Everything is Business II

As I rolled past Detroit Metropolitan Airport this morning, I looked over to see the giant Delta building, and it hits me: The best businesses are those that provide a service. Transportation, parts and maintenance, for the vehicle that provides said transportation; food. Basically anything humans will always need, or have grown accustomed to.

Barbers, and hair stylist will never NOT be needed. Same goes for anyone who makes clothes (expensive or not), all the way down to coffee.

Business isn’t a bad thing, in fact I encourage many to become entrepreneurs all the time. Don’t be a consumer, be a producer. It’s better than sitting around complaining about rich people, and talking about who’s getting over on you, instead play the game.

All I want, is for you to think. I realize I won’t get to everyone, but I’m talking to a select few who are waking up to the fact that something isn’t right about not keeping your money in your pocket. Most people are taught from childhood to spend, spend, spend. Usually by those who were taught the same thing, thus consumerism is passed down to you, like a family trait.

I’m writing this because I see so many unhappy people, who spend all their money on frivolous things, and complain about being broke.

I’ll break it down the best way I know how:

Poor decision making = shitty results.

I’m sure many will want to give me a history lesson on why people are at the stage of life they are in, but at the end of the day, the simplistic answer is, if you know the game, and can see the playbook, adjust your strategy. And if you don’t, remember this: There are people out there adjusting their strategy as we speak, to part you from the true power you have to fight back — your money.✌🏿

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The Couch Sports Podcast EP. 61

Part III W/ Eddie Star from EddieStarBlog.com

Music Artist Want to be Tough & the Fight for Relevancy (:55 – 7:20) Faux Messengers & Real Solutions (7:21-  22:25) Hard Work & Attention Spans (22:30 – 35:42) The Fellas Talk Housing (35:44 – 42:38) New Age Laziness (42:39 – 47:16) Double Standards (47:20 – 50:35) The End

https://soundcloud.com/thecouchsportsradio/podcast-ep61

 

Or Listen This Way👇🏿

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Rise & Grind!

Wake up!

It’s a Beautiful Day!

Be positive! Never dread a Monday!

No matter what phase in life you’re in, everyday you wake up is the equivalent of hitting the reset button.

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You get a chance to be better than the day before. There is room for improvement for all of us.

Whether you’re broke or rich, Overly confident or depressed. Wake up and grind!

It takes a lot of work to become a winner. Everyone likes to celebrate the end result. Focusing on the raising of the trophy. But, It’s the hard work that should be highlighted.

The early  morning work outs nobody sees. The mental preparation for the day. Meditating.

Up at 4am, writing.

Prep work.

Just to go from this:

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to this

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You have to sharpen your mental knife! Stay the course.

Channel your inner Chauncey Billups! Believe in yourself when no-one else does. The doubt others put upon you is because they themselves failed. They themselves lack self confidence. You MUST stay the course.

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so you can come out on top in the end. Mediocrity isn’t for you. You’re a winner!

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But the grind isn’t for the faint of heart. No. It’s brutal. It’s mentally taxing. Nothing easy about it.Then again, if winning was easy, everybody would be doing it.

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We must let go of distractions and concentrate. Social media isn’t conducive to you  improving you. It’s meant to make others believe you did.

What do you want out of life? Why aren’t we making a B-Line toward what makes us happy? Why is it so easy to give up and conform?

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It doesn’t matter! It’s a new day. Get up, and let’s get it!! Go to Youtube and turn on some Les Brown if you have to. Today is the day you take a step toward being happy!

Today is the day you take a baby step toward greatness. If you do more than you did yesterday, you won today. Life is about winning the day. Each day you win a little bit more. And then a little bit more.

Giving up is the easy way out. You never know how far from success you truly were if you do.✌🏿

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Dear Detroit, and Everyone Else

Hello everybody. As you all know, my new host city for the last 5 months has been Detroit,MI. And as you know I have been covering the Pistons since I been here as a business endeavor.

To expand on that business idea even further, I developed a website dedicated to Detroit sports, because well, I live here and I’m going to be here — and I’m carving out my patch entrepreneurially. With that said I wanted anyone who supports us or cares for sports to please follow LiveFromWoodward.com

For those of you who don’t care for sports I understand, but maybe you can tell someone who does. Or anyone from Michigan, who may care.

Thank you for your continued support of thecouchsports.com. We really do appreciate it. And no, The Couch Sports isn’t going anywhere. I’ll be running both. I’m something like a machine, lol

Encouragement

These are words that have helped me during my entrepreneurial journey. Including some hand written notes in my sketch book, from speakers.

“In order to do something you’ve never done, you have to become someone you’ve never been! You have to be willing to give up who you’ve been, in order to give birth to who you will become.”

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Spiders, Ants, & Bee’s

Who taught you to work so hard—for someone else? 

We learn to dread Mondays, and celebrate Fridays. We are thankful for the weekend. You know, the day and a half your boss grants you to enjoy. Only it’s consumed by errands you have to run that could have been ran during the week. But, you didn’t have time because you were busy working. Oh… and it is a day and a half. You spend the majority of your Sunday dreading work on Monday. Doing what you were conditioned to do.  

There are Ants and there are Bees. Workers. They do as they are told. Never to deviate from the plan. The one in charge reaps all the rewards. While clock in, work, clock out. Sleep…eat…repeat. 

Spiders are risk takers. The spider goes out, sets up, and comes back later to see what the results are. To see if she will eat for the day?  Stark contrast between insects living in the same type of world. 

Entrepreneurship is for risk takers. You have to be a brave individual to bet on yourself. To believe you can generate income, from an idea.

Working is the easy way out. It’s safe. Or is it? 

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I came up with a theory one night, when I was pissed off about the mere idea of working. You see, to me, work is you helping to make someone else rich because that person was ballsy enough to tap into his/her inner-spider. They have you doing work they don’t want to do, earn a huge profit, then give you the smallest percentage possible to keep them in the black. Hence a pay scale.

What amount keeps them rich, while keeping you content enough to keep making them a profit?

So here’s my theory: 

We’ll use $12 an hour as an example.

$12 in exchange for an hour of your time, meaning one hour of your time is only worth $12. That’s what you agreed to during the interview right?

8 hours of your day in exchange for $96

$480 earned in a week

How much is your time worth in your eyes?

There are 24 hours in a day.

7 days in a week.

8 hours= good sleep. Between work & sleep, 16 hours are given up already.

112 hours given up per week if you add in work & sleep. Meaning you have 56 hours left for yourself.

As an entrepreneur, you have 128 hours available  vs 56 with a standard 9-5

16 hours per day available vs 8 with  a standard 9-5 

So what are you doing with your time?

Of course adjust the money to whatever it is you make. You may be shocked at the results. Just like you’d be shock to realize how many people really value your talent(s).

You may be blessed with a talent. Or an idea. Or both! 

This piece is for those on the fence. Those who are like me. Who hate the idea of working for someone else. Making someone else rich. Who dream of being in control of your time, and income. Dare to bet on yourself! 

Spiders, ants, and bee’s.

You can either gather your own food, or gather someone else’s.

You make the choice.

 

Building

I know, I know, I’ve been a little inconsistent with post. There is good reason for this. I have been building. Working on this podcast studio. Working on business plans. Working. This post is just to share the progress of the studio, from which all the “Magic” will be taking place. Hope you like what I’m trying to do.

 

This is how it looked when I first got here.

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Needs some imagination

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This is where I thought white paint would solve my problems… make it look “spacious”

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LOL

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Not so much…

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Now we’re cooking with gas!!

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I plan to put in a wood floor, and hang up plenty of sports memorabilia. I’ll update you all.

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I promise to keep everyone updated and simultaneously entertained! Don’t forget The Couch Sports Podcast is coming soon, be prepared to tune-in

Thank you for supporting. Peace.

What Are You Doing with Your Time?

How much time do you think you have left on earth? If you could take a wild guess would would you estimate? 10 years? 20? Thing is, none of us know—and that’s the beauty of it.

If we treated life like we weren’t guaranteed infinite time, we as a society, as a people would accomplish more. Most of us take time for granted. For time, is something we can never get back. You can get back money, you can get back status, shit you can even get back an ex. Time… each minute you live you’ll never see again. If you spend all day procrastinating, then get around to what it was you should of been doing, well how many hours—or days did you waste? For some of us, we waste years. Years holding grudges, not accomplishing goals, being around the wrong people. The solution?

 

Live like today is your last day and you have shit to accomplish! Eat, sleep, repeat.

 

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, the first official day of the week, why not reinvent yourself today. Whatever happened yesterday is now the past, fuck it. Today is a new day. You have 24 hours in a day, what will you do with each hour given? If today was your last day, what would you do today? Notice the mind frame the question put you in? That’s a real feeling. But that’s how you have to live in order to accomplish your goals, and live out your dreams. I’ve been a gold medal caliber procrastinator most of my life. Everyday I find new ways to motivate myself. Time, being the biggest factor.

9-5 Breakdown:

  • 24 hours in a day
  • 7 days in week
  • 168 hours in week

Here’s the kicker

  • 8 hours at work
  • 8 hours = good sleep.  16 hours out of 24 gone!
  • 8 hours left

If you add in work + sleep, you give up 112 out of the 168 hours given to you in a week, leaving you 56 hours left to work with.

What are you doing with your time? 

 

If you’re choosing the entrepreneurial route, obviously your time management works a lot different, and you’re more in tune with using the time given wisely. One would think. Personally that’s the route I feel most people should take. Control your time and money.

 

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Write that down, and look at it 3 a day. As well as your 6 month goals, 1 year goals and life time goals.

I’m not here to preach, just here to provoke thought. At the end of the day, each individual is responsible for their own life. What you do with your time is up to you, but take self responsibility when your life doesn’t pan out the way you thought it would—most likely because you took your time for granted. We don’t know when our time is up, but I believe we should live like it’s soon.

 

How much is your time worth?