Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Have you felt the scope of your life shrink in the last 12 months? Do you notice all of the little things that you used to do that are no longer part of your current regimen? Eating indoors in a restaurant, going to a movie, concert or sporting event? Traveling? Parties? Going to the office?

Soon it will be required to have vaccination certification in order to get on an airplane. There are so many permutations to our current lifestyles that are readily changing as a result of where we are and what we are going through.

Independent of the external forces that weigh upon us as individuals, the internal forces of our courage, determination, persistence, and fortitude, all bring their energy into the decisions we make with regard to how our lives will progress.

In order to summon one’s deeper conviction, it requires focus and a large dose of optimism to facilitate the ability to expand into broader territory, whatever that means to the individual.

That courage is cultivated from an accumulated series of previous successes, which give the individual a greater sense of the necessary confidence to accelerate headfirst into the unknown.

The unknown is only scary because we do not have sufficient data to bolster our courage in advance. So in order to navigate a journey headfirst into the unknown, the only prerequisite that I am aware of is personal confidence. Having a deep sense of conviction that whatever one is going to encounter, one will have the wherewithal to negotiate the tough spots and advance headfirst into greater positions of success and opportunity.

This morning, I heard Biden is projecting that by the end of this year, our lives will be back to where they once were.

I predict that everything does not revert back as was previously taken for granted because a lot of personal and professional evolutions have taken place in the interim. How each one of us opt to emerge into this next chapter, is directly related to this beautiful adage by Anais Nin. Each one of our lives has shrunk directly related to the Covid crisis, but each life that expands past that crisis is directly proportional to the courage and fortitude of the individual.

I hope you have a very productive and joyous day😊

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If you like what you are reading in the blog, you will even love the book more. Take a free preview below and watch the Sizzle Reel. It will give you a sense of how this book might be of help in your life when you are looking to make some tough decisions.

Changing the world…One thought at a time.

This book is written for you. Whether you are just embarking on your journey in life, or if you are a seasoned veteran, we all have so much more to learn. Lessons from the Mountain is a conversational exploration of countless topics of personal and professional self help.

Mr. Weiner has collected a diverse assortment of thoughts from the great sages of the last two millennia, each sparking personalized discussions, intended to stimulate you into deeper contemplation of the subjects that intrigue you.

Leveraging his experiences in building The Illusion Factory and then, Sizzle, Mr. Weiner reflects on numerous moments of engagement that are relevant to all of us as we navigate our path in life.

In this zen entrepreneurial discussion, the myriad topics range from:

• Narrowing choices to increase opportunity

• Assuaging a hurt ego

• Managing the depression that comes with a failure

• Learning to continuously improve

• Owning your mistakes

• Increasing your likelihood for success

• Making ethical choices

• Pursuing seemingly impossible goals

• Coping with a loss

• Making unpopular decisions

• Communicating with compassion

• Learning to collaborate with others more skilled than you

• Accepting your reality, while working to change it

• Stopping bullies in their tracks

• Letting go of anger

• Deepening self-respect

• Understanding love

• Making the planet a better place

• Taking giant risks and succeeding

• The elusive pursuit of happiness

• The art of honesty and friendship

• Following your heart

• Overcoming PTSD

• Learning when to become impartial

• Questioning reality

• The probability of UFOs

• Attracting positive outcomes

• The benefits of being a zen entrepreneur

and many other interesting topics of exploration.

The book has been written over a couple of years of climbing a mountain in the darkness in order to be atop for the sunrise. Photos from those journeys accompany the beautifully illustrated aphorisms, whose content spark each of the philosophical discussions.

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!