The Brain Buddha Manifesto
The Brain Buddha Manifesto is in four parts. If you want to get an idea of what my mission is, this is the place to start! Hope you join me on this journey.
Part 1: Clean the slate
Growing up I was an awkward and shy kid with extremely low self-esteem.
I grew up hearing this very often from adults:
“Why can’t you be more like <some other kids name>?”
I wasn’t a bad kid, in fact, I was a very good kid.
I didn’t cause trouble, I did well in school and was a dutiful kid.
Don't get me wrong, I grew up with good parents.
They did the best they could with what they knew. They provided me with a lot.
I learned piano but I wasn’t good enough to be a concert pianist…
...nor was I an Olympic swimmer (in fact, I failed my first few year’s swimming lessons…
...I was very quiet, so I wasn’t what was considered an outgoing and “charismatic” kid.
...I was good at sports, but I wasn’t tall or big bodied like the other kids.
As a shy introvert, I’d have to constantly field questions and commands of:
“You should go out more! Stop hiding at home behind a book!”
All things I hated doing simply because it went against my nature.
I thought there was something wrong with me, why couldn’t I be born with all those desired personality traits?
Thing is, none of that was my fault.
But I was made to feel like it was my fault.
Simply for being born the way I was.
"...the desire to help anyone who was made to feel like the way they were born is somehow not 'normal'"
My mission is not just limited to helping Introverts - it’s the desire to help anyone who was made to feel like the way they were born is somehow not “normal”.
What is “normal” anyway?
But here’s the kicker…
...after decades (almost half my life so far), I always believed I was “unlucky”.
I believed I wasn’t really allowed good things to happen to me.
But I was completely wrong…
...I finally saw the light and came to the realization that all those thoughts were wrong but I CHOSE to believe them and that’s how things in my life manifested itself.
It was a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Then I decided to stop thinking that way.
Things started to change.
Good things started happening.
I was promoted in my job.
I was making friends easily.
I was going outside my comfort zone more.
All those years of hearing negative things about myself, it wasn't those people who were hurting me, I allowed it.
I chose to let those words sting me.
I was my own worst enemy.
But no more.
On the surface, nothing you could see changed.
It was one thought.
A seed planted in my thoughts that changed everything.
It’s why I’m completely obsessed with:
- understanding our natural tendencies...
- ...what are our natural strengths...
- ...and how do you leverage your natural abilities and strengths for a better life
- Learning how to love myself and be the best Me I can be
I was finally able to clean the slate.