A Simple Lifestyle

A simple lifestyle doesn’t mean easy. It just means less distraction so you can focus on the big problems that are coming your way. It’s inevitable. Trust me, it’s coming your way (and mine). Murphy’s Law anyone?

A messy and undisciplined lifestyle plus that big problem equals confusion, fear, anger, and eventually you’ll turn to the dark side and won’t be able to hang out with your Jedi friends with out feeling that tension, you know.

Let’s keep it simple friends.

Don’t Deteriorate

The easiest thing (and most dangerous) in this world is to not do anything and let your body, mind, spirit, and talent deteriorate. Honestly, no one will care if you do or don’t. So, you have to look out for yourself and closest loved ones.

It has start from within. We have to ignite that passion to exercise, study, pray, and produce everyday. We have to be exaggerated and radical about it because it seems like this body loves to stay weak.

I want as much balance in my life as possible. I don’t want one part of my life outweighing the other.

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Showing Your Face On Video

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. – Ernst Haas

It’s one thing to record someone, it’s another to record yourself. And that’s hard! Have you tried doing a Youtube video, Vine, Snapchat, or an Instagram video of you being you? If not, whip out your smartphone and try it now!

It’s challenging. Putting your face in front of the camera and talking for minutes with great confidence and comfort is no joke. And it takes a lot of practice. But here’s the problem with most people, they can’t get the practice because they can’t even start. You have the desire to do it. You’ve seen others who have done it, and you are 100% sure that you can do better, but fail in initiating your idea. Well, hopefully, the bullet points below will encourage to do so.

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Die Empty

Have you ever heard the saying, “die empty?” This means give everything you have in you to the people until you have nothing left, so when death comes knocking at your door, you can leave satisfied knowing that your not stealing anyone’s blessing. That’s right. Your work is someone’s blessing.  Your idea is someone’s entertainment, fear, laughter, cry, and disappointment in some cases. Regardless of what the results are, we need your idea. We need it to move us. So, don’t leave this earth with it. Share it! Die empty!

Changes Are Coming

Honestly, I think I’m done with the curated blog posts and industry educational topics. At one point, I thought it was for me.  Slowly, this started changing. It’s a bit overwhelming now. I’m tired of searching for existing topics and reposting here. It’s time consuming and it prevents me from focusing on what’s important — my art. While it’s a great strategy to pull in certain people to my blog, I think it’s time to start working towards my personal brand in a whole new way without trying to leverage off of somebody else’s work.  If I find something worthy to share, I’ll probably do so on my Twitter. But it won’t be something I’m intentionally looking for just because it will fit nice under my movies or music category. The truth, I think those categories will fade along with the rest of the things. I don’t think I have anything to teach anymore when it comes to the craft.  But I do have a lot to say with the use of it.  So it’s time for me to narrow my energy and focus.  What will you start seeing in this blog? A slow of evolution of what it will potentially be — a collection of my work, a lot more self branding, and your occasional motivational post.

Coming Up With Ideas

Coming up with new ideas is tough. It’s even discouraging at times. Sitting in front of blank canvas of some kind, and for ideas not to flow as you expect it is devastating.

Like any artist, I desire to write and create fresh material everyday. Not once in a blue moon, I want to be consistent at it; making it a routine; and part of my creative nature or whatever you want to call it. I want to be an “idea” man. Whether it’s music or film. I want to bring something new to table like every true creative should. I want to make doable things happen — sure it’s cool to come up with the impossible. Anybody can do that. But what can I do now with my limitations? — I want to wake up with a possible story, a catchy tune, a crazy drum beat, an awesome action scene and bring it to life. I’m tired of being stuck.

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