If You Try

If You Try

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Art of Never Giving Up (The Tyler Perry Factor)

Everyday there is the temptation to give up on our dreams. It is hard to produce and make tangible what God has put in the heart. But if it's for us, God will cause it to come about if we don't lose faith. This was Tyler Perry's attitude. He failed at getting people to come out to his stage plays for several years and blew thousands of hard earned dollars as he went after his dream. He persisted though, stayed committed to a single focus (his play), and now he is one of the most powerful people in entertainment. Check out his super inspiring video below.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Remembering My Mama Flo

On September 1st, an amazing woman known to me as "Mama Flo" left this temporary life to take up full possession of her eternal one. Mama Flo or Forestine Thompson was my step-mother, but coincidentally she took the "step" out of our relationship by embracing me just as much as her own biological kids. There are some people that you call family in life just based off of your blood type and there are others who become your family because you have the same DNA in your soul. That's the best way I can describe my relationship with this wonderful woman. Flo was tough, loving, witty, kind, giving, unselfish, strong, confident, and a fighter. She whooped me up every now and then to let me know who was the boss. But she also cooked for me, told me she loved me often, and would be ready to help me in any way I needed if I asked. I just wish I would have taken more advantage of all she was in my life. There will never be another mama Flo, but she is etched on my heart forever and the way she impacted my life will never be forgotten.

The Sharp Skills Story (Episode 5: The Process of Recording Anno Rebelio)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Getting People To Care About What You Say

Speak less, listen more, read and observe a lot, take a genuine interest in other people and what they are doing, don't be quick to offer advice, let your actions speak for you, make sure your words and actions match, don't talk about what you're working on until your pretty much finished with it, do cool and worthwhile stuff that is worth paying attention to. I think that pretty much sums it up.