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Thrive

Throughout our professional careers, our team realized that we’ve been told in thousands of ways, to keep climbing, to never be fully satisfied with the end result. We, throughout our many years of experience in multiple industries have found that creating a life that truly reflects your values and satisfies your being is a rare achievement. It is the Black Sheep, the eccentric, that can understand and find where their true happiness lies and we’re hear to help you. We help people of all industries and background to discover a powerful new relationship with their own originality and authenticity.

Why Leaders Concern Themselves with Doing What’s Right VS Managers Concern Themselves with Doing What’s Best

Although leadership and management are two words that are often used interchangeably, they represent different characteristics. Being a leader is not the same as being a manager. This is because their duties and responsibilities differ. Primarily, leaders concern themselves with doing what’s right. Managers on the other hand, concern themselves with doing what’s best. And there are several key reasons Why Leaders Concern Themselves with Doing What’s Right. Lets get started!

Why Doing What is Best vs. What is Right? Aren’t Always the Same Thing?!

We make decisions every single day. Some of these decisions are small and may seem insignificant while others could be life-changing. When it comes to the little stuff, how to do something or make a decision may not seem that important. However, when it comes to big decisions, the consequences are considerably more impactful.

Top 6 Tips to Stay More Consistent

Consistency is a simple word but it is also very powerful. It is the secret ingredient to so many successful happenings. Unfortunately, consistency as a tool for success has lost its significance as compared to many new, exciting, or unusual strategies. This is probably because the word consistency brings to mind repeating the same old routines and rituals. While it really is all about repetition. If you stay consistent, it will help you stay on track to reach all your goals.

The Costs of Doing Business: Hidden Risks and Greed

When it comes to a business’s financial success, there are two primary variable you need to keep track of: profits and costs. If you can retain control of these key variables, you can ensure that your business continues to operate successfully. However, there are other variables to consider too as ignoring them could lead your company to failure. These include hidden risks and greed.

How Stress Can Affect Your Health

Most of us have at least a bit of stress in our everyday lives and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, small levels of recurrent stress can be beneficial. Physically, it keeps our brain more alert which leads to improved performance. Mentally, it helps with self-preservation and protection. However, without proper care or awareness, stress can be quite detrimental. So let’s see How Stress Can Affect Your Health

Why Are People More Risk Averse Than Reward Driven?

Every day, people make decisions under uncertain conditions in a number of different scenarios (e.g. Is it safe to cross the street with a vehicle approaching? Should I invest in this stock?). Studies from different fields, including psychology, economics, and behavioral economics have established that most people are more risk averse, which is the tendency to prefer a specific but possibly less desirable outcome, than reward driven, e.g. the tendency to go for the potentially greater outcome.

How Music Enhances Our Creativity!

Creativity is important in virtually all aspects of life, from relationships to businesses, so we are constantly looking for ways to increase this important trait. While most of these tricks are not supported by science, there are those that are. Music is one thing that has been proven by science again and again to enhance our creativity and help us become more productive. Not only that, listening to music can be very therapeutic. It relieves feelings of anxiety and stress, hence allowing us to concentrate better and remove ourselves from a bad moment.

The Value of Authenticity, Integrity, and Honor in the Workplace

The Value of Authenticity, integrity, and Honor are three traits that are extremely important to possess and consistently exhibit. Such traits aren’t given or inherited. They must be continuously built upon. Integrity is a concept that includes consistency in actions, values, principles, outcomes, methods, measures, and expectations. It means our actions are trustworthy and honest.

A Comprehensive Guide to NFTs

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have seen a great surge in trading volume and interest over the past few months. Many celebrities have started promoting wide range of new NFT products. And because of the nature of technological development, an increasing number of NFT marketplaces are surfacing to buy, sell, and trade the various types of unique digital assets available. Lets get started, A Comprehensive Guide to NFTs…

Pain and Fear: Why weed need them

Throughout my life, I’ve encountered many types of Pain and Fear. From being overseas with the marines, to debilitating injuries that left me briefly paralyzed, being robbed at gun point, and fighting my way out of a shootout in my hometown. I’ve even encountered less excitable versions of Pain and Fear during my amateur boxing bouts, bootcamp, streetracing, traversing mountains, and going for new records while weightlifting.

Why HR is Not Your Friend

Good Morning!!! Welcome Back! We hope all is well at the forefront and your 2021 is getting better, even if it is only slightly! Baby steps you know what I mean? Today, I wanted to bring a cold, dismal truth to the forefront, one that not many talk about because it almost feels taboo and that is Why HR is Not Your Friend.

What is the Finance Industry and the 4 Main Areas of Finance?

Happy Sunday Everybody! And welcome back again! We hope everyone is enjoying the New Year as much as I if not pleased don’t lose hope! Now, as some of you may know I currently mentor at ASU as a business development coach and thanks to the past few weeks plus over 10 years in the nonprofit industry, I decided to write this little number to elaborate on many questions I get in the daily life. So, without further adieu, What is the Finance Industry and the 4 Main Areas of Finance?

What is Maladaptive Behavior and How to Combat it in 8 Easy Steps

When dealing with unpleasant circumstances or emotions, we all sometimes find it difficult to face things head-on. Anger, avoidance, or other similar reactions are perfectly ordinary. However, sometimes our reactions to such feelings and circumstances don’t contribute to solving the problem. Instead, they can make things worse. This scenario is known as maladaptive behavior.

The Art of Negotiating, Importance, Tips and Tricks

Good Morning Everybody! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to the turn of the New Year! To be honest, I can’t wait! I know this year there’s been many downs and ups, but all we can do is look forward to tomorrow. So, with that being said, I wanted to bring you something I wished I learned early on in my career, its The Art of Negotiating, Importance, Tips and Tricks. Let’s begin.

Easy Steps to Invest in Real Estate

What’s up everybody! Hope y’all are excited for the new year as I am. In light of our latest article on Investing 101, we wanted to take it even further. So, without further adieu here’s Easy Steps to Invest in Real Estate .

Components of Teamwork

Throughout my military, academic, and professional career, I have been a part or some great teams, some mediocre teams, and some terrible teams. I have worked with different personnel from all walks of life, have worked in small teams, big teams, and what I can say no matter how much I disliked somebody, the job was still easier with teammates.

The Art of Public Speaking

Welcome Back Everyone! Hope everyone is doing well! With Thanksgiving and the many holidays around the corner, I know it must be a hectic time for y’all so hang tight and enjoy the ride as the year closes out. Rest, recuperate, and enjoy whenever you can because we know that nothing lasts forever. .

How to Create a Budget and Live with it

Creating a budget is a great way to get your finances in order. A budget also allows you to ultimately achieve your financial goals, e.g. saving for a down payment on a house or building an emergency fund. In this guide, you will learn how to create a budget and a number of ways to live with it.

Renting vs Buying a Home

What’s up everybody! Welcome Back! First and foremost, I would like to extend a heartfelt Thank you for all the love and support on our Instagram. Today, I wanted to bring you back to something I see widely talked about and discussed within many communities, including some of your own hero’s in Finance, Economics, and Instagram Stars. From Gary Vee to Warren Buffet and Mark Cuban, this question has been extensively debated

American Muscle VS Imports

Welcome Back Everyone! Let me start off by saying that from the bottom of my heart, on my hands and knees THANK YOU! We are on the verge of hitting 6K followers on Instagram, less than a month ago we had barely hit 5k. Sooo thank you, thank you, thank you….and……thank you! As you know, as Black Sheep, I make it a point to expand my horizon of knowledge and expertise. So this week I sat down with several enthusiasts to really hash out this highly controversial topic in the car world.

Leadership? Is it declining in this day and age?

Good Morning everyone, welcome back to Black Sheep Heritage, we appreciate all the love and support we’ve received this past year. Whether you joined at month one or month 8, all we can say is Thank You! Now, today I’ll be touching on a professional topic that both confuses me and eludes me in answer. Leadership? Is it declining in this day and age?

Paradigm: Differentiating yourself from a limited to growth mindset

Good Morning Ladies and Gents! And welcome back! We hope you enjoyed July’s Black Sheep of the Month as much as we did. Today, we wanted to riff off one of our previous and most enlightening articles, Variables. So, without further ado, please enjoy our newest segment, Paradigm: Differentiating yourself from a limited to growth mindset.

The Importance of Education and Not Confusing Education with Intelligence

Good Morning Ladies & Gents! Long time no see! And Welcome Back. Please excuse the hiatus, but I wanted to be sure this came out just right. You know, quality over quantity type of deal. As the founder, I am adamant at keeping the standards high in everything we do, from our clothing to our posts, I do not like to skimp on bringing you grade A stuff.

Why Having a Healthy Level of Skepticism Can Benefit Your Critical Thinking Skills

What you know is important but not nearly as much as how you think. Skepticism is one of the most powerful defenses against intellectual laziness and sloppy thinking. Having a healthy level of skepticism and asking the right questions can keep you from being manipulated.

Why it is Difficult to Do What is Right vs. What is Best in the Corporate World?

Effective and informed decision-making is one of the key pillars of a company’s success. Whether you own a small business or a large organization, you need to know how to make tough decision. As a leader, you will encounter several instances where you will need to make tough calls and decide between doing what’s right and doing what’s best for your company. But it doesn’t end there. Lets get into how to Do what is right in the corporate world?

Why Many Jobs Dislike the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Generally, a majority of employers and recruiters look for candidates with entrepreneurial spirit when hiring and it makes sense as having an entrepreneurial spirit means the employee is self-motivated and has inner drive. Such employees are usually high in demand because they are by nature very creative and innovative. They are passionate about the work they do and the organization they work for. However, not all jobs like this trait in employees mainly because many employers find that employees with entrepreneurial spirit are challenging to manage. Read on Why Many Jobs Dislike the Entrepreneurial Spirit to learn more.

How Misinformation Impacts Our Daily Lives

The problem of misinformation isn’t new. It has always been there either as a part of a country’s politics, an artist’s scheme to sell their brand, a strategy of propagandists to bend people’s thinking, and more. What’s different today however is that misinformation flings faster and farther. Thanks to social media and the digital world in general. Because of this, this particular problem is getting worse.

Cold Weather Gear

Good Morning Everybody! Welcome Back! We hope the New Years is treating you well. I know these are hectic times so always remember to take care of your health. Today, we thought it highly relevant to write a quick how to on Cold Weather Gear. So we hope you find this helpful and informative. Lets start.

Why Building a Brand is Different Than Building an e-Commerce Store?

The failure to understand the difference between brand building and eCommerce building is a common marketing gap. While both have similar goals as they are done with the purpose of increasing sales and revenue, the approaches applied for each vary and they both have the ability to make other more or less effective. Read on to take a look at brand building and ecommerce store building and learn what makes each of them different.

3 Key Elements to Having a Strong Presence

All aspiring leaders need a strong presence, but it is something that’s not clearly defined. Is it grace when you are under pressure? Is it charisma? According to experts, a strong presence is a combination of various characteristics and external behaviors that create an image of leadership trustworthiness and competence.

Why Self Awareness is Often Overlooked? And Why it’s Important

Good Morning EVERYONE! And Welcome Back! Today, I wanted to write about something that I speak about often throughout our social media and that’s self-awareness. Why? Well, it is one of the underrated yet very necessary skills we need to be successful. As you may have heard before “know thyself” which simply refers to this very skill. So without further delay, lets begin with Why Self Awareness is Often Overlooked? And Why it’s Important

Performance Anxiety – A Musician’s Perspective

In this article, Steven discusses the feelings of stress and anxiety and how he has coped and overcome these feelings. Performance anxiety not only affects musicians, but can be examined across people from all walks of life.

Why it’s Important to Be a Dynamic Individual

Good Morning Everybody! Welcome back to Black Sheep Heritage. As many of you may already know, first and foremost, I like to start most of our articles by giving a heartfelt THANK YOU! Whether you are new to the brand or a frequent visitor, none of this would be possible without your continued support, a lot of it. We are growing and spreading the message day by day. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions to say the least. Today, we wanted to touch on what makes a Black Sheep so special..

Financial Statements: A Beginner’s Guide

We hope you enjoyed our earlier article where we provided an “overview of stocks” and touched on the purpose of financial statements and how they can help you make better informed investment decisions. As promised, I want to build on our earlier segment and help you better understand these statements by introducing you to how to read financial statements.

Overview of Stocks

We hoped you enjoyed our last segment, Investing 101, where we shared ways to get involved in investments along with some advice about risk taking. Today, I want to branch off and provide an overview of the stocks , a place where anyone can invest thanks to the power of technology.

Networking 101: The Importance of Making Connections

Good Morning, Everybody! Welcome Back. I hope all is well and good. Before we start, in case you missed the announcement. All new designs have been loaded and are ready for y’all. Now back to our regularly scheduled program, as you know, we are all living in crazy times. For many, it consists of staying at home.

Monthly Motivation

Good Morning everyone! Welcome Back! And Welcome to our newest segment, our Monthly Motivation! As you may already know, our goal here at Black Sheep Heritage is to empower, enrich, and enable all Black Sheep throughout the world to succeed through information, education, and motivation. With our combined experience, success, and introduction of many other …

Black Sheep Interview

Good Morning, Ladies and Gents! I hope y’all are having an Outstanding New Year and are taking large strides to accomplish those 2020 goals! For the first time ever, I would like to announce our Black Sheep Interview series launched by none other than our brother, Roc. So without further delay! Check out our Black …

Having a Winner’s Mindset

Good Morning Ladies & Gents, Welcome Back! Today, I wanted to begin a new segment. I’m going to call this Monthly Motivation! I felt like I needed to write this for those who might not be where they want to be at this said time or are having a rough October/end of year. So in …

Why is it important to be detail oriented?

Learn how to pay attention to details for success in your life! Hello Ladies & Gents! Welcome to another philosophical and educative article on Black Sheep Heritage. Today, I wanted to write to you all on a simple practice all Black Sheep do to be successful. I will be honest this is not an easy …

Black Sheep Tips: Make your dollar go further

Something you may not have heard before! For this weeks article, I will be giving you guys some tips to make your dollar go further Now in my time as a Marine, I was fortunate enough to visit over 15 countries, some friendly, some not so friendly, and others god forsaken pits. But …

Why You Must Think Critically During Times Of Political Turbulence

Good Morning Ladies and Gents! I hope all of you are doing well. Hopefully, you enjoyed our last two posts as much as we did. We can certainly say it was an honor to bring you 2019’s INBA/PNBA’s Champ, Alondra, and shed some light on our Black Sheep of the Year. Fortunately, the momentum is …

Black Sheep Tips: Secret to Saving Money

How to save money on an education Hello Ladies & Gents! I hope you had a safe and excellent Labor Day weekend! For many of you, I know this was a weekend surely needed to recharge the mind and body from your daily lives. I know I did haha. Now, this week I …

Top 8 Habits of Successful People and Why They’re Important!

Good Morning Ladies and Gents! Welcome back! I know the past couple of weeks have been hectic and our posting irregular. Rest assured we have been working around the clock to bring you a new and improved site, content, and articles. We hope you are liking the new makeover we’ve done on the Black Sheep …

The Art of the Struggle & The Importance of Competition

Good Morning Everybody! Welcome Back! Hopefully, with things kind of crazy right now, we wanted to continue on business as usual. So, Enjoy our newest piece, The Art of the Struggle & The Importance of Competition . Biologically, competitiveness is built into our DNA. We are programmed to hunt, gather, fight, and defend our territory and well-being.

The Importance of Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance for Personal and Professional Growth!

Good Morning Ladies & Gents! Welcome Back To The Official HOME of the BLACK SHEEP! We hope that all of you are safe and well! I know things are kind of crazy right now with the virus-not-to-be-named and some of you may be feeling like the world sits on your shoulders, but I wanted to assure you that you are not alone.

Why Accountability is So Important for Growth?

Building a culture of accountability is the key ingredient of many fast-growing businesses. It’s how they deliver successful projects and constantly recover from unforeseen setbacks and losses. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand that makes your team accountable overnight. However, there are consistent, small steps that can make all the difference. Lets begin on Why Accountability is So Important for Growth?

What You Need To Have A Global Mindset

Welcome Back Everyone! We hope all is well! Today, we wanted to share with you a concept that we learned from our masters program and that is the importance of having a global mindset. We were fortunate enough to attend a school that foster’s an inclusive environment of learning for national and international students alike. Lets get started!

What does it mean to have conviction?

What does it mean to have conviction? It means having a strong belief or opinion, and being willing to stand up for it. It’s about being true to yourself and your values, and not backing down even in the face of opposition.

The Clash Between Cultural Norms and Professional Norms

In simple terms, a norm is a rule that guides behavior among members of a group or society. Cultural norms are essentially social facts, i.e. things that exist in a culture independent of individuals, and that shape our behavior and thoughts. Similarly, professional norms also exist. Industries and organizations typically have existing expectations about what’s ‘normal’ in a workplace environment and measures for meeting these expectations. Lets get to it, The Clash Between Cultural Norms and Professional Norms .

How to Be Proactive vs. Reactionary

It’s easy to lose control in stressful and difficult situations. In fact, such circumstances can sometimes reduce us to our lowest versions, prompting unpleasant emotions such as anxiety, anger, depression and fear. One great way to turn such circumstances around is the simple idea that it’s better to be proactive than reactionary. However, being proactive takes time as you have to make your own decisions, weigh alternatives, and consider your options to achieve your goals. Following are some guidelines that will help you in this regard:

The Importance of Networking

Networking is forming and building valuable relationships with people who can help you access current and new information, connect to new people, and gain exposure to new experiences. It is one of the most effective ways to fulfill your career goals. People in your network can help you search for work, explore career options, and grow in your career. Networking also offers important emotional and social support. Following are some top reasons that highlight the importance of networking:

The Art of Stoicism

What’s up everybody! Welcome Back! Hope y’all are doing well! First, and foremost, I want to thank all of you for your continued support. Today, we wanted to bring you something new popularized by Bruce Lee and many martial artists before him, The Art of Stoicism. Thousands of events, those that we cannot control, impact our lives on a daily basis. The key to dealing with such events without burning up through frustration and anger is to learn to control how we react to difficult situations.

What is Valor? Why Should You Have it?

Life isn’t always simple. All kinds of decision-making confront us on daily basis – from small and mundane to the big and life-changing. Making these key decisions requires valor. It is basically the ability to face your fears and take action despite them. Fear is a necessary, natural feeling and it is generally useful in decision-making to give us caution.

Dropshipping 101: The Who, What, Where and Why of Dropshipping

Ecommerce is a now bigger than ever and it is still growing. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to buy products online using your smartphone. This trend is not just good for retail companies, but also for individuals who are looking to make money via ecommerce, either as a full-time job or side gig. Dropshipping 101 is a common yet widely discussed topic all over the net. Here’s the scoop.

Human Trafficking: an NGO perspective

What’s up fellow Black Sheep I hope all is well. Today I am going to share with you an experience of mine while completing my undergraduate degree. I have worked in many different environments ranging from veterans to kids in K-12. My final internship was the most challenging. Global problems usually begin locally, and slowly become a global issue. This is why today I want to talk about human trafficking and the role of non-government organizations.

Why the Phrase “I Make More Money Than You” Doesn’t Equal a Person’s Value

Most people have conflicting sets of beliefs about money and personal value. When they make more than someone they know, they naturally start comparing themselves with them. They define their happiness and fulfillment with phrases like “I make more money than you”. However, phrases like these are a wrong a way to judge others because how much a person makes doesn’t equal their value. In life, you want to be happy not rich. And although the mass media has convinced many that money leads to happiness and value, that’s not always the case.

How Life Molds Winners

Good morning ladies and gents welcome back! I hope all of you enjoyed Halloween or any other festivities you had planned. If you didn’t read my last article, again I want to thank you all for the support you have shown on our social media. We really appreciate all the love you have shown to …

The Importance of Your Brand and How to Market Yourself

Happy Easter Everyone! Hope all of our fellow Black Sheep have an awesome day. Now, in lieu of our current epidemic, we wanted to bring you the answer to a question some of you may be facing. I’m sure many of you have heard of lay offs, businesses closing, and people being fired. These are difficult times to say the least.

6 Important Tips Needed to Focus in the Modern World

6 Important Tips Needed to Focus in the Modern World

What’s up, Everybody! I hope everybody is doing well! Today, I wanted to share with you something that I know we all sometimes struggle with. During both my Marine Corps career and my time in college, staying focused was THE most difficult task I had to endure. In today’s world, distractions are everywhere. Especially in today’s modern …

Is Pursuing a Higher Education Worth It?!

Good morning Ladies and Gents! Welcome back! We have one month left until 2020! Exciting isn’t! I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us! But until then we are going to keep the ball rolling. The other day I received a message regarding my Masters degree. For those of you …

“Always Original”

Hello Ladies & Gents, I’m sure by now you’ve seen our headline and banner sporting our “Always Original” slogan, just like I am also sure that you’re wondering, What Gives?! Why is that your slogan? Where does it come from?! Why does it matter?! And what does, “Always Original”, mean? Well let’s discuss this. This …

Tattoos in Corporate America

Good Morning Ladies & Gents! Long time no talk haha. I hope you enjoyed your Friday the 13th, I know I did. Two blown tires, a severed brake system, cold air intake burned, and one speed module later haha I can say that everything is finally up and running. Clearly, my good luck ran high …

What you need to think about?

College? University? Trade School? Or Job? Hello Ladies and Gents, I wrote this small piece for those currently contemplating what their next move is. Whether you’re about to graduate from high school, deciding to go back to school, or leaving or joining the military (click here for more information), here’s what you need to think …

What Is The Importance Of Variables In Life?

Good Morning Ladies & Gents, Welcome Back! I hope that everything you have seen thus far has been of some help to you. If not, please be patient we are always working to bring something helpful to the rest of our Black Sheep. If there is anything you are searching for please feel free to …

Black Sheep Interview 2

Welcome Back Ladies & Gents! Welcome to our second segment, Black Sheep Interview 2! None other than our brother, Roc, From Roc Lifestyle, Team Black Sheep, has returned to give us another exciting Interview! Today, we bring you the Gentle Giant, Al Green aka Big Al

4 Ways to Overcome Injury

Good Morning Ladies and Gents! Welcome back! Its been a while! Please excuse my brief absence. I just underwent two back surgeries this past month and have been on the mend. As some of you may know, I begrudgingly broke my back again last June!

Investing 101: How to Take Advantage Now

Good Evening Ladies & Gents! Who’s ready to see some brand new drops to our store. Trust me, the Black Sheep Team has been hard at work at continuously improving the way we do things, we hope you like the things to come. For now, I wanted to take advantage of the political and economical climate to teach you guys a thing or two about investing.

Elon Musk, Aprils Black Sheep

Good Morning Ladies & Gents, Welcome Back! We hope everyone is safe and doing well. I know times are tough and crazy right now. But lets remember most importantly safety first. Now, I know our March Black Sheep of the Month was a kick ass woman who needs not present herself, but I wanted to switch up our momentum and highlight someone different.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are!
- E. E. Cummings

Our Mission

Ladies and Gents, Welcome to our mission! Black Sheep, a combination of past and present values offered to today’s men and women. Furthermore, we are here provide men and women with the necessary resources, perspectives, motivations or insights that will result in a return to their personal or professional lives. Through our experience, content, articles, series, or books, we hope to begin to disseminate fact from fiction and help those who lack the information necessary to implement change in their lives.

We are here to bridge the gap for those seeking answers. Whether you came from a similar upbringing to E or Phan, have the same professional, athletic, or intellectual background looking to find the answer to the next step, or simply looking to connect with others looking to be of value not only to themselves, but others as well, well welcome to Black Sheep Heritage.

Furthermore, we are going to offer not only our experiences to help, but notorious Black Sheep of the past as well. Fortunately, Black Sheep have always been present. They have always broke the status quo to bring about something new. Against insurmountable odds, Black Sheep of the past and present, have fought to innovate the times. For these reasons, we strive to make them proud by going against the status quo. We are the Black Sheep! We are Always Original!

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