Take the bitter with the sweet and maintain

In this life you not promised tommorow

So take the bitter with the sweet and maintain

In these vicious streets

Carry your heat and keep your mind on your money

Life’s a gamble everybody got a number homie

TALES OF A HUSTLER -Omillio Sparks 

A big reorg was just announced by my dept last week. Co-workers are panicking like it’s a surprise. For some reason, there hasn’t been an ounce of stress in my body around this. Reason being I felt I have taken advantage of the opportunities given to me by my employer: training, stretched myself thin with bigger projects, spoke up with my opinions, did things I never thought to do or would ever be decent at and personally grew. No regrets with my actions. All to get where I want to be in the near future. Trust me, I have my bruises, remember the anxiety and also remember the stares from those on the sidelines who were reluctant to join me because of whatever reason (I would later find out was all BS). I am a ‘glass half full’ guy that tries to influence the ‘glass half empty’ colleagues as best as I can daily therefore it hurts to see them let opportunities pass them by. Opportunities that could easily make a better future for you and your family. You can lead a horse to water… Sure, we may lose our job, get thrown in a position we don’t want to be in, but we can’t say we didn’t expect such for a big corporation, It’s all a gamble, life, career, parenting, etc. We have to try and increase our odds of winning each day. I wish I could play this Omillio Sparks hook for them over and over because these words cut deep for me and a big reason why I look at things the way I do. Whatever happens, I’ll be all right. Take the bitter with the sweet and maintain.





Some philosophy from Mega


MegaPhilosophy is one of my favorite albums of the last few years. I’ve never heard Mega so sharp on the wordplay. This album is specifically raw truth and wisdom. Here’s a few nuggets from Mega…

  • “Misery loves company, I chose seclusion”
  • “Lies mean nothing ever since I found truth”
  • “I stay clear of snake heads with venomous thoughts, poison your kind, resist if you mentally strong”
  • “Death comes to all, Midas well live it up!”
  • “Learn to cherish every meal on the stove and the clothes she bought you though she couldn’t afford to”
  • “In the face of adversity, my shield is faith”
  • “When your mind is not confined, that’s when you’re free”
  • “Saying life’s a bitch is getting old, if your life ain’t in order – seize control”
  • “On the road to the riches you exposed to resentment, everybody want to eat but they won’t do the dishes”
  • “Adversity is a lesson, be composed”
  • “People who never voted, betray you for dead presidents”