- Roll the sleeves of your dress shirt past your elbows, and if your aren’t wearing a tie, unbutton one or two top buttons to get some ventilation. If that doesn’t work…..
- Go the bathroom and run your elbows under some cold water for about a minute. If that doesn’t work…..
- Go to the vending machine and purchase a can of soda. Place the can directly on your forehead until the chill overcomes you. If that doesn’t work……
- Look to change your lifestyle habits. Buy shirts with lighter-weight cotton, and try eating less protein on hotter days. If that doesn’t work…….
- Consider calling in on those hot days. You may fool around and pass out due to heat stroke right in front of the cutie you flirted with at the holiday party.
Okay UML fam…let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. We didn’t launch this blog solely to focus on pop culture, music, and the shiny things in life. After all, any true Mogul has figured out, or will, that in order to master this lifetime, it will require a balanced being, strong in Mind, Body, and Spirit.Here at UML, this is more than cliche. If you take a moment to reference our title bar, you’ll quickly notice that UML seeks to establish itself as a Lifestyle Brand. For those of you who may need a little more insight as to what that means, here are a few tips on the Fine Art of Living:UML Style
- Have a routine to your life that makes time and space for the important things; big, or small.
- Be driven, but be patient.
- Explore new things, and revisit old things that hold true value.
- Be gentle with yourself, stress will come from everywhere, do you really need to serve as an amplifier for it.
- Know what you believe, and make up your own mind about it. Your opinion is as valid as anybody else’s.
- Be open to LOVE, in all its forms, and from wherever and whomever it comes. It can only make you better.
- Take nothing for granted and be the first to show true appreciation for all positive things that come your way.
- Do everything you can about what you can do something about. Don’t worry about the rest.
- Have positive impact on the people and things you encounter everyday. It will allow you to see the power you have to do good things.
- Be in tune to your true self, and know what you do not know, so that you may continue to learn, and grow.
As you move throughout your day, take minute to make UML a part of it. This isn’t just a blog….it’s a lifestyle.
Be happy with the little things, because there are so many more of them. Don’t postpone your enjoyment of life until after some grand achievement. Strive for that grand achievement, to be sure. And take pleasure in all the joys along the way.
Every day presents you with countless opportunities to experience happiness. There is joy available in each moment, if you really want to find it.
Consider how very much more likely you are to persevere, and to reach that grand achievement, if the path to it is filled with delight. Find enjoyment in the small things, and even in the striving. It will keep you going. Relish the journey, and it will help you reach the destination.
What would you do right now if you knew that everything today would turn out perfectly? What project would you start, what person would you talk to, what problem would you tackle if you could be assured of success?
Is there anything you’re putting off because you’re afraid of failure? Is there anyone you’re avoiding because you’re afraid of what they would say or think?
There is no guarantee of success. But there is a guarantee that if you never go for it, you’ll never have it. And even in the failed attempts, you’ll learn and grow. There is no guarantee that other people will think highly of all you say and do. But that’s their problem.
Do you believe in the worth of your own pursuits? If so, then what could possibly prevent you from following them? If you’re looking for a sure thing, then here’s one — everything you achieve will come only from the things you attempt. In order to succeed, you must proceed. Today is a great day to start.
Back before I was able to get all of my standard mail electronically(bills, bank statements, etc.), I would sort through the pile of $#!^ that got crammed through my mail slot everyday out of necessity. In the process, I would regularly discard all the Junk Mail so it never had the chance to build up. But now….since I don’t expect anything useful to be in the pile anyway, I have a tendency to toss the whole thing to the side and got through it maybe a couple times a week. The problem is that now I have a corner of my kitchen table that I haven’t seen in months!
If the image below looks anything like you…or there’s a possibility that it could, then go ahead and give it a click. This could be the end of your troubles…
Well, another Valentine’s Day is upon us. Ever since I stopped passing out little envelopes and suckers to the whole class in elementary school, the meaning of Valentine’s Day has taken on a number of different meanings. In my teen years it was an opportunity to lure Young Cuties into “the Web”; as a young adult, it was a chance to hone my Super Smooth Mack Moves, and as an adult…it became an all out responsibility!!
That’s right….I said it. I know some of you guys are thinking the same thing…you just don’t dare say it out loud. Hell, making sure you do good by your sweetie on February 14th ends up falling on the same list as going to your bi-annual dentist appointment and cleaning out the gutters. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got no problem with making sure my “Special Someone” feels loved…but I do have an issue with having to jump through hoops and do a song and dance just because the calendar says it’s February 14th and my girlfriend doesn’t want to have ‘That Look’ on her face when her girlfriends ask what I did for her on Valentine’s Day!!
Ladies won’t admit it, but it’s the god’s honest truth. We’ve all seen our friends and other couples have those long few days from February 15th to February 20th (depending on how many times she had to tell the story of how you forgot or bought her a lame a$$ toaster) where an otherwise happy relationship turns into a dead zone because of those infamous V-Day events. Hell…I’ve even seen people break up! Well…I’ve got a few Real Mogul-Life suggestions to take the sting out of Valentines Day, and add some much needed Love & Affection to any relationship….Mogul Style:
- Create a Valentine’s Day tradition that isn’t as much focused on what you do for each other, but more about what you do for the other people in your lives that add Love and Support to you and your relationship. It’s something you can do together, will make you both feel good, and take the pressure off of measuring your Love by one day’s events.
- Choose another date on the calendar that has meaning (not your anniversary) and make it a point to celebrate your Love on that day. If possible, pick a time when your lives are notoriously busy and you normally wouldn’t have as much time together, and make it a point to do something you both Really enjoy. You can give the day a special name, and even begin to build some relationship enhancing traditions. It’ll give you something to look forward to at time when you need it most!
- Play hookie. Pick a random day, either before, or after Valentine’s Day and disappear with your loved one. Leave no messages, tell no one (other than making arrangements for work), and make no plans. Go somewhere no one knows your name, laugh loudly, be silly, eat well, and make Love someplace you normally wouldn’t The two of you will have secret reasons to smile for weeks to come.
Happy Valentines Day Moguls
By Tina WellsI’ve written several columns on what it takes to establish a successful business. But more important than the business is the entrepreneur who establishes it. So what are those must-have qualities of successful entrepreneurs? Read on and find out.
1. You must have vision
Most of the successful entrepreneurs I know have great vision. Ideas are great, but what’s the process to making them a reality? A clear vision is a must.
2. Great communication skills.
Once you’ve established what you’re trying to do, the next logical step is putting the team together that will help you. You must be great at communicating that vision to the people who support you. There are many tools available to help you figure out how best to communicate with your team based on personality types and working styles.
3. Keep and make deadline.
Entrepreneurs get things done—period. There are no excuses and deadlines always matter. If you say you’re going to do something by a certain date, just do it. True entrepreneurs don’t ever make excuses or let obstacles stand in their way.
As the National Urban League unveiled its 12-point plan for dealing with joblessness in urban communities of color, the organization also highlighted one of the hardest-hit demographics among the unemployed — young, black adults.
While the root causes of unemployment many, unfortunately we sometimes shoot ourselves in the foot and hurt our own chances at landing that next solid job.
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This slide show article featured on BlackEnterprise.com, lists 6 Twitter accounts you should follow to help you land that job you’re looking for. Click the image for the full story…
With Salvia and K2 heavy in the headlines lately….I was planning to do a post on the extents that people will go to in order to catch a buzz. One thing we know is that gettin’ high has been around as long as there have been people. It has ALWAYS been a popular pastime….and created an instant economy. Soo…just when I’m thinking this “Man Made Mary Jane” is taking sh*t just a little too far….I ran across this:
Suffering from social media overload? Join the club. It seems as if every week as there’s another site everyone’s buzzing about that you must be on and another network you’re getting invitations to join. James Andrews, a managing partner of the Atlanta-based social media communications company Everywhere, blogs and tweets as the “Key Influencer” while helping companies develop social media strategies. And he says you can have an effective social media presence by being in just a few places. We asked Andrews to boil it down for you to the absolute musts.
Twitter (For Businesses and Professionals)
“It’s a wonderful place for people to learn more about what’s inside your head. Twitter is important because of the ability to get news fast from the people you want to hear from.” Andrews also points out that if your business isn’t on Facebook and Twitter, savvy consumers will make assumptions about it.
Facebook (For Businesses)
For businesses, Andrews suggests leveraging the sheer number of users on Facebook by engaging them though a fan page or Facebook groups. “There are 600 million people on Facebook, and they now are yearning and searching for more. Your brand could be that thing that satiates their appetite.”
YouTube (For Businesses)
“Video is becoming just as powerful as text, and YouTube is the second largest search engine behind Google. Especially if you have a product, it’s a great place to do unveilings.” Andrews says how-to videos do especially well on YouTube, so boost business by helping people learn to use your product.
Wikipedia (For Professionals)
Andrews calls Wikipedia the “attic” of social media because many people don’t think about how they are or aren’t represented there. “Wikipedia is highly indexable; it’s a great place to put your bio up to allow people to see who you are. If you’re a public person, you definitely want to pay attention to it.”
LinkedIn (For Professionals)
“For a professional, LinkedIn is critical. LinkedIn’s a great place to be found by headhunters but also to connect with other professionals.” Andrews suggests LinkedIn groups for engaging with like-minded people and also linking your profile to your Twitter account for greater exposure.
By Alisa Gumbs
*Never underestimate the benefit of spending a little time @ Urban Mogul Life….