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”
There are many books and other resources out there that go into explicit details on goal setting and attain your dream life. Since I have been studying “the game”, I noticed that there is a LOT of JUNK out there that is really just leading people in the wrong direction. I can make that strong statement because I am a living testament to it.
I seriously cannot stand when “guru’s” give their opinions on things they NEVER even did or experienced. To top it off they give “advice” to people as if they are factual when in reality it is all just hypothetical. They jump on their soapbox and go off on subject matter they inflate with false ideas and misdirection. It actually kind of sad to be honest.
Sadly, it doesn’t stop there. They then sell products and services to innocent people (who truly want to make a change in their life) for RIDICULOUS amounts of money that contain shallow, reiterated garbage and useless information. Their secret is this…give people SO MUCH information, they feel inundated and quite literally get overwhelmed by the obnoxious amounts of frivolous data, that they simply quit. Then these “guru’s” will say, “you didn’t follow the steps, that’s why you failed”. Oh and let’s dress this product or service with attracting beautiful packaging to REALLY convince people this stuff is the REAL DEAL. I mean it’s the equivalent of putting a tuxedo on a garbage can stuffed with smelly trash.
Unfortunately, these “guru’s” get away with schemes like this on daily basis. INFORMATION OVERLOAD. It makes people feel incompetent and undeserving of their dream life; which is the EXACT opposite of what the personal development industry should be creating.
Let me stop the rant before I frustrate myself even more.
That being said, I wanted to share with you a tip I have been using for years to manifest the things I wanted to appear in my life. Now, it may sound a bit weird at first (if you never heard of it before), but stick with me here.
Here is the tip: Obsess over what it is you want
Creepy stuff right? This is obviously intended to be utilized in a healthy manner and I will help you do just that.
Recently, I have been fascinated about a specific smart watch. I would watch video tutorials and stare at images of this smart watch daily. I would look at accessories and even place them in the “cart” as if I already owned the smart watch. I had things listed and written down that I would purchased when I get this particular smart watch. I would tell people about it and almost drool over it whenever I saw one. I picked the color schemes I wanted and even cut out newspaper ads of the smart watch. I registered to become a “product tester” and even entered in contest to win this particular smart watch. I was simply obsessed.
Finally, after 2-3 weeks of obsessing over this particular smart watch, it manifested itself into my life. I am now the proud owner of this particular smart watch and even own the exact model I dreamed about. I am extremely happy and grateful for being so blessed.
I know this example may seem a bit shallow because I am talking about something materialistic, but it was easy to make my point in an understandable way.
That being said, I believe you can manifest the life you crave, if you simply add this tool to the collection. I am NOT saying this is the ONLY thing you need, but it is a real tool used by successful people.
Give it a try. Eat, drink and sleep with your dreams constantly on your mind. Obsess about them and KNOW you can have whatever you want! Have a laser-beam focus on these dreams and never let off the gas pedal until they have been accomplished.
I hope this helps! Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Also, you can email me at info@JimmyleeVelez.com with ANYTHING you would like my advice on. Don’t forget to sign-up to the email list so you can be the FIRST to know the latest and greatest!
To Your Massive Success,
“Motivation You To Become The BEST Version of Yourself”
I come across A LOT of people who are experiencing some VERY challenging situations in life. They are hurting and sometimes just need a few words of encouragement to get them going in the right direction. Do you know anyone that is facing a tribulation? Have you ever been down and out before and just simply wanted a few words of encouragement?
If you are a human being, you have definitely seen some days that strike painful memories. Whether it is a loss of a close friend or family member, loss of a job, divorce, financial devastation, etc. Lets face it, we ALL have gone through some experiences in life that were not too pleasant. Some of you may be going through this heartache RIGHT NOW!
I bring this sensitive subject up because I would like to remind us all that the way we conduct ourselves ALSO affects the people around us. We do NOT know what the next person is facing or enduring at the current moment, so it’s important to remind ourselves that. Sometimes people can frustrate us and really get us worked up, but it’s NOT ALWAYS a personal thing directed to you. They could be internalizing something else and expressing it through their “not-so-pleasant” attitude.
I hear people say ALL the time that they are “misunderstood”. I believe we are ALL misunderstood to some degree because we naturally are private about certain things going on in our lives. Sometimes we close people off and shut down any interaction with the people we love. Sometimes they are the ones we hurt the most…
So my question is, should YOU do this?
Shouldn’t we at least TRY to be nice in our encounters with other people? Even if they are rude. We have a choice to simply walk away and not make the situation worse. I am not saying to allow people to toss all their garbage on you or mistreat you in any way be abusive, I am simply stating that we can at least be a little more understanding. WE all have “bad days” and take out our anger on the wrong people (sometimes unknowingly).
Anyway, my challenge for you today is to be NICE to everyone that comes in contact with you. Give it a try and see how much different you feel. I promise, it will NOT be easy at first, but it is definitely worth a shot!
Let me know you experiences!
To Your Massive Success,
PS. Check out my new site, http://JimmyleeVelez.com where you will get the MOST up-to-date information on what is going on. You can also read more of my blogs and download my new album, The Motivation Files, “Motivation To Master Your Day” or you can get Access here to The Motivation Files
As promised, I wanted to share with you guys a “sneak peek” (teaser) of my latest project, The Motivation Files. Here I have compiled some of my best material. The subtitle, “Motivation To Master Your Day” was my EXACT aim for this project. If you need just a little boost during the day and really get things done, this is your answer.
I do not want to totally spill the beans, but I promised I would share a “teaser” with you guys in August, so here it is. The audio file was too big (I probably have to figure something else out) to load here on the site, but you can CLICK HERE to listen.
I really hope you enjoy this teaser and also wish for you to stick around to see the release of the FULL project this September! We have been working very hard behind the scenes and are very proud of The Motivation Files. I will ALSO be releasing my book, (The Motivation Files, How To Motivate Yourself & Master Your Day) sometime this Fall. The book will compliment the album and will basically be a tool for you to become a better version of yourself.
Anyway, make sure you check out the teaser and let me know what you think!!!
To Your Massive Success,
I have been experiencing A LOT of changes in my life for the past 3-4 years and there is an important lesson I wanted to share with you, in hopes it will help you out a bit.
There are so many challenges and hurdles that come our way on a daily basis. Tied with these challenges are STRESSES. I’m not sure about you, but if I am stressed out, everything seems to be a little off. Sometimes my attitude is off and I have to “check” myself to make certain it is NOT affecting my day or the people around me. Stress can lead to a multitude of problems if not addressed appropriately.
How do YOU deal with stress?
Now, I will say, that I CAN perform (sometimes even better) under stressful situations and achieve the desired results. But that is NOT to say there are some consequences that come along with that and some even take a toll.
This is where I want to focus in on. When stress takes a toll on you, how are you reacting to it? Are you acting as if nothing is wrong? Are you falling behind on your work? Do you have coping mechanisms? Do you become more aggressive towards others?
It is our duty to be aware of our feelings and actions at ALL times. Everyday we have to evaluate ourselves to make certain that STRESS is not controlling our day.
Well, stress can lead to us hurting our loved ones or getting into arguments we wouldn’t normally get into. Little things bother us and sometimes we take things out on people/things who do NOT deserve it. Disputes that would normally be small have escalated into HUGE issues. Your problems seem to be magnified when you are stressed out.
That is why it is SOOOOOOOOO important we “CHECK” ourselves before we ACT on things.
The feeling of regret or remorse we get for acting “out of line” due to stress JUST isn’t worth it! We are adults and I do realize sometimes the situation can get the BEST of us, but it is imperative we limit these “situations” to a minimum.
That being said, life IN GENERAL can be stressful, but to be worried is to have no faith that things will not pan out in your favor. Things happen for a reason and I think it is a GREAT challenge to us ALL that we be careful in our interactions with people during these stressful times.
Check the STRESS! Don’t let it RUN your day!
To Your Massive Success,
PS. Keep on the look out for “teasers” of The Motivation Files coming around soon! The project WILL be released this Fall and you will be one of the FIRST to be informed, so STAY TUNED! This is going to be EXCITING!!!
There are a few things that are extremely important to achieving the goals you desire in life. Without these components, attaining success will NOT be possible. But there is ONE component I want to emphasize today because it is VERY IMPORTANT…in fact, without it, all activities are pointless.
Going through the motions everyday can be quite boring at times, but super important. It is the persistence and consistency that will yield SOLID results. But there is something else that MOST goal setting instructors NEVER talk about. Which is ashamed because their teachings are misleading. Let’s avoid that right away and let me give you the single most important aspect of goal setting.
Going through life with goals WILL get you much further than going through without any goals. But I hear people say ALL the time that they DO INDEED have goals, but most never seem to manifest. This leads to frustration and ultimately FAILURE (by choice of quitting).
Let’s get out of the mindset of what average people do. They simply set a goal, make an intention, write it down, believe in it and take action. Don’t get me wrong, this will yield results, but they may NOT be the exact ones you want. Also, there may be a difference in time spans of when this all will ACTUALLY manifest. So let’s avoid all this and manifest the results we want (or better) and even FASTER than before!
The secret is…associating an important emotional tie with the goal. Something that is SO MEANINGFUL to you, you literally will NOT allow the dream to disappear until it comes into fruition. I found that if I gave my goal EXTREME meaning and coupled it with MASSIVE emotional reasons (it has to happen), my results come POURING in at SPEEDS I never knew possible.
This is certainly something WE ALL should be doing to get “lucky”. With the attachment of this “emotional reason”, your DRIVE and DETERMINATION walk into a level unheard of. People will start helping you achieve your goal and ultimately BELIEVE in you! I promise this ONE little change to goal setting will DRASTICALLY change your results! It has been working for me REALLY well this year and I just know it will work out for you too.
Add an “Emotional Reason” to your goals and WATCH the MAGIC unfold!!!
To Your Massive Success,
PS. Keep on the look out for “teasers” of The Motivation Files coming around soon! The project WILL be released this Fall and you will be one of the FIRST to be informed, so STAY TUNED! This is going to be exciting!!!
It fishing season and I am seeing a ton of AWESOME pictures on Facebook. It looks like folks are having a blast this year! With all the BIG catches I have been seeing, there is one in particular we can ALL cash in on. The best part about it, is that we do NOT need ANY prior experience!
In fact, you won’t even need a real fishing rod for this! Too good to be true??? Not at all considering I am NOT talking about fishing. So don’t worry about not being a “bass master”. So what am I talking about???
MOMENTUM! That’s right, catching momentum this season will reap HUGE PROFITS! Catching momentum in ANY project/job or goal is critical to your success. There is NOTHING that gets more exciting than massive momentum.
It’s almost like a wave of progress that is important you ride out properly. Momentum is the cause of not only massive action, but being persistent and consistent in that action. The ground you gain from this kind of action, will yield you MEGA RESULTS!
Plus it feels absolutely amazing when your results come pouring in! It’s your hard work paying off! Believe me excellence gets rewarded handsomely! The goal is to MAINTAIN this “big catch” as long as possible!
Momentum build belief faster than ANYTHING I have ever seen. I am currently undertaking a HUGE project, The Motivation Files, that NEEDS my FULL attention. I have not only been giving it my FULL attention, I have been taking MASSIVE action. Lately, after a pretty rough start, I have been gaining momentum on the project and I have to tell you…it feels AMAZING!!!
I am NOT going to let go of this catch! My belief in the project is HIGHER than ever and I have been working harder than ever to make it a reality! I cannot wait to share The Motivation Files with you, and release it to the world! It was all been made possible because I was consistent and persistent in my thinking, planning, and actions!
I NEVER let the candle burn out…although some nights I felt like I was going to crash (completely exhausted). Never give up even when things seem like they will NEVER pan out. It ALL happens for a reason and if you can just keep the momentum going ONE day at a TIME, your life will be COMPLETELY different in the NEXT 30 days! I promise!
“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” – Ben Franklin
One day at a time and KEEP the MOJO going for as long as possible…just watch how GREATNESS unfolds before your eyes! You deserve to see it manifest!!! Go after it today!!!
To Your Massive Success,
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,