A collegiate degree DOES NOT equal success for the average person! In this episode, I break down alternatives to going to a traditional four year college that can save you from having heavy debt tremendously.
A lot of times when you listen to rappers, they glorify the streets, but most will never show you the darkside of hustlin'. Never forget, the streets will forever be undefeated. In this episode, I breakdown five ways you can invest in yourself in order to prosper without the illegal bullshit.
In this episode, I break down the seven traits that you need in order to unlock your inner greatness.
This episode was originally published on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. I wanted to re-release it for those of you that were not hip to my show back then. A lot of good game in this one!
As a hustla with heavy ambition, you are going to have to realize that your journey to your success will not yield everyone around you. The sooner you realize that nothin' lasts foreva, the better you will be. In this episode, I break down seven proverbs to realizing that all in your life is temporary.
Empaths are highly intuitive and have the ability to take on the energies of those around them. It can be extremely exhausting! In this episode, I break down ten traits of someone that would be labelled as an empath.
The most successful people in this world have to sacrifice a lot more than the average person. In order for you to acquire any ascension in your life, you must be willing to make a lot more sacrifices that most people are not willing to do. In this episode, I break down 8 steps to making your sacrifices easier in order to continue to ascend in your life.
Once you learn to control your dick,
you can learn to have control over your life.
In this episode, I break down what a renaissance man or woman is, why it is important, and what steps you can take in order to become one.
For most men, they think they have a clue about what women want, but most guys are clueless. You might think money and fancy cars is the best way to get a good woman; that's the best way to become a trick! In this episode, I break down the science of learning what a great woman is (for you). Also, I give you eight different proverbs you can use to keep the attention of a great woman that you can build an empire with.
Originally Published on Feb 15, 2017
In sports, you cannot teach speed. Speed is innate. You can work on your acceleration. You can work on your strength. But speed is a valuable skill that cannot be taught. It’s either you have it, or you don’t. This is the same for having an innovative mind-state. It is something that you are born with. It is where true genius is created. It is nurtured from an early age. Innovators live a very non-linear lifestyle; they exist outside comfort zone. In this article, I will give you four habits of innovators.
1. Innovators Do Not Have A Kanye Persona!
People that think with an innovative mind-state have their egos in check. Innovators understand that the world does not revolve around them. There is no Kanye persona at all! Being an innovator comes from being a leader, and yes, most leaders do have a stronger sense of self than the average person. But, innovators do not allow their ego to blind them from their actual reality. Your worst enemy can be yourself, and innovators understand this. When you have efforts to build as a creative, a lot of times you can allow your ego to get the best of you. Anyone with a true innovative mind-state knows how to “check themselves before they wreck themselves,” like the wise prophet, Ice Cube said over thirty years ago.
2. Never A Master — Always A Student — Forever Evolvin’
When you become a master of something, you have a sense that you can no longer learn anything new about that subject. This is where complacency starts to leak into your life. Complacency is like that annoying ass in-law that overstays their welcome in your home; you must not allow them to get too comfortable! Innovators always are looking to evolve. You can ask Tom Brady if he feels like he’s a master of the NFL, and I’m pretty sure he’ll tell you that he is always looking to evolve his game to stay on top. Once you feel like you are a master of your craft, and there’s nothing else you can learn from it, you are leaving yourself open for someone else to take your top spot. There is no room for complacency when you are an innovator.
Complacency is like that annoying ass in-law that overstays their welcome in your home; you must not allow them to get too comfortable!
Average people look to fit in. They follow all of the rules. They do not look to disrupt the status-quo. When you think from an innovative mind-state, you could give a fuck less what anyone thinks about you. As an innovator, you could give a fuck less about following all of the rules. Fitting in looks boring as hell to you! It takes a lot of balls to be bold enough to think for yourself! It takes a lot of balls to jump off the ledge to create a business, artwork, product, app, etc. that breaks down barriers. Iconoclasts are innovators by definition.
Being an innovator has nothing to do with inventing something brand new. Being an innovator is all about introducing new ideas. Originality is a lost art, and innovators understand this. Whether the outside world understands what you are working on in the infantile stages of your work or not does not matter to innovators. But, when the finished product is done and those say doubters say, “HOLY SHIT” is all that matters. Being an iconoclast is not easy, but as a person with an innovative mind-state, it is vital!
4. Obsession Is Not A Dirty Word!
Obsession, to most people is a dirty word. To someone that comes from an innovative mind-state, obsession is a daily habit. Being obsessed with being better every single day is second-nature to an innovator. While the average make excuses for not getting their dream projects finished, innovators do not make excuses for themselves. Innovators understand that there is no such thing as overnight success. Innovators are okay with taking it day-by-day to get their work finished to the best of their abilities. There’s no microwave mindset with innovative people! If there’s anything you want in life, you have to become obsessed with getting better as a human being in order to obtain what you want.
If you like this article & you would like to hear about the other three habits of people with an innovative mind-state, check out “The Innovative Mind-State” episode of my podcast, “Kevin Hates Hip-Hop.”
When I first started my PR firm, Uncovered Third PR in 2008, I was 24 years old with no money & an insatiable appetite to build my firm from the ground up in order to help my clients’ careers as well as make some money doing what I loved at the time — working in music. I recently picked up Daymond John’s book, The Power of Broke and it has been a tremendous reminder of why we all (as entrepreneurs) decide to go into business in the first place. You can go to the most prestigious college and acquire as many collegiate degrees & awards as you want. You can become a complete book-worm and read all of the greatest business books ever written. You can even make the most intricate business plan for your business in the beginning. But the one true driving factor to any self-made entrepreneur is…
…never forgetting when you were broke.
I am far more interested in finding out the stories of entrepreneurs that “came from nothing” than hearing the success stories of those that have had their wealth & affluence handed to them. When you can build a business, product or brand from your boot-straps, that’s when you can see the truth character in a person. Everyone that I know that has been successful in business that I admire all started their careers by building their business ventures brick-by-brick with little to no budget in the infant stages of their business development. Yes, being broke definitely does suck! But, if you have the mindset to create, market & sell in business, you can succeed. The definition of success is relative to whomever you ask. My definition of success is quite simple nowadays. When I first began my business (nearly eight years ago) when I was 24, my definition of success was to be able to make tons of money and launch many successful artists’ careers. Once I did all that, my definition of success completely changed. Now, my definition of success is…
…to build a legacy of empowering others.
When you start your business from scratch with little to no budget, and you are able to succeed & progress at a high level, you want to be able to help out others by putting them in positions to where they can win as well. Being broke is the best motivator when you start a business because it teaches you how to budget properly, and how to show complete gratitude for life’s lessons at the time. You do not want to allow yourself to loathe within a “woe is me” mindset because of your lack of money at the time. You want to have an extreme growth-mindset when you start your business to know that one day with extreme hustle, drive and by taking calculated risks, that you will get beyond your financial situation. Remember this…
There’s no glass ceiling when you work for yourself.
When you are working for yourself (unlike those with 9 to 5 jobs), there is no-set amount of money you can make monthly. Let that hunger of being broke drive you to have an appetite for great quality service & results for your clients to where you’ll be able to feed on the benefits of helping others and also helping your pockets as well. But, always do remember to never forget where you came from. Always try to be of service to others that might possibly need your help. One thing I like to do is to mentor college kids that remind me of myself at their age. I like to mentor college-aged kids on the ways of how to approach certain things within their own businesses. There’s nothing better to me than a young cat that’s willing to hustle in order to progress within their life! I always thought starting a business while you are in college was an extremely great idea; I only wish I had done so. But, being of service to others can only help build your legacy. Building a legacy in turn will help you build wealth.
There’s nothing better to me than a young cat that’s willing to hustle in order to progress within their life!
In conclusion, being broke is the best motivator for you to get off of your ass and make some serious shit happen in your life! Most people choose to play victim when things are not going the way they want. Few people will harness their growth-mindset in order to progress, feed & educate themselves on what they need to do to never ever go back to eating Top Ramen Noodles for dinner again!