Entrepreneurship

Officially #funemployed: A Goodbye Note to Dedicated Media, My Home for the Past 3.5 Years

Officially #funemployed: A Goodbye Note to Dedicated Media, My Home for the Past 3.5 Years

This blog post comes at a little bit of a surprise, but I thought that I'd share this part of my entrepreneurship journey with you:

After 3.5 years, I'm no longer working at Dedicated Media! 

#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

#blog - addicted to achieving: what j. cole (@jcolenc) taught me about how to get what you want while being thankful for what you have

#blog - addicted to achieving: what j. cole (@jcolenc) taught me about how to get what you want while being thankful for what you have

J. Cole is one my hip-hop heroes. I've always been a fan of his story-telling abilities: songs like Light's Please, See World, and Let Nas Down tell complicated stories of love/sex/relationships, crime, adolescence, and how worshipping your hero's is a double-edged sword. 

Exciting @foodtribeusa News...

I've got some pretty exciting news to announce: Food Tribe has been accepted into Ruckus Projects for their January 2016 cohort.

Ruckus Projects is a 3 month program designed to help social entrepreneurs get their product out. They provide meeting space, mentor-ship, community, and valuable relationships. 

Working with Ruckus is going to be a challenge, but I'm looking forward to the opportunity. 

Here's to 2016!

TL