When you realize these things — your mindset will never be the same.

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If you don’t like people, does that mean you don’t like yourself?

Not necessarily, but that question could make you think a little.

People just ain’t “it” for me. From trash opinions to unexplained feelings, human beings just suck.

It makes me not want to take my chances and socialize.

Unfortunately, people make the world go round, and human needs must be filled.

Last year I experienced and had to accept that you must set boundaries, but most importantly respect other people's boundaries.

The something that keeps us from greatness.

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I woke up one morning and thought I was still tired — I went back to sleep.

The second time I woke up, my morning and a couple hours of my day was gone. I was over rested and I felt like doing absolutely nothing. I had this wild idea that if I was to get more rest, maybe motivation to do something productive that day would come.

Played myself!

I ended up just migrating to the couch. I mindlessly scrolled and cycled my social media accounts and watched Netflix.

The “go” feeling of getting shit done NEVER came to…

So, you just gradated, what now?

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Don’t you feel like sometimes college was a scam?


Can’t relate!

I had the best years of my life in college. Not only was college fun as hell, it developed me into the man I am today.

My time in college consisted of partying, student organizations, making life-long friends, and learning long overdue life lessons.

Oh yeah, and getting my degree.

The experiences and the growth that happened in college were priceless. Being heavily involved on campus gave me valuable networks and the respect of students and faculty.

Toward the end of my college career I started to feel…

A Guide to Emotional Intelligence

Being self-aware is a start.

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We’ve all been assholes before.

Even you, the reader who is denying it right now, has been a shit person at one point.

To the readers who agree with me, let’s hope by the end of this article we get people on the same page. We aren’t perfect and being aware of how we come off as people is important in this game called life.

It’s unfortunate, but most of the time, you will piss somebody off and have no clue what you did.

If we lived in a perfect world, the person you pissed off would call you out…

Overthinking is like paralysis.

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Whether you like his music or not, Drake is undeniably a legend.

From his production choice to some of his lyrical content, he has timeless music that only gets better as time goes by. I guarantee some of the songs that didn’t hit for you when you first gave a listen back then — hit now.

The lyric above reminds me time and time again to do less announcing and more doing. I imagine Drake was definitely in his head a little too much if he had to say that.

Following the career…

At the end of it all, you should always put yourself first.

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Seasonal depression along with everyday stress and disappointment is among us. I’m not sure how or when self-care got trendy, but it’s a necessary topic to discuss — I’m not mad at it.

Taking care of ourselves should be of great importance to us, but sadly it isn’t prioritized.

I get it.

We all have a billion things to worry about.

Taking care of the kids, working late nights to pay the bills, caring for elderly loved one, carrying emotional stress for your significant other — life has never been fair.

Despite the crazy game we play called life, we…

So that’s how you view things?

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When the greatest people achieve something, it’s always interesting hearing what they have to say after the fact. Some nonchalantly brush off the praise, and others give us the humble spill about how their grateful.

It always amazes me when someone does something great and then casually responds like it wasn’t a big deal.

Not long ago, I watched Steph Curry — arguably the best 3 pointer shooter of all time — break a record one night during a season game. …

The one thing that will keep you going.

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If I told you that you could tap into a forever flowing reservoir of motivation, would you believe me?

Let’s accept the fact that motivation and being motivated are two different things. You can have a strong reason to do something, but having that drive to do it isn’t always there.

You know what I’m talking about.

That YouTube channel that you started — no uploads for months.

That Instagram account you set up to build an audience — you don’t even know what the hell…

Quotes you need to embody.

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Disclaimer: Most rappers are raw and unapologetic. If you don’t like the genre, don’t read.

Young Jeezy — an urban legend — is clear with his message throughout his whole discography. Preaching hard work, dedication, and staying consistent, Jeezy has earned his well deserved respect. After listening to some of his music, I believe that I can achieve just about anything if I put in enough work.

The morning are rough, but here’s what you can do.

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Before I get straight into, let me just rest my eyes for 5 minutes.

Oops, did a say 5? Make that 3 hours.

*3 hours later*

Alright, I’m back!

I went to sleep last night really excited to write this one, but when I woke up I wasn’t feeling it.

Getting out a bed in the morning is tough. I still haven’t mastered it, but lately I’ve been real consistent. When you first wake up your mind just isn’t easily tamed, you want to go right back to sleep.

Let’s not do that.

The Process

Everyone makes it seem so simple.


Joe Needham

Quick reads that motivate & inspire. I’m on a mission to become a better person.

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