Have you heard of the analogy of the splinter and plank. To paraphrase it is said. Don’t point out the splinter in my eye when you have a plank in yours. I believe it means dont point out\nrowth. a small problem in someone’s life when you have a big problem in yours. Most of us misunderstand this. We will use it against being criticized or even helped.
We need to use this analogy properly. When you have a splinter in your eye you can see the plank in mine way better than I do. We need to help each other see our own faults better and help each other solve them. When we avoid criticism we avoid growth.
Know how to filter between constructive criticism and destructive criticism. Destructive criticism comes from jealousy. It should mean nothing to you but point out a potential enemy! Constructive criticism helps you build and comes from love.
Solutions are one of the most important things in the world. Solutions are the reason why we have the best societal advances available in human history. Someone saw a problem then created a solution for it. The researched the took the proper steps to solve it. It takes courage to create a solution.
It takes courage to create a solution because most people will not see a problem. Therefore they see your solution as an excess or it having a trivial meaning. I have seen many a person frown upon tech advances which them became a necessity. The one that sticks out to me is the creation of the iPhone. When the iphone 1st came out I remember hearing people say that it was a waste of money and that it is a failing trend. Now everyone has either a iphone or spinoff smartphones based on the same design. Smartphones have been a great solution for many people like, business owners, bloggers, parents, etc. This one solution has changed the world.
So we can go back in forth on how to change things but we must come to a solution.
On a beautiful summer day in Virginia, The trees are green and the grass is wavy. The hills bringing a nice hue of green to everything in sight. When I look outside to see a deer looking back at me. Then I become a deer. The deer looking for food in a grassy desert that was once my home. Now, where my bed was is now a patch of nothing! The nothingness that I built from. When I saw the monsters across the way I assumed they would never come to my side of the forest. I thought they would be fed by the trees overthere and not my home. When is a good time to stand for something? When? I noticed more of the village community moved in to my side of the forest after the monsters left. When they would tell me how much pain they felt when the monsters came and took their homes. The homes that had their beds and family. Some lost loved ones. Lots lost a stable enviroment to grow. This is my feeling! I lost all my dreams in hopes with my home. That bed helped me have vision that home would be where my kids would grow. Now gone for the big stone slabs those bipedals worship and get products. Now I must go, that bipedal sees me.
Self-Hate is the most destructive kind of love. Why do I say it is a destructive kind of love? Because What I have observed is that we are not born to hate anything. We are born to learn but definitely not hate. When I see a baby crying for food or attention. I see an entity learning how to fill its belly or satiate a need. There is no hate there. I have never seen a deer hate someone without having a past with that person. I see self-hate as a love of the past.
The past was good to some but was bad to others. When the ones who were mistreated by the past look back they see themselves being mistreated. They just see it at face value nothing more nothing less. When they want to improve themselves they remember the time they wanted to do something different and failed at it. This stops them from trying again out of fear of ridicule and mistreatment. Why is this such a horrible thing? Because success doesn’t happen at a push of the button. Sometimes, you have to push the button till you don’t have a finger to press it anymore.
Self-Hate will hold you back from building relationships. Building relationships is a lost art form. The love of our past makes us live in the past. When we meet people of a certain color, demeanor, or even height. We can be prone to mistreat them because of our past. Self-hate can make our allies look like our enemies and our enemies look like our friends. We can end up helping our enemy and breaking our friends. The same friends that have been with us through thick and thin, Can look like our enemy from one bad day.
Self-hate makes us be very patient with our enemies but very impatient with our friends. Our enemy can be threatening to kill us but self-hate makes us laugh it off. Our friend could forget us at the store one time and we want to break ties with them forever. Why does self-hate make us love our enemies more? Because self-hate wants us dead.
Self-Hate is happy when you handle your problems passively. Self-hate loves to see you stressing from self-inflicted pain. Self-hate will change your life priorities to where you are paying the bar before you pay your bills. To where you are paying the store before paying the bills. Self-hate loves you being a detriment to yourself.
The solution to Self-Hate is very easy. Self-Hate is caused by unresolved conflict. When we are told to forgive someone it is meant to heal yourself. Your mind can play the rationalization game very well. It can make everything look like the fault of others in an instance. When we can forgive the past and take the effort to build ourselves in many ways. We can learn to move forward and love ourselves. Effort is an amazing game changer. When we get out there and resolve our problems.
Propaganda comes in many forms! Propaganda can be the show you watched where all the rich people have a heart of gold. It could be the show about a leader which only shows one part of their life but leave out all the bad or progressive stuff. I believe many of us have been victims of propaganda. When we mistreat each other because we have been told to think of each other or if you see your friend of a different race as “one of the good ones” You Are A Victim of Propaganda. If you see yourself as “one of the good ones” You Are A Victim of Propaganda. Propaganda is defined as especially bias or misleading information used to promote a cause or point of view. Propaganda can be “your not the solution to your life, We ARE!”. Propaganda is very detrimental to us as human beings and wishes for us to not think critically of it.
In my book Powerfuls I go in depth about thinking critically. Even in school I have had to look outside the class and the text. Question everything given to you it could be a poison hidden in a good meal.
How do you teach a dog to sit? Conditioning! Conditioning is the rewarding of good behavior and the disciplining of bad behavior. Good behavior is when things are done in your best interest. This brings me to modern day rap and music in general. They people reward the talented talentless. The talented talentless dont use music for power but for money. You will hear them be clones of every artist out or stand for nothing of substence. This behavior is rewarded by the people who want you dumb. The substance that used to be in my love rap was lost when we let too many f-ups in. I have heard from many a person to cross over. The way we are rewarded for crossing over is more money but, In the end we lose our soul. Is your soul a good price for money that can be taken away from you? Let’s change this mindset. Why not build for yourself. We are in the age of information. I can put a subject in a search engine and find the cliffnotes about it. Making it faster for me to learn. The outline in The Lazy Mans Hustle helped me achieve many things in life and helped me monetize my skills. Get your copy of The Lazy Man’s Hustle TODAY!!!
I went to see the Wonder Woman Movie this weekend. As a appreciator of comic book characters and superheroes, I have learned how to appreciate their film counterparts. I call many of these loose adaptations to appeal to a grander audience. When we really look into superheroes they are the counterparts of our mundane existences. Seeing them overcome adversity at the hands of their adversaries. Makes us feel like that could be us. From the age of comic books being for nerds who want to beat up that bully or the appeal now with the world wanting to take down one enemy. This is our draw to them. I wrote the book The Lazy Man’s Hustle to get rid of the term “unemployed”. I hated seeing so many people falling victim to it. I felt I had to put my cape on for them. Showing them a new way. #lazymanshustle
From Star wars to Batman, all stories are based in fact. Be it a traumatizing experience on a personal level or a horrible experience we have had together. All creativity comes tradgedy. We never want to hear a boring story. We need a conflict in our fiction. Be it us versus the big bad army, Being attack by aliens, going against the odds, or losing a loved one. We have all been there. Events like these make the best stories. When was the last time you read a story about a very happy individual with a happy day? Those go well in baby stories until the baby loses its mom. These are the best things to build from. Everyone loves the movie series Star Wars by Georg Lucas. The crazy truth is…They are all based on World War II. He saw the dogfight films from the war and wanted to recreate them. When you see the creativity of the special effects team making these films, It’s Impressive. Lucas’s fact-based turn to fiction has become one of the most successful franchises in the world. This should inspire you to write about your tragedies and put a spin on them. Tragedies in my life, influenced me to write the book The Lazy Man’s Hustle. I was at a very low point in my life for a year. Noone was hiring and no money was coming to me. I would lay in bed all day. I was very depressed. I felt I wasn’t worth anything. Then I started having Ideas. I went to several different events around the U.S. all on my savings. This really helped me see the entrepenuerial side of the business world. I saw how much of my time was wasted building for another persons wealth. This is when I started a landscaping business, a podcast, and started writing comics. I would sell these and make a good amount of money back. This inspired me to write The Lazy Man’s Hustle. I saw too many people sad with their lives because they were jobless or didn’t have the drive to leave a horrible job. They chose to be victims. This is how the fact of being jobless, helped my creativity. WHAT CAN YOU CREATE FROM TRAGEDY?
LIFE itself should be used to better yourself and others. Your example should positively influence others. They should feel your positive energy in every word you speak and every action you take. This is your stamp on the world. Your seal on the planet. If you don’t bring your improvement into every situation. YOU stay stagnent and ever waiting for your next step. Instead of being proactive in your short time on this planet. To keep me out of a rut, I use the 3 I’s. The 3 I’s are improve, influence, and impact. These 3 I’s will keep you noncomplacent and always growing. When you see your effect on people make them want to improve. You will feel a sense of completeness.