Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's All In Your Mind

It all starts with your thoughts.If people really knew how powerful their thoughts were they would think more carefully.Only focusing on what they want not they don’t want.Everything you use product or service even this world all started from a thought.You will move in the direction of your most dominant thought(s).Have you ever noticed how mental work is sometimes more exhausting that physical work.
Some people get paid to think the work out,while others are paid to execute it.You know a person sitting down gets paid more than a person on their feet?That’s crazy isn’t it?
It’s a new world we live in were the more thought conscious are living more fulfilling lives.
I came across T.D Jakes
one morning .
He spoke about
 "The Power Of A Thought"
it really spoke to me that morning.
I've attached part 1 there is a part 2 also.

Thoughts are energy,vibrations sent throughout the universe.Once they’re put out there they attract that which was sent out by them.Usually if you think you can or can’t your right on both ends.
If you’re going be thinking anyway wouldn’t make since to think big?I mean what could hurt by thinking outside of your current income,job,spiritual path,finances,relationships or whatever your situation is you want to improve.
It’s been said that the mental work is harder than the physical that’s why so few engage in it.
Your true wealth and is in your knowledge not your physical possessions’ if you lost everything due to a fire,theft or any unforeseen tragedy’s long as you got the knowledge to acquire it.You can acquire it again.
Donald Trump lost millions and fell off early in his career turned around and re-made billions.It was his knowledge that got him back on top.
A mind once it stretched and exposed to new theories and ideas can never go back to the same shape.
Keep your mind fresh.Periodically renewed and exposed to new ideas ,people and environments.Be careful not let doubt,fear and criticism creep in.It takes energy to be and remain positive.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Patience is a talent…

Patience is a talent…..

Take a drive down Patience street...
To say be patient is so cliché isn’t it.To achieve anything great you must be steadfast and be able to exercise patience.It’s probably once of the most under valued qualities  of successful people spoken about.Even in my personal experience  its been times  when I thought things should have went a certain way at a certain time but didn’t and I couldn’t figure out why.
Sometimes God’s clock  is the clock we need to go by,not our own.Sometimes things are not all lined up to make every door or opportunity open.During your times of learning patience prepare diligently.Waste no time in downtime.When opportunity does appear and you’re not ready it will only make a fool out you.
First of all define what makes you impatient .Usually your expectations let you down.So lower your expectations of time,people and results.Still expect the best but be aware of things change and conditions change without warning.To show patience is a level of maturity and a wise person.Learn to tolerate things that seem untolerable.Try to look at things in a new way.The results are amazing sometimes.People and the universe will reward you for your efforts.Don’t get me wrong though it is a learned behavior and skill and will take some effort on your part.
While you’re being patience find out what else you can be catching up on or getting ahead on.
There is always something you can catch up on or take care while waiting.
Things can happen or change in the blink of an eye.Even if you’re taking baby steps towards goals eventually you’ll get there.How could you not?Only if you stop moving.Time plus effort equals results.To minimize time maximize effort.Make your moves and effort more calculated and efficient. Keep your head down,keep grinding .When it’s time to look up ,you’ll know.You’ll just feel it.
It’s not about waiting,it’s about having a positive  and the right attitude while waiting on something to manifest.While your working on it of course.

“Timing is so important! If you are going to be successful in dance, you must be able to respond to rhythm and timing. It’s the same in the Spirit. People who don’t understand God’s timing can become spiritually spastic, trying to make the right things happen at the wrong time. They don’t get His rhythm – and everyone can tell they are out of step. They birth things prematurely, threatening the very lives of their God-given dreams.” ~ T. D. Jakes

“The times we find ourselves having to wait on others may be the perfect opportunities to train ourselves to wait on the Lord.” ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Can I Keep It Real With You?

I want to be clear about who I am. Shed some insight about this journey I’m on.
I’m not saying I’m some guy who has got it all figured out and got all the answers.I’m in the process of  evolving and become the person I’ve always wanted to become.By the way you’re never to old to be who ant to be.Start where you are and keep going.Momentum builds up quick.Some people have known  all their life.Some are coming into their own
I felt that I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart.As far back as I can remember.I was born and raised in Louisville,Ky.My parents divorced when I was about 10.I use to visit my mother in Vegas every summer after my parents divorced.My first experience with  it was when I was about 11 years old.My mother and grandmother used to take me to the swap meet in Las Vegas.I seen how all the vendors where selling there stuff.
My grandmother used to sell some of her used household items.After about a few visits.I wanted to give it a shot.I had some Star Wars action figures that I had ben collecting.I gave it a shot and put them out in the market.They sold!!I was so amazed and how I had  a product that someone wanted.That really wet my taste for entrepreneurship.I was blown away.
Me and my cousin use to collect cans and cash them in.Whatever hustling I could do to earn a few bucks.As I got older I got into music,rapping that is.Starting making my demos and sending them off to record labels.Hoping to land a deal.I was about 15-16 then.My Mom used to help me mail the packages off.Later me and a partnerTerry Beals started an independent record label.We had a little success. Releasing an album in 1995.We had distributor rip us off.The lessons we learned I later realized were priceless in running a business.We set up our own distribution,tour,promo materials and everything.Still all forms of entrepreneurship.
I was always working jobs to fund my dreams and family sometimes two.I was young and ambitious around 19.
While working at The Santa Fe Hotel in the early 90's I met my future wife.She has always supported my goals and dreams.I support hers too.which is important for a couples I think.We've been together for 17 years now.
I'm am the father of four.
It just always felt like I was not gonna have a career at some company.I’ve always wanted to start my own companies.I picked up a lot of knowledge from the companies I’ve worked for and applied them to my business ideas.My heart was always never there.I felt I have to be here physically but not mentaly.I used to jot down ideas,rhymes,and other things in the course of an eight hour shift.I keep a little note pad with me.Co-workers thought I was crazy ,like what is he always writing down?
I’m still in to music but not the as far as rapping goes.In 1996 me and Demarlo Beals started a Dj service and later started our own DJ companies..I have a DJ/production company Fosflav Dj services these days.Just one of my companies. Under the name (DJ D.FOS) is where you can get  more info.My  heart has primarily always  been into music.Also I'm into other business models.Internet business and marketing.Various other products and services  as well.
Thru the years I use to question why does it feel like you have to got to work and leave your heart at home.It always feels like I’m leaving a apart of myself and home and it’s saying ok Dave see you when you get back.I know we all have to work to make a living and take care of our families and responsibilities.Which I never had a problem with that.I just want to work on things that I’m passionate about.Also with people that are passionate about what they do.Some many people hate their jobs.I can feel the negative energy all the time.I did’nt want to settle for that mindset.You hear things like oh just another day in paradise. It’s such a cliché know its not really paradise though.Or how was your weekend?I want everyday to feel like my weekend not just two little days.
So as I got older I realized that life is what’s happening while you are making plans.The sense of urgency has really set  in as I got into my late 30’s and now 40.We only get one shot at this game of life.I want to be doing what I love everyday as soon possible.You got to be self motivated and driven daily though.
Even after working sometimes 10 hours I still find the time to put a few hours into my endeavors.You cant just be motivated or an entrepreneur on your off days.
 In order to be comfortable later on in life.You gonna have to be uncomforatble for a period of time.That means sacrficing and pushing thorugh to work on what it is you wanna do.Look at your dreams like a second job that you want to replace your first job.if you can’t find the time your telling yourself it’s not important to you.People make time for what they wanna make time for based on priorities.But hey it’s not for everybody,some feel it’s much easier to let someone else be in charge(ex.The job,government).I've always wanted to call my own shots.
Don’t never feel  your time is up,keep planning,preparing and most of all dreaming big.
So I started this blog to document the process which is on going of my route to freedom to more passionate base work.Along the way I’m still learning.I want to motivate and inspire and learn from others as well.

I just wanted to keep it real with you about me for a minute….  

“Stay True to You”

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Reality is....

Unless you wanna spend the rest of your life making somebody else rich.You better get planning on your own vechile of income.
The employee model is not set up for you to get rich.Its designed for you to live..hence make a living.Save a little here go on a couple vacations a year.Wait till you 65 and get enough money to barley scrape by.Really is that how you want to end up.Think about the inflated cost of living from now till the nxt 20-25 years.Social security might be enough to just pay you’re a light bill with inflation.A story that amazes me in the one of Colonel Sanders founder of KFC.When he got his first social security check he said this is not for me.He didn’t start KFC until he  was 65.Wow! most people are ready to hang it up at that age.
I see the only alternative is to make a chance for yourself through entrepreneurship. It’s goanna be a road to travel with speed bumps  and decisions to make but at least you know your efforts are gonna benefit you in the long run.The sooner you start the better.
If you have a physical job like I do.What happens when you’re no longer able to perform at the level they want you to?Umhh…next!!!!
What about when your body can’t take it aymore?The company don’t want to hear it.
With the economy rapidly changing with downsizing and job elimination,you cant’ wait for your fate to be decided by those factors.A 5-10 year plan is reachable.Start somewhere.
Who wants to have to work at retirement age to makes ends meet?Your income will go down but your standard of living you will try to maintain. 
"You only retire from something you no longer wanna do.When you're doing what you love you do it as long as you can"
David M FoterIII

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Entrepreneur vs Employee

Which mind set best describes you?
All of us start out as employees of course.working for some one in some form or fashion. Some entrepreneurs are made and some are born. I just know that as I grew up I wanted financial freedom. Not to have my income,time,and lifestyle dictated by some one else.This probably stared in my late teens like 16.
If you’ve read Rich Dad poor Dad, there is a statement that makes so much sense. The statement is “Take a job to learn” earning is secondary. You might be learning about a industry or trade that you want to pursue .Some learning you get you would have to pay for. You could even volunteer your time if it’s going to get you closer to your goal.
Some people like their job.A rare number I know.But I would say 90-95% of people hate their job.The only way to love your job is to love what you do and it wont seem like a job.IT will be fulfilling and engaging.
Entrepreneurs create money while employee’s work for money.Big difference.
The only way to live the life you want   is by creating  a system of income that is unlimited and frees up your time.As an internet business,automated payment process.Something that requires minimal time and involvement.Running on autopilot.Letting the check be in the inbox.
Now another note is do you want a job or a business?Even if you are an entrepreneur and create a job of doing what you see as an unmet need.If your tied to that for it to work ,then it’s a job.But if you you develop a system that’s scalabe meaning there is exponential income potential.Where you can hire someone to  run it.That frees up your time.Allowing you to pursue other ventures and spend time with your family.While money is still coming in.
You might have to just oversee and manage the overall activities of your business.But not so hands on.As doing the actual work.
As employees our income is limited,caped off. Usually we’re on an hourly pay basis. I’ve learned that an hour is a long time.Alot can be done and a lot of money can be made in an hour.
Now think about this if a job pays you $50/hr ,you would say wow that’s great right?
But how much do you think they’re making to be able to pay you that wage?Of course more because they can afford it.The owner of the business has a system in place that allows this .
An  an entrepreneur is not all gravy either.You have to take risks and get your business established and profitable.Which could take time.but once you’re on this level of earning your on a different level of making money.You don’t look at things the same.Your payed for creating value for your market place.Sometimes you have to put in countless hours to produce this value.You have to be self motivated,driven and hungry for this path.If you want ownership of your lifestyle and income.
Why settle for a piece of the pie when you can bake and make your own pie?

Society will only pay you for what you are worth.

“You don’t get payed by the hour,you get payed by the value you bring to that hour”
Zig  Ziglar