Our “Why” comes from our passion to meet a goal, our love for something that is dear to us, or a goal that we want to support or help.
What’s good my People!!
Keene Walker is a premiere speaker in the US and he often speaks about schooling vs. education. In this he notes that true education does not come by simply being in attendance at school. It doesn’t even come by completing your work and graduating.
A TRUE education comes from having a desire and a love for something that you will do anything in your power to learn everything that there is to know about it. Your desire is flame that is sparked by love. I need you to love your craft! Love your craft so much that you know everything about it! Do you want to play basketball? Don’t just play with friends, but play with friends, enemies, strangers, and your family. Compete with everyone that you can and show them how much you LOVE basketball!
What are the things that you love? I mean, REALLY love?
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A Great Morning Good Peeps!
“If you can manage your time, you can do anything.” These were the words from a principal that I had the pleasure to work under. This words stuck with me because they are matter of fact and true. It’s a simple concept that we allow ourselves to complicate. One fun way to increase your productivity and manage your time better is to create an incentive for each task that you complete. If you complete your chores, you can watch an hour television. Take out the trash and enjoy a snack or two. However you choose to make time management interesting, be sure to learn it, own it, live it, and be it so that you can master it and have it become a part of you! Ya Dig?
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An Awesome Black Friday My People!
I made a song a while back called Teach Me How To Study! In this song, I outline a few basic tips for building stud skills. They are as follows:
1. Ask yourself these questions: What should I study? When should I study? and How should I study?
2. Memorize – Read your source or notes over and over until it sticks in your mind. Studying is about building strength in recalling information.
3. Read Actively – As you read make sure that you are focused on your source and only your source. Don’t think about anything else during your study time. Focus!
4. Take Notes – Jot down the important stuff in a way that you can remember. Use icons and such to trigger your memory when you go back over it again.
5. Manage your time – Don’t burn yourself out on study time. Even television shows have commercial breaks! Take a break, grab a snack and jump back in.
Beef up your study Skills and beef up your “A” Game… Get It?
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Happy Thanksgiving My Peeps!
Your network is a circle of people that you have for a certain reason. There are networks of friends, family, study partners, and so forth.
In business circles, your network are people that you can call for assistance in getting an interview for a job, finding where job openings are, how to get ahead in jobs, great classes to take to earn a competitive advantage and more.
Building a network begins by locating people that have similar aspirations as you do. This common theme will drive you to people that may not have guessed you’d come into contact with. They may seem weird or unusual or they may be cool as ever also. Either way, you will connect. Once you do, the common theme of your network should be The Work! How can you help me get better? How can I help you get better? I will share things with you that I know and you share things with me that you know. Now think of how powerful this thinking is when it’s 3 people, or 4, or 15, or 20! The knowledge shared can be powerful! Start early! Start now! Build your network and watch it grow!
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You Are Great!
Top O’ The Mornin’ Good Peeps!
Always remember that you were not placed on this Earth to be normal. You were not placed here to be average. You are here to do extraordinary things in an extraordinary time! We tend to allow laziness, procrastination, and fear of the unknown consume us and keep us from being great. Your brain will disrespect what you want and trick you in being “normal” and “comfortable” and “okay” and “satisfied.” However, if greatness is what you want you’ll retrain your brain and defy “normal,” Punch “comfortable” in the face, and kick “okay” out the door! ON YOUR FEET HOMIE! It’s time to be great!!
You have the same amount of time in the day as the CEO’s, millionaires, & billionaires! Use your time to be the greatest version of you that you can possibly muster! Start early, end late, but no matter what, BE GREAT!!
Go Get’em Tiger!
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My Exercise Routine
What’s Going On My Good People!!
Getting into exercise is not easy. Your brain will trick you into staying comfortable. I had to trick myself into working out! First I had to find some people to workout with. Not trainers! Not those muscle bound guys always yelling at you to lift cars. Not those guys, but I mean people just like me. regular Joe Schmoes that work everyday, eat good, and are looking to get into a better habit of healthy living. I found those people in some close friends of mine. They were already starting their routines and I joined in. Each Saturday we hiked Stone Mountain here in Atlanta, GA. Then we challenged each other workout calendars (Burpees, push ups, sit ups, etc.). We would record our exercises, post them on Facebook, and challenge each other to keep up! What I found doing this is that it became less about working out and more about fellowshipping with my friends. The good part is that I am also becoming more healthy and keeping toned so that I can put on great performances at schools! I want you to get started exercising. Do some fun things and make sure you sweat, but most of all make sure you workout with friends. It will make all the difference!
I stumbled upon this great quote tonight:
“If you want to achieve greatness,
stop asking for permission.”
It stopped me in my tracks. After giving it the ‘ol two thumbs up, I sat and thought about it for a little while. It’s an interesting thought because many of us struggle with this to some degree.
The passionate missionary wants to give her life in service to the Lord and His people. She asks her family for permission to head off into danger. Her family says no, “You need to sit down and stay where its safe.” She misses her calling.
The hard-working office worker comes up with a way to save the company millions. She asks her under-qualified, ill-equipped middle manager for permission to make it happen. He says no; it’ll make him look bad. The company suffers.
The would-be entrepreneur wants to create something amazing. He asks his wallet for permission to sacrifice his job position and financial comfort. His credit cards say no, “You’ve got bills to pay.” The business never happens.
Most often, we ask ourselves for permission. Surprisingly, we like to tell ourselves no.
- We sabotage ourselves with limiting beliefs.
- We give in to waves of numbing doubt.
- We succumb to crippling fear.
In my own life, I’ve used the pursuit of internal permission to rationalize my way out of doing a lot of things. Operating under the guise of wisdom and discernment, I’ve managed to wimp out on some great opportunities. We truly can be our own worst enemies sometimes.
Here’s my challenge. Stop asking.
- Stop asking for permission to pursue your dreams.
- Start taking the necessary steps to bring them to fruition.
- Stop asking for permission to follow your passion.
- Start doing the work that makes you come alive.
- Stop asking for permission to achieve greatness.
- Start being bold in your disregard for the status quo.
Now that you have permission to stop asking for permission, get out there and do something that matters. No one can stop you.
What kind of permission are you looking for?
Patrick S. Epkins is a former professional football player, coach, and mentor
Owner of uBrokeiFix LLC, a technology repair company.