Definition: Respect (n.) -
- The state of being regarded with honor or esteem.
- Willingness to show consideration or appreciation.
Respect Your Local Artist.
You want support. Give support. Do not take this act of kindness for granted.
If you use something that you like, cite them.
You might not see it as anything special but the artist does.
(September 1st, 2014).
Why does it see like the closer you get to your dreams, the smaller you friend circle becomes?
People just start dropping like flies. Everyone’s super busy until they need you. They expected to show up. But, If you need them for something, they are missing. What are these double standards?
The same people that are the first to say “they believe in you,” are the ones that are never around. They aren’t there for the grimy work. They only arrive for the benefits.
When do you start “editing these people” out of your life? Do you do this yourself or do you let them edit themselves out? Do you try to salvage the friendship or is it to late?
Maybe those aren’t the right questions. How about this:
When does a good friend turn into a acquaintance?
I guess its true what they say:
As we grow up we don’t lose friends. We just learn who our real ones are.
“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.” - Salvador Dalí
Fame because of your “image” versus notoriety for your hard work and talents; which do you want?
Personally, I like to stay in the background. I control my own “airtime.” I am seen as much as I want to be seen, when I want to be seen, how I want to be seen. I am comfortable putting in the long hours that make you look over and over again. What I don’t want is to jump on some reality show bandwagon that has everyone loving my artistic visions for 15 mins and then when the time is up, I fizzle out into the stratosphere. I think that reality show startup is a recipe for disaster.
I want to be able to say I built myself from the ground up. These dark circles and battle scars will be well worth it at the end of the day.
Staying true to myself, my brand, and my beliefs is my number 1 priority.
The only thing holding us back is us.
If you can’t believe in your own thoughts, what do you believe in?
You are your own best friend and you have a dream. It’s up to you to make it happen. No one else. Sometimes we have to step back, re-group, edit and simplify, and go after what we want.
That’s the only way it will get done.
If there are a bunch of people in your ear telling you that you can’t do it, think like this:
"FUCK’EM ALL, FUCK’EM ALL, FUCK’EM ALL"
It’s your life. You have to live it. Not them.
Asha Mone (August 25th,2014)