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boom, what's going on? It's your boy ambition. And we're back at it with another episode of the MYFB podcast. And today with me I have a very special guests guests rockin pink here and no, it's not pink slightly. We're not even slightly a lot more melanin in the skin than you know, I've had the pleasure to watch you go from man, what was it like? 1000 followers a year? A year ago,
I started well, a year ago I started with 200 followers.
200 followers. Whoa. So from 200 to now you're over 10,000. Right.
Almost at 10,000 I have 9915. Okay, so I'm getting there.
So everybody listening, go ahead and check the podcast description. We're gonna get that follower count out so that we can pop this bottle the ace of spades for the new year. Yeah.
Yes, what? 10 day please.
Oh, all right. So for those of you who don't know, Rocky, Rocky is I look at you more of a so as a social media strategist. But what's the official term that you, you consider yourself
I always say I'm an Instagram marketing strategist, and a business coach, because with Instagram, that's great. But my point is to try to help people get sales on Instagram. So I always have to kind of walk them through the path of you know, getting people to your account but then what do I do with them now you know, and then getting them into leads and email sequences so I kind of like combine the both of them.
I so Rocky, Connor, and I love your content. Let me let me share a story for about why I love your content.
Oh, scared? Oh,
no, don't be scared. It's okay. I mean, it is you so know, obviously, a year ago we all meet everybody's on clubhouse. Everybody's trying to do their individual hustle on clubhouse right. I'm bad at following rules. I don't follow any of the rules. I'm just doing. I'm doing I'm ambition doing more like 19 year old ambition shit, not 30 year old ambition on clubhouse. So you know, I'm participating in demon times and all this stuff. You know, I not not being focused. Let's call a spade a spade. I was not focused, right. Um, as time goes on, everybody falls off a clubhouse slightly. Right? No, we remember that. And then I see rocky post about something that I was doing. And I felt so great about it at the time, because I was finally getting, quote, unquote, engagement. I was finally getting some numbers. I was on the board. And I looked up and Rocky's like, engagement pods, and I was like, oh, yeah, I saw it. I was like, Oh, shit. Let me start with the engagement pods. Rocky said no. And before that, here's where I get like, my hand slapped twice. My partner, who was my social media strategist, just not listening. She had already told me about it. Right? She told me about it. And I was like, in order, go ahead and do it. Then I see you talking about it. And I go back to her. And she's like, Oh, but she didn't want to listen to me when I said stop. Like,
you know, we always need that second person to tell us that we're wrong. And another thing just to comfort you I was in them too, a long time ago. So we make mistakes, and we learn from them. And then we tell everybody else about them. So
yeah, cool. Don't Don't do engagement pods. Um, but overall, your your post in your overall page has been filled with a bunch of information that I know I've used to grow. And, you know, apparently, a lot of people have used to grow. So let's talk about, you know, what, what has been the difference in success for you from, you know, a year ago, going from 200 followers to now really teaching people how to make money off of their Instagram. Yeah, what, what was the number one thing that you think, allowed you to go from point A to point B?
Yeah, so actually, not a lot of people know, but I've been doing Instagram for eight years. I started off as a social media manager. But as things changed with Instagram, you have to change your strategy. Back in the day, it was so easy to grow accounts, like super easy, you could use stupid hashtags. You don't have to do like all the things that we do now. So I'm actually have a personal account that was at 21,000 followers. And I tried to like transform that into a marketing page. And then when people didn't care, because it was my modeling page. It was my meme and joke page, you know? So as Instagram started to do more with business type stuff, it changed completely. So I actually had to relearn for myself and what I learned the biggest thing that I learned is your page. It's not for you, like if you have a business you really need to format your page to you know how people will receive it. So if I'm an Instagram strategist and people need information about Instagram, they're not going to care about my selfie, how much money I'm making all these things, they're gonna be like, Why am I gonna keep going to our page? So what I started doing was offering value tips, tricks, you know, even funny memes about Instagram, the things that people are doing wrong on Instagram, you know, all those things, because they know that they can follow me. And that way they can keep up with all the information and get all the training and stuff that they need. Because I'm always providing value on those pages.
Well, no, I definitely. I definitely see the value there. And that's something I've had to transition my mindset to, right. Because I just want to come on my page and smoke and have fun and be the fun guy. Right. But you know, like you said, your page isn't for you, right. And that's not what people need from me, like, that doesn't help any of my listeners make any money or get any further in their business. And it doesn't help me achieve my mission statement. So I definitely see where you're going with that.
I mean, you I definitely will say that having a piece of you in there is good, because what I learned, especially with clubhouse and Instagram is people do care about you. Like they liked the value, but they do want to learn about you as well. So sprinkling a little stuff in about you, it's okay. Just don't drown the page out with it.
Right. Okay, so narcissism is bad. Go ahead and knock that
off. No narcissism. Right. Okay. So,
this has been the thing that we've had conversation back and forth about in my business a lot. And that's personal brands and how they're being used, right? Like, I'm actually starting to get like sick, like, I'm tired of going to your name.com I kind of said that before to a couple of Yeah, like, I'm over it. Like, I don't want to send anybody to ambition. phillips.com like, Who gives a shit? Right?
But mine is my name. I'm gonna tell you, I'm gonna tell you why it's a good thing. But go ahead, I'm let you finish like Kanye. Then I'm gonna chop you up, but go ahead.
Well, we could chop chop, and my thing I just don't want to send anybody to ambition. phillips.com Like, I feel like where's the thing that you can relate to? Right? Like, you know, I'm, I'm really wanting to lean more towards building a brand community. And I don't I think my name might be a little different. Because my name being ambition is a concept in of itself, right? Like, it's not like you just hear my name and think about big black dude with dreads and beard. Like that's not how that goes. Um, but when is your actual name like? No, Martha stewart.com Right. Like Martha Stewart has spent a long time with her personal brand to help conjure images of home decor when you hear her name instead of a white woman named Martha Stewart. Right so that's kind of like my beef with with personal brands. It's you know, did you actually do the work to kind of do that transition? You definitely did that work like you're fucking here is pink is unicorns your cars they're like, I immediately go rocky pink social media like done
a lot of people do that and you know what the one thing that I will say about the personal this is this is kind of I kind of fell into it because my name is rocky and I was like, alright, social with Rocky, that's easy. But the for SEO purposes. It's amazing. Like everything even if you don't even if you don't use your name, whatever you use, like social with Rocky's my Instagram page, my Facebook page. It's my Twitter's rocky media X. Everything is social with Rocky and for SEO purposes. If you were to type in social with Rocky and Google, I'm on the first three pages. Not only that, I did kind of build a personal brand because my name is in it and like you said, when you think of pink you think of rocky when you think of Lexus's, you probably think of rocky too, right? Um, also I do actually have 11 businesses. And so with me branding myself, Rocky, I can have something else related to that. I'm actually have a clothing brand coming out called native unicorn. And everyone knows I have like a unicorn II type vibe. So that's going to be attached to the brand as well. So for those that have multiple passions are what they call multifaceted. If you have a personal brand, it's just so much easier to link different businesses to your personal brand versus having a website for this website for that a website for this, you know, and then you can split it up however you want, because you are the brand, but I definitely understand where you're coming from because sometimes, you know, somebody can have a website out and you're like, like who are you? Like you didn't earn this
one person that I went to their website and I'm not even gonna lie, if you go back to Episode Five, I was really probably just hating him pitching because I asked him to be on the podcast and they sent me to their speaker's booking page. I was like I'm not about to pay you to Be honest podcast. Yeah, I went on the that That episode was, like I let me let me really figure out what you're about, you know what you start getting? I did all that. And I was like, why is the first thing on your page? A donation button? Huh? Why am I donate into your name.com? I was just mad.
Yeah, no, that's, that's too much. Now if they have they have been established and yeah, definitely would would have paid, you know, depending on who that person is. And they have the right to do that. For me, I just think I think I think it's smart to do stuff like, you know, I'm not gonna say I hate using the word free but to do stuff like to collaborate with people because when you collaborate with people, that's, that's free traffic right there. You know, so who knows? Who knows, you know, me being on this podcast or wherever I'm at. As a collab, somebody might hire me off for that, you know,
I guess, um, you know, it's hit or miss for me, right? Like, I guess, the the position that the positions I would like to be in are, you know, ahead of me. But my stance is always like, well, so what if you're one of those most most known people on the planet, right? Are you going to be a shitty person at that? Right? Like, we will see people like, you know, celebrity status, and then the attitude that they carry it with,
really started, kind of forgot how they started out and where they came from.
Yeah, I was like, I felt like there was a more respectful way to say, bro, I can't do that. Right? Yeah. Well, I mean, not, don't just send me a fucking book and page with
me pass you to my secretary. Right. You know, I feel you I understand
completely. Yeah. Like, I was just like, man, like, if you were just a little bit more down to earth, but if that's your high horse, right, like, because it's, it's about the battery you put in someone else's back and I never want for somebody to be negatively motivated to succeed by me. Right? Right. Like, I'd never wanted somebody to come back around with a billion dollars and dole 25,000 in my face and go fuck you, bitch. Yeah, well, if like, I don't want that.
Yeah, yeah, no, I agree. 1,000% I normally, you don't like Pete the vibe before you approach people. Like, you know, you can approach me because I chat and laugh all the time. But like certain people, if I can, like I'm real big on energy. Like, if I talk to you, and you're kind of cold before I even get to the ask, then it's like, I'm not even gonna worry about it.
I'm not like that. I'm like, Oh, you just
go all in with everybody.
I'm shooting a shoot.
Oh, God, no, you can't like I mean, if you're the type of person and there are people out there that especially salespeople, they're good at it, man. They're like, they love rejection. Like, let me just talk to ABC and D, and somebody's gonna answer and somebody's gonna buy, you know, I'm trying to get like that, but I'm not. I'm all like, not that I fear rejection, I think I'm a little more cautious. Like, you're not going to make me feel that.
I want like, I guess I kind of crave it, right? Like, I'll give you an example when I was like, 2523, right? I was gung ho on being a motivational speaker. So one of the speakers on the circuit right now, he could tell you this, my mentor, my big brother, I've messaged the top tier motivational speaker at that time, so it was still a top tier speaker right now. Eric Thomas.
I love Eric Thomas.
I found his email on his book.
And you My God, what do you do? Sorry, go
ahead. Brooklyn boy shit. I was like, Listen, man, we better to you but the tongue I'm 26 Oh my god. And then I was like, I let me get to work. It's time to get better than Eric Thomas. It did not work out that way. But I wrote the fucking check. I don't have no problem with that. Any reply
back forth? No.
If he ever sees me in person, I'm gonna deny him like, Oh, no. Oh, no, him.
You definitely have people that drive. You know, I have a certain Instagram person that you know, she shut me down. I went to her for help. Like, I looked up to her. And I was like, Oh my God, you're the best and she's just like, you'll never be like me, you're not an expert. And I'm like, that was me. I'm like, Alright, I'm gonna be better than you watch. And now to this day, like now we're good friends. She supports me. She's trying to help me and I don't even think she knows that she that happened and this happened. Like maybe a few years back when I first started out. I think they she knows and like, everything in me is like don't say Don't remind her because you're better than that. Rocky, but, you know, the devil side is like, nope, tell her because maybe she'll know.
I hold grudges. I'm not going to be like see, remember that time like that's not what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna be cold with it. I just
like on the back end. Yeah, it's
gonna be like, Yo, you You heard about that podcast like, yeah, man, I don't know what's going on. You invited everybody around me and invite me not once. Like, my bad. I just don't know you like that.
It's like if I see your audience, I'm not shouting her out. I want to thank all the way around her name except for her.
But I mean, no disrespect to those people up top right. Like the, you know, there's the utmost respect, right? Because I know that's a precarious position to be in as well. You got people sending you messages with bullshit when they're 25 years old.
I don't think you're the only one though, to be honest with you. I'm pretty sure. Probably. I mean, you might have been but just to comfort you. Maybe you weren't.
But, and to be honest, is some? I definitely I so I like the fact I like we're about to go. Right. As a fellow veteran, right. Yes. Thank you for your service, by the way. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for your support. As a fellow veteran, I know. You know, number one, right? Tough job. It's tough. Even when you're in a an administrative or an office type position, very tough. And leads to a lot of burnout. To what degree did serving in the military motivate you to say, You know what, I do not want to work for another motherfucker. I don't tell him what to do.
100% like, 100% Why we are probably doing what we're doing. Because I mean, look at me now. Like I have piercings all over the place. My hair is pink, I got my nails back, like all the things because at the end of the day, like I remember, hello, I lost my edges, because I had to put my hair back in a slick ponytail every single day for 17.
I do not, don't shave my face. Because if I get another razor bump.
They don't understand that in the military, that African Americans can't shave every day. Like it's not a good thing. But um, that was my thing. As soon as I got out, I'm like, I'm never having a boss again. And unfortunately, I got out and I worked for a contractor who's toxic, and I just quit my job two weeks ago. So now I'm full time, so I'm super excited about that. But that was the thing. I don't want nobody telling me what to do what I can can and can't wear how I can act. Right You know, you know, demeaning me like, it's just and I don't I don't like people. I love people. But I don't like some people, you know, so it's like, I can deal with who I want to now I don't have to like deal with you because of, you know, so yeah, it definitely motivated me to be full time.
Okay, so now now you're all in with the business, which I love. Right? Um, I'm definitely all in right now, too, has been one of the scariest things that I've ever done in my life. Right? Like, yes. Um, and I just want people to keep in mind and when I was joining the military, I definitely wanted to go infantry. I was like, No, I want to shoot shit. Right was not scared at all. Right? Here we are fast forward. Go work full time on your business. But who's gonna pay me? These? People don't be like me all the time. Yeah. So definitely one of the scariest things that I've ever had to do. And if I'm being honest, for myself, that came along with burnout, right? Like, you know, I work in cybersecurity or worked in cybersecurity was just kind of feeling the pressure and was like, Look, I'm, I'm over it. I give a shit less about your ones and zeros and, you know, synchronous network. Very, right. You get it? So was there any burnout in your case? Or was it more just so executing your plan? And, you know, everything falling in line or for living
as far as the job? Yeah, yeah, I I'm absolute burnout because I went from retiring in the military and going directly into a contracting job doing the same thing as a contractor. Now, the pay was amazing. But the situation that I was in, I'm 39, I was a supervisor over four people, older people, like I says, lady, when did you start she was like, 1981, I was like, I was born in 82. Like, and she's been in this job the whole time. And I was in charge of her. So she had a hard time listening to me. They didn't know I knew the newest and all the system, they knew the old system. So it's hard to train. Not only that, it's a toxic work environment. And my supervisor didn't know anything about supply system, but he wanted the power. So he kept undermining me, setting me up to where my my subordinates wouldn't listen to me. He would tell them not to listen to me. Yet I would get blamed for stuff. It was just a really toxic environment. So at the time, you know, I had 90% disability which means health care wise, I'm covered, but my kids are not. So I did what I needed to do to get my 100% disability and I kept telling them, you know, once I get 100%, I'm out, like, that's my cushion. So what I did was in my business, I started to work more in my business, I literally would work, go to school, you know, my business, work, school, business, work, school business. I got my degree in July, June or July. And then it was work, business work business, to the point of where my business became my main income. And my job became my side hustle because I was making more making way more money in my business. And I was in my job on clubhouse I made, I had a $22 ebook, and I sold it for over $5,000 In two weeks, that more than replaced my monthly income at my job. And I was like, Man, if I was home doing this every day, like, can you imagine how much I would have made? So I just quit. And you were exactly right when you said Fear, because I remember walking out. I was crying because I had gotten in touch with my boss that day, I actually did things the right way. I did the two week notice. But he decided to pick with me and pick up and pick with me that day, because he was mad. I put in my two weeks notice because I was the only one that knew the job. And it just destroyed me and I got in a bad argument. And I just throw everything in the box. And I was walking out as I'm walking out. I remember just like, okay, like, what are you going to do now? Like, you know, like you have your business but you don't think about that. Now you're like, Oh my God, I want my job. Right? And I got I got in the car and the minute I got in the car, it was like this huge weight lifted off my shoulder. Like you don't have to answer to anybody again, like you are in control of your destiny. And what you do on your business to where you can earn, you know, your money, you've been doing it like I had to keep reminding myself you've been doing it. So what's the difference? You're just doing it more now because you have more time.
That is exactly that, like that mirrors my situation. My friend died and I had to fly home. Right about that noise. I mean, I charged it to the game right inside nonetheless. But no, that's that's still my God love them to death. Right. But so when I flew home for his memorial service, and I came back before I left it was, Oh, we love your work, love everything you're doing. I come back to a performance improvement plan. I'm like, Look, I'm out. Right. So yeah, I walked away from that. That was the salaried position. And 30 days later, largest media company on the phone, hey, we need a cybersecurity engineer. We need somebody to run the sock. I'm in there. They were going through a merger at the time. So now after this merger, now instead of me running one sock, I'm running three different socks, right? They just kind of merged them all. And when I go back and I say Hey, so about that race? Like yeah, well, you know, we could give you a $10 an hour raise. Excuse me. Like, you know what I could? I could go out here like I could do. I couldn't go figure out how to fuck myself by myself. To do it. For me. We need your help, right? Yeah, yeah, I walked from that. And I was like, Look, man, this is this is where I'm at. Let's go all in on the business. And let's, let's see if we got the fucking shots, right? Like if I can do it for you, for 40 hours a week. What can I do for myself in those same 40 hours?
Exactly. And the thing about it is I say to people all the time, and I'm not a huge I used to be that person when everyone's like, leave your nine to five job like no, my nine to five is amazing. And you're gonna tell me what to do. Like you're not going to nine to five shame me. But then it was like, No, like these people. If you die today, you're replaced tomorrow. They can fire you right away. And guess what? You'll be replaced like they don't care about you. So we got all this passion for our jobs. We want to hold on to the security these people don't give a crap about you like they don't. Damn. Yeah, so I mean, I just that's what I stuck in my head. And then on top of that, depending on where you are, you got to look at your promotion. Like when I thought about it when I left I'm like I was already at the top of my I would not get promoted any further. I couldn't the next. The next up for me would have been the project manager and I'm not doing it you know, so I'm like I'm not gonna be like this lady. She's been here since 1981. Like that's 40 years I'm 40 like I'm 39 I'm not I'm not doing that.
Right No, I I totally get it and you know what, even with I kind of did it much differently than you I will say right like my business was not consistently generating enough money to support me at first and I said well, you know what, fuck it right and I do not advise anybody do this right? Do not do not just jump out the window and say fuck it. Unless you got the stomach for that like verify with yourself that you got the you can keep getting lunch, right because it really did take a lot of effort. And now we're to the point where, you know, we can go a week where we're closing 6000 In a week but shit, it wasn't like that. Immediately. It was it was on building those skills that you know, maybe you didn't neglected to build right like, like you said, hating people. Fucking anger management twice. Literally the word said to people was I hate people, right? I hate the fuck that y'all got me around all these fucking people. I gotta be nice, right? They not nice, but I gotta be nice.
Listen, I was a whole I told them and I shouldn't have said it. But I said it. I was like, Listen, if I stay on this job, it's either gonna be a homicide, or there's buildings burning down.
I'm like, yes. Because I
I told my therapist, the same thing. When I when they finally sent me to mental health. They were like, So what keeps you calm? I was like, the fact that I know, I could burn everything down. And she was like, That's not. That's not normal. I was like, No, y'all don't. Y'all don't think about that.
Because I don't think about people's like, and it was so sad. I'm telling you my situation. And my job was so sad because it was like a mind. Hopefully, I can say the F word. But it was like a mind function. Like,
this is the cursing podcast.
I know. It was like a mindfuck to me, because they would they would seriously like, do shit to make me feel like I would like they would put people against the whole building to the point where new people would walk in and they'd be like, Oh, watch out for Rocky because she got attitude. Or she could She's difficult to work with. I'm like, Yeah, because y'all made me that way. Like, you make people you put people against me. And then you still need my help. And I help and you still. Can I give you a quick story. Yes, ma'am. Of course. Quick, quick story. I decided to wear a dress one day at work. And I am the youngest. However, it was past my knees. It had a little slip. But I had tights underneath it. These ladies older ladies wear dresses all the time. So I walk in, I actually read the policy, nothing against dresses because I do work with mechanics and welding shop but I'm in the office. So nothing against dresses. They said you can wear dresses. So my project manager called me in and he was like, Yeah, we had a complaint about your dress. You know, it's been Do you think it's offensive? I was like, No, I said people weren't dresses all the time. He was like, well, we've had a complaint. So I'm like upset. I walked up the office go straight to my supervisor. Now my supervisor is the one that is the shady one that keeps throwing me under the bus. When I left my job. He was the problem. He got bumped up to the project manager, which is why I left. But anyway, so I go to him. And I'm like crying upset. I'm like, they're trying to write me up because I'm wearing a dress. He was like, what? Why would they do that? That makes no sense. Like he was all gung ho for me. He was like, Let's go talk to the project manager now. I was like, Okay, so I'm going in there with him. Like, he been to tell him something. So I sat down and he was like, you know, I'm you rock. He doesn't understand why she's gonna run it for the dress. And that's my project managers. He just sitting there calm. And he's just like, okay, he was like, wait, we wait. He was like, let's just get something clear right? Now. Let's just put it all on the table. And I'm sitting up, like, what are we putting on the table? So he was like, talking to my supervisor. He was like, weren't you the one that told me her dress was not appropriate? And I'm looking at my supervisor. And he's just like, yeah, yes, sir. I did kind of mention it. So he was like, You were the one that told on her. So I'm like, so I'm sitting there crying. Are you thinking you won't help me out? And you would want to complain the whole time? So was like little stuff like that was going on?
That's a fucking slate.
Yes, yes. And it was happening on a consistent basis. Whether it be that my attitude, my job performance, it was just a whole train wreck, a whole train wreck, so I couldn't do it.
Alright, so let's talk about it. I should tell you one more story that's gonna get me in trouble, but I should probably send another email and email stories. No. Okay. All right, I'm gonna tell it right. Um, hopefully I won't get in trouble for this because I actually meanwhile, and I'll just bail you out of it if it so a certain somebody within the I guess you could say speaker entrepreneur community, right? They just came out with a relationship improvement club. Right? If you if you're following you know what I'm talking about. And I went to the page and I realized they didn't buy the domain. So I was like, Okay, I'm gonna go buy this domain. Already know where you're going with this. So I just I bought the domain I bought the domain and then I emailed them right sent separate emails to the Instagram page and their admin page for the website and all that. And I haven't heard anything back. So now I'm sitting here contemplating, like, do I want to actually post and I've been thinking about what angle I want to do it from. Because I view it as a coaching session, no answers a free coaching session, you're telling me people don't give a shit about this. But if I going back to what you said earlier about SEO, if I go Google your, your phrase, and I put something up on that domain, I'm gonna be the first person to pop up. So that's kind of why I was like, Oh, let me just go ahead and purchase this for a couple of dollars and just send you an email.
Yeah, so they have to buy it from you for more.
I didn't say that was gonna, actually, that's not what I said, I was gonna trade it. I'm gonna trade it for a strategy session, I just want to get on a call and see how we can work together. Forcing them to work with you. I'm not forcing
you or Bing Bing comm on that, but you know why people do that. Matter of fact, you know, in clubhouse, they had a whole room where this guy was like, here's all your domains if you want them, you got to pay me $1,000. Right, there were people buying them because it was it was their net. It was their stuff, but they didn't have any, you know, so they were like, oh, like, you know, just paying and I was just like, Man, this guy is hast lien. What? Right?
I'm not doing that. Right. Like, I'm not saying like, you'll pay me $1,000 I just want to do a strategy call. I want to know what the logic is like, why is it that you don't care? But
do you think even you a good strategy call though, if you were like, hey, dangling their domain over their head do you think you're gonna
get? I think that otherwise, I probably wouldn't be on his radar like at all.
So you got his attention? Yeah.
So even. So even even if you, like, Never Say my name, if my name pops up somewhere like,
ambition that's like you being in a building and me trying to talk to you all day long. And you go out to your car, you got a flat tire. And I'm like, do I got your attention? Now? Can we talk? Because you can't go? No,
no, no, no, it's not. That's like you holding the jack and the spare tire that you had, that you had the you purchased. Purchased the jack in a spare tire and you have it. And I'm just asking you to borrow it. And if you say, You know what I've been wanting to take you on a date was good. Right? Like you're not holding? Know why? I said yes or no. But now you could definitely get your answer.
But you know, what's so funny people like you are great entrepreneurs. Because y'all think around like, yeah, don't think in the box out of the box, y'all think around the whole damn box? Like nobody thinks that box. Yeah.
I'm not gonna say his name. But if you if you look at who's running up relationship, companies, a few people I
don't know. Hmm, I can't think right now. I don't think um, relationship.
Yeah, yeah. Relationship. Marriage, that sort of thing.
Is a couple of them. Yeah. How famous is him? Um, I mean, relatively well, I follow him. Do you think?
I think so? I think so. Let me double check. I'll tell you.
He texted to me. So I know who it is. I will say his name. I'll just react.
I sent it to my man's right. And my man's is actually in with him. They're cool and shit. And he didn't say nothing. So when he didn't say that. I said, Yo, judging from your silence, I'm gonna assume this was a bad play. Right? He's like, Well, it's a play. Run your play. Ah,
he kinda was like, Oh, you got me. You got me. But I mean, hey, if they were savvy, okay, here we go. I don't know what that is.
No. You are not the first person that that has said that to me. You know what I mean? I'm a Google I'm I'm just sent you his, uh, his main page. I think you should know what you see. Oh, this is? I guess. I guess so. Don't Don't do that.
No, I don't think I don't think no, this is somebody else. I don't know who this is. Hold on. Okay, there we go. That way I can look.
You can go ahead and show me right they can see that. I sent you the page.
They went on it. That's weird. I wouldn't even listen to him.
Really? Okay. My stance was alright, so I'll put it to you this way. Okay, look at us
I say that I got piercings and pink hair.
I got a whole nose piercing ear piercing. My bear don't connect. Oh my god, that's so good. But I'm not. So
he's, he's a relationship person.
They're running it up, where, you know, him and his wife and his people are are doing a club and they're helping people get their relationships together and not be so toxic. So I just purchased the name that they were using. Because you Yeah, that was, it was it was bugging me a little bit. Right? Um, and not to knock him I just kind of want like a genuine answer to, you know, if you're running an OP, and you're making millions, and why can't you just purchase a fucking domain? Right? I mean, it sounds simple to me. But I mean,
it's funny, because that actually goes to people hopping into business or getting famous fast and not knowing the background of everything you're supposed to be doing. Hmm, you know what I mean? Because there's a lot of people like that there was a girl that actually came up with my stage today, and I was actually happy about it. Because she said it. She said, I'm an influencer. And I have a lot of followers, I need help because somebody wants to manage my wants me to manage their page or social media page. And just because I can do that I don't want to act like I'm an expert. And you know, I know how I ran my page. And I was like, Thank you for coming up here and saying that because a lot of Instagram influencers and people with big names, they automatically go to, oh, I can manage social media accounts. And here's social media advice. No, you can't make people go viral. Because you went viral. For some reason. virality isn't something you can teach. Right? And people are throwing money at them and getting pissed off? Because they're not social media people, they're just influencers. Right? Not that they don't know it, but at the same time, it's like, yeah,
we recently started working with some brands that, um, you know, they kind of exploded much in the same way where, you know, they might be making a lot of money in a month, but they need even help with how to continue to expand, because, you know, they're worried about whether or not they've tapped out their market, like growth has happened so fast that, you know, they're dealing with an audience that they could give a shit less about. Right? Um, so yeah, I agree with you, that happens plenty. And I guess I never looked at this person that way. Right? I was like, Okay, you brought in millions you can pay for a website. Right. And I wanted to look at it, where I can have my questions answered, you know, as they pertain to business, because, you know, you're doing much more successful than I am, right, you're much more successful than I am in the financial area. For me, it's understanding. Do your audience care? Does your audience care about that sort of stuff? Like do they care that you don't have a website? Do they care that it doesn't look like things are well to put together what does the audience care about? And that teaches me a lesson right? Like don't try to share your audience they don't give a fuck about what I do in the level of quality that I do it and right I need to go find my people. That's more so what the lesson was for me
yeah, for sure. And I for me, if you didn't know how to buy a domain I don't know if I can go to you for much business advice.
Oh, shots fired
justice. That's like I mean, don't get me wrong. I'm not a website person either. Like I had to learn about domains but I mean, not that they don't know their skill because they probably do. Right. I would be like questioning them a little bit like
right and that's kind of
like your strategy got my my wheels spinning a little bit
I so we're rolling that time in to the show where we do a story for a story on each episode. I trade a story for a story right? I'm expecting your stories to be about as good as mine I get away with a lot of my guests haven't been in the military. So I told them some crazy shit that I did back in the day and be like, Whoa, but I think Rocky's gonna have a good story for us today guys. So
oh god I don't know how to think about what kind of stories like around what
just wow just whatever wild crazy story. This is the authentic as fuck podcast so next time you with us Rocky? Like like the our name is MYFB is stands for monitor foot and business next time he was rocking. I
saw the shirt. I was like, Oh my god. Well, one of the shirts.
I got you. Send me address. I'll send you a shirt right But that's no problem next time you wouldn't so you gotta let you're not saying right like
I will let my nuts hang up very polite this time, but I was very polite because you know, shot. No don't do to have a store. I'm trying to think of a story that I have that hmm, I don't think I am not even a good girl. That's the crazy part. It's like what what? Okay, then
a bad girl story. But that's getting what's going on with the real rocky. Um,
I'll tell you the craziest thing I did in the military. And it's kind of like raw in the past and not here anymore. Let's just be clear about that. So what when I was at Fort Stewart, which is in Georgia, I, you know, I was making money in the military, but I was also a single parent. And then, because we went to the field so much, I mean, like 45 days at a time, I had to pay for the childcare. And I was like, $3,000 a month, my whole paycheck, and I didn't have enough money for my kids. So anyway, long story short, I decided to be a stripper on the side in the military. So the whole what I decided to do, and this is when I first got into wigs, and all these things was I decided to, you know, dress it up, because I'm like, nobody will recognize me, I'll be fine at the strip club was in the woods. Like it was like in this far, far place in the woods. I'm like, nobody even comes out here. So I remember one night I had heard a mentor, stripper stripper mentor. And she's the you know, we danced together have a good time. And slowly but surely, I started seeing my soldiers coming in. And I was just like, Oh, please don't recognize me. Like I just literally was like, Please God, like, I used to run to the locker room. She was like, What are you doing? I'm gonna get this money. I'm like, No, I can't like right now. No. And she was like, just come out here. They're not even recognize you as dark. And I said Kobe. And so I went out there, and they didn't recognize me. Like, and I was like, oh, okay, well, this is cool. So every weekend, I'll continue to do my thing. You know, they didn't recognize me when they were in formation, and I'm just sitting there tired, drunk, falling asleep. I was like, you know, one of the soldiers that was at the strip club came up to me and he was like, Are you good Sergeant Griffin? Um, uh, yeah, I'm alright. He was like you tired? Huh? I'm like I am and he was like Alright, well do you need to get you some Gatorade because you look sick. I was like yeah, I appreciate it. So got Gatorade came back and then he was like alright then thanks rainbow
I was like oh, he launched it on you
knew me they knew it was me the whole time?
I so I got one for you to
embarrass like My cheeks are red now.
No, but I never would have imagined that she was a stripper you're right we got a party together then. La we got a proxy
later turn that later turned that into a good thing. And I became a pole dance instructor for exercise night so we're pole dancing for exercise now. So yeah.
While I was in Jacksonville, I knew a couple of guys that got into pole dancing simply because of the the the dicta clip ratio of the class being very. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. Pull the hurt the guys. No, no, there was like, there was all aggressive
stuff between your legs. Like I would just say they never
did that there was always like this, like, five states type thing. Like imagine a dude spinning around a pole, but he's holding the pole like this. Yeah, that's hilarious. Funny stuff, but I got one for you just as good. I'm a young Marine. I think I was like 19 or 18. Right? Actually 18 And this was while I was at MOS school. So we had a liberal policy, which means I had a curfew. But this was the one night that I didn't have a curfew. I finally got my my freedom says I ate let me go out to the club. And I'm lying. I did not have my freedom. I snuck the fuck out because I'm grown and I had to sneak the fuck out. So I was mad about it. Um, so we go to this club club has been Bulldogs Athens, Georgia, right? Anybody know anything about Athens? UGA is right there. Right, right by the college. I was dating these track stars at the time, right? I gotta think for track stars. If anybody's listening right, so if you want to see the tracks, right. She was probably running from me. Pause. So we're in this club. And I see my sergeants wife. Right. But I don't know what's his wife. All I know, it seems it's gone already. All I know is she got her legs and her thighs and her buzz big and stomaching poking out more than the booty do so, right, I'm shooting shots. Of course, if we have we as we have established earlier I shoot shots, right? So I'm shooting shots that we keep talking, obviously, you know, I'm being honest about who I am. She goes, Oh, you're Marine. My husband's Marine. He works at this school. Oh, you didn't see me here. I don't know you. She's like you didn't see me here. She finally tells me who her husband is. Yeah, I was like, Oh, her husband was like one of the only other black guys at the school. And it didn't help that he was my instructor. I kind of looked up to the guy. Right. And we was both from Brooklyn. Right? So she couldn't just be like, oh, you know, I saw one of your Marines from Brooklyn, like you would have ousted me my leg. So please shut up to know exactly who you were. Right. So she was like, Don't tell my husband. I was like, I'm gonna tell your husband don't tell him neither very like it says we both in this like was good. Like you still got some cheese was good. And did not the cheeks. Yeah, but I didn't. I didn't do anything with her for those of you wonder. Good. Right. I left that my room. Well,
I do have another story. If we have time. We now that you said that. So there was a guy that I mess with in Fort Stewart. And he told me that he was his name was Sergeant stone. He told me that he was messing, you know, he said he was he was married, but they have like a situation they're split up. And normally I don't mess with guys like that. Because whatever, you're not separated, when he was around me so much that it was like now he gotta be separated. Like we're spending way too much time together. So anyways, we were hanging out hanging out whatever. The he just kind of we separated for whatever reason. And so what about my life, and then I started working in a warehouse, there was a lady that work there, and I absolutely loved her. She was amazing. Like, like, I just adored this lady. Like, I looked up to her. And so um, you know, we work together for the longest time, you know, and then she invited me to a party. It was like a mason type party or whatever. And they were trying to make me into Eastern Star. And I was like, Yeah, I'll go or whatever. And so we get to the party. And now her last name is Sergeant stone. I didn't put two and two together. Like I just, I just didn't put two and two together. But this was my girl. Like, this is my sergeant that I looked up to. So we get to this mason party and he comes rolling up in his nice slick suit. Oh, hey, babe, kissing each other, hugging each other. And I'm just sitting there. No lie ambition. I'm just like, like, I'm not looking at him. I'm not looking at her. I'm just sitting there like, Diddy through and he's just sitting there like, acted like he just came over and was like, Hey, what's up Nice to meet you. Like I couldn't like all regular and I'm sitting there like, you know, he was humping around like, you know, like, I'm just
that's how that's how, you know, he's like, Oh, he do that a lot.
A lot. A lot. And I just felt so hopefully she don't listen to this podcast, but but at the end of the day, because she's still on my Instagram page. I don't think she ever knows but maybe she does and just hasn't said anything because I think they had like a mutual. I don't know what they were because I remember her kept saying her husband and her like, you know, whatever. But whenever I saw their page, they're like, all boot up and stuff. You know, so it was just like, I just felt so bad. Like, oh my god, like people don't mess with anybody that's married.
I mean, married people need love too, and they may not be getting it. What do you mean? Okay, all right. You know how much time you got
this another podcast?
Me. I got my
people. Hello. Get it from your wife.
Sometimes your wife don't. Okay, so we're gonna act like we don't know. I'm tired. I'm tired, tired. If you always tired then you know you're not then you're surely not doing your your wifely duties. If a husband was always tired, he's probably not taking care of you as a husband shit.
I can agree. Okay, but what does that mean? What do you do? They'll find somebody that does owe
you. I mean, hopefully you start out with being honest. And you know if the situation doesn't change, I prefer to just be like, Look, you know, I'm a grown ass man. I'm going to be doing something and unless you want my dick in this couch that I run it up 100% at all times. I will say that, right? You shouldn't.
I've never been the type of person Dude, it's so funny. And you know what, I'll just say this. I'm saying I'm single, happily single. I've been divorced twice, because I chose the wrong man or whatever the case is. But for me, I'm like, the first of all the dating game at 39. Like, ugly, like, it's just a whole mess. I'm so good at 30. Like, yeah, like, it's just bad. So for me, I'm just like, I don't want to be a part of it. But then I don't like the stress of it either. But eventually, I would want to settle down and be married again. But now it's just kind of like full. I don't have that stress. I don't have that obligation of having to do something for some, you know, for somebody or like you said expectation of I want to do it. You don't want to do it. Okay? Because we do be tired. Especially we do a lot of shit for y'all.
But then my stance is like, and this is you could fire back the question that comes to mind for everybody. But my stance is, if you're tired, what's wrong with your partner going and getting that need met elsewhere? Right. It's not like,
because it's loyalty. Is that if that is, if that was so important, why did you get married? I don't know.
I did it once. I'm not doing it again. Right. I acquiesced when y'all asked me questions that stopped me what I used to question. I don't know.
Yeah, I mean, I'm not gonna lie. I have. I've never I've never cheated. I don't think I well, I mean, when I was in my first interview, honest about it. Now, there are some marriages that aren't like polyamorous relationships and Swingers, they're come they're, they're the best marriages ever out there. And it's just because they're honest. And like, I have a friend, right. Her husband tried to do me and she tried to do me too, but like, they were swingers. And they like they're loose. Hmm. Were they good? Looking? At least? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, they were I did her husband. Like, she didn't care. But I can't
stand like ugly. Like, don't be like unattractive, swinger or unattractive? And I'm not saying cuz everybody's attracted to somebody. But
yeah, you gotta like, like what you're doing. But I remember asking her, I said, you know, what, how can I do this? I'm selfish. Like, I know, my man, if whatever I gotta do to keep him around. I'm doing it because you ain't gonna
hold on. This is why you can do it. Right? Imagine if your man was like, you can go do whatever you want. It isn't going to change the nature of our relationship. So long as you don't disrespect me. And now you get to be selfish. Truly selfish. With more than one, right? You can eat it too. Okay. That's fair.
I mean, some people are but that's why I asked her and she said, I have the understanding that he loves me. He's just having sex. Like, it's just sex. For me. It ain't just sex. It's emotion. It's spirits. Its energy. Yeah, it's like everything like you're
here to warranty you. Yeah. I mean, okay, but what about for your partner if it's not like that?
What do you mean?
If he if he
if he's not like, if it's
no like not that it's just sex but like, it's not like he can have sex with another person and and not mean anything. The sex he has with you as the sex he has with you and however special that is, is its own component can't
because once your peepee goes in, somebody else ain't going back in me. Oh. Like because you don't know where that PP has been.
I mean, what if you do Oh, I don't know. Okay, okay. Okay.
I don't know that person. You know, like a you got to think about okay, what do
we do? No, no, no, no, no, no situation where Rocky's third husband gets a clone of Rocky.
No. Hold on. I'm gonna cut my camera off. My daughter's coming in here. Good morning. This morning. Okay, we'll talk about it in a second. I'm on a podcast and you're live if people can hear you I'm almost done. No, I'm almost done. I can't talk sorry. Sorry about that. Yeah, because they wake up my teen sleep. They Up All Night asleep all day and wake up around this time. You had
me at the No to the clone. You've told me your clone.
So if I had a clone like yeah, is she me though? Like is it me splits or is it me and me looking at somebody else that looks like me.
No, it's you and you like same brain same. We all get she has a submissive factor to us. We all can do it. Okay,
that's all But then that ruins it because you might as well just be doing me.
Not if you tired
This is funny. We went from social media to,
right? This is why I love my podcast every time be real. All right. So is there anything that you would leave our guests with, leave our listeners with.
If I can leave y'all with anything, it's B and I know people overuse his word authentic. But be yourself. You don't have to fit into this perfect and ambition is like that as well. Like you don't have to fit into this perfect business bubble. Because as boring nowadays, we are known as creatives now, so you have to be creative and be yourself and express yourself and not even just you know you but through your content as well. And then if anything from the storytime you need to live your life and enjoy your life. Regardless of whatever it is that makes you happy, do what makes you happy and don't fear judgment. So that's what I would say.
I heard you and for the rest of you listen, go be great.