Organize the Hood

In Community, Knowledge, Motivation, Truth, Wisdom by Cliff Green10 Comments

The reason why I always emphasize why you should write your plan, is because you can not and will not find a fortune 500 company that does not have a well written business plan, mission and vision statement. Your life is a business, not a business in the sense of commercial trade, but a business in the sense that it needs to be ran with the same organization and order as a business, in order for you to be successful in all aspects of your life. You should have a mission and vision statement written out for your life.

The best thing to use to organize your personal life is a small calendar organizer. In it you will jot down all of the goals that  you plan to achieve the next day, week, month or year. If you are not able to buy an organizer that, you can use a regular pen and sheet of paper to write your to-do list on. You should make a list of everything that you need to do in order to progress to the next level in your life. Once you knock off an item, cross it off the list and move on to the next.

In doing what is stated above, you will start to see that success doesn’t come with luck, it comes with a well executed plan. A plan that lays out all the necessary steps that it would take in order to obtain it.

I understand that we all have been dealt different hands in life. Please don’t get it twisted as if I am one of those people who were fed with a silver spoon and now I am trying feed you a fairy-tale. I’m from Wilkinsburg. Being form Wilkinsburg is a big reason as to why I do what I do and write what I write about. Being from the hood does not make you any less likely to be successful. I am living proof.

My hood and the hoods across the world need to be rebuilt and redefined. It can’t and won’t be built up until we build the hearts and minds of the people who live within it. Only way to do so is for each individual to take it as their personal responsibility to organize their own life. It starts with self-accountabilty. By being successful for yourself, it makes it easier to give a helping hand to the next man as long as the next man is serious about his life and isn’t trying to smooch off of you. Success isn’t defined only by monetary gains. Success for me, means to be completely healthy and strong physically, mentally and spiritually. Your success can only be defined by you.

You may need to start off by organizing the physical clutter in your home. Once the physical clutter is gone, it will make it easier for you to organize all of the clutter that has built up within your mind. A clean dwelling place gives your mind more serenity. A peaceful mind is a clear mind. And a clear mind is a focused mind. This self accountability of building your own home helps you to move on to the man’s next home. And the next man’s home and the next man’s home. And the ripple effect has begun.


  1. I thought this was a great read. Organization is exactly what our people need , it’s something we’ve been steered against throughout history, & it’s something we as a people truly need to work on .

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      You are definitely right. Organization is something that our community is severely lacking! Every time we seem to get a little bit of order within ourselves, the powers that be always find a way to steer us off course. Whether it is COINTELPRO, drugs, propaganda or just planting an agent within our midst. It’s time to start seeing through their games and rebuilding with one another again. Thanks for dropping that jewel!

  2. This is something that I most DEFINITELY HAVE to do!! Great article!!

  3. Thank you for the positivity you bring in your articles. You embrace your role as a leader and difference maker for humanity. Keep up the good work sir.

  4. Definitely have to write out your plans and take those necessary steps daily to make it happen. And revise often.

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