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.

Hard Times

The hard times makes the people we see in our dreams

From magazines, billboards, sports ads, we see it all.

Do you know what we see?

We see people who eventually become our idols and become everlasting inspirations since we were kids.

That little kid in us is always being inspired.

Always being cut, bruised by some object of some sort that always end up hurting us.

Crying to our parents to tell them to make the pain go away and so we be in the comfort of their arms.

No we grow with each passing day in hopes of becoming the reality of our minds.

The dreams.

The dream state where we day dream all of realities in the subconscious in hopes of us becoming what we actually want to become.

But, in order to enjoy the good, we just endure the hard times.

The hard times is what makes us.

Failures, disappointments, & setbacks.

The hard times is what the human skin is layered of.

In our DNA lies hard times & how we get to certain states of our life.

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More To Life

There’s gotta be more to life

It feels like a cutting edge blade aiming to the right

Moving swiftly enough like a thief in the night

But do we know what’s right?

That’s the key to life

To progress, pursue and seek

Like always fixing the end of the pipe that might leak

Finding each and every clue like hide and seek

Doing different things each and every week

Like a word jumping in the mouth of a birds beak

There’s gotta be more to life

Don’t hold things in strife

There’s just gotta be more to life

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Cut Out Small Minded People

Cut Out Small Minded People.

The people who will dwell on your dreams.

Now, cut out those ignorant folks.

The folks who want to “support” you.

So, find people who are open minded.

Cliche as it sounds, you just have too.

Subsequently, those are subjective to change can your life.

Then, life will start to progress drastically.

Press your inner subconscious to see why people think this way.

So, why is that?

Now, humans are more inclined to do the hard things.

Thus, making them closed minded and cutting off their true ambitions.

Small minded people are dream killers.

Cut Out Small Minded People.

There are people who are realistic in their dreams and others that think something is impossible to achieve.

Although, there are things that seem impossible in this world, its very possible.

So, what may be the cause of this?

Cut Out Small Minded People

Disband Close-Minded People

I will tell you.

Its from people who they hang around and listen too.

Then, their thoughts will start to rub off on you.

Don’t let this be a continuous cycle.

You will meet people like this in every corner of your life.

So I would suggest is how you deal with it.

Deal with it in a professional manner and wisely.

Now, not everyone acts like this, its just certain people.

Its like a plague to be around these people and it hurts when they multiply.

This is a call to action to not to listen to people with inflexible attitudes and traits.

Understand it gets annoying after awhile.

You will constantly hear it and nothing about it will change.

So, do me a favor and let those people go.

Those people won’t be in your life forever and won’t offer much but a bad attitude.

The worst thing in life is a bad attitude one may say.

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions.

So, welcome to the New Year. A year of blessings and gratitude. Now, we all have goals to attempt to accomplish. Then, we will put all of our effort in attaining those goals. So, let’s get straight to it.

First, have a list of goals that you want to achieve. It may be losing weight, getting a raise, or developing better friendships. Once you have that list, measure a time a frame for those goals. Essentially, the time it should take to achieve those goals. So, make a time schedule for every task leading up to the goals you want.

Resolutions for New Year’s

New Year’s Resolutions.

New Year's Resolutions

In addition, of making goals that are measure. They have to be attainable. For example, you can’t just aim for a 100k year goal without hitting $100-1000 first. Not saying its impossible, just make sure its achievable to your standard. So, make it clear and reasonable. I am in no way shape or form discouraging you. Just be realistic.

Now, we are getting closer. Close like we are in a marathon race. So, we have figured out goal setting and organization. Then, comes time-relevancy. This means relevant in a specific time frame for goals you want to achieve.

So, you can achieve the goal in that specific period. Always make sure to see how far you have came from the beginning. Attack the goals like a pack of wolves. Hungry and ferocious for more. Now, make sure they’re relevant.

Relevant in terms of objectives you want to achieve. Make sure they align with your values and long-term goals. Ask yourself why the goal is important to you and how it help you get closer to your goal. Then, you will truly see why the goal is important to you. Follow these goals for the new year.

Am I Inspired?

Am I Inspired?

Now, this is the question you need to ask yourself when you wake up in the morning.

Ready to seize the day in full-force and attack any problem in your way.

Although, that question all starts with us.

Asking yourself this question will be the sole source of motivation that keeps you hungry throughout the day.

So, ask yourself this, how can you work doing what you enjoy?

Be as inspirational as a dog chasing a squirrel.


This pandemic has showed me alot about the truth about work ethic.

Working hard enough isn’t enough at all.

Grinding our asses off will set the tone of how our week can play out.

It asks the question.

Am I Inspired?
Curosity of Inspiration

Next, use that question to fuel you.

So, you don’t have to go repeating the same mistakes as before.

Even though, you will ask that question a lot, remember it.

Am I inspired?

A hunting pack of wolves never questions inspiration.

They kill anything in their way of their hunt.

So, you need to do the same.

Destroy anything anything that’s in the way of your goals.

Then, everything will start to make sense.

Next, it will apply to areas of your life.

School, work, fitness, etc.

We don’t even realize it but it will work for us.

Then, you will feel on top of the world.

Lastly, there will be days where we feel down.

Down physically and mentally.

Now, I am not scaring you.

I am just letting you know what might happen.

It will keep us humble and grounded.

Meanwhile, your friends will be struggling to find inspiration.

So, do everything in your power to make that true.

Find and never it let it go.

We often find inspiration in everyday things believe it or not.

Escape the Rat Race

Escape The Rat Race

According to Forbes magazine, on average at least 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Which means, they rely on a paycheck to survive on a day to day basis.

See, that’s the problem. That statistic sounds awful enough and never want to be at that point where I have to work everyday just to barely make ends mean.

We have the power to make something for ourselves just from a laptop. All you really need is a laptop and a wifi connection.

I want to work as hard as I can these next few years of my life so I am not apart of that statistic.

Escape the rat race and create the life you want to live.

We were all made for greatness but we cannot become greatness itself if we don’t work hard enough. Create, create and create.

Create something that provide value to people’s lives will get you where you want to be in life. That’s how you will get ahead in this life.

It could impactful, entertaining, inspiring, etc. whatever the case might be just make sure it has value and brings value to the lives of others.

The Compound Effect

The Compound Effect

The Compound Effect is the sum of our efforts that add up each day.

Now, all the good habits you have, build up on them each and everyday.

1 pushup will turn into 1000 push ups. 1 page of a book will turn into 1000 pages.

Do you understand what I am getting at now?

For example, if you want to build a business for the long-term. You’re going to want to research about it everyday. So, you can see results over a period of time.

Moreover, it builds good habits.

You’ll feel like superman saving lives and the Hulk breaking through walls.

The Compound Effect shows what you can really become.

Then, your life will start to improve

I used to think my life would never improve until I read this book

Now, this isn’t some type of advertisement or promo, you have to know the term to understand what I am talking about

So, you’re going to need a notebook for your routines

Keep track of literally everything that you do and see where you get distracted or thrown off

Attack those bad traits like a karate board

Break the bad habits until they’re tired.

Consequently, keep moving like an athlete. Don’t stop your feet at all.

Now, all those bad habits you used to have, are gone.

All that unnecessary weight will leave your shoulders.

You will feel wonderful knowing you were better than you were yesterday.

Slow and steady really wins the race. Think for the long-term.

Fast-forward 5-10 years and you will be thankful that you did.

Now, you see why I rate this effect so highly?

It will literally change your life as we speak.

Side hustles, investments, books, e-commerce, etc.

You can’t improve 100% unless you measure it.

Always take full responsibility for what happens to you.