Monday, July 24, 2017

A Dope Quick Read

Who hasn’t watched a Breakfast Club interview on YouTube? tha God. Each personality brings a flavor to this morning radio show. Charlamagne tha God is one personality in particular that brings a lot of controversies and a unique voice to the radio. This voice is expressed more in his memoir/motivational guide Black Privilege. This book was a quick read but I got a lot from it. Let me share three things that I learned and want to share:
The Breakfast Club interviews the biggest influencers and entertainers in the hip hop culture/entertainment world. The Breakfast Club consists of three radio personalities: DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne

·      Stay focused. We get distracted and don’t reach our goals and wonder what happened. Success takes hard work and sacrifice. Common sense to say the least but hearing it from a character like Charlamagne tha God puts it into perspective and makes you think.
·      Grow and Evolve. If you are the same person you were in high school then you are doing things wrong. Does it mean that your personality you were born with changes no you will always be you but as you grow older your perspective has to change and evolve. Growth and change is important
·      Kindness is everything. Treat people how you want to be treated. You may end up crossing paths with them later on in life. Karma is real.

Besides gaining these valuable lessons I laughed at Charlamagne’s different childhood memories along with his stories about his youth. If you want an unconventional way to motivate yourself and a good laugh go read Black Privilege.


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Friday, July 21, 2017

Time Management part 2

Time management. This word is not my best friend. There are 24 hours in a day yet sometimes I feel like I need ten more hours. Why is it that some people always get things done while others struggle? It all boils down to how we spend our time. When you are chasing your goals and dreams and have a 9-5, it can be hard to give yourself the energy to do what matters. This is what I am facing right now but I will work hard on fixing that. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I'm Too Busy


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I’m too busy, I don’t have time. At times we hear these phrases from people who we know or trying to get to know. I believe these are plain excuses. In life, you have to make time for those who are important to you. Time is something that is valuable and has to be respected. If someone does not the have time for you, you should reevaluate your relationship with him or her. It is one thing to miss something or be tied up a from time to time but to make it a habit is an issue. Evaluate the people who say this all the time to you. You are most likely not a priority to them.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Everyone's Favorite Word


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Success. That seems to be every millennial's favorite word. Yet is that individual willing to actually be successful? I believe it takes a lot of sacrifice and focus. Sometimes, that means waking up extra early, giving up TV, reading more, skipping a happy hour the list goes on. Whatever you want to achieve is all in your hands. Only you can stop yourself from reaching your goals. The concept is very simple but not easy. We all know what it takes but it is easier said than done. What do you think is holding you back from reaching your goals? Do you have a support system? What is your definition of success? What is one thing you will do today to get closer to your dreams? Make a decision to do something different to impact your life. Success will come sooner than you think.

Monday, May 15, 2017

What Happened Essence?


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I love magazines. As a teenager, I would buy them and as a young adult, I would subscribe to several magazines. One magazine, in particular, I was fond of was Essence magazine. I know that magazines have a digital component to them now. Which is normal. However, I am disappointed in Essence magazine’s digital content. For example, most of the posts on their Facebook feed are click bait articles. The content is not newsworthy and very tabloid news like style of content. I am upset at this publication that I once respected. I don’t know if the content changed because of Time Inc. acquisition of the brand years ago. I do just not really like articles about what a black celebrity is wearing or whom they are dating. If I wanted to read something like that I would go to the Shade Room or Baller Alert, not Essence. The digital team has to step it up. What do you think? Do you still read Essence? Am I overreacting? Let me know, let’s discuss this issue.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The State of R&B


Music today can be discussed in a positive light or rather a negative way. I will be talking about R&B music. R&B music is a genre that I grew up with and enjoyed. Yet today I do not enjoy it as much. This type of music used to be about love, being in love, and breaking up among other things. Today it is about lust and just sex. To be honest sex is a part of relationships but it is not the only aspect. Also many vocalists are too influenced by hip hop that they sound like rappers. Ironically rappers are now singing and want to do R&B. This is too confusing to say the least. When will real R&B reign again? Who do you think in R&B needs to step their game up? Who is doing their thing and can bring hope back to R&B?