Ups & Downs

Happiness is a choice.

Fostering a perspective of gratitude along with a mentality of “shit could always be worse” is my key to not letting the times of adversity keep me down.

I’m not happy every single moment of every single day, otherwise I wouldn’t be human.

I feel all the emotions just as all of you but my focus is on the vision for my life I created and I won’t let anything stop me from at least TRYING to obtain that vision.

That said, I put in the mental and physical work every single day as I audit my choices on a constant basis always thinking…

“how can I succeed in this effort?”

“what would it take?”

“what can I learn from this experience?”

what do I truly want?”

And really focus on the life I’ve been given and all the abundance within it.

In order to have light, we must have darkness just as if we say there’s an up then there has to be a down.

It’s the Hong and yang aspect of life and in order to have success, we must have tribulations, “failures”, and hardships.

It’s not easy, it’s SIMPLE.

With daily practice, just as any muscle becomes stronger, the mind builds strength and the actions we take on our visions manifest into our reality’s.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

You Are A Champion

We are all champions in the simple fact that we have all overcome the most difficult challenges life has thrown at us until this very moment in time.

That isn’t to say no more obstacles will present themselves in our futures. But, the past has built us up and shown us what’s possible when we want something bad enough.

I’ve been tested on and off my bike my whole life, both mentally and physically, and I’m truly grateful for all of it.

It’s shown me how strong I am and led me to my purpose of serving and supporting all of you.

Take some time to reflect on all the hardships you’ve experienced and how you’re still alive and able to move forward.

Focus on the fact that YOU are a champion and the only thing holding you back from more abundance is your mind and the belief YOU choose.

F all the noise out there and go after what you desire because YOU are a champion and DESERVE to be as healthy, happy, and successful as you truly believe.

I’m living proof that anyone can be successful despite whatever life throws our way.

Love you all!

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

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Mom

Incredibly grateful for this woman bringing Danny and I into the world.

Grateful for the amazing things she’s instilled in us from working hard, not judging others for anything other than their character, how to budget but also how to reward ourselves appropriately, how to be strong and positive even when facing the hardest times in our lives, how to treat others we care about, and how to love life as much as we can.

Grateful for her being my number 1 fan and supporter my entire life and never allowing me to doubt myself no matter what I was going through.

My mom has always told me “go big and fly high” and has never let me not see the possibilities for my life when I give it my all and don’t give up.

To say I love and appreciate this woman is, of course, a given but doesn’t come close to expressing the true love and appreciation I have for my mom and all she’s been through in her life and all she’s done for my brother and I.

I love you, mom.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Thank You, BMX

I wouldn’t be where I am without my BMX bike.

The friends, the travels, the life lessons, the opportunities, the experiences, the ups and downs, and the challenge of getting to a top professional level of competition was an amazing journey.

All I do today is with the utmost respect for what BMX has done for me and what @DaveMirra did for the sport and my life directly.

Even tho I’ve removed myself from the competition side of riding and the BMX industry for the most part, BMX is still in my heart.

All I do today is with the backend thought BMX will be positively exposed to crowds that have never seen it properly, heard of it, or maybe didn’t take a second look at the sport for what it really is.

When I share my video and experiences on stage, people are always amazed by what we can all do on our bikes along with the mindset that fuels those actions we dismiss as it’s just what we do.

Today, BMX is a vehicle that carries my voice and story around the world and contributes to my journey moving forward to serve and support others as much as I can. It’s also a valuable educational tool I use to reflect on all its taught me over the years and how to apply those lessons in my life today with my business.

I’m incredibly grateful I found something at such a young age that consumed my being because had it not been for that focus, I wouldn’t be here today on a lot of different levels.

It’s why I believe everyone MUST have something they are passionate about and can progress with. It’s a great outlet for many purposes and keeps you pushing for something.

@joerogan referred to this as “creating your own struggle” on @aubreymarcus podcast. It’s so true. Rather than wait for some struggle to come at you despite what you want, create your own struggle to overcome like working out, sobriety, a clean diet, a project, that business you always wanted to start, and so on.

It’ll make you stronger, mentally and physically, and may bring more than you ever fathomed into your life. 📸 @jciake

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Time Off

A month off my bike and I am feeling good!

For those that don’t know, or didn’t see my posts about this, I took about 6 months off from BMX before my follow-up SPECT scan with @doc_amen in October.

I did this for 3 reasons:

1) for my own health.

2) to not have any issues with the research we’re doing involving exogenous ketones (@justpruvit) and how our brains are in fact able to be changed in a positive manner. Even for someone like myself with a past of many TBI’s and multiple brain tumors that came with surgery, treatments, and mental health battles.

3) to focus more on the changes I’ve been pursuing in my life to create an entirely new reality that I’m seeing manifest more and more everyday.

To be honest, I don’t miss it much.

That said, I still love BMX. I know I’ll pick it right back up. And I still think about it and envision riding all the time.

But, the itch to ride isn’t quite there. Mainly, because I don’t have any goals around BMX now that I’m not competing and don’t have any sponsor obligations.

The sponsorships and support I’ve acquired are built around me as a person, the value I’m providing, and the purpose in fulfilling.

If I want to ride, cool. If I don’t, that’s cool too.

It’ll be interesting to see how these next 5 months go and when that follow-up SPECT scan is complete.

I understand what Dave Mirra told me years ago when he retired when he said “Josh, my hearts just not in it anymore. I have nothing to prove. I have no goals within BMX. And, honestly, it’s not worth my or my family’s well being.”

I was confused thinking “but, Dave. You’re, Dave Mirra. How can you not ride”?

It’s all perspective and my perspective is one of gratitude for my past and all BMX has done for me. But, after 17 years on my bike, I’m excited to see where this new route and my efforts take me.

I’ll for sure ride again after the 6-month mark but to what degree, no clue.

It’s all love tho and I hope you’re all following exactly what you feel deep down.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

We NEED Adversity

I would complain about things in my life, let alone what was outside of my immediate and selfish perspective that I would then complain about.

I lived my life fueled by anger, spite, and on a mission to prove abusive people in my life wrong.

After many wake up calls (3 brain tumor diagnosis, my main bike sponsor dropping me out of the blue mid ACL recovery, multiple TBI’s, debt, etc.) I decided to stop making excuses for why I couldn’t do or have something I desired.

I then took accountability for my life and started making small shifts that led to massive changes.

I sacrificed what I had left after my sponsor giving me the boot and set myself on a path fueled by gratitude and love with a very clear reason as to WHY I was doing what I was doing.

That why was PURPOSE.

A purpose to help others reach their full potential with health, happiness, and success, without the suffering we choose upon ourselves.

The reality is, we all face some sort of shit in our lives.

Perspective is essential, tho!

It could always be worse.

Anyone reading this, especially from a smart phone, is winning.

The belief we choose about our life and limitations dictates our reality and we become a slave to external sources when we’re all incredibly capable of manifesting a life we belief we deserve.

What do YOU believe is the life YOU deserve and what are you willing to do for it?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Financial Stories

This trip meant the world to me to have documented.

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This trip meant the world to me to have documented. (LIVE on my IGtv) In the past, I would make decisions by the short term gain vs loss. I used to be crippled to the lack of money I had and my choices would be dictated by the fear of “not having enough”. That meant I missed out on seeing a lot of my family and friends a lot of the time because although I was laser focused on my BMX career, and successful, I wasn’t making much more money than my basic needs. I’ve learned that was a simple perspective piece based on past subconscious programming that manifested this past relationship with money. Today, I’ve thrown out the mentality of being limited by what’s in my bank account, not being to manifest more than “average”, and have swapped it out for the belief we live based on the limits we believe in for ourselves. I’ve taken massive risks over the years, gone all in on what I believe in today, and made choices based on what’s best for my long game and my soul. Taking the money I have after basic living needs is usually saved up to reinvest back in my business. This time, I wanted to use that money for the people I love, now that my belief system is one of love, health, happiness, success, and abundance. It’s always been a dream of mine to fly in with no notice to surprise my family and best friend @brandonchristiebmx and take Brandon and my dad to a @celtics game. I was able to do that a few weeks ago and it was a byproduct of my belief and hard work for the life I envision. Nothing more. Thanks @michellekimberly711 and @janellerose.k for the help 💚❤️ . Josh P. 💚🧠✌️ . ‪#BeTheChange‬ ‪#BeTheChange🌎‬ ‪.‬ ‪#ProtectThisBrain‬ ‪.‬ ‪#braintumor #ketoathlete #lowcarbdiet #ketofam #brainhealth #bmx #ketogenicdiet #purposedriven #ketolife‬ #brainhealthmatters

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In the past, I would make decisions by the short term gain vs loss.

I used to be crippled to the lack of money I had and my choices would be dictated by the fear of “not having enough”. That meant I missed out on seeing a lot of my family and friends a lot of the time because although I was laser focused on my BMX career, and successful, I wasn’t making much more money than my basic needs.

I’ve learned that was a simple perspective piece based on past subconscious programming that manifested this past relationship with money.

Today, I’ve thrown out the mentality of being limited by what’s in my bank account, not being to manifest more than “average”, and have swapped it out for the belief we live based on the limits we believe in for ourselves.

I’ve taken massive risks over the years, gone all in on what I believe in today, and made choices based on what’s best for my long game and my soul.

Taking the money I have after basic living needs is usually saved up to reinvest back in my business.

This time, I wanted to use that money for the people I love, now that my belief system is one of love, health, happiness, success, and abundance.

It’s always been a dream of mine to fly in with no notice to surprise my family and best friend (Brandon) and take Brandon and my dad to a Celtics game.

I was able to do that a few weeks ago and it was a byproduct of my belief and hard work for the life I envision.

Nothing more.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Power of Sharing

I believe the power of sharing your WHY, or your beliefs, can lead you to meeting and connecting with extraordinary people like Michael Bustin 💯

The fact that we can share to an unlimited amount of people via social media and the resistance people show towards that fact is mind boggling.

It wasn’t as clear to me in on the beginning in regards to how much value sharing, story telling, and combining the two via the internet could have for others and myself.

I learned the power of sharing in 2010 as I shared for the first time that I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Fast forward & years, sharing in an effort to bring others as much value as possible has led me to meeting incredible people like Michael as well as many more and experiences and opportunities.

What is your perspective on story telling, connecting, and bringing others value?

-Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

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Thermometer or Thermostat

I believe we all have a choice.

A choice to become a survivor or a victim. React to life or be proactive in life.

I love how Jim Kwik puts it as comparing a thermostat to a thermometer. A thermostat controls the environment and a thermometer reacts to an environment.

I know we can’t control our lives but we can control our choices, which will manifest a reality one way or another. Or choices in food, thoughts, and physical activity.

We can choose to be proactive and prevent unwanted realities, or we can live our lives in auto-pilot and react to events as they come. I choose to follow a ketogenic diet & lifestyle for my 🧠, choose to educate myself on a daily basis, choose to serve others and help support them, and choose to hold myself accountable for my reality.

I was living my life as a thermometer and just reacting to my environment until I was 21 and told I was going to die from a massive brain tumor taking residence on the left half of my brain. It took that life or death situation to audit my choices, foster self-awareness, and make the choice to become empowered over my reality.

I share not to brag, but to inspire you all to take action as a thermostat for your life rather than reacting to your life environment/reality as a thermometer.

I don’t want others to suffer as I did and be forced to react to a situation. I want your choices to come from move rather than fear.

-Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Second Chances

I had a large brain tumor taking over my life and 4 currently trying.

Health is internal.

I learned the hard way after a BMX crash led to a life-saving MRI where they found the first tumor taking over half my brain.

Wrapped around an artery and my optic nerve, the surgery complications led to a 6hr surgery. When I woke up, it was the best moment in my life.

Almost like second chance.

For the first time in about a year or so, I wasn’t in pain and could see, hear, and move my body after signing paperwork acknowledging all those risks on top of death being a possibility.

The story doesn’t end there and to be short, I’ve been diagnosed 2 more times since the original surgery leaving me with a total of 4 tumors in my skull today. 2 in which shrunk thanks to Gamma Knife and the other 2 haven’t progressed since changing my life.

The last 8 years of experiences have led me to a ketogenic diet and lifestyle, learning about the importance of mindset, perspective, choices, the ego, and consciousness, and has given me clarity around my purpose.

-Josh P. 💚✌️

Thanks to Mark Metry for the conversation and opportunity to share! 💯🙏🏼

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