Anything that you want, is Possible

If you can imagine something, you can have it. This is the only lesson for you to learn. It couldn’t be any easier, but it’s the most difficult thing to do. Your reality is not what your eyes show to your mind, but what your mind creates for your eyes to see. You must realize that you are not limited by other’s opinions, the past, or the world around you. You are a pure spirit. Miracles and luck are the consequences of understanding this. Your results can be created by dreaming and acting in spite of appearances.

 

A Revisit to Nas’ “I Can”

During shuffle play on IHeartRadio, Nas’ song “I Can” came on. I’ve always loved this song but most importantly loved the message of the song. If you haven’t heard and would like to listen, play below.. But I’ve posted the lyrics from the 3rd verse.. Still loved how this song was a released single.. Not too many artist would release a song like this as a single… Salute to Nas.

[Verse 3]
Be, be, ‘fore we came to this country
We were kings and queens, never porch monkeys
There was empires in Africa called Kush
Timbuktu, where every race came to get books
To learn from black teachers who taught Greeks and Romans
Asian Arabs and gave them gold when
Gold was converted to money it all changed
Money then became empowerment for Europeans
The Persian military invaded
They heard about the gold, the teachings and everything sacred
Africa was almost robbed naked
Slavery was money, so they began making slave ships
Egypt was the place that Alexander the Great went
He was so shocked at the mountains with black faces
Shot up they nose to impose what basically
Still goes on today, you see?
If the truth is told, the youth can grow
They learn to survive until they gain control
Nobody says you have to be gangstas, hoes
Read more learn more, change the globe
Ghetto children, do your thing
Hold your head up, little man, you’re a king
Young Princess when you get your wedding ring
Your man is saying “She’s my Queen”

Good Help is Hard to Find…

One of the common themes that I’m finding with 3 of the companies that I’m involved with is finding good team members. It seems now a days that everyone wants to have the C Suite executive lifestyle, but only have internship skills and work ethic. In a way I can understand it, because there are only a handful of those who will make it to be successful millionaires. And those few are the ones who show their dedication and hard work on every level of their career. That fact that only a few are willing to do the essential things to be truly successful, correlates to the amount of successful people that there are.
Examples..  Continue reading Good Help is Hard to Find…

At company 1, we had a small team, but when business started to increase, the managers did not increase their staff soon enough. This lead to the small staff  having to handle an increased workload and also to be more efficient. Some of the employees took this opportunity to show their abilities and put themselves in a position to be promoted. Other employees showed their flaws and their lack of skills. Once the new staff was in place, the company is now faced with the recently hired employees, the impressive employees, and the employees who proved that they could not cut it under pressure. So the decision is now what do you do with the employees who folded under pressure? Do you keep passing them over for promotions and hopefully they’ll put in their resignation? Do you give them a chance and fire them if they don’t produce? Do you try to coach them to become better employees?

Company 2. This start up company was designed to provide an opportunity to others who wanted to build and promote their personal brand.  In the initial stages before launching, everyone was excited and eager to get started.  Some stated that they wanted to submit blog posts, some wanted to work on the podcasts, and others wanted to work on the business side.  5 months into the company, none of them have done anything!!  I’ve learned in the past that most people just like to speak just to hear themselves speak.  You’ll find in your career that everyone will tell you want you want to hear and what makes them sound good.  Be prepared to deal with this numerous times.  It’s easy to get frustrated, but just try to judge people a little better.  It’s always great to give someone a chance to prove themselves, but don’t count on that person as a dependable staff member until they prove they are.

Company 3

This company has been operational for 2 years, so it’s still in the start up phase .The company has done great until this point, but there have been lots of changes to the staff since it was started. The company is at the point now where they want to expand their locations as well as products/services offered, but they are at a stop due to the staff.  Most employees are trained in one area, and can not be trusted to handle different tasks without supervision. This also puts a strain on the 1 or 2 people who are multi skilled because they now have to be a part of everything and it’s stretching them thin.  The logical options for this situation would be to either train the staff according, hire new staff, and/or alter the products and services offered until they can properly be handled.

The moral of it all is that it’s important to find the right people to partner with or to hire as employees. One bad hire can set you back 6-12 months of productivity. One bad partner can cost you your entire company. So understand the importance of you decision, take your time, and choose wisely.

 

"I AM"