Experiments In Authenticity

Ha!!! Was just thinking…remember those Zune media players...


I don’t even think you can give those buckets away now.


You ever wonder why great product disappear?


I mean sure they had a few flaws, actually they were one of the better one’s if my memory serves me right…


Regardless…the reason why they are now better hockey pucks than music players is because the company that made them, thought that the people were buying music players, so they set out to make the absolute best music players.


But what people really were buying was a conveniently portable music experience


Welp Mr. Jobs –his friends called him Steve– stepped up and said that his “computer company” would produce this experience (with less song capability to boot) and the rest is iPod history.


So what can we learn from this?


Well I learned that if you really get to the core of what people want in life, be it more music, convenience, or fitness you can really start getting into the heart of what is truly innovative.


It’s hard to be authentic when you are focusing on what you are doing and how well you’re doing it.


It’s not about the failures and successes briznit.


It’s not about the “how” much you love her or “what” you do to make money.


Stay with me broham…


It’s about your purpose. Your very reason for existence on this planet. You were not put on this planet to work 90 hour weeks and be in debt, but still never see your family…


Freedom is what you seek


And It’s not the system.


It’s us that need to change.


Start with “why.” Simon Sinek said it best in his book titled…Start With Why (why, of course).


Why, is not where your complete your journey, but it can shed some light on certain issues that may need a new beginning.


Jerry “changemaker” Washington


P.S. When you’re wrong you’re wrong and sometimes it takes others to point out those mistakes. You gotta drink your medicine sometimes, right?


Anyhoo, I’m fortunate to have a supportive group of people that have helped me get to the point I am in life. I have a feeling that they might be able to help you too.


Project SELFFY is a Facebook group I created that discusses these same issues in life. I’d consider it a pretty good resource (if I do say so myself) Feel free to join the conversation. Talk soon…

Keep Going…

You know anyone that has one of those
Moms that’s always sending forwards? 
That’s my mom lol.
Mama bear is a great person, but sometimes

She gets a little too carried away

Now, I’m a bit paranoid now from all the emails

I was suppose to forward that I didn’t…


NE ways, today I want to talk to you about

Motivation or the lack of it, to be more



Motivation is easy to come by, seriously

Everyone has motivation, but what becomes

Difficult is maintaining it.
I can carrot and stick you all day and

As soon as I take that carrot away,

You’re back to doing the same old stuff


So the question becomes, not how 

Do you get motivated? But

How do you stay motivated?


Well young grasshopper, to learn the answer

You have to first ask yourself, “why”


You see, the who, what, or how can get you lost.

Those are very fluid and can change in an instant

Leaving you blowing in the wind waiting for the

Next gust of opportunity to show up.


But when you know why then the world opens up

Your world opens up, because now it doesn’t become

Simply a matter of if the conditions are right.


It’s time to create a firm concept of “why” so you

Have the ability to MAKE the conditions right, because you

Will recognize the opportunity in every moment.

There is an opportunity to be seized every moment it’s

Really a matter if your reason for doing what you’re doing

Is strong enough.


I could go a lot more into this, but I want to leave you with

This for the day:

When you know WHY; how, what, and when become irrelevant

What truly creates AND sustains motivation is the strength of your

Reasoning to be motivated in the first place.


Jerry “why” Washington


P.S. If you want to chat more about motivation, I would encourage

You to continue the discussion with me and some highly motivated

People here in my free private Facebook group Project SELFFY.

Talk soon…























Numb (What are you feeling?)

Lately I’ve been going pretty hard getting back into ninja shape. I’ve been eating much healthier and I’ve been working out a lot more consistently.

The thing is though that I’m starting to realize that my body doesn’t bounce back like it once did.

I tell ya, it seemed like just yesterday when I could go out all night, then go to class all day, then still whip everyone on the track and at meets.

That’s not bragging, it’s the sad truth. Kinda wonder what would have happened if I took my training more serious in the past.

But I digress…

You see chico, I’m tired of not paying attention to my body. Too often now, the first thing that we are prescribed is something that handles acute or pressing issues instead of the underlying cause.

It’s like the general theme in everyday life now is to sedate yourself enough for the next 24 hours to get you through the day.

To ease the pain of not doing exactly what we want to do

Lighten the pressure of not being exactly what we want to be

Dissuade ourselves from feeling bad because the things we do are not fulfilling


I want to feel something dammit! So I’m throwing away my Ibuprofen as I write this.

Now I’m not crazy, I’m not just gonna walk around in pain all day now (at least I hope not)

But I’ve been listening to a few books on tape and watching a few seminars on meditation. I think I’m ready since I’ve read a few articles on how to do it, because honestly as recently as 3 weeks ago I probably knew as much about meditation as this guy:

Anywho, the whole lesson today is here that your body never lies. Pain, fatigue, weight gain, these are all things that you just can’t fake. You have to deal with the underlying issue or the problems will just keep coming back.

Believe it or not, I know you have some issue that you are dealing with because we all have something.

I’m dealing with a new found interest in meditation.

How are you dealing?

May I suggest by starting here: http://generalfitnesscompany

Jerry “ohhhhhmmmmm” Washington

P.S. Tune in later where I explain the easiest way to get a promotion at work. Talk soon…