Day 7

On day 7 of the #365GratitudeChallenge

I am grateful for the future.

I am particularly grateful for the endless possibilities that exist.

If a door doesn’t open for you,

Chances are, it’s not your door!

Be open to explore the multitude of possibilities that will be presented to you.

Remember: If you always do, what you’ve always done,

You’ll always get, what you’ve always got!

Take a chance today!

You never know ✨

Stay Warm,

✨👑Ché 👑✨

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#365GratitudeChallenge

Day 1

On this 1st Day Of January 2018,

I am grateful for my life.

I am grateful for all that I am and all that I’m becoming.

Last year sometime the Universe connected me with this amazing soul in the enigma that is Magickal Lady Duchess, she is a High Priestess, Tarot Card Reader, Healer, Motivator, Mentor, Spiritual Advisor, Teacher, YouTube Sensation, Phenom & I’m proud to say one of my greatest inspirations.

Since making her acquaintance, my life has changed drastically.

She has pushed me to be the best version of myself, often pushing me far beyond the thresholds of my comfort zone.

She inspires and empowers the masses via her social media platforms on Facebook, Her Facebook Group Infinite Energy and Instagram as well as YouTube.

It is because of her, I was inspired to do the #365GratitudeChallenge.

Everyday for the next 365 days I will post 1 thing that I am grateful for.

Lady Duchess implemented a similar challenge via her Facebook Group Infinite Energy, where I was challenged to post 1 thing that I was grateful for, for 30 days.

That truly had me thinking about just how much I have to be grateful for!

The challenge caused me to become more cognizant of all of the great things in life that often go unacknowledged.

My life has improved greatly because of this newfound appreciation.

For this I would like to sincerely thank

Magickal Lady Duchess. She is by far one of the most beautiful, amazing, down to earth, pulls no punches, nurturing, motivating, funny sources of Energy I’ve ever encountered.

I thank you so very much Lady Duchess ❤️

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Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

Congratulations! We Made It!

As we usher in this New Year, we look forward to a better, healthier, more

prosperous way of being.

Many create resolutions to do more, Be more & have more.

For some this may work; for other’s not so much.

Having a plan for the upcoming year is definitely advisable. Many believe that having a resolution is their way of doing so. That could definitely be true; but here’s where that could become problematic:

Wanting a better job, but failing to take the actions necessary to attain it

ie Revamping Your resumé;

Networking

Dressing for success

Applying for a Better position

Upgrading your Skill set etc

Or

Wanting to be Healthier or Fit

But

Continuing to eat fast foods; soda; sweets, in excess.

Not working out.

Making excuses.

Inconsistency.

Often we are defeating ourselves.

Motivation is very important. Be realistic in your approach. Be committed to your goals.

To be healthier you can start with something as simple as

Portion control

Drinking ( More ) Water

Walking

Getting Adequate Rest

With these few small steps you will start to notice a difference in your energy levels.

Your thoughts will become clearer, you will be more focused, giving you the opportunity to add healthier activities into your lifestyle.

The journey of a Million miles, starts with that 1 first step.

May the Fortitude necessary to take your 1st step be granted to you.

May you live you very best Life this year.

May you have all that you need to become the best version of yourself.

Asé,

✨Ché ✨

Heal thy self

Ekaaro , Peace & Grand Rising!

I am grateful for Life!

We want the best for ourselves,

We’re willing to do what’s necessary to attain it.

Keeping your Mind, Body, Soul & Spirit healthy is of the utmost importance.

Take the time necessary to heal thyself; do not over work, over eat nor overwhelm yourself.

Take Life in stride. Never judge your accomplishments by what you haven’t or ate yet yo do.

Celebrate your victories as they come.

May the tenacity & support necessary to succeed be bestowed upon you.

A favor filled day awaits✨✨✨

Attitude

Ekaaro, Peace & Grand Rising! I am grateful for Life!

Your attitude says a lot about you.

Often it can determine the outcome of a situation. When a situation goes awry, I use the model of “is it them, or is it ME?” Newsflash : It’s NOT always THEM; Sometimes it’s YOU. Self examination is very important, don’t be the reason your blessings are blocked. Check yourself.

Being able to admit to yourself that you need to change your attitude is the first step towards succeeding.

Think twice act once! You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression!

May you find the courage necessary to face your truth…

Manifest a better life, today

Ché ✨✨✨

Strength

GM! Thank U Father 4 this day! Often when things get hard we are torn between giving up & holding on. We fear looking weak.

Know that 1 of the truest signs of strength isn’t in holding on but rather in giving up.

It takes great strength to walk away from anything toxic.

Having the strength to carry on with out something or someone is a major feat.

Survival of the fittest only the strong survive.

Strength
The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.

Power to resist force; solidity or toughness;

That quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; One who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security.

Intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence;
A strong place; a stronghold. “

Will u sink, or will u swim?

Be blessed, Che’ xoxo
#ThatsWinning

Those Behind #BehindThoseBooks

“Behind Those Books” is a documentary that is guaranteed to change the perception of some and challenge how others feel about tales of street life in the inner-cities.

Please view the trailer at: http://www.behindthosebooksmovie.com

WHO IS IN THE FILM?

The film features notable authors and artists: Terry McMillan, Zane, Omar Tyree, Teri Woods, Dr. Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Kevin Powell, Queen Pen, Vickie Stringer, Nikki Turner, K’wan, Treasure E. Blue, Nick Chiles and more.

Teri Woods, Author and Publisher of the ground breaking and modern day classic,
True to the Game, sold her books out of the trunk of her car before going on to become a self-made millionaire.

Vickie Stringer, Author of the street classic, Let That Be the Reason, wrote her novel while incarcerated and would later build Triple Crown Publications into the top urban book publishing company in the world.

Zane, the Queen of erotica; Michael Eric Dyson, an academic, author, radio host and professor known for his outspoken voice on social and political issues; Cornel West, a philosopher, author, critic, actor and civil rights activist, all share their perspectives on these books.

PRODUCTION OF THE FILM

The documentary was written, produced and directed by maternal cousins, Kaven Brown and Mills Miller, who at the time the project was initiated were attending college at the Katharine Gibbs School in New York.

Personal finances funded this documentary.

Production started in the Spring 2007 and would last through the Summer of 2010. Roughly three years later, the film is ready to be viewed by the masses.

MEET THE FILMMAKERS

Kaven Brown is a multi-talented entrepreneur. An author, photographer and producer, who has been making waves in the publishing industry and music video circuit since the release of his first novel,Two Face, a suspense thriller with an urban flair that delves into the world of organized crime,merciless killers and crafty lawyers.

Brown’s latest literary foray is the companion piece to the documentary, Behind Those Books, which is a non-fiction book of the same title. He has written 4 novels, a screenplay, several treatments for music videos and documentaries.

Brown is the creative editing manager for
The Urban Book Source, an online publication that has focused on urban literature since its inception in 2006.

Brown was responsible for designing the website and contributing to many of the sites features including: UBSTV, Who’s Your Favorite Author’s Favorite Authors?, 50 Authors 50 States in 50 Days and several others.

The website has grown from a grass roots following to one of the premiere online websites for urban literature, African American authors and publishers that offers insightful editorials, interviews and book reviews.

Brown has photographed several celebrities and his work has appeared in People Magazine, Daily News, TMZ, The New York Post, Essence Magazine and numerous online publications.
Brown currently resides in New York City where he continues to work on photography,writing and producing.

Mills Miller is a director of music videos and films. Mills launched his production company, Mills Miller Media in 2008 with the objective to build media for artists and showcase other directors.

His first television placement came when he directed a video for Panamanian artist, Panama featuring Skyzoo, which aired on MTVU. Since then, Mills has received placements from MySpace featured videos to MTV Jams.

In 2009, opportunity knocked for Mills to direct major artists, when he was hand selected by producers, Beatnick and K-Salaam to direct a video featuring Bun B, 88-Keys and Colin Munroe.

Soon thereafter, Mills directed the single “Body Ya” for hip hop heavyweight Fabolous, which was nominated in 2010 for a MTV Sucker Free Summit Award.

Not content to rest on his laurels, in a two year time span, Miller continued his pursuit of directing videos and promotional material for veteran artists, The Dream and Jadakiss as well as emerging artist, Fred The Godson. “So Crazy,” Fred The Godson’s first single received air play on MTV Jams. Mills is committed to ensuring that each artist’s project represents his or her vision, while maintaining his artistic integrity.

The Kaven Brown and Mills Miller brand will be synonymous with quality projects in the literary, film and photography arenas for the hip-hop and urban community and beyond.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Writer/Producer
Kaven Brown
http://www.kavenbrown.com
http://www.Twitter.com/kavenbrown

Director
Mills Miller
http://www.millsmiller.com
http://www.Twitter.com/millsmiller

http://www.behindthosebooksmovie.com

#BehindThoseBooks #KavenBrown #MillsMiller #UrbanLit #Literary #Knowledge

I’ll remain hopelessly bipolar,
Che’ xoxo