What rappers taught me about business that medical school failed to. Let’s start with my favorite rapper who I’ve met in Miami, Drake. It’s easy to become part of the crew when NoMo Nausea works so well at not giving anyone a hangover.
“I learned working with the negatives can make for better pictures. We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still.” -Drake lyrics
Use the negatives to create a picture perfect product. Listen to your customers, change the things they don’t like, but DO then SAY (talking about it on soicals). There’s no such thing as perfect, but you are perfection in the eyes of those you help.
Rappers Motivational Quotes
“All in all I learned a lesson from it though, you never see it comin.” -Drake
Have you ever gotten your products into retail stores? Well I’ve gotten NoMo Nausea into over 20,000 and there isn’t a retailer that works the same. You learn what to watch out for: marketing percentages, shelving fees, and free product into new stores.
"I’ve been hated by many, wanted by plenty, disliked by some, but confronted by none."
"Always smile more than you cry. Give more than you take. Love more than you hate."
It takes a village to cultivate a great product from product design, packaging, shipping, and everything in between and as TuPac said “you’ve gotta keep your head up.”
"Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination." -Drake
Enjoy the journey; take a minute to celebrate your successes, because the road of learning is the payoff in life not where you went.
Drake Only You Freestyle Lyrics
"Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time." -Drake
As a woman in businesses don’t spend your time looking down at your competitors who are trying to pull you beneath them, instead rise up like Lil Wayne said “I’m not looking down, but I see no one above me.”
Life Quotes by Rappers
“Work harder than anybody you’ve ever seen. That’s what I believe.” -Meek Mill
As the CEO you should be the first at work in the morning and the last to leave, it’s your future, so work for every minute of it.
Motivational Rap Quotes
“I’m not looking down, but I see no one above me. I got these haters, like when will he stop? Maybe a minute after never, so set your clocks.” -Lil Wayne
My competitors haven’t changed their designs in over 30 years, so I patented essential oil infused pressure point wristbands and made them stylish, waterproof, and they work in seconds. Once again I’m too busy looking up at my NoMo Bands products on the shelves to see what my old 1980’s sweatbands competitors are doing. And as dear old Drake said “it’s a rollie not a stopwatch, sh*t will never stop,” and neither will I.
Inspirational Quotes from Rappers
“I want people to feel like it’s ok to create. It’s ok to not be boxed in. I want people to feel like, awesome is possible.” -Kanye West
Think outside the pill box. Stop searching for a medication to ease your symptoms of another medication, it’s a vicious cycle. Instead get better health and wellness naturally with NoMo Bands and stop nausea, migraines, and sleep problems in seconds.
“Reach for the stars so if you fall… you land on the clouds.” -Kanye West
Manifest where you want to be, don’t grab the ground instead reach for the stars because you may land on the moon.
Inspirational Jay Z Quotes
"Remind yourself, nobody’s built like you. You design yourself." -Jay Z
I speak all around the country from medical conferences to business tips and tricks and recognizing that you are your greatest attribute. Designed, rewind, and redesign because that will get you closest to who you want to be.
“I will not lose, for even in defeat, there is a valuable lesson learned so it evens up for me.” -Jay Z
There’s no such thing in failure. Learning what you did wrong is more important than what you did right, so history doesn’t repeat itself.
“I’d shoot for the moon but I’m too busy gazing at stars.” -Eminem
Manifest where you want to be, then multiply it by 5, don’t grab the ground instead reach for the stars because you may land on the moon. And as Kayne West said “Reach for the stars so if you fall… you land on the clouds.”
"Im'ma be what I set out to be, without a doubt, undoubtedly." -Eminem
I set out to be a doctor and boom I did it after lots of years of blood, sweat, and tears. My daughter changed my life and I couldn’t hold anything down after giving birth to her and the NoMo Nausea Band was born. In a matter of 1 year, I filed my patent, created my product, and sold it into hospital systems. So I without a doubt I will be who I set out to be, CEO of NoMo Bands and give people around the world better health and wellness naturally the NoMo way.
Tupac Quotes about Life
“Even though you’re fed up, you got to keep ya head up.”
I still remember my biggest marketing failure like it was yesterday. NoMo Nausea for hangovers, Taco Bus, and Budweiser were sponsoring 97X The Next Big Thing concert. Although I got great pictures with celebrity musicians, I paid tens of thousands of dollars to market to >5000 fans in the stands. I was selling them for a reduced price of $10 and only sold 7! Marketing you’re right, I’m fed up, I’ve got to keep my head up and keep marching.
“Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure and if you fall stand tall and comeback for more.”
The comeback is always greater than the setback, remember that.
Tupac motivational quotes
“Remember one thing through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out. Keep your head up, and handle it.” –Tupac
When there’s a next day, it’s a great day. Reinvent yourself, stand tall, and dust the chip off your shoulder. You’ll never get anywhere in business if you don’t learn from your mistakes.
J.Cole Motivational Quotes
“I’d rather be happy being myself than sad trying to please everyone else.” -J. Cole
By nature I am a people pleaser, but what I’ve learned in business is you cannot, I repeat you cannot please everyone. Be yourself and create your tribe that believes in you and focus on them. And as Drake said “I learned working with the negatives can make for better pictures.”
They say time is money but really, it’s not. If we ever go broke, time is all we got.
Time is your most precious commodity so use it wisely.
"Life is too short to live the same day twice. So each new day make sure you live your life." -Machine Gun Kelly
Groundhog day doesn’t exist, so live each day out better than the last and you’ll never worry if your life was fulfilling because you built it as such day by day.
Motivational Quotes by Rappers
“No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile. Pursuit to be happy only laughing like a child. I never thought life would be this sweet. It got me cheesing from cheek to cheek.” -Mac Miller
Positivity is contagious, pass it on… Smiling only takes 17 muscles while frowning makes you f-ugly with wrinkles and fine lines and takes 43 muscles. The only thing better than smiling is laughing as you burn calories doing it.
Business Quotes by Rappers
"If you’re scared to take chances, you’ll never have the answers. Mistakes make masterful teachers." -Nas
Can you ever win the lotto if you don’t play? NO! Take chances and learn from your mistakes.
"We only know what we know until someone knows better." -Chance
I never want to be the smartest person in the room. I’m always the first person to ask for help because we are all made with a different set of mastery, so let’s help each other out.
Rappers lyrics about life quotes
"Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time. -Snoop dog
There’s no better quote for this than Nas, “mistakes make masterful teachers.”
"You’ve got to always go back in time if you want to move forward." -Snoop dog
Knowing where you came from will help make you the person you want to be. Don’t forget your past, but learn from it so history doesn’t repeat itself.
"Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Never forget where you from; someone will remind you." -Dr. Dre
My marketing team always says don’t chase shiny pennies, meaning stick with your market, you know your customers best, and always be ready to pivot when you’re listening to their wants and needs.
"Even when I was close to defeat I rose to my feet."
You’ve only lost the battle not the war. Sometimes defeat is the push you need to come back stronger. The comeback is always greater than the set back.
Rappers Lyrics for Inspiration
“Forget yesterday, live for today. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” -Talib Kweli
Live in the present, don’t lose sight of the past, and always look beyond the horizon for the future. Tomorrow will take care of itself, but you have to live thru today to get there.
"Life without knowledge is death in disguise." -Talib Kweli
Have you ever broken down the word know-ledge. It’s the ledge of what you know, and stepping off is a death you didn’t see coming. Strive to KNOW more today than you did yesterday.
"Your opinion of yourself becomes your reality." -50 cent
You are who you think you are because thoughts manifest into reality, so live there and be great.
Look inside my eyes and tell me you see a warrior. -Kendrick Lamar
The Art of War is an incredible business book that thought me if you only know yourself in battle you have a 50:50 shot of winning, but if you know your competitors better than you know yourself, you will always win.
I'm leaving my favorite rappers motivational quote for last, and the award goes to Rick Ross!
How many people you bless is how you measure success. -Rick Ross
I rejoice in how blessed I am and have become in business, and I always get the comment “why do you do so much”, or “you’re going to burn out.” This quote is how I measure success by the number of blessings I bestow on others.