At first, I thought she smoked a little too many cigarettes for my comfort... It wasn't until after I felt what it was like to be held in her hands, and set on fire, that I understood why all the cigarettes gravitated towards her lips... They wanted the same thing I wanted - to be ignited, and spent and reignited over and over again.
This was the beginning of my second life, and after I'm spent, I hope her lips are waiting at the start of the next.
You are made of the same stuff as miracles
Boring is easy. The hardest thing is to be interesting, consistently. Your business needs to be interesting. How your consumers experience your business goes a long way to determine their perceptions of your company, it's services and it's product.
You have the ability to hold all these conflicting dreams and ideologies inside you without bursting at the seams of your fragile human flesh. Not many people do, and because many people don’t, you will be misunderstood. You will be called many names;
You begin first by following your dreams... and you let them light your way, but when it gets dark and the light from your dreams have burnt out, which it definitely will, then you must then follow your grit, and let that lead you.
People want to be rewarded for being good at something they love, more-so, they want to be rewarded for being good at something other people love. Being rewarded for creating something that is meaningful to you and is valuable to others is the definition of purposeful mastery.
This is probably the most candid portrait of me out there because it was taken at one of the darkest times of my entrepreneurial journey, and what I love about it is that it captured the pain of it all.
A lot of times in our entrepreneurial pursuit, we are obsessed with success too early. A premature obsession with success, I've learned, creates an atmosphere of bloated, unmanaged and unrealistic expectations.
It's September 1st, 2014, Miss Moon Ray has made her way from Jackson Mississippi to the futurist glass cube Apple store in New York with blow up mattresses, sleeping bags, and
Here is the hard truth: the proper discovery and execution of your passion, your purpose or your ideas requires that you attain mastery of the skills necessary to accomplish that goal