A common question that's asked of anyone whenever a height of success that is reached is usually that of 'what's next?'. Immediately a shred of doubt peels through, as we all understand the common pressure and expectation of creating something new for the audience. Call it a form of writers' block if you like. I can tell you in my experience, that I haven't experienced such block during my time in drafting my novels. All of what I've done so far, comes from a very distinct place of vulnerability within myself. Emotions are high, my immediate environment appears low, and I only have myself to depend on to pull through.
This is the exact ingredient necessary to staying on top of yourself and being ahead of the game. Past judgements and experiences tend to pull us back, as I've written previously before, and our TRUE strength lies in overcoming those traumas, and pushing forward despite these self-imposed obstacles. Staying ahead of the game means just that - the game that's constantly being played on your mind. Your interactions with others, the successes, the failures, the hurdles you've overcome all can serve or hinder you - depending on how you use them.
Do you allow your past success to make you grow soft for future challenges, or do you find a way to stay hungry despite your internal accolades? Do you allow your failure to stop you trying something new, or do you use the pain experienced as fuel to your internal fire to push on for something great. These are things that we all subconsciously ask ourselves everyday, sometimes without our own knowledge. This is what separates the pigeons to the Falcons and the Lions to the Antelope.
2021, like every other year will present challenges to Blaque Falcon, but we'll be ready as ever, for it's the uncomfortable challenges that bring out the best in us.
Love and Light,
While I can very much jump on to the complexities of the year events, I’d rather focus on the year’s achievements, and end our final Blaque Falcon magazine entry post on a high positive note. We all know how much of an unprecedented time this has been for all of us, but in light of all of this, I can write that we still came out of 2020 with success and very little damage done to us despite the obvious circumstances. I write the above with balance of conviction and humility, for I’m of the thorough understanding that others may still be enduring challenges of their own.
If there was anytime to prove to ourselves of Blaque Falcon rising to a challenge, this was it. While exposure was initially slow for the release of our Season Three range, the months during lockdown gave me the opportunity to explore into avenues that wouldn’t have been considered under ‘normal’ circumstances.
I have always wanted to do a garment range for children for quite sometime now. So much so, that we took in orders as a beta test to check on fit, embroidery sizes etc. It’s been a success, and I’m proud to have achieved this feat in 2020 amidst all the confusion surrounding the world. We also managed to get a new line Falcon Embroidered T-Shirts and Polos that offer a much wider range embroidery colours. I’m really excited to have this available for you all.
In the literature side, I’m proud to announce that the first draft of my new book ‘Heath’ has been completed and is currently under its editing phase. The release date is pending, but I’m excited to bring you the follow up to my 1st novel DRAX out now on Amazon.
Amidst everything that’s occurred in 2020, I can only foresee more great things for us all for the years to come!
Love and Light
With everything that has taken place this year, I felt that a reflective post would most certainly be in order. The world has certainly been tested with a challenge or two, and I thought it be best to reflect a little on how powerful the warrior human spirit can actually be when put through an arduous circumstance. I, for one will be one of the first individuals to admit that it takes extenuating circumstances to test the strength of someone’s might and spirit – but challenges should always be sought for, and certainly nothing to shy away from.
Personally, I have been through a few tests of my own, this year forced me to handle issues that were affecting me internally from what I was experiencing externally. Earlier in the year, I had no choice but to look into myself and to explore what was pulling me down. What didn’t I like about myself? Is there something from outside that I have not seen yet? Some of us are acutely aware of the old saying of, ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’ and where the light at the end of the tunnel begins to show itself gracefully.
When looking internally in yourself, you not only find the flaws, but (if patient), you also discover the beauty and uniqueness in yourself as well. This is easier said than done, especially with all the distractions that we interface with every day, but with enough perseverance and focus, it is worth the effort. Administering your inner realm is like reading through your own book. You see all your past triumphs, failures, successes and traumas. What usually binds us to our past is the connection, the invisible link we have to a particular failure about ourselves and a sense of lack. This is why most us find it difficult to get past previous experience: there’s always an invisible link between the present and the past, therefore making a brighter future, near enough impossible to manifest.
A method I eventually found in overcoming your own previous pitfalls of insecurity, is being comfortable in one’s own space. Solitude is actually a space where many of us are fearful of, but I can tell you this is a place where I found plenty of liberation in. Shift your focus to what makes “you”, you. Peel the layers away from what your so-called peers think of you, colleagues, and even family, for they see you in their own way. What matters here, is what you think and feel about yourself. Your perception is what makes your reality. Picture that dream scenario of yourself with no handbrake and embrace the excitement of what is to become of you!
This was the primary core of what gave me the courage to kick start Blaque Falcon. I really wanted to have something, an invention of my own that I knew would benefit, myself and people around me, but it had to be an element that I had a natural enthusiasm for. Find this within yourself and the sweet fruit that comes shortly after.
Love and Light,