Errol has become less and less of a business relationship and truly one of my dearest friends and inspirations to keep the grind up-He also somehow started a hashtag that's literally just #ShutUpNick. I don't know how that happened. I think every time that we talk and I'm able to get a glimpse of the moves he is trying to make, it causes me to dig even deeper into what I've got. It's not competition, it's setting an unspoken standard that we hold each other to.Read More
I was talking to a friend at church about being tired-I've realized that my friends and I talk about being tired alot, which is kind of tight, because usually my friends are tired from also working their 9-5 jobs, side hustle, church gig, being a person etc.- but we were talking about what I love referring to as, "The Hustle". It makes all the work you do sound WAY cooler than, "The Constant Feeling of Being Poor and Tired and Mad That You're Poor and Tired."Read More
This episode is brought to you by the number 4 and the letter F.
4 because that's how many times I have rewritten this post.
F because thats the beginning of the 4 letter word I keep yelling when I decide I need to start over (The word is "Fart," get your minds out of the gutter, children).
If you're starting a small business or a project-whether its alone or with your friends or your mom or whatever, when the excitement of, "I'M DOING A THING!" fades, you're left with that question of, "Is this it? Is this what I'm doing?" And let me tell you, it is NOT the best. But it is important. Because you remember that there is still more work to do. Always.Read More
Vinyl is having a one year anniversary party in Los Angeles at the Allright Collective (Don't worry, baby birds, the location is tagged in the blog and on our Instagram, @BlackCatMotorCoffee) and we are honored to be in attendence, serving coffee, cocktails, and coffee cocktails.Read More
Usually when something terrible or frustrating happens, or when a plan that Cory and I feel like is FOOL PROOF-even for us-totally tanks, I always try to say, "This is going to be a great story when we're done being super pissed about it." And I mean, for the most part, it's really true.Read More