My Voice WAS Suppressed

My first talk- April 13th, 2018 at University it Florida. I was beyond nervous the first time I gave a formal talk to a crowd of people I didn’t know.

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My first talk- April 13th, 2018 at University of Florida. I was beyond nervous the first time I gave a formal talk to a crowd of people I didn’t know. I had my notes close by and was so scared I’d freeze and lose my place/thoughts. I almost didn’t go through with it but something down inside of me pushed me to do it despite the fear and anxiety I was experiencing of others judging me. That “thing” was my PURPOSE. My purpose to inspire perspective in others based on my life journey and the amount of pain I’ve endured in my short time on this earth to do what I love has taught me a tremendous amount about living. It’s all what fuels me past the fear and anxiety of others not caring what I have to say or not doing a good enough job because I know several aspects of my experiences will resonate with someone when they’re meant to hear it. I’ve spent a lot of my life silenced by various people in my life, some of which almost killed me and kept me from pursuing the life I envisioned for my life leaving me feeling as if I was broken and not worthy of my desires. Beyond inspiring perspective, part of my purpose is to support others in becoming empowered to share their voice and create the life they truly want to live. We all deserve to at least take a shot on our dreams with full potential and courage. Not live suppressed by those too scared to go after what they dreamed of and pass down their insecurities to others. I spent a lot of time avoiding my full potential influenced by negativity and it’s my mission to not leave a single person I connect with feeling any bit of doubt in themselves. Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

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I had my notes close by and was so scared I’d freeze and lose my place/thoughts.

I almost didn’t go through with it but something down inside of me pushed me to do it despite the fear and anxiety I was experiencing of others judging me. That “thing” was my PURPOSE.

My purpose to inspire perspective in others based on my life journey and the amount of pain I’ve endured in my short time on this earth to do what I love has taught me a tremendous amount about living.

It’s all what fuels me past the fear and anxiety of others not caring what I have to say or not doing a good enough job because I know several aspects of my experiences will resonate with someone when they’re meant to hear it.

I’ve spent a lot of my life silenced by various people in my life, some of which almost killed me and kept me from pursuing the life I envisioned for my life leaving me feeling as if I was broken and not worthy of my desires.

Beyond inspiring perspective, part of my purpose is to support others in becoming empowered to share their voice and create the life they truly want to live.

We all deserve to at least take a shot on our dreams with full potential and courage. Not live suppressed by those too scared to go after what they dreamed of and pass down their insecurities to others.

I spent a lot of time avoiding my full potential influenced by negativity and it’s my mission to not leave a single person I connect with feeling any bit of doubt in themselves.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Survival Mode

Adversity leads to greatness.

Stress leads to breakthroughs.

Failure leads to growth and success.

All of these statements hold true when we reflect on our past and how we got to where we are today.

In those moments of hardship, though, it’s not easy to see so clearly the truth of each one of those statements.

I’ve been reminded by loved ones, friends, mentors, and complete strangers of these statements as I’ve still been trying to find my way or carve out my own path, and enduring the obstacles that every day presents.

It’s crazy that even though I live with 4 separate tumors in my skull, I choose to ignore that reality and focus my time and energy on how I can succeed at being the best version of myself and fulfilling my purpose to serve others.

One thing I want people to see in my and my efforts, and that I want my legacy to be, is that I never gave up and that I inspired others to see their life’s from new perspective and choose to believe they have the capability of doing what they truly desire and believe they want/can do, no matter what outside influence says otherwise.

I’ve had ups and downs with giving into the words of doubters and haters, some of which I one respected and admired.

The people that truly know me don’t let me play small and give into that BS because they know me better and know how hard I work to make others lives the best they can become. They force me to own my truth and know my worth.

For anyone reading this, believe in yourself and be grateful you’re alive.

It could always be worse but we’re still here and able to make choices to make our current moment and future what we envision it to be.

I love and appreciate you all.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Focus

Focus: the center of interest or activity | pay particular attention to.

My focus was BMX.

My focus was myself.

My focus was proving others wrong.

My focus was making my dream a reality.

Then my focus shifted to staying alive after being diagnosed with a brain tumor when I was 21, 23, and again when I was 28.

After the third diagnosis and my younger brother taking his life, my focus has shifted all-in on a purpose to inspire perspective in others to take care of their brains and show them the potential we all have in life but don’t tap into it due to fear.

One aspect of my life I’m super passionate about is living a ketogenic lifestyle and how ketones have amazing ability to improve our focus among many other profound brain health benefits like mental health and increased resilience and energy production.

I’m stoked to have readily available and bio-active forms of exogenous ketones thanks to @justpruvit.

Until recently, the only form of exogenous ketones was in the form of a salt based powdered you mix with water.

Then came along Keto//UP, which is a liquid version of exogenous ketones in a free-cell technology that isn’t bound to a salt/powder.

You just crack open the can and enjoy but what’s interesting about this form of exogenous ketones is that it hits your bloodstream even more rapidly than the salt form.

This allows for quicker absorption and uptake by the brain and other cells in the body.

Thanks to SPECT imaging with @doc_amen and @ryanplowery, I have scans looking at my brain in terms of blood flow, focus, mental clarity, ADHD support, improved testing abilities, and other cognitive benefits from exogenous ketones.

What do you do for focusing in your life? Have you tried a ketogenic diet and exogenous ketones?

Thanks to @d_sunrise_w for the images and @justpruvit for having me speak and perform.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Defined by A Vision Of the Future

Are you defined by your past or a vision for your future?

I struggled with overcoming who I thought I was that was molded by my past identity and personality.

I thought who I am was determined by what I did and experienced.

It wasn’t until I began learning about consciousness and our subconscious minds that I realized I was living my current life based on a past perception of my being.

In doing so, I was creating the same reality and one could predict how my tomorrow would look based on these actions.

When I began to understand this concept on a deeper level, I began to audit my thoughts, actions and emotions that were influencing the creation of my reality today and tomorrow.

It hasn’t been easy but it’s been worth it to let go of the familiar past in an effort to focus my attention and energy on creating my future vision.

The mind is beyond powerful as it triggers the things we say, do and feel, all of which make up who we are in terms of our personality, which creates our personal reality.

By choosing to let go of who we think we were or the identity we’ve clinched onto for the familiarity of the “known”, we can grow the courage to step into the unknown where all the potential possibilities live for our future.

It hasn’t been easy to remove my past identity as I built over half my life based on it, but it’s been an amazing experience to see how much contribution I’ve given to others in the short time I’ve consciously worked on focusing my time, energy and resources to create a new version of myself build upon a future vision I’ve created based on purpose.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Purpose > Giving Up

Never in a million years did I think this was possible.

That I would be speaking to a crowd of hundreds to thousands of people I don’t know.

Especially with my insecurities of being “good enough” to speak on such a stage.

Or, my social anxiety of speaking with strangers and how they may judge me and my life decisions.

Or, thinking “who wants to hear what I have to say? I’m just a high school dropout that pursued BMX as a career option, overcame some challenges along the way, and am trying to find my way in life beyond my past identity as just a BMX athlete living with brain tumors”. That’s the thing about being on PURPOSE, though.

You overcome the mental challenges to pursue the mission at hand while finding yourself in situations you never fathomed being in.

In this case, my mission is to inspire new PERSPECTIVE in others that leads them to making the choice to step into their power of creating the best versions of themselves.

With that said, I find myself speaking around the world, making videos sharing my journey, experiences, passions and my TRUTH, and reaching out to strangers to have a conversation to what value I can provide and what perspectives/insights I can learn.

The last decade of my life has taught me 3 valuable pieces to life that I live by and am passionately sharing as much as I can:

– perspective is essential.

– Health is internal.

– our reality is a manifestation of our choices.

The more I focus on my purpose to serve others, the more the anxiety, fear, and overwhelm disappear but it’s a constant work in progress to do so.

As a former professional athlete and multiple brain tumor survivor, I find myself being incredibly hard on myself and thinking I could be doing more.

I’m learning this perspective is limiting my ability to fulfill my purpose on a archer scale and manifest my goals in an efficient and the least challenging way.

The fact that I get out of bed every day & don’t give up even when I feel as if I’m a failure, I can’t handle the overwhelm & stress, and think “why bother because no one would care either way”, is something to be grateful for.

If you haven’t given up, be grateful & see the value in that.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Judged By My Cover

I believe health is internal.

Had I not fallen one day riding BMX and had hit my head, I’d be dead.

That crash led to a life-saving MRI that accidentally found a massive brain tumor.

This diagnosis cleared up the past year of suffering that brought a long lost of pain medication with it while being denied the request to scan my brain as I felt something was terribly “off”. Each request and visit to the doctors office resulted in being denied a scan, even though I had health insurance I paid for, while also being told I just and headaches.

They went on to say “it’s normal to have headaches today so here’s some pain medication, come back if you need more” along with “you’re young, in shape and your blood work doesn’t show anything abnormal.” I could have died from being judged by my books covers and that’s part of why I’m so passionate about medical imaging and being an advocate for all those that don’t feel like they’re being heard or have a voice.

I believed I was “just a civilian” and didn’t have any business challenging a doctor. Now, I challenge everything in my life before accepting it into my mind.

I was afraid and don’t want others to be, so I share my TRUTH loud and proud to be an excuse for others to do the same.

Our voices are all worth being listened to and it’s apart of my mission to make that clear.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Pursuing BETTER

No words will do this feeling justice beyond euphoria and gratitude.

I’ve never felt the same emotions since competing other than before, during, and after I step on stage to share my TRUTH with 1,000’s of people.

The energy from a Prüvit event, the love and support from this amazing community, and the atmosphere of the Louisville Palace is incredible.

I’ve only been speaking for about a year now and to have spoken in front of such an amazing audience in a historical and iconic theater blows my mind and I’m incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity to speak in such a venue to such a crowd.

As I stepped on stage and looked at all the amazing humans challenging BETTER for our society, I felt at home. As I looked up into the second level balcony, I took a breath and allowed all the love and gratitude in as I felt more belief in my purpose to empower people to be BETTER and realize their potential in life as soon as they choose to step into it.

I couldn’t be more grateful for Brian Underwood (Prüvit CEO) trusting me to share with his community and to have the opportunity to experience such an amazing time with Brian Guilmette Prüvit and PrüvitNation.

Thank you all for the love Prüvit, thank you to those who’ve ever given me fuel by saying I couldn’t be successful or that I wasn’t good enough, and thank you for whoever read this all the way through.

My top HACK for BETTER in my life is to become as conscious as possible in such a way that we can audit our personality (our thoughts, actions, and emotions) to see how aligned we are with our desires….and drink Prüvit exogenous ketones!

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Hacking BETTER

Excited to speak at the “Louisville Palace” theater for “HACKING BETTER” hosted by Prüvit.

I’m excited to share my gratitude for such an amazing and supportive community challenging the current status of brain health and optimization.

To me, Hacking Better simply means to optimize. But, in order to optimize, we must become conscious of the way we think, act and feel. This trio is a set of behavior patterns known as our personality, which is what creates our personal REALITY.

I will be speaking about this sense of consciousness a bit more, as it’s what I’m super passionate about today, and how it’s shown up in various ways to help me in my life along with a ketogenic lifestyle.

After overcoming 3 brain tumor diagnosis, and living with 4 tumors in my skull today, I’m become very aware of my life and how I show up.

The more I audit who I am and how my personality influences my alignment with my life vision, the more clarity and abundance I find.

I can’t help but share all that helps me with others as I want everyone to be as healthy, happy and successful as possible.

I suffered for a while on my journey to empowering myself as a byproduct of having to react to my life being threatened. I don’t believe it takes such an experience to shift our perspective and that’s why I share my story.

I believe we can work SMARTER and be PROACTIVE rather than wait for a wake up call like I experienced to be initiated to be on PURPOSE and optimize my life reality.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

13 to 30 years old…

Who I was when I was 13 has transformed profoundly to who I am today at 30 years old.

Even from the photo on the left as a 27 year old adult, things have dramatically shifted in these past 3 years.

I started out with a dream to become a professional BMX athlete one day and to ride with the professionals I looked up to.

I was fortunate enough to manifest that dream into my reality and much more than I ever fathomed being possible.

Along the way, though, we’re many obstacles I never imagined I’d face, let alone have to overcome in order to preserve my life.

I was 20 years old when I was given an accidental death sentence of a massive brain tumor (1st of 3) after appearing on an MRI for a concussion I had endured.

I had just made a name for myself globally from competing professionally and traveling internationally to compete and film videos for 3 years at this point, and I was friends with my childhood hero, Dave Mirra.

The life I dreamed of and sacrificed so much for had come true, yet was about to be taken from me.

This is what led me to auditing everything I knew about myself, about life, and how I was living my life.

It’s what led me to become passionate about keto, fitness, and mindset as well as educating others to ways they can create the same empowerment in their lives.

I started this journey on self to become a professional Bmx athlete and it’s led me to shifting my life vision and efforts on purpose to serve others around the world.

It started with a dream filled with passion and hard work and thanks to some major adversities, it’s transpired to a higher purpose filled with even more passion and effort.

I never would be in the space I am today had I not followed my dream and dismissed all those who doubted me.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

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. 💚🧠✌️