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This weeks show revolved around the feels of success and relationships in the process.
The Feels of Success
Coordinating Producer Desean Brewer Leads the Discussion
Many people start to feel lonely the closer they get to success. Last week on Instagram our host, Desean Brewer, posted “How are you friends with people who never congratulate you on anything but see everything?”. How do you feel about this statement?
Our panelist included artists and producer East Gawd Seli, who went into his personal feel of the statement. He understood that being in the music and production industry brings certain levels of attention. But being a friend goes beyond a congratulations on every single piece of work being completed. It is not always expected in that sense. It always depends on the relationship you have with the people around you.
Why do you think your closest friends be your biggest haters?
When asked this question, our other panelist expressed how important it is to know who is your friend and who is not. Those who are jealous of or show some type of hate toward your success do not deserve that title. Often this is the case when someone is not on top of their game and going after their goals, and then comes these comparisons to others and certain opinions on what they are doing.
What's the proper way to remove yourself from a toxic relationship?
If you were to ask me, I would say the best way to do so is a face to face conversation. Be assertive in your removal. You have to let the person know that it is not helping you being in a toxic environment. One of our panelist mentioned that you do not actually have to remove yourself from the person, it is strictly the relationship, but often breaking that connection is needed. Others pitched in and said the relationship will eventually break off in you separating yourself. Continue to do you and follow your path, and eventually you will see a change in the people around you.
Why do you think loneliness comes with success?
When asked this question, EastGawd Seli replied "Who told you that"!!! It was a brief moment of laughter in the studio. Seli stated that loneliness comes mainly in the way you feel as person. When you are in a situation that not many people can relate to, it can be hard expressing it to them because they will not get it. You can have a million people around you, but if they do not understand you then your are not that connected with them.
How can teens find their purpose?
Hearing this question in the studio, it made me begin to think about how I found a passion of mines. I had to find this motivation inside me that made want to go after it. Then that motivation began to transform and develop into reason for me to get better and better everyday. It is vital for you to find what motivates you, what makes you want to get up in the morning.
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"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." -- Brene Brown
Accepting the call to Leadership
Our Teen Producer Kayla Marshall Led the Discussion
Have you ever been the person people look to for answers? Do teachers call you out to be the leaders of group projects? Does your family,friends, or colleagues look to you for guidance or approval? If so you might be a natural leader. Many people do not see the potential in themselves before others.
Why do you think some people are blind to their capabilities as leaders?
I had the chance to give my input in the studio this past Saturday. People can be blind to their capabilities as leaders simply because they have never led before, they have never been exposed to a situation in which they have to lead someone or something. It can be hard to understand moments of leadership when you only see it from an outside perspective. Then there are also those times when we can be insecure, or fearful, and when that happens we somewhat forget exactly what we are capable of, it is overlooked with those intense pressures.
What are some challenges that come with accepting the role as a leader?
The biggest challenge that comes with accepting the role as a leader is understanding that, you have to apply your leadership to others. When you lead you are taking a person to a certain destination, but with that you are also taking who they are as well. Along the way you have to learn to either adapt to that, or learn to make the proper adjustments. The other challenge that comes with that is knowing you are not perfect. Just because you lead does not mean you are in this fixed position and or a fixed personality, you will change along the way as well.
Our supervising producer, Nicky Scott, joined the panelist and added that leadership is knowing where to lead. It is a knowing that it is not some idea that just hits you in the morning, but is nurtured and developed over time.
Why do people shy away from their call to action?
It is important to now when your is ready for an answer, but it is equally important to know when a calling should be denied. Some shy away from fear, common. Others shy away from lack of preparation, also common. However the difference is understanding. If you shy away from an opportunity from fear you may have given up your calling, without consideration to who you are and your efforts. But when you shy away based off of efforts and who you are, usually you are making a judgement call about the situation. Which is good because every calling is not meant for you to pick up.
Why do you think people say “to be a good leader you must be a great follower first”?
The definition of "following in this context", is crucial to understand. When you think about it, you think of following the crowd. But the true reasoning behind it is to follow a what is right and, and what or who it takes to get to the peak of your potential. Sometimes you have to follow the pathway others created before you, sometimes you have to follow a specific person who has been there and done this. Or maybe you have to follow your heart and listen to what it is telling you. It can go in so many directions.
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