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. 💚🧠✌️

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. 💚🧠✌️

Community & Keto

Community is essential to health, happiness, and success.

To not feel alone, to be able to share goals and life visions, have accountability, and to share the experiences along the journey with others is everything to me.

With that said, Keto is NOT hard!

It’s a choice and it’s a choice backed with a purpose. “I travel too much” is an excuse. “My family is from_______” is an excuse.

Be honest with yourself as to what the real cause of you not having discipline in your life is rather than make excuses.

I hear the excuses all the time and it really pisses me off. Some don’t have a choice in the way they must eat to fight disease or improve their brain health from damage.

There’s no difference in the choice other than motivation and purpose.

I find that having people in your corner that will challenge you to be the best you can be, grow with you, and not judge you is crucial.

That’s why I give so much of myself to anyone that asks for help. I actually have been working on doing less of that to save time for other goals I am actively pursuing that will be able to help even more people.

The point I am trying to make is that no one becomes successful on their own. Someone either inspired, taught, or directly helped them one way or another.

Don’t think you’re alone because there’s always people here to support you.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Who Are You?

This quote works really well with this weeks Podcast. If you haven’t listened, check it out! The Grey Matters Podcast!

It’s ok to feel down, angry, sad, confused, lost, alone, and so on.

It’s not ok to judge others for how they respond to hardship in their lives.

We have to remember we are human and emotions come and go. It’s harder when a negative emotion arises from the death of a loved one.

When my younger brother passed last year, I was in a dark place questioning my own life. Asking myself things like “why does it matter if I live or die”? “Why should I bother doing anything anymore”? “Should I feel guilty about living my life and ever-smiling again”?

Being clear on our life vision and confident with our beliefs on life is key to not letting events affect how we feel, long term. Because when we experience an emotional state, it leads us to take action one way or another in our lives.

If we are in a negative emotional state, guess what, we’re probably not going to take the action we’re proud of. And, if we stay in this state long-term, that’s when life may not be how we imagine or want it to be.

Again, it’s ok to feel down immediately after a tragic event and there is no set time one must “get over it” even if others are saying so.

I am confident in knowing that those we love and lose wouldn’t want us to carry on feeling anything but the best we can and living our lives to the fullest in their honor.

I decided I was doing my brother an injustice to be depressed and waste the life I am fortunate enough to live. Instead, I bring his energy with me everywhere I go as I fulfill my purpose to help others.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

SALT

Although we are wrongly led to believe salt is bad for us, it’s quite imperative we consume enough of the right salt, especially while on a ketogenic diet.

That said, quality certainly matters and is why I use @redmondsrealsalt for my salty needs.

I got to spend some time with the company and their team in Utah a few months ago, check out their mine, learn how they operate and learn the benefits of quality salt, especially if you’re on a keto diet.

Some benefits of quality salt:

– supports the electrical signaling between the brain, muscles and nervous system.

– helps keep our cells hydrated.

– prevents muscle cramping.

– helps the cells uptake potassium.

– aids in digestion.

– helps the thyroid properly function.

– rich in trace minerals.

– helps nutrient absorption.

– helps maintain an adequate blood volume and blood pressure ensuring that our tissues get adequate oxygen and nutrients from the blood.

The issue is, not all salt is created equally. I use Redmond’s for the simple fact that it’s the highest quality unrefined salt on the market without the containments of microplastics and chemicals, and it contains 60+ trace minerals.

What salt do you use?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Optimize > Adapt

There is a difference with tolerating what happens in our life and challenging it.

When we are constantly “adapting”, we’re settling for tolerating or accepting life as is.

If we’re “optimizing”, we’re challenging the undesirable and uncomfortable, and taking control of creating our envisioned life.

If we are unhappy with a particular aspect of our life, it’s our own fault. Nothing else’s and no one else’s fault.

What we experience as our “environment” internally and externally, is predicated on our thoughts, emotions and actions.

This cycle becomes our personality and is what creates our personal reality every day.

If we want a new outcome for our lives, we have to make changes. It starts with our thoughts and picks up momentum with taking action in the physical form.

This is how we optimize our life for what we desire, rather than accepting the status quo.

Believe in yourself. Don’t give in to fear. Know fear is just a thought and you can replace that thought with ones of love, abundance, and gratitude.

Are you optimizing or adapting your life?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Failure = Growth

As human beings, we give meaning to every little thing in life.

When something doesn’t go our way, we “failed” we say.

We fear “failure” and in doing so, we fear adversity or challenges in life because we are afraid to “fail”.

What’s cool about our mind is we can change it. We can change our perspective and therefore change the meaning we give to experiences in life.

Rather than seeing “failure”, why not see “opportunity”? Opportunity to learn and grow.

When we’re stressed for any reason, we’re forced to make a choice. A choice to push through and move forward, which allows us to grow and advance in our lives. Or, we can be crippled by the fear and discomfort and continue to living life and getting the same outcomes as before.

With the latter choice, we continue the cycle until we finally push through our fears and really grow as a human.

Often times we only fear “failure” due to the “status” we want to have or think we have with our peers. That’s why we buy the things we buy, or don’t, based on our perspectives of what these things mean to us and society.

When it comes to goals, dreams and aspirations, we let fear hold us back with the thought of “what will they think of me if I fail?” based upon misty people that we don’t care about but for some reason care what they think about us.

I’ve experienced this in many different forms and BMX was the most profound form that’s taught me so much about myself and life, and has allowed me to grow in many different manners. BMX competition helped me as I advanced into being a business owner and public speaker.

I’ve learned to love challenges, obstacles, adversity, “failures”, and “losing” because it stimulates me to optimize my efforts and grow, leading to the life I desire and work so hard to live and share with all of you.

Are you living in fear of “failure” or are you embracing adversity?

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. 💚🧠✌️

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. 💚🧠✌️

The Grey Matters Podcast w/ Josh Perry & Jackie Lauricella

I started a podcast with my best friend and life partner, Jackie

“Grey Matters” as a title is a play on words. Grey matter is a vital part of the brain containing neurons and glial cells, imperative for motor function, processing thoughts, perception of life and emotions. We believe overall health and well being should start and focus on the brain & mind. We thought this would be appropriate because not only will our content and conversations focus on brain health, it will also focus on the grey areas. Most people live their lives in a grey area. Everyone is an individual & what works for one person, may not provide the same results for another. Health and wellness aren’t always black or white, right or wrong, with or against societal norms. That’s why grey areas matter. At the Grey Matters podcast, we embrace both grey areas and grey matter & it is our goal to explore and discuss all things grey.

Episode 2 is now live where we share our story of how we became “us”.

A new episode will be out every Monday at 730am EST.

To check out both episodes and to subscribe, click here.

To watch, click here.

 

Josh P.