Happy New Year, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy 2021 especially since last year was a little different. Different in the aspect of how we socialize with each other. The pandemic has caused us all to change our way of life and business. The hustle is evolving. “Masterminding the Hustle” has a digitization component. As we all, convert over to this New World, I wish us much Success, Good Health, Prosperity and Love. Thank you for showing up, everyday as your best self, while in a Pandemic. I will admit, I have changed a lot in 2020 and am definitely looking forward to the blessings of 2021. Pat yourself on the back, if you have made some very important changes and managed to ‘Thrive” during the Pandemic. Nothing or no one should be able to come in between you and your long-standing goals. Use your innovation to continue “Building the Dream.” In order to continue pursuing my goals, I had to add the digitization component.
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I am grateful and thankful for Health, Wealth, Family, Friends, Love, and Purpose. Can we all take these moments in time to honor the blessings of the year? Close your eyes for a moment and just imagine no more politics, pandemic, separation, masks, racial tension, and poverty. Visualize no restrictions on your Purpose, Passion, or Profit. What do you envision?
Can you believe, we are less than 33 days away from the New Year “2021.” We have spent about 7-9 months in quarantine. Just when we started getting back into the grove of life and adjusting to the 'new normal' here we go back into 'lockdown.' Take some time to Mastermind the Hustle. If you do not have a hustle you better get a few. This season has demonstrated that the old ways of life are a distant memory. What do you envision for you and your family? What if I told you can have it all? Everything you want and more.
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“Funding the Hustle” is the next subject of discussion in regard to Masterminding the Hustle. Mastering the numbers to determine revenue sources, how much currency is needed to fund the Hustle and financial projections. Over the last couple months, we have Master-Minded the Hustle while Reticular Activating the Hustle and now we will get 1. Philanthropic 2. Government Grants 3. Using profits from for profit organization 4. For profit business to achieve social impact 5. Pay for success with social impact bond 6. Receive direct reimbursement 7. Subcontract with government entities serving surplus.
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Did you get caught up in the hustling trap? Have you experienced barriers that prohibited you from executing the plan for you and your family? Are you happy with your harvest this season? Are you willing to make a few changes to fulfill your purpose? When will you become a part of the collective Mastermind? Please promise me that you will never get caught up in the “hustling trap.”
Let me clarify the term “hustle” once again so we are on the same page. Hustle is in having the tenacity, courage, self-belief, confidence to get what we want out of life. Many associate the term with something negative. However, most entrepreneurs and innovators want to be described as “Hustling” by peers, customers, and competition. Abraham Lincoln stated, “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Some of the characteristics of the “Hustle Trap” consist of comparing yourself to others, neglecting self-care or spending time with your family and friends. Remember to give yourself permission to achieve balance in your life and business without feeling guilty.
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Grateful, Grateful, Grateful, Thankful, Thankful, Thankful, Thankful! If you are reading this column count your blessings. We are 100 days out or less until the New Year 2021. Some may argue, today we are already into a new calendar. I am not going to get into the real year. What I do know is that life may never be the same!
My grandma would make the statement, “all is not lost.” She is absolutely right. “The future is in the palm of our hands. The best way to predict the future is to create it.” All year, I have shared ways to “Mastermind the Hustle” and “Reticular Activate the Hustle.” This week we will briefly discuss how to turn the hustle into a job or business. If we want to turn the tide, we must get in the water. We can make excuses or make money; however, we cannot do both. Before we get into turning the hustle, let's do a brief review.
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'If not us then who? If not now, then when?' The reality or hard truth is that no one is coming to save us. 'We can not predict the future but we can invent it.' We the people of the commonwealth have the ability and power to invoke transformational change.
Transformational change completely alters your current operating structure. The massive change to processes, people and technology. The characteristics of transformational change are vision, empathy, perseverance, community, risk, collaboration and mobilization.
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“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time” stated Malcolm X. What seeds have you planted during this great moment in time? Did you plant positive or negative seeds? Please listen to me very closely it is never to late to get what you want out of life.
What do you really want? Do you have any idea, what you want? Our thoughts and feeling determine what we attract. A signal is sent out into the universe. The Law of Attraction manifests what we think about. “If our thoughts are constructive and harmonious we manifest good; but if destructive and discordant we manifest evil.”
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John Lewis has won the Master Mind the Hustle Award for 2020. He had pure unadulterated courage. He was fearless not fearful and he referred to some unrest as “Good Trouble.” I have been asking myself for the last few days “Who is the next John Lewis?
John Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr, James Farmer, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins and Whitney Young participated in a Master Mind group called the “BIG SIX.” These activists were from six prominent civil rights organizations.
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The prelude to the new decade 2020 has shaken and shifted our lives on all levels. Strong foundations will survive or thrive during this reconstruction. The weak foundations will crumble and fail. What are the intentions for you and your family? Do you have time to Mastermind the Hustle of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness?
Lets us back up a little bit before we get into reticular activating our intentions. Reflect on what we have learned during the greatest moment in our lives. We will never get this time back. This time is nonrefundable.
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Barbecue Chicken, Ribs, hotdogs, turkey burgers, potato salad, macaroni salad, roasted corn, peppers, onions, fresh kale, fruit salad, a variety of liquids and special treats. Family, friends, BFF, BF, blatant and under cover haters. Fireworks, Firecrackers, a few spirits and trees while Frankie Beverly and Maze is heard and people gaze. Children’s laughter at grand daddy’s stories about big mama owning her home and feeding the family for years, the ridge dichotomy between the Black Power Struggle and 4th of July, the legacy of BLACK WALL STREET and blue light basement
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“It’s getting, It’s getting, It’s getting kinda hectic’’. “ I got the POWER”. “I got the POWER”. Every so often I remember, lyrics from 90’s songs. “ I got the POWER”. Just when we thought, we were thriving now we back to surviving. Surviving to stay Healthy and Wealthy. Many will suffer because they did not Master Mind the Hustle. “Living to Work” instead of “Working to Live”.
Why are you “Living to Work”? Why are you ”Working to Live”? Why are you doing what you are doing? What is your “WHY”? Your “WHY” can be defined as PURPOSE, CAUSE and BELIEF. What holds you? What is your staying POWER? Are you committed to your “WHY”? Do you apply relentless action? Nothing ever stops the hustle. We can strategize the hustle and sustain success by Planning, Executing, Failing, Adapting and Executing again. I am sure some individuals are thinking how is this possible when COVID 19 has us on quarantine.
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The enigmatic Duo Black Violin incorporates elements of Hip Hop, Rock, Jazz, Pop, and Classical into an orchestral journey that takes you far beyond the norm of contemporary music. Their current project is “Take the Stairs” From the smooth intro of “Rise” to the explosive single “Unbreakable” the Florida instrumental team demands your attention.
Along with great violin performances, some phenomenal vocal work is done to accompany the instruments. “Lost in the Garden” features production by Salaam Remi, known for his work with Naz, Amy Winehouse, Fergie and others.
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Bass player, Band Leader, composer Richie Goods along with his band The Goods Project have created a tribute project for his late mentor and employer Milgrew Miller. This project is the third addition in Good’s Discography. Richie Goods played a major role as Mulgrew Miller’s “Right Hand Man'' on bass for many years. This experience birthed the title “My Left Hand Man”. Goods always credits Mulgrew Miller for helping to shape his career as an artist. Like most of today’s younger jazz musicians Richie Goods brings his own flair to the jazz scene without compromising the integrity of the art form.
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