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If you’ve got a family, be grateful and do right by them. No matter how your family unit is designed let it be a loving example to the world starting with you.
Don’t chase $$ claiming it’s all for them. Then ignore the why, by working yourself to death or neglecting family. You’ve got a team and you can’t nurture it by throwing money at it. Set an example… (more).

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When To Mind Your Own Business

#LivingSugarFree of Complainers:

Don’t be deceived by spirits of discontent, strife, and bitterness.

Have you ever made the mistake of trying to break up a fight between two angry lovers? You probably still have the physical and/oremotional scars to remind you.

The same thing happens when you get between God and his ungrateful children. You know the ones, no matter how things change or improve, if it’s not their way, they are not happy. People need to learn their own lessons… When you get in the way you become their scapegoat; helping them avoid the actual lesson.

My advice:

  1. Let complainers complain.
  2. Don’t offer advice, or solutions unless they ask…
  3. And if you value your peace, by all means don’t point out their misery.

If you get blind sided in the name of trying to help or cheer someone up, just remember this additional advice.

  1. Don’t take it personal and write off the attack as a great lesson in wisdom… you probably won’t forget again because, it’s true for you too. Experience is the best teacher.
  2. Listen to Pharrell’s Happy song to shake it off and refocus your energy.

Let’s discuss it…éaRaquel

You Might Be A Celebrity Porch Monkey

This is not a post for wannabe celebs, demi celebs, and talented entrepreneurs. You are already working towards your next level, hopefully. But if you have been working in film, music and/or major entertainment industry as a recognizable name and you’re complaining about what someone is keeping you from, you might be a porch monkey. Stop wasting your royalties on keeping up with the status quo and invest it in your exit strategy.

Everyone falls on hard times at some point, but if you have a known brand, you have value. If you have a well-known name and you have income, what are you waiting for? Quit your crying and really become an entrepreneur already. You’ve lived your dream, now it’s time to do some work. Get out of the way and pave it for others. You can’t be the talent forever, at some point you have to add another level to your achievement that isn’t all about you.

Teach, invest, build, grow and leave a legacy that goes beyond a nice head shot or a song. So to all washed up singers, talk show hosts, actors, anchors, producers, and hunky sex symbols it’s time for you to let go and accept two things. 1. The fact that you are the stars of yesterday and 2. the only way for you to shine brighter than before is to build opportunities for those following your lead. Seriously stop taking pay cuts to be in movies and commercials that should go to new talent. Stop producing movies with the same old cast members… and for God’s sake stop getting on television and crying to what’s left of your fan base about why you can’t accomplish your next goal. The biggest challenge to long term stability for rappers is the fact that their audiences grow up. There are people building companies, inventions and technology with nothing. Surely you can take your name  and royalty checks and start a company teaching and investing in people in your industry.

Let’s discuss it…éaRaquel