The Hero's Journey
Personal Development for Creators
Metamorphosis of the Mind
There’s an iconic scene in the movie The Matrix (not the Red Pill, Blue Pill one)…
That reveals the underpinnings of what most of us face in life.
It is a scene in the beginning where Neo was about to exit the car…
To withdraw back to the ordinary world…
His routine life.
The all too familiar, colorless reality.
While about to make his exit..
Trinity hits him with a bullet of truth:
You have to trust me
Because you have been down there, Neo.
You know that road.
You know EXACTLY where it ends.
And I know that’s not where you want to be.”
is about those two roads.
On one road, the journey stays exactly the same
You stay in a black and white world…
And become an unconscious soul trapped in the self imprisonment called work.
And live through the re-occurring theme of a lifeless cycle.
A nameless, faceless, soulless…
There’s that other road.
A road that disappears into the amazing horizons of the unknown…
Fear lurks on this road.
Uncertainty loiters around the fields.
Mystery sheaths the oceans.
But beyond that horizon…
Comes with it the fruitful perks of…
The yields of a pioneer.
It’ll be a journey that DESTROYS the mundane
And cleanses it with AWE
Where fireworks of gratitude are an everyday phenomenon
Volcanic eruptions of ideas are a typical fucking day.
A Journey that contains limitless peaks and thrills
An adrenaline rush of peak experiences.
One that holds the entire spectrum of human emotion.
Where the wisdom of GIANTS channels down and you can feel the osmosis funneling to your mind
It contains the CHANCE to seek the extremes of SHEER JOY!
To climb to the edges of epiphanies!
And to leap to the other side known as inspiration.
And throughout it all, you’ll see the reflection of your tremendous growth.
As wisdom, love and kindness helps you ascend the paradigm climb along the way.
The adventure of a lifetime is yours to be had…
Your Journey awaits you, Rebel.
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Table of Contents
Inch by inch you’ll fabricate reality to fit inside the dimension of your vision.
Your life’s masterpiece.
These are life lessons that are based on the PRINCIPLES of self improvement, of authenticity, self-esteem, high vibrations, knowledge revelations, shifting paradigms, practical psychology, human behavior, the subconscious mind, science and personal philosophies just to name a few.
We’ll help you bring Death to the Ego
And be reborn into your Essence
You’ll be able to wash away society conditioning, and re-discover your true gifts.
The journey is ONLY for those who take MAXIMUM action.
Because ONLY through MAXIMUM action can you create everlasting behavior change.
Direct, First-Hand Experience is an INVALUABLE skill.
🔥 Action is the ultimate asset 🔥
It is a treasure that NO ONE can touch or take away.
Combine that with Second-Hand Experience of others: learning, reading, growing, contributing, teaching..
And you’ll be able to create any destiny you want.
1st Hand Experience + 2nd Hand Experience + Effective Feedback
This is how you produce PERMANENT Results
Not results based on Ego
Not results based on the Destination
But based on the journey
The walk of liberty in which you’ll enjoy every single moment.
Results = Infinite Journey.
You’ll be able to COMPLETELY transform yourself
Call it Personal Development, Acquiring Wisdom, Self-Help, Raising Consciousness, Self-Learning, Practical Psychology, Self Improvement, Philosophy…whatever you want.
The label doesn’t matter.
What matters is what you will learn and APPLY
Let’s start with a little lesson on Time…
What is Time?
Time is the most valuable element in the universe.
The only dimension where we are all equals (unless you’re flying at the speed of light 👊)
But the usage of time is not all equal.
Just like the usage of money is not all equal.
Some use it to buy things they don’t need.
To purchase shiny objects to gratify their ego and to boost their status…
When ultimately the shine will blind them in the end.
Some use “time” to “get by”…
Some use it for mindless activities…
To consume in endless circles of media…
They use time to take.
And so time escapes from their hands and FLASHES off in the waste
Taking with it the biological decays of the body…
And having left nothing behind for the world to blossom 🌸
Some use time to simply “kill it (kill time)” instead of using it to come ALIVE ⚡️
Yet there are those…
Who live in a different dimension…
An elevated vantage point.
Who use TIME in a completely different way….
They use time not to just consume, but to CREATE…
Not to take, but to GIVE ☺️
What is Your Life’s Purpose?
With the short time that we are given…
What will we do?
The calling for everyone is different.
There is no one size fits all.
But there is YOUR purpose
Everyone’s story is different yet the Hero’s journey ## (js to hero section) is reminiscent of identical underlying concepts and principles.
Your Myth includes:
- Being engaged and fully being alive in the moment.
- Flow states, raising consciousness, deep work, 10,000 hour rule, deliberate practice.
- Meditative practices, humility, integrity, higher vibrational emotions.
- Expressiveness, creativity, logical thoughts, effective communication, leadership.
Just to name a few.
We will unravel more concepts as we progress through the journey.
Make sure to solve problems for the world.
Be sure to touch people’s lives because you were in them.
To influence another soul for the better is the blossoming of the universe
This is how DEEP impact is created.
At the end of the day, nobody really cares about your dreams or life purpose.
The only way you can get someone to care, is if YOU care for others first.
Practice the Strategy of Pre-Eminence
Don’t WAIT for value to exchange hands before you give.
Always give first.
Your life’s purpose won’t just fall on you
It’s not an epiphany moment brought to you by the heavens
Life’s purpose is an EFFORT
It is about being PROACTIVE.
It is a meta-level principle even if you already know your purpose.
And if you know your purpose…
Denting the universe with the hammer of your craft.
If you don’t know what your purpose is, the same principle still applies.
Being PROACTIVE at SEARCHING for your purpose.
At doing things, being ENGAGED.
Not having a purpose might just mean…
That you are not ready to receive yet.
A true purpose will come if you have GIVEN and given a lot.
Only then will the vessel be ready to receive.
Once you start being proactive and courageous, paths will ignite for you
And how you can find your purpose is to DO YOUR ART.
What is Your Art?
The wise sculptors of time don’t just use it to consume, but to CREATE
They take time as their fundamental tool to craft, mold, and to sculpt it into the frame of their dreams.
To transfigure the vision that they once held in their mind..
..turning it inside out and spraying their ideas unto the canvas of reality.
Capturing the mind as it is in flight…
And contributing it to the world.
IF this sounds like you, then this and the rest of this message is YOUR MANIFESTO…
For the Artists…
The Massive Action Takers
The Go Getters
The Courageous Few.
They have a STEEP asymmetrical bias towards ACTION
A ravenous desire to LEARN
A gravitational pull to GIVE and CONTRIBUTE.
And to remain humble, kind, and grateful
Creators include, but are not limited to:
Entrepreneurs Designers Artists Teachers Musicians Craftsman Engineers Programmers Dancers Writers
ANYBODY that creates art.
Seth Godin defines art not as a painting:
But as a human act.
A generous contribution
Taking a risk for something that might not work
Something that will change the recipient and the receiver for the better
And forging a connection…
“You can be perfect or you can make art.
You can keep track of what you get in return, or you can make art.
You can enjoy the status quo, or you can make art.
The most difficult part might be in choosing whether you want to make art at all, and committing to what it requires of you.”
As a creator, you SERVE FIRST
The audience isn’t there to serve YOU.
You serve the audience
Once you lead with service, your true fans will follow
Creating Art is the catalyst of Personal Development and the Rebel’s Journey
Many elements of Personal Development
What is True Personal Development?
I wish there was a more descriptive phrase than “Personal Development”
I’m not a fan of “labels”
But there is no other word that can fully describe this ever-transforming journey other than words like “personal development,” “self-improvement” and “self-help.”
And there is no book in the world that can contain all the knowledge of life and the universe.
The simple way to put it, is that personal development..
..this journey is ALL inclusive.
It is about absorbing practicality from all teachers.
“The man is taught by man. The master is taught by all.”
In it’s essence, True Personal Development is about learning from ALL SOURCES.
Not being ideological about just one idea
Not being narrow minded to one concept
But to be FREAKISHLY and ABSOLUTELY open minded.
To accept ALL knowledge from different frames of reality. Yet at the same time, deciding for ourselves if it’s a universal truth.
To be Open Minded to ALL knowledge, but not to make that an excuse to become a jack of all trades.
You’ll have to discovery mastery at some point and become a deep domain expertise in ONE specific subject.
Distill it down to its core element.
It might sound like a paradox…
And that’s also part of transformation.
To be able to hold paradoxical realities in your mind and not be bothered by the paradox.
Shifting in and out of separate realities that’s relevant to the situation.
Is this useful for my life and others?
If not, throw it away.
If it is, use it to create flight for the world.
Acquire Knowledge (Second Hand Experience)
Take Massive Action (First Hand Experience)
But at the SAME TIME make your own conclusions about it.
Don’t think it’s true just because it comes from one source.
That’s the root of social conditioning.
Always ask the DEEP why.
Even if I said it.
Open Mindedness + Action + Questioning = Truth
If you’re confused at which paradox to adopt..
ALWAYS err on the side of contribution and helping others
I used to think that self-help was all about developing myself and learning and improving and doing.
But I missed a few KEY underlying principles.
Principles that I wouldn’t NOT have seen…
Unless I ascended paradigms.
And it was contributing knowledge to serve others, not just a PERSONAL transformation
We are all on our own journeys.
Some are living at different levels of knowledge, energy and paradigms
But I think it’s a thicket of forest we must all go through for true transformation.
The protagonist must go through the wilderness of the Ego.
Only to have crucified a version of themselves that was holding them back
And to be resurrected as the Hero 🙏
The laws of the Hero’s Journey
What is The Hero’s Journey?
What is the
Hero’s Rebel’s Journey?
The Rebel’s Journey is predicated on the idea of the Hero’s Journey.
Stories echoed throughout history since the dawn of Sapiens.
The masterpieces of the world.
He was able to dissect these myths and stories and discovered undeniable parallels in all of them.
Out of every story ever told…
From the thousands of stories since the existence of Communication.
There was only ONE story.
The Hero’s Journey.
It is the common denominator of History.
It is the mappings of human consciousness.
The DNA of homo sapiens expressed outwardly.
You can also call it the Rebel’s Journey, if you’re bold enough
These ideas were the main inspiration for George Lucas when he wrote Star Wars.
You can see the same pattern in:
The Odyssey of Homer
Lord of the Rings
The Hunger Games
The revelation is that…
These aren’t just stories.
They are a mirror reflection of The Human Life.
So in a sense..
It is EVERYONE’s story.
Or at least, the Rebel who takes the courage to leap…
And to take the unpaven road…
Step 1: The Call to Adventure
It is the story of the Heroine who faces the trials and tribulations of the Odyssey in courage.
The small glimpses of success…
The peaks of the many colossal mountains
Along with the many valleys of adversity and pain
The journey will require you to do things that SCARE the SHIT OUT OF YOU…
To make LARGE leaps to the other side
To die into the moment.
It’ll crumble your comfort zone and take you to another reality of uncomfortability
It is a RITE of passage
King Arthur’s sword – Thor’s Hammer – is only for those who are deemed worthy of the calling..
Those who rebel against the cowardice and step up to face the Dragons of Fear
COURAGE is a prerequisite element…
…to transform into the Hero.
It is a DAUNTING sight for most.
And sadly, most don’t get past the call to adventure…
They are stuck at stage one in the ordinary, mundane world
Never being able to FEEL the intense pleasures of being FREE and being ALIVE.
And it’s the first stage that makes the difference between a Coward and the Hero…
The first step in the alchemy to a Rebel:
A dive into the pandemonium of the unknown.
Standing up for the Truth
Protecting the weak
Leading with Passion
And along the way the Heroine will acquire universal morals that parallel The Wizard of Oz:
A Brain (Personal Development)
A Heart (Love & Contribution)
And Bravery (Action)
“Through action, a man becomes a hero.
Through death, a hero becomes a legend.
Through time, a legend becomes a myth.
And by learning from the myth, a man takes action”
Fuck what society has told you!
Ask your inner most spirit:
What makes me COME ALIVE?
What is Natural to me?
When do I feel like the TRUE ME?
No judgments or pleasing others
No criticism of the inner voice.
No second guessing
Whenever you feel surges of emotional butterflies and authenticity floods through your veins..
Then you are headed in the right direction.
The antagonist in this journey is mostly likely yourself.
You have to get out of YOUR own way
To shed your old skin of ego
FUCK THE MUNDANE
To take the flight of the creative mind
Accept the dance with time.
What Will I Learn on This Epic Quest?
The most important things that you can learn are Meta-Level Skills and Insights
How you can shift the way you view the world and reality.
How you can climb up different paradigms
To zoom out and see the entire map, instead of the pixelated terrain
You’ll learn to start seeing the world through the eyes of the Hero
You’ll learn to have FREAKISHLY open-mindedness
To gather knowledge from ALL sources
To eliminate social conditioning and question everything
To raise your consciousness by being AWARE of your thoughts
You are NOT your thoughts.
Most of it is conditioning.
You are the awareness and observer of your thoughts.
Once you realize this, you are no longer a victim, you are the CREATOR.
Power NOT Force
You’ll be infused with interdependence and working with others
1 + 1 = 11
The sum of the whole is greater than it’s equal parts
You’ll learn about the subconscious mind and how most of your actions are NOT your conscious doings, but the underlying ocean of the subconscious.
You’ll learn to be HYPER productive and to create everything you’ve ever envisioned.
You’ll learn to achieve FLOW States and how to Get in the Zone on an everyday basis.
You’ll learn to LEARN better and to APPLY them in a more effective way.
And this is just a small ICEBERG of the journey.
We’re not even in the ocean yet
You’ll learn PRINCIPLES, but you’ll also learn techniques and tactics.
There’s a place for both.
Don’t think that one is better than the other
It’s both an outer AND and inner game.
There’s tyranny in the “OR” and Genius in the “AND”
Not all knowledge is for everyone.
Sometimes you’ll resonate more with different ideas.
That’s okay, that’s human nature.
We all have a time and place for different fractals of knowledge in accordance to our current level of paradigm.
But sometimes knowledge that you DESPERATELY need will be RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE
But you’ll miss the lesson..
It will fall on deaf ears.
And it’ll keep re-appearing in your life over and over again, until you GET IT.
And that’s another avenue of the Journey.
The boulevard of arrogance.
And they’ll be no way to escape this boulevard until they reach the boiling point of realization.
Of enough pressure to blast them out of the cycle.
Sometimes it’ll appear on endless repeat, ad nauseam
And there will be no hero…
But this is NOT you.
You are the Rebel.
And when you are finally ready to receive the message…
The Epiphany will come at you in AVALANCHES.
You finally GET IT.
It will just STRIKE your soul perfectly on target
And will send SHIVERS down your very CORE.
I’ve heard that life will send you a whisper..
If you still don’t get it, life will toss a brick at you..
If you still don’t get it, life will burn down your house to get you to pay attention..
Pay attention to the whispers of destiny.
You’ll learn to become SUPER ADAPTABLE.
Adaptability is KEY to surviving and thriving.
Darwin’s theory of Survival of the Fitness states that it is not the strongest, the fastest, or smartest that survive…
It is the most adaptable that survive.
Adapt to current times and technology.
BUT, be careful how far you let that pendulum swing.
Social Media is a Poisonous LAVA when it comes to focus
Make sure to remove ALL distractions in times of FLOW and creation
Then you’ll get SUPER FOCUSED and create unbelievable productivity in your life
Everything in life has balance.
So always remember that there’s a place for FOCUS and there’s also a time for breaks.
Keep the light heartedness of life.
It’s about authenticity and truth.
If you want to be REAL and not LIE to yourself, realize that we’re all ultimately going to die one day.
And that’s the insight to make EVERY moment as fun as we can.
It is part of the DEEP WHY:
Why did you start the journey in the first place?
Because it was fun.
Because you enjoyed it.
Because you LOVED it
Take a step back whenever things get dreary
And ignite the passion once again
“Personal” Development is just a small parcel in this everlasting journey of discovery and change.
And when the Hero is built – acquiring all the skills and knowledge from the treacherous fog of FIRST HAND experience, there will be a more profound and rewarding experience…
Which is the quest of contribution.
Thus completing the cycle of the Hero’s Journey.
Back to 12 O’Clock
To start over again.
BUT with a complete different facet and dimension of the Hero.
Saruman believes that it is only great power that can hold evil in check
but that is not what I have found.
I have found that it is the small things..
Everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay.
Simple acts of kindness and love
Why Bilbo Baggins?
And he gives me courage.
Gratitude & Giving (The Return)
Then there’s the return
A new perennial emotion is born:
The heroine has now learned the true meaning of the journey
And has earned her right to travel to higher dimensions
And after all her adventures comes back to the same place with different eyes, and discovers the place for the first time
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
Appreciation is the passport to the other world.
Because the other world is THIS world rightly seen.
“The other world is this world, rightly seen” – Nisargardatta
Gratitude and Giving is the waltz with Mother Nature and the duet with Father Time.
And when the return is complete…
It is like the grand finale to your favorite movie…
A happy ending.
And in the end Love always wins
We talked about “TIME” in the beginning.
And the only way to transcend time is CONTRIBUTION.
You have come FULL CIRCLE.
Another story worth telling.
Embark on the Maiden Voyage – Only for the Courageous Few
The Rebel’s Journey is NOT for everyone
It is a winding road.
There will be twists and turns.
There will be adrenaline.
There will be FEAR
There will be pain
There will be incomparable challenges
But it will be the ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT
FREEDOM like you’ve never experienced before.
You won’t just revel in the storm…
You’ll be FLYING above the clouds
You won’t just be watching stars..
You’ll be melting them.
You won’t be just the dancer.
You’ll become the DANCE.
You’ll learn about profound life lessons handed down from Titans before us and You’ll learn that ACTION is the first step to the castle.
We will dissect your subconscious.
Turn it inside out so we can zoom in into your character and discover the environments that has molded you…
And we’ll THAW the clay …
To turn you into a work of art of your design.
We’ll take a look at your habits, which is just a reflection of your subconscious.
We’ll take a look at your friends and surroundings.
And how the people and friends you hold next to you..
Become your Adjacent Reality
You literally BECOME the energy you surround yourself with most.
It is with UPMOST importance to have AMAZING people in your life (like yours truly )
You BECOME your friends. You BECOME your environment.
You are the MOLD…
…the environment is the SCULPTOR.
We’ll take a look at how you do ONE thing, is how you do EVERYTHING.
Health and longevity are just a byproduct of your conscious cleanliness and good morals.
Finances are just a side effect of the value that you add to the world
Marketing is just a side dish of trying to help as many people as possible
Who you ARE, comes with you wherever you go.
Your subconscious shadow follows you around.
The SELF is ALWAYS coming through.
You’ll learn to become purely present to the moment and how to find happiness in the infinite.
But above all, these probably hold the most weight:
Constant and NEVER ending improvement
All blanketed with the Universal Law of GIVING.
If this sounds like an epic journey…
The grand adventure that you’ve always desired…
Then this is for YOU.
And you are not alone.
We’ll be growing together.
All of us.
I’ll be updating you with wisdom as we progress.
It’s not a solo journey.
We’ll meet mentors together, build a fellowship along the way.
A team taking the grand EPIC journey of epiphanies together.
To go 3 levels deep into our psyche.
To discover Galaxies
To discover Gaia
To leave Midgar and save the world.
It is a never ending journey.
One that’ll take you to the edges of the world, the edges of your mind…
..and to ride on the harness of time.
Invite Destiny on the ride and take the road untravelled.
Join The Odyssey of Giving.
Let it be known..
The Hero is Born.
And one last request…
Whatever you have in you..
Whatever it is that you want to do..
Whatever it is you want to give..
DO IT NOW
Time will fly circles around you if you wait
Nothing is faster than the speed of time.
There are only so many moments we have left…
There are only so many tomorrows.
Make your life a living miracle
A vacuum for regret.
Do the work that you deem worthy of your life
And proclaim it to the universe.
That is the only way..
That you will forever remain..
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