Ex-Girlfriend: I want to be a good ex

I haven’t given much thought about “the game…” until last night. What happened? Last night I went to an event where there just so happened to be attractive people and I was flirting with them?!? I write the statement with a question market because it was a casual-business event so my intention came from a place of business and nothing else.

However, one of my friends kept insisting, “she was into you man. She wants you man. She is cute.” First, I think my friend was over-exaggerating. Being overly friendly, flirty, touchy, and happy at a casual-business event means nothing. Everyone is there to network, to learn, and to give insight. Therefore, EVERYONE who is ANYONE is supposed to be friendly, flirty, touchy, and happy to talk to each other.

Though I thought nothing of these “girls” & “game..” my friend’s comments did start a nagging thought in my brain. I began to think of my ex-girlfriend.

And, I realized I’m not ready to jump into the “the game.”

I’m not ready to date

I’m not ready to be in another relationship

I’m not ready to ask for anyone’s number

I’m not ready to actively search for someone else, kiss someone else, or even aggressively pursue anyone else. Yes, I will still flirt when the opportunity presents itself. I’m not going to sit idle if an attractive person walks into my path. I’m just not going to try to do anything further because… well… I’m not ready.

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Quitting & Happiness

Today, for the first time in my life, I turned down a career changing opportunity. The money, the people, the company, the potential connections, and the overall position looked great. However, I couldn’t seem to convince myself to jump into the position. I know turning it down will definitely hurt my career in a big way because the company’s network affects every person in my industry: the world is very small.

But, it had to be done.

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How To Hire, Teach, And Work With GREAT Interns

I was about to title this post, “how to get people to follow you & work with you… for free.” But, I realized that sounded as if I was profoundly teaching you how to exploit others to do your bidding… for free. This isn’t the case because I, in retrospect, have paid many of the interns who have worked with me in the past. However, this isn’t my good ole’ days where money flows out of my ass like a Taco-Bell burrito. Therefore, the interns I do have must work for free.

I guess the post should be “How To Manage Interns – For Free?” You get the idea. 

Before I begin with my post, here’s my experience with managing interns.

(in college I once managed 17 interns at once). 

Since starting my entrepreneurial journey in 2011, I’ve had a total of twenty-seven interns. I’ve fired sixteen, three of them quit, two of them went awol, four of them will always stay in my heart forever, and two of them are currently working with me at this moment. I’ve disappointed a few, I’ve overspent money with a couple, I’ve out-shined my own expectations with some, I’ve gotten taken advantage of, and I’ve also been surprised in the most amazing ways.

It’s because of these experiences that I now have a better sense of what it takes to i) find the right intern(s) for the right job(s) and ii) how to get these intern(s) to give you their best all awhile working with you for free (something that fits your budget).

Let’s begin.

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New To The “Game”

It’s been 3 months and 22 days since my (ex)-girlfriend and I parted ways. It was a wonderful breakup, which I won’t go into right now. I hope to write a script and make a short film about the experience as I believe it’s a very heartfelt breakup. She’s wonderful.

Anyway, I digress…

I’m new to the “game.” Let me be clear, I’m not looking for anyone at the moment. I don’t have any dating apps on my phone nor do I find myself actively talking to other ladies. I’m focused on my career at this moment: from playtable.xyz, to fun music videos, to late nights dreaming about when I’ll be out of debt.

I’m focused. I find myself working 70-80 hours per week and I LOVE IT!

However, I do want to share a blunder I recently made.

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Girls Should Stop Saying Sorry For Doing This…

The other day I met a beautiful girl. She was well read, she was witty, she was ebullient, she was very fun to talk to you! It was because of these qualities that in about ten minutes into our conversation, my brain was screaming at me that she was an attractive person who I should pursue… sexually.

However, in the beginning of our conversation, she did tell me she had a boyfriend. But I didn’t care. My mind was on her and at the moment her boyfriend wasn’t important.

Also, though I told her my intentions“I find you very attractive” she stayed with me – she didn’t waver away from our our conversation. It was then I assumed she was attracted to me ,as I was attracted to her.

We started conversing about school, her mother, personal issues, relationships, and of course, sex. We were getting intimate: which made her even more attractive. Then, twenty minutes later, I don’t know. I cannot explain the feeling inside my soul. I went for the kiss.

I must admit I was a little aggressive with the attempt to kiss her. If I were to do it over again, I would ask her “would you like to kiss me…” which I think would’ve been a better / attractive move. Pushing my face into her was a really bad decision. My excuse is that I’m newly single… but that’ just an excuse.

When I went for the kiss she backed off and say, “No. Let’s not.” I stopped, put my hands up, and turned around. It was then that she said something that negatively tickled every bone in my body. She said, “I’m sorry.”

What? Why? This is what I want to talk about today. Women, girls, should stop saying sorry.

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