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Enjoy the climb

10 Oct

Success is a journey.
It requires continuous climbing that leads PAST THE TOP.
Yes- PAST.
You can’t hit ceilings on your way to greatness- you have to blast past them.

Do you have a plan to move beyond the norm?

Are you looking for a way to rise beyond that drag on your life called a
j-o-b?

If so let’s chat.
Hit me up @ tony@changeinadvance.com.
#LiveBrolic!

The Secret of Success

4 Sep

“Success is neither Magical Nor Mysterious.
Success is the Natural Consequence Of
Consistently Applying the basic fundamentals.”

Never be too weak to seek success.

#thriveorsurvive.

No one goes to the Olympics for silver.

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Tips for new graduates

16 Aug

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School is over-

You packed up your college dorm, and went back to moms.  Maybe you took a crappy job.  heck you may have a decent job, and are still quite nervous.

Now School aka the university or college you chose as a naive young teen readying yourself for beer pong and an education hopefully taught you a thing or two.  If not, here’s some quotes I found online from a site or three to get you rolling.

 

  1. “When you’re on your death bed, you’re not going to wish you watched more TV. Spend your free time with family and friends!” – thuyta
  2. “Life is about doing things, not watching others do them on T.V, grasp every opportunity.” – ozzieuk
  3. “What feels like an important thing right now will not be in 5-10 years. So, don’t stress.” – madmoo
  4. “Go where you need to be and where you are needed.” – miographics
  5. “Your accomplishments are yours and no one can take them away from you.” – mrspanda
  6. “Make sure to save a little bit of money. Make your money work for you!” – matt_garry
  7. “Take every opportunity that moves you forward!” – Bob Philpin
  8. “Brace for impact…with the real world.” – Donna Coley Austin
  9. “Think outside the box.” – Ann Haatrop

#thriveorsurvive.

No one goes to the Olympics for silver.

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RIGHT THE WRONGS FOUNDATION LLC: WHY DON’T WE SUPPORT THEM EN-MASS?

21 May

RIGHT THE WRONGS FOUNDATION LLC: WHY DON’T WE SUPPORT THEM EN-MASS?.

RIGHT THE WRONGS FOUNDATION LLC: WHY DON’T WE SUPPORT THEM EN-MASS?

May 21, 2013

Folks, I’ve been real blessed.

And I don’t mean what my parents did for me.

The last 4 months I’ve had the privilege of sitting with an amazing group of men and women who want nothing more than to give and or give back,  \You see there are people who never had who  refuse not give back.

There are also individuals who have had and refuse not to give beyond the scope of their existence.  And in a day and time where the average inner city community member is labeled as greedy, selfishly zealous, or just pure ignorant I’ve been blessed to sit and speak with leaders and visionaries who spend all of their time consumed in one mission: giving back.

On April 23rd I was privileged to sit with Javier Saldana of  RIGHT THE WRONGS FOUNDATION LLC.  And this brother was the real deal.

RIGHT THE WRONGS FOUNDATION LLC is about giving back and job creation.  It is literally that simple.  Now I can break down their mission statement for 8 pages but it boils down to a sincere drive to put people back into the work force.  It doesn’t end there either.  the long term goal is to create a viable workforce with longevity.  not a flash in  the pan, one term measure of growth- but real numbers.  And beyond the numbers are the people.  Jobs have been a lot more scarce since 2007 or so.  And while there is a lot of talk about jobs and helping the average Joe- I don’t see much folks.

So What Can We Do?

We can support Javier Saldana and RIGHT THE WRONGS FOUNDATION LLC.

Why?

BH: What does RIGHT THE WRONGS FOUNDATION LLC do?

JS: We provide the skills and tools for employable longevity to those we serve.

BH: Expound on that please.

JS: In the world of business and industry there are jobs.  In fact there is a deep need, about 2 million open spots.  And while we cannot provide the exact training job for job, we can reinforce the basics and lead a multi-generational movement in workplace intelligence and etiquette.

BH: So you have a multi point plan, break that down deeper for my readers please.

JA: Simply put, there are three key facets: Employ-ability, interviews, and etiquette.  These facets, when mastered increase the ability of any individual to rise beyond their daily existence to become pivotal players, leaders, and integral parts of their communities.

BH: Is college the answer?

JA: Not always.  Simply put there are individuals that school simply isn’t meant for.  But they may got to their local McDonald’s and start from the bottom and rise to become a regional vice president or better.    Skill sets are vastly suitable for a large percent of the population, especially when we build them up so their esteem and self-profitability become more than concepts, and rise to be innate traits.

BH: So the main goal then is?

JS Sustainability.  It has never been about getting them a job and walking away.  The goal is to create a fulcrum of pure, sustainable, community based growth. In the end it isn’t jobs- it is a life skills set that leaves the community at large enriched.

BH: So if I hear you right you don’t advocate college over a career plan?

JA: Not at all.  As a species we are vastly diverse.  So to expect the same result from all of the species is redundantly ignorant.  instead we aim to meet the needs of the population as a whole.  From that perspective success becomes synonymous simply with action.

BH: Could we sum up the general flow then as 1st knowing your mindset. And 2nd acting accordingly?

JA:YES.

#BlogHeavy

Scholarships List aka Free Money

16 Jan

If you know me then you know that I am all about education and self improvement. Every year companies donate millions of dollars to scholarship funds for African American students and every year
millions of dollars are returned because of the lack of interest.

I am going to pass on information to you for your children, the
information I pass on will be the same information I am looking into
for my own daughter. Show some interest in your children future
because if you don’t then the streets and police will!

(If clicking on the link doesn’t work, copy and paste the URL in your
web browser.)

1) BELL LABS FELLOWSHIPS FOR UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITIES
http://www.bell-labs.com/fellowships/CRFP/info.html
2) Student Inventors Scholarships
http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
3) Student Video Scholarships
http://www.christophers.org/vidcon2k.html
4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships
http://www.coca-colaschola/rs.org/programs.html
5) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
http://holocaust.hklaw.com/
6) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
http://www.aynrand.org/contests/
7) Brand Essay Competition
http://www.instituteforbrandleadership.org/IBLEssayContest-2002Rules.htm
8) Gates Millennium Scholarships (major)
http://www.gmsp.org/nominationmaterials/read.dbm?ID=12
9) Xerox Scholarships for Students
http://www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/about_xerox/about_xerox_detail.jsp
10) Sports Scholarships and Internships
http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html

#thriveorsurvive.

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4 TIPS FOR GREAT DAILY PRODUCTIVITY

20 Nov

4 TIPS FOR GREAT DAILY PRODUCTIVITY
WORK STINKS. Punch in, drudgery, drudgery, drudgery-punch out. While that might not be your daily grind many people are stuck in this exact rut.
Password Productivity-
Passwords are needed on everything except the kitchen sink. Sadly people will load viruses, steal credit cards and identities or even crash servers for entertainment. So while we could lament the loss of altruistic behavior I instead see a golden opportunity. Why not use your password as a reminder of a goal or objective. Set a deadline, or timeframe. Example: I promised myself 15 grand pure profits by 2015. So why not make the password 15Grand2015. In this fashion your password is continuously bombarding your conscious and subconscious with a goal. You aren’t agonizing over it. You aren’t redirecting or even misdirecting focus

itunes ready and waiting-
itunes is a great tool. It has your music ready, cataloged and grouped per your liking. I don’t know about the rest of you but music is an expansive tool for me. In the office it sets a smooth groove for me to work in akin to a needle running along the old 45 records- Rich quality, continuity, and completion. When I hit the gym, I have a list ready just for it. These are the tracks that get me the most excited. itunes becomes my hype-man. Lil’ trick folks, use that ‘hype’ playlist only when you need to get hyped up. The songs lose some efficacy when you hear them over and over again. Music can elevate or lower moods as well so use it tactfully and you will find you are quicker, and more flexible at all your tasks.

-Variety makes it all better-
Variety my friends is the seasoning of life. It makes it all better. This is why I enjoy multitasking so much. I take variety and busy schedules and turn them on their ear so they work for me. There is nothing greater than enjoying the differences. I won’t belabor this point.
Suffice it to say enjoy all 31 flavors folks.

-Life Goes On All the Day Long-
No matter what happens in life- the clock keeps ticking. To lose time is ridiculous. Forward motivation is your only concern. In my blog as I am building it, I struggle too. I’ve had days where I can’t post or have missed deadlines. And yes I own up to it. It is totally a TONY issue. Now from this point I can sulk and lose time or reflect and move on. I choose to try and reorganize my time, the flow of my day so to say. I make it a habit to have multiple drafts ready and to try to post 12 hours earlier than I am accustomed to. These little steps have increased productivity and expanded my creative cycle.
Do I still make mistakes? Sure.
Do I regret it? Not at all.
My life is multifaceted and as such I refuse to lose time with my family, friends, or even my craft. I love what I do and will continue to chronicle my entrepreneurial adventures and a trick or two I learn along the way.
Carpe Diem it up folks!!!
#thriveorsurvive
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FIND A WAY (NO EXCUSES)

23 Aug

FIND A WAY (NO EXCUSES)

Life is hard. And in the current economy there are few ways to capitalize let alone succeed to the extreme based on the old models and economic policy. That being said it is time we all look for new methods and bigger dreams. I’ve embraced two things:
Network Marketing.
Blogging.
And I’m using them hand in hand. Now these are the tools I’ve chosen and I could make a persuasive argument on why this where the country as a whole needs to be. At the very least two thirds of the current population.
Why so many? because there are many unemployed people, under employed people, and simply unsatisfied people. However that’s not the point of contention in this article. I have a simpler point that will edify your mind and feed your wallet.

No matter what you choose there are a few key concepts that are not only proven but constant.

Work ethic.
Organization.
Continuous learning.
Leadership, not being the boss.
Find a way. Passion as fuel.

So let’s dig in.

-Work ethic.
Doctor, lawyer, businessman, artist. And all of these careers require a strong ethic. Want to be the best, you put in the hours. No excuses, no bull. It takes ten thousand hours to become a professional at anything you do. That’s a fact. Innate talent only gets you so far. Everyday, every week, every month- you put in forty hours a week. I don’t care if you have a job. Or a career, make it thirty five then. What you put in you get out. If your job or career is keeping you from building your empire then you don’t want it bad enough. In the gym I love the weights and I have high goals. But to bench four plates (405 lbs) I have to lift my way there. I have to go consistently. I have to go almost daily. I have to go weekly. And not going is only for rest periods. If I want this goal, and I can taste it my friends, I will put in the work. Coming off a back injury I’m more zealous than ever. I had a pro outline my approach and time line to get halfway there. At my peak I was only eighty pounds from my goal. And I will get there. Which segways to point two.

-Organization.
I had to get organized to hit this goal. Heck I had to get organized to chase it! And as I mentioned before I had to get help. First I sat with a friend who was a pro (Big THANK YOU!- to Paul) and he showed me a quick and simple plan to get me in the groove building greater endurance while using less time. Next we wrote it out on paper- by hand. Then I made copies so my plan of attack is always with me. Then I planned out my supplement usage and phasing. The body needs fuel literally. And pizza doesn’t cut it. I even organized the tracks on my blackberry that motivate me into one cohesive playlist so I can get it done and get it done great. In my business the same approach is used. My contacts, expenses, tools, shipments- EVERY THING is organized, sorted, and meticulously detailed when needed so I can be successful. Even my taxes and expenses have a specific software and storage area.

-Continuous learning.
I’m big on this. You need to get better. Period. I don’t care who you are or what you do. Raise the bar, take a class. PAY for a class. To be the best see the best. Football players watch films. Doctors take continuous education. In my day job we have professional development that is mandatory. So I’d the day job demands it, must we not Scream for it. And I don’t mean knowing just your product. Know you. Know sales. Know marketing. Know people. I love books. My first mentor loves audio tapes. These also work phenomenally. Bottom line its not the input method but the input. Teach yourself. Athletes have coaches- so do billionaires. You will be what you put into this life.

-Leadership, not being the boss.
Be a leader not a boss. Your team knows your the boss. The employees do to. The difference is a boss is a pain. A leader gets it done. They shouldn’t have to follow you, let them want to. Let them need to. And not need because you haven’t empowered them. No, need because they ache to do for others what you have done for them. Leaders reap what they sow, bosses get a paycheck. And I don’t know about you but I won’t live my life as a paycheck player.

-Find a way. Passion as fuel.
This is it. The end all be all people.
All the rest is almost worthless. Why? Because if you don’t find a Way, a Will- nothing happens. Life requires drive, purpose, passion. You want a million dollar yacht- get it. Need to make your why a best selling book- write it. Don’t make the excuses. Don’t tell me you have no time. Your kids require too much. Your kids can be your burden or your blessing. Let them be your motivation. I am building an empire now so I can have time with my future progeny. I’m building now so my wife can be home raising our children and not strangers as the case all too often is these days. I’m building this empire, my empire- NOW- because I must. It is my want, my need. I think about it all the time. It consumes me in a healthy way that is part passion, part fun, and part intellectually stimulating. I make it work and am amply rewarded as a result.
When cash was low early in my marriage, and I needed a website built I went to craigslist.org and hit the barter section. I soon found a guy who needed paper goods. I had bought my domain name already so we swapped a few emails and in less than a month I was up and running. When we needed money to fund this dream I found a second job. When my wife had to stay home I found work in a week. If you can’t find a way- you don’t want it.
There are no excuses only solutions.

*Lastly keep a keen eye on the finances. We’ll discuss that next time folks

#thriveorsurvive.

“Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.” -Jim Rohn

“To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?” -Jim Rohn

“You will be what you put into this life.” Tony

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