Is What You're Willing To Risk on Your Dream Equal to Your Desired Reward?

What are you willing to risk for your dream? A little time? A little effort? Maybe 5 or 10 minutes a day? A few thoughts here and there about how you might get started sometime soon? Maybe a conversation with a friend about how you’re thinking about going for it one day?

I have a question for you that might hit kind of hard, depending on your expectations. Is what you’re willing to risk for your dreams equivalent to the reward you expect to get from them?

If you’ve never thought about that, it’s something you should seriously consider. If you are not willing to take big risks, you can’t expect big rewards.

I’m not much of a gambler in the literal sense. I occasionally buy a lotto ticket, but I’m not much fun in a Casino. I’ll sit on a penny machine, bored out of my mind for all of five minutes, because I’m not willing to risk much money hoping to win. 

In those instances, I don’t expect to win so I don’t risk...

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I'm Introducing Myself to a New Person Every Day for 66 Days


In the 66 Days of Bold Action episode of my podcast, Master Your Mission, I talked about my experience of taking one bold action per day for 66 days. In that episode, I talk about how doing that affected me and changed me for the better. If you haven’t heard it yet, go check it out.

I also mentioned, in that episode, that I’m ready to do it again. I’m ready to take one bold action per day for 66 days to get me out of my comfort zone and closer to achieving a goal, so I asked for your help.

I wanted you to help me choose what my bold action would be, and I gave you three options to choose from. 

A) Wake up every morning at 4 am.

B) Go Live every day on social media.

C) Introduce myself to someone new every day.

The overwhelming winner, was—of course—C) Introduce myself to someone new every day. 

So during my 66 Days of Bold Action Challenge, that starts July 15th, I’ll be going up to some random person every day for 66 days to...

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I Recorded Episode 100 of My Podcast - Issa Celebration!


If you can hear the sound of my voice (or read this article), yesterday I recorded episode 100 of my podcast, Master Your Mission! ONE ZERO ZEROOOOO! I actually wore a tux as I wrote this article and recorded my episode. It’s a momentous occasion! 

First I want to thank my momma and my daddy for making a real G! Thank you Pookie and Day Day for being the realest, and thank you to everyone who listens to this podcast. From the bottom of my heart, I truly appreciate you coming back to listen to my podcast every day to hear what I have to say, because I know that you could be somewhere else doing something else with your time.

If you’re a close personal friend of mine or if you happen to have been listening to my podcast from day 1, then you know that this is a huge milestone for me. Tres Amigos, Trinity Comedy, Doc, I think I told you all about this wild idea and y’all probably thought, “Aw shit. Here he goes!” But thank you for not...

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Get Out of Your Feelings & Get Into the Bag

When we’re planning our next big move, we often think too much about who will like our business idea or whatever it is we want to do in life. We wonder whether people will laugh at us, talk about us, think our ideas are stupid, and on and on. Sometimes we even go so far as to base the decision to actually take action or do nothing on our assumption of what people will say.

We all think about things like this, but if you ever want to accomplish anything in life, you have to move forward—in spite of those thoughts. There will be people who feel you and people who don’t. You have to do what you dream of doing anyway. 

Consider the fact that there are people who genuinely don’t like Beyonce’s music. You may wonder how that’s possible, but those people actually exist. Them not liking her music doesn’t make them haters because—remember those things called opinions? Everyone’s got one and everyone is entitled to theirs. ...

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The Cost of Keeping a Job You Hate


Would you rather be an entrepreneur, doing what you love but not making much money or would you rather work for someone doing something you hate but making a lot of money?

I asked this question on Instagram today.

Pretty much everyone who responded said that they would rather be an entrepreneur. The money doesn’t really matter when it comes to peace and the freedom of being your own boss.

So what are people to do when they want to be entrepreneurs but happen to really hate what they do for a living? First of all, I can definitely relate to feeling like this. Working a job you hate can cause you to feel depressed, stressed, and a shitty mess—no matter how much it pays. 

Let’s look at how that job you hate is really affecting your life, and again, I have first hand experience with this topic.

You’re probably not giving the job your all. You probably go to work and half ass it just enough to keep getting a paycheck. Your password to everything at...

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One Bold Action Per Day (Week 8 Update)


Eight weeks ago, on February 21st, I made the commitment to take one bold action per day for 66 days. If you’re interested in hearing previous updates, check out my podcast, Master Your Mission, on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play to get caught up.

I chose 66 days, because according to studies, it takes 66 days to form a habit. I’m a big believer in leading by example, so in making this commitment, I wanted to do two things:

  1. Show other people that taking action toward accomplishing their life goals is not as scary as it looks.
  2. Make taking bold actions a habit—or second nature—in my life. 

Another important thing to note is that I defined a bold action as one that:

  • Moves me out of my comfort zone and closer to my goals.
  • Defies an irrational fear that I’ve allowed to hold me back in the past.

I am happy to report to you that yesterday (Thursday) was day 56, and at this point, I am steamrolling through this challenge! The bold action that...

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No One is Coming to Save You


Have you ever known someone who’s extremely smart and so talented that they can literally do anything—so much so that you secretly kinda hate them sometimes because they’re just so damn good at everything they do—but they seem to be letting all that talent go to waste? They desperately want to but aren’t pursuing their passions and sharing their gifts, because they seem to be waiting on someone to do it for them or for something great to fall in their lap. They’re miserable where they are but they’re stuck and won’t make a move.

I know people like this. Hell, this used to be me. Then one day I realized that no one and nothing was coming to save me. No religious belief, no long lost rich uncle (turns out, I don’t even have one), no talent agent—no one.

Maybe that person you know is you. Let’s get really honest right now, because being brutally honest is really the only way out of your misery. What are you...

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One Bold Action Per Day Update

If you listen to my Master Your Mission podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play Music (yes, that was a shameless plug), then you might remember that back on February 21, I committed to taking one bold action per day for 66 days.

My goal is to make taking bold actions a habit in my life or second nature. Just so you know, I defined a bold action as one that a) moves me out of my comfort zone and closer to my goals and b) defies an irrational fear that I’ve allowed to hold me back in the past.

I also challenged you to take one bold action per day toward something that you want in life.

So I made it to the 2 week mark, taking (at least) one bold action per day and I wanted to update you on how things have gone.

For the last 17 days, I’ve recorded an episode of my podcast every single day—something I was horrified to do just two weeks ago. I’ve also been posting informative videos to my Instagram account (another thing I was afraid of doing).

I’ve grown...

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