Confidence

The truth is confidence can come from many different forms both internal and external. Going into a situation the right string of confidence can push you towards whatever goals you may have. But you have to ultimately believe in yourself for everything to come to fruition. I’m saying this because often times we say we believe but don’t demonstrate that belief in our actions.

As someone who played sports there were always times that I had someone pushing and motivating me because they believed in me and my talent and wanted to build up my confidence. Those times I will never forget and am forever grateful for, but it took me believing in myself for that confidence to come to life. People on the outside can tell you that you are the greatest ever but if you don’t believe that yourself, you may never build your confidence.

The purpose of these post is to help push everyone who takes their time to read this to be the source of your on confidence building and believe in yourself. Only you have to make actions become a reality and by you stepping onto the scene like it’s already yours, your half-way to claiming those wins you have to accomplish for yourself.

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Are You Ready To Take The Next Step?

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The next step.  Are you ready to take the next step?  Are you prepared for what comes with your added responsibility? The challenge is to prepare yourself mentally as that has to be the mainstay of your continued growth.  Mentality is everything and for myself, I have always believe in energy, positive or negative.  The energy you put out to the world is the energy you will get back.  Now there are times when you may receive the opposite of what you give off but then it goes back to mentality.  Are you a mentally positive person?  Do you believe in yourself and your abilities to conquer whatever it is you set your mind to?  A challenge is just that but the overall outcome depends on you.  The next step is only one step away, but in that one step you must be prepared to take on the road less traveled and be ready for the obstacles that are included with that.  Everybody talks the game, not everyone can play it though.  Push forward.

 

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Art Of The Hustle

The Art of The Hustle can include many different components as to what can make your hustle(s) successful but the one thing that is a must, is indeed, mindset. It is easy for tons of people to talk about living the life through the hustle and grind, not so easy for anybody is actually putting in the effort.  This is why there is importance in mindset.  You must understand that within the hustle, an L is all part of the game.  Like Meek said, wins and losses are a part of the process.

From the information I gather listening to different interviews or reading articles that include whom I consider muse's, something that points out is one not limiting themselves to a certain area.  If you research these two, you will clearly see their hustle is spread out.  I don't believe in placing limits on opportunity and in the same sense, I am learning not to place limits on ideas.  The hustle includes being open and that may mean using different exports, actually taking those ideas that pop up in your head and planning them out to success.  I look at a business mind such as Maverick and see that he has been able to seek and utilize the moment at the right time.  The aspect of even understanding when the timing is right to bring an idea to fruition is something we underrate, let alone preparing yourself to be ready when it's time.  The business moves he has propelled for himself and others in his camp such as a LeBron James is a testament to his study of what he can bring to the market.  As it comes to Big Shaq, yes the retired NBA Hall of Famer, he is involved in everything.  Being an brand ambassador, partial owner, etc., his name is involved in tons of not only profitable businesses, but businesses who have claimed stake in the market so that they have been  and will be around a while.  Reading about Shaq and what he calls his 10 rules allows me to see what has made him successful even off of the hardwood.  His hustle is definitely respected.  Find some sort of muse, believe in yourself, and take advantage of your ideas!  The hustle never stops!

Shaq's Top 10 Rules for Success and Business

1) Follow Your Heart

2) Use Criticism As Motivation

3) Focus On The Solution

4) Master Being Different

5) Dedicate Yourself 1000 Percent

6) Be Motivated By Competition

7) Value Partnerships

8) Make Them Remember Your Name

9) Be An Inspiration

10) Have Fun

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One thing that I would certainly suggest in building up your mindset, motivation, confidence, etc. is to find a muse or few.  A muse is important because as you aim to push for a better you, whether it be physically, mentally, spiritually or whatever, you need to have a space of thoughts to help push you.  When you seek to create, finding pits of inspiration is key so maybe it is just meditation, or maybe you have a physical muse.  For myself, I have noticed that I have found muses in the form of businessmen in the sports world, more specifically Maverick Carter and Shaquille O'Neal.  As a source of inspiration for my continued journey of growth, business, and brand influence, I look and listen to how these two move within the various industries they are in.

 
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Resolution or Evolution

As of recent years, definitely more than my younger years I have noticed a different type of reaction to people who speak of their New Year’s resolutions.  It was once a very positive, embracing and inspirational thing.  The entire process of putting together a list full of resolutions and lifestyle changes that one wanted to associate with their fresh start.  Now it seems that people are being vilified for wanting to implement positive aspects into their life.  

How I see it, we should all aspire to improve by the day and anytime a person sets goals of improvement that is something that we should all both encourage and embrace.  Change is not easy at all and one of the things that makes it difficult is the expected responses from other people.  And I know what y’all are saying, “who cares what others think,” and in a sense you’re absolutely right but as humans it is in our nature to care what others think.  Even so, that is beside the point of this post lol.  Why are we so embracing of the BS for the most part but turn the other way when someone states how they want to evolve positively? 

We often question can changes be made overnight, as in can changes be made on January 1st and the truth is changes can be made at any time.  It all depends on the person and when they are ready to apply changes.  If someone picks the new year to start the change then so be it.  And when they are ready, we should be there to support.