Creating A Legacy
Last Sunday, March 31, 2019, we lost Nipsey Hussle. Now, I wasn’t a fan per se of Nipsey, but I respected the things that he did for his community. The only song off the top of my head that I know of his is ‘Last Time That I Checked”. I remember watching the video and thinking, who is this fine specimen lol, but I never followed him or looked him up.
It’s crazy because the day before his life was taken from him, I was on Lauren London’s IG page and thinking, she really loved this dude. Like TRUE LOVE. Then I ended up on his IG page, looked for a while, then continued going down my timeline.
On Sunday, I saw the episode with him and Lauren London doing the couple’s quiz, thinking how cute they were together, not knowing a couple of hours later I would see NIPSEY HUSSLE SHOT. Like the private eye that I am, I started researching how serious this was, while sending a prayer up that he was OK. Then I found out how and where he was shot and automatically tears started running down my cheeks, then thoughts of his children and Lauren London’s sanity.
I didn’t know this dude in the least bit, but my heart was hurting. I took this loss personally. Now, yes I will admit I was one of the conspiracist of who killed him, but no matter who killed him, he didn’t deserve to die like that. PERIOD
It’s a week later and his passing is still affecting me? Why? I didn’t know him. I didn’t support him when he was alive, but why am I dropping a tear from him. Besides the fact of how he was executed, and I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy, he was a man that loved the kids and his community. He was one of the ones that made it and was trying to guide people to a better life in relation to entrepreneurship, real estate and capital, to name a few.
Reading all of the post from people that actually knew him, they all said the same thing and had the utmost respect for him. After reading, my next thoughts were, if I was to die today, how would I be remembered. What have I done that will affect this generation or the culture? It’s not about the followers or the money, it’s about making a difference.
This is one of the reasons why I push entrepreneurship so much. In relation to the African American community, I stress entrepreneurship because it creates jobs, it gives opportunities to people the world would normally turn their backs on, and it helps keep the dollar in our community longer. By keeping the dollar in our community, it helps the community to build, grow, learn and breaks the cycle of things that are harming us.
This is what I want to be remembered for. The guidance to a better life. To support my black and brown brothers and sisters in their dreams, when “they” say we can’t do this or that because we don’t have…..whatever excuse is said to us.
When I tell you that I believe in you or that you are enough, I mean that with everything in me. If every other culture is dominating health and wealth, why can’t we? I know that I was destined for greatness and so were you!
Eliminate all the excuses you have of not starting the business and go for it. If you fail, so what. Think of it as a learning experience, so when you get up and dust yourself off, you know what not to do the next go round. You are never too old or broke to be a billionaire. If you didn’t have the struggle, what lessons would you have learned to pass down to the next generation? Legacy
How would you be remembered?
R.I.P Nipsey Hussle
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