Throw It All Away

E-V! Banger.



There has been a track that has pushed me to keep a hawk eye on my finances, life and career. Foreclosures by Rick Ross. I have kept my finances in order but the sad realities mentioned made me go a bid deeper in the numbers and a little harder at work and side hustles. Months later, I’m operating a little different. I’ve literally ‘foreclosed on my past life’. Death row, fast life.

“The white man call us stupid niggas, we spend it all – nothing for our children”

Asking myself, what am i doing all of this for? Its not material things anymore, its much bigger. To give my family a better life now and later, when I’m gone. I’ve got a little success now, what am I going to do with this opportunity? Beat it into submission.  What’s really important to do today? this week? this month? What do I want to say 30 years from now when I look at my life, career and my family? I have no regrets. Answering such everyday changed my mindset.

‘Time to learn boy that cash rules, success is a precious jewel”

Perhaps ask yourself the same questions. We only have so much time on this earth so how are we going to use it? Hopefully on something we enjoy and have passion for. Its not all about the money but hey, we need some of it to live comfortably. Laser focused on taking care of your business and your family. Fuck everything else until that is complete.

Thanks Ross for the reminders.

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.