Woohoo! Diary Time!

A lot of people look at writing in a journal rather childish, and if you are guy, it is considered femine or girly.  Well I’m telling you that is not the case!  If journaling for men is girly then I’m as sissy as they come! (but not really. I mean I’m not the most manly dude out there but definitely not sissy)

Journaling is one of the most important things you could do as a leader or even as a person.  It’s a way to jot down your ideas or thoughts or maybe just the junk that you went through that day.  When I come up with a million dollar idea, I journal it.  When I come across a profound thought, I journal it.  When I just had a crappy day and need to vent, I journal it and get it off my chest.  I look back at journals I wrote in highschool, and it’s some pretty crazy stuff.  I was in a serious car accident in high school, and I have the journal I wrote from that night.  Call me nostalgic, but I think it’s pretty cool. 

You can learn a lot from your past, might as well write it down.  All great leaders do, and so does everyone else.

We Are Original Rebel

Mickey

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How to be better.

Have you ever been around people that just make you want to be a better person?  It’s the people that walk around always happy.  The people that have integrity that is off the charts.  The people that will go out of their way to help anyone at any time.  These are the people who you want to surround yourself with.

If you can find just one good friend who meets these qualifications you are a lucky person.  You will notice the change in your own life and how much happier and just all around better of a person you turn into.  You will start to adopt the traits of these people, and honestly just become a better person.  I’m not saying you suck and need to be better, but I don’t know anyone who does not want to be a better person.  If you ask me, you should always strive to be better.  Not make more money or possess more things, but to strive to perfect positive character traits.

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Mickey

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Outside the Law

Yesterday I took a trip to Nashville, TN to drop one of my friends off at the airport. To tell you the truth I’ve never been to Nashville before. It’s not because I think the city is uninteresting or anything, it’s just because I’ve never been given the opportunity to go. So when I was given the opportunity… I jumped on it. I guess I could have gone by myself if I wanted to, but who wants to do that when you can go with friends? It was a 6 hour round trip from Cleveland, TN to Nashville, TN. You know when you take trips to places that you’ve never been to or decide to take a new route to a destination, you are more keen to notice things? This was me the entire time.

I love seeing new things and experiencing things that I’ve never done before. I’m in the car checking out all of the new scenery on I-24 and all of the people that we are passing. I’m definitely a people watcher. I think it’s really fun to pull up beside people and stare at them and things like that because they start getting really nervous… Maybe throwing in a weird face every now and again. You know, It just makes the time go by a little faster. As we’re traveling down the interstate we spot the sketchiest van in all of Tennessee driving right in front of us. All of this spray paint telling you to give this guy a call and follow him on Tweeter and Facebook. Obviously he had no clue how to use Twitter because he called it “Tweeter”. Best of all he looked just like Santa Claus.

We drove by and we were laughing really hard at this point. I decided to take one more glance behind me to save a mental picture of this guy and his van. When I did I saw the word “Outlaw” painted above his front windshield. I immediately thought “Who does this guy think he is?” I thought it would be cool to pull out my phone and take a real picture instead of a mental one to save the memory. I don’t know why I would ever want to save a memory of “Santa the Outlaw” but I did. And that’s about all I got about that story.

Well that was all I got until I started looking at the picture over and over again. Why would that guy want you to know that he was an outlaw? When I think of an outlaw I think of a criminal. Maybe the guy wanted to let the cops know that he was a criminal? Maybe not. Then it hit me… He was proud of whatever he thought he was. Nobody goes around with a label like that pinned to them unless they are proud of it. Maybe that’s what he was passionate about… Being an outlaw.

Why can’t we show everyone what we’re passionate about? Be forward with it. I think sometimes we get scared of what people will think about us or what category that we will be put into. I’m sure that when that guy goes and parks his car places he makes other people slightly nervous. I’m not saying we should go make people nervous, but we should let people know what we care about. I care about people, graphic design, relationships, social justice and so on… so I let people know that. If I didn’t, Original Rebel would be nonexistent. I just want to say all of this to say let people know who you are. What makes you tick. What you’re passionate about. That’s what makes you… you. People appreciate that.

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Tonight!

There is an issue that is very close to Original Rebel’s heart, and I’m sure most avid readers of the blog could guess it.  Human Trafficking.  We have written multiple posts on human trafficking, and are trying our best to get the word out.  Well tonight at Lee University, there is going to be  panel discussion and video hosted by DoGood Experience and another organization on the issue of human trafficking in the Dixon Center at 7PM.  It will be a very powerful and informative event and I hope everyone that is in reach of the university will come out and join.

We will have Original Rebel tweeting throughout the entire event for everyone who cannot make it, so if you are not following us on twitter, here you go! Follow at @Original_Rebel

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Mickey

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Why are you doing it?

Everything you do, you have a purpose for doing it. For every action, there is a reaction. We do things for the reaction. Why do you crank your car? To get somewhere. Why do you twist a doorknob? To open a door. Why do you turn on a stove? To cook something. Why get married? To spend the rest of your life with a loved one. Why start a non-profit? To help people.

For everything we do, there is a reason we do it. Make sure you know why you do what you do, and never lose sight of it.

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Mickey

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WE COULD SAVE 2 MILLION LIVES

I received a call from my sister the other day telling me about how her and a group of her friends have been raising money for Malaria Prevention. She attended a conference this past week called DoMore in Atlanta, GA and they were challenged to raise $2,000 to purchase 700 nets to send to countries that have a Malaria problem. That doesn’t sound like a lot of money, but when there are only 20 people raising the money… It is.

I don’t know a ton about Malaria but here is an organization that does. Check out their website and let me know what you think http://www.nothingbutnets.net/

If you would like to make a small donation or a large one you can get in contact with Madison Hungate on Twitter (@madihungate) or Facebook. Or just let her know if you would like more information!

Be a part of an awesome cause

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My buuudddy

This post is about a buddy of mine. I won’t share his name because I didn’t ask him but if you know this kid, you can probably figure it out.

This guy has the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever seen. All he does is think about other people. When others hurt, he hurts. Even if he doesn’t know them. He searches to help people at all times. His heart is filled so much with caring for others, I don’t think he notices his own wellbeing half the time. He also never walks around with a frown. At all times he has so much joy all you can wonder is, “why is this dude happy so much?” Well it’s because he values life more than anyone I know and loves people harder than anyone I know.

If we can grasp just a little of what this guy has, imagine how much we could change the world.

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Mickey

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