Aug 22

YO!RAPS Magazine features Flying Without Wingz!

Flying Without Wingz steadily continues to push forth supreme effort to close out 2010 “Sky High”. With their 2nd EP to drop Nov 25th “Fly By Shooting” and several live performances upcoming and their recent move to Los Angeles, 2011 stands to be their year. Go listen to one of their latest tracks, “Mami Y Papi” on the homepage of www.yoraps.com right now. Visit their site at www.fw2music.com to find out more about this group of the future!!

You’re allowed to make as much money as you want..but you don’t. Why?

Bottom line, it’s important to make as much money as you can today. Living expenses have to be taken care of. You have to spend money to go back and forth to work, maintain your clothes or uniforms, eat, etc. If you have a family expenses increase tremendously. Is that true? Is it easy to earn a living today? Depending on your skills and abilities, education, the answer can vary from person to person.

Over the last ten years there has been drastic changes in the economics of not just the United States, but the world. Knowing this, what is important to you? Were you affected when the economy crashed here in America? Did you lose your job? Did you have to take a pay cut? Were you out of work for an extended period of time?

Several companies have gone bankrupt over the years. Others have been restructured, bought out by other companies, etc. When this happens, employees are often laid off. And, when this does happen, most are not in a position to move to a city or state where their particular “job” exists.

Then again, some “are” able to move to another place for work. Why don’t they? Is it ties to family? Friends? The City? For the exception of family, you have to eliminate all other factors on why “not” to move to another place where the propensity of getting work is high. And that’s if you’re trying to work in a particular field. Now, if you’re just looking to have a job to have a job, you can do that pretty much anywhere.

But why do people simply accept having a “job” and not a career? Or, why do people choose to not have their own company?

Careers are a result of hard work, education, determination, character, reliability. Owning your own business is a result of faith, risk, hard work, responsibility. Neither gives you a guarantee, because nothing is guaranteed. The only thing you can guarantee is that you will try hard to be successful.

Selecting a career. Some people make choices based on how they personally enjoy doing something. Others make a choice based on how much money they can earn. Nothing wrong with that. That being said, if money is more important, why not do something that will make the most money?

Over hundreds of years, it’s proven that sales, in one aspect or another, is a definite way to make large amounts of money. You can sell tacos, soap, jewelry, cars, perfume, houses, bubblegum, cell phones, insurance, and make millions of dollars. These and other products have been around for years. To be successful at sales, you have to like talking to people, you have to learn and study your products and competition, and you have to want to make money. I want to concentrate on just two aspects of selling in this article, real estate and insurance.

Insurance. The premise of insurance is that it serves as a protection “in case” something happens to you, there is money available to help you along until the “something” is resolved. This could apply to your health and you’re not able to work. It could apply to your car if you get in an accident. It could apply to your phone if your dog eats it. You pay into an “account” for an indefinite period of time, even if you “never” use it. Insurance has been around in one form or another for hundreds of years. There will always be insurance companies. Let’s say you want to sell insurance. You get your various licenses, either on your own or from a specific company. At first, you’d work out of an office. At first you’re not making much, because you are “brand new”, and you don’t have the gift of referrals from previous customers, no “list of possible customers” to call upon, etc. But eventually after sometime you start having success, you’re working hard, and start making money. Now if you wanted, you could just stop there, and be content with the business you have built and live off the commissions you made (by the way if you didn’t know, insurance is commission only). Your success is based squarely on how many people you are willing to talk to.

But some aspire for more, so after a few years of hard work, one might decide to open their own office. They incur the expense of rent, electric, water, maintenance of an office along with phones, internet, office equipment. They spend money on advertising materials and marketing. Then, they begin searching for agents. This person will be looking for those that have strong people skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, etc. Why? Because these agents are working for themselves, independent, their money is purely based on their efforts. That agent can control how much money they earn by the sheer amount of people that they talk to, how much training they decide to listen to, how much studying they decide to put towards their industry, etc. And the person opening the office will get paid a percentage of each agents overall effort. There is nothing wrong with this. The agents accept it because “they” don’t have to worry about the expenses of running an office. The individual who opened the office enjoys being in control, and making income based on their personal effort and the efforts of others. As time passes, maybe another office is opened in another part of the city. Or, maybe an office is opened in another state.

Real Estate. The industry can be lucrative and yet it can be very unpredictable. If you’re in a certain market, you can do very well, as people are always moving somewhere. Then again, it’s an industry where when the economy takes a downtown, its difficult to make any money. How do you start? Much like insurance, you have to be licensed. Upon obtaining your license you may choose to work out of an office. That office probably has a broker, who has multiple agents working out of that office. The broker endures the expense of rent, utilities, advertising, marketing, business tax, etc. This allows he/she to maximize their talents not only as a salesperson, but as a trainer and leader. Because he or she is training those in the office to be the best agents, because he or she is earning a percentage of all business that comes from that office.

Just as in the insurance example, what if after a period of time, you choose to leave the office and start your own real estate firm? You are making the decision to take responsibilities as your broker did. You will earn off of the efforts of the agents you bring on.

But, what if you don’t provide ample training for your agents? What if you don’t give them the tools they need? What if you don’t lead them? And, what if you personally are not doing much of anything? Do you believe you will earn a lot of money? Do you realize that it’s possible for someone in your office could earn more than you, even though “you’re” the one that brought them on board??

The whole point is, with as much money is available in these two industries, there are people who are willing to “work” to get as much as humanly possible and then there are those who are satisfied with making enough to pay bills. Question to you, which person are you? Do you have the ability at the job you currently work to make as much money as possible for yourself? Are you capped regarding how much money you can earn? If you are capped, limited, on how much money you’re able to earn based on the “hours that you work”, are cool with that? Can you, will you consider doing something different? Doing something that would allow you to “make” the amount of money that you deserve??

Or, does it matter? Are you used to the money you make, having just enough to pay your bills, not having enough to save money or do things that you enjoy doing “regularly”?

Are people afraid of hard work? People sacrifice time with children, time with spouse to be at work all the time. People sacrifice health to be at work every day. People miss weddings, funerals, graduations to be at work all the time, on the premise that their loyalty, devotion, dedication and hard work will be rewarded. Have you experienced these things? Were you rewarded? If not, isn’t it worth it to look at all options that would allow you to control the hours you work, control the amount of money you earn, control the free time you have to spend with those important to you? Isn’t it? If you believe that’s true, and you’d like to sit down and discuss “one” option that could allow you to do that, call Chris Royster at 7063938426.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 04:33

Invest In Yourself

If you are not happy with where you work or what you do to earn income, what are your alternatives? What is worth investing your money in? Stocks? Bonds? The lottery? Las Vegas? An individual? A business? An invention? Yourself? What is the answer? Does it matter? When you put money into something you should want to get your money back plus make a profit. You can make investments where you get your money back fast. You can make investments that you will get your money back slow. Do you know you can make a self investment in yourself by simply saving a certain amount of money each month? It’s your money, why do you have to spend “all” of it each month? Ten years from now, that money could mean something to you. If you saved $100 a month for 10 years, you’d have $12,000 in the bank.

Stocks? A share of stock can be as low as a penny, as much as $1200. Risks involved in investing in stocks can be great unless you do concentrated research. You also have to decide on how much you are going to put towards investing in stocks. To make immediate money, you have to choose stocks that you can purchase, then resell at first point of a stocks “value” rising. Some stocks you get for long-term investment.

People go to Las Vegas all the time, spending large sums of money hoping to hit the “jackpot”. Sometimes they do, but always go back to lose it all, because it’s “fun”.

There are some people that invest large amounts of money trying to win it big in the lottery. They play everyday, every week, every month, for years……..

Have you ever invested a few bucks to a friend based on a “thing?”. No information given to you, but you do it just because “you are friends”.

When was the last time you did research on a company and invested your time and money into it? Became a co-owner?

Was there a time where someone created a unique product or service and they asked for your help?

Maybe you feel that its time to invest in yourself? If you could invest in yourself and get a return on your investment that benefits you, allows you to have more time to do things you want to do, allows you to invest in stocks, allows you to have “extra” money to pay your regular “bills”, would that be something to think about? Do you believe in yourself? You believed in yourself enough to secure the employment you currently have and stay there. That takes work, effort, and a belief that you deserve to “keep a job”. Would you take yourself less serious in working for yourself? Is there a skill or ability that you have that would make money if you put time into it? Have you attended school for years and acquired knowledge in several subjects, and your job still hasn’t paid like you feel you should for what you know? If there was a way to take everything that you know and make money off of it, would it be worth it to see what it is? Knowledge has never hurt anybody, lack of it hurts people everyday.

If you’re ready to start asking questions, getting answers, and changing things you don’t like, call 7063938426 now. Ask for Chris Royster.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 11:18

She is Te`Anna, The Definition of Sexy

Dreams. Without them, there is no inspiration and without inspiration, there is no action, and without action, nothing happens. Detroit is a city built off of dreams, inspiration and action. Our automobile industry thrives there. It was the center of the universe for a long time for music. It’s fitting then, that a few decades ago, the beautiful Te`Anna was born there.

Not long after her birth, Te`Anna and her mother moved to Kentucky. Growing up was a mixture of bad and good, living in the ghetto at first. It was especially hard as Te`Annas mother was a single mother, raising several children on her on. Te`Anna has never met her biological father and to this day, she wishes she could. Eventually her mother married and her step father moved them to a wealthier part of the city. Although things were better, she sometimes felt as if “she” was a step child in the family. Early on she had aspirations to be a star, but her parents did not support her. In fact there were times were she was told to give up on her dreams. This became one of many motivating factors that has led to her current success.

Where were you when the song “Back and Forth” by Aaliyah came out? Te`Anna was in fourth grade. Seeing her dance and sing, Aaliyah became an instant role model. During her fifth grade year the group Destiny’s Child came on the scene. At this point, Te`Annas passion to be a start prompted her to start a singing group (Lil Thunders). They were able to perform once in the local school talent show, but the group broke up after that. When sixth rolled around, Te`Anna was looking at other avenues of entertaining. Watching television one day she saw her first fashion show and was instantly hooked. She begged her family to put her into modeling classes, which to her surprise, they did. However after finishing the classes Te`Anna realized she didn’t learn anything, which solidified her parents lack of faith in her “trying” to pursue her dreams.

Of course Te`Anna did not stop. Other musical influences of her childhood included groups such as SWV, TLC, EnVogue and artists like Monica, Jade, and many others. Tyra Banks was the inspiration for millions of girls. But as Te`Anna grew into her body, urban modeling fit her better. Miracle Watts is a woman that she admires very much.

Te`Anna’s biggest accomplishment is getting rid of her fears and not allowing anybody to get in the way of her goals. No longer worried about what people say, she daily works at making dreams into reality. By trial and error, failings and success, she realizes that the entertainment industry has room for her, and now is her time to GET IT!!

Over the next half decade, Te`Anna wants it to be obvious to the world that she was born to entertain. She wants to be in a position where she can decide on what projects she wants to do and turn downs the ones she doesn’t. Long term, look for both a clothing line and lip stick brand.

Te`Anna knows about sacrifice. Being a young single mother, and pursuing her career in entertainment, she currently works two jobs. So spare time is not something she gets much of. She takes advantage of traveling for modeling work, vocal performances, etc. And all time she gets to spend with her daughter is enjoyable.

Now when it comes to food, Te`Anna is not picky. You will always get in her good graces by offering jerk chicken with rice/peas and a cold Pepsi. Reppin Kentucky, she is always down for a bag of Grippos chips and Big Red. When she is a Detroit frame of mind, Better Made Chips and a Faygo…

Now you know who Te`Anna is. What makes her different? It’s not the fact she can sing, dance, model and act. It’s not because she can sing pop, R&B and she has bars for days. Te`Anna can model anything pertaining to high fashion to urban to hair and beauty, but that is not what makes her different. It’s not the fact that she decided not to “enhance” her body, everything on her is 100% real.

Te`Anna is different because she chooses to be different. She chose not to give up on her dreams. She chose not to let excuses become obstacles, like so many women do in the industry. Te`Anna has the confidence to accomplish everything that comes into her mind, and you can tell when she walks into a room, when she grabs the microphone, and when she steps in front of the camera.

Te`Anna has a goal to be the ultimate entertainer. Do you want to know more about her? Would you like to book her? Here is your first chance,

Email her at bookteanna@gmail.com
Call to book her at 678-467-6359
Follow her on Twitter @SheIsTeanna
Website www.sheisteanna.com

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 10:44

Do you have the juice? Xtreme Paintball is open for business!

We all enjoy winning. Spirit of competition is strong in most people. And, as humans, sometimes we have aggression that we sometimes have trouble finding an outlet that doesn’t hurt others. If there was something that would allow you to experience all these things at the same time, you’d do it wouldn’t you????

Xtreme Paintball in Conyers is your answer!!

Paintball is a sport that is utilizes elements of playing “tag” at a higher level and playing “war” without anybody getting hurt. Most play in teams, which many companies take advantage of as team building exercises. Or, groups of families or friends play to have a good time. Available to most age ranges, it lets people get outdoors, break a sweat, and most importantly feel like “let’s do that again” when finished.

The environment of Xtreme Paintball is multifaceted. Different obstacles, bunkers, even forts are available to give a real sense of “a game” and makes your outing much more exciting. Three acres gives you plenty of room no matter what the size of your group is!

Ty Hubbard is one of the co-owners of Xtreme Paintball. I’ve known him for over 33 years so I know he is serious about his business, making sure its safe for all players and fun as well.

Xtreme Paintball is located in Conyers, Ga. It’s not far from Stonecrest Mall and if you’re in Atlanta, it’s only 20 minutes away.

For details on how to reserve a day for your family, company outing, etc, call 770-648-6210 today and let them know Chris Royster told you call!! You can also visit www.xpcpaintball.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:44