What’s Stopping You?

I want to first thank you for reading.

By taking the time out of your day to

Learn about how you can make a real

Impact in the world, it shows that

You are ready to do something more

Than what you are currently doing.

 

“What’s stopping you?”

That’s the question I bet everyone has

Had roll around in their mind. 

Should I switch lanes?

Should I talk to that person?

Am I good enough to…?

 

 

Yeah, you know what I’m talking about

But then there’s the big one’s that we 

Really notice.

You know, those life changing decisions

 

For me it was chewing tobacco. 

It may be something completely different for you

But it all really boils down to fear. 

 

What you have to understand is that 

You are screwing yourself when you

Start to believe the stories that your mind

Makes up. 

 

It’s not about being braver than other people

It’s not about being fearless or even about

Running w/ team #nosleep to show how

“Dedicated” you’re being to be productive.

 

It all boils down to one question

What’s stopping you…

What makes us happier than anything in the world?

Okay not mom’s meatloaf or mac and cheese from

Max Brenner’s…it’s truth.

 

The truth is what sets us apart from the animals

It’s our search for it that both eludes us and

Brings us joy.

 

So it just makes sense that whenever you are

Confronted with a fear and the stories start to

Fly around in your head you stop and think

Is it true?”

 

Are the stories in your head true?

 

That search for the truth in our thoughts and

Behaviors, is the very foundation of the pursuit

Of the good life and it’s how you can also find

Your own personal truth.

 

I invite you to ask honestly ask yourself

What’s stopping you today.

Begin right now to find the answers that lead

You towards happiness and fulfillment

 

Jerry “truth seeker” Washington

 

P.S. There is so much more I want to say on this

But honestly a lot of people are…ehem…afraid to

Talk about what they are afraid of. And I get that.

It took me years to admit I had an addiction. But

The key to getting anywhere in finding your truth

Is to feel safe and have trust in your environment.

Two things that you can safely say that you will

Find in my private Facebook group

Project SELFFY.

 

I would like to invite you to join the conversation

With a group that really believes that there is

More to life than just daily Tupperware

Containers of chicken and broccoli.

Click here to be a part of the conversation.

Talk soon…

Why Do Happy People Live Longer?

In a word?  Oxytocin

It controls happiness, inhibits addiction and

Boosts your immune system.

 

But let’s back up for a sec.

What is this Oxytocin and how can you

Make it in your basement? HA!

Well for starters, they don’t really have

An effective over the counter.

 

Oxytocin is a chemical made up by

The grey goo between your ears and

It only pops up when you, my friend

Are doing something that you identify

As fulfilling.

 

Oh…

 

Yeah, believe me, if you could get a legit

Version of this stuff you could probably be

The biggest drug dealer, ehem…pharmacist

In the world.

 

The problem is, that many people mistaken

It with a chemical called dopamine.

Dopamine is released often times when we’re

In some sort of pain.

 

Like when you go for a long run or when

You exercise and you feel good afterward.

You are actually breaking your body down, but

To compensate, your brain releases dopamine

So you can feel better.

 

So what’s the big deal?

Why is it bad to confuse dopamine with oxytocin?

Well there are quite a few reasons, one is that

You don’t have to work very hard to get dopamine.

Just go for a run, lift some weights, maybe even

Drink a beer or two

 

But there is one very important reason why

You should consider trying to get your brain

Hooked on oxytocin, besides of course

The obvious living longer part…

 

Imma make this simple because it took me

Years to understand this, but in short

Dopamine is a “you” hormone and

Oxytocin is a “we” hormone.

What do I mean?

 

Well, simple. As I said before it’s

Pretty easy to get dopamine.

But to get oxytocin, you have to give.

 

The best way to have your gray matter

Start producing the chemical informally

Known as the “love hormone” is do the

Things that start relationships.

 

When you give, you take the first step

To communicating to someone that

Yes, you are open to giving and receiving.

 

You will find that the very act of giving

Creates a feel good cycle. As that cycle continues

Your oxytocin levels increase while your reliance

On dopamine goes down faster than

A hooker in Amsterdam.

 

There is much more to this of course

And I would like to discuss this more

With you, but I’m outta time.

 

So what you can do is join the conversation

Me and a few friends started where we’re

Talking about even more ways you can create

Real lasting happiness in your life.

Click the link below to join my private

Facebook group Project SELFFY

 

Jerry “happy to help” Washington

 

P.S. Another strike against dopamine is the after effects.

You can’t live on dopamine. To create it, your body draws

From your immune system and growth system.

Eventually, that get’s used up and you get sick.

 

Oh and I forgot, Cortisol, another hormone

Is present as well during times of stress

When your dopamine drops it’s still there so

Stresses hating your job, become like a poison drip

And will eventually kill you. Don’t let stress kill you.

Let’s talk about how we can help you live longer

Click here. Talk soon…