I woke up this morning and checked my phone for the time. Saw 4 emails and one text and right as I was going to check them I put my phone down. I realized that I have to break this habit. Think about it. If you dive into what other people want for you, you never have control of your own day. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing speakers like William Mapother talk about daily habits and being efficient and I keep taking what is easy and skipping the most important notes.
For the next month I am going to start a regimen so I can develop better habits and I’ll try to update yall on the journey and I want someone to do it with me. I wake up at 7:30 most days but I might have to push it back to 6:15 do some of this and it’s worth it if I can get to sleep by midnight.
1) Pray - There is a dude who says thank you for every step he takes to go from his bed to the bathroom in the morning. He wasn’t religious he was just making the point of gratitude to the universe. I am religious so that’s how I get down but that 10 minutes of introspection at the beginning of the day sets it off right.
2) Write - I realized how much writing really helps me understand myself. Since I started school I realized that it’s not that I’m a math and science dude it’s just the fact I don’t practice enough.
3) Read for 30 minutes - This seems basic as hell but I realize I dont even read my magazine subscriptions because im face deep in my phone. I know someone feels me. Books on tape can help because LA traffic is so weak.
4) Workout (4 times a week and core every night) - You feel so I used to do sit ups and push ups before sleep every night in HS. I ended up playing college ball because of that. Get back on the grind son!
5) Listen to music while dressing up - It sets the mood for the day and can help you turn up for the day.
6) Call my family and friends - This is hard because I’m always on the go and sometimes talking to my mom is just a list of stuff to do. But family is real and I noticed that I’m only really tight with 6 people outside my family while I’m out on a totally different coast and that may dwindle with time but my brothers are always the ones that slept in the same bunk beds with me when I was 5 and that can’t change.
This is my plan and I’m putting it out there so I can be on point and if it works I’ll refer back to this as an experiment towards greatness.
"We need to fall out of love with average" - Dale Bronner
ps. make a list of things to do and schedule in workouts into google.
Wearing a $7000 limited edition swarovski Micheal Jackson glove! Just part of the gig #dopeness #nerdyjoq #sanfranagram #goizueta (at Ubisoft)
I see a lot of myself in this dude.
ACFN5 Highlights - The Cinematic Experience - Directors Cut
Hey, I just finished this video last night. If I blew you off this month and told you I had to edit, this is part of the reason. I think I’ve stepped up a level with this and I hope you enjoy it. Share it and repost. Now I’ll shut up and let you watch. Credits below.
Osahon Tongo | Nerdyjoq
@WeAreTheTay - Kiss From a Synth (thetay.bandcamp.com/album/girls-like-kings)
A$AP Rocky - Palace Instrumental produced by Clams Casino
Shot, Produced, Edited, Directed by:
Osahon Tongo (@nerdyjoq)
More black men in college than in prison…Yay! wait???
I think this is a stupid comparison, I may be naive on how hard it is to not get caught doing blatantly bad things (granite there are plenty of cases where it is unjust or corrupt). But because my parents weren’t even excited when I graduated high school, I got the “you’re supposed to do that” face, this is not an award that I would like to accept.
It’s like Leanne Rhymes getting a BET award, I’m just not gonna show up for that.
1. - The age to be in jail spans from 18 - death vs. 18-23.
2. - I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say this stereotype and think it was true.
But either way congrats to all who are celebrating this momentous decree.. I guess…
AWKWARD SITUATIONS: Bus Time Dodging
I keep changing what time I go to the bus stop because of the constant awkward situations. There is a old guy that lives across the hall from me that reminds me of Herbert from family guy. He is nice as hell but his conversations drag on way too long and he is a progressive talker (a progressive talker walks toward you to trap you in conversation and usually gets too close where you can see crust around their mouth, usually their name is chuck, I know a kid named Thomas that did that as a kid and a guy named Isaiah in high school.) At 8:15 there is a geeky guy that looks like the kid from “UP” grown up, boy scout vest and all. I have no beef with him but he seems like he always wants to talk to me and he always has this weird grin on, I’m decently social but in the back of my head I can’t see the conversation lasting for more than 38 seconds and then we are stuck even more weird than we started. Anyways he usually catches me at 8:15, but today I left at 8:01 trying to dodge the awkwardness of it all and I caught count gothula.
This is cool, every one has their own swag and she seems pretty nice but the only thing that puzzles me day in and day out is the fact that she is like 29 and she wears the same long pants and t-shirt every time I see her but she works somewhere around Emory. This is not the flavor of someone who has a 9-5 at Emory at all. This is one of the most leave it to beaver, homegrown, granola parts of town. I don’t ask what she does, and she doesn’t ask me. And you know what… our relationship is pretty—pretty—pretty good. *Larry David Voice*
- NerdyJoq OT
“I’m more concerned with becoming a work of art than in creating one.”
I guess in essence I agree to this statement. I love creating art and coming up with new ideas but I don’t think I can confine myself to any one medium. I have been going pretty hard at video for the last 2 years and I’m honing in on different ways to tell stories. I am now getting to the point where I feel comfortable selling my services and I’m happy that people respect my work enough to hire me. At the same time, I am not willing to pimp my talents out to projects that I don’t believe in and I have very little desire towards working in “corporate” advertising/hollywood movie making. (this statement can be recanted at anytime, if offered a phat check to work on the next Batman or Bourne movie)
Although I put a lot of effort and passion into my work, my worth is not in my works alone but an amalgamation of a my life story put together by different pieces of content. The curse of someone with many talents is confusion of concentration. What is one to do, focus on one and neglect the others, or hopscotch through different mediums and never develop fully in one avenue.
Right now my job is in social media, prior to studying the craft of effective story telling through social media, I was very much a consumer and and angst one at that. I realized that this is not only a new wave of technology but this is in fact a redeemer of the multifaceted super-nerd. Five years ago someone like Donald Glover would be just another computer nerd that acts on Community, but with a cult following social media this man has had millions of fans rally for him to be the next Spiderman, had sold out comedy show and concerts across the globe. (I just went to the one at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. Dopeness! S/o @steve_G_lover) This dude is extremely talented but a self-proclaimed nerd that has told his true life story in creative avenues that were never before revered in such a manner. So thank you Technology!
At the end of the day I want people to look at my work, whether it be photography, design, videography, football highlights, cooking, or whatever tickles my fancy in the next 50 years and understand me and how I have developed. (into the most interesting man on earth. lol)
- NerdyJoq - OT
Frank Ocean - Pyramids
I’m always excited when I get some new Frank Ocean. My student worker Cindy loves Frank Ocean so when I got this song from PrettyMuchAmazing, I sent it to her in Baton Rouge. She instantly replied with, “did, I ever tell you, you’re the best!!!”. I said, “I know..”
Just another cool adventure.
(Source: bigpoppajoe / Frank Ocean)
I remember every time someone in the boom boom room got played by a girl we used to jam this song so hard. To this day it is one of the only songs that can cheer me up after I get into my super-emo Drake-like moods. A NerdyJoq serves the most passionate sides of both worlds. Train hard, play hard, and crush hard, but at the end of the day you gotta keep pimpin!
For Lent I started reading passages every morning to sync back up with God and read this about asking for help. A lot of us focus on getting to the money “eating” and we loose track of what the point is. Even if we do focus e get rid of the big sins and don’t confess to the smaller vices like porn, drinking excessively or just being negative sometimes. I don’t know if y’all noticed ur over the last 2 years birds have been falling out of the sky, fish have been rolling up on the beach, nuclear explosions, ridiculous natural disasters and there is a huge uprising in the middle east. Nim not a conspiracy theorist but sounds like a wake up call no matter what religion you are that life is fleeting. My 2 cents are Get Right or Get Left.
Addictions, habits, or negative attitudes can wear you out. If you need deliverance from some wrong behavior, the Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is your Helper (see John 14:16).
Confess your need to God, and ask Him to deliver you.
He may lead you to confess your faults to other believers whom you can trust to pray for you. The Word says that we are to confess our faults to one another so that we may be healed and restored. If you are out of control in some area, be honest about it. Today can be your day of deliverance.
I’m not even this type of gamer anymore but this looks extremely dope! Its got a front and back touch screen, mic and front and back camera, Wifi, all the classic games and new jaunts too.
After watching this again one part stood out to me, when Mookie (Spike Lee) says, “We invented civilization”. It’s true, civilization started in Africa and it’s sad that it has been torn and raped by Europe and every other country over time. But in my naiive way of thinking I say to my self, who is to say the color of the people back then. Most likely they were darker skin but since the color of your skin is not a gene but a manipulation of the melanin in your skin then how do we know? I honestly think that people didn’t keep record of it because it DIDN’T MATTER. Things are not a big deal until you make it a big deal. If in 1000 years they start judging civilizations based on the size of their ears and the big ears inherit the earth then the small eared people look impoverished.
But now because my skin is a certain color I am, now, more likely to watch Fresh Prince of Bel Air in the morning on TBS and therefore more likely to see these racist ass McDonald’s commercials with guys rapping and playing basketball and then eating the most unhealthy food for a post-workout meal. (am I the only one that thinks thats ridiculous?) But that’s just whats on my mind.
Righteousness and Peace,
p.s. - Thats the dude from transformers! lol Spike Lee Putting people on!
Why I’m raising my kid to be a Nerd!