After an unexpected spiritual awakening in the Amazon Jungle in May 2013,

I learned very quickly that I was not living up to my highest potential.


A big part of this had to do with my own unconscious insecurities. Growing up, I was a popular guy with lots of friends, and I felt like a leader in group settings. What was revealed to me during an Ayahuasca ceremony was that I was a more of a timid coward than a real leader. It mattered what people thought of me, and I had spent a lifetime pretending that it did not. I acted in certain ways based on my perceived opinion of others, I was afraid of being judged by other people. It was painful to realize that I had created a false identity of myself and the worst part was that I couldn’t even see the lies that I was telling myself. Nonetheless, I was driven to do something about it.