Start Livin Life: 6 Must Watch Videos

It’s A Fact. Too Many Of Us Are Just Surviving.

How Do We Break That Cycle and Start Livin Life?

(Hint: The Answer is Doing Something You’re Into ;))

Watch these videos to get jumpstarted.

Let’s get this party started, with Jason Silva – Awe.

When we talk about Livin That Life, we’re talkin about the type of life filled with Awe. Awe-some-ness. We all want our lives to be Awesome! But what is Awe, and why do we crave it so much?

“Awe is that pure ecstatic connection we feel to wonder and infinite ecstasy… a bursting of the senses…. a feeling of radiant pure aliveness… being completely ravished emotionally.”

The problem with humans, says Jason Silva, is our tendency to fall into mental habits.

“Once we fall into a comfort zone, we rarely step out of that comfort zone.”

But the consequence of that, is a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation.

“Over stimulation to the same kind of thing, the same stimuli over and over again, renders said stimuli invisible. Your brain has mapped it in it’s own head, and you no longer have to be engaged by that. You have eyes that see not, ears that hear not, and hearts that neither feel nor understand.”

Personally, I can’t stand doing the same thing day after day. I get bored very easily. My body needs awe. I feel it. That’s what Livin That Life is all about. This video will get your senses electrified… Give you a little feeling of that awe that we are after.  Hopefully it reminds you to keep chasing awesomeness.  The world is really infinitely awesome and incomprehensible.  This is a constant reminder to remember what’s really important. This video will jumpstart your imagination and get you realizing what’s really possible. Watch all of Jason Silva’s videos for that matter, they’re called Shots of Awe… This one should have 20 million views in my opinion, so be sure to share this page!

 

Eugene Hennie – How to find your passion.  

Break free. Remember what you loved doing as a kid? Your imagination was running wild.  It still is, but it’s just suppressed because we ‘think’ we’re not supposed to act like kids anymore.Don't grow up it's a trap Go do awesome stuff.  Become an entrepreneur and make a sustainable business out of it.  With the power of the internet, its easier than ever.  What I think the quote to the right really means is, don’t get trapped in the system of hedonic adaptation that we just learned about, but what I really take from it is this: You should grow and mature and evolve and constantly learn and get smarter always, but, DON’T FORGET THAT YOUR INNER-CHILD NEVER GOES AWAY. That inner creative imagination and endless awe. A child’s mind is open, so wonder and awe can flow in.  Get goofy people!

 

How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes: Adam Leipzig – A MUST VIEW.

At his high school reunion, he found that 80% of people were not satisfied, with their lives! With their LIVES?! That should definitely catch a young person’s attention.  He goes on to say that the 20%  – the happy ones – ALL had something very simple in common –  who they are and what they do is defined by how they help other people.

 

Sell Your Crap. Pay Your Debt. Do What You Love.:  Adam Baker.

He realized after his first kid that his life had boiled down to just having stuffWhat to upgrade next? The kitchen table or the couch? The refrigerator or the TV? I don’t know about you, but these kind of stories FREAK. ME. OUT. lol. I think my biggest fear is getting stuck in a life of boredom and pointlessness. But the awesome thing is, Adam realized the scripted path his life was going down, and he said F-ck it.  He did what most people won’t and decided to leave it all behind and taking my wife and 1-year old kid around the world. He did it. Very inspiring, and a reminder to young and old people alike to not forget about what really matters.

 

Extreme Lifestyle Experiments: Colin Wright.

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“Identify the perfect lifestyle, then work backwards from that.”

I really fucc wit this guy. His financial plan was very similar to mine after college.  Work hard and fast, make a million bucks, then… BOUNCE! Long story short, he realized that he should just bounce anyway, and outsource and virtualize his business so it could be run it from his laptop. This video confirmed by inkling that I should just bounce and start traveling as well, before I get rich, and build an online business that can be ran from anywhere.

For Colin, the simple idea of carrying a camera wherever he went sparked the creative and inspirational chain reaction that led him to live the crazy awesome lifestyle he lives today.

I had been dreaming of the idea of the lifestyle experiment for a long time, I just didn’t know it – the life of constant change awe and excitement and new emersion experiences, meeting new friends around the world – all while CREATING awesome stuff at the same time.  This is what I was after.  Gain as many new perspectives on the world as possible, and make cool shit about it.  After all, this world is the most amazing one we know of ;-) .. In fact, I truly believe that as Earthlings, alien inhabitants of a superstable heavenworld, it is our duty as life-beings to explore every last corner of it. It’s that special. A true miracle that it even exists. This guy gets it.

How to conduct your Extreme Lifestyle Experiment:

  1. Identify – The problem. The thing that is actually causing you the most drama.
  2. Plan – Visualize your exact perfect lifestyle, and trace the steps back to where you are now. (Could be an infrastructure change, like making your business runnable from a laptop, a skill you need to learn, a person you need to meet, place you want to go etc.)
  3. Rules – Decide something creative to do every day, and choose how long the experiment will last, so you know you’re not stuck in it forever, making it easier to jump into.
  4. Jump – The most difficult of all. Just freakin’ do it. 

“Everybody should do this, because if you’re not looking at life through multiple standpoints, and then making changes, you’re insane.” – Colin Wright

 

My Wakeup Call: Ikenna Azuike.

Yet another awesome ‘break-free’ success story. He woke up to the realization that what he was conditioned to do, wasn’t his passion. The key: he did something about it.  Ikenna was living like this picture: on a treadmill.

the corporate hamster wheel rat race. we're all been there. let's not lose sight of what's really important!

He realized that law just wasn’t his passion.  The key was he actually did something about it. He quit and got online. Traveled. Started making videos about his passion.  Amen to you, brotha. We’re right behind ya.

Again, he had a great job.  He admits, sometimes its so tempting just just call it, ‘all good’.  Great salary, pension, benefits, all that. But the reality is, and I can relate to this in my corporate experience, is that corporations are designed to pay you just enough that you won’t leave, and not too much that you slack off, always leaving higher salaries on the table for you to chase after.

Obviously, this strategy has worked for ages, leading to more productive workers and less turnover.  Its just smart business, for the owner.  But for the worker, that comfort of guaranteed pay and benefits  can be dangerous because its temping enough to settle for.  To settle for a good lifestyle, instead of a great one.  The adventurous one we dream of.

Better to live an unstable life doing what you think is dope, than an elegantly paved one where you wake up each morning to do something you’d rather not do.  Simple concept, but it’s difficult to figure out the financial side of it, because its not easy to make money doing whatever it is that you think is dope… at first.  Ikenna hit it on the head. Thank you for that.

The first thing you should do if you feel like breaking free, is to start writing about it. Yes, start a blog. Get on YouTube and search for people doing what you are trying to get into.  Follow them. Don’t know how to start a blog? I didn’t either, and a friend told me about this online blogging academy, and how it got him into writing. I signed up for it, and I definitely wouldn’t be writing this if I hadn’t.  The videos really inspire you to write about your passions. It works wonders.

Writing about where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re trying to go, realllly is a healthy thing.  For the mind, the soul, and the wallet. Yes, the wallet.  Because these videos won’t just teach you to write, but they teach you the skill of Internet Marketing.  No matter what you do, or where you’re trying to be, it is IMMENSELY valuable to know how to get yourself,  your cause, and your brand out to the world in a captivating way.  Market to the internet. Where billions of people hang out.

This was the first giant step for me. Because I have been a direct sales person for a long time, but it hit me, if I can get people to buy stuff from me Online,  that creates FREEDOM. Freedom to work when I want, and most importantly, where I want. Not chained to a regular schedule or an office – the WORLD is my office. That was a very powerful idea to me when I first joined internet marketing school.

I knew I wanted to travel as a lifestyle, but I didn’t pursue it because I didn’t know how to work virtually.  Four billion more people will come on the internet in the next ten years, and I’m very excited to start building a brand, online, around my passions – shooting videos, writing blogs, getting creative, interviewing inspirational people, entertaining the masses – getting my word out there through paid advertising, search engines and organic virality, to sustain a lifestyle of exploration and fun, that runs on my terms.  

If you feel me, and would like to get in the game, and learn with us how to create sustainable cash-flow businesses on the internet, click on my link in the Start A Blog page, opt-in, sign up, and watch the videos. That’s all I did. It teaches you how to make online affiliate commissions right away. 

Then you can start building your online portfolio of posts around what you’re trying to do. Tip: start emailing other bloggers who are into the same thing and comment on their blogs just to say that you are getting started and staying tuned. They love that stuff. Then once you have a little blog goin, you can bounce off ideas.  It’s all about reaching out randomly, though organically, and building connections.

Hey, the first step to building a world-class presence online is to get inspired and moved to get online (aka get on your damn computer), and start shaking things up, and it worked on me. [get online rant over].  Now watch Ikenna’s video.

 

 YOU HAVE A CHOICE _ STOP PRETENDING  YOU DONT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJw5WSKGQr4

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~Here’s to a life of abundance, awesomeness, and FUN.

-PLieZdaGod

Why You Should Be Aware You’re BIRGing Right Now

Have you heard of BIRGing? My friend Masih (follow) just made a post on Facebook about the extent of Seahawks bandwagoners leading up to the Super Bowl. (By the way, it truly is amazing how much Seahawks paraphernalia you see when you go outside in Seattle right now). I’ve never seen anything like it before.

“Games and sports are a phenomenal way to feel the rewards we need, without all the unknowns of life” – Vsauce

Today ‘Blue Friday’ before the Super Bowl, and I feel like every other person and car in the entire greater Seattle area is repping hawks right now. Pretty amazing, and cool indeed, because football is awesome, right? And we should show pride for the success of our local tribe, right? Yes, it makes sense why we would want to be a part of something great, but the psychology goes deeper than rap.

A couple years ago, my mentor told me to ‘not let the Mariners become your life’. At the time, I knew what he meant. He’d seen it, I’d seen it, but I never realized the extent of it. Last March, I heard about the term BIRGing, thanks to Vsauce education [watch video above about Why Do We Play Games? Talks about BIRGing at 10:00]. Basking In Reflected Glory. It’s when we claim to be part of something that is great, when really we have no direct connection on why it is great in the first place. BIRGing is a regular part of everyday life, we all BIRG, and it makes sense why we would want to bask in the glory around us whenever we can, because every body wants to feel that feeling of being great.

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But, like anything, when not used responsibly and in moderation, it can be dangerous. Why? Well, the psychology goes deep. In short (I have to get to happy hour here..), when one associates themselves so strongly with the BIRGing group, it starts to become part of their identity. To the extreme, that the BIRGer may forget to do anything significant with their life because they have virtually lived their successes and failures through the BIRGing group. We’ve all seen it. For example, that one guy where the Mariners is his life. He lives and breathes Mariners, thru the good and bad years. Difference between the Mariners and the Seahawks right now is nobody wants to rep the mariners because they’re losers, and EVERYBODY wants to rep the Seahawks, cuz they’re winners.

It feels good to win. And that’s what we’re after when we dress in blue today. (Y’all caught me wearing my hawks polo writing this, which, for the record, I only bought to wear for door to-door selling, because so much BIRGing was going on I had to, even early in the season.. not to say I don’t totally feel the blue glory on me right now;).

We just want to feel GOOD. Thats all. It’s like a drug. A crutch. We all have our own crutches, and I’ll admit, I have my own that could potentially be dangeruss if not kept in check, but y’all get my point (and I just like talking about psychology).

Let’s just be reminded that we are actually basking, in reflected, glory. I’ve seen it countless times as a subconscious excuse for people to give up on their own dreams. Let’s not be that guy. Let’s go out and win our own Super Bowls in life. Winning my Super Bowl means achieving financial freedom, doing what I want, when I want, where I want. [making money selling stuff online?] That’s my dream. But I have to remind myself of it all the time. And you should to.

~here’s to living THAT LIFE, YOUR LIFE, gloriously.

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What it means to ‘Live the Life of a Rock Star’ Pt.1

What it means to ‘Live the Life of a Rock Star’ Pt.1

I think we all want to live like a rock star in some way, deep down.

But what do we really mean when we say ‘Live the Iife of a rock star?’ What are those feelings that we associate with that lifestyle?

Excitement – music stars live exciting lives because there are always new creations to promote and perform… There is never boring monotonous repetition. It’s always a new vibe. And when something you create is pleasuring other people, that’s exciting. We want to make others feel good, and receive recognition for it as well. There’s no better feeling than making someone else feel good.

Fun – When you’re with people who are sharing the same excitement and passions with you, that’s fun.

Freedom – We typically view rockstars as touring around the country and the world. They are not tied down to one job location or household. Their love is spread around the world, experiencing different people and cultures. Free to roam. No chains attached.

Love –  music is something we like because it just makes us feel good. It brings us together to feel good together. Therefore, rock stars are living out of pure love. Pure passion. We want to love others, and we want to feel loved.

This exciting and free life filled with love and fun stuff… Adventure… Art… Creativity… Evolution… Friendships… I think we all want to live it deep down… But everyone doesn’t live like a rockstar.. Somewhere along the way, something happened.  What happened?

Please comment and Share! 🙂

~Here’s to all of us living like rockstars

–>And Remember, ‘Everything is you, and You are Everything’

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Why NFL Players Go Broke, + My Broke Story

Why NFL players go BROKE, & PHILO$OPHY of Ca$h Flow

Have you ever been so broke it’s hard to breathe?

I remember one of my lowest days..  One I will remember forever. But the crazy thing is, I actually enjoyed it.


I had 3 one-dollar bills in my wallet, $3.29 in my checking account and $0.01 in my savings. Ya! One cent! Haha!

Oh yeah. And I had NO gas in my car.

I needed to drive to Seattle to take my exam at 8:30.  With $6 to my name, I had to plan this out. I drove out of my apartment building which was luckily virtually touching a chevron, ran inside and the dude driving the BMW (me) hands over three one-dollar bills.

‘Um, three dollars, of gas, on that one, over there. Um, ya, there. Please. Thanks.’

Who gets 3 dollars of gas? She probably thought I stole the whip. I just realized that I avoided eye contact. Funny how that works. It was kind of embarrassing.

So I made it accross the toll bridge to seattle (the toll had been leaving me voicemails saying they are unable to charge my account for a while aka pay me nuhkkah!). Now I need to pay for muhfuggin parking. Fucking PARKING! How long is my exam? It was a 3-hour exam and parking was $1.50 per hour. Fuckit I guess I’m paying for just two. I inserted my debit card and held my breath as I waited to approve my account with $3.29 in it. I could’ve been fucked here. A parking ticket would put be overboard, and if I had to drive around the block in busy ass confusing ass downtown seattle to look for another spot I would miss the exam and have to pay another god damn $138 bucks to retake it… APPROVED. I now had 30¢ to my name. Three dimes. Too funny. I’ll never look at three dimes the same again 😉

So Somehow I passed the exam when I was sure I would fail, so that made me feel like the universe was on my side. (I literally walked out of the testing room prepared to be back – I was positive I didn’t pass – but I did).

Crazy emotions. 😋

 

So I’m the brokest I’ve ever been since my mom opened me a kids banking account probably in first grade, at an all-time financial low, but I’m fuxkkin pumped about the universe not makin me take that goddamm test again. Godforsaken place.

It was rock bottom with a new beginning. I got a new hustle in the real estate game.

So I barely made it back to the appartment on fumes, and now came the toughest part of all. But somehow I enjoyed it. It was humbling and grounding experience of the real world.

I walked.

This was not just to get outside and go for a stroll. This was because I HAD to walk. My energy reserves had depleted, so I no longer had the energy to buy some carbon-oxygen containing compounds to combust so I could extract their chemical energy to push up a piston that pushes a lever that moves my car wheels. Or something like that.

No money = no energy = you’re walkin my dude

I had to walk to my parents to borrow $ for freakin gas. This was my true ‘Walk Of Shame’. And it was appropo because it gave me time to reflect on how I got to where I got. MILLIONS of Americans are broke. It gave me a chance to sit in and experience what many other poor Americans and humans feel every day. When your that broke, you actually physically breathedifferent.  You can’t take easy nice deep breaths because it feels like there is a weight on your chest squeezing you like you are stuck in a trap. Like you are stuck in a 5-foot deep hole and you’re too heavy to climb out.  Paralyzed.

I actually wasn’t feeling like this on my walk of shame because I had felt it a bit earlier.  On my walk I was actually happy – because I knew I would be able to write about this in the future when I’m living an abundant life and tell my true story of when I walked to my parents house with cents in my bank account to ask for gas money for my BMW!

‘I could’ve sworn it was you we drove by on the way home’

Yup, that was me. My dad gave memory for gas then jokingly goes ‘do you even have any food to eat?’  Then it crossed my mind I had no food in my fridge!  I was officially a poor person! Yay! No money to eat!

It also dawned on me that night why there’s so much crime in poor America – and the world. Because I actually stole food from my friends pantry on my walk home so I could eat when I got back. Crazy. I took a small bag of pasta and a ziploc of pecans. 😂😂😂. I actually went back to put the stuff back though cuz it was too grimey.

But that’s what poor people do every day without even thinking about it!! They fear that they won’t be able to eat dinner that day so they break into houses and steal stuff! Without even thinking!  The fear of starving conquers all. Up to this point in my life I’ve never faced that feeling of possibly having to go to bed without any food available for dinner. Going to bedhungry. Freakin cray cray!! There’s millions of kids all over the world who have to accept that there’s no fluffy substances to put in their mouths and just go to bed with an utterly uncomfortable growling stomach. It makes me cringe. That’s actually my worst fear. And it crept into my mind subconsciously and propelled me to jack some food when no one was around. And I never jack shit. Wowwww.

Crazy emotions.

So why did I get so broke in the first place? I realized. Same reason almost 80 percent of NFL players do. 

IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY YOU’RE MAKING. IF YOU TAKE A PAY-CUT, IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE YOU GO BROKE.

That is, for people who are not financially smart/savvy/disciplined with their money.
If you are having a good year or a string of good years financially, your lifestyle will reflect that. Aka level of consumption. The amount of entertainment you buy. The shopping you do. The amount of times you eat out per week (or per day). The stupid shit you buy. The more money coming in, the less you think about the money going out.
And the faster it comes in, the faster it goes out.

And when it starts to come in more slowly (and for NFL players when they retire, exponentiallymore slowly), it still goes out FAST because psychologically you have mind-fucked yourself into that high level of consumption. So the moment the typical NFL player retires, the hole in the bucket is bigger than the stream pouring in. So it’s just a matter of years before they have CENTS in their bank accounts. Aka that’s when when they say you went broke. Bankrupt.

Bankruptured.

Your bank has fucking popped, and all money spills out. We call it bankrupt. That’s funny.

But I’m glad I learned my lesson early on about going broke. It’s pretty clear why the ones who don’t go broke after their playing days don’t. They invested their time and money into assets that pay them continually – to keep the stream pouring into the bucket thicker than the stream leaking out. Simple as that.

 
Many NFL players invest in businesses like restaurants. Those are great assets to have that pay you every month that for the most part run themselves. Or real estate. Same thing for rental properties. They pay you, but you don’t spend time on it. The cash just flows to you automatically, hence the term ‘cash flow property’.  Also stocks and many other types of businesses you can start or buy.

Moral of the story: it’s HARD to bring your level of consumption down.

People always want upgrades. Not downgrades. So when you want an upgrade in lifestyle, people who trade time for dollars are screwed spending even more of life out in the field raking in dollars.

What’s easier, is to work SMARTER.

INVEST time and money in things that keep pouring money into your bucket. So you will never have to tape up any of those holes on the bottom. That’s not fun. Life should be always filled with new and more exciting experiences, not be ‘toned-down’ as we get older…. Society accepts getting older as ‘toning-it down’, but that’s just lame, I say!!😋. This is the coolest place to be in spacetime right here&now, but that’s for another rant.

~~Here’s to a long life of abundance

..with family (and I use that word interchangeably with friends..)

and..

NBA:  “Neva broke again, neva, neva, broke again!!” ~ joe buddens 💵 (good song)
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How Much Is A Front Row Ticket To LIFE?

Just watched a BEAST youtube video..

In it I learned….

The late great George Carlin once said:

“When you are born on this planet, you are given a ticket to the freak show. And if you are born in America, you are given a front row seat.”

 

Hmm..

Life is kinda like a super interesting freak show. And being born in America totally does give you that front row seat because we have the wealth to import and create these crazy and fun things and bring them to the masses. Here in America, we have more money to buy more tickets, and more power to put on more shows!

It really is true, compared to a less wealthy country, we get to experience an abundance of cool and different things because of our level of energy.

We could say then that we are in the front row and the less rich are in the bleachers — Aware of the crazy shit that’s going on, but viewing from a distance.

And if life is about experiences, the front row can only be a good thing, right?

A front row seat… to life….

Wow.
How much would that even cost?

Unlimited cash-flow perhaps…

To be front row for every show and every concert and event that you wanted, whenever you wanted.

That situation is actually quite desirable for most people I would say.

And that is achievable and there are people with deep energy resources who live like this….

Point is, there’s nothing wrong with fighting for the front row seat at a concert.

People do it all the time, because OBVIOUSLY the front row is just better. It’s realer. We want to be in reality and experience all that is has to offer. Not just get bits and pieces if it.

We just want to experience more.
So then it’s fair to say that fighting for energy is totally normal for anyone who would much rather be in the front row than in the back.  Extra energy would allow you to get to the front easier.

Because remember, what is energy in this market society we live in?

(Money)

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We’re fighting for money because we just want a front row seat!!

To life!!

Ever since my first rap concerts I ALWAYS DESIRED the front spot. Lil Jon, Clipse, The Game, Eminem, Ying Yang Twins, Young Buck, Lil Wayne, all the ones I can remember I wan front row  bangin.

And it took a fight.

I guess it comes down to: if you want to EXPERIENCE more, you have to FIGHT for it.

And you don’t have to hurt people along the way… You can actually help more people learn to fight to experience more as you do it.
The world is the ultimate show…. And If you’re not front row, I say you missed the whole thing.

Here’s to Living life. FRONT ROW. 

I’m down.
And Remember:

“Everything is you, and you are everything.”

What’s known as: ‘THAT LIFE’

Whattup! I’m forward-thinking entrepreneur excited about the future and the unprecedented era of humankind we are living in. When they tell you to follow your passion, I understood that but couldn’t put my finger on one thing, and that’s when I realized I’m passionate about life. I’m calling that one thing, but its everything, because I’m passionate about too many things! Science, music, spirituality, travel, teaching, learning, art, technology, comedy, health, its too many things to choose just one!

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So that’s why I decided to become a free entrepreneur so I can direct my passions in many different areas and not just one, for example one career choice in a specific field. With the power of the internet and technology, it is easier than ever to live life on your own terms and earn a living just by being YOU. Doing whatever the f*ck you wanna do, e.g. just show passion for life… At the deepest level, this is a PLAYGROUND (there’s scientific proof ;) …. Just have fun and PLAY….. This is what’s known as ‘THAT LIFE’. We bout it. Just came back from Thailand. Lets git it.