Hello from Burbank! 

I just finished a meeting about doing some free lance work in an upcoming project. Pretty exciting stuff.

This week's post is going to be short, but it's super important. And mainly because I want to ask you this question:

What do you want to learn more about?
For the past few months, I've been sharing with you guys some awesome content on productive living, health and fitness, personal development, and interiews via Profiles in Drive.

A lot of content I've share with you are both questions I've got from fiends, family, and clients and others are personal stories sharing with you the lessons I've learned. 

That's exactly why I put together , and has become some of the top posts on my site.

Now I want to take some time to hear from you so you can tell me what you want to learn about. 


Because I know that there are a million questions that people have beyond what has already been asked, and everything on this site is meant for you to learn from and enjoy!

Just head on over to this survey, fill it out, and presto! That's it!

I'll see you guys soon! And thanks for sharing!

All the best,

Our next guest today is C.J. Edwards had the opportunity to compete at one of the dance world's biggest television stage, America's Best Dance Crew. While there, he was facing some of the most difficult times in his life.

He's one of the choreographers that has had a huge influence in how I choreograph. He's danced with Team Millennia, Breed, and has directed teams such as Expressive Doubt, The 2auce Project, and Teen Groov.

Profiles In Drive Episode 2:

C.J. Edwards: How He Discovered His Identity, Purpose, and Reignite His Passion

In today's episode you will learn:
● That risk is necessary in order to achieve your dreams
● How in the midst of on of the greatest opportunities he's had, he was experiencing one of his lowest points in life.
● The importance of having faith and in something greater than yourself.
● The power of having curiosity like a child and starting from scratch.
● That being a good student and follower is important in being an effective leader.
● Not making feel wrong is the first step in being a good leader
● Plus much more.

Here's some awesome footage of CJ's classes:

Stay Driven

● Connect with CJ:
● Take classes with CJ over at International Dance Academy!
● Follow CJ's Dance Crew: 
● Special thanks to Mount Hua for the studio space
● Music Credit: Explosions In The Sky - First Breath After Coma

Did You Enjoy The Episode?

What did you get most out of the episode? Where there any surprises, reminders, or new lessons to reflect on? If so, make sure you comment down below and share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

What is personal development?

We all have a desire to grow an become  better than who we were yesterday.

We all have our own ways of personal development we just don't know it. We workout, read books, take classes, etc. We do things to the best of our knowledge. 

But Sometimes there are areas in our lives that we always seem to hit the same wall. Or areas that seem to hold us back from further growth. 

I define personal development as nourishment for the mind. 

Now you may think personal development is going to a seminar and walking across fire. And some people may think that this whole personal development is nonsense. 

But I believe it is absolutely essential to further take our potential and talents to new heights. 

Believe it or not Bruce Lee was huge into personal development. At one point in his life he injured his back during a workout leaving him unable to practice martial arts for months. During that time he dove deeply into books in psychology, philosophy, fitness, and more. While he couldn't develop his body in the mean time he developed his mind. 

And that's what personal development can play a huge part in, developing the mindset for success. One source says we have 60,000 thoughts a day, and 80% of them are negative.

And believe it or not, that's what Art of Arete and EmeroyTV is a personal development blog dedicated to share strategies and tips to achieve your highest potential through the body, mind, and spirit. 

Anyways, if you've thought about or are even curious about personal development, this episode is for you! Ill be sharing with you 6 steps to get your personal development on whether its in the domains of finances, health, relationships and more!

Ready to take yourself to a whole new level of awesome? I am!

As usual, I would love to hear what you guys thought about today's topic. 

Leave a detailed comment over at the blog! The more detailed the better! While I'm sharing my perspective on this topic, Your insights are just as valuable knowledge for others.

Thank you always for watching, reading, and sharing.

All the best,
Have you ever put off something you wanted to do something so bad, only to end up doing it a few weeks or maybe even years later?

That's exactly what I want to share with you today. 

I tend to be a risk averse person. I want to know 100% that I can pull something off before taking action. And I have to admit that there are a lot of things that I put off because I was too scared to fail and moreover, get judged for failing. 

What I've come to learn is that I could learn and prepare all I want for something, but until I take action, nothing will happen. And all that knowledge will be useless. 

Wanting something isn't enough. The power to change lies in the decision.

A few weeks ago I came to a fork in the road.
I was thinking about about creating a live event, a place where I can actually talk, share and interact with people this message I want to share and empower them.

Sounds cheesy, I know, but I love inspiring people and empowering them to take positive action in their lives. 

Anyway, I knew I had the choice to either go for it or come up with another reason to justify not doing it.

I don't know if you've ever felt this, but I had this feeling that I should just take the leap and go for it. To me it was almost a voice yelling at me to "just go!"

So within a few days I put the event together. I found the venue and met my goal of having 5 people to the first event. Mission accomplished. 

After it was all said and done, it wasn't as scary as I thought.

I love how the event turned out so much that I'm throwing another one this Tuesday, September 17, 7 PM - 9 PM

And I've finally decided to give it the name: MindSHIFT.
My goal for each event is to
  • First and foremost, inspire you through shifting a perspective of fear to a perspective of love.
  • Give you value and actionable steps to make positive changes in your life
  • Build a community of amazing people who can support each other
  • Have fun. Otherwise, what's the point?
I'm super excited to have this event go down again and I would love for you to come out. 

You can head on over to the event page here. I only ask one favor: Only sign up if you're going to attend. I only want you to sign up if you can commit to come.

Password: miracle

Now what am I going to be talking about exactly?

I'll be talking about a topic something we'd all LOVE TO HAVE EVERYDAY...

HAPPINESS... specifically:

  • A deeper meaning of happiness
  • How can we achieve our highest potential
  • How everything we want starts from within
  • A cycle that we all have that causes us to make the choices we make
  • What gets in the way of our happiness, success, and relationships 
I'd love for you to come and hang out. Again, only sign up if you can commit to showing up.
Here's the link again:
Password: miracle

Hope to see you Tuesday.
Talk soon,

P.S. - There's going to be a change happening for the website in about a week. So be on the look out for that! =]

P.S.S. - For all my health and fitness people! I've been on the grind on a new website I'm launching, be on the look out for that too!

So many people love to do it: New Years Resolutions!

But it's the middle of 2013... Are you anywhere near accomplishing your goal?

If not, it's all good!I'm positive that most of use who've set out to go after their goal start amazing things with the greatest intentions, but we realize that this goal has a bunch of steps and processes we need to get down before we achieve it!

I know I have. But to most people that means having to make time to get it. And to be real not everyone is willing to make that time.

For me it was trying to stay in shape. After college I was about 20 lbs over weight and not loving how I felt whenever I was at rehearsal or b-boying. I just felt slow.

So I got into the habit of working out in hopes that it would help... it certainly did it's part, but I still was nowhere where I wanted to be. The thing is I knew that I had to eat healthy, but I just refused to give up the habit of eating the "good" food (even though technically it really isn't good for you). 

Eventually I gave up on that, and told myself, "maybe I'm just meant to be chubby."

That all changed when I decided to go all the way and get a health coach to help me reach my goal and keep me accountable. In the end, I've finally reached my health goal of killing my high school weight while maintaining an athletic physique.

I had to keep in mind what I was taking on instead of giving up. Once that shift happened, the challenges I faced were less challenging. (I'd be lying if I said it was easy.

And if you still have a goal that you want achieve, you definitely want to check out today's video where I cover:

● The stats of how many people set new goals and what's the average rate of success
● Why people fail at achieving their goals
● Why "wanting" is nothing compared to "committing"
● A 5 step process in developing new habits to achieve those goals.

Starting to see that all our goals have a series of habits and steps that need to be taken on? Are there goals you've achieved that took a series of habits to master? If so, go on and share your story down below!

Remember, it's not what you give up, it's what you're taking on.

Thanks for reading, watching, and sharing.

All the best,