Monday, November 28, 2011

Who Is More Responsible?

Greetings Happy People,

I need your help for this post. I would like for you to tell me which person is more responsible? It has nothing to do with politics, race, gender, religion, or anything that can be seen on the outside. All I want to know is that from these two people alone. Which one is more responsible?

- This person pays the bills and other essential items.
- This person chooses to be self sufficient.
- This person takes care of family with the result of children becoming better.
- This person takes the time to get to know people before judging them.
- Whenever a mess is involved, this person find ways to get out of them.
- This person has vision, goals, and follows through with them.
- If wrong is done, this person will do things to make it right.
- This person moves on and takes action.
- This person always find ways to become better, despite any circumstances.

- This person spends irresponsibly and risk losing essential items.
- This person always asks for a handout (as if the world owes this person something).
- This person shirks off  family responsibilities, causing their children to become worse.
- This person always judges other people on looks alone.
- Whenever a mess is involved, this person always complain (sometimes over dramatically).
- This person has vision and goals, but does nothing with them.
- If wrong is done, this person will either not do anything, pass it along, or simply appease to it.
- This person stays still and find excuses.
- This person sits in the same spot, feeling comfortable around its environment.

Somehow it surprises and frightens me that people cannot tell the difference.

I know people that fit both of these categories. And sure enough, one will come out further than the other.

If you fit the description of PERSON A - you will become a success at whatever you do.

If you fit the description of PERSON B - I could tell you things, but it's up to you  to do what you want. I just won't be surprised with the consequences you bring on to yourself.

Can you tell me which person is more responsible? If so, can you tell me which person you are?

That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention,


Jesse I-I-I

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bragging Rights

Greetings Happy People,

Have you ever met someone that brags too much about something so little?

Unfortunately, I have met people like this. Whether they are relatives or complete strangers, they seem to get a kick out of bragging. It's good to have certain things and be proud of them, but it's another story when a person takes it over the top. One person's over-bragging can easily be seen as someone's let down.

As a strong believer in karma. I am a man that chooses to be careful with whatever he does or says. It doesn't matter if the deed is good or not. What goes around, WILL come around. If I do good, I will get good. If I do bad, I will surely get it!!

A good story about this example happened at a barber shop many years ago. I saw a guy walking into the place, wearing a UNLV jacket, overly bragging to his friends about what he is doing in college. His boys thought he was amazing. He continued to talk about the girls, the "easy" classes, and anything else that would boost his ego to the nearest planet.

Then, this "winner" walked up to yours truly. Mistaking me for my youthful appearance, he said "Maybe you will come out of high school and be just like me!!" He looked me up and down and said, "Then again, MAYBE NOT!!"

After that comment, he laughed out loud with his boys.

As soon as the laughter died down, I told him that I that was not in high school.

"Oh yeah??!!" he replied, "Well what school DO you go to?"

I pointed at his jacket and said "UNLV."

With an annoying, cocky smirk on his face he said, "What do YOU know about UNLV? You probably just some no-name Freshman pretending to be someone!!"

I looked at him and told him that I wasn't a Freshman. I was graduating at the end of the year.

That guy's smirk started to go away very slowly.

In his attempt to still look good in front of his boys, he said "Well I bet you going out of here with an easy major!! What are going to graduate with? Hotel Administration? Women's Studies? Sociology?"

I looked up in his face and said, "Oh it's just a Civil Engineering degree."

The place went silent.

Knowing that his ego just got crushed, the guy changed his tune. "Uh, yeah man!! Not too many brothers go for those majors!!"

He walked out of the barbershop embarrassed because he got "owned" by Mr. I-I-I. The barbers and the parents that were there gave me a nod of respect because I not only shut this guy down, but did it in a way that wasn't so over the top.

I have not seen the guy to this day.

This story goes to show you that bragging about certain things do have its limits. It is good to accomplish things and be very proud of them. On the other hand, it is not cool to brag to the point where one is being put down. If one does that, I hope the person is ready for the consequences it can bring.

An ego is like a balloon, Happy People. If it gets big enough, it will pop!!

Please know your rights to brag before you exercise the bragging rights!!

That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.


Jesse I-I-I

Monday, November 21, 2011

Just Keep Going

Greetings Happy People,

"I can't believe your poor judgment!!"

"You are a big, fat, liar!!"

"You can make it. If you want to be a janitor!!"

"What the hell were you thinking!!"

"What are you, retarded??"

"You are NOT a worthy leader!!"

"You Uncle Tom wanna be n*gger!!"

"You are nothing and will be nothing!!"

"You are a complete disappointment!!"

These were some of the actual quotes I have either received in my inbox, phone message, or in person. Believe it or not, there are more than these negative quotes alone. Some of them I have kept, while others are put in the trash.

For the ones I have kept, I took a real good look at them. Somehow it gives me motivation to prove any doubters that they were wrong. 

Are these words hurtful? You bet they are!! 

Would these words make anyone want to give up? In a way, they would!!

It is shame that there are these people out there in the world. They could either stand in front of my face or talk behind my back. But no matter how many there are, it is me that has to make a choice. I could either let words like these beat me down or I could just keep going. From the way things look right now, I choose to just keep going.

If it had not been for comments like these, the taste of the accomplishments would not be as sweet. 

Have you ever run across negative comments like these? Are any of them worse? If they are and you are still standing on your own two feet, you are a strong person and will accomplish what others say you wouldn't. 

Remember, only you have the choice to either accept this or just keep going. What are you going to do?

That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.


Jesse I-I-I     

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Use Your Heart!!!

Greetings Happy People,

No matter what you do. You got to put your heart in it.

If you put your heart in it, you know that it is genuine.

If you put your heart in it, you know you gave it your best.

If you put your heart in it, you know that there is someone looking at what your doing AND will become inspired by it!!

It is easy to do what you can day in and day out, but a major difference between those that are successful and those that aren't lies in that organ that goes "thump-thump, thump-thump, thump-thump, thump-thump."

The heart is an amazing thing to have. Without it, what could you do?

If you have no heart in what you are doing right now, is it worth doing?

If not, then you have two choices: revive your heart by finding your passion or let it stop beating.

I don't know about you, but I would choose the former instead of the latter.

Amazing things have been created with the heart. Look around you!! I bet you that some of the things that you have in your home, communities, and other places have been created by heart.

While it may be true that the brain can create the idea, it's the heart that puts it into action!!

Do you have that dream that's been running around your mind for a long time? What about that project you want done? If you have these things and want to do them, please make sure that your heart is into each action you try.

Who knows? Your heart may revive another heart that's almost out of beats. Talk about a heart to heart CPR coming to life!!

That is what I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.


Jesse I-I-I

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