The Voice

Logo of the voice

When most people hear the words “The Voice”, what comes to mind is the popular tv show that highlights people with incredible vocal abilities.  When I mention “The Voice,” I think of the one that we all can relate to. While I wish my inner voice could always sound like the confidence and power of Whitney Houston or SZA or Adele, I sometimes hear the sound of the sad trumpet play when the saints go marching in. And it’s this voice that I’m trying to drown out. I can’t keep a muzzle on it forever, but I can keep it trapped away or on its heels as I focus on my next Meet The Curator design or the next idea for a saying or the next venue for expressing my ideas. Because that voice that wants to keep me from doing my thing is not my friend. It’s the enemy. And just like any enemy, you’ve got to keep it at bay.

The voice that says the easy road is the one most traveled.
The voice that says one more rep will be too much.
The voice that says the person you want to reach out to doesn’t want to hear from you.

This voice is not angelic; it’s a fraud and it knows it. The crazy thing is, if you don’t recognize it, then it wins. It’s designed to keep you from curating the life you want.

We all fall prey to it, but we don’t have to stay there. Fight through the resistance. It’ll be worth it.

Similar to on the contestants on the voice, we all may need some coaches and mentors along the way.  Judges may criticize or praise us.  At the end of the day, we will all battle with that inner critical voice and the inner constructive voice. You can choose which voice is A voice and which voice is THE voice. The voice that you are going to follow. The voice that becomes my voice.

Full disclosure- I could be wrong. You have every right to be like shut up, Kevin. What do you know? And the answer is not much. All I know is I silenced that inner voice that was doubting me and I hit publish on this blog post. EVERYTIME I do that, I get closer to finding my voice.

I hope you find yours.


It Took 5 Years To Write This Post

The last post for this blog is dated April 17th 2017. That’s right. Almost 5 years ago.

So What Gives? What was happening? What has happened?

What hasn’t happened? In inverse order…

-Antonio Brown said I Quit like he was Jeffery from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

-Omicron, Delta, Covid-19.

-People who believed the election was stolen stormed the capitol. 

-Kobe Bryant Died

-A Black Woman was nominated to the second highest office in the USA

-Jussie Smollet got “beat Up” 

-Russia Invaded Ukraine and The people of Ukraine are fighting back!

You get the gist, a bunch of things have happened in the past almost 5 years. 

What took so long?

Fear was dominating my life as I was writing this blog post. I focused on everything except the main objective of the brand: to inspire human beings to be the curator of the life they want to lead. The main thing about curation is knowing what NOT to put in a collection. So here I was preoccupied with saying the wrong thing, that I ended up doing something even more egregious. I said nothing. I did nothing. I let my ego get involved and in the way instead of focusing on you, the end user.

 I think the lesson that I take away and hope to learn is that there is no such thing as perfection. Anxiety (to me) is waiting for the snow globe to stop shaking and all the contents to fall to the ground and never be shaken again. It’s never going to happen. I drilled down into myself with the help of therapy and introspection. I have identified something in myself. My ego is so intertwined with my identity that I paralyze myself from action. The only way out is through. So I just wanted to say I’m very proud of myself for vomiting these words and hitting publish on this blog post because it means for one day I slayed the dragon at the door and I beat my ego. 

So who knows if and when the next blog post will come but just know that if I can sit down and write this almost 5 years later, then perseverance is not something only certain people have, we all have it, the question becomes, are we able to detach from our ego and place ourselves outside where its not safe? I trust that you’ll find your way. Curate Your Own Life. 

On the blog we’re gonna have a lot of fun, we’ll post and share memes, stories like this, playlists that have been curated by DJ friends of mine, seasonal posts, guest posts, anything I want because at the end of the day… It’s my BLOG. I hope you Curate Your Own Life the way you see fit. 


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Peace and Love.