Posts tagged #Opportunity

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 .

Boredom is a Choice

      Watch the Video! "Quest" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #6)

Growing up, I always experienced a curious phenomenon - I was never bored. My friends often complained, "I don't have anything to do" or "I don't feel like doing anything". I didn't understand how this could happen.

Fueled by a large supply of books and the only-child-survival-strategy of endless self-entertainment, I always found myself creating imaginative scenarios (usually based around some computer game) in which I was a protagonist equipped with absurd amounts of (usually technologically suspect) weaponry.

Posted on September 11, 2014 .