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If You Don't Love It, Don't Do It

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Too many times, people tend to do things for the quick money and to have a good payday. Most people don't have a passion for what they're doing. If you're not passionate at what you do, you shouldn't really be doing it. Eventually it all comes back to get you and you lose out on what you're really meant to do in your life.

It's perfectly okay to be passionate about different things, it's just a matter of what things are you going to put your heart into daily. It's what are you putting 100% into every single day. I'm passionate about plenty of things but over the past few years, I've weeded out what I don't want to do and have put my focus and energy into writing.

It's hard to give anyone sound advice on how to find your passion and what you love. The reason why is I was once passionate about being a basketball analyst for the NBA and be on television. Then I was passionate about the retail trends, I loved television production and the b…

It's Never A Straight Line To Accomplish Your Goals

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The title of this blog explains itself, it's never a straight line to accomplish your goals. When you start the process of doing something, you will automatically think that it's going to be smooth sailing and you'll get things done. Then....reality hits you square in your chest and you realize, it's going to be tougher than you thought.

While I do a lot of work and get a lot accomplished, it doesn't mean that I'm filled with distractions on a daily basis. The lines always get squiggly somewhere a long the way. Those squiggly lines will consist of various distractions in your life. Work, friends, family, kids (I don't have any yet), events, errands, chores, household duties, bills, and plenty of other things. The point is, there has to be a point in your mind where you say to yourself, "I have to get things done and I have to organize myself."

Organizing yourself means doing what has to be done in your day and figuring out the best time for you t…

Embracing My Own Journey

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I don't sit and read many books on entrepreneurship and "how to" books for numerous reasons. For one I'm an author and reaching an audience is hard enough as it is. Getting someone's attention these days takes serious dedication. With the distractions that are around us daily, sometimes even a book cover isn't going to get someone's attention.

For me, reading books would take time away from learning things on my own. I've learned a lot along with the way within the short time frame that I have been publishing books. It takes a lot of different strategies, thought process and marketing yourself to readers and people who are truly interested in your book(s).

By the time I sit and read a book on what someone else did, I could've learned 3-5 things on my own that I can apply to what I'm doing. The reality is, I'm in a genre where no one wants to read it because of the stigmas and thoughts of it...poetry. My books are different than others and…

Everyday, I Watch Motivational Videos

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The title of this blog explains itself and I will explain my reasoning for doing this. For starters, most days I don't want to go to work, I just want to be home working on my craft and working on my projects. Some days, I don't want to do the work that needs to be done (which is not often because I love what I do in regards to my writing), but I do it.

Motivational videos keep you in a good place and in good spirits. Listening to people's stories and how they got to where they are is a great thing. It let's your mind know that if they did it, you can too. So everyday, I go on YouTube and I watch at least 1-2 videos on motivation, inspiration, drive, determination, accomplishing goals, work ethic, whatever it is, I watch it.

I have subscribed to plenty of channels that are associated with that. Most days, I do wake up with a purpose and goals to accomplish and a reason for what I'm doing. I know that I want to inspire people to do well in life, but I also want peo…

Creating Audiobooks

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Audiobooks have become the biggest aspect to the author business and it is crucial to readers/listeners. Most people either don't have the time to sit and read a book on their tech device or buy a paperback to sit and read a book. The business of audiobooks have taken off and that's a great thing. But...then there are cons to it too.

See, investing into paying someone to record an audiobook is costly. There's no getting around it, I'm going to be honest. By the time I thought about doing audiobooks, I was 5 books in and already knew that I'd be spending a good $300-$400 a book, so that's a good $2000 out of my pocket. Now, I'm 7 books into it so that's $2800 dollars give or take. That's a lot of money and that's promotion, investments and marketing money that I can use.

So...I decided to record my own audiobooks. After a lot of trial and error of apps I used, websites I tried to figure out, along with microphones, I was able to find what works …

The Closest People Will NOT Support You

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Whatever you choose to do with your life, the closest people in your life will NOT support you. If that's what you're thinking in your mind, that is not going to be your reality. I'm only writing this blog to forewarn you of the bullshit that's to come. You will get the people who will run their mouths and click like more on your posts than ACTUALLY supporting you.
See what people fail to realize is when you have a vision and big goals, it's not about self-gratification on social media websites, likes and comments. If we wanted that, we'd just do videos like all of the other attention seekers on social media websites. The biggest part of all of this is to stay focused on your goals. Don't let others keep you from continually striving for greatness.

It will be a very lonely road and it's going to suck. To save you the pain and anger that I experienced when I first published my first book, "The Struggles and Growth of a Man," I'll tell you …

How I Get My Book Ideas

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Every once in a while, I talk to someone who really wants to know how my mind works. I was fortunate to be able to talk to a few people who ask me that one question, how do I get my book ideas? It's a process with how I get my book ideas, a lot of times it can be just thinking and brainstorming or it can be something that happens in the world. There are times where I'll have a conversation with someone about the world and then a light bulb goes off and then a book idea comes to mind.

If you don't know by now, there's a blue book that I carry with me everywhere I go. This book is where every idea, brainstorming session begins and ends and how I formulate chapters. Observation of the world, what has happened and what can potentially happen is how I get my book ideas. I'm not necessarily fixated on a specific societal issue. This gives me the flexibility to write about different subjects that I feel strongly about.

Let's take for an example Code Blue: An Oath to …