My Personal Manifesto
First and foremost, I’m writing this at the age of 19 and this is my personal manifesto. Just like multiple other people around my age, I was a young teen in high school who didn’t know what he wanted to do but knew he wanted to do multiple things. Two months after I graduated from Omaha North in 2015 I finally figured out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, which was at first intimidating. Everyone was telling me I wouldn’t know what I wanted to do until I was in my mid-20s. However, I knew I wanted to have my own business, but I didn’t know anybody that had their own business or wanted to have their own business, so I went to Iowa Western Community College anyways and majored in Business Administration.
Before the first semester started, I found out that I certainly didn’t need to go to college and rack up pointless debt if I didn’t need to. So could you imagine how my first semester went? Yeah, you guessed. I failed. I completed my first semester with 1.0-grade point average. Never would have expected that out of myself, but I knew I wasn’t feeling college before I even started. Why did I attend college? Well, I had plenty of external whys but I didn’t have the burning fire in my stomach that made me want to crush it while I attended. I just went to get out of the house and due to I wanting to be the first of my father’s children to get a degree. Side Note: NEVER AND I MEAN NEVER just do something as a result of someone else wanting you too. I’m still trying to crush that advice in my own head sometimes. Back to the story, I ended the semester getting a financial aid warning stating if I didn’t meet the requirements next semester I wouldn’t be able to use financial aid.
The following semester came and I started off great, but then I burned out like an overused engine and stopped going to class for a week or two since I always wanted to work on my own goals rather than attend a class where I felt like I wasn’t learning anything. Later in the semester an email reminded me of my warning and it sparked a little fire in my stomach, so I went to the head of student government and he told me to talk to the teachers to see if there was anything I could do to get my grades up in the classes I was failing in. As a result, I went to those teachers and worked on bringing my grades up from Fs by making up some tests and quizzes, but that still wasn’t enough. I didn’t drop my math class so my GPA was still being held down. Therefore, I ended up having to write a loan forgiveness letter on why they should give me financial aid next year knowing I still didn’t want to go to college, but I still felt the pressure.
At this point, August of 2016 came I started off classes once again and went down the same path this time I never went back to any of the classes. I just stayed in the dorm working on what I wanted to work on. In December, I finally made the decision that college just wasn’t for me and made the decision that I was going to drop out. That was the beginning of my love for self-awareness.
Plenty of people ask me how did I get so much self-awareness at such a young age ultimately, I can’t help but think about all the time’s life hit me in the face as I was growing up. Side Note: I’m not claiming to be perfect now since I mess up and will continue to mess up as long as I’m human. With that being said even though I’m 19, but I’ve been through an abundance of things. Circumstances that I wouldn’t wish on anyone, but I also know that others have had and have it worse than I have as a result of that I remained a positive person even when it seemed nearly impossible. As Kanye said, “You can live through anything if Magic made it.”
WHAT I AM GOING TO DO
The statement ‘I’m going to’ is a statement that I’m not really fond of but this section will be full of them. The reason why I hate the statement ‘I’m going to’ is the fact so many people say they are going to do this or that, but at the end of the day they aren’t doing anything, but making excuses for why what was going to happen didn’t happen.
Various people want the key to being successful. With that being said, the key to success is…. Execution. Unless you want to be an Esports player sitting on the couch playing 2k or Madden all day is not going to get you to the place you dream about. The only reason why I’m putting this down is so I can be held accountable by me and whoever decides to read this. So here we go with my selfish endeavors:
- I’m going to be a multiple-time New York Best-Selling Author
- I’m going to have one of the top agencies in the United States
- I’m going to make a pursuit of buying the Cleveland Cavaliers
- I’m going to break down barriers for people in the future
All things considered, those are just the top four that I know I will do. At a later date, I will expand on why those are my goals. Furthermore, I didn’t put when I will do these things as I realize that patience is the key. I don’t expect these things to happen overnight, but when they do happen, I will be a peaceful man who is grateful and remember where I came from.
WHAT DO I WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR
This is the hardest part for me to write a response as I have truly never thought about it, but here goes nothing.
- Pushed others to chase and not give up on their dreams.
- A man who was thankful and grateful for every opportunity that I ever received in life.
- Worked on himself and his goals while also helping others work on their goals and themselves.
- Wasn’t afraid to be himself even when he knew the odds weren’t in his favor.
- Always got up when he fell down.
- I want my legacy to be the man who believed he could and would cause the world to be a better place.
HOW WILL I GET THERE
On March 9th,2017 I posted a Facebook status that said time is our best asset, so make the most out of it. For this reason, I will be writing a new post every day to best utilize my time. One of my favorite quotes that I will always live by is “You are what you do, not what you say you do.” With that being said, on my posts, you’ll see the hashtag TylerTMarion4President. Various of my current social media followers think I’m either being a jokester or think I’m actually running for president in the future when they see the hashtag. Presently, I’m not planning on running for President anytime in my life. So what does the hashtag mean then? It means that I’m in campaign mode. Whenever a politician is running for president you start seeing the yada yada yada for president signs. The hashtag reminds the people that follow my work and myself that I’m always in campaign mode. I always want to be in promo mode.