The Opposite Of Adults – A Story Of A Wise Young Man

“What the hell are you doing here??”

Jordan slumped up on his bed, rubbing his eyes.

“Errrr this is my room der brain!  Why are you in my bed?” the child replied.

“This is my bed what are you talking about?” Jordan said.

Jordan sighed.  He was so confused.  Sitting on the corner of his bed was him.

But not quite.

“I always wondered what it would be like to meet you.” the child said, excitedly.  “I bet you’re awesome. I always knew I would be!’

“So what do you do?  Spaceman, ninja, footballer, fireman or ooooh I kn’ the child carried on.

“No I don’t do any of those things” Jordan responded flatly, interrupting th child..

I’m actually having a conversation with his 5 year old self….well might as well go with it, he thought.

“So what do you like doing?” Jordan said as he swung his legs from under the covers to sit next to the child.

“Oooh I like to ride my bike, play football with my friends, drawing, reading horror stories, playing with Ian, going to the…”the child rambled.

“Playing with Ian?” Jordan raised an eyebrow.

“Yeah ya know Ian?  My best friend!” the child said grinning towards Jordan.

Then he leant in his ear and whispered “Psssk don’t tell anybody he’s a secret!”

Ahh yes Ian, Jordan remembered.  The imaginary friend.  How long since I’d thought about him, Jordan thought.

“So what do you do” the child said, refocusing back to Jordan.

“I work in finance.  Buying and selling stocks and derivatives.  Seeing how the dollar effects the…”

“BOOORRRIIIINNNG” the child snapped back, pulling a silly face.

Jordan was angry now.  Who the hell was the kid in his green dinosaur onesie to tell a grown 25 year old man that he was boring?

“So what else do you do?” the child carried on.

“Well, I like…”Jordan drifted off.  What else did he do?

Gosh, this kid’s right, I am boring! he thought.

“You was saying?” the kids smiling face now intensely looking upwards at Jordan.

Going to have to disappoint the kid, Jordan thought.

“Ya see kid life isn’t as simple as you have it.  Once you get older you can’t just run around all day having fun.  You have responsibilities.  Need to pay the bills.  Gotta survive.”

“Why?” the kid replied, putting one arm on his knee to hold up his chin eagerly awaiting the reply.

“Because that’s just how it goes.” Jordan began to explain.  “You go to school, you get an education, you work and you live.”

“Why?” the kid said, still in the same position.

“Because that’s how the world works.  Companies create jobs and we get an education to show we can do those jobs.  Then we get paid for doing those jobs.” Jordan said, pretty content with his explanation.

“Why?” the child wasn’t giving up.

“Because if everybody lived in a dream world, the world would be chaos!  Nobody would do anything and nothing would happen!”

Jordan was angry now.  It’s bad enough he interrupted my sleep now hes bugging the shit out of me!

The child fell silent and a calm came over the room.   They both observed the room.

The bed was perpendicular to Jordan’s desk, and young Jordan was facing in that direction.

He looked at the table filled with textbooks and pieces of paper.  Above it was a wall filled with to-do lists and numbers, larger than he could count.

He got up from the bed and walked over to the other side of the room where his toys used to be.  He looked down in horror at stacks of bland newspapers.

‘Where’s my toys?’ he exclaimed, and stamped his foot.

‘Toys?’ Jordan sat up.  ‘There long gone, I’ve got no need for them.  Have to keep up with the news.’

‘But that was my fun time.  Playing. That was my ‘magicnation….’

‘Magic nation?’  Jordan cocked an eyebrow.  ‘You mean imagination’

‘Yeah whatever!’   ‘Well that’s what Mrs Harper used to call it.  It’s Magic Nation time.  In timeout we play make-believe.

Jordan’s mind flashed back.  He remembered magic nation time.  Where he and the other kids would play doctor.  Or pretend they we’re fireman.  Or draw pictures and then put on their own show for the other kids.

Jordan sighed.  How sad is it that was more interesting than my life now?

Things changed through the years.  He went to secondary school.  His dreams of becoming a painter and a craftsmen we’re put to the side.  His dad told him to be realistic.  School told him to focus on studying.

And look what it’s brought me, he thought.  Talking to a bloody 6 year old at 2am!

Young Jordan sensed some sadness in his older self.  He sat down back next to Jordan.

‘What’s wrong?’

Jordan turned to look at him.

‘Nothing’ he replied.

‘You have a sad face’

Great now I’m being counselled by a 6 year old! he thought.

‘I remember.’ he began.  ‘I remember how we used to run around in our own world. Spend days just drawing.  Nights dreaming.’  He sighed again.  ‘There’s something of that I miss’

He had a good life.  Good paying job.  Interesting friends.  Loving family.  Yet something was missing.

‘You know mummy says you’re never too old to start’ young Jordan replied.

‘To start what?’


Ahh yes of course she did.  She still pushed him towards a stable path though.

Jordan began to understand.  Maybe it was because nobody helped her in her dreams.

‘You’re a good kid you know that.’  Jordan said, while ruffling the hair of his younger self.

‘Hey let’s make an agreement.  I’ll start dreaming again.  And start creating.  And I want you to do something for me?’

‘Yes?’ younger Jordan said with a big smile on his face.

‘Never stop.’

And then Jordan did something only his younger self would know.  He put his thumb up.  And younger Jordan pressed his against it.

They looked into each other’s eyes and slowly the child began to disappear as the sun rose from the window behind him…….


This Small Mind Shift Transformed My Life

I want to get a six pack.  I want to become a writer. 

Started doing press ups – lasted 5 days. 

Started writing a blog – stopped after 10 days

Then I beat myself up – rinse and repeat.

The cycle of ambition and disappointment. 



Have you ever had goals you gave up on?  Wanted to make a drastic change?

But why is who we are wrong?  Because we say so?

Wanting more is only human.

The problem comes from taking one out of the present. 

And thinking of the end goal rather than NOW.

Not loving where you are now.  And who you are now.


Long Term Mentality

When we start rushing for that dream self – not accepting and loving who you are now defeats the purpose.

Because if we can’t embrace who we are today, how will we love ourselves in the future?

It will be a constant cycle of unfulfilment.

Because who you will become is dictated by who you are NOW.




Don’t Settle

Acceptance is not the same as settling.  If you want to start a business it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.

Acceptance means you acknowledge you don’t have the skills and consistency – yet. 

Embracing that will open the doors to learning.  To doing.  To growing.

To not hating yourself.



Disclaimer – This Is Not Easy

I told a fib in the title.  This isn’t a small shift – it’s massive.

And it’s not easy – it’s a daily challenge

But if it was easy everyone would do it.

Because the opportunity is open to everyone



Young Love

I am inconsistent.  That I leave projects unfinished.  That my mindset is not strong enough – yet.

Everyday though I get better.  And I love who I am now.

And one day I’ll look back with adoration.

Because you never forget your first love.


Why We Are All Creepy Stalkers

‘You look like J Cole – except he actually gets shit done’ my brother said.

Where did that come from? I thought.

Is he watching me?



Have you ever said you we’re going to do something and didn’t do it?

I always looked at it like I let myself down.

That’s just an interpretation.

What actually did happen?

I stopped others from seeing



Because when we see someone else do it we know it’s possible.

Just the simple act of them living up to their words – it inspires us.

It makes us take stock of what we’re doing.



My nephew is one years old – and he loves mobile phones.

He’ll take your phone and pretend he’s talking to someone

Why?  Because that’s what he sees from the people around him.

We are the same.  We may not be consciously watching, but the actions of those around us affects us.




Whose watching?

Should you fret about whose watching?  No

Be aware that they are though.

Because we have the power to expand or limit other people’s perspectives as well as our own.

And perspective’s leads to actions.

Thus we all have great power.

What are you going to do with it?

The Biggest Problem With The Education System

‘It is not easy to find a man who studies for three years and cannot think about earning a salary’ – Confucius

The biggest problem with the education system is it’s a funnel.

It’s directing kids into areas which they have no passion for.

I’ve been to schools all over the country talking about careers.  Do you know how much money is allocated to careers and personal development?


Most of the money goes towards achieving grades, so they can move up the rankings.

Because that’s how a school gets allocated more money.

Kids (a term I use loosely) are much more aware, but the cycles repeating.

At that age most students don’t know what they want to do.  And that’s ok.

We shouldn’t be telling students what to pick.

We should allow them to find things they’re interested in NOW. 

And give them encouragement in how to explore that.

Because finding out things you enjoy is only half the battle.

The keys is to eliminate those things you don’t enjoy.

I saw so many people in University studying courses they hated.

For jobs they would then go on to hate.

There’s nothing wrong having a job.  There’s nothing wrong with having a career.  The problem is if:

  1.  You don’t like it
  2. If that’s the ONLY thing you have

We need to feel creative on some level.  If not at the day job then at home.

Because this is what one will really pour there heart into.

This is what you’ll study when nobody tells you to.

It’s no wonder many people are miserable.  Why depression is so prevalent.

Unhappiness with where you are is not an internal problem – it’s societies problem.

You don’t bring anything good into the world in that state.

I’m not saying stop teaching science.  I’m not saying kids shouldn’t learn maths.

What I am saying is that it is not ENOUGH.  And we have to start emphasising the individual.

And you can’t measure passion on a spreadsheet.

By Dubem Menakaya

Are You REALLY In Control? (Relationship Problems)

‘Today’s been the worst day of my life’

Hmmm sounds deep

‘I spent all day on the computer doing nothing.’

I completely understood.

Have you ever spent days on youtube?  Or watching people get knocked out on Worldstar? Or reading the Daily Mail (*shudders*)?

It gets to 8pm and you wonder where the day went.

Another day in the books. To do list extended.

Dreams deferred.


Is it time to have ‘the talk?’

I realised that I spend more time with technology than actual people.

And just like my mum told me when I went for that extra chocolate bar

‘Too much of anything is good for nothing’


The Sound Of Silence

‘I think, therefore I am’ – Rene Descartes

Have you ever just shut the laptop and sat there?   Put the phone away and gone for a walk?

I couldn’t for a long time.  Technology allowed me to run away from my thoughts.

It was a diversion.

But if I couldn’t open space to think, then I could never find myself.

And find what I have to offer.


The Break Up

‘Out of great silence comes great creativity’ – James Altucher

The internet is a platform for creators.  However it’s not where the creation happens.

It doesn’t happen on Facebook.

It happens in the silence.  Which creates the idea.


The Make Up?


I’m not perfect.  I still struggle to pull away.

Another video.  Another tweet.  Another email.


But like all good relationships, me and Mrs T have to spend some time a part.

So if you ever feel you’re getting too clingy, take a walk.  Read a book.  Talk to a friend.


And maybe, just maybe, absence will make the heart grow fonder……



Dubem Menakaya


The Worst Person To Run From Is Yourself AKA F.E.A.R

‘Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?’

‘I do’


I’m scared I’ll never be respected.

I’m scared I’ll never publish a book.

I’m scared I’ll never be able to look after my Mum the way she looks after me.

I’m scared I’ll never truly earn my brothers respect.

I’m scared I won’t be a good father.

I’m scared I’ll never leave Grays.

I’m scared I’ll never see the world.

I’m scared that I’ll never have sex again.

I’m scared that I’ll never have a real relationship

I’m scared I’m unemployable, because I’ve never had a ‘real’ job.

I’m scared I’ll never earn enough money to live.

I’m scared I’ll return to Nigeria as a failure.

I’m scared I won’t learn a language.

I’m scared I’ll fall into depression again.

I’m scared I’ll gamble again and lose all my money (again)

I’m scared I won’t be able to live up to my words.

I’m scared people will think I’m a hypocrite.

I’m scared that I’ll never achieve my potential.

I’m scared to start

I’m scared to finish

I’m scared of myself.

I could do this for a while.

I used to.  I still have these doubts.  But:

‘Courage is not the absence of fear, rather the judgement that there is something more important than fear’ – Ambrose Redmoon

I was scared to ship this.

But if this liberates one person to harness there fear as it did for me.

Then we’ll all be one step closer.

Because being scared got me nowhere.  So let’s see how this goes…….


False Expectations Appearing Real


Dubem Menakaya

How To Not Feel Like Sh** (In 10 minutes Or Less)

‘Fucking hell his life is amazing…..’

I was on Facebook again.  Looking at a friend travelling the world.

And I’m stuck in Grays.

‘My life is so wack….’

Other generations see us as the lucky ones.  We can connect with anyone.

However that also means we can SEE everyone.

With comparison comes inadequacy.

And with that comes pain.

If you let it.

The Real

That person is not affecting us.

We are affecting ourselves.

I used to stay of Facebook for weeks.  Comparing.  Hurting.

Then it dawned on me, we’re all running our own race.

And we’ve all got a lot of shit that we go through.

Life is like a motorway – if you concentrate on your own lane you’ll move forward, if you look at others you will crash!


‘Your worst day is somebody’s best day’

I wasn’t grateful for the things I had.  And we all have a lot

-          Food

-          Water

-          Health

-          Family

-          Friends

-          Skills

And we can go on.

It’s simple, you write down all the things you are grateful for.

You can say you’re grateful to God or not, the most important thing is the expression.

You can do this on the computer (blank word doc) or in a small notebook.

And if you don’t have anything around you say it out loud.

Because if we’re not thankful for what we have, then we may not have it for much longer.

And then how would you feel?

By Dubem Menakaya

Martin’s Conversation With God

Gaining inspiration from Martin Luther King’s birthday, I thought what if he had never shared what was in his heart?  This is a short story based on that premise. #Day2 #Yourturnchallenge


‘There must be some sort of mistake!’

Martin was livid.

‘We don’t make mistakes.’ Peter replied, peering up from the papers on his desk.

‘I want to speak to the boss!’

‘I don’t know about that.  He’s busy.  There’s a lot of things going on in Sector E, you know that you was just….

‘Peter!  Don’t worry I got this’

A large silhouette emerged behind the gate from out of nowhere.

As it came closer Martin felt the shape looked familiar.

That’s not possible, he thought.  No one sees the boss

‘Yes they do’ the boss said.

Martin startled backwards towards Peter’s desk.

‘You of all people should know that!’ the boss continued.

Martin looked up still amazed.  He was trying to take it all in.

It hadn’t been long ago that he had been in hospital.  A normal check up had led to a diagnosis of flu.

Ahh a few days of work – I need some rest anyway, he thought.

Now he was here.  Surrounded by white cloudy space and behind the tallest golden gate he’d ever seen.

‘Well anyways, as I was telling Peter, there’s got to be a mistake.’  Martin said, snapping out his trance.

‘I work for you!  I wasn’t a contractor, I was a part of the whole bloody establishment!’

‘If this is what I think it is….’ Martin began to tail off.

‘You guys are breaking the agreement!’ he said snapping back to focus.

‘What agreement?’ the boss replied inquisitively.

By now the boss had slid through the gate and was standing directly in front of Martin.  The large figure intimidated Martin.

Never the less the familiar way in which Martin was being addressed put him at ease.

‘That I tell people about your power.  About the way the company is run.  What it can do for their life, ya know? ’ Martin replied assuredly.

‘Yes you did. And we’re very grateful for that.  That’s just one division of the company though. We got loads of freelancers as well.  You did very well though.’

‘But we still can’t let you in.’ the boss finished with a cheeky grin.

Martin was getting agitated now.  What do they want from me? he thought.

‘Let me ask you a question Martin, if you get it right I’ll let you in.’

‘What does it look like in there?’ the boss said, nodding towards the gate.

‘Actually let me change that – what does it FEEL like?’

Peter now perked up his head from his papers in interest and looked at Martin.

‘Feel like?  I don’t get it.  How can I feel it if I’ve never been inside?’  Martin said, genuinely confused.

‘Martin everyone who comes inside here has felt it at some point in there life’s. ‘

Peter looked with sadness at Martin. The boss always gets em with that one, he thought.

‘So what does it feel like then’ Martin said, still trying to understand why he was outside.

He was a good man.  He looked after his family.  He cared about the community.  He did charity work.  Why should he be left on the outside?

‘Well I can’t tell you that – that would be cheating’ the boss said and winked down at Martin.

‘But I can show you.’

‘Peter pull up the screen please.’

A large screen arose behind Peter’s desk.  They all turned round and watched.

Martin looked at it with complete shock.

Staring back at him….was him!

And he was on a stage, speaking in front of thousands and thousands of people.

‘This is what it feels like’ the boss replied.

Martin still didn’t understand.

‘You see Martin I put you in that division for a particular reason.  There we’re problems that I knew only you could sort out.  I’d trained you for it.  It’s what your skills and experiences were for.’ the boss said calmly.

‘And yes you were a good worker – one of the best even.  And you are a good man.’

But you didn’t do what you we’re supposed to do.’ The boss said shrugging shoulders at Martin.

Martin was angry now.

‘Why me though!  Why do I have to be the one up front?  I get the hard role and everyone gets the easier role.  I do my work yet I’m getting punished!’

‘It’s not like that Martin’ the boss replied soothingly. ‘Everyone has their own role.  Everyone has skills that I’ve given them to do that role.  I don’t tell them what it is – it’s for them to find out.  Some people never find out they have a role unfortunately.  You did though.  You knew there was more.’

‘And you’re playing small did not serve the company’

Martin walked over to the front of Peter’s desk and put his head in his hands.  He had known.  He was there.  When all the trouble was going on in Sector E.

He knew he could have done something about it.  He knew where to start.

He looked up at the boss, looking elegant in a long silk robe.

I was scared, Martin thought.   I didn’t know if I could do it or if I was worthy….

‘They all are’ the boss replied cutting into Martin’s thoughts, now not surprising him with the mind reading abilities.

‘But the ones who fight it are the ones who are worthy.  The ones who develop the skills I’ve given them.  And gain awareness of their weaknesses.  The ones who go after it.  The ones who FEEL it’ the boss said, pointing towards the heart area on the robe.

Peter came round to the front of his desk and offered his hand to Martin.  Martin took it and got back to his feet, small tears now rolling down his eyes.

‘I knew’ Martin said solemnly. ‘I knew and I did nothing.’  Martin’s teardrops now started to flow from both eyes like a river running down stream.

The boss wrapped an arm around Martin.  ‘It’s not too late you know’ the boss whispered in his ear.

‘What!’ Martins exclaimed as his head jolted backwards’, looking upwards at the boss.

‘No of course not, it never is’ the boss answered with a big grin.

‘You’re one of the lucky ones Martin.  Many never find their skills.  Fewer still find their cause.  Yet you had both.  It only takes one of these to take the first steps.’

‘And those who carry on are the ones who get to feel what it’s like in there’ the boss said, nodding towards the gate again.

‘For those who do and are sincere, we like to give them a glimpse.  Some in there call it the friendly version of being scared straight.  We like to call it a friendly poke.’ The boss explained grinning with a friendly wink.

‘So I get another chance!’ Martin exclaimed, his eyes now wider than since he was a child at the funfair.

‘Yes you do.  We’re going to send you back.  You can choose to act straight away.  Or you can carry on as you were.  The choice is yours.  It’s not easy to get in here.’ The boss said nodding towards the gate again.

‘And it’s not a prize – it’s the reward.  If you feel it down there, you’ll feel it up here.’ The boss said pointing at Martin’s heart.

‘I’m ready.’ Martin said excitedly.

‘Good stuff!  One warning – this will not be easy.  In fact it will be the hardest time you ever had in your life.  Many times you’ll want to quit.  Many people will try and stop you.  You will often be in grave danger.  I can’t stop those things – that is up to the people.  Only you can be aware and ready to face those challenges.’ The boss explained with a serious look at Martin.

‘Because Martin you will fall.  But it’s the amount of times you get back up that will determine your success.  So are you ready?’

‘Yes’ Martin said.  His whole body was shivering now.

Excitement, nerves, fear, relief, joy all embodied in one.

And with another pat on the shoulder he was gone, with Peter and the boss just remaining.

‘So do you think he’ll do it?’ Peter said, getting up and standing beside the boss.  He’d seen this scene many times before, rarely had the return visit not been much happier

‘Well that would spoil the fun wouldn’t it?  We’re going to have to watch and see’

And with that the boss slid back into the gates and Peter returned to his desk.


Martin woke up in his house.  He felt different now.  Giddy like a child.

As he put his foot on the ground his wife and son rushed in.

‘Daddy, daddy are you ok!’ his youngest son exclaimed.

‘Yes honey, are you alright?  You’ve been sleeping for a day now since you came back from the hospital.’  His wife explained, relieved he was awake.

‘I checked you we’re alive but couldn’t wake you up’

‘Yeah I’m fine’ Martin said with a croaky voice, as he stretched out his body.  ‘In fact I’m great better than I’ve ever been’

‘So what was it, why we’re you out for so long?  All the years we’ve been together you’ve never slept for so long.’ his wife replied, curious and puzzled at the same time.

‘Well…it’s a long story. I’ll tell you about it later.  The only thing I can say for now is……’

Martin paused.

‘I had a dream’

And with that Martin strolled past his family and out the bedroom towards the bathroom.

He didn’t know what the day had in store for him.

All he knew is that he had to take the first step.


By Dubem Menakaya

Ten Things I Learnt From Not Sharing My Work (In 5 Months)

‘The gap between mediocrity and good is large. However the REAL gap is between doing nothing and doing something’

– Clay Shirky

I was petrified.  I couldn’t press publish.  What if nobody reads it?  What if people don’t agree with me?  How am I going to market this on social media?

The last time I published a blog was on 22nd August 2014.  In that time I’ve written at least 20 articles that have never seen the light of day.

Since then I’ve thought about it everyday.  Every.  Fucking.  Day.

Looking back I wouldn’t change it.  Because it taught me……


A)     The Time Is Always Now

‘Oh I have to plan my launch first.’ ‘I have to have some food first.’

‘Tomorrow.’ ‘Tomorrow.’ Tomorrow’

These are all things I said to myself.  But as the saying goes Tomorrow Never Comes.  A week becomes a month.  A month becomes 3.

The time is always now.


B)      Create For Yourself

I got sucked into the ‘how’.  How to get more readers.  How to create a business.

So I began to think about what other people wanted.  That’s what you’re supposed to do right?

Wrong!  I learnt I had to serve myself first.  And that will serve others.


C)      Perfectionism is thine enemy

‘I need to get some lead pages first.’ ‘I need to edit this a few more times, get some more links.’

There’s always something to do before we ship.  It has to look it’s ‘best’.

I realised that the ‘best’ is unattainable.  They’ll always be something else to do.

But like in athletics –it’s all about achieving your PERSONAL best.

So it dawned on me……

The aim is not to be the best – it’s to become the best YOU.


D)     You are hurting somebody out there

Many times I thought I was not worthy.

‘Why the hell would anyone want to read my bullshit?’

Yet I had published before.  And someone read it.  And liked it.

By withholding where hurting someone out there – because we could have what they need.

But most of all you hurt yourself.


E)      It Could Actually Kill Me

My health deteriorated.   I had two chest infections.  I injured my knee.  My teeth badly decayed.

Now the smoking and the running on a dodgy knee didn’t help!

But I did those things to escape from myself.

Then I realized– this could actually kill me.  My body will breakdown.

So to create and ship is not just expression – it’s the cure.


F)      Make a decision

You chose to create.  You chose the subjects.  You chose the idea.

So I asked myself – are you in this, or are you out of it?

Only you know the right answer.

And we owe it to ourselves to honour the reply.


G)     Become A Broadcaster – Not A Receiver (Ice T)!

The internet is a gift and a curse.

A gift because there’s so much information.

A curse because there’s so much information!

It’s easy to get stuck listening to other people and not speaking yourself.

Don’t get it twisted I’ve learnt a lot from this art.  It’s why I’m here writing this.

However to know and to not act means you don’t know at all.

Only Knowledge with application comes wisdom.


H)  Three Most Powerful Words


Frontin got me nothing.  Pretending I was doing well was hell.

So I keep it real with my friends to make amends.


      I)    Everything happens for a reason

I had to go through that place to get to this place.

And I like this place.


J)  Don’t Talk About It – Be About It!

Life is like a puzzle – if your words don’t match your actions you can’t create the vision.

So that’s my biggest lesson.  To keep my promise to myself.

Because that’s the only person I hurt if I don’t.



Crush Your Fear NOW – Fascinating Insights Into The Power Of Your Ideas

‘So how long have you been singing for’ I said. ‘Since I was three’ she replied.

Funny, I thought.  She just told me she only started recording in January.

‘So why did it take so long?’ I said. ‘Because I was scared‘ she replied.

Now I understood. She was scared.  I was scared to. We all are.

The Persecution

Why do we not sit on the things that will bring us joy?  It’s a question I’ve thought about for a long time. Why do only a small percentage of people actually chase that spark?

‘You’re either running away from pain, or running towards pleasure’ 

Ideas are a gift and a curse. They give is so much pleasure of what could be but so much pain when we don’t do it. It hurts.

It did for me. It hurt my heart. I had all these things to say yet I wasn’t sharing.

Tomorrow became my rallying call. Tomorrow I’ll sort out the blog. Tomorrow I’ll edit the videos. Tomorrow.  Tomorrow.  Tomorrow.

Tomorrow never came.

We are all sinners. We are committing the greatest sin against the world – with holding our ideas.  Our Art.

Because this is what changes lives.

Persecution To Execution

If you didn’t do it it’s your fault.

This ain’t the blame game – it’s the truth.

And once you know that you can change your reactions.

Years of negative thinking is difficult to overcome in a day – but we can start TODAY.

Practise the 2 minute ruleTake imperfect action.  Embrace the journey.

‘It’s much bigger than you or I…..’

When you see someone playing the game it’s amazing. Watching the singers that day showed me.

The joy the crowd feels. The fulfilment in the artist heart.  It’s what the game is all about.

Think of all the great musicians you admire. All the great products and services that you like.

Now imagine they never started playing. They never started creating.

The changing of one person’s day.  The changing of one life. The changing of millions. Gone.

If you’re struggling to execute I admire you. We are all in the process of growth. Getting better as individuals. Getting off the bench.

I just wanted to let you know that your work will touch one person. Your idea will effect one person’s life.  Whether that’s them being touched by your work, or by them just being inspired that you’re doing something. It will happen.

So if this inspires you to create today, great. If it inspires you to commit to making that idea a reality even better.

Because just by playing we’ve already won.

Because the power isn’t in the ideas – it’s in sharing them with the world



Dubem Menakaya