Dream Realization: Wisdom and Insights From Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas

July 25, 2012

A Day In The Life: Will.i.am

There’s a new series I found on Hulu called A Day In The Life. Their first episode showcases a day in the life of billionaire Richard Branson.

So far, I’ve only watched Richard Branson, Girl Talk, Will.i.am and Timothy Ferriss. Besides offering a glimpse into each of their lives, there are some good nuggets of wisdom i take away from. Even if it’s not something they said, it could be how they go about doing things, how they interact with others, their mannerisms, etc. The shows are disappointingly short – less than 25 minutes long.

In series one, episode 3, they follow around Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas fame.

Will.i.am seems quite grounded and humble in his success which he has worked long and hard at. The show catches up with him while the Peas are performing in Paris. In the car, he is amazed at how once upon a time it was all just in his head and now 10s of 1000s of people are waiting to hear them play.

He also expressed qualities that helped him get to where he is today:

  • Dedication
  • Focus
  • Discipline
  • Patience
  • Passion for his craft
  • Thick skin – have had to endure a whole bunch, heart broken, screwed in business deals, etc. But through all that learning to turn those negatives into positives.

Finally, he says why he was able to accomplish these things is due to his close friends who trust and support each other. Having good people around you is one of the cardinal rules to reach your goals.

Blog Pee October 9, 2009

My first update of my experiment in perpetual evolution.

“You Start From Where Ever You Are.”

TPC BLOG Planned start date: October 1st

TPC BLOG Actual start date: October 7th

Delay caused by procrastination & a multitude of distractions. Installed a temporary theme till the blog makes enough money to get a makeover with a professional theme I’ve been eyeing.  Planning on paper future pees…. Hmm do you say I am posting a post?  Still not totally comfortable with the whole BLOG thing even after having several dating back years.

Today I had the last of the peaches from Costco. Mmm  my favorite fruit. This season was fair, but I imagine it’s about over.  I had a few really good ones – which is more than I can say some years.

Paying $9 for 12 peaches at Costco is actually a deal compared to the grocery stores, but I still had 4 bad ones in the bunch, either rotting spontaneously or just being mealy and so NOT tasty.

Then of course there is the phenomenon of nearly simultaneous ripening.  It’s almost enough to make a guy OD on them.  I guess the 4 ‘bad apples’ were a blessing in disguise.

santa fe PeachThis is actually a picture of a peach my friend took that came from the farmer’s market in Sante Fe while visiting SF back in August.  It became a topic of photographic interest after discussing Georgia O’Keefe’s artwork regarding the female privates that are prominently featured, ahem, I mean suggested, in her work.


I’ve given up TV for some time now.  I don’t really even miss it since I didn’t watch much anyway.  I only keep my old TV set around just in case I need to turn on the Weather Channel during hurricane season. . . which is unusually quiet this year.

I probably have HULU.com to thank for my lack of withdrawal from TV. (I’d put a direct link to my HULU profile, but I set everything to private so it’d be pretty boring).  So I guess me giving up TV is more of a technicality and not a truth in that I simply get my fix from a different dealer or screen, lol.  Still getting my fill of mind numbing zombie inducing drivel that’s passes for entertainment.  Lately YouTube’s original content has been substituting extensively.

I remember reading that back in the 50s, they said TV allowed the farmer and the banker to have something in common to talk about and therefore could be a bridge to bring people from all walks of life together in a fashion.

Seems like it’s been one of the greatest waste of one’s time of their life as well as a way to have us become strangers instead of neighbors.