Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Don't sleep, Time is Gold.

iNeo am:

████████████ 100% Ambitious
████████████ 100 % Obsessed with Success
████████████ 100 % Determined to succeed 
████████████ 100% Self-driven

Monday, December 20, 2010

"When He Came, in the Game, He Made His Own Lane"

Jay-Z has gone from Marcy to Madison square, corner hustler to business executive; he has arguably become hip hop's greatest success story. He epitomizes success in hip hop and at age 41 is still setting trends in urban culture. One thing is obvious about Jay-Z when you read about him or listen to his music, that is, he predicted his own destiny. He might have had the talent to rap but his ridiculous work ethic put him way above his peers with many having witnessed his legendary trait of never writing lyrics but crafting them on the spot after hearing an instrumental. This trait, for a lot of people stands out about him in terms of being an artist. No one can do it like Jay-Z, he has cemented his spot with the greats forever.

The next generation of rappers should understand that there can only be one Jay-Z. Emulate some of his steps to success if you have to but at the end of the day you must come up with your own blueprint to success by making your own lane.

In the words of Jay-z

'“…Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself…”

Friday, December 17, 2010

Too Blessed to be stressed

For the last 6 weeks I have been exposed to insurmountable obstacles. Just when I thought I've hit rock bottom it turned out to be a bottomless pit so I'm still falling, and I'm falling hard. It's basically a snowball effect of problems. I'm not the kind of person who shares my problems with people I wouldn't say I bottle them up either. I prefer to solve them one step at a time.

Random Observation: if you've been given 100 donuts to finish in 5 minutes the chances of success are infinitesimal. If you were given 20 days to finish the same amount the task becomes manageable. The 'impossible' becomes possible when broken down into small pieces or steps.

With regards to these issues of mine I won't go into detail because as I've said before I believe in focusing on the positives more than the negatives. Temporary defeat is a stepping stone to success.

Throughout this chaotic period I have come across some inspirational individuals and some good news. I always make it a habit to surround myself with like-minded and equally ambitious, self-driven people.

Three people over the past week have really inspired me to keep striving to be the best I can be in whatever craft/task I put my mind to. I don't think it's necessary to put their names on blast they know who they are - One of them however is my sister (13 years old). I'm really proud of her:

She won a speech competition at school and even wrote her own speech. She even received some impressive awards at her school's award ceremony/prize giving. Too proud of you lil' sis keep going for gold! Plus she's so passionate about her future career that she's already pushing the whole family to take her to places where she can find out more and research about her ideal career. As we say in Australia - 'GOODONYA'

lil sis

The Good news I received is we (Thee Immaculate) will be supporting the one and only MOS DEF on the 11th of January. I didn't know how to respond when we got the news I'm grateful to have been given this opportunity and remain humble throughout both trials and tribulations.

Mos Def

One thing's for sure when it all comes down to it I try very hard to stay positive in the face of adversity - so Rain, sleet, hail, snow I'm determined and positive I'll get to where I want in life it won't be easy but remember 'what doesn't break a man, makes a man'

Learning how to fly