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Hoop Dreams 🏀

IVIVI in #Charlotte 🏀•••How super dope is @iisuperwomanii for continually bringing me along for these amazing adventures... 🙏🏽😊 Thank You! •••The whole team at the @nba has been so kind and accommodating.. thank you for hosting  •••Much love to @thesandylion for making me look so fresh

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#NotaSelfHelpGuru

One of the biggest reasons I never want to be seen as some sort of self-help guru (although the beard shows otherwise) is because I do a lot of dumb shit. I make mistakes, and I'll continue to make mistakes, and because of that, it doesn't feel right to claim myself as a source of some special wisdom. I eventually realized that it was my ability to (sometimes) learn from my dumb shit that was something worth sharing, so others could learn from their own dumb decisions. We fear making mistakes, but it's from those mistakes that we make progress and find light to move forward. I taught the 3rd grade, I know how to make complex ideas simple to...

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Don't Fight Your Emotions

  I try to think of emotions as my children. They're all a part of me, and as much as I'll have a favourite, I still have to love and care for each and every one of them, because they're all important. I never want to encourage people to be devoid of emotions, but I do want you to think about how your emotions can both help and hurt you in different situations. We often frame a battle between our heart and brain, but really it's all our brain. We have a primal part, and a logical part and they both work together. The logical will make better decisions, but it's still doing it to keep the primal part happy. The...

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You Can't Save Em' All

  We all feel special when we can help other people out. Some of us have turned into martyrs, always putting other peoples' needs ahead of our own. We kind of feel sorry for ourselves, but also don't want to stop, because we like being needed, it gives us purpose. The problem with this thinking is, it'll attract people who take, take and take, and there won't be much reciprocity. That'll leave you feeling tired, resentful, and unappreciated. Every time I encourage people to rid themselves of toxic company, someone pushes back saying they'll be the positive influence to help those toxic people. Unfortunately, that's not how it works, you'll get sucked into their bullshit, and they won't get better until...

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ANYTHING > NOTHING

  So many of us mask our insecurities in a disguise of perfectionism. We don't want to share our work with the world until it's perfect, when in reality we're too scared to even get started. I get it, receiving judgement and criticism from others sucks, but here's the SPOILER ALERT: no one is immune to that bullshit, it'll keep happening. My first bestselling book had spelling mistakes in it, and it wasn't the end of the world. I can show you errors in all my music videos, but I'm still here, it's okay if things aren't perfect. Even with our lifestyles, we have this "all or nothing" mentality that keeps us from making any progress. So what if your diet...

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