“Nobody wants to do it — not real change, not soul change, not the painful molecular change required to truly become who you need to be. Nobody ever does real transformation for fun. Nobody ever does it on a dare. You do it only when your back is so far against the wall that you have no choice anymore.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

This post is from a chapter of the book, ‘Life’, and can be downloaded for free in its entirety here.

On the morning of February 16, 2017, I was walking to meet with an entrepreneur. Out of nowhere, I…

A place where you experience new ways of being, receive new knowledge, make new tools, set new intentions, and communicate through a new vocabulary.

Open yourself up to deeper human connection, to pay attention to that which has always been, and to receive the abundance that is all around. Share moments with your community where you talk about, design, and manifest the future you desire.

Imagine a world where you wake up excited to be a part of something bigger than yourself. Where you intentionally cultivate superpowers like compassion, vulnerability, imagination, and empathy to elevate the collective consciousness, instigate cultural evolution, and move the world forward.

To shape the emerging future with intention means releasing the old paradigm, and embracing a new way of…

Imagine a world where we work cooperatively in the community to design a sustainable way of life. Where we unlock the intrinsic motivation to transform our circumstances into meaningful opportunities. A place where we wake up excited to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Where we intentionally cultivate superpowers like compassion, vulnerability, imagination, and empathy to elevate the collective consciousness, instigate cultural evolution, and move the world forward.

This is the world we imagine.

“Making things better. Taking responsibility and creating a positive cycle of generous action. Leading by example. Finding a small corner where you can make…

Is it possible to exercise self-interest where everyone wins, and no one loses?

I am learning from Jim Rohn that co-creation is about “Enlightened Self-Interest”. It’s about creating the conditions where everyone reaps the benefits.

Reaping the harvest is reserved for the planters. Those who plant the seeds, deserve to reap the harvest.

Simply having a need does not = the act of receiving. Reaping is reserved for the deserved. When I do the work, with the right people, I begin the process of deserving.

I won’t find open doors because I need them. …

Leaving the office after a week filled with deadlines and meetings and “go, go, go”, I decided to get on the wrong subway before heading home. I turned my phone on airplane mode, and I walked. I walked until I was tired. I walked until I found peace. Inner peace.

Well, let’s be honest, I walked until I needed to ask for directions.

On tonight’s adventure, I noticed something interesting.

While walking, I typically look directly in front of me. I look, I scan the people and obstacles nearing my space as I approach them. In doing so, it’s almost…

Grateful for challenges that life throws our way. Leveraging the adversity is how we earn honest pay.

We talk about “the man”, the “one percent”, and we give excuses. We justify mediocrity at the expense of creative juices.

We tend to ask permission if we need to blame the system. We accept it everyday, “Here. Here’s the life that you’ve been given.”

There must be other options in this decision.

No time for, “Why me?”, the trap to feel yourself sorry. It’s time for, “I am me, the resilient one with a story.”

I am my first case study. Show…

Daniel DAlonzo

Opening myself up to deeper connection while building companies that serve human needs.

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