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Who Would You Be If You Could Unabashedly Slay 24/7?

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Who would you be if there were no perceived limits, no expectations, no need for explanations, or no indications that you unleashing the truth of your personage would do anything but set you completely fucking free? That was what I asked myself Saturday night after watching Beyonce’s new video, “Formation” about five times because yes, you have to watch this video AT LEAST five times to even begin to unpack all of the layers that make up this song, this video, and this art piece. Playing on the Southern theme, I’ll liken it to that moment when you unpack that Sunday dinner plate that your Grandmama sent you home with. After all, of that sliding around in the car, it’s a...

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Setting Goals for 2016: What Made You Jealous In 2015?


  Happy New Year everyone! I’m back with what’s become my yearly tradition: admitting to the world wide web what made me jealous last year as my way of setting goals and planning what I want to achieve in the new year. I first started doing this on New Year’s Eve back in 2013. Let me tell you, 2013 was an epically shitty year that I was ready to leave behind! When I thought about what I wanted to accomplish in 2014, my mind kept drifting to all of the experiences that my friends, associates, and cool peeps in my network had that made me say, “Damn! I want to do that too!” When I set out to write a new post for 2014,...

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Here’s How To Get Motivated

      I'm gonna be real: The standard advice for picking back up with your blog after not blogging for a long time is to not point out the obvious. You are supposed to write as if you never stopped, and ignore the glaring hole in your archives. Well, I'm not going to do that. I haven't written a dang thing in a very long time, and I want to talk about why. In a fit of starts and stops, I've broached this topic before in detail here, here, and here.  Each time I think I’ve chipped away a bit at the source of my silence, but I've never just said: “Dude, I haven’t written because I have not motivated myself to do so. Yes, I...

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The 2014 Edition: What Made You Jealous This Year? (A Different Way To Set Your New Year’s Goals)

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I set out to write a different post. I thought about big splashy titles like “Letting Go Of PERFECTION in 2015” and “What Do You Need To Do To Be Successful in 2015?” but none of these were tickling my pickle. So, I did what I recommend to anyone with a case of writer’s block, I went back and looked at what I wrote last year. The post, What Made You Jealous This Year? (A Different Way To Set Your New Year’s Goals), not only jump started my creativity, it allowed me to clearly see what I’ve accomplished this year. And I believe that before you jump into the nitty gritty of thinking about what you want to do this year, you have...

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The Three Things Stopping You From Getting Your Business Ideas Off The Ground


  Raise your hand if you have plans to launch a business , or dig deeper into a business idea in the new year? Now,  I’m going to ask you to get real with me, and with yourself, if I had asked you this question last year around this time, how many of you would have the same response? And now another question, how does that make you feel? I've been there before. Kicking around business ideas for years on end. Telling myself that this, that, and the third had to be just right before I could set up shop. When I worked primarily as a freelancer, it took me awhile before I was able to put myself out there, and advertise my services....

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