Hello friends, fans, and family,
I hope and pray that you are well and having a good day. As per the title we are going to be talking about the film and television industry, moreover, acting. I hope that you enjoy this presentation.
Behind The Mask Pictures
We want your story! We are reaching out to everyday people. Their lives and stories are important and need to be told. Hollywood has had their day and have nothing more to say. It is all old and tired. We think it’s time to hear from the people. We want to make your story into a featured film.
Behind the Mask Pictures is running a contest to find the best story. The film industry is crying out for something new. The winning story will be awarded $1000 cash and a share in the Opening and Closing credits as creator.
We believe everyone has a story. What’s yours?
As a follow up, a second contest will be run giving one amazing aspiring actor a shot at Lead Role in the film. That one person will get the big break of their dreams, a chance to break into the movies. Just send in your Youtube Video Audition. This is open to anyone from anywhere. So, if you have ever dreamed of being in the movies, this is your big opportunity. The winner will have a Lead role. It doesn’t matter if you personally match the story, the script can be rewritten to fit the winner if needed.
So, this is it. Don’t miss out on your chance to have your story told. Whether it is inspiring, heartbreaking, adventurous, whatever. Somebody needs to hear your story. Lets make a movie together! Seize your opportunity now. Let’s change your future together.
What is Behind the Mask Pictures about?
We have been dealing with several Hollywood producers and actors. What has struck us most is the games and difficulties people face trying to break into the industry. It’s not about talent, it’s all about your last name. Recent news has exposed not only the corruption but the sexual abuse. We don’t want any part of that. We want to give people the opportunity to fulfill their dream without paying the degrading immoral cost. We offer an honest opportunity with no strings attached.
Why are you doing it this way instead of the traditional Hollywood way?
Even if someone spends a ton of money to get to Hollywood, New York, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Dublin, Sydney, etc., finds a J-O-B, shows up at every possible audition, pays a potentially sleazy agent, etc. they don’t stand a chance to ever break into the industry. We are bypassing this process, going directly to the people instead of them coming to us. We are providing a handful of scripts they can chose to read. They choose the script, scene and character and produce an audition on their cellphone. Then upload it to Youtube and submit the link to us. We will then choose the auditions with the most votes…people know who they want to see in the movies. We will then arrange for a callback to hear a reading from our script. That narrows down the final choice for the Lead Role.
What kind of story are you looking for?
By reaching out to the people, we will see what is the most popular genre. We are looking for all stories. Every genre. We will narrow the genre down by the number of entrants. The largest number of entrants determines the genre we will choose. And from that, we will pick the story we believe the majority of people want to see. Everyone has a story. We want to see them all. Fiction and Non-Fiction, everything.
What are you looking for in your video auditions?
We want someone who is real. Someone who can portray any character. Don’t think you can do it? Leonardo DiCaprio, Demi Moore, Hillary Swank, Nicki Minaj, Mark Wahlberg, Jim Carrey… some of the biggest names in movies were trailer park kids, lived in rough neighborhoods and were disadvantaged. They couldn’t pay for acting lessons. But clearly, there are hidden treasures out there who will never have an opportunity to show what they can do. We want to give them that opportunity. Just like AGT gives thousands of people the opportunity to break into their dream, we will do the same. The winner will be flown to the shooting location and be provided accommodation as Lead Actor and of course, their name in the credits.
Is the contest open to everyone?
This contest is open to every country, race, and gender. The only stipulation is age. The entrant must be 18.
What are the dates?
The contest is open now at BTMPictures.com and will run through the end of January 2020.
Who will be judging these 2 contests?
The producer and Director will decide on both the story and the Lead Role. The stories are not open to the public for votes. We will decide on those ourselves. But the videos are open for public voting and will be posted on all social media to get the max exposure, then we will choose from there. So, we encourage everyone to promote their own videos as much as possible to get the most votes.
What is your goal?
I have authored 9 books, international speaking and script writer, I was Director and Lead Role in two seasons of a live TV show. After dealing with several Hollywood producers, agents and actors, I have decided to open the doors to the public. Recently I have founded Behind The Mask Pictures. It will be a different style of production company. We want to break the Hollywood mold. We don’t want to chew people up and throw them out. We want to blaze a new trail in the movie industry.
What is your background?
I grew up surrounded by the theater. I have concentrated on writing and have 9 published books. I have had one script accepted for a Hollywood documentary and a recent script that was considered by a major actor and 2 producers. However, because of Hollywood policy, we have decided to strike out on our own by bringing something fresh to the table. Hopefully lead the charge for some change in the industry.
I am going to close with, be true to yourself, if no body else. You can do anything that you put your time effort and diligent planning into. Be blessed, stay focused, stay strong and stay motivated.
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Hello friends, fans, family,
I hope that you are having an awesome month. Happy birthday to everyone celebrating a birthday this month. This month I am going to talk about getting started in acting. Now keep in mind that this information is place specific, moreover it does change over time. So, you will have to do your own research, however, you can use this information the help guide you in your endeavors. The area I am going to talk about is the Los Angeles, California area.
Okay, acting, well, let me start by saying you can start acting at a very young age but you need the support of your parent or guardian. In the USA they are a lot of rules that the production must follow when employing children to work. This rule extend into what the parent must do as well. It is a lot but this is to protect the child both from the production and in some case even from the parent/guardian. The amount of money the child actor can make can be extreme. However, if they're money is not properly manged and so on that child actor can become broke just as fast. So they are strict rules in place to prevent this, both for the production and for the parent/guardian of the child actor. They are also rules and opportunities for people with disabilities who wants to act as well. Also, If you are a parent/guardian and your child wants to explore acting you can inquire about the rules and regulations from SAG/AFTRA and Central Casting. These two resources is a great place to start your research.
Now that we got that out of the way, the rest of this information is for people of age both mentally and physically. If you have the desire to act you can go in many directions, much more than what it used to be. We now have New Media, Live Broadcasting Events, and of course Stage, Television and Film.
1) The first way that you can do acting is Skits. You can do skits with friends and I think that doing skits with friends are much more fun to do. Doing skits does not bring you instant money but if your skits are good enough and if you can create a large following over some years you maybe able to get a decent amount of money from your skits and/or following. Your money may not come from YouTube or Vimeo but from sponsor ships, product placements and so on. You can create your own skits on YouTube, Vimeo, and Instagram TV. You can do your research on this in YouTube. They are a lot of people asking these types of questions, however, make sure that the information that you are getting from the YouTuber is still relevant and/or relevant to you. They are also new platforms opening up every month that want content creators like yourself on there platform. You don't have to be exclusive to just one platform unless you sign a contract saying as such. Some platforms have links where you can share your content to other platforms for free.
2) The next is New Media, most new media platforms don't pay that much but this is usually easier than the next three. Although SAG/AFTRA has new media platforms they don't pay as much as there TV/Film counter parts. Sometimes, you maybe able to find some non-union new media platforms that pay more, however, please be careful because SAG/AFTRA platforms must conform to set rules and regulations and non-union platforms don't have to. To join these platforms you will need to apply and be interviewed which is an audition. You can find these jobs on Actor Access and Casting Networks/LA Casting.
* Before we going on I want to express the importance of training. They are a lot of acting schools out there. You are going to have to do a lot of research and in this case it is easier for child actors to find good training for than adult actors. Finding good training is very important and it will affect you. This even extend to the school(s) that you choose to go to for acting. All of this will affect you and in some cases you will be trying to overcome your training to go farther in acting than your training in school will allow. Now, with that being said, find a school/coach that really help you in your career of acting. Some training courses are just an entry level set of classes to help you gain what you need before you even start. Others are more advance classes going into the industry of acting itself and the deferment methods that are currently being used in the acting industry. If you want to be a stage actor your training will be a bit different than someone who wants to be a TV and Film actor. So, they are many schools and coaches that teaches both but again you still will have to do your research.
** A few things that you are going to need before getting on Actors Access and Casting Networks you are going to need a resume and head-shots. The easiest way to get this is through schools/student productions. So, yes you're going to be acting for free. The important part is getting a reel of your performance. A reel is a clip of you showing whoever views it your skills in acting. A reel is usually not longer than 2mins long. The other thing that you may need is a monologue. Normally, casting will have you do an unrehearsed read of a script that they will give you. This is called a cold read, you will learn about all of this and more from the school that you decide to attend. Back to monologues, they are different types of monologues. You should learn dramatic monologues and comedic monologues. These monologues should be well rehearsed and memorized. The student films that you worked on can go on your resume, with the most recent worked performed first. You should also learn about the proper format that your resume should be in. You can research this and/or ask about all of this in your next acting class.
*** Eventually you are going to want to find an agent this will come much later but is still a necessary part of your career growth. Some schools and acting coaches offer agent showcases at a certain point in their program. In these programs you can find an agent. Agents can represent you across the board which means, commercial, theater, print, everything or they can be specific just commercials or just theater. Also, agents are usually zoned for a particular area such as the greater Los Angeles area. Managers are different than agents and they get a different percent of the work that they get for you. You need to research all of this. You can find a lot of information on YouTube. You will have to take notes and follow up on the information that you got and look at the date the information was posted as well as checkout the SAG/AFTRA and Central Casting website for the most relevant information.
3) The next acting is theater or stage acting they now have live event acting which is the same but different. Live event acting is usually short skits that is done only for that particular event. Stage or Theater acting is done for weeks at a time and the plays are or can be seasonal; such as Santa is Coming or We all Had Thanksgiving Meals. These plays can and in some areas are performed by the same people of that theater. They are traveling shows and cruise ship performances which are considered stage and is performed weeks at a time by the same people. Stage also has an actor's union called Actor's Equity Association (AEA). It is a lot of work and some, well, most actor's who do it says that it is way harder than film and TV acting. However, even though stage's top one percent is extremely well paid it is not paid as well as film and TV top one percent. If you find your niche in stage as an actor do it, keep it, love it.
4) Film and TV is the last two that I am going to talk about in speaking roles. Ah, I am going to start with Television. They are many acting spots in TV besides the star role. You as an actor can make a decent living performing a reoccurring character or reoccurring role. They are also day players, over five, under five and guest starring roles as well as co-star. So, no you don't have to be the star of the show to make a living as an actor on a TV show. Notwithstanding this does not include day players, over five and under five but these roles does and should lead to more, well, most of the time. Now on to film, you have the head liners that you all know and love. They are the money makers and the lead of the movies. But they are other positions in the film that pays very well as well. Support and/or support lead can and do make a decent amount of money as well. This part my surprise you but a lot of people who do these roles move on the bigger and better roles. As you develop as an actor you gain the credibility that gives you higher paid and more in tuned roles aka lead roles. They are union or SAG/AFTRA film and TV shows but you also have non-union and/or independent film and TV shows.
This industry is a union industry and you as an actor gain more as a union actor than a non-union actor. The pay for non-union jobs does not pay as much as union jobs but it does pay. You don't get the coverage in a non-union production that you get in a union production. I am not saying don't do non-union jobs but I am saying that not all non-union jobs are on the level and up front with you as an actor. You may find yourself in a situation that you did not want to be in and you as an actor don't want to say anything because you feel obligated to "do your job." What makes it worst some non-union productions know this and will take advantage you. On a good note these horror able non-union productions are being ousted and more actors are learning of there underhanded tactics and are staying away from them. However, with SAG/AFTRA you get a level of protection as an actor and you have with the union backing you up. You have some where that you can go talk to some body and file a complaint. They are many good reasons to join the union and even though I shared a horrific story with you they are a lot of good non-union productions out there as well. Just remember to do your research and follow up on any questionable things.
5) Last but not least is background acting or background performer. This is the way that a lot of people go to get in the union and/or learn more about acting and production. You don't need a reel or a resume unless you want to do stand-in work. However, you do need a Head-shot but it does not have to be professionally done. If you enjoy this work you can do well at this. In compares to speaking roles for film and TV doing background is easier. Many people get into the union doing background work. Central Casting tell you a lot if not everything about doing or working background. You can also find a lot of good information on the SAG/AFTRA website. SAG/AFTRA does update there requirements periodically.
**** So, in closing, do your research before you do anything. Also, update your research monthly, semi-annually and annually. Do this so that you can stay well informed about the changes and what is and is not accepted by the entities that you are trying to join and/or work with.
Here is a little about me in this moment. I have a long way to go to where I would like to be. I am constantly working hard and trying to stay focused and not get side tracked by mess. It seems easy but it is not easy. It takes a lot of work as I am finding out right now. I am constantly praying because I am an older black man, I did not go to a top tier school and I did not come in this business with speaking roles.
I don't have a rich uncle that I would and/or could go to and ask for however much money to put towards my career. Lord knows, if I did I would, haha, I would be calling him every day like, hey uncle, yeah, it's me again, I know this is my 100,000th time calling but hey I can really use that money, ah, sir, hello. Ah, uncle, hello, uncle, are you there?! Haha, anyway, I just wanted to make you smile a little bit, hopefully you did at least smirk, Good luck to you and God bless.
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obvously Hello Friends, fans and family,
I hope that you are well and enjoying your day. Fitness is an industry and it is proven that the top tier of trainers, you-tubers, Instagramers and so on makes millions in this industry. Now, even being admitted by them that the fitness industry is getting too saturated. So, what does that mean? I mean the battle of the bulge happens every year Mr. Fire Hawk, sometimes twice a year. So, how can it be over saturated? Well, it is simple, people are now more educated and they are so many different ways to gain the needed and wanted information so there is no need for the old ways. If you do it you must love it because you will not make money right away and if you are only doing it for the money you will not do it any more.
In some cases you must find other ways to supplement your income because the questions that are being asked are different now than they were ten twenty years ago. Now, because of this the new theme of the day is: Survival of the fittest or better said the better creator. The creator who loves what they do, some may sneak by because they have a loyal following who supports them. But if you are just getting started or if you have not built a following yet, it is going to be harder to do. Your uniqueness is what is going to set you apart from the rest. The information is the same and yes you must be knowledgeable in most cases and they are always going to be many different types of "NEW DIETS" out there and you and your uniqueness is what is going to gain you subscribers, followers and supporters. You must know your stuff in short you must have the knowledge to bring your own uniqueness to it. As you analyse the new diets and tell your viewers/people about it. Your uniqueness is what is going to bring them back to you over and over again.
So, what are you saying, fitness will always be out there Isaac. Yes, fitness will always be apart of some people lives in some way or another but to make a living at fitness or in the fitness industry you must approach it like a regular business. Have a business plan, projections, and you must do your research. You must know enough about the industry that you are getting in to so that you will be successful. Having a passion for it does help because that is your drive and you will do it because you want to do it and the money will come if you have all of these other things in place. Promotions and advertising is apart of it and the list goes on and on. You can take this format and use it for more than just fitness.
I use it in acting and entertainment. I know that it will take time to get to a place where I am going to be making the amount of money that I would like to make. However, I am also happy with just being on set and making a much smaller amount of money obviously not because of the money but because I am learning. As I grow and learn I will get better and earn my way to a higher tier. If God so see fit to bless me with an opportunity to level up I must be ready for it. I refuse to quit, not because it is easy it is not easy at all. I would go on to say that it is extremely hard, because this is my experience. It might be easy for you and if it is easy for you then please realize that God has blessed you but for me, no. It is extremely hard. People tell me you are ONLY and JUST a background performer. No, that is not true. Yes, I am also a background performer but in a few days, weeks, months, years, I will be more, I am more. I will be on the top tier in the acting industry. I know that you don't see anything that I have just said. I know that all that you see is an older guy who is so poor that food or gas are my options. Yes, they are many more educated ways that I can say that I am poor and hurting but the bottom line is that I can't think of anything right now.
I know that all that you see is my flaws and the things that negative people have said about me. I know that you can't see my passion for acting, fitness, and God. I know that you are sure that I am going to fail because how can an old black man, who is poor, going days without, also being marginalized, who is poor in spirit and that my pinnacle in acting is the few and scarce background work that I have gotten. I know that you are sure that I am a liar and that I am just fooling the people. But I tell you that truth, as long as I have breathe I shall fight on. I can't just give up without giving it my all. Yes, as of this posting I am poor and in much debt but I still believe that I can do better in acting, fitness and in life. I believe that I can still be in great shape even at my old age. I could not go through all of this if I did not believe in God, so, yes, lastly, I love the Lord. I am not perfect and I make more mistakes than a few but I shall fight on.
I am going to close with, find your passion and your gift if you can find some way to link them together you shall be unstoppable. I am always encouraging people because I know what I go through on a daily basis, the ups and the downs, cheers and the frowns, the negativity and the closing of doors. The small victories and the big disappointments. Yes, I am too familiar with these things. So, I encourage you maybe it is even to also encourage myself. Stay encouraged, stay motivated, and stay focused. You can do it. It is not going to be easy, but you can do it. You are blessed, Stay blessed, be blessed.
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Hello friends, fans, and family,
how are you doing today? I hope that all is well. It is time for your monthly dose of the IME Blog. First I want to say thank you so much for your support and love and you do this how?! Well, I am glad that you ask. You do it by reading my blogs silly, haha. Anyone thank you so much. Today I am going to be talking about the JB&I Show. The JB&I Show started out as a San Diego, Ca based talk show. We used the platform YouTube to make it happen and it was going good until midterms hit, haha. We had to work around our our school schedules. It was not an easy task but we made it happen. I thank God that we all was so diligent in our resolve to record and talk about the days events instead of making excuses.
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Now to continue with my story about the JB&I Show. Towards the end of my school year I had so much school work on my plate I really cold not continue the JB&I Show, so, I decided to make it into a podcast. Our first several podcast was great and mirrored our videos. So, we enjoyed it a lot. However, once I reached my capstone I had to devote all of my resources to it. So, the JB&I Show got shelved. Now after a year and a half we decided to restart the JB&I Show podcast. You can find theJB&I Show here.
I am going to close with, only with you help and comments and so on can I continue. It is more fun to communicate and work with supporters, fans, and so on than no one at all. Thank you for reading and thank you for your support.
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Hello friends, fans, and family,
I hope that you are enjoying the new year. Life is great and summer is just around the corner. I hope that you have your summer bodies on or at least garment coverings with a touch of provocativeness. I had to start over countless number of times so much so I just wanted to quit many times but I fortunately had positive encouragement. Don't get me wrong I am not where I want to be and I may never get there but I will never give up on trying to get there... God is good and I am determined. Thanks to awesome friends, fans, and supporters we will make it to the top, haha.
Our journey is never over it just changes in dynamics and scope and even focus but as long as we are alive our journey shall continue. Work hard, study, stay focused but also enjoy life as well. Take some time to relax and then get back to work, haha. Have a wonderful and great day. Never forget how awesome you are, okay. Let's be awesome together because I am awesome too, haha.
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I am going to close with, all of our decisions are not always going to be good and/or correct but we can learn from them and improve upon them, if that make any since to you. #8010az #teamfirehawk #actorslife #acting #podcast #fitness #staymotivated #isaacmiddleton #fitnessmotivation #weightlossjourney #trustgod
Hello friends, fans, and family,
I hope that all is well. As promised I am doing my monthly blog. Once a month I talk about anything entertainment and fitness. My goal to lose 40 lbs is going well. It is not easy but I am making it possible. You can do it too but I want to also let you know that it is not easy. So, don't go into it thinking that it will be done in a few moments. Depending on what "it" is it may take as long as 30 years. The concept is, you know you better than I do. You know what strategy works for you to get you going and keep you going. I will offer suggestions that I think may help you. You may try it and it may work, but you may try it and it may not work for you. So, don't give up at that point they are many different strategies out there that you can try to get yourself motivated and keep you motivated.
I am happy that I am able to share possible strategies with you to get you motivated and keep you motivated. God is good all of the time and all of the time God is good. Yes, I am a Christian, a Minister, and a child of God. I like and enjoy fitness, helping people, acting, and sharing the word of God. I enjoy all of these things. If I can motivate you to be successful and happy then I have done may job. Thank you for allowing me to come to you and share with you something that I feel will motivate you. No matter if it is fitness; acting, going back to school, going to school, starting your own business, helping someone start there business, or work for that company that you always wanted to work for. Whatever it maybe that's good, I encourage you to do it.
I share may trials and tribulations and yes sometimes I feel like I am cursed in many different ways. But God allow me to keep on keeping on. I fight not because I like fighting but because I have no other choice. I don't like failing, so I fight, I don't like being poor and broke, so I fight, I don't like falling short, so, I fight. I fight because I must fight and the way that I fight is to keep on striving forward, ever learning, ever trying to achieve my goals, ever trying to help someone who is trying to help themselves and ever learning. Yes, learning is on here twice because we, you, and I should never stop learning. No matter how long we have been doing something, no matter how long you have been on the earth never stop learning. We learn from books, pain and experiences. We may forget some items over time so we need to revisit some topics so that we can accurately teach others and our selves.
I am going to close with, at the end of the day it is your decision to give up, to quit, and/or to throwing the towel or fold. If you are doing it for the right reasons, good on you. If you are giving up because you are going through some pain, suck it up and keep going. I dare say, make and assessment of your situation. Do your research, and study and learn. So that you can make a good decision. You should do this even before starting so when things get hard and it will. You can keep going. The enthusiasm of saying something will wear off and all that will be left is your reason why. Why are you going back to school; why are you starting your own business, why are you learning a foreign language, why are you changing your career? If your reason why is strong enough when the enthusiasm wears off (and it will) you still will have a strong enough reason (why) to keep going and see it through to the end. Have a wonderful and blessed day and thank you again for your support. Thank you for reading my blog and showing love through reading my blog. You are awesome my God bless and keep you always.
Hello friends, fans and family,
I hope that your day is going well. You are awesome and never forget how awesome you are. Yes, work hard. Yes, work hard, now. So that working hard will be your norm, your new norm. So that your best will become your better. You will get better at it. If you write and work at it, you will become a better writer. If you are an actor and you work at it you will become a better actor. The sequence is the same for whatever you decide to do. Sometimes, you may not get any good comments or you may not get any comments at all. Don't allow that to discourage you. Keep moving forward, keep working at it. You can do it, don't give up. Yes, people are going to discourage you. That is what people do, why? You may ask, it's really simple. The reason they do this thing is because they can't see your dreams/vision. Your vision is for you to share with the world, or whomever. If you don't share your vision you are cheating yourself and the community. Off of some of the craziest ideas and dreams come some of the most creative items, program and such. It may not even come from that person's dream/vision.
But because that person or those people dared to express themselves, someone else was able to take there dreams and improve upon it and/or build on that. We give the right brothers credit for the airplane. I wonder how many people had an idea like that but never acted upon it. I also say we as a people improved upon that design created by the Write brothers. It is said that no one wants to be the first anymore. I wondered why is this? Is it because we can't create anything anymore? Is it because we don't want to be embarrassed? No, it is because the first creator will have to go through a lot of pain and hardship. It may even be the first series of creators will have to grow through a lot of pain and suffering, and sorrow, and hardship. So, we stay silent. We sit on our gifts that God gave to us. We bottle up ourselves because people won't understand. When we do this we cheat ourselves and this world loses out on something that God gave to you to share with the world.
I am not here to tell you that it is going to be easy. I am not here to tell you that you are going to wave a magic wand and it will be done for you. I am not here to tell you that everyone is going to understand you once you get your thing out there. No, but I am here to tell you that your dream can come true; with hard work, with dedication, with focus, with determination, with discipline, and with commitment. They are going to be days that you are going to want to give up and I say want to because you may, give up.
However, you should decide to keep going, and by deciding that you don't give up. Sometimes, you will have to remind yourself to keep going, to keep trying, to keep grinding. Enjoy your life along the way. Yes, I know that is hard to do when your bills are due and your creditors are breathing down your neck. It is hard to do when you are seeing your loved ones suffering, it is hard to do when the enthusiasm wears off and the pain and the cold start setting in. You must preserver through this because only then you will see your dream come true. Only then your tears of pain and sorrow changes to tears of joy and happiness. Happy New Year! 2019! Yay.
I am going to close with, you can do it. Keep going and don't give up. Stand-fast and keep grinding. Be steadfast and persevere through and grow through the pain. Have faith, and keep plugging away. You can do it, don't give up. Enjoy life find a reason to smile and move forward. Keep going because you can do it. #fitness #fitnessmotivation #acting #actorlife #positivethinking #prayer #pray #teamfirehawk #teamfire #trustgod #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #8010az #weightlifting #weightlossjourney #bodybuilding
A whisper in winter, a faint call in spring, a tear in the summer and a fall... what does this life bring us?! Pain, sorrow and sadness or is there just no hope for me? Nothing matters when I am sick and I can't do anything when I am healthy. Is the prison in my mind so strong and firm that not even God can free me from the pains of this life. Most have already given up on me and I have already been cast aside and cast out of your circles and businesses. A liar and a thief is my title that I hold in the dark and even in the light as I go about my day doing my daily business. Hated and scorned for many reasons too many to count at this point. If I am able to succeed even after all of this then and only then will I be considered something more than a thief and a threat. But what if I am not strong enough to endure? I say this as I feel my physical self drain and the fatigue sets into my muscles and bones like winter and snow on the roof top of a house or building.
My spirit screams out for help but no answers come my way, I yell out for friends to help me but it is dismissed as white noise. Falling to one knee I began to realize that I am defeated for the first time in my life.
For the first time in my life I face defeat. I have lost before but I was never defeated until now. If this is it for me what will be left behind in my wake. Who will morn me? I have no estate to give so I won't even have the pretenders that frequent my dreams of sorrow and bliss. My enemies bear down on me and pressure me because they can feel their victory at hand. I have met defeat before, when I was young. It said that it would be back and now that I am old it has returned. It's showing me all of the failures of my life and how I have squandered my money over the years. It argues that I don't deserve another chance and it shows all of my failures as evidence and reason to not be given yet, another chance. It even points out that no one has come to my aid. It goes on to say that even if someone was to show up that I am too far gone and not worth saving or help. Because, I would just end up back in the same spot a few short years later. It goes on to say that it will help me to fail as it has done so many times in the past.
It concludes its argument by saying, look at him, he is too old, and he don't have what it takes to endure and over come. Your efforts will be lost and he will succumb to my call and give up the ghost. As it glares at me, it says: Even his self worth and determination is gone. There is nothing left of him but an empty husk, a shell of what was once great. Using greatness for him is an over kill because he has done nothing in his life. The tears in my eyes rolls down my face because there is so much truth in what it is saying. I am old now, I am failing, I am in so much pain, so much pain. I don't want to be a burden to my friends and family as I seek out one more chance. There is no guarantee that I won't fail, again and again. Lastly, it spoke the truth when it said that I lost my self-worth and my self-esteem and I lost my determination. What has become of me? Am I at the pentacle of my life? Is this it? Is this the best that I can do?
Should I give up on life? It is so easy to give up, I mean it's always right there, waiting on me to... Yes, I can also see the victory cheers of my enemies and the boasting of all those who stood against me. I have no family, no wife, no children, nothing to live for, so, should I just give up?! The negative energy is so strong and fluid. My shields are not holding. How did those other guys do it?! They had family, friends, children and family. What happens when you don't have those things. What happens when I am marginalized because of convinces. Should I leave this world behind and go to a cold ground symbolizing a cold world who never cared because it couldn't or wouldn't. Should I be cremated to show how the world ate up my life and burned away all of the good parts. Cremation will also show how I squandered all of my life opportunities, leaving myself in debt and broken in all ways known to man. Should I just die.
No, as much as it hurts, I shall fight. I am a warrior. I don't care if I am old, I don't care if I failed before I will not give up. No, I can't give up. I know that I don't have no one but I shall fight on. I have me. I have me and God. I have no wife, no kids but I will fight on. I have no money, no opportunities given but I will fight on. I will succeed as long as there is life in my body I will fight on. If I am destroyed in my efforts of fighting for what I believe in then I died fighting. Yes, I will have down days, yes, I will have loses but I will fight on. Do not give up on yourself. I don't care if you are old, young, smart, or challenged. You fight on. Fight for what you believe in. I dare say if it is good and positive never give up. So, go back to school and finish your diploma/degree, learn that new language, start that new business, push forward forever forward.
I am going to close with; how, when, why, where, and who are the questions that we ask our heroes and people that we look up to. I may never be good enough for you but I will always give you the best that I can an if that is not good enough. I will know that I left it all on the battle field (of life). Never give up. #nevergiveup, #8010az, #teamfire, #firenation, #acting, #staymotivated, #fitness, #teamfirehawk, #happythanksgiving, #happyholidays, #merrychristmas, #happynewyear, #godlovesyou
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I hope and pray that you are having a great day, and week, and year. A lot of changes are happening here in IME. I am happy to announce that the IME iRadio Station is back. We will be having giveaways and special promotions and of course great music. If you are an artist and want to get your music on the IME iRadio Station please contact us. We are going ask for a good copy of your music along with any art work that goes with your music that you are submitting. We are also going to need your stage name or the name that you go by, preferably the name that is on your music that you are submitting. All of this is free of charge because we are improving our list and we want to support the indie/local artist. You don't have to be local just be willing to share your music with the world. If you are a podcast promoter we will air your podcast as well and we ask for the same things as a music submission with a brief description of your podcast. Please, in your description and/or your submission have a way that we can contact you back so that if we have any questions about your music/podcast submission. IME are also selling advertising spots which or $5 per 30 sec spot. We have weekly and monthly packages for your convenience. Contact us for more details. We look forward to servicing you all. Welcome to the IME network.
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how are you doing? I hope that you are well. Thank you for reading and thank you for being so awesome. I still have not fully decided whether or not to bring the JB&I Show back or not. I may only bring it back through or as a pod cast and it will be available through apple, hip-cast, and other podcast platforms. I always ask for your feed back and I am thankful to get your feed back whether it is good or bad. I will and I do enjoy hearing from you. Thank you for your support and love. You are awesome! Thank you.
Now, I got asked some questions and few of those questions are how can I keep going after a pit fall and after a major set back?! Moreover, can they do it, and how can they recover after a pit fall?! I told that person that they can do it too. I also allowed them to know that I still have along way to go. I said, doing background is not my end goal but I am going to put my all into it because I am doing it. It would not matter if I am cleaning or flipping burgers. I am going to be the best. That is my attitude. If I am climbing up a steep hill or a mountain I am going to take some time to prepare and plan but I am going to do it and accomplish it. Why, you may ask it is because this is my attitude. Yes, it is hard and yes it hurts. But if I give up, if I decide to throw in the towel without give it my all then I will always be saying what if. What if I had gone a little bit farther, what if I was able to hold on a little bit longer. That what if can and will continue through out the remainder of your life and I don't want that. I don't want that for myself or for you.
I enjoy healthy competition and I try to be the best and pass on the knowledge that I have gathered in my journey so that someone else can learn from my mistakes and my victories. I have a goal and that goal is my objective. I may need to get a job to reach it or I may need to go to school to accomplish it, and/or I may need to workout hard than I ever done in my life to accomplish it. All of these things you need to consider before you start your process and I am not saying that you are going to have an easy road. Hell no, your road is going to be hard, why, you may ask, it is simple, they are going to be pit falls and hard times. Pain is apart of the process even I hope that it was not apart of the process but it is. Yes, it is going to hurt, people so often think that it is going to be an easy road. I'll tell you what makes it easy. Okay, this is important. If you are doing something that you want to do, then it is going to be easier, than doing something that you did not and do not want to do.
Yes, they are still going to be times when you are going to want to give up even in the things that you want to do. I like fitness but I don't like working out all of the time. They are those days when I am not in BEAST MODE and/or Alpha Mode. However, I remind myself that God is good and that God loves me. He trust me enough to have life in this world so that I maybe able to reach others. If I am able to motivate you in some way and allow you to know how awesome you are then I am doing what I am suppose to do. At that point it is up to you to believe that you are awesome and that you can do that good thing that God has given to you to do.
Getting up is going to be hard because you are not going to want to get up for whatever reason. A lot of the time it is because of the pain and other time it is because of family and friends and lastly it is because of the sheer embarrassment of it all. No one is going to blame you if you don't get up. They are going to be people who love you who don't want to see you in pain and hurting so, for that reason they are not going to want you to get up from that pit fall. They are going to be people who don't like you for whatever reason and they are want you to stay down so that they can say, "I told you so," I told you that he/she is never going to be ... fill in the blank, (That thing). Now, keep in mind if you gave it your all and you not anyone else but if you don't believe that you can get back up and keep going then, then it is over. However, if you can still believe and know that you can do it to spite the pit fall. You just want may want and need a few moments to regroup and give thanks to God, then I dare say that you can still do it. All of these things are going to happen at the same time and it may even seem over whelming but I dare say again, that, you can do it. Even through all of that, you still can do it.
So, in closing I am going to say that no matter what you choose to do, if it is really something that you want to do, you can do it. We live in an age where you can really do awesome things for community and country. We can see all of the awesome things in other people but we don't see our own awesomeness. It pains me when I see this thing, when people are so awesome but they don't believe in themselves and they don't believe me and/or other people who tell them how awesome they really are. They choose to believe all of the bad and negative things that people say but none of the good. It is a choice, some people may choose to tell you that it is not a choice but it really is a choice. Choose to be great in whatever you choose to do that is good. Okay. Thank you for your time and thank you for reading. Stay Motivated, team fire hawk and welcome to the fire nation. #staymotivated, #8010az, #teanfirehawk, #firenation, #fitness, #college, #background, #acting, #music, #isaacm, #cdbaby
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