Vince Lombardi once said, “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavors.” This relates to me wanting to be the best of the best in computers. I’m not as committed to this as I think. Yet I’m still pushing with the learning and figuring out my business. It’s like a slow climb. The thing is I got to know what matters to me. I got to understand the goal underneath the goal. Some people would call it the ‘why’. It’s knowing what is my motivation to make sure that I keep moving up. I want my life to be different. The difference is me becoming rich but still, I want it to be different. This gentleman of computers will improve the quality of his life with diligent work towards my skills and business.
Today I paid taxes. I thought I was on the side that still get a refund. Nope, they treated me like a single male in the USA. All I know is they got Al Capone, Wesley Snipes and Lauryn Hill. They even tried to get the 45th president. I got no problem paying them. Now I got to be more Trump like and learn the tax system. Trump a billionaire and pay no taxes. I’m barely getting by and paying taxes. To me it’s like the person who is worth billions and paying little to no taxes is winning.
I don’t want to sound like to much of a computer nerd reason I don’t get into computer talk. I’m sure nobody is interested in Linux terminal and BASH commands. That if you type in the command “gedit helloworld.sh” you can start scripting. When the text editor does pop up you simply type “#!/bash/bin” and the next line write “echo “Hello World!” “. This will create your first script. All you got to do now is save and exit. Locate and change into the dictionary that file is in. Once in you type in “chmod +x helloworld.sh” into the terminal and your script will be ready to be used with the command “./helloworld.sh. I’m sure it’s an error or two somewhere in here.
I’m going to be teaching myself different languages. The languages I plan on learning are Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. Maybe I learn Japanese and French too. As a polymath, I have to know more languages besides one of my native land. Plus the industry I am entering knowing how to speak, read, and write Russian or Mandarin will give me a great advantage. I should get a Russian or Chinese homegirl to teach me how to speak their tongue.
A movie I’d pitch to Tyler Perry would be about a detective that stops a serial killer. This detective, a black detective, would be trying to solve a case of black men being killed by a serial killer. The serial killer would be a white lady and every time she kills a black man she leaves a Queen of Spades at the scene of the crime. I’ll call the movie Queen of Spades. Really don’t know how I’ll add to that story but I’m sure I can think up a plot, climax , resolution, and all that other stuff for a movie. Maybe make it a black lady detective to show that black women are here to protect their men from white women. Yeah, I can see that being the #1 movie of the year with no plot idea.
As a strategist, the enemy ain’t suppose to know the plan. The enemy isn’t even supposed to know the strategist neither. You heard Sun Tzu if you know the enemy and you know yourself you’ll win every battle. So it’s important for me to constantly switch up who I am. I call myself the mystery humorist for a reason. You are not supposed to understand me as a person. I do feel though if you reading my blog is that you understand me at some level. I just rather be a close book. Being a close book I am better. This is coming from a person with a blog talking about themselves.
I’m right back to the drawing board. As in trying to figure out my plan for my business. In order to be the supreme hustler I am, I got to learn this business of mine that I’m in. I am realizing that it’s a difference between being a hustler and an entrepreneur. The hustler is focused on making money and the entrepreneur is focused on building a business. The entrepreneur can be a hustler but most time the hustler doesn’t know how to be an entrepreneur. An example is the car salesman is the hustler and the person that owns the car dealership is the entrepreneur. I got to be more of an entrepreneur. Also, today I had an interview for a job as a valet parking attendant. The crazy thing is I wasn’t upset with myself but was quite happy that I got an interview that quick. I got the job if I pass the drug test. A lot of THC in my system. I’m sure I’ll figure out something.
Fuck it! I woke up this morning and thought about my situation of being broke That was enough motivation for me. I went on Indeed and applied for any IT job that I felt like I qualified for. Dame Dash I didn’t mean to fail you like that it’s just that I’m broke. Truth is that I ain’t got no money-making skills. I have been out of work since February 14 of this year and I haven’t made a dollar yet. A nigga over here struggling to pay my bills. I didn’t give up on Negus but I need money coming in. Sucks because I don’t want to go back to an employer. I’m really supposed to stick it out until I find out how I can make money with my company. The thing is time is not on my side when it comes to learning this skill. My bills are coming in way faster than the money. It’s an eye-opener for me. That even with four months of a whole lot of free time I didn’t even find out how to make money. I guess me applying for a job is me going back to what I know.
I need a good plan that can have me making money within a month from now. A business plan is always a good idea. Like the amount of work I can do with my company but I just don’t have a plan. Having a plan is part of being a strategist. Since I started this whole business I have not had a set plan. I’m emphasizing this because time and money are not on my side at the moment and I need them to be on my side. I got to have a sense that this business is flowing in the right direction. The plan is to make money through my company.
I know that I am in the cybersecurity field. So I need a business plan around that. I should start doing remote IT work for people. The plan would be to service and maintenance computers in my area. I’m sure it’s several people who lack cyber protection or are looking to protect their online presence. So I should work around that. I should cold-call and visit businesses around my neighborhood to see if they are looking for a local computer guy to help with their IT problems. I do have a background in troubleshooting.
Also, part of my plan should be to get my first computer certification soon so I can add value. The value would come from having the certificate to prove that I do what I say I do. It’s like my authentication in the field. Also, I should not be afraid to market myself. The promotion of my business is up to me. That goes for sales too. I can’t get any customers if I’m not out here selling my services to as many people as possible.
Truth is that the business thing isn’t difficult at all. I got to do better if I want this business to move forward. The way I am now is not going to cut it. I keep having to remind myself that the life I want will not be made by me if I am mediocre, lazy, or timid. That this business requires more from me. Probably a lot more than I think I have in me.