Your Hard Work Will Pay Off

Hey family! I just wanted to share this memory and story with you. I was literally driving the other day and I was reminded about a time when I worked at Old Navy. This was plus ten years ago when I was in High-school about to graduate and head to college. There was a promotion and position available for stock manager. I always wanted to move up so I applied. Leading up to the time of the interview, I had a setback. 2 weeks before interviewing my car had stopped working on me and I had to bum rides from people and even used Public transportation. Within those 2 weeks i had my first write up for tardiness. Public transportation made me late 2 times and it wasn’t just a little late I’m talking about 2 hours late. The other occurrence happened when I asked a family member to take me to work, they showed up an hour late. So here I am about to have an interview for a promotion after already getting wrote up the week before. I knew I didn’t really have a chance because there were two other candidates. I almost was just going to step out of the running but I said well what if. I did the interview and the next day I got the phone call that I got the position and I could come in and sign for the raise and get my keys to the store. I finally was able to take a deep breath. Looking at this story now I understood why my mishaps with being late a few times didn’t mess up my longevity of being a hard worker. I was never late before the last 2 weeks. I was showed up early, always came in on my off days, was quick to learn new procedures and new processes. I was hungry because I wanted to move up, but not only that, I put in the work. I want you to see the bigger picture here. The hard work wasn’t just for the job or company I worked for but the hard work was building my character, accountability, and integrity. Friends don’t slack off just because the other people are. You’re not built that way. You are designed to stand out from the average. The average gives in, the average say that’s all I’m doing right now, and the average usually always need recognition to do more. A leader never has to be told when to show up, or when to work hard because they already know that they are leading examples and that someone is watching them. I’m pretty sure the store manager was watching me, and she knew that these mishaps of tardiness wasn’t Brandon and life happens to people and she didn’t see that as being a part of my character. So I want to encourage you today. Keep doing what you’re doing and do it well. Don’t slack off, give it 💯 percent! You got this. Be blessed!

Steward Your Time and Energy

Hey Family! I hope all is well and that you are having a fabulous day. Today, I just wanted to share something that has been on my heart for the past month. I really have been paying attention to what I give my attention, time, and energy to. You know they say your passions come from the heart. Well, if that’s true then why don’t we only focus and do those things where our passions lie? Why do we waste time doing things that won’t bring value, for some of us devalues us and just waste our valuable time and energy. For the sake of time I’ll just speak for me and tell on myself lol The reason why i have a hard time getting things done or wasting precious times binge watching a Netflix series is because I get distracted. For some reason Brandon’s mind thinks that he has all the time in the world to get things done. Can you believe it? How selfish of me to think that I will be able to get something done tomorrow, not knowing that tomorrow could possibly not come. It always brings me back to my why, and then I go back to the drawing board. Not to be mean or anything but there are some friendships and relationships we are in that suffocates and rob us of our time and energy for getting those things we want to get done. For me, I have a few business ideas in my head that I need to get out, and then after work, I turn on the tv and go to town watching episode after episode. So the next arrives and I walk around moping around saying I don’t have enough hours in the day.  Truth is… There is plenty hours in the day if you steward your time and energy. We all can agree that we give social media a nice amount of our time a day just from scrolling and scrolling. In order to become a great steward over our time and energy, we must be able to live a life of discpline. At the end of the day, is it going to hurt any that you didn’t get on facebook for one whole day but instead you filed for your LLC? Is it really going to hurt any that you didn’t get a chance to watch the latest episode of your favorite show? Those things aren’t going anywhere, they are going to be sitting right there waiting on you to get into them when you get a chance. Also, I look at time being a gift from God. God has given us a roll of a blank canvas and he wants us to use up every part of it edges included. When that roll runs out, can you truly say you did the things you wanted or did you have some empty spaces where you knew you really could have filled but you were distracted?

So for the month of May, I plan to use my time wisely by staying aware of how much idle time I am using in the day. It’s so easy to get caught up on the couch, or easy to get friends to ask you out every night, although those things are fun remember there’s a time and place for everything. I am writing and speaking to the person who wants to build something, create something, and even change something. I see you and I feel you because I’m right there with you. I’ve learned in the last 4 months not to be ashamed to admit where you need help. If you need help in time management, admit it and start making changes to fix it.  That is the only way you will be able to make progress on change. I hope this gives you some motivation today and that you will join the journey of stewarding your time and energy.  

Ninja Foodi XL Pro Unboxing

Hey Fam! I hope you are doing well. Just wanted to share something with you. So, during the pandemic and actually a year before that when I bought my house, I picked up a new hobby. I started cooking and learning new recipes. I cooked more of course like a lot of us did during the pandemic but now I still find myself cooking more than I have in the past. I recently picked up a new kitchen gadget. After being at the gym and watching the famous informercial, they won me over. I was on the treadmill running and watching the ninja people talk about this Ninja XL Pro 7 in 1. I decided to do a unboxing of it and will be giving a review on it as well. You can watch the video below. This product has been a treat for me because you get to be up close and personal with your food, especially if you are experimenting with a new recipe. Enjoy!

My Unboxing of the Ninja Foodi XL Pro 7 in 1 Grill & Griddle