What Are You WILLING To Do?

What are you willing to do for the things you say you “need” and “want” in your life?

Are you willing to sacrifice moments of instant gratification for the long game of sustainability?

Are you willing to put yourself in uncomfortable ale situations or moments of immense pain like I experienced in this photo?

The difference between a pro and amateur is the willingness to push past moments of physical and mental pain, fear, doubt, worry, judgment, stress and whatever else comes your way.

The future vision we create as a pro of our life’s journey is what defines us. We’re not defined by our past, who we showed up as yesterday, the times we fell down or “failed”, or the times we heard the word “no”. We are clear on our purpose behind the vision and won’t let anything stop us, no matter how far off course we find ourselves.

Pain is just information. Use the information to trouble shoot navigating forward to success.

When you find yourself comfortable, that should set off an alarm that it’s time to optimize.

Adaptations are healthy and necessary to build strength, but comfort can lead to stagnant phases in life and lead to unhappiness.

That’s what I’ve found in my life and BMX has taught me there’s always more in us to optimize our current level in area of life, if we’re willing to put the work in.

Get after it with clear, purposeful, and align intent that matches the vision you’ve created for your life.

Don’t settle for anything less and don’t let moment of pain persuade you off the path.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

The Cycle

I don’t believe in one over the other. Do you?

To me, they both have biologically responses and both affect our brain and physiology.

We have a choice in what we feed our brains and body every single day and both of these choices make up who we are.

If we are not happy or content with our current status of being, we can change it. Some don’t believe that to be true and find themselves stuck where they are happy. Sometimes they get inspired to make changes but it doesn’t last due to the underlying disbelief in their efforts.

When it comes to nutritional choices, I’ve come a long way and can assure you that you can make changes to better your health, performance and overall quality of life.

When it comes to the mental side of things, I had a deep rooted belief that I was always going to be broke, I wasn’t capable of “success” outside of BMX, and that I was going to work a job when I was done riding BMX professionally because I had no value to offer the world and was destined to work a job for someone else.

Once I began learning how both the mind & body really work, my perspective shifted in profound ways. I began to empower myself with tools to take back my health and to achieve success in other areas of my life like my relationships, starting my own business, my education, the ability to spread my message and purpose to support others around the world, manifesting amazing people and experiences in my life, and the list goes on.

What we choose to consume (food/beverage) affects our physiology and our brain, which in return affects our thinking. What we choose to consume in terms of content and time with people within our lives affects our thinking, which influences the choices we make nutritionally.

As you can see, it’s a cycle that continues until we’ve become conscious of it and make a choice to optimize areas of our lives we desire to do so.

I was one of the many to commonly say “I’m fine now, so why do I need to change”. Then, when I was 21, my life flipped upside down when I was told I may die of a brain tumor.

Change starts with consciousness, or awareness, and progresses with a desire to change and optimize choices.

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. 💚🧠✌️

Prüvit EVERYDAY!

Who’s walking their talk and Prüving it every SINGLE day?! Words don’t mean shit if you’re actions aren’t align, otherwise you’re speaking in theory.

Part of manifesting our desires is taking action, not just speaking or visualizing our desires.

If you’re not uncomfortable every day, you’re not doing what you need to do to create a new reality for yourself.

That’s not to say you have to dislike your life and not enjoy the process. It just means in order to grow, you need to be challenged.

In order to manifest the life we don’t currently live how we envision, we gotta grow and pursue MORE.

Otherwise, we’d be content where we are now and not have any desires.

Are you walking your talk?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Working For A Weekend?

Are you living for the weekend or living for each day?

My friend @foster.health posted this asking what makes you jump for Monday?

What makes me jump for Monday’s is the fact no one will comment about how it’s the weekend and I’m “working” because they’ll be working too.

I love every aspect of my life and don’t see weekends and weekdays as what I used to. They’re days for me to live my life and make choices that serve me.

Some days it’s work related and some not so much, or at all. It all serves me tho and how I desire to live my life.

Let me know what makes you JUMP for Monday’s and tag 3 fiends so I can DM you to hop on a free call with me.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Extraordinary or Ordinary?

“I’d risk the fall to know what it feels like to fly” @davemirra.

Are you willing to risk failure to have a shot at experiencing success? Yes or YES?

In order to live an extraordinary life, we gotta risk being an extraordinary person taking extraordinary actions.

It’s easy to see risk in BMX bike riding and business, but what about other areas of life?

It’s not always s easy to spot unless you’re really aware of what some risk looks like to each one of us individually.

Some are afraid of public speaking so to see someone like this post a video of them talking about something they’re passionate about, that’s an example of them being extraordinary.

By doing so, they’re getting closer to their goal of inspiring change and setting an example for others to follow that could spark a movement.

Are you being extraordinary or living an “ordinary” life dictated by fear?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

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. 💚🧠✌️

YOU Choose Your Destiny

Can I get a yes or YES?

This statement took me a while to fully understand but now that I do, I fully believe in this statement and is why I use it.

We choose our personality. Maybe not consciously, but that’s why ignorance is NOT bliss.

We don’t know what we don’t know and if we want a life we desire, it’s our personality that keeps us from obtaining said reality.

Our personality creates our personal reality. Meaning, what we think, say, do, feel and believe becomes our personality. Our personality leads ya into patterns day in and day out that we are not always aware of and this is called “auto pilot”.

When we get into auto pilot in a way that doesn’t serve our deepest desires, we say things like “impossible”, “must be nice”, “I can’t”, and so on regarding the possibilities to manifest a life we desire based on false influences embedded deep within our subconscious.

I guarantee that no matter what obstacle you’re experiencing to use an excuse for why you can’t, someone who did exactly what you did came from a worse start.

We often neglect the backend story for many reasons and just see the finished product and compare ourselves to that and not the starting position or journey it took to create that product (success in ones life).

I used to be full of resurgent, jealously, and anger towards others that were successful because I didn’t feel that I was and wanted it. I didn’t know that emotion, thought, and belief was telling the universe I didn’t like success and was hardwiring my brain to believe success wasn’t good nor possible for myself.

I believe that in order to be successful, we have to want to serve others, lift others up, and be relentless with gratitude, perseverance, action, belief, and empathy.

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. 💚🧠✌️