The opportunity that you give is far more valuable than the opportunity that you wait for.
This may seem like a riddle, so let's explore how to use what you already have access to in order to level up using opportunities.
Is Opportunity about reaching 'the next level'?
The next level is a myth. Success is stepping into a deeper level of *awareness* not graduating to a "new level". The pieces of your puzzle were already there.
How do I give more opportunities vs. waiting for them?
Help people make their dreams come true.
💡Understand that each person needs a team of people in order to make a big idea come to life.
99% of people don't realize this. They believe they can do it on their own.
Success is not a solo sport.
It is very important for you to get out of your shell and connect with people who are winning on levels that you desire to reach.
When I was younger, my wins came from my talent.
Today my wins are sustained from my connections.
Today, my friend shared his blueprint on how he generated $2.4 million in 18 months for one of his brands.
I witnessed the whole thing in real-time but his transparency was so helpful.
His success came thru events & partnerships.
He's always traveling so I appreciate the time
*This* remarkable woman gave me an education on 7 & 8 figure Philanthropy and how to leverage influence to make lasting impact.
What I appreciate about her is the amount of *invite-only resources* that she shared with me.
The ripple effect of making a difference in 3 Tweets.
Every yr, my partners & I give scholarships to young adults from our community. In addition to scholarships, there is an ongoing mentorship program before our scholars go to school & throughout their college career. (thread)
Mr. Davis was a scholar who was awarded a scholarship 7 years ago. He shared in tonight's meeting how we helped him in his transition from boy to young man.
You work hard but don't often stop to realize the impact of what you do. When our scholars come back, it's very touching.
Mr. Davis has started on his entrepreneur journey and has announced tonight that he will be *hiring alumni from our scholarship program*.
The cycle of giving is powerful.
Don't wait for a grant or handout. Bloom where you're planted and make it happen in your community.
During the Reconstruction Period, The US enacted the Black Codes aka Black Laws designed to restrict the freedom, wage equality, property ownership, and behavior of free Black people.
They started in the South but extended to railways if you traveled to the North.
One of the key enforcements of the Black Codes was a vague 'vagrancy law'. This allowed law enforcement to arrest free Black people for minor infractions and make them do involuntary labor
Northern states banned slavery but adopted Black Codes to reduce free Black presence
I have built a digital content library of over 1,000 hours of livestream content on small business training.
June 2020's project: Convert the livestream content into books, whitepapers, and checklists.
Let's explore the possibilities of content libraries.
Mindset shift #1:
Everyone with a smartphone and social media is a Content Creator.
Some of you see the vision and become Content Providers.
The people who create Generational Wealth are those building the Content Networks.
Which one are you?
Mindset shift #2:
Build stages that *you own* for talent to make their dreams come true.
Remember this: Opportunity that you give will make your richer than the ones you receive.
Don't just focus on content. Build a platform for Creators to distribute their talent/content.
I advise that you make at least 3 friends who are millionaires if you want to succeed in business
Your biggest problem isn't that you suck at business... it's that you share your dreams with people who don't know what they're talking about.
Millionaires see the world differently
One of the most rewarding experiences of my life in business was forming a new venture w/ a man who generated 80 million dollars in catering.
He taught me there is nothing you can't accomplish if you simply shut up and think, find the right people, and work like you mean it.
You'd be amazed at how many people build an entire brand around a topic and still don't know what they're talking about.
This is why it's important to have friends who have succeeded at a high level.
Real success isn't some secret club. Easily verifiable in the real world.
Form an ongoing relationship with a Therapist.
Adults are nothing more than children replaying a tape of their childhood experiences.
You *need* to understand why you are how you are and
*who made you that way*.
Advice for Younger Go-Getters:
Form a relationship with your Mom and Dad.
You can choose your friends but you cannot choose your parents. They are the keys to understanding who you are.
It will be easy and in some cases, you have to be "the adult" but it's necessary for growth
As a Business Owner, maybe you feel it's unethical to profit during this time.
If that's the case, use this time to work *on* your business.
Here's a few ideas:
Idea #1: Build your automated email nurture sequence.
Social media is the worst location to build a long term audience.
Why? You don't own the ground its built upon.
Twitter can shut the lights off anytime you express an idea that is against their rules. (1 of 2)
Create a weekly automated email series for 1 year.
Use your autoresponder which will send your emails out for you.
Why is this valuable?
You will nurture your audience on a platform that you have greater control over.
How can you create and monetize a new Digital Asset based on content that you've already published?
Strap on your seatbelts as I share with you my Lost Tapes strategy.
There's this guy named Nas from a land called Queensbridge. You may have heard of him.
Before the internet was used to consume music, he had one of the most anticipated album releases of his era, his 3rd studio album called "I AM: The Autobiography"
What many don't know is that I AM was recorded as a Double album. Anticipation was high and the bootleggers got their hands on the album and leaked it to hungry music consumers.
13 songs from the album was scrapped, parts were re-corded and released as a solo LP.
If a Twitter guru generated the results & numbers that we see in their screenshots, their name would ring bells across the web & most definitely in talk w/ other winners in high level masterminds
You can't outrun reputation
Business Twitter works like this:
The majority are teaching you from classic books & courses w/ some re-wording. Do it enough times & congratulations, you've got an audience.
A few are ultra successful.
It's important to know the difference.
I don't blame you if you don't know the difference between a Twitter guru who is an Amateur vs. The Real Deal.
The magic of Twitter is that every Tweet builds an impression...establishes a relationship.
Tell the same lie 1,000 times.... it becomes the truth.
Being that Kobe is one year older than me, I literally grew up watching him come of age & take over the league.
I'll share my insight on this the best way I can.
Bean is the son of Jellybean Bryant, a former pro ball player. The thing about Kobe is that he was always supposed to have an easy path because of his father, but it never turned out that way.
He never really fit in & that's what drove his work ethic.
I have two family members who happen to be 2 of the greatest basketball players Philadelphia ever produced.
The gym wars that produce top talent at the high school & AAU level are legendary.
Bean was from outside of Philly, so he was labeled as 'soft'/suburban.....