I woke up this morning and did my usual workout, 100 push ups, 100 sit ups and then I added an additional 30 minutes of cardio and some weights. Yeah. I wanna six pack.
I went up stairs and had my favorite breakfast which is Oatmeal, I only add a little unprocessed sugar and water and then I let them sit for 5 minutes and I eat. I drank 3 cups of water because one of my goals is to drink a gallon of water every day. I’ll explain the benefits in a later post.
Last night I went over sales numbers and I thought hard about my magazine, VEGA and the thing is I love my magazine I just don’t want to shoot nudes. Why don’t I want to shoot nudes? I don’t know. Maybe I’m burnt out right now. Even more possible I blame shooting nudes for some of the problems in my life. I don’t know if it’s the truth or not so I supposed I’ll figure it out.
I have a different plan now. I will have two magazines. One based on Success and one for Fashion/ nude / beauty photography. I’ll take a break from nudes for two months and I’ll see how I like it. I’ll still shoot boudoir but I want to focus more on fitness and lifestyle. portrait images. Other photographers and models can submit to be featured in my magazine.
Over the last 5 years I’ve taken hundreds of thousands of nudes/ partial nudes that are unpublished. I’m going back and I’ll start publishing those.
So here is the part where I stop talking about my life so much and I started offering you some ideas on how to change yours.
I used to have problems with self sabotage. I would do really well and then I would bomb big time. It’s so irritating to make a ton of money or start a relationship with a pretty girl and then have it explode and fall apart. This happened to because of me.
A few months ago I was sitting the desert in Southern Utah around a campfire talking to a an amazing man. I don’t want to use his real name so we will call him Harvard.
Harvard is a therapist and I loved listening to him talk. He had a way of making things fun and interesting. When you heard him talk you felt like he was your closest friend and you were in a movie walking down a road about to face an army, which you knew you were gonna kick their asses!
He made me feel free, powerful and unstoppable.
Anyhow one afternoon around a campfire he drew this in the sand with a stick.
Inner thoughts= beliefs=emotions=actions=results/consequences
And then he explained that it was his beliefs that this equation is the reason people have successful lives or fail at life.
If you take a look at the results of your life and reverse engineer yourself, I call it bio hacking myself, you can trace your problems, most of the time all the way back to inner thoughts.
That’s why when someone says, “I’m bad at relationships.” They are.
It’s why when you say, “I’m poor.” You are.
It’s why when someone says, “Money doesn’t grow on trees…..” It doesn’t but oranges do and if you own an orchard money sure the hell does grow on trees!
This takes me back to another book I read a long time ago and I can’t remember the name, but the book was on how to be a man and one of the first things it said was…
Humans are like computers.
The parts of a computer are software and hardware. Those two things make it work.
When one of those things is broken the computer doesn’t work.
Hardware for humans is our body. This is why I work out and I eat properly.
Software for humans is our inner thoughts. This is why I have learned to control my inner voice.
And you might be thinking.. I’m not the same as you… and you might be correct.
Cause if you treat yourself like shit, If you believe you can’t have things in life that make humans happy. If you think you can’t change, or be better, you’re not like me. You’re like the person I used to be.
This is why people can be categorized into the “haves and have nots.” The have’s put themselves there and so did the have nots.
Sidenote… this might make you feel uncomfortable and I hope it does cause I felt like I wanted to vomit when I first heard this.
The main point here is one mindset is healthy and one is unhealthy.
There was a friend I made while walking around in the desert and he had this thought he shared with me.
“I’m gonna be brainwashed by someone in this world and if I have to chose who does it I want it to be me.”
For me, after years of screwing up I decided success and happiness are what I want and I started to search for people that had those things and then I spent time in deep research and then I created the blueprint that I use so I can create a successful life and business.
Actually. I’m creating it right now and the cool thing is part of me creating is requires me to share it with you. This is what this blog, and my life will be about. I want to share information that helps you have a better life!
So how do you install new software or kick out the bugs in your brain.
There a few things.
First. You have to come to point in your life where you want to learn. You have to become a student.
I will be a student for the rest of my life because what I believe is when someone is so sure of one thing they are usually the biggest idiot in the room because they have stopped listening, leaning and growing. Kind of an F-ed up way to live. I don’t like being around people like this.
It’s called a limited mindset. I love people with growth mindset.
So the first things you have to do is realize you are probably wrong about yourself.
the second thing you do is implement a change.
I recommend mantras. affirmations. This will be a start and it’s something you will never stop.
Next post I’ll go over Mantras and affirmations. You can screw yourself up if you do mantras wrong and there are ways to create powerful ones that can help you quicker so I’ll write more soon!
And don’t forget! I’m a photographer so call me up and let’s work together!
I’m in Idaho falls right now but I can easily travel to almost any location and if you’re within a few hours awesome! Message me!
For more details just message me. 424-202-0476.
Wouldn’t it be cool to have a fun photo shoot out the forest or downtown? Maybe you have a cool apartment and imagine how much fun it would be to get a few friends together and have a killer photo session! Let’s set up a multi-session!
3 or more friends (depending on where you live) can get together and set up a shoot and it’s only 150 a piece. Talk to your friends and let’s set a day and we’ll make it happen!
And I’ll have boudoir workshops set up in Multiple cities around the USA soon. If you think it would be cool to have me teach a workshop in your city message me! let’s talk!
All I require now a 30 dollar deposit per individual on photo session so it’s easy for ya!
*note- all the images in this post are film images… Yeah! I took them with old cameras! Lol!
Ikon Republik- I live and travel in a frickin van and I love my life! I founded a magazine, VEGA Magazine. My magazine is full of beautiful nude women and its based around the idea of respect and soon it will include amazing articles on how to improve your life! Out of the last 8 months, I have spent 4 of them living in the desert, under the stars and cooking over a campfire that was made with two sticks and a bow. I believe in self sufficiency and integrity. Now you know a little about who I am. I’d love to know more about you! My plan to tour the USA and teaching a workshop in every state is almost finished and I’m excited to start this big adventure! It’s almost done!