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Essential Ways To Make Things Happen by Joey Bada$$
INTERVIEW, PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING: SARAH J. EDWARDS
ART DIRECTION & STYLING: SALLY A. EDWARDS
LOCATION: HOTEL CAFE ROYAL, LONDON
Known for wisdom beyond his years, Sally A. Edwards and Sarah J. Edwards encouraged a then 19 year old Joey Bada$$ to freestyle his Ten Essential Ways To Make Things Happen. An absolute must for any budding artist or entrepreneur. The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 3 Nø 5 print edition in 2015. Read an exclusive excerpt here
“My number one tip on how to make everything happen is you’ve got to study the game. You’ve got to know what you’re up against. You’ve got to observe everything. No matter what field you’re in or what it is you’re trying to accomplish, you’ve got to know things about it, you’ve got to know who’s on top of that field. Who’s running in that field, who does what in that field. You’ve got to know everybody’s position. What position everyone plays in that field, that’s very important that you know that, because once you know these things you can formulate things better and know how to excel in that field.”
"Study the game. You’ve got to know what you’re up against. You’ve got to observe everything. No matter what field you’re in or what it is you’re trying to accomplish."
“Number two is discipline. You’ve got to discipline yourself, because if you don’t then there’s going to be a whole bunch of slacking. There’s going to be a whole bunch of mistakes, a whole bunch of excuses, a whole bunch of sorries. So what I do, the way I discipline myself – which is actually another tip that I wanted to get to, so this is kind of two and three. I discipline myself by...for example I write everything down. If not mentally, then literally, physically. I keep this small notebook handy and I just write everything down so I don’t forget. Part of disciplining myself, which is now number three is writing everything down. I keep everything down in a journal, down to my plans, my ideas. Down to even things that I’ve got to get done, like weekly assignments that I assign to myself. That’s number two and three - discipline yourself and write everything down.”
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