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Conversations With My Parents (My Biggest Motivators)

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Your parents want the best for you (even though you don't think of it that way sometimes). They may tell you to get a steady job with medical benefits and setting yourself up for a 401k. Yes, times have changed and it's more of an entrepreneurial, business-minded, control your destiny type of world. It's more of a carefree world where people take risks and go out on a limb and go after what they truly want in life. Sometimes it works out for them, sometimes it doesn't.

Parents want you to have a safety net, but sometimes you end up having to leave that safety net and going after what you're passionate about and truly love. It's not easy to do it and that's why I try to keep my life in perspective. The job market is tough and it's not even your resume that does the talking, it's who you know who can put you in a position to get you a job that'll allow you to survive.

Look, the reality is, no one wants to just, "survive" and live check …

My Motivation To Be The Best Poet

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The one thing that I will always say and continue to say is, I'm not in competition with anyone. Other authors have their own stories and journey. I'm not trying to out beat them or out do them in any way, shape or form. I'm motivated by how I write and how I'm able to formulate story lines and put them into poetic prose format for people to understand.

I'm very different in how I write, it's nothing that has ever been done (as far as I know). My motivation is to be the best poet in my eyes. There are many other great poets who write about different things and share their thoughts on life, love and other subjects. The great thing about me is I can write books and I can also write shorter poems to post on social media. When I write the shorter poems, I talk about my inner thoughts and what's going on in my life at that exact moments in time. Sometimes I delve into societal issues when I write shorter poems when I really need to get something off of my chest…

A Special Blog for Writers and Authors

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This blog is for writers and authors of books, it was time that I write a blog that helps with this process. I know what you're thinking, why not charge for this? I won't do it because I found all of this information on my own and anyone can do it themselves. I just want to share websites that definitely work and have worked for me in this journey. Without further a do, please read below:

Distribution to Multiple Bookstores:
Draft2digital-This website is basically a savior when it comes to distribution to multiple bookstores. If you want to get your book into multiple bookstores all in one shot, this is the website to utilize. Instead of having multiple bookstore account, you can just have one major account. They tabulate all of your earning and pay you monthly based on your book sales. You can put your books on the website, set the price and then click on what bookstores you want them to be in (eBook only).

They have contracts with Barnes and Noble, Apple iTunes, Kobo, Scribd, …

Clearing Your Mind and Recharging Your Battery

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Sometimes, taking time off to recharge your battery is long overdue. It's something that needs to be done and you know it. It's just a matter of doing it and taking a few days off from the grind of your goals and aspirations. You can't just go through the grind every single day relentlessly without giving your mind, body and soul a break. Sometimes, you just need to decompress and clear your mind, reflect on how far you've come and where you're going.

Well, that is what I did this past week in Los Angeles. I'm originally from New York and this vacation was long overdue. This was my 5th trip to California in 3 years and every time I come, I refocus, get my mind right and go back home refreshed. This vacation I was able to do way more and enjoy a few new places. I also got to revisit some places that never get old (Venice Beach).

To be able to clear your mind of the clutter, the pressures, people, social media, the world, life, it felt really good. I stayed in a…

When People Say They Want Success

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The reality of things when people say they want success, it’s the money, cars, home and traveling. Most don’t even know how they’re going to get there. They just know that they want to be successful and they think that the materialistic things will make them happy. They forget it’s doing what you love and giving to others is what makes and completes your happiness. The next aspect of this blog is people aren’t truthfully willing to do the work to get to that place of success. Granted my definition of success is totally different than others, most have a generalization of what they consider success and it’s the social status aspect of it.
Most will say they want to be rich but don’t have a clear vision of how they’ll get there. They haven’t carved out their journey and the amount of work, time, patience, energy and effort they’ll have to give to get there. It may take a year, 2 years, 5years,10 years, who really knows.
A good amount of people want to be rich and not have to work. Granted …