Telling our stories is one of the most powerful ways that we connect. Being able to relate to one another is a major key factor in creating a powerful bond. Learn about others. Find out who they are. Get to know more about them than “what they do”. There’s something powerful about stories and our unique way of finding ourselves in them.
Sometimes in order to see things begin to move, you have to first make the move. By making a move we can set off a trigger of events that will help whatever we want begin to manifest. Every once in a while we ourselves need a kick in the ass and the same goes for us giving others a kick in the ass. Regardless of the situation, the one thing I realized is that action needs to be done first for motion to begin.
Instrumentals By: Big Pun
-You Came Up
My failures in life have often turned out to be my greatest gifts and wisest teachers. When looking on back on where I came from and where I am today, I can’t help but to be thankful for all of the hardships that I’ve suffered. Not saying these series of events were a good time while they were happening. But all in all they helped me grow. It’s funny how when we’re going through troubles, others can believe in us more than we believe in ourselves.
Mobb Deep: Survival of the Fittest
Prodigy: Trails of Love
Mobb Deep: Where Ya Heart At?
A stupid mistakes leads to a big realization. Do The Right Thing! Even when you don’t have to. That’s what makes it “right” or “ethical”. Although I felt embarrassed, stupid, and foolish, it also sparked this thought and conversation. I hope that in this situation I did the right “thing” for myself.
How a simple basketball game helped to remind me just how great life can be when we step on the other side of fear. I like this story because it serves as a means to look back and remember past victories that we’ve had. Our story either keeps us caged in or sets us free.
Instrumentals By: Damu the Fudgemunk
-Leo….The Part 1
I Left my Heart in Lacey is a tribute to the amazing times and connections that I had while teaching there. It was heartbreaking when I lost my job. My students and the time spent was truly one of kind. I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to spend time in Lacey and for all those that made a lasting impression on me. This short time in my life has left a footprint on my heart that I will never forget. I love all my students there and I always will.
Instrumentals By: J. Cole
I speak about how and why I came to the decision to quit my job as a school teacher. Although I loved the profession, I wanted a change in my lifestyle. I’ve learned some valuable lessons along the way and had some amazing experiences. The biggest thing was taking that Leap of Faith and actually resigning from my position.
Instrumentals : Chance the Rapper
-Cocoa Butter Kisses
Just my thoughts on when it comes to bringing a vision into manifestation. During this time, when you’re working towards something that you want to create, we often get pushback or resistance from those we least expect. What makes it even more difficult is when you’re looking to those same people for support. I’ve learned that it’s not always the case that they don’t support or believe in you, it’s that they can’t see the vision until you complete it.
Instrumentals By: Jay-Z
-Somewhere in America
-Guess Who’s Back
-Who You Wit