Imagine being a high school student and realizing that you won’t be able to go with your friends to prom because ICE is banging on your door, ready to take you away.
Imagine thinking about walking into traffic so you won’t have to be a burden to your children anymore, who have been struggling to help pay for your medical expenses.
Imagine being a fawn nudging your mother’s bloodied lifeless body, and recognizing that you are now all alone.
And then imagine yourself saying, “today we are all Republicans.”
I strongly condemn lawless violence against Republican officials, even though they are directly responsible for unspeakable cruelty. I even have sympathy and love for them. But make no mistake, the Republican Party has made a pact with discrimination, exclusion, and death, and I won’t ignore that.
If today, we are to put aside our differences, love each other, and truly condemn violence against one another — regardless of our beliefs or heritage — we cannot be Republicans. We can’t even be Americans. We have to be something more.
I look back on my old elementary school report cards and there was a consistent pattern for at least a decade. Straight A’s in one column for academic proficiency.
And in the other column an inconsistent string of U’s (unsatisfactory) and S’s (satisfactory)for citizenship.
Never once did I get an O (for outstanding) in citizenship. And I never understood how that grade mattered. I couldn’t grasp that why I was being graded on my ability to comply with a set of rules that seemed arbitrary.
I remember raising my voice at a parent/teacher thing because I was CERTAIN I knew the material better than Ms. Williams. One day and I made a point to let the class know the correction of something that was factually wrong via an open debate with the teacher and adult and me a 5th grader. And the moment I will never forget… she said “Yes, Maceo you were right and I was wrong but that’s not the point. You need to respect my authority as a teacher and be quiet until I call on your or you I’ll continue to have Unsatisfactory citizenship.”
That shit broke me, and I stayed quiet for a while thinking about what that all meant. It occurred to me that her concern wasn’t educating me. But maintaining a specific type of learning environment. She went on to dig into me morally for being disruptive and selfish while I argued that if the information was flat out wrong it was good to disrupt the class to correct it. It was an argument I lost.
My parents broke it down to me that school was a game and I could see it that way and excel or I could continue to push against it and continue to struggle. That’s been my relationship with social authority my whole life. Oscillating between seeing it as some foolish game necessary for survival or trying to push against it to get the right answers.
Spilling the beans on my entire SEO process.
One of my channels got 1,000+ free views yesterday from YouTube sending me competitor traffic and it’s because I set this stuff up correctly.
Super easy once you have a process, mainly copying and pasting. Struggling to get people to come to YOU in your business and want to make sales without prospecting all day? Reach out. Let’s setup some systems that work for you while you’re not working
When you finish a medicated lolipop and a double espresso at the same time then look down and think “Ben what in the actual fuck…”
All I’ve gotta say is…
…today is going to be interesting. My creations might be even crazier than usual and I am 100% okay with that. Glad I work for myself at home
I first came across Virginia Rosenberg when she wrote a viral article called “Converting Hidden Spiritual Racism Into Sacred Activism” (read it: bit.ly/virginiarosenberg) and it was like OH MY GOD SOMEONE ELSE IS SAYING THIS and I felt less alone. A year later, she’s teaching Embodied Astrology: Consciously connecting with our living archetypes for self-realization and social change at #MagicalRadical Art + Writing Retreat. She will be doing the charts of everyone who attends and offering guided movement; I’ll facilitate a project incorporating the music of the spheres. Limited spaces remain! See the whole lineup of guest teachers at >>>bit.ly/magicalradical2017<<<
Wrapping up a few projects for clients…
…and then we launch THIS to compliment the Bliss & Business product line and show you how to automate all 3 of OUR products to pull sales from YouTube, Facebook and Websites while cutting 60%+ of the workload.
If only someone put together a central hub where you had the job applications to post, the test projects for the outsourcers, the systems to manage them and all the training they needed…oh wait…
So I decided to get as good at ranking websites as I am at ranking YouTube videos and week 1 was a great start. Team has 2,500+ pages up so far. 10,000+ after this weekend.
But shit…outranking Life Script and Web MD (top 500 sites in the world) and claiming a #1 spot on Google within 24 hours?
I am a FAN!!! And guess how much of it I touch? Zero Quick question…is this picture too much? Don’t answer that. Feeling ruthless haha
People make $1,000 in their business…
“I JUST MADE $1,000. WHO COULD USE AN EXTRA THOUSAND IN THEIR BUSINESS? I’LL SHOW YOU HOW TO D-“
Shhhhhh shhhhh shh no no no. Go take your $1,000 and invest it into automating the SECOND thousand and THEN you have something worth telling people about…if you even wanna tell them anymore