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So, I see all these people on IG posting these ‘day’ photos in which they continue to count their days…”Day 5 of the new year”…”Day 8 of the new year”…. “Day 9, 2020″…. Some of them, I observe them also posting their progress with their resolution or something like that… progress of their fitness/health plan, or progress in their business…

Unfortunately, some of them aren’t really doing anything like that at all…they are simply counting days. Your IG account is your account and you can post whatever you want, but if you want people to care, post content that matters. Progress matters… it inspires, it motivates, it is your own personal accountability… something…

Anything is better than nothing, and just a count of the day, is the equivalent of nothing.

I’m just keepin’ it real. Some of you, and you know who you are, needed to hear this.

Happy New Year to you and yours on this beautiful new day… I am lovin it here in beautiful Texas… Wherever you are, I hope you are loving life…if not, that is exactly what this is all about is Growth…

So many talk about reinventing yourself in the new year… I have always found New Year’s Eve to be such an awesome night to bond with friends and family and look towards the future… With that being said, it is not time to reinvent; it is time to grow towards the future. Where are you now and where do you want to be?

I hope among the hustle and the partying last night that you found some moments to truly reflect, but that time is not over. Spend some time today reflecting upon things and focusing on what you want out of life. As I said, I hope you are happy and loving life, but there is more for you… There is always more. God intends more for you then you could ever imagine.

So, what you have to do is stop thinking within your own bounds…. Stop allowing other people, society in general or even your own mind tell you what you can accomplish. Whatever you think you can accomplish is so incredibly small compared to you actual ability.

For your sake, do not limit yourself to what you can imagine.

I had a friend who asked me once, “If you are living the dream, what will you do tomorrow?”

I simply responded, “We’re in Texas… I’m gonna go home tonight and dream bigger… wake up tomorrow and live that dream.”

If you reach the point where you are getting all you wanted out of life, think bigger, dream bigger, and reach for more.

There are times in your life when you may need to reinvent yourself, your business, or just an idea or concept… A new calendar year is a new beginning and to me, is a significant point to which you should evaluate where you are and where you are going… what it is not, is a significant moment and time to reinvent.

Welcome to 2020… Let’s grow!

 

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I am building a brand and an empire… Another thing to work on in 2020…Shameless Self-Promoting… Don’t be afraid

So, today, December 31, 2019, at 1:52 PM, I have found myself amidst a plethora of thoughts and ideas whilst I continue my daily to-dos as well as the multitude of additions that have magnified over the past week. Ove the holidays, we had lots of family at the house and many of them stayed for a day or more… We always love our family being here; afterwards there is much more cleaning to be done, but all well worth it. This particular time, we had multiple family members become sick, most notably, our youngest son, Colton. Colton & Corey II almost never get sick, but the couple of times that Colton has gotten sick, it made up for the years of no sickness for sure…It gets serious. So while he has been sick, he has just requested for multiple hours a day that I sit with him, watch tv, read, or just snuggle… my little sweet boy, how could I deny a snuggle or veg-fest with my little dude. He just wants some Daddy-Time….needless to say, I have only gotten more behind on the work that I need to accomplish for my business as well as the work around the house. And on top of all of this, my lovely bride has been sick off and on as well and she worked ten 12-hours shift before Christmas because of changes at her job and a juggling of a new schedule; she got the week of Christmas off, but then had to make up for it, and has worked nearly every day this week including tonight which is New Years Eve…what a bummer…but she was here when all the family was here and she is a very wonderful and highly demanded nurse. She is great at what she does, and I am proud of her, and truth be told, people get sick even on the holidays… We need nurses every day so there are some days we miss her, and we suck it up. We are all proud of Mommy who works hard and does great things to hep other people in need.

New Years Eve is always a day I find myself with a lot on my mind; it was a day that Mom & I always saw as a new beginning…a day to do something great….not simple little resolutions, but serious change. It is just this perfect starting point to reflect on where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going… Mom truly made everyday special…and every holiday was a little extra special and New Years Eve, I always felt like she understood me and saw what I saw in it even though I have never really been able to put it into words…. We always spent it together as a family.

As I have been cleaning around the house and doing some things, there has been much on my mind about the future of my Family, the many plans and things we have under way and what we are working towards. I have also been contemplating the growth and development of my brand and where it is going in 2020. I have so many irons in the fire, it is time to level up and get branding already. Boom. In 2020, we taking Cocky to whole nutha level…

It is now 2:10 PM and I am going to be counting down till Midnight. I just feel the need to document this day… I hope you enjoy this as much as I do… but…. In the words of my boy, Drake, “If I was doin’ this for you, I’d have nothin’ left to prove, nah…this for me tho” Stay tuned.

Now 3:12 PM… I’ve gotten some cleaning done and realized just how much more I really want to accomplish… We have had this storage unit not far from the house for some time now which has housed some of my inventory and some old things of mine and Kimberly’s as well as a large amount of Mariah’s things from when she moved back with her mom. We have decided to no longer have this additional expense and rid ourselves of the unit and free up this needless expense… Well, we need to make more room in our office area as well as our garage for my inventory and find room in the house or garage to store Mariah’s things until we can get them to San Antonio….As my boy, Garrett knows, I always bite off more than I can chew and then fight to make it happen… We just say “Get Cocky” and reach higher than we outta…haha… Just a day in the life…

So, I have added some more cleaning and organizational projects for myself…. We will see where I get to today.

Now 4:20 PM my friends, and so much left to be done…. Already checked into our regular viewing programs and the boys are stoked to watch all the New Years Eve festivities kicking off at 7… less than 3 hours. Wish Kimmy would be here with us, but Colton is still a little under the weather… We are going to play it a little low key and just enjoy a few small sparklers if Colton is up to going outside later and indulge in some snacks and watch all the fun happening in NYC… One day we are totally taking the boys to watch the ball drop in person… but for this year, the TV will have to do… besides snuggling on the couch with my boys is going to be fun…Just hoping Colton will get back to feeling like himself soon.

There has been a huge shift in my business this year and looking towards the future… I’ve got so many things happening… Some I have divulged slightly and some I have yet to speak of while others have never changed…only grown such as my re-sell biz.

5:16 PM and we are still counting down. Closer and closer to the inevitable moment to which we kick off the new year. I have spent the day trying to get things done around here as well as squeezing in some work… all while being Super Dad and hanging out with Superman and Batman all day… LOL
This is truly the life… The life of your typical entrepreneur dad who happens to be the father of a couple of superheroes.

Still counting down…I hope I haven’t lost any of you…. Now 7:29 PM and since we are in Texas, me and the boys are watching the Steve Harvey countdown Live from Time Square…Saw some Florida Georgia Line and excited about what’s to come… The boys are excited although Colton still isn’t feeling well… My man is super strong like his Grandma… If you ask him, he is doing good and feeling fine… but he has suffered multiple coughing fits this evening. My little champ. I’ve done a little inventory organization along with my hustle. I hope you all are taking some time to enjoy life with your friends and family as I am but don’t let the hustle slip. Let’s hustle and grind into the New Year…

8:25 PM I’ve gotten some laundry done (I know….not exciting but for me it is therapeutic and it’s gotta be done) Got Colton’s Batmobile tent set up for the boys to play while we continue watchin Steve in Time Square. Had me some pecan pie and some Deep South Egg Nog with some rum, bourbon, and brandy… That’s what’s up…just a little toast to 2019… It has been quite the year… and it ain’t quite over yet… Still got time to make some more things happen … That my friends is the mind of a true hustler
I hope you’re partying and livin’ it up but don’t slow down the hustle… Keep up with your boy, Corey B and I’ll help you learn to do both.

It is now 10:44 PM…. I hope you ridin’ wit me… Me & my boys just bumped with Post Malone… That’s right… I got mad love for Post… Proud of that Texas boy… He has come far and still just bein’ Post. Got some more work done, got some food cooked for me and the boys… Still hustlin’ and getting some fun kick it time with my boys…. We rockin’ this New Years Eve and your boy ain’t stopped or even slown down my hustle. Look, I said in the beginning that this was for me… I just felt the desire to document this day, but if you’ve ridden with me this whole time, it ain’t like you ridin’ with empty hands… So, look… many times, I hear questions about how to get things done with a family or how can you really grow and develop your business with so many other responsibilities…. Or just a copout statement, “It is just too late for me; I am married with a family.” I have even heard people try to chime in as if when you have a wife or husband who take care of everything, then you can easily get it going, but they aren’t in that spot….they have things they gotta do… First and foremost, I want to squash the idea that anyone is in a sitch in which they get are absolved of responsibilities… That mess just isn’t real. I am not going to question or critique people’s choice of how they manage their life… But I will say that the Good Lord did not intend for us to raise a family alone… It takes two of us to make a baby and two of us to raise that family… I have totally documented my day including just normal daily tasks because it is important for you who have started a family or have other responsibilities in your life, that you can stay on the hustle and grind while getting other things done. In no way am I in this alone either…. Kimberly works hard and busts it daily to bring in her end and develop her career and continues to crunch the numbers for her plethora of clients as well which is her side hustle. You work together and grow your family and grow and develop your business and brand… Hit your boy up and stay tuned for so much more and I’ll be sure to let you know how.

Nearly midnight and kickin it with my boys…. I hope y’all are enjoying this with your family….I’ll hit you back after midnight, Yo!

Yo! Yo! Yo! Your boy, Corey B just rocked in the New Year with my two favorite party dudes!!! We watched LL Cool J take it back to that old school hip hop that we know and love….ain’t no doubt, he still got it…. Check out our YouTube channel for more of the fun and festivities….then we headed out back after the boys had to throw down some WWE in the living room ….We then lit up the sparklers….the boys just love those and with Colton feeling under the weather, a little low key was cool… I think we played this one just right…now the boys are watching Rescue Bots while I transfer a few files from my phone…Corey II is requesting we make another video before we wrap up the evening.

I’ll get this posted in just a moment and then I’ll begin the next post… I’ve got more on my mind and gotta put pen to paper and get these thoughts out while they’re fresh.

Stay tuned…and keep hustlin’ …

Happy New Year! 2020!

Get Cocky!!

It is time for the harsh reality… building a business based upon a passion that drives you is of course a beautiful idea. It truly is… but your dues must be paid if you wish to be paid. If you want to have a successful viable business, you must get to work. The hustle is an endless process at this early stage of your business’s growth.

You must be able to give everything you’ve got to your business. It is merely a dream… so let’s make this dream a reality. Even though your business is based upon a passion that drives you, it is not going to a simple and fun process in the beginning. It is going to be grueling and tedious.

I was recently listening to an extremely successful entrepreneur that is also well followed for his teachings of business. He has expressed for a long time that teaching is one of his big passions. This is a man whom I have an abundant amount of resect for. Something he said really got me thinking. As I mentioned, I have a lot of respect for him and have learned a lot from him myself…. with that being said… He said, “Do not follow your passion” …. To me, this contradicts some of the ideals that I believe in. The more I sat and pondered what he was saying, the more I began to come to terms with the fact that although we may not agree on everything, there are truths in what we are both saying.

He expressed that until you are paying your bills, you have not yet earned the right to follow your passion. Let’s build on that… I agree that until you are paying your bills, you do not have the right to rest. Bills are debt that you accrued. You owe these debts. You have a responsibility and a legal obligation to get these taken care of. Not to mention, the inevitable lifestyle comfort and just basic needs that come from paying your bills. In addition, you need to be able to fund your business venture, the expenses and overhead.

I still believe your business should be driven by your passion because I don’t believe you are going to give all you’ve got to something you don’t believe in.

With that being said, I 100% agree that you haven’t put in your dues and haven’t earned the leisure yet. This is going to be a battle and a struggle. You may spend endless hours at your computer pounding the keys trying to get your brand off the ground. Ten… twelve… fourteen hours a day pounding the keys… whatever it takes. No matter how much love sitting at your computer, you will stop loving it. You have got to be prepared to handle this.

I do feel it should be based on a passion you have although while fighting for this, it may not feel like your passion… it may not feel fun; it may be painstakingly grueling. You must dig deep and fight for it.

I have said it before and I will do so again… Anyone can do this, but most don’t want to. Are you ready for it? You prepared to fight? You ready to get paid… there is no rest until you get that cash rolling in.

Get Cocky and let’s get that money rollin’ in.

I spoke previously about the idea of taking a moment to figure out what it is you want to do. I truly believe that is a vital step as it is important to know what it is you want.

Hopefully, you have taken that step…Now, that you have thought and marinated on your idea and goals… It is time to get there already. The problem is that far too often, people will get in the way of their own success. You can’t hold back. You have got to dive in already. If you are going to sit back and over think this process and continue to question every aspect of your future and the success of your business, then you will never have a business that you need to concern yourself with.

I want you to take that moment you need to really think about what you want to do with your future and with your business, but at the same time, I need you to be decisive… You need you to be decisive. Ultimately, this is for you and your future. Give it ample thought but make that decision and let’s get it going.

Be confident…not only in your decision but also in the success of your future.

If you have your idea, get working on your business model and your game plan to initiate said model. You need not sit back and question how to implement it… You know what to do… Get it done.

This is going to be a continuing thing that is vital to the success of your business; it needs to start now. Your business will need you to continue to be decisive as it grows.

Trust in yourself; trust in your business. Be confident and get it going…. Simply put,

Get Cocky!

As arbitrary as this may sound, it is valid… The goal of your business is to leave a legacy for your family, financial freedom, maybe just to be your own boss (some people just don’t like to be told what to do…fair enough) and there are probably many other reason you could give me… ultimately these are all summed up in a nice little package that we can all agree on… your bank roll… your pockets of guac… your money. Whatever you want to call it or whatever fluffy way you want to portray it in colorful words, it is all the same… It’s all green and his name is Franklin.

So now that we are being honest with ourselves and each other, let’s talk about your bank roll and how to get it bigger.

The starting point is much simpler than what you may think. What do you know? What is your skill set? And most importantly, what brings you joy?

The term, “find your bliss” sounds like something that should be printed on a bumper sticker…. But there is an element of truth. You must find joy in what you are doing. Okay…. clichés aside.

There is something that you have a drive for… something you would love spending your life doing. Why aren’t you doing that? There is always a way to turn it into money. Take some serious time to give thought to what you want to be doing; once you know that, you’re half way there… then you can figure out how to turn into money. Whether you take that idea and it is something easily viable and start your own business or you find an avenue to which you can teach people about your passion. Either way… this is key. Find what it is. Honestly, the rest is sometimes easier than the initial decision and that is why far too many people never make that initial step to venture out on their own. Don’t let your own brain stand in your way. Narrow down the what and then begin working on the how.

Simply put, let your heart drive your bank roll.

 

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