Tag: Business

The Promise p.2

Being out on your own at a young age is never gonna be easy. I wish someone would have told me this, however, even if they did I still would have thought it was better than what I was going through at home. I was working and going to college at the time and every night I had thoughts of dying. I became very numb and emotionless so much so, I would hurt myself to see if I can feel the pain. Of course at first it stung, but eventually it too became numb.

During these times my best friend Tip, now my wife, was dealing with a lot at her home as well. Her parents were both very verbally & physically abusive towards her. Letting out all their aggression, towards each other, onto her and it didn’t help that she was openly gay. We hid our affection towards one another for a very long time until, well it just came out. This broke the facade of their family and in turn they gave up on her. She moved out and, of course she moved in with me. Here we were to broken teens trying to figure out what we were going to do next.

I was always very mature for my age, so of course I took the lead, or at least I thought I was in control. We had a blast living with each other and we had a lot of horrible times. Tip introduced me into a new world to help me cope with my pain. That new world was DRUGS. I mean what was a mate to do when all the she wanted was for me to feel better and she promised me that it would. It was magical times. SEX, DRUGS & LOVE (in that order). You see Tip was only showing me what she knew. Her parents were happier when they were under the influence so this is what she learned and I was accepting to it because it showed me love, which is what i desired. This went on for years, and despite two overdoses, and a couple alcohol poisonings, we didn’t stop. We had money, new outfits every weekend, friends, partying, drugs and drink, all the things that matter for a young adult. It was the life and we were the life.

Until it all came crumbling down. We lost our jobs, we lost our place, and we almost lost each other. We realized in order for us to deal with our problems, we have to DEAL with them. Our love was worth more than our failures & worth more than our mistakes. We vowed in order to be better for each other we had to be better within ourselves. We had clearer visions and we began to restore and renew our minds. We were given a new life and a second chance.

Friedrich Nietzsche* said “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” This is why Reek Of Royalty was created. We have prevailed, learned a lesson and vowed to not allow our past to destroy us. Turning tragedy into triumph. We know we have a bigger purpose here on earth. “*That which does not kill us makes us stronger.*”

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In The Beginning….

It has been said that only 5% of people will become self-sufficient and achieve true freedom, while 75% of people only dream about it. 🤔 I don’t know about you but, ever since we were little, we were always interested in only working for ourselves. “We” you ask? Yes my partner in business, my partner in life….. my wife. I have known my best friend since middle school, and it wasn’t till much later we became an item, Soul Mates. We faced a lot of scrutiny and despite it all we remained strong. But we will get into that later (My gosh I just met you 😊).

Let’s talk about the phrase “True Freedom”. Well for me True Freedom is to have power over oneself for everything. Now back to the percentages (A) 20% of us will live in a vicious circle, you know them same shit different year 🙄  (B) 75% of us will live in a straight line, these people are consistent and complacent. They work a 9-5, complain and only talk about what they are going to do but they never do it. Lastly we have (C) the 5% which I like to call “the verticals”. Now the verticals are those individuals that are always pushing for more, like entrepreneurs. Every year they have gained another level towards their success to become self-sufficient. They Reek of Royalty.

So here’s the million dollar question…. which one are you CHOOSING to be?

Walk with me as I show you who I am and I hope it will pave your path.