Ricardo Teixeira, Mindset Samurai, shares his tactics to stay buoyant​


This episode features Ricardo Teixeira and he is an expert from an episode in the 2017 series called You Got This, which shares tactics, tools and tips for how to stay buoyant in the roller-coaster of moods that can come being an entrepreneur.


And I thought I would re-purpose this, do a throwback because it's extremely relevant to have tactics and tools and tips right now during this Corona coaster that we've been on. And I'd love you to be able to take some of the wealth of wisdom that Ricardo shares. 


For some context, Ricardo is a serial entrepreneur. He has multiple online businesses where he teaches large communities in the Portuguese speaking community around mindset and marketing, and two bits of information that will help this audio make more sense is that right in the beginning, we referenced a Jeff Walker event which is a major online marketing event that happens in the states once a year that Ricardo and I met at.


And at the end, Ricardo references a technique called Kiai which to get in mind is almost that sound that you hear somebody make when they do a kind of karate chop. And if you can picture that quite clearly then the tips that Ricardo gives at the end will make sense, so this is packed with gems that you can immediately implement in your life and it's why I'm including it in the current differently series.






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Tamryn Sherriffs, Ricardo Teixeira


Tamryn Sherriffs  00:01

This episode features Ricardo Teixeira and he is an expert from an episode in the 2017 series called You Got This, which shares tactics, tools and tips for how to stay buoyant in the rollercoaster of moods that can come being an entrepreneur. And I thought I would repurpose this, do a throwback because it's extremely relevant to have tactics and tools and tips right now during this Corona coaster that we've been on. And I'd love you to be able to take some of the wealth of wisdom that Ricardo shares.


Tamryn Sherriffs  00:35

For some context, Ricardo is a serial entrepreneur. He has multiple online businesses where he teaches large communities in the Portuguese speaking community around mindset and marketing, and two bits of information that will help this audio make more sense is that right in the beginning, we referenced a Jeff Walker event which is a major online marketing event that happens in the states once a year that Ricardo and I met at. And at the end, Ricardo references a technique called Kiai which to get in mind is almost that sound that you hear somebody make when they do a kind of karate chop. And if you can picture that quite clearly then the tips that Ricardo gives at the end will make sense, so this is packed with gems that you can immediately implement in your life and it's why I'm including it in the current differently series. Enjoy.


Tamryn Sherriffs  01:37

Hi, and welcome to the differently podcast, the show that will help you design your own unique version of a bucketlist life lived on your own terms. My name is Tamryn Sherriffs and I'm an entrepreneur who's taught thousands of people around the world how to build more time freedom and location independence into their lives, using online business, automation and outsourcing. I'm excited to have you on this journey with me as we explore the seemingly hidden side of everyday topics with amazing people and reveal pivotal moments in their lives, their habits, tools and tricks that allow them to truly live differently. If you enjoyed this episode, make sure that you subscribe to the podcast and share it with your friends and family. You can also access any of the free goodies and amazing tools and resources that I mentioned at www.differently.life. Enjoy this episode.


Tamryn Sherriffs  02:37

So I don't know if you recall, but Jeff ended up telling a story on stage at PLF live in April about how part of being an entrepreneur is that you go through ups and downs and that people don't talk about the down part very often. But it's a very common part, because it's almost, it's a kind of personality, I think, who become entrepreneurs. They're really hyper just like you and I started talking where we've got actually three or four or five projects on the go. But somehow what goes up must come down. There's these down phases. And when Jeff Walker was talking about it at his PLF live, I really had an epiphany to realize that it's a common experience, because somehow I think human nature is to imagine that it's just you, you know, you're alone in your experience, particularly if it's a negative experience. And that's what's made me quite fascinated in in talking to different people and understanding what strategies and tools do people have in place to keep them up or bring them back up, or keep them buoyant during these natural cycles that somebody goes through when you're creating something. So that's really what I'm fascinated with exploring. This morning I was doing my Five Minute Journal, this Five Minute Journal where you just take literally five minutes to write to what you're grateful for. And in each page there's a quote and today's quote was happiness is not a destination, but more a manner of travel. Which I think perfectly captures this idea that the way that you go through every day is actually quite important. Do you have any specific rituals that you either start off your day or things that you know keep you buoyant and in place to tell just in a nutshell, tell me a little bit about mindset samurai, that's one of your things you do.


Ricardo Teixeira  04:43

Yeah the mindset samurai is a workshop, a online workshop that I do that leads to my to my course call The Unstoppable Kiai.


Tamryn Sherriffs  04:54



Ricardo Teixeira  04:55

So the workshop, which is called Mindset Samurai, it's mainly like 10 days where I try to, or I teach people or maybe, they get the feeling, how to be unstoppable in some of their areas. So I give some tools, some mindset tools and an organization tools and energy tools, so they can use it in their lives, maybe professional, maybe personal. So what I teach in that workshop is five principles. So five principles that I studied is to be unstoppable in what we do. So the first principle is energy. If we don't have energy, we don't do nothing so we don't do shit. So, but if we might have the eneger but if we don't have the right mindset, we are going to be in always in the dark, because we have the energy but we don't have the right mind to make the right choices. And so mindset is very important. And then we can have the energy, the mindset, but if we don't have the right strategy, we will miss the goals and so we need strategy. And the fourth, of course, can have energy, mindset, strategy. But if we don't do nothing, nothing will happen. And so we need action. So these are principles that I teach in this workshop that can lead to a lot of things in our life. But if we have the fifth principle, which is connection, then we go to another level. And so this is what I usually. Also, this is what I usually teach on my on my mindset summary on on the workshop I teach this of course, then I give some tools, so people can feel a little bit and then hopefully they will sign up for my course.


Tamryn Sherriffs  07:26

Yeah, sure. I'm interested in the connection part. Do you mean connection to others? In an accountability sense?


Ricardo Teixeira  07:33

Yes, connections. I change the word because before I have networking, that was my word, but connection is it's deeper than that.


Tamryn Sherriffs  07:43



Ricardo Teixeira  07:43

And so use connection now. Because mainly is networking, accountability, and everything that relates people.


Tamryn Sherriffs  07:54

Yeah, for sure.


Ricardo Teixeira  07:55

So, yeah. And so because it's my maybe it's more of my unique abilities. And I like very much to ditch that part to teach how to connect with people how to get good rapport with them how to get them in our in our radar.


Tamryn Sherriffs  08:15

Absolutely. Well already those five steps go a long way to the tools that people can put in place to keep themselves up. If I come back to the idea of you got this if anybody was looking for some tools to put into place. I'm curious, was there a reason that you put this together? Were you solving a problem for yourself at some point? Have you got a sort of journey where you needed to have a five step plan for yourself? Tell us a little bit about that.


Ricardo Teixeira  08:46

Well, I cannot say that I Oh, I invented these five principles and I applied to my life but then everything changed. No, I think it was the other way around. I have the journey, yes, I have the journey when I was eight years old, my hair start to fall and so I was bullied by my school friends and so I have a very difficult childhood in the beginning. So, because of that, I got a lot of anger. And so I got into martial arts and so that led to my to have a great master and then lead to have a Japanese master then live to be world champion. And so I yes, I have a journey. And by when I when I realized, when I looked to my to my journey, I realized that I had these five principles that lead me to where I am today. So it was more like a conclusion and to systemize what I do is to get the level exercise that I have already accomplished.


Tamryn Sherriffs  10:08

Sure. So you notice the pattern retrospectively?


Ricardo Teixeira  10:12

Yes, exactly. Yeah.


Tamryn Sherriffs  10:15

What's your take on exercise? Obviously, you just mentioned you were a master and that you got into into martial arts. Is that something that you still keep up with today? Or have you changed into other areas?


Ricardo Teixeira  10:28

No, no, no, I keep up. I always do some training. It's something that is part of me. It's it's not something that I can say, oh, now I'm going to stop this. I'm going to start another thing, no. Part of my life it's impossible to disconnect or detach. It's completely impossible. But you were asking me about sorry.


Tamryn Sherriffs  10:55

I was gonna say what role do you think being physical or physical exercise has in in being able to keep somebody buoyant or motivated or a float.


Ricardo Teixeira  11:08

I think it's huge because that leads to my first principle which is energy and if we are not fit, if we are not, and if you don't take care about our body because I usually say that our body is the temple of our soul. And so we have to take care about our body. And right now I'm I'm almost 45 years old. And I see that most of the times I see people 30 years old. It was funny because on Saturday, I was with a group of people and I, I found I just found myself in an awkward way I found that I was the older one. That was something that I was not used to, and I saw that I was the older one but I was the one that I was the one with more energy than the rest of the group because everybody was tired and I was still going on and still wanting to do something to get out and everything. And everybody was tired. I was like what the ...


Tamryn Sherriffs  12:22

That's because of having a level of vitality. Like you said your first principle energy. That's through being physically healthy, even physically fit, right?


Ricardo Teixeira  12:32

Yes, yeah. I think that's the main reason. And also because I did a lot of..I think there is one thing that is very important, which is the first 25 years of our lives, and it can, help a lot for the rest of the life because the body has memory and so, until I was 27 years old, I would not drink any alcohol any only water and some juices. And so I think my body got very used to be fit and very used to be with energy. And so it's of course if I don't do nothing I will not be fit that's for sure but because I know what is the model that I want and because I know what is feeling well in fit, I'm always aiming for that and so that helps me to stay in shape and say and to stay with energy and of course the food is also very important. Right now I have some careful I tried to have my plate as colorful as possible. That's one of my that's one of my things, but I'm not like fanatic. I don't I'm not like organic and vegan or something I'll no I'm not like that.


Tamryn Sherriffs  14:10

Just some as close to whole as possible.


Ricardo Teixeira  14:14

Yes, ah, I try to hit as green as possible and variety because like my mother says, you have to you have to have different poisons.


Tamryn Sherriffs  14:32

I'm curious, you said your second principle was mindset. Do you? Do you believe that meditation has a role in influencing your mindset?


Ricardo Teixeira  14:44

Yes, of course.


Ricardo Teixeira  14:47

I do meditation since I was maybe 15, 14 years old. And meditation is something that is part of martial arts. It's impossible to to do martial arts. In this series, while not doing meditation. It's completely impossible. And so meditation, of course, has a big role in our mindset. But sometimes I think that people, people overcomplicate the meditation. And the meditation is very, very simple. And now of course, it can help us a lot. But it's not the only thing.


Tamryn Sherriffs  15:25



Ricardo Teixeira  15:26

 I think there are other things that are equally important. Like for example, the way we talk to ourselves, the way we we, we put our stars in our mind and the way we make questions to ourselves, I think that's, that's also equally important. The meditation is important because it setups usually I do meditation in the morning or at night, depends if I have time in the morning or not. And because in the morning I usually do something called sunning. I don't know if you know sunning.


Tamryn Sherriffs  16:04

No Tell me about it.


Ricardo Teixeira  16:05

 Sunning is it's a technique that can help to to improve your your eyes. Because I have I have a disease in my eyes, which is called I don't know if it is in English and it is the right word. Glaucoma?


Tamryn Sherriffs  16:21

I'm not sure it could be.


Ricardo Teixeira  16:23

Okay. So, main, basically glaucoma is a disease that can if if we don't, if you don't take care, we can go blind?


Tamryn Sherriffs  16:32

Wow, gosh.


Ricardo Teixeira  16:33

Yes. And so you have to be careful and we have to put some drops and because of the tension of the eye, and so one of the natural techniques that we can use to to improve that is sunning and sunnig is a technique where we look to the to the sun with the eyes closed and we we do some exercise. So sometimes I do that like five minutes, ten minutes in the in the beginning of the day so I can take care of all of it to my eyes.


Tamryn Sherriffs  17:07

So you've got, so you've got your eyes closed and you're looking up at the sun. Is there something specific you have to do with your eyes?


Ricardo Teixeira  17:14

Yes, we have to turn left to right so it goes lighter and and darker. And that and that movement and that from going to one extreme to the other helps the the eyes.


Tamryn Sherriffs  17:35

Wow. Okay. So does that form part of your meditation routine?


Ricardo Teixeira  17:40

Yes, it's part of it. Yes, it's part.


Tamryn Sherriffs  17:43

And do you have a typical meditation that you do in the morning? Like, what is it or is it different depending on what your day holds?


Ricardo Teixeira  17:54

Yeah, it depends on the on my day. Yes. Usually. Usually what I do is I even even when I meditate, I try to have a goal. And one of my goals in meditation is to lower my heartbeat. And so, so I do like a game with myself with the, with putting the heartbeat as low as possible. So my goal is to go below 50. And so I try I try with my mind to to play that game. But sometimes sometimes it's not too hard. Sometimes it's like only feeling the body sometimes it's only feeling the breath. Sometimes it's only focusing something that I'm going to do in the day and so I'm visualizing what I'm going to do. And so that can happen in during the sunnig technique that I was telling you about. But also when I'm driving anything, because I can


Ricardo Teixeira  19:03

Open for me, it's no. No big difference.


Tamryn Sherriffs  19:08

Sure, because you've been practicing for so long. I think I think a lot of people get very caught up on the idea of meditation being this really hard thing where you have to like control your mind, and then they give up. If any kind of guided meditation. Have you got any tips for somebody who's never meditated and is going to get started?


Ricardo Teixeira  19:26

Well, one of the things that I that I would say is if you have a smartphone, try to use an app called headspace.


Tamryn Sherriffs  19:35



Ricardo Teixeira  19:37

Yeah, headspace, the guy is from LA. And he's, he's really, really good. And he in he setups people in in a very, very easy way so people can understand exactly what is meditaded, but for me, meditation is not trying to think of nothing. But instead of that its trying to think on one thing like breathing are and that can help you to free your mind. And, and of course, you will get caught in, in thoughts in something that you have to do. That's natural. But every time you you, you realize that you are thinking on something, you just go again and think about the breathing. And just because sometimes when we are starting with meditation, one of the one of the exercises that we do is counting the breathing and if we are counting, okay, breathing in 1234 breathing out 123 all the all the breath. If we are counting, it's very difficult to think about other things.


Tamryn Sherriffs  20:46

Sure. Yeah.


Ricardo Teixeira  20:47

That's a very easy way to to start meditating. And, and the ideal is not over complicated. That's the principle.


Tamryn Sherriffs  20:58

Yes, absolutely. And the cool thing about headspace is they've got a 10 day free challenge which is very nice for anybody to get started. I think.


Ricardo Teixeira  21:09

I would I would suggest I would suggest that people buy the the app because they have a very perks are are amazing. And right now I'm doing I have been using headspace for the last I think 500 days.


Tamryn Sherriffs  21:27

Oh wow.


Ricardo Teixeira  21:29

Yeah. And this is my streak, right? Well, this was my streak 50 days ago.


Tamryn Sherriffs  21:35

Mm hmm. That's great.


Ricardo Teixeira  21:38

So right now I think Im in 500 I think and yeah, for me it's, it's it's quite easy to do every day and do. I can do it like this or not.So it depends. It depends on my on my days. It depends on mine. moods also.


Tamryn Sherriffs  22:02

Yes, absolutely.


Ricardo Teixeira  22:04

Helps me a lot.


Tamryn Sherriffs  22:05

I see you're showing me a picture there sitting outside and some beautiful sunshine. Do you? Do you try to get yourself into nature as part of your typical routine? Is that important for you?


Ricardo Teixeira  22:17

Yes, it's very important. I live near a campus, a university campus where they have a lot of nature around. And so I tried to go there at least twice a week. So I can, you know, run jog, some kicking. Just relax. So I like I like very much nature and I was a Boy Scout. So.


Tamryn Sherriffs  22:44

 A special connection. Do you think there's something important about humans getting into nature if we if we circle back on the idea of people a lot, equipping themselves with tools to say to stay buoyant and the natural waves that come with entrepreneurship Do you think there's something essential about being in nature? I've heard so many times people saying that there's something in fact, I think it was Jeff on one of his videos Jeff Walker's video saying that the forests got the answer, but he goes, and I've got the same kind of relationship with the forests where I live too. So I'm wondering what your take is on that?


Ricardo Teixeira  23:21

No, I I agree with Jeff Jeff likes very, very much the nature of like, going skiing or going down the river, in Grand Canyon or I like very much to go into the nature and just, you know, just stop the, you know, the technology side, stop the noise around the Stop, stop everything and just listen a little bit about what the nature has to offer us and just sometimes I'm there just being grateful. Because I like very much to feel that that that makes that pure air that we don't feel when we are inside the city. But at the same time I have some days where I feel that I need a lot of people I need confusion I need I need the also the big city. I don't know if you ever been in Hong Kong.


Tamryn Sherriffs  24:25

I have, a crazy buzzing place filled with.


Ricardo Teixeira  24:29

Exactly. So it's very busy very, but I enjoy very much sometimes I like also that kind of environment I like very much. So it depends. depends a lot in my my mood. But yes, definitely. I also need the nature and it's totally related with the with entrapreneurship because we need that we need that space. We need that. That space when we don't have anyone in our team or clients or anyone occupying our brain, and just having a meeting with me, myself and I,


Tamryn Sherriffs  25:12

Yeah, I heard you mentioned that you, you sometimes just begin to feel grateful. And I noticed on your on your, on your your sheets you showed me earlier for the perfect day, the guy day that you got a section there where you say three things I'm grateful for. And that seems to be quite a common thread is this idea of gratitude. Why is it important?


Ricardo Teixeira  25:40

Yeah, I think it's important because sometimes it's very difficult for people to spend 24 hours without complaining.


Tamryn Sherriffs  25:53

Yes, I have to admit, it's it's been really hard to train my brain out of that bad pattern.


Ricardo Teixeira  26:02

So, for me, because I, I do a lot of this, I always try to I always see I don't try I always see the positive sides of things that helps me a lot not to complain. And, and at the same time when we when we think about those simple things that I'm grateful for, like I'm breathing or, you know, sunshine or whatever. I don't know why but it sets something very positive for the day and we feel that, and I don't want to make a little bit like who think but but it's set up our day in a different way. Instead of waking up late. Going to be with a rush You know, not taking the breakfast and always running and go to the office and running go to the to the meeting. And suddenly we are we are in I don't know what is the English word but but we are running around like a mouse inside the cave. Okay.


Tamryn Sherriffs  27:19

Hamster wheel.


Ricardo Teixeira  27:20

Exactly and so and then it's it's incredible we start to complain, we start to say things that we don't like and we start to do not with a patience is not in the right place and so, so whining and complaining starts to happen a lot. Yeah. And I always I always tried to not complain with nothing, try to the solutions. That's always one of my goals.


Tamryn Sherriffs  27:53

Because if you don't if you're not intentional about it that can happen so easily. And I think what you're saying here is that we actually have to get our brains in a pattern of recognizing the good things. Otherwise you can slip into that. So it sounds like you've got a lot of good movement.


Ricardo Teixeira  28:09

Let me add that in meditation we have a technique called noting, noting. Yes, exactly. Which is exactly to note that we are doing something and be aware that we are doing something like complaining or other stuff. Sorry.


Tamryn Sherriffs  28:24

Yeah, no, absolutely. Because it's that if you don't have the awareness, then it's hard to intervene. Right. So that's exactly great practice. So it sounds like it's really giving you a great advantage to have been introduced to meditation so young through your martial arts. Despite that, have it do you get moments or times days, hours, weeks where you really just maybe you have a big setback or you have a crash and you really have to do some emotional first aid, like does that still happen to you.


Ricardo Teixeira  28:58

But of course. I'm human.


Ricardo Teixeira  29:01

I usually say, I used to say, let me say, let me let me tell you that you probably was gonna, you are not going to believe but I'm not God.


Tamryn Sherriffs  29:12

So thank you, man. I mean, I'm relieved to hear that I'm talking to a human. That's great. So what do you do when it's when you need some intensive?


Ricardo Teixeira  29:22

Okay, again, it depends on the on the things it depends on the mood, it depends on a lot of things.


Ricardo Teixeira  29:31

A lot of factors. But one of the things that I when I when I went to a very, very rough time, and I already had like two moments very, very rough, were almost bankrupt. And it was a tough time. I found myself that, for example, going to church and not not only because of cathologic not because of the creature thing, but because in inside the church, I could find totally peace. Totally like, silence. I could be with myself. It was almost like say safebox. Sure. So that was one of the things that I I used to and sometimes in that sometimes I do. When I go to another country I also recently when I go, I pass a church, it can be a church can be a temple can be a Buddhist temple, it can be a, you know.


Tamryn Sherriffs  30:36

Yeah, there's something very sacred about that. As you know, I was recently in India and visited a lot of temples, it was extra ordinary.


Ricardo Teixeira  30:44

And inside, it's always it's always amazing. And so that helps me that helps me a lot to to recover. But of course, one of the things that I usually because I tried to make to write questions to myself, so every time something very bad happens, I usually make the question what is fantastic about this?


Tamryn Sherriffs  31:12

That's a very brave shift in paradigm shift in perspective.


Ricardo Teixeira  31:17

Yeah. Are you always I always make that question what is fantastic about this? And so, I tried to find it. I i've never I have a rule. I never lie to myself. I'm not going to say I don't know. Let me try to find the okay. So my when I I think it was like, seven or eight years ago. I broke my what do you call Achilles tendace?


Tamryn Sherriffs  31:50



Ricardo Teixeira  31:51

So I broke that. And it's, it's it's hard because it's like one year of treatments. And so when I broke that was like, Okay, what is fantastic about this? Like will not say, Oh, it's fun. That's because I broke this. It's a lie.


Ricardo Teixeira  32:10

Like that. Break legs not good.


Tamryn Sherriffs  32:13

Not helpful. Yeah. But there could be some kind of silver lining to it. Did you find something fantastic about that.


Ricardo Teixeira  32:21

No. And I found that I found like, I realized that for example, when I would go to meetings, it was a icebreaker.


Tamryn Sherriffs  32:32

So it helped you with your fifth principle of connection.


Ricardo Teixeira  32:35

Yeah, exactly. A lot. So. So, I found a lot of things that were very good and were helping me in being in that state.


Tamryn Sherriffs  32:47

Yeah, that's so important.


Ricardo Teixeira  32:50

So yeah, so that is that is part of the of the, the shift when I'm in that place. The second thing That I use that I do is often No. Okay, what is fantastic? And how can I What did what did I learn? And what can I do to move on to make like a baby step or whatever, some step that I can do towards my solutions. And then I think about solutions. And when I think about solution, I try to think at least three solutions. Never one, never two, always three, at least, because one solution doesn't give me an option. It's only one and, two, it's a dilemma. It's one of either so if it is three, I can I can play a little bit around. And and I feel always that I'm next to the to the, to the decision that I can that I want to do. And so those questions are important for me and I Always do that. And I always tried to. The thing most important is I always try to move forwards. Even though even though if I feel all of it scare or because people don't realize sometimes they feel they say, Oh, the courage people, they don't have afraid No, no, no. The coward, the people that have courage and the people that are cowards, they both fear. One goes forward, and the other one goes back. And so.


Tamryn Sherriffs  34:35

Abso;utely some action. So I can tie those back. You're choosing three solutions. You could almost fit that into your third principle. Is that like you're coming up with some kind of strategy?  And then your footprint principle is so important is to actually take action. I think there's something healing in action in and of itself. Just coming up with a strategy which is a big strength of mine, like you said, You want to use this connection if you've done if you've ever done strengths finders, two of mine are our our ideation, which means to come up with ideas, and then connections similar to yours. But I find that just coming up with ideas isn't enough if you don't get almost a little, little dopamine hit of have successfully taking some action.


Ricardo Teixeira  35:22

Yep, yep. That's huge. That's huge. That's very, very important. And I realized that because when I when I was doing martial arts when I was doing competition, because I still do martial arts, but when I was doing competition and training for competition, it was very important to, to have the strategy to think about what what can we do but we don't train we don't get hit. It's very difficult to to have evolution to have to have the the right strength mental strength to get over the setbacks.


Tamryn Sherriffs  36:08

Yeah, for sure. Do you have any music that you rely on as a mood lifter?


Ricardo Teixeira  36:15

Yeah, I have at least one and then the second usually the second or the third. It's it's something that it goes through time. So it depends on the on the time. But one of my musics that helped me to to to go into like hundred percent energy. It's Billy Jean.


Tamryn Sherriffs  36:40

Oh, cool. That's a great, that's a great song.


Ricardo Teixeira  36:46

Michael Jackson


Tamryn Sherriffs  36:47

Absolutely I love that song. I'm trying to get into include into my morning ritual is waking up and listening to song so that's why I'm gathering song for inspiration from from everyone that I speak to I think that's a very, very powerful mood shifter. Is it is it is it is. But what well, I in the morning for me it's very difficult to, to start immediately because I'm a slow innkeeper. You mentioned. Yeah, you need an hour to warm up.


Ricardo Teixeira  37:21

Yeah. So I don't need music and like in the in the in the beginning of the day but in the middle. Yes, definitely. And also one of the things that I that I do during the day is I tried to hear audiobooks.


Tamryn Sherriffs  37:39

Yeah, that's great.


Ricardo Teixeira  37:41

Especially when I'm driving special when I'm in those transition moments where I cannot be in the computer or, or in the meeting. So I'm in transitions. I try to hear some audiobooks.


Tamryn Sherriffs  37:55

Absolutely. And podcasts. What are you listening at the moment


Ricardo Teixeira  38:00

So podcasts What is my podcasts? I have a couple ones but now I'm listening to let me see here I am listening to some audiobooks. So listen to make to stick which is very interesting because Made to Stick is something that everybody that writes copy should listen.


Tamryn Sherriffs  38:29

Okay, who is it by?


Ricardo Teixeira  38:33

By cheap cheap is and then it's.


Tamryn Sherriffs  38:37

Okay, I will look it up.


Ricardo Teixeira  38:43

I just ended the audiobook off Gary Vee ask Gary Vee.


Tamryn Sherriffs  38:50

And how was that?


Ricardo Teixeira  38:52

I love it. I love it.


Tamryn Sherriffs  38:54

He's a high energy guy.


Ricardo Teixeira  38:56

He's a very, very high energy guy. I love it. We, you know, group in our blood plus group of Jeff, there is a division. There's people that like him.


Tamryn Sherriffs  39:09

I think I think Gary Vee is he is polar in that people either love him or hate him.


Ricardo Teixeira  39:16

Exactly. Yeah.


Tamryn Sherriffs  39:17

I seem to hop from side to side. But I saw one of his videos He said, The reason people either love me or hate me is because I say things that trigger people because they're true. And I had to admit that that was that is true


Ricardo Teixeira  39:34

Is very true.


Tamryn Sherriffs  39:35

Yeah. So if you can recognize that you're being triggered and still like someone, then then that's exactly what he's doing.


Ricardo Teixeira  39:43

Yeah, exactly. And then I don't agree with everything that he says. But but I see that he has a lot of a lot of things he is he is right. And, and is is very cold. Sometimes that That's why he really is a lot of F bombs. Yeah. Yeah. And also have here, unshakable of Tony Robbins. How's that? I haven't started yet. I read the book before this one because this is about financial freedom and freedom. Right? And so he wrote this book because the other one the money game was too difficult to read was like, very difficult to read. And so he almost like rewrite the book. And so it's, this is a result. Okay, and they have another one, which is the subtle art of not giving a f.


Tamryn Sherriffs  40:45

That book is this the third time I've heard about that book today, somebody else was talking about it on Facebook on my newsfeed. And I also get mixed reviews about that. Have you listened to it yet?


Ricardo Teixeira  40:55

No, I haven't started. I have this to start and shakable and Some a lot of stuff not giving too far.


Tamryn Sherriffs  41:01

Okay, okay. One person who commented on it was saying it's absolute codswallop and then somebody else was saying it's, it's nothing new, but it's stuff you need to hear.


Ricardo Teixeira  41:16

The truth is things about mindset, personal development, all that stuff. Nothing is new. It's like different angles, different ways of showing a few things. Maybe here and there. You find the like, new things, but it's it's, it's becoming harder and harder to have like a breakthrough completely.


Tamryn Sherriffs  41:40

Totally revolutionary idea. Yeah, exactly. Because it's less about the knowledge and more about the implementation. Right.


Ricardo Teixeira  41:47

Exactly. Yeah, that's what I think there are certain people that they are more they feel that in a certain way, we have more results or people that in another way. They like more spirits. Other people like more like sighs other people. So, yeah, now these are different ways of doing the same thing even past the same destiny.


Tamryn Sherriffs  42:09

Sure. Now tell me what is key I mean, because that's your program right and you use the word key a lot. So it's obviously significant.


Ricardo Teixeira  42:19

Keiai it's it's a word that is split into key means energy. It's a Japanese word and high meets needs. So Keiai means that you focus your energy, spirit and mind in just one moment in a single moment. And so, so keiai technique technique that we can use to and it's one of the things that I do in my ritual espacially inside the car and when I'm when I'm driving, it leaves it empowers me. It gives me more energy It pulls me in the right direction. So that's one of the things that I do when I'm feeling like down are low energy or other things I do a key. Keiai is it's not screaming. It's not a shout is something that it has to come from inside.


Tamryn Sherriffs  43:22

And so yeah, that's why also Jeff used it in the BLS at the pls live event. So what if you're not screaming? Then what are you doing? Because you are voicing something?


Ricardo Teixeira  43:37

Ofcoure, Yes, but if you screen you're gonna hurt your your. What do you say? Your voice


Tamryn Sherriffs  43:46

Your vocal cords?


Ricardo Teixeira  43:47

Yeah. But if it is something that you crunch your abs. Crunch your abs. It comes from inside. it's it's a it's a different way. Yeah, and Eric comes By itself and not forcing because when you are talking you are forcing. But if you do the if you do the crunching of your abs, it immediately release air. So.


Tamryn Sherriffs  44:12

Yes, would that be the same kind of thing you would have seen people doing something like karate, you know?  That's called the Kenai.


Ricardo Teixeira  44:24

Yes. Yes. That's a it's a martial art.


Tamryn Sherriffs  44:28

Absolutely. And would you find people feel shy or embarrassed to do that ever?


Ricardo Teixeira  44:33

Of course. Of course, Always.


Ricardo Teixeira  44:38

Always in the beginning everybody's it a. Of course, it depends on the way we set up people. If I haven't talked, for example, when I do this in my talks also, talk off 10 minutes for example, or 15 minutes. It's a little bit difficult to put them in a mood, do akia Because we let them rain and everything, and some people people feel a bit weird and, but the thing is, once they do it, they, they, they want to do more. They realize that it's a good energy, and on events like PLF, or launch Khan or others, it's it's quite easy. It's quite easy because people are already in the mood people are already like in a high state of energy. And so yeah, I didn't need to lift them up. So it's, it's quite easy for me.


Tamryn Sherriffs  45:41

So it's actually the people who don't feel like doing it who needed the most basically, yes, listen could go for all of these tools that we've been talking about. It's when you need them the most that you feel like them doing the least. So if there was somebody who was listening to us who you could give one starting point who doesn't feel active Any of these things but needs to know most What do you think that one first thing you can do is.


Ricardo Teixeira  46:08

First thing in what purpose?


Tamryn Sherriffs  46:10

Somebody whose mood is low and they need to lift themselves up.


Ricardo Teixeira  46:17

So, one thing that they can do okay very very, very easy way is instead of going instead of going that vicious circle in our mind that people are because people get lower in a low state and in in that that way because they are talking to themselves and they are not they are not breaking the pattern. Yeah, so, the most important is to break the pattern. Sometimes it helps a lot people to write, to write exactly what they are, they are thinking, because then they realize that maybe this is stupid, what they are thinking, and maybe that's not so big deal what they are thinking, once they they download their brain to a paper, things get clear. And with clarity, it's it's easier to, to, to break the pattern and to find a way out. So that would be my my advice immediately is to write things down, download your brain until you feel completely empty. And then realize what are the solutions that you have to go move forward? What is fantastic, what can you learn and what can you do exactly right now to move forward. And once you get the momentum, it's going to be easy.


Tamryn Sherriffs  47:53

That's true. That's excellent advice. I personally appreciate hearing that, but I'm sure anybody who who's listening We'll find that useful to you as a very first next step instead of being overwhelmed with all the hundreds of things that somebody could be doing. You've got so many gems of wisdom for us all. It's been wonderful hearing them.


Ricardo Teixeira  48:13

Thank you very much. It's my pleasure.


Tamryn Sherriffs  48:17

Thanks for listening to this episode. I'm really grateful to have you on this journey with me. And I hope today's episode inspired you to build the life that you want. Please go ahead and subscribe to the podcast and leave a review with your feedback. If you'd like to know any of the names of the books or podcasts that we referenced, as well as links to find information on Ricardo, you can get that at differently.life/Ricardo. Until next time, this is Tamryn Sherriffs and you're listening to differently


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