Drake’s line in Rick Ross’s “Stay Schemin’” has sparked somewhat of a viral cultural phenomenon.
B!%@#, you wasn’t with me shootin’ in the gym.
For those of you who aren’t a fan of Drake or Ross, the line refers to Kobe Bryant losing $50 million in his divorce. But more importantly, the line alludes to those who envy but don’t understand or respect the process and sacrifice one makes to achieve greatness. Continue reading →
In March 2010, I moved to Washington D.C.. In my mind it was going to be a fresh start in a new “movers and shakers” city, which was closer to my long-time friends and family. In my last year in the ATL, I said frequently and with disdain, “I’ve outgrown this place!” Well, it seems I was somewhat mistaken. Actually, I outgrew the the Atlanta version of me. Continue reading →
Communication is key. We have all heard it before, but what does that really mean? Nothing. The cliché is incomplete and somewhat dangerous. Effective communication is much more important than just communicating. People communicate angrily, annoyingly and without considering their audience all too often. When expressing ourselves, especially in public, we need to remember that the things we say will never be unheard. Continue reading →
I graduated from Clark Atlanta University in 2007. Since then I’ve been hustling. Had some jobs that I hated-jobs that didn’t require a degree. Made pennies.
The best jobs I ever had were waiting tables, cocktail waitressing, or bartending- making 300-700/night. Never made that any of my “punch clock” jobs.
I’ve been laid off due to the economy 3xs since I graduated. And applied to ever marketing firm, volunteered at every function, had informational interviews, gone back to CAU for speaking engagements-the whole 9. Continue reading →