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 have been so many obstacles that I have been confronted with this year in the pursuit of my dreams. I cannot even make up half the stuff that occurred, but some of the things are ridiculous. I do believe they were a test to see how bad I wanted to accomplish my goals.
We are ALL bombarded with random things that have us whispering “what in the world?!?” under our breath a bunch of times throughout the day. The operation of a single day is so complicated, but what ACTUALLY happens to us is simply relative to how we react to it.
I have come to the STRONG belief that life is simply whatever our opinion of it is…which kind of explains nothing…
Are we dealing with some complicated stuff here? Who knows!?!?
I mean, I have seen people with complete OPPOSITE views on life accomplish GREAT things, but they all had ONE thing in common…
Whatever it was they were pursuing, they wanted to achieve it more than anything. You see there has to be an imbalance when attaining your goals. You have to “sacrifice” other things and solely focus on your dreams if you plan to manifest them as fast as possible.
You have to want to do WHATEVER it takes!
For me, I have sacrificed all kinds of things to manifest my goals. Simply because my goals were MORE important (at the time) than the things I “Sacrificed”.
Attaining your dream life is not going to be easy…
This isn’t some “walk in the park” kind of deal. You are going to have to put in the WORK. And I don’t mind how harsh that sounds as it will only offend the weak.
Do whatever it takes!!!
I am not kidding here. To become the BEST version of yourself and attain GREATNESS, you will have to go through some difficult times. But I promise, the good times are around the corner! The good life is WELL worth the sacrifices, as it pays out for a LIFETIME!
So go out there and do WHATEVER IT TAKES to attain your dreams and live with no regrets doing it! Leave it ALL out on the field! The time is NOW!
I hope this helps and I am wishing you ALL a wonderful Thanksgiving!
To Your Massive Success,
Ps. Keep on the look out for our launch of The masterMINDset, a mastermind group (http://masterMINDset.org) as well as my book, The Motivation Files, coming in December!
There are a TON of reasons why you should forgive FAST, but I want to bring to you my top 3! We are ALL faced with situations that create problems on a regular basis. Some issues are A LOT more serious than others. These problems can occur between friends, family, co-workers, neighbor’s, etc. The key I want to drive home is you should QUICKLY kiss and make up!
Why in the world would you want to forgive anyway? What is someone has created SO MUCH pain in your life? What is it REALLY worth to forgive this person? I can EASILY forget this person and move on with my life, so why even forgive them?
I am in NO form saying ANYTHING about becoming best friends with someone who has demolished your trust or abused you in ANY form. What I am referring to you here is a much more PERSONAL thing to do, rather than building a relationship with someone you dislike. This is meant to help and NOT create more distress. If you find the information useful, apply it. I am in no means trying to offend anyone or downplay the seriousness of any particular situation; this is GENERAL information in an attempt to HELP you become the best version of yourself. The benefits OUTWEIGH the burden.
Here are the TOP 3 reasons to forgive FAST:
- Life is too short
Reason one, life is too short. Let’s be honest, we have NO IDEA when our last day will be and expressing anger/frustration towards someone or something for a LONG period of time is holding you back from experiencing life to the fullest. We are closing off avenues that would potentially generate lively experiences when we hold grudges. Something mentally is interrupting the regular sequence of thinking when you have pent up anger. You tend to think more negatively and ultimately are cutting off experiences that could potentially enrich your life. Life is REALLY short and it is our duty to live to our FULL potential!
“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.” – Confucius
Reason two, regret! The worse thing you can do is add to the emotional frustration. You already feel some type of way about the situation, why add to the negativity. What if (God forbid) something were to happen and you did not get a chance to forgive that person or work it out? You would probably feel terrible and would have to live with that for the rest of your life. Like I said in reason one, life is too short!
“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.” – Anne Lamott
Reason three, self-limiting. You can paralyze the thought process with high levels of grudge. It is a painful emotion that literally destroys the human soul. Holding grudges literally holds you back from reaching the BEST version of yourself; it limits the person you can become. It’s like stumping your spiritual growth. You place a ceiling on who you can become by NOT forgiving. Always strive to be the BIGGER person!
“A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.” -William Arthur Ward
There is NO time specifics to forgiving and you obviously want to do it when you are ready. I am not saying to rush the process, but you definitely want to forgive as fast as YOU possibly can and move on. I want to pause here and reiterate that this is on an individual basis and should be taken as GENERAL advice; use it as a tool. I would advise seeking council before making any SERIOUS life decisions.
Again, I hope this helps!!!
To Your MASSIVE Success,
“Motivating YOU to Become The BEST Version of Yourself”
I wanted you to think about something EXTREMELY important that I have found to be a complete GAME-CHANGER in my life. I always hear people say that they do not have the right tools, skills or talents to become successful, but I TOTALLY disagree.
I know a TON of people who are very talented and do NOTHING with their gifts. You see, it has more to do with what’s going on between your two ears than anything else.
I touch on this topic every once in a while because it’s imperative to be reminded of it’s critical role in our lives. I am talking beyond reading books and studying materials that will boost your wisdom to get ahead. I am talking about something much more simple, but just as important.
I have to say that being on a weekly mastermind call with like-minded people has been an absolute game-change for me. I know I have talked about this before, but I believe it deserves the attention.
We are influenced by those around us and a lot of times this can hinder progress. Having a family member or co-worker that is a “Debbie-downer” can really crush ones positive energy.This can also lead to some people being talked out of their dream-lives.
I have learned to block out their energy. I cannot afford to have even the slightest road-block on my road to success. I am not saying I won’t be challenged by some people, but I can definitely LIMIT the interactions as much as possible.
Listen, we are bombarded with negative things on a daily basis, it’s our job to filter out the junk and move forward. That being said, having a MASTERMIND group with rejuvenate the mind into upward thinking!
It’s a place where you can bounce ideas off one another and share insights. You can develop processes and create solutions for each other. It’s a FANTASTIC way to release negative energies and get help converting them into positive ones.
It’s not a therapy session by any means, but by bouncing thoughts off one another, you can come up with more developed solutions than on your own. It’s a way to HEAR your own ideas by articulating them to the mastermind group. It’s one of the BEST feedback mechanisms i know of!
I want you to THINK about how much this can change your world. If you could meet with someone or a group of people that will help you become a better version of yourself…would you do it?
This is an absolute GAME-CHANGER for most people and will definitely advance folks to HIGHER levels in life. IF you do not already have a mastermind, I HIGHLY suggest you either join one or start one.
All you need is at least, one other person and you are on your way to having an accountability partnership you will appreciate for LIFE!
Give it a try and let me know how it goes! Or if you are already a part of one, let me know how it has impacted your life!
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading this post, I really appreciate you!!!
To Your Massive Success,