Posts tagged #Dreams

A Year Of Hip-Hop Motivation

     Watch the Video! "A Year of Hip-Hop Motivation" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #52)

One year ago, my business partner and I came up with a fun idea as we were starting our hip-hop motivational work: 

What if we did a motivational blog post and recorded a rap video each week to inspire students and adults to live happier, more fulfilled lives? 

We started filming in my living room with an iPhone and turning the TV into a teleprompter for me to read the lyrics while I rapped. 

Posted on August 20, 2015 .

Don't Follow Your Dreams, Swallow Your Dreams

     Watch the Video! "Dreams" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #46)

I’m not a big fan of the phrase, “follow your dreams.”  

This mantra implies that your dreams are out there wandering around, and that you just need to follow them along the road of success.  

In theory, it’s not a bad idea.  Keeping your focus on a long-term vision can definitely help you stay determined when roadblocks appear along your path.  

But I think it can be disempowering to think of our dreams as separate from us.  So I’m going to advocate a different approach:  Swallow Your Dreams.  

Posted on July 9, 2015 .