Monday, January 18, 2010


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I Love My Profession!

What Social Workers Make...

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man decided to
explain the problem with social services. He argued, “How’s a person going to benefit
from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a social worker?” He
reminded the other dinner guests what they say about social workers—“bleeding heart
liberals.” To stress his point, he said to one of the guests, “You’re a social worker,
Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?”

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness, replied, “You want to know
what I make?” She paused for a second, and then began.

“Well, my colleagues and I make safe places for abused children and battered
wives. In the process, we do our best to make them feel that they didn’t deserve
the treatment they got, so they can go out and do better in their lives.
“We make arrangements for the elderly to go home from hospitals with adequate
care, and run support groups so their caregivers don’t burn out.
“When a young widow or single mother doesn’t know where to turn, my
colleagues and I make sure that she knows—whether people like it or not—what
benefits she’s eligible for. And we do the best we can to make sure she doesn’t
get lost in the bureaucracy.
“We make plans with clients so they can get jobs and homes. And this is only a

“You want to know what social workers make?” Bonnie asked again. She paused and
looked at every person at the table.

“We make visits in neighborhoods that a lot of people wouldn’t go to on a bet,
because we know that people there are in need. And we make friends there who
invite us back to their weddings, their luaus, and the opening of the community
center that we campaigned for.
“We make time to listen to the elderly, the mentally ill, the lonely. And we have
knowledge and skills to help them make real improvements in their lives.
“We make appointments with officials and testify before the legislature to get
everyone in the community a fair shake.
“Some of us teach, to make the next generation’s social workers.
“And sometimes, we make plans with our friends and families—and then have to
break them because there’s an accident, a fire, a disaster here or in another state
or even another country, and a social worker is needed.”

Bonnie paused one last time and then continued. “So when people want to judge us by
what we make, we can hold our heads up high and say, ‘I make a difference. . . . What do
you make?’”

Monday, January 11, 2010

Faith without works is dead!

So I got a text message from one of my close brotha’s this morning. One of my brotha’s in God. I don’t think he knows this, but he somehow always tells me things that I need to hear…I think we all need people in our life like this. Somebody that gives you that reassurance when they don’t even know it. It can be information that you already know, but when you hear it come from another mouth that can be all you need! I believe that’s how God and the universe works!

So at the end of this text message, he said “faith without works is dead!” Simple enough right…

I feel that a lot of times people can get caught up in faith, and no work..And just as often, it can be the other way around…work and no faith..

I believe that both work hand in hand. A lot of times people think that they can work their ways through certain things, but at the end of the day you can only do so much work.. the rest is out of your hands. have to leave it up to God and the Universe to work itself out.

And then on the other hand.. just having faith will get you nowhere! If you have faith that thing are going to work in your favor, but you don’t do any work…how much sense does that make?

You need to figure out how to make the two work together and for each other..Its all on you


Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Friday!

I say it over and over again…wasting time can be one of the worst things that you can do as a human being. It puts you at a stagnate position.. there is no movement happening. There is a difference between wasting time and taking a break…and you have to figure out what that is.

Understand your dreams and goals. But have a better understanding that there are millions of other people that have dreams and goals as well. How is your road to reaching your dreams different than others?

I can give you one tip. When one person rests…many more rest with them. This is your time to get ahead!!!

Know your keys to success...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Team NERDY is having there release party this Saturday!! Nerdy is an emerging streetwear brand rising from Chicago. If you are in the area you should definitely check them out. Big ups to the homies on the nerdy team...I see great things in store. Make sure you check out their blog -->

When do you actually grow..

One thing that I am starting to learn is that I hardly gain anything from winning. And by winning I mean everything that goes well in life. I mean… yeah I love for things to be smooth and my life to be with fewer complications. ..

But when our life is like this, do we actually grow as much?

Think about all the times when you go through hard things in life.. When nothing is seeming to go right . When your back is against that wall…

Now think about when you overcome these obstacles.. did great personal growth happen?

.. the act of losing can bring great wisdom!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Like it or not, 2010 is here! It’s a new beginning, time for new goals, new aspirations and new motivations. I know I’m not the only one out there that’s trying to do new and bigger things. When thinking about what 2010 is going to bring you, and the things you want to do; think about.. … can I separate myself from the masses can I be more innovative am I helping the universe with this will this help me give back

..will this help me be remembered forever, or just now

I know it’s my time. I know I’m a give it all I got. I know I got great things in store for me. I got arms; I’m a reach for the sky. How are you going to make all the happenings that you want to come in 2010 last..and actually happen. It’s all up to you!

Be a Champion!