It’s no secret to the people that are close to me that I have been talking about leaving radio. Shoot I’ve even been planning an exit strategy throughout the year.
Right now it’s in the 5AM hour and I’m thinking of Amos Brown’s career and legacy and again understanding why I really got into this industry.
I’m barely 7 years in and contemplating walking away and I knew a man who put in 40 impactful years and affected everyone that knew and listened to him.
Somewhere along my journey, I forgot about the Marathon of Change. In that marathon it’s not about your mind, but more about the path to endure. I often think, why isn’t this changing? Why isn’t this being done? Why are things the way they are? If you ever listened to “Afternoons with Amos” or talked to him off the mic you know, you don’t give up after one wrong answer or no answer. You keep asking the question and make yourself undeniable, unforgettable and the catalyst for all the answers you want.
Sure I’m not making the money I want and of course I want more opportunities to grow, but it’s now crystal clear that walking away for a length of time or forever isn’t going to make that happen either. I’ve got until the day I die to get my point across and I’m going to do exactly that.
I soft shoe shuffled, came to a halt and even dropped to my knees in this race. I’m officially back up and ready to keep running. Cause there really is no place I’d rather be than Broadcasting.
Hope you all have a great morning, no matter what you are going through.
Tomorrow morning, I officially unveil the title of my book! I’m so anxious to reveal the title that I’m not even sure why I’ve spent the first few days of this month being secretive, ha! As a new writer, I know I have to build some awareness. No one really knows who I am, so I got to talk myself up a bit to get people interested in the product. I’d rather the idea of promotion on social media than anything else, so this has actually been fun for me.
I have some ideas. Some that will give intrigue and still not give away too much of the books content. When the cover is finalized I will do more with that as well. The real work will start when the book is for sale. I don’t want to get too wrapped up into that though. The content will find it’s audience and I will appreciate that audience. I will interact and show love to them. They will be the reason many more books and projects come. For that reason alone, they can’t be taken for granted. I crave the organic build. I want it to be as natural and effortless as coming up with the compositions for #LIABD. I would like to get another person’s eyes on the content. Just to make sure there are no misspellings or “mixed words”.
Well enough rambling. LIABD are your first and final clues. Care to take a guess?
Title reveal comes tomorrow no matter what!
What do you do when there’s no love?
When you can’t feel that belonging or connection?
When everything you feel is hopeless
And everything you try is irrelevant
What do you do?
When patience doesn’t seem to be enough?
When the time either stands still or is tough?
When your dream isn’t as smooth
Because life has been real rough
What do you do when there’s no love?
Do you cry?
Do you hate?
Can you just move forward?
What do you do?
I’m feeling the need to pour my mind out in various ways. I have so many thoughts and ideas. I realize that there are two kinds of people in this world. Those who live by the book. The vanilla, straight and narrow square pegs. Then there are those who rip the pages out of the book and draw a picture in color pencil. The ones that even as they get older they never lose their youthful spirit and vibrance. They live on their terms and the world can’t define or confine them. I feel more in touch with the latter as I continue to write here and grow mentally.
Making lifestyle changes has been very instrumental as well. Working out about 5 days a week. Changing my eating habits and keeping my mind sharp by reading and writing has been a big help so far. My book has given me a real reason to be on social media and my new life goal structure has given me greater focus on importance and real rewards.
I feel a separation. Not just a separation from “The Pack”, but a separation of who I am as I prepare to be who I want to be. None of that happens without growth and change. I’m not sure how these changes will show to the outside world. I just know I’m ready to be better than ever.
We take a deeper dive into the Survivor Series teams and talked a lot of Braun Stowman this weeks. We also speak on the potentially elite class that Braun Strowman is in and why he may never need a title cause he may be over forever. That “Guaran DAMN Tee’s” and What older wrestlers we would like to see if they had another full time run in them on this weeks #FirstBlackChamp Podcast
It’s a Saturday night. I’m alone in the house with little to no light on. I’m working on my goals for 6 months, 12 months and even 3 years from today. The underlying theme is, no goal means more to me than financial freedom. I had a great taste of that in my teens and early 20’s. By 40, I hope to taste or already be feasting on financial freedom again.
As I’m prepping my goals. I’m thinking pay off this. Pay off that. Pay this in full with your paycheck. I’m over the days of having next to nothing. I no longer desire the minimum payment or want to explain why I can’t pay today or this month. It’s time I really work at building my new clean slate and paying what I owe before anything else major is purchased.
When I started my goal list, I started thinking of material things I could save for. Then a lightbulb shined and hit me over the head. The lightbulb was put in the work selling your book then get the material things you desire. So I set a goal of the number of books I would like to sell in 6 months from it’s release. If I do my part and the book does the numbers, I will reward myself. I will splurge on that new wardrobe. I will upgrade that iPhone and MacBook. I will stash away for the new vehicle that I desperately need but in no way can afford. It’s only right to do it that way. I have to complete the work then reward myself. Not reward myself because I have worked.
I need to take on a new level of sacrifice and discipline if this is really going to happen. I don’t want to be 40 and still paying the same credit card and student loan bill. That’s what’s going to happen if I don’t buckle down and get serious about my financial freedom though. The writing/typing out of your goals is a great task. It allows you to see what’s in front of you as well as put in perspective what really matters. I went from thinking of all the cool things I can get with money saved to realizing I won’t be cool until my credit score is at least on the 700 block of Financial Freedom Boulevard. Glad to realize that while I still have a few years till 40 to make it happen.