Fear is Just a Thought Movement

Shout out to @hunterisaacson1 for supporting the “fear is just a thought” movement.

It’s amazing to me that 3 other people around the world have been influenced to follow suite by my decision to tattoo a phrase I’ve learned to live my life by on my arms.

Our personal realities are made up of our personalities- what thoughts we choose to give energy to, the actions we take, and the emotions we choose to feel (more so how long we choose to feel these emotions for). Fear is one of, if not, THE biggest factor in why we do things one way or another.

When we allow fear to control our personalities and state of being, we act in manners that are not aligned with our desires, ultimately creating a personal reality that we may not enjoy.

On the flip side, when we choose to use fear as a tool to learn and guide us, the possibilities of acting in a manner to overcome said fear can lead to endless possibilities for our lives.

It all comes down to the personality we choose to create and move forward with.

The first step is becoming conscious of our thoughts, actions and emotions.

The second step is auditing whether or not they are aligned with what we desire.

The third step is to create new thoughts that allow for new emotions and actions, ultimately leading to new possibilities and a new reality closer to what we truly want.

I appreciate you @hunterisaacson1 for the love and support, and dedication to being the programmer of your life rather than living in the program our external world often dictates for so many of us in today’s society.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Is Keto hard or is it hard to break your food addictions?

I cringe when people say “keto is hard” or “I can’t follow keto because____”.

It’s not hard and anyone who wants to create the best version of themselves can apply the fundamentals of a ketogenic diet if I and countless others who travel, are busy, or had past food/sugar addictions can.

If someone’s willing to change their mindset and stop making excuses to hide behind, any type of change is possible.

It’s not that “keto is hard”, the reality is that the person saying this may have food/sugar addictions they’re not addressing, isn’t educated on the topic, or is being held back from emotions of fear.

This was the case for me when addressing my lifestyle and really beginning to audit my choices.

Then a brain tumor almost killed me in 2010 but thankfully I experienced this because that’s what got me to get over my excuses and fight/change for my life.

It was that emotion of fear for my life tied to that experience that led me on the path I’m on today and has helped me stay persistent and consistent while dropping the excuses to play small.

My biggest struggle with my life purpose today is helping others overcome their past selves and their excuses.

Not everyone has a wake up call as I had to fuel their fire of change.

That’s why a WHY or a purpose is so critical for all of us. Vanity purposes, in my opinion, are not complete. There’s always a deeper rooted motive to look good and it comes down to our past and the emotional baggage that we’ve brought into our adults years.

Creating a future version of ourself, mentally and physically, I find leads others to change for their better when becoming conscious to this level of thinking.

It’s not guaranteed that tomorrow will come, yet so many of us believe it will. I was one of those thinkers before I learned the hard way.

It’s my mission to get people proactive about their future to be as healthy, happy and successful as possible.

Are you being defined by your vision for the future or the past experiences you’ve had?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Action > Planning

I share how I had no plan, just a strong desire for the life I wanted.

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I share how I had no plan, just a strong desire for the life I wanted. I made up my plan as I went rather than being held back thinking all I need is the perfect plan like many of us do. I’ve found that’s just fear disguised as needing to know more or have the perfect plan when in reality, we just have to take action. No plan as perfect as we could make it willow ver trump action. A plan without action is like education without applying the knowledge. It’s useless. This choice of walking away from BMX competition after a decade led me to forming personal and working relationships with @createdbybrian @ryanplowery @brianundy @isaacstegman and @justpruvit who are encouraging and supportive of my quest of pursing better as I strive to serve the masses. I’m thankful for all the adversity I’ve been through because it’s shown me my purpose and led me to amazing people and places. I often hear “you’re so lucky” or “that’s gotta be the worst thing to ever happen to you” (in regards to the brain tumors) but all that is is others perspectives. My perspective is shit could be worse and I’m grateful to be alive and have the ability to pursue my dreams. Not a single day is guaranteed. Nothing is guaranteed so you may as well take a chance on what you love rather than hide behind fear with excuses for why it’s not possible for you. The only thing between people that are “successfully” and those that aren’t is a mindset of performance and a belief in possibilities. Believe in yourself and take action! Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

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I made up my plan as I went rather than being held back thinking all I need is the perfect plan like many of us do.

I’ve found that’s just fear disguised as needing to know more or have the perfect plan when in reality, we just have to take action.

No plan as perfect as we could make it willow ver trump action.

A plan without action is like education without applying the knowledge. It’s useless.

This choice of walking away from BMX competition after a decade led me to forming personal and working relationships with @createdbybrian @ryanplowery @brianundy @isaacstegman and @justpruvit who are encouraging and supportive of my quest of pursing better as I strive to serve the masses.

I’m thankful for all the adversity I’ve been through because it’s shown me my purpose and led me to amazing people and places.

I often hear “you’re so lucky” or “that’s gotta be the worst thing to ever happen to you” (in regards to the brain tumors) but all that is is others perspectives.

My perspective is shit could be worse and I’m grateful to be alive and have the ability to pursue my dreams.

Not a single day is guaranteed. Nothing is guaranteed so you may as well take a chance on what you love rather than hide behind fear with excuses for why it’s not possible for you.

The only thing between people that are “successfully” and those that aren’t is a mindset of performance and a belief in possibilities.

Believe in yourself and take action!

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Action > Plans

Too many people procrastinate or never try because they’re hiding behind fear.

I’ve talked to so many people around the world that aren’t living the life they want because they think they’re not good enough, not smart enough, or don’t deserve what they desire because of some bullshit someone told them in their past.

All the success I’ve experienced cake from action, not learning.

Learning as I went helped me navigate the path and make corrections as I saw fit but it was the action that got me to where I am today and continue to grow.

Stop waiting for the perfect time or plan. Just make moves and adjust as you take in information along the way.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

The Unknown

Because that’s where the magic happens.

Nothing new and exciting came from being comfortable.

That’s not to say you don’t enjoy your life and all you do. I’m talking about stepping out of your comfort zone to create new realities that only exist once you change your internal and external being.

Many of us stay stagnant in life because of fear disguised as practicality to stay where we’re comfortable, yet not fully desirable.

This was my life not too long ago as I left all that I knew and brought comfort my way as I stepped into the unknown with nothing more than a burning passion and desire for a future I knew existed once I believed in myself, took action, and manifested that future into my reality.

I’m scared of comfort because that means I’m not growing or progressing.

Be honest with yourself.

Are you comfortable hiding behind fear? Or, are you chasing uncomfortable situations with the belief that the unknown is where your true desires reside?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Do You REALLY Want To Win?

Who’s guilty of being salty and jealous of others wins and successes?

This is a subconscious fear of “lack” in our lives when we think this way.

That scarcity mindset and fear mentality is what leads us to feeling jealous of others successes and often times leads to throwing shade their way.

When we’re living in this environment, our brain doesn’t know the difference between what we want and what we currently feel.

That said, lowering your energy to that of jealousy and hate surrounding “success”, even if it’s others, tells our subconscious mind that we don’t like success and don’t believe we can achieve success in whatever area we are focused on.

If we truly were happy of others winning, we’d achieve an elevated state of consciousness and signal our brain in different ways to release chemicals in another form that leads to positive and uplifting feelings and emotions.

These higher levels of emotions tells our brain that the thought of winning or success is good and we should act in a manner to create this feeling.

When we relate success or winning with lower levels of energy, we tell our brian that winning and success is negative and therefore, our subconscious avoids the things we must do in order to create this success and win in our lives.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Subconscious Status

Why do you care what people you don’t know or like think of you?

A lot of us are afraid of judgment from others.

What’s crazy to think about is the people we’re afraid of judging us don’t affect our lives in any anyway and don’t serve a purpose either way.

So why do we still care?

Subconscious status and insecurities is why.

Think about it. Why do you want that car? That watch? That job? That house? That amount of money?

Because of how it will make us feel based on how others will perceive us.

I see friends of mine waste their money on materialistic items they “want” because of how they think it change others opinions of them after years of negativity shared their way.

When you focus on you, and only you, and what fuels you and makes you happy, you start to invest your time, energy and money differently.

I’ve found that shifting my time, energy and money towards my purpose rather than my ego has helped me create more abundance, success, love, opportunities, relationships, and feelings of happiness like non other.

Where at you investing your time, energy, and money?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Gratitude & Progression > Spite & Lack

Don’t get that quote wrong, I live and breath gratitude.

That said, I’m competitive at heart as we all are.

I didn’t make a name for myself in this world by being content.

I strived for more and pushed myself to reach new levels every step of the way.

I was fueled by a lot of spite and anger leading to my success as a professional athlete.

Then, after the first brain tumor diagnosis, my perspective shifted to one of gratitude for my life and all that was in it.

This sense of gratitude led me to wanting even more in my life, which led me on a path of serving others along the way.

What’s the use in my success if others can’t experience their success as well?

At the end of the day, it’s human nature to progress our lives in areas were passionate about.

What this journey up until this moment has taught me is that gratitude leads to abundance in all areas of life.

A simple perspective shift to that of gratitude not only changes our chemical make up, but it also attracts alike vibes from our external environments.

Sounds woohoo and all that but it’s backed by science that we can se and measure, and my life is a clear example of just that.

Gratitude & progression > spite and lack.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Bowling Came First

Before BMX it was bowling and it started 28 years ago.

My dad has been bowling for about 10 years prior to my being born and has been bringing me to the alley since whatever age this is in the photo (1-3?).

The bowling alley that we’ve always gone to opened in the 60’s and its last day was yesterday.

In honor of the memories its allowed us all to have and so many friendships formed, I flew in Saturday morning for the goodbye tournament on Sunday.

To develop an average, since it’s been 15 years since I had one from league bowling, I bowled 3 games Saturday afternoon in rented shoes and a borrowed ball that didn’t fit.

I shot a 176 average going into Sunday’s tournament. I shot a 227 game 1 and 2, 145 game 3, and a 223 game 4 giving me an average of 205 I believe and the second seed into the final 8 after my handicap was factored in.

I was bumped out by a few pins in the first head to head by an OG that was paired up with me. I did bowl a sloppy 154 that game tho, leaving a few open frames.

All in all, I had an amazing time celebrating a facility that did so much for my childhood with amazing people.

That said, I’ve now been inspired to order a ball and some shoes to get back into it now that I’m not competing in BMX anymore.

You’ll be seeing some dope video content from @createdbybrian and myself soon in my new @stormproducts ball and shoes 😎 and some training adaptations in the gym to supplement.

My forearms, shoulders and legs are sore in off places than I’m used to from BMX, haha!

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Heart or Fear?

Is your heart running your show or fear?

My mission is to show people the potential for their lives in all aspects once they take ownership of their power and lead with their heart and passion.

I spent far too much time living in fear and not living up to my fullest potential and I don’t believe any one of us had to.

Be honest with yourself. What’s leading your life?

Your heart and passion? Or, fear and logic?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️