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Ambitious Society

For the longest I had the hardest time finding a business commandment that represented something I stand for yet wasn't corny or cliche. Right before I took this course I was going through a rough time in my life and still am. The only difference is this class and your book Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out has taught me to work my ass off and not to make excuses why I am not achieving my dreams. I been doing hip hop and trying to establish my brand since I was 16.

This is a marquis with my rap name Texas Boy at the time. The reason this is important to me is because this was my first live performance and was nervous yet excited to finally perform in front of a crowd of people. It was my first paid gig as well. This is the day I knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

I never really had a huge support group behind me and even my parents have said focus on college not this music sh**. I've lost many friends along the way who have said the same things. I have suffered roadblock after roadblock and have even prayed for some kind of direction. That's when I heard about this course and then bought the book almost immediately after. 

A song I listen to on the regular called Ambition off Wale's second album which is also called Ambition. The reason I chose a couple bars from this song is because I feel like I have always been ambitious and maybe too ambitious sometimes in what I do. The bars I thought were the most powerful came from the hook when Wale said "They gon' love me for my ambition/ Easy to dream a dream, though its harder to live it. Those two bars are powerful because we all have dreams but we rarely ever follow through with them. The business commandment I came up with from these bars is Don't just dream it, Do it!!!!

No matter if you are a music artist, a painter, graphic designer or even a cop go and get it. Don't let the gatekeepers hinder you. Just focus on the goalkeepers just like Marc Ecko says in his book.

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