Embracing the Soul Factor

We’re all destined for great things.. We all have so much potential we refuse and neglect.

We overwork and overconsume to the point we have no energy left to do the things that nourish us soulfully.

So busy plugging away at the day to day duties we quickly forget the importance of nurturing this part of our being.

Why do we put so much focus on the brain and heart but never the soul?

Just cause you don’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

Everything you do has an impact on your soul. You can choose to listen to your inner voice or avoid it completely.

Living through the ego we are ignorant to the concept of the soul. We may think we abide by the soul’s purpose but sooner or later we come to find out we’ve fooled ourselves.

Don’t attach yourself to a piece of knowledge, it is what it is, if its fact and cannot be changed just let it be.

Focus on elements under your control. Take care of your body, it’s a temple for heaven’s sake.

Your body is your passage way to the other elements of being. Don’t be restrained because you’ve neglected movement for so long. Challenge yourself to move and take action.

Build up your endurance gradually.

Don’t worry about having the body of your dreams just worry about having a body that meets the functionality of the soul. Prepare the body so it’s ready for action, ready for whatever stress may arise.

Activities such as something so simple like going for a bike ride can be a joyful experience some people just aren’t able to enjoy.

To think our ancestors walked for days, weeks and even months at a time. We need to be able to endure and persevere and a lot of having the proper mindset comes with being in control of your physical health.

Taking care of your body doesn’t have to be some daunting task, depending on our perspective we can actually make it quite enjoyable.

Taking care of your health isnt about getting a huge pump or having 90% of the blood in our body rushing to our arms, its about being able to physically endure whatever it is that comes our way.

Why does the average joe nowadays have a beer belly and uneven posture?

Most of us have the wrong attitude when it comes to taking care of the body.

We don’t have to spend hours at the gym to have a good health we just have to utilize our muscles to reduce potential muscle atrophy (prevent muscles from weakening over time).

The longer you neglect your health the harder you’ll have to work to get to square one so start becoming accountable.

As long as you have a brain and two feet you can choose your own direction. You’re not a tree.

“If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if we’re willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.” T. Harv Eker

W.O.L.F – Warrior of Liberty and Freedom

There are moments of our lives where we feel as though we are in the spotlight… recognition comes, friends, we seem to have all the support we could ever want or need. Then there’s those moments where we’ve fallen. Those moments of struggle where we really need somebody and there’s no one to be found. Sometimes in these moments of struggle we see the true reality which the universe has brought forth.

Through struggle we are able to see on a genuine level who adds true value to your life. Some people are manipulative sociopaths who will try to fool you by any means necessary; not everyone looks to add value to your life, most people are out for themselves looking to get ahead by any means necessary. The truth is most people are superficial and have their own agenda.

Life is short, we’re supposed to be happy but some people need to get off the hamster wheel and realize what’s actually taking place in the grand scheme of things.

On a deep level psychological level people of society’s lives have been predestined. So many people are living according to the invisible script that has been written for them. It’s sad because those who choose to take the “unscripted” path tend to be the one’s who are shunned for their differences.

Those who choose to live the “unscripted” life have a hard road sometimes no one will have faith in one’s vision but the individual has to keep pushing and believing one day will be his day. This is why I classify it as the wolf mentality, life’s tough but we’ve got to be tougher.

Code of the Wolf

Protect your pack,
show no fear,
respect the elder,
teach the young,
lead your companions,
survive each day,
hunt your enemies,
howl to a new tomorrow,
explore the unknown,
adapt to the environment,
demonstrate no weakness,
never back down
and leave your mark.

Raphael Vieira


Why is the W.O.L.F classified as the black sheep of society?

Not only does the wolf have to establish values important to him and his pack but the wolf also has to be strong, fearless and never back down in the face of challenge.

The wolf mentality builds a strong positive presence leaving others in awe and wonder; a fierce mentality can be intimidating to those who live according to life’s predestined script.wolf 4

You know you’re doing it right if people begin hating you for no reason what-so-ever. People will begin questioning your story, your path, and your morals that got you to where you are now; that’s life. There’s always going to be naysayers and people who doubt but it’s up to you to determine your course and sometimes that means moving against the current.

Those who refuse to take action will make excuses and build reasoning for those who managed to accomplish what it was they set their mind to. Let people rationalize their failures all they want, don’t let it affect your being.

People always have their own two-cents when it comes to someone else’s progress, most people will minimize the transformational efforts from a place of envy and hate. Misery loves company and these people will say anything to keep you where you are at this very moment. They don’t want you to improve it’s of no benefit to them. Your improvement only makes them feel less competent and resentful of their own life.

Even when you have nothing your attitude is that one thing still under your control. Don’t be vengeful or jealous of others; choose to focus your energy on building something for yourself. Don’t live in envy and resentment choose to focus your attention on the now and commit to something worth completing.

  • Choose to build; build your knowledge, build your wealth, build your reputation, build your mastermind group, build your network.
  • Choose to create; create positive change, create strong values, create a legacy, create hope and a course of direction for your life.

At the end of the day we have to be accountable for ourselves. It’s up to us the legacy we decide to leave behind as individuals and as a collective. Be the role model and lead by example. Let people make their own decisions just offer value and direction, give it time but gradually those who support you will share your word and follow.

Thinking Rich; The Growth Mindset

What is thinking rich? Can we think rich even if we don’t have an abundant of resources?

What ideas build the concept of thinking rich? Can you really build success by thinking rich?

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The idea of thinking rich depends on your confidence in your ability. It’s believing in yourself and understanding the fact you’re competent enough to accomplish what could seem near impossible. Human consciousness is capable of so much but more often then not we stand in the way of our own accomplishments.

Why Think Rich?

Thinking rich is important in building one’s own self-esteem. It’s so easy for us to take the path of least resistance and live day-to-day with no goals, no passion. Thinking rich may not always be the easiest thing to do but it’s one of the biggest factors to becoming one’s best self.

Barriers to Thinking Rich

Nowadays it can be so hard to think rich. We’re so overwhelmed and consumed by everyday products and technology that a lot of us neglect simple routines that could ultimately propel our happiness exponentially.

Day by day neglect eats away at our self-esteem. We learn to live with the pain; we bury it so deep in our psych we almost forget it’s there. Thinking rich is acknowledging the truth about life and being able to rise out of the madness. We are the master’s of our own destinies; we create our future, we can’t be happy just gliding; through drifting through life.

Principles of Thinking Rich

Thinking rich is acknowledging the automatic negative thoughts (the ANTs) and being able to move past them. Thinking upbeat and positive we are better able to find our flow rather than interrupting ourselves with negative thinking. Make sure you’re mind is one that nurture’s not sabotages your well-being.

Upbeat & full of energy – living with passion & purpose. Thinking rich is taking control of your life and moving progressionally to where it is we want to be. In time our progress will inspire and self-motivate but until then we must focus on action. The fruits of labour will come in time, begin sowing and soon enough you’ll begin reaping what you’ve sown.

Be resourceful. Thinking rich, moving towards success means not squandering resources and opportunities. Thinking rich we are more in tuned with our surroundings and better able to recognize the opportunities that precede us.

Think action. Thinking rich is thinking action. It’s thinking for today, not tomorrow. Planning is important but planning obsessively without taking action is just wasting time. Be deliberate with your word; if you claim you’re going to do something don’t stop till you do it.

Focus on closing & completing. Don’t just set your sights on accomplishing everything. Live with purpose, do those things that are most important and most urgent in that moment. Tackle your biggest problems first, your biggest projects, and don’t stop till you’ve got something to show for.

Thinking rich is a perspective. Thinking rich is never feeling down because we know mistakes are all part of the learning experience. Don’t be afraid to think rich and don’t let others convince you you’re foolish for doing so. Thinking rich is a successful mindset that guarentees abundance whether be relationships or resources.

 

Principles of Blog Writing

When it comes to blog writing everyone has their own take. Blog writing is self-expression at its finest, allowing even the most complex individuals to showcase and articulate their deepest thoughts without fear of rejection.

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Honestly when I think about blog writing I think to myself… Am I really cut out for this? Could I really maintain a blog? Would I be able to keep up with engaging content that viewers actually want to read?

Realistically it doesn’t matter as long as I write. My first principle of blog-writing is doing it for myself. Writing about topics that peak my interest and at a volume that makes sense to me. If I wake up tomorrow and don’t want to write a blog, that’s fine, I won’t write a blog that day. If I wake up and want to write 4 blogs then I don’t let anything stop me and I do so. I try not to criticize myself in terms of working on my blog; I try to just allow the energy to flow naturally.

My second principle would be patience. There are many factors that contribute to becoming a successful SEO and blog writing is only one of those aspects. It’s essential to continue to stay patient not only when considering building followers but also when working on developing your own personal skills. Change is inevitable and we need to continue our own personal progression to stay innovative and ahead of the curve.

Principle three; perseverance. (A) Staying true to your voice, (B) putting the time in when it counts and (C) remaining consistent.

(A) First persevere with your voice. Don’t forget about why you began and what your aim was. What were your values and your overall goal? Stay consistent with who you are just focus on A+ quality. Honestly we can all be insightful if we are given the opportunity to engage in deep thought. We all see the world different from one another and can learn from each other’s various perspectives. Staying true to yourself means staying in line with your passion and finding a niche that will appreciate and support you for who you are.

(B) Putting in the time when it counts refers to not allowing yourself to fall behind. It means being able to deviate good decisions from bad ones, doing what actually needs to be done rather than a lesser task. It means potentially staying up some nights just to get head sometimes just to allow freedom to breathe. Writing can easily become a daunting task if you begin to resent it but that’s not to say it could also introduce you into a world of euphoria engaging in new positive thought patterns.

(C) Perseverance is everything. “Writing at its best, is a lonely life” – Ernest Hemingway. You need to be willing to endure solitude and isolation to concentrate on your own thoughts.

Principle four; care for yourself. Now this may seem odd and almost like it has nothing to do with blog-writing but that couldn’t be further from the truth. If blogging is our platform for self-expression then we need to be sure we are expressing ourselves in a whole, joyous way. Choose to live in the light rather than the darkness.

If we are angry at the world 24/7 365 days out of the year then most likely when we write the underlying tone that the readers will embrace is that of anger or sadness. We need to be able to write from the heart from a place of love or the craft will become tedious and repetitive fairly quickly.”We can’t learn to love another until we’ve learnt to love ourselves” this is also in our writing. Learn to love yourself and enjoy being happy everything else will fall in line.

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Conscious Entertainment

Why do our homes seem like consciousness sinkholes? The moment we get home we plunge into our unconscious behaviour from the moment we get home to the moment we leave for work the next morning. Sitting has become a disease. It’s so easy to be pre-occupied nowadays, if we’re not lost into our phones most likely we are lost into TV shows, movies or music. We become so lost in our behaviour that the night passes with absolutely nothing getting accomplished.

It’s so easy to get mesmerized. Whether it be fantastic writing or eye-capturing graphics the fantasy is real. We’ve become so subdued by the reflection that we become lost and disassociated in our actual lives.

I’m not knocking TV shows, movies or music… I’d never do that, I’ve done my fair share of participating. What I’m trying to rationalize is conscious viewing.

Rather than binge watching shows/movies we should be more deliberate with our entertainment. Its fine to get lost into a show but at what cost?

Our sources of entertainment have become sinkholes for our behaviour. We should be more deliberate with how we spend our time. Watching TV is fine but watching TV for two/three hours every single night gets a bit costly. We begin to avoid the daily practices we should be participating in. Television breaks will, it depletes willpower.

It’s like sitting in a closed room with nothing but donuts in front of you. It’s only a matter of time before you break and have one. This is the same kind of influence television has on us. Although we may be able to avoid the television periodically, it’s only a matter of time before we plug ourselves back in.

Whatever happened to going outside or reading a book? It seems so unnatural this day in age. Considering most people experience anxiety or ADHD symptoms it makes what should be usual definitely unusual.

All of our unhealthy symptoms are a sign of neglect. Neglecting to be informed, neglecting nature, and neglecting to care for one’s self. We need to begin to challenge ourselves, we need to unplug from technology and begin to enjoy the outdoors. We need quiet and piece of mind.

Being constantly bombarded by messages and never slowing down can become a barrier to one’s personal reflection. We need a quiet pause to analyze and evaluate, to follow our trains of thought and to do our best thinking.

We need to work on building up our attention span. Begin to socialize more, listen when people speak. Read books and learn everything we possibly can. We need enjoy different events and participate in new and exciting activities. Schedule blocks to enjoy yourself. Whether it be watching TV, playing on the internet or going to events be deliberate with how you spend your time. Time spent only becomes wasted once we lose purpose for our actions. Remember that taking time to do the things should never be an issue, the issue is when you become fully consumed into whatever it is you’re doing and forget about our other concerns.

Remember, fantasy is cool but its not real life; live consciously and be mindful in whatever it is you’re doing.

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Being Healthy

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Is exercising really worth being healthy? How much exercising is necessary to “be healthy”? What other opportunities come with being healthy? How do I start? these are the questions I’ll be answering in this article. A lot of people associate being healthy with being rich or having money. Having money or being rich isn’t really relevant to being healthy. Being healthy is under our own control whether rich or poor. Of course the rich will have access to possible resources the rest of us don’t but ultimately we all need to suffer the same to get to where we want to be.

Essentially being healthy is triumphant when considering quality of life. Having strong health we are better able to take on physical adventures and endure mental turmoil. With better health we are able to embrace and fully enjoy life as it is meant to be.

Neglecting to take care of one self is psychologically destructive. Stress makes its ways into our lives when we begin to live outside of our means. When we start obsessing over material things we forget to manage our basic necessities. We forget about what’s actually important in the long-run and instead begin to live through our senses. With willpower at an all time low our struggles become too much to endure until we find a new means of relieving the stress. Essentially when we neglect to care for ourselves we run the trouble of living the same dopamine loop cycle. So focused on our fixes we spiral so out of control that we are no longer able to manage ourselves. To a point where we no longer love ourselves or anyone else around us. To the point where we begin to blame others and society for our issues. To the point life seems meaningless and you feel hopeless suffocating yourself in your worries.

This is why taking care of you is so important. It’s not about being the best looking person on the planet or having a hulk-like physique. It’s about appreciating who you are and taking control of your life. It’s about knowing you can overcome whatever obstacle whether physical or mental.

Being healthy is about thinking clearly and moving away from negative thoughts. Take control; don’t let negative thoughts influence self-destructive behavior. Learn to move past regret and to live with faith rather than doubt. Take action everyday and see what’s possible. See what you’re capable of. You may (and probably will) accomplish feats you never thought possible.

A healthy lifestyle will impact you emotionally, psychologically and physically. It’s a life-changing transformation and there’s no better time to begin than right now. Remember you don’t have to commit to the gym 2 hours a day, commit to 30 minutes and include exercise in daily life. Incorporate healthy living in your lifestyle choose to walk, bike or roller-blade to work rather than driving. Choose adventurous activities for you and your spouse or family, go kayaking, hiking, or mountain climbing. Spend a night out in the woods. Start living with a sense of adventure and with the best of hope.

It’s never to late to reinvent yourself. Today could be the day it all changed. Remember when you get knocked down it’s never to late to get back up.

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What is Power?

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Power is authority to make decisions. It’s the ability to influence others to complete a desired action. What makes someone powerful? and what comes along with it?

Power is having the resources. Whether money, materials or man-power; having wealth or being wealthy can be classified as power.

Power is influence. It’s the ability to convince others even against their will. People will follow powerful people and their ideas because they do not have confidence in their own ability.

Power is an attitude. Power is not weeping, not complaining and refusing to feel hopeless. Power is having control over your thoughts and emotions always being able to act in the most logical of manners.

Power gets recognized. Whether you actually have the resources or not if you display confidence no one would be the wiser. People who act with confidence and are more challenge oriented versus those who complain will always make a great impression.

Having resources is important which is why money is power but after money attitude is everything. With the proper attitude the resources can be achieved. Remember to have a rich attitude – be vision-oriented, positive and calm in the face of any challenge. Develop healthy habits and read, your mental and physical capabilities can be your greatest resource if developed correctly.

Of course there are other factors that influence power but these factors we can’t always change. Having beauty or being beautiful is always a sure sign of power. People are easily influenced by beautiful people as they become insecure in their presence. Another factor could include a person’s family status or family reputation.

Power is better earned than it is given. Power without wisdom can be dangerous. Individuals who are not fully aware of power will often abuse it when in their grasp. Their ego will take a beating until they are humbled by the experience.

Mind power is everything. The ability to read is power. The ability to process and decipher new information is power. The ability to rise above our circumstances is power. The ability to lead is power.

Power is control and feeling in control is beautiful. Feeling in control is what grants us everlasting happiness. Being able to sustain ourselves and build a strong reputation for the future opens many doors to the future. Having these options is power.

Just remember if you don’t feel powerful or in control at this very moment that the one thing you can always control is your attitude. Remember to think logically not emotionally, don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Be confident and accept life as a challenge. Let your positive attitude shine on the world around you. Embrace your passions and live life to the fullest.

Willpower will determine your financial bottom line. When we let our emotions get the best of us we develop self-inflicting habits. Whether these habits are excessive gaming, eating, gambling or drugs they will greatly destroy your self-esteem and ultimately wreck havoc on your influence on others. Again, think logically, we all have underlying root issues to these concerns which are more often then not disregarded. Make amends for your wrong doings of the past and begin to live in the now. We cannot change the past we can only act in the current situation, so its time to start living. Don’t let lack of willpower define you. Love yourself, find your grit and smile along the way.

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