When you think about it, it should really piss you off:
We, the hip-hop community at large have been sold a massive lie. Whether we are Generation X members who can remember a time where Run-DMC, NWA & MC Lyte ruled the airwaves, or Millennials who don’t understand why Meek Mill can’t win one beef, the lie is the same – We’ve been told to go to school, get a job and everything will randomly work out.
While I’m not a conspiracy theorist by any far stretch of the imagination, I know that there is a plan in place for each of us. We’ve been conditioned for wage slavery. Think about it for a moment:
From the time you were little, you were going to daycare or something like that while your parents went off to work. You might as well have been working too. You were stuck in a place for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week
As you got older, you did this all throughout your “educational career”. You also had to conform to what someone else deemed appropriate for you to wear, say and do for 40 hours a week, with very little personal fulfillment. You’re told that if you continue to work hard, it will get greater later. And so you do just that, all the while, pushing through the week just to see Friday so you can get a welcome break from homework.
Then there’s college and graduate school. The illusion of more “control” is given to you because you can choose your schedule. Truth is that they (The University system) will even make a class that you need unavailable for a semester so they can get a 5th or 6th year of tuition out of you. Not all of us are destined to be doctors, lawyers and accountants so the odds of landing a good job are slim and none. In America, over 10 percent of unemployed Americans have graduate degrees and have to tend bar or drive uber to make ends meet.
And don’t even get me started on the student loan debt that’s crippling most of us with a few letters behind our name. It’s kind of hard to pay for an education that doesn’t live up to the promise of paying for itself in the form of gainful employment. You see, we’ve been taught to work hard to climb the “corporate ladder”, but are never shown how to build the buildings upon which the corporate ladder leans. This is where I come in.
My name is David Anderson and while I’m a proud graduate of Temple University, I know that there is more out there for us than a “good job”. We’ve been wage slaves for far too long, when we should be the masters of our own destiny.
As a speaker, sales trainer and business coach, I’ve generated millions of dollars in revenue for businesses like NutriSystem, iHeart Media and several small and medium sized businesses run by entrepreneurs who understand the importance of self reliance.
We’re the people who changed the world with something that was supposed to be a “fad”. Hip-Hop permeates every facet of life, from the boardroom to the bedroom due in no small part to our passion and creativity. It’s time to apply that creativity into something that will generate wealth for ourselves and our children’s children.
I don’t care if you make soap in your kitchen or make beats on a keyboard you bought from a pawn shop, every week, I’m going to give you actionable information so that you can stop job hunting and start wealth building.
Now is the time! Look at how many folks are making their own business out of thin air! With things like shopify and etsy, there’s no excuse anymore to live an average life! I’m excited to coach you virtually through these articles and hope that you’re inspired to take a leap of faith and bet on your talents and abilities with a smart plan of action in place.
Now, let’s get to work.
David Anderson is a Business and Sales Coach, Motivational Speaker and the Author of the #1 Best Selling Sales Skills Book on the planet, “Pitch Close Upsell Repeat”, http://amzn.to/1TyHGs4 which broke records, making him the first Black Business Coach to be #1 and in the top 10 in 3 different business categories at the same time. You can follow him on Twitter @MyInnerBrand or email at firstname.lastname@example.org