motivational

My Meaning of Life by Courtney Hill

The meaning of life in my eyes is very simple, it starts with words and energy. These two things are very powerful, for example words, God created light with his/her words, "Let there be light". Your words become things and your goal should always be to be impeccable with your word. Don't speak with hate, doubt, fear or things that go against who you are or who you want to be.

Energy is all around us we are comprised of energy, we are electrical beings. I also see energy outside of its literal sense and meaning. Our thoughts are energy and people have both positive and negative energy. The goal is to both emit and surround yourself with good energy. We are here to make a better life for ourselves and the community around us; to build with different walks of life and learn and grow. 

Everyday I learn more about myself and the World around me. I go forward knowing that for me it begins with words and energy and ends with God. The sum of myself and my actions is in pursuit of God's word. I'm not perfect but I'm not content with being imperfect. Be better than before 💪🏾

The Company You Keep by Courtney Hill

Surrounding yourself with like minded individuals is a must

If the people you call your friends don't compliment and support your mission then they are not conducive to your growth

I have noticed that people are more concerned with keeping their "Day 1" around as long as they can as if that makes them more original, genuine, or real.

If that person is holding you back, keeping them around makes you foolish and counterproductive 

Here is a great article from Maciej:

How To Be Selective About Your Network

Make a list and actively seek out people to interact with – Think about where you want to take your business or career.  Make a list of the people you know that you’d like to have on your team and the skills they will bring to the table. By creating this list you will find yourself making a more conscious effort to spend time with these people.

The power of networks – It has been shown that the people we surround ourselves with influence us in subtle yet profound ways. If you associate with people who are successful you will “absorb” their way of thinking and decision making. You need to be highly selective about the peers you associate with.

There are many ways to connect with people – Connecting in person is a great way to build strong relationships, but you can also find like-minded people online in specific MeetUps or groups. A word of caution, though, in my experience I’ve found out that the communities that charge you for membership, even if it’s a nominal fee, are of much better quality. The cost of joining screens out people who are simply looking for a free ride.

Take some time today to think about who you want in your life and how you can surround yourself with them. Shape your network in a way that will not only propel you forward, but everyone else who surrounds you.