I just watched a video from my friend Ike, who I guess doesn’t follow me on Instagram; heartbreaking. I follow him because we went to high school together, and although he was in the grade below me I still know about him. He isn’t timid. Ike was part of a reasonably-popular band back then, and I remember there was a lot of people at school wearing shirts that said “Get Like Ike,” at one point. If you haven’t clicked the link above yet, you wouldn’t know that’s his ig.

While I have been following Ike over the last several years I have gotten to learn a little about his business and lifestyle, and I have occasionally asked him some questions about his journey. He is involved with a company called Jdog Junk Removal, and somehow his business helps veterans, either by giving them jobs, or giving them free junk removal…maybe both. I didn’t say I was an expert, I just said I knew a little.

What I do know is, Ike was the first thing I saw when I opened up ig this morning. I put my headphones this time. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. After listening to this man’s video, I had a lot of questions.

I have been following Tai Lopez on ig for well-over a year now, and let me tell you, after I watch his videos I don’t usually have questions. Now, I realize that comparing these two individuals is…practically scummy. There is no comparison, but, when I watched that video this morning, I got Tai Vibes.

I get Tai Vibes sometimes. Remember when I recorded that video telling people in India to advertise their businesses on Instagram? I don’t think that improved my readership, but honestly I haven’t checked my analytics in…far too long.

Without further ado, I will let you read the transcript of my acquaintance’s video, but definitely check the video out for yourself here.

“Whats going on everyone? Obviously I don’t get in front of the camera here and speak too much like this, but I just felt really inclined, tonight, just to say that a lot of things that I’ve always dreamt about in my life have been manifesting. Owning a couple business and just doing kind of what I’m doing day to day. It’s incredible and I’m super grateful and I think for the people who need to hear it, the things you’ve been wanting to do, the things you’ve been thinking about, don’t wait until new years day to just have a resolution go south in three weeks. The things you want to do, like, don’t let people hold you back doing those things. Tell yourself you can do them. Do whatever you need to do to create that passion create that fire. Have this be the video to change your life, and do what you want to do, because I can tell you after putting in the hard work for years and years and just enjoying the process it’s rewardful for me and it’s just incredible to live the life I do, so, have this be the video to get off your ass and do what you need to do.” -Ike Weins, November 11th, 2019

I wouldn’t be following Ike if he wasn’t an inspiration to me, but when I woke up and watched that video this morning, a little bit vanished. First of all, you’re not actually telling people how to achieve their goals, and you also aren’t talking about any mistakes that you have made. When I am finished writing this, and I post it, I am going to walk outside of this Starbucks and make a video. In this video I am going to talk about how I lost $1200 in the stock market while I was traveling. I am also going to remind everyone that since I have been writing this blog I have quit smoking cigarettes, quit drinking alcohol, taken a trip through Asia, and am now starting my own business [even though I am at a bit of a standstill on that last one]. Now, the case is that, Ike, is part owner of a business, and I am under the impression that that business pays him monthly. When he puts the uniform on and goes to work, he gets paid hourly, as we all do, I am sure. Will he tell us how much money his business is making for him every month? I don’t know. I don’t know shit about business yet so it might [probably is] be hypocritical to say what I have, for in the future I could find myself wanting to withhold similar information from my readers. It’s that ‘love em today, fuck em tomorrow’ mentality. I’m a do as I do, not as I say type of motherfucker. and I say hella shit so this could get confusing.

The time is 04:21 and I am writing to you from mbsb. The day is 11/13/19 and I just had to get that out before I could move onto the next thing. I feel so much better now. I have never created “beef” for the purposes of publicity, but I am inching into it. Just wait until I kick off my hip-hop career. Spark Twain w/ the dis tracks! What do you think about that?

I was in the zone while writing that shit. I listened to that video over, and over, and over, and over while I typed out the context of it. I am truly sorry if I have made any mistakes Ike. I mean no harm in this blog post, and in fact, for the people who can find solace, peace, information and elevation in this blog, I just want them to know it exists. How many people who watched that video of yours were satisfied by wanting more? I think there were many people. I am satisfied but wanting more! Tbh I haven’t even watched that video you did with Q yet. Perhaps you have provided more and I have swerved the memo.

The time is 04:27. I haven’t ordered anything yet. Holy shittt and I forgot to tell you guys I fucked up last night and ate over 100 grams of sugar; maybe 150 grams. It was uggo-fuggo af to the maximum extent. I haven’t had an evening like that in a while. Maybe I am still on a sugar high and that’s where this energy is coming from.

Do you guys follow The Rock? That mf is up hella early. What I get here at 03:30 in the morning, he is already inside of his gym busting his ass with the heavy weights. If you need inspiration, I suggest following him. The Rock will not let you fail. Just like my old boss and current friend, Greg. When he told me he wouldn’t let me fail, I believed him. and you know what? I would like to extent the same invite to you. If you are reading this, you can know for fucking-certain without any shred-of-a-doubt, I will not let you fail! I am putting systems in place so I can’t go backwards in life, and if you read this blog, you will learn how to do the same. If you want to see some changes in your life, and reading this everyday is helping you stay on track and stay motivated, just know: I will not let you fail.

Greg, I want to take some time to tell you just how important that sentence has become to me. The words “I will not let you fail” should only ever be followed up with the response “I believe you,” and when that exchange of sentence’s takes place, it creates…well…you ever seen/read that Harry Potter where Snape pinky-promises he will kill Big V if lil dicky ain’t step up to the plate and swing the bat like a big man? Let’s just say, it’s something like that. The time is 04:38. I guess I won’t be ordering anything from Starbucks today! Because I am just going to edit this bad boy and hit the road. Peace!

Spark Twain

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