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#21: Effectiveness as Habit + Wu-Tang

***But I’m still depressed, and I ask what’s it worth?

Ready to give up so I seek the Old Earth

Who explained working hard may help you maintain

to learn to overcome the heartaches and pain***


Wu-Tang Clan   C.R.E.A.M.; Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)


We all know that the Wu is perpetually down with the realm of Eastern philosophy.  This Black Asiatic/Zen Brother approach may be too much for some but BPM says that we don’t need to be overly theoretical or metaphysical to find merit here.

This is more akin to the athletic notion of “runner’s high.”  When you run that extra mile, the endorphins kick in and all that pain in your thighs, lungs, feet and knee-caps go away.  There will be moments of doubt as you push through an agenda, but once you really get into high gear on pushing the difficulty of the process will subside.  In part it subsides because you actually are getting part of the agenda done, but in part it starts to disappear because your faculties are becoming attuned to the process.  You are getting in shape.

The more you negotiate, the longer you are able to negotiate.  The more you create sales presentations and business models, the faster and the easier it becomes to complete them.  The more you shoot for high year end sales numbers and achieve them the better and less difficult it seems.





About codemizell

The Beats Per Management collective (“The BPM”) is curator for C.O.D.E Mizell and supports the repurposing of hip hop content for professional success. BPM consists of former Hip Hop junkies now living in the corporate world. BPM members carried milk crates of 12” records when “bpm” used to mean beats-per-minute for mixing music, now BPM members focus on Excel spreadsheets, legal briefs, power points, whiteboard-scribbling and business plans. BPM cannot shake the instant recall of Hip Hop lyrics. The good news is that BPM realized that these lyrics had application to its daily management concerns. BPM does not claim to have captured the true artist intent in its lyrical analysis, BPM seeks only to celebrate the role that hype-lyrics can play in the daily grind to get business done in the corporate world. This is not a glorification of urban pop-culture or a debate on the poetic merits of rap, we leave that to the literary critics and socio-political commentators. If you disagree with BPM send us your spin on the lyrics. We have an open mind, and hope you do. The “BPM Takeaways” dispense reminders for your business day. Hopefully, the next time a referenced-cut is heard on the radio, it will trigger your “Takeaway” and not just flashbacks to the music video. A quote-a-day will make you a better executive. BPM hopes to keep all advice short and to the point – Executive Summary Style. Technically the lyrics are “raps” and the culture of the genre is “hip hop” but lets not get overly technical -- substance not form that controls here. The point is you are putting that untapped knowledge to use. And to think they said that Hip-Hop would get you nowhere…puhhleasse. -Roscoe Waxx for BPM

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