Good morning Believe Nation!
Today’s message is, be authentically you. Over to you Charlamagne Tha God
It’s this thing called the rule of 10. The rule of 10 is, three people going to like it, three people not going to like, and four people just going to be on the fence about it, like they just going to kind of remain neutral and just wait to see what happens.
“You just have to take all of that in to consideration and that kind of goes into something my father told me a long time ago. My father said, ‘You’re never as good as they say you are, and you’re never as bad as the say you are.’….Be authentically me.” – Charlamagne Tha God
I use that whenever I, say anything in life, or however I approach anything like a TV show or the radio show for that day or a statement I might make.
Like, three people going to agree with it, three people not, and four people just going to be on the fence about it. So, you just have to take all of that in to consideration and that kind of goes into something my father told me a long time ago. My father said, “You’re never as good as they say you are, and you’re never as bad as the say you are.”
Interviewer: That’s a fact.
Personally, I just don’t care either way.
Like you know what I mean? The only thing I got to do is
Interviewer: You got to do your job either way.
Be authentically me.
The only way you’re going to truly win, is if you’re authentically you. That’s it, that’s the only way you’re going to win, everybody else is taken.
There’s this great clip of 50 Cent being on stage and talking about, investments he’s making and young artists who are pitching him new records, and how often he gets people that sound exactly like somebody else.
“The only way you’re going to truly win, is if you’re authentically you.” Evan Carmichael
People sending in their demos, and they sound exactly like Lil Wayne. And he says, “Yeah you sound exactly like Lil Wayne, that’s crazy.
If I heard him and I heard you, I couldn’t tell the difference.” But the world doesn’t need another Lil Wayne. You’re never going to make it to the big time, if you’re just a copy of somebody else.
It’s why I don’t worry about people who copy my stuff and copy my channel. Cause I’m just spending time looking in the rear view mirror, trying to play defense, instead of going out and doing more. Cause you never going to out me, me. And I’m never going to out you, you.
I’m not just going to copy somebody else anymore.
And so at the beginning of your journey, it’s okay to copy, at the beginning. Because you’re getting your feet wet, you’re still trying to figure out who you are, trying to figure out what style you can bring to it.
But somewhere along the line, you have to figure out okay, here’s what I stand for, here’s what I want to add, here’s how I’m different and I’m not just going to copy somebody else anymore.
The goal of this channel, is to learn from all this famous entrepreneurs, to help you be the best version of you, right? I don’t need you to be the best or next Steve Jobs or the next Howard Schultz, be the best you. I want to be the best Evan Carmichael and I’m going to put a piece from all these people to help me be the best me.
“It’s okay to copy, at the beginning. Because you’re getting your feet wet, you’re still trying to figure out who you are, trying to figure out what style you can bring to it.But somewhere along the line, you have to figure out okay, here’s what I stand for, here’s what I want to add, here’s how I’m different and I’m not just going to copy somebody else anymore.” – Evan Carmichael
The more it’s going to feel right
And I want you to do the same. Don’t try to be the next anybody, just be the best you. That’s where you’re going to win, the people at the top are authentically themselves.
They may have learned lessons from other people, they may have collaborated with other people, they may have asked opinions of other people, but at the end of the day, they’re doing the thing that is unique to them.
They are injecting their art into what they are making, and if you don’t do that, you’re always going to place second, third, you’re always going to be way down on the list. It takes a lot of guts, it takes a lot of courage to be authentically you.
“The more you do it, the more you take a stance, the more you try to inject a little bit onto something, the more you’re going to start to win.The more it’s going to feel right, the more you’re going to get people onboard with your crusade. That’s where you’re really going to win, so start being authentically you.” – Evan Carmichael
And it comes from doing it with practice. The more you do it, the more you take a stance, the more you try to inject a little bit onto something, the more you’re going to start to win.
The more it’s going to feel right, the more you’re going to get people onboard with your crusade. That’s where you’re really going to win, so start being authentically you.
Question Of The Day!
So the question today is, I’m curious, what have you added recently into your business that is authentically you?
You added your mark onto it, what did you do that was different?
Leave it down in the comments below, super curious to find out. I also want to give a quick shout out to Randy Wilson, Randy thank you so much for picking up a copy of my book, “You’re One Word”. Really really means a lot to me man and I hope you’re enjoying the read.
So thank you guys again for watching, I believe in you, I hope you continue to believe in yourself and whatever your one word is. Much love and I’ll see you again tomorrow morning for another shot, of Entspresso.
Interviewer: How did you come up in radio, how’d you start with radio?
I started off as an intern in 1998 when I was 18 years old, I mean I’m 32 now. I’ve been doing radio for, this will be my 15th year in radio.
I started off as an intern when I was 18, so I’ve worked in every aspect of radio. I’ve worked in the promotion department, I worked in programming, I was an intern for a year and a half. This is the seventh radio station I’ve worked at, I’ve been fired four times.
Interviewer: It hurts.
I just like the determination
You know what I’m saying? That’s why when I saw William, when William came back out there to perform, well for everybody who wasn’t at the show, William was a rapper who got booed, well he forced them to let him perform again. I just like the determination.
“It’s so many things that you go through in this game man, so many ebbs and flows, so many ups and downs, but it’s the people that truly keep going that make it. But the reason I made it is because I knew exactly what I wanted to do.” – Charlamagne Tha God
Like the never say quit attitude, cause that’s what you have to have cause man, like I said, I’ve been fired four times I could have quit along time ago, but I don’t have no backup plan, I didn’t go to college, I don’t have a degree.
I don’t have anything else to do but radio. And I use to want to rap, until I realized that rap was a pipe dream.
It’s just, it’s so many things that you go through in this game man, so many ebbs and flows, so many ups and downs, but it’s the people that truly keep going that make it. But the reason I made it is because I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
Interviewer: Tell me what your vision board looks like, and can you share some of the things that are on there?
I use to have a traditional vision board where you know you would take things that you want and put them up on poster board. That’s cool, I did that when I did, “The Secret”.
But to me, the best vision boards are when you write down your long term, short term goals. Write down everything that you want to accomplish, and keep those things in your mind because, you mind is what makes the manifest and the reality, like your thoughts really do become things like, I don’t have a collage degree, or anything like that, all I have is back in 1998 I said, I want to be a super jock.
I have a vision
I said I want to be one of the biggest radio personalities on the planet. I said I want to be, in that Wendy Williams, Tom Joyner, Doug Banks, Howard Stern, you know Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, I want to be in that number. You know, when they think of Charlamagne I want them to think of me like that.
“My vision board is really just a notebook with everything that I want in my life.” – Charlamagne Tha God
I want to be my generation’s that. Because all of those guys, it the natural course of thing that power eventually fades and weakens.
It’s just like the NBA or music, it was Magic Johnson, Larry Bird era, and it was the Michael Jordan era, now the LeBron James era, that’s just the way things are in the game and I knew that eventually it would be my time if I wanted that and so I claimed it. So my vision board is really just a notebook with everything that I want in my life.
People move on, they’re dope I mean, 50 actually put out some great records earlier this year. Joint he had with Kendrick Lamar, then he had another record, the joint with Too Short I thought was dope.
But when people are off you, they’re off you. I mean he got his pocket of fans that are still support him, but you’ll never see 50 Cents selling 10 million records again.
Hell you never see 50 Cent sell a million records again. Not of one album, he might do it as a single, and that’s not a diss to him, it’s just
Cameraman: Just the way Hip Hop is.
That’s the way Hip Hop is,
nobody cares no more you know what I’m saying, like, a thug changes, love changes, and best friends become strangers man. Like it happens all the time, it happens in cycles.
Everybody can’t be Jay-Z. And the reason Jay-Z is Jay-Z cause Jay-Z has been consistent, Jay-Z dropped an album every year since 1996.