Dream Realization: Wisdom and Insights From Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas

July 25, 2012

A Day In The Life: Will.i.am

There’s a new series I found on Hulu called A Day In The Life. Their first episode showcases a day in the life of billionaire Richard Branson.

So far, I’ve only watched Richard Branson, Girl Talk, Will.i.am and Timothy Ferriss. Besides offering a glimpse into each of their lives, there are some good nuggets of wisdom i take away from. Even if it’s not something they said, it could be how they go about doing things, how they interact with others, their mannerisms, etc. The shows are disappointingly short – less than 25 minutes long.

In series one, episode 3, they follow around Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas fame.

Will.i.am seems quite grounded and humble in his success which he has worked long and hard at. The show catches up with him while the Peas are performing in Paris. In the car, he is amazed at how once upon a time it was all just in his head and now 10s of 1000s of people are waiting to hear them play.

He also expressed qualities that helped him get to where he is today:

  • Dedication
  • Focus
  • Discipline
  • Patience
  • Passion for his craft
  • Thick skin – have had to endure a whole bunch, heart broken, screwed in business deals, etc. But through all that learning to turn those negatives into positives.

Finally, he says why he was able to accomplish these things is due to his close friends who trust and support each other. Having good people around you is one of the cardinal rules to reach your goals.

F-N-F | Friday Night Film | My Two TED Picks

F-N-F | Friday Night Film  April 1, 2011

April Fools Day All Ya Pranksters

I’m bringing back the EffEnEff – aka Friday Night Film or Friday Night Funny – whichever fits the bill.

Tonight I share two TED Talks that I like – most of them are sooo good it’s hard to choose just one.

Number one is Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution movement.

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

Number two is Magician David Blaine explaining how he was able to hold his breath for 17 minutes

breaking the world record – and what his often death-defying work means to him.

David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min

For more inspiring TED talks, you can visit their site where you can even download

talks for free to your computer or mobile phone.  Now that’s good brain food.

Solfeggio Music Player 528Hz

528Hz Solfeggio Musical Instrument

Here’s a fun musical instrument you can experiment with available on my friend down under’s website.

by dragging your mouse over the ‘notes’ you can play the Solfeggio scale:

63Hz – 174Hz – 285Hz – 396Hz – 417Hz – 528Hz – 639Hz – 741Hz – 852Hz – 963Hz – 1074Hz and 1185Hz.

I found you can play a Solfeggio version of the theme to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

on the equal temperment scale the opening notes are A-B-G-G(octave lower)-D

On Solfeggio, try playing 963 – 1074 – 852 – 417 – 639.

Try your hand at the Solfeggio Player Here

>>528hz Solfeggio Player<<

click on the Solfeggio link to get to the player.

Wonder if Speilberg or John Williams or whoever was responsible for that melody to communicate with the aliens in the movie has any significance or just coincidence.

Some of the frequencies are claimed to be associated with chakras and healing tones:

  • 396 Hz – Releasing emotional patterns.
  • 417 Hz – Breaking up crystallized emotional patterns.
  • 528 Hz – Love frequency “DNA integrity and repair”.
  • 639 Hz – Whole brain quadrant interconnectedness. Connecting Relationships.
  • 741 Hz – Intuitive states & non-linear knowing. Awakening Intuition.
  • 852 Hz – Pure love: unconditional love and returning to Spiritual Order.

Jandy’s site also has some great Binaural beat music that is great for

meditation, relaxation and general tripping out.


Transcendental Meditation | Could TM Be Making a Comeback?

Everybody’s doing it… Beatles Paul and Ringo (George and John when they were alive), Russell Simmons, Howard Stern, Mike Love of beach boys, Donovan, David Lynch, Moby, Clint Eastwood, Mary Tyler Moore, (Merv Griffin was a HUGE proponent back in the 70s).

Some others that I was unable to verify for certainty include Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Oprah Winfrey, Bono, Sheryl Crow.

I doubt that TM will become ‘MAINSTREAM’ any time soon,  where a large majority of the population is doing it, but  the beauty is it doesn’t have to be practiced by everyone in order to have extremely positive effects on society and the planet.

Enormous amounts of scientific studies have shown again and again the proof of the effectiveness TM has in every aspect of life.  As Maharishi explained, the nature of life is to want more and more and greater and greater happiness.

David Lynch formed his foundation with the goal to teach TM in the schools.

They’ve already incorporated this in many inner city troubled schools with remarkable success in turning things around for the good.

http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Transcendental Meditation main site:

http://www.tm.org

Feeling Overwhelmed and Don’t Know Why?

Feeling Overwhelmed Sucks!  I’ve been there many a times and can totally relate to anyone who’s feeling that right now.

Here’s what I’ve learned from a recent Jack Canfield call on how to handle being overwhelmed as well as a great definition for what it means.

Overwhelmed:

Is having lots of options without criteria for sorting them out.

You need to have guidelines and prioritize your options basing them on your passions, interests committments, etc.

How to get out of overwhelmedness.

Grab some 3×5 cards and write everything you have committed to / goals – one per card.

Next, take two of them and compare which is more important than the other and sort accordingly. Do this with the next on down the list until you have them in order of importance.

Take into consideration the time, money and resources each one will take.  Which ones are most exciting to you. Which are most important for you to accomplish and so on.

Start with one of the goals and decide 3 things of action you can do over the next week.  If it involves something you have no idea how to go about doing, find someone who has already done what you want to do and contact them to see if they will help you in some way – you might be surprised at how often people will help.

How many goals are too many?

It differs from one person to the next. Some people are good at multitasking and delegating or are just natural over achievers.

If you are still feeling overwhelmed by the number of things you want to accomplish in a given period of time then you are probably over doing it for yourself.

It also could be that you have too many SHOULD DO goals rather than WANT TO goals.

A good habit to have is writing down things the night before of what you are going to do the next day.  This allows your subconscious to work on it during sleep and the law of attraction puts it out into the universe to help manifest your goals.

Instead of having a standard TO DO list, add the times WHEN you are going to do each thing. By putting everything in a time frame, you can reassess realistic expectations and reprioritize.

For example, say you have 5 things you want to get accomplished tomorrow. Put them in order of importance. Instead of working in a REACTIVE state, work from INTENTION and CREATION.

Using visualization is key here.  Visualize having the life and BELIEVE you can have it.  Some people find a vision board or book to help focus their intentions and mindset on what they want to be  do and have.

Figure out what you have to give up till you make the transition – maybe TV, movies, dinners out, some sleep.  IT takes a high level of commitment to get what you want – you have to really want it.  And remember, it’s not forever, just until you make it.

How Do You Want To Be Remembered? Leaving A Legacy

I’m a fan of Jack Canfield.  His books like  [Success Principles] may seem a bit fluffy to some, but there’s a wealth of wisdom to be discovered.

On a recent call with Alex Mandossian hosting (as usual), Jack went over some good topics to start the new year off right.

Seems lately that I’ve been hearing the phrase, LIFE IS SHORT, quite a bit.  We’ve all been saying it feels like time is speeding up each year – which may very well be the case if you believe the frequency of the earth has been increasing from 7.8Hz to 13Hz by 2012.

Nevertheless, Jack posed the question, How Do You Want To Be Remembered?  What legacy do you wish to leave for future generations?

Do you want to change and enrich people’s lives?  Do you want to know that because what you did, you enriched another’s life?

Food for thought.  As my subtitle of my blog states, design your life.  Think of how many free days you are going to have instead of how many hours a week or day you plan on working. Self employed entrepreneurs know what I mean.  We don’t have a set schedule like you do in a job.

Yes, I know, thinking of how much time you AREN’T going to work may sound counterproductive and lazy, but really, it’s working smart.

In order to create more free days, you need to avoid burn out while increasing productivity.  Here’s a few ideas that will help:

Meet others outside your field – people can give you new insights, ways of thinking and you’ll be exposed to new opportunities.

Set your goals in an environment away from your home. Why? Because we tend to be habituated in our way of thinking when we are in our usual environment.

We are less likely to think outside the cube.  Did someone say vacation? Seriously, think about how many times you’ve been on a vacation and came back with a whole new perspective on things?  I bet it’s happened more than once or twice.

How To Master What You Do For 2010

Master What You Do

My new year’s Gift to YOU. I’m passing on some inspiring thoughts from some of my teachers. . .

In the book, Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D Wattles -he’s always saying to Do Things In A Certain Way.

I’ve translated this to mean MASTER WHAT YOU DO.

Leave everyone you come into contact with, with the IMPRESSION OF INCREASE

Everyone does something well. Start looking for what others do well and bring it to their attention and let them know you notice it. Give them an idea that inspires them.
If you see the best in other people, companies, circumstances – you’ll be in a great vibration and feel good all the time and your whole world will improve.

In other words – make Them feel good because you have come into contact with them.
By leaving each person you meet with the “impression of increase”, you will not only make that person feel better, you will also be enriching your life.

This will, in turn, create an energy that will flow through you towards the person you’re uplifting and it will make you feel better in the process.

Feel empowered to make the other person feel good, because the benefits are endless.

The compensation you get from developing this into your own character, to leave every person with the impression of increase – not talking just money – but everything in your life will grow in abundance.

It’s said you don’t get rich by doing certain things, you get rich by doing things in a certain way. Said another way, you don’t become a real pro in your field by doing certain things, you become a pro by doing them in a certain way – master what you do.

There are laws that govern this universe and you need to understand them – otherwise you’ll just hit and miss – nothing of consequence will come to you.

[thinking end results]

You do not become the best in your field by doing things in a certain way. Be calm and confident. Know who u are.

Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It’s the result of long and patient effort in self control – james allen

Self control is a basic quality of leadership.

Before you can do something you first must BE something.

Bring your mind in harmony with the laws that govern your being. You must understand that

  • the thoughts you think control your emotions,
  • and your emotions control the vibration that you body is in
  • so it controls how you act.

If you don’t spend time gaining an understanding of the relationship of the conscious to the subconscious to the body, then you’re dealing on a hit and miss basis.

Life is very short – it can be a phenomenal glorious ride or it can be miserable pile of shit if you don’t understand how to make things happen.

The law says that what you put out comes back. So we just want to put out our very best. It doesn’t matter what everyone else is doing.

If you’re going to win you have to be courageous. The opposite of courage is not cowardess,  it’s conformity.

It’s just going along with everybody else. Don’t do that – you’ll end up where they end up. Which is nowhere, struggling to get by.
You want to stand out like a beacon on a dark night.

You want to make certain that you are one of the most effective human beings you could ever be.

You and I become what we think about… Not just the ones we consciously entertain. We become what thoughts we take and internalize – the ones we get emotionally involved in – the thoughts we let control us.

Don’t let others control how you think about things.

You don’t become the best at what you’re doing by doing certain things, you become the best by thinking all the way through to end results. Make it a part of your way of life.

Regardless of what you may have done in the past, you are going to be amazing in 2010.

Make up your mind, today, you’re going to do it better than you’ve ever done it before.
Do it a certain way -the certain way is the best way – – – there’s always a better way. What’s best today isn’t best tomorrow – there’s always a better way tomorrow…

Every day – get better at what you do you and give it everything you have… master what you do.

Your stock will go up – if where you are doesn’t recognize it then there is always someone at the door who is willing to pay you more.

Here’s where a lot of what I said came from : personal development teacher, Bob Proctor.

Oh, and for those of you (you know who you are)… I leave with a final word.

F-O-C-U-S

The Guru You Are Following Is NOT Your Buddy

The ‘Gurus’ are NOT Your Friends.

There. I said it.  Unless you were offline buddies before or have met in person and hung out in a non-business way, the guy you are following, learning from and giving your time and money to is NOT your friend and is not out for your best interests unless it suits his or her interests.

Hopefully, they ARE a good teacher and are giving you something of VALUE in the form of knowledge, skills and training know-how in exchange for your precious time.

The people who are most successful in this business work on themselves [personal development], and are constantlylearning new things.  They aren’t afraid to step up and LEAD.  They have good communication skills and can convey their knowledge to others.

Don’t get me wrong, most of these people aren’t egomaniacal sociopaths out to screw everyone else over – although there ARE plenty of them out here and they can be very hard to spot immediately – hell, I’ve come across a few in my time.  But I digress, most of those who are out here trying to make a better way for themselves and their families are honest, decent, interesting people.

Furthermore, although the internet offers massive leverage of your time, each of us still has just 24 hours in a day to live.  Including the ‘guru’s’ who are being inundated by dozens or 100s or 1000s of people in need of their precious time.

So like I said before, unless you are great buddies with your teacher, ‘online business partner’ , marketing expert, guru, whatever label you slap on it, then don’t get your panties in a bunch when they don’t respond to your email, tweet,  or call right away – or even ever in some cases, when it’s obvious to everyone but you that you are just wasting everybody’s time.

After being in this business for longer than most people, I see how things operate behind the curtain, beneath the hype, etc.

There’s always going to be another ‘PreLaunch’… another revolutionary system that’s going to turn the industry on its head. . . another gotta have tool, system, ebook, insider club to join…

Those who get to ‘print money on command’ or ‘get rich quick’ are the ones who’ve already put in the time and money and have finally positioned themselves as an authority with a faithful following.  That’s why you’ll see people who claim (and it’s often legit) that they made $8750 in 14 hours or some other wild claim.  What you’re not getting is that they spent 3 years building up an Email LIST of several thousand people and 5 or 10% of them took him up on whatever offer he sent out.

Your momma told you if it sounds too good to be true, then it is. What I’m saying is more accurately would be, it may be true, but it’s not the whole true.  There’s the back story that is shoved under the carpet and ignored. Why? Because, the truth isn’t exciting… the truth shows the hard work it took. . . the truth can be ugly and tough.

If you are a successful internet marketer or strive to be one, then you are in SALES… and you have a handle on the psychology of what makes people tick.  What?  They didn’t tell you that?  Well, now you know.

Priorities | Focusing | Partnering

2010: Focusing | Prioritizing 4 Your Business and Life

Get a head start on the new year with re-evaluating your goals and objectives for 2010.

FOCUS – OBJECTIVE

Become crystal clear about your most important life roles and priorities,

and begin the process of eliminating activities, beliefs, and relationships that separate you

from what deep-down is TRULY important to you.

Take the time to reflect and meditate on what IS important to you if you have forgotten

and have been distracted by being busy with being busy.

GOALS – STEPS – BLUEPRINT 2 SUCCESS

• Identify your most important personal and professional intentions for 2010,

and distinguish what choices will support the fruition of what you desire.

• Understand the value of vision, planning, and priority.

When you have a long term vision for your business and life, the plan, the steps of the plan

become much easier to see and put into action – which leads to the ability to determine how

to prioritize which things are more important and which should be done first, second, etc.

PARTNERSHIP

The value of partnership, especially in a marriage, is the number one reason why people fail or succeed.

Believe it or not, your spouse is your life business partner.

If you’re on the same page, “Success Happens.”

This is why if you are single and feel that you are at a disadvantage by not having a partner, and then

decide to expend the energy and time to find one in the hopes they will help you leverage your time,

it is critical you know exactly what it is you are going for and what you need in a partner so that you

don’t make a bad choice and end up with the losing battle of the TWO MISTRESSES or Two Misters

as the case may be.

Law Of Compensation

LAW OF COMPENSATION

THE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU EARN IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN EXACT RATIO WITH:

  1. THE NEED FOR WHAT YOU DO
  2. YOUR ABILITY TO DO IT  – Do Everything In A Certain Way
  3. THE DIFFICULTY THERE IS TO REPLACE YOU. Of course, no one is indispensable, but there are those that are very difficult to replace.

No one is indispensable but some are VERY hard to replace.  Ex: Michael Jackson.

    YOU DON’T GET RICH BY DOING CERTAIN THINGS, YOU GET RICH BY DOING THINGS IN A CERTAIN WAY.

    Here’s a link to a great video with personal development expert, Bob Proctor explaining this principle of the Law Of Compensation in more detail.