A Thought On: Mediocrity (Live in the middle pt.2) Perfect Level

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I find mediocrity a really big deal. Considering so many people live in it, exist in it court it and feel it. There just seems to be an understanding that mediocrity is okay. I’m so open to that idea it just sounds like bliss being okay with a normal life; Although the thought of normal isn’t becoming of me I still covet it like Odysseus.

I am incredibly okay with mediocrity, although I feel forced to live out of it and observe it knowing it can’t observe itself. Mediocrity Is my favourite thing on this planet. People who try new things happen to be mediocre at it, whenever you try something new the result is your mediocrity.

I don’t see it as people falling short of greatness I see it as people experimenting and experiencing life which is the flavour life offers. Like I said I am not allowed to live in mediocrity because I observe it. Like most Genii, Artists Mathematicians and Highly Ranked Religious folk.

Theres one place mediocrity is not allowed in art, Religion or mathematics. All the superior thinkers in buddhism, shamans science and Art all come to the one conclusion of Nirvana. We explore and traverse the world of thought telling people what we think as life goes on we all end up in the same place. No one after them listens and instead follows them, mostly because life is about the journey.  We all end up in the same place though, thousands of years worth of written texts all ending up in the same place. Its mystical.

I guess observable greatness is what makes mediocrity exist and vice versa. I never know when I am being great but people from time to time tell me I am. Such is life I seek the tranquility people chase the storm of Genius and Higher thought.

 

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Rhyme & Reason: Make the decision to live on purpose #PrimeNYT

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Recently I had a revelation and that revelation can’t be explained outside context and that context comes in a question — That question is; who do you want to be?

I asked myself this question for a short amount of time (Macro). It took me months to wrap my head round who I wanted to be it took me months. Not to plan my life or how I want to make money or what job I want. Those are still being understood, what I really ended up doing for years was asking myself who I wanted to be.

I knew this question was important because I have earned enough money/ known I can make a commission of my skills/ get a contract and I’ve gained enough notoriety and fame to where people knew me for one thing and in all of that I never felt whole.

I’ve come to find out I had to ask myself who do I want to be. I was blessed with gifts and an amazing talent which has earned me many creative skill which means I earned choice and the thing with choice is when you have to much life can get tricky when you’re starting out because you know no matter what you can always find another way. However to really win in life you need to make a choice within your options, and I have an abundance of options to choose from which opens doors for me but that doesn’t always means those opportunities are mine.

I have never felt good doing just anything and making money in “whatever way I can”. I have always been intentional and wanted to live my life on purpose. I have the intense ability to work hard and work a lot that isn’t the case for everyone but for me it meant these choices were not all the way positive because if I’m someone that lives life on purpose I have to make the decision and choose who I want to be. So I asked myself who do I want to be and make the decision.

What I learned in my abundance of opportunities because of my skill is that not every opportunity is right for me and I had to give myself a guiding philosophy and live by principles that made sense for what I wanted to engage in long term. These philosophies and principle came from all the questions I asked myself for years on end in order to truly gauge what really matters, as when I found out what mattered I found my purpose and when I found my purpose I truly distinguished myself as someone who knew what they were doing.

You see it’s not the statement of me living life on purpose that’s the key it’s my principles as a humans I created in determining what I want to do with my life that bought me to the answer of the question “who do I want to be”. I find no matter who you are if you find the answer to that you will live a more meaningful life, not an easier one or a more fun one more meaningful because you were a better person.

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Black Renaissance — Kerby Jean-Raymond, Pyer-Moss #PrimeNYT

bless up from your feet to your head top,

I have wanted to talk about Kerby for a while now and I say there’s no time like the present. I’ve known about Kerby since the Forbes 30 under 30 (little did I know that was when he started the company) it made me see and be able to tell myself yes I as a black man can be on this list.

The most recent list is composed of one black Male in my 3 categories but that’s okay I know I can do it I want to inspire like he did me.

That is not the reason I revere him not to do with his accolades but his personality and mellow attitude while being unapologetically himself, which happens to be some degree of thorough black man who did not want to sell out.

As he talks about his sneaker deal he talks about making a deal with the devil treating people terrible halfway across the world. We all know the business but to just understand his reason for picking reebok made me appreciate and want to buy into him a bit more.

Hearing him walking away from the table while a company wanted to profit from blackness is the type of character I see prevailing in the black renaissance as well as him being the first designer to talk about blackness in the best way he keeps that integrity with his money as well. The same energy is kept and he prevails through it all.

Although he has had terrible business acumen with his past business partners listening to him details that gave me insight to really how he’s giving it up and is ready to teach these young designers how to look at their contracts.

Stay composed and keep your neck up

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Rhyme And Reason: I Thank God for showing me how to walk in my greatness #PrimeNYT

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I am honestly thankful for God showing me my writing can mean something and I thank myself for making that shift and accepting it fully.

Beginning of 2019 I was supposed to be writing some fashion blogs for fun while working on my architecture and technology portfolio for university.

Then tragedy struck and I was stuck in the terror and torment of my mind and in the following six months I would despair in my mind contemplating my own mortality again. Just as when I was a kid and learned the mortality of a Sickle Cell Patient changing my work ethic forever not letting anything dim my light but knowing there was part of me that was for sure living in that terror.

I took my time and I knew I didn’t want to hate myself I didn’t want to feel like I did when I was a kid again, I wanted to be strong – so I put my feelings on the page and I would write and write and write until I was done – I shared some of my writing to one or two people; one thing led to another and I said to myself I will release these works for others to read.

My fashion writing would continue as supplementary works to take my mind off the everlasting pain and despair on the pages that I wrote on. In tandem for months I was hearing about so many asinine blogs and ideas on Sickle Cell much like the ones that made me feel less like a human when I was a kid so these people forced me to make Sickle Cell Companion share some real science and part of some of the research that I’ve have in the tuck onto my blog too. In conjunction with my fashion blogs this has led to massive growth within me.

Now I have hundreds of pieces of content dedicated to storytelling & research both passions of mine. Exposing to the people how the world is dissected through my lens and the story’s I’m able to tell. I had no idea I have so much to say and this is only the start because we haven’t even scratched the surface of what I know know what I’m capable of. All the while in the greatest working moments of my life I fall out with “friends” for none other reason than I lied to myself about us being so close. So no woe is me moment.

All the stories I want to tell and share on this site will be absolutely amazing I like the way I am able to make people feel with these and knowing people really do feel when they read what I write is an amazing blessing I wouldn’t have seen if God didn’t say walk and I followed the instructions. The shift I made was slight but my commitment to the work I’ve done is so immense that suddenly other things become secondary.

I am so happy and grateful for all I have accomplished in this small time, I’ve had some fun in this painful time. The pain rarely passes and hopefully the fun won’t either.

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A Thought On: Being an Elite Level Producer, High Performer and Creative Force in my field.

Bless Up from your feet to your head top,

We Go Again,

Ive seen something with my recent Podcast episode (LINK). It allowed me to break down quickly what I care about and who I am as a person and how I as an artist translate those things into the context of the times.

During Episode four of my podcast I was having a Rea hard time that week dealing with the Chaos of family and the falsehood of humanity. however in the midst of all that I was able to really dig deep and succinctly lay out what all these things mean, not just some airy fairy esoteric nor fluffy thing I read in a book or was told but solid life experience spent flexing and stretching and running the tracks and playing the games that life put in front of me.

This conversation didn’t come from revelation but it was something I always knew and never said out loud till I needed it to be said. the articulation of It made it clear that this was a pure form of me communicating what I’m really thinking.

Being an Elite level producer High performer and Creative Force in my field. Codes, Philosophy, Morals, Principles & Ethics. Context

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Culture & Camaraderie Podcast Episode 3 — No Competition for the Learned “Learning is a Sport”

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In this weeks podcast we join Damilare @nytypical & Tyler Edwards @Lax_Era in another exploration of creativity, speaking about finances what is a creative vs an artist. Who do the best jobs really go to and what we has to learn for us to get from where we were go where we are now.

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Finding the flow of the podcast we signal the Tyler the Creator interview with Zayn Lowe as a reference point. Understanding the need for credit for yourself and for future purposes. Damilare also talks ambitions for academic excellence.

We also discuss our own value how it’s measured which Tyler brought about the great topic of mental fortitude and led to Damilare thinking about collaboration and sticking to your own success timeline and creativity.

NYTypical talks about learning and the grind to even get your mind to a point where you’re able to learn to the best of your ability. Getting into everything thing he’s done from the early early

Whatever moves your dial, to true north

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Culture & Camaraderie Podcast Episode 3 — No Competition for the Learned “Ideas With Life” @camaraderiepod

Hello Comrades,

In this weeks podcast we join Damilare @nytypical & Tyler Edwards @Lax_Era in another exploration of creativity, speaking about finances what is a creative vs an artist. Who do the best jobs really go to and what we has to learn for us to get from where we were go where we are now.

The thesis discussion comes to a close as it’s something that is needed to be told wholly rather than in bits and pieces. Which doesn’t mean there haven’t been handsome topics to discuss. Tyler stands as a living breathing testimony for its effectiveness

Finding the flow of the podcast we signal the Tyler the Creator interview with Zayn Lowe as a reference point. Understanding the need for credit for yourself and for future purposes. Damilare also talks ambitions for academic excellence.

Full podcast

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