25 and Forever

Through out my years, I have been blessed.

I have been blessed to make it out of my situations and prosper.

I have been blessed to wake up every morning and see the morning after.

I have been blessed to understand this life is a test and everything I do is on me.

I have been blessed to treat others with respect and chose my battles most times failing, but learning from my losses.

25 & Forever!

The Bigger Picture: Staying Committed 

“People won’t respect you, you have to work harder and earn it”- Section8Investor 

Through out life you will understand your goals are your goals. The bigger context of your vision will not be seen or respected by others. Friends, families, and spouses will not even understand why you do the things you do. People tend to only notice the movement until you successful. They don’t like to hear the hard work it took or the many nights you sacrificed just to see it happen. 

Stay on The Tracks

Don’t let others get to you. It may seem hard and like nobody care but there feelings shouldn’t be the reason you stop. Focus on your goal and keep up the great work. If you listen to so many people about what you want to do; you will even drop out the race and think your vision isn’t worth the menu. 

Knowing Truly Who You Are

With all the different expectations people may have for you it is important you stay true to who you are. It doesn’t matter if it is your wife, girlfriend, or best friend. If they don’t even respect your mind and vision it is many more people in the world, you will not be lonely forever. I am serious when I say that. By having values as a man and having aspirations that drives you it is essential you stay committed and not lose focus because someone says it’s stupid. 

Why Your Vision Is Important

We all get 24 hours in a day. Your vision is what adds value to people lives around the globe. You never know your true ability if you quit to early. Each and everyone has distinct charactics about themselves. It doesn’t matter your past or where you been. It only matter about what you are doing now to make a change and live the life you always visioned. Stick to your script because the bigger picture is approaching. 

Question: Do you sometimes feel as if others don’t respect your grind? Are you living towards your own expectations or are others a bigger influence? 

Darkness Falls as Dreams Shatter Underneath 

Staring at Caskets & flowers around 

Buried by my dad who now sleeps in the ground 

One day we will meet as I lay near underground 

What will I do when the darkness is near 

What will I do when the gates be so clear 

Heavens open as the angels all cheer 

Have I lived a life that left others astonished 

Have I loved so many that they loved me back 

Darkness falls as I lay on my back 

Dreams shattered as arms rest on my chest 

Darkness falls, darkness falls; yes darkness falls 

Please Lord Continue to Bless Us All !

Created by: @jay_starks1

Fact: We all fear death but we skip over our life.

Question: Why are so scared of what other think of you; as if you may get the chance to see age 92? 

Inspirational Balance within Corporate America 

Introduction 

Everyday I wake up, I ask myself, “how could I become a better servant towards others”. I take out my list and get to thinking, well better yet I brainstorm. I think about other individuals for whom I work with problems and ask my brain, “how could I be of assistance”? How could I impact others to keep going? How could I motivate them to do better, by just caring about their problems and helping resolve their issues. During the work day, I normally ask my subordinates, “how are they doing”? Often at times I stop them in the middle of the hard working day to ask them about their families, duties, and weekend. This was a great way for me to know my coworkers better and spend a little one on one personal time together, getting to know them. This led the productivity at work to sky rocket. I wasn’t a strategic plan genius but I just always seemed to have cared for my people. When you show others you care for them and are willing to listen to there problems, – that builds trust. You have now opened other great doors for your work orginanztion. This is how you connect with individuals and they also get a chance to figure out who you truly are as a person. 

Why you shouldn’t hide in your Office 

Sure, I get it! We all have work to do and have to put the mission first. Still, sinking in your office all day isn’t going to make you a great inspirational leader. Instead, it could kill morale as you just always delegate orders and don’t seem to care how others are doing. As men we sometimes get side tracked and gain tunnel vision because we have so much pride in our own success, which could better harm you, than it could help. Meanwhile, we put others off and seem to don’t care of our workers or coworkers because we plow our faces in a computer screen until the work day is over. Coming from behind that small/medium/large desk top and getting to know who works for you could help you and your company grow. It shows you have a heart and are willing to put your people first. 

Share great memories

I remember when my coworker told me a while back his wife loved that fancy restaurant, called papitos, but they rarely went because they couldn’t afford it. Well, one night after a long week of work, I offered him and his wife to a night out at the restaurant, that they loved so much, boy was he estatic. This allowed me to get to understand my coworker and build a new trust within him and also his wife. This memory lasted a lifetime. By sharing such a great memory it showed that it wasn’t all just hard work, rusty hand, and no days off. This allowed me to understand who he was as a Humam Being. Boy was he forever grateful! 

Put yourself 2nd

Now when I say, “put yourself second”, I don’t mean always. To help others and be of great inspiration you have to at times throw your pride behind you and think from their perspective. This type of learning experience could help you and that person you are helping. Everybody have hopes and dreams and need some type of help. Putting your traits to the side for a split second while helping someone reach their full potential is always one of great patience and character. 

Conclusion

These are all some great ways you could build your work morale for the better. Enganging with the people who work hard in your company is always a great way to show them you care. Putting the people first is always number 1 in my playbook, especially if they make you millions of dollars. I don’t care if I am just a worker at McDonald’s, I will always make my way to show others they matter and are apart of a healthy team. 

Question: How do you engage with your coworkers? What are some techniques you use to motivate others? 

Red Sirens, Blue Lights ! 

Red sirens, blue lights 
Who could put all that focus on us at night? 

Red sirens, blue lights 

Who is that watching me with that Glock 40 hugged tight? 

Red sirens, blue lights 

Why am I depicted by my color but not the love of my heart? 

Red sirens, blue lights 

Can you help me and my people through the night? 

Red sirens, blue lights

Why do you hate me for I am not white? 

Why do you judge us and never lived my life? 

Why do you come into my territories with intentions to vandelize my rights? 

I know its not right; Red sirens, Blue lights 

I Never Amounted (Poetry) 


Long Roads, side streets closed 

Other routes headed home that left my heart so cold 

Windy Nights, Rusty Pipes 

Squeaking as I lay my head to rest through the hectic nights 

Crumbs on the floor reminding me of the poor 

Lord why can’t I open up that door

Lord why can’t I have my pallet lifted off this dirty floor 

Mama still at work because we slave so young 

Born to a family that left its offsprings with none 

I never amounted to who I supposedly become 

I never amounted to nothing close of the rich but supposedly a bum 

Created by: Jay Starks 

Question? Have you ever felt left out? Have your wildest desires ever got lost because of fear? Please share! 

Morning Inspiration 



Introduction 

Waking up a tad bit earlier every morning before the sunset can give you so much extra push to jump start your day. You can wake up feeling at piece with your inner self and witness the beauty of your life. Through out life, sometimes we forget the importance of having, “valuable me time”. A one on one intervention with yourself. Learning your capabilities and planning your life accordingly, before any one else tells you what to do and how to act. We are creators and destined for greatness. Let’s think about it! By waking up 2 hours earlier than the world you have an advantage. You have the power to plan and execute. Either, if it’s time for living a healthier lifestyle or reading a book, you could add that value to your life. Sure a lot of people will claim it’s too early or you are crazy for doing so; but truth being told people will complain about others until the day the big man above calls us home. 

Seeking Goals 

Every body has distinctive goals. Well I hope so, because if you don’t that’s what I call creepy. By allowing yourself to wake up a couple hours early you can have a clear head to think and write down your goals. You can come up with a evaluated plan on how you would pursue those goals. Every morning you could add 5 more ideas to that list and watch how your horizon expands. 

Deep Breathing

Every morning I wake up I take a deep breathe and visualize myself accomplishing my goals. I seek within myself the power to change my mindset and spread nothing but positivity to my heart. This allows me to control my actions and take over my conscious, allowing nothing but wealth and prosperity to enter my mind, body, and soul. Deep breathing cleanses the heart and helps your thoughts process. 

Evaluating yourself 

We never get the chance to have a peer to peer review with the man in the mirror. Most times we spend our times in the mirror getting ready for someone else. Boss, spouse, love or friend – no matter whom it may be. This causes us to lose self – identity. We lose our focus, dreams, and ourselves. We are now in the game of pleasing others and that’s the most depressing game of life their is. By allowing yourself the extra hours in the morning you could realize your mistakes and adjust accourdingly. It will eventually open many other doors for you as you find out who you really are as an individual. We don’t need more scary cats, we need creative leaders who aren’t afraid of putting their ideas out there. 

Conclusion

You want to allow yourself to concentrate on what matters the most to you. How would your ideas change the world if you had the extra time? Early morning rituals could expand your life and others around you. By conquering your day you could inspire, teach, and educate others. Don’t worry about the ones with negativity energy, stay focused on your inner intentions and spread nothing less than pure love. By changing your habits and creating better habits you win automatically. Remember, you can’t change others until you change yourself. Take care and much love. 

Question: Do you have a early morning regimen? If so, please share! 

“What lies inside”


The Beautiful Meaning:

This poem is dedicated to everyone who knows what they are worth but aren’t taking the necessary steps to step up and be great. This Poem is inspired to “grasp” my readers into a paradox of mysterious faith. Which fate is yours to take?

The Art: 

What is it your heart is trying to say? 

Is it sound or is it safe? 

Is it heaven or is it hell?

As these worlds collide and earth prevails? 

What am I missing? 

What am I dismissing?

For I am not wise enough to realize what lies inside! 

For I am not capable of doing what my heart decides! 

I can’t longer waste what lies inside

I can no longer let fear hide what lies insides…. 

Poetry Presented by: Jay Starks 

Question: Are you hiding your true talents by living deeply in fear? Why are you so afraid of being great? Please share, let’s discuss!