The Screen Actors Guild of Everyday People: A deeper a look at the nature of hypocrisy and its grip on the minds of men with guests Comedian Michael Colyar and Kevin Barringer. Commercial free. Running time 01:49:41
The Anger-MIS-Management Show: A deeper look at when personal boundaries are crossed, and what to do when your cool is lost with guests Comedian Corey Holcomb and Kevin Barringer. Commercial free. Running time 01:38:32
The Black Gate Keepers of Continued White Dominance: A deeper look at the question of does white dominance work because of willful black participation with Kevin Barringer. Commercial free. Running time 01:51:49
Amazing, inspiring, fun, friend making, friend supporting, contact making uplifting empowering trip. Lots of love, laughter, people full of life.
Welcome to L.A.
First time flying since 9-11.
My flight to L.A. was so early, my flight left 20 minutes before the baggage check in staff were to open.
With it being an early flight and the airport two hours away, I took Mom’s suggestion and found a hotel that allowed me to leave my car at the hotel and shuttle me to and from the airport.
TSA experience: Actually pretty decent: Thanks to several people I know, who do fly, and who gave great advice. It also made it easier to have a carry-on only. No wait for bags at baggage claim. Overall, flight to and from were fine. TSA wait time both ways were approx 10 minutes. As far as flying, I have always been fine with the actual flying, Overall flying experience, since I had not flown since before 9-11 and TSA, it was fine.
Lesson from Flying and TSA:
My fears and preconceived ideas on TSA were unfounded. Yes, at certain times, the line can be long, however, agree or disagree that TSA should be in operation or the current rules in place, they are here. And once we accept that and most people know, and follow the rules, going thru TSA is one more step in the process to flying.
Staying with friends vs. staying at the hotel.
Traffic in L.A. is crazy. Driving from the hotel to Billionaire’s office would have been a logistical nightmare and waste of time to reconnect every day. Billionaire was kind to offer a free place to stay. Benefits: Money saver, allows for more time to be spent with connect with more people.
Great friends are a blessing and add to your wealth and I am definitely blessed and wealthy. I was able to meet many wonderful people in person, spend time with and get to know. To all the people I met and spent time with in L.A., I thank your love and kindness.
Meeting my cousin: 6 years and a trip to L.A.: It was a true blessing to meet with McKenzie again. She is a sweet lady and her energy warms the room. My true blessing and gratitude was introducing McKenzie and Billionaire. Both are doing incredible work to help kids. Check out Playworks.org. I believe they can and will work together in the future.
Time moves quickly. Appreciate family; reach out to them, whether they respond often or not. Let them know someone cares for them. Send them a note of inspiration and saying you care. Have no expectation of contact in return. As we walk thru life and meet people, let us connect people who we believe may be able to uplift and support one another.
Birthday Party / Launch Party:
Billionaire P.A. is amazing. It was his birthday party and a party to launch his newest short film / music video. It was way more than your typical birthday party. He hosted a “Wealthy Wednesday’ event which is very inspirational and supportive. “Wealthy Wednesday” events are where you tell what you’re doing to execute your dream. It also is a great way to connect with people who can and will support you and whom you can support. There were speakers and singers. There was a 16 yo DJ who also was given the spotlight to sing (which was being a singer is one. And sing he did. Look for more from PJ on the future.
One of the best features: after speaking your dream, Billionaire asks what you need to help you live your dream. Then, asks everyone in attendance, if there is anyone with those skill sets. It is up to you to connect with those people.
I told my story of how Billionaire and I met, how I came to support him, speak my dream, and how I am executing my dream. Standing in front of a group of people and speaking is outside my comfort zone. We only grow outside out comfort zone.
“With God at my back and Billionaire and Wealthy Minds at my front, I can only stand upright and move forward.” Robert Overstreet
The energy is incredible, powerful, uplifting, full of love. It used to be difficult for me to walk up to people, introduce myself and start a conversation. Thanks to Billionaire’s Wealthy Minds events, they have given me the courage to introduce myself and improve my networking skills.
Driving around L.A. with Billionaire preparing for the party gave me a great appreciation for all the hard work that takes place behind the scenes. He was kind to tell me every time we were in another town in L.A. Actually, I stayed confused to the exact location all day. I did periodically use the GPS on my phone to give me an idea. It was a lot of work, yet, it was fun hanging out with him. He had fun driving thru as many different towns as possible so that I can say I was in every town around L.A.
Things that make you go hmmm… While running around L.A. with billionaire gathering cakes, supplies, and organizing people for the party, something happened that made me stop and catch my breath.
One of the many addresses we stopped was “1942”.
Later in the evening, we stopped by the music studio, where he found the other DJ to work his party. While there, we met a young couple who were recently married. Their wedding date: “August 8th”.
Mr. Zo Williams is genuine, a good man with a beautiful heart and soul. Also, I am honored to have met Bobby Glanton-Smith, Hassan-Karim McCullough (founder of OUI Juice), and Chris Purnell. I listened / watched “The Zo What? Morning Show” live from the green room. I have great respect for all that Zo and his crew are doing to improve humanity. They take on all types of topics and go where many are afraid to go. I had a good time meeting Zo and the crew at the studio and see where the show is recorded.
Lesson: Reaffirms why I support Zo and his mission.
Friendships / Relationships:
Billionaire P.A. and I connected thru his passion and company he created “Wealthy Minds”. I have an extreme amount of love and respect for Billionaire for living his dream of motivating and inspiring all people to live their dream and to teach them the power of a wealthy mind. There have been many who have left the life of negativity, many keep on walking, it is the exception who are reaching back and helping the rest of us. Billionaire is exceptional!! I am proud to call him friend and brother.
Life is fun walking around town with Billionaire. Our friendship is confusing to many (being of different races and our age difference). I like to believe that although people are shocked, people are inspired. When we live with an open heart and open mind, we will be a amazed and blessed at the people with whom we connect.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Once we get past the outside and connect with people for what’s on the inside, we attract and connect with beautiful people around the world.
The reactions are funny, our friendship is a great example that when we open our hearts and minds, we open up the possibility to some fantastic friendships. Billionaire and I like to tell people we are brothers (brothers from another mother) and ask people if they see the family resemblance. The look on people’s face is priceless.
“We all come from different walks of life, that doesn’t mean we can’t walk together”. Billionaire P.A.
Billionaire made a statement about relationships that is spot on, that made total sense, and really made things clear for me.
Each person you meet, work your way back (he said 10 people) through how you met that person. As you realize you meet quality people because of one person in particular, you will value that person’s relationship even more.
Completely explains why I value my relationship more and feel a strong bond, friendship, and appreciation with Zo Williams and Billionaire P.A.
I appreciate Billionaire for making the choice to not schedule anything the two days following the party, so we could hang out and have fun.
Most importantly he took a day for himself. Billionaire deserved the time off. He does so much for so many, it was good to watch him relax.
And I appreciate him and Serrano for showing me around L.A.
They took me to numerous places (Hollywood blvd, Santa Monica Pier, Mel’s Diner, The Grove), to name a few. I’ll have to go back for more.
I am thankful for all the people I met, spent time with, getting together with different ones and being shown around and just having a really good time. As I grow thru the years, it does not matter what we do or where we are, I find the most fun in being with people with good hearts and souls.
Thank you everyone who I saw, met, made friends with, hung out with, who gave me a place to stay. Thanks for the love, laughter, positive energy, inspiration, and the great times!!!
This week the government has shut down. Regardless of your political beliefs, the fact is people are out of work without pay and with no idea of how many days of pay we will lose.
This provides me opportunity to show my faith in God and myself. Also, to be an example of positivity. I can say with 100% accuracy that I have survived all challenging moments in the past. This too I will survive.
We must accept that which we cannot control. Trying to control that which is not yours to control will drive you up the crazy pole. What you can control is your attitude, feelings and thoughts.
I choose to take this opportunity as a life lesson to strengthen my positive attitude and faith in God and myself.
This article contains my beliefs on the real cause of anger among youths and adults (especially men) and my recommended solution.
Why have I written this article on a positive living site?
This article is on my positive living site because I believe anger strongly relates to our youth growing up in a negative environment. Kids are crying out because they are angry and frustrated. The media has provided a large medium for our youth to get attention. Our children are crying, we need to listen, provide them the help and tools they need to better their future and all those around them.
Every life is valuable and deserves to be safe from harm and to live with kindness, dignity, and respect.
Our right to bear arms.
I do believe in the right to bear arms. I believe in gun safety and responsibility.
I do not believe there is any reason the average citizen needs an assault rifle. The average citizen does not need access to high capacity clips.
I am fine with a national registry. We can improve and enforce gun laws. I believe we need to strengthen the straw purchase laws. If you buy a gun for someone you know could not or should not have one, it should be a felony with very strong penalties.
I don’t own a gun and have no desire to own and gun. I respect and I will protect your right to own a gun.
Until we start eliminating the real cause for anger, I believe we need to make it difficult for our angered and frustrated youth to gain access to weapons that can kill themselves and many lives in a short amount of time.
I believe we have a behavior problem with youth that has stemmed from the negative environment in which they are being raised.
How I have formed this belief.
Listening to Zo Williams (Voice of Reason), his guests and many callers have provided me with a better understanding about all the different relationships from their personal experiences of how they were raised and the communities in which they grew up.
The issue that caught my attention the most, listening to Zo Williams and his guests and callers, has been how boys today are being raised without a positive male role model / influence, a living example to show them how to treat themselves, women and other people with kindness, dignity, and respect. Kids can be told what to do and how to behave, however, the best you can do for a child is to provide them a living example of how to treat yourself with dignity and respect, and how to treat others with dignity and respect.
Solution: Zo is doing a fantastic job of teaching us adults how we go from broken relationships to repaired relationships. We first need to fix ourselves. Fixing ourselves means we must learn our current behaviors so we can correct our behavior. Correcting our behavior and becoming better people allows us to become a living example of what to do and how to treat others which our children can follow.
Damaged home. A lot of men and boys today have anger and I believe it is a result of the damaged home they are from. We need to focus on repairing our homes. By repair, I mean creating a home, regardless of single or married households, where everyone in the home treats each other with kindness, dignity, and respect. Too many men have grown up and are growing up without a father. Boys need a positive male role model.
Being raised in a positive environment. I was fortunate to grow up in a positive environment. My father was a living example of how to treat yourself and others with kindness, dignity, and respect. My uncle, on occasion, found himself between jobs and would call my dad for support. My dad would see him through and help him so he would not be on the street. My dad was devoted to family and believed family was there to support each other. This is where I learned about empathy and helping others. I was raised with self worth and that I mattered. And that ALL lives are to be valued. I watched my parents show respect for themselves and all people they came in contact with. My dad would pick up hitchhikers; he stopped to help a college age girl with a flat tire. My dad's example of conduct helped me learn how to deal with anger and frustration. Many young boys AND girls do not have living examples of behavior.
An angry teenager. (Negative energy) Twenty plus years ago, I had a 15 year old waiting on my doorstep when I got home from work. His parents gave him every material thing he wanted. They did not spend any time with him. One of his class assignments was to write something good about his life. He looked at me and said he could not come up with anything. That broke my heart. He took me into his bedroom and showed me where he had punched holes in his walls. There was no punishment for the holes in his walls. He had no parental structure or parental involvement. This kid had lots of anger. If I would have heard his name on the news for shooting up his school, I would not have been surprised. The saddest part of all, his mother was a psychologist. He felt total isolation. He was not in any trouble with the law. He was a good kid at heart who was in a lot of pain.
I believe we have children in today's society who are hurting and angry because they have parents who are not present. We have youth you are lacking parent(s) support and involvement (they are not putting their children first; the parents themselves are damaged and are passing along their damage to their children). These damaged parents are not providing their kids a safe place to fall. We count on our family to be a place of comfort and support and to shield us from the rest of the world. Too much pressure and responsibility is being put on kids today because their parents are too concerned about their own life and in some cases, arguing with all of their exes. Some damaged adults are punishing their ex by not letting them see their child. While hurting the ex, they are creating damage to their child by not letting them see their father.
Ultimately, I do not believe our problem with anger is the cause of guns. I believe it is an effect of a much larger problem. I believe the cause is damaged households. I believe we have damaged households bringing up damaged kids. Too many kids today are not being told and shown they are valuable, and to value themselves. And they are not be taught and shown self worth. They also do not have good examples of how to respect others because all the adults in their lives are not showing respect and kindness to other adults. When you don't value your own life, you won't value another person's life.
Everyone needs to know they have value, self worth, and know that they have someone to count on for support and guidance.
If you felt like no one cared about you and you had no support structure, how would this make you feel?
Somewhere along the way, some adults have become disconnected and into a negative mindset.
Stress: We all feed off of each other's energy. Due to many reasons in today's society; the economy, the wars, job,, etc. outside stress is being brought into the home and adding to the stress within the home. Children feel your stress. It is good for all of us to learn how to manage stress. Stress does and will exist in our lives, it is a matter of managing stress appropriately. Aim for a calm and peaceful household. It is ok to ask for outside help.
I believe in our youth and that given the opportunity, they will do better once they know better. They need a support structure and to know they are valued, that they are loved, they have a safe place to fall, and they will be heard.
Zo Williams is helping reach adults to understand their behavior and to dig deep within themselves to learn and better their behavior. Before you can change your behavior, you must know your behavior.
Billionaire P.A is empowering our youth by teaching them the power of their mind. Billionaire P.A. is a living example of living in a negative environment and changing his mindset to positive. He has been on both sides and he lives what he speaks.
I believe as we continue to guide our children into a positive mindset, that they will bless themselves, us, and future generations with positive and powerful benefits. They will be involved with their children by being living examples of kindness, respect, and dignity to themselves and others.
This is why I support Zo Williams, and Billionaire P.A. and all the other family members on my site. They have the tools and the passion to help us ALL improve ourselves, our children, and our society.
I strongly support ALL people empowering our youth. Our youth deserve a strong happy successful life. As adults we have a responsibility to guide them in the right direction.
Once, we realize we all already have the tools to live positive within us, the world of opportunities and blessing opens wide.
Thank you for reading this whole article. I am a citizen who loves, cares and values everyone in society. I respect everyone's thoughts and opinions.
Life's Lesson (Everything that Happens to us is an Opportunity to Learn and Grow) updated March 24, 2013
How does Life's Lesson apply to living a positive life?
Once we accept that everything that happens to us (good and bad), happens for us, we are able to let down the wall of anger, fear, and negativity and stop fighting and complaining. Once we stop fighting and complaining, and understand that we are letting fear control our thoughts and afraid we are not up to the challenge of handling the challenges before us, our wall of negativity drops lower.
This helps our attitude of gratitude for the good things in life and the bad things provide a measure for the good things and helps us appreciate the good all the more.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson, Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
Every day has a life lesson. When the day is going smooth, say thank you. The lesson is appreciation. And you are receiving rewards for good energy you have been living. When the day is a little rough or a lot rough, say thank you, smile, and tell yourself and the universe, "I accept your challenge." It is the rough and challenging moments in life that help us grow and provide opportunities to prove to ourselves of the strength within. Your current issues will be brought in from the universe in the form of lessons to help you learn and work thru these issues. Pay attention and try to learn the lesson. Until the lesson is learned it will come thru again in another form.
When you first wake up, say your gratitudes. Your attitude and what you think set the tone for the day. Life's Lesson Quotes
by Robert Overstreet This week my lesson was faith. I'm looking at a furlough and 20 reduction in pay for several months. I am blessed with a great career. This is temporary and I will still be employed. As a co worker said, "I can do 20 percent temporary versus 0 percent permanent." And despite the temporary reduction in pay, I will still be very doing very well.
I have faith in myself that I will be fine. And I am looking at the lesson the Lord is putting forth. I believe my lesson will teach me how blessed I truly am. This will make me appreciate even more how much I have and to continue to remember everyone else to continue to support those who are wanting a helping hand. That my hand is available.
Because of my faith and looking at life positively, I know that everything will be fine. BE positive LIVE positive, FEEL positive. "You can never have too much faith". Billionaire P.A.
How does Daily Gratitude apply to living a positive life?
Gratitude is a feeling and when you are feeling appreciation for your blessings your thoughts bring you in into the “now”. Being in the moment puts you in a place of peace. When you are in peace you are able to be positive.
As you eat breakfast to nourish your body, gratitude nourishes your soul. Living in gratitude and thankful for your blessings and everything and everyone in your life puts you in a happy place. This also, sends to the universe positive energy which returns to you.
Personal experience: Daily gratitude email:
List three things of which your grateful
Send to your friends.
In turn, they will write their three items and share with you.
Everyone sends an email and in turn receives from each of the rest of your friends.
Knowing you will be listing three items of gratitude to send to your friends, you will be more focused thruought the day to look for things of which you are grateful. This will help you focus on gratitude and positivity.
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
How does being a Teacher and a Student apply to living a positive life?
By learning and teaching how to treat each other, we can learn the results of positive and negative behavior. Positive behavior has many more benefits and rewards.
What we learn from people makes them the teacher and us the student. What people learn from us makes us the teacher and them the student.
As we make our journey through this world, we learn, from every person we meet and we teach every person who meets us.
We learn how some people live in negative energy, while others live in positive energy. The negative energy is exhausting and draining. The positive energy is refreshing, uplifting, and we feel renewed sense of strength. We learn how both make us feel. We need to learn what behaviors are within each environment so that we can teach the good behaviors to our students so they feel the positive and refreshed. People will want to be around you when you are teaching a lesson of renewed energy and strength. And you will attract more uplifting positive people.
As we progress through life, we will pay attention to how other people treat us and make us feel. People can say the nicest things to us, yet their actions are the opposite. As students, our lesson to learn is how to treat people.The best way to treat people comes from a positve energy source. Especially since we believe in ourselves, and we know we deserve to be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect. We shall stand up for ourselves; give the person a chance to apologize and mend their ways with us. If they choose the opposite, we will walk and make a note to avoid these type people in the future.
As students, we learn how it feels when people treat us negatively or positively. We will toss the negative and keep the positive. We shall teach our students a better lesson through positive verbal and nonverbal communication. We shall have made mental notes on how each energy source made us feel as a student, so when our students are learning from us (the teacher), we will make a conscience decision to teach a lesson of treating people with kindness, dignity, and respect thru positive energy. Always remember to live so that our words and actions are in unison.
We need to take all the lessons learned (good and bad) as a student, filter them and strive to put forth quality, positive, and refreshing information to our students. Strive to make people feel better about themselves while they are in your presence and leave them feeling uplifted and happy for spending time with you.
“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth.” Dan Rather
“Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them.” Author Unknown
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.” Margaret Fuller
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” Carl Jung
How does Conflict Resolution apply to living a positive life?
Unresolved conflict leads to stress. And when you are stressed, it leads to negative thoughts and energy. When you learn to resolve conflicts and especially respectfully, you are then able to bring peace and happiness into your life. This leads to positive energy.
Conflict is a natural part of relationships. As relationships grow, we learn more about each other and our differences in beliefs. Most of the differences are non threatening and are our life experiences that make us who we are. When our friend / spouse / loved one says or does something that bothers us, we need to take a deep breath, count to ten (wait till we are calm) before letting our loved one know how, what they did or said, made us feel. Refrain from being accusatory and confrontational. Be honest and straight forward, kind, polite, and respectful.
Good friends and loved ones want what is best for us. They love us unconditionally, and are our strength of support in good times and bad and help us grow. We need to see where our friend / loved one is coming from (put ourselve in their shoes). When we have a friend / loved one who actually has intention on making us feel bad, it’s time to reevaluate the relationship. See Cultivate within Garden of Great Friendships. Accept your loved one’s apology graciously and inlcude a big hug. Forgive and move on.
Always be open to receiving comments from friends / loved ones of something you said or did. Own up to what you said or did and apologize. We are human and somettimes we say or do things unintentional that hurts our loved ones feelings.
It is okay to agree to disagree. Some issues are sensitive topics and it does not mean either person loves each other any less. This means you are mature enough to say, I still love you and respect you AND mean it.
Personal experience: I had a friend that we had two distinct views on one topic. In the scheme of our friendship, we were there for each other when needed and we had full respect for each other. Some people said we sounded like a married couple becasue we would finish each others sentences. The reason the friendship ended was because my job relocated me across country. He had married and I was still single. It was a friendship in our 20s and in youth. Natural time to move on for both of us.
Choose your friends wisely, those who are positive, you can be yourself around and love and accept you for who whole self.
“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” Jim Morrison
“Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is”. Jim Morrison
“We know from our experience that it is easier to develop trust in another person or in a group if we believe that we can disagree, and we will not be abandoned or hurt for our differences. It is difficult to trust those who deny us the right to be ourselves.” Susan Wheelan “An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.” Lynn Johnston