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

An entrepreneur in today’s environment...

“Forget foundationless traditions, forget “moral” standards may have tried to cram down your throat, forget the beliefs people may have tried to intimidate you into accepting as “right.” – Robert J. Ringer

To the context that most subdue to the norms and values that society has imposed on them, the world of an entrepreneur is not so prevalent to the standard.  As the mindset of one that is constantly testing the boundaries of society, in business and in life, needs no justification. 

The framework above tests several schools of psychological thought, as it combusts with the “Egoism” argument.  So to end the condition of what is good for ones survival and personal happiness is moral… let’s throw the term “Ceteris Paribus” into the equation.

An entrepreneur in today’s environment needs to constantly adapt to the ever-changing dynamics that our government, society, business trends, family, significant others, ect, ect… throws at you.  Which means, that you need to ingrain an, “Adapt & Overcome” mentality to all the variables that are barraged upon you.  So stop complaining, and act in a fluid manner to your internal and external environment.    

In addition, if your goals and dreams are set above the norm, you must make the self commitment and sacrifice to do whatever you have to do in your power to get across the finish line.  Not from a context of hurting those and our environment, but who am I to judge. 

You need to act in a narcissistic manner, love yourself first, and act selfish.  Overtime, your selfish mentality will create an abundant world where those whom you love will enjoy.  So maximize your “pain”, in order to achieve your “pleasure”.  Put in those hours, and gain as much tacit and explicit knowledge to master your craft.  This is the moral context for which an entrepreneur needs to live.  This is my story, and I’m sticking to it.  Vereour Nusquam 

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