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Bad Influences

I have oft been accused of being a bad influence, but I strongly disagree with that assessment. Live life!

Encouraging people to celebrate themselves and life is literally the opposite of a bad influence. Encouraging people to take care of themselves, and do what they need to do, ignoring the precepts of what society thinks you should or should not do, this is the opposite of a bad influence. Society itself is the bad influence. Encouraging people to ignore it and do their own thing is the epitome of good influence.

We have a rule around my house, “Whatever it takes to get you to tomorrow.” That means, we live in an utterly judgement free house. Obviously, we stop short of enabling addictive or abusive behaviors, but other than that, you do you and nobody is allowed to say anything about it.

Social Post April 14, 2016 at 10:21AM

#TBT at the good old Tobacco Road with Trek 6 doing some live muraling before he got all world famous. From August 8, 2011 via Facebook

Social Post April 13, 2016 at 10:19PM

Mmmm… drunk post deleted. If you caught it, well, you know a little more about it me. If you missed it, well, that’ll teach for looking away from Facebook. via Facebook

Social Post April 13, 2016 at 09:55PM

Dear old bitter disillusioned cynical Miamians, I finally get it. I really do. I would like to apologize for any of the times I might have mocked you or disrespected your opinion. I really had no idea.

I see what you see now. Hundreds, thousands of people working so hard to do what is right to make our cities better, people who really understand what needs to be done and how to do it, who have experience and knowledge from research and deep connections to the community literally killing themselves to try to make a better place for our residents to live, work and love.

And then the leadership comes in and does things so colossally stupid, it is beyond belief. It is like they are specifically doing the things that are the direct opposite of what would be the smart and right thing to do. It really is mind boggling. It is so surreal, you cannot even believe it is happening in real life, it feels like some bad science-fiction TV show.

I understand your frustration, now, after 13 years. And frustration does not remotely do it justice, what you are feeling. I’m not sure there is a word so strident as to properly express that feeling of extreme incredulity at how bad it is.

So, once again, my apologies to you, the real Miamians, for not listening to you, not respecting your insights all these years. via Facebook

Social Post April 13, 2016 at 12:50PM

ARTISTS! Come to this tonight!!! We need you! via Facebook

Social Post April 13, 2016 at 12:13PM

Dear fam! Life Is Art, Inc need one or two volunteers to staff our table at the Sweat Records Sweat’s Record Store Day Get Down w/ SHABAZZ PALACES! this Saturday, April 16th from 8pm to 11pm.

It will be a pretty easy assignment, mainly hand out stickers and take names for the email list. We need someone responsible who is good at interacting with the public. Post below or message me if you are available. Thank you! via Facebook

Social Post April 13, 2016 at 09:33AM

#ProTip, if it is not working, STOP IT! Try something different. I see the same people fighting the same battles with the same weapons day in and day out. Quit it. Your whining is really wearing me down.

Step back. Stop thinking you know what you are doing. Get a coach. Get a consultant. Get a mentor. Find someone else with a different perspective and different skills to talk to. FOR FUCK’S SAKE STOP DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND CRYING ABOUT HOW IT DOESN’T WORK!

Let me tell you, I’ve been a business coach for decades. I help people get their own businesses going. You guys know that, all of you come to me with your questions about how to do this or that. And I know the answers, right? I have massive knowledge and experience in this area.

BUT, when I found myself stuck in my own business, the FIRST thing I did, as soon as I could, was find other consultants, advisors, to come in and help me take a fresh look. Stop whining about how nothing is working and DO THAT.

Get some other people to come in and tell you how you are doing everything wrong and LISTEN. And do what they say. Get your own ego out of your way (that took me a bit to master). Nobody expects you to know everything. Nobody is going to look down on you because you don’t have all the answers. People will respect you MORE if they see you listening to the wise advice of other experts.

“A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

(PS: No, I am NOT pitching you to hire me as your business coach. I don’t do that anymore.)

(At this rate, I’m going to have to rename my #LateNightRant as #EarlyMorningRant ) via Facebook

Social Post April 12, 2016 at 11:57PM

Oh wait, add “disruptor” to “innovation”, the words that will get you throat-punched. Meaningless, stupid, useless concepts. via Facebook

Social Post April 12, 2016 at 04:18PM

Just wanted to let you know, the weather is still ridiculously awesome via Facebook

Social Post April 12, 2016 at 12:44AM

We can have matching Kenneth Carrington Wilcox via Facebook