New Years Resolution's

#newmusic from @1future, @andersonpaak & more- Septem... hold up, my bad: OCTOBER playlist

I had two main reasons for creating this blog: a creative outlet, and as a way to become a more effective communicator.

The fun part of the process of is figuring out which creative stuff you and I agree on. 

Case and point: every month I put together a list of songs that got me through the month, and title the blog post: (Previous Month's) Playlist. 

Normally, by the time the post has been submitted to the site, its too late. The month has passed. Which has led to some confusion.

So. I'm switching it up. It's not a big change, but a change nonetheless: ya'll get my last month's music to vibe to for THIS month.

Just imagine I'm listening to 100's of songs for (future) you. 

Cause you da real MVP.

But seriously, I want this blog to kick-ass, so please keep providing me with feedback on ways to improve, things I should be listening to, or Feel Free to just connect. 

#blessup


Septem...Wait, My Bad: October 2016 Playlist

What Can I Do (remix) feat Mack 10 (@officialmack10), Ice Cube's Greatest Hits, Ice Cube (@icecube)

Too Much Sauce feat Future and Lil Uzi Vert, DJ Esco (@EscoMoeCity), Project E.T. Esco Terrestrial

Suede, NxWorries (Knxwledge @knxwledge & Anderson.Paak @andersonpaak), Link Up & Suede

Come and Get Your Love, Redbone, Come and Get Your Love

Represent Dat G.C. feat.  Daz Dillinger (@DAZDILLINGER), Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg), Jayo Felony (@Jayo_Felony), Big Tray Deee (@BIGTRAYDEEE), Soopafly, Butch Cassidy (@ButchcassidyLBC), Kurupt (@kurupt_gotti), Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha

Blue Boss, Sampa the Great (@Sampa_The_Great), Blue Boss

I Want It All feat. Daz Dillinger (@DAZDILLINGER), Mack 10 (@officialmack10), Warren G (@regulator), I Want It All

Big Amount feat. Drake (@Drake), 2Chainz (@2chainz), Daniel Son, Necklace Don

Through the late night feat Kid Cudi (@KidCudi), Travi$ Scott (@trvisXX), Birds in the Trap Sing Brian McKnight

Black Beatles, Rae Sremmurd (@RaeSremmurd), SremmLife 2

Campaign feat. Future (@1future), Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign)

You Got Me feat Erykah Badu (@fatbellybella), The Roots (@theroots), Things Fall Apart

 

-TL

#blog sneak peek: how to plan goals w/non-negotiables

While picking up my cousin from the airport yesterday, I happened to come across a J. Cole commentary track where he talks about how classic of a song B.O.B. is, by Outkast. 

After the quick reminder of JUST HOW dope of a song it was, a quick Spotify search later, and I was hit with:

"1, 2, 1, 2, 3, Yeah! Inslumnational underground..."

I mostly bring Outkast and B.O.B. because I'm currently in the Lab, working on some things:

Outkast  provided some inspiration. 

My mission for yesterday was to figure out a way to finish 2016 strong while also planning out my goals for 2017.

 

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During his verse, the under appreciated Big Boi dropped a nugget of knowledge I'm sure has influenced just how ambitious I'm going to be next year. 

Make a business for yourself, boy, set some goals
Make a fat diamond out of dusty coals

Big Boi brings up some excellent points: 

  1. Work for Yourself
  2. Have Goals
  3. Make the Best Out of Your Circumstances

In the spirit of Sir Lucious Left Foot, I thought I'd share how I'm using his knowledge and using that to provide a framework to help push me forward. 

Self-awareness is key to entrepreneurship.

My version of this is what I call Non-Negotiables.

(define): Non-Negotiable 

Something not open to discussion or modification

While planning my goals, I make sure that none of them conflict with my non-negotiables. 

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While I'm busy writing my upcoming non-negotiables post, check out the video below to learn what each principle means to me.

If you like this post, please feel free to let me know what you think in the comments section below!

TL

#book #review - down the rabbit hole of an apocalyptic england with the wake author @paulkingsnorth

#book #review - down the rabbit hole of an apocalyptic england with the wake author @paulkingsnorth

I review the Wake, by Paul Kingsnorth.

Terence Latimer is a digital marketer and founder of Food Tribe, a restaurant review platform committed to ending hunger. based in Los Angeles. 

#bookreview - start something that matters - @blakemycoskie

 

A couple of months ago, my friend Daniel Ordonez recommended I put down what I was reading and immediately begin Start Something That Matters, by TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie. 

As part of my commitment to reading 1 book a month this year, I decided to give the book a shot. I was generally aware of TOMS and their mission, so I figured it was a good opportunity to take some of his successes and lessons and apply them to Food Tribe. 

In addition to covering Mycoskie's own personal journey as an entrepreneur, SSTM provides readers with stories, tools, and ideas to encourage and empower entrepreneurs to implement programs in their businesses to drive social impact and create meaningful change in its wake. 

 

Mycoskie's mission was to start a profitable company that ALSO drove meaningful impact. Too often conventional wisdom teaches us (and especially entrepreneurs) that ROI is the number driver of the health of an organization.

 Mycoskie points out that a host of alternative metrics need to start being graded in order to measure the true success of an organization: its ability to change its customers lives, or to help its employees not just be satisfied in their work, but find meaning - these are the types of things we need to start measuring beyond traditional business metrics of earnings, losses, and growth. 

TOMS' catalyst for change was its 1-for-1 model (buy one, GIVE one): if customers and employees buy into the mission of the organization they're partnering with, they're more likely to want to see that organizations success. 

restaurant review and recommendation site food tribe with downtown la's ruckus projects

 

Which is great! One of the challenges I've had in scaling Food Tribe was finding the perfect marriage of value proposition and social impact -  two things paramount to the success of the company. As I continue to grow the company, I'll remember to use TOMS example in order to remind Food Tribe - and everyone involved - that our number one mission is to end hunger. 

If you're interested in launching a company based on social impact, check out this cool Design for Social Impact Workbook offered by design consulting firm, IDEO.