Notes About Yesterday.

Notes About Yesterday.

This morning, before 8 o’clock, I am reflecting on yesterday. Yesterday, I wrapped up on a week that was filled full of addressing things it I don’t like to do or I may not be necessarily very good at doing but I have to do to progress further as an entrepreneur, as a thinker, and as a business person. So I ended my week doing a couple of things that I know that I’m not that very good at.

Those two things are editing video and editing sound.  I’ve worked in studios with editors for commercials, I’ve worked in studios with editors putting together music and sound but having to do them myself sometimes just makes my brain boil! I made a commitment to myself that I wanted to learn to do these things, at least efficiently enough so that I can get my own content out and then be able to preach the gospel for why these things are important to learn how to do for the advancement of your business and your brand. Then I can turn around and teach those things to my clients.

As a person that likes to live what they talk and talk how they live, I’ve tried to never to prescribe something or give advice on something that I myself don’t truly know about or at least have an experienced myself from a business standpoint. So yeah editing video, editing audio, two of the things that I don’t like to do, but I’m doing them, just to make content that I can put out. I want to make sure I’m putting out content in a way that is right for me and that I do it consistently. Also so that I can do it in a way that I like that is good enough to put out to the world. But there’s still a lot of things for me to learn. I go back and forth between Adobe Premiere because I think that’s the better program with more capabilities for me to produce content, however, I find it very very frustrating starting-out, and sometimes just putting a simple glorified slideshow together in iMovie works just as well! it’s a crazy journey, it’s a crazy learning experience but what I am learning on the other side is… do I like these things?

If I don’t like these things, what am I learning from these things?

And then how can I use these situations to 1. ask for help from someone else, which I do need help so if there’s anybody who can help me, please do! Please raise your hand please hit me up, drop me a message whichever because I do need help with these things or at least learning how to progress through these things.

And secondly past asking for help, I want to know that from failing or succeeding through these things, I want to know how to instruct someone else about these things, I want to at least know the language well enough from fumbling around with them, to where when I do ask for help, and someone does stand up to assist me I can then have an understanding of how to talk them through what I need for that particular piece of content or for my content strategy moving me forward.

Yeah today was just a quick reminder of yesterday and last week so I’m moving into this week with a better understanding of how to get things done for myself, a better understanding of how to ask other people for help, and better understanding of how to give them instructions once they do stand up to actually help me. Let’s keep moving, keep taking action, let’s keep planning to be better for ourselves, for our businesses and for the people around, Peace.

Things Always Suck Right Before They Get Better!

Things Always Suck Right Before They Get Better!


Well! It turns out they were right. And by They, I mean all of the experts that constantly told me that as soon as you make the decision to become an entrepreneur, no matter what your bar for success is, you immediately have to decide what’s your favorite flavor of shit sandwich? The journey you’re about to embark on, though it can be hella fun and have the potential to be freeing at times, it can and will be a royal pain in the ass a lot of the time.

That being said, you still have to jump. The road ahead is not void of situations that are designed to test your grit. It’s designed to test your physical, mental, and emotional toughness, and in most cases, its sole purpose is to make you want to quit even before you’ve given yourself a chance to win. The good news is that it’s all temporary. And all of these things are teaching you lessons for choices you’ll have to make as you build the business of your dreams.

I’ve never been a fan of giving advice on topics that I know nothing about or have not tried out for myself. That’s not how this thing works for me. So no matter if you’re just getting started as a business owner, or perhaps you’ve been at it for a while and need to get unstuck, try writing down all of the things you know you’re not good at.  All the things you’ve been avoiding mastering because someplace in the back of your mind you know you might really suck at it. Get all of those things on paper, then position yourself to get better at it.

For example, it may turn out that you don’t want to be a social media guru spending hours making content to promote your brand or maybe becoming master at shooting and editing video of yourself for the world to place judgment on is not your jam either. Do them anyway. Most likely you’ll find that you’re really good at one or two things. What you learn from doing it yourself, at least in the beginning is a better knowledge of how all of these things work, and what it takes to get shit done!

All this is setting you up for the win. So when the day comes that you can afford to pay someone to take those tasks off your plate. It won’t be for a lack of not knowing and you will be able to give them clear instructions for what you want.

Find those things you think you suck at and just get better at them!

So Fresh. So Clean!

So Fresh. So Clean!

Over the weekend I received a fantastic package of handmade soaps and skincare products from The Element Bath & Body, located in my old stomping grounds in Dallas, Texas.

Do you know how great it feels to get something in the mail that’s not junk or a bill AND to find out that you’re a winner? I was like a kid on Christmas and could not wait to get at it!

A little history on Cristi, the owner of The Elements Bath & Body. Ten years ago while I lived in Dallas, she started and maintained my dreadlocks for two years. She literally had my head in her hands, so I know from personal experience that she creates great things and has integrity in everything she does.

Needless to say that these products are legit, and everything is well designed and planned out. Cristi deserves all of the good things that are coming her way while on this journey, but don’t take my word for it, see for yourself!

Thanks, Cristi! I can’t wait to see how things unfold for you and your business going forward.


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