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Failure

Failure. I'm not going to lie. But failure sucks. It's like running into an invisible wall. We can't predict the future. We can only look back through the rear view mirror and move on. The trick though, is moving on. How do you know when to move forward, or stop and regroup. I'm not going to write the specifics, but yesterday I was at 25% (use your imagination) and today I dropped, freaking fell, to 0 percent. Now, I kept all the constants the same. Nothing was different. This just goes to show that you must always, always, again ALWAYS account for the unexpected, because life will throw things at us beyond our control. The only thing we can control, is our self control. How we react to the unexpected. I failed today at my particular endeavor. But I am determined to win tomorrow. 


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Damien Demetri Blackwell 's Entries

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  • 18 Apr 2021
    1   Players Within© The awakening     Season 1 Episode 1 Pilot     Written By Damien Demetri Blackwell A UniqueThis Cinema Production                 Premise: An unseen world beyond the veil actively interacts in people’s lives for the good or bad. It’s a constant battle between angels, demons, spirits, aliens, and other beings for the welfare or destruction of human souls. Each episode is about the cause and effect of these beings interacting in our lives without us knowing.     UniqueThis Cinema 1905 15th St. Unit 366 Boulder, CO 80306 (720) 352-4551 Damien@UniqueThis.com           ACT 1 FADE IN:   INT. Fancy Hotel – Day   A man dressed in a black suit approaches the receptionist desk. There is classical music playing throughout the hotel. Everyone is formal and upper class.   LIMO DRIVER I’m the limo driver for one of your guests. Gary Fisher. He forgot his briefcase in the back seat.   He pulls it up, slowly placing it on the counter.   RECEPTIONIST He must be an important man.   LIMO DRIVER Not for much longer. (Whispers) His wife is going to explode with anger when she finds out...   He smiles, puts a sucker in his mouth, and turns around and walks away through the revolving doors, while the receptionist returns a confused facial expression.   Fade IN:   INT. Hotel Hallway – Day   A bag boy walks down a long hotel hallway with the briefcase in hand. Finally finding the right door, he begins to knock. A man opens the door.   Gary Yes, what is it?   Bag Boy I apologize for disturbing you, but somebody left this briefcase for you at the front desk.   Gary (Smiling) It’s probably my birthday present…I already have my briefcase. There’s probably a nice kinky surprise inside (He Winks).   Gary pulls out a 20-dollar bill from his pocket and hands it to the boy, and almost rudely shuts the door in his face before he could say thank you.   INT. Hotel Room – Day   Gary sets the briefcase on the desk (thinking it’s a gift from his wife), walks to the balcony outside and catches eyes with his wife by the pool. They smile seductively at each other. He walks back to the briefcase and opens it. It’s not what he expects. A built in computer monitor turns on and the limo driver begins to speak.   Limo Driver For a millionaire you are a lousy tipper. (sucker in mouth)   Gary (angry) I told you to never contact me again.   INT. LIMO – Day   The limo driver is in the front seat with his laptop and headset attached to his ear. He’s typing and periodically watching Gary’s wife as she leaves the pool. The radio is on, two radio hosts ironically joking about their wives.   INT. Hotel Room – Day   The door opens, his wife walks in, still wet from the pool. Gary quickly shuts the briefcase lid, as she jumps on him, knocking him to the floor. He’s not in the mood and she can sense something is wrong with him.   Wife (mockingly) Fine lets unpack…   She stands up from the floor disappointedly and opens the new briefcase. Then an explosion goes off leaving a devastating hole in that part of the hotel.   EXT. Hotel – DAY   (Zoom out of the blasted hole and slow motion on different elements from the blast) The blast from the explosion knocks off a three-room hole and there is enough debris to cover the pool. Some witnesses run in distraught expectation while others are immobile with disbelief.     EXT. Limo – Day   The Limo is parked in view of the destruction and the scrambling people.     INT. Limo – Day   The radio is on in the background and the hosts talk about the Miami weather “It’s a scorcher today,” says the radio host. The limo driver turns the radio off.   Limo Driver It’s done. (With sucker in mouth)   Creepy invisible voice whispers back Good.   He turns the radio back on and it starts playing music that plays while the show’s intro and credits roll.     FADE IN:   INT. Coffee Shop Bar - Day   The news is on tv in the background showing what the reporter expects to be a terrorist attack on the Denver hotel.   Troy Sparks This biology class will be the death of me.   Sapphire It’s as if professor Jones wants his entire class to fail.   Troy Sparks I think it’s worse. I think he’s working for the mafia. Or possessed by Hitler and a retarded monkey at the same time.   Sapphire rolls her eyes in response to the sarcasm.   Sapphire What’s this on the news? Terrorist?       Troy Sparks (Looking at the screen) I think I know that guy. I’ve seen him walk on campus handing out anti-government flyers. He told me what time it was once.   Sapphire (Looking at the screen) Which one?   Troy Sparks The guy in the background inside the limo with a sucker in his mouth. I didn’t know he was a limo driver.   Sapphire For someone who just witnessed a terrorist attack. He seems very emotionless.   Troy Sparks It’s called shock.   Sapphire You call it shock. I call it WEIRDO!   Troy Sparks We should talk to him. Find out what really happened.   Sapphire What really happened? You want to know what really happened? Let me tell you what really happened Troy. There are bad people all around us…and those bad people didn’t get enough hugs growing up…didn’t get laid enough…and NOW they are blowing shit up. That’s what happened.   Troy Sparks Who peed in your cereal today?   Sapphire sits back, crosses her legs, and takes a sip from her coffee cup, unwavering eyes on Troy.   Sapphire I like you Troy. I like you a lot. In fact, I’d say you’re one of my best friends. But I would not hesitate to jam this cup down your throat. Then, as you’re gasping for air…and you will be gasping for air…I’m going to start kissing your neck…just to mind fuck you…just to make you wonder…DOES SHE LIKE ME ROMANTICALLY? DO I LIKE HER ROMANTICALLY? IS SHE REALLY GOING TO KILL ME? But I can’t kill you…I would never kill a biology study partner.   Troy Sparks I’ll make sure not to drop the class.   Troy looks down at his cell phone on the table. Slight worry painting his countenance.   Troy Sparks Shouldn’t Isaiah and Pricilla be here by now? They’re an hour late.   Sapphire Call them.   Troy dials Isaiah’s phone. It rings several times and goes to Isaiah’s voicemail. He dials Pricilla, no one answers.   Troy Sparks You don’t think…   Sapphire …that they forgot about the final?   Troy Sparks …no, that they are at that hotel?   Sapphire They have such a stupid relationship. Let’s go find them and kick their ass.   They put their books away, strap on their backpacks and walk out the door.     Fade In:   Ext. Hotel – Day   Troy and Sapphire walk along the side walk as the streets are drowned by sirens, flashing lights, fire trucks, ambulance, police officers, and the after math of the explosion.       FADE OUT. END OF ACT 1   ACT 2  
    270 Posted by Damien Demetri Blackwell
  • 1   Players Within© The awakening     Season 1 Episode 1 Pilot     Written By Damien Demetri Blackwell A UniqueThis Cinema Production                 Premise: An unseen world beyond the veil actively interacts in people’s lives for the good or bad. It’s a constant battle between angels, demons, spirits, aliens, and other beings for the welfare or destruction of human souls. Each episode is about the cause and effect of these beings interacting in our lives without us knowing.     UniqueThis Cinema 1905 15th St. Unit 366 Boulder, CO 80306 (720) 352-4551 Damien@UniqueThis.com           ACT 1 FADE IN:   INT. Fancy Hotel – Day   A man dressed in a black suit approaches the receptionist desk. There is classical music playing throughout the hotel. Everyone is formal and upper class.   LIMO DRIVER I’m the limo driver for one of your guests. Gary Fisher. He forgot his briefcase in the back seat.   He pulls it up, slowly placing it on the counter.   RECEPTIONIST He must be an important man.   LIMO DRIVER Not for much longer. (Whispers) His wife is going to explode with anger when she finds out...   He smiles, puts a sucker in his mouth, and turns around and walks away through the revolving doors, while the receptionist returns a confused facial expression.   Fade IN:   INT. Hotel Hallway – Day   A bag boy walks down a long hotel hallway with the briefcase in hand. Finally finding the right door, he begins to knock. A man opens the door.   Gary Yes, what is it?   Bag Boy I apologize for disturbing you, but somebody left this briefcase for you at the front desk.   Gary (Smiling) It’s probably my birthday present…I already have my briefcase. There’s probably a nice kinky surprise inside (He Winks).   Gary pulls out a 20-dollar bill from his pocket and hands it to the boy, and almost rudely shuts the door in his face before he could say thank you.   INT. Hotel Room – Day   Gary sets the briefcase on the desk (thinking it’s a gift from his wife), walks to the balcony outside and catches eyes with his wife by the pool. They smile seductively at each other. He walks back to the briefcase and opens it. It’s not what he expects. A built in computer monitor turns on and the limo driver begins to speak.   Limo Driver For a millionaire you are a lousy tipper. (sucker in mouth)   Gary (angry) I told you to never contact me again.   INT. LIMO – Day   The limo driver is in the front seat with his laptop and headset attached to his ear. He’s typing and periodically watching Gary’s wife as she leaves the pool. The radio is on, two radio hosts ironically joking about their wives.   INT. Hotel Room – Day   The door opens, his wife walks in, still wet from the pool. Gary quickly shuts the briefcase lid, as she jumps on him, knocking him to the floor. He’s not in the mood and she can sense something is wrong with him.   Wife (mockingly) Fine lets unpack…   She stands up from the floor disappointedly and opens the new briefcase. Then an explosion goes off leaving a devastating hole in that part of the hotel.   EXT. Hotel – DAY   (Zoom out of the blasted hole and slow motion on different elements from the blast) The blast from the explosion knocks off a three-room hole and there is enough debris to cover the pool. Some witnesses run in distraught expectation while others are immobile with disbelief.     EXT. Limo – Day   The Limo is parked in view of the destruction and the scrambling people.     INT. Limo – Day   The radio is on in the background and the hosts talk about the Miami weather “It’s a scorcher today,” says the radio host. The limo driver turns the radio off.   Limo Driver It’s done. (With sucker in mouth)   Creepy invisible voice whispers back Good.   He turns the radio back on and it starts playing music that plays while the show’s intro and credits roll.     FADE IN:   INT. Coffee Shop Bar - Day   The news is on tv in the background showing what the reporter expects to be a terrorist attack on the Denver hotel.   Troy Sparks This biology class will be the death of me.   Sapphire It’s as if professor Jones wants his entire class to fail.   Troy Sparks I think it’s worse. I think he’s working for the mafia. Or possessed by Hitler and a retarded monkey at the same time.   Sapphire rolls her eyes in response to the sarcasm.   Sapphire What’s this on the news? Terrorist?       Troy Sparks (Looking at the screen) I think I know that guy. I’ve seen him walk on campus handing out anti-government flyers. He told me what time it was once.   Sapphire (Looking at the screen) Which one?   Troy Sparks The guy in the background inside the limo with a sucker in his mouth. I didn’t know he was a limo driver.   Sapphire For someone who just witnessed a terrorist attack. He seems very emotionless.   Troy Sparks It’s called shock.   Sapphire You call it shock. I call it WEIRDO!   Troy Sparks We should talk to him. Find out what really happened.   Sapphire What really happened? You want to know what really happened? Let me tell you what really happened Troy. There are bad people all around us…and those bad people didn’t get enough hugs growing up…didn’t get laid enough…and NOW they are blowing shit up. That’s what happened.   Troy Sparks Who peed in your cereal today?   Sapphire sits back, crosses her legs, and takes a sip from her coffee cup, unwavering eyes on Troy.   Sapphire I like you Troy. I like you a lot. In fact, I’d say you’re one of my best friends. But I would not hesitate to jam this cup down your throat. Then, as you’re gasping for air…and you will be gasping for air…I’m going to start kissing your neck…just to mind fuck you…just to make you wonder…DOES SHE LIKE ME ROMANTICALLY? DO I LIKE HER ROMANTICALLY? IS SHE REALLY GOING TO KILL ME? But I can’t kill you…I would never kill a biology study partner.   Troy Sparks I’ll make sure not to drop the class.   Troy looks down at his cell phone on the table. Slight worry painting his countenance.   Troy Sparks Shouldn’t Isaiah and Pricilla be here by now? They’re an hour late.   Sapphire Call them.   Troy dials Isaiah’s phone. It rings several times and goes to Isaiah’s voicemail. He dials Pricilla, no one answers.   Troy Sparks You don’t think…   Sapphire …that they forgot about the final?   Troy Sparks …no, that they are at that hotel?   Sapphire They have such a stupid relationship. Let’s go find them and kick their ass.   They put their books away, strap on their backpacks and walk out the door.     Fade In:   Ext. Hotel – Day   Troy and Sapphire walk along the side walk as the streets are drowned by sirens, flashing lights, fire trucks, ambulance, police officers, and the after math of the explosion.       FADE OUT. END OF ACT 1   ACT 2  
    Apr 18, 2021 270
  • 14 Apr 2019
    Game of Thrones is back. After Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons hook up in the last episode of season 7, we waited nearly 2 years to see the expression on their faces when they find out that they are blood nephew and aunt. Today I watched episode 1 of season 8 and so far the weird incest guilt scene I was looking for hasn’t happened yet.   This episode was designed to lay down the tracks and build momentum to what I expect to be a dramatic roller coaster ride in future episodes. The biggest shock is when the bigger dragon smiled, as if he understood that Jon Snow is becoming his stepdad. A smiling dragon? Some would call it a smirk. Maybe the next episode that same dragon will speak out “daddy” to Jon Snow? Overall, I give this episode 4 out of 5 stars.  
    8269 Posted by Damien Demetri Blackwell
  • Game of Thrones is back. After Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons hook up in the last episode of season 7, we waited nearly 2 years to see the expression on their faces when they find out that they are blood nephew and aunt. Today I watched episode 1 of season 8 and so far the weird incest guilt scene I was looking for hasn’t happened yet.   This episode was designed to lay down the tracks and build momentum to what I expect to be a dramatic roller coaster ride in future episodes. The biggest shock is when the bigger dragon smiled, as if he understood that Jon Snow is becoming his stepdad. A smiling dragon? Some would call it a smirk. Maybe the next episode that same dragon will speak out “daddy” to Jon Snow? Overall, I give this episode 4 out of 5 stars.  
    Apr 14, 2019 8269
  • 13 Mar 2019
    Create your own online store on UniqueThis and sell pretty much anything. Take payments through paypal and all you have to do is ship the product to the customer. Search engines will find your products and send people here so that they can buy it. Plus, our 110,000 members and 1 million visitors each month may see and buy your product. It's $39.99 a month and no transaction fees. Even if you own a physical store, you may want to expand your reach throughout the world. Or, if you already own an online store, it wouldn't hurt to have another. Here is an Example store. Upgrade here to create your own store. (while Logged In) Questions? Contact Here
    52835 Posted by Damien Demetri Blackwell
  • Create your own online store on UniqueThis and sell pretty much anything. Take payments through paypal and all you have to do is ship the product to the customer. Search engines will find your products and send people here so that they can buy it. Plus, our 110,000 members and 1 million visitors each month may see and buy your product. It's $39.99 a month and no transaction fees. Even if you own a physical store, you may want to expand your reach throughout the world. Or, if you already own an online store, it wouldn't hurt to have another. Here is an Example store. Upgrade here to create your own store. (while Logged In) Questions? Contact Here
    Mar 13, 2019 52835
  • 03 Mar 2019
    Write about anything and have a constant influx of views by readers around the world. Your blogs will be picked up by search engines and social network users around the globe. Add links in your writings to get more website traffic and to improve SEO on your website. Become an online writer and gain a following on and off UniqueThis. How? To become a UniqueThis writer and to post unlimited written works follow these easy steps: Step 1: Create a profile if you don't already have one Join Here Step 2: Sign in if you have a profile sign in here  Step 3: While logged in, click on the upgrade link and you will automatically have access to premium features. While logged in Upgrade Here If you can't figure this out then NO! You can't join in on the fun.     Why Be a Blogger? In no particular order: 1. Attract an audience: Blogging enables you to reach the billions of people that use the Internet. Blogging can help you promote yourself or your business. The people and businesses that make the most noise make the most money and have the most power.  2. Establish authority: Forget business cards. Blogs are the new business cards. Having a blog and writing about important topics that are relevant to your audience establishes yourself as an authority in the space. It enhances your professional image. 3. Build rapport and engagement: Blogging can convert traffic into leads and leads into customers. Blogging can “warm up” your cold calls and traffic from other sources. If someone receives your cold call, they may be more receptive if they’ve read your blog and received value from it. 4. Create Opportunities: Blogging can lead to other business/traffic generating opportunities. For example, speaking engagements or press. I’ve had people contact me to speak at conferences who found me through my blog. Blogging enables anyone with something interesting or valuable to say to be identified as an expert. 5. Learn and train your brain to organize thoughts: Blogging forces you to teach yourself what you don’t know and to articulate what you do know. When you begin writing a blog post, you are forced to organize your thoughts. If there are any gaps in the topic that you are writing about, you will have to learn about it.  6. Blogging enables you to be your own media company: You can tell your story the way you want to tell it without being dependent on journalists. When you are writing about a topic of your own interest, you can decide how to portray a story, what information to include, and what information to exclude. Blogging allows you to ensure that all information included in the blog is factual. 7. Meet new people: The audience you attract through blogging doesn’t have to just be your “audience.” They can become your friends, colleagues, partners, or lovers. I’ve had many people reach out to me directly after reading my blog. Some of those people have become friends or good business contacts. 8. Stand out: According to “the 1 percent rule,” only 1 percent of Internet users actively create new content, while the other 99 percent of the participants simply view it. By blogging, you separate yourself from the 99 percent of people that don’t blog. Standing out is essential in an increasingly competitive economy. 9. Blogs are the new resumes: Blogging about a topic you would like to be viewed as an expert in, can illustrate to readers, employers, and your network, that you are are skilled and knowledgeable. 10. Make money: There are several ways to monetize your blog. Promote your services. Advertise. Sell other people's products through affiliate marketing.   11. Google Loves Blogs: When your blog is ready, Google crawls your pages and it will be listed on Google search. It means you will start receiving additional visitors from the search engines. Isn’t that great? Search engines help to bring new people to your blog that can become your new friends or future business partners.      Why Do We Charge?  Because we give you traffic. We will email our 116,000 members your blog and maybe someone will like you and buy your services and products. If you don't want to pay $39.99, the 2nd option is to pay for your own: 1. website 2. buy software 3. advertise on Google for $1.00 per click to get traffic 4. website hosting Maybe all of that will be around $300 a month. Or pay UniqueThis $39.99 and just write?   FAQ? 1. Q: Can you put a link on someone's blog since their content is similar to mine? A: NO. Write your own blog or create an advertisement with your link here. 2. Q: Can you let me create a blog for free? A: NO. Will Netflix let you watch for free? Will Amazon Prime let you subscribe for free? 3. Q: Can we trade services? A: That's like asking Netflix if you can trade your homemade brownies for access to their movies. Keep your brownies (true story) and pay the $39.99. 4. Q: Can UniqueThis pay me to post blogs and articles? A: No, we are not going to give you money to blog about your own business or your client's business.  5. Q: Can I write about anything? A: Yes, you can write about anything. 6. Q: Can I advertise my UniqueThis Blog to get more traffic? A: Yes, use any ad network or social network you want to promote your blog on this website. 7. Q: I have more questions A: contact here     
    92657 Posted by Damien Demetri Blackwell
  • Write about anything and have a constant influx of views by readers around the world. Your blogs will be picked up by search engines and social network users around the globe. Add links in your writings to get more website traffic and to improve SEO on your website. Become an online writer and gain a following on and off UniqueThis. How? To become a UniqueThis writer and to post unlimited written works follow these easy steps: Step 1: Create a profile if you don't already have one Join Here Step 2: Sign in if you have a profile sign in here  Step 3: While logged in, click on the upgrade link and you will automatically have access to premium features. While logged in Upgrade Here If you can't figure this out then NO! You can't join in on the fun.     Why Be a Blogger? In no particular order: 1. Attract an audience: Blogging enables you to reach the billions of people that use the Internet. Blogging can help you promote yourself or your business. The people and businesses that make the most noise make the most money and have the most power.  2. Establish authority: Forget business cards. Blogs are the new business cards. Having a blog and writing about important topics that are relevant to your audience establishes yourself as an authority in the space. It enhances your professional image. 3. Build rapport and engagement: Blogging can convert traffic into leads and leads into customers. Blogging can “warm up” your cold calls and traffic from other sources. If someone receives your cold call, they may be more receptive if they’ve read your blog and received value from it. 4. Create Opportunities: Blogging can lead to other business/traffic generating opportunities. For example, speaking engagements or press. I’ve had people contact me to speak at conferences who found me through my blog. Blogging enables anyone with something interesting or valuable to say to be identified as an expert. 5. Learn and train your brain to organize thoughts: Blogging forces you to teach yourself what you don’t know and to articulate what you do know. When you begin writing a blog post, you are forced to organize your thoughts. If there are any gaps in the topic that you are writing about, you will have to learn about it.  6. Blogging enables you to be your own media company: You can tell your story the way you want to tell it without being dependent on journalists. When you are writing about a topic of your own interest, you can decide how to portray a story, what information to include, and what information to exclude. Blogging allows you to ensure that all information included in the blog is factual. 7. Meet new people: The audience you attract through blogging doesn’t have to just be your “audience.” They can become your friends, colleagues, partners, or lovers. I’ve had many people reach out to me directly after reading my blog. Some of those people have become friends or good business contacts. 8. Stand out: According to “the 1 percent rule,” only 1 percent of Internet users actively create new content, while the other 99 percent of the participants simply view it. By blogging, you separate yourself from the 99 percent of people that don’t blog. Standing out is essential in an increasingly competitive economy. 9. Blogs are the new resumes: Blogging about a topic you would like to be viewed as an expert in, can illustrate to readers, employers, and your network, that you are are skilled and knowledgeable. 10. Make money: There are several ways to monetize your blog. Promote your services. Advertise. Sell other people's products through affiliate marketing.   11. Google Loves Blogs: When your blog is ready, Google crawls your pages and it will be listed on Google search. It means you will start receiving additional visitors from the search engines. Isn’t that great? Search engines help to bring new people to your blog that can become your new friends or future business partners.      Why Do We Charge?  Because we give you traffic. We will email our 116,000 members your blog and maybe someone will like you and buy your services and products. If you don't want to pay $39.99, the 2nd option is to pay for your own: 1. website 2. buy software 3. advertise on Google for $1.00 per click to get traffic 4. website hosting Maybe all of that will be around $300 a month. Or pay UniqueThis $39.99 and just write?   FAQ? 1. Q: Can you put a link on someone's blog since their content is similar to mine? A: NO. Write your own blog or create an advertisement with your link here. 2. Q: Can you let me create a blog for free? A: NO. Will Netflix let you watch for free? Will Amazon Prime let you subscribe for free? 3. Q: Can we trade services? A: That's like asking Netflix if you can trade your homemade brownies for access to their movies. Keep your brownies (true story) and pay the $39.99. 4. Q: Can UniqueThis pay me to post blogs and articles? A: No, we are not going to give you money to blog about your own business or your client's business.  5. Q: Can I write about anything? A: Yes, you can write about anything. 6. Q: Can I advertise my UniqueThis Blog to get more traffic? A: Yes, use any ad network or social network you want to promote your blog on this website. 7. Q: I have more questions A: contact here     
    Mar 03, 2019 92657
  • 14 Jan 2015
    I was watching the playoffs, you know, the one where the Broncos lost to the Colts. Nevermind. Just nevermind.
    4396 Posted by Damien Demetri Blackwell
  • I was watching the playoffs, you know, the one where the Broncos lost to the Colts. Nevermind. Just nevermind.
    Jan 14, 2015 4396
  • 27 May 2013
      Self-Discipline can sometimes feel like you're cracking the whip on yourself. Not letting yourself get away with mediocrity is essential to breaking through creative blocks, financial pitfalls, or reaching new heights in your physical development. Self-Discipline can help you turn crappy situations into golden opportunities. Nike says "Just Do It." But personally, sometimes I can't "Just Do it". Sometimes I need a little extra push, shove, nod, or even earthquake to get me to "just do it". Caffeine you say? Yes, but things like energy drinks and "magic pills" are just a crutch for internal characteristics that some people have not developed. Using caffeine and "other remedies" to help you to "just do it" is like playing a game and using all the cheat codes to beat the final boss, bad guy, monster. But, then again, I value the mentality of getting it done by any means necessary. Just do it.   
    5336 Posted by Damien Demetri Blackwell
  •   Self-Discipline can sometimes feel like you're cracking the whip on yourself. Not letting yourself get away with mediocrity is essential to breaking through creative blocks, financial pitfalls, or reaching new heights in your physical development. Self-Discipline can help you turn crappy situations into golden opportunities. Nike says "Just Do It." But personally, sometimes I can't "Just Do it". Sometimes I need a little extra push, shove, nod, or even earthquake to get me to "just do it". Caffeine you say? Yes, but things like energy drinks and "magic pills" are just a crutch for internal characteristics that some people have not developed. Using caffeine and "other remedies" to help you to "just do it" is like playing a game and using all the cheat codes to beat the final boss, bad guy, monster. But, then again, I value the mentality of getting it done by any means necessary. Just do it.   
    May 27, 2013 5336
  • 28 Aug 2011
    Mesothelioma Information and Symptoms   I've been watching the news and commercials on TV lately, and it seems like a new legal craze has hit the mainstream health community. More specifically, lawyers are smelling blood. Victims of mesothelioma are seeing dollar signs for retribution, while negligent corporations are seeing dwindling profits from settlements. If there is one thing that corporations, lawyers, and victims of mesothelloma have learned, is that exposing people to asbestos can have huge financial consequences.   Symptoms of Mesothelioma: 1. Anemia  2. Blood Clotting Disorder 3. Bowel Obstruction  4. Chest Pain 5. Dysphagia  6. Fluid Effusion  7. Hemoptysis 8. Nausea 9. Peritoneal Effusion 10. Pleural Effusion  11. Weight Loss
    5316 Posted by Damien Demetri Blackwell
  • Mesothelioma Information and Symptoms   I've been watching the news and commercials on TV lately, and it seems like a new legal craze has hit the mainstream health community. More specifically, lawyers are smelling blood. Victims of mesothelioma are seeing dollar signs for retribution, while negligent corporations are seeing dwindling profits from settlements. If there is one thing that corporations, lawyers, and victims of mesothelloma have learned, is that exposing people to asbestos can have huge financial consequences.   Symptoms of Mesothelioma: 1. Anemia  2. Blood Clotting Disorder 3. Bowel Obstruction  4. Chest Pain 5. Dysphagia  6. Fluid Effusion  7. Hemoptysis 8. Nausea 9. Peritoneal Effusion 10. Pleural Effusion  11. Weight Loss
    Aug 28, 2011 5316
  • 19 Apr 2011
    Failure. I'm not going to lie. But failure sucks. It's like running into an invisible wall. We can't predict the future. We can only look back through the rear view mirror and move on. The trick though, is moving on. How do you know when to move forward, or stop and regroup. I'm not going to write the specifics, but yesterday I was at 25% (use your imagination) and today I dropped, freaking fell, to 0 percent. Now, I kept all the constants the same. Nothing was different. This just goes to show that you must always, always, again ALWAYS account for the unexpected, because life will throw things at us beyond our control. The only thing we can control, is our self control. How we react to the unexpected. I failed today at my particular endeavor. But I am determined to win tomorrow. 
    6404 Posted by Damien Demetri Blackwell
  • Failure. I'm not going to lie. But failure sucks. It's like running into an invisible wall. We can't predict the future. We can only look back through the rear view mirror and move on. The trick though, is moving on. How do you know when to move forward, or stop and regroup. I'm not going to write the specifics, but yesterday I was at 25% (use your imagination) and today I dropped, freaking fell, to 0 percent. Now, I kept all the constants the same. Nothing was different. This just goes to show that you must always, always, again ALWAYS account for the unexpected, because life will throw things at us beyond our control. The only thing we can control, is our self control. How we react to the unexpected. I failed today at my particular endeavor. But I am determined to win tomorrow. 
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  • Time. The typical human being sleeps for 8 hours. He then wakes up and heads to the shower, eats breakfast, and then works his 9 to 5 shift for 8 hours. There's only 24 hours in the day and 16 of them are spent sleeping and working. This leaves only 8 hours in the day for personal growth. But really, when you subtract the time spent in traffic, lunch break, phone calls, and emails, you're looking at probably only 4 hours of real quality time for family and personal growth. But what really shocks me, actually upsets me is that if you maintain this type of behavior and live to be over a 100 years old, one third of your life (about 33 years) will have been spent sleeping. Let's say that you retire at 65 and you have been working since you were 18, that's 47 years of labor. And to be honest, how much of our free time do we spend watching TV and surfing the internet? I realized that time is more valuable than money (unless you can perform a labor once that will give you enough money to have more free time). I can always make money, I can't always be in my 20's. In essence, the ones that we label as brilliant or are ultra contributors to our social systems, are actually the ones who make best use of their time. They know who they should not spend their time with. They understand places they shouldn't be and the focus that certain things should not get. That doesn't mean that the things they ignore are unworthy. On the contrary, it just means that they have a laser sharp focus on what really matters to them and everything else might as well not exist.
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    There has been a lot of things running through my mind the last few weeks. First of all, how do we know that we are on the right path? Actually, how can we be sure that a "right" path exists? I would like to think that I am the CEO of my life, the president of my decisions, but sometimes it seems like I allow outside influences to stunt my growth. Its the second week of the new year, and I am feeling like I am in more control over my life than I have ever been. Im ready to step it up to a higher level of acheivement and growth.
    5513 Posted by Damien Demetri Blackwell
  • There has been a lot of things running through my mind the last few weeks. First of all, how do we know that we are on the right path? Actually, how can we be sure that a "right" path exists? I would like to think that I am the CEO of my life, the president of my decisions, but sometimes it seems like I allow outside influences to stunt my growth. Its the second week of the new year, and I am feeling like I am in more control over my life than I have ever been. Im ready to step it up to a higher level of acheivement and growth.
    Jan 14, 2011 5513

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