Wednesday, 3 October 2018


I did a poll on Instagram asking you guys what should my next blog post be, "What's On My Smartphone or Cute DIY Notebooks?", and  67% of you went for DIY notebooks! Here at Based On You we keep our promises. So without further ado let's see how to make the notebook below!

You will need~
Colored Pencils
Clear Scotch Tape
Lined paper or White Construction Paper
Print Out Of Cartoon Stickers (You can find them on the Pinterest App)

P.S. Sorry for the long wait. Enjoy!

Monday, 16 October 2017


I was going to make a video concerning this topic but my laptop isn't cooperating with me. Hopefully, I'll get it repaired so I could do more vlogging instead of blogging, because "ain't nobody be into reading all the time!". So let's find out what the old jail cell didn't manage to teach me aye!

1. Getting a Job isn't going to be as easy as you think.

So you are academically qualified. You have miraculously managed to scrap up a G.P.A of 3.00 or over and you graduated on honors. You've got your high school diploma, your resume is on fleek & you have some job and volunteering experience. You will definitely get the job! Right? Wrong! Despite you having all the qualifications needed for that cute little office job you've always wanted with the beautiful view of the city, chances are, you still might not get it. The only thing you will get however, is a soft smile with a simple, "we'll call you". And let's be honest, you and I both know they're not going to call you.

2. It's Not About What You Know, It's About Who You Know.

If you were one of those brainiac students who sat at the front of the class, knew all the answers to every question & grades looked like they were allergic to the other 25 letters of the alphabet because all you ever got were A's--but you weren't the most socialable person out of the bunch--you might want to break out of that "shy factor". After turning in my resume to what felt like thousands of businesses, I learnt that despite me meeting all of the qualifications, I still wasn't hired until someone that knew me got me the job. Yup! That's life for ya.

3. You'll Start Feeling Worthless

After you leave high school you will basically have two options. You can either enter the work force or start college. I chose working first and then the whole schooling process for financial reasons.  Here's where the worthlessness comes in. You can't get a job no matter how much effort you put into getting one. What's worst is hearing your friends talk about their jobs. My remedy for this is to always keep busy. Even after handing out a million copies of your resume, still keep searching, don't be content with knowing you've handed out a few and sit at home with your legs crossed with the mindset that they'll actually "call you". While waiting try doing volunteer work. That was the only thing that kept me going while I was desperately seeking employment.

4. You'll Have To Settle For Something

In high school I had this teacher that spoke poorly about people who worked at fast food franchises. There's nothing wrong with that! You have to start off from somewhere. If these businesses keep giving you false hope, lose the pride and start working somewhere that you know will hire you. Then, with the money you make from that job, you can work on advancing yourself and maybe start your own business. Look at it this way, you need money to get you places.

5. To Be Honest With Ourselves

High School feeds you this dream about leaving school & immediately starting college. To make things sound even glamourous they throw in the words, 'scholarship' or 'financial aid'. Realistically, after all the echantment of living on campus, hype college activities, (*cough* cute boys *cough*), being away from your parents & annoying little siblings is over, these students on said scholarships or financial aid struggle to stay on these supposedly beneficial and life changing programs. All they do is bring debt & stress, especially when you don't have the pocket money to pay for it when you're not able to meet the requirements to stay on them. That's why I encourage youths to evaluate their circumstances first, count the costs, and then carry out your desire to obtain a college education in order achieve whatever you aspire to do.

High school wasn't all bad for me, however, I only wished it taught & trained us young people to be more like entrepreneurs rather than employees. I guess that's what college is for? I really hope you enjoyed this mini article. If you did share it with friends, and leave your input below in the comments. Until next time, yours truly, Tye!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Success Takes Time

We all have those days when we sit down and contemplate on our lives, and how we can improve it. Whether it's on our personality, education, or ways we can increase our finances. Soon, after careful thinking and planning, we finally decide to take the step in making our aspirations become a reality. We work hard, day after day,  with hopes that at the end of it all, our hard work and determination finally pays off. But sadly, we are hit with the disappointing news that we did not reach our goal. The world would tell you, "push yourself even harder and for sure you'll make it", but I say to you, " take your time, because true success takes time".

Do not be discouraged if your plan doesn't turn out to be a triumph after weeks, months, or maybe even years. Keep trying and never give up, because the more you try the better you'll get at doing whatever you do without even realizing it, but others will, and you would surely be surprised by the outcome.
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Do not overwork yourself. Although it is vital for you to keep chasing whatever you want in life, that doesn't mean you should harm yourself in the process. Overworking can cause serious health issues and might damage an important organ, the brain. Take breaks every now and again, and then jump back on the bandwagon

In the main-time, look for ways you can improve yourself. Learn new things in harmony with your goal, for example, watching videos, or reading articles. This way you'll be able to put whatever new information you have learnt into what you aspire to do!

And that's it! I really hope you enjoyed this and maybe you'll be able to apply some of the given tips in your lives. Remember, success takes time, but that doesn't mean you should waste time. Go after the things you want in life, but please let it be something good and never loose who you are in the process. Feel free to hit the Google Plus button down below, share, comment, and follow if you wish. Until next time, yours truly, Tye!