Friday, April 3, 2020

Self Improvement has Changed My Life.


Most of my life I've been a night owl.  I'd often stay up late and watch TV.

During the 90s, infomercials, which promised riches inundated the local channels.  They played in the early hours of the morning, and I enjoyed them.  Such as Carleton Sheets 'No Money Down' real estate program.  Or Don Lapre's 'tiny classified ads' course.

Tony Robbins 'Personal Power' was my favorite.  His set of audiotapes promoted a better life, improved relationships, optimal health, and more.

Dead end temp jobs were my existence at the time.  My weekly paychecks were less than $250.  Seeing these ads gave me daydreams of a better life for my family and myself.  Financially, we are poorer than middle class.

Mr. Robbin's audiocassettes were outside of my price range.  However, his 'Awaken The Giant Within' book was on sale at Barnes and Noble.  I purchased it.

I never finished the book, but I did research his material and sought the individuals he considered experts in their respective fields.  He would quote them in his book and have them speak at his seminars.

One being John Gray, author of 'Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus.' Barbara DeAngelis, author of 'How To Make Love All the Time,' also interested me.  I didn't have a girlfriend at the time and desperately wanted one.  I read and listened to those two authors, books, and audiobooks.  My mother, sister, and future girlfriends were the recipients of the poorly applied techniques I learned.  

Over the years, I would fall in and out of consuming this type of self-improvement content.   Presently, I  do so almost daily.   It feeds my soul.    It makes me feel like a better, smarter version of myself.   

With a constant negative news cycle, watching TV, and playing video games loaded with sex and violence, there's no better time to surround oneself with positivity.   I prefer podcasts.   There are some which are short and others with are longer.   My recommendations for shorter content: Rob Dial's Mindset Mentor, Sean Croxton's Quote of the Day, Raul Villacis Daily Edge, Robin Sharma's The Mastery Sessions.

Longer content; Tony Robbins podcast, the Dean Graziosi show, Lewis Howes School Of Greatness, Brendon Burchard's The Brendon Show, John Lee Dumas Entrepreneur on Fire, finally the Gary Vee Audio Experience.

My favorite, in challenging my thinking from the status quo; the James Altucher Show.

Some of my choices fall into the business realm.   There are still gems of knowledge that can be found here.

Have any suggestions?   Drop them down below.    This type of information has changed my life, and I hope it does the same for you.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Action Figure Photography. Predator and Luke Harper

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I love this stuff!  In the first image I have a NECA Predator figure riding a Dewback from Star Wars Black Series.   I shot this around my neighborhood in New Jersey.   I don't know why this looks like a Mars kind of setting(minus the cars in the background).   

The sun feels great!
The Predator figure is a little stiff in the leg area, but I was still able to sit him on the creature.

Find the Predator figure here: https://amzn.to/2UGic5f
Find the Dewback animal here: https://amzn.to/3bMQXMc 

I have a frustrating love for Extreme Sets.   Their products look great as background settings.   When it comes to building it and putting it together, especially when it's complicated, can be a nightmare.   That was my experience with the Nela Level 06 diorama.   Here I used the Backstage set and it was easy to assemble.

'I would've gotten away with it if it wasn't for you nosy kids!' -Luke Harper


Here I have Luke Harper being arrested by Hopper from Stranger Things and Gotham's Harvey Bullock.   The Stranger Things kids Dustin, Lucas, and Barb(who's not as excited).  



When posting on Instagram, it's common knowledge one can post a series of photos in succession.   This is the reason I took multiple photos here from different angles with the intent of telling a story.

Luke Harper is not happy.
Dustin, Lucas 'Yeah!'...Barb 'What's going on?'


The figures used here:

Harvey Bullock https://amzn.to/39MmFba

The props I used can be found here https://amzn.to/2R65ryD
Find out more about Extreme Sets here https://extreme-sets.com






Blasting Away the Coronavirus-TIME LAPSED ARTwork

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We've all talk about it everyday, this virus.   We all want this to be over with.   

In this piece, I've drawn a heroine from space blasting away the virus with her PVP 3000 cannon.

Like this artwork?   Find it here in my Teepublic store https://www.teepublic.com/user/pvpfromnj 

Get in as a t-shirt, pillow, mug and lots more.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Jason G Interviews ME!-podcast exclusive




Check out this episode!

In November of 2017, I interviewed my friend Jason G.   He suggested around that time, that he should interview me in return. That's what we do on this episode, as I discuss my life.

Listen to me interview Jason here https://bit.ly/2UyPIus 



Dancing with a message of Hope!

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New ‘Dancing with a Message’ video with hopeful words from Joel Osteen.   The instrumental is the World Government riddim released in 2020.   ‘Keep hope alive’ during these trying times. 


Homemade Almond Milk. Easy Recipe!

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Vegan, oil free, gluten free.    A simple recipe to make the fresh nut milk.

Ingredients:
-Water
-Almonds
-Cinnamon powder
-Nutmeg powder
-Cloves powder
-Collodial Silver 30ppm (optional)

Tools used(affiliate links):

Vitamix Blender https://amzn.to/39B3AbE 
Collodial Silver 30 ppm https://amzn.to/2R0KS6M 



Thoughts? Comments? Do so below.   Want more recipe videos?   Let me know.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dancing With A Message-VIDEO


Dancing with a message.   Please do listen to the message(from the start of the video).   Big shout to all teachers which taught me these moves.   The quote is from Rob Dial and his Mindset Mentor podcast.


Self Improvement has Changed My Life.

Most of my life I've been a night owl.  I'd often stay up late and watch TV. During the 90s, infomercials, which promised rich...