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10 Habits Of People Who Follow Their Dreams

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2014 by Selah One

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10 Habits Of People Who Follow Their Dreams

1. They see challenges as opportunities

Most people interpret fears as obstacles and tend to run away from them. People who live their purpose successfully have developed the capacity to see fear as a sign of what they really need to go for and put all their courage and energy into it.

2. They see life as a game.

Having this vision of life opens up space for playfulness and creativity instead of limitation. This also cultivates qualities of resilience, problem solving and confidence that helps them take risks to get to the next big place.

3. Living the life they want is the only option.

They’re so committed to making their dreams a reality that they banish any possibility of a backup plan whatsoever from their mind. They don’t think things like, “If it doesn’t work, I’ll just go get a job.”

4. They always speak their truth.

They’re able to speak it because they make a conscious effort to connect to their truest desires, their inner voice, and their spirituality without fear of judgment. This connection is typically fostered through meditation, journaling, being mentored and being surrounded by like minded-people.

5. They aren’t just dreamers: they act on their desires.

Instead of getting stuck in their dreams, they snap right into action, no matter what it takes. Whether it’s quitting a job, getting out of a relationship that holds them back, investing in themselves or moving to a new location, they have the courage to do it. They do this by listening to, and then acting on, their intuition.

6. They expect and know that they deserve the best.

They expect that what they want is going to happen as if it were an inner-knowing. They expect and feel they deserve to earn well, do what they love, serve others using their gifts. The secret is that they still expect the best even when they don’t have all the answers as to how it’s going to happen.

7. They have no fear or guilt when asking for what they want.

Because they’re so connected to their passions, they aren’t afraid to ask for what they want. In fact, they understand that their success depends on others, so asking for what they want is part of the deal. They set their boundaries and express their needs without fear, guilt or shame. Best of all, this is a trait that earns them respect from others.

8. They create their own rules.

They create their own rules instead of fitting into society’s norms. They make decisions from a place of what they want to have instead of what they think they can have. This gives them the freedom to design their destiny.

9. They’ve learned to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

They don’t get stuck in having all the answers, making things perfect or trying to gain comfort by controlling everything. Instead, they’re aware that they’re not going to see the next step until they make the decision to move forward despite the discomfort.

10. They have teachers, mentors and role models.

Having teachers increases their awareness. They clearly understand that each time they’re getting ready to pursue their dreams all their limitations are going to come up to the surface so that they can let go of them. Having role models and mentors helps them quickly identify where they’re stuck so that they can immediately change their results.

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Cas Metah

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2014 by Selah One

SCRIBBLING IDIOTS’ ONE AND ONLY….. CAS METAH.

Taylor Hogle is the one and only Cas Metah. Cas Metah is an emcee from Greenfield Ohio who is commonly found doing features or doing projects with his fellow artists from the Scribbling Idiots crew.

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It’s been awhile since I last posted. Now I’m going to make sure to keep these coming weekly. Hope you enjoy the short read and that you check out the artist.

Taylor Hogle is the one and only Cas Metah. Cas Metah is an emcee from Greenfield Ohio who is commonly found doing features or doing projects with his fellow artists from the Scribbling Idiots crew. If you don’t already know, Scribbling Idiots is a crew of emcees that are frequently featured on tracks and also work on their own projects together. The crew includes Elias, Motion Plus, Wonder Brown, Mouf Warren, Cas Metah, and many, many more. Cas Metah uses old school sounding beats with lyrics that are hard but still carry a story. He has been on the underground scene for awhile but has had the privilege of working with higher up artists and has been recognized worldwide for…

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WHERE ARE YOUR GAPS?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2014 by Selah One

Winners do what is right and then feel good as a result. Whiners want to feel good before they do what is right. Life involves an inescapable amount of pain, but it’s far better to endure the pain of discipline today than to suffer the pain of regret later.

Bridging The Gaps

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MIND THE GAP

“Mind the gap” is a safety announcement, advising passengers of the London Underground metro system to be careful when stepping across the opening between train doors and station platforms. The world’s oldest underground subway system, built 151 years ago, the London Underground contains several stations with rounded platforms, constructed on a curve to avoid important structural foundations in the city. The railway runs straighter than these platforms, hence the unsafe gap between the two.

The design of the London Underground illustrates a simple principle of personal development: there’s a gap between where we stand, and where we’re trying to go. To be successful on our journey, we have to be aware of this space and prudent when crossing it. We have to mind the gaps of growth.

The Assumption Gap: Assuming Growth Is…

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Before Honor Comes Humility – Leave Your Ego At The Door

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 6, 2014 by Selah One

Before Honor Comes Humility – Leave Your Ego At The Door

How to Leave Your Ego at the Door 

Thoughts on approaches that might maximize humility 

by Afraj Gill 

People often misidentify self-confidence for egotistical behaviour, and vice versa. These two have a very distinct difference. Confidence is usually backed with logic, reasoning or experience. An egotistical stance, on the other hand, might be backed with, well, some sort of inflexible stubbornness or heavy feeling of accomplishment.

Egos — big egos, especially — can be dangerous. They deter self-development and prevent the good flow of ideas and creativity, while also wounding reputation in the process.

Most of us fall victim to this — after all, we’re human. We might walk into a meeting so confident in our idea that we unintentionally turn a blind eye to other, superior possibilities or concepts. When we do this, we choose to listen less and talk more, only to find out later that we missed an opportunity to get critical insights.

This small list is something I use to keep myself in check. Whenever I walk into a meeting, an event — or to anything where I’m not alone — I tend to follow this.


1. Keep introductions short
Good conversations have a natural feel. Try to make every conversation unique. This starts with sharing the minimally important information about yourself: name, interests, job or school major. That’s enough to get a good discussion started. The point of your introduction is not to share your life story; it’s to start a conversation.

What’s next? Let your discussion guide what you choose to share. Introductions have a huge impact on the structure of the remainder of your conversation. If you keep an introduction at the minimum, it opens more doors to talk about something you may otherwise not have expected.

The best part about this: because it leaves the beginning of a conversation open ended, it provides greater possibility of connecting at a personal level.

2. Don’t let recognition or achievement get to your head
Win an award or get accepted to your dream school or job? Good for you. Pat yourself on the back, maybe celebrate, but move on. Regardless of what you do or accomplish, chances are there’s a ton of work ahead.

The point: pride dilutes focus. And no focus likely means no progress.

3. Surround yourself with humility
Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If you hang out with egomaniacs, you’ll likely become one.

4. Present yourself through logic
Never try to win a debate by presenting yourself with authority — it’s likely to do more harm than good in the long-run. If you’re the chair of a committee, don’t exert position-related control. It’ll make others question your leadership.

If you deeply believe in something, back it up properly. If you can get reliable data, that’s great. If not, try making the right connective explanations to prove a point.

The more often you do this, the more people will want to hear about what you have to say.

5. Don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk
Talk is cheap. Put in the hours and prove that you can actually get things done. Don’t waste your time looking for shortcuts. It’ll probably end up costing you even more time and result in a loss of credibility.

It’s impossible to go for a 10 km run without breaking a sweat. Similarly, you can’t attain goals without working very, very hard.

I have a professor who says, “Show, and don’t tell”. It probably applies to life as much as it does to his class. Instead of wasting your time telling people you can do something, show them.

Mustard Seed Memoirs with Jeremiah Dirt

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2014 by Selah One

Take a look into the Heart, Mind, Soul and History of a Multi-Talented Artist and Veteran EmCee in the West Coast Underground HipHop scene….. Jeremiah Dirt.  (AKA: Beat Somebody; Haema Design; Ben Dedney)

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Artist(s): Dirt 
Song:  Mustard Seed 
Word Count: 415
Producer: Fingaz
RecordedArea 12 
Album: Plague (Rescue rec.1999) 
Dirts favorite Line(s): ‘Locust is not me/Locust is us!’ (unity!), ‘insects move out thru out the ghetto/ spicing up activities like dried oregano’
Alotta History behind this song! For one it was my personal favorite song on the PLAGUE album next to ‘a Chapter a Day’. Both these songs always stood out in my mind. Mustard Seed, because it was just a raw track. There was really no point to the song besides to be ill!I built the song around the scratch. One day at a swap meet I found two old Star Wars records. ON WAX! They were story records that used actual samples from the movie (instead of those cheesy second rate actors and noise effects on some of those old tapes/records). I was lit! I was so excited about it! I found ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’ both on wax, took em home and placed em on the Technics. I was doin some house chores while listening to them. Towards the end of ‘Return of the Jedi’ came that infamous scene were Luke is goin nuts on Darth Vader. He almost kills him! And then Emperor Palpatine comes in and says (paraphrasing)”Good! Good! Now kill your father and take your place at my side!”OH MAN! That scene is crazy! But our boy Luke doesn’t submit. He turns his lightsaber off and says, “Never, I’ll never turn to the darkside.”.

 

And now…rotating on my turntable, I had this all on wax! I was trippin! I immediately concepted this idea where I would just scratch Luke saying the first ‘never’ through the chorus. People would be like, what is that scratch saying!?’. It would hook them into the rest of the song! Then all the way at the end of the song POW! Hit em with the rest of the line!

Needless to say, the end result is phat! I remember that we recorded this song in one of his friends personal studios. They didn’t have DJ gear in there so Fingaz was on the floor while he was laying down the scratches. But that night when I first heard my idea getting dropped in reality…I knew this song was gonna come nice!

The beginning vocal sample is Emperor Palpatine laughing and then telling Luke to kill his father and join him at his side. It was sampled backwards on the turntable (I got to do that!) by simply turning the Technic off and pushing it in reverse with my finger. (Hey! We didn’t have all those fancy computer programs that do it automatically nowadays!) . It ended up causing the biggest stink in the Christian market. I remember a few times some pastors calling rescue Records and complaining that I was satanic because I had some ‘evil backwards satanic bible verse’ playing at the beginning of Mustard Seed.

If you listen at the end of the song to the last vocal sample of Luke finally saying, “Never, I’ll never turn to the darkside.”. You can actually hear the crackle of his lightsaber turning off. I LOVE THAT!

When I went on tour with POD, this song and Chant seemed to be the heavy hitters with the peoples. A few times I was able to actually have a DJ with me to do the chorus (usually Mike Czech or Manny) but most times it was just a crowd interaction thing. I would yell for everyone to say, ‘NEVER…I’LL NEVER TURN TO THE DARKSIDE!’. Then the crowd would respond by repeating me in this crazy loud ruckus!

Somewhere in 98 or 99 I was at a local show and started jokin around on stage. Instead of just doin the back and forth scream of the chorus with the crowd. I tried to mimic the actual scratching noises on the album version of the song (think Rahzel from the Roots). It was purely screwing around and havin fun, but after the show a bunch of kids remarked how it was fun to do that. Then a couple of shows later before I went on, a couple people came up and asked if I was ‘gonna do that scratching thing on Mustard Seed’. Truthfully I had thought it was a bit silly. But I promised them that I would. Then everytime I did a local show people started to make me promise that I would do it and so it has been to this day! Its really quite funny how some of these stage habits get started (throwing up the ‘Locustfist’ started the same, almost as a joke that just stuck with the crowd).

This is one of the few songs that got recorded a few times before the album version. It was done in Diego at ‘Green Leaf’ studio with Fingaz crew. And then again, later, in the Hollywood sessions. It was mixed a couple times also before the final version. I always thought Fingaz came raw with that dope piano loop.

George Lucas, please don’t sue me.

This song was remixed for ‘the Upsetter Mixtape’, 2009.

Mustard Seed Lyrics

BODY  FRAME  LICKLE-BUT  STILL  DAVID  ROCKED  GOLIATH
HOTTER  THAN  THE  PLANET  SITH
FLAMING  ARROWS  COMETH  BUT  THEY  USUALLY  MISS
AND  THOSE  HITTING  TARGETS  ARE  GETTING  EXTINGUISHED
I  SPEAK  MY  OWN  SLANG  LIKE  PATOIS
DISPATCH  LYRICS  TO  GRAB  YA
AND  NEVER  EVER  LET  GO
INSECTS  MOVE  OUT  THROUGHOUT  THE  GHETTO
SPICING  UP  ACTIVITIES  LIKE  DRIED  OREGANO
GIVING  UNDERGROUND  PEOPLE  H.E.A.T.
WITH  A  FINGAZ  MIX-DOWN  THAT  SMASH THE  CONCRETE
TUNE  IT- INTO  YOUR  MENTAL  STATION
TRANSMITTING- ANNIHILATION  TO  YOUR  FOUNDATION
IT  CRUMBLES  THEN  IT  COLLAPSES
SHADOW  MOVES  LIKE  VIRUS  WORLDLY  SYSTEM  CAR-ASHES
PHILOSOPHIES  OF  TRANSGRESSION
AND  YET  WE  SIT IN  CLASSES  AND  STUDY  THE  LESSONS
FIELD  SOULJAZ  AND  LOCUST  LETS  PUT  IT  TO  WORK
INDIVIDUALS  DONT  MOVE  AND  STILL  GET  HURT
THE  GUNS  ARE  ON  THE  BLOCK- PEOPLE  ACTIN  HARDER  THAT  ROCK
TEMPLES  DESTROYED  FROM  CRACK PIPES  THAT  BURN  HOT
LETS  MISDIRECT  THE  MISDIRECTION
SIT  DOWN  AT  TABLES  AND  COME  UP  WITH  PROPOSITIONS
TO  UPROOT  TEENAGE  STAGNATION
AND  DESTROY  GUN  TOWERS  THAT  SHOOT  PERVERSE  AMMUNITION(Chorus Scratch “Never, I’ll Never Turn to the Darkside”)GRIP  EVERYONE  UP- WHATS  UP- WE  GET  RAW
WITH  NO  WEED  OR  ALCOHOL
WITH  THE  HOLY-SPIRIT  WE  LICK  UP  THE  DANCEHALL
CARRY  OUT  LIKE  U-HUAL
MAKE  ENEMIES  SIT  DOWN  LIKE  BATHROOM  STALL
PUT  TITLES  ON  WICKED  EMCEES  LIKE  TOMBSTONE
LET  THEM  DO  THEIR  SOUND CHECK  THEN  BLOW-UP  THEIR  MICROPHONE
THE  ATTITUDE-CHILL LIKE  THE  CORNER  CAFE
THE  WEAPONS-TAPEDECKS  WITH  REVERSE  PLAY
THE  ONLY  GHOSTFACE  THAT  YOU  CANNOT  KILL
SOUND  SYSTEM  MOBILIZE “DIRT  UP  IN  YOUR  GRILL
NO  EAST  OR  WEST  BECAUSE  WE  PENTE-COAST-AL
DONT  TRY  TO  MASTER  THIS  CUASE  WE  METHOD-IS
TO  GET  UP  IN  YOUR  FACE  LIKE  ZIT  AND  TRANSMIT(Chorus Scratch “Never, I’ll Never Turn to the Darkside”)

CHECK  THE  IMPLOSION- LOCUST  STARTED  WITH  ME- BUT  LOCUST  IS  NOT  ME
LOCUST  IS  US
MANY  ROCKS  CRUSH  CUP
RIGHTEUOSS  PEOPLE  GET  UP
AND  NEVER  DEGENERATE
DONT  GIVE  UP  LIKE  STORES  THAT  LIQUIDATE
RECORD  FREESTYLES  ON  HIGH  RESONANCE  TAPES
HADES  LOCKS  ME  BUT  WE  FIND  FIRE  ESCAPES
—AND  BRING  IT  HARD  LIKE  IMPACT
CANT  FIND  RIGHTEOUSNESS  LIKE  NEEDLE  IN  HAYSTACK
POLICE  STICK  US  TO  THE  WALL  LIKE  A  THUMBTACK
PEOPLE  BURN  US  WITH  JUDGMENTS  SIMILAR  TO  SHADRACH

BUT IT COMES STEREO PHONIC
AND BLOWS YOUR EARDRUMS WITH THUNDERCLAP LYRICS
DON’T GET MAD….TAKE A DEEP BREATHE AND COUNT TO TEN
SETTIN OFF CAR ALARMS WITH HIGH POWERED VIBRATIONS
YOUR MAN TOLD YOU, THAT YOU OUGHTA, BRING YOUR CAMCORDER
AND RECORD IT ON FILM, WE BURN HOT LIKE KILN
CHECK IT OUT, NO DOUBT, THEN BURN OU LIKE THE END OF A JET
THE SEED IS BREAKING BRICK WALLS IN THE PROJECT

VISIT JEREMIAH DIRT AT HIS HOMEPAGE: http://www.jeremiahdirt.com/

 

Peace 586 f. Propaganda and Sev Statik

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by Selah One

THE MANY-MEMBERED MAN AND THE BREATH OF GOD

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2013 by Selah One

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