Listen All Y’all It’s A Sabotage…

What makes people want to take risks like

Eat exotic foods,

Leave a stable job to start a business,

Or even take a trip to a faraway land?

 

In a word…feelings

 

Today I’d like to talk to you about how

You can use your emotions and feelings to

Intuitively create the good life without

Overthinking every single decision.

 

Ok so first, let me tell you there are 

An infinite number of decisions that

You can make, but only 2 ways to get there…

Through rational thought

Or irrational thought.

 

I’m sure you can imagine that the most 

Exciting times in anyone’s life are lived outside

The realm of rational thinking. 

But I’m not proposing that you go out and do

Whatever comes to mind, 

However, I would like you to consider

What irrationality can do for your life.

 

Imagine your boss walks in and asks you to

Work harder at being a better employee

Or else you’re fired tomorrow, then walks off…

 

You’d probably not even know what

To do or where to start.

Maybe you’d take a look at the company’s

List of values like

Loyalty, hope, innovation, or cooperation.

 

The only problem is that those are inactionable

You can’t be innovation or cooperation

It’s not always helpful to think with our

Rational mind

 

There are four things that we always will have

Will always drive us to our achieve.

Hopes

Dreams

Hearts and

Guts

 

There is an art and a science to getting the

Results you want and it starts with trusting

Your instincts.

 

There is a reason why people say something

Feels right and it’s along the same lines

As why leaders try to win our hearts and minds

Rather than our minds and hearts.

 

Our rational part of our brain controls speech

But it’s our irrational subconscious that really

Is in tune with our true selves.

 

 

Your gut is talking to you and telling you what

To do everyday. It wants you to listen to your heart

It wants you to feel confident

But most of all, it just wants to be express itself

And unlike the rational mind, it

Unfortunately, can’t do that with words.

 

So trust yourself, because there is no amount of

Research that is going to get you to make a better

Decision than the one you can make in your

Gut.

 

Jerry “I believe in you” Washington

 

 

Is Your Belly Getting Too Big?

 

You could be the greatest athlete alive,

Or the most famous model in history

(ehem…Tom & Gisele) and still not

Be happy with where you are.

 

Infidelity stories aside, these two are

Considered to be one of the most famous

Non royal couple in history.

 

Yet if you ask either of them if they’re

Happy with where they are, secretly they’d

Probably said no…

 

I mean honestly, it’s probably what drives

Them both to be as successful as they are today.

Think about it, you have to have some levels

Of dissatisfaction with where you are to have

The motivation to move forward.

 

But where does this motivation come from?

I mean if you had it all along, you’d probably

Be a billionaire with rock hard abs and

Your own island in the middle of the Pacific

That you get to by your own hand made boat.

Right?

 

Maybe…But what our brain says and what we do

Are two different things…

 

So why the disconnect?

 

 

Today, I’d like us to discover how motivation is

 

Helping you get (or not get) what you want in life.

 

I’m sure you’ve had those flashes of brilliant

 

 

So you want to lose a few pounds right?

It can be tough because there are so many things that

Make you feel so good that also make you gain weight.

But the thing is not to focus on what you don’t want

It’s to focus on what you do want.

 

You see, when we focus on what you don’t want

You are actually telling your brain that you do want that

Conceptually your mind can tell the difference between

“Yes” and “no,” but unfortunately, our 100,000 year old

Brains are not equipped to differentiate between feeling

Good and feeling happy (yes there’s a difference)

 

There is a ton of science on this and I hope that we can

Chat about this another time one on one or in my

Private Facebook group Project SELFFY, but for now

I’ll leave you with this:

 

What you believe whether good or bad, is what you

Can and will achieve with action. I’m not saying that

You’re a mindless zombie that can’t make decisions

On your own, but you kinda are.

 

Controlled by your emotions and mindset, the only

Thing we can really do is step outside of our normal

Way of thinking and be present to what we actually

Desire in our lives.

 

Be present to be what you want to be.

 

Jerry “zen” Washington

 

P.S. If you feel like your thoughts

Are holding you back they probably are.

I would like to invite you to change your mindset

By first realizing that you have absolute control over

How you think, feel, and act.

 

Leave a comment below about what you are motivated

To do today or in life overall. I would love to read how

You are making a difference in the world. Talk soon…

Lies, Lies, Lies!

So this week has been a wild one.

I’ve had a lot of fun with a lot of

Friends and family and even got

A little closer to a few key milestones

That I set for myself this year.

 

But I’ve also had a huge set back

Grandma bear is not doing well

And it’s looking like we are 

Nearing the end of her winter years

And we will have to soon

Have to say goodbye.

 

But that’s not what I wanted to 

Talk about today. In interest of

Trying to stay on topic

I want us to keep running with

This theory of the mind that

We’ve had this week.

 

Yesterday, I told you about how

I (kinda) remembered how my

Bike got stolen out of my car.

You see memory is a funny thing.

It’s a well known fact in the 

Scientific community that 

Your memory changes every time you

Recall something from your past.

 

The explanation for why that happens

Is a little too complex to explain today

But let’s just say that emotions play

A huge part in what we remember about

Our past and what potential we believe

Is possible for our future. 

 

So the question remains…

 

Is our brain lying to us?

 

Well in a word yes, but for very good reason

In fact, it’s happening all the time, but what’s

Important is to find that balance of

Biology and objectivism that will help you

To develop your knowledge, creativity, and focus

That leads to the good life.

 

If you think about it, it’s kinduvamazing

That our brain can perform so many functions

And fast to boot.

 

I don’t remember exactly how many it is,

Something like 144,000 gigabytes of info

A second or some astronomical number

But either way it’s nothing short of

Phenomenal how we can do so much

With that wrinkled gooey mess.

 

Because there is so much we have to process

Our mind sometimes plays tricks on us and

Tells us stories. We begin to believe that

Those stories are true and then that story

Gets replayed over and over in our head.

I’ve been a victim of that myself.

 

But I recently found that you can simply

Change your story by changing your focus.

 

You see broham, I had been making the mistake

Of focusing on the wrong thing, according to

Mindfulness guru Shauna Shapiro.

I like, most people think about things I

Want to fix in my life, things that made me

Feel shame and anxiety.

 

During a recent meditation session what

She said suddenly just clicked with me.

By focusing on those things that made me

Feel shame I was growing my shame and

Anxiety in general.

 

It took me a while to get this, but I finally

Realized that when you focus your attention

With kindness and with complete compassion

You begin to feel the release of anxiety and shame

And those things you wanted to fix

Become rather things that need your love and kind

Attention.

 

So what are you ashamed of?

What lies are you telling yourself?

 

The biggest lie that many people tell themselves

Is that they are okay when they are clearly not.

I would have you consider that what you practice

Is what you strengthen.

 

Practice compassion and kindness

And watch as it develops first within you

And evolves to affect every aspect of life.

 

Jerry “practicing” Washington

 

P.S. I’ve started a group that practices this same

Compassion and kind attention that has

Been helping people live the good life through

Understanding and awareness of their thoughts

If you would like to see how that works, click

To join my private Facebook group

Project SELFFY. Talk soon…