Mar 09

Inspiration from Back Pain

Thank you for being a part of this Joyous Expansion community! I am so thankful that you read these e-mails. I really appreciate your desire to live a better life.

In my desire to live a better life I like going to fun ceremonies. Last month I went to a cacao ceremony to open my heart and bring in more love. The ceremony also had a sound bath. During the sound bath, we would lay down and be bathed in the rich sounds of the crystal bowls.

During this sound bath, I was noticing that my back was feeling uncomfortable. I thought nothing of it as I was swept away in bliss. When I stood up my back was on fire. Which surprised me because I was not in back pain before this. I went home and read up on how to cure back pain. They suggested laying on my back with my feet up. That was exactly what I was doing that cause my back pain!

No way should be laying on my back cause pain. That is when I decided that I was going to do this exercise every night. For three weeks it was the intense pain after I was done. Thankfully someone suggested icy hot, which took away a lot of the pain. Soon after three weeks, I notice that my back was barely hurting, then the day before the next ceremony, my back was feeling perfectly fine.

Isn’t that a metaphor for transformational change? When you first start changing your mindset and try to live your passion, you will run into pain. Soon you will notice that things will get better and that all the hardships you did were worth the pain.

To help alleviate the pain of your growth I developed the Emotion Elation Engine. A course that is designed to use visualization and anchoring from NLP to align your emotions with your desires. I have used this technique to go from being afraid to speak in public, to enjoy speaking in public.

Much love to you, my friend! Keep on living your dreams and creating a Joyous Expansion by being a beacon of hope to the people around you. I am proud of you and your positive actions.


Mar 02

How Do you Escape?

Have you thought about how you spend your time? Do you spend your time in a way that serves you or hurts you?

I am reminded of one of my favorite comedians, Jim Gaffigan. He has a funny joke about McDonald’s. How McDonald’s sells billions of burgers and he hasn’t met anyone who claims to have eaten there. That there is something shameful about eating food from McDonald’s. Jim Gaffigan is a lot funnier when he tells his joke. After making us laugh with his McDonalds humor, he then hits us with the line, “Everyone has their own McDonalds.”

English: McDonalds' sign in Harlem.

English: McDonalds’ sign in Harlem. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

McDonald’s in this sense is a way that is how we waste our time. Not in the sense of using our time to recuperate or enjoyment through shows. I know Arrow on CW is not quality, however, I have a lot of fun watching it. I am more talking about watching the Cake Boss marathon on the Food Network. The type of wastes of time where you are not rejuvenating your spirit. The type of wastes of time you wonder, “Why did I spend 8 hours watching cat videos?”

This is escaping. Generally, it is done when you have something important to do that you do not want to handle right away. It is also done when you do not want to handle life anymore.

Your time is precious. Do your best to use it wisely. Time is the only resource you will never get back. When you are deliberate with your time, you can reach your dreams. Remember that.

Take time this week to look at how you spend your time. Are you enjoying what you are doing or are you putting off something that you should be doing now? There is nothing wrong with watching a television show or two, however, there is something wrong with 6 or 8. I take that back, there is something wrong if you have reached this far in this e-mail because you know you have more in this life to accomplish. You are not reading this because you want your time wasted.

Be aware of your time. Make deliberate decisions of rest and entertainment.
More information about being deliberate in my book.

Joyous Expansion: Unleashing Your Passions to Lead an Inspired Life contains all of the information to be more deliberate with your actions and allow you to create the life you want.

Check it out! I am sure you will get great value from Joyous Expansion: Unleashing Your Passions to Lead an Inspired Life. Your life too will change for the best.

I wish you all the love and joy in the world!

Be Love
Be Joy
Be Awesome


Feb 23

Play the Smile Game

For most of my life, I suffered throughout with extreme social anxiety. One of the ways that would manifest would be an avoiding eye contact. Eye contact with people used to freak me out.

I wanted to break this cycle. However, I knew it was not going to be easy. That is when I remembered something I read in Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell. There were these two scientists who discovered, by studying facial expressions, that there was a link between your facial expression and how you feel.

Meaning that if you smile, you will feel good. That gave me an idea. To help me be more social, I would smile at strangers while walking down the street. If they smiled back, we both win. If they didn’t smile back, I still won, because I was feeling good because I was smiling. Plus, it is not like I could or would even want to force someone to smile.

The smile game was a smashing success. I got to learn how to make eye contact with peopleĀ and got to feel good while doing it. Smiling was very hard for me at first. I generally would space out or look down. Now I hold my head up high and smile while having a great time.

If you want to spread more joy in this world, I suggest trying out the smile game. Later I learned about mirror neurons, which are neurons that mirror other people who you have a brief connection. Basically, to understand what you feel, their brain fires similar neurons that create that feeling so you can understand their feeling. Meaning, there is a chance that even though they didn’t smile back, you did spread some joy. How cool is that?
There is more information about the smile game in my book, Joyous Expansion.

Joyous Expansion: Unleashing Your Passions to Lead an Inspired Life contains all of the information I used to create my own personal transformation. I am very proud of what I have accomplished in turning myself from a very sad and anxious personĀ to a happy much less anxious person. I still haven’t gotten rid of all my anxiety, however, it is like night and day. I feel much better and love my life so my.

Check it out! I am sure you will get great value from Joyous Expansion: Unleashing Your Passions to Lead an Inspired Life. Your life too will change for the best.

I wish you all the love and joy in the world!

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