He transformed from napping in porta potties and near suicide to a thriving health business | Brian Johnson
He transformed from napping in porta potties and near suicide to a thriving health business sharing his nutrition expertise with big corporate clients and entrepreneurs
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"I prefer to preach what I practice."
"If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready."
Power of Words
"By your words you're justified, by your words you're condemned."
#1 Path to growth
"Public speaking. I get nervous every time. Instead of telling myself I'm nervous, I tell myself I'm enthusiastic. What I'm doing is jedi mind tricking myself into calming my nerves. Enthusiastic is the highest scale emotion you can use which makes a dramatic difference in where you're functioning."
“The 'I don't love myself' mindset could come from anger, resentment or unforgiveness towards a mom or dad or yourself. Whatever that looks like. That emotional feeling will create thoughts in your brain that will create actions in your life that will completely sabotage you when you get to a place where you think you're comfortable because you don't love yourself and don't think you deserve it.”
“In tough situations many people would create more relationships but I did the opposite. I'm an introvert in the first place. I can sit at my office at the house and learn for eight or 10 hours and it's no problem.”
Why Listen to Brian Johnson:
In the audio, Brian shares:
-- public speaking tip -- his #1 philosophy to use the butterflies as fuel for a powerful presentation
-- the biggest mistake that almost killed him and the tool that came out of this
-- the type of child your subconscious is like and the most powerful friend you can use to guide it to success
-- why experiences are neither positive nor negative but what they do tell you about your internal state
Brian’s been recognized by over 20 National recognized institutions, (NASM) National Academy of Sports Medicine, Baylor Sports Medicine Institute Certifications.
He know what it’s like to put on 60 pounds on 3 different occasions, and the struggle to take it off! He knows all about drowning life’s pain and emotions with cupcakes and pizza.
As an emotional eater, he can relate to those moments when nothing but the things I shouldn’t eat seem like just the thing to make me feel better. As have many of you, he has had his ups, downs and struggles!
Blessedly for you, he has a couple fancy titles and a lifetime of education, experience and earned wisdom that he uses to help you make better choices to balance your life and get you back up to thriving!
He started in the wellness industry at age 7 when he started working out with my dad in our garage.
With a goal in mind he turned his focus to corporate wellness thus starting CorpFIT and Think Great Lose Weight which is where their program took off like a rocket! Over the last 3 years they have been blessed to help teach the “Healthy Living for Leaders” to the Leadership Austin program a long side HEB.
At age 18 his father got him a job with a gasoline shutdown unit in Houston. In the summer time it was about 110F with a nasty humidity. It was 120F in the unit he was working at and they had fire retardant gear on from head to toe. They wore hard hats, breathing masks and were 100 feet up in the air with lanyards on and 80 pound jack hammers.
He loved his job so much he would take a nap in the porta potties with all the smells and aroma that the Houston heat and humidity triggered.
Starting at an early age, he's been into bodybuilding. He always had this subconscious gap that the way people eat was a major determining factor in how their health and body would look. His dad came down with prostate cancer in around 2010. The medical system was able to help his dad.
At the time he didn't know much about the phytochemicals and cancer fighting agents that were in natural foods at the grocery store. One of his coaches started him on the path to finding foods that have specific disease fighting nutrients and phytochemicals in them. He has well over 2,000 hours invested in this study. He worked with people with cancer, Parkinson's and AIDS on a nutritional and consciousness level.
Over the years he has invested over 70,000 hours in his education and experience and served over 12,000 people!
Some Shareables from Brian in this episode…
#1 Path to growth
"Public speaking. We used to go and teach things to the state and all the state buildings here in Austin. That's always been a love of mine. I really enjoy it because I can connect with a large of amount of people to share valuable wisdom. If somebody implements it, it's gonna make a difference."
"Public speaking. I get nervous every time. Instead of telling myself I'm nervous, I tell myself I'm enthusiastic. What I'm doing is jedi mind tricking myself into calming my nerves. I'm creating love and enthusiasm about the event. This changes my frequency and where I'm functioning at. If I say I'm nervous, then I'm excited. Excited is when someone's on your roof and it's not Santa Claus.
This type of excitement doesn't serve my highest purpose nor calm my nerves and brain. It doesn't get my subconscious functioning in the right direction. So instead of saying I'm excited, I say I'm nervous and I choose to feel enthusiastic. Enthusiastic is the highest scale emotion you can use which makes a dramatic difference in where you're functioning. This affects where you connect with yourself and how you connect with the people you're serving."
"When I was 20 I was suicidal because a relationship went south. I had never experienced emotions on that level and had no idea how to handle it. I couldn't sleep, couldn't eat for two weeks. I lost 20 pounds. Definitely wasn't thinking on the level of what is rational and logical. For the next five... probably eight years I was functioning off of an emotional system of ‘I don't love myself’.
When you're operating under the 'I don't love myself' and that could come from anger, resentment or unforgiveness towards a mom or dad or yourself. Whatever that looks like. That emotional feeling will create thoughts in your brain that will create actions in your life that will completely sabotage you when you get to a place where you think you're comfortable because you don't love yourself and don't think you deserve it.
That subconscious record playing in my life had dramatic effects on experiences I had to where I should be dead 10 times at least. Cancel clear. I say cancel clear because your words are very important. By your words you're justified, by your words you're condemned.
"Your subconscious thinks in feelings and pictures. So the words you use create images in your mind which then create the images in your experience."
"My favorite part of the entrepreneur's journey by far is the people that I’ve come into relationships with. I'm a firm believer that relationships are the most important thing in my life. My good friend Jonathan Sprinkles will say, ‘Anything you desire to do in life, a relationship can get you there faster.' That is an absolute fact. It's not a matter of who you know. It's what you know about who you know that allows for a significantly different dimension to that relationship."
"The one that pops out in my mind is a seven-month investment in jail. I had just turned 37 years young so this was quite a while ago. That experience was the worst and best thing for me. I would have been dead if I hadn't ended up in jail. Cancel clear. It allowed me ample time to brainwash my brain and get back to being and doing the things I knew I should be doing. Allowing God to direct my life and use my talents and abilities to connect with his people. The experience put me on the map and got my head out of my butt to make changes in my life."
"When I hit tough business times I really dove back into reinvent myself, to learn more, to be more of a value to my clients and to be more value to the people I come in contact with. Understanding more about food, mindset and body language. How I can immediately be a catalyst to someone I'd just meet when the situation calls for it. In tough situations many people would create more relationships but I did the opposite.
I'm an introvert in the first place. Oddly enough, being a public speaker I can sit at my office at the house and learn for eight or 10 hours and it's no problem. It's more of a problem to get out and interface, meet people and share the stuff that has allowed me to be blessed with learning and knowing."
"Make sure you're getting your advice and information from the people who are doing what you desire to be doing, have been doing it and are still doing it."
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