Dance In The Rain
I dance in the rain with thee.
For your mind and soul set me free.
Laughter and love on this night.
Together, we will not be fright.
Standing against the storm.
This is how love does form.
I cherish this moment for all time.
And hope I never turn into a lime.
For when that happens, all is lost.
Love is always the last to be tossed.
I will always remember you.
Even if it means, that I’ll turn blue.
Despite the fact, we’re worlds apart.
Only you can have my heart.
Changing Winds Prevail
The world around me is narrow and thin.
This is not something, I can easily win.
Chaos and the hectic abound in this wood.
Though I look around and see much good.
People are skeptic and thus they can’t see.
The world around them is already free.
From the lies and turmoil of their lives.
The passion and love, that’s what drives.
For they know the secret, from within.
That the thoughts have always been.
They strive for all they’ve done.
All you can think of is a pun.
Open your eyes, so you can see.
Change always starts within thee.
I know what you’re going to say right off the bat, there isn’t a thing that we can learn from him, he can’t even sing. Yep, I knew you were going to say that. Some people argue that it’s the marketing that makes someone big, or a failure. Personally, I think that marketing is only a small part of the equation.
If you don’t have a quality product to sell, then the world’s greatest marketing team will be useless. People make the argument that crap sells all the time. True, it does, but what kind of reputation does that crap have? If I went and made an e-book, then put it up for sale for 99 cent on Amazon, would it sell? Sure, it would sell, but it would keep selling if it was a quality e-book.
If I took that same e-book and put a title on it, “The Biggest Secret to Losing Weight.” When people bought the book and found out that there was only one sentence in the book and that sentence read, “Get off your butt and stop eating so much.” Do you honestly think that people would continue to buy it? Do you think that I would have a very good reputation after that? Probably not.
What’s my point? People often argue, “Justin Bieber is only a fab and will fade away soon enough.” Again, they also argue that he can’t sing. Seriously? Tell me something, why is it that all the people who can’t sing, or aren’t singing, are the ones giving critic to musical artist? That’s like trying to tell me where to put my money and you have a mound of debt that you have to pay off. My point is, Bieber can sing and is a quality product. I’m also willing to wager that Justin will be around for a very long time.
Why is he a quality product? He’s genuine for one and started on Youtube from nothing. His followers will always be there for him. I think his song, “Never Say Never” says it all. When people tell him that he can’t do this, or can’t do that, that’s where Never Say Never comes in. That’s what he tells them, in other words, he will succeed. That’s the difference and Justin Bieber and those of you reading this article.
If you’re not on top, you can certainly learn a lot from this kid from Canada. Once you’re on top, you don’t have to work as hard to be there and who cares if you’re not number one? Just being up there with the big boys/girls, isn’t that enough?
In less than 2 years of hard work, Justin sold out Madison Square Gardens in less than 22 minutes. In fact, the majority of his tours sold out completely. But, it wasn’t easy getting there. At first, no Radio Station would play his music. Not until he started going out and playing at smaller places, getting known among the people, did things start to flow. Every time he played, the crowds grew and grew until eventually they were sold out. When he started growing and making appearances on Radio Stations across the country, that’s when they started playing his music.
The fact is, he worked hard to get where he’s at right now. Where is he at? He’s one of the most popular artist of his time. He has several Youtube videos in the top 10 most watched of all time. That’s right, in just a couple of years. Can it be reproduced? Of course, anything that has succeeded in the past can be reproduced.
In this case, Perseverance is the key. If you don’t have the drive and the desire to back it up, you won’t succeed. If you’ve got the drive and the will, you’ll go far. Never Say Never, never say that you can’t do it and don’t ever let anyone else tell you the same. Everyone is going to have haters, you just have to learn to shut them out. After all, they don’t have a clue about what you’ve been through and who you are.
Again, I say to all the haters out there, why can’t he sing? Evidently, he can, if not, he wouldn’t have gotten as far as he is. Don’t try to give me that it’s because he has a pretty face crap either. If you think you can do better, then why aren’t you out there singing? In fact, I dare you to sing. If you think your lack of success is because you don’t have a pretty face like that, there’s make up for that. Seriously, even famous men wear make up. If you’ve got the talent, you can adopt the look, a look that suits you.
So, right now, you have no excuses. In fact, that’s what’s holding you back, your own given excuses. If that’s not enough, then why are you letting others regulate your life, when you should be out there being successful? That’s what I’m doing right now. I’m working on my future, my goal is to write and travel. What’s your excuse? Go out and be successful.
Have you ever sat there on the sidelines and just watched something happen? Perhaps you’re watching it for enjoyment, or perhaps you’re watching it to learn something? Either way, many people have sat on the sidelines of life and just watched. But, most of the time it’s for a short period of time. What happens when someone has the time to sit there for years and just watch life pass them by?
That was me for the longest time, I just sat there and watched life pass me by. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Just One More vs Tomorrow?” I was the Tomorrow guy, always made sure that I had other things to do. My interest kept me busy, and these interest ranged from: Video Games, Culture, Food, Technology, Music, Youtube. Yep, I wasted away a lot of time on the web. Heck, I still do, but at least this time, I’m moving towards a goal.
Social media has had an impact in my life like nothing else has. Sharing my poetry and my blog post with others has giving me something to look forward to. When you have people adding you to their list of favorite poets, there is something there. It means that you have a way with words. I’ve been told that I have the greatest ability to say so much with so little. In fact, easy/simple poetry is often some times the hardest to write, because you’re trying to find the right word to fit in the equation.
My best poems though always come out right then and there. No time wasted writing, no time wasted thinking. It’s just there in a matter of a few minutes or less. Some say that’s a gift with words, others say it’s a gift of thought. Perhaps my imagination is much more than it seems.
When you’ve been sitting on the sidelines for a while, you have time to think, you have time to reflect. How much time do you have to do that in any given day? This down time, has given rise to many thoughts and ideas. While some of them are farfetched, others are golden gems ready to be plucked. Perhaps it’s time for us to set aside time, for time’s sake?
Poets and Writers aren’t smart because we were born smart. It’s because we’ve had the time to muse and think about things no one has dared to think about. All throughout my life, I’ve had very few friends. I could count all my friends at any given time, on my right hand alone. In fact, right now in life, I really only have one proper friend and that’s my cousin. I think it’s about time I changed that.
The world is a big place, lots of things to see and do. There are people to meet and food to taste. If there is one thing I’ve learned through Social Media and Empire Avenue, it’s that you have to be a “Just One More” kind of person to get ahead. I choose to be that One More. Just tonight, I was debating with a friend whether or not I should create a community forum. With her encouraging me too be that Just One More, I created that Forum tonight. It’s not public yet because I have a few things to add to it, but it’s there.
Now, there’s just one more thing I have to do tonight before I log. I’ve got to at least add one new video to my Youtube channel. You can find my Youtube channel below. Perhaps together we can all be that “Just One More” person that we all should be.
Many people assume that they have “Nothing to Lose and Nothing to Gain.” In fact, You have “Everything to Lose and Everything to Gain.” When you stop being you, you stop seeing with your eyes. When you sit on the sidelines, you learn to see again. When you stop procrastinating, you become someone you never thought you would. Join me today and Start Living.
The world twist and turns.
Thus my soul surely burns.
Life leaves, yet is still there.
Nothing is ever really fair.
To hear the cries of a million strong.
No, it’s not something I did wrong.
They lash out at me.
When all I want is to be free.
Written by: Roger Hoyt
You’ve got that idea and you want to make happen. How do you go about it? Well, sitting on your butt all day won’t help.
It helps to get out of the house once in a while. Give yourself some time away from the computer or what ever you happen to be doing. Go for a walk, bike ride, or run. It’ll help you cool off and relieve stress. This tactic works for me quite often. I feel exhausted but refreshed at the same time. If you know what I mean.
After a short break to rest up, I’m ready to go back at my planning.
Now that you’ve had a chance to relax and do something different for a change, it’s time to start putting things all together. You need a plan to help you get that plan going. In other words, you have to create a plan to get yourself off the ground. This is the second step and very important.
Without a strategy to get off the ground, you may as well hang it up. This is where a lot of people fail. Trust me, I know a thing or two about failing. Idea after idea, excuse after excuse, and what do I have to show for? Nothing. This is my attempt at actually making something work for a change. Now I need a strategy.
Where do you want to go?
First off, we have to figure out where we want to go. I’ve decided on England. I want to see various parts of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The UK is a great place to start. Lots to do, lots to see. When I’m done with the UK, I’ll head off to Scandinavia. Very beautiful country lies in Scandinavia. Much untouched beauty there.
Not only do we have to know where we want to go, but we have to know what we want to do. The basics I know. I want to immerse myself into the cultures, taste the food, experience the life of the people, learn their language, etc. It will be a whole new take on a journey that will be filmed and photographed for the world to see.
How are you going to fund this project?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but traveling is expensive. Filming and Photographing foreign lands, takes a lot of money. I think a great place to start would be Kickstarter. Many shows and films have got off the ground via pledges through Kickstarter, not just films though, art projects and many other things as well. Just about anything you can think of.
The problem for me at the moment is going to be coming up with a Business Plan. That’s basically what I need to succeed. I need to figure out what kind of equipment I’m going to have to take with me, the associate cost with traveling, how much I’ll need to spend on food, any clothing expenses I’ll incur, sleeping quarters, and even how I’m going to put all of that together.
Where to go from here?
From here on out, there’s no looking back. I’ve got to make myself get up each day and do some research. Find out as much as I can about what I want to accomplish out of this journey. So, I’m committing myself to at least two hours of research every day to gather the information I need. I’ll come up with an estimated cost of this trip and I’m sure it’ll add up. Documentaries aren’t cheap. Once I’ve gathered all the information I need, I can head off to Kickstarter.
It’s all uphill from here. Strap yourself in for the ride.
I was having a chat with someone recently about doing things in life and changing it up. It was brought to my attention that they were making excuses for themselves. What excuse? They didn’t want to get fit or healthy because they didn’t think their husband deserved it.
I know what you’re thinking. Really? Yes, really. All too often we make excuses that we’re not even aware of. Sometimes we’re aware of them, but most of the time we’ve told ourselves that often enough, that we’re not aware of them.
Why is this an issue? Why wouldn’t it be? We’re on this planet for one thing and one thing only. Ok, maybe a few things. For example: we’re here to be healthy, learn and grow, and experience all that we can. So, why is it that we’re holding ourselves back?
I think that a large part if it is negativity. Negativity is what holds us back. Even if we have plans, (big plans) we’ll could still have some negative thought holding us back. As Randy Gage puts it, you have to get rid of the negative thoughts and replace them with good thoughts. Only when the Positive outweighs the negative, can we then move forward.
Randy Gage on Youtube. Highly recommended.
One thing we have to realize, is that we’re hear for ourselves. No one else. We don’t have to please anyone. If we want to be healthy, it should be for our own reasons. To live longer, live happier, regardless if someone deserves it or not. We deserve it for ourselves.
Before you go bashing yourself with negativity, remember this, “It’s for me, no one else.” What are some other excuses that you’ve caught yourself giving? What are some tips that people can use to become positive thinkers?