The SZN part III

the szn

SUP.

We’re back, but only for a short time — I’m kidding. We’re still here, we’re still active, and we’re in the real 6 (Sorry Aubrey!) with our woes cause you know how that should go. Right? The prosper season series has been around for 2 years. Time flies when you’re prospering. You know how the NFL has had a terrible off-season due to the fact that they say one thing for PR and yet, they still can’t get things right in the eyes of the people? We’re the exact opposite. We never have bad off-seasons because we all don’t attempt to be like Roger Goodell and James Harden (From Lil B, to the picture posted on Twitter leaving Shad Moss to give him advice, then the Kardashian Curse).

I  (kingshaundiz) can say that the season — no matter how difficult life can be because of the struggles for success and drive for fame, is always relevant. I’m here to tell you all that myself, Jake, Chungy, and Eric (E doesn’t have a twitter, smh) created Prosper Season not just for fun, but to uplift everyone with us and around us.

Prosper Season isn’t about how many people you’ve hooked up with (even though that is prosperity in the eyes of some), or how drunk you’ve get on weekends. If that was the clear case, then every single one of us would inspire to be Tyga.  Lots have taken the season in the wrong direction, but we’re here to bring it back to what it was intended and created for. As Jake said in Part II, there’s so much in the world that’s all messed up, and we’re here to uplift, inspire, and motivate everyone including ourselves to be great. That’s the goal.

As we look at the landscape of the rest of the summer, which is probably about 6 weeks for some or maybe longer for others (I personally go back to school in late August) there’s one message for everyone: be the best person you can be. Be great. I know, I know. For some of you, that’s literally impossible to do. Some of you can’t be like kingshaundiz and already be a legend because his greatness is too much for everyone.  We all can’t be like Hollywood Hillyer, have the jersey in the rafters and still be the GOAT.

Okay, in all seriousness, so many of us are worried about the what the next person has or what another is doing. Where is that getting you? We have the answer. Nowhere. Worry about how you can be great. Surround yourself with people who want to SEE you reach your potential as a person. Once you do that, you have nowhere to go, but up. Way up. Feel blessed. 

Jake and I have a year until we get an actual waiver to run for office. Like, being president and VP.  Of the United States (Jake is the founder and president of my own Fan Club which has like 5 people in it).  I’m really not kidding. Here’s the lesson, people: whatever you do the rest of your summer, try to be great. Wait no, not try. Be great.

Prosper. Tis the SZN.

Be on the lookout for more blogs & possibly some other things coming your way soon.

We out.

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Lol at DeAndre Jordan.

i’m still confused with what DeAndre Jordan did, to be honest or why he even stated that he was going to commit to play with the Mavs, but know his heart couldn’t leave Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Even though Chris Paul is like that crazy girlfriend, you know at this point of your life/career, you can’t just leave it. He pretty much MADE you, bruh. So it makes sense. Sort of.

The only way I explain this is that Chris Paul had to sing “This I Promise You,” which made DeAndre, Doc, Chris, and JJ cry while Blake was on skype pretending to cry, but he was really thinking, “I gotta play with and for these guys?” Such weirdness, but it made for a very entertaining day on social media (shoutout to Chris Jones for getting me up to date on it, honestly).

That’s all I got.

This video was really really corny. I’m still confused why *NSYNC decided to go into the forest, where bad turtlenecks, and have bubble around. But then again, the late 1990s/early 2000s were a funny, funny time in American History. Song is dope, though.

Also, Prosper Season part 3 is actually coming. Soon. Within the next couple of weeks. Here are the first two blogs. Read them. Catch up.

0 to 100. Real quick. Like DeAndre from the free throw line.

Tis the season.

Tis the SZN as told by Jake

In June of 2013, Jake and I wrote the prosper season blog while it was 2 am, and just hanging out, doing hoodrat things. The idea came because both of us were prospering, and I couldn’t stop saying the word, “Prosper.”  So both of us figured that we should create something not just for us, but for the people. In the words of Jalen Rose:

But people have asked me if the season or SZN is dead. Is it dead? No, It’s not dead. In fact, it’s taking on a new life. The homie, and my brother (Not blood brothers but close enough) Jake decided to chop it up and tell everyone what Prosper Season is.

sherman prosper season

Prosper season can be whatever you want it to be—an entity, an idea, something tactile or something you shake your head about, but it is not dead. You see, when @kingshaundiz and I laid the foundation for prosper season originally over a year ago, we found ourselves at the zenith of (what we thought was) prosperity because we thought we’d successfully put the females we adored on the pedestals they so gratefully deserved. Unfortunately, therein lies the crux of our problem: we built prosper season one-dimensional, its sole purpose to reflect how happy we were with our situations regarding the aforementioned significant others. Yet we are—and ultimately always will be—hopeless romantics at heart. In the end, nice guys never finish first. Ever.

After many back-and-forth debates on whether we should eliminate #SZN altogether or somehow resurrect it had us questioning if the framework we’d ultimately created could last.

With time to digest all that had transpired and a fresh perspective, we realized of course it can.

Because we used philandering to build this façade for prosper season that jaded the purest sense of its meaning. Any personal success, small or large, is merely the metaphorical tip of the ice burg that is prosperity; the mass beneath the surface is the genuine happiness that stems from the bottom of your gut and works its way up through your lungs and your heart and out to the tips of your extremities, the genuine happiness that makes you feel like a million bucks if for no other reason than it’s a random Tuesday afternoon and you can’t believe you’ve been given another chance to go chase those dreams that suddenly seem attainable because you were capable of doing so all along.

With all the madness in the world—racism, terrorism, violence, lying, cheating, etc—we created prosper season, not to annoy anyone, not to incite sighs or eye-rolling, and certainly not to perpetuate the “hook up” or “yolo” or “only god can judge me” culture that has tried—but not succeeded—to victimize perhaps the few good men there are left, but to invite people to join a movement that preaches something people can believe in. Live in this moment with us, Tomorrow isn’t promised today. You will not get a finer opportunity than right now to be great.

Go live. Go love. Go laugh.

Family over everything.

Yours Truly,

J

Why it’s #ProsperSeason

This really has nothing to do with the NBA, or any type of sport because I’m tired of writing about them right now. Why should I write about Aaron Soprano Hernandez and how hilarious it is to see the “Patriot Way” be ruined, while Tom Brady has no one to throw to? And of course, the never ending drama of the Los Angeles Lakers BEGGING for Dwight Howard to stay (Speaking of Dwight Howard, nobody is talking about how he has 8 baby mamas. He’s gonna need that 110 million dollar max deal contract and then some in the future because child support is NO JOKE. Ask Shawn Kemp and Travis Henry). I’ve done that already. Let’s take some time off for a second.

Let’s take another route and journey. A journey that’s like no other. While you’re reading this, listen to the song. It’ll all make perfect sense. Or maybe don’t listen. It’ll still make sense.

Everyone, this is #ProsperSeason. Yes, #ProsperSeason. Okay, it’s a little repetitive. But this is officially #ProsperSeason.

mlk not chillin

By definition, the word Prosper means:

to become strong and flourishing

The word season means:

a period of the year characterized by or associated with a particular activity or phenomenon

Put them together, and what do you have? #ProsperSeason.

#ProsperSeason means:

Succeeding and attempting to get your flourish on while doing anything in this time of season

Think about it. Look at Aaron Hernandez. He obviously didn’t believe in #ProsperSeason because if he did, he wouldn’t be in this situation in his life. Now look at Lebron. He’s about that #ProsperSeason life. Jay-Z? He’s always in #ProsperSeason mode (cuz he wifed up Beyonce and got her pregnant twice). Amanda Bynes? She doesn’t know the word Prosper means.

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Prospering can come at different rates and at different styles. Right now, I’m prospering by just writing a blog on #ProsperSeason, and because well…. yeah nevermind. My dude Jake is having #Prosperity by being the coldest dude on the planet.  (DONT LET THE SKIN COLOR FOOL YOU, MY DUDE IS BLACKER THAN ME… OKAY MAYBE NOT BUT ITS CLOSE). My dude Eric saw his girl over the weekend, and guess what? The homie had his own version of #ProsperSeason.

Yes, I get it. it’s Summer, and that’s an actual season where women wear sundresses(^_^), we all go out the beach, and we do nothing but grill and drink beer coca-cola because this is America. But this summer, the amount of prospering that I’ve seen from EVERYONE around me has been amazing, and maybe it’s true that season is a little made up. Sure, it’s completely random that #ProsperSeason comes in the middle of the Summer. but guess what? #ProsperSeason is HERE to stay.

So this goes out to you, you, youuuuuuuuuuuu (say that in a Justin Timberlake voice). By reading this, you know all about the motto(No Drake) that I’ve been writing about on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. When you do something that’s successful, guess what? You’re living the life of #Prosperity, and that translates to #ProsperSeason.

I bet you’re reading this, and you’re laughing. This isn’t a joke, though. I’m not sitting here and writing a blog about this as a joke. Do you think Martin Luther King gave the “I have a Dream” speech for me to write this and mess around? This is the truth of all truths. In fact, if Dr. King was still alive, He’d be proud that we’re having this type of season right now.  #Prosperity is the way of life. Instead of being gloomy and sad while it’s the summer, and not prospering (for whatever reason), go out. Prosper. Live the life that YOU should be living.

Flourish young man
NO THATS NOT ME

It’s July 3rd. We got two more months of Summer. But that doesn’t mean #ProsperSeason ends. Does the world end because we change seasons? NOAP, not even close. #ProsperSeason is here to stay. Think about it. On every level, we all prosper. For example, I prosper on a daily basis on accident (I didn’t do anything). Okay, well not really (I’m lying).  You think God put us on this earth for all of us to live the struggle life?  Instead of being abrasive, it’s time to be pleasing the opposite sex and other people.

This is our time for #Prosperity. It’s our season. Go out. Live it up. Prosper. Be great. Let the groove get in you.

I’m out.