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The first title of today’s topic was why you should have a bigger cause in life, but that’s might not get the point right. Mind is the only driving factor in your life and if you can pay attention to it, you can manipulate it to your own ways, rather than allowing emotions dictates your decisions. Now without waste of time I will explain in point form ,but before I start make sure you follow this blog so you won’t miss any information that’s might impact you positively.
Learn to connect the dots with your mind by looking and listening
I have discover a skill of making sense of many things from watching a TV series ,or reading a book and so on ,and I can only do this with my mind . Maybe you have done this before without knowing its valuable human skill so I will make you an example.
If you watch a Tyler Perry movie and a woman have an affair and break a heart of a honest husband, and later on the story shows the wife being sexually abused by her father. But Tyler doesn’t explain that’s the wife has more sexually eagerness than his husband and doesn’t show much the affect of working long hours and don’t give your partner enough attention and lastly for a wife to not open up to his husband in every aspect of their relationship then as I’m watching I get all those lessons .
If you don’t pay attention and can’t connect the dots, you will miss the point of a important lesson in your life.
Listen, Look and try to remember things when you are in a situation. Personally I have made missteps in life and still do even today .But fighting with my mind and trying to do the right thing all the time is not easy but to be a great and a good person you need to overcome the bad thoughts.
See as males some of us find ourselves in rock bottom and in that’s state we can make the most terrible things if we don’t learn to be mindful of our minds for example seeing a little girl and think you can take advantage of her, the uncles at home who has hard life and smoke and all this stuff, they need purpose in life and need help because once they become stuck they are potential problems in a society.
The aunts that’s you can find being soliloquy have a negative potential of destroying peoples marriages they are not crazy but the society is sidelining them and they are lost in their minds as well no one seems to care but if we can as a community try to revive one another spirits and constantly motivate one another we can solve the cases we hear on TV and radio.
Teach your mind that’s working is part of life
Never for a minute think life is worth it without working, even bosses work and much harder than their employees. So if you are a fan of or blog know we are working every time we release a new piece.
The only correction we can make in the concept of working, working is not only hard labor ,but most important side of working is working through using your mind ,it can be calculation ,strategizing ,write ,read and publish ,plan and hold effective meetings , negotiate and so on that’s really work and from all this you can see this is all mind work.
But picking heavy stuff and doing hard repetitive work is also fine but don’t be stuck in that’s while working, in order for you to not be complacent you should work towards something big or what you are passionate about.You cannot escape working, because having a dull day is also work and personally I happen to have those days because I can push so much as well, then sit back and reflect. The decisions you make are part of work and not taking decision is work you don’t want to do.
Feed your mind
This is no brainer if you’ve been here before , you know we are advocate of learning and reading books , I found myself loving to learn more than average person and its has became a habit to me. Then one day I watched a video on my favorite channel on YouTube called success TV, they said if you are passionate about learning you will never succeed, because you are learning for entertainment rather than learn to apply things in your life or business.
Chances are I don’t even have a business and now I have became a motivational speaker because of my learning without any track of success. The point is learn to grow and apply lesson’s in your life try to be a different person every year, personally I have learnt and unlearnt things that’s were not working for me. So it’s also important to pick and choose don’t live your life by the book make your own choices from authors two sense.
I won’t talk much on this subject, I find it hard for now but I have used it and found myself having a nice sleep. Meditating is a way to look at your thoughts from another person’s sand point and don’t act into them while trying to quiet them with mantra technique ,which is repeating one or two words over and over e.g. I AM or Your name act until you get to a peaceful state. Get the advice of Buda on this subject and other’s this is basic for me.
This also means controlling your emotions meaning controlling your thoughts, think before you answer and at least take 48hr before acting on your anger.
Control your consumption and your surrounding
At home they know I don’t watch TV and it’s something I committed myself to doing after hearing that’s successful people don’t have time for it. Now the content I watch that’s a TV program is really a recommendation that’s has education in it other than that’s I’m not interested.
My mom has a tendency to call me when I pass by when there is a crappie thing on TV and she knows I cannot stand that’s and after this realization , I started to understand my own subconscious mind ,if something is not going well in my business I don’t sleep well . If I have a serious fight with a family member it’s hard for me to sleep well, don’t to mention love relationship really mess with me.
So I have develop to deal with situations and not get into deep to soon and started to watch something else before I sleep so my subconscious mind will record that’s unimportant thing than I can sleep well.
Listening to Mr. Robert Green talking about human nature ,he talks about being truthful about yourself and also realize that’s everyone in life is an actor and as a person you should be the best actor for your role. Have a self control and so on, and realize that the life game is social and people are important part of puzzle so get along with people.
I have lost couple of gf’s because I was too transparent and too honest and girls don’t like that’s and that my own view. Now I will be working on my old approach of being a regular guy, because if I get serious too soon they can’t handle it. In closing be aware of the type of person you are and give the respect people deserve that’s you will like given to you.
Well if I was in a conference and you were listening and taking notes, I would’ve stopped you from taking notes because I feel people they practice what they usually practices in lecture classes and worse they won’t revise this ones.
I would suggest listen to my talk then when you get to the office or home write down what’s you remember and that’s what’s you will use in your life ,the lesson you resonated with.
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Clearly we as human race we have become a products of internet companies like Facebook and twitter and this is not going to change anytime soon. Because this applications are addictive and build with a help of professionals who have degrees in human nature has got us hooked. Building a business based on this platform is a real risk although worth taking but in a long run you not in control of your business future if this social Medias change their algorithms so you are at their mercy. I experienced this personally while pushing my music links on Facebook and they constantly block my posts thinking I am a spam or just stopping me on my tracks because when I do it organic they don’t get anything except me driving their audience to the websites where I put my music and they don’t want that’s.
Age is not a handicap to not reaching your goalsDavid stchwabs
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Because we can advertise on them
Google is an incredible tool , YouTube too ,Vk Facebook and twitter and not to mention Messaging apps like What’s app , Telegram , viper and many more the problem is we get distracted every moment we try to focus in an important things in life and under deliver compare to our potential. The more we stay online the more ads are portrayed in front of us by companies and our favorite’scelebrities and thus effect our spending decision.
The problem with this is when we get on social media we normally want to socialize and have fun and engage with people we know and don’t know. Others come to seek dates and if we wanted to buy something we would’ve gone to Alabama or amazon apps but as human being marketing makes us realize things we might want but not actually need.
Early this morning I was on twitter and I saw a guy posting a car and that’s wasn’t even an ad but seeing comments and how he got attention makes me think of having a car myself so of Couse this platforms will strive even if they bring the worst in us, envious and jealousy .The goal of this article is for us to reduce social media usage and realize it’s not a just time costs it’s also a bad habit if it doesn’t affect your bottom line positively.
It’s a risky bet
Marketing is now starting to be seen like a social media job but that’s cannot be far from the truth. But marketing and distribution are independent industry apart from what’s is happening in the internet it’s just another feature. So trying to be a DYI and promote everything you are doing on the internet is not effective especially on social media.
The outside world is still a good marketing platform also depending on your product and service. Other thing is when you try to do an internet based business you may lack a skill of a sales person which is also required here ,the handling of objections ,follow ups and closing your clients and disadvantages here people have all the time to look at your offer objectively or logically unless what’s you are serving is a need or essential like food and transport which have its own apps now and you don’t need to be in social networks to get it.
As you promote your business in this platforms ,you making this platforms more profitable and that’s is fine if you do it intentionally like boosting your ad or page other than drifting on groups and being blocked now and again.
You are a product to social media
Social media has lost its value as it did when we started using it back in 2009 and new ones like Tiktok you should be careful getting hooked on them the usage is expensive because its requires video and audio data. We are no longer getting the endorphins we use to get and like aluxer confirms it’s now just a bad habit we have and we might need to crush it once and for all and get back to our old ways more and socialize better apart from pandemics messing with us.
Realizing you are being volunteer used by this companies should be a wakeup call and check where you are lacking because of it and see actions that’s you take because of it. This messes with your phycology and its influences how you deal with people because you do things that’s you wouldn’t do in person unless you are a socio path.
Spread of information and wrong myths
Covid 19 has to have trusted sources of information from the bunch because people were saying whatever about this pandemic and really lying to one another. Social media has become some source of information. The Qoura and Pinterest as well as Tumbler is strictly for interesting information and adding LinkedIn offers jobs and talk about business and important skills like sales and so on.
But this platforms hasn’t made our lives easier the only thing I see are premiums to be in a certain position or bombarded by a lot of information that’s doesn’t collate to the real world and in disorganized manner we end up reading books online without us being aware and reading things that’s doesn’t impact our lives at all. If you could start reading a book with the time you spend online you can have a breakthrough in a certain place in your life or listen to an audiobook.
Myth and beliefs are being spread here and we end up reading peoples mindset as well, because when people type something becomes the reflection of who we think they are. We don’t think the post is calculated or represent something else ,that’s why other people have fake accounts and attack other people and others have alter egos and spend their days promoting that’s and wonder why they don’t reach their goals and forget they spend most of their mental effort on being something they’re not .
If you are in that’s trap you can do something about it. Meditate on this article and try to ground yourself in internet usage and really come back to the real world. You will find yourself being productive and thus see the ROT (return on time) and eventually ROI (return on investment)
Its means you need a gateway times from social media and engage in a real world
I was listening to Ready Player one audio book which I enjoy , it’s a gick tech guy acting in a future 2041 where the AI is a thing and its shows the amplified life of social media where people will spend their lives as parallel people having an online avatar which is a representation of yourself .
who has money and most of things that’s ordinary person can have but the difference online life will be a game but like social media now ads will still be a part of a culture and well as influencers and brand ambassadors will be there. With that’s said its means being online by then will also be lucrative because points people will be getting online could be converted to real life like bitcon.
You could be rich online as an avatar and be poor in a real world. So this means for this generation we may embrace part of internet and its perks but we need to be weary of everything around it. Position yourself on social media to be not a narcissist that’s won’t help you in anyway and try to live a life with a meaning and teach your kids basics and you going to leave them in a different world but the principles won’t change and values you would’vetaught them will be everything.
To you it’s also mean’s stop checking social proof and being narcissist and a pure consumer
Avoid looking what’s everybody is doing and cultivate your own ways ,because if something is done by everyone its means it’s easy and most of the time not worth it now and in the long run and that’s social proof and I have talked about it in another article.
Your pride lead you to want to splurge on social media and show people you don’t know how good you are doing. Sometimes this may come from a place of void and incompleteness from your accomplishment and want unnecessary attention and social media can offer that’s. Think before you do, make that’s your mantra I don’t know how many posts I didn’t post because I started by thinking how what’s I want to say is going to make sense to other person.
I know a friend who quite Facebook and for him it was a good move because he was a pure consumer, he realized he wasn’t like other people and didn’t like to brag about himself or comment so he was just consuming every unnecessary data that’s came across his feed, so he decided to stop.
Other go online to laugh and have fun and others are browsing and other seek sexual content whatever your reasons do it intentionally and don t be a consumer because its might not be a valuable way to spend your time unless you have joined the right motivational groups or aligned with your real life industry.
Thanks for reading todays article and I want to say, this are big companies and they can sue me for attacking them but disclaimer is in place this view are mine and not in attack to this companies but as a user it’s how I feel and somehow complaining because I have been blocked because I was pushing my music while other’s posts dangerous sexual content and get away with it.
I may sound like bragging and being a naysayer I’m just sharing to my followers that’s we can have a better life even if we are not attached to social media.
1 How did I perform today?
It’s important to rate yourself say out of 10, when below 5 is bad and above is great why this is important? So that you will see where you need to improve because if you do an average performance consistently promoters will notice and see that’s they don’t get return on their investment and stop inviting you to their shows. So you need to take responsibility of your performance, don’t make excuses like I performed after so and so that’s why or that’s was a gqom fans and I do hip hop, it’s really doesn’t matter if you did your best people would’ve interacted with you. So this is the 1st point you need to tick on your list. Just to add if you can do this to almost everything you do, you will see your performance will improve and most of the things you do will have a massive payoff.
I want to emphasize this , cause music artists make this mistake never take any performance for granted or want unnecessary special treatment in other events ,instead of doing what’s you came to do ,event come to a standstill because you are about to perform ,No please be organized and try to keep the party and fun going ,Lastly when you are starting to get paid for your gigs or becoming well known be human ,don’t make face at your deejay when he makes mistakes but help him out by filling the gaps ,I repeat don’t rush to perform and take your money and leave if you going to be a celebrity get used to having your life celebrated know there will be time for pictures with people and network but more about that’s on the following points
2. What’s Valuable contact did I make today?
Let’s assume as of reading this article you are a solo artist or a band but you don’t have a manager,who will pull strings for you or maybe there are acts you will see and like to work with , a photographer maybe see if you play your cards rights you can build the whole team along the way so take numbers and use them from social media , but in real life their more effective I might have said this before but we did a huge song with Shon G , we met once after a while wishing to work with him as he is a legend in KZN and my dream became a reality and bonus was seeing the guy making this song as his number 1 song. SO don’t be scared of talking to people most of them will be nice to you, use your past hustle to make them interested but please don’t make empty promises, that’s your reputation.
3. Who killed the crowd and how?
Tick the best performers, of the day and every time you attend even yourself if you did a great job that’s day. We not say copy their moves but energy wise, microphone techniques and how they approach a stage just take note more than turning to being a fan yourself. Maybe he has a Dj that’s do amazing things and maybe you don’t have a Dj and you always use your friend or something get professional and even help the Dj you use get paid because he is part of your crew, add dancers and all or eventually people will realize you are a fraud and stop booking you, so be real and treat yourself as such. Please while taking notes realize if your style is not like of someone mainstream too much like when you on stage instead of people appreciating your craft ,they might say things like ,you like so and so .That’s normally not a great compliment because that’s artist is outshining you. I know being an artist is being creative and others go overboard and do crazy things while on stage that’s fine if its compliments the songs and all but check if you not making fool of yourself and if there’s connection in what’s you do.
4. Are you’re Lyrics and sing along catchy?
You are trying to get people to say something and it’s too complex and deep down fans are asking are you out of your mind we are not you loll , look I’m not discouraging here see Bhut Tizozo is a master of this all his verses really interact with a crowd so pay attention to people like that’s. And to have an advantage like other big artists make your song famous, don’t ask us how we have a small book out there on Amazon store check it out titled MUSIC INSIDER by ULwaz No Makhula its has all the contacts and we will update it soon because we are also planning to be heard on radio ASAP. SO back to the point, check if what’s you ask people to say is easy, and in what’s I have touched above the stage approach, if you can find a way to take fans by surprise in your performance and introduce yourself within your set without cutting off the sound and make that’s awkward moment that’s will be a big up.
5. Did I leave any impression?
This one works well when there is media, but any attention and grand act you can do to be not forgotten after that’s event is important, just leave your mark and plan it if necessary its can be anything ,but nothing too controversial . E.g. if you sing a love song try to get a lady to join you on stage, move within the crowd if the microphone unless someone do that’s 1st or just kill a crowd the usual way you do. Making an example with Malwazela he’s not famous but when you put him on stage he leaves impression and that’s why it’s easy for me to remember him ,and Merel the guy never miss a bar and always uses his language isiZulu but anyone can feel his energy in KZN he is the best performer and he doesn’t force a thing ,he prepares well his sets are always on point.
6. How do I actually look?
Dress code, very important groups have an advantage when it comes to this but you too can have a way to look and have it match your stage performance,if you perform crap dress accordingly loll just kidding but serious dress to kill man and that’s will be your 1st impression ,ULwaz No Makhula it’s the only thing that’s usually make them stand out how they present themselves. We go to guys and pay for cloths with names written what we are pushing at the moment. In Hip hop some rappers can be dirty and that’s not how it’s supposed to be as an artist you should try by all means to look apart because you at work so treat it as such. Here what’s this does for you people take you seriously for us its came to the point where people knew we are charge for our performances because we invest so much in our brand ,clothes ,photo shoots ,music videos and 10000s posts so people know this guys are working. So after every show look at yourself were you the artist you will be happy to meet and give a hug too or you were just a normal dirty person who can sing.
7. How long did I stay on stage?
Here in South Africa you not given much time on stage, in Durban particularly you don’t need much time because you can end up ruining your own performance unless it’s a one man show. Don’t over perform set a reasonable 10 to 15 minutes and do your thing , 2 tracks if there is a big lineup is enough and think for your fellow artists as well and I want to say this try to be open to other artists at least greet them ,you are a family not a competition necessarily you just happen to fight for the same bookings but features and all should be in place so ,not connecting with people is really a handicap everyone should work on in this internet age of social media and earphones, people make things happen for you so try to get along with them into a certain extent. So don’t waste other Dj time when they want to put their set ,bab uMjay from Eyadini call it umona when Deejays do this so please if you read our content please don’t disappoint us.
Well this is it for today you made a great investment and learning this things ,apart from stage fright you will be fine and this is our good byes see you tomorrow on LnM. Thank you.