Jess Bousa is the CEO of Order From Chaos Media based in Towson, Maryland.
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I will never forget February 10, 2002 when I was 20 in NJ. That’s the day I hit the bottom of rock bottom and met the ROCK at the bottom. It was the worst and best day of my life. It was the day three years of hell on earth with everything from homelessness to heroin addiction stopped and my new life started pursuing my purpose and passions of higher education, entrepreneurship, non-profit and business.
Today is the third anniversary of Dave Mirra, the Michael Jordan of BMX Freestyles, suicide on Feb. 4, 2016. Dave Mirra was more than a man to me. He was the person I wanted to be as a teenager. My friends and I strove to be like him in every way, every day as we rode. We studied his moves, bought his parts, watched his videos and emulated him at the skateparks, dirt jumps and on the street.
One of the greatest and most defining moments for me as a teenager was the week at Woodward East Bike Camp, the Disneyworld of Action Sports, in PA where I met Dave Mirra at the Cage (outside skatepark). He showed me how to do a 360. My life was changed. That moment married to the week at that camp with my best friends catapulted me into a deeper hunger and passion for BMX which translated to all of life.
Tom Brady is the best football player on the planet.
If you don’t see that, watch the Facebook Watch series called: Tom Vs. Time. There is not a player in the past or present that works harder than Tom Brady. No player has more Super Bowl rings. No player has played as long and still able to win at the highest level.
Now I know there are many scandals around his name and team. I am not here to defend him. I do know greatness when I see it and he is great. I also know that no one is perfect. Not me. Not you. Not Tom or the Patriots. But what if social media was not around today during his reign? Would you know what you know? Are people in the media able to leverage social media to embellish, make stuff up and falsely accuse? Is there a negative side to the double-edged sword of social media?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a genius at leveraging the cutting-edge technology of his day like the newspapers, radio and TV to communicate his concepts of social equality and to create momentum for his social justice movement.
If social media were around when he was blazing a trail for civil rights, he would do the following five things with character and class…
❌ Miserable Vs. Miracle ❌
It's a MIRACLE you exist yet so many of us are MISERABLE.
You have better chances of winning the lottery 4 times than being alive - read that again and again until it sinks in.
Resolutions Are Overrated… and routines are underrated.
👉 I don’t choose New Year’s Resolutions anymore. I set New Year’s Routines. Here’s why.
I am very familiar to messes in life. Having overcome a life of crime and addiction 18 years ago to starting a thriving ministry for imperfect people only to realize I was the most imperfect person in the bunch. I know a mess when I see one but I also know a message when I see one too.
Many can change but few can stay changed. Overcoming an addiction, making a career change, fighting through marriage issues, parenting stubborn children or fulfilling a God-given purpose all go through seasons of change. It seems like when you think you have something under control, you lose it.
Your current situation is not your final destination.