Christian Benjamin@christianbenjamin

Founder of @StoryMKTG
Curator of @LoveArtBrand
Partner in @Eighty5Cigars
Text “MondayMotivation” to 555888
Stay Inspired. ❤️

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This week’s #MondayMotivation I wrote is titled “Tell Me You Love Me.” Photo relevance is me + ❤️ = context lol.

Link in bio. #LoveMore


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“Every Heart Has a Story to Tell.” Swipe to follow along >>>
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What is a brand? My belief is that a brand isn’t a logo or design, but the true meaning behind what you stand for, represented in everything that you do.
This heart above has represented my work for 10+ years - but what does it mean?
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This heart isn’t a broken heart - it’s actually an icon of forever. My mother was born in December 26th (12/26), and the lines within the heart represent the hands on a clock if the time was 12:26. So the “broken” heart is really a symbol of life, passion & dreams.
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Story MKTG is my business. We are an agency that helps brands & influencers create social media campaigns that reach diverse, underrepresented audiences (think millennials/people of color, etc.)
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#MondayMotivation is a weekly email/text that I send out to everyone who needs a little boost to get started every week.
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LoveArt is an artist who loves other artists. It’s only purpose is to creates avenues that celebrate our creative minds. Any ideas?
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CB is me. Speaking. Writing. Working. Anything you need help with or want to know, just ask.
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No matter what I’m working on, if my heart is in it, you can believe that my passion will drive me to see it through.
Comment below, DM, email, call me
to #AskMeAnything 💔 - Let’s be GREAT!
#BrandYourself


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Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. #TrustTheProcess | Let’s work. ❤️


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One word so powerful, yet so forgotten. We speak it but rarely exude it. The one thing every human deserves but most people feel they lack. #Love | credit: #KendrickLamar


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They say that every human is an artist, and our main art is our story.

This story is called “How @WillSmith Saved My Mother’s Life.” - Enjoy.
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The year was 1997, and it was 2 a.m.
I woke up to some strange sound and sprinted upstairs to see what was going on.

My father was trying to console my mother, who was crying and laying on the ground, pleading for her life. I didn’t know what else to do, so I picked her up and carried her downstairs, whispering to her that everything would be ok.

My mother was having a severe stroke.

I had seen my mother in the hospital plenty of times before that, but this time was different. The doctors told my family that my mothers brain was scrambled from the stroke, she was paralyzed and would never walk again.

After half a summer in a rehab center, where she was incoherent and made no sense, my Dad insisted that God told him to bring his wife home, against all the Doctor's orders and even my own 15-year old objections.

He did it anyway. I spent my whole summer sitting on the couch watching BET & MTV with her all day, while she just stared into space, occasionally rambling incoherently.

One day, MTV premiered a brand new music video — it was titled “Just the Two of Us”, and it was a song Will Smith made about his son, @treysmith0011 (There was no @c.syresmith or @willowsmith around just yet.) Watching the video in silence, as usual, suddenly my mother pops up and says "Whoa - you didn't tell me Will Smith made a new song! This is good!" I stared at her like she was crazy. She got up, went to the kitchen, and started making us some food like everything was normal.
God is my witness, my mother was herself from that point forward.

That summer that she almost left us made me appreciate her more than words could ever explain. There are no secrets or dreams that I had left to share with her when she eventually passed some years later, because I made sure that I told her how much I loved her every single day.
Morals: Artists, follow your art, you never know whose life you can change. Treat everyone you love like it could be your last day together. And if God tells you to do something, do it.
#MyStory
#FollowYourArt


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You will always get the recognition you deserve once you will learn to get it from yourself. Your happiness isn’t contingent on the whims of others. As long as you do worthwhile things, you are a worthwhile person, and in turn you will receive all the self-approval that you hope for. #MondayMotivation
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Tag someone who doesn’t need to seek recognition from anyone else anymore because they’re already 🔥


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A collection of dope changemakers in one building with lessons that can inspire you for years to come. Good job @classy_org ✊🏿. | #collaborative18 #togetherwethrive


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Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God, so get motivated.
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Text “MondayMotivation” to 555888, and every Monday I will text you some motivation that hopefully can get your week started right. Let’s grow this family and reach greatness!
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#MondayMotivation #GodsPlan #ChaseGreatness #StayFlyWhileDoingIt


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Still Chocolate City. DC, 2018. | Masterful response by @mrtonylewisjr & @thespicesuite & Beautifully shot by @masterwilliams
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#CantEraseHistory #NeverHomeButAlwaysReppin #IamNotaTourist


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Practicing 🥊 technique. #SlowButSteady


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From baby to little lady 😍 #growinguptofast


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“So there’s a meal between breakfast and lunch you say...?” #BrunchVibes


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