Tag Archives: Self-Confidence

5.31.17 Thoughts


1. I’d like to thank the members of N.E.R.D. for my new found mantra (and future tattoo): Fly Or Die. Fly Or Die is the title of their sophomore album which had a significant presence in my collegiate life. While reading Charlemagne’s newest book Black Privilege it hit me out of nowhere. In this world it’s fly or die. Either you do or you don’t. Continue reading

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Always Business Never Personal…


“Money talks, and bullshit runs a marathon.” – Nino Brown

I used to be READY to snap. It got to a point where I felt like the world was against me. My guard wouldn’t be let down because everybody had a motive or so I thought. Now I can stand before you and say with a big smile “Hi, my name is Mike and I used to take things personally”. It’s been a long road to recovery but with the right mindset and access to Dad hats, I think that I’ll be ok. Continue reading

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2.12.17 Thoughts


1. Good friends are hard to come by. Keep your circle tight and the communication open and honest.

2. John Wick 2 was absolutely great! The fight choreography, Common and Ruby Rose, and of course THE DOG made it an action packed experience.

3. Cam’ron’s Instagram Livestream > Jim Jones’ Funk Flex interview. Cam’ron was less emotional and much more entertaining.

4. The business of America is business. With all thats going on as of late, I’ve come to the immediate conclusion that creating a brand for myself is VERY NECESSARY. I’m working on a things  that I won’t mention until everything has been finalized. Whatever I present to the world has to be legit.

5. Never assume.

6. Stand on your own accomplishments instead trying to climb upon the associations of others.

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“Never Mind Who You Thought I Was…”

2004 BET Awards. Rick James and Teena Marie came onstage and performed a duet together and it was a pleasant surprise to everyone in the building (well those old enough to remember when Rick and Teena were at the top of their game) but what set the tone for the rest of the night would come at the end of their performance. According to Rick, a young lady backstage might’ve confused him with someone else or something bizarre but he quickly let the world know that he was who he was and there was no debating it. Damn, it feels good to be a gangster… a gangster of confidence that is… Continue reading

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