It’s Me!

Hello Ladies and Gentleman,

Here’s an update picture of me , I actually took this picture yesterday. What do you guys think?

I Bet You He’s Not Well Versed Like Songbird!

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. unnamed (2)

Stereotyping has damaged the black man’s image in the eyes of their son’s, daughters and society. Black men are now beginning to believe and therefore are living up to the demeaning and derogatory assumptions, about how they act, react; behave as males, fathers and employees. The media, the news industries, clothing industries and other societal mainstream affiliates have cornered the market on representing black males in a stereotypical manner, that disproportionately depict black males as criminals and ghettoized.

 

Why is it that we view all black men to be the same? Is it because that’s all we have been exposed to? Is it true we are a product of our environment?  Now, before you jump to conclusion, I didn’t write this blog post to bash our African American Men, but to shead light on one of our brothers. That is beating the negative sigmas that are set out for African Men in today society.

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Eddron Scott  which is better known, as Songbird is one determine man. That is fully committed to his dreams and changing the life of others through is vocals(singing / rapping)  and also through telling his life story. I came across this 23 year old  Louisiana native , over Instagram a couple of months ago. I was taken back, by the talent this man posses and how humble he is. As you’ll know I have my own radio station here in North Carolina , and at the time I was looking to do a interview with a underground artist. Whether they sing /rapped or did both, and I came across Mr.Songbird himself. As I being to ask him some questions,about his career and what propped him to join the music industry . I quickly learned that, he isn’t ashamed of his past, and will tell you off the rip his journey was far from easy. Trying to get out of his own way Mr. Scott experienced a lot of things, a teenager and young adult shouldn’t have to face or worry about. But instead making excuses and using his situation as a clutch not to strive for the best. He used that same frustration to motivate him. Right than at that very moment, I gained so much respect for him. Not to mention , he’s currently in school, working towards receiving  his master. Mr. Scott is what you call a role model, motivational speaker, and the definition of  what success looks like. unnamed (1)

 

So when I asked Mr.Scott will he be willing to do an interview with me . His response was yes , and that was the exact response I was looking for. After I thought I knew it all, he hit me with something else, and this cycled continued. He was like a mystery all bottled in one bottle. (My interview with Songbird can be found on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/simplythedime) once again I learned to never judge a book by it’s cover. I am glad I was able to cross paths with him, because I have learned so much from him. It makes me happy to see young men following and chasing their dreams. That are faced with everyday obstacles but chooses to not settle. Be looking forward to a lot of upcoming things from Mr. Songbird, he just dropped his album titled “23”  on the April 23,2014 how clever is he? His album can be downloaded http://www.darpiff.com/songbird-23-mixtape.605384.html , make sure to check him out ! Like, comment, and share, if you’re on instagram follow him @I_am_songbird . Last but not least be looking forward to part 3 of our exclusive interview.

 

Just A Update!

Hello ladies and gentleman, I want to start off by apologizing and saying sorry. I know I have been missing in action for a couple of weeks!! I have been really busy and needed to pull away and take sometime out for myself, since I really haven’t gotten the chance to do so. With me being in school and having my own business, it takes a lot of personal time away from me.  But I am back and feeling better than EVER!!

So much has taken place in my life, in the past couple of weeks! So it would only be right that I catch you’ll, up to speed as to what’s been going on. First and foremost my relationship with GOD, has gotten so much stronger and solid. I have really been seeking GOD out, and grounding myself in his word and trying to walking on the correct path. Even though I am in the beginning stages, I am so excited and ready to began this journey. Over the weekend I , started to watch “The Bible” which can be found on Netflix along with “The Passion Of Christ”. I would defiantly recommend you to watch those two movies on Netflix. It is an eye opener and it really breaks down everything so you can have a better understanding.

Secondly I have had to remove myself, and cut off a lot of people out of my life. For various reason, it finally has dawn on me the reason a lot of  potential friendships and relationships. Doesn’t go anywhere is because I’m a child of GOD and I don’t mix with darkness. Meaning NON BELIEVERS ,  it took me seven years to really understand that , and learn to accept those things.  I always thought  it was me and I was the reason why my friendships or relationships wouldn’t last. Also remember one thing don’t ever feel like you have to subject yourself to certain kinds of behavior because you’re lonely and seeking friendships/relationships. Have standards , create a bottom line , and don’t compromise on those things.

Lastly my business update; everything is going great, I’m motivated and happy about some new things that will be taking place soon. My website is currently down, because  I’m working on a new format and look so it will be up and running May 17,2014 @10 pm(Saturday). Also my newspaper will be released this spring , I’m still doing my interviews and inspirational podcast every week. I have a lot of great ideas , and things that are going to blow you’ll minds, but I will say I am working on my E Book . I promise I will get back to doing my fashion setups. I will list a schedule, and times that I do my shows. Make sure you’ll are following me on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter. I love you guys and talk to you soon. XOXOXO

 

 

Having Self- Confidence In The Workplace

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: People who lack self-confidence can find it difficult to becomesuccessful.

After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that’s being pitched by someone who was nervous, fumbling and overly apologetic.

On the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who speaks clearly, who holds his or her head high, who answers questions assuredly, and who readily admits when he or she does not know something.

Self-confident people inspire confidence in others: their audience, their peers, their bosses, their customers, and their friends. And gaining the confidence of others is one of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success.

The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on. And, whether you’re working on your own self-confidence or building the confidence of people around you, it’s well-worth the effort!

Dozens of students trapped

My heart goes out to the students in S. Korea, I go to school everyday but it never crosses my mind that the school building will collapse. While I’m going to educate and better myself. We as people need to stop taking things for granted and really start counting our blessing.

S Korea building collapse: Dozens of students trapped

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26231628

A Letter To My Old Self

Dear Erika,
I know you, I know you better than anyone else, so just listen. Life is hard, but it won’t always be like this. I’ve known you been knocked down so far, that it too you awhile to get back up, I know you cry yourself to sleep sometimes, and you think it makes you weak, but it doesn’t. Everyone cries, everyone has that breaking point, were everything becomes too much and we just have to let it out.. so we cry. You are not weak!! I know everything you been thru, I know your secrets, your weaknesses, and I know you have trust issues. You tell everyone you’re too young for love, but in reality, everyone has walked out of your life, everyone you have loved, left. But you shouldn’t stop yourself from loving, that would be selfish and I know you’re not selfish. Don’t rob someone of the love you can give them. I know you’re insecure, but not because of your outter appearance, but you’re afraid everyone can see your inner scars, everyone can see how broken you’re inside, you’re afraid everyone will be able to tell your story that you’d tried to hide so well, you spend hours in the mirror, not because you’re vain but because you feel you have to be perfect!! Put your guard down, you don’t have to be that strong women all the time, sometimes, you can be that broken little girls you hide inside.. let love in and let love out. Life is yours and you will be just fine ♥

L.I.F.E

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No matter where you go! No matter where you are at! Everything relies on you, the thoughts that sit in your mind! The attitude you have! The drama you bring! The happiness the sadness you feel! The mistakes you make! The goals you achieve! The things you do! The things you are afraid to do! The things you don’t do or won’t do! The leaps we don’t take! The things we say! The things we don’t say! LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT! You can’t run from life, you can not run from the person you are, you will never be a Winner no matter WHERE YOU GO until you Start WINNING where GOD has you at right now! Most people think they can pick up pack up and run NOT KNOWING YOU ARE TRAVELING WITH YOUR SAME BAGGAGE! Your same Fears, Doubts, & HeartBreaks, IVE LEARNED -You must stand face it all solve the problems fix the problems find out who; You are as a person fix your flaws and accept the ones you can’t change 🙏 No matter where you go -If you want to be the best if you want to win if you want the people to know who you are and love who you are YOU CAN NOT RUN! Cause no matter where you go they will ALWAYS come back to your HomeTown to find out who you where ❤️ Face it Fix it! I can tell you right now I am far from perfect I mess up everyday I deal with real problems and situations daily I am a working progress but I am here working and trying to fix who I am so I can become a better me after I feel in my soul I am ready then I will Go but I know God is not done with me yet.

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