Back in Nashville my friend Ben talked about DJ Khaled’s Snapchat account. He said DJ Khaled’s pretty funny, but also inspirational. I immediately started following him and since February I’ve been watching DJ Khaled’s snaps religiously when I have cell service. He’s all about making sure we win, staying away from they, and winning more. Oh and making sure you never play yourself; whatever that means.
A couple weeks ago my life changed. No one close to me died and I wasn’t diagnosed with cancer. Instead I lost my home, my mode of transportation, and the way I make a living. A valet driver drove my sprinter van into a parking garage that didn’t yield enough clearance for my van. The reason I had to valet it is because I couldn’t fit my van in there on my own, but apparently the valet driver thought he could. Either way, 3+ weeks of repairs and thousands of dollars of damage was caused.
This created a huge fiasco for my brother and me and kept us holed up in Scottsdale, AZ dealing with insurance companies, insurance adjusters, repairs shops, and a bunch of other things we’d rather to have never dealt with.
On Tuesday I seriously thought about throwing in the towel, calling it quits, and going back home with my tail between my legs. That’s they talking, according to DJ Khaled. They want me to fail. They don’t want me to win and I was starting to listen to they.
In order to stand out from the rest you have to do something to stand out from the rest. We live in a noisy world and we have to do something crazy to stand out. It’s almost like we have to figuratively scream the loudest in order to get through the noise.
Quitting to go back home because the road got rough would be doing easy and safe. Listening to they, admitting defeat, and settling for average.
Fast forward to Saturday and I was packing up our rental RV with Adam. Somehow, with a little help from our friends, we found a way to rent an RV while the Sprinter Van’s getting fixed so that we don’t lose more time on the road.
Quitting is easy, but dreams never come easy. If that were the case all dreams would come true. That’s what I’m learning. Just because the road looks smooth doesn’t mean it’s going to be smooth. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take that road.
They Don’t Want Us to Win – So We Goin’ Win More – DJ Khaled