Oct 20 2019


Be as you are, not as you do. You do because you are, you are not because you do.

This confused me too. I am not a photographer because I take photos, I take photos because I am a photographer. I think.

Oct 19 2019


100 flowers. 100 hours. Like a horticulturist, nurture your hours as if they were flowers.

Oct 17 2019


Jealousy and envy, judgement, resentment and frustration. Remove these from your vocabulary. These are flow stoppers.

Oct 16 2019


In peace, we expand. In suffering, we contract. Sometimes due to circumstances, we don’t have a choice of peace over suffering. But, we can always choose expansion over contraction.

Oct 15 2019


When monitoring your physical diet it’s easy to say what needs to come and what needs to go. It’s easy to set up the parameters. Easier said than done, I know. But when trying to do the same for your mental diet not sure it’s as simple as that.

Ignoring things is how people get killed in traffic. Like it’s not that smart to “ignore the negative” if you think about it.

So I’m thinking a more proper mental diet is about considering how you think, feel, and act when something negative arises. This is being “mindful”. This is being proactive instead of reactive. Again, easier said than done.

Oct 13 2019


Just over here still trying to make stuff happen. Some more trick tips. Write down goals. Something like 80% of goals made are the ones written down. You knew that. But a good one on top of that one is to write down all possible obstacles to reach said goals and then how to deal with them. For instance, travel or scheduling or cash flow or whatever. Because problems will always roll up, it’s a given. How nice is it to already have a plan for when it does.

Oct 12 2019


So you know that your thoughts can effect your cells. This is why the placebo effect works. If you believe a fake pill is going to cure a disease in your body, it does.

Thoughts effect our gene expression and inside our genes are DNA. We know that our DNA can store like trillions of bits of info. This could be why creating a reality shift feels time consuming. We have to purge our DNA and / or reprogram it.

Microsoft is making computers with synthetic DNA because it can store so much data. Silicon chips are just not gonna cut it in the future. This is crazy to me considering artificial intelligence, etc.

This is a true story too, a dude at IBM figured out how to store data on quartz crystals. Quartz is made of silicon, he invented the hard drives we are using right now. This was the beginning of Silicon Valley. Eventually, he realized that he didn’t need a computer interface to program a crystal. He just needed his mind.

Marcel Vogel quit IBM and started playing with crystals and cutting them into different shapes and using them for therapeutic purposes.

The point is that science figured out how to program crystals and now program DNA, but we were born with the ability already because of our thoughts, beliefs, habits, etc. We forget sometimes.

Oct 10 2019


A prequel for yesterday’s post. Accept everything. Accept responsibility. Accept reality as it is now, realize the things that need to change, then change them.

We live in a whiny culture, people complain about everything. It’s useless and draining. We are all guilty of it. No more complaining, judging, talking, etc. Only action.

Oct 08 2019


Literally like 2 days ago I started doing affirmations. Today, at the self operated coin car wash I put $5 in the change machine and it spit out over $100 in coins.

I looked around, there were no attendees. I looked around, no other customers noticed that this change machine is now a slot machine and I just won.

There were no phone numbers to call on the machine so I figured these coins are mine now. That’s their bad for a broken machine. Right?

Also today, I got paid on a job that for sure I thought wouldn’t pay for at least a couple more weeks.

Is it the affirmations? Or is it random? I’m gonna say it’s the affirmations.

I’ve read about them and never tried them, they didn’t appeal to me for some reason. Although the idea that we can influence our subconscious mind by way of our conscious mind is very real to me. As it is our subconscious mind that is running this projection called reality.

Anyways, I read some new things about affirmations that resonated and changed my mind.

First, switch them to 3rd person. Then align them to your goals while affirming the action of the goal. This makes it more truthful, more meaningful, and more actionable. Write them down if you have to and run them through your head all day.

For example saying, “I make a million dollars per month,” it doesn’t feel legit therefore becomes negligible. But something like, “Ray is committed to making a million dollars per month,” sounds more flowy because it reinforces the action of commitment. Also when using it in 3rd person, it’s like a command to the subconscious. Or a new paradigm for an identity shift.

Write them in your own words and make them particular to you. (The million dollars example is just an example and not my real one, or ones. I’m running like 10 of them at the moment.)

This last part is the most important part, that is to confirm it when your reality starts shifting. You find a penny on the ground, you get a synchronicity about an opportunity or whatever, use that as confirmation that the affirmations are now working. Confirm it, log it, lock it in. This seals the deal.

This confirmation is the attitude of gratitude and that attitude will bring change. More updates on this later.

Oct 07 2019


You know about narcissism. There’s 2 sides to it. One side is the side you know about “overt” narcissism. Loud mouth flexing selfish cocky asshole. But the other side is called “covert” narcissism.

I came across an article talking about shyness is NOT nice. People will disguise their covert narcissism as being a sensitive introvert. It’s like passive aggressive narcissism.

I do think there are people who just can’t talk to people and are riddled with anxiety, that’s real. But the manipulation of a narcissist is about reassurance of self importance.

Like an overt might say, “I’m the shit.” Hoping you will agree and proceed to tell them how rad they are. And the covert might say, “I’m a piece of shit.” Hoping you will disagree and proceed to tell them how rad they are.

We have all experienced both sides of this. Either as the giver or receiver. It’s especially complicated in the age of social media and entrepreneurship. It stems from a fragile sense of self and that’s what I’m getting at.

We don’t need empowerment from other people. If we dig deep, we’ll realize we have an infinite well of it buried inside ourselves.

Oct 06 2019

Airplane Mode

File this one in the “life hack” category. I started putting my phone on airplane mode while I’m working on stuff. Then I bumped it up to when I’m out running, when I’m out shooting, skating, swimming, etc. Now I plan to use airplane mode an hour before sleep, while sleeping, and probs till at least 11am.

Maybe you do this already. And obviously this won’t fit all lifestyles like if you have kids or your job requires you to be connected 24/7.

Here are my findings. Your brain becomes less reactive and more proactive. You train yourself off those notification dopamine hits, your train yourself off reacting to all day short term stimulus. Now your brain can focus on the task at hand and be more engaged and productive.

I have wrote about how we have billions of options with a decision to make every second. This is called living consciously when you purposely make those decisions. By going airplane mode, you are less distracted and can better make decisions.

One example is, I read in a book, to pause before you are about to eat something and ask yourself, “Is this poison or medicine?”

That’s a harsh example and something I struggle with. But most of the time we are running around without these moments of pause that can be useful.