3 Lessons From A Cosmic Octopus

We’re all just walking each other home.
-Ram Dass
2 nights ago I met a real life Cosmic Octopus in the form of a little old man.
He taught me many things that evening, some of them consciously but most of them unconsciously
and I am still integrating all the lessons and will be for the next few weeks…
One of the lessons that I learned was that I need to follow my heart and step into MY OWN greatness
and authenticity…
I have all the information I will ever need to achieve all that I want.. STOP SEARCHING FOR MORE INFORMATION…
Now it is time to just listen to my heart and walk in the direction that it wishes for me to go…
I have been following other peoples blueprints and frameworks to achieve “success” and yes they have helped me make more money and create more time freedom but in the end I feel as if I was just chasing my own tail.
Now it is time to dive deep and follow my hearts blueprint… So that I can serve YOU and the rest of this world with my true gift that I am here to give…
The 2nd lesson was to stop looking for my anxiety and to let it go once and for all…
I sometimes get stuck in patterns that lead me to anxiety, almost as if I don’t know how to live without it since its been with me for so long…
Now it is time to stop looking for it and let go of it once and for all …
I will be spending less time near my physical computer and more time diving deep into the universal computer of my soul…
The 3rd lesson I learned through the reflection of someone else’s experience…
I learned to stop trying to change my children and to love them as they are…
To enjoy every moment with them because those moments will never happen again. To be kinder, to speak softer, and to enjoy them without a running story in my head of what they can do differently to improve or be different.
I learned I need to work on my own inner peace more and give more love to others.
I hope with this email I can help you find your way home.

AHO! 

Rome “The Student” Za

Time to Grow Together?

So you are thinking of diving deep and figuring out why you lack inner peace in your life…

Do you always think about improving your life but consistently get stuck in your own mental battlefield of insecurities, doubts, and broken belief systems from the past?

Every time you feel like you start making progress, you proceed to open up to your spouse and you immediately get shut down or completely and utterly destroyed by their own fears and doubts?


You revert back to your sh*tty belief systems…

and settle back into your safe zone, not daring to venture out and grow again for a few more months or years until you muster up the courage or desperation to get out of this place of anxiety, and not enough-ness once again.

This becomes a life long cycle that annihilates your Energy, Passion, Courage, Excitement, Confidence, and Creativity. You start to doubt yourself at every step and look for SAVING in every book, course, seminar, workshop, and coaching program only to be stuck in the same place but now with less money in your pocket.

I get it… I been there, matter of fact not only have I been there, I LIVED there for a very long time. It was a miserable place to reside not just for me and but for my family as well.  We would consistently be in a state of passive aggressiveness and any little misunderstanding had the potential to BLOW UP into a HUGE screaming match followed by resentful comments, cold shoulders, and sleepless nights.

Then one day we made a decision that ENOUGH was ENOUGH…

We deserved more than this… I mean by societies standards it was normal to argue all the time, and treat each other like shit, as long as it wasn’t in public and we kept smiled in our Facebook pictures together. I mean thats all you really need in order for everyone to think you are ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY… Professional grade pictures on Facebook with lots of smiles, nice clothes, and hundreds of likes and comments.

But we knew that we could be more for ourselves, our children, and each other.  So we rolled up our metaphorical sleeves and got to working on ourselves, our relationship and most importantly our BROKEN belief systems.

It took a few years of conscious effort and it DEFINITELY wasn’t easy because we were making up the blueprint as we went along. We took many courses, read countless books and attended a bunch of events but the real magic happened when we started to consciously implement all of our new tools in our home environment.

We were enjoying the journey so much that we didn’t even notice that we became…

  • Happier in the face of adversity
  • Nicer to our children
  • Kinder to each other
  • Oblivious to outside opinion
  • Encouraging to each other and our tribe
  • More carefree during our days
  • Blissful while performing our mission in life
  • More abundant financially

Creating Systems and Processes

The last few months we have been retracing our steps and reading through all of our journal entries for the last few years. What we found was MIND BLOWING in that there were very specific obstacles and situations that we could link all of our positive changes to.
After we realized that we started talking to lots of different couples and we noticed the same patterns of struggle just in a different context or situation.

We are firm believers in giving back and one of our missions in life is to build a tribe of conscious people. So we decided to merge these 2 missions and thats how Awaken The Warrior Within (Lovers Edition) was born. Living The Dream Tribe

Lovers Edition 1.0

We are hosting an event on June 1st- June 6th, 2016 in Costa Rica for 9 couples that are looking to LEVEL UP their relationship and Awaken The Warrior Within.

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Your Most Important 5.9 Inches

You DIRTY bastards!

I can’t believe you thought about your little winky.  Get out of the gutter man!
Alright enough of that funny shit, lets get down to business…

6M™ System coming your way…. Part 2. 

When I first training Brazilian jiu jitsu, I wanted to compete RIGHT AWAY so my first month with a trainer, I went to a tournament and destroyed the competition.

For the most part this trend continued (with a handful of losses) until I got bored of COMPETING and started living more of a COOPERATIVE lifestyle (I’ll share that shift in a different post) teaching at my own academy.

Rome Za Brazilian jiu jitsu

Now why did I keep winning and how can you learn to succeed through my experience? 

Was I the most prepared? Naa
Was I the most athletic? Nope
Did I have the best technique? Not even close

The reason I won all those tournaments was because of my MOST IMPORTANT 5.9 Inches… and that was my brain.. Well not really my brain, but my mind…

I believed that my ONLY choice was to win and I couldn’t even IMAGINE(remember this word) that It was possible for me to lose. Even after I lost my first match at my 10th tournament, I cried a bit about it, went back watched the videos, made corrections in my game and then blocked the loss out of my memory.
I approached EVERY single tournament with a KILL or BE KILLED mentality and that allowed me to be a MEAN, UNFORGIVING, ASSHOLE during the matches. (see photo below)Brazilian jiu jitsu Mindset

I didn’t really know much about mindset but I have been in countless street fights and a BJJ tournament was child’s play compared to growing up in Brooklyn in the 90’s and 00’s… Growing up fighting guys 100 lbs heavier than me was the norm so rasslin’ someone in my weight division with similar experience in a tournament was (in my mind) unfair for the other guy.

Now I’m not telling you this to show you how much of a tough guy I am, because Im not… Im more into world peace now and training for fun than I am about competition. Im telling you this story because you can use my MINDSET going into tournaments as a TOOL for you to alter your own mindset.

IMAGINE you cannot FAIL in everything that you DO.

  • Whether your going for a job interview
  • Negotiating a deal
  • Preparing for a sporting event
  • or anything else that requires preparation

Visualizing For Success

1. What is the outcome that you want to achieve in this situation?  Write it out in detail.
How do you want to win? The more detailed you write it out the easier it will be to tap into your imagination.

2. Sit down and IMAGINE the perfect scenario playing out during that situation where you wind up on TOP and achieving your goals.

3. Imagine obstacles and how you will overcome them during your visualization. Imagine AS MANY obstacles as possible.

4. Imagine the feeling of winning/closing the deal/getting the job/etc. Hold that feeling for 1-2 minutes.

Time required: 5-15 minutes

At first your visualization might be…

  • Hazy
  • Fade in and out
  • It might not even show up in your mind

You will SUCK at this at first…

BUT if you show up EVERY SINGLE day, it will start to work for you. Be persistent, to focused, and you will succeed.

WAGE WAR on your MIND and The Results will eventually follow!

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The FIRST M Is For…

Dangers of the american diet

I messed up pretty F’N bad growing up and had to pay dearly for it in my later years…

I was sick as a dog ALL the time… I would get strep throat 2-3x a year EVERY single year on schedule.

Im not sure if it was from all the anti-biotics/anti-histimines/or other shit that I used to take from the doctors or if it was from my HEALTHY American Diet consisting of…

Soda(Jamaican cola was a favorite), Capri-sun, Tropicana orange juice
Snapple, Slurpees, Slushies, energy drinks, and of course all types of alcohol..

Or maybe it was from ….

Pizza, Burgers, Riceballs, Chinese food
Late night Mcdonalds, Hot cheese popcorn
Cheeze doodles, Hot dogs, cold cuts, Microwaveable foods, etc… 

Sounds Familiar to your diet?  If not, then you were one of the lucky ones!

Thinking about it a few days ago, I realized I only drank water when I had no money to buy anything else and it was always at the park. NYC is known for its clean water and it had a really fresh taste of Sanitation and Rust. MMmm the good ol’ day… 

Luckily as I got older I started dabbling with nutrition, first as a major in college(which was a dead end)
and then becoming a Holistic Nutritionist which provided me with such a well
rounded base that research and testing foods/supplements/etc became a regular way of life in
our household.

This forward movement created the FIRST M in the 6M System which is Medicine. 

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
-Hippocrates

After starting on this path I noticed some very interesting shifts in my life and the lives of others I coached along this path…

  • Faster recovery from training
  • Stronger immunity
  • Powerful morning wood came back!
  • No migraines (Which was a struggle for almost 20 years)
  • Less injuries
  • Mental clarity and improved thought patterns
  • Elite endurance
  • Tastebuds felt new flavors
  • All that energy that I used to worry about getting sick
    or healing now is being used for productivity and getting shit done. 
  • and so much more that goes beyond verbal description. 

CHALLENGE

One exercise that will help you on your path with achieving EXQUISITE WELLBEING
is asking yourself 3 questions before eating or buying… 

(Before ordering, buying or eating food)

1. Will this food make me feel good later? 

2. Do these ingredients sound like something that I would want inside of me?
a. Can I pronounce the ingredients on this label? (HUGE LITMUS TEST) If you cant, PUT IT DOWN.

3. How Do I want to feel after eating? (and then choose the foods that you think will
help you feel that way)

SIMPLE.  You just have to make it a habit to ask yourself these 3 questions before

any interaction with food.

(Share this article with a friend for an accountability buddy on this SIMPLE Challenge!)

Some people might think that this is ECCENTRIC or EXTREME.  IT IS.

Its weird not to be weird.

-John Lennon

I take pride in being both eccentric and extreme and those 2 criteria are what got me to INCREDIBILITY VITALITY and Rapid Healing in my life.

Fuck what they think.

Ever heard of the crabs in the barrel? If not, look it up… 

Pura Vida

Rome “Escaped From The Barrel” Za

P.S. Comment BELOW and Let me know how you felt and if you did anything different with your food after asking yourself these questions! 

6M™ System

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”

-Napoleon Hill

In 5 short years I have went from being…

BROKE
ADDICTED
DEPRESSED
BEAT UP
and
In my parents basement

To Being…

ABUNDANT (with multiple successful businesses)
On The Path To SELF-MASTERY
In LOVE with LIFE
Physically BULLET PROOF
and
Living on a Beach in Costa Rica

What did I do different you may ask?

The short answer… I basically rewired the way my brain worked so that I can start achieving the results I actually wanted instead of living a life that I hated…

The “long” answer that no one that asks me this question wants to hear…

I realized I didn’t know SHIT and was totally unprepared for life (as most of you that are reading this are). SO I started on my quest for SELF-MASTERY and Organized Knowledge..   

  • Read over a thousand books(and Implemented/Tested) on a broad range of topics relating to my PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
  • Spent the last of my money hiring Coaches to teach me things that I didn’t know that I didn’t know..
  • Joined Masterminds…
  • Finished and Implemented dozens of online and offline courses.
  • Attended Seminars.
  • And interviewed “successful” people in a VERY broad range of topics.I FEEL ENORMOUS GRATITUDE TO ALL OF MY TEACHERS DEAD AND ALIVE! 

Besides all of those things, we started a mastermind with a few of my brothers and run multiple successful online businesses that have taught us countless lessons through the ebb and flow of business life.

Through all of this I realized MOST people that are “successful” were GREAT at 1 or 2 things TOPS, and that a balanced life is something that most “Successful” people think is as real as the tooth fairy.

That is where being a COMPLETE contrarian to popular belief comes in…

I realized I didn’t want to just be “successful”, I wanted to be LIVING THE DREAM!

And that the ONLY way I could that is if I achieved balance in my life…

But the balance has to be in WHAT I CHOOSE, NOT what is chosen for me by society.. .

Through daily practice and contemplation, I was blessed with the 6M™ System…

6M System with Rome Za
Now this 6M™ System seems simple enough, BUT it is far from EASY. 

Through this System I have set out to MASTER(a word not used much in our society)…

Movement
Meditation
Medicine
Money
Mindset
and MORE!

Sounds like A LOT to MASTER? 

GOOD then the barrier of entry to LIVING THE DREAM is high and only the worthy will be joining us. 🙂

How do I MASTER the 6M™ System?

I Got This… Follow me…