WORK By CJ Mendez

We are the Borg
We have been assimilated
Work work work
Sleep sleep sleep
Conditioned & trained
A moment to meditate
Crack that whip
Make that paper
Suck seeds of life
Wash, rinse, repeat
Ruled by trees
Our reality
Or slave mentality?
Resistance is futile
Mornings, afternoons or evenings
Until your graveyard shift
Break through the cycle
Break for love
Break is over
Back to work!

Be Humble & Be Hungry

BE HUMBLE – Don’t think you know it all. See yourself as a life-long learner who is always seeking ways to learn, grow & improve. See everyone as a teacher & learn from everyone you meet. Be open to new ideas & strategies to take your life, school & work to the next level. When people tell you that you are great don’t let it go to your head. And when they tell you that you stink, don’t let it go to your head. Be kind to everyone & let people know that they matter. Live with humility because the minute you think you have arrived at the door of greatness it will get shut in your face. Humility doesn’t mean you think less of yourself. It just means you think of yourself less.

BE HUNGRY – Follow your passion, continuously improve & continue to dream. Seek out new ideas, new strategies & new ways to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Invest the time, energy, sweat & dedication to be your best & let God do the rest. Be willing to pay the price that greatness requires. Don’t be average. Strive to be great. Become the hardest worker you know. Love the process & you’ll love what the process produces. Decide to leave a legacy. Even at a young age it’s important to think about what legacy you want to leave because knowing how you want to be remembered helps you decide how to live today. Don’t focus on where you’ve been. Focus on where you are & where you are going. Make your life & work a quest for excellence. Every day ask how I can be better today than I was yesterday? Make your next work your best work. Regardless of your age, education or career status, if you stay Humble & Hungry everything else will take care of itself.

Jon Gordon

Who Are You?

I like to leave my work life at work, that’s not who I Am. At the end of the day I AM love, light, life, nature, a healer, awakener, artist, a sharer of knowledge, ideas & creativity. THAT’S WHO WE ALL ARE. Take away your job & money, your car, home & religion… then ask yourself “Who am I?”. Remember at the core you are a divine, spiritual being placed on this earth for your soul to grow, expand, share, feel, think & experience. We come here with nothing & we leave here with nothing but the imprint & memories we leave behind, make sure yours count! As the saying goes… Your life is your message to the world, make sure it’s inspiring.

More to Life than a 9-5

Life always has a way of keeping things in perspective, reminding us of what’s important, and what really matters at the end of day. No one will remember the days & nights you spent slaving away, working to make that money… but, you’ll remember that vacation you took & all the fun times you had. We remember the moments we bond with friends and family, the hard times & the laughter. The reason we make a living is only to make a better living, go figure. Yet, life isn’t about your title, your position, coins, your job or degree. What people remember is who you were, the love, the life & the beauty that you contributed to the world, how you made people feel and the impression you left behind. Yes, it’s nice to have a great job & make money, but there’s so much more to life than a 9-5.

Moving Forward

“America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made & continue to fight for new jobs & new opportunity & new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.” ~ President Barack Obama