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Enough with the Negativity. That $hit is Toxic – Fired Up Friday: Week 65
January 24, 2018

Enough with the Negativity.  That $hit is Toxic – Fired Up Friday

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Life Hack:

Enough with the Negativity. That $hit is ToxicI watched an amazing movie this week called Patti Cake$ that documents the rise of an unlikely hip-hop star from New Jersey. In it, the lead character, Patti faces countless challenges that threaten to squash her rap career before she gets it off the ground. When Patti has almost given up, her best friend Jheri, gives her some wise words of advice: “Enough with the hating and negativity, okay? That $hit is toxic.”

While Jheri’s point advice across as brash, his point is important for all of us to internalize. The life we create is determined by the thoughts and people we surround ourself with. The sooner you start to block out the negativity in your life, the faster you will rise.

Career Tip:

5 Things You Can Do Now To Land Your Next Promotion. Don’t make the same mistake I did. Don’t wait until you desperately want a promotion to start acting like you deserve it. The work you do TODAY will determine the promotion you get six months or a year from now. Here’s my story that explains why I got looked over for my first promotion. I explain everything I did wrong and give you 5 tips that will help you avoid my mistakes. 

Article to Read:

How to Worry Less: 90% of What You Fear Won’t Happen. Our mind likes to play tricks on us. We like to envision future scenarios and think of ways to prepare for them or avoid them all together. But you know what? Most of these things will never come to fruition! Check out this article from Life Hack to find how to live happier in the present moment and ignore anticipatory thoughts.

Podcast to Check Out:

The Nod by Gimlet MediaThe Nod tells stories of black life in America and across the world. The show focuses on the challenges, resilience and triumphs of black people, yet gives all people new perspective and ideas on how to thrive in today’s world. Gimlet Media, one of my favorite podcast producers, has created yet another great show.

Quote of the Week:

“People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.” – Eckhart Tolle

Bonus Inspirational Music:

Check out Kygo & Sasha Sloan – This Town.


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