In Part 2 of the Control Series, we explore what's at the root of all those truly in control.....Self-Reliance.
Self Reliance is the willingness, ability and need, to do things on your OWN. It's the commitment to take full responsibility of your environment, goals, and results. It's difficult to do, and many choose to not to go this route.
This cannot be you. In this episode, I give you several examples of true models of control, including Dame Dash, Nipsey Hussle and Young M.A, and how their philosophy leads them to accomplish at high levels.
Episode Time Stamps:
(1:22) Welcome to part 2 of the Control Series
(3:45) No one is exempt from the uncontrollables
(4:09) The internal feeling of "control"
(5:49) The first pillar of control: "Self-Reliance"
(7:42) CLIP: Malcolm X on his "Self-help philosophy"
(8:30) Turn to YOURSELF. Most people rely on OTHERS...
(12:23) Key #1 to Self Reliance: Taking full RESPONSIBILITY.
(13:53) CLIP: Nipsey Hussle on taking ownership (artist independence)
(14:50) Don't sell your goals and dreams for a small cut..
(16:41) CLIP: Young M.A on turning down large deals (thinking long-term)
(18:15) Sacrificing your control for a short-term reward will keep you trapped.
(19:09) CLIP: Nipsey Hussle on being the "executive"
(21:21) You must have a willingness to embrace pain/discomfort, in exchange for full control.
(22:55) CLIP: Dame Dash, "a true dog eats the food he kills"
(24:22) Don't be a "caged-dog"
(25:00) CLIP: Nipsey Hussle on being "checked"
(25:30) Check yourself; don't be checked
(25:58) Key #2 to Self Reliance: Play your OWN game. Advance your OWN goals.
(29:05) CLIP: Dame Dash, "I don't play Hollywood's game"
(29:45) Create your own opportunities; don't complain/cry about another person's game...
(31:19) CLIP: Malcolm X, "putting the cart before the horse"
(32:00) YOU get to decide.
(33:02) CLIP: Dame Dash on starting your own; there's no pride in a secure job.
(34:03) There's no excuse to not start your own thing...
(35:06) Key #3 to Self Reliance: Creating your own IDENTITY.
(36:06) CLIP: Young M.A on being lesbian, "I'm just Young M.A"
(36:40) Don't allow people to put a label on you.
(38:07) CLIP: Dame Dash, "I'm a tycoon"
(38:35) "I ain't nothing like [y'all]"
(39:21) Learn how to be on your own.
(43:24) It's time to take inventory...