The challenge is over. Pencils down, we crossed the finish line, we made it. It was a long ass 9 fuckin days, and even I almost didn't make it. So let's go over where we began and how far we have come.
Day 9, THE LAST DAY of the challenge. It's been a fucking grind, to say the least. But the last day means it's not over. Over the past couple of days people have probably been saying that you can't do this, or you won't be able to get that, or your waistin' your time. The only thing you can do is hustle so hard that you make sure they CAN'T TELL YOU NUTHIN', right?
Day 8, if you ain't out hustlin' now then this probably ain't for you. And that's OK. But if your still with me then it's only one thing to do. "HUSTLE HARD". It's only 1 day left and that means if you ain't hit your goal yet then you better be get ou there and"HUSTLE HARD" and I mean harder than anyone else. If you ain't got a phone or a computer in your hands than you probably ain't doing it right. But if your losing sleep, getting calls and texts all times of the day, emails more than you can read in a day, then hopefully you ain't a THOT and met somebody on Match.com. lol. For real tho, hopefully you are actually seeing results.
Day 7, I know some of ya'll are going from Boyz II Men, and it's almost the end of the road....OK..OK... enough with the song references, lets get to business. Like Jay-Z said, "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business....man...". Don't forget about what you bring to the table anytime you do a deal, inexperience doesn't mean that you should bey on the losing end of the deal, ask Mark Zuckerberg a college dropout who had no business experience. Your inexperience just means that you have to know more and research more than the person across from you about to shake your hand. I A crazy article on this same subject called "Black Teens Are Breaking The Internet And Seeing None Of The Profits" by Doreen St. Felix, explains how black teens are creating content for these major brands to later use to try to market to these same demographics but the teens aren't seeing a penny of it. Remember every time you post a picture of that pair of J's or that new Polo you are marketing for these companies "FOR FREEE", Or everytime your create that new dance or slang that you see in the T-Mobile commercial or Betty White, they are getting paid to say and do these. So why shouldn't you? Whenever you promote someone else's brand you are missing out on opportunities to market your own brand. So be a business, mannn....
Day 6, we're over 2/3rds of the way through the challenge and if your still with me then I feel your pain. But today is about going for gold, taking the big shot, taking a big chance not just for solving your problem but betting on yourself even if your bye yourself. They always say big risk, big reward, but even when you believe in yourself that doesn't mean everyone else will. Show EM. Do you need somebody else's help to solve your problem? Hopefully this challenge is showing you that you don't. And when you look back and see who was with you from the start you say JUST ME.
Day 5, so yesterday I told you to OWN IT, but apart of owning it means that your willing to make SACRIFICES. I'm not talking about killing a goat or lamb. I'm talking about giving up some of the extra shit that don't mean nothing at the end of the day, like watching the whole season of Love & Hip Hop, or watching that basketball game, or playing 2K all day. You know the shit that doesn't help you solve any problem at all. Cause if your serious about really wanting something, then you should be willing to give up the bullshit. I'm talking Gunz and Butter baby.
Day 4, In my Survivor voice. This day is all about OWN IT. You got the RECIPE yesterday so hopefully that means you have the plan down and have a direction of what to do. Now that you know what do, it's time to OWN IT. You gotta grind hard. OWN IT, this is the difference between making a million dollars on paper after working at your same job for 20 years and actually having a million dollars in your bank account.
Its Day 3, now your over a 1/3 of the way through with the challenge. YOU SHOWED THE FUCK UP yesterday, and you SHOWED THE FUCK UP today. But showing up isn't gonna solve your problem. Showing up is only part of the recipe to solve your problem. All great cooks have a recipe, whether it be in there heads or written down. So the same goes with solving a problem. SHOWING THE FUCK UP is just an ingredient in the recipe of solving your problem. So day 3 is all about having a RECIPE, or having a plan to get the perfect the desired outcome.
The hardest part about starting to workout isn't day one. Day one your energetic, your tossing weights on the bar, your giving it 110%, you feel great afterwards. But that next day, you really start feeling that workout from day one. Your body aches and cramps, your sluggish and out of energy, and worst of all you still have go to the gym.
Starting, its the hardest part of doing anything. The fact that you are willing to start means your already half there, but not all the way. As the song goes "IT'S ONLY JUST BEGUN."