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Corde Broadus, the 22-year-old son of rapper Snoop Dogg, is facing a potentially serious accusation. Reports have surfaced alleging Broadus committed sexual assault.
No matter what you do in life, no matter what you find yourself excelling at, there will always be a few people around who don’t get it. Maybe they don’t want to. Maybe they are envious. Maybe they are just plain ignorant.
1.Haters First, you have to recognize them for what they are. Let’s start with the hater. This is a person who provides feedback, but it’s soaked in negativity. He or she is not interested in offering you encouragement or a compliment. That’s the person who wants to hurt you. He or she doesn’t have to have a reason. It’s just the way they are and the best thing to do is block haters from your life. Block their emails, block their friend requests and look at the caller ID on your phone and don’t take their call. Avoid toxic people like drugs and just say “no.”
Society teaches that if you work hard and did the right thing, eventually, your ship would come in. So, how did a kid who grew up in Chicago’s South side end up with a net worth of millions? Simple! My success is not an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, direction and skillful execution. It wasn’t mysticism or magic; I created a plan and put that plan into motion.
What I have accomplished is common sense; it’s just not common practice. I don’t perform magic. I had a goal and I pursued it. Forget about all the hocus pocus—stay focused! I stayed focused on my own personal goal and thus far, I have achieved each one successfully.
The greatest portion of success is a person’s mindset. You have to look at yourself as successful and imagine the world around you changing to accommodate your success.
Nine times out of ten, your plans for success will involve other people. In order to achieve success, you have to get others energized. And for that, you have to have faith in your dreams. After all one person can have the dream; but only a team can deliver.
It is important to pay attention to your true destiny because you may believe that you are failing for other reasons, when the failure is simply destiny telling you that you are on the wrong path! Destiny is not something you create; it is something that you discover. Once you discover your purpose, your destiny, you have to align yourself with it or you could end up on a path of self-destruction.
There are few things worse than the feeling of failure. Failure directly attacks our ego, our sense of who we are in relation to the world. We feel impotent, inadequate, depressed, destroyed and isolated. The structures, pillars, the patterns of our life become shaken.
Failure can be experienced in many ways. A business can fail, you can lose your job, fail at school, under perform at work, get passed over for promotion, fail in love.
Most people don’t want to talk about it. Failure is the `f’ word: you don’t discuss it, you don’t go anywhere near a person infected by it (it may be contagious). You don’t even write about it: There are hundreds of books/ articles on success; hardly any on failure.
We all feel lost from time to time. Society has a way of beating us down with its arbitrary life rules and expectations. Just when we think we have it nailed, the rug can be pulled from below and we end up with a crushing realization that actually, we don’t have it all figured out.
Questions arise, and you find yourself doubting your very existence.
“Am I in the right career?”
“Do I have the ability to rise through the ranks and increase my income?”
“Is this it for me?”
I felt all of this and more. Until the age of 31 I felt trapped in a menial customer service position that began to eat away at my soul. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I knew with absolute certainty that something had to change.
It did. When you back an animal into the corner it has no option but to come out fighting.
I quit my job and it was the scariest moment of my life. Would I sink or swim?
Well, 2 years later I have my own guitar tuition business and while it definitely wasn’t easy – the lessons I have learned on the way will be invaluable as I continue moving forward.
African-Americans live in a nation that may be considered the world’s fastest-paced society. Many liken it to the “microwave” society that consumes our thoughts and redirects our focus. The populace in this society is hard-wired to be able to access every impulse and instantly satisfy every whimsical desire. It makes sense that it is this way–given that most (but not all) of us are descendants of folks who were unwillingly transported to this country and forcibly assigned to lives of complete servitude to better the lives of others at our peril. We were the “children of a lesser God” who (like so much livestock) served as “beasts of burden” to those who did not value our lives.
World-renowned movie star, performer and producer Will Smith was asked once how he was able to stay fresh after decades in the business. He replied that he kept people around him that not only supported him and had his best interest at heart, they also challenged him.
When it comes to business, that same attitude should be in place. Friends are friends outside the realm of business. But often some friends don’t have any business being inside the circle when it comes to your own company.
Don’t get it twisted. No one should go it completely alone. But you have to keep the right company.
Although James Watson was following in his dad’s footsteps and running the family turkey farm, something inside him didn’t feel right. “It was a harsh reality; I was working with turkeys and not soaring with eagles. In other words, I saw that (1) – you will not have anything to give anyone else if your work drains you. (2) – if you do not like what you are doing, you will be going through the motions, just doing your job. If you continue, eventually you will become used to not doing your best and the quality follows, going downhill.”
It’s your life. You only get one. Don’t waste any more time. Find out what you love to do and start making plans to make it happen.
It’s not always easy to invest in ourselves. There’s a lot at risk when we put ourselves out there emotionally, spiritually, and physically. However, these human elements are part of the success equation.
While we like to think, we are investing in ourselves every day, the truth to the matter is we don’t. All too often we let the poison of everyday life—the stress, the bills, the bosses, other people’s vision, and the craziness of a 24-7 society—take over and rot our motivation and inspiration to move closer to our goals and dreams. We don’t take time to read and learn new things; we don’t permit ourselves to have a time-out, so we can give back to ourselves through rest and relaxation; and we don’t stop to feed ourselves the kind, cheerful words we want to hear from that voice inside. Instead, we let life lull us into a robotic, semi-complacent state where we don’t have access to our dreams and goals. This is when you begin hearing “I can’t, I can’t,” play over and over again with no end in sight. I can’t go to the gym. I can’t start my own business. I can’t think about another career. I can’t get out of debt. I can’t go back to school. I can’t find my purpose. I can’t be rich. I can’… I can’t…