The date was May 24th, 2016, it was my first official day working with Michael B. Jordan. Having no idea what to expect on day one, I arrive at Mike's house. As he casually told me the agenda for the day, it was explained we were headed to Newport Beach because he had to shoot some stuff with Kobe. “KOBE!?!” I inquired, trying to play it off cool as if it was just another day on the inside but knowing damn well I was about to meet Kobe again, for the second time *gasps*.
Today I celebrate my 5 year anniversary of living in LA and I’m writing this with a deep sense of gratitude. Many of us are dealing with a lot right now and for the first time in a very long time, I have found a somewhat safe and relatively quiet space amongst the chaos. There was a profound revelation that was revealed to me that provided a new found sense of patience and restored faith. I tweeted in the early stages of the pandemic that I hoped to pick up some good habits during my quarantine and by the looks of it, it actually happened.
It’s the 4th quarter again - it’s time to be great! We only have a few weeks left in 2019 and I want to remind myself and everyone else that we should look to finish the year out strong. 2020 is right around the corner and I know we’re all excited and looking forward to what the New Year will bring. But I would be remiss not to stress the importance of writing things down and being very intentional with what you want in your life. I wrote down some personal and professional goals in 2017 that I accomplished in 2018 so of course I did the same in 2018 for 2019. Goal #1 for 2019 was to sell my mother’s...
I believe LA is where I’m supposed to thrive. As of recent things have become increasingly more difficult, but I take it as a sign that I’m closer than I’ve ever been before. I guess that’s what happens when you hit new levels, it becomes increasingly more difficult to hit the next plateau. With that being said, if you’re considering moving or have recently move to LA or another major city, I wanted to share four mantras that have helped me navigate.
We must keep in mind that greatness is a journey, whereas success is a destination. Much deeper than what short-term success can bring such as monetary gain, awards, and accolades, greatness is something that is achieved over time, through wisdom, leadership, and service. Greatness is an embodiment of your legacy, the joy you bring to those close to you as well as the positive impact you have on the world.