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    • Personal Journals

An entertaining and light-hearted look at creativity and contribution, and overcoming negative self-image and limiting beliefs!

    What I Want to Do With My Life

    What I Want to Do With My Life

    For years I wondered what I wanted to do with my life. Why did God put me on this earth? I finally have clarity on what I want to do with my life, so I jumped behind the microphone to let you know what that is! I define another breakthrough I’ve had since the last time I recorded an episode, and then I talk a little bit about trying on the identity of a high achiever, and what that looks like for me.

    • 33 min
    How to Know You’re Not a Star Wars Fan

    How to Know You’re Not a Star Wars Fan

    How do you know you’re not a Star Wars fan? You are in the greatest era of Star Wars content ever fathomed and all you do is find stuff to complain about. Today I want to talk to you about fandom, and not just Star Wars fandom but fandom in general. And I hesitate even using the word fandom because there are a lot of people out there on the Internet who pretend to be fans, but they just aren’t. I mean, they are fanatical, some of these people, but not a good way.

    All across the internet people are battling it out over Star Wars and other fandoms, arguing about what comes down to nothing more than politics. There are bloggers and YouTubers who do nothing but perpetuate anger, hate and misinformation, for no other reason than to inflate their own egos and get your views, clicks and likes. It’s time to shut those people out of fandom and stop giving the attention they so clearly crave, because they aren’t really fans to begin with

    Life is Great and Getting Better Every Day

    Life is Great and Getting Better Every Day

    An update on an even fresher perspective for the podcast! I just got back from attending the Free the Dream conference in Franklin, Tennessee, hosted by Cliff Ravenscraft. It was a great time for my wife and I to connect on some common ground. Also, I started a new book for beginning writers!

    • 26 min
    Top Ten Unsung Movies

    Top Ten Unsung Movies

    If you’ve listened to my podcast for any length of time you’ll know that I’ve wanted to get back to the geek in ArchGEEKologist for some time now. I wanted to do list of top ten films, but not just my top 10 favorite films, which I may get to at some point. This list is of ten films that I love that aren’t necessarily my very favorite ten. Some of my very favorite films are series films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and The Lord of the Rings, or other blockbusters like Jurassic Park, or action flicks like The Bourne Identity and Taken, or dramas like Dances With Wolves. I also have many favorite films that just aren’t often mentioned in the zeitgeist, if at all. These are my 10 favorite unsung movies–films you may not have seen, or films that people rarely discuss among their favorites.

    10 – Oblivion

    A Joseph Kosinski film. His Credits include TRON: Legacy, his first feature, and the 2017 release, Only the Brave. The film stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Andrea Riseborough, who has performed mostly in small or arthouse films. You may know films such as Birdman with Michael Keaton, Waco and The Death of Stalin, but she also won a Broadcasting Press Guild Award in the UK for Best Actress in the TV film Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley, for which she was also nominated for a BAFTA TV Award. The film also features Olga Kurylenko, for whom notable films include The Room, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote with Adam Driver, and The Death of Stalin alongside Andrea Riseborough, but as an Eastern European model she got dangerously close to being typecast as a femme fatale, playing in action thrillers like Quantum of Solace, Hitman, Max Payne, Erased with Aaron Eckhart and The November Man with Pierce Brosnan. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau also has a small role, who viewers would recognize as Jamie Lannister on Game of Thrones.

    The premise of Oblivion is that Jack and Victoria are the last two humans on earth, overseeing the final extraction of the last resources from the planet in a post-apocalyptic future. Jack is the scout who repairs the drones out in the field while Victoria provides visual and technical support from the outpost where they live. Trouble starts when a couple things happen. One, Jack is having flashes of memories he can’t explain, which point to a New York we recognize and a woman Jack doesn’t and two, a craft crash-lands on the surface carrying human passengers. I won’t go any further than that because it really is worth watching yourself.

    Oblivion doesn’t fit in with the current crop of Sci-Fi action flicks which seem to rely on a frenetic pace, over-the-top visual effects, explosions and violence, and scores with bombastic synthesized Hans Zimmer type kettle drums and heavy metal string sections. This is a film that takes its time. It’s as much a sci-fi epic as it is a visual art piece with stunning cinematography by Claudio Miranda, an Academy Award winner for The Life of Pi, a Nominee for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and was cinematographer on Disney’s Tomorrowland, as well as all of Kosinski’s other films. The film was also recognized by the Art Directors Guild as a nominee for its Excellence in Production Design Award in 2014. The soundtrack also stands out, with a score by the group M83.

    Tom Cruise and Andrea Riseborough effectively carry the drama of the events in the film, while Cruise gets to practice his ever-present action chops–and ride a motorcycle, which Tom Cruise seems to do in almost every film. While the plot seems to borrow liberally from the Science Fiction oeuvre of Heinlein, Clarke or Asimov, it executes on it beautifully. One of the writers of the film was Michael Arndt, under a pseudonym, who has worked on many high-grossing and well-recognized films, most notably the Toy Story franchise as well as a preliminary screen...

    • 58 min
    Six Big Lessons on Limiting Beliefs From The Big Leap

    Six Big Lessons on Limiting Beliefs From The Big Leap

    When I read The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks last year there was a lot of new information to process, and the ramifications of learning it were unclear to me then. As I’ve moved on from the sea change in my life that I talked about last week, I looked back at my notes to find out how my shift in perspective informs on what I read then, or reveals some new level of understanding. I discovered six important lessons that I want to share with you in hopes that it helps you broaden your understanding of just how your limiting beliefs–or Upper Limit Problem–affect your own life. Mentioned: Free the Dream Conference hosted by Cliff Ravenscraft.

    1. The Upper Limit Problem is Real

    “Some part of you is afraid of enjoying positive energy for any extended period of time. The thoughts you manufacture are guaranteed to make you return to a state you are more familiar with.” – Gay Hendricks

    Any time that I experienced those positive feelings my subconscious would inevitably bring me back to inadequacy–and it wasn’t just inadequacy, but a sense of being defective–of being cursed.

    2. Solving the Upper Limit Problem Requires a Leap of Consciousness

    “It cannot be solved by gathering information or replacing one set of information with another. The ULP must be dissolved by removing its false foundations.” – Gay Hendricks

    No matter how much I would listen to Tony Robbins or Cliff Ravenscraft about changing my emotional state by changing my focus, or how many legitimately positive and healthy things I could list, it wasn’t until the source of my Upper Limit Problem was revealed that I understood why I had self-destructive behaviors. Simple intellectual understanding won’t get you there.

    3. Getting Past Substitutes

    “Getting past the ULP means creating space within us to feel and appreciate natural good feelings, rather than substitutes from alcohol, sugar and other short-term fixes.” – Gay Hendricks

    When we are in the practice of seeking our own physical pleasure, we open the door for a chemical addiction to endorphins and dopamine as strong as any addiction to mood-enhancing or pain-killing substances. If we do not begin to understand on an emotional level the pain we are actually experiencing, we cannot overcome these substitutes.

    4. We Automatically Reinforce Our Own Self-Image

    “Human beings absolutely follow through on who they think they are. The strongest force in the whole human personality is the need to stay consistent with how we define ourselves.” – Tony Robbins

    The implications of this are huge. Our subconscious mind operates in such a way that it will seek to reinforce what we believe makes us who we are. The reason I did not feel like I was making any progress was because I was fighting against the strongest force in my own personality. It wasn’t just that I thought poorly of myself, but that I believed fundamentally that I was deficient.

    5. Limiting Beliefs Can Affect Your Children

    “There’s no money to be made in music, don’t you know.” – Grandpa Mac

    My great-grandfather is famous for having said this at some point in the sixties. My Dad and his brothers were all talented musicians and singers, and exhibited that talent to varying degrees over their life. This saying was often referred to with a knowing smile and a laugh, and at the outset we know the heart behind it, but this statement tells two insidious lies. The first is that making money is the chief aim of a person, and that someone can’t make a living pursuing what makes them happy.


    • 42 min
    How My Life Changed Forever Last Month

    How My Life Changed Forever Last Month

    Have you ever experienced a moment in your life which radically changed everything? I don’t mean the circumstances in which you live, but your perspective–on all of it. Last month I experienced a sea change in my life, and I identified the one single limiting belief that has been holding me back in my life, one that has colored or caused all my self-destructive behavior. Listen in to find out what that is, and how I’m moving forward!

    • 44 min

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