I believe it is fair to say that EVERYONE is battling something. To some degree, we are ALL facing our very own “Goliath”. However, there seems to be a level of carelessness when it comes to handling the “battles” everyone else is facing.
Are we truly being empathetic towards others?
Lets face it, we are ALL consumed with our own lives and ALL of the complexities it entails. There are so many things going on at once, it is very hard to genuinely invest our time/emotions into other things. I am not sure if it is simply the fast-paced society we live in, or if we have just grown a part from each other.
One thing is for sure, we are all connected to each other to some extent. I believe our personality, compassion, geographical location and some other factors determine the extension. Still, with all these factors acting as glue for our connectivity, we seem to be missing the mark when it comes to being empathetic.
I think it is time to recognize that everyone is going through a rough patch in life. It may not be something you even notice or are aware of, but it’s important to understand this concept at its basic level. Nobody in this world has it “all together” or “all figured” out, even if it appears to be that way. Inside, each individual has challenges they face daily. If we all can just grasp that fact, I believe the world would be a better place.
I don’t want to sound childish or immature, but I seriously believe if we can all briefly get our heads out our own problems for one minute, this idea would be very clear. It’s simply having an awareness and a compassion towards others. What this does is it eliminates the top layer of judgement we place on each other. It’s a forced pause, a thinking halt, and an empathetic appreciation for one another.
So all this “misunderstood” and “anger” may be not as intense as it currently is. Lets try to put ourselves in other peoples shoes and try to understand their perspective. Maybe ask “why” to yourself first and then proceed with your approach. These little pauses WILL make a world of a difference. Let’s be clear, this is not to excuse ANYONE from stupidity or any form of abuse, it is simply an exercise to grow our emotional intelligence.
I say give it a try today. Before you make a judgement on someone, pause and realize they are facing a “Goliath” at some level and they are acting with that on their shoulders. Let me know your thoughts and keep a look out for my Podcast, “Everyone is Battling Something” next week on the Rotated Views Podcast.
Don’t forget to download and subscribe to the Rotated Views Podcast, as there is a NEW episode available EVERY Tuesday Morning.
To Your Massive Success,
“Will you look at that. Take a look at it. Just look at it…that’s all you can do, is just look at it” – Ed Bassmaster (comedian) One of my favorite skits, “look at this car” by Ed; absolutely hilarious! It’s a 5 year old video, but with over 26 million views, I’m sure you’ll get a laugh (even if you saw it already). If you have the time to squeeze in a good laugh, jump on YouTube and look this guy up; he is pure entertainment!
Anyway, this little catch phrase, “just look at it” went viral and I thought of it when this topic came to mind. I want you to sit back and think about what you have produced in life; the results. It can be the job you have, the income you are earning, the spouse you attracted, the relationships you have built, etc. Just LOOK at the product.
Now…when you think of what you produced, are you happy, disappointed, or satisfied? Most folks are a little bit of all three. I am not going to drag this onto an extremely long essay about making people feel like crap about themselves. That is not my point at all.
I simply want to help you (briefly) to JUMPSTART your life in the right direction in the FASTEST possible way. And the reason I asked you to reflect on your results is because if you do not know WHERE you are, you cannot accurately describe where you are headed. So, every once in a while you will be knocked to your knees (life does it to us all). The key is to STOP and reflect.
Learning from our experiences is what it is ALL about. Whether good or bad, we have to extract the valuable LESSONS life is teaching us. THIS is how we grow. THIS is how we progress.
Once we are able to acknowledge the lesson, we can THEN change the results. Sometimes I see people do the same thing over and over again yielding the SAME results and settle for such frustration. They blame life and everything under the sun, but fail to make adjustments. I have done this in the past myself, so it’s pretty painful to watch. So if you can understand where you are, appreciate the lesson, and add it into your mind as knowledge reserved for future experiences, you will begin to see the sparks of wisdom flare.
It is at this point you can PRODUCE something that is even MORE valuable. Your results will begin to change and manifest into items of higher frequencies. This element of excellence is a MAJOR factor to becoming outrageously successful. Humbling yourself to begin this process is where it all starts.
I want you to be HAPPY with what you are producing and believe the above tips will at least get you going. Of course I cannot explain such a complex reality of life in a small blog post, but hopefully it will get you going in the right direction; or at least REMIND you of what you need to be doing to attain GREATNESS and experience your FULL POTENTIAL.
If this helped in ANY bit, I suggest you download and subscribe to our new podcast the Rotated Views on iTunes, Stitcher, Google music or on my site JimmyleeVelez.com. A NEW episode is released each and every TUESDAY morning, so be sure to check us out!
To Your Massive Success,
Sounds like a dream life, doesn’t it? Well it is…but it is also possible…
My friend was able to attain his bachelors degree, purchase a Porsche, and take multiple vacations within ONE YEAR! Do I have your attention? Even just a little bit? If you want to hear a snippet of his story, check out Episode 6 of the Rotated Views Podcast RIGHT HERE. I do not want to make my friends story sound like an overnight success. There were YEARS put into attaining his dreams and you can learn more about them in the podcast.
You will hear the MAIN TOPIC, Never Give Up, throughout the episode and our perspectives on it, but I wanted to give a little more insight and shed some light on the most OVERLOOKED (in my opinion) topic.
If you ask me, “never giving up” is a mentality. There are certain factors that contribute to this mindset and WILL deliver the goods if applied properly.
Have you ever given up on something AND regret your decision?
I say forget it and move on. Placing regret on the matter will NOT improve it or move you any closer to fixing the problem. Plus, I am a FIRM believer in that things happen for a reason. The key here is to learn the lesson and use the new knowledge when applicable; that is the TRUE essence of never giving up!
The secret is to tap into your WHY. Whenever you feel like quitting, my recommendation is that you REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED. If you can create a method that will constantly remind you of your WHY, quitting something will become EXTREMELY difficult.
You have to be able to answer this question at the crossroads of quitting…
what will be worse, the pain of continuing the pursuit and eventually reach you goals or the pain of giving up and NEVER achieving your dreams?
Regardless of how tired you are, KEEP AT IT! Keep pushing towards your goals EVERY single day. Never cave in. Fight through the pain. Never give up!
I hope this helps you out a bit. Do forget to DOWNLOAD, SUBSCRIBE, & REVIEW The Rotated Views Podcast (which has been ranked in the top 50 podcasts, in the society/culture category)
To Your Massive Success,
P.S. For some clarification, there ARE some things you must give up, but this varies by situation and I recommend a consultant, mentor or life coach for such delicate matters.
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 email@example.com
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 something special about “the process” of attaining goals that we must not overlook. It is a very important aspect of life we should reflect on daily. The process reveals so many insights about ourselves and generates information we can build on.
We should ALL have in place little indicators or triggers that remind us to STOP and take in the process. Sometimes we are so busy with life that we tend to slip up the details, rush through the little things and ultimately miss out on critical information.
I am currently putting together THE BEST podcast I possibly can to be released this month. Because I have a certain level of expectancy, “the process” is taking a little longer than expected. However, the process is lending to some interesting lessons I will cherish FOREVER. The great part about “the process” for the release/launch of my podcast is that everyone involved is learning.
We had to take a few steps back and even “start over” some of the recordings because of little details we discovered along the way. I realized that it is indeed okay to start over and re-do certain things to get a more polished product. It’s important to NOT get too caught up in the completion of things MORE than being thorough in your work. Sometimes we get so stressed out over deadlines that we force ourselves to release products/information before its completely developed or thought out.
Prior proper planning is another aspect of “the process” that has made a HUGE difference in the production of my podcast. Coming up with an itinerary and discussing information with the crew before recordings has made a WORLD of a difference; the quality of the podcast has gone through the roof.
The last lesson I learned during “the process” is getting the proper tools from the beginning is crucial. Having professional equipment for the podcast made the team take this project very serious. In turn, the final product is proving to be more professional and has an element of increased value it would not have if it was just “thrown together”.
As I stated before, the beautiful part of “the process” is that everyone involved is learning something. We are growing together and building stronger bonds with one another. Simply stated, the process is invaluable. The cool part about creating and launching my podcast is that there is SO MUCH more to learn and even more exciting experiences to reflect on.
That being said, The Rotated Views podcast will be released at the end of this month. I look forward to sharing MORE exciting news with you in the weeks to come. STAY TUNED!!!
If you have any questions or topics you would like to hear on the podcast, email us at info@JimmyleeVelez.com
To Your Massive Success,
It doesn’t take but two seconds of looking at what is going on in this world to realize times are changing. Change takes on many forms; some good and some bad. The change I enjoy reading about and experiencing in my life is the progressive changes. This is a POSITIVE shift forward, moving towards improvement.
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw
Can you remember a time when you KNEW things were about to change, but you also KNEW it was for the better?
We all are the products of our beliefs and our environment. I do not want to over-simplify life and this can be countered with many arguments, but I promise you at the core of each debate it all boils down to BELIEFS.
“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” -Tony Robbins
That being said, times at Jimmylee Velez Media are changing as we speak. There is a progressive movement occurring as I type and it is extremely exciting! I have been working hard behind the scenes to create something even BETTER for the movement and things are really starting to CHANGE in impressive ways.
When I first started blogging over 2 years ago, my main goal was to deliver something that would help make people better versions of themselves. I feel that I have nailed that goal time and time again; I am very proud of what this blog has produced thus far. However, I believe it is time for my material to transition into something bigger and better.
I will continue to post MONTHLY on here to tie everything I am doing together and for my readers to have as a resource. I am striving for GREATNESS daily and am ready to take my material to the NEXT LEVEL.
So what CHANGE am I even talking about???
I am going to turn my material over to the next medium that has the potential to reach even more people. I will be releasing a weekly PODCAST! That’s right, you will be able to hear from me directly and get even MORE value from me and my team. I believe this is the best of both worlds as you will still be able to read my material on the blog AND hear from me on the Podcast.
I have always wanted to do a podcast (even at the time of creating this blog), but I just couldn’t seem to put all the components together. Now I have the right people in place to actually make this happen and the timing is impeccable. I am extremely excited to share with you even more self-development insights and grow simultaneously with you in the journey.
The podcast is titled: Rotated Views, “Life from various perspectives”. The format is simple. I will be presenting life situations to the crew and they will share their fresh ideas/experiences with the audience. This is a real down-to-earth podcast where we will have FUN and give huge VALUE to the listeners. You will be hearing from ALL kinds of people with different backgrounds that will definitely inspire you to become the best version of yourself.
There are many other surprises to be announced, but I want to leave some suspense on here for good measure. The Rotated Views podcast will be released in April and you will be the first to know of its launch.
Things are JUST getting started and I look forward to “changing” with you!
To Your Massive Success,
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,
I have read a TON of books in the personal development arena and learned A LOT of interesting things along the way. There was mostly some overlapping material with sparks of NEW ideas and tips that I truly benefited from. However, there was a secret that had been sewn into each book that could be overlooked very easily.
I want to talk about a MISSION we are all on (whether we realize it or not). I am currently reading a book titled, “Hero”, by Rhonda Byrne. This book explains the EXACT mission I want to talk about today; the hero journey.
We are ALL here for a reason and our mission is to fully realize this through our experience. There is a “hero” buried inside each one of us and it is our DUTY to pull the greatness out from the depths of our souls. We all have skills and abilities inside of us that were installed in us at birth. The trick is to tap into these attributes and sharpen them up through our journey; this is living life to its full potential.
The fun thing about the “hero journey” is that it completely diminishes the competition. There is NO COMPETITION in the “hero journey” except for yourself. YOU are the biggest challenge you must overcome to attain success throughout the process. This is great news because we can then cheer on everyone else during their journey in complete understanding we are ALL going through challenges at different levels.
If you see someone you know going through a rough patch, its best to simply show compassion. They really do not need your criticism (unless asked for); it’s unnecessary and not helpful. The point of the “hero journey” is progression. We are in this thing together and helping others progress forward on their mission is the ultimate gift. Show love and give a helping hand when a fellow hero is struggling; the deed will NOT go unnoticed.
One of the BEST ways of helping in the progression, is to view each person as a HERO. Imagine everyone was the Superman or Cat Woman in their own life, because they are! how much more differently would you look at the people around you if you viewed them as HERO’S? My prediction is that we would be living in a totally different world.
The MOST important task for each “hero” is to become the BEST version of themselves. If you haven’t been the best “hero” you can be thus far, it’s NEVER to late to change. To save the world…your world…simply takes a decision to WANT to CHANGE. Dig deep and discover the HERO inside of you and join the rest of us “hero’s” on our journey!
YOU ARE A HERO!
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,