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Blog | Growth Manifesto Part. 5 #W2TM

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  • Laugh

use how often you laugh or even smile as a measurement of how comfortable you are in a situation.

  • Remember

growth is a product of history. innovation is just novelty without memory. every memory is a new construct different from it’s source, a potential for growth itself.

  • Power to the People

Play can only happen when people feel in control of their lives. you can’t be a free agent if you’re not free.

Blog | Growth Manifesto Part. 4 #W2TM

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  • Don’t Borrow Money

financial control=creative control.

  • Listen…Carefully

by listening to other’s subtle details, ambitions, and desires in their speech you mold their world with your own. mutually beneficial.

  • Take field trips

the bandwidth of the world is much greater than that of any device.

  • Imitate

design is birthed through research. don’t be ashamed to borrow.

  • Scat

when your at a loss for words, make up something else, just not words.

  • Break it, Stretch it, Bend it, Crush it, Crack it, Fold it.
  • Explore the other side

trying using technology that’s considered old & outdated. use pen & paper instead of a QWERTY keyboard.

  • Coffee breaks, Cab rides, & Green rooms

sometimes growth/inspiration happens outside of where you thought it was intended to. the “waiting room.”

  • Avoid fields. Jump fences.

break free of boundaries when it comes to being creative. don’t allow them to have control over what is meant to be a manifold and dynamic process.

Blog | Growth Manifesto Part. 3 #W2TM

  • Repeat Yourself

if you like something, do it again, and again. if you don’t like something, do it again.

  • Forge your own Tools

tools amplify our capacities, so even a small tool can make a big difference. even simple tools that are your own can yield new avenues of understanding.

  • Stand on Someone’s Shoulders

you’ll go farther being carried on the accomplishments of others, plus it’s a better view ahead.

  • Avoid Software

everyone has it.

  • Don’t Clean Your Desk

you may find something in the morning you couldn’t see tonight.

  • Don’t Enter Award Competitions. You good.

they’re not good for you.

  • Read Only Left-Hand Pages

strange i know. Marshall McLuhan did this. cutting the amount of info we take in leaves room for what he called, “our noodle.”

  • Make New Words

Expand a lexicon, demand a new way of thinking by doing so. the new thoughts will demand a new form of expression. that expression demands new conditions. 💎

  • Think With Your Mind

forgot technology. don’t limit creativity to devices. 💎

  • Organization=Liberty

innovation in design happens in context. that context is usually some form of cooperatively managed expertise. the myth of a split between “creatives” and “suits” is what Leonard Cohen calls a “charming artifact of the past.”

Blog | Growth Manifesto Part. 2 #W2TM

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  • Harvest Ideas

ideas need the space to be dynamic & fluid to flourish properly.

  • Keep Moving

don’t let the reinforcement you receive for your successes drive you. instead, allow failure & migration to.

  • Slow Down

you don’t need to operate according to “standard” time frames.

  • Don’t Be Cool

free yourself from the fear of how you’ll be perceived, just go.

  • Ask stupid Question’s

assess the answer, not the question. imagine learning as if you were an infant soaking up EVERYTHING they’re exposed to.

  • Collaborate

there’s always massive creative potential when you combine two different perspectives in any capacity.

  • __________________________

leave room for ideas that have yet to present themselves to you clearly. the ideas of others as well.

  • Stay Up Late

great things tend to happen when you push past the limits you thought had to stop at in your creative mind.

  • Work the Metaphor

look at what things stand for rather than what they actually are.

  • Be Careful to take Risks

the work you produce today will help shape your future, so nurture it as such.

Blog | Growth Manifesto Part. 1  #W2TM

  • Allow events to Change You

be willing to grow. growth is different than something that happens to you. you produce & live it yourself.

  • Forget about Good.

growth is not necessarily ‘good.’ growth is about exploration, if you stick to only what’s good you’ll never truly grow.

  • Process is more than Outcome

when the payoff or outcome drives the process you’ll never break new ground. when the process itself drives the outcome you’ll at least know you’ll actually want to be wherever you end up.

  • Love your Experiments

look at the big picture when it comes to trying new things, try to find fun in your failures.

  • Go DEEP

the deeper you go into anything the more likely you are to find something of value.

  • Capture/Log Accidents

you either win or you Learn something.

  • Study

use the necessity to produce as an excuse to study, it’ll prove to be beneficial either way.

  • Drift

allow yourself to get lost in your own thoughts as well as the world. lack judgement, postpone criticism.

  • Start ANYWHERE

thinking that there’s a set place or way to begin something can be crippling until you let that notion go.

  • Everyone is a Leader

whenever/wherever growth happens allow it. follow it when it identifies with you, don’t be afraid to follow someone else’s lead.

Blog | 3 Ways to Improve Your(short-term) Happiness #W2TM

“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” -Eckhart Tolle

  1. focus on each moment. take a completely different route to work. eat something totally new. start a conversation with a complete stranger. be spontaneous. see if you can do this exercise once per week. it’s refreshing and reminds you that being adventurous can be safe as well as fun.
  2. ask yourself real questions and try not to lie. Look at your life. are the goals that you’ve made for yourself still worth keeping? if you’re in school, ask yourself if you’re still interested in your major. if you’re married or in a relationship, ask yourself if that person still makes you happy. do the things/people in your life uplift you or bring you down most often?
  3. just focus on your breathing. do this exercise once per day: take 3, or as many as you deem necessary, deep breathes with slow exhales.  it’s a fantastic way to bring you back into the present moment.

Blog | 10 Things One Should Say More Often #W2TM

  • Nothing

sometimes the best possible thing to say is nothing at all

  • Movie Quotes

easy way to inject some fun into a conversation is to quote popular movie lines

  • I Understand/Feel You

rather than seeing every disagreement as an opportunity to get fired up and argue, look to understand where they are coming from. you can still have a constructive conversation/debate, but a key element to doing this effectively is to approach it with respect rather than anger

  • My Bad

if something was your fault, just identify that it was, and apologize

  • “I’ll just have water…”

don’t be afraid to make the healthier choice

  • I Appreciate you/Thank You

thank your bus driver, taxi driver, waiter, etc. whenever you can.

  • I Believe in You

whether you fully grasp what another individual is striving for or not, don’t be afraid to give them some encouragement

  • This is for you/I was thinking about you

it could be as simple as picking up lunch for a friend

  • Learn from This

if someone you are close to is going through a tough time, be that comforting shoulder that reminds them of the bigger picture

  • Hi

you may come across some awkward moments and uncomfortable reactions while doing this, but you may also be pleasantly surprised by how much this can brighten the day of some people

How To Prevent Positive Habit Changes from Being Diverted #W2TM

Many times when we try to make a good change in our lives, it gets derailed early on by something out of our control.

Let’s say you start a diet, and your daughter makes some great vegan cupcakes and you want to support her efforts, and so you eat some … and this exception causes you to say, “screw it” and you eat some other unhealthy foods later in the day, and then the next day.

Or you’re trying to think positively, and so you go out of your way to be nice to someone with whom you’re not on good terms … and they snub you, causing you to go down a spiral of negative thoughts.

How do you stop the negative spiral? How do you stop the slippery slope?

By having a more flexible idea of what your habit change is.

The problem is that we often have an ideal habit change: we’re going to start this new diet and be perfect at it and all will go well and we’ll be healthy and trim and sexy.

And of course the actual path is much more bumpy than that, and so this ideal expectation is never met. Changes never go the way we think they will. Our fantasies about our new habits don’t come true. And we feel horrible about that, and get derailed.

The problem isn’t the event that derailed us, that caused our perfect habit to go bad … the problem is our ideal about how the change will go. The ideal is just a fantasy, made up in our heads. It’s not real. It’s not realistic.

What’s more realistic? Reality. Instead of holding onto the fantasy you have about the change, let that go and embrace the reality of the change. Be open to whatever happens, be curious what it’s like, and actually be present and observe the change as it happens.

Did someone not respond positively like you’d hoped they would? That’s OK, because while the ideal didn’t happen, you knew that things would turn out differently than the ideal, and so instead of being disappointed you’re curious about what happened, why, how you react, and how you can respond appropriately to this change in plans.

Letting go of the ideal, you smile, observe yourself, and think, “What now? What’s the way to respond appropriately to this new situation?”

You’re flexible. You embrace the reality. You move through the ever changing landscape with a shifting plan, and a smile.

*Via Zenhabits.net*

Blog | 5 Ideas to help Improve your Lifestyle #W2TM

as soon as 2015 began I made a promise to myself that this year I wasn’t going to fold on any and all issues, especially when it came improving my own life. now i realize turning ones entire life around isn’t an overnight process, which is why i sought out different practices to aid myself and #W2TM on the path to improvement.

  1. Create habits, not goals or resolutions. Resolutions are like wishful thinking, that fade away inevitably as the year’s newness wears off. Goals are great, but it’s hard to juggle 5-10 new goals when you have a lot of other things always going on. Instead, focus on one new habit at a time, and give it your full attention, until it becomes automatic. Then do another new habit. After a year, you could have 12 new habits, and you’ll be a lot closer to any goals you might have wanted to reach.
  2. Be all in. Most people fail at their resolutions because they write them down, start taking action, and then let themselves quit when things get hard. But what if you committed to doing the habit of meditation in January, or you’d have to give up your favorite food for a year? What if you had to pay $10,000 if you missed two straight days of meditation? Would you stick to the habit then? Of course you would — because you’d be fully committed. Find a way to be all in, and you’ll make your habits stick.
  3. Focus on weekly adaptations. Most people try to focus on something that will take a year to achieve, but you lose motivation, and what if things change during that year? Instead, focus on one week at a time. That’s a doable chunk of time — you can do a week at a time, but you can’t really do a year at a time. And each week, see how you can adapt what you’re doing so that your method gets better and better over time. Review how you did, find the obstacles, and plan around them for the next week.
  4. Find your crew. You can do great things on your own, but you’re much more likely to get them done if you have a group of friends who are holding you accountable, and who you’re holding accountable too. Hold each others’ feet to the fire. Root each other on. Hold regular meetings to make sure everyone is staying on track, and don’t let your crew fall off track.
  5. Fill your year with curiosity and a learning stance. Many people get discouraged if they fall off their goals or habits, but that’s because they have an all-or-nothing mindset. They see failure as evidence that they can’t do it. Far from it: failure is evidence that things need adjusting. It’s a way to learn, so that you can get better. Be curious about what will work for you, about what this new habit will be like (instead of having a preconceived idea), and about what happens when you make adjustments. See all your successes and failures as learning, not a sign that you are good or not good. With this flexible mindset, you’ll be able to weather out any kinds of disruptions, missteps, obstacles or changes.

January: Meditation

February: Healthy eating

March: Decluttering

April: Exercise

May: Unprocrastination

June: Learning/studying

July: Debt reduction (saving/investing)

August: Quitting a bad habit

September: A good start (waking early, yoga or MITs)

October: Gratitude

November: Creating

December: Letting Go

*Via ZenHabits.Net*

Blog | 10 Day Mental Diet Challenge #W2TM

The challenge is that for the next 10 days, beginning immediately, commit to taking full control of all your mental and emotional faculties by deciding right now that you will not indulge in or dwell on any un-resourceful thoughts or emotions for 10 consecutive days.

It sounds easy, but you might be surprised how often your brain is engaged in unproductive, fearful, worrisome, or destructive thinking.  The goal is to learn how to discipline yourself to be able to change your state and thinking rapidly, without indulging in them.  It’s about developing mastery of your mental and emotional well-being.

Never spend more than 10% of your time on the problem, and spend at least 90% of your time on the solution.

This is something that I’ve done many times before in the past, and it’s made a significant difference in my life.  I realized I had some destructive habits and patterns that were holding me back, such as binge eating, and that certain emotional states or negative thoughts were triggering those destructive habits.  It wasn’t until I committed to taking up the 10 Day Mental Diet Challenge that I was able to learn how to take control of my mind and stay consistent with the habits that I wanted.

There are four simple yet important rules to this 10 Day Mental Diet Challenge:

Rule 1. In the next 10 consecutive days, refuse to dwell on any unresourceful thoughts or feelings. Refuse to indulge in any disempowering questions or devitalizing vocabulary or metaphors.

Rule 2. When you catch yourself beginning to focus on the negative – and you certainly will – you are to immediately snap yourself out of it and change your thinking or state. You can do this by asking an empowering question, such as “What’s great about this?” or “What else could this mean?”. Or you can reframe any negative thoughts that come up, for example, if you catch yourself saying “I suck”, you would replace it with, “I’m awesome!”  There are some powerful techniques that you can use in a blog post I wrote on how to master your emotions. In addition, you can set yourself up for success each morning for the next 10 days by developing a morning ritual to get yourself in a peak emotional state each day.

Rule 3. For the next 10 consecutive days, make certain that your whole focus in life is on solutions and not problems. The minute you see a possible challenge, immediately focus on what the solution could be.

Rule 4. If you backslide – that is, if you catch yourself indulging in or dwelling on an unresourceful thought or feeling – don’t beat yourself up. There’s no problem with this as long as you change immediately. However, if you continue to dwell on unrsourceful thoughts or feelings for more than a minute, you must wait until the following morning to start the ten days over. The goal of this program is 10 consecutive days without holding or dwelling on a negative thought or state. This starting-over process must happen no matter how many days in a row you’ve already accomplished the task.

When I first attempted the 10 Day Mental Diet Challenge it took me several weeks before I was able to go the 10 consecutive days. It was much more difficult than I thought. But once I was able to successfully finish it, it helped me condition myself for a tremendous, lifelong pattern of staying in a positive emotional state, even when there were challenges around me, and focusing the majority of my energy on solutions.

This is since a process that I’ve encouraged my coaching clients to partake in, and it’s made a huge difference for them, especially in helping overcoming destructive habits or addictions.  It’s something that I’m going to be going through again for myself, as I want to make sure I’m applying everything I learn in the book Awaken The Giant Within.

If you take on this 10 Day Mental Diet Challenge, it will do four things for you:

  1. It will make you acutely aware of all the habitual mental and emotional patterns that are holding you back.
  2. It will make your brain search for empowering alternatives to them.
  3. It will give you an incredible sense of confidence as you can see that you can turn your life around in an instant.
  4. Most importantly, it will create new habits, new standards, and new expectations that will help you expand more than you could ever believe.

Here’s a word of caution:Don’t begin this 10 day commitment unless and until you are certain that you are going to live by it for the full length of time. If you aren’t committed to this, then you won’t last the 10 days. This is not for the weak of heart. This is only for those who are fully committed to conditioning their nervous systems for new, empowering emotional patterns that can take their lives to the next level.

Are you going to do it?  Think about it carefully, because once you commit, there’s no going back.

The truth is, you already know and have amazing tools on how to change yourself, your thoughts, and your emotional state. This is my challenge to you to start using them.  It’s time to put in practice what you’ve learned.

The best way to stay accountable to this is to commit to a friend or family member that you’re going to do this 10 Day Mental Diet Challenge. Post a comment below to make your commitment public. This will help make you stay accountable and show your level of commitment to complete it.

For anyone that is reading this, I commit to completing the 10 Day Mental Diet Challenge!

*Courtesy of ProjectLifeMastery.Com*

Blog | Relationships in 2014 (by @local_dmnd) #W2TM via @W2TM_Blog_Posts

‘sup.

so i recently came across an article about a boston college professor who felt relationships these days… (shout-out @abdashsoul for that mediocre ass project) have become twisted and lack meaning, so he made it a requirement for students to go on a date without alcohol and hooking up. just a plain old-fashioned date.

pretty revolutionary idea to me. the thought of how “relationships” are conducted these days blows the sh*t outta me. basically you go out there, guns blazing, pride on the line, and throw your emotions at someone. then you mentally prepare yourself to play the pretending-not-to-care-game, with hopes these feelings are reciprocated. does that seem like a rational strategy to garner positive results? no. from my experience it goes like this: you hook up with someone randomly for the most part, then end up wondering if you’re worth round two, or worth getting to know. in some cases, you may be fortunate, and are in the beginning stages of a fresh, possible relationship starting out with the texting volley our generation has come to know and deal with. do i wait ten minutes to text her back? how bout an emoji? i better not make my messages too long or reply instantly – ion wanna seem thirsty. BULLSHIT.

now you gotta be careful. you have to make sure your walls come crumbling down because she sends you smiley faces, long texts, or cuddles with you. just because she acts she likes you does not mean it’s true. in the early stages of the relationship, you have to balance the see-saw of being too forward vs being too hard to get. sh*t is scressful, timing your text messages, painfully refraining from texting her first even though you have been thinking about her all.damn.day, and waiting before making any physical advances. again, BULLSHIT.
and let’s not forget about being tossed into the “undefined” territory like a unwanted group-message: you text 24/7, hook up, AND cuddle, but she’ll expose your ‘thirst’ all over twitter & the ‘Gram before ever calling you her“boyfriend” or “bae.” B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T.

this is a generation-wide epidemic. as much as i sometimes wish i could time-travel to the 70′s where i could stroll up to a gals door, pick her up and go to a sock hop or whatever sh*t they did back then, it ain’t gonna happen. instead, i’ve learned to deal with it and try to make the experience a little better.

off top, don’t let this girl control you or your happiness breh.

a common flaw that comes up often is being treated as an option, rather than a priority. she never gon know she’s making you feel like a lame unless you tell her. this doesn’t mean act like a simp if you’re simply trying to smash but if you’re trying to cuff & she still makes you feel that way after you tell her then bounce onto the next one. if someone is not going to appreciate you, no matter how hard you try, no matter how much “progress” you think you’re making, you can’t force them to. chances are they never will.

respect yourself to earn the appreciation and the love (yes i said it) that you deserve, & respect yourself enough to get up and walk away. as much as i doubt it myself, eventually, you’ll find someone who sees how amazing you really are and will not only respond to all your texts on time, but go to great lengths to make you happy too.

Blog: Moments to Savor (Part. 2) by @sleeptillnoon #w2tm

1. Witnessing a moment in history

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2. Graduating from School

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3. Visiting a place with history

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doesn’t matter if it’s a visit to your ancestral homeland, a religious pilgrimage, or even a trip to Liverpool by a Beatlemaniac, time spent in these places should be cherished.

4. Receiving recognition

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some get far fewer accolades in life than they deserve so soak it up.

5. Doing well at your ‘job’

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until you do what you really want to do work can be a thankless slog, but there are successes mixed in with the mundane, you need to revel in those moments when they come.

***to be continued

Blog: Moments to Savor (Part. 1) by @sleeptillnoon #w2tm

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now while some moments are more profound than others, i feel every single one we experience is worthy of our appreciation and gratitude. far to often people, myself included, allow minuscule negativity to overshadow what they themselves know to be truly more important. here’s a few moments that others as well as myself have(possibly) experienced that may have seemed unimportant at the time, but are actually really special moments in life.

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1. Receiving your first paycheck

every first paycheck i’ve gotten has always been puny but as soon as i deposit it i still feel like money mayweather.

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2. Driving alone for the first time

driving becomes commonplace maad fast but the initial, “Holy sh!t am I really doing this all by myself?” moment is like no other. 

 

 

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3. Taking a road trip with friends

time & circumstance often claim friendships plus people just grow apart sometimes, but before that possibly happens, if you haven’t it’s a MUST that you take a ride somewhere with a group of friends because it’s a unique experience that gets old pretty quick, but still worth having done.

***to be continued

#Blog: @SLEEPTILLNOON Presents: This S*** Sucks (part 1) #W2TM Via @TeamMoet

tumblr_midg8lpVXh1s32c63o1_500*this series is in part for whoever chooses to read it, but also for me to take my own advice.*

personally, i am a believer in the unlimited power of the universe, as well as the law of attraction(positivity begets more positivity, etc.), but sometimes you simply cannot avoid the negatives in this thing we call life. to truly exile something permanently in a healthy manner you’ve gotta first understand how removing it from who you are will be beneficial, and why it’s simply not for you anymore. so i’ve decided to comprise a list of things that i feel aren’t necessary in my life or anyone else’s, some you just have to learn to work to your advantage, some you can completely remove with effort, so without further adieu…

1. Facebook is boring and a waste of time.

sure being in absolute contact with people you haven’t physically seen in person for 2+years is nice but once you suppress your inner-most desires to know EVERYTHING EVERYONE’s you may realize you only open FaceBook when you want to take an unnecessary break from work you should be doing, or after you’ve opened every top WTF thread on Reddit. just log out

2. The world works, in large part, by manipulation

the sooner you realize the world is set up in such a way that in order survive in a contemporary manner you basically must provide some sort of service without join into the very large grey area of that subject. just never let them put shackles on you, not a good look

3. Make mistakes NOW.

no one truly knows but i’d be willing to bet fucking up has led to the greatest wonders this world has ever known. making mistakes later in life comes at a much heavier price i feel. i personally know this is a very tricky subject, especially for those in the post high school pre-20s age group. i’m just going to keep being me, whatever happens, happens

***to be continued

Blog: FromDaBottom2Stardom 3/10 @JR15music (PA) By @NamesR4Friends Via @TeamMoet #W2TM

JR-15

80Million Ft. M-Ez Produced By JR-15

1. How long have you been rapping?

For over ten years now on an off I would say.

2. Do you think you are a better rapper or producer? Also the reason for your answer.

I think im great at both its good thing in the music business to have other options and talents.

 3. Who would you say influences your music?

I would say my father TF Tyme first then it would be Big L,  Jay-Z & biggie.

 4. Tell me a little bit about what your currently working on now .

Well right now I’m working on my mixtape #NeverSatisfied and at the same time the team moet project #FromDaBottom2Stardom both will be out early 2014.

 5. Are there any notable artists you have made beats for?

Tug McRaw, King Magnetic few years back, recently i’ve been working with M-Ez and Sway from #teamnosleep

6. Are you focusing more on being a rapper or a producer?

Both the harder you work the more successful you will be in the business

7. What’s your message to the competition?

My message is not a damn thing I see no competition just myself I learned that with doing this music over the years.

8. what’s your new years resolution?

Work hard  and take the  #TeamMoet and myself to the top

9. Will there be any features on this new project?

Yeah M-ez , Sway and a few more names but not gonna say you got to wait for the mixtape haha.

10. How can people contact you for features an beats?

my jr15music@gmail.com , @Jr15music and Facebook j.r. robbins

 

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