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The Ambiguities of Economic Growth: Why Now is the Time to Seize & Recover your Booming Economic State of Mind

“The mistake is thinking that there can be an antidote to the uncertainty.”
― David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary

The year 2020 is closing out. This has been a very unscripted and unusual year of change, no doubt a turning point in the history of America as we have come to understand it. In order to get in front of any pandemic let alone the one we are currently facing, means creating an able-bodied and this above suspicion abstraction for aligning certain morals, values and economic standards towards future possibilities. It means restoring economic growth and helping American’s to address their most pressing needs and concerns.

At the same time, we must recognize that this pandemic is only a conclusive mirror and acceleration of trends that existed before this pandemic took shape. Given, the condemnation of our refusal to wear masks and accept this pandemic a true conductor of change; we are now realizing that the global community is beginning to confuse conjecture with consciousness and operate irrational for the sake of consideration. Our response to these major challenges if we desire to build a more sustainable future; must consolidate our jaded biases and acknowledge a new response to this global pandemic.

Seizing & Taking Control: Getting in front of the pandemic is more about addressing these judicial uncertainties head on. It’s about accepting the fact that nothing is certain and that there are justifiable reasons to begin rethinking the nature of economics. Because change is inevitable, it is in these keystone moments that we must understand the differentiated nature of seen versus unseen. If you are looking for stability it may never come. But, you most certainly can attest to the fact that 1+1=2. The control that you must exude then is over your licentious thinking. Because you are having to liquidate your frame of reference concerning the unknown can be a very precarious proposition to handle in light of your misaligned comfort zone.

The hardest part in this global reckoning is the deviation from old patterns that has stagnated the know-how of modern thought. The guesswork has been stripped from your normal routine. The perception is that you can only operate from the visible; or run your life amuck trying to labor in your biased lease on life. What you think you see with your natural eyes could be an illusion. In the words of William Arthur Ward its important to remember that “The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.

Thinking Differently: Thinking differently is about gaining a new perception of life. You are removing this loathsome or obnoxious feelings about economic uncertainty; and reframing it to fit a time in history that has opened its doors for the thinking mind to build and grow wealth. You are logistically fighting to clarify your existence as a human being. The basis of all living extends through the mind and projects outward. Thinking differently is a way of life. It’s a state of being frustrated and confused around the disjointed and fragmented ways of lunacy. When little has you big can’t grab your circumference and pull you into its orbit. If you are not seeing an economic boom then ask yourself ” Do I need to become a magician or take on a more Machiavellian approach to my existence?

Trying to stand out in a crowded world makes you strive for creative solutions. Operating in this maddening isolation due to COVID19 will give you time to reflect on the nature of change and what it actually means to think differently. Do you want answers to life’s most pressing problems? Do you need clarity to outpace the makeshift illusions of this world? Voltaire says that “Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one“. Throw away the need for certainty because it’s an illusion that doesn’t exist. It’s all about manufacturing dissent with the intent of separating fact from fiction.

A few great questions you might want to ask is “Why should I want to think differently? What does it mean to see things differently? Perspectives are important. The hardest thing to do on earth is to change the mind. The bombardment of information and Illusionary tales gives this false impression about life and what it entails. There is a depth to living and the deeper one begins to dig the greater the awareness of the flaws that exist. Life is operational and the more you seek to create fluid experiences the more you will cease to be like the crowd.

The Nature of Change: The dangerous nature of change is that it comes whether you like it or not. Adaptability now begins to take root in your subconscious mind and the game changes forever. Forcing new experiences on the psyche gives it room to pattern a new species in the thought process. As creatures of habit, we need our thinking patterns challenged and rotated often. Varied experiences are often the key to realigning the balanced psychological mainframes that says mental stagnation equals success. Turning a blind eye to the demands of our perception leads to destruction; thus forcing us to recon with the need to become more marketable versus masquerading around afraid to lose our footing.

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. Søren Kierkegaard

   

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Overcoming The Pandemic Jitters : Why its Important to Find your Mission & Focus in these Pivotal Times. “The Coach’s Playbook Edition”

It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine
Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin' pictures on my wall
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl
I let my tape rock 'til my tape popped
Smokin' weed in Bambu, sippin' on Private Stock
Way back, when I had the red and black lumberjack
With the hat to match
                     ~Juicy "The Notorious B.I.G"  

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Biggie’s music carried me through one of the toughest transitions in my life. Having died when I was a Freshman in Highschool Biggie set the stage for me dream big and find the means for cultivating my talent, love of words and the concept of family. One of the most overlooked concepts of success that Biggie put into the world was that of a team of individuals (Which included rapper Lil Kim) called Junior Mafia. Biggie understand the concept of promotion which allowed his dream to manifest although his life was cut short far too soon. One of the reasons for Biggie success was his willingness to unlock the dreams of others.

Lil Cease and other Brooklyn natives who had grew up with Biggie was able to see a new side of life; based on Biggie’s promise that once he got on then everybody could eat. The words “We all can eat” is something that many entertainers and rappers due to this very day. The struggle is real and once talent is discovered and cultivated; others gravitate and support the rise of that individual. Unfortunately, many of our black men (Pop Smoke) who are rappers fall short and end up becoming a victim to circumstance.

My brother I need you! We need you! Our Black Women Need you! We can’t afford to keep losing you to the streets, police brutality and BS that keeps plaguing our cities. it’s a beautiful thing that you are on the front lines and that you care enough to fight for the changes that our world need. Keep up the fight but know that we generals are in the background strategizing and finding the means to ascend upward towards higher ground. The marching is working on so many levels; yet it’s evident that a new strategy is needed to win the war.

Find Your Mission & Focus: The energy on this planet is super thick and full of chaos. At any moment America could just erupt on the basis of our systems that is resistant to the changes America needs to move forward as a socially evolved country. Help your family, build a T-shirt business, study Nanotechnologies and all of the digital technologies that you can in order to spot opportunities that you can capitalize on.

Build Your Brand: The brand you will build is you. Go to Godaddy.com and buy the Domain with your name on it. I just purchased http://www.TyroneBrackens.com Why? Because, I am trying to build my brand that starts with me as an individuals with morals and ethical values. Branding is more known in the business world. But, we all are brands on a mission towards greatness. Nobody can stop your shine. Get the money and make sure you are letting the world know how you feel about making the world a better place to live in.

Take Care of Yourself: Drink some ginger tea. Walk more of possible and keep your mind, body and spirit in a great alignment. As I previously mentioned these energies and super serious and is in need of a greater understanding of what’s going on in the world. Protect yourself from the external noise around you. Tap into yourself. Nobody is going to love you like you.

Take some Technology Classes: One the biggest mistakes you can make in lieu of this pandemic is sitting idly by not educating yourself. The world stopped just so you could retool and find a new platform for advancing in this digitally sound and technologically driven age. The ball is in your court. Don’t let sports and the corona virus talks stall you out. We all need healing and the means for grieving the changes that has swept across our communities. Black lives matter and so does black education.

Stay in the Game: Tap in. Get off the sidelines and onto the court. One of the reasons why the Clippers didn’t advance as far as they should is because they didn’t lock in. They thought they could just turn the talent switch on and off when they felt like it. They just wasn’t plugged into the bigger picture of what was really going on. On some level I thought they threw a few of those games that’s just my opinion. keep fighting, keep thinking, keep reading, keep grinding, keep growing as a human being.

Get inspired and Motivated to play a bigger game.

Moving Beyond the Failures of Yesterday: How to take control of your destiny by Looking into the Future

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see   ~Winston Churchill

Today, I visited the (Eye Doctor) and bought me some new glasses. A very simple pair of frames nothing fancy with a two-tone flair (black up top and grey at the bottom). And for the life of me I couldn’t stop starring at all the pairs of glasses on the wall racks. It made me think of the future and what’s possible. It made me question what it is that I know to be true about my future. It made me think differently about my own level of creativity, and whether I was truly tapping into the infinite potential that has been locked up within me.  

How further back should we look into order to pierce into the farther reaches of our future selves? How can our past failures shape our future destination? What are some ways that we can raise the bar begin building a new civilization? For those who understand the language of architecture design, building permits, construction, urban planning, and land use; then ancient civilization doesn’t come off as a construct that’s old and outdated.

I think Winston Churchill was on to something explaining that “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see” How far is back? Winston Churchill actually said, “The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward.”, and although they both point to a past performance dictating a future reality it makes a lot of sense with regards to looking at past civilizations. In Ecclesiastes 1:9 it states that The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thingunder the sun.

And if there is nothing new under the sun where should our focus be then? Should we be focusing on our ancient civilizations for inspiration and hope for a brighter tomorrow? Whatever lens or framework that you ascribe to your future success, it is undeniable that our ancestors operated in a supreme creative nature.

So, the question is how do we take control of our destiny by Looking into the Future? There is a great depth to this question that for some may take some research and tons of digging to actually uncover a truth. The wellspring of knowledge that lies at our disposal is vast. We just need the means to open up our eyes and be able see beyond our present circumstances. It is not easy to pick up your outdated framework and dump it into a new world.

Too much light too soon can blind any person, so there must be a process of refining and recalibration. Life is a series of steps and it is not wise that you skip any or you will travel in a circle; until you reckon with the idea that you must change and or create a new world for your new constructed consciousness to dwell in. Osho, elaborates more about this in The Book of Understandingcreating your own path to freedom”; when he mentions that we are going from the known to the unknown to the unknowable.

It seems like the more we learn about life the more we begin to grasp how little we actually know and understand. You must keep letting go of what you know to be true about life. You must constantly create money in your mind and build your financial structure mentally. The past, present and future is happening simultaneously in the same moment. It’s here for you now. Clarity, Intuition, Empathy, Focus and Decisiveness leads to Higher Creativity. Just move beyond the failures of yesterday and create a new reality. Tap into the unknown.  

Walking into the Unknown “How to succeed when facing the road less travelled”

I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work and my God. ~ Helen Keller

Did you know that the greatest golf players and the worst golf players in the world both carry a handicap? Yes, you heard it right. A golf handicap is a numerical measure of a golfer’s potential that is used to enable players of varying abilities to compete against one another. Better players are those with the lowest handicaps. Isn’t that incredible? And to think some people dismiss their handicap as just another misfortune handed down by the creator himself.

Helen Keller, an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer; thought differently about her situation and decided to thank God for such a new perspective on life. In fact, it was Helen Keller that said “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. Sometimes in life what we think is a disability can actually be the greatest blessing ever known to man. It is our vision that can sometimes be distorted as to what really matters in this world. Prominent Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potters House in Dallas, TX explains that “we really don’t appreciate good health unless we have been sick”. Sometimes it takes an impediment for us to truly see beyond our present circumstances.  

Life has a way of limiting our vision to only see what lies in front of our two eyes. This can sometimes make us fearful of the unknown and unwilling to dance in uncomfortable space that may seems hazy, faint or reckless. I too have faced the drudgery of having to leave a relationship, move to a different state, go back to school and while in the middle of financial crisis and lose a parent. I too walked circumspectly not knowing what the shadowy grey clouds up ahead held in store for me; but I knew I wanted to succeed despite what was going in and around me.

Internally, I think we all have this drive to discover a deeper part of self. There is an inner longing to follow our bliss as the enlightened ones used to say and do the work that the soul must have. Joseph Campbell explains this sentiment so eloquently below.

Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”
― Joseph Campbell

How many times in our lives have we longed for something that we felt was out of reach? How we sometimes rationalize these moments is to compartmentalize our lives in such a way that we; build a wall around the real self that is trying to seek freedom. The road can very grey, dark and murky because we have not adjusted our vision to see the clear path. What happens when we come out of an eye exam after getting drops placed in our eyes, and begin to get exposed to the bright light? We squinch and put on those plastic sunglasses given by the eye doctor. This is what it looks like when we begin to step into a new reality of self-discovery.

In this new era of Covid19 living many are being called to a higher walk. So, as you begin to step forward in the middle of this pandemic you will begin to realize that you are protected and must learn a new set of skills. Yes, the odds are stacked against you and you may already feel like a foreigner in your own land, but the game has changed and so must you. As long as you are in the same old vibration the new blessings can’t come because you are sending the signal that you are not open for the new to come in. You must separate those energies and attune into a higher frequency. Below will offer a few pointers to aid in the transition. There is so much you will have to learn and overcome but a journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step.

Key Takeaways

Learn to walk in the Gray: Rickey L. Jasper’s book Walking in the Grey “How to success when the rules are not black and white”, will go down as the book that changed my life forever. The concept of the book breaks down what it looks like to live in the balance when 1+1 does not equal 2. What would you do if 1+1 = 7? It’s in those grey areas that we learn what we must do to complete past cycles and improve upon our own self-knowledge. It’s what Mr. Jasper calls “Learning how to walk in the unknowns, unclear and undetermined places and spaces.     

See beyond your present circumstance: If Eastern Mysticism as it pertains to Meditation, Visualization, and Yoga does not float your boat; try to open yourself up to the east. One of the most important practices that can help you in this transition is opening your 3rd Eye or Pineal Gland. If unfamiliar just google or use YouTube as a starting point for your introduction. You must not be afraid to design what you want your life to look like in 2025, 2030, 2035. Where there is no vision the people perish. 

In the end you can do it. I am here to let you know that no man is an island. This expresses the idea that human beings do badly when isolated from others and need to be part of a community in order to thrive. @TrainyourSuccess 

Winning it All. How to go from defeat to the winners circle.

The Most difficult part of getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom. ~Arch Ward

What a feeling it must be to win an MBA championship. If you could imagine this grueling 8-10 month process, of self-sacrifice and the torture of your mind, body and spirit. I am talking about preseason, 82 game season, travel, tv deals, referees, celebrities, the playoffs, families and the list goes on and on. And, to get through all of that and then hoist that Larry O’Brien trophy.

All of that blood sweat and tears that went into that brief moment. The ups and downs, injuries, trade deadlines, sports betting and just about everything you can imagine that goes into being the best. Is it all worth it? Absolutely? Why wouldn’t it be. I would give me right leg to win a championship.

Personally, I understand what type of person you have to become into in order to win in the game of life. Having played basketball, football and track I was able to garner a sense of the work ethic and discipline to cross the finish line. It is a grueling process of the unknown. And it’s something that can become quite addictive. Now, that Lebron James is in his 18th season some would say that he is looking better than ever. I feel that with the discipline that he has and the technology available opens the door for these types of athletes to exist.

Lebron is a true sports hero that leads by example. He has integrity, character, honesty, loyalty, and a very trustworthy brand. My question is then what makes a kid from Akron so driven to compete at such a high level? What is behind his foundation, children, wife, Rich Paul, friends, business endeavors, and the movies that inspires his resolve and passion for success?

Use Poverty as Motivation 

If you came from poverty or was raised in substandard living conditions, then you can appreciate the grit, persistence and drive of an individual who refuses to go back into those conditions. The hood aka Ghetto is a hard place to be raised in. The morality of your existence is hard to comprehend. No father, welfare, death, anxiety, depression, drugs, poverty, pain, confusion, violence, abuse and all other types of insurrections can make a person lose his/her mind. There is a fundamental truth that must be explained about what poverty does to the soul of a black man.

It takes years to overcome the scars and hard-fought battles of a black man’s upbringing. If you think that Lebron James isn’t still dealing with those childhood issues and trauma you are insane. I am about to turn 40 years of age and one thing I can say is that black men need healing, and the kind that walks them through those painful experiences in order to get closure on the past. Those scars will forever lurk and create this internal discord if not addressed. My soul still hurts daily from my childhood scars, and although I am just now beginning to get counseling around those issues there is still tons of healing that is needed.

Remember, when Michael Jordan Dedicated His 1996 NBA Title To His Father, Who Was Murdered In 1993 While the Chicago Bulls won their fourth NBA championship in 1996? It was in this 4th ring of Michael Jordan that broke down while thinking about hisfather, who was murdered three years ago? Michael Jordan did this having grew up with a father and then losing him as an adult. Can you imagine Lebron James winning 4 NBA championships and never knew his father at all? It’s not so much the comparison as it is the pain that comes along with greatness. It’s the pain of poverty, abuse and misfortune that drives man to his ultimate destiny; for those who can overcome the hardships that come along with this journey.  

Learn How to Process Life

One of the toughest lessons I had to face in life is myself. I realize that every experience I faced up until this point had a lesson attached to it. It was on me to discern the lesson, learn from that lesson and move forward. But how many times do we get stuck in the lesson and keep having to repeat the same seasons in our life? It’s not that much fun to deal with toxic relationships, people, situations and our thinking. At some point the hard work of gaining clarity from those storms, starts to help us uncover what has been missing all along.

Today, while I was on my daily jog, I thought about what it would mean to win it all “A sports championship that is”. I thought about what it would take to overcall these obstacles and get to the next level in my development. I will say this about life. Every experience we have is incredibly unique. We all must go through the fire and pain of rejection before we can see light at the end of the tunnel. It’s all about how we process life. It’s about trusting ourselves more to make decisions that we feel would be in the best interest of the group. It’s about taking a step back and getting to know yourself and how you truly respond under pressure. Don’t be afraid to face the pain of yesterday while continuing to move forward.

Never rush the awakening process. I tried for years to push through the pain of misunderstanding. I wanted so bad to know why I was going through all of the trauma. I refused to accept that it was just part of life. Although, it is a part of our journey I needed the time for my mind to process that emotion. I just wasn’t willing to sit in the pain. Nobody wants to die a thousand deaths. That’s why mentors and counselors should be part of our experience. Fighting those inner demons alone can wreak havoc on the psyche. Instead of dealing with the pain we men tend to mask it with drugs, alcohol, sex, parties, and all types of taboo things that helps men not feel the pain.

In the end, you will win the championship, but you must stay the course, fight those demons, and keep moving forward in your life. The negativity and noise only come when you begin to take a stance for life purpose and mental health. Never give up. The pain is real but your destiny is even realer.   

5 ways to Build Resilience into your Brand

No people a generation removed from slavery can escape a certain unpleasant rawness and Gaucherie, despite the best of training.   -Of The Training of Men (W.E.B Dubois)

Whether you believe it or not you are the brand. Everyday you wake up you are working on your brand. The thoughts you think daily reflect the way you create your brand. Despite the best of training, you have received in America from lived experiences and your educational attainment; there are still underlying factors that go into who you want to be represented as in the marketplace.

In orison Swett Marden’s book “The Miracle of Right Thought”, he explains that “The graduate who goes into the world without training in what constitutes a positive and a negative mental attitude is liable to be ruined in a very short time”. In other words, without properly knowing how to put the knowledge that you gain into practice the results that you seek will be minimum at best.  

So, What is Brand Resilience? What does that have to do with this age of digital technology, social media marketing and TikTok? A lot? After spending countless hours on many different social media apps, I am beginning to see a trend. I am seeing that brands are being diluted based on what I like to call normalcy. There are many people that is turning these short form videos into brands accidentally. There are fads and trends that come and go but you must remain resilient and outlast the trends of the moment.

Resilience then is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness. The difficulty for your brand at the moment then is that you can’t predict what trend will catch so that you can ride the wave and follow the crowd. I am seeing a few people set trends but for the most part many follow them, in hopes of garnering a few likes, shares and or followers. Don’t join in that bandwagon.

Stay true to what you visualize for 2026 and make sure that you are producing content that is tailored to your vision and mission. I would also suggest that you build a business model, content strategy and marketing plan before launching your platform. There is a fine line here because you do not want to be stuck in the planning phase without taking any action. Don’t be afraid to fail and or make mistakes.

Here lies a few more strategies that will help you to strategically position and set yourself apart. Remember, never stop learning and keep moving forward no matter what.

See Your Brand Crossing the Finish Line: Envision what you want your brand to look like in 2026. Then work your way backwards similar to how movie directors write their movies.

Go back to school & Never stop Learning: Live you YouTube, take some business courses, study the Wallstreet Journal, get a mentor, listen to podcasts, read books, get enhancing your knowledge of the market.  

Process Life Logically & without emotion: Don’t let the frustration of life weigh you down in the pursuit of your dreams and goals. Yes, it’s uncomfortable but that’s what makes the greats great. I am realizing that they were constantly under insurmountable pressure and they fight through the sludge and never gave up. Breathe, think, and process but never throw your own pity party.  

Center & Ground Yourself: Practice mediation and learn the art of stillness. Use the peace of the day to gather your thoughts and allow those creative ideas to surface. If you are always in a chaotic and or noisy environment, you block yourself from you.

Feel The Fear but do it anyway: One of the best things you can do for your brand is to believe that you can make a difference. Putting a social lens on your brand will allow you to operate as a social entrepreneur. Why do many people ignore this aspect? Fear? Social Entrepreneurship will allow you to solve real world problems and less about attention seeking that much of social media provides. You want to be seen and known for someone whose makes a difference in the world.

In the end, think outside the box. When you hear meditation, you may think that it has nothing to do with branding, but it has everything to do with branding. The late great Steve Jobs learning some of Apple’s most important designs and concepts from visiting India. He was at peace and brought those ideas back to apple. You may never know where inspiration will come from. Stay open to new experiences and ideas that will help to expand your awareness of the good you seek.

The Best way to improve your life in this world is to serve others

                                                                          

Moving Beyond the Failures of Yesterday: How to take control of your destiny by Looking into the Future
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely …
Walking into the Unknown “How to succeed when facing the road less travelled”
I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found …

My Thoughts on Wealth & Why I feel there is already Gold in the streets.

“If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you’re going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money.” – Russell Simmons

Billionaire Hedge Fund manager Ray Dalio, author of “Principles” says to “Remember to reflect when you experience pain because pain is all in your head”. The idea around this statement reflects the importance of a culture that helps to foster growth. It’s more of an evolutionary process of trial and error where you are learning from your failed experiences. You then begin to confront the pain of your mistakes and start to clearly see the inconsistencies you face. This chapter on “Work Principles” turns out to be a metaphor for building the wealth you desire, but only by removing any impediments that could derail your path towards prosperity.   

You may not want to admit it but mismanaged money, family quarrels, generational curses, negative thinking, impatience, lack of planning, lack of education, lack of focus, low-self-esteem, oppression, white supremacy, cardiovascular diseases, serpent brain mentality and this insatiable appetite for sex; kills creativity and keeps us wandering in the wilderness in the middle of life’s most opportunistic moments. Ray Dalio brings up another point that aids in this discussion; and that is to; “Observe the patterns of mistakes to see if they are products of weaknesses”. Are you weak in the flesh? Do you lack the know how to say no to the delicacies of life until the right time? 

What are you struggling with that that may need to be brough out into the open? It’s OK to be weak in a few areas and strong in many others if you understand the importance of pain, reflection and the importance of progress. Are you 30? 40? or going on 50? It doesn’t matter as long get the counseling needed to remove those mental barriers and breakdowns that thwarts the black man’s rise. There is already money, wealth, abundance, prosperity, good health, success, and Gold with your name on it. The real question is what are you going to do to grow what comes into your life? Aas Robert Kiyosaki’s suggests saving is for poor minded losers because the Ultra-Rich Bank their money.

Below in the infographic It depicts when Gold come from as a metaphor to suggest that “Gold is already in these streets”. In these streets is referenced to the information highway. Gold is information, knowledge, research, partnerships, masterminds, powerful relationships and the like. You got to step your game up and recognize that you need a system for your health, wealth, and success. Do you have a plane to dominate your market in the next 5-10? If not why not? When this pandemic begins to show some light, you can already be positioned to be the leader in your field of play.

A few concepts to ponder as the year 2021 begins to roll right into play. Look up these terms and begin digging deeper into what going on around you.

  • Relationship Capital
  • Group Success
  • Economic Liberation
  • Community Development
  • Social Change
  • Information Technology

In addition, here are the Top five gold mining countries of Africa (Africa will become the New Asia in Years to Come) Look for ways to invest in the natural resources of these countries. Remember Africa’s gold mining industry; which is traditionally dominated by South Africa — has shifted focus with countries such as Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso entering the fray

Ghana – 142.4 tonnes

South Africa – 118.2 tonnes

Sudan – 76.6 tonnes

Mali – 71.1 tonnes

Burkina Faso – 62 tonnes

For Entrepreneurs, there’s no better time to Invent money. Why it’s time to Get on the Gravy Train

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

As inventors of wealth God has tasked us to become producers of opportunities that contributes wholeheartedly to our cities, nations, and society at large. John D. Rockefeller, Henry Heinz, Cher Wang, Sam Walton, Tyler Perry, Strive Masiyiwa and Mary Kay Ash; are all examples of individuals who created products or services that directly benefited society. It all starts with one’s passion and a willingness to serve the world in a greater dimension.

Every day I wake up I am reminded of the pandemic we currently sit and what it means for the next 3-5 years in terms of economic development for men of distinguish who desire to play a bigger game in life. You must begin to get back to your passion and find that original vision for your life. At this stage in the game its’s important to find new ways to generate income outside of what It is you currently do.

If this pandemic has done anything it should have forced, you to think of new ways that you can use to solve your old problems. If money is still a problem in your life that then you need to invent new ways of relating to money.

Maybe, your money script is off and needs a little adjusting. What do you believe to be true about the accumulation of wealth, assets, and opportunities that money affords a creative mind? Repeat after me!!! “I am too creative to be broke”. The time has come where you must step up your game and become the financier of your generation.  

The Time Is now: As a foundational piece in the invention of money you need, the right mindset, a family business plan, a vision for a legacy that could extend out the next 200 years, and the vocabulary to match your new creative concepts around the invention of money. Inventing means to create something that is original, or that has not existed before. In other words, you will start to pioneer new techniques for people to create, generate, get access or store up in terms of the industry, your gifts and the field of play that God has called you to function in. as an inventor of money you must create content and products that can be utilized as points of contact for your next miracle and or breakthrough.  

Discovering What you Want: What do you want to get accomplished in 2021? 2022? 2023? Or 2024? Do you have the language that can articulate your heart’s desire? One of the reasons most individuals don’t get what they want is because they were never able to clearly write out in plain details what it is that they actually want> I think we are all guilty of this one time or another. If you can grasp the significance of this moment you will realize why don’t get what we pray for sometimes. It wasn’t that God wasn’t listening or honoring your requests; but that your poor articulation of the matter showed that you were unsure or didn’t have a plan in place to take advantage of the blessings when they showed up. Remember, if you ask God for $100,000, he may send you a person, book, or idea. Be open.

The Value of Money: In Genesis 47:15; we read “So when the money failed in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, “Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence? For the money has failed”. In hindsight money doesn’t have a value with regards to the powerful mind that you operate with daily. If you were to lose everything today would you sink into a desperation or would you find the means for generating more income through your own thinking process? Would you get quiet and listen to your inner-self lead and guide you back to your prosperous state of mind? This is not an easy question because to some money has become your God.  

What you Can Achieve, You can Achieve: Bishop T.D Jakes, once quoted If you think down, you will go down. If you think up, you will go up. You’ll always travel in the direction of your thinking.”  If you somehow don’t believe that you are an inventor of money, then that is your belief system. It’s all about how you want to view the creation of money moving forward. Get on the Gravy Train and allow this opportunity to get you on your feet in a major way. Is it possible to become a COVID Millionaire I think so? Until next time.

How you can create new cycles of Abundance in 2021 & beyond with Family Ties & Great Business Practices.

“I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, Commencement address to graduates of Stanford University

The more you learn about Millionaire and Billionaire the more you learn about life itself. One of the most overlooked concepts about wealth as it relates to rich, powerful and some of the most successful people is that; they accidented their way to wealth. 80% of the top wealthy families, businesses, and professionals are first generation millionaires. This means that there is only a small percentage of individuals who are born into wealth.

This is good news for you because it allows you see that you can become a millionaire within one generation; and break the curse of poverty forever off your lineage. The curse in this sense is when you live and operate below the prescribed set of standards that God has ordained to you to operate into. The mandate that is found in the book of Genesis lets us know that we are to have dominion over planet earth.

It is a known fact that we live in the wealthiest country on planet earth in terms of the access we have to the abundance that lies at our feet. There are over 10 Million millionaires in America and many more being created now as we speak. Do you find it of importance to be one these new millionaires that will be made in this pandemic? If you do there is plenty room at the top for your plan of action and commitment. Remember, Success is a planned event. You will never accident your way into riches.

Know What do to when the money shows up: If you happen to come into a financial windfall you better know what to do with it. It would be wise if you Learned how to discern the purpose for the wealth that shows up in your life. Many of you will come into some great blessings even in the middle of this pandemic. If you are not careful you could defalcate the funds and end of in the words of “Monopoly” go straight to jail and don’t collect the $200 for passing GO. Realize that the increase was only a test as to see if God could trust you with more.

Think Generationally: Think Generationally about wealth and the scientific nature of success. It is through a generational succession of wealth that one begins to build a methodology for the accumulation of wealth. As the foundational piece to your wealth puzzle recognize that it takes about 3-5 generations of building to come into a well-defined nest egg. You lay the foundation, your children come’s in and builds the first layer, you grandchildren come in and builds the second story, your great grandchildren then comes behind then and becomes the billionaires. Increase will always be in the timing.  

Work on your business & not in it: Three steps you can take right now to begin building the foundation for the coming wave of success that is about to hit your home. 1. Build a Brand, 2. Build a Business System that Can Be Replicated into Other Markets and 3. Build the Right Team to Run the Business. Plain and Simple. Don’t make success any harder than it has to be. The help you need already exists waiting for your

The world is your oyster and it’s important to become expansive in your thinking. Dream bigger than you have ever dreamed before and don’t limit your world to only what you can see.  You can do it. There are millions of people waiting for your services and gifts. The game has changed forever and now is your time to step your game up. The ball is in your court.

Bonus Wealth principles:

Operate your Business like a Fintech Company

Invest in the things that makes the greatest difference in the lives of your customers.

Trust your inner guidance system & create the life of your dreams

Ask Questions & practice Reflective thinking

Learn something new everyday

Be curiously open to new ideas

Be a giver and not a taker

Ask God to show you how to make millions

4 secrets that can help Entrepreneurs during this Coming Roaring 20’s Boom of 2021

Wealth is not about having a lot of money its about having a lot of options ~ Chris Rock

Amid the strong revisions surrounding this global pandemic, many options are being created for the New America that is being created. A small bundle of business owners are beginning to take notice and see this pandemic as a time to rewrite the story of a rich and rewarding legacy. Many business owners are fighting tooth and nail to keep their operations alive while others will simply won’t make it to the other side.

According to Alignable’s Small Business Funding needs report, Only 43% of small business owners believe they have the means to survive through June 2021. In addition, 85% of all business owners need additional relief funding and 48% risk failure by years end. What this equates to is the need for a Robust infusion of capital for small businesses; and a look backwards in order to see what the future may look like.

One of the buzz words surrounding this pandemic that has recently surface is the “Roaring 20’s”. Eighty years ago in America before the depression settled in the 1930’s America enjoyed a time of technological advancement, prosperity, great intellectual pursuits, Artistic explosions, new music, landmark court cases, rise of the mafia and just this great revolution of migration and cultural appropriations. It was a time that ushered in a new redistribution of wealth.

Did you know that at the very end of World War I, a novel virus sped around the world, infecting hundreds of millions of people? The 1918 influenza ultimately killed more than 50 million. Given, the nature of these events many people though a new normalized infrastructure had been ushered in that would radically change the nature of American History. Yet, something radically happened.

Two years from the Flu that killed more than 50 million; America drove into a socialization period that has been labeled the roaring twenties. History repeated itself on this one except the roaring 20’s of today is in digital form. Thus, your digital footprint and fingerprint becomes the wealth that will lead you in your next breakthrough. As with any shakeup, pivot, and transformative scamper you need a strategy.

Below, I highlight a few concepts that will help you transition into the new norm.

Embrace the Uncertainties: If you are still trusting in your bank accounts to get you to the next level you are self-sabotaging your own success. In a time like this you must lean all the way in the unknown. I am not suggesting go for broke but remove anything that makes you feel less than a man for taking calculated risks that can jump start the next 500 years of wealth & prosperity in your family heritage. There will be Pandemic Millionaires coming out of these societal delays. Will you be one?

Don’t be afraid to take action on the plan: There is something that God wants you to do that may not align or make sense with your current way of living. Let go and embrace the plan. Give up the control and let the kingdom do the lifting. God’s ways are higher than man’s ways. Stop playing God if you can’t manifest like on. Let that sink in.

Ignore the doubters: Doubters in this sense can mean anybody who doubts the vision that God has given you. Remove the naysayers if you have to and listen only to that inner guidance system. Why? Because a cycle in your life is ending and you may need to release yourself from that toxic relationship. Everybody can’t go where God is about to take you. They are not built like you are and can only operate life as a taker versus a giver.

Be Willing to walk away from it all: Fear represents (False, Evidence Appearing Rear) and for many of us walking into the unknown looks dangerous. Sometimes our morals won’t allow us to sacrifice because of the pressures to hold down the fort. For some walking away could mean people and for others it could mean a way of thinking, bad habits, comfort zone, and people pleasing. Let go of everything that prohibits you from stepping up your game in 2021.

In the end it is important that you be original, dream big, leave nothing for tomorrow that you can do today, visualize better days ahead, love books, read as much as you can and let the world come to you. The roaring 20’s is at hand and if you don’t understand what that means do a little research. Make the next 5 years of your life about building generational wealth; and already see yourself living in the world that you desire.

5 Tips For Entrepreneurial Wealth-Building in 2021

While Thanksgiving gave us this warm and fuzzy feeling and tons of things to be grateful for; this pandemic is still alive and well. Don’t for one moment think that you are out of the woods just yet. Stay on your grind, continue to bless your family, and take care of your mental health. I cannot stress the mental health aspect enough. If you are not getting coached around your money language get the help that you need.

One of the most damaging misconceptions that you can live in is the fact that you got things under control. If you trust in your money more than God, you will not make it through this pandemic plain and simple. Yes, we are in a crisis, but this crisis has only come to test your management. Can you as Dr. Myles Munroe would says “Stand to be blessed”?

Below, I offer up 20 strategies that needs to be researched, discussed in a group setting and leveraged for best practices. Do you want access to more? Well having an open attitude gives you access to that more. Be open to accessing more by emptying yourself of preconceived ideas or notions and for something you can observe from the perspective of another individual.

Study Your opponent & get inside their minds: At this point in the game you must understand who you are up against. The Oppressor? Covid19? Your own Negative Thoughts? Generational Curses? Bad Money Management? Whatever seems to have you stuck or is holding you back find out why. Why does that blockage exist? Get to the root of the manner and begin developing a plan of action to confront that hinderance to your success. Don’t become your own worse nightmare. Study the leaders and big money makers of your industry. They study you. If you want to seek to become a person of value you must understand what moves the needle with your customers.

Build a visual map of a debt-free life: Imagine what life looks life free of the monetary burdens that weigh you down. What can life look like if you never have to worry about money? I am not talking about being more of a consumer with the purchases of cars, clothes, fancy trips, gambling, or the like. Debt-Free living should resemble you becoming a bigger contribution to the planet. Remember, you are either a giver or taker. Life gives to the givers and takes from the takers. Until I was able to get a bigger vision of my future, I remained stuck in my past. See yourself debt -free and the results will follow.    

Find a Balance between Intellect & Intuition: Whether you have been blessed with a sixth sense or this go getter spirit or not; there is still a balance that is needed in order to guide you through these sticky situations that the COVID19 has ushered in. The challenge you face is in deciding to do things from your head or heart. Figure out your dominant muscle and operate in accordance with what the market is saying. If you are a risk-taker that’s fine just make sure you strengthen the weaker parts of your psyche. Stop making business decisions until you have all the facts. Trust your decision-making process in the bad times as well as good times. Rely on a higher-power and stop trying to build wealth in your own head.     

Play the board and seek to dominate the money game: Noted New Thought and Divine Science Minister Joseph Murphy; states that you have a right to be rich. Playing the board is all about dominating the money game. Money is a symbol of God’s opulence, beauty, refinement, and abundance and it should be used with great care. To whom much is given much is required. The key word of 2021 is “Can you be trusted”. Think about that for a second. Can God trust that if he releases $100,000 into you possess that you will do the right thing with it by banking it and creating new wealth in the marketplace.

Dig Your well before it’s too late: In Harvey McKay’s Masterpiece “Dig Your Well before you are thirsty points to the importance of building a massive network (Community) before you actually need it. It’s important to remember that networking can take on many different forms; and must be seen as an opportunity to serve. The big-ticket item currently in the marketplace are mastermind groups. I am currently part of a mastermind group that I pay $7500 every six months to be part of. You may think that a lot of money but when you think about the value that I am receiving in comparison to the fee it’s no comparison. Network like crazy and stay consistent. Soon, the right door will open and you have get the secrets to the master keys that unlocks all doors.