When I hear about someone’s “view” I immediately think of someone standing on a balcony of their hotel room, arms stretched (metaphorically hugging the sky) overlooking a beach town. I think about all of the things they could see and absorb into their memory. I think about the fresh air they are breathing in and the ocean aroma blazing their sense of smell. I think of the sounds of nearby traffic, restaurant music and ocean waves clashing onto shore. I guess you can say, this view was a symbolic feeling of freedom.
An interesting aspect is that their view is slightly different from every other person standing on their balcony in this hotel. They are residing in the same location, but depending on the room they are staying in, the views vary tremendously.
Some folks have a view of the courtyard, some have a view of another hotel, and some have a view of the parking lot. There are also differences in views which are determined by which floor you are staying in. Obviously, the higher the floor, the opportunity of having a much broader view increases dramatically; I mean, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong has 118 floors! That stated, there are CLEAR differences in everyone’s views.
This is the EXACT reason WHY and HOW the Rotated Views Podcast came into creation. I always wanted to have my own podcast, but between timing and content, I was uncertain about the whole thing.
My buddy Gabe and I are both very much into the personal development/self-help arena. When we would have discussions, they normally resulted into philosophical and challenging conversations. We would joke about having these conversations recorded and shared with everyone. On the other hand, I would have similar conversations with my brothers and cousins; mostly over a cigar. To top this all off, I was on a weekly mastermind call with my friend Scott which ALSO led to profound conversations about life, entrepreneurship and success.
This went on for YEARS and finally last year my buddy Scott was taking on the project of beginning a podcast for himself, so I was able to see all the things that went into the process. I was busy with my spoken word album and book, The Motivation Files at the time, but knew one day I was going to create my very own podcast.
Well, 2016 was here and it was time to get this podcast rolling. After lengthy discussions with my buddy Gabe, my buddy Scott, my brothers and my cousin Manny, I decided to MAKE IT HAPPEN! I wanted to put together a podcast that had various perspectives on all aspects of life; hence the name Rotated Views. This would give a point of view from all levels of the “hotel” and ALL types of people could relate.
That is the shortened version of the development process of The Rotated Views Podcast. I will reveal the WHOLE story in a future podcast, so stay tuned for that! I just wanted to give you a little background of why I am so excited to FINALLY release this new project to the world. We have been working VERY HARD behind the scenes and faced some challenges. The important thing is that we OVERCAME adversity and manifested this dream.
We kicked the podcast launch off with Episode 1: Can’t We All Just Get Along? Here we touch upon the importance of understanding each other, bullying and how delicate relationships really are. We then published Episode 2: Are You Aware?!?! This episode touches the deeper meaning of life and really pulls out an interesting discussion of self-awareness. We followed the first two episodes up with Episode 3: You Have To Earn It. This third installment completes our launch of the podcast and dives RIGHT into karma, the law of attraction and earning your way through life.
All three episodes are currently available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn Radio applications. Download and subscribe to the podcast. We would also appreciate it if you would take the time to rate it and leave us some feedback. Lastly, let us know what you think of each episode, send comments, questions, or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, thank you for all the LOVE & SUPPORT! We look forward to recording future podcasts and are excited to live out our dreams right before your eyes! What an amazing feeling to be doing something you LOVE!
Check out our Official Pre-Launch Video we produced for facebook, HERE
To Your Massive Success,
Jimmylee & The Crew!
There is a VERY important message that I feel is NEEDED at this moment and I will address it here as best as I can. It is an interesting “concept” that I believe to be a “reality” that can really boost your life into TRUE PURPOSE. It is amazing to me that MOST people either forget or simply DO NOT comprehend their own power and allow life to be lived in the cesspool of mediocrity.
I want you to stick both arms out in front of your body (zombie position). Bending at the elbows, bring your hands straight back to your head, as if you were about to perform a sit-up. With the tips of your index fingers, tap the side of your head (temple area). If you were to measure the distance between your two index fingers, it would be approximately 6 inches. And it is these 6 inches that determine everything.
Remember, you are always 6 inches away from your goal. Repeat this exercise when you need that little reminder. No matter how BIG your goal, you ca attain it by working it through your mind. We give up on things more because of mental fatigue than anything else. Sure there are a few exceptions, but the overall reason for not achieving your dreams is because you cannot withstand the journey; the hurdles beat you up mentally.
Without trying to oversimplify the subject, just know that the ONLY thing separating the successful from the unsuccessful truly is 6 inches. In fact, it is these 6 measly inches that separate EVERYONE. Take control of your mind and life will unfold itself to your demands. I believe in you and pray you get hold of your brain enough to live the life of your dreams!
To Your MASSIVE Success,
I get asked all the time for “the best success tip” I can give someone who is looking to turn things around. Although the detailed answer is truly different “case-by-case”, there is a little secret that will FORCE success.
I have to admit, there is a tricky part to this secret…
Consistency (the secret) can go either way, and it’s your job to control it. You can be consistently lazy. You can be the ultimate procrastinator and never really get anything accomplished due to you consistent non-efforts.
This is what REALLY separates the “go getter” from the “excuse-maker”; the activities you CHOOSE to consistently pursue. I know grown men who literally play video games or watch television consistently 2-3 hours a day that tell me they do not have time to for a part-time job or time to work on their personal development. On the other hand, I know grown men who are “successful” and cannot find enough time in the day to attend to ALL their business matters.
To me, it is a CLEAR choice and that choice is CHOOSING the actions/habits you do on a consistent basis. If you make excuses and CHOOSE to play video games over personal development activities, there is a clear distinction and reason for your outcome. To put it VERY simple, the habits (activities) you choose to execute on a daily (consistent) basis will determine your results (outcome) in life.
If you are NOT happy with what life currently looks like, stop and take notice to the activities you do on a consistent basis. There is a book titled “Rich Habits” by Thomas Corley and it dissects the difference between successful people and unsuccessful people through their daily habits. There is a MAJOR difference in habits and this book breaks each down in great detail; I highly recommend this book to ANYONE wanting to change their habits to those of the ELITE.
Once you have the RIGHT habits down and execute them on a consistent basis, you will FORCE success to come upon you. It is a matter of cause and effect. I suggest you take the time to analyze your daily habits and determine which ones are NOT yielding your desired outcome. Once you have selected these “bad habits”, replace them with “good habits” and implement them on a CONSISTENT basis. Each month you should take the time to reflect on your results and determine which activities need adjustments and which need to be replaced altogether.
These little changes done on a consistent basis will eventually FORCE success and you WILL become a part of the elite. If you need additional help with selecting better habits, email/contact me for a more ideas; I would be more than happy to help.
Let me know how consistency affect your life and what OTHER element you credit your success to.
To Your Massive Success,
This is indeed strange and I am not exactly sure what lead me to write on this specific post. It has ALWAYS been an interesting topic to me and I think it mainly had to do with a very interesting audio clip I heard that was produced in the 50’s. Yes, that is it! This strange thing I want to talk about comes from a timeless teaching.
The lesson was originally recorded on a record and has been distribution to millions of people worldwide. It is titled, “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale. The funny part about the title is that this “secret” is not strange nor is it much of a secret. I mean think about it, if it was publicly released and millions of people heard it, why does it sound so foreign to us?
So what is the “strangest secret” is that you become what you think about.
“Everything you and I will ever have will come to us as the result of the way we use our minds, the one thing we possess that makes us different from all other creatures.” – Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret
“Every one of us is the sum total of our own thoughts.” – Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret
Look around, most of whatever you see is a direct result of your thoughts. I do not want to go deep into the Law of Attraction, but I highly recommend you study it. It is a universal law, much like the law of gravity, therefore it is worth researching and understanding.
So if you look around and do not like what you see, stop and think about The Strangest Secret before you start blaming other people. Your very own thinking has produced the life you are currently looking. Now I know this is a very HARSH thing for people to grasp, but it’s the hard truth!
I put out a quote on social media recently that touched on this very subject. It was along the lines of, “Everything you and I will ever have will come to us as the result of the way we use our minds, the one thing we possess that makes us different from all other creatures.” – Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret
If you think negative things, negative things will be your result. If you put JUNK in your mind, only JUNK can come out. We cannot plant an apple seed and expect an orange tree to grow. In the same way, we cannot flood our brains with trash and expect to produce gold.
“You are what you think about.”- Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret
I do not want to regurgitate what Nightingale says, so I HIGHLY recommend you find The Strangest Secret recording and listen to it NUMEROUS times; it is well worth your investment. Instead, I will leave you with a priceless piece of advice by the man himself and expect for you to follow-up on this recording yourself. This recording WILL change your life!
“Prosperity is founded upon a law of mutual exchange. Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper, in turn, himself. Sometimes the return will not come from those you serve, but it must come to you from someplace, for that is the law.”- Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret
To Your Massive Success,
As we enter 2016, I wanted to put something together that I learned in 2015. It was something I already knew, but this years results, BLEW MY MIND!
Since this will be the LAST blog post for 2015, I wanted to give you something REAL value. Something that will set you up for success in 2016.
There are SO many “keys” people contribute to success to that it has now clear to everyone that the road to success is an individual journey. Everyone will have different experiences and apply their own “keys” in life to attain victory.
I have notebooks jammed packed with “The Key To Success” written at the top of the optimistic pages in my attempt to quench my hunger for “the truth”. Some of these “keys” do work and others are missing information and generally misleading.
I wanted to give you something that WILL WORK no matter the path to success you take. There is a LOT of junk out there spreading confusion to audiences worldwide. It’s bad for the people and I want to change that once and for all!
Ultimately, you have to understand that this is YOUR journey and there will be none like it. You may be able to relate to folks and apply pointer’s from them, but the truth is, you will have to figure it out yourself. What works for you, may not work for me. Even if someone were to give you a step by step playbook, there will ALWAYS be a variable in the equation. YOU.
You are unique in every way, including your journey to the top. Knowing yourself is extremely critical to your success. Capitalizing on your strengths and working on your weaknesses, you will face situations only YOU can solve.
Now that I have made that clear, I want to share “the secret sauce”. What I love about “the secret sauce” is that EVERYONE has access to it at absolutely NO COST! In fact, you CREATE “the secret sauce” yourself. This is what I love most about it. It’s available for ANYONE who makes a serious decision to use it and change their lives FOREVER!
So, what is “the secret sauce”?
That’s it! The secret sauce is momentum.
Momentum is an extremely POWERFUL tool the most successful people in the world use to achieve RAPID RESULTS. It carries with it a weight that cannot even be measured.
Momentum comes with a forceful influx of energy. This energy can be used in various ways, but it’s important the majority of it be used in actions that will either maintain or progress the momentum.
Maintaining momentum actually takes LESS effort than getting it started. Getting things started can be a rough time, but the rewards are well worth the efforts. It can be absolutely tiring, but once certain things are in place, momentum will assist you in the efforts. This is why I call it “The Secret Sauce”!
Why not have help along the way?
Things can get exhausting, but having momentum will allow you BRIEF resting periods without losing much of your pace. These resting periods cannot be TOO LONG or momentum will eventually come to a halt.
How do you get momentum?
It’s ONE day at a time. Simply conquer today and do EVERYTHING you can to attain your goals. Push the limits each and everyday. Do it for a full-week. From there, do it for two full-weeks. We are creatures of habits and if you could JUST tap into this powerful source, momentum will pick up & results will begin pouring in! After your third week, you will begin seeing momentum tag along with habits.
The special thing about momentum is that I can promise you, you will feel completely MOTIVATED to do MORE; to take more action. It’s exciting because once you get enough momentum, even your “not so productive” days will seem as though so much is being accomplished.
The funny thing about momentum is that it is addicting. You do NOT want to let the momentum slow down or peter out. Once it starts going, keep it alive as long as possible! You will accomplish so much in such little time, it will amaze you.
This secret sauce will add to the motivation factor, yielding results that will blow your mind in 2016! Go out there and begin to create momentum in your life, as it will make a world of differences in your results.
THANK YOU for ALL of your love & support in 2015! I wanted to end on a strong note and this post is an piece that did not make the final cut of my book, The Motivation Files (which is to be released in a few days).
Lets make 2016 BIGGER & BETTER than ANY year prior!
To Your Massive Success,
Have you ever had a dream that you woke up from and thought it was reality? Or maybe woke up and closed your eyes again to try and continue the amazing dream? haha
I have and it happened to me last night. I woke up startled by my alarm and fumbled my phone to turn it off in complete confusion. I didn’t know what in the world was going on. All I knew was that one minute I was experiencing an amazing dream and the next I am up in panic from my obnoxious alarm tone.
I looked around and got completely grounded as I realized I was in my own bed and I was just having a dream. Then I began to think about the dream and how amazing it was. It was almost like remnants of the dream were flashing in my mind. I smiled because the dream I had was absolutely priceless.
I looked at my phone again to check the time and figured 15 more minutes wouldn’t hurt the schedule. So I threw myself back in excitement and closed my eyes. I was desperately trying to piece together the remnants, but it was almost impossible and the feeling wasn’t the same. I jump out of bed, a little frustrated, but still with a smile on my face.
“wow…could you imagine…that would be crazy” I think to myself brushing my teeth.
Now before I move on any further, I want you to know that my dream was NOTHING in comparison to Martin Luther King’s dream. I don’t want to set up a false expectation here. haha!
It was something special to ME and very close to my heart.
I had a dream about living out my dream. WOW, how’s that for confusion? I was dreaming my GOAL manifested…that’s better.
I was standing behind “me” looking at the whole thing unfold. Almost like a really cool camera angel you see in highlight films.
I was wearing a black dress shirt that was draped with a purple velvet sport coat (black velvet elbow pads). I had on black slacks and topped the outfit with black loafers. The buckle on the loafers matched the buckle on my belt, but I could really make out what it was.
I was standing on this beautifully decorated, sleek, high-end stage with huge beaming lights aimed at me. Right off the stage was thousands of people (with all kinds of backgrounds) in the stands attentively listening to my speech. Some were taking notes, some were sitting and some were standing. There were a few people jumping (or making some kind of movement like that) and I saw a sea of clenched fists in the air followed by an aggressive grunted “YEAH!!!”
I hear one guy get up and just busted out with a “WOOOOOO!!!”
It was intense to say the least.
I was speaking motivating and inspiring words. It appeared to be a message these people were waiting to hear their whole lives. I couldn’t make out exactly what was being said, but the crowd was feeding off every single word.
In complete slow motion, a bead of sweat drips down the right side of my face, I rotate my body towards the wall/curtain behind me and point my left index finger to what may have been a white board of some sort. I noticed the veins bursting out of my hand and neck as I made, what apparently was an amazingly profound statement.
The crowd unanimously jumps to their feet with a rush of energy and the entire auditorium/stadium surges into the most powerful uproar! It was absolute electric in that place…
“BAAAAMMMP BAAAAMMMP BAAAAMMMP BAAAAMMMP!!!”
The sound of my alarm completely interrupts my glorious moment. I was devastated…I wanted to know what happened next so bad. But the truth was, I was dreaming…
Being involved in the personal development/self-help arena for so long, I have been dreaming about having my own seminar for years now. And here I was living out that dream in the most intense way.
After I woke up from what seemed like a movie, all I could wonder was what happened next…
I guess the only way to know how the story ends is to make it a REALITY! I will definitely make that happen before I leave earth!
So let me know, have you ever experienced such an intense dream, it felt like real life???
I hope we can make these dreams into our reality together!
To Your Massive Success,