1. What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
One lesson that I’ve learned hard way is how to appreciate things that happen to you. Good or bad. When I was 13, my parents got divorced. It was the worst thing that happened to me. I didn’t see it coming because my parents NEVER argued in front of me and my younger brother. Prior to that, I would say that my life was damn near perfect. The lesson that I learned is that good and bad things happen. What matters most is how you deal with it. You can never be too high nor too low…remain even keel when it comes to your emotions.
2. If you had to teach something, what would you teach? Why?
I would teach people about credit and how it works. I’ve spent the last 13 yrs working in the mortgage industry as a mortgage underwriter. I found out very early in the industry how many people DON’T understand the how credit works. It’s complicated but simple. I remember when I was in college, my mom said “Don’t get a credit card and mess it up and mess up your credit.” But that’s all she ever said about credit. I found out that credit was much more defined than her brief warning. I would love to teach people how credit works…how good credit helps you…and how you can make bad credit better.
3. What have you lost interest in recently? and why?
I’ve recently lost interest in video games. There was a time in my life when video games was the ultimate time waster. I would play them for hours at a time. Technology has made the games better and more realistic. For me, I’ve lost the TIME to play the games. I used to play late at night but that changed. Once you spend a 30 mins on twitter…then another 30 mins on Facebook…you’re sleepy. Not to mention, I’m at the point now where my KIDS are better than me. If your kid can beat you in John Madden…you gotta quit.
4. What is the most recent dream you remember having while sleeping?
In my most recent dream, I was hanging with one of my homies and I got shot several times in the dream. Just random drive-by. LOL . I got up and pulled the bullets out of my chest. I’ve gotten shot, driven off a cliff, driven off a bridge, and been in a plane crash in my dreams. But I never actually die in the dream. Normally when I have these dreams, something good happens to me in life. Weird?!?
5. What is your favorite quote? and why?
I have two favorite quotes. The first one I always heard as a kid. The quote was given on a tv show that I would watch every Saturday morning.
“Think positive. Act positive. And you will become a positive person.” I’m not sure who coined it but it was something that they said each week. It stuck with me. And I live by it.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt. It’s simple and speaks to how we should appreciate things.
6. What is the most insensitive thing a person can do?
Betray someones trust. Once you lose trust in someone…it’s over
7. What was the last thing you furiously argued about with someone?
Biggie vs 2Pac. I’m a hip hop head. It’s rare that I even get into a discussion about these 2 great MCs. I loved them both. But one of my boys said that “2Pac was the greatest rapper of all time.” While I respected his opinion…I vehemently disagreed and I told him why he WASN’T. I think Pac was the most influential but not even close to being the greatest. He threw Biggie’s name in the discussion and we argued (loudly) for about 20 mins. LOL
Bio – 12kyle: A father of three sons (Deion, Kameron, Brandon) and daughter (Skyler). I am a husband,former college football player turned sports junkie, a hip hop head, blogger, host of the 12 Radio Show, host of the Dead End Sports Show
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