Saturday, October 2, 2010

1st of the Month Motivational: Don't Limit Yourself

       Similiar to the story of "The Social Network", everything starts with an "idea".  How you came about that idea is some what relevant, but that is not the focus of this post.  It is the thought that "If you can believe it, you can achieve it"!
       A year ago this month I domained my blogspot account to TalkstillCheap.com.  I remember sitting with a close friend of mine, (shoutout ABC) just discussing "small" ideas about how I wanted to increase my readership.  I was just thinking a few t-shirts and some facebook posts, not really thinking about the full potential of this site.  To me, it was just a small piece of my world, I believed if just one person could relate to it or learn something from it, then job well done.  The blog has surpassed all that expectation.
       Not only do I have a dedicated following and readers (new comers wouldn't know because my readers hardly comment on posts ;) ), I advertise on the site and through my site's brand, and I have been nominated for a few blog awards.  I am throwing my first TalkstillCheap.com benefit event this month (stay tuned for details) and hope to have more to come.  With this expansion hopefully comes increased readership and therefore more frequent posts updates.
       I said all of this to say, keep your mind and your eyes open!!!  Open to new adventures, new information, new ideas, and new possibilities.  We can become so wrapped up in our everyday routine and people telling us the life we settle for is "how its suppose to be, and how it always will be".  Explore new options, go where no man has gone before or take the road less traveled.  Who are you not to be brilliant?  Who are you not to be the next youngest Billionaire?  Who are you not to event the "next big thing"?  It could be you, who's stopping you besides yourself?

THINK BIG!!!

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

AMBITIOUS 4th Feature: Skewby



It has been a few months since my last feature.  When I approached this gentleman, I had no idea he would be so humble and sound.  For a guy turning only 22 today, and has been featured in the Source Magazine as "Unsigned Hype", you may expect differently!  For a young artist, I would say he definitely has the right attitude. He reigns from Memphis, TN and has opened for several nationally recognized artists.  He definitely embodies the Ambitious attitude that TalkstillCheap.com promotes, staying grounded and keeping the focus.  Check him out.

At what point did you know that performance arts was your calling?
I have always been in love with music, but at the age of twelve I knew it would be my profession.  I turn 22 today, so that was 10 years ago.  I feel old now. hahaha

What is the overall theme of your music?
Positivity.  The message is "Anything is possible."  It was not really intentional that this would be my message, but that is how I live my life, so it just comes across in music.

How do you describe your work ethic?
Not healthy.  I work 18 to 20 hours every day.  However, that will be coming to an end soon.  After I finish my next tape, I will be changing things up a little.  Its always good to have a good work ethic, but when it starts having a negative impact on your life, that means you have gone too far.


Me in Memphis reading a magazine with our feature Skewby on the cover

What is your greatest accomplishment?

So far, my greatest accomplishment has been getting someone out there to believe in me.  I appreciate anyone who takes the time to support me and my music.




What is in the future for Skewby?
Honestly, I do not know.  I am currently dedicated to my upcoming project "More or Less".  After that comes out, I should have a clearer vision of whats in store for me.  It is in God's hands.

What advice would you give to younger people who want to follow in your footsteps?
Have integrity and be ready to trade time with your love ones for time with people you barely know. Have a great relationship with God.  Don't listen to everybody.
Skewby tweeted, "I hope she takes something positive away from it",
signing autographs at Cellular South's Blackberry Event, Memphis, TN


Do you partcipate in any community service?
I try to be a part of anything positive going on in my community.  Last month I helped raise money for Church Health Care Center of Memphis, TN.  I had a good time.


For more information, updates, and music from Skewby, you can visit his website http://www.somethingaboutskewby.com/ & you can follow him on twitter @Skewby .

Enjoy his music, performances, tweets, ambition??? Leave a Comment, share your well wishes, and wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!