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Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun Audiobook Now Available!

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It's with great pleasure to tell you, my first audiobook is available for purchase! I narrated my book Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun on audio and you can purchase it here on this website! Once you exit here, you will see it on the right side of the website, it's only $3!

I've put a lot of work into making sure it's good quality (it's not perfect) and it's a great way to listen to my book and hear my voice since I wrote the book myself. I decided not to go the route of publishing it on bookstore websites because it's either pay for a narrator (which is hundreds of dollars) or narrate it myself but it has to be perfect in sound (as if I recorded it in a studio) and that isn't feasible.

I was able to buy a good microphone from Amazon which connects to my iPad, I downloaded an app (from the apple store) that allows you to record it and I recorded my whole book. It took a few weeks (as there were some obstacles I had to face) and I was able to get…

My Work Ethic (And Where I Get It From)

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My mom is where I get my work ethic from. Now that I've answered the question, I could end the blog here, right? Well, not necessarily, this is just the beginning of it. My mother always told me that whatever I put energy into, to give 100%. It's all or nothing at all, nothing in between. If it's in between, then you're basically half-assing it and it's pointless to do that.

So whether it was the workplace, friendships or relationships, I was always told to give 100% into it and when I hit a point of where I gave it my all, it was time to move on. In this blog, I'll go into my work ethic from a writing standpoint. The friendships and relationships part I'm quite sure you don't really care about and I get that.

As you all know, I had no idea I would even write one book, let alone six up to this point with many more to go (scary to think about right?). Since I've figured out my purpose in life, which is to write, motivate and inspire others I know th…

The Struggles and Growth of a Man Part 2 Releases December 15th!

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For those who don't know, my first book is the Struggles and Growth of a Man. It's about a young man in his 20s named Robert who has learned a lot about life, daily struggles and trying to mature into the man he wants to be. He's been brainwashed about the world and his role as a man and he's trying to break from that mold.

If you haven't read the first book, you definitely should as it is a journey into the mind of a man, his daily struggles in life and also insight into our thinking. With Part 2 releasing on December 15th, this is the continuation of the series and it is an emotional roller coaster ride for Robert the main character.

The writing of this book was very emotional, impactful and also insightful as you learn more about Robert and how he deals with many adversities in his life. Part 2 delves into things that we all experience in life and you get to learn about Robert the man a lot more in this book.

So if you haven't bought Part 1, please go get i…

I Don't Compete With Others, I Compete With Myself

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The biggest thing for me is to get better at my craft everyday. Do you know how I do that? By competing with myself. If I sat and worried about what everyone else is doing, I wouldn't have progress. I would not have published all of the books I have so far, I would not have written all of these poems and posted them on social media.

I always say you're only as good as the last accomplishment you achieved. Everyday I accomplish something on this journey of mine. Do I get complacent? Nope. Why? Because I have more to get done, I always have something that needs my attention.

I do everything on my own for the most part, I would say about 90% of it. There are a few things that I need other people to do for me and I pay them for it. Marketing my books, formatting my books, making book covers, doing interviews (I can't interview myself), I'm not good at everything. That's the self-awareness in me (as Gary Vaynerchuk would say).

For me, every poem I write about what I…

Most People Can't Go On Your Journey

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The one thing that I tell people a lot is that most people can't go on the journey that you're on. Here's why and I'll explain. You have the people who settle for mediocrity and will complain about their lives and not do a thing about it, and then there are the people who want to do better and will work at their craft on a daily basis. It's one or the other, when it comes to your life journey, it's black and white, no grey areas (at least in my eyes).

With that said, most of the people that I know are perfectly fine with their lives and where they are in life. They either have desk jobs working 9-5, go to the gym, watch ratchet television shows with no substance, wait for Friday and then go enjoy their weekends. Those are people who will not understand your goals, your vision and you striving for greatness. Nor will those people necessarily support you either so don't have any expectations from them either. Very few people will support you because they kno…