So 2011 was the year that….
January: Epic life changing skype conversation
January: My son was born (first child)
March: SXSW (cofounded a startup, 2011 was special, thanks everyone!)
May: Black Enterprise Conference in ATL. (another great special event)
April: Saw Diddy Live in Concert with @iFroggy
June – August – Lived in Silicon Valley for the Summer with NewME Accelerator (Thanks Angela, startups, sponsors, mentors, and speakers)
September – Spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 2011 Annual Legislative Conference
October: Spoke at O’Reilly Web 2.0 conference in New York
October: Kanye West and Jay Z – Watch the Throne Concert with @iFroggy
November – CNN’s Black In America 4 Aired which covered the NewME Accelerator
All of 2011 = Met a lot of new amazing people, built closer relationships with internet friends and did my best to help as many people as I could.
Happy New Year Everyone!
Take a breath, pause for one second, say thank you and let’s get back to work, because we have a lot of work to do and let’s change the world!
I want to change the world
I want to change the world. I don’t want to occupy the world but change it.
When I change the world it’s not going to be how others think I should change the world or who I change the world with but my plans are to change the world.
To change the world, I have to change myself first and a lot of other things.
I have a few ideas about how I plan to change the world but they’re just ideas to change the world.
I do know that I’m not going to change the world by running for a political office or marching or rioting.
My ideas to change the world may reflect a small percent of the world and how people view a certain demographic of the world or people or view point but when I reach my goal, I will change the world.
I’m not going to change the world by myself.
I don’t know who’s going to change the world with me.
It’s not going to be easy to change the world, it never is, never have been or will be but I rather try to change the world than do nothing.
I want to change the world not for my personal gain but for those yet to live, grow up or who knows the world needs changing.
I’m not going to change the world how I am today, a lot has to change, but I’m up for the challenge to change the world.
When I do change it may happen in my life time or not but when you look back I hope you can at least say I tried to change the world.
I want to change the world for a better place for you and me… (insert “we are the world music”) I wish more people would want to change the world too.
What changing the world means to me may not mean the same to you but in my goals by you reading this means I’m already starting to change the world.
I have a lot to learn now, before and during trying to change the world but I’m up for the challenge.
Some of you are not going to like me while I’m trying to change the world.
While I’m changing the world I’ll look at how it impacts individual minds, our society, and our culture.
I don’t want to change the world just my way or your way but hopefully in a better way.
I don’t see changing the world as having a start or finish but an ongoing journey of goals, life lessons, conversations impacting individuals to become better and reach their goals even if that means one person at a time to help them change the world too.
Thank you to the people who have changed my world who have enabled me to help change the world.
I hope you change the world too.
Quote: Steve Jobs
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith”
“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. ”
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“Stay hungry and stay foolish”
To be continued…