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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The Food Court "A Trip To Miami"

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A recent trip to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida seemed to be of great adventure and great benefit to me who is as of recent a huge fan of Cuban food.  Upon arrival, fresh off of a flight, a friend and me ventured off before checking in to our hotel at the famous Nuevos Cubano's.  You might be saying that you never heard of it but guess what, Scarface knows and that's what matters lol.  No seriously, the movie Scarface used this restaurant as a scene in the movie and it wasn't until several bites into my Cuban style steak sandwich that I realized the Scarface picture hanging on the kitchen walls.

What did I eat?  Well as stated earlier I delighted myself to the steak sandwich with fries.  I also added the hot sauce because I enjoy hot & spicy food lol.  The sandwich was quite tasty although I wish my steak was cooked a bit more.  The seasoning was able to overcome that small issue.  The fries were fries but the level of freshness in the sandwich made this trip worthwhile.  No alcoholic beverages for me this time lol, but I enjoyed not only the food but the scenery as well.  Enjoy these pictures and shouts to FLL!

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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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Commitment to Greatness, Success

From this day forward, whatever that day is YOU read this post, pledge a commitment to YOUrself.  In that commitment, pledge for greatness and success.  There is no reason why YOU shouldn’t want both of these for YOU.  And as I write this I want to make sure YOU understand who I am telling, YOU, to go after greatness and success.  YOU, yes YOU.  This commitment is to challenge YOUrself and is for self growth and eventual satisfaction.  Who YOU do it for that is not YOUrself does not matter right now.  We gotta want it!!  Let’s get a bit selfish and push forward to our commitment because personally, we want it.