The Three Convictions

Congratulations if you've reached this page because you're about to read the fundamental steps in how to create experiences for other people to bear for years to come. 

17 years of my life in radio has been spent on creating a quality experience for other people. It has been my personal mission to generate a feeling within people who won't forget the time or place in which their experience had my name stamped on it.  

And this is is why you're reading this page.

From the performing artist, actor all the way to the entrepreneur, it is your duty to always leave a memorable impression on those you come in contact with.  This means that anyone (and I mean ANYONE) who crosses your path should be given a once-in-a-lifetime ticket to experience you at your best. 

However, before you share the absolute highest version of yourself, you must make sure that you are performing on all fundamental levels.   These fundamentals are meant to provide you strength to inspire others to wonder how you create memorable experiences.

So, before you decide to go on a fad diet or read all of the books that promote positivity, you need to put wheels into motion.  ACTION is what needs to happen and you'll alway be faced with the choice to remain stagnant or to strengthen yourself to light up a room.  

These three convictions are more than words.  They are reminders you can return to when you feel yourself doubting your purpose for existence.

 

CONVICTION #1: ELIMINATE

The path to living a life filled with fulfillment and quality starts by REMOVING ALL NEGATIVITY from your life. 

But today we are shifting our speech and thinking patterns to start "TAKING UP" nothing but things that promote optimism.  Even though we take up this positivity, we realize that we eliminate the people, thoughts and things that are restricting us from the "feel good" vibes that we occasionally experience mentall, physically and interpersonally. 

TODAY you become a renegade agains shit that has been pulling you down for too long.  You are ready to commence your journey in positive self-assurance.

TODAY you begin your path from the consumption of witnessing the experience to the act of participating in creating an experience for others to enjoy.

TODAY you take up the following simple constructive actions as you begin this journey. Remember, these are for you, the beginner, looking to find the right answers to experiencing quality in your own life:

  • Drink at least two 32 ounce bottles of water. If not two, start with one. Just start drinking water consciously.
  • Focus on opening yourself to new opportunities to meet people outside of your currenct circle. Look for the ones who contribute to your life instead of take.
  • Take 10 minutes of your day to sit in a quiet room with your eyes closed and focus on your breathing. You deserve that adult time out.
  • Don't just get exercise, but get out of the house and love your body. Good things happen to your body when you treat it right. Walk at least 15 minutes a day. Bonus points if you walk when the sun is out.
  • Make sure to get sun daily.  The sun has plenty of Vitamin D which has incredible health benefits for you.
  • Experience nature as much as you can. Appreciate all that we are given and the tranquility it provides to emotion. 
  • Eat meals that are not from a pre-packaged box or bag. Wean yourself off the tv dinners that are packed with harmful chemicals that contribute to ailments you are experiencing. If you are beginning this journey, start by cooking a few homemade meals that include whole foods.
  • Begin incorporating superfoods in your diet in the morning like strawberries, blueberries and bananas. (click each link to read about their health benefits)
  • Find time to write your thoughts down in a journal (15 minutes a day). It can be about anything that is going through your head. Write about your frustrations, accomplishments and failures.  Don't throw away your entries, ever. 
  • Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep to perform at a high level.  Right now if you're getting 4-5, see what happens when you get 7-8 without alcohol. Start training your body to learn how to get RESTFUL sleep instead of forced sleep.
  • Spend 5 minutes a day (can be during your meditation in nature) telling yourself that you actually "love yourself".  No one is going to show themselves the type of love they deseve other than themselves.  So treat yourself as though you are in this relationship with yourself for the long haul.  This takes practice so ease into this practice.

...AND THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NEGATIVE THINGS YOU REDUCE OR ELIMINATE AS A RESULT OF THE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED:

  • Anxiety and stress.
  • Stress related conditions or illnesses
    1. Chronic upset stomach (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
    2. Headaches or migraines
    3. Lower back pain
    4. Skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc.
    5. High blood pressure
    6. High cholesterol
  • Eating shit foods that come in a box.
  • Intake of soda/sugar (includes energy drinks)
  • Negative thoughts and negative self-badgering
  • Negative people
  • Smoking & drinking
  • Worry about the unkown (falls under anxiety)
  • Worry about what people think of you (falls under anxiety)

 

CONVICTION #2: DEDICATE

When I talk about "dedication", this means you are making a solemn promise to yourself that you will give a little effort every single day with honest intention.  This conviction is your promise to become a little better than you were the day before.

Dedication means that if you can only walk for 10 minutes a day, you promise that you will improve to 15 minutes when you are ready.  But you have to promise yourself that you're going to work toward 15 minutes and graduate your time to 20 minutes all the way to 30 minutes. 

Dedication means that for every negative action you take, you must act upon something in a positive manner twice as much--sometimes three times as much. Why? Because the amount of negativty you put into the world is wildy compounded in the wrong direction and takes 10 times more effort to recover if someone or something is on the negative end of your shittiness. Stop being self-interested and give back to someone in a manner that helps them advance just as you're trying to do.

Dedication means that if you are going to drink 3 Big Gulps of soda or energy drink, you gradually replace one of those cans or Big Gulps with the same amount in water. You must promise yourself that you dedicate toward working toward drinking two Big Gulps of water and eventually three. The very things that make you tired, irritable or hungry are the things you think are making you more alert. 

Dedication means showing yourself that you love who you are in your own skin--regardless of what your ego or others are telling you.  It means you don't rely on others to feed you compliments and expect to always receive them.  It means that for every day you affirm to yourself that you love yourself, you discover that your happiness is has always been inside yourself.

Dedication means you practice on your FOCUS a little bit everyday. Focus on simple tasks like completing simple tasks:

  • Making your bed every morning.
  • Drinking a glass of water when you wake up.
  • Reading a chapter in a book everyday.
  • Staying committed to plans.

Dedication inhibits habits and the idea of "dedication" is to build great habits.

Dedication means that you will fall backwards, experience delays, discover failure, encounter setbacks and face situations that test your endurance. Dedication redefines you from being a victim of circumstance to persevering with an unrelenting conviction to control your own destiny.

 

 CONVICTION #3: LIBERATE

To liberate is to give yourself to the entire world without asking for anything in return.  To achieve liberateion you  must consistently work on the first two convictions every single day. Copy and paste these words on a new document and print them out.  Post it in an area where you will read them everyday to remind yourself of what liberation will feel like.

I will be free from pain physically and mentally.

I will enhance my life by enhancing others through the gift of giving them an experience they'll never forget. 

I will liberate others through my own struggles and failures.  I will encourage their struggle as a pathway to freedom from the prison of their mind.

I will not be taught how to be liberated, only to explore myself constantly.