Breaking The Mold

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When life takes it’s shape we often find a mold and try our best to fit in it. Some may debate that there isn’t a one size fits all mold for life. As believers we have cried, shouted and been frustrated at the whirlwind of situations that life throws our way. I woke up tonight and decided to right this blog to remind myself that me & my wife are breaking the mold. No it isn’t just a financial mold but also a spiritual mold. There is a point in your walk with Christ where it just seems as if you have hit a glass ceiling. I have declared war against fear and it’s adversaries. Fear tells you that you deserve to sulk in your emotions. It takes those emotions and stagnates any growth in your life. I have learned so much since our business has soft launched. God has revealed to me that effectiveness is a trait that requires obedience.

On a trip to Santa Monica, California I began to walk around a city full of millionaires, models, directors and movie stars. Yet for some strange reason everyone who had the so called life was eerily miserable. With every fancy car that passed by there was always a newer fancier one that drove by. For the longest I thought breaking the mold involved a big bank account and a mansion that me and my wife can live in. Sitting in one of the french restaurants sipping on iced water because I couldn’t read the french soda options on the menu. Our waiter began rapping the lunch specials with a rapid cadence. Eating tough bread dipped in olive oil I began to wonder why was I there. My point is that whenever you haven’t experienced something new you often begin to judge it before you experience it. I say this because I already created a preconceived notion of my atmosphere, the food and people even before fully experience it.

Breaking the mold begins with dying to yourself. Everything that our society discusses often begins with the statement “I fell like”. Feelings are like truly temporary and the enemy occupies these moments and uses them as distractions. As for me and my family the mold has been broken. We will no longer spend another moment in fear of tomorrow because God beholds the future. Once I landed in Dallas all I wanted was my wife, family and simple meal. The truth about life is that there is nothing wrong with simple or fancy. Express yourself in the way the lord created you. I don’t fit in what society calls a modern day black man. God has created me to be uniquely Tweety. A one of a kind name for a one of a kind man. I pray you enjoy these blogs cause I love opening the door to our lives to you in the form of this blog.

Sincerely, HUSTLEBLENDZ

Get out of your way

Today I write to you not just to encourage you but to remind you that you are in the way. The clarity you have been in search of is being hindered by your reflection. Too many people are driving to there destiny while looking at the rear view. Excuse my improper English for a second but ain’t nobody looking backwards gonna go forward. You’ve limited your purpose by pursuing your errors,blaming yourself, blaming others & ultimately walking in self pity.

This mindset that we carry erodes our entire life. Our character & morals predicate our ultimate purpose. I found out years ago that I was my worst enemy. Let me explain even as a teenager I knew that I was gifted in many areas. I suffered internally understanding which direction should I pursue. My options were plenty so I chose all of them. With no hesitation I tried being the “token black guy” as embarrassing as it is the truth is I just wanted to fit in.

As I climbed in different rabbit holes trying to appease this person and that person. God quickly reminded me that everyone in the circle can be wrong yet someone will want to join the circle. See friends it’s easier to join the bigger circle rather than a small one. The small circle required me to strip myself of all my selfishness, the circle had requirements and it embraced me with love. This circle was God’s church.

Your biggest hater is never out there in the world he or she is actually in between your ears. You maybe dealing with worry, unbelief, self doubt and whatever else you found out on google. But I will tell you the truth that even you don’t want to hear. All of the things you wanted to accomplish never happened because you got in the way. You fought against God, you ran away from your purpose, you willfully gave away your inheritance like the prodigal son.

So now that you see yourself in this new reflection and circle. I plead with you to find that small circle. Learn how to distinguish the truth. Discernment is a great tool but without Christ it’s nothing. Get out of your bag matter fact pack up all of your negativity and zip up the bag. Walk to your destiny with boldness and courage. Ain’t nobody gonna stop me from receiving God’s blessings. Believe Dat !!! Lol we love y’all keep hustling.

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WHY NOT?

The question you need to ask God is lord use me for your will. It’s so easy to give up on a dream but so difficult to begin your dream. This month I have shifted my perspective and permanently erased the word impossible from my vocabulary. With God all things are possible. Not just some things but all things. Therefore ask yourself why not you ? Too many times do we speak evil over our purpose. I have caught myself saying things like “oh I’ll never make it that far”, “how will I make it with no support?” Imagine if you live your life believing that you missed your opportunity years ago. Millions of people are facing this very issue. Opportunity is presented to everyone its just a matter of what you do with your chance. So you have an idea why not write it down ? The enemy has a destructive nature he steals what is rightfully yours and he sell’s you a lie in return.

Why not dream more ? Why not trust God ? Why not pray ? Why not start that business ? I tell you what you’ve given yourself too many excuses and not enough actions. Take a step each day into your destiny. As our business is growing I can only imagine if we never believed in what God said. The greatest strength you can have is love. We love serving you and we write this blog to remind you that you also can do it. As a child I knew that God had called me to something greater. I never really understood what that was. As an adult I have fully understood that I was simply called to serve him. The challenge you maybe facing is a lack of foundation therefore your faith in God is also withering away.

Pray about your dreams don’t just give up. Ask God for clear concise practical direction. A lot of us refuse to talk to God about our business because we already know that the business doesn’t line up with God’s word. We scream why not me with the new house ? why not me with the new car ? Instead of trusting God to direct us to our path we tend to veer lanes and collide with jealousy. We lack originality when we refuse to walk within the confines of our purpose. So as you seek your why not moment this month. Don’t allow materialistic things be your why not ? Materials are only temporary and they won’t last always. Seek God and all these things will be given unto you.

She Matters.

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She matters to me. Every atom in her exudes her elegance. Peace be to the wife that strengthens me. With each brick she solidifies our fortress. I’ve seen her pray fervently for me. When we are one limits have to move and impossibilities become a reality. You Patrice have taught me to complete. You patiently withstood the trials of the enemy and you saw the potential in me. I remember when I first met Patrice I was 20 years old. I didn’t have a job & neither was I looking for one…#bumlife I always wondered what does this woman see in me ? I had braces, I weighed in at a whopping 150 and truth be told I wasn’t that attractive back then. She saw past the ugly duckling features and saw my captivating charm and potential to be a man.

The days passed and me and Patrice were inseparable. For the duration of our relationship me and Patrice have talked every single day. Time never separated us and anger never divided us. Each day we grow stronger and for the past 5 years I have grown to appreciate all that you are to me. With constant edifying words Patrice poured herself to me. As each year passed I loved her more and I knew that she would be my wife. The day came and after months of working at Kroger and Uber driving I finally had enough to buy a wedding ring. On our wedding day I saw her gliding yet again down the aisle exposing her beauty to me oh what a moment it was. That was a day that marked the introduction of us the Angwenyi’s.

What I love the most about my wife is that her heart is so pure. I love the fact that she serves to the point of completion. She defines the meaning of a Godly wife. We spend most our days laughing and having fun. We can sit on a swing and people watch all day together. We are not relationship goals nor do we have aspire to be. Our love is unique and authentic al by itself. Through thick and thin you stood by me. boldly proclaiming that is my husband and I’m the luckiest woman on earth. Ok maybe I’m boosting myself a little. She matters to me without her I wouldn’t be the man I am today. Truly like the bible says “I found a good thing.”

She matters to me nothing in this world can replace her. Truly I seek to shower you with love each day. Patrice is so wise beyond her years. She is honest, loving, giving and transparent. If you’re reading this now Patrice I want to let you that I love you, I cherish you. I am proud of all that you for me our business and family.. you are the love of my life and you matter to me.

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You Started ..Now What ?

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There is a distinction between starting & finishing. Although obvious I believe that most of us are searching for purpose with the wrong intent. Of lately God has been broadening my perspective on purpose. A few questions you may have asked yourself are who am I ? why am I here ? and lastly what is my purpose ? These questions aim to seek ones origin and true identity. The crisis most people face when starting a business, marriage, relationship..etc is that they don’t know who they are, who they belong to and why are they here. This identity crisis limits one’s full potential and often sends them in a whirlwind full of compromise, terrible decisions and unfulfilled purpose.

In each and every one of us there is a longing to belong to someone or something. I remember as child growing up in Kenya life was so carefree days flew by and nights were filled with peace. As a child my imagination was wild, so wild I would soar from buildings and bust open face and loose my two front teeth. The next day I would go back and jump again. The innocence in me radically faded as adolescence approached I approached decisions with caution and became deaf to authority. Far too often we let our situations dictate our direction when God is calling us to soar. As a man I realized that the challenges that I faced as an adolescent were related to a lack of commitment to God. He is simply my purpose. I serve him in all I do and that is fulfilling my purpose. So whether I write a book or start a business with my wife. I understand that Jesus is my why. What is your why ?

Have you ever heard of the saying “look at the blind leading the blind”. Well just know that how you start is truly how you finish. An illustration that comes to mind is imagine if you are not in need of glasses your eyesight was perfect. You read an article online that wearing glasses will increase your chances in getting a job. You go to an interview and you don’t get the job. Do you blame the glasses, the article, yourself or your perspective job ? The error that you made was self inflected, you wasted your time money and effort by starting incorrectly. The problem is that instead of preparing for the interview you were reading a random article about glasses. Most of us find ourselves in this stagnant mindset that causes us to be easily distracted. How you start is how you finish. There’s simply is no other way to put it.

So now that you are here whether you started yesterday a month ago or even 6 years ago. My question to you is now what ? Do not let the fear of starting hinder you but also remain with a plan. Remember these questions who am I ? why am I here ? and lastly what is my purpose ? From hustler to hustler I want to say keep praying for clarity. If God said it he will provide. He will provide not just a way, a provision, a map, a guide and all that you need. When I apply God’s word I can truly testify and say that it is true. As I close I simply want to thank all of the hustler’s out there. Thank you for the out pour. We will lead in example by remaining consistent, trusting God and putting him first.

Perfect Work

Hello, Dreamers

It has been a while since we last talked but I would like to give an update on where we are in the launch process. Every morning I wake up anxious to launch but God reminds me “to be anxious for nothing but steadfast in everything.” (Phil 4:6) In between starting a new career and taking care of our wonderful dog Morocco. Our schedule’s have often been conflicting. I pen this blog to let you know that the journey to launch has been far from easy. When I think of a perfect work I immediately think of Jesus on the cross.

The completion of delegated tasks is important in any business. As we work to launch this business I pray for patience, long suffering and ultimately God’s will to be full-filled through this platform. I trust God through it all. I know the impact this community will have, will be beneficial to the Kingdom of God. This journey has been met with a lot of challenging moments. I thank my wife for being so relentless in her pursuit to assisting me finish this website. She is my inspiration and I wouldn’t pick a better co-owner than her. As you are reading this we have launched the website and business is booming.

This intent of this blog is to uplift, encourage and motivate christian entrepreneurs both near and far. I welcome you to the million dollar conversations. Where we share our daily entrepreneurial lives through stories, pictures and art. With that being said feel free to submit your addition to our blog. It is my joy to see the Kingdom of God gain influence through this platform. I challenge you to apply the wisdom that you receive from this community to your life and business. A perfect work, is serving the lord in everything that you do. Let your lifestyle speak louder than the words that come out your mouth. It’s important that as you are maturing in Christ daily. Remember you are a representative of his Kingdom. This means that even your business is created to serve him.

COFFEE & JESUS

As we prepare to launch our website I have become overwhelmed with joy. You may be wondering what does coffee have to do with Jesus ? Let me explain coffee to me provides clarity and gets me started on my daily activities. Jesus anchors me and guides me throughout the day. These two components provide utter peace to a hectic daily routine that consists of work tasks, personal goals and running multiple businesses.

Early in the morning I begin the day by reading the bible and praying to Jesus before I brew a cup of hustle. I then check my phone for any work emails before sipping on coffee. This time of the day is vital to the success of my day. I know that we are creature of habits but I am specific in routine and prefer keeping a steady routine. In this season of my life I have learned to depend on God at all times especially in the morning. In this season my prayer has been “lord please guide me today make a clear path for & allow me to adhere to your holy spirit.”

What we have created at hustleblendz is a lifestyle brand. While our competitors provide coffee, we aim to present a lifestyle brand that can assist you in your daily hustle. Without coffee & Jesus I feel incomplete. In our household we strive to complete tasks that we have been assigned by God. We believe that God has blessed us with this company therefore we honor him daily through this blog and our company. Our goal is to create an altruistic brand that focuses on the greater good which is Jesus Christ.

As common as coffee is what makes our coffee uncommon and unique is the emphasis we have on quality products and excellent customer service. Whilst you chase you dreams we are praying for you whoever you are wherever you are. Our prayer is that this company blesses you with coffee, faith and inspiration. As each day approaches to our launch date I remain encouraged that the pressure we are internally facing as a family is strengthening our faith and our businesses. Thank you for being a part of this company we consider each customer family.

DON'T COMPROMISE

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If you compromise do you truly believe ? If you stop now did you really start ? I say all of this to let you know that if your dream is in God’s plan there will be no need for a plan b. Experience has taught me to eliminate any plans that don’t involve God. In my generation I see that a lot of us compromising when the plan was and is to simply push through.

There are several things in this life that require pain in order to succeed. For example a woman has to endure the pain of labor in order to give birth. A basketball player experiences excruciating pain daily in order to succeed professionally. Investors loose millions before actually gaining wealth. My point is quite simple, if you don’t learn how to push past the pain you will not make it to your complete purpose. If comfort is what you are looking for comfort then this blog is not for you. I write this to awaken the true gift inside of you. That locked up vision that you drown with countless hours of facebook and Instagram. Before you behead me I am not here to condemn you criticize you or reject you.

My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you. Plans to give you hope and not to harm you.” This verse is truly foundational for an everyday entrepreneur. Once you truly realize that this concept called life is in the control of God. You begin to hand over you will to God. Submission to his authority allows you to live freely understanding that nothing is more important than pleasing him. Unlocking the gift which you were born with begins with submission to Jesus Christ as lord and savior over your life.

In his 33 years of life on earth Jesus didn’t compromise to sin. So if you are a believer how can you compromise to sin ? At the end the work you produce will be a reflection of whom you believe in. If you believe in God there should be no plan b. The lord will provide you directions on your purpose. He is the engineer of life his way is always right. Once again I plead with you, please don’t compromise on the plans that God has for you.