Jay-z has used the force of intention long before he even got his first record deal, well before he started his own label, and decades before becoming an international business mogul. Regardless of the barriers to entry that he came up against through his journey he praises his unwavering belief that things would eventually fall in place if he remained patient and persistent.
Our job is to find that genius level talent and then to apply it in a way that supports that genius level talent.
A quick example is a guy named Earl Manigault who was said to be way better than Michael Jordan but he didn’t make the league. He was selling drugs and got caught up in drugs, his circumstances got in the way. So you have to find your genius level talent, then you have to believe in it so hard because people put their shit and their insecurities on you.
Like when I was young I went to my uncle and I had my demo tape, my first demo, I was really happy about the shit. I played it for him, I was wide-eyed, and it went off. The first thing he said you’d think would be, “keep up the good work”, but he said, “man, you ain’t never gonna be as good as LL. Cool J”. I know he loved me, I forgive him for it you know, but I think that something must have happened to him when he was trying to pursue his dreams and it didn’t work out for him and so he was putting that on me.
You have to have so much belief in this genius level talent that no matter anyone says to you, you have to have this focus. You have to find it, then you have to believe in it, then you can’t let nobody put their insecurities on you, and then you have to work. Just believe in your genius level talent. I believe in you. You just gotta keep your mind fresh.