I realized a lot of my readers are friends who I have met through car clubs or just people who know me on the exterior. Most of you guys know that I'm quite the introvert so Vol. 2 of BIRRY ASKS will be on myself.
What is something you believe that other people think is insane?
I believe in the idea of an alternate reality or perhaps multiple versions of the same world. I remember the first time I heard about this theory from Kid Carson on his radio show. I really loved the idea of how there may be infinite Earths in this universe but we can't ever reach in other. If you ever watched the Fox show called Fringe, this touches on alternate realities. I still haven't finished it because I felt the last season a bit crazy, but the whole show was crazy to begin with.
The other thing that is crazy that I sort of believe in is simulation theory. I know the gists of it but I'm no expert in it. But the way I understand it is that, we are a part of a computer simulation. As participants in this simulation, we are never aware that our lives is part of a bigger simulation of sorts. It's kind of a mind fuck, but if you relate it to the Matrix, it kind of makes a bit more sense.
What is your favorite book or documentary?
My favourite book right now is one I reviewed, "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck" by Mark Manson, it's a book that I recommend over and over again. Especially people who are in a rut and just have zero motivation. The second book I would recommend would be The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss, only because that book has changed my life many times before.
My favorite documentary right now is "I Am Not Your Guru" a look into Tim Robbins and how he touches people. I'm not sure how much of it was true but this documentary did make me cry. It was touching to see how troubled some of these people were and how this seminar was able to touch the lives of so many people. Tim Robbins is perhaps the greatest motivational speaker of all time, a lot of people want to be just like him which spurred the category of "life coach".
What are your morning rituals?
My alarm is set for 5:30am but at times I can be up as early as 4:30am. I get up on the first alarm, I rarely snooze cause I believe in "ripping off the bandaid". I walk my dog Bear for 15-30 minutes depending on the weather. Take Mona, my second dog, outside shortly after I return. Feed both Bear and Mona their breakfast. Shower in the morning and the weird thing is that i'm trying affirmations (I know I ripped affirmations in my previous post). A shower is almost necessary every morning for me to wake up, if not I'll feel like i'm in a haze.
After my shower, I hope on my Yunmai scale and make sure I get my measurements. Currently, breakfast consists of three eggs and three slices of turkey bacon. Coffee is Tim Hortons with non-sweetened coconut milk and MCT oil. MCT stands for Medium-chain Triglycerides which is a form of saturated fatty acid that has a numerous health benefits. I mainly use it for improved cognitive function and weight management. I'll be doing a review on the brand I use after further testing is done.
After breakfast, I try to do an AM journal entry to get my thoughts aligned and soon after I get dressed and i'm out the door to work.
What obsessions do you explore during the evening or weekends?
I explore the possibilities to unlock more potential within myself through reading. I've read a handful of self help books in January and I can say with a high degree of certainty that there has been growth. Growth in the way I see the world, confidence, and quicker in reacting to solve situations at work. But to be more specific, I've been concentrating on writing 80% of the time and i'm exploring to improve my video skills with the remaining 20%.
What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last 6 months?
This is going to be obvious but the Instant Pot has been impacted my life in many aspects. I'll fire off the key points: I'm cooking at home. It's so easy to use. I'm making healthy meals. I'm making meals where I have left overs. There are tons of recipes online. Did i mention how damn easy it is to use and to clean?!
What is the worst advice you see or hear being dispensed in your world?
"It is what it is" - Sorry R
What do you believe is true even though you can't prove it?
This question is sort of similar to the first one but for me is that dreams are fragments of memory from the other versions of you. Some of my dreams are very lucid and real. I have dreams where I swear i'm there and dreams that can go deep into different levels. If you have seen "Inception" then you know what I mean by dreams within dreams. But going full circle, I believe dreams are memories from the other selves.
If you can put a saying on a giant billboard, what would it say?
"Take one step at a time and just do it." <--Nike should use this.
That's it for my DIY rapid fire q & a. If you want to be a part of my interviews, give me a shout on Instagram, Facebook, contact sheet, or in the comments below. Thanks for reading!