Posts Tagged ‘Motivation’

Confident, loud, and proud… These are just words if you don’t embody them in your work…

In whatever business you are doing, it is important that you are confident in yourself and your business. You need to know what it is you are doing and where you stand; with that comes confidence in your mission and what you’re doing. This is crucial to the success of your business.
Don’t allow anything to stifle you; you must be strong in your process and the steps you are taking.

Haters gonna hate… let ‘em hate.

You’re gonna be told that you shouldn’t do what you’re doing or that you should get something more secure for your future. Because they lack confidence, don’t allow them to break you.

You may hear how you are a fool or reckless or even irresponsible… these are all just words from an outsider’s perspective. You’ve got a plan, you’ve got a mission, and business model in place… You know where you are going and what you are doing. Don’t lose that… Be confident.

Tell everyone… tell them wherever and whenever you see them or hear from them. Go out of your way to find those you haven’t told and tell them. There’s no shame in your game… just keep spittin’ it.

When you are an entrepreneur, you have to be a shameless self-promoter. DJ Khaled has to be one of the all-time greatest self-promoters ever! He is a dj, rapper, producer, and a promoter He is actually really great at all of them but he takes promoting to a new level… Every song that he is featured on as well as many he produces, he shouts his name as well as his record label. As of the last year or so, he has actually began referring to himself as “Father of Ahsad” and shouts that in his songs. His son is Ahsad and is now the president of his record label and that’s the name of his latest album. This is a man who has built a billion dollar empire and past it on to his son at the age of two years old and he takes a lot of pride in promoting his business as well as his son. He has made sure that his name is known even if you are not a fan of his music. He also uses product placement with many of his investments as well as some of his friends’ investments in the music videos he produces.

Many people have a problem doing this… they get intimidated or just feel uncomfortable. You must become comfortable with promoting yourself and your brand.

The more who know you, the more your business can grow. This will continue to expand the potential of your business and client base in whatever you do. This is important. Take some pride in your business and in yourself.

You have to be willing to do what it takes to get your business out there and develop not just the brand for yourself but a presence for your brand.

 

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Get out there…be loud and proud and confident in what you’re doing and… Get Cocky

“I’m going to have so many packages to mail out every day,” Corey II sad to me the other day. It was such a proud moment.

Corey and Colton both talk to me all the time about my work which is so awesome. They are only 4 and 5 and they are interested in what Daddy is doing which to those of you who are moms and dads know that is something so special. I love that they want to know. It is a great feeling, but I also want to teach them so they will be able to make great choices with their life based on my experience and knowledge, they will not go through the things I have put myself through; they will be smarter and wiser.

The other day, I found myself amidst a great conversation with my boys. They were in the back seat and telling me about my work. So, as you may already know, one of my many business practices is a reselling business. I have three different online stores that I buy/sell and flip products all the time. My boys are very well aware of this; they have gone with me to many auctions and gone with me to buy new products and even helped package things to be shipped out. Mostly Corey has been interested, but he is older… Colton has shown interest but not on the level that Corey has.

….so, back to our conversation… They were telling me about my work… Corey was telling me how he had lots of work to do this week. I responded expressing that I had much to do as well… Corey proceeded to explain how he had all these packages to get out and so much work to do. I asked him if he would like to work with Daddy. He said, “yes.” I told him that I could teach him and Colton what I do, and they could help me. One day I could be there job. Corey responded, “I’m going to have so many packages to mail out every day.” I was so proud that he knew he could do it and although he didn’t completely process it all, he was confident in his success as well.

Truthfully, if you have gotten started building your business at an earlier stage in life, before you have a family and children, you have nothing on your plate and no excuses for not reaching great success…. But if you already have a family and children, you have something greater that you are fighting for. You are growing and developing all of this for them. They deserve you giving all you’ve got to your business… In no way am I saying to neglect time with them as that is crucially vital. But do not allow your business to suffer because of it. Dig deep, forgo sleep, rest and leisure, and fight and build this company.

Grow your business not just for you, but for them. Even if they chose to walk their own path; having seen you grow your business, will teach them discipline as well as ambition and so much more. They will learn from your actions and the way you grow with your business.

You are growing more than a business… more than an empire… You are growing a legacy to pass on to your little ones as they grow.

If you don’t believe in you, who is going to…

You have got to go all in… Whatever your station and what your status is with your business, you have to strive for more. There is always more out there for you. To truly achieve something great, you must never settle where you are.

If you ever think you are at the top of your game, you got things twisted; there is always more. There are always greater heights you can reach. You must want more… and believe for greater heights.

You also mustn’t find yourself attempting to build greatness out of one income source. The most successful and wealthy people in the world have multiple sources of income and you need to grow and adapt.

You must be wise and mindful in how you grow…. Be calculated in your decisions; do not act blindly based on emotions or false hope. Know what you are getting into but grow and diversify. We all have somewhere started; those of us reaching for greatness, are not resting there.

I have known I would be working for myself one day since I was a kid… Mom would tell me stories of how her and Dad had multiple businesses over the years. They were so amazing. I was always so proud and amazed by them and wanted to be even better having learned from their teachings. I wanted them to be proud of me.

As an adult now with a beautiful wife and beautiful children, I want them to be proud of me the way I was of Mom and Dad. Even more than proud, I want our boys to see their true potential through my success. I want them to see and know just what they can accomplish. There is nothing out of their reach.

One of their favorite Grandma stories that they have me tell them over and over quite frequently is about Grandma’s car. When I was little, about 4 or 5… Mom had this car that she liked but ultimately had some problems. At the time we lived in this trailer park community; it was nice but had these gravel driveways. I got some crayons and asked Mom for a shoe box. I drew a picture of a car and put it in the box. I told Mom I was going to collect screws and metal from outside and build her a car that she deserved to have. The awesome part is the way she responded to me… She told me that it was the nicest thing anyone had ever done for her, and she knew that I would build her a cool car. I collected any pieces of metal or screws or anything else like that I could find outside or anywhere and put them in my box. I never did build that car for Mom… When I was a teenager, I worked on her car a lot whenever there was anything wrong. Even though, I never actually built it, she instilled in me the confidence and belief that there was nothing that I couldn’t do. My entire life she always believed I could do anything and always reminded me of that.

If you want to grow your business beyond anything you have ever dreamed, don’t settle and don’t hold back. Give it all you’ve got.

Be audacious! Think big… I’m a good ‘ol Texas boy, I don’t know any other way… and I owe a lot of that to my Momma. She taught me that there was nothing out of my reach.

 

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You know me, I’m all about the hustle. You gotta grind, hustle, and Get Cocky.

But sometimes, you must take a moment to sit back and breathe…and there is no better way to take a breath than on a beautiful beach amongst some good company.

I enjoyed four days on the beach with my lovely wife and our amazing little boys…They would quickly correct me and remind me they are BIG… haha. Which was most definitely what I needed. Sometimes, we really just need to breathe and take some time away from all the hustlin’. This is something easily said, but can you really take the time and make the difference?

What I mean is… Can you get away for a moment? Take the time and breathe and really make those moments count?

It is hard to walk away from your business that you are growing, but at some point, you really need to. For your own sanity, you need a moment…

With that being said, it needs to be a productive moment.

A productive moment is one literally absent from work. You must be able to shut down and disengage for you and your family; this can be both therapeutic and refreshing.

Once you have your moment, you must return refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to hustle like never before. Those moments are critical to your sanity and to your motivation. Don’t get it twisted; those moments do not come without a cost. You earn them before you take them and pay for them when you return.

When you return to work, you can not return as though you had a day off or an extended weekend. You are an entrepreneur and growing an empire. You are building something far too large that needs your attention. When you come back rejuvenated and revived, you’ve got to come in fully joy and ready to hustle!

Now you’re back and need to capitalize on every moment.

Stay strong. Keep Hustlin’ and Get Cocky.

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I am taking this moment and using my platform to speak out about where I am and define a change. I will not be held by my situation but use it to thrust me in a new direction.
As I told you all a couple weeks ago in my last post, I have had my Mom on my mind which has been a bit of a distraction when it comes to my writing. I have found this strange and conflicting. Mom always encouraged me to write and be creative; she loved to write and draw. She was such an amazing woman, and I am so thankful for all she taught and the way she inspired me. She is still inspiring me every day. It is because of the thoughts of her lately that have driven me to take my business in new directions and grow and thrive but for some reason, my writing has suffered…
It has seemed that when I sit to write that my thoughts are either on her and my focus is lost or my thoughts are all over the place keeping me distracted from my writing. That ends today. That is not who she would want me to be. She would want me to grow and thrive…she would want me to express myself. She loved that she was able to do that with her art work. She also wrote songs and played guitar… She has taught me to be inspired by music and the things in this beautiful God given world that surround me. I am so blessed.
I am taking charge and taking control of my thoughts and my attention. Thoughts of Mom will not leave me… They will help me harness control of things and stay laser focused.
Mom always wanted to have everything that she could offer to my brother, sister, and me. She never had desires of being successful in business or have accolades plastered on her wall. Although, she was an accomplished business woman which always drove me to want to be my own boss.
Her accomplishments were us…her babies. That is all she ever wanted to be was a Mommy, and there is no question she was one of the best to have ever walked the planet. I only hope I am a fraction of the amazing parent that she was. Everyone knew how amazing she was…growing up, all our close friends just called her Mom…because that’s how she treated them. She would give them anything they needed; she fed our friends, cared for them, helped them, guided and counseled with them. She was an amazing Mom and friend to everyone she met.
She was proud of our success and wanted us to be successful. We were her success.
I am not going to fall short or fail her now… I know she would never see anything I do as a failure. She would see it as nothing more than a setback… or as my Pastor always says, “a setup” for God’s next big thing. She always thought that way…similar to Pastor. My Pastor Poncho sees all of life’s obstacles as new opportunities for God to Wow His children and show us His love and endless grace and mercy. Mom was the same way…she was a child of God and beyond convinced of her children’s abilities and knew that God was with her babies, and they were going to be great at whatever they did in life.
I know my brother is thriving more now than he has in years, and Mom is his inspiration. I want to be the same way. I want to allow her to continue to encourage me and be my strength. This distraction that I have had lately is done…no more will I allow my own head to get in my way.
Mom, I love you…Thank you for all the inspiration and guidance…you have not even begun to stop teaching me. I am so blessed and thankful that you were my Mommy.
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For the last few days, I’ve tried to sit down and write and had to move onto other projects… I just couldn’t get my head in it. My thoughts have been consumed by the longing for my Mom.

For those who don’t already know, I lost my Mom just over a year ago and I was very accustomed to getting to have my daily conversation with her. It was something that had become so important to me. When life got busy and we only had a few moments to chat, we still had those few moments… occasionally she would not be feeling well and not make to the phone and she would endlessly apologize the next day for the time we had lost just chatting with one another… I always tried to reassure her that it was so sill to apologize as she would tell me the same if I had been running all day and not called her until late.

We both felt those moments were so important and were saddened when we missed them; thankfully, it was rare that we actually missed them.

I long for those moments now in ways I can not even put into words. I have lost multiple family members and always knew that Mom would always be there. She had suffered most of her life fight illness that doctors said would take her away from us at a young age. She fought harder than any doctor had ever seen. She was active in athletics with me, my brother, and my sister. She was incredible beyond words.

She fought through everything for us… She would remind us regularly that we were what saved her.

I don’t think I ever truly conveyed to her all she did for me. She was more than my Mom…. From the time I was little, she was the one I could trust in and confide in. She was my biggest fan; she reminded me regularly that I was her hero and one day she would grow up to be like me… little did she know that I just wanted to make her proud. She told me tails of her and Dad and their business ventures which drove me to desires of success and to run my own business one day.

Daily, I tend to my garden with my boys just the way she taught me and gardened with me when I was a little boy. It is so incredibly therapeutic to work in my garden and talk to Mom while I do it… If only she could be here with me… She is always in my heart and inspires all I do.

She sung so beautifully and encouraged us as kids to sing and be joyful and to worship the Lord proudly… She also began teaching my daughter, Mariah to play the guitar… She taught herself to play guitar on her friend’s twelve string steel string guitar when she was younger and loved to play and write music. She had dreams of us playing together for the boys… I was not as quick to pick it up but one day I will be playing great music for the boys as she dreamt we would. She had written songs that I wish I knew…

She always had music on in the house… Linda Ronstadt, Air Supply, Billie Idol, Prince & the Revolution, Boston, Bruce Springsteen Michael Jackson, the Jackson 5… These were just a few of my favorites, but you better believe that the list went on and on.

She encouraged me in all the different music I listened to and attempted to play. She bought me my first keyboard when I was just a kid and got me my first guitar lesson when I was a teenager.

I grew up watching her soaps with her and watching Lifetime movies… we also watched action movies like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon… We really just had fun together… Even when we had no money and things just didn’t line up right for the month, she never let us know. She would make hotdogs and mac and cheese and have us pick movies to watch and we’d have family movie night on Friday night and stay up late… sometimes inviting friends and other times, just family. She made everything in our lives feel special. She made everything fun.

Just like and mom or dad, she made mistakes… as a dad myself, that is something that can not be avoided… mistakes will be made, none of us are perfect. As we grew older, she always held on to her mistakes. She would apologize all the time for not being a good enough mommy. She would ask me if I remembered good times from my childhood. She would ask if I thought she was a good mom when we were younger always reminded her that she was a great mom and I never held onto her mistakes. I never even thought of them until she wanted to talk about them. They didn’t affect me the way she thought they did. To me, I think that is something that caring parents do… I know I always wonder if the mistake I’ve made will affect the boys, but I do not dwell on them or hold onto those thoughts. I made me sad to think my mom held onto them so much.

I wish so much that she knew how much power she gave me. So much confidence she built inside me. As a child, she taught me that the word ‘can’t’ was a bd word; I was not allowed to say. She always told me that I could do anything and to never say the word ‘can’t’.

There is no question, that I am the man she taught me to be. I am Corey B. because this is who my Mom inspired me to be.

This is a huge part of who I am. As I mentioned, I have just had some difficulty writing the last few days, so I had to share this. Maybe it will inspire some of you… I know it helped me.

Thank you for reading.

If you’re not closing, you’re not earning… if you’re not earning, what are you doing?

No matter what it is that you are doing, you’ve got to be closing. Making the next big sale, the next big deal, the next investment.

Today’s society, with the facebook profiles, twitter, and Instagram accounts anyone can label themselves and entrepreneur, but they’ve got no idea what it really means. You do not want to be one of these phony people who claim status that they can not back up. If you’re not closing, then you’re not an entrepreneur. You want something valid and real… so get yours and make it count.

These sound like harsh words, but they’re legit. Truth is that if you’re not closing, you’re not an entrepreneur. You don’t to have a label, you want to build something real… labels are for suckers. Don’t let ‘e m fool you. Do you want to be an “entrepreneur” that has an empty bank account and no deals in the works or a closer who is sitting on fat stacks? …Don’t answer that… You shouldn’t have to… and if you’re reading this blog, I know you’re real and you’re with me.

Let’s get it going, get it done, and own it.

There is no time to be wasted. You have got to step up your game. If you already have your business, let’s make it legit and grow it bigger. If you are sitting on a dream, let’s bring that to fruition and then go home and dream bigger.

If you just have a desire to develop a business for yourself but have yet to figure out what to do or how to do it, let’s talk.

I can help you get there… but you must want to get there. I can’t put the passion and drive in you. If you got it, I can help you to develop the ideas and the details.

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Let’s do this already…. It’s time to Get Cocky.

You want to be an entrepreneur, you’ve got to give all you’ve got. I’ve said it before… It isn’t easy and not meant for everyone, but anyone can do it if they truly want to. If you put all you’ve got into the successful launch of a lucrative business venture now, your future will be more incredible than you could’ve imagine today.

It isn’t easy to give all you’ve got into something. You have other desires and distractions in life… if you are single, this is the perfect opportunity. If you are not yet working for yourself, you have an obligation to your job which keeps you fed and keeps the lights on. Most of those jobs are 40 hours a week which leaves 128 hours available. You need to sleep which if you average 4 hours a night, that gives you 100 hours that you can grind and hustle. If you have a job that affords you some overtime, be grateful… many do not. And that just puts a little more cash in your pockets that you can invest into your business… and that overtime may not always be there. This is something that will take time anyways… It will not be overnight. Far too many think you will post on your facebook profile that you are an entrepreneur and the money just begins to pour in; these people are sadly mistaken. It does not happen that way. Now, that 100 hours does not account for time to shower and eat. You aren’t making money while you are in the shower or shoveling groceries down your throat; it doesn’t change the fact that these are vital to your health and hygiene. I am not telling you to neglect those things… I would never neglect them. Sometimes, we get wrapped up and may forget a meal… keep snacks around (healthy nutritional snacks). Keep things with substance such as nuts, jerky, granola… whatever you feel works for you. Something to keep energy in you. While you are giving up sleep, you should not give up nutrition. That 100 hours doesn’t account for these things. Do not neglect these things but don’t bother counting them; do them fast enough you need not concern yourself with them. And the reality is that many entrepreneurs account for an 80-hour work week, so you have 20 hours which is over 2 and a half hours a day wiggle room.

The reality is that this is totally possible. It will be challenging and take the most utmost dedication, but it can happen. You just must be willing to give your all into it. If you can’t give it all, then being an entrepreneur is maybe not what you were meant to do.

If you have a family, things begin to get a little more tricky… but at the same time, you have the best possible motivators right in front of you every day. The moments you must run on fumes and balance all the things going on in your life… trying to get time with your family and build your company will be the most challenging thing you have ever tried to balance. Trust me from experience, it is not at all easy… but it will be a more exciting adventure than you could’ve ever imagined. I have my own company; my wife has her own company as well that we balance together. We have the two most amazing beautiful boys that are about the rowdiest two Texas boys you could ever imagine; they are 4 and 5 years old. While running my business from home, hanging with my boys, doing typical housework and chores, running errands, and just living life, I am building an empire. It is such a delicate balance, and I never stop running. I lose sleep as do many parents… haha. I am literally working on a continuous basis. I always have my phone and can grind from my phone. I am running so many programs and apps from my phone which keeps my business running and at the tip of my fingers. There are many things that I can not do as effectively without sitting down at my laptop, but I can get so much done right from my phone. I take the boys out back to play and take my laptop with me. I even set up my laptop on the kitchen counter and make dinner and get work done while cooking. Whatever it takes, I never stop my flow until those moments we sit down to have family time or when the boys ask Daddy to play. As a husband and a father, I have to take that time that they need; it is crucial for them as it is also for me. We need that. That just means I grind harder when they don’t need me. The flow is never slow… a constant sprint. There is no jog in my stride. Believe me, it is worth it. Every time I look into their eyes and see their sweet faces, I know this is for them. When I look into my smokin’ hot wife’s gorgeous eyes, I know that I’m doing this for her… for us. I know that the sleepless nights when we grind together and the exhausting days when we run the hustle together all day, that this is for our future.

When you are working another job and trying to make this happen, you will never know the pleasure of hanging it up and letting your supervisor know that it is time for you to go off on your own. That feeling is one that is incredible, and you will appreciate all the hustling and grindin’ and the sleep lost to make this opportunity a reality.

I know from my own experiences, that all of this will be worth it. I never stop hustlin’, but I also never leave my boys. They are always with me. They are also learning from me how to do things. They soak things up like a sponge especially at such a young impressionable age. It affords me the opportunity to lead and guide them through my example at a young age to never get to the point I did. They will have better opportunities and be able to take over the empire themselves one day… or build their own if this isn’t the path for them. This brings me great joy knowing that I can do this for them.

You can do this too… if you truly want to.

I’m that guy… Some of you knew… Some of you saw this coming. You have been with me since the beginning; my ride or die homies. You knew the future wouldn’t be bright… It’d be electric. Sadly for some of you, you were the ones sleepin’ on your boy, Corey B. I’m that guy who’s been hustlin’ since day one. Those who’ve been here know I was hustlin’… just some thought that it was an endlessly futile hustle. They thought the grind would never pay off… Those who knew… those who believed… they are the ones who’ve rode with me and elevated me opposed to try to diminish my success. I am fully aware that I have had many getting my back and showing love from the jump. Those will never be forgotten; I will sing their praises every day as they have always sung mine.

Those sleeping need to be woke. This is the dawn of new day and new era. I am building an empire. One, the likes of which have not yet been seen. Time for you to break out a pen and a pad and get ready to learn a thing or two…or maybe even more if you’re truly ambitious.

Not being bold just speaking these things out… You need to know if you are going to trust in the advice and wisdom I spout. There is merit, drive, ambition, and experience in the endless driven cadence that I shout.

Either you’re with me or against me; either is fine. Only to you, may it matter; in the end victory will be mine.

You may see it too as many have done in the past. Although you may hesitate, skepticism never will last.

As I said, I said it before any steps were even taken, an empire was in the future. Today, I stand and continue my daily grind with an empire on the rise. Keep sleeping and the things you will miss, you’ll never get back.

Get woke and pay attention. … Never again will you make the mistake to sleep on your boy, Corey B.

I’m live and in living color… I Get Cocky all day everyday… no matter what happens, I at the end of the day, I am still Corey B., and I hold my future in m hands. Do you hold yours? If not, take control of it. It is yours to take.

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“Show me the money” … not some of the money… not most of the money… Just show it to me… Show me all of it. Last time I spoke on accountability and found myself side tracked with the complaints on society.

What is most important here is awareness of your bankroll. In business as in life, if you want success, you have got to have your eye on the prize and to get there you must be in control of the steps you are taking. First and foremost, you must manage your bankroll; you can only manage it if you are truly 100% aware of where it is all at.

People without money think those with money need to manage it while those with money think they have enough that they need not worry about it. There is a reason that so many are wealthy at one point but do not stay there. This isn’t always the case, but it happens far more often than it should.

We are talking about building a business and growing it into something great. It is crucial to your success and prosperity that you are aware of your money… all your money. There are so many programs out there that will tell you of different ways to track your money. There isn’t one way that is the right way. There are many ways; you must find the way that works for you. The key is that you can not lose accountability of even one dollar especially in the early stages of growth in your business. Pick and choose whichever program works for you or design your own but take control of your finances.

It is important that you are tracking all your business expenses, even down to the post-its. It may seem silly, but there needs to be a proper budget in place. You must have a set budget for your business which includes an amount allotted for expenses, development, marketing, overhead, etc.
You must track everything otherwise something will inevitably be left out or forgotten. That something could ultimately be what drowns you for the quarter or the period or sadly drowns your company all together.

You have to control your money not the other way around. I have seen so many begin to make serious money and lose track of their assets by frivolous spending and lack of accountability. They quickly utilize credit cards to pay for things and can easily lose track of their finances if they are not careful. I was doing contract labor for this company for a while; this guy had a company that was seriously on the rise. He was growing and cashflow was not an issue… or at least it shouldn’t have been. The problem frequently was the multiple credit cards that the company was using. He had three credit cards that were his personal cards and one credit card that was the company card. The one company card should have been enough. For many companies it is… but he would allow one employee or contractor use it for a job and more than he would have planned on being put on the card would be added to the card. Then when someone else needed to purchase something, he would easily hand out his personal card only to later try to decipher everything. He not only made things harder on himself and his bookkeeper to reconcile, but it become exceedingly more and more difficult to track his spending until it was too late, and the money had been spent. This is not where you want to find yourself, especially when your business is young and on the rise.

Take control of your money and keep it. Know where your money is and where it is going before it is gone. You should be able to have a grasp of how much you will be spending before it is spent. You make a reasonable budget which allots for a slight reasonable amount of wiggle for flexibility.

You are in charge so take charge. Be in control of your business, your finances, and ultimately your future. It’s all In your hands… it’s up to you what you do with it.

Get Cocky and Get it done.