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Now, I want to I say all I say with the utmost respect for all those who have fallen ill or have died from this horrible virus… I say all I say not with insensitivity but rather with with conviction as this is a time for us to rise up and reach for more.

This virus is but a virus… and this but a mere moment which is only a glimpse in the span of our lives… If it were not blown out of proportion, it would be so much more easily forgotten… I wish not for it to be a moment that is forgotten. I also do not wish for it to be remembered as the moment when we were succumbed to panic based on the media or the silly things being posted across social media…

I desire for this to be the moment in which we remember rising up and overcome the moment. I want this to be the moment we can look back and say that was the turning point for my business, for my family, for my life.

The power is in your hands…let’s make this moment of reckoning…the time in which we took charge of things in our lives and in our businesses. We have a choice to be made. Will we look at this virus as a set back and allow it to disrupt our lives and slow down our progress, or will we take this opportunity and see it as set up to reach for something greater? I can tell you about it but I can’t make the choice for you. You have got to make the choice for your self.

Some of us are being sent home without pay while few others may be receiving pay but are still being sent home to be quarantined with the family. This is an opportunity for you to build something more. You have the chance to really think and devise that plan you have marinated on for some time now. This is the chance to really take a chance and grow and develop that business or even just a side hustle that you have pondered for some time now yet always found some excuse to not get it up and going… The excuses have been stripped from you; you have nothing but time and opportunity.

Let’s also take this time to reach out to one another… Let’s reach out in moral and emotional support… Lift one another up. Give regular encouragement as there is plenty of success to go around, but there isn’t enough encouragement.

This time is ours… it will not break us. Let’s show the world and ourselves just what we’re made of!

Get Cocky

 

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!!

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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A lot of my instructions or advice are straight forward. I tell this is what should be happening and this how it should be happening… Some may get the impression that I believe these should be easy things to do…
Do not get it twisted… None of this comes easy. It isn’t meant to come easy.

We live in a Capitalistic country that is a country of freedom…not everyone still believes in these ideas but it is all true. This is the land of opportunity and the land of the free. So, what is the problem… We are country with over 300 million people. That is 300 million competitors. You must come up with an idea that you can deliver better than all of those… or at the very least, in a brand-new way. This is something that statistically seems improbable. I am a man who believes there is nothing impossible; I believe that stems from my Momma’s teachings. She always told me that I could do anything. I remember when I was a kid, the word “can’t” was a bad word and wasn’t allowed in my house.

The things that is best working in all of our favor is that we were all created uniquely different. You think differently than you r neighbor and this is your advantage which is also his/her advantage. You have the unique ability to reach certain people that they never could even though they may cross the same paths you do… as do they have that same advantage. It seems like a silly concept and almost a long shot to bank on… Do you know how many motivational speakers there are out there? Do you know how many there are right here n the city of Austin, TX? Do you realize how many people can cook, manage a business, crunch numbers, analyze data, organize an event, DJ a party??? There are so many people already doing the thing that you want to do…why would you have a shot at making it happen? There are so many, and there is a reason some of them get called while others do not. There is a reason why some of them are requested by certain groups or crowds. There are reasons behind all of this. They all have the potential to be successful without stepping on each other’s toes because they are all different. Find what you are about to embark upon…. if you haven’t done so already. Then find your difference. Find what sets you apart. What makes you different. You can only keep up an appearance for so long… so look towards your inner self to find what that difference is.

The transition into entrepreneurship isn’t an easy one because you are leaving everything you have known. You are walking away from a paycheck and venturing into the unknown. It will take a moment to develop your business and generate revenue. Even then, dependent upon the type of business you have gone into, you may have overhead and that overhead can absorb all your initial revenue. Don’t allow this to be discouragement. It isn’t going to come easy. If it was easy, everyone would do it.

Truth be told, everyone can do it…. But many will not put in the work. Don’t be one of the many. Get out there and fight for it. It is worth the fight… You are worth it. Remind yourself why you are doing this daily.

Get your business model and your game plan…. Initiate with confidence and strategy. You can get there. Don’t allow anything to stand in your way, but don’t expect it to be easy. You will have to fight for it.

I am a good ol boy who was brought up with a pigskin in my hand. Football was just a part of life. (as it should be…haha) I firmly support taking time out to catch the game today…I also encourage taking the day to have a full on celebration…If my Packers were playing today, there would be no way, I wouldn’t have started the party last night…unfortunately, my boys didn’t make it this year…that’s another topic though.

Those early moments in the young stage of your business or company are vital. You need to give your self to the business in order to propel it to the successful level to which you desire it to be. If you are a single man or woman, you have got to give it all you’ve got. If you have a family, you cannot neglect said family to grow your business. You need your family’s support for you to give all you can to the growth of your business.

With all of that being said, for your own sanity, whether you have a family that is needing your attention or you are single, you still need to take a moment to breathe. Take a moment…. watch the big game, catch a movie if you are not a sports fan. If you are like my lovely wife, take a moment to sit and read a good book. Your business needs your attention, but it can survive for a moment without you.

Don’t get so overwhelmed that you walk away from what is truly important to you. Remember why you are building this business in the first place.

I’m gonna go grab a plate of chips and some homemade queso that my hot wife just prepared and kick back to enjoy the game with her and our boys.

My friends…Enjoy the game

A young entrepreneur is on a mission; you have a drive for something…whatever that may be may not be where you truly end up…and that’s okay. This is always a difficult topic to broach as it is important that people take away the correct message. I don’t want you to feel as though you need to walk away from your dreams or your goals. They are YOUR dreams and goals for a reason, and that reason is important. I also don’t want you to feel as though there is anything truly out of the realm of your reach. I am firm believer that all things are within your grasp. If you truly want them, go get them.

The thing is that many times, what you think you want may not be exactly what is true in your heart; don’t fight it.

My homeboy, whom I spoke about in my previous post about the soldiers that have your back, was a mere few credits away from graduating with his Associates Degree when he realized that he was on the wrong path. His passion had changed. What he had thought for so long was where he should be…just wasn’t. He fought hard to make up the credits and double major only for so many of his credits to be lost. He never sat back and looked at them as lost. He simply saw it as a learning experience. HE is very happy and proud of his station as of now. He knows he made the right choices by changing and fighting for where his heart was driving him to be.

I know when I was in school, I was working on getting my degree in psychology and had spoken with counselors and people who worked in both the psych department as well as the social work department. Social work offered me opportunities for experience which was going to be harder to gain in psych. I took those opportunities and thought I was planning to double major until I realized social work just wasn’t where my heart was. I knew quick it wasn’t for me. I learned a lot of great things but was glad I did not opt for the double major because that would have been so many other classes that I just have a passion for. I was only going to do it to potentially further my career…but not the career I wanted…. I was settling.

Did you know….
Kanye West had a desire to design video games. He was hard at work when he was a young teenager pounding the keys trying to develop games believing that this was his future. After putting much time and effort into a game, he sat at the computer trying to develop the score and work in how the music was going to flow through the game, he realized that this was the best part of designing a game. He always had a passion for music but thought gaming was his future. Little did he know…He was a natural producer and rapper. I am aware of the mixed feelings that many have about Kanye…none of that is relevant here…. The point is that he thought he knew where he was going…. even though he was young…he had a plan, he was wrong. Had he not been flexible then and been willing to change and adapt to his new passion, he wouldn’t be the man he is today. Again, you may be a fan and love that he made these choices… or you may have been just fine had Kanye never spit a rhyme. I, myself, am a Kanye fan…I truly respect Kanye on many levels…I do not agree with many things he does and says but that is what makes us human…we are all different and will never agree on everything. But all in all, I have respect for him as an artist and his unmatched passion for his work. …Kanye isn’t the point….

Kanye, my homeboy Garrett, and myself all found ourselves working hard towards something that was not where we were meant to be. Our heart nor our passion wasn’t in it. We had to take stock and pursue where our passion was leading us.

You must be willing to do the same. Be willing to change and adapt. A key aspect to this is to never look at the choices you’ve made and the steps you’ve taken in which you need to redirect your path as lost time or lost efforts… You have lost nothing… the willingness to change is a new gain. If you chose to stubbornly stay where you know you have no place because you are unwilling to “lose” the time you have put in, you are only hurting your future and losing those next steps to stubbornness. Be strong and get where you’re going. Don’t allow anything to get in your way… Not even your own head.

how the hell do we get started
lets keep it simple
corey you cant say that
i constantly hear
censorship sucks
i shout in revere
this country is going to hell
can we see what the future holds
is it the children
it should be but is it
well a good question i am posing
but one without an answer
why is there no answer
sadly no one cares
stoners are dumb
teenagers are morons
hippies great but misguided at times
anarchists can be fun
but no future they have
politicians are not perfect
theyre humans i am told
activists typically are phonies
though their causes may be just
support them support them
support if you must
expect nothing to come of it
as i said theyre full of __
now i censor myself
to please the losers that read
as they can not handle
the things in this creed
now i could go on for hours
but to an end i must get
homos are multiplying but how
lesbians think they have power now
rebellious i think not
simply a sad display
of the common corruption
of the youth today
feminists keep singing their anthems
their men bashing politic clashing
never taking heed
to the headlines they read
im so quick to dismiss
youre all pretty useless
piggish men they make me sick
disgusting bastards
their female counter part
the dirty hoochies
poor children without role models
where the hope lies
no one truly knows
tattoos can be colorful
but art is impermanent
families suck but we hold them dear
loss & loneliness is what we fear
money is irrelevant but vital
status is important
but only to thyself
I have bashed on you all
yet love for you i truly do feel
as you are my brothers sisters
friends and companions
without you life is incomplete
for greater than you
i could not compete
i surround myself with greatness
yet find myself alone at times
finish finish finish right now
they scream they scream
the arrogant overweight
the bureaucratic cow
im smart sexy dare i say stupendous
i say what i want whenever i want
i’m everything you can love
& everything you can hate
you take me as i am
or don’t take me at all
im shaken off all the haters
showin love to all my niggas
follow the example i set
to victory i will lead
my lifes an open book
all you need is to read