Monday, February 18, 2013


The people who know me closely know I hardly sleep. I sleep, but not much. As in I do sleep, just not a lot. So I sleep. Just not much. You'll have to pardon the repetition I had a few inbox messages asking if I practice some sort of sorcery which helps me stay awake for days at a time. Unfortunately I don't. Not since the Harry Potter series came to a close anyway.

When you look past the empty boxes of NoDoz and Berocca that occasionally chill on the counter while I'm passing time, writing rhymes, in my mind (You're welcome lol), you'll see something more profound which will help you understand why I sleep about 3-4 hours daily. You'll see the story of a young man who is so hellbent on ..... pause..(Im not about to go into a self glorifying rant, not today lol)

Truth is I hate failing more than I love succeeding. So everyday in every way I try and get better at the things that I do which will ensure me a brighter future. I once heard Donald Trump remark 'how can you compete with a guy who sleeps 3-4 hours when you're sleeping 7-9 hours a day.'

I share the same sentiments, as long as the hours are productive. I've developed a habit of putting in productive hours after hours for hours which is slowly but surely producing results. 40 hour days I call it. Why 40 hour days? Remember how Black Jesus in the bible was in the desert for 40 days, and during lent you give up something for 40 days and in the same book on a different page, story of Noah, it rained for 40 days and nights. So.. yeah... 40 hour days... impressive huh? *crickets* hmm tough crowd

My break is over 4:09am (EST) 18 February 2013.

Back to work I go.

P.S. I don't want to have to tell my kids the reason we're struggling is because when I was younger I was too lazy to work my ass off.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Team Work Makes The Dream Work

There is no "I" in "TEAM" but there is "U" in "C*NT".

*My apologies that damn star/asterisk got in the way but the point is, you can't make it alone. Drop the ego, get with like minded individuals and get started on your goals. 

P.S Thanks to my family for helping me win this competition.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Effing up the Formula!!

Lance Armstrong is innocent! Listen here I saw the interview with Oprah, I heard about the supposed mountain of evidence against him, the countless headlines and statements made by witnesses who included cyclists from Armstrong's own team. I don't believe either of them. It's all a cycle of lies against an individual who changed the face of cycling forever. I'll get back to this later.

What made Armstrong's success story so extraordinary was not so much that he had become a 7 time champion in the world of cycling. What stood out most of all was that he had been given a death sentence: cancer, and not only did he beat cancer but he became a legend in the world of cycling. It's the idea that he made a comeback that makes his story so sensational. It gives the everyday Joe the motivation to believe that anything is possible, no matter how severe your set back, there's always an opportunity to rise and conquer, another day.

When news came out that Armstrong had allegedly been using drugs to win his races, world opinion was divided. His staunch supporters maintained his innocence amidst increasingly overwhelming evidence against their hero. I didn't want to believe he was guilty, not that I'm a fan. I've never been interested in cycling, but the idea that someone had beat cancer and then went on to become world champion in their chosen pathway was something that I found extraordinary.

Of all the books on success and motivation that I've read, the characters are always different but the stories remain the same: Individual beats hardship, becomes hero, lives happily every after and dies a legend. That was the formula and always had been. Although Armstrong isn't the first athlete to be stripped off his achievements due to doping his story is arguably one of the biggest of all time (Don't ask me why, this isn't an essay lol)

As I sit here inhaling the second hand fumes of something that may or may not be illegal I ask, Is the formula for success still the same? Does hard work still = success?

Oh yeah about the opening paragraph, choose what you want to believe, it's a little too late but I wish Armstrong wasn't guilty of doping, now who am I gonna look up to? "Drugs are bad m'kay?" I just hope Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt are 100% drug free.

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Come Back

You know, moving to a big city is overwhelming. I had never seen so many people in one setting in my life. I was born in Welkom, South Africa which is like the Adelaide of South Africa i.e. A small city where people go to retire or start their lives before moving to the big smoke. Sydney to me is the New York of Australia, albeit smaller in comparison to New York city it's still the concrete jungle where dreams are made of....(Can I live?)

I remember, before coming to Sydney, I had successfully stayed off alcohol  for  9 months (Not that I have a problem I just had fitness goals to reach). I had also successfully been running every single day for 300+ days, I slept no more than 4 hours a day and I had already started planning my pre-album "The Outlier". Looking back at the amount of drinks I turned down; nights I stayed in and rainy days I ran on, in pursuit of my fitness and mental goals I'm proud of myself for sticking to something right till the end.

The problem began when I started to conform. I began behaving like everyone else and forgot the big goals I had been chasing for so long. I turned my back on my God given dreams and started doing things for the sake of it, instead of doing them with a purpose or goal in mind.

This blog used to offer me an outlet, to express just how bad I was willing to succeed, all the articles that were not necessarily written by me, kept me going.

The Philosophy or Motto is and always will be, "Obsessed with Success" i.e. The idea that the desire to attain success in every part of my life is so strong that I'm willing to put myself under immense pressure every day, 24 hours a day until I become the poster child of success for my generation in the 21st Century.

I've always lived life with a purpose, there's nothing more fulfilling than living a life where you know exactly where you want to go. I had a set back, but the great thing is that God has already planned my come back.

I've never said to anyone, "This is my year!" because I've never really felt that way about any year. 2013 is different. This is the year of OWS. The team is ready, I am ready:

OWS 2013