The Importance of Contrast

It’s important to expose yourself to contrast.

I’m speaking in terms of minding not to over expose your brain to negative sh**.

Too much of that would have you thinking the whole world going to hell.

With the Internet customizing your search results based on your preference, social media just reaffirms your set of beliefs.

Whether they are valid or not.

So watch more positive stuff.

Read more inspiring stuff.

Like more uplifting posts.

Reshare more motivational shandis.

Manipulate the system in your favor.

Acknowledge the shit show you might be in, but lean in more to the life enriching ideology.

Especially when you realize what’s truly important in your life.

Beautifully explained in the movie I was chatting about with my sister, About Time.

~ Musa

There Is A Power You Have Total Control Over…

1_0vv6-h4s_w1M_ceauDRzJwIf I was writing an autobiography of my life, and I had the opportunity to write a title for this particular chapter in my life, I would title it “Working Under Pressure.”

Probably have the subheading as “Understanding Cause and Effect and How to Use the Slight Edge to Work in Your Favour.”

Of my 35 years in this lifetime, I’ve never been as stressed out.

This time around, I’m trying not to react out emotionally.

A certain amount if stress can be good you. It helps with focus, I feel.

There was a time that I did react emotionally and I had to clean up after myself when my tantrum was done.

There are certain things that are out of my control that I can’t really be angry about.

And there are those things that I do have control over.

But through neglect, compounded over time, I find myself in the position of having to react. Playing the blame game on how the world doesn’t want me to succeed.

Which is BS.

Doing enough of the wrong things will lead to failure.

Doing enough of the right things will lead to success.

There’s no mystic force that’s stopping me from succeeding.

There’s no external voodoo that’s making me see failure at every turn.

It’s all me.

It’s all you.

So stop messing around and do what Jocko Willink does and take extreme ownership.

There is power in taking 100 percent ownership.

~ Musa

The Secret to Making Money…

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I sometimes have these enlightening moments during the taxi ride to work in the afternoons.

Busy observing. The homeless in particular of late.

They understand how to make money.

Maybe it’s a matter of better managing the money they are getting to better their financial situation.

Much like most of us.

But they know how to make money.

They understand the principle of making money.

Cause & effect.

Service & reward.

Service rendered gets compensated …usually.

Some beg.

And through their appeal for sympathy, and with the power of the law of averages, some are paid for it.

Cause & effect.

Their actions are being paid for.

Others do tricks, another income generating practice, like a dance routine.

We black folks love to dance.

The entertainment industry, is a trillion dollar industry.

We might as well tap in to it.

This act is a form of service offered.

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And after the street dancing act, before the robots go green, they walk along the driver’s side, hat in hand, asking for pay.

Heck I even saw a juggler today, it’s been a while.

Others even help with parking. Assuming that you can’t park. To then proceed to tell you that they will “look after” your car while you are away.

And then when you come back, they ask for any financial contribution for their effort.

Here you were thinking you’re avoiding paid parking.

It reminded me of how earning money isn’t that hard.

It comes as a result of providing a service.

Providing a service to others.

Ideally a service that they need.

If you want to make more money, then you would need to increase the amount of people you serve.

Making money is not rocket science.

Not for those willing to put in the work.

There really is no secret to making money, come to think of it.

You are paid in accordance to the service you provide.

~ Musa

Hand Outs

30704604_10156443883328304_2485161551590003087_nYou can’t get what you don’t give.

That’s the way of life.

You have to give what you desire.

It’s a law.

Because what you give, you will always get back in return.

You hand out disrespect.

It will come back to you.

Like an invisible boomerang.

The thing is when it does return, it hits you unexpectedly.

Making you feel like you’re the victim when, no actually, you’re the instigator.

Before you cry foul, take a stand back and see whether logs need to be removed from your eye first & foremost.

But as a sidenote, not everyone is going to like you.

Don’t stop being yourself.

But do so respectfully.

The worlds is filled with assholes. No need adding to the stats.

~ Musa