It Was Worth It

The life I live today is AMAZING.

It’s for sure not “easy” although I love every aspect of it, therefore eliminating the debate over “easy” and “hard”. It’s just what I want to do with my life.

Along the way, there have been many obstacles that have helped get me to where I am today: 3 brain tumor diagnosis, torn ACL, countless concussions, living off my younger brother couch and out of my car when I was broke, depression, being physically and verbally abused as a child by a step father, being dropped from my bike sponsor mid recovery from surgery, and losing friends and family close to me to suicide.

Non the less, every obstacle, set back, and level of pain has taught me a valuable lesson and that is that shit could always be worse.

Through it all, I’ve been tempted over and over again with opportunity to make life “easier” as the cost of my integrity.

Whether it was taking a pay check to represent a brand that went so against what I stand for or even giving up on all the things I’m actively pursuing, including my own life.

The desire for the life I envision has been so strong it’s brought me out of very dark hole I’ve been in and kept me from taking the “easy route” when presented.

By doing so, it’s allowed me to continue down the path of living the life I desire and to choose to become who I want to be.

I’m grateful for my dedication to my core values and for all the love and support you all continue to show me as I navigate this life journey and sharing with all of you.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Speak YOUR Truth

I get asked how to make a change or influence others to make changes.

It’s simple.

Share your truth!!

“I WANT THE TRUTH!”

“You can’t handle the truth” haha 😂

Speak your truth. Walk your truth. LIVE your truth!

If you want others to make changes that you’ve made and witnessed successes in your life from doing so, the only way to influence others is by showing them.

“Leading by example” may be an old corny phrase but it’s so true.

We see it in BMX when a new rider does a trick for the first time and it opens everyone’s mind to the possibilities of said trick for themselves because they saw it.

That’s why sharing transformational photos is so powerful. It’s more than words on a piece of paper of screen. It’s an image illustrating the proof of those words.

Same for a presentation and why stories are so powerful. The information is useless unless there’s stories backing said information to give the loving proof of the ideas presented.

I encourage everyone to speak, walk, and live their truths and not worry about others. Only yourself.

We’re not responsible for others and how they feel or act. Only our own actions and feelings.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

1 Choice : 2 paths to choose from.

No matter what the reality may be, 2 things are to note: 1) shit could always be worse and 2) you still have a choice in perspective.

This choice is where the 2 paths come in.

Choose a path of victim mentality – why me, what did I do to deserve this, this always happens, am I a bad person, life’s not fair, etc. etc.

Or, choose a path of survivorship and view every event, no matter how difficult or undesirable it may be, as an opportunity to learn, grow, and move closer to achieving our goals and living the life we desire and deserve.

Both choices take the same amount of energy and effort upfront to make but I argue victim mentality takes more time and energy, and sometime money, in the long run.

The further down the victim route we go, the more deep rooted those neurological firing and connections set it as we think the same thoughts on a regular basis and create the chemical response known as an emotion, and then take similar action to create this experience all over again on a daily basis further cementing us into this undesirable emotional and physical experience.

I encourage the choice of a survivor as it’s worth the energy and effort for the long game. Sacrificing time, energy, money, etc. is always a must in order to achieve more in our lives.

The way we choose to sacrifice things in our life is our choice and is one built on deep rooted subconscious programming.

Sometimes this programming isn’t what we want to fuel how we think and act, but often we don’t know any better or know that there’s an alternative route.

That’s my goal in all I do and share.

Show you all what I’ve learned and implemented, proving we can create the reality we desire despite where we start.

Seeing all the “bad” in your life and the world is a choice because there’s enough “good” happening if we want to find it.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Where Our Focus Goes, Energy Flows

What are you focusing on?

Weather it be “good” or “bad”, what we focus on is what we train our subconscious to be on alert for. It may not be desirable but that focus takes time and energy, and leads to specific action, and this combination keeps us on track for whatever that focus is be it desirable or not.

If we are not happy with where we are in our life, we can focus on the action we take and if they truly align with our desires.

If not, make some changes to the actions so that they align with your desires.

I first became really aware of this concept as a teenager thanks to BMX.

If I want to do a trick for the first time and don’t invest time and energy to practicing that trick, how can I ever expect to do the trick? And if the trick isn’t working, I have to make some changes to my approach in order to get a new result.

Same in other areas of life, these changes take a lot of time and energy to be devoted to manifesting the desire.

It’s not easy but it’s real simple when we take a step back, reach out for support, and really audit our actions.

It sounds cheesy and cliche but it’s so true. The only reason we often don’t create this discipline in our life is because we don’t believe it works.

Once I committed to change and believing in my efforts, I started seeing massive shifts in my life in terms of success, health, happiness, and abundance.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

How To Form Partnerships & Obtain Sponsorships

I get asked a lot about “how to get sponsored” as athlete or in other forms.

What I’ve learned over the years with sponsorships or even personal relationships is value is king.

Let’s break down both examples.

1) Sponsorships: I’ve created a partnership with @justpruvit based on our core values aligning 100% and my ability bring the brand and community immense amounts of value. We both believe the same thing but my story, my actions, my desires, and my perspective are the proof of our core values in reality, not just on paper. How I live my life, how I connect with others, and how I bring others value at the same time is an example of what @justpruvit and I stand for. The value they seem in me is the ability to walk, talk, and help grow their message and beliefs around the world. It’s not just about my abilities, it’s more about my integrity and purpose.

2) Personal Relationships: @jciake and I not only enjoy our time with one another and all our similar interests, we also provide each other with endless amounts of mutual value in the terms of support, self-awareness, love and laughter, creativity, adventure, etc. as a loving couple sharing a life together. We don’t look at our relationship as a business transaction, haha, but to easily paint a picture and give an example of “value”, this is kind of how it breaks down when you stop and look at things. Same with @justpruvit, it’s not a business transaction we see. It’s the potential to change lives by combining our energy, perspectives, actions, and voices together to fulfill our purpose.

At the end of the day, if you want something in your life you have to think about what it is you’re willing to do for the things you want. Somethings that means sacrifice.

Sacrifice could be time invested into a biz or personal relationship, less time for yourself to support the one you live, your time creating content for the brand you desire a partnership with, money invested into an idea for a business you may have, energy spent in the gym to get in shape, etc.

VALUE VALUE VALUE is the key to any partnership you desire, in business and personal relationships.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

No excuses, just CHOICES

Yes or YES?

I don’t believe in excuses being anything other than a choice.

We all have a choice, no matter what. That choice is perspective.

We can make excuses as to why we can’t live the life we desire and affirm it to be true, therefore live in that truth.

Or, we can shift our perspective to seeing the world differently and finding a way to manifest the life we desire.

It’s not easy but it’s quite simple and my life is a great example of perspective shifts added to the mental and physical sense of action aligned with the desire.

Want something in your life?

Step 1: create the desire in your mind.

Step 2) stop telling yourself the bullshit excuse as to why you can’t when others just like you, and sometimes worse off than you, are doing that very thing you’re telling yourself isn’t possible.

3) develop a routine of positive subconscious programming whether that’s affirmations, meditation, or the content you choice to consume. Either way, make sure the energy and words are uplifting and serving your desire and purpose. What we feed our minds leads to the action we take and manifest our reality, either for or against our desires.

4) take ACTION and be relentless when it comes to perseverance and making it happen. Had I not had this step implemented for my BMX career, I wouldn’t have won a content, wouldn’t have made it to the most elite level of competition, and wouldn’t have started riding again after injuries or brain surgery.

5) build and maintain the belief in yourself despite whatever noise out there saying otherwise. If I can succeed with my goals, anyone can. *self awareness comes in play huge here because I’m not saying if your my height that you’ll be in the NBA or that if you’re terrible at singing that you’ll be the next Aretha Franklin. I’m saying follow your heart, out the work in (physically and mentally), beat the odds, and never give up on what you truly desire and believe is possible for YOU.

Josh P. 🧠💚✌️

Basics To Moving Forward

It took 75 staples, 16 stitches and a 6hr brain surgery to get me on the path of perspective and having a perspective of gratitude for even the most common things we tend to over look.

How we choose to see the world leads us to take action one way or another, which determines our personality and creates our personal reality.

When we audit our perspective and redirect it in a manner that serves us, we can then create abundance in all areas of life.

That’s my belief today and I see it unfold more and more as I practice and share this belief with others.

You can choose to believe the world is conspiring against you or for you. Either way, you’ll get what you’re looking for so I suggest we all audit what it is we’re looking for and desire.

Our subconscious doesn’t care about what we “like” and “don’t like”, it just beloved whatever we tell it.

So if everyday we tell it we’re tired, upset, broke, sick, anxious, stressed, worried, etc., that’s what we’ll find more of and eventually believe based on how we fell.

This combination leads us to falling into the auto-pilot cycle that happens every day of our life and solidifies this belief more and more based on our thoughts, actions, and emotions.

Change your thoughts, audit your actions, and change up your routines that are not serving you any more.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

You Cut Your Path

You choose your reality, no one else.

How we see the world leads to the cation we take in our lives, which creates our personality.

Our personality creates our personal reality and our reality is just a manifestation of those choices.

My efforts are 2 fold: to prove my support right and honor the loved ones in my life that are no longer here today & to show you all the potential we all foster within us once we believe in ourselves.

That said, no one can stop you from achieving your goals other that yourself and what you put inside that skull of yours.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

4 Months Off My BMX Bike & Now I’m BACK

I took off a few months to engage in some brain research with @ryanplowery looking at the effects of @justpruvit exogenous ketones using @doc_amen SPECT imaging.

I also wanted to clear my mind, rest my body, and focus on new endeavors I’m pursuing.

After back and forth internal struggles of wanting to ever ride again or not, I got the itch back and it feels good.

I have a few trips planned to film for @justpruvit and all of you at some amazing spots around the world as well as some crazy content ideas we have in mind to bring you all entertainment while showing you what’s possible when you believe in yourself and find your tribe.

@createdbybrian @brianundy @jciake

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Thoughts Become Things

Our personality creates our personal reality.

Words are the first step beyond thought leading into emotion, action and manifestation.

Action solidify the words spoken, one way or another and take the desire in the thought and verbal form to the next level of manifesting our desires.

Patterns become our personality and manifest what we think, feel and do on a regular basis. I argue beyond the simplest form of desire, thought and actions, patterns > EVERYTHING.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️