You gotta become a risk taker. And the other thing is upgrade your relationships. You got to look at the people in your life and askWhat is this relationship doing to me? There are some people that can make you sick. Now some people might say Les, can we change them? So school, as you know, is focused on reading, writing and arithmetics it does not consider critical thinking in the conceptual education and it does not help young people begin to mold a vision of themselves that will allow them to be an asset to our society rather than a liability.
You have greatness in you. You have the ability to do more than you could ever begin to imagine. You are different, you were created on purpose with a purpose to manifest that purpose through you. You were made in the likeness and image of God. And we are given authority and dominion over everything on the face of the earth. But you will never exercize authority and dominion over life until you exercize authority and dominion over what you are not. Most people go thru life living the lie that has been told about them. Work constantly to renew your mind, to expand your vision of yourself, to hold a vision of yourself, living in the future living a life of contribution.
My mother was working for a very wealthy family, she worked for wealthy families on Miami Beach. And I remember Mrs. Siderski, she cooked for these families and we ate the food leftovers from the families that she cooked for. She kept their children and hand me down clothes of the children that she worked for. And when I had the assignment of cleaning Mr. This is before 8 track and before cassettes. And those words, I had no idea while I was shining his shoes, listening to people like Jim Rohn:. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. So I had no idea, while shining his shoes, listening to these words, that it began to restructure my vision of myself and I had an interruption when I was in the 11th grade, because I was in special education from the 4th grade all the way to the 11th grade.
And I met a gentleman by the name of Mr. Leroy Washington. I eulogized him last year, they called him The Great Communicator. Wesley is smart. He said, Whats DT? And I said I am, sir. I went to a training and a guy was speaking. Schuller and Dr. I said because I like the message. I'm in my home away from home studio in L. And you should know this, whenever I'm traveling I do things to make sure that I'm ensuring my nutritional bases. And for me, a lot of times it just means staying consistent with the things that I'm doing. Just because I'm traveling doesn't mean everything goes out the window.
And today I went with my son Jordan, who's Your whole thing when you're 18, you just want to beat your dad. So I know in his head when we were in the gym this morning, he just wanted to outdo me in everything. And so- but I can't have that. You know? So before we went to the gym, I had my cordyceps coffee from Four Sigmatic.
Now of course we've got all the studies relating to cordyceps' benefit with insulin sensitivity, with improving stamina, clinically proven to be effective for that. We've got double blind placebo controlled studies showing that. But I wanted to share something with you that is super fascinating that I don't talk much about, and this is the longevity component, because I'm going to be beating my son for as long as I can.
He's not going to get to a place where he's just like- he just beats his dad. It's 'coopertition. It's competition but cooperation as well. And so listen to this.
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They're like Thor fruit flies. Thor is 1, years old, basically those fruit flies from taking cordyceps. If you're like, "I'm not a fruit fly, Shawn. A study published in the FACETS Journal found that mice given cordyceps lived several months longer than the control group that didn't receive the cordyceps. Now again, in mouse years, living months longer, they're basically Master Splinter.
These mice have frickin' mutated to become their best version of themselves for taking cordyceps. But I know again, you're like, "Shawn, I'm not a mouse. I'm a man. I'm a woman. I'm not that. I'm not a mouse, I'm not a Mouseketeer. I've never even watched it.
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Listen to this. So human study, this was published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, found that cordyceps protects your mitochondria by scavenging reactive oxygen species, these free radicals that damage your DNA, that damage your mitochondria. This is how you experience energy. Now when we start to have dysfunction or loss or damage to our mitochondria, what does that do for us? It takes away our energy. And not just energy that you experience, but the energy to do processes in your body, to keep you well, to keep you thriving. So again, several studies have found that cordyceps improves cardiovascular function, VO2 max, insulin sensitivity, but it's about the ease of getting this stuff in.
And this why I love Four Sigmatic, because they were like, "You know, it's kind of weird telling people to take cordyceps, some medicinal mushrooms. We've got research now affirming it, but how do we get people to do it? You know what people do? They drink coffee, they drink hot chocolate, they drink tea. What if we can create something that people can just integrate into something they're already doing and that they enjoy?
And that's what they did with these incredible formulas. So the one I had today was a cordyceps coffee, and you get all these benefits, but also some of the stuff that I just talked about as well in relationship to longevity. You get the athletic performance benefits, but also the longevity benefits, and several other things I continue to talk about because I'm such a huge fan, and I literally travel and bring my Four Sigmatic little instant packs with me.
And you could hit up some almond milk unsweetened, or you could do the hot water, make it super simple. I highly recommend blending a little bit of fat into it. So this could be MCT oil, this could be some ghee, this could be some grass-fed butter, whatever the case might be for you, and just enjoy.
It can definitely add to your overall health strategy, and I'm a huge fan. Head over, check them out right now. It's www. That's www. So head over there, check them out, www. Time spent listening is an investment in my health, happiness, and longevity. Thank you for creating such a valuable enjoyable resource. I feel honored to have such an expert in my hometown of St.
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And on that note, let's get to our topic of the day. So today's episode is dedicated to giving you a motivation compilation, something that you can have in your superhero utility belt when you need it to keep you inspired, to keep you motivated, and to help you to remember who you are, and how powerful you are. Because these individuals that are going to be presented to you today have incredible stories, each and every one of them, and I promise you, not a single one has a story where they were coming from extreme opportunity, or where they were coming from a situation that was even advantage in any way.
It's kind of a common thread, and whatever advantages we do have, we're still going to come up against opposition. And so having these messages in your mind and in your heart, I think is going to provide you with a lot of powerful insight. And so we're going to kick this off with somebody who's just been a huge inspiration in my life. Literally as I was going back and listening to this, I was just awestruck.
I was like, "I cannot believe that I talked with this guy. And who I'm talking about, I'm talking about Bob Proctor. Secret himself, you know? He was a big star of the film 'The Secret,' but he's just been somebody who's been in this field for like fifty years. And the vitality that he is expressing, the information, the insight that he's sharing is just no less than phenomenal. It's just incredible. And side note, put this in parentheses for you, if you're checking out this video on YouTube, which I hope you are, I hope you're hanging out in the studio with me, you're going to see some past video clips as well of these conversations.
And some of them, they're recent with my recent teen. Some of them are back in the day, and it's crazy how technology can evolve even within a couple of years, because some of these are going to look like you're looking at some old like Vietnam footage. Just with the quality of the video. So just keep that in mind, but the messages are extremely powerful. Or if you're just listening to the audio podcast, it's all good. Either way, you're going to get some profound insights on this episode.
And so Bob Proctor, again, he's been a legend in this field of personal development, several books, several programs speaking all over the world. He's probably spent thousands of hours on stage, and speaking, and creating content to help to uplift people's lives. And again, he's been in the field I believe over fifty years, so that should tell you, give you a little bit of a ballpark of his age.
But what he's going to be sharing with you today is the fact that you cannot change your results until you change what you believe about yourself. So check out this message from the one and only Bob Proctor. Our self-image is formed in our little life when our subject of mind is wide open. Part of it's genetic and the other part's environmental.
Our mind is wide open, our subconscious mind, and whatever is going on around us goes right into our subconscious mind. Like almost all welfare recipients are third, fourth, fifth generation welfare recipients. Do you know there's geniuses locked up in those welfare areas. Every one of them has genius within them. They have perfection within them, but it'll never come to the surface because they don't wake up. I had an absolutely horrible self-image. That's why I wouldn't learn, that's why I wouldn't go to school I never thought anything of me, I wouldn't try to get a good job.
And when I started to read 'Think and Grow Rich,' and I started to listen to a man by the name of Ray Stanford, he got me looking at myself. He said, "Bob, you're telling me reasons why you can't win, why you're broke. Let's go to the other side and talk about how you can. And he got me thinking about all this, and then I got into really studying self-image, and I found that we do have a cybernetic mechanism in our mind. It's like a thermostat. It's a science of controlling communication in the animal and some machines. And in this cybernetic mechanism, this self-image, it controls what we're doing.
And if we wander off course, it'll bring us right back. If a person's overweight, it's how they see themselves, and they say, "I'm going to lose weight. And they shouldn't lose it anyway. They should release it. When you lose anything, you're programmed to look for it, and you always find it. So we've got to understand that we have an image about ourselves in our subconscious mind, but we have the godlike ability to change it. I worked at changing my self-image. I changed everything about me a little bit at a time. So the image or the person you're looking at now is not the person that picked up this book fifty-five years ago.
And I modeled it, I built the image, and then I caused myself to live that way, and it caused a lot of discomfort. William James gives the idea, he said, "Act like the person you want to become. They know you the way they are. They don't want you to change because if you change, they have to adapt to the change in you. See, people don't resist change. People resist being changed.
We've got to change ourselves. We've got to build a new image, a picture in our mind, we've got to see ourselves the way we want to be, and then we have to live with it. You go to the gym and work out, that's what you do. You build a picture of how you want this arm, this arm, and you build that picture, and then you build the body while you build the life in your mind.
Take your pen and write out how you want to live, and always start by writing, 'I'm so happy and grateful now that,' and the second you write it, you've got it intellectually. The moment you impress it upon your emotional mind, you've got it emotionally. And it's only a period of time until it manifests on the physical plane. Now Ed is just taking the world by storm. Again, he's somebody who's been in this field for decades, but he's been kind of behind the scenes. And he was actually challenged by a friend of his named Tony Robbins to share more of his story, and to share his insights, because he's just been kind of brought in as a secret weapon for all these corporations.
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He's built a huge fortune himself. He's probably the wealthiest person that I know. And he was challenged by Tony because Tony said- you know, Ed was thinking about retiring basically. You know, he's accomplished all this stuff, and he told Tony that he was going to retire, and Tony just called him a little B. He's like, "You're a B, B, B. But he was like, "What? What are you talking about? You need to share your message and your story with the rest of the world. And he took that to heart, and man, he's so giving, so thoughtful, and incredibly powerful in this message.
So he's going to share with you where self-confidence comes from. Because we're in that state where we're feeling a little bit down or feeling off our game, self-confidence can be an issue. And also he's going to talk about building your identity and your self-worth. And I think again, you're going to get a lot of value out of this message from Mr. Ed Mylett. Check it out. I'll give you the two huge musts for me. One was my self-confidence. I grew up not a very self-confident person. And so you have to have high self-confidence.
Any world class athlete, you and I both know, their self-confidence level is through the roof. And when they go in a slump when they're not performing well, what's going on? They've lost their confidence. They haven't lost their ability to shoot or hit a ball or hit a golf ball.
They've lost their swag. Confidence comes from this because the disease of lack of confidence is you're obsessed what everybody else thinks about you. What are they going to think? That's the symptom. The disease is you're worried about your reputation with everybody else because you don't have a good one with you. If your reputation with self is exemplary, you're not concerned about your reputation with others. So self-confidence comes from one simple thing; it comes from keeping the promises you make to yourself. That's it. If you begin to consistently keep the promises you make to you, you will begin to stack upon that self-confidence.
And so I set up my life where I started to keep promises I made to me, whether that was what time I got up in the morning, what I put in my mouth to eat, when I trained and worked out. I can't control outcomes but I can control activity. So in my business life, I'm going to make fifteen phone calls today.
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I'd make my fifteen. And I'd be conscious of saying, "I did what I said I was going to do. I did what I said I was going to do. And through that process over a period of time, every day, every hour that went by, I kept keeping more and more promises to me, I began to trust me, my self-confidence level transformed. That was number one. Second thing was my identity.
You'll never exceed in your life what you think you're worth. Everyone talks about this, but you'll never exceed your identity any time in your life, and your identity is your self-worth, what you believe you deserve. Now self-worth and identity is like a thermostat. It sits on the wall of your life.
It sets the entire temperature for your life. So every year you have a spiritual thermostat, a financial, a business, a physical one, a wellness one. So if that thermostat is set, let's say financially, at eighty degrees. Estimate decision, a car will break down, it will all seem unconscious but you will get back to eighty degrees of money. The reverse is also true. You start to go broke, your car gets repo'd, the water gets turned off. You find a way to heat it back up and get it back to eighty degrees again. So the key in life is to have self-confidence and change that thermostat level of what you think you're worth.
You could be in the best business model, with the best opportunity, the best products, the best everything, and you will not exceed eighty degrees of identity if that's your identity in your life. Happiness has an identity. Faith has an identity. And so the key thing is how do you shift that identity?
And that identity then is shifted through a couple of things, but the biggest one is associations. Biggest way we change our identity. If let's say you hung around a guy worth a couple hundred million dollars. If I'm a hundred and fifty degree financially, and you're an eighty degree, through proximity over time I will heat you up somewhere in between the two of us. If your faith- if you struggle with your faith or your relationships, but you surround yourself with people that have great faith or great marriages, through association yours improve.
So the biggest way I changed my identity is through who I hung around. Hanging around lastly is also- I don't have to physically be around you. I can read your book. I can read a book from you on health, on sleep, and when I read that book, you're not just reading pages. I'm pretending as if I'm with you, I'm associating with you.
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And so a lot of my identity shifts came from books I read, and things I listened to, and people that were live in my life at the same time. That's how I changed it. Like I was blown away at the amount of messages and shares of this particular episode. And again, if you happened to miss any of these, we'll put them all in the show notes for you, so definitely go back and check out the full meal if you feel compelled to do that.
Now Christine was actually introduced to me by a friend, Jay Ferruggia, who's been on the show as well. And man, I was just blown away by her story, and also her level of skill and insight in her coaching, and it's just absolutely incredible what she brings to the table. In this clip, she's going to be sharing with you why we need to reassess and adjust our beliefs about the difficult times we go through.
Now I definitely could use a message like that with how I was feeling a couple of days ago and what I was going through. It was not an easy situation, and the old me would have been possibly even taken down from it. But again, it's that growth. It's levelling up. As we go through these things, we continue to up level our thermostat a little bit at a time. But sometimes we can get to the highest of the highs, and reality will bring us kind of crashing back down to that place that the thermostat is set at.
But what I want for you is to continue to make that progress, and inch by inch, you're going to continue to up level that thermostat so that you're just running higher and happier more often. And it's going to start today with this insight and this message from Christine Hassler. We learn through contrast, and that's another thing I think in the personal development world that leaves a lot of people with an expectation hangover. They think it's like supposed to be positive all the time, and if you have bad things happen, or you feel sad or whatever, then you're failing at personal growth, and you're not.
Like we learn through contrast and there's going to be challenges in life, and there's going to be some pain. But the more tools you have, the shorter the duration you have to suffer in it, and the longer the time between those painful spots. But we can't expect to like never feel down and never to have challenges. And when they come, know it's a season, and know that it's an opportunity to dive in. I don't know about you, but it's been through my most challenging times that I've grown the most. Have they been painful?
Have been hard? People ask me, "How did you build your career? And I'm like, "Well, it wasn't like a strategy. It really was through my own life experiences and the lessons I learned from them that have created. And I mentioned the original definition of passion is suffering. And isn't it cool how we've evolved that word to mean the thing we love?
And often the things that we love come out of our suffering.
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Probably the most inspirational figure in my life, somebody that I know personally, and have worked very closely with now over the last couple of years, and I've seen him in action. You know, the world knows him as E. The Hip Hop Preacher. His name is Dr. Eric Thomas. And you know, there's a lot of folks out there that have this public persona. They're out there sharing, giving these insights, motivating people, but how are they when nobody else is around?
How are they when the camera isn't on? And I've seen this man, even when he came to speak at an event here in St. Lewis a couple of years ago, and he gets paid a lot. He's the number one motivational speaker in the world, and he came here to do his own event, but while he was here, he went to about- I believe it was about eight different places for free that nobody knows about, going to talk to kids at school, going to detention centers, and really trying to speak life into these kids and into people who were in tough situations.
And a lot of people don't know that about him. This is one of the great things that I've seen him do firsthand, and he's just such a giving individual, and man, he's the truth. He's the truth. And in this clip he's going to be sharing with you why it's critical for you to take responsibility for your life. Now check out this clip with the one and only Dr. And at first in that environment, I used to say my teachers, or the fact that my mom was a teenager when she had me, or the fact that my biological father wasn't in my life, or the fact that there was a lot of violence, gang violence, other violence.
I mean, the school district wasn't good. Like in the beginning, I always had a reason other than Eric Thomas. And so that stuff was real. Let's not minimize what some kids are going through in their neighborhood, it's real, but I never played the blame game on Eric Thomas. I never blamed Eric for having a spirit of apathy.
I never blamed Eric for being disrespectful and disobedient. I never blamed Eric for having the negative mindset. I never blamed Eric for the part that he played in it. So the first thing I did is I started placing the blame where it needed to be, and a big part of that was Eric Thomas. Number two, I took ownership. I said, "It's my life. I make the choices for my life, and I'm going to start making better choices.
And then the final thing I did was I said, "I'm going to play every down, man.
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I'm going to play every single down like it's my last down because I can't expect to get out of this situation if I'm not putting up, if I'm not putting in. And so Kobe hit sixty on that last game on his way out. So I was like, "E, you've got to start putting up sixty. You know, people treat you differently when you're putting up sixty. You know, so one, like you said, I started putting the blame where it needed to go. I took ownership and then I started showing up. And I'm telling you, even my environment treated me differently when I- it's the same E. So I think those are the things that I did to try to come out of my negative environment and create a new environment for myself.
Eric Thomas, number one motivational speaker in the world, and for good reason. The insight is incredibly valuable because that is the exact thing that was holding me back from changing my life, was I was so attached to this story that I was carrying around myself, and pointing the finger.
You know, "The doctors won't help me, my family won't help me. Why me? Why won't they help me? Why won't this? Why won't that? And it wasn't until I began to take full responsibility for my life. Even though these bad things may have happened to me, they don't have to control my life anymore when I take responsibility for what I'm going to do about it now, and how I'm going to change the story.
And so again, I hope you really enjoyed that, and this episode is something that's really important to me because I'm highlighting people who've had a big impact in my life as well, and I'm just very grateful to be able to share these messages with you, and have them, again, in your superhero utility belt for when you need them. I'm on the road. When I'm traveling, another thing that I do is in my bookbag, my backpack, my Dora the Explorer myself.
I've got it in there right now, my Organifi go packs. I literally travel with the Organifi go packs. I gave it to my kids. You know, on the plane, open them bad boys up and pour it in. One of the reasons why- this formula first of all, I've personally been in this field for about seventeen years, and I've had dozens of these different green formulas.
Some of them taste like hobbit's feet. They don't taste good at all. Not just regular feet, but hairy hobbit feet. Organifi tastes amazing. That's the number one victory right there is that it actually tastes good, but also the formula itself. A study funded by the National Institutes of Health revealed that spirulina, which is one of the highlighted components of this Organifi formula, spirulina promotes stem cell genesis.
That literally means the creation of new stem cells. This should be like front page news. Stem cells become all the cells that we need. And I did an episode a while back talking about all the various forms of stem cells, and part of my healing process. Pluripotent, adult stem cells, and I'll make sure to put that in the show notes for you to check out if you want more information on it. But bottom line is stem cells become everything that your body needs, alright? Whether it's bone cells, whether it's meniscus cells, whether it's brain cells, stem cells are the key. And so that's just one of the things in the formula.
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