Posts Tagged ‘Winning’

The other night I was rejuvenated and revived with inspiration… I twas such a strange feeling because it was a moment in which I felt myself break and become inspired and driven all over again in new direction…

The Lord works in such mysterious ways… We never fully see what he is doing until it has been done and sometimes even then, we are still uncertain. The one things you can be sure of in retrospect is you can see God’s hand on your life even if you don’t understand what He is doing.

I have had conflicts over why family members are absent while others are present…even in this, God is at work… (I will leave that for another day)

It was this past week when my Aunt Yvonne reached out to me because she happened to be in Austin where I live but she doesn’t…. She happened to be here to watch a premiere of a new Christian movie that wasn’t opening at the theater till Friday… She let me know they had seats available still and were hoping to fill them for such an event… She reached out so me and the boys could attend with her.

It was a really powerful film about God’s miracles and the way he moves in people’s lives… If you have the chance, you should go see, ‘I Still Believe’ which is the true story of Jeremy Camp.

After everything that has happened in my family over the last few years, this hit me in a special way. Kimberly lost her Daddy, I lost my Mom…the boys have learned to understand the loss of Pawpaw and Grandma at such a young age… and they were so close… especially Corey II & Grandma. We have seen many financial challenges with me and my wife’s businesses as well as things just seeming stacked against us at times… From shortly after we got married, we had plans in motion to be able to help our parents and all of our steps were towards those goals. Without her Daddy & my Mom, it seemed to change everything and we had never been so uncertain of what we were shooting for anymore. Our drive had for so long, been in that direction, and we began to feel lost in our mission. This caused so many feelings that are even hard to wrap our heads around.

Watching this film and sitting with my Aunt Yvonne knowing how she has always been there for us and been a champion for me even when I was young. She has always made me feel believed in… a lot like my Mom, she was such a powerful Christian and a believer in building people up to see all the things they can do. My Mom was always my hugest fan…  There was a long time when I wasn’t sure I was deserving of the praise she gave and her enormous confidence in I could do anything. I was her hero…she told me on so many occasions that she wanted to grow up to be like me… I always laughed, but she didn’t.

Mom new my potential and knew God had plans for me. She was my strength! She helped me to be a better soldier for God. She taught the power of God’s Word. She taught me we don’t always have to get it right or be anywhere near perfect. We have to strive for the best we can in everything we do; God will take care of the rest.

I now have Kimberly and our boys to give me strength and drive me to be a better man and a stronger soldier. God is our strength, but He did not intend for us to walk alone and that is why there are so many of us here walking the earth. We are meant to lift each other up and propel one another towards greater heights and towards the Kingdom.

Thank you Mom…. I am still learning more and more from you everyday. I miss you so much and love you completely!!! I couldn’t have asked for a better Mommy ever… You are amazing!!! You have made me the man I am today…given me the strength and the encouragement to grow and always seek more…where I am is never enough. God has more for me!!

And thank you, Aunt Yvonne for your continued support and being a strong Christian influence whom I can share and grow with. So proud of you and all the growth in your life…you are an inspiration!!

We get exactly what what we need; God knows what He is doing!

I needed to have that moment with my boys and family watching that film. Corey II enjoyed it as well and is so excited to take Mommy to see it…
It was exactly what I needed at that moment; it reignited my inspiration and lit a fire in my soul… Stay tuned… I’ve got so much coming your way

In business such as life, you’ve got to be willing to spit the truth… No need for frost and sugar coating things… Just tell it how it is. This has been a pet peeve of mine for years, a large part I attribute to Mom. But dishonesty to me is just cowardly and frustrating. On top of that, it takes work to keep up with. The best lie is always closest to the truth because you don’t forget the truth… Maybe you should stick with the truth…. Just sayin’

Many people for some reason struggle with this… doesn’t make sense to me.

Just call it how it is… especially in business; it just saves time and helps to get everyone where they want and need to be so much faster without wasting so much time and effort.

I deal with people all the time that just want to beat around the bush. You ask them a financial question or about scheduling details or steps in the so-called plan… To me, these are critical points to which beating around the bush only eats up valuable time hinders the overall progress of the business. Just get it out. Sometimes, with the fear of displeasing their partners or business associates, they hesitate to put it all out there as if it will somehow change why they are stalling. Trust me, it won’t!!

Just put it out there already so it can be dealt with appropriately and in a timely manner. The quicker that you get real about it, the quicker the conflict, deficit, or just overall shortcoming can be overcame or resolved.

Let’s get it done. Don’t be afraid… Just own it and build from where you are.

Yesterday I posted and kept y’all up to date with my thoughts and a play-by-play of my day…not exactly but I did well document my day in a way that was pleasing to me and I hope gave you some insight.

Although, I have no expectation of you to have done the same nor would it be reasonable of me to request such a thing, but what I will ask of you is, what have you done since midnight?

I, in no way, need a run down nor do you owe it to me, but you do owe it to yourself.

It is time to start holding yourself accountable for your time and your productivity. It is a new year and a new opportunity….every day is a new opportunity to do something different, but many of us are motivated to start in the new year doing something new, different, or better for ourselves…. Take that motivation and run with it. Get motivated. Get Cocky!

Your time is now…. There is no time like the present and you need to reach for more in your life and in your business.

You need some help, some guidance, or maybe just new perspective, hit your boy, Corey B. up, and I will happily help you get where you need to go.

You have such a bright future ahead of you if you are willing to take hold of where you are and where you are going… Are you ready?

Get ready and get there already…

Be accountable for your time and how you are spending it to get started and be on the right track in 2020.

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Till next time my friends, stay on it and Get Cocky.

Mom,

Look what your little Corey is doing now. I got this. Just like you taught me; I am making it happen. I am building an empire for my family. You watched me every step of the way and saw each of my successes and failures even though you would never call anything I did failure. You would say I was just learning or there was something that was hindering it for now, but you knew I was about to overcome it. I can never express to you the magnitude to which you have inspired me or the depths to which you reached me when no one else could. You loved me and in everything I did, you supported me. There was struggles at times, but that was because of your love and protection of me… as a mature man, I thank you for all of that. But thank you isn’t enough… You made me, me.

You always told me that you wanted to be like me… You told me I helped you to know God on a deeper level… That was all what you taught me, Mom. I would tell you and you would never take credit. You taught me to love and know God.

You taught me to never stop reaching out to our loved ones and family even when they turned their backs on us. You taught me it was important to never give up. I have tried to stay connected to the family and reassure Jason that he is on his path and to stay strong and he will reach all of his potential like the good big brother you taught me to be. I have tried to be there for Kyla even though she has not really wanted me to be there; you know how that goes… I have picked up the battle where you left off. I have even tried with Gina and Bubba… They have not responded much. Tadpole stays in contact with me and who would’ve thought, Dad has finally gotten in contact with me. I told him everything you always wanted me to say. He was happy you said those things.

I miss you, Mom. There isn’t a single day that goes by that I don’t miss our phone calls. I just want to hear your voice. I remember you sitting on the edge of the couch singing your heart as you played records throughout the house. There has never been a sound so sweet. You were one of God’s angels that he allowed us to embrace and love, but he needed you back home, in heaven.

Mom, there are so many songs that have new meaning to me now… and movies that have a deeper impact me that they may have before… I take inspiration in my writing on a regular basis from the things that we shared as I was growing up. I think most people don’t even notice… But that always makes me smile because I know you would get the reference no matter how subtle it was.

There is a great quote that so many would recognize and catch right away. I have always thought it was such a powerful and beautiful quote; I think many would agree. This quote although it does not refer to a mom, but a friend… once I looked at life without you, I heard this quote, and it just hit me so much harder.

“I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more gray and empty that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”

You were more than just my mom… you were such an amazing friend to me as I grew into an adult and a parent myself. This world was truly so much more beautiful with you in it. The boys remember the things you taught them and we are trying to live the way you taught us and help to make this world around us more beautiful as you always did. You touched people in such a special way and changed them. We are trying to live in that legacy.

I love you, Mom. Kimberly and the boys love you and miss you as well. The boys require me to pray about you every night before bed and every now and then, they need an extra prayer because they miss you and the special bond you had with them.

You always felt as though didn’t do much with your life because of your health… you left a legacy on this world that many will never be able to match… something I know I am extremely proud of.

I love you, Mommy… and I am more proud of you than you ever knew. I will be talking to you again… later today. Never goodbye… talk to you later. Love you.

-Corey

Perfection isn’t a destination… It is the journey. If you are seeking perfection before you get started, then what is the point?

When you really get down to it, the lack of perfection is the reason to get into the game… the things that lack in life, business, in your idea of joy…. This why to get into the game… Get in the game and make the difference.

Sometimes, you need to make changes in your life… most of us do at multiple points in our lives or we get stagnant or stale… You never want to feel that in your business or your life.

You have to take a moment and decide what it is that you are missing and what you need to do to make things different. What is it that you need to do, to change your life… to get back on the track that you fell off some time ago… or the track that you never had the guts to get on in the first place.

You’ve got it in you… no one is going to come in and do this for you… You’ve got to do it for yourself…

I’m your boy, Corey B. I am more than willing and joyful to help you get things going in the right direction.

I offer business coaching, consulting, and mentoring as well as life coaching and brand development. Feel free to reach out and let’s make a difference in the world… let’s start right here with you and what you are going through.

There are no limits that you don’t put on yourself.

Life and the world are not holding you back… You are… Are you ready to get out of your way and do what it takes… just marinate on that for a moment.

“CAN’T”

I had several packages to get shipped out but most of them were small. My boys always love to help and take part in “making packages;” it is an awesome thing to witness them taking interest in my work and what I do… nothing could make Daddy more proud.

So, on this day, we gathered up the packages up and loaded them into my backpack and some in the bottom of our stroller. We turned my work into an adventure… I love my boys…and love my work.

We decided that we could stop at the little quick-e-mart and grab some snacks. My boys are such champs and hard workers; they deserved a little reward for all their help.

We got all our sales packaged and shipped out and had the most excellent afternoon working together.

I am truly blessed to have my business and have my boys to help me.

There are so many aspects of business that can be taught… There are many lessons out there that can change your business and aid you in productivity or efficiency.

You can also learn about marketing and targeting the proper audience at the right time and in the best possible manner. Managing, organization, customer/client relations, … ultimately the list goes on and on. There is so much to learn and no matter how great or successful you are, there is always things you can improve on.

And you should never stop… continue learning more and more all the time.

But what more of a challenge to attain is ambition, passion, and determination.

These are three things that are truly indispensable in the growth and prosperity of a new business venture. Unfortunately, as I mentioned, these do not come as easy.

Mom always taught me from the time I was little that “can’t” was a bad word. I was never allowed to say it. She believed that it was a word that held us back… She always told me that I could do anything. I have always known this to be a true thing… We can accomplish anything if we truly want to. If we are determined to do something, it can happen.

And that is where things become a little more challenging… far too often, people lack ambition or determination. Ambition is the drive you need to start something in the first place while determination is the drive you need to keep going in light of adversity… and believe me, there will always be adversity. These are attributes that are far more difficult to develop but they can… they just need proper motivation.

Now passion… comes from within… If you are lacking in the area of passion, you have got to have compensate by sheer determination until you can move on to something to which you have a passion for. The idea is that sometimes in business, you do what you must until you can devote yourself to what you love.

Do not allow things to be in your way, you have the potential to grow your own business and take to levels never imagined. You must be ambitious enough to take the initial steps in the first place… then have the determination to keep fighting for this business. Don’t allow things to stifle your journey… when things arise in your way, you fight back harder. If you are unable to do what it is you truly have a passion for and earn a living doing so at this time, do what you must to position yourself to where you can do it… there is always a way. Get there.

You hold the key to your future. In addition, never stop learning. There is always more to learn.

Believe in yourself… believe in your business… Get Cocky.

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.

 

Feel free to reach out to your boy, Corey B. anytime if you have any questions.

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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.