Elevate Your Celebration – Step Up Your Life

According to psychology, I’m supposed to start my post by saying how we’re the same, but although we breathe the same air… …I just don’t do what you do. I don’t celebrate what you celebrate, or even how you celebrate. I celebrate like it’s going outta style, and chances are we have different attitudes about celebration. Wanna uncover the mystery of *how* our attitudes are different? Keep reading. Note: I’m thankful Annika Martins asked me the question: "What do I need to celebrate?" for her Celebration Series blog crawl. I’m honored to be one of the 10 she asked to blog about celebrating. See the rest or join at The Celebration Series.) (Oh, and I’m gonna tell you how we’re the same in a bit too, wait for it ) Anyway, if you know me, you know that this post is one of the only times I’ve ever used the word ‘need’ on Ryze. ‘Cause, well… I don’t really believe in ‘needs’. I believe in being badass, I believe in being successful and rockin’ life on every level. So where’s ‘need’ fit into all that? Nowhere, that’s where 😛 What can I say? Some call me a s***-starter. But hold on, let’s not make a big deal of it — I want to answer Annika in the spirit of the question, and it’s a good one, because I feel super-passionate about celebration. So… You don’t ‘need’ to read what I’m about to share, but you wanna read it, because it’s some of the best, gold ideas you’ve ever come across about celebration. Let’s do this. *** "Yeah! Rock it,...

Money Equals Love

Note: Today’s post is by a friend of mine who’s spent quite a bit of time with me. He used to record a lot of my passionate words on video, and this is his first time sharing any of them. Take the time to comment, be gentle and give some encouragement to another member of Ryze. There are many wealthy people in the world – more than ever before, actually. They all love money. This concept is pretty simple, "love money, deeply, and receive it in your life." Anything you truly love, you get more of. Period. It’s a great thought but how well do you know it? Do you live and breathe the phrase "I love money and it loves me"? Or is it more like something you love once in a while, the same way you think about rock-climbing or sky-diving, once in a while. Your ability to appreciate money determines how much you’ll make. Let’s say you "know" this with your mind — the next question is… do you feel money so deep that you know it as love? Can you see the beauty, power, and spirituality of money? When Bill and Melinda Gates donate billions towards curing diseases, can you see the love in that, or is it just some random idea to you? Whatever your answers, no one’s judging you. No one’s picking on you. No one actually cares. You and only you get to choose your attitude towards money. Attitude determines a LOT in this world, and you know if yours is absolutely thrilled about money, or shy and cowardly, or something in-between....

Rap Lyrics Or Success Wisdom?

I am a true, shameless, hip-hop fan, and I’m proud of it. (actually I love all media and entertainment.) I’m not just a fan because it’s powerful and moving. I’m not just a fan because rappers lead lives many people want. I’m not just a fan because hip-hop has changed the landscape of our culture. I’m a fan especially ’cause hip-hop delivers focused, emotionally-juiced, lines and rhymes that are the embodiment of sexy-success. Hip-hop helps people ryze up, so I felt you guys might like something fresher than your average "Here’s a list of things to have a better life" post.. Oh I know, lots of people are busy, busy, busy hating on it, criticizing it, finding it’s faults or focusing on it’s materialistic attitudes. I prefer to find the good in the powerful creations given to the world by passionate musicians who’ve often been through hell and back to share their message. I prefer to really listen to the incredible rhymes, and use their deeper meanings to raise me up. When I hear Wale telling me "gotta stay focused" over and over, it’s hard not to be uplifted and in-the-zone. When I hear Eminem’s newcomer, Yelawolf telling me he "ain’t got a whole lot, but [he’ll] show it off" over and over, I wonder how can people feel like they’re not worth showing off or not good enough to express themselves? When I hear reigning rap royalty… Jay-Z, Kanye, and Beyonce all telling me "Now we gonna take it to the moon, take it to the stars", it’s hard not to be AMPED. And besides rapgenius.com, I find...

Ryze Success Steps – Kinetic Typography

You’re in for a treat. You get my passion, my voice, my typography, and my inspiration, all wrapped up in this beautiful (yeah, I said it), Ryze Success Steps Kinetic Typography Video. If you don’t know what "kinetic typography" is, it’s those videos where someone’s talking and the words their saying a put up on the screen with impressive, impactful text. Now, please be gentle, this is the first typography video I’ve ever made, but like every art I engage in… I aim for spirit, sexiness, and style. So let’s cut the chit-chat, here’s the video. Music kindly provided by Canton Becker. I’m open to feedback, and I’d love to know what you guys think. Now it’s your turn, I want to hear from you, what are some creative ways we can leverage beauty to help the world? Welcome to Ryze’s Success Steps They’re simple and they’re timeless. They’ve been used by legends and record-setters for, like, ever. So, to the point, here are Ryze’s 4 success steps + 1 secret ingredient. 1. Passionate Desire "A shot glass of desire is greater than a pitcher of talent." – Andy Munthe 2. Clear Purpose "Simple, clear purpose…gives rise to complex and intelligent behavior. " – Dee Hock 3. Committed Decision "Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." – Tony Robbins 4. Take Action In Faith "Action is the real measure of intelligence." – Napoleon Hill And the secret ingredient: 5. Repeat "It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." – Muhammed Ali Yes,...