So, Jeff decided it was time I publicly tell my crazy life story. (Mom, he made me do it!)
*WARNING* The content isn’t exactly PG rated:
I share some pretty crazy stuff, from experiencing years of really bad child abuse, to massive addiction and homelessness, to hustling pool, to dealing drugs and getting cancer.
I even share about the time I took a cops gun away from him, and received the beat down of the century for the next few days.
By the way, this is not exactly the first time I’ve shared this. I’ve talked about it on a recent interview.
And actually, the very first time I ever shared my story in public was kind of scary. I was standing in front of a room full of strangers giving a motivational talk. And I decided that I would let this room know who I was and where I came from.
So… I jumped into my story, giving up some pretty intimate details. As I went on and on, I noticed a man in back of the room staring at me.
(It was more like he was staring me DOWN.)
Every word that came out of my mouth seemed to make his stare increasingly more intense. I started thinking to myself… “Does this guy recognize me from somewhere?” “Did I do something to him?”
So I wrap up my story and thank the crowd for coming out. And here comes “Mr. Stare Down.” Straight at me like he’s got something to say.
Only he wasn’t mad at all. Quite the opposite actually!
He approached me to let me know how thankful he was for what I’d been through, and that I had the courage to share my story. He said it was incredibly inspiring to him. He even asked me when I was going to write a book about it!
I was deeply honored.
And it occurred to me that I had never really shared my story like that before, and I realized how important it was.
Take a look at the video above. Go ahead and check it out… Because I share more in there than just the tough times.
I also explain how I dug myself out of the hell that I had found myself in. I share about the help I got from family, friends and mentors.
And how I became deeply happy, and successful in the process.
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Quick Notes On The Video:
5:40 – Disclaimer (Not a PG talk)
7:15 – Bad influences in childhood
8:50 – Being a victim
10:30 – Addiction, Homelessness, Institutionalized
11:15 – Hustling in pool halls
14:00 – 19 yr. old spiritual awakening
15:30 – Massive expansion of consciousness
16:20 – Mentors
17:20 – Beyond Morality
19:00 – Conscious evolution to oneness
20:40 – Problems with the law
23:00 – The first time I shared my story in public
24:30 – Not trusting your own mind is the absolute worst thing I’ve ever had to deal with.
26:00 – What turned my life around.
28:25 – Going up the corporate chain REALLY fast
28:50 – Getting sick with cancer
32:00 – Entry level to Vice President
34:00 − 4 Martinis and leading company meetings.
35:00 – Deciding I was done
36:30 – Counseling from my mentor.
39:00 – Shedding your identity
40:00 – The first book I ever read cover to cover.
42:00 – I’m here to end suffering.
43:30 – Choosing to leave everything.
46:00 – I’m here to be presence, share joy and love, and help people transform.
47:20 – The Fundamental Shift “Core” Program (now called the Identity Shifting MasterClass)