Lean On Me…

I Am The Greatest…

No matter how your 1st quarter of the year ended, how did you start the 2nd quarter? Ask yourself this very simple question:┬áIf tomorrow doesn’t happen, would you still do what you’re about to do today? If that answer is NO, you’re alive but you’re not living…and you know I come here for one reason, and one reason only, to talk about living LYFE.

My last post, I told you how my 1st quarter went. Lost my girl. Lost ALL my income streams, and lost a lot of sleep. Actually, I’m not sure I mentioned that last one. My bad lol. You know what I didn’t lose? My faith, and hope. I focused on two of the most powerful words in the English language to guide me through…. I AM. You see, with those two words, everything you place behind it becomes your truth. I AM….blessed and highly favored….. I AM … going to rebuild in record time….. I AM…. 1/2 man, 1/2 amazing. My ability to seek the opportunity within the adversity has me feeling like the greatest.

 

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The game (of Lyfe) is from over though, and no matter how many times you get knocked down, all that matters is that you get back up. So let me ask you, how do you speak to yourself when times get tough? What words do you put after “I Am”? Are you taking yourself out of the game before half time? See, If you understand the power of your words when you speak to YOURSELF, then you understand that you’ve got to be your biggest cheerleader, and if you’re a believer in God, then you already know that you’re playing for the Greatest Coach of All Time, and he’s been coaching this game longer than you’ve been playing it. Understand, if you weren’t ready to play, he never would’ve put you in the game.

You’re here to win. It’s You vs. the clock. Yes, The clock, because all games come to an end, The clock on Lyfe is ticking, so you’ve got to give you best effort with every move you make. Some people get taken out of the game early, but you, you’re still here. No more telling yourself that you can’t do it, and that it won’t work. I’m imploring you to be your own “Joe Clark”. When you feel you’re closing it all in because things aren’t going the way you want to, look yourself in the eye and yell: Code 10! Code 10! This is *Insert your name* !! Get those chains off my heart / outta my head, the enemy’s here!!

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People always want to talk about Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Tom Brady etc, etc as being the “Greatest of All Time”, but what about you? What about you being the greatest YOU of all time? There can only be one you, no matter how many may share your name. It’s time to step up, and step into your greatness. It’s time to turn up in quarter two. Your coach has given you the play, and it’s time for you to start the execution. Yea yea, this is the part where you tell me easier said then done. How about you go out and try. Really try, then come back and tell me……… Did you die?

Lights, Camera, Action…

6 mins Mr. Holloman, you’re on..

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Well look who it is!! Did you miss me? After my last post about Vegas, I needed to take a minute to kind of deal with myself., my emotions. I still hadn’t completely come to grips with the loss of my friend Glenn (The Most Electrifying man post), and I really needed time to allow myself to grieve.

During that period though, I traveled to the beautiful Caribbean. The Bahama islands to be exact. You guys know I like to travel right? It’s what I do. I am a travel agent after all lol. We went to celebrate my girlfriend’s mother’s 50th birthday. I’m not sure that’s grammatically correct, but I’m sure one of the grammar police will pull up any minute if it isn’t lol.

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The trip was amazing. We traveled aboard the Enchantment of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean Oasis Class Ship, and as always, RC delivered on the promise that this isn’t a cruise, it’s an adventure. For me though, in the midst all of the joy of celebration, the beauty of the islands, and the peace of the ocean itself, I just wasn’t at peace. There were many things in my lyfe, personal and professional that were starting to unravel, or simply just fall apart. I was being forced to face some things that I was in denial about. Trying to hold on to somethings that was being forced to let go. Lyfe was not enjoyable.

See, the toughest thing about being the strongest person that all of your friends know, is that they rarely believe that someone of such strength ever needs someone to be strong for them. It’s almost taken for granted that you will always be ok. Now I know I’ve proven to be almost bullet proof…maybe a little bullet resistant is a better term lol, but there are moments where I’m just HUMAN, and this was one of those, but they say that when you’re down to nothing, just know that God is up to something.

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A local magazine named “Vital Magazine” reached out to me and let me know that they wanted to have me in the magazine as a honoree for Entrepreneur of the Month for their October issue. Someone, unbeknownst to me, nominated me for my hard work, dedication, and my desire to use my travel business to help empower people to change their lives, AND their finances. This was a reminder to me that you must keep pushing. Even when you feel things are not going the way you want them, when you feel that no one is believing in or supporting your dreams. You have to keep pushing, because someone you may not even know is pulling for your success. Lyfe will be tough at times, but you MUST be tougher. You must endure. You simply being YOU, is giving someone else who’s struggling with lyfe’s difficulties, HOPE. It’s a reminder that although lyfe, in the moment, is not, and has not been the greatest as of late, I’m still going to live my greatest lyfe. You should too. It’s not to late. Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.

What Happens In Vegas

This Is Sin City

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They say: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…but with the advent of smartphones & social media, I challenge you to make that statement true again lol. In an age where it is commonplace for people to share everything, it seems that the one thing that we we lack the ability to truly share is….true, unconditional love. In fact, most people’s unconditional love have too many conditions to receive it. Think about that for a second. What are YOUR requirements for loving someone without conditions? Do you need to know that they love you back? Does your relationship need to be a t a certain level before you can truly open up? What things have you stated are requirements for you to love unconditionally? Did you ever realize that you did that?

So now that I’ve got you thinking for a second, let’s get back to why I’ve been away, and why this entry is a week late lol. I was in Las Vegas for the 2nd time in as little as 3 months. I was taking a moment to enjoy lyfe. When we 1st met, I told you that I would always stress upon you the importance of getting off of the hamster wheel, and to go out and explore what lyfe has to offer, beyond clocking in and clocking out. I try to lead by example, and I’ll be sharing more of my travel adventures with you soon, but MAN!!! Vegas is so much fun.

I stayed at the beautiful Red Rock Casino & Spa. This place is huge. It had its own movie theater, AND a full bowling alley right on premises. The pool area was unreal. There were so many pools to choose from lol. Wait til you see this…

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That is the view of the pool area from my suite, and even this does not truly do the area justice. Now why am I sharing this? Is it because I want to brag to you that I went to Vegas, while you went to work? Not at all. It’s to remind you that we’re all due to that slice of lyfe that we keep denying ourselves. STOP saying as soon as situation A & situation B falls into place, I’ll take that vacation that I need. I’ll go after that dream that I really want to build. I’ll start that business that I really want to launch. The BEST time to do all of that was Yesterday, the next best time is NOW!! Lyfe will continue to happen without you. Do you want to live it or do you want to continue to spectate in it? I will continue to LIVE lyfe. You’ve spectated long enough. Say it with me: I’VE SPECTATED LONG ENOUGH!!!

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The day that I returned from Vegas, there was horrific incident that lead to many phone calls, text messages, inboxes, etc of people desperately seeking confirmation that I was not involved. I’m thankful for everyone that reached out, but more importantly it serves as a reason for why we MUST live lyfe to its fullest capacity. It’s been reported that at least 60 people lost their lives on that night. Hundreds of others wounded. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families, and it’s why I say to you, my family, to live lyfe. take that chance you’ve been thinking about, because the rest of today is not promised to us, let alone tomorrow. The graveyard is alive with the hopes, dreams, and promises of I’ll do it tomorrow, from people who never got the chance too. No more putting lyfe on hold. YOU’VE SPECTATED LONG ENOUGH!!!!

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