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Poverty Forces Creativity

Whenever there’s a void or a lack of…it’s human nature to find a way. When you don’t have, you’re forced to be creative to survive.. - @Sheronbarber

This week we would like to focus on poverty forcing creativity. An influencer in the fashion industry by the name of ‘Sheronbarber’ states, Whenever there’s a void or a lack of… it’s human nature to find a way. When you don’t have, you’re forced to be creative to survive.” Subsequently, you’re forced to improve you’re creativeness to remain relevant in today’s society. And staying relevant isn’t a difficult task because creativity is so abundant that it can literally be conceived any and everywhere. The old English proverb, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way’ correlates perfectly with Sheron’s statement became when you are determined enough, you can find a way to achieve what you want, even if it’s very difficult. 

We often think about creativity as making something, but in fact the root meaning of the word means to grow’. And as we grow, our ideas evolve which allows are creativity to expand and become more profound. Pablo Picasso stated, “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” And these problems can be caused by tons of factors, but our main belief is society because so many people are satisfied with their comfortable job, slaving for other’s wealth. Never allow yourself nor your children to be contained by other people because our creativity will always allow the impossible to become possible.  


Power of Now

This week we are focusing on, “The Power of Now” and how this train of thought can eliminate all procrastination we sometimes endure. These four words are easy to say, but difficult to act upon. When brainstorming great ideas, four methods need to be produced in the ‘now moment; plan, strategize, execute, and capitalize! To begin, writing out your plan not only help’s memorize the importance of it, but also allows you to manifest that imagination into 2D form to see your vision in full circle. It then allows you to make edits to produce the final outcome. Next is strategizing how you (and your team, if any) will market this idea to your audience and make them become lifelong clients. This is the most tedious part, but with the correct focus, it can be accomplished in the proper time frame. 

With The Power of Now, we need to execute immediately and never dread on this step. Executing our ideas shows that you are about your business and are a true entrepreneur. No one want’s to be around individuals who talk more and show action less, so don’t fall into that category. Lastly capitalize on everything you’ve just showcased to the world and make your weaknesses become your strengths. These steps will put you on the path to greatness.  


Bet On Yourself

“My own worst enemy so fuck it either way I can’t lose” -J. Cole

This week we would love for everyone to key in on believing in there-selves. When putting your energy towards improving yourself as a better person, there is no doubt that blessings will come your way. Risk equals reward and sometimes just a good story to archive. And where there is a good story to preach about, your resume creates more value for the foundation you are building your legacy on. Most importantly, you will never lose! Those minor/major errors you’ve made on your path to greatness are all learning curves and never failures. It’s only a failure if you decide to quit when times get rough. 

Turn your craft from amateur experience to professional status. Never depend on other individuals. The moment you begin to depend on other’s is when you’ve given up betting on yourself. A important verse from J. Cole resonates deeply when he raps, “my own worst enemy so fuck it either way I cant lose.” So don’t ever let another human being allow you to fail because we are our worst critic. Everyday believe and dream then go out in the world and achieve.  


Instant Gratification

This week we are focusing on ‘instant gratification.’  To explain, instant gratification is the desire to experience pleasure or fulfillment without delay or deferment. Basically, it’s when you want it; and you want it now. This desire can be both inferior and superior. In today’s society social media has triggered our brains to reach success overnight due to seeing everyone else post positive-moments-only to their feed. And with this mindset of not understanding the hard-work and patience it took to get there, emotions of anxiety, impatience and self-doubt haunts people everyday. We must use this tool to our benefit by understanding how it can effect us emotionally and spiritually in both the proper and improper way. 

In business terms, instant gratification can be very superior. The ultimate way to give your audience instant gratification is to provide something now, but keep in mind once you begin to be in the ‘now’ you must continue to be in it forever. The anticipation gets real and if you aren’t able to deliver, then your status get’s questioned. Don’t allow these social applications to control your mind or you’ll end up hurting yourself and your legacy in the long run. Always make time to block out the world to allow yourself to grow gradually and maturely. Good luck!  


Fear Is Stronger Than Love

This week we are focusing on fear being much more substantial than love. And we can correlate this into entrepreneur terms with fear stopping individuals from taking their challenges head-on. Fear is manipulative and it destroys dreams and aspirations. In addition you are losing your self-control and being in control of your decisions in life is the most powerful tool that we have as human beings. Fear is very important when it comes to your surroundings. Without the proper like-minded people feeding you positivity and love into your ears, then you aren’t destined to build a legacy and reach your fullest potential. 

As we approach love, we want to narrow it down by showing love to our friends, family, and peers. Having the support system around you will keep the mind and spirit healthy to overcome all fears and have you reaching heights that you’ve never thought of. Love can be as equal, or even more powerful than fear, but our minds have been manipulated since childhood from family and friends who placed their worries upon us. Always remember that your in control of your life decisions and once that mindset settles in, no fear can prevent you from conquering anything. 

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