andrewyze andrewyze

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Andre' WYZE  Poet📝 Storyteller📜 Filmmaker 🎬 My goal is to help you love yourself so you can change the world & #stayhumble

There is no limit to what you can do,when you focus on your strength.
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I can’t lie, there are multiple times in my life where I caught myself playing checkers instead of chess. Chasing after small goals to save face from big embarrassments. Then I realized I was concerned about everyone else’s voice more than my own. As soon as I realized I was my own opponent and there was no greater threat, I stopped caring about outside perspectives and started taking chances. Do I fail? Yes, often. We all do. It’s learning to make new mistakes that lead to new lessons and a better you that makes better decisions. Study yourself and approach everything you do with the best version of yourself. We get caught up worrying about what is going to happen to us. Do you ever wonder what would happen if YOU happened to the world? (👈🏾Read that twice.)What if you woke up and worked on being the best version of yourself and put that energy into 1 or 2 people around you? Or a community? Go impact the world in a positive way and watch how it boomerangs back to you. Keep being you. And when it’s time, evolve to the new you. It’ll be worth it. Keep going. Stay humble.

Where there is love there is life.
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This is my favorite question to ask. It yields different answers from every person you ask. What makes love beautiful is that we all see it differently but feel it similarly. We also have an opportunity to continually learn and apply the lessons we are taught by love. To love is to evolve. We adapt to the love that we receive, the love we want to give and the love that we perceive is needed. Our love creates an ecosystem within and around us that we can contribute to. By understanding how we desire to be loved and to love, we create continuity and fluidity with the people and things we love. By being prepared to receive and give love, we align our hearts and minds our deepest desires. We start to use the positive side of the law of attraction. It’s hard work, it it’s the most rewarding work you’ll ever do and by far the most worth it. Be patient with yourself and the process. You wouldn’t plant a seed and come back a few hours later for fruit, so don’t do it with yourself. Focus on your roots, then the fruit will appear. Stay humble. ❤️
What is love to you? 👇tell me below. .
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I was going to record a video about this but @willsmith said it so perfectly that I had to let the goat 🐐 speak. I am manifesting that I will collab with him for my documentary series. If you want to support that manifestation, tag him below and maybe he’ll check out my page. I gotta shoot my shot. Thank you in advance. 😏🙌🏾🙏🏾💎

Was it really some other person I was so anxious to discover...or was it only my own solitude that I could not abide?
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Since I was little I spent a lot of time alone. It allowed me to shape my own imagination and think my own thoughts. However, as I got older some of hose thoughts became solemn and dark. I struggled to regulate my positive VS. my negative thoughts and ideologies. After years of imbalance emotionally and mentally, I feel in love with my solitude. I secluded myself and dug a deeper hole. By definition, what I experience(d) is depression and anxiety. I slept in the dark for hours on end and ignored the issues it created. .
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Reflection: As I reflect back now, I can see the benefits of solitude as well as it’s dangers. Being alone can serve a positive purpose because it allows you to understand what you’re thinking and feeling before others can influence then. But be careful, too much of it can take you to a place that isn’t productive. Keep positive energies and people around you. Set positive goals that drive you through the dark times and help you find out more about yourself. We all have traumas and hang ups. The problem is we become more familiar with our pain than we do our purpose. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you CAN control how you respond and who you become as a result of it. YOU ARE POWERFUL AND CAPABLE. The proof of that is you woke up today. You deserve success, you deserve happiness, you deserve peace. Just know that all of those things must be earned. Life will get dark. Here’s the key to surviving it. Find a light, or be one. KEEP GOING. I believe in you. Stay humble.

I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unerring ease. It begins in your mind, always. One moment you are feeling calm, self-possessed, happy. Then fear, disguised in the garb of mild-mannered doubt, slips into your mind like a spy.
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So this was me, about four days into California. I had about $36 left in my pocket and I was scared out of my mind. I was due to fly out to San Francisco in two days and I had no idea what I was going to do, but then I started thinking to myself what good is it for me to feed the fear monster? How about I feed myself all the confidence that I can, until I literally believe that nothing is possible except success. I’m not going to say that I mastered it right away, but what I will say is I survived in California on $100 for three months and the only tools I had were my voice and a camera. The rest as they say is history. .
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I’m here to tell you that you are capable of far more than you could ever imagine. They say the body and mind it’s capable of about 60% more pain and endurance that we think it is. Most days we don’t figure this out because we fall short and stop when we feel overwhelmed. Keep pushing through your discomfort, keep pushing through your pain, keep pushing through it all. You will surprise yourself and in the same moment you will remove the shackles from your heart and mind. Please go be free, so you can see that those fears I your head are lies that you’ve told yourself. I love you. I believe in you. Stay humble.

So @recphilly hosted a #riseandshoot this pst weekend. 4 floors of creatives going in and out of studios creating with backdrops and sets. It was dope. So I’m finishing up and about to leave, and I walk up the stairs and see @naymignon &
@goddesss_333 still posing all flames 🔥. Their energy was electric. You know when you meet queens 😎. I was like....”can I take a picture with y’all? I’m a fake model but ima try.” 😂 They entertained me....we took some pics. I told then I felt a poem coming along so @director_framez caught a vision and sat us down so we would look all regal and royal. 👑 Then @heimsvision_ hit the record button and I opened my mouth. This was the result. Feel like I’m becoming a poet all over again. My first love 😍

“Shes the one” -
She's got lips that taste better than Cinnamon Toast Crunch on the first Saturday after school lets out for summer,
I decided want her.....
With hips that sway like a palm trees, the first time I saw her......man that was different.
First time she laid eyes on me I accepted the mission.
Wasn't even missin the ones from my past
She passed every test I threw at her.....
She can even spell well and that turned me on I threw every word I knew at her.
Now she's making me climb the ladder to her heart.
Don't know where to start even though the only direction is up.
I'm just Tryna spark her,
I just know it can be tough to scale cement walls if ya last name ain't Parker I'm hoping she considers demolition for me.
Already sold my pride and left behind my baggage I know shes not giving out loyalty for free.
I wanna play hide and go seek in her curls and stay there for awhile,
Show her that her beauty is worth my time and that her mind is a gold mine.
I wanna sleep between her thighs and tell my friends I found the road to eldarado.
I wanna taste her cave of wonders.
Then grant her 3 wishes with no limitations. 💎⚡️🧠❤️

What is love? Surprisingly that is one of the most googled questions of all.
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I got to a place in life where I realized I didn’t know myself. I only knew what people wanted from me. I only knew what people expected of me and felt like I could achieve. Then when I tried to pursue those goals and expectations i found out I didn’t love myself, nor did I have an emotional attachment to my success. That stood in the way of me being proud of myself and setting realistic goals. It also stopped me from loving people that I cared about in a productive way because I was loving them from a dark place. Once I started figuring out who I was, I began realizing what was in my way. I needed to develop healthy and realistic view of myself. I became obsessed with what self love was because I was convinced that that’s why standing in OUR way. So I ask myself everyday now, “What is love? Where do we lose it? And Where do we find it?”
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The answers and examples I found became so eye opening that I turned it into a project. Where is the love is a doc series on what it means to love yourself. People get caught up in the “yourself” part, but I believe to love anything else and be great, you have to love yourself first. I’m not looking to give an answer on what love is, just trying to get people to ask more questions about it. Once you become curious about the answer to anything, your mind works to solve it..even in your sleep. Keep asking your hearts burning questions. The answers will set you free. Stay humble. .
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I’m grateful for your support. Footage from the doc series is coming soon. Subscribe to the updates at Humblegenius.org (Link in my bio).

Our normal human tendencies are distraction and dissipation. We begin one task, then get seduced by some other option, and lose our focus. We drift away from what is difficult and we know to be true, to what is comfortable and socially condoned.
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I don’t think my mom has bad intentions, but somehow I ended up with the initials of ADD😂. While I was never diagnosed (thankfully) I’ve struggled with focus my whole life. They sat me in back of the class. They suspended me. They expelled me. When I was a kid it was easier to excuse it and place blame on others, but there are no excuses for a grown man. To this day I struggle keeping my mind on one thing. My old remedy was to try and care more. I thought it would increase my attention span, but it only increased my distractions. What I’ve realized is we imagine our dreams as yellow brick roads with no traffic and a clear, enticing destination. What we fail to realize is that to get to our destination, we will have to do things we don’t want to do and encounter speed bumps/potholes that will alter your speed and traction. The road to your dreams looks like hard work. It looks like long nights. It looks like facing who you are and buckling down so you can gain control of your impulses and attention span. To do what we want to do, we must do what we have to do. Keep going. Keep growing. I believe in you. Stay humble. .
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Random fact: the scar over my left eye is from a metal bat (accidental). Broke my eye socket when I was 14 and I lost a dime sized piece of my eyebrow. That’s why when I smile there’s a slight squint on that side. Any higher it woulda hit my temple, any lower it woulda hit my eye ball. I’ve been told I was born lucky. I’ve got the stories to prove it. 😏⚡️

In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
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I’ve been working on a handful of projects recently that demand more focus and outlook from me each day. In my quest for a peaceful and fruitful environment, I’ve stumbled upon the gem that is @unclebobbies . Not only do I sense the wisdom that oozes out of the books, but from the people I meet. Uncle Bobbie’s has such a home/family vibe that you never want to leave. It’s so important to find an environment that induces and supports creativity as well as the consumption of knowledge. Your mind must feel supported and fed by why is around you if you are to reach the maximum potential output of your gifts. This is why we must be intolerant of environments that don’t. Sometimes we can’t immediately change how our situations, work, school or homes make us feel. However, we can often times find our momentary escapes in places just like this. The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Your home is not always the address on your mail. Sometimes it’s the place where you end up finding yourself. Keep searching for your life’s meaning, the more you search for it, the more it searches for you. Stay humble.
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Who’s been here already? 👇 If not hit me up we can link up. Iron sharpens iron.⚡️🧠

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
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I can’t tell you how long I’ve wanted to love who I was. I can’t tell you how long I’ve wanted to feel like I was in control of who I was and the fluctuation of my confidence/self esteem. Took me long enough...but I finally realized who I’ve always been. I’m at a place where I can accept what my weaknesses are as fluidly as I accept my gifts and abilities. I no longer have a desire to be perfect. My endeavor is to be a better man today than I was yesterday. I’m driven by my idea of success. To me that means building generational wealth, preparing to be a great husband, as well as the best dad you’ve ever seen. But first comes being the best version of André that I can be. I need to function with honor and tenacity, while empowering others to do the same. .
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Being comfortable with who you are involves being comfortable with who you aren’t. You must also have a solid idea of who you WANT to be so you can “audit” your progression as you grow. Finding the balance in between those lines is EVERYTHING. It won’t always be easy and at times it will be downright draining. However the alternative is feeling constantly lost and misguided. Knowing who you are is a core aspect of your survival. Don’t take it for granted. Search for your purpose with a tenacity and focus that others dream of. I promise you, it’s worth it. You are powerful. You are capable. KEEP GOING. Stay humble.

Don't chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people - the ones who really belong in your life - will come to your. And stay.
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When I was younger I didn’t understand how to process losing people or how to handle a diminished connection. As I grow, I’ve been able to accept that people will come in and out of my life. Some people come for a reason, others for a season. I’m not saying it won’t bother you, but knowing ahead of time that some people won’t be a part of your story for as long as you think they will, or HOW you think they will, will help you process their departure. When you’re faced with disappointment about it, that’s when it’s time to adjust your expectations. Otherwise, you end up trying to hold expectations of a person who has already shown you that they don’t want to. That’s when the pain becomes self inflicted.
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Understand that you don’t own anyone and no one HAS to stay in your life. Let people go. Let them be free, so that you can be. The moment you lose unhealthy expectations and let things flow, you will attract and keep amazing people in your life because they WANT to be there. If anybody wants to walk out of your life, don’t stand in their way...if anything open the door for them. Also learn to take any criticism that those people throw your way as an opportunity to evaluate who YOU are and the role YOU played in their exit. Taking ownership of who and how you operate in relationships is a healthy and constructive way of dealing with the sadness and anxiety that accompanies losing someone you care about. It will also help you leave behind your unhealthy coping mechanisms and expectations so you don’t carry them into your upcoming relationships. Every setback and disappointment is an opportunity to step back, process and heal. Keep going. I promise you as you continue to reflect and grow...so will your happiness and acceptance. I love you. I believe in you. Stay humble.

Anger is just anger. It isn't good. It isn't bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It's like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice.
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Since I can remember, I have always been angry. Always had resentment in my heart. As I’ve grown I realize more and more that being upset is ok, but holding on to anger is inexcusable. What happened, happened. Regardless of whether you fail or get hurt physically/emotionally....that’s still a moment in time that offers a lesson and an opportunity for reflection. The moment you hold on to the pain more than you do the lesson, you’ve lost. You begin perpetuating the negative reflections in your mind and mindlessly attract MORE of that energy which can lead to feeling like a victim. It begins and ends with YOU. Let go of the pain, let go of the fear, let go of the negativity. It will cause you more harm than good. Anger at lies are forever, anger at the truth can’t last. Reflect. Embrace who you are. Extract the lesson. Forgive. Heal. Keep going. I believe in you. Stay humble.

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