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Read An Excerpt From DJ Khaled’s Book, The Keys

“They don’t want you to do 360s on a jet ski.”

October 28, 2016

DJ Khaled has a motivational book on the way, because of course that's happening. After a monster 2016, Khaled will close out the year by dropping The Keys via Random House affiliate Crown Archetype.

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Today he's shared the first preview of the book, an informative excerpt called "Stay Away From They." The chapter is one of several explaining key building blocks of Khaled's life philosophy, like "Don't Ever Play Yourself" and "Keep Two Rooms Cooking at the Same Time."

The excerpt is a deep dive into the concept of "They," who is, of course, anyone hating or standing in the way of your joy and success. From the man himself:

YOU HEAR ME SAYING “STAY AWAY FROM ‘THEY’” ALL THE TIME, BUT WHO ARE “THEY”? I’LL TELL YOU: “THEY” ARE THE ENEMY. “THEY” WANT TO KEEP THE KEYS HIDDEN AND BLOCK YOU FROM THE PATHWAY OF MORE SUCCESS, AND “THEY” WANT TO SEE YOU TO FAIL. I’VE SEEN “THEY” OUT THERE AND I’VE SEEN THEIR EVIL. IT MAKES “THEY” HAPPY WHEN YOU DON’T PROSPER AND “THEY” LAUGH AT YOUR PLANS TO MAKE YOURSELF BETTER AND GET AHEAD.

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“THEY” TRIED TO COUNT ME OUT. “THEY” TOLD ME I COULDN’T HAVE A HOUSE ON THE OCEAN, THAT I COULDN’T HAVE A GARDEN FILLED WITH ANGELS. “THEY” TOLD ME TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WHATEVER MY GOALS WERE I COULDN’T REACH THEM. AND I REMEMBER IT ALL—TWENTY YEARS OF DOUBT AND HATE. IF YOU’RE READING THIS AND EXPERIENCING DOUBT AND HATE RIGHT NOW, JUST REMEMBER I’VE GONE THROUGH ALL OF IT AND TRIUMPHED.

Read the full excerpt here, where you can also preorder before the book goes on sale November 22.

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