Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I told this acquaintance that I would forward his number to our friend. The decision on giving a private number away would fall on the owner of the number not me.
This acquaintance was furious and could not believe i would do such a thing h
For any who is not from the south, that means, fuck off we will never speak again. But I was raised not to use such colorful words especially when to do so only takes me to the level of the fool in front of me.
Integrity is not just a word one uses because it sounds good. It is a way one lives. Even when you have a crazy person threatening you in your own home.
I will now go to my friend who brought this crazy person into my home and have a word with him. That is another topic altogether.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
A question I would never expect a young adult to answer or have the answer to. when the question was posed to me 20 or so odd years ago. It took me a few weeks to have an answer that I was satisfied with, along with my therapist.
Another way of looking at this question is what defines you? For some it's easier to say what does not. An example to this would be. " my job is not who I am it is simply something that I do".
Allowing yourself to be defined by one particular thing the extremely dangerous. Especially if this one thing happens to be your job. What would one do if there job is lost? In extreme cases we see people jumping out the window.
The best answer you may be able to come up with is "I do not know".
To that I say congratulations and good journey. May you never reach your destination.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
The abilty to identify what event is worth fighting for in my lifes journey is key in keeping ones sanity.
Lowering my expectations so that I am pleasantly surprised. This does not mean I am settling. In the early stages of any relationship, I find it crucial to allow the person I am with to be the one who defines himself. Many feel to do this and end up having this new person in their lives fall short of their expectations.
How unfair it would be for me to be disappointed in a total stranger for not being the person I had fantasized they would be.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Having realistic expectations is of those who are working with me is the key to my serenity not being challenged. I must also remember to apply this to the expectations I have placed on myself. Staying in a solution based perspective keeps me from ever falling into the "blame game" . That is a trap I learned to avoid many years ago. It only ads to the problem causing resentment. Ultimately doing much more harm than any possible good.
A solution based perspective allows all parties involved to focus on reaching whatever goals that have been set as quickly and efficiently as possible. The team remains a team and no egos are bruised or feelings hurt.
"It is not what you say, but how you say it", I have heard this phrase so many times over the years and it still rings true today. My favorite question I have posed often in the past would be "Is it better to understand or be understood?". The common denominator in both of these statements is active listening. How can anyone possibly lead if they cannot understand or be willing to see the complete picture.
I have yet to experience a time when working on a project where there was only one option to reaching a particular goal or solution. Humbling and refreshing this has been for me. In order to have a working environment where ideas and creativity of others flows freely. Is the responsibility of the immediate supervisor to put ego aside and encourage people to speak up if they think there is a better or more efficient way to obtain a particular goal. No one is above reproach.
I am writing this entry today because I wanted to share where I have been these past few months and why I have been absent. Not responding to your messages in a timely fashion. Finding the right people to fill key positions and getting them up to speed. While also learning what is needed from me so that they can perform effectively in there position has been all consuming of my time.
In the near future, when all is in place. I will be able to do the thing that brings me much joy. New projects on a constant basis easier access to me. A calendar on my web page that lets you know months in advanced what I am doing and what city I will be visiting.
For people who are trying to reach me and in the past have been frustrated with my lack of response or slow response. I have already implemented a solution. By giving you a direct line posted on all of the sites.
Growing pains is what I have been experience and I thank you for your patience. I am also grateful for the patience the team has afforded me while I grow into the shoes which I find myself walking in.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Never have... I been defined by a job. It is not who I am, simply what I choose to do. When the subject came up. I answered any and all questions they brought up. If I was ashamed of something that I did or was doing? I would not do it. My niece and nephews up to my grand mother are aware of the business I am in.
Finally to answer the question of If they have ever seen any of my work? Yes but it was my fault. Earlier in my career when I was learning how to use a computer (4 plus years ago). I thought I had sent pictures from a recent PG photo shoot to my family and friends. Unfortunately it was pictures from a porn scene.
My grandmother was the first to call me. She thanked me for sending her pictures but politely let me know there was no need for me to send nude pictures after changing my diapers so many years ago.
My family's love is not conditional, nor is the love I have for them. I am sure they would prefer I choose a different career path. But ultimately they want what I want. That is to have a life full of surprises, challenges and wonder.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
"Never mix business with pleasure." But what happens if the business is all about the pleasing of another.
I decided to enter the adult entertainment industry, some four years ago after listing the cost vs the benefit that comes with it. This included an end game. Everyone who works in front of the camera has a shelf life. This varies from person to person. Knowing this from the very beginning. It was crucial for me to have a well laid out plan. With markers that allowed for course corrections, in the event of some unforeseen event.
There have been many unforeseen events. The ability to navigate through these events without them having a negative impact on me physic. Keeping spiritually grounded. Has been the key to weathering through the challenges that have come my way. I view them all as life lessons, grateful to have experienced them and in so doing learned a bit more about myself and the world I live in.
Keeping an open mind to the possibilities. Remaining teachable even under extreme conditions. They are the armor I wear so that I can best be of service to those who seek me out.
One can not properly take care of others without knowing how to take care of themselves.