Love: Before & After

Life often takes the form of a two-fold battle: Learning to love yourself enough to pursue your dreams even when others hate you for it. Learning to love yourself again after you’ve pursued your dreams, failed to realize them, and lost your pride in the process. Self-love: Sometimes we need it in order to be… Continue reading Love: Before & After

Don’t let the artists have all the fun

Let us not leave dreaming to the actors, poets, songwriters, and inventors. We were all free to dream and each in his own way. As Seth Godin wrote, “We are all artists now.” Creativity should no longer be seen as a matter of what kind of job we do, but as a matter of being… Continue reading Don’t let the artists have all the fun

It doesn’t mean anything until you choose it

“We are our choices.” -Jean-Paul Sartre We are set apart not by the size of our wanting, but by the intensity of our doing. “What do I want?” reveals my fantasies but determines nothing. “What am I willing to pay?” reveals my character and determines everything. A man’s life equals what he actually chooses to… Continue reading It doesn’t mean anything until you choose it

A recipe for unfulfilled dreams

Wait until you get discovered. Stand pat until someone presents you with an opportunity. Sit on the fence until ideal conditions manifest. Warm up in the bullpen until you’re summoned. Put your plans in neutral until financial resources come pouring in. Don’t poke and prod; react and respond. Always ask for permission. Make sure you… Continue reading A recipe for unfulfilled dreams

Your dream is a franchise: keep building no matter what!

Steve “Franchise” Francis grew up in abject poverty. Raised by a single-mom, he grew up living in a 3-bedroom apartment shared with 14 people. His passion, and natural talent, for basketball was thwarted by his inability to keep up his grades in High-School. He was declared academically ineligible for his Freshman year and was kicked… Continue reading Your dream is a franchise: keep building no matter what!