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Faithfulness

It’s 3:02A – I wake up in a panic. This seems to be the running trend in my life for the past few months, no actually, since 2018 started. Anxiety hits and the pressures of finances, relationships, everything rushes in. Sound familiar? We’ve all been here. For me, this feeling knows me all too well. This morning was no different. I couldn’t sleep in the wee hours of the night. Immediately I felt God ask me, “but have I not…

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Leadership Tips Personal Words of Wisdom

Take Action

Have you ever wondered why some people fail and others succeed? I’ve been curious about this question my entire life. At 25, I’ve lived just enough life to see friends I’ve grown up with make something of themselves. Some are now lawyers, doctors, celebrities, and others are still at the same place in life they were at 18 years old. Why is this? Some say it’s environmental, other studies show it’s time management, education, etc. I want to take a…

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Business Leadership Personal

Intention

Intention comes from the Latin word, Intentio which means stretching, thought, purpose. I came across this and found it fitting as we bring 2017 to a close. Wow. What a year. Looking back there were great strides as well as mistakes made. I spent more time out of Arkansas this year than I ever have in my entire life. I completely reworked my business model and set a new trajectory for the career I’ve created for myself. One of the most important lessons I learned…

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Book List – FW18

I have a problem. There I said it. I love to read. As the months turn colder, I always find myself reading more. It’s during the fall/winter months that I get inspired and recharged for the spring/summer. I have a strict policy of only reading non-fiction. For some reason, I just don’t like reading fiction books. So if you’re looking for fiction based titles, this isn’t the list for you. This season I decided to put together a book list…

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Pursuant

Pursuant - Mason Kesner

Today is Halloween. It’s a very cold day in Bentonville, but as someone who loves cold weather – today was for me. I got up this morning with the purpose of doing one thing. A digital clean. Those closest to me know that I get inundated with emails, messages, phone calls, as most of us do. I am, however, notorious about realizing that I’ve received a message then getting sidetracked and forgetting to respond. Today was my day to clean…

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Las Vegas Personal Political

Greater

Today I had to stop. I woke up to the news of the Las Vegas shooting. Last week my heart was heavy for Puerto Rico. On a closer to home note, I was in a car accident over the weekend that left me shaken to the core. There seems like so little one can do while sitting at a desk, or watching from a screen at home. It’s times like these we want to rush in and help to aid…

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Realization

Hello blog, it’s been a minute. I’m taking some time today to write because I deeply miss it. A lot has happened this summer. My friends and team members have been super productive. In a nutshell… Launched an Apparel Company, created a Digital Agency, revamped the purpose of Baseline Collective, took on too many ambitious production projects, and finally, I made the decision to spend more time in the NWA market. I’ve just come out of a really interesting season of…

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We Are Better Than This

This, unfortunately, has been a long overdue post that I’ve just now found the right way to articulate. I haven’t been very political since late last year. This is due to the fact I have passionate friends on both sides of the issues. I’m happy to say I have not lost one friend, but have gained many. I choose not to judge but to learn. I’m fascinated still to this day why many of his supporters stand behind him. Today…

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Critical or Extra?

After almost two months of being gone, I’m finally back home in Fort Smith. I started last month on a 96-hour bender across 4 cities, 2 coasts, and not enough coffee in the world to help me make it through. I spent the bulk of last month working with the incredible team of the Bentonville Film Festival. I’ll be posting some of my favorite moments on instagram and twitter if you’d like to take a look. Today I want to…

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Personal Words of Wisdom

Persistence

Thomas Edison once explained that in inventing, “the first step is an intuition–and comes with a burst–then difficulties arise.” What set Edison apart from other inventors is tolerance for these difficulties and the steady dedication with which he applied himself toward solving them. Life is hard. Work is hard. Dreaming is hard. The good news is, it’s okay to be discouraged, but it’s definitely not okay to quit. I failed this week. I failed big time and it’s only Tuesday. But…

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