Champions Quit Quitting ~ Poem

Champions Quit Quitting by Joe Reid Kirby III

After good days comes bad days,

And after bad days comes good,

Life becomes a lot easier,

When this truth is understood …

This world owes you nothing,

There’s no natural law stating it should …

It’s not out to hurt you,

Although if you’re not careful it could …

It’s not out to help you,

Despite how much you wish that it would …

It simply is …

As you are …

The feet of everywhere you’ve ever stood …

So where are you?

Why are you there?



In a chair …

Or smoking,


And pulling hair …

Feeling the aches of your laughs,

Or the pain of your tears …

Freed by your wonders,

Or shackled by your fears …

Why are you here???

Is it to complain?

To make excuses for your disdain …

To hate whether the sun is too far out,

Or if it suddenly decides to rain …

What is your name?

The one someone loved you enough to give …

The one who cared whether or not your human life was deserving to die or worthy to live …

Are you not imperfect enough to forgive?

Would you rather die free,

Or go imprisoned by a shiv?

Then why on earth have you locked yourself away?

Cutting away at your beautiful mind with such disgusting thoughts …

Lingering around your loses,

Instead of opening your hands to the abundance of opportunity,

And recognizing how much you’ve actually caught …

Realize the value of your breath,

Another life like yours could never be bought …

Will you be remembered as the quitter who quit,

Or the champion who forever fought?

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 6/29/17

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A New Day ~ Poem

A New Day by Joe Reid Kirby III

There’s been worse than your worst,

There’ll be better than your best,

You can’t allow life to hold its foot on your chest …

You can allow the weight to squash you,

Or you can squat it and then press,

But only the latter will allow for a great night’s rest …

The time will come where you’re forced to come to grips with who you really are …

Your guess may have been pretty good,

Or off so very far …

Careful though where you deem fit to set the bar …

Too high,

And you may dwarf yourself …

Too low,

And you could never be a star …

Life is the long road ahead,

And your body the car …

Greatness never had the chance to become great,

With a challenge sub-par …

Take your hits like a champion …

Burn as slow as a cigar …

But fill the lungs of others with a breath of fresh air,

Rather than the notorious tar …

Things will get better …

They always do …

Even if this moment,

Right now,

Smells an awful lot like poo …

Stay true …

Push through …

Be more than the who

Know your why

And every day will feel brand new.

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 6/23/17

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Final Hour ~ Poem

Final Hour by Joe Reid Kirby III

I find comfort in my silence …

Witnessing the world all around …

Wondering if anyone can hear my whispers,

Amongst all of the earthly sounds …

Thoughts seem to sound better in my head,

Than when I say them aloud …

But no one can touch the words I write,

Although I’m much more appreciative than proud …

Grateful for my gifts …

And thankful for my talents …

Where though is the open door,

Leading to my balance?

My legs shake with each step I take forward …

And the heart aches with every move I make back …

My dad taught me that I’d never catch anything,

If I gave my line too much slack …

But with the size of the dreams that I have to hold,

It’ll take a special kind of pole not to crack …

My mom wrote the codes of value on my mind,

Which only an artist could hack …

My wife and two kids fill-in where I lack,

And give me the strength to dig deep while I pack …

These heavy ideas …

Up to the highest clouds …

So that they may rain down on the dying blades of grass which need them …

Though mowers,

Cursed with the hate of growth,

May still work tirelessly to impede them …

If a man is still starving,

After he eats the peas on his plate,

No doubt he’ll bite the hand that feeds him …

The best players are the ones that understand the game,

But what about the many unaware that they’re playing?

Laws are the rules …

Money is the score …

Monopoly isn’t just a name anymore …

Beyond a saying:

The entire world is being bought up,

By the companies which we’re paying …

What will be left for our kids to have,

When everything is already owned?

Mentalities are being manufactured …

Most character is cloned …

Love is no longer given,

It’s condition is being loaned …

And interest is expected in full,

Though they show little to none in your authentic way of life …

Your most crucial findings considered absurdities,

As those of Royal Rife …

It is then that you understand the hymns of hope,

And comprehend our collective power …

This is why I put my heart into every minute,

As if this were our final hour.

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 6/21/17

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Happy Father’s Day! | Gotta Love Kids! ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 14

Shoutout to all of the fathers who define success as the number of laughs he can summon from the bellies of his seeds!

My son, Ace, & daughter, Anissa, surprised me with their works of art this morning on Skype! The Kirby Kiddos & my wife are my life! #Blessed

Check out the video on the GottaLoveKirby YouTube Channel: — If you like my vibe, please SUBSCRIBE.


Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

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How To: Leverage Attention on Social Media ~ Article

How To: Leverage Attention on Social Media by Joe Reid Kirby III

Likes are great, but they won’t keep the lights on. So, how can you leverage all of the attention you’re getting and monetize your free content? Here’s 7 ways that I believe you can get the absolute most value out of your audience:


Don’t be one of those, “I’m so popular, I can just ignore everybody,” types. Grow up, this isn’t grade school. Engage with your fans and show your appreciation for every minute of their attention which they choose to pay you! These are the rare people who will do just anything legal for you. Return, or at least acknowledge, every comment they make. Answer at least a few of their laundry list of questions in the DM’s (unless they’re completely obnoxious or extremely annoying). Pay close attention to those who consistently like your content and return those likes. Be here … right now … on Earth, with everyone who loves you.

Who Are You?

Formally introduce who you are and what you do to everyone who comes into contact with you. How do you think that most everyone in Hollywood made it to Hollywood? Aside from actually having the guts to purchase that one-way ticket to take on the world for a spot in the limelight, they actually had to have the audacity to reveal their authentic self (& sometimes ‘selves’). Believe it or not, the majority of celebrities would never have been known if they didn’t have the courage to step out and show the world who they are and what they can do.

Imagine if your favorite artist or celebrity just sat back; posted a few selfies here and there; and never broadcasted their talent(s). You’d probably never know who they are today. Your favorite song may have never been sung. Your favorite movie may have never been made. Your greatest inspiration may not have been there to inspire you. If people already know about you, why not show them exactly who you are?!

Share Your Knowledge Wisdom

Everyone has knowledge of something, but the true value is within wisdom, or applied knowledge. Don’t fall into the ignorance of telling people what you ‘think’ they should do, simply share your story. Your perspective is only valuable where it can provide insight to others’ current situations; on the other hand, it shouldn’t blur the vision of another.

There’s enough misinformation circulating through the air, don’t be another mouth out there polluting the senses of others with biased nonsense. Share your journey and the countless experiences you’ve survived throughout it. Make your values known. Show the human side of your being.

Know Your Value

How valuable are you? Far beyond any dollar amount, correct? Therefore, you can never run out of things to give, when you give of yourself. Material giving is not sustainable, despite how economically endowed one may be. So what skills, talents, or ideas do you bring to the land, to add greater value to those living upon it? That is your purpose my friend.

Either you’re here to take up space and over-consume everything you can get your hands on; or, you’re here to positively impact the world with your art form and give back to the planet from which you came. Only the latter will intrigue people to remember your name. I could debate forever and a day about how intellectual property carries far more weight than physical assets; but I’ll restrain myself from enjoying the short term satisfaction of being “right,” and end this paragraph with this: “Would you rather your father leave you his luxury house or teach you how to affordably build and maintain many?”

Sex Sells, & So Can You!

Okay, maybe not the best heading choice (I had to keep your eyes somehow, while I take over the world) … But seriously, get your mind out of the gutter, you’ve been watching too much internet. Where I’m getting at is: you need to task your brain daily with checking your gut — knowing what to do and actually doing it. Think of yourself as an intercontinental corporation with infinite funding — your capital being your creative ideas. Your customer is every living being on Planet Earth. They need something from your inner assembly lines every single day. What do you have to offer them?

Still have no clue? Well, let’s dig a bit deeper. If you knew that everyone in the world would see and desire (the demand for what you have to supply) everything you are able to create, what would you spend your time creating? Awesome! Create that!

Once you have your original creation, or the physical extension of what matters most to your soul, you have to decide on a fair monetary value for that intimate expression of yourself. Now, this is the tricky level of selling the value you have to offer to the world: you can’t undersell yourself, or you won’t survive; at the same time, it’s not fair to others to excessively overcharge. So, what’s a beneficial rate for both parties? This varies tremendously on both the value you vow to give and the lifestyle you wish to live.

First, calculate a certain savings that you must reach, for you and your family to be able to live comfortably from your “retirement” date to the time you’re 111 years old (or your guesstimated lifespan).

Ex. I’m 27 years old now, and “retire” at age 30. I plan to live to 111 years of age, so my savings needs to cover 81 years (111 minus 30) of “retirement” or 972 months (81 years times the 12 months in each year); but we’re going to round that figure up to 1,000 months, to keep it simple. Moreover, I believe my family and I would be able to live comfortably off of $3,000/month in savings (assuming real estate and reliable transportation are already secured assets). After multiplying my 1,000 months of future life to the $3,000/month of lifestyle expenditure, I’m presented with a $3,000,000 ($3 million) savings goal. 

Then, divide your savings goal by the number of months you’ll actively be on the front-lines of the workforce.

Ex. If I’m 27 and plan to “retire” by 30, that leaves me with 3 years to secure a $3 million savings — equating to a $1 million income per year, for the next 3 years. 

Now, add up all of your monthly expenses (including the new ones you plan to take on now or in the future) and subtract them by the monthly revenue you realistically plan to work relentlessly to reach.

Ex. Still sticking to our previous examples: Let’s say my monthly expenses add up to $3,000/month, and I need to make about $84,000/month (to surpass my $1 million income per year goal). That means, I have to make $87,000/month to reach my lofty financial goals. 

Once you’ve gotten your monthly income goal figured out, you now have to determine what value you have the ability to create; which will earn you that desired profit or net worth — this number will be different for everyone, for many unique reasons (it doesn’t mean that you or anyone else is a ‘bad’ person for wanting to live this one life, we know of, in a state of constant bliss and happiness).

Ex. Create a business which provides a value that is equal to or greater than your desired net profits. 

As I always say, “Everyone wants to make a million dollars, but how many are actually actively creating million dollar things?” It’s a great question to ask yourself while you’re questioning your current financial situation.

Where’s the Sale?!

Now that you have something to sell, your next two questions may be: where to sell it and who to sell it to? Wherever your largest fan base or audience resides is exactly where you need to start selling. Unfortunately, most social media sites are far more pleasure driven than business — and no one enjoys the company of the salesman at the party. But, do you know what is acceptable at the party? Introduce yourself and what you do, while you informally offer your business card (or website) — if they show the slightest bit of interest.

None of us like those semi-aggressive (or straight up maniacal) social media bloodhounds. On the other hand, we all love the idea of making a new great friend or being introduced to our next best everyday product — neither of which we should expect to blossom in a day. It’s very similar to finding a lover when you think about it. You don’t just drop your pants in public and start humping away at the legs of strangers. You have to introduce yourself and what you do; converse long enough to get to know one another and each other’s subsurface desires; and if those desires match, then you invite them back to your place and go in for the close! It’s not rocket science people.

If you’ve taken the time to focus on the highest quality you could possibly provide, sales may not be a problem for you. Your issues will lie within the maintenance of the streams of abundant income you’ve found. Your best should be reflected in your every creation, for as long as you’re creating. Every product is a piece of you and every hour of service is a large chunk of your invaluable time — look at these truths as such, and it’ll all be worth it.

Return the Favor

Fans make successful people. Without any attention being payed to your creations, the world would never know they exist. Successful people often forget this fact. Yes, you may be the exceptional one with the wide-array of skills, talents, and ideas; however, if no one cares enough to vote for your ascension among the masses with their likes, subscriptions, or dollars no one would ever know about your intangible assets. With that being said, show love where love is given.

The amazing thing is that it doesn’t necessarily have to be in the same form or value as was given to you. People who appreciate you as a person are often times just as grateful for your acknowledgement of their existence alone. Take note from the superstars who momentarily step down from their pedestals, to walk among the same grounds as you and I, in hopes of pulling those of us whom have diligently prepared our crafts up to greater heights.

Never forget where you came from; and if there is no love there, bring it! Inspire those whom are willing to listen; and aim to rejuvenate the hearts of the uninspired. Provide opportunities to those well prepared for them; and design systems to prepare the average student for legitimate opportunities. Leverage your attention; bring value to the world; and live the life you were meant to live, while showing others how to do the same.

I too am working on mastering these 7 steps — which I believe will lead to the life of complete freedom that I’m destined to live. Let’s continue to grow together!

#3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding. 

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There is no peak … only the Mountain. ~ Summer Body Workout Series

Summer is here! It’s time to make your body match the heat! Join Master Body Architect & Sponsored Fitness Model, JK, in the 1st session of showing you the way. It’s Get Fit Friday!

Life is a constant climb and I believe that there is no peak … only the mountain. Keep the intensity of your focus on your grip & footing. Never stop climbing!

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Why My Religion is the Best! ~ Deep Article

Why My Religion is the Best! by Joe Reid Kirby III


Check Your Ego at the Still Open Door

I’m sure your ego brought most of you here, in hopes that the best religion I speak of is the one that you belong to … Well, allow me to deflate that excitement from the jump, and not lead you on to reading the rest of my words simply because you assume that I’m referring to Christianity, The Nation of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, or any other religious entity. Although all of those religions contain timeless, inspirational stories of many of the wisest philosophies and practices of truth, my religion embodies all religions both known and unknown in the world.


My Religion is L_O_ & Here’s Why … 

So what is this all-encompassing religion of all religions I speak of? LOVE. It’s one of the most popular underlying topics of every holy book ever written. It’s the primary teaching from the lips of every beloved messiah or prophet. It is the reason I believe we exist!

Think about it … why are you here? Today. Why? Because you want to be! Because you like the refreshing flow of oxygen through your lungs. You enjoy the benefits of the beating heart in your chest. You’re thankful for being alive, even if you don’t know why sometimes. Don’t lie to yourself. You could remove yourself from this world today if you really wanted to. You have that power. Life was given to you and then put into your hands. You were infused with an abundant source of energy by your biological parents, but you do not even belong to them. You belong to you!


Do you believe in God?

“So if your religion is LOVE, do you still believe in God?” To me, God is LOVE. Man found it necessary to make God like himself; and so, gave LOVE a gender and a face. But oh how we have forgotten that LOVE is formless and omnipresent.

Many men were inspired to write the words of the greater power expressing itself effortlessly through them. That same Divine Energy, which spoke to them from within, is the exact same voice that LOVE chooses to communicate with each of us in — through our conscious (thoughts) and subconscious (memories/dreams) minds. You can hear it right now can’t you? The voice that guides your steps throughout the day. The sound that inspires your creativity. The inner language separate from our own. We only need our brains to send and receive frequencies from this higher power. Our hearts instinctively recognize the vibrations of what is right or wrong. Our mouths are only necessary in our lower levels of consciousness.


Talk to Your Self Lately?

No doubt, the men who’ve infamously penned the holy book of which you’ve dedicated your life to, were madly in LOVE with something or someone; and fearlessly shared their intercepted messages out of LOVE for that. However, those same messages which those men received back then, are still being relayed and responded to by each of us, every single day — whether you’re consciously aware of that fact or not.

You have a story to tell too, don’t you? You’re growing and evolving your understanding of the world and everything in it with each new birthday you’re blessed to celebrate. Right? Hopefully.

And here we are, with our life in our hands, waiting and hoping for someone greater than ourselves to come down from the heavens and save us from ourselves. Many of us never come to realize, even in an entire lifetime, that it is our Self which is greater than us.

Have you never had to get still for a moment and have a good, serious talk with your Self? Our highest Self descends down from the cotton clouds every waking hour, to assist our human flesh in any way it can. The problem is, we hardly ever entrust our Selves with that responsibility and truly allow it to step in to help.


Got Soul?

What is this higher Self I speak of? It’s your Soul — who you authentically are, beyond your family name, wildest human imaginations, and the identity or title you cast out in front of the world to disguise your Self. Your Soul is also as formless and immortal as its parents, LO & VE; and so, you will return to them, once you successfully crack the shell of human form.

The Soul is here to be, hence the ‘being’ behind the human. It watches from the darkness in your eyes and rests in the chambers of your heart. Once called upon, the Soul releases its intense energies through the glands of our endocrine system; to insure that we act accordingly, in order to fulfill our purpose in this form, before we shed our skins and fly back wiser than ever from whence we came — to the Source of All Love.


The Key to The Life

The key is to unlock the chambers of your heart with the bitting cuts of Self Awareness, to unleash the atomic energy of the Soul! Then, you will experience the beautiful life of actuality (enlightenment) and its frequently updated library of truths.

You will soon see that it is LOVE which connects every living being on this planet. It is the LOVE of anything which brings us together. Your best work (& cooking) will be created out of LOVE. You will feel the effects of LOVE from those who simply recognize your existence, and will be encouraged to share those sensations. Each of us make up equal parts of LOVE’s whole.


A World Without My Religion

Still not convinced that my religion is the best one for me? Imagine having everything in this world except LOVE … No LOVE for this. No LOVE for that. No one to LOVE. And no one to be LOVED by. Sounds like a pretty sad life, right?

Now, imagine a world without your religion … I’ll give you a second to ponder on that.

I choose to serve the highest known forces, and what could be any higher than LOVE? This is why I’m making my personal religion known to my peers and am inviting every Soul of which my words come into contact with to join me in practicing its life-altering disciplines — to LOVE and be LOVEABLE.


P.S. I respect all religious perspectives. Whatever makes someone a better human being, I’m all for it! What I’m not fond of is people pushing their limited perspectives on me. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to pray, praise, and preach in your own unique way. If your religion isn’t making you a better person however, I’d highly suggest looking within for your truths. Having a religion doesn’t make you a good person, nor does not having a religion make anyone a bad person. You were born with a warm heart and no instruction manual … the challenge is maintaining the hearts’ perfect temperature as you evoke the numerous emotions of your life’s experiences and write the notes of your song on the stars.

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 6/14/17


Manifesto: Inspire Unconditional Love.


Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

Self-Awareness is the New Cool ~ Poem

Self-Awareness is the New Cool by Joe Reid Kirby III

Unaware of our power,

We hold back …

Physically restrain ourselves,

Mentally detain ourselves,

Stuck …

In a web of lies you’ve told yourself,

Undersold yourself,

And you don’t need help …

Even with cuffs made of paper dollars locking your hands behind your back,

Still sitting silently on those hands even while you’re heavily under attack,

Life is wack …

When you haven’t fully awoken yet to see it …

You’re too ‘busy’ to notice the sunrises,

Too ‘tired’ to witness the sunsets,

And far too unaware of your true self to try & be it …

A stranger sets your schedule,

A leader tells you how to live,

Emotional marketing & clever advertisements sway you where to give …

The only ‘gifts’ you give upon yourself are doubt, envy, & insecurity,

Left only with enough strength & energy to defenselessly pelt …

Any heat above your ninety-eight point six and you tremendously melt,

Any degree below the Fahrenheit of your skin is excruciatingly felt,

Oh how cold the room temperature corps is once it loses its soul …

Returning forward,

To again be a part of the Whole …

Self-awareness being the beings most ultimate goal …

Happiness whether life is rockin’ or no longer on a roll,

Grateful whether you’re the greatest or great at keeping your family full,

Awareness of your surroundings is an infinite-function tool,

Awareness of your DNA will cause your heart to rule …

Awareness of Self …

Studies have shown …

Are the coolest of your said all-time cool!

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 6/10/17

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Word is Bond … Action is Truth | Conscious Awareness Insights ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 13

Who are you? Why are you here? Where are you going? Join me on my journey to the answers to all 3 of those questions, as I share my perspective and inner insights about life & everything in it.

The ultimate goal is to operate at my highest mental, physical, & spiritual capacity possible! 1 down, 2 to go. Click the SUBSCRIBE button on the GottaLoveKirby YouTube Channel: — to GROW with Joe!


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Balancing Happiness, Wealth Building, & Self Awareness (Season 2 Premiere) ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 12

Season 2 of The #3CupsOfJoe Show is upon us! Check out my visual illustration of HAPPINESS, WEALTH BUILDING, and SELF AWARENESS. Stay tuned for our upcoming Conscious Couples & Think Bank Series.

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