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Entitlement: You Can't Get Something For Nothing

Last year, there was a big controversy because a well known social figure was named a “self-made millionaire”. Now, some people didn’t see a problem with it because she is beautiful, famous, & very young. Also, she is apart of a very popular family, but some people didn’t like the claim because they felt she had not truly had to work for her wealth.

Now, if you haven’t guessed it already, I’m talking about Kylie Jenner, who in July 2018 was named the youngest self-made millionaire.
This was something that was met with both praise & controversy from those who saluted her and those who scoffed at her. Now, I am not here to say I agree or disagree because that is not my place & I am too late to comment on it. However, I do want us to do an examination & ask ourselves if we have the same entitled attitude some of us claimed she gas?

Think about it, how many times have we wanted success without putting in the hours? How many times have we wanted good relationships while negle…
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Reflection: The Best Is Yet To Come

According to Dictionary.com progress is, “a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage”.  In layman’s terms, progress is moving closer to your goal.
A year ago, when I first began my blog, I had a specific goal. It was to dust off my writing skills & in the future provide a platform where I could personally sell my book and future catalog. I don’t know about you, but I feel that in our current culture we have too many available tools to not at least stick our foot in the sea of entrepreneurship. However, I’ve been able to do much more than that.
Through this blog I have been able to encourage others, network with fellow professional men and women, and face my fears. You may be wanting to know some of the specifics, which I understand, so I’ll go into some of the details.
I have been able to encourage others by reminding them that they can overcome whatever they feel is holding them back. Whether it is insecurity, lack of faith, perspective, or even being different, it c…

Insecurity: Your Value Is Found In God

We worry too much about what people think.
Yes. I said it and I am going to say it again. We, in our current society, worry too much about what other people think.
I mean, just look at our apps. Over half of them focus on what your fans or “followers” have to say. Then the other half help you get your account to a place where more people “like” or approve of you.
From picture editing to promos. From videos to articles. It’s all about gaining popularity. It’s basically like high school on crack.
Just a bunch of cliques and favoritism all balled up into one with a smartphone.
Now, I’m not saying that our current environment can’t be used for good. What I am saying is we have to be watchful that we use it and it doesn’t use us.
I myself have to be careful because I have struggled with insecurity many times in my life. From wanting people to like my singing, to wanting them to like my poetry. From hoping they like my outfit, to wishing a boy would ask me out. I wanted to be deemed “good enough…

#AlwaysBTM @ Phoebus High: How Bad Do You Want It?

Reaction

Cause and effect is a concept we all know very well. Something we were taught back when we were learning about math, reading, & how to spell. A very simple idea backed by a non-complicated thought. Everything that is done will have a result. No comment won’t be heard and no action will not hit a mark. No touch won’t be felt and no facial expression will not be seen from afar. Life is like a domino effect and it never ends. That’s why everything is attached leading to one’s ending helping another begin. So, with this being said and being broken down into terms more layman, think about how much power lies in your reaction. See, the strength is not in what one gives, but in what you do with what you receive. It makes a difference between if you will rise like Mary or fall like Eve. It is the decider between success and failure Between victory and defeat. It chooses if rejoicing in what was or what could’ve been is where you will be. So be careful what you choose to participate in  and be your action becaus…

Testimony: Share Your Story For His Glory

According to Dictionary.com a testimony is, “evidence in support of a fact or statement”. In layman’s terms, the non-religious definition of testimony is something that proves something else. Like a testimony in court may prove guilt vs innocence or a testimony about a weight loss product proves if it works or is a gimmick. It basically backs up or gives a foundation to something else.
Now, the same way that works with non-Christian matters it works with faith-based things as well. For instance, Abraham’s testimony involving his son & the ram in the bush proves that God is a provider. (Genesis 22:1-14) The woman with the issue of blood’s testimony proves God is a healer. (Mark 5:25-34) Paul’s testimony proves that God is a transformer (Acts 9:1-19) The list goes on and on.
The entire Bible is in a way a book of testimonies sharing what God has done and what He shall do. It is placed there to encourage us and help us walk in what He has for us to do. Now, if God can use  the testimon…

Surviving The Storm

The winds of pain are blowing onto life’s peaceful shore.

Waves of hurt are eroding the ground.

The storm of turmoil is raging, causing the rain to over pour.

Most of the resistors of the storm are no longer around.