How Giving Back is An ANTIDOTE!

๐ŸŒŸย Find ways to give back to others.ย ๐ŸŒŸ
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Now this may sound a bit cheesy or common sense, but common sense isn’t common. Otherwise more of us would be using it.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰
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And not only is giving back “common sense”, it’s a powerful antidote for suffering. Yes, an antidote for suffering!ย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
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How so, Donald?ย ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ
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๐Ÿ“ย We gather new perspectives on our own suffering through other people’s. We see how our hopes and fears are similar to each others. We continue to realize we’re not alone in our pain.
๐Ÿ“ย When we focus on our problems, they magnify in our minds. The less we focus on our problems, the greater they shrink.
๐Ÿ“ย We forget that problems are a necessary part of life. Because without problems, we wouldn’t grow as people.
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I challenge you to give more back to others, even when you think you can’t. One thing I can assure you on…๐Ÿ‘‚
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โค๏ธย There’s never going to be a “perfect time” to do it.ย โค๏ธ
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This past weekend I had the privilege to give back and serve at another one of Tony Robbin’s Unleash the Power Within event for 15,000 participants! Add to that, I’ll also be serving at London’s event too next month!ย ๐Ÿ˜„
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The progress I’ve made the past few years I give a lot of credit to his work! The least I can do is give back and pay it forward.ย โค๏ธย #UPWLA2019

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Why You Should “Keep SMILING”!

Don’t have a reason to smile? When we feel like crap, we don’t need a reason either! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Ever heard the phrase: “Fake it until you make it”? There’s a lot of truth to that! ๐Ÿ‘
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When I was in elementary school, I was a kid with a vivid imagination. The playground at recess was a world of my creation! ๐Ÿคธ
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It was during the times I spent alone that this phrase came into play. I would imagine myself playing different movie characters, different scenarios, and different outcomes. One character in particular I loved playing was the action hero John McClane from the Die Hard movies. ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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Yes, I was probably a bit young to have watched those films at the time! ๐Ÿ˜
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Nevertheless, I loved playing movie characters like him: he was laid-back, confident, tough, strong, and pushed forward through the worst of situations! ๐Ÿ’ช
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For the short times I had at recess, I could become a different person, someone you wouldn’t recognize when I went back into the classroom. And I had fun every time I did it! It was mostly all in my head; the playground was merely the props! โค๏ธ
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So, in essence, the phrase “Fake it until you make it” is saying the same thing! I was using this principle on the playground and I didn’t even know I was at the time! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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๐ŸŒŸ Become the character you wish to play in your life. ๐ŸŒŸ
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“But that’s being fake, it’s not authentic Donald!” ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ
“That wasn’t you on the playground; you were just playing a movie character!” ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ
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I don’t see it that way. Think of it this way: the fact I had a desire and pleasure out of playing a person I “wasn’t” in my real life was showing me parts of myself I wasn’t even aware existed! It was uncovering parts of who I was which yearned for the spotlight. ๐Ÿ’ก
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It’s not to say we don’t have authentic qualities of ourselves. But it’s to challenge our own limiting beliefs about who we believe we are. If I didn’t enjoy playing the characters I acted out, I’d say it wasn’t part of my authentic self. But the fact is I did! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
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Perhaps what’s also “authentic” in you is just waiting to be awakened! ๐Ÿ™Œ
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๐ŸŒŸ Don’t use “being authentic” as an excuse to not discover what else you’re capable of becoming. ๐ŸŒŸ
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I promise you may surprise yourself! ๐Ÿ˜Š #TranscendLabels

 

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How to Give When You “CAN’T”! (PERSONAL)

Written January 26, 2019

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๐ŸŒŸย Give, even when you think you can’t.
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What do you do when you get fearful?
For many of us, we tend to fall back into our old habits, old patterns, old forms of security, even if they no longer serve us in the present moment.
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For a temporary state of emotion, we regress.ย ๐Ÿ”™
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For a lot of 2018, I admit there wasn’t a single day I didn’t have a financial stress cross my mind. I don’t say it for pity; I say it to be honest.ย ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ
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It’s hard for me to admit it, but I also hold my brand to be more authentic online than the ones who act like someone they’re not.ย ๐Ÿ‘
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I’m not really broke or poor (although I am in the lower digits). But it’s the lack of an uncertain future or what I fully want to create with my life where fear has gotten access to my emotional home to focus on the wrong things.ย ๐Ÿ˜จ
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There are definitely even moments of fear this year as I’ve made a goal to travel every single month to serve somewhere and learn in some way.ย ๐ŸŒŽ
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I’m so grateful I have the opportunity to help Crew another Tony Robbins event, to learn and to grow once again. While I know there is naivety to creating this goal, I also embrace the faith in continuing to give, even when I don’t think I can, that somehow some way it will pay off in a way I cannot foresee. I believe in Karma.ย ๐Ÿ’ซ
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How that will be I don’t know. But I simply believe, and so be it. Again, perhaps it’s simply naivety and it was for nothing. Perhaps something will indeed happen with my current focuses.ย ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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Whatever happens…I know I let myself live. I let myself feel alive. I did what I wanted to do fully. I made my life worth living. Remembering that overtakes any temporary fear. Remembering that makes me cry. How could one live a life more fully than that? To use the Greek word: Eudaimonia!ย โค๏ธ
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Regardless of how many times I’ve heard Tony’s content and quotes, I want to extend a quote that continues to resonate with me on my ongoing journey of personal growth: “Repetition is the mother of skill.”ย ๐Ÿ’ฌ
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The learning never stops, just as your potential for growth never stops. Thus, I continue on into the Uncertainty! I embrace every moment!ย ๐Ÿ’ช#BusinessMastery

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How Others Help Us Understand OURSEVLES!

Ever met someone you simply couldn’t get along with?ย ๐Ÿค”

Say you’re introduced to a new person. But as you get to know then, something about them just ‘rubs you the wrong way’ and you don’t like them. Ever had that feeling before?ย ๐Ÿ‘

There was once an online acquaintance I met. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but for some reason I just didn’t enjoy talking to him. In my perspective my ego was saying he was “overconfident” and “cocky”.ย ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

I felt this person was not someone I could see myself getting along with long-term…ย ๐Ÿ‘

There’s the quote: “Every problem introduces a person to himself.” At first it bothered me that I didn’t understand why I disliked this person. But then I thought about it in a different way:

๐ŸŒŸย “What does my dislike for this person say about ME?”ย ๐ŸŒŸ

After further thinking, I discovered this key nugget: He wasn’t in fact “overconfident” or “cocky”. That was only in my interpretation of his behavior. There were many others that didn’t see his words or actions like I did!ย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

โš ๏ธย In fact: What I rejected about him were things I actually reject within myself.ย โš ๏ธ

I have had fears in the past of my content online coming off as “overconfident” and “cocky”. In psychology, the term is called projection: I unconsciously attributed the things I fear about myself and claimed they were in another person!ย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

It’s why self awareness is so important! The more you become aware of yourself and how you function, the better you can help others in similar situations. Remember: It’s not just for Me, but We.ย ๐ŸŒŽ

The next time you feel the need to criticize another person, flip the criticism back at you. It doesn’t mean you’re wrong, but it’s so you can ask yourself what you can learn about yourself from these feelings.ย ๐Ÿ˜ย #TranscendLabels

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