The Paradox Of Our Times

“We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers.
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but we have less.
We have bigger houses, but smaller families.
More conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees, but less sense.
More knowledge, but less judgement.
More experts, but more problems.
More medicines, but less wellness.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life.
We have added years to life, but not life to years.
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
We have conquered outer space, but not inner space.
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted our soul.
We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.
We’ve higher incomes, but lower morals.
We’ve become long on quantity but short on quality.
These are the times of tall men, and short character;
Steep profits, and shallow relationships.
These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare,
More leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.
These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces;
Of fancier houses, but broken homes.
It is a time when there is much in the show window, and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
And a time when you can choose,
Either to make a difference …. or just hit, delete…”


No Risk, No Reward.

If I learned anything ever it would be simply to be brave. Takes risks, nothing can subsidize personal experiences. Be a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind, be a book smart advocate without believing in the information of others. Never regret a single thing you do, you will find at the end it makes you who you are. Talk is cheap, actions play louder than words. Those who throw in the towel don’t realize it was only there to wipe the sweat away. Nothing will be easy, if you’re too scared don’t even bother to try. Lead the way you would want to be lead. Remind yourself everyday that there is no perfect. You can’t go back in time, you can only catch up with the seeds you’ve planted for the future. These last few months, I’ve learned that entrepreneurship is living many years of your life like most people fucking won’t. May you always do what you’re afraid to do, may you always learn to fall before you learn to fly. If your going to rise, you might let as well shine. #StayOneUp #MorningInspiration

The First 30

The first 30 minutes of your day will determine the day you’ll have.
With that said….
Don’t pick up your phone for the first 30 minutes of the day.
Do something that promotes growth.
Get your mind right, your soul right and your body right. If you’re not right, how will your day be any better. Run Your Day, Don’ Let It Run You.

Pick Your Battles.

Don’t jump into every battle because your ego needs to be satisfied. I see this happen often with people. I used to do it as well. A lot of times it doesn’t matter if you’re right. In some cases, you’re still going to lose simply by arguing. What will you prove to someone who’s not listening anyways. On top of that, there are situations where you shouldn’t have to explain yourself. Others either get it or they don’t. The sooner you start to realize that people should come UP to your level and you not DOWN to theirs, the more at peace you’ll be. Get to a point where you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone.

#MorningMotivation #UpCommunity

Keep Your Inner-G Intact

1️⃣ First Chakra (Survival) : Walk in nature, plant a garden, pay your monthly bills (early), slow down, take a hike, Hug a tree, feel your roots, clean your house, Eat healthy foods, walk outside with bare feet, take a vacation in nature, Go bird watching, and admire the plants and animals, play the drums, Do yoga, Do nothing (in the most relaxing of ways), wear the color red, eat red foods + protein.

2️⃣ Second Chakra (Relationships): Take a luxurious bath, Sit by water, stretch your body, swim, move your hips, dance, Drink plenty of fresh natural liquids, Be sexual, Be spontaneous, Go to the ocean, Do volunteer work, drive somewhere you’ve never been, Go on a retreat with people you don’t know. Wear the color orange, eat orange foods.

3️⃣ Third Chakra (Empowerment): Laugh, run, cry, watch a fire, take up a martial art class, tai chi or boxing, lift weights, ride a bike like a child again, play a competitive sport, Wear the color yellow, Eat yellow food.

4️⃣ Fourth Chakra (Connection): Hold hands, talk about how you feel, Tell someone you love them (and mean it), get a massage, Look in the mirror and say you love yourself just the way you are, learn Reiki (healing touch), wear pink or Green. Eat plenty of fresh organic green fruits and vegetables.

5️⃣ Fifth Chakra (Expression): Sing, Write, Draw, play an instrument, paint, talk to trusted friends, work with clay or wood, Go to an art gallery alone, read/write poetry, write a song, support local art, Verbally pass down a family tradition, write a meaningful letter to yourself. Wear the color blue.

6️⃣ Sixth Chakra (intuition): Just breathe, Listen to your inner voice, Guess someone’s astrological sign, Daydream, Start a dream journal, Candle gaze, Read an esoteric/metaphysical book. Talk to the moon, Wear Purple, or white.

7️⃣ Seventh Chakra (knowing): Meditate for 10-15 minutes a day, connect with your higher power, talk to yourself, be still, listen, trust your inner knowing, connect with others, Use rainbow prisms for healing, star-gaze, practice positive affirmations, write down your goals and ask your higher-self to help you achieve them. Wear I

Success = Dedication + Sacrifice

I’m constantly struggling with the label “too much” work. What’s too much to some isn’t always enough for me. I find myself biting off more than I can handle at the moment; just asking for a headache. Be the tortoise and not the hare for once. You can only get but some many things done at one time with two hands. Endure the grind. Allow dedication to be the pen that rites your story. Rarely do we win it all, where we win at is failing with finesse. You’ll tumble, you’ll fall but no one can ever said you didn’t try! Go big, or stay your ass home. It’s Wednesday fam, every waking moment is a day to start fresh and better. The most important riches aren’t greenbacks, but they’re feelings of content from within. I’d rather be labeled a failure than a quitter; one dies trying and the other dies with regret. Which are you? #StayOneUp

The Power of Habit

During the premature part of my life, looking back I’ve noticed I was the hare who didn’t care but to finish the race as if they were all the same. Now, I find myself being the tortoise who no matter what plans to enjoy the ride in every moment. No matter if I finish the race first or last, one must finish. Now that I better understand the race, I’ve found my pace and I’m content with it.

One cannot build on weakness, only strength. You cannot change habits, just the cue and routine that set them in our subconscious. My aim for the month of September is to note my habits, correct them and implement a better course of action to building new habits. Not just for myself, but for family and friends. You character is best described as what you would do when no one is watching you. As I learn to endure the grind and enjoy the moment, I’m thankful and grateful that I’ve found myself and so many say and never do.

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