Articles on “Lessons”

Inspired by a random stranger telling me he was living “just another day in paradise” while on a road trip to Southern California, I filmed this video spontaneously to talk about what paradise is to each of us. Paradise to you is probably totally different than paradise to me or your friends. So how can we discover what […]

Have you ever wondered why you’ve been unable to breakthrough a certain “ceiling” or barrier, faced disappointment or struggle time after time, or even why other people in the same situation were happier and more successful than you? Or how about continually getting what you don’t want after fighting against it so much? Well I have almost every day, and a few […]

Who’s in control of your life? A simple question with a not so simple answer. I ask you to take a look at how you live your life, how you interpret the events of the day, and how you choose to respond to them. Are you simply reacting as a knee-jerk response? Or are you consciously choosing how to react? […]

Focus on what you want, what you resist persists.Being able to focus on what you want, rather than what you don’t want, is one of the most fundamental abilities one can ever master. In fact, I have to say it just might be the first or second most crucial skills to master in life, as it’s the foundation of all happiness and success. In […]

How to use the Buddhist zen mind beginner's mind to overcome the learning block that results from the phrase "I know".

Flower Power - The Real World Is Failing, But Don't Fight ItMy manifesto for 2012 on the absurdity of using fear & guilt to improve or control people, and how backwards the "real world" really is.

To most people, including myself, the idea of being rich with money and material possessions tends to be what first pops into our minds when we think of wealth. Exotic luxury super cars stockpiled in 6‑car garages with that new car smell still filling your nostrils every time you open the door. Private yacht trips […]

Wow, so after getting some really good feedback on my first video, realizing I wasn’t communicating what I wanted in it, and becoming aware of some of my own faults and insecurities, I took a few hours to do some introspection and figure out what was going on inside. After doing some TECM (Total Emotional Congruency Method — an […]

How I'm going to become a better "blogger" by destroying the unwritten rules I've set up for myself, and how you can to.

You're not who you think you are. I am.Is the "you" that everybody knows who you truly are? Or is it simply the result of unconscious accumulations of unresolved issues that you're not even aware of? Aim to live each day closer and closer to the real you.

There are the 23 biggest lessons I've learned while I was 23. Everything from spiritual, to health, to political, to sex, drugs, yoga, and modeling - there's something here everyone can learn from and relate to.

The Four Agreements SummaryThe Four Agreements are a simple set of agreements we enter into as we penetrate the world with our heart and live with integrity. This is a simple summary and reminder for those familiar with, and hopefully a tasty appetizer, for those who aren't.

Abundance is everywhere in everythingThe idea and mindset of abundance is extremely powerful. But what do you do until you are congruently believing the world is abundant and are experiencing it in all areas of life? This simple trick will help you behave as if it were already true... because it is.

Charlie Sheen is Winning!A lot of people think Charlie Sheen is just out-there, totally crazy, or frankly don't care at all. Some find him hilarious and get his comedic brilliance... though not many can read behind the lines and see what he's actually try to communicate behind those wacky words. There's always something to learn, and what better way to keep winning than by drinking tiger's blood (and reading this post).

Does your desire come from need or want?The power of desire coming from a place of strength, and how the difference between "want" and "need" can take the abundance of your desires to new heights. Relationships based in mutual options and want are more satisfying than those in need.

Surviving vs Thriving - ExcellenceEver wonder how others can be thriving, while you seem to barely be "just getting by"? It just may have to do with who you surround yourself with, what you believe, and how willing you are to be at cause in life.

Ernie the bunny is passionate about lots of things, are you?There is a simple question to ask yourself when you're about to do anything that will improve the quality of your life, and lead to the kind of success and happiness everyone is looking for. Oh, and a story about a bunny too.

Which way are you turning it?What do showers have to do with making the right choices? Its about balancing and contrasting the turning ups with the turning downs of everything in your life.

Just Bee Yourself - Disney's AladdinWhy just "being yourself" sucks, and is the worst advice ever. Why people even say this and how to tell the people who give crappy "be yourself" advice – and those that give epic, great advice – apart.

It's time to burn your ships and win!The biggest reason to burn your ships and never look back. Simple and effective (hopefully).

Setting GoalsWhy setting goals doesn't work (the reason isn't what you think). A little awareness on how a lot of people think just may be the secret to shifting your perspective and approach to goal setting. Hell, you may even learn how to enjoy the process itself.

Spider-Man: Strength vs PowerStrength vs power, and a totally different take on what it means for you as a man. Potential and kinetic, capacity and ability, and all sorts of other semi-theoretical nonsense that will actually mean something after you read this now. Hopefully.