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Is Racism, Sexism and Prejudice Holding You Back From Success? 

Is Racism, Sexism and Prejudice Holding You Back From Success? 

Does your ethnic background hold you back from success? Today in America, we have a epidemic of race tensions within the walls of our country. Anything and everything seems to spark this concept that you cannot succeed because of your ethnicity. This is not true. It is sad to see horrible things on the news or watching a video on social media where teens record fights on their cell phones, video of police hurting people and so forth. When you watch all these videos on Facebook or Youtube, people begin to talk about the big subject of racism and other social issues we face today. So let me say this, racism is wrong and has no place within you or I. But the real question needs to be asked. Does someone view of me actually hold me back from becoming successful? You really need to ask yourself that question. Go to the mirror and ask yourself “Does someone else’s opinion of me hold me back from becoming successful? The answer is plain and simple. NO! and I will tell you why.  Continue reading

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Look, I am Hispanic born and raised on the south side of San Antonio. My family was not rich in money or material things but my Dad worked hard by working 2 jobs and he provided a roof over our heads, food in on the table and clothes on our backs. All I knew growing up was my hispanic surroundings. I didn’t know anything else until I was 20 because I wasn’t exposed to any new ideas. That included how to save and build personal wealth, how to handle myself in a professional manner and how I can become successful finanically. I will share with you what I am doing to save and build wealth in a later post. In 2002, I left home to join the Navy. Up until I left to bootcamp, my entire world was the south side of San Antonio. I didn’t know anything about the world nor what it actually had to offer me. I knew of places from pictures in magazines but I would have never thought in a million years that I would ever go to any of these places. At the age of 20, I took a real hard look at my life and where I wanted to go and I knew that I had to do something to change my situation. You can read the rest of my personal story HERE because I want to touch on the subject of racism, sexism, prejudice and your personal success. I am going to share with you the hard truth about success and why you have no excuse you cannot be rich and successful in America.

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When it comes to your own personal success you are responsible! Yes you! No one and I mean no one is holding you back. You have to make a commitment everyday and stay committed to your dreams and goals. What do you really want to do in life? Listen, what are you good at or what can you get good at? Ask yourself that question. Pause for a moment and write down the things that you can do that will increase your income.  Examples; Social Media, Coding, Mechanic work, cut grass, IT, Video editing, photography, etc
Did you write them down???
Ok now we can move on. Let me tell you what I am doing in my own journey to increase my income. I get up everyday around 3:50 am. BOOM! YES I DO! I get up this early because I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of living paycheck to paycheck. So this is my morning schedule folks.
  • Alarm goes off 3:50 am and get out of bed
  • Drink a big cup of water
  • Wake up for 5 minutes – **Advice** Get The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Here it will explain more about why you should get up early.
  • Read my Bible for 5 minutes to gain wisdom and get my mind right. I am currently reading Proverbs.
  • Read a book about business, selling, or entrepreneurship for about 5 minutes.
  • Get on my computer and begin to strategize for Poverty Sux. I write a blog post for future posts and create digital content for social media accounts.
  • Invest in myself by learning how I can offer my services to local small businesses around my community. 
  • Always learning the latest techniques on digital marketings i.e. Google Adwords, Facebook Ads, etc.
You see I am sharing all of what I can do with other small businesses because I believe that I am valuable in the market place. I do not let racism, sexism, or prejudice hold me back from pursuing my dreams and you shouldn’t either. There is nothing on this earth that can hold you back. The problem that people face today are many things but just to name a few them they are laziness, lack of confidence, entitlement, poor thinking, no defined purpose in life, no ambition, no education, ill health, unfavorable environmental influences, procrastination, lack of persistence, negative personality, lack of sexual control, lack of power of making decisions, and many more. I urge you to get THINK AND GROW RICH HERE. I read it a year ago and all I can say is that during the reading of this book, it helped me realize that I am in control of my own destiny and life. I am hungry to have money, help people, be a better example to my kids and have a positive impact on my community and guess what? NO ONE IS HOLDING ME BACK! NO ONE! No KKK, Politician, Black Lives Matter, man or woman. No one! I am putting the effort and my time into what I want to accomplish. I will be rich one day in monetary items, rich in love in my marriage, rich in relationships with my wife and kids and rich in family and friends.

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When it comes to money. I will give you a secret to how I have saved a huge stack of cash. Here is my first secret. When I get paid, I AUTOMATICALLY, AUTOMATICALLY, AUTOMATICALLY, take out 15% of my pay and store it away. Whatever I have left, I use that to pay bills and whatever I can do with my family. You see I am taking full responsibility for my family and myself. No amount of racism, sexism and prejudice will ever hold me back in pursuing security for my family and myself. Do we have problems in our country? Yes but let me give you some advice. Turn off the TV and social media. Focus on you and make you a better person. I have said this again and again. Les Brown once said “Do not let the opinion of others become your reality.” When you allow words and thoughts to take root within your mind, you allow that person to take hold of your mind. Feed your mind food and fresh thoughts of success that will reproduce good fruit in you. I am constantly hearing or watching motivational audiobooks or videos to keep me focused on whats right. I will usually listen to a audiobook while I drive or when I go for a walk. You need to get your mind right and take massive action. It is all up to you. Not the government or anyone else. If you have benefited from this post share it and remember #PovertySux
– Alex

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IF MY DAD CAN ACHIEVE SUCCESS YOU CAN TOO!

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Wisdom and knowledge

Wisdom and Knowledge

The truth is most people who live in poverty lack wisdom and knowledge when it comes to certain areas of their lives such as management of personal finances, health, relationships, networking and so forth. So what is wisdom and knowledge and why should you desire it? Wisdom and knowledge will carry you a lot further than riches and influence can because it is wisdom that will direct your paths. There are a lot of people who are chasing power, riches, and material wealth, but without wisdom, all they have will crumble. We who are desiring to see our dreams come true should always be reminded that true wealth is found in the simple things such as our health, our family, and our dearest friends. If you lack wisdom, ask for wisdom it and I believe that God will give you wisdom. The only way you will receive it is that you have to be hungry and desire it so much that you will do anything to get it. And that means reading books or find someone who has the kind of success that you are looking for whether it is in marriage, business, managing finances or etc

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Let me give you an example of wisdom. Without wisdom and knowledge of how to maintain a proper diet and the benefits thereof, no amount of money can suddenly buy you good health when things go south. You could be dying in the hospital with some of the most prestigious doctors in the world doing their best to keep you alive, but at the end of the day, you will wish you had taken better care of yourself. You can have great wealth but if you distance yourself from your family in pursuit of those things, you will end up alone. No amount of parties and material things on earth can replace your family. Wisdom will show you how to take care of your family, be a better husband, father, son, daughter and friend.

The bottom line is this, there are many people who live life just doing the same thing over and over again. And they have no idea what to do or where to go in order to change or break the cycle. If you are in that place right now, my advice to you is to get on your knees or stand up and begin to shout out loud “God give me wisdom!” I honestly believe that God will direct your path to the right people and show you how you can obtain wisdom for your life. I would start with the Bible. The Book of Proverbs holds so much wisdom for every area of your life such as relationships, personal finances, who you choose for friends, marriage, taking care of the poor, and so on. Wisdom is something that cannot be bought. It is something that you have to want and be humble within your heart in order to receive. There are so many people who have obtained great success throughout their life. They have been through so much in their relationships, businesses, and everyday lives that they have that experience and they are willing to share what they have learned. I know for a fact that there are people out there like that who would love to share their wisdom with you. But are you willing to ask? Are you willing to step out? In all of this, wisdom and knowledge will reveal to you where you lack.

If you are in a position where you are trying to get out of poverty and desiring to get out of the same old routine, seek wisdom and desire knowledge. Find someone that will help you and show you what you can do to change and improve yourself. Do things that others are not willing to do like read books and stop watching TV. If you want practical help getting your finances in order and learning business, click the Books tab in the menu above and order a book. Start with Dave Ramsey’s book. I can honestly tell you, it put me in in my place because I knew without a doubt that I needed to get my finances in order. But don’t stop there, keep pressing on and you will find the answers you need to succeed.

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Never Tell Your Dreams to Small-Minded People

Never Tell Your Dreams to Small-Minded People

It is exciting when someone begins to dream about the impossible. What is considered “the impossible” can be something simple such as you believing that you can leave whatever your environment may be and telling a co-worker or family member, “Hey man, I am not going to be here very long. There is more for me out there… Greatness is within me and I have to go get it.” And that person you shared your thoughts with laughs at you. It can be hurting to know that there are people within your life that see life with a small narrow view. For many of us that are pursuing something greater in our lives, we have to protect that dream, we have to believe that we can and will achieve what we dream because you are the only one who will see it and believe it. No one else will.

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Steve Harvey once said “Never tell your dreams to small minded people.” Why? Because they have a screwed view of life. Many people will not see what you are see simply because their own mind has become limited. Limited by defeat, failure, failed opportunities and so on. But you have to continue to feed your mind positive thoughts that allow you to see past all hurdles because you believe in your dream. Do not let the opinions of others shape your life because if you do, you are allowing their words control you and your future. Do not be afraid to find some new friends or people of influence. Do whatever you have to do and leave those people behind you.

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When I was 20 and I left home to join the Navy, I had many friends who still continued to party, did drugs and so on. But deep down inside of me, I knew that that kind of life was over. I looked at my circle of influence and no one was going anywhere. Where I worked at the time, I looked around me and saw all the men and they were not going anywhere too. It was like as if they all had given up on life and there was nothing else. I had to leave and shortly after a few months I left. I am so glad that I made the choice to leave. So what I am saying to you is this, examine your life and see those around you and ask yourself a question “If I continue to hang around the people that I am currently hanging with, where I am going to end up?” If you have big dreams, you need to be around people who have big dreams. Be around like-minded people who are on the same journey as you. Find successful businessmen or women who have achieved great success and ask if they can mentor you. I have found out that most successful people are willing to share what they had to do and what they had to overcome in order to get to where they are. When you begin to learn from people like that, your dreams begin to grow not only tangibly but also they begin to grow inside of you.

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Now if you were to share your ideas and dreams with a small minded person, one or two things will happen. #1. They will either begin to become inspired too because no one has spoken like you have and they will be hungry for success or #2. Because all they know is poverty and failure, they will laugh at you or put you down and say something like “That will never happen.” or “That is not possible.” At that moment you need to make a decision, do you want to continue this relationship or move on. You have to make a decide for yourself what are you going to do. I have made mine.

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Everyday at work, I will write on my dry erase board a quote that will inspire me. I will write something from a book I’m reading or whatever comes in my head. One morning after a recording, I came into my office and saw that someone wrote “Not” in between “I’m going” See the pictures below. I have to be honest, seeing that “Not” stung me in my heart and my gut because there is someone who knows that I have a desire to seek success and move forward with my life and not be tied down. I have no idea who wrote that on my board and it doesn’t matter. I erased it and began to declare that “I’m going to make it!” Words have power and depending on what words you choose, you will either lift yourself or someone up or tear them down.

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So if you you have big dreams, keep on dreaming. Get a plan of action together and begin to apply yourself. Go ahead and share your goals and dreams with people. You will quickly find out who gets excited and who doesn’t. From that moment on you will know who you can go to.

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