My Life At A Weird Angle (MLAAWA)
By My Life At A Weird Angle
Ride with Lord Milan & hear about becoming a Lord, a quadriplegic, a designer, a Beta, a LEGEND. You'll be inspired, turned on and ready to kick life in the teeth with the Lord & his high-powered friends. https://www.liinks.co/lord.milan
Thanks for the lift
Many people have pushed me and my wheelchair, pushed me emotionally, pushed me spiritually and I wouldn't be this far at this fast without them.
May 19, 2022
Being uncommon is key to your true fulfillment.
April 28, 2022
Anchored to hope
We are all anchored to something. We could be depression or it could be joy. It could be hopeful or it could be doubtful. The anchor that holds us in place is up to us.
April 21, 2022
Going my own way meant going off script...going OFF course.
April 07, 2022
Catching up with myself about the last few weeks really. The mental building and the awareness realizations that are propelling me to new heights.
March 31, 2022
Nothing but a G thang
Connecting with the M.O.G.U.L. himself, Austin Baxter talking about fitness & bravery
March 25, 2022
Social media has the power to impact lives in such a positive way. To share a common struggle you feel like you're not alone which can make all the difference in the world. Success leaves clues and I'm all for leadership
March 24, 2022
Everything started with a question, what if? What if I could have the life I imagined in my head?
February 17, 2022
I'm dope and I do dope shit with my friends
A fulfilled life begins when saying yes to yourself. When you agree with God that you're important & valuable, amazing things are bound to happen.
January 20, 2022
Living on purpose has allowed me to persevere with confidence & peace. My latest decision, joining the diamond academy with Kathleen and Cameron has allowed me to quantum leap!
December 27, 2021
Problems are 🚫 the problem.
December 16, 2021
Elijah aka Tyse the Trainer and I chop it on C-Words: commitment, choices, calmness, credit, community, and more.
December 09, 2021
We Vibin Over Here
Growth happens quickly when you are in a receptive place, when your mind is open to new glory.
December 02, 2021
I WILL... Power
It all started with a phone call. The phone call based on a thought that I put out into the universe. To bring me the people that I needed to help quantum leap me into a new stratosphere financially. I'm super glad I took the call.
November 18, 2021
Turns out the cliche is true. Teamwork makes the dream work. It's important to believe but it's even more valuable and powerful to have a partner. Someone who agrees with you in order to go from oh no to oh YES.
October 28, 2021
In this episode, I catch up with Christy Teloh, Founder of Style Reform. We dive into our love of fashion, what it takes to create, and personal growth. You can find more about Christy and her business at: https://www.stylereform.fashion/
October 21, 2021
Motivation is not what you Need
Motivation is fleeting. Vision is permanent and power.
October 12, 2021
The fastest way to level up is to pivot from time to time. My guests and fraternity brother Julio does just that on a regular basis as well as listen to the prompts and guidance of his long time girlfriend.
August 30, 2021
While waiting for food I didn't expect to do it but I ended up reflecting on my college days and what it means to let things go. My glory days are not in the past but rather in each moment as I move forward. God takes us from Glory to Glory.
August 20, 2021
"You are what you choose to accept and what you refuse to give up." D.R.O.P.S. Ownership gives power and opportunity. It is a powerful tool to either build you up or to tear you down.
August 13, 2021
Well Equipped for a Time Such as This
I catch up with marketing genius, motivator and cancer butt kicker Senita Harris to talk about the benefits of perseverance, inspiring strangers and living with intention and purpose for a higher cause.
July 22, 2021
I Noticed Some Things
Cleaning the kitchen today just to clear my head from a design project My height and awareness kicked in thanks to the day one mindset and I realized a few things...
July 16, 2021
Going Big is Awesome
There's a freedom when you go big when you are living by the day when mindset. You can have the life as you see fit, and become who you know you can be without having to figure out how to do that. The master class is coming soon
July 08, 2021
Where it all Started
Who knew that the tears of a 14-year-old would be the catalyst of a great man. I take you back decades in order to see where this power originated.
June 17, 2021
Vivian and I talk about the new truths that we've gained after hardship. How our focus on our own personal betterment is the best way to give to ourselves and those around us in a more profound way.
June 10, 2021
Inspired to inspire
Starting my own master class has been a desire for mine I think for some time. Just recently all the dominoes are starting to fall very rapidly towards its creation. I have my first client and I'm super excited to see where she takes it.
June 03, 2021
Own Your Future
In order to own your future and create the world that you see fit, you must address and understand your past and your role in it. You must forgive and choose to forge a new life, a new version of yourself and that all starts in your mind.
May 27, 2021
Not too long ago God let me know that he was going to pull the rug from under me and make some big changes in my life. He was going to replace what we have with so much greater than we could imagine. He was going to give us the desires of our heart, my wife and I. It's so awesome, exciting and thrilling to be in this place.
May 15, 2021
Isolate in order to Manifest
These are the revelations I received after isolating myself, going for a stroll and opening my mind to new guidance.
May 13, 2021
Ready, Steady, GO
I catch up with another ambassador for FNX. We get to talk about life in Salt Lake, living life on both sides of the border, and what fitness does to you mentally when you keep going for such a long time.
May 06, 2021
They say, "youth is wasted on the young". I believe this is false. You are born with all the tools you'll ever need for happiness and success. The aspects of our child brains can be tapped into to create an amazing personal reality.
May 06, 2021
Faith, Finance, & Perception
Belief in yourself will open up doors that you never thought existed. Action will allow you to step through those doors and to see things you've never seen. On this episode I catch up with Zaanish Pirani, who was instrumental in building the brand Commonwealth and now is contributing to the success of Fintech in Medellín, Colombia. You can find more about my guest at the link below. https://www.linkedin.com/in/zaan-pirani-00819922
April 29, 2021
Peace is a big one
From time to time these episodes are about the benefits that I've gained from my injury. The time I've spent through introspection and just the relentless pursuit of God. Peace of mind is a big one.
April 15, 2021
An impactful conversation with my Uber driver at the New Orleans airport led to this conversation on my podcast. My guest is a lawyer, a public speaker, and a self-proclaimed heehaw man. On occasion, life gives you opportunities to enhance your bubble and to add a member to your tribe. This seemingly chance encounter was one of those moments. We catch up to talk about purpose, ripple effects and so much more.
April 01, 2021
The Training Camp
As new opportunities present themselves to me I am often confronted with a bit of concern and even fear. Knowing that the life that I really want is on the other side of that fear causes me to keep going and to find solutions. Having God on my side, and knowing that he wants me to win allows me to experience the clarity I need to move forward.
March 18, 2021
The Trouble with Always
When you think about always when it pertains to your life you have to be very careful. Having an always mindset will keep you in a box. People often say things like it's always been this way or that's the way it's always been done. My family has always struggled with money. These phrases are dangerous and we must get past them in order to achieve long-term success. Change and adaptability are key.
March 11, 2021
Lessons in Manhood
From time to time I give my son lessons in Manhood. While most of what it is to be a great man is understood through observation, I wanted to really hit home a few staples that will never change.
March 04, 2021
In this episode, we're talking about bridges. The ones you do with your body and the ones you build with the bodies and personalities of other people. Bridging has opened up my world and helped me to heal my body. Bridging has also opened up my mind and my heart to the fullness of life, the life that God has for me. What I once took for granted I have the utmost appreciation for and that goes for the people that I once took for granted as well. Knowing when to build bridges, knowing when to rebuild bridges, and knowing when to set bridges on fire are key.
February 22, 2021
Toyotas, Fires, and Fitness
I had the opportunity to talk about fitness and growth with another FNX ambassador, Helen. After a year of covid-19, she hasn't lost her dedication to herself and the firehouses she spends so much time in. It turns out, cliches are true, and "when you put effort in to yourself, you always win."
February 14, 2021
Certain people have a huge impact on your life. They work towards your betterment along side you. This episode is about one of those people.
February 04, 2021
I reflect on how far I've come as an entrepreneur and the grandson of Willis & Mabel Phelps Jr. From Conakry, Guinea to Kalamazoo, MI.
February 02, 2021
I decided to be healthier for me
I had the privilege of catching up with one of the owners of West Main Nutrition here in Kalamazoo. We talked about the benefits of making healthy choices and how overcoming difficult situations is The New normal when you're living an entrepreneur life.
January 28, 2021
No distractions over Here
After 20 years of my injury I'm realizing just how many benefits that I've gained because of it. The ability to not be distracted and to stay focused on my path to success no matter what I'm doing, has been one of those strengths. This is the how in the why, the what and the win.
January 24, 2021
I spend time on the word realization and what it means to me. How it's opened up my world and allowed me to change my personal reality. Being aware of myself and my abilities is one of my greatest gifts from above and from within.
December 31, 2020
Selena and I catch up for the first time and assess how much we've grown and how examining ourselves helped us to discover our unique path for success.
December 18, 2020
Beard butter, body wash and Self-talk
This morning's conversation with myself started with a bit of self-care. It quickly progressed into something much more substantial.
December 11, 2020
Focus on the What
Ray & I you talk about how the pain and recovery have shaped us. Knowing what we wanted ultimately was the key to keeping us going. Turns out the cliche about perseverance paying off is true. We're better for all the challenges and all the difficulties. So are you.
December 06, 2020
Take a Look Inside
On this episode I'm going through one of the drops in my book that says your dreams came from you so don't look to someone else to complete them. Far too often we're looking outside of ourselves to someone else in order to accomplish what we know is ours. Our ideas and dreams are inside of us in our imaginations and it's up to us to put in the work to realize them.
November 13, 2020
As I have built my life after my SCI, I'm very mindful of who and what I attract into my life. The FNX fitness brand has expanded my wellness circle & given the supplements I need to become the best I can be. Hear how & why I'm an Ambassador and the value it's added to my world.
November 04, 2020
Notice More to Live More
I'm recounting my day yesterday and the mental journey that I went on. Reminding you that each day is meant to be a renewal of your mind. Reminding you that, to think what you want to think despite your circumstances is being a mastermind. You can't nor should you try to change other people. Your focus should be on changing yourself, noticing the things in your own life & the way you think about them. That way is the best way to affect change for the better. https://www.liinks.co/lord.milan
September 30, 2020
I had the honor of speaking with the Founder of Right Cross Athletics. We hear the story behind the brand & swap inspirational stories & insights. https://rightcrossathletics.com/
September 18, 2020
I do a deep dive into the cure for laziness. The cure to getting what you want out of yourself and out of life. The importance of self-talk, decisions, and actions go hand in hand. Enjoy.
September 10, 2020
Oh, it's everywhere
Bias can be a simple literary trick or it can be the first step in a series of detrimental elements of a person's life. Knowing this, my faith can never be based on the circumstances that surround me but rather on the fielty of God
August 20, 2020
A quick 20min is all you need to self-talk your way towards the next step. Or at least you'll be able to calm your nerves a bit enough to step out of God's way. I mention my clothing brand DDH Apparel Co. as I'm struggling with what to do about its growth. Turns out giving advice is a lot easier than receiving it.
August 13, 2020
Back Where We Began
While sitting down to come up with a "good" idea for an episode it hit me, why? Why am I trying to get listeners or even likes? In the 40th episode, I get back to the essence of this podcast, My Life at a Weird Angle.
August 06, 2020
Heck yeah, I'm going
I catch up with a friend of the family to talk about her trip to South Africa. As a Black American, a Black woman, using a passport to go to the Motherland sets Amber apart from many of her counterparts. Travel is a great way to see new things & explore new places not just externally but internally as well.
July 30, 2020
From our Family to Yours
We go into the realities of Black America through the family stories of Rosalind Pierce. Turns out there's hope overall when you have a strong base.
July 08, 2020
Esse Quam Videri
Esse Quam Videri: to be rather than to pretend. The truth is, we all pretend to be or not to be something from time to time. However, it's those of us brave souls that refuse to live a version of ourselves that isn't true. Being means honest expression. This can be difficult however and the opposition is sure to come. Like it says in D.R.O.P.S., "happiness is a reflection of an honest you".
June 18, 2020
Do'nah Ollila enlightens while sharing her journey of loving more & staying connected to Spirit. Then, we speak on celebrating the long legacy of Black women.
May 21, 2020
Being Different can Make all the Difference
I had a chance to catch up with my father, a driving force in my life. We talked about the different choices he has made that have shaped who he has become. "Different, can make all the difference", is a quote by Lord Milan L'Oiseau.
May 06, 2020
My fraternity brother Rudy, and I talk about some of our favorite F-Words including: faith, fight, fatherhood, & fitness.
May 03, 2020
Table for 5
In this episode, I'm joined by my brother RaShaun bird, the Area Director of Applebee's Midwest. We talk about what it means to be in the game for so long, fatherhood, and the desire for more.
April 16, 2020
Longevity & Growth
We dive into manhood with the founder of Vision Builders Contracting, my mentor, Jeff Sims. He is a husband, father, and part-time philosopher. Definitely one of Detroit's finest but most of all, my friend. The world is enriched by him.
April 14, 2020
A firefighter with an ear for success
Keith Pro, the founder of Indie Source Guru shares his journey to success and how we all should just get started already
April 08, 2020
Rise as One
Joe Shirmer, founder of the Rise as One movement enlightens & motivates on this episode. This is the right podcast at the right time. Check out his book by the same name, Rise as One at the link below. https://www.amazon.com/Rise-As-One-Spiritual-Awakening/dp/1099494052/ref=sr_1_1?crid=5SQ47QGZ3ZBD&dchild=1&keywords=rise+as+one&qid=1586050689&sprefix=rise+as+%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-1
April 07, 2020
The amazing Minister Onleilove Alston joins me to talk about the importance of self-discovery, telling your own story & finding healing after the trauma.
March 31, 2020
Austere man with a Renaissance Mind
I catch up with my fraternity brother Maximo & we dive right into life's most intriguing topics.
March 27, 2020
The Witching Hour
A bit of positive Self-talk. Quiet was the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
March 12, 2020
You Can Run...but you Probably Shouldn't
Exerts from my convo with the phenomenal life coach, Detra Carter.
March 05, 2020
BTS with Lord Milán. Autobiography interview.
February 27, 2020
It Looks Sketchy, but It's Fine
In this episode I talked about the mental health Journey pursuing my master's degree. What it took for me to get to graduation and the support system that made it possible
December 22, 2019
Inspired to Inspire
After a convo with my wife & a cup of Colombian café, amazing words came pouring out.
December 05, 2019
In this episode I talk about the New in my life. Being a father, being a husband, being a master's graduate. The things that are coming after those titles become a part of who I am.
November 08, 2019
The ability to realize. Bringing things from what's in your head to the tangible world is a useful skill in having a full and successful life. I talked about the latest things to be realized in my life and the benefits of the DAY1 PHILOSOPHY. @dailydrops365
October 07, 2019
Value comes from God's yes & my gratitude.
August 23, 2019
I'm joined in the studio by the founder of the MLKtee-Rob Zeigler, straight from Birmingham, Alabama. We talk motivation and inspiration, purpose and fighting for the bigger cause.
August 13, 2019
Ability Really Comes Down to Personal Investment
Knowing that your abilities can grow exponentially just by being selfishly invested in you has made all the difference in the world, in my life.
August 12, 2019
Chopping it up in the studio with @lexonthekeys the most influential producer around. You probably heard his work and didn't even know it. Soon enough you'll see his name everywhere.
August 02, 2019
As my life expands it is much more easy to see the results of my belief. Being a creator of my world, a co-creator with God is the most empowering reality I've ever experienced.
July 25, 2019
The Right Way
In this episode you'll hear about my way of dealing with negativity whether that be from myself or from those around me. Also I'll tell you about my manifesting skills.
July 15, 2019
So often we get focused on the big picture of things. The things we see down the line. Those things often seem so far-fetched it convinces us that we cannot achieve those things. However if you do the things that are within reach, the things on day one, then you will have the things you see down the line when it is time.
July 06, 2019
Going About Doing Good
It turns out late nights aren't just for drinking but realizations and reflection. I noticed that my brand for myself and for my work is to go about doing good. I walk you through my fourth Etsy store setup, my impact on the world and my peace with my pain.
June 23, 2019
Today's not the day to quit!
12hrs of work followed by preworkout prep & mental health. #persévère
June 18, 2019
Doña Design House. www.femaleleader.store
In this episode I talk about what inspired me to start my women's empowerment brand. The woman that became my muse, my frustrations on what I saw, and my ability to overcome it are all explored. Thank you to all the women in my life whom supported and guided me to this point.
May 29, 2019
Yes, I noticed. And I'm excited.
Accentuating the fine points & the dope shit that is my life. Tattoos, business, belief, & mad strength. A real Rocky story.
May 20, 2019
In this episode I dive deeper into the name MLAAWA which is the acronym for My Life at a Weird Angle. I was hoping after a little bit of research, that I would turn up something interesting with that word rather than something weird or unuseful. Once again God exceeded my expectations and the definition behind MLAAWA was even more than I could imagine. Proof that following my prompts is the best way to live.
April 25, 2019
In this episode you will hear about the inspiration behind my best-selling book. Not your typical read, this book starts on DAY 1 and never changes. Because we are made of mostly water we can only change one drop at a time.
April 07, 2019
In this episode you'll hear about the adventurous year I lived as a 25 year old. Going from college parties to teaching second grade. From there it's off to Miami for cops, fashion, and Barack Obama! Enjoy.
March 28, 2019
Greek, Now or Never
In this episode, I tell of my becoming Greek, a Brother of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity Inc. I was 22 and had only a good feeling and a whole lot of anxiousness. Becoming a being a Beta has been one of my greatest decisions as an adult. LAMBDA BETAS....COAST 2 COAST!!
March 21, 2019
In this episode I recount my time living in Tampa, Florida at the International Academy of Design and Technology, when I was 20 years old . During that time many Extraneous circumstances happened, from a hurricane, to meeting a psychic, to having a DJ for a roommate and a Puerto Rican girlfriend from Grand Rapids, Michigan . Things were on their own path when I was living in Tampa and I think that is the Tampa way. Anyone who's lived there for any short or long period of time can relate to the uniqueness Of the West side of Florida . Hope you enjoy this most unbelievable True story.
March 05, 2019
No, you're weird
In this episode, I talk about the origin of the word 'weird' and how it relates to your destiny. The weird things in my life allow me to live the truest version of myself.
February 15, 2019
I gotta get outta here
With special guest, Mama Bird, we recount our spur of the moment trip to Puerto Rico. The 4 day trip was chalk full of feather costumes, mispronunciations and Barralitos rum!
February 06, 2019
Pain at night 🌙
"It's easiest to hear, when you're listening." This bonus episode happened at 5 a.m. It seemed like the words were just pouring out of me so I grabbed my phone and pressed record. The God within me was speaking , and my answer is I trust you.
February 03, 2019
A 1 inch Difference
In this episode I recount my spinal cord injury along with how I came up with the podcast title. Also, I talk about my Lordship. Get to know me and leave me a message on the podcast.
January 30, 2019