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What is going on a BB, that’s me backing up, backing up into your life. So just checking in on you guys, then a minute, for a lot of things, and one of those things that has been a minute for my life is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a little over a year, give or take some true practice in it. And when, when I was doing my podcast fatherhood for the rest of us, that’s when I started, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. And he used to do a thing called this thing called the BJJ report, right? Because I come out of there come out of it, too, so pumped up and energized, really, really using my body. And, you know, connecting connecting with myself. In the divine mindset, divine framework that I have set up. A big part of how that originated in generated was through BJJ. And the idea is, when you’re kind of in the state of flow, which I talked about this numinous feeling, which is when you are in a state of flow, there’s this sense of time slowing down the sense of you being immersed. And all this surrounds you. And the, the idea of of newness is being a part of, of the all being a part of everything, as moving as one. And this is something that spills into again, this is something that’s in BJJ. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for me. Of course, a big part of is when you first start off here, you’re doing nothing but struggling for survival. You are, You are just a white belt, you are just beginning your journey. And come hell or high water was choking you out in the morning, right? No one, so can you out or however repeatedly? You are, you’re getting choked out, you’re getting put in armbars. You are You, you don’t know what you don’t know. And so you repeatedly put yourself into bad situations that are going to cause you to lose your rate of survivability is, is that a thing? Your rate of survivability goes down. And this applies everywhere. If you think about it, it applies everywhere. And until you enter and or have seen several of these moves. Many, many times. And you have experienced though, you will continue to flail, and you will continue to ride the edge of surviving. And that happens to us in all facets in all areas of life. And it’s not until you take the knowledge of what you’re being taught. And you apply it to where you are. And it’s got to go further than that. It works. You take the knowledge, you see it in action, you know how it’s supposed to work. You can tell somebody about it all day long. tell somebody about it all day long. So you can show people how to do it right. But the question is, Can you do it? Can you apply? And it’s when it’s when you apply it and then you see it working? And then there’s that that jolt of like there’s that you rica moment

Unknown Speaker 4:56
where it’s like wow, it’s actually coming together and There’s, there’s a, just the just these kind of grand epiphany is right. And the other 50 has a pineal gland. And just kind of like basically the the lightning rod getting hit. And I share all this because it’s been a while, since I’ve done some singles It’s been a while since I’ve felt the kind of motion and or emotion and or just something circulating percolating that I felt it was worthwhile sharing. And so the, the BJJ report, that’s how that’s what this is. And that’s just a part of my journey in the spiritual space too, because it was because of, and is because of BJJ, that I just started seeing all this stuff come together, and it made so much sense. The idea again, it’s not just the knowledge, the application of the knowledge, and then just general awareness. Going back to you don’t know what you don’t know. Well, how are you supposed to figure anything out, if you’re not aware of what the things are? new job, children, just life in general, the first time that you do a lot of anything, you’re gonna it’s gonna suck, it’s gonna it’s not going to be done to this high level of aptitude. They, what do they call it, like, the young, confident, incompetent, unconsciously, competent, unconsciously competent, and, you know, whatever competent does this kind of four levels. Were, even if you did it right on the first time, you’re not sure how you did it. It’s when you start repeatedly. Being aware of your situation, having had the experience of what those opportunities are, and the beauty of BJJ. And life really is that when you don’t hit the move, when you don’t defend against the choke, or yarn bar or the submission, and you get submitted, doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter, you can contract you can congratulate the person next to you and

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you can get better. It’s not about stopping when you become defeated. In that situation. It’s about moving moving on moving forward, having that forward progress and having the spirit

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and the will to want to improve yourself, for yourself. And your your own well being and tying that all together, right by mine is spirit. I don’t know that there are, you know what, there are plenty of places to tie that all in together. Where I see it and learn from it the most currently is to be BJJ. However, you know if you can figure out that, at least the ways to get your, your mind and your spirit together at least you’ve got two out of three, but a lot of people can’t. There we go. A lot of people of course, always talk about the three legged stool, you need that third leg. So that’s the I’ve been missing kind of the third life because there’s not a whole lot of other exercise. For me. That works in the same capacity. Now you can be doing yoga, that can be your thing. Nothing wrong with that you can be doing bike riding your your triathlon, and you’re, you’re getting your steps in. But for me, this is one of the places where I can have the opportunity to have body mind spirit all tied in together as one, sharing the journey with you as we continue that that’s my spiritual dope. That’s one of my hits. Of course, you know, other hits include on the way home, see the family, getting getting the family time in and seeing everybody beyond beyond survival, right seeing everybody having survived through through this pandemic. And now coming out of it. There’s still plenty of places and you know that are not in an also spot but seen as Everybody comes out of it does this renewed there’s a, there’s a revitalization there’s a revitalization for for people seeing each other again, being able to see each other again. And, and evil. To live again. And I’m not saying that again, I’m not saying that we weren’t living in this past year, I’m not saying that you can’t live in any other way. You know, without people like, again, we were very fortunate, nobody got sick, and we were able to live, live in live in a pretty awesome way. That being said, seeing people out in public, and seeing people doing some type of normal normalcy. It’s this revitalization. And so coming out of, I guess, the darkness, we’ll call it, we get to experience and there’s a renewed appreciation for some of the things that we once took for granted. And so it’s my hope for you that you’re recognizing something similar like that in your life, and that you won’t take the, the these moments that you’re given for granted, right really relish these moments. I mean, there’s people out there that lost people, to COVID. And so they don’t get to experience those moments again. But going forward, they will really appreciate the time they get to spend with their loved ones more. And being able to be with with their friends, again, being able to experience some of those moments. For so long, kind of held us hostage, either physically or mentally, in a scarce scarcity mindset, a fear mindset. So if you made it, you made it through there, you know, recognize that you’ve been given the opportunity to continue to

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enjoy it and have a great life. And hold on to it for a moment enjoy. What is it? What is this going to bring to you in these offices,

Unknown Speaker 12:36
all of this is just kind of brought to you by being able for me to be able to get back into optimization just to take a moment and put it all together, getting out of strictly survival mode. And being aware of this kind of what else is out there being aware of what else is available. And having some extreme gratitude for that. How grateful Am I that I get to have this experience and life experience? So hopefully for you, you’re enjoying yourself, you’re enjoying life you’re enjoying. Whatever it is your spiritual Zopa is the golf courses are open, spring is open. Your life could be taken off in wishing and with the best and enjoy your spiritual death today.

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Brandon Handley 0:00
So as we we continue on literally chapter one is is not even that big right? I think it’s all of Was it 19 it’s like 15 pages. And it’s a it’s a 10 minute read, but this is this is what you take away. So what are some obstacles? What are some obstacles in chapter one? to this ideal life that we’re talking about what you know, who do you want to become? What kind of life do you want to have? Do you want to have that fulfillment? Do you want life to be? Oh, humming, I know, I want to be humming, right, I want to just be a beautiful state of harmony and resonance. Um, maybe at some point, I’ll share this a meditation where you can find the harmony and resonance within your own heart. to to to feel what to feel that to feel that resonance that I’m talking about. At least my again, this is all coming from my place of understanding at this current place time. And that’s always growing. So obstacles to that ideal life obstacles are this right? You’re gonna, you’re gonna run into many books and authorities that tell you to be a good human so that you can profit. Ideally, you already behave this way. You treat people right? Because it’s the right thing to do. You do think you do well, to be good, not just because of profit, and then attempting to link your values with external measures, like profit, cheap it and just credit your actions. Guys, I’ve gone down this path. And I know this to be true. Right? I’ve gone down this path, simply because I was just following, you know, some of those authorities, right? I was just following some of that. And if you do it for for expected gains, and then they don’t happen, you’re like, why isn’t it happening? And you’re attached to it? And, and again, it cheapens it like, you mean, you were only doing this so that this could happen? Yeah, I’m not proud of that. But at the same time I am, because I’m aware of what it’s like to go through that. And I’m aware of what it’s like to, you know, kind of, you know, follow this path, so that so that I could profit, right. I always tell people, I recently this recent interview, or somebody asked me how I get along this path of healing I was that wasn’t on purpose. You know, when I went into it with the wrong intentions, I went into it, you know, to be a good human, so I could profit right, I wasn’t for the right intention. But I’ve since grown out of that, right, I’ve since had a change of heart, I’ve since had a change of being. And it’s it’s it’s powerful transformation. And again, that this book is a big part of it, a big part of it. So we’re and this is a quote from Woodrow Wilson, which I think is super powerful. We are not here merely to earn a living and create value for our shareholders. We are here to enrich the world and make it a fire place to live. We will impoverish ourselves if we fail to do so this is exactly what we’re talking about here. The current society is greed driven, has been driven by untested sciences and economics and also untested behavior models to justify actions. I don’t have any specifics in front of me right now. But if we look back, I mean, the look and look at right now, we’re going through, hey, let’s just infuse it with cash. Let’s, let’s, uh, we look at I’m in the technology industry, where, you know, we’re shutting Huawei out of like, all different types of networks. And when I say we, I mean, the United States of America. And again, to me, this looks more like, this looks more like it’s to make America great again, versus the idea of, you know, a global, a global purpose, right? You know, the Euro, right, creating the Euro, all these things that are done to all these things that are done to propagate consumerism, right, and, and whatnot. This is driven by greed versus again, you becoming all of who you should become.

Brandon Handley 4:52
You don’t have to take my word for it. Take a look at yourself as what’s been done, for you to become the best of who you are. In Sreekumar, says, hey, these would otherwise be considered repeated activities. And I think that if you look deep enough, and, and and tightly enough, you’ll you’ll find the same, you’ll find it to be true for yourself. Companies are changing for the better, there’s a B corpse ought to look for some more of them, but one of them that I know of is Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. And then we’ve also got the

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Brandon Handley 5:37
So we’ve talked about the different companies, the B corpse, and how they’re changing it to be a humane business paradigm, the company that I’m with is is one, I believe, where they put the people first people’s growth burst, and how can they come in and contribute to the company as a whole? And how can they protect their people and make it so that they are not concerned so much about the need for survival. Because once you once you put that into somebody’s mind, how am I going to survive, you begin to diminish that person’s ability to create to operate, you diminish that person’s ability to operate from a place of not abundance, a person’s ability to operate from abundance. If you take that away from a person like that, we freak the fuck out. Alright, they are going to be they’re going to be looking at a ways that they can make ends meet, they’re going to be looking for different things that they’re going to focus on survival just spoke about, and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. When you look at your survival needs, you are not able to focus on growth and thriving spaces, because if something’s missing in their survival Foundation, you will focus on that until it has been resolved most cases, most cases, see change where you are, you know, so you don’t have to, you’re able to, you’re able to go out and look for or create a company that you can align with, you will enjoy work more, you’ll you’ll be in harmony with your either your own values, or that company’s values, and they exist, and you can create that. Or you can create that and you will find, again, if you can align with a company’s values. And if they are working, and from the position of going to humane business paradigms. It’s going to be that much more, right you’re going to get you’re going to have that kind of fulfillment in your life. I believe that we can go ahead and we can jump into the final piece of chapter one of the ideal life. And you can we will jump into the quest for more. The idea, the myth that is that more, makes you happier. Right. And and as we go, we look back at some of these other ones I’m trying to think of, yeah, obstacles to an ideal life, you know, powerful Institute’s are driving this powerful Institute’s drive marketing companies, you know, the companies that are strictly looking forward to going back to even the Woodrow Wilson quote, right.

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Brandon Handley 9:05
You’re not here just to make shareholders happy, okay. And know that so they’re powerful Institute’s driving that kind of economy, our current economy, our focuses and fosters consumption only. One of our key metrics that is posed as a benefit is our per capita consumption. How’s that? Yeah. We’re great consumers. And this, this key metric proves it right? Is that something to be proud of? And it goes, goes back to kind of a attachment to outcomes. A, you go for more because you believe having more of that. Versus more of what you already are and have will make you happier. is funny because more of anything and everything will make you happier. That’s a myth. More money, cars, houses friendships, freedom, leisure. Ironically, more of less, I want I want simplicity. I want minimalism. renunciation more, more more of all these things that you know, versus what you already have, you don’t need more. To make you happier. You simply, you know, you kind of, it’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay want more for sure. But do not connect having more with your happiness, okay? You do not need to struggle to find happiness srikumar Rao says, Hey, you know, you do the work in this book, that it will come unbidden that the you do the work in this book, and it will well you’ll find happiness well up Within You Without making that a struggle without putting happiness, you know, as the goal without happiness. It’s funny because happening at the word just like happenstance, you are reacting into relation to something happenstance that something that is without you that really is are the external conditions. Going through this book, a portion of what you will find is I found, at least as I have found, you will find that happiness is with you at all times, will find that happiness is with you at all times. So that’s been chapter one, an ideal life of Are you ready to succeed, the plan is to go ahead and continue with this, I don’t know, I don’t have a specific goal. For how long this is going to take, I do know that the plan is simply to complete it. And the idea is almost that remove time, from how long these things are going to take, right? If I rush this again, then it’s going to take me longer, right? If I stop for a moment, as I did, as I have done as the book recommends, when something hits you stop for a second, be with it, feel it, let it be you know, a certain line or is still every time again, guys, girls, any fucking body. The idea is, you know, when something hits you stop and be with it, feel it. So this has been chapter one. I think there’s you know, 910 chapters, I forget, it’s been a while but I’m gonna go through them all, I plan to share them all out with you. And let me know if you’re if you’d like to a you know, join join up with the group that I’ve got going for this right now. If you’d like to participate, because again, going through this book by yourself while it can be you can do it and it’s great. It’s much nicer to kind of go through it with the community and with others. And and you’ll be able to kind of bounce ideas off of each other right? The will have a diversity of minds, as it were as we approach it together. So guys, take it easy. Be on the lookout for many more interviews coming up. Many other solo podcasts coming up and again, this little little journey that we’re going through. Are you ready to succeed?

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