She said if you want to make anything last You gotta do the hard work and understand where you at

She said if you want to make anything last

You gotta do the hard work and understand where you at

And make the changes necessary to start to cleaning your act

Or nothing gets resolved and you just stay where you at


Stagnation can be camouflaged in many subtle forms.

It generates complacency, and continually proves that the single greatest threat to being great, is being good.

If you want to make anything last, you must do the work. It comes in countless prerequisites,  each complete with their own needs and requirements. So while we may envision our path as a straight line through time, in reality, it proves to be far more circuitous than we may first imagine. 

Finding a perpetual source of opportunities to personally level up, improve upon ourselves and emerge brighter and more vibrant than we were yesterday strikes me as the ultimate goal. It is most certainly what kicks my heels out of bed on a daily basis. 

Recognizing our own personal weaknesses requires diligence and transparency with oneself. Can you own your own shortcomings? Sometimes we can, sometimes they are overpowering. The choice to clean up our acts requires brutal honesty with ourselves. A need to see ourselves objectively rather than subjectively. In this perspective, are we more likely to recognize and readily identify those traits, behaviors, choices or other that give us cause for maturation? 

If I have a single pay forward spot, it is for artists and entrepreneurs who are working hard and up and coming. So many people gave me a big break when I was at that stage, I want to be sure I continue to do the same.

Saky’s lyrics touched me when he sent me his music video. It is well crafted, moving and touching on all levelsmusic, lyrics and vision.

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!