Our youth, our communities, our people- need help. I say this as a young person, and I say this as someone who turns negative to positives regularly. Marcus "Skandal" Mitchell taught a lot of things while working with him and I feel like if we do these things collectively everyday, then we'll all grow.
1. Give Praise.- Everyone has haters, okay, I get it. One of the ways that you combat that hate is to show your love. Give someone a sincere compliment. Sincerely applaud someone's efforts for trying something they want to do. Give someone positive feedback. Skandal never wanted to boo anyone. Showing that love can elevate you above any negativity.
2. Give laughter to yourself and to others. - Laughter is the best medicine. Even through all of his pain, Skandal would laugh at his successes, failures and peculiar observations. His laugh and smile were contagious. Isn't it so much easier to be around someone who is lighthearted and who can make you laugh?
3. Give of yourself.- Skandal gave of his time and resources to give people a voice. He gave advice. He gave hugs. If he had it to give it was yours. Give what you can and watch what will return to you.
4. Give Referrals.- Skandal loved to refer people to one another, especially if you were good at what you did. Your network inevitably means your networth, so treat all relationships with respect and care, and refer someone today!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
My first book entitled Coconut Joez is about young teenagers and their quest for independence and fun. I turned to Kickstarter.com to help get this project funded by wonderful people just like you! Check out more information about my book here ----> Coconut Joez on Kickstarter.com .Coconut Joez is set to be released Sept 2012.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Does doing tax preparation make you nervous? Have you been putting off doing them until the last second? Call me at 513-4718299 and get your taxes done efficiently and at a low price. I am also located at Liberty Tax Service 1600 Queen City Ave Cincinnati Ohio 45214.
Coca Cola Happiness Tour stopped at University of Kentucky yesterday to help the students experience a Coke and a smile. Adjacent to the Student Center a vending Machine gave away Coca Cola merchandise. Grand prizes such as a Kindle Fire, Vizio TV, and a chance to hold the 2011 NCAA trophy that was presented to UK when they won the tournament. Are you ready for Coca Cola Happiness?
Monday, February 6, 2012
Envision with me ripped denim, loud makeup, and a strut full of confidence. enJae has been giving contributions to the fashion scene in Cincinnati for over a decade, and I had an opportunity to work with her this past weekend for the DB Entertainment Aquarius Affair Fashion Show/Birthday party. That's me in the picture above, enJae works magic! enJae has her hands in the music scene as well. Any mention of her name should spark your interest.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Beat Lounge Beat Battles (BLBB) has been an event that has showcased producers of various talent levels. The beat battles usually took place in Cincinnati and now that basic formatted event will move to Columbus, OH. More changes were discussed at the BLBB Press Conference held today at 3PM. Realizing the talent the beat battles produce, the BLBB wants to garner more coverage, prominence and prestige for their talent. A sweet-16 bracket style competition that results in a big quarterly showdown will be the battle everyone works for. BLBB is ensuring that every participant in the battle will be able to have promotional backing in addition to being exposed to those who can take their craft to the next level. Why did BLBB want to institute these changes? "People need to step their game up. If my team don't hold me accountable, no one will," stated Kontrax the BLBB host. BLBB wants producers to be able to put professionalism behind their profession. Will the producers live up to these desired expectations?
Sunday, January 1, 2012
"Can't" is a word often used in most people's vocabularies. "You can't be this, it won't make you any money." "I can't see why you would want to do that, it's just not possible." Now more than ever we need to inspire our youth. We need to help them pursue their dreams and encourage them to be future examples for the next generation. B.O.S.S. (Be your Own Success Story) is an e-magazine created to give insight and direction for minority youth. The magazine has quite a few young adult contributors. The magazine is filled with interviews of successful entrepreneurs and college tips. I wrote an article in there entitled "Are You Ready" that discusses sexual health. I may not be be able to take the word "can't" out of your vocabulary but I urge you to read and be empowered by this epic magazine!