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.

 

LLC Out

 

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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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Bounce Back Game

What is your bounce back game like?  Like really, how do you react in times of failure, loss, or any of that other bad mess that can happen to you?  The bounce back game must be strong and part of that is faith and belief in yourself.  Understanding that no matter how the cards are dealt or how they play out, you will be good regardless.  You have to believe that if you lost it all, you can get it all back, plus some.  Remember the saying, “you ain’t a boss until you take a loss.”  Well I do believe there is some truth to that.

For myself, I look at failure as lessons learned so I know that once the experienced scenarios come around again I should be able to handle and react differently so that the outcome is a bit different.  There is this Jay Z line that I always go back to time and time again.  “I will not lose for even in defeat there’s a valuable lesson learned so that evens it up for me.”  And since then that is exactly how I have approached life.  When things don’t turn out for your favor you can mope around about it or you can level up and do better.  For me, the only option is to level up.  Remember, if you lived through it then you have another chance.

This post is something short for those dealing with life’s lessons.  That is what we will call them, not losses, not failures, but life’s lessons.  Always know after a lesson, you are built for this shit!

LLC Out

 
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