(If you dont even read this post, make sure to watch the #1 video below – ‘Joe Rogan – What is REALITY’)
This post has some stuff in it just to get you thinking. My post-college self has a whole new view on the idea of money and jobs, and it’s a result of asking new sets of questions about things that I never thought to question before. A lot of these new questions came about during college when I started to unplug myself from standard TV, and plug myself in to YouTube education. Funny how one simple shift in entertainment source can change how you think.
“Over love, fame, fortune, give me truth.” – Thoreau
The Red Pill, Or the Blue Pill?
I never took Sociology 101, but some of the things that control/organize society are pretty strange when you think about it. I guess this is my first time questioning how it all works.
[note: the source for my motivation to open the computer and write about these thoughts stems from the feeling of being tricked. No one likes to feel like they were lied to. In some way, I get a bit of that feeling as I leave college. Like I was duped. It must be a motivating emotion?
I guess I wasn’t exactly lied to by school, per say, but its mostly that I feel that there is so much important information out there about the way money and society really works that wasn’t taught to us in school, and I’m a bit astonished by it I guess.
At first, learning a strange fundamental fact about that world that goes against everything you were taught is like swallowing a big round bitter pill, without water.
Of course, you can always spit it out if you don’t like the taste and ignore it forever. Heck, you can even throw it up hours later. But once its swallowed and digested, you will never view the world the same again.
This I why they call it, going down the rabbit hole.
I took the red pill and headed down the rabbit hole about 4 years ago as a sophomore in college. The further I went down the rabbit hole, the more I found. This kicked off my first year of Self-Education School.
So, what’ll it be. The Red Pill, or the Blue Pill?
Take the Red Pill, keep reading, and you will learn about four things that I wish I had understood before leaving to college, which may change the way you think about the world forever. Or, take the Blue Pill, and read the next post
A paradigm shift. A change in how you think about the world. If you have not experienced a similar shift, I urge you to keep reading – if you are curious.
You have a choice. This paradigm shift was caused by information I learned that you would not see in public or from major public sources. In order to see whats really going on, you have to look. But all searching is these days is typing words into a search bar.
So yeah, you have to type words into YouTube to find truth. Hard, right? So finding the truth comes down to either someone sharing it with you, or typing in words. But you have a choice – to look or not look. Depends how curious you are.
one major paradigm shift that hit me big time after college was the pharmaceuticals industry. wtf. its blatant to me now that doctors, whose research was funded by the pharma corps, prescribe prescriptions to treat the symptoms, not the root causes of the disease or ailment. the real cure is in prevention, witch happens to be tremendously more effective and true than waiting til you get a disease to deal with it. chronic disease, the most common thing people get medications for, has to do with the immune system and your body’s natural ability to heal itself. those mechanisms are dampened when your body does not have enough voltage aka energy aka electrons aka nutrients aka antioxidants aka good shit. but thats for another post.
“look beyond what is being presented publicly. if you outsource your thinking, that is as bad as being stabbed in the back. you should be free to do anything that you want to do.”
“don’t let elites manufacture reality for you, unleash your imagination and creative power and create your own reality outward.”
This will be a link to my youtube playlist called “The Pill”
…that is, the Red pill. To swallow it, click here. If you’re not ready to change the way you think, and start self-educating instead of relying on sources to come to you to deliver information, don’t.
“This is your last chance, after this there is no turning back. You take blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe.”You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and i show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
Its called a Paradigm Shift
All I’m offering is the Truth, Nothing More.
Get eased into it with Joe Rogan, a great place to start to get into the habit of thinking for yourself about everything. This video will soften up your mind, get it more open and free to think new, original thoughts.
“Over love, fame, fortune, give me truth.” – Thoreux
if you are of the curious type, and you really value the true nature of things, start self-educating.
jump right in if you wish, with state of mind: science of social control… scary stuff, but it just might get u thinking…
“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 needsawe. 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. 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 stuff. What 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.
“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:
Identify – The problem. The thing that is actually causing you the most drama.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
After college, I had to rethink everything about how I thought I wanted to live. Thanks to friends introducing me to entrepreneurship, my brain shifted from employee mindset, to owner mindset. Taking control and designing your own life.
When I was living in Thailand, I realized that America, is just one of the countries. Just oneon the list. It’s not the top one on the list, like how it always is when you select your mailing address online. That’s how I viewed America before. But it’s not any more special than any other country, and it’s not on top of the list. We should be forced to scroll down every time, past 200-something other countries, to select our home addresses, so we can be constantly reminded we are living in one of many, many, others.
“People rarely succeed unless they have FUN in what they’re doing.” – Dale Carnegie
Each country has it’s own things that are DOPE, that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. That’s why this trip solidified my belief that travel is how I want to live. It led us to connect with other travelers from around the world, and gave us a new idea of what living to travel means – not just as a thing to do once a year, but as a way of life.
“Shape your life or someone else will.” – Gary Lew
This was it. This was how we wanted to live. So began our quest for the dream job. The virtual job. We’ve started learning about strategies to make money online, so we can sustain the travelling lifestyle. If you think the same way we do, you love to travel but would like to travel more, or maybe you’re just out of college and aren’t sure where you want to take your skills like I was, learn to work virtually, on your own. In the age of the internet, you can work from anywhere. And the #1 way to get started – learn to blog. Even if you don’t want to make any money online, getting in the habit of writing daily or weekly is therapeutic. A very healthy thing to do, mentally, spiritually, and eventually for us, financially. Check out the online blogging academy!
Its just an idea folks! What do you think? Leave a comment!!
My Post-College Rant – Why You Need To Create Your Own Dream Job
After graduating college, I have been on quite the rollercoaster. Where to work? Where to live? Most college students expect their college education to get them a job immediately. This has been far from the case. With many entry level jobs being in the sales force, most graduates spend time searching for anything other than having to cold call all day just to make some sort of income. Not to mention most of these jobs don’t have a salary – they are ONLY commission based.
What if you had the opportunity to work from anywhere in the world and be mobile? Would you accept the job offer? Well, that is up to you to create that job offer. You have to find your passion and go with it!
Photo of me and my business partner along side my man Jublee, treating us to beers atop the Ska Bar treehouse (in a 100 year old tree!), the local reggae beach bar he co-owns with another homie named Alex, in Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand.
Most likely there are many other people in the world who share the same passion, who would love to read about how to create their own dream job, ONLINE. It’s just a matter of finding that online community, and we did. The key to getting started? Get online, create a website, and write about your passion! This doesn’t have to take more than an hour every day, and could eventually turn into income. Of course, we knew nothing about making money online, so we enrolled in virtual internet marketing school, and you should too. The problem with most people who want to make money online with blogs is they give up after a month or two and believe it is impossible to make money from a blog. This is very untrue. There are many successful bloggers who started in the same position and worked their way to making asustainable monthly income. One of the blogs that I follow and believe is a great example of someone chasing their passion is Location 180.
“If you’re going to start a company, there’s never been a better time. It’s never been easier and it’s never been cheaper to do so. Every company today is basically an Internet company and all the things you need to build an internet company today are free.” – Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com
The hardest part of starting a blog is figuring out what to write about. From my research, the best way to accomplish this is to start writing a little bit every day about whatever you learned that day, or whatever cought your attention. Could be an article, a video, or a TV commercial. Share your thoughts and opinions, poke fun, relate it to your life, tell a story, whatever.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
The more writing you do the better you will become at it and the more natural it will feel. What is my passion? My passion is traveling – learning about other cultures andexperiencing it, hands-on. Luckily, my business partner has the same passion, and we have experienced crazy places together and understand what the world has to offer.
Photo of me in front our villa in Phuket, Thailand.
WE WILL NOT BECOME TRAPPED. We have our EYES ON THE PRIZE. LIVIN THAT LIFE is about chasing our dreams and eventually turning them into a reality. Please feel free to follow our blog on our way to FREEDOM! Was this post helpful? Leave a comment and subcribe to our RSS feed if so.
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