A bias against creativity As a contributor to Forbes, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Todd Essig wrote about the reception creative ideas may get in various settings: “You come up with a great new idea at work, or at home… But then, rather than grateful acceptance, or even a fair hearing, the idea is squashed, ridiculed,…
Today I made history on my blog, we are celebrating 1,000,000 views
from over 204 countries around the world.
I thank everyone for this…
This has to be one of my biggest milestones ever…
But as you get to one level, there is always another level to go…
Let’s Go, 2,000,000 here I come.
Hard Work Pays Off!
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Thanks for reading,
YEAR IN REVIEW 
OMG, as the clock tic’s and toc’s, the year is over, Farewell 2016, you made me a better man and believer. You have made it the year I reached 1,000,000 views on my website. WOW, I have achieved it.
Let’s celebrate…So 2016, this is what happened…
- My website has been viewed 347,000 times…wow, that total beats last year views of 250,000 in a year. Currently I am clocking in a over 1,000,000 views and counting…
- I released (3) Music Albums on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play for the (1st time).
Not only did I release 1, I went for 3 albums in a year…
- Got to HOST/EMCEE for the WORDPRESS’s WORDCAMP 2016 at the UNITED NATIONS in Manhattan New York… OMG. (1st time at the UN)
- I released (3) poetry albums and a music zen EP project as well… I have been working I guess..
- Ummm, no light thing, I bought a CAR. I was like WOW, that happened. Crazy.
- I was promoted 4 times in 1 whole year at work… Can you say, I was a beast at my work duties and excelling in many genres of work.
- Started (2) New Businesses… More to come on those venture in 2017.
- WON FREE INK FOR 1 YEAR (twice) all my printing needs are FREE. 🙂
- I finally went to a few NEW VENUES (1st time): The HAUS, MET BREUR, BROOKLYN BREWERY,
- Made it in the MANAGER’S CLUB at work, and DINNER was served at the Lobster House in City Island… OMG the FOOD WAS AMAZING, and I didn’t have to pay for nothing…
- Ummm, no a big deal, finally went to the strip club for the 1st time… Bachelor Party duties… I know it’s the internet and you need not share everything, but hey… It happened, what can I say.
- Went GO CARTING in ATLANTIC CITY… OMG, swag fun…will be back for more.
- Blessed by the great folks at FITBIT, as they sent me a BRAND NEW FITBIT ALTA, to replace my old FitBit Charge… kudos to them, I love FitBit. Add me if you got one by the way… www.bit.ly/fitninja
- Went to the ANNUAL New York City – Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island… (1st time)
- Went to the Central Park Zoo, (1st time).
- Finally, got my NYC ID, free museums, free goodies, all over NYC…
- Got my FIRST ID CARD rocking my so so awesome highlight of the year, MOHAWK… You truly can’t beat that.
- Created a record without knowing it, I performed in 3 boroughs in New York City, in one day, and 3 separate performances…
- Saw my NEW YORK FC SOCCER CLUB reached 1 spot and the PLAYOFFS this year, and saw one of my favorite soccer player of all time Frank Lampard play… GO CHELSEA.
- I bought 3 Chelsea Soccer Jersey in One Year.
- My Favorite Soccer Team in the WORLD, Chelsea FC in #1 in the Premier League as of 12/31/16. 16 Wins, 1 Draw, 2 Loses…on 13 games winning streak. OMG
- Finally hit all EXPO’s this year. ART EXPO 2016 (1st time), IMSTA FESTA music conference (5th year), PHOTO EXPO 2016 (8th year), add COMIC CON to the list next year…
- Went to my 1st Time Share Presentation… very interesting stuff. lol
- I was fortunate to give away (2) computers to friends…
- I rode a BIKE all around GOVERNOR’S ISLAND…fun fun fun.
- Performed at my 1st (MAKE MUSIC NY) day June 21st…and it just so happened to be there 10th Anniversary.
- I put it out in the world I wanted to perform at the NEW MALL AT BAY PLAZA the beginning of 2016 as a major goal, and I got to achieve that GOAL in 2016 successful… (I am a believer in faith).
- Performed at my 1st, WILDFIRE poetry EVENT at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe…
- I had my PALM READ of the 1st time (super accurately….OMG was my mind blown)…
- I got to see my best FRIEND COREY this year, and he so happily drove me to work and picked me up from work, he is such a great friend.
- I got to spend time with my best friend (CHRIS & KAREEM) in ALBANY NEW YORK (1st time there) and to also hear CHRIS is ENGAGED and going to get married. Happy for my guy.
- Got to see another best friend NICK get married, he is an amazing guy and great father… I was fortunate to be the videographer at his wedding and spend time around his family and friends…
- Went to the Museum of Sex (2nd time), and jumped around in a BOUNCE A BOUT which was totally filled with NIPPLES & BREASTS, smh, a boob tried to eat my whole…
- Performed 4 times at the super awesome, INSPIRED WORD NYC poetry circuit and released a mini book at a Writer’s Event in which some of my really good friends came out to support, much love to Tanita, Kennie Dubb, Marlon, Ray, Ania…and I did my best OPRAH impression and EVERYONE GOT A BOOK….
- THANK GOD for PS4…. Loving FIFA 2017, NEED FOR SPEED and UNCHARTED 4…I can finally play video games again…THANK YOU.
- Been to 3 different GYMS in 1 year, I really take care of my body… Planet Fitness, LA Fitness and Sports Fitness… (more handstands for me) 🙂
- I finally got back into buying Christmas Gifts… I bought my brother a pair of sneakers….he deserved it… and gifts for my little kiddies that happen to be growing up fast…
Well I can say this year challenged me a lot… it really tested my faith, tested my morales and mental, tested my body, I took more risks, I took a major lost in my life as a way to successfully survive later on in my life. I connected back with family, I helped friends, changed my lifestyle a lot, but after such a year called 2015, I didn’t think topping it was possible, and after looking back and what I did on this epic list, I can say I did good…
Top Countries That Visited My Website: in 2016
All I can say is what a year…Now I have other things to focus on. Every year, I got to be changing and getting better at other things. Let’s see what 2017 has got for me.
Let me know your thoughts…
Thanks for reading,
Richardo A. Wilson