Don’t Just Sit There! Start FINDING BALANCE

Society has a way of thinking what success truly is.

Is is exotic women, foreign cars, NFTS, or an absurd amount of crypto? Well, I would think I am set for life if I have all of those things.

But as of lately, you need balance.

Balance between getting drunk off your ass every weekend to mingle with women you will never see again to finding stocks that will keep financially sane in your office chair.

All I ever want to do is work my ass off since that is the quota for everyone in their early 20s, “ work hard now, enjoy later”. Sounds corny & cringe to an extent but everyone I see I don’t want to end up like has me thinking, I better start working like someone has put a bounty on my head.

Contrary to the fact, that working all the hard time seems very tiring because you just want a break from the world and don’t want to think about anything else.

I’ve been stuck in a mindset where I can’t relax because I am not where I am not in life but balance is what holds the mold together.

You can’t have a PB&J sandwich without one of the other. They have to go together or simply it won’t be the same.

I don’t have it all figured out but finding it will help me from falling into the ocean.

If you understood that metaphor, kudos to you.

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If any of you are interested to see it in action, please let me know.

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You Need To Hear This

Most people believe they have a lot of time on their hands. 

You don’t have it. 

Start your own company. Make a family for yourself. Take that journey. Make some cash. Assist others. Make friends with others. Purchase some land. Construct a home. Simply put, DO MORE. 

Before you realize it, your life is over.

Did not want to this to scare you but you anything can happen in life.

Everything you can dream of or wanted to be, make sure you do everything in one possible lifetime.

As Nike would say in every commercial they advertise, Just do it.

How People View You

Social media has completely taken over are lives like we are in another reality.

People posting infographics about racial inequalities of people acting like they care but the same energy disappears a week later

I promise we didn’t follow you for your political opinion but now you’re just follower acting like you care about social issues, stop it.

People will tell you right from wrong thinking they know everything off the basis of them watching CNN, FOX, or some other news station. Do you actually know politics or do you listen to your parents speak about politics so you can seem correct?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot & as humans, we need to heal & connect. A documentary called “The Social Dilemma” really puts everything perspective of what I’m talking about.

If this offends you in any way shape or form. I am not sorry and will never be sorry for speaking my mind and how I feel.

We also have people posting naked on Social media platforms and have millionaires looting stores from Black Lives Matter movements and decide to make a music video afterwards. The funny part about that is more or less we want people to view us in a certain light.

Do I necessarily care? Not at all. But am I talking about it right now? Well, obviously…

Asides the point, people will never meet your exact expectations of how you want them to be and how you need them to act.

We are built off attention and being desired for my generation. Social media has been bigger than its even been. We will see tik tok dances of the president trying to get his message across to the country.

We try so hard for knowing how people view us, we just act however we want & not have to fit societal norms.

It is unrealistic to expect people to see you as yourself”- Epictetus

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The Deranged Creative

Trapped in the crevice of my mind thinking what’s the purpose of this meaningful creation in front of me?

Does this product provide value to others or is this some lingering thought in the back of my mind that was needed to be brought out?

Deep down, I am often seen as crazy. Locked in a cage with my thoughts and seen that the narrative of being different, weird, odd, will make me an outcast of society.

People will question me for the things I truly want to create and they perceive me as something that I am not.

All of the thoughts, deepest desires make me sound as if I’m Edgar Allen Poe or need to be in the psych ward.

Well, do I?

Creatives have a side to them nobody else can picture or imagine what they’re going through. My frontal lobe is making me twitch my thumbs or pickup a paint brush that’s right in front of me.

See, I sound like a belong in a psych ward but is anyone even reading these things? The fantasy that lies in my mind is something beyond reach of me day dreaming the day and everything else that comes with it.

Reading this makes me sound completely average to the norm or do I sound like some “woke” person just cause I read books and podcast my thoughts and feelings to the world?

Nobody ever truly knows.

That’s why he’s the deranged creative.

People think he’s out of the norm or just too crazy to grasp concepts of what the average person is thinking on a day to day basis.

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Slave To Social Media

Automatic processing our brains of hearing our names is similar to being glued to our phones.

Being a slave to social media is taking a major toll on my life and without a doubt it’s taking a toll on yours too.

It’s messing up your social life, finances, and mentally.

The human invention of the phone is exerting all of time and energy into something we are not passionate about.

Tons of hours on screen time and not getting much done in the day.

Social media doesn’t only makes us feel lazy & unhappy , it makes us compare our day to day lives to others.

There is a term that is called “ comparison is the thief of joy” . We constantly see a bunch of other people posting different pictures and it makes it look like we are competing with one another. A competition of who’s living the best life and who’s doing what. Little do they know, we are at on our own marathon.

There are times I wish I could post a picture of myself reading, working on content from this blog & publishing it but that’s not how it works sadly. Someone is always posting something that we must up one. By up one, I mean doing better than their previous attempt.

Social Media has taken away a portion of my life that I will never get back but has also realized it has gotten me over my own expectations of what to expect from myself and what I want from this life.

I may fall flat on my face but if I embrace imperfections and don’t victim blame of myself will help me in the long run.

Hiking a trail of what I can do and not see what others post on social media will only help invest in myself and my potential later down the road.

Social Media can be a slave to us but we don’t even realize how much energy it takes away from us.

Don’t be a slave to your phone, I never want to feel this way ever again.

Wake Up.

– You didn’t do that workout. 
– That project you’ve been putting off. 
– That girl you haven’t asked out yet. 

All of them are minor LOSSES. 

To you, they may appear to be “nothing” today. 

You’ll notice one day when you wake up. 

Success Builds on itself. Failure has a similar effect.

Please don’t notice when it’s too late because by then you will be wishing of what you could’ve done.

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