GMAN’s Manifesto 2015-2016

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As the year 2015 comes to a close, I take the time to reflect on the most valuable lessons and experiences lived throughout the year. It has been an excellent, productive year; business is expanding, the family is more united, and relationships are flourishing.

I credit this success to a winning formula I adopted and fine-tuned over time that allows me to live the life I want with vision and purpose. It is do what you love. Simple yet complicated depending how you see it. Doing what I love is part of the formula, but there is a catch. The other elements will fall into place; maybe not exactly how I wanted to but they will in due time. Accepting this and letting go of what I can’t control and focus on what I can do are the ingredients necessary to make the formula work.

There are many other lessons and experiences to highlight this year, but I will keep it short. Ten lessons or experiences of 2015 in no particular order:

1. I have learned that even with sincere efforts of trying to help someone else if they don’t want to be helped or not ready for that change, I cannot force onto them. I can hold the door open, but they must walk through themselves.

2. Focus is on what I want in my life, NOT in what I don’t want. This goes hand in hand with life expectations. Expect little or nothing from people. Do what I can and let God do what I can’t do or have no control over it. As a result, I got fewer disappointments. It’s all good .

3. Coffee, grass-fed butter, and coconut oil = Bulletproof Coffee. Drink daily.

4. Getting rid of cable TV has been best decision this year. I was sick and tired of the drug commercials and mediocre programming. I now have total control of what I want to allow in my house. It’s a powerful feeling and honestly, the most responsible thing I have done.

5. Regular Intermittent fasting was a critical factor in resetting my system along with the total elimination of sugar and processed foods. Detox first for two weeks and then intermittent fasting. The cravings and other afflictions were gone in a matter of days after detox. The challenge is in keeping it up. Discipline, discipline is the key.

6. How’s my breathing, am I relaxed? What did I eat earlier today? How is my posture? Can I do this in a different way? Keeping a mental checklist and rehearsal to check how I feel at any moment is a good habit to practice daily.

7. Quality over quantity, always. The quality of the time I spend with wife and family; quality of service I offer, quality of relationships in my life, quality of food I eat and quality of thoughts and visuals I allow to enter my mind.

8. It is not my job to judge anyone or jump to conclusions just by how people look or even by their actions. I don’t know their full story, nor I am walking in their shoes.

9. I am reminded that’s solitude is  part of my reformation and through traveling is where I find it. There is a reason things are happening this way and why they are what they are. I should not question it but instead, I have embraced it.

10. There are no failures only lessons learned. That being said, if it still shows up one way or another in my life it is because I have not learned that lesson fully yet. And, just because it has happened before doesn’t mean that it will happen again in the same way. Circumstances may be similar, but the outcome is entirely different.

I welcome the year 2016 with enthusiasm and look forward to new challenges and adventures. Bring it on!

THE GMAN

GMAN’s MANIFESTO

In recapitulating 2010 goals, achievements and events I have created this manifesto that serves also as the platform for the New Year 2011.

One word can sum-up this year: Awareness!  That is awareness to self, to my feelings, to my surroundings and to other people. Awareness to the things I feel a connection to it, to those I no longer feel connected or identified with it and awareness to the things I need to give up in order receiving new things in my life.  The result of this awareness is the change I feel inside me. It is a constant awareness of improvement to be a better father, husband, son, brother and a friend.

2010 Review:

1.      Discovery: I created a personal journal to log the things I did during the day( where and when),  to record the things I learned and why they’re important to me, any good deeds I did during the day, and a how to manifest my goals as if already happened (Nevillize concept by Joe Vitale). The result was an eye opening experience; 365 days of self -discovery to things I’ve never considered before.

2.      Law of Attraction: I am what I think so all the negative thinking was re-directed towards positive thinking to see the good, the lesson learned and thus the opportunity to make it better. This is dynamite!

3.   Change and responsibility: Believe + Commitment+ Being = Change= Results. This is formula to get what I want in my life.  Responsibility to do what I have to do until it’s done. To know what are my priorities in my life, to know what feels right and do it and to respond to life rather than react to it always moving forward!

4.   Appreciation & Gratitude: enjoy what I have and share it with others. This is the fundamental principle to attract good things in life. Give onto others and good things will happen to you. Do not expect it; it will happen at the right time and place. Trust that it will and God will take care of the rest.

  • Donated blood for the first time ever: major personal leap forward. This is something I will continue do regularly.  I also signed up as a living organ donor to seal my commitment. When it happens and if it happens I will be ready to do what I need to do. No turning back!
  • Help people by giving. Whether is money, time, resource, etc… I know I DO have something to contribute regardless of my current circumstances.  This also led me to get involved in my church community.  What I love about this is that great things started to happen. You can’t go wrong by doing well to others! Being grateful allows me to appreciate the abundance in my life. Thank you God for all the blessings I have and all the blessings I will receive
  • Started automated donations to charities that support school classrooms ( http://www.donorschoose.org), local public radio stations (www.wmfe.org),  to my local Library ( where I got my motivation and inspiration) and supporting friends who are raising funds for a greater cause: Challenge Athletes Foundation ( CAF) on behalf of my friend David Orman, Smart Ride raising HIV awareness (Jesus Roman), and Susan G. Komen 3-day  for the Cure ( Limayra Melendez).

My Major Experiences:

  • The birth of Ian Karlo (4-16 @ 1:54 PM). He is the newest resident “case worker” in the Guzman family helping his big sister to renew and maintain our marriage relationship in check.
  • Launch of my book: YOU Improved– A Personal Guide to Change and Improve the New Version of YOU. How to change your thinking, Image and Outlook on Life to Get What You Want! This is the byproduct of a decade of learning and experiencing and years of action of being, doing and having.  I’ll carry this tune to 2011.

My Negatives (turned into learning experiences)

  • Emotional rollercoaster: in my relationships, work, businesses, and life.
  • Financial meltdown: business re-organizations and an opportunity for fresh start.

My Positives (life changers)

  • Letting Go-surrender what I can’t control
  • Let go of Ego, act with humility and integrity
  • Do what is possible and trust God with the impossible

My Resources (to get things straight)

  • Meditation and Yoga: tune into the awareness frequency.  Stay active, flexible, connected to my surroundings.
  • Ho’oponopono (self-transformation technique).  This ancient Hawaiian clearing process has allowed me to love, forgive and accept myself and thus other people.  Simply repeat as a mantra when meditating: I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you and I love you. What am I clearing? Any anger, frustration, insecurity, grudges and all negativity that dwells in my subconscious. You need to be honest and willing to change.
  • EFT and auto-suggestion:  tapping, (Emotional Freedom Techniques) help to release negative feelings and beliefs trapped inside of me. Auto suggestion is just that, ways to suggest positive thinking anywhere, anytime.  (Need for information? just Google it! Like I did. Help is just a search away!)
  • Children: my kids are my legacy. I lead them by example and continue to show them love, respect, compassion and gratitude.  I lead and they will follow. When they grow they will be productive individuals with strong values. I promise so!

And for 2011, CONTINUED

My Personal Statement I want to create unlimited wealth to share with the people I love, whenever I want without restrictions for the rest of my life. In turn I will provide my services as a “personal developer”, helping people change and improve their lives.

My Personal Quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in this world”~Gandhi

My Personal Slogan:  “Do what you say you’re going to do”. Inspired by a dear friend to keep my promise to talk the talk and walk the walk.

De-multitasking strategy for 2011:

Setting up Email and office times (following Tim Ferris’ 4HWW strategy) that will free myself from being in front of the PC all the time so I can do fun stuff and take care of my priorities. Handle one thing at the time until completion or becoming proficient at it. This way I can dedicate the time and energy necessary to do it consistently and do it well.

1st. Quarter Goals:

You Improved Book

  • Create audio-book ( English and Spanish)
  • Book translation ( Spanish, Portuguese)
  • eBook creation
  • Web-site and resources to help others change and improve their lives