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Let’s Talk Mental Health


The way to alienate anyone is to act like they don’t exist or that who they are is something that no one else in the world deals with or has dealt with in the past. People who deal with Mental Health conditions are no different from anyone who suffers from any other illness such as diabetes, heart disease, or any other physical conditions or illness that one might suffer from. Let’s do away with stigmas regarding Mental Health and begin to seek to understand it. Let’s allow those that have mental health conditions to talk about their experiences so that we too can be educated and offer our support.

#mentalhealth #mentalhealthissues #bipolar #manac #pyschosis #mentalhealthstigma #support #mentalhealtheducation #depression #suicide #schizophrenia #psychoticbreaks

A Lesson On Teaching


The difference between critique and criticism is intent; as with the same when we seek to teach. When we learn the importance of teaching we understand that we don’t seek to “Teach her/him a lesson” but to instruct and give guidance. When we seek to “teach someone a lesson” the lesson loses its effectiveness and power. But when we seek to instruct and give guidance we add value and give wisdom. Remember, when you seek to teach a lesson, teach the lesson without hurting or maiming the person receiving the lesson.

The Consummate Professional


I have to make a confession. Maybe it’s not really a confession and most of you who know me have peeped it out. My partner calls me the consummate professional. I have a serious nature and most people know that but I too have a very silly side as well. My best qualities are that I have a take charge attitude, and laser-like focus when in business. Being the consummate professional, it has been hard for me to be what one would call ‘personable’ while doing business. This has been something that I’ve had to work on intentionally. Most people who I’ve worked with will tell you that I am professional that’s no doubt but I’ve had to learn to be intentional about asking about their day and how they are doing rather than just getting down to business. I understand that most people want to work with people that they like and enjoy so I’ve had to learn to be more personable in my business dealings rather than being all business and not relational. What have you had to work on personally with regards to business acumen?
#businessetiquette #business101 #businessmen #businesswomen #womeninbusiness #meninbusiness #entrepreneurs #businessowners #businessstrategy #professional

Brand Tips: Be Careful of What You Like or Share


Last year I created a number of videos that I haven’t shared with the world. I was going through my DropBox files and decided to share some of them with you. Some will be shared in their raw form and others I will edit with the day and time they were recorded. As brands, entrepreneurs, and businesses there are many stages that we grow through. Generally, people only get to see a brand or business after most of the work has been done and that brand or business is in the stages of enjoying the fruit of their labor. Only seeing this part of what entrepreneurship, branding, or business is like can be misleading and dangerous for those who aren’t prepared.  There is a lot of work, struggles, mistakes, sleepless nights, and investing that goes into a brand or entrepreneurial life; so, to only show one side would be a misrepresentation of the entire process.

Since these moments are usually shared with the people closest to us, I’ve decided to do something a little different and share more of my life and the growth of my brand with those that have supported me and hopefully future supporters as well. Some short videos will be posted to Instagram, some to Facebook, while others will be posted to my website at kai-mann.com.  If you watch them, please feel free to leave me a comment. I look forward to hearing from you. And, “Thank you” for being a part of my world!

Conversations With Kai Mann- Prophet Cedric Wright II


20160525_201754Wednesday, May 25th running behind about fifteen minutes I jump out of my SUV reach into the driver’s backseat, and grab the white dress shirt off the hanger. Quickly I put it on, buttoning it down and slipping the hem of both sides in my jeans. Before shutting both the driver’s front and rear doors I pulled my backpack and a small soft-sided cooler out and began walking toward my camera man Lenderrick.  He, usually awaiting my presence has now began pulling out his camera equipment. Greeting him first with a hug as I always do, I take the softbox lighting fixture in my free hand, he closes the door and we begin walking toward the front entrance of the Roberts RiverWalk Hotel.

Allowing the guests of the Conversations With Kai Mann show to choose the location of where they want their conversations, I was excited about the look and feel and thought “What a great choice.” Initially not seeing Cedric Wright, II, Lenderrick and I through the hotel’s front entrance walk outside because the initial conversation was scheduled near the Riverwalk. It was windy that day and not having seen Cedric as of yet Lenderrick and I decide it would be best to move the conversation inside: little did we know Cedric had already spoken with the Hotel’s Desk Manager and secured a beautiful spot, a landing between the third and fourth floor. We greeted Cedric when we met him. He admitted to me that he was a little nervous. I assured him that this was just a conversation between he and I, there just happens to be a couple of cameras here I said and smiled.

I had never met Cedric before. I am a watcher. Some would call it lurking. I watch people sometimes for years if I find them fascinating. I try to figure out who they are, how they’ve transformed, how I might be able to serve them, and ways to introduce them to the world. You say lurking, I say research.

Cedric and I find ease in our conversation as if we had known each other before. I begin to tell him about the show, what my vision is and why I chose him to have a conversation with. He’s intrigued. I have white wash clothes for drying off and bottled water in the cooler and offer Cedric one. He takes a bottled water and I hand one to my camera man as well. While Lenderrick is setting up we continue talking and I ask if there is anything off limits. Cedric assures me he is an open book. We get to talking and laughing and I’m wishing this part was captured on film; however, it is not.

Camera and lighting now set up, we begin our conversation. It is amazing. Two souls weaving in and out of conversation as if they had been planned. They were not. Questions and responses leading to more inquiry as to who he is, why he’s here, and how his life has unfolded. It seems to be getting more in depth just as my camera man would direct us to a break. The breaks were even better than what was filmed. The conversations in between would lead us hurriedly back into filming as I was reminded that we were not on camera. The next five breaks would either be rushed or I’d beg us both not to talk so that we were steadfast in getting everything filmed.

When the conversation was over I felt full in a spiritual kind of way but that didn’t stop there. As Lenderrick, my camera man put his equipment away we were all talking and Cedric gave each of us a prophesy. We sat quiet for a moment and then went back to talking. We all walked outside of the Hotel so that we could film Cedric and I walking and talking near the Riverwalk, the conversation there too was amazing.

When I decided to do Conversations With Kai Mann my goal was to help heal myself and others. Partly selfish, and partly self-less. I wanted to show life from a transformational perspective bridging the gaps in society. Showing how we are all interconnected and how to transform our lives just as others did.  A real life visual tutorial so to speak. This contextual perspective would allow others entry to the souls who’ve done so before. I have to admit that I am proud of what the show promises and this conversation was destined confirmation.

To watch the Conversations With Kai Mann show log on Wednesdays at 7:00pm est. to www.watchthelivenetwork.com

Know Thyself


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Four or Five years ago, I had someone tell me that they thought I was aloof. I agreed with them and added that life had given me a unique skill; the skill to detach from things quickly. I could’ve at that time took what that person said as negative but I knew who I was then and I most definitely know who I am now. Life has taught me plenty of lessons but the first lesson at two years old was that people leave and everyone around will compensate in some way for that loss. The way that you compensate will either propel you into success or hurl you into defeat. The difference is if you look at what happened ‘to’ you instead of what happened ‘for’ you.

What happened for me when I was two years old would define me for the rest of my life. We can’t change what happens to us but we can decide how we will let it work for us. I consider being aloof a gift. I take pride in the fact that I can distance myself from situations and sometimes people if need be. If I had not learned that skill early on I would not have been able to accomplish all that I have thus far. Can you imagine stopping for everything that happens ‘to’ you instead of ‘for’ you? When you stop for things ‘for’ you, you understand there is a lesson in it so you look for the lesson to help propel you further in life. You use ‘it’ instead of letting it use ‘you’.

Imagine listening to every insult someone says about you or waiting for the other shoe to drop? How much can you accomplish if you’re stopping to defend yourself and your actions. I find it hard to lose ground when you keep moving. Remember, it’s hard to hit a moving target.

Often when people get distracted it’s because they are paying attention to things that don’t really matter. When they try to get back into focus they find it hard because there has been damage done. Credibility loss, lack of maturity shown, or some other flaw has been revealed. It’s okay to reveal your flaws but its best once you have overcome them.

It probably sounds cold but in the grand scheme of all things being accomplished you must learn who you are and use it to your advantage. Never let what someone says about you define you in a negative way. You decide how you will be defined and walk in it confidently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Vehicles To Change


Some time ago I began to understand that I was purposed to be an Inspirationalist; an agent for self-love, self-growth, and change. The platform and ideas the creator would give to me later became vehicles to be used to empower the world to change, build, and grow.

In early 2015 I began to plant seeds into two creative ideas that my spirit was undoubtedly passionate for. One was to create a network of everyday people that would inspire the world to change and transform through their undeniable gifts. Recently I realized that this passion had started long ago. As a young adult I had always been a person of inspiration from the loving words of encouragement to loved ones that I’d give, to becoming an adult and writing books, posts or articles that would question others to delve inside themselves; many of which I would pose through social media. The vehicles began to grow as a strategic plan came from within to construct an internet TV network called The Live Network through a company I would start called Elevation Nation Media Group.  That however was not the beginning though. Through starting a company in 2011 called Scriblical Vibez Publishing, it became apparent that I be intentional about publishing the works of inspirational and transformational authors who dared to scribe with a certain type of vibe.  From SVP a masterful, organic company called Eyeology INC was bornEyeology INC is the glue to both Scriblical Vibez Publishing and Elevation Nation Media Group. It seeks to serve the authentic tribe of gifts used to populate both companies in unique and innovative ways. Eyeology INC assists in the building of The Live Network from a branding, coaching, marketing and promotions stand point to a media based platform that would allow for a visual component to boost the reach of each individual or brand through content driven shows, shorts, commercials, video profiles, documentaries, and movies.

This fall Elevation Nation Media Group presented to the world the first of two of its inspired developments in late October called “Conversations With Kai Mann” and “Ready Set Flow”. Conversations With Kai Mann, an internet talk show that bridges the gaps in society by conversing with today’s thought leaders, spiritual leaders, transformational speakers, authors, artists, movement shakers, and moment takers. This unique show places light out into the world by speaking with guests whose lives have transformed in inspirational ways.

 

Ready Set Flow another inspired development, is a poetic gumbo of sorts, created to highlight and expose the brilliancy and energy behind some of today’s talented poetic voices while bringing awareness to what’s happening poetically in the beautiful city of Detroit. To show that the city is filled with creative geniuses whose genius is sometimes overshadowed by how its portrayed in the media. This season introduces you to ten phenomenal poets, talented wordsmiths and spoken word artists whose powerful Spoken Word Artistry, mind blowing metaphors, and Uniquely delivered pieces incites a ‘Movement’. This ‘Movement’ begins in Detroit and is scheduled to soon capture poetry in every major city in the U.S. To watch these shows you can tune in by logging on to http://www.watchthelivenetwork.com/.

Currently Elevation Nation Media Group is looking for individuals, brands, businesses, companies, and entrepreneurs to sponsor and or support The Live Network. Your generous gift allows Elevation Nation Media Group the ability to explore new ideas and new worlds through innovative online programming and television. Together, as a supporter, we can offer trusted motivational and transformational programming today, tomorrow, and in the future. Please send a PayPal donation to paypal.me/EYEENMGSVP

Don’t forget to watch ‘The Live Network’ at www.watchthelivenetwork.com

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I Feel A Shift In The Atmosphere…


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I feel a shift in the atmosphere…

Have you ever been driving, going on a trip somewhere and you get lost? Before you know it, you have driven miles out of the way and have to turn around to go back and get on the right road. I feel like the atmosphere is shifting, taking us back toward the right direction. I know it doesn’t look like that right now but our movement backwards is taking us back to where we got off the road to love and unity. Somewhere in the 80’s or even earlier maybe, I’m not sure; but our will and capacity to love and support one another has gotten off track. I believe the Universe is designed to shift when we get too far off that road which means that we have to turn around and go back, sometimes past the previous hurt and pain. Sometimes we have to go way out of the way just to get back to the right road and it’s going to be through tough terrain because we went through some rough terrain to get here, but loved ones, we can do it. Change the way that you are looking at what’s going on right now. I challenge you to think solution oriented instead of being sad, hurt, disappointed, disgruntled for too long. I’m not telling you that you can’t be, just don’t stay there. When we do, we increase the number of depression, suicide, trauma and all other negative factors that contribute to our societal woes. These woes have been showing their ugly heads for quite some time now. Let’s not divide ourselves into those who did or those who did not but let’s band together in love and unity to show God, the Universe, or whatever it is that you believe in that we as humans are capable of love. Remember, it’s how you look at a situation that determines how you’ll move from that situation. History has a way of repeating itself but if we’ve grown and evolved as we all say that we have then we should have the answers to our looming perpetual problems. Each of us have been given a purpose in this and when we do what it is that we are passionate about or called to do we’ll win.  The stakes are high! I stress, do what “you’re” called to do and don’t try and make others do what you do, only ask of them for their support in your purpose.

Donald Trump says he’s going to make America Great again but it is not he who will make it great! Painfully we will because we have been forced to, but sometimes that’s the only way that we’ll listen.

 

#letlovereign #peacebestill #heedthecall #walkinyourpurpose #shift

Set You Free


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Today, I sat and thought about my life and the many experiences I’ve had. I reflected on how much I’ve grown from the dark places and not so comfortable moments in my life.
From the time I was about 14 or 15 until my early 30’s I battled with suicide; especially in my teens. I think about how much I have accomplished in these last 6 years and if I had’ve died I would’ve never known the life I could’ve had. I am thankful that God kept me. #dontdietoosoon #dontkillyourpromise #truthfultuesday