Being a Creative Powerhouse
Hello friends, this is a rebroadcast from my old show KDOI Podcasting. In the last season of that show I took on various topics and had conversations with fellow artists about those topics. In this episode I talked with Kinja Dixon who was and sill is a powerhouse of creativity. his story will inspire you to go out there and be a creative. I do want to share a special shout out to my good friend Chris jones of the Art & Business of Writing Podcast for putting me in touch with Kinja and being a supporter of this show.
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This episode, we’re going to be talking about creativity and time management. And we’re talking with Kendzia Dixon. When I did this interview, all my gosh, Kenya
has so much energy that literally, luckily I have a couch right next to my studio here,
and I had to take
a nap because of all the energy that he was
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Hey everybody, this is your friend, Timothy Kimo, Brian, the host of Katie or iPod. This episode is going to be a little different. We’re going to tackle two subjects instead of one. So we’re going to do creativity and some time management. And this one now this week we have on Kendzia Dixon, he’s recognized unanimously unanimously as the number one sales executive in the world in 2013.
And he’s the first to win the gold Stevie and a R D a award in the same. Kendra is the author of three books. And in demand, public speaker is interactive course Dixon on demand and theatrical experience. The recreation encounter has helped thousands of people reshape their lives. His latest book, little solar book of superpowers takes young people on an interstellar journey of self-discovery as they learned the meaning of living with character and convince.
Now you can learn more about email@example.com and Kendzia is spelled K I N J
all right, folks. So I want to thank you. Again, tuning into chemos den of iniquity. K DOI, podcasting, head instigator here, Timothy chemo, Brian. You know, folks we try to bring on guests here that really can speak to the conversations that we’ve started up here in season three. And tonight is is no different.
We’re bringing. Kanja Dixon. And he’s going to be talking to us tonight about creativity and time management. Now, earlier you heard me talking about his very impressive resume for everything that he’s been doing here lately, a big thing is he’s got. S little solar book of superpowers coming out.
It is actually out already, and I’m definitely going to be getting a copy for my girls. And you all should get a copy for your girls or guys if you’ve got boys as well. But I definitely wanted to bring on Kenji here at tonight to talk to us about creativity and time management, Kenya. How are you doing this?
Kinja: On believable, just in a space of just pure joy. So many beautiful things have been happening within the last few weeks that are stemming from just following this process that I’m hopefully be able to share tonight, but I’m just honored to be up here and happier today than I was yesterday with the intention to be happy tomorrow.
Tim: You know, that’s a fantastic outlook in life. I just love your energy coming through here, coming through their airwaves. And I know, I know my audience is going to be feeling this when they’re listening to it in their daily life, Kenya, you, like I said, you have an impressive resume. You have a lot of projects going on here.
And tonight’s topic is creativity and time management. Let’s tackle creativity, right? All of these projects that you have going on here. And I brought up the you know, your latest book which is, you know, taking young people on an interstellar journey of self-discovery as it learned the meaning of living with character and conviction where do you get this idea from?
How, how are you connecting this kind of stuff together together?
Kinja: And to, to fully, fully explain. I have to go back to when my recreation’s started. See, I just hit 40 years old in December of 2018. So. Now approaching my 10th year in a whole new state of mind in 2009, at a point in my life where I thought I was doing very, very well because of my real estate credentials.
I was considered a legend with the company, Wyndham selling homes and vacation properties and went to a. And Puerto Rico with the young lady, friend of mine at the time for our yearly president’s club. And when I got back in Virginia, which was my, my, my place of residence at the time we were in our home and we were looking at the pictures and.
I saw my picture. If you go on my TEDx talk, you see the picture during that talk, but I got up to 300 pounds. I was looking at the picture and all, I just thought. With how within 10 years I went from 185 pounds to 300 pounds. And I was a functional alcoholic. I was in a position where I was competing with so many different parts of my company and having all these issues that I didn’t realize were issues because on the outside things were so good.
So literally I started within that month to reach out to a nutrition. In a, in a physical trainer. And I remember us walking into the Walmart after I agreed to pay him $100 a month for him to design a full life health plan for me. And I remember my true weak creation started with. The name of the second book, we creationism the oddest shape reality, but real quick, I realized that from that day, until today, there have been four things that I have been focusing on is the priority of my life.
But to, to jump back a little bit, the drama of walking in to the Walmart with my trainer, and he said, Kim, If you’re going to start this lifestyle and not waste your money, you do not need to eat out for the next two years. And I said, what do you mean? I said, what, what are you, what do you mean? And he said, in order for you to get this lifestyle going at the level I have intended, I really need to put you into a mindset where your willpower muscle increases.
So if you don’t want to do that, don’t even pay me. And I really had a moment in Walmart where I really had to make it. And for him to step out and say, don’t even pay me if you really don’t want to do it, it let me know how much passion he had about the process. So I jumped on and I’m telling all this background, because literally that is one of the things that help the priority of health become a high priority in my life.
So with the mixture of. Following his program of eating the same thing for the next two years fall increasing my emotional intelligence by diving deep into all the things that had me wanting to do so many things that didn’t have to do with health, getting better at my sales profession and including so many new things into my daily agenda.
My new life started at that point. And the rest is history, man. So to, to, to, to give you a true perspective, that was the day that started my next phase of life in February of
Tim: 2009. Excellent. And you had to get to that point in, get your life changed around, get into a healthy mindset in order to be able to do everything that you’re doing now and do it successfully.
With, with the amount of passion that you have
Kinja: exactly. Exactly. And that, that’s one of the reasons why, you know, in, in the philosophy that I don’t try to take any credit for, I just have studied a lot of people and found out that these four things of what I believe are the priorities in every person that could, if every person was a plant, I believe that health, emotional intelligence, hunger to gain new knowledge and getting better at whatever you do.
I would consider that. Oil and the water and the mixture of how those things are focused will determine how high your plant grows. So the reason why I’m in a space now where I’m able to create so many things that I could even fathom is because I have prioritized my life. And if it doesn’t help those four things grow, I cannot have it in my world.
So people relationships that I’m building podcast. You know projects, if it does not fit into helping myself grow those things and people that I’m helping, those four aspects in their life grow, it’s not a part of my daily regimen and I keep it out of my.
Tim: That’s that’s fantastic because we have so much bombarding us in this world.
I mean, you know, we’re going to do the old back in my day, but back when I was in the air force, you know, and I was in the air force 91 through 94 we didn’t have the. That we have today, we didn’t have the cell phones that we have today. Everything that’s bombarding us. And I’m looking at my girls, you know, they’re five years old.
I got twin girls that are five years old and I’m seeing all the all the apps, all the, the ways that marketers and people can get to them and get in front of their eyes and have them sit and be a couch potato and do absolutely nothing. You just, you know, passively absorb all this stuff and. I’m grateful that I grew up when I grew up, because when I was a kid, you had to, you know, you went out of the house.
Until the streetlights came on and even then you stayed out for a little while longer finding things to do. And and this society that we’re in right now, things are finding to do with you. And you have to have a really good, a really good edit, but we’re not edit button, but you have to have really good filter to filter in the good and keep out the bad.
Kinja: You, you hit it on the head, man. And I’m so honored for you to be a parent that recognizes how important creating that filter is for your girls. Because we have so many people, so many creations, and if we don’t have a second. Foundation of what we’re going to focus on. Our, our world will dictate what we become and what our focus is put on.
So that’s one of the reasons why when I look at the last 10 years and what I’ve been focusing on and been enabled to help others on. I believe those are the most important things. And the beauty of it is you get all of the accolades and the financial mastery and the choices that everyone wants, but you will be in control of it versus it controlling you.
And that’s what I learned firsthand, because I’ll tell you that kind of talk about why I got to 300 pounds is in 2007 because of me allowing the world to control me. I got to a certain amount of money. So, you know you know, my went to bank of America, made a deposit in my account was over seven figures.
And because of me thinking that I made it the next two years of my life was a blur. I was drinking more. I was throwing parties. I was doing all that. Things, because based off of humanity’s agenda, I made it. And so in 2009, when I looked at that picture, it was like everything just crumbled. And I was able to start from scratch.
And now I can really testify to, if you don’t have, if a person doesn’t have. Set amount of foundational principles. They live by the things that are popular in our humanity are usually not going to be in your best interest. That’s just the reality
Tim: and, and the things that are popular with with humanity and with the world right now, don’t seem to last for that long.
I mean, you know different musical styles. I was listening to NPR and they were talking about the whole Taylor swift thing. She’s, you know, six records in, but I tell you in, you know, 20, 30, 40 years. Is there anyone good people say Taylor, who, you know, the things that last are things that aren’t flashing the pants things that last have been proven time and time again, to withstand the test of time.
One of our quotes from Rumi who’s. Definitely lasted for centuries, the 13th century Persian poet. He says about creativity, you know, don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others, unfold, your own myth. And, and to me, it sounded like you had two. You know, create the what am I trying to get at here?
You ha you had to create the mantra, the, the picture of what you wanted to be with the help of your trainer and with all this study, in order to get to where you were at here today in 2019.
Kinja: Exactly and, and, and another piece that’s so important is I did not allow my monetary success after oh nine to dictate how I lived.
And I think that is one of the most important piece. That you can gain from the timeless masters, like Rumi, that when you look back into history, the people that have been able to sustain and really make a debt in this world on a, on a, on a spiritual level. And when I say spiritual, I’m not talking religion, I’m talking about the soul or the people that have not allowed their value to be.
On a monetary level, but from an inside level. And it’s so unique because this point of view usually comes from someone that does not enjoy making money, but that’s not the case. I I’m, I’m doing better than I’ve ever done. It’s not a part of me chasing it. It’s being created like a seed because of working on the things that make the seed grow.
And that’s when you can, you don’t have to worry about getting to a certain place in life and then losing it like we see on the news regularly because you can, you get to a space where you can now add more and more subtle to the world because you don’t get comfortable in your skin. So. Great, great point.
And again, I congratulate you. For being a parent, you know, I work with so many schools and I work with so many parents and that’s one of the issues is that parents sometimes get lost in the storm and, and forget that there are little people watching you and everything you do is teaching them how to live.
And so I’m so honored that you have. Notice that sometimes just giving the kid an iPad and just thinking, okay, that’s all right. That, that might not be the best thing to do. No.
Tim: Yeah. That is, you know, that’s probably another podcast that I should start up is, you know, how to raise twins. I think there’s a few podcasts out there like that.
Yeah, you can’t and for yourself too. I mean, one of the reasons why I started up this podcast is I was seeing a lot of people just sitting there looking at their phones and these devices are, are fantastic. I mean, the cell phone that you have in your hand right now has the same computing power as the computer back in 1969 that sent a man to the moon.
It’s the same computer. So you could. Send a man to the moon with your cell phone. And you know, how many millions of cell phones are out there? It’s a great tool, but. You want to make sure that you’re using the tool and the tool is not using you and there’s great art programs on there. You know, there’s a million different apps that you can use to create something that’s out there that’s uniquely yours where you’re not imitating somebody else.
You’re, you’re creating something completely out of the blue. And when you’re talking with these with these kids in these schools, and I know at the same thing with my daughters, they’ll come. With their own stories, I encourage my girls to you know, kind of create their own stories out of fairytales that, you know, we tell them at night before they go to bed and the stories that they come up with.
Our very inventive in a unique, because they don’t have the same trappings that we as adults have. And it’s kind of getting back into that mind, that childlike mindset of, you know, what let’s, let’s get rid of everything else and let’s let that mind wander and see where it goes. And you know, let’s not restrict ourselves.
Let’s go and make beautiful mistakes.
Kinja: Exactly and, and to, to tie all of this into creativity, because many times when the net word may come up, it w the person that’s talking about it is at a space where they are creative now. And sometimes they’re not. Vocal about some of the downsides that they had to get to their creativity.
And I’m such an open book. I want everyone to know that your highest creativity comes when fear is no longer the dominant emotion in your life. And in order for fear to be eliminated. There has to be habits that are going to be love producing. And even though food, even though television, even though what we’re looking at, even though associations sometimes are not dissected, some of our most fear is instilled by the things that we do and are most comfortable with.
And so I’m at a space now because of things that I started years and years ago, where I can, I can, my mind can wander into. So the unknown, because I don’t have anything producing. Anything other than love in my life. And I’m talking about love for you. Love for family love for everyone, people that I know, people that I don’t know.
And that is because I will honestly say my identity is no longer tied into human based agendas. My identity is now risen above human based things. And now into. That I don’t want to put a name on it. It’s just a universal love for life for ourselves, for our heart beating for the plants, the animals. It’s just, once you get to this space, it sounds kind of hokey and unrealistic, but it’s just one of the best.
10 years that I can imagine anyone in human history has been able to live. Man, I I’m, I I’m just, and I’m just so honored to be able to share because it’s, it’s only getting.
Tim: Absolutely. Well, and when you, when you clean out the clutter, what do you have left? You have your human spirit. And, and, you know, like you said, you’re not getting re you know, you’re not talking church or, and neither am I, you have that spirit that’s within all of us that You know, I, I hate to make this sound like a value judgment, but it kind of separates us a little bit from the animals and from, from the plants, you know, w w w we look at the cave paintings, you know, from, you know, hundreds of thousands of years ago, you know, we all have this need to relate to others in, in some sort of fashion, whether that be painting.
Public speaking writing a book tattooing you know, making dinner, that’s an artistic and creative endeavor. If there ever was one and you know, if you can create a dinner for very finicky five-year-old twins, that is definitely creative. That’s you know, that’s one of the epitome of creative.
Kinja: it is man. And, oh, I’m so I know y’all are going to have so much fun coming up with this July 4th. So good, good. Kudos to you. Kudos to you.
Tim: Absolutely. Now, Kendra, you’ve been talking about a little bit about, you know, the the dark side you know, th the stuff that impedes our creativity. Can you talk a little bit more about.
You know how you filtered that stuff out. You know, you, you, you, you, you paid for a personal trainer, a hundred bucks a month. But can you talk a little bit about how that investment in yourself and getting rid of it and getting rid of it because that’s, that’s not an easy task to do what you’re telling us, you know, what your path and what you’re telling us.
It’s not an easy task to do. What’s.
Kinja: Well, beautiful. So once a person decides to. Their whole holistic life grade. And if anyone that wants to find out what their holistic life grade is, or if it gets simply log on to our e-creationism.com, R E dare C R E a T I O N I S m.com. There’s a 40 question survey that allows you to answer some questions to see what your whole elistic life grade is because what has happened.
And I can testify. I did not look at myself as a whole being for several parts of my life. So I was able to do well in one area and doing well in that area, justified mediocrity in another area. So I wouldn’t focus on all the little details of my life. When I started this process with the Jew, the February, 2009, I already was a very good sales executive.
So, and I only became a good sales executive because of reading and mastering my process. So once I was able to focus on eating the same two, three meals, every day, I started in following his workout plan. My. It started instantly getting better. I used to not, I used to hate the treadmill. I remember my first time running on it and then a week or two later, I’m able to do, you know, a mile straight.
And so I started seeing things that I never thought were possible and that had we become better in sales. So then I started adding new different style types of styles into my workout regimen. So that allowed me to get new knowledge and with the accumulation. Getting more physically fit, getting more emotionally independent by not allowing things that used to get me upset, like walking upstairs.
Now I’m excited to go up the stairs with the mixture of getting better in my craft. My entire essence as a human spirit started elevating. And before you knew it within seven. I could no longer drink alcohol because as I lost 75 pounds within the first year, so what happened? When I would celebrate after selling so much in a month, I was not able to hold my alcohol the same way.
So I was now attempting to celebrate drinking the same drinks that I used to drink, and I was getting sick. So what happened because I didn’t because I wasn’t. So, so stuck into just living a certain way. October 31st, 2009 was my last alcoholic beverage. So now imagine in 2009, losing the. Getting better in myself, crap and then no longer drinking all of this time.
That used to be muddled with doing things that are going to be quite honest. My mind wasn’t clear. I am now focused on inward. Helping me become a better person. So 2009 was really a recreation year for me, because I was now able to reprioritize things that I used to think were important. I realize we’re not that important.
And so for anybody listening, what I ask you to do when you go on and check your HLG, and this is not a grade where a, B, C, or D you’re literally going to grade yourself based off the answers. You’re going to give yourself. What has happened in our world is destination based. Grades degrees, places in life has allowed us to start getting complacent.
So my goal is for you to have a year from taking some things from this conversation where you start reprioritizing. Which leads your next year to reprioritizing some more things. And so every single year, and I’m not talking calendar year, you are just exploring new dimensions that you never even thought were possible, but sticking to a foundation that you never were, you never straight up, you’d never strayed from the printer.
If that makes sense. That makes
Tim: perfect sense. Because in this year, you know, after a year of doing that, you’re going to be in a different spot. And if you take that same that same questionnaire again, you’re probably going to end up with a different grade and see, okay, maybe I need to tweak this area and focus more on this.
Okay. Maybe I need to focus more on my physical than my mental. Okay. So let’s go ahead and do that. What do I gotta do to do, do that follow one year you switch. And, and, and, and that, that’s the beauty of when we drop a lot of the pretenses away that we are, we allow ourselves to grow and to, and to be the the spirits, the individual, the person that we were meant to.
Kinja: You hit it on the head, man. And I’m going to tell you that is one of the biggest things that every person has to battle with. Is are you willing to step into the unknown and some of the people in relationships and situations that. Maybe pulling you back, you, you don’t have to cut them off drastically.
You might just have to turn it into a limited association. I got that from Jim Roan, you know, you might have expanded associations and limited associations, and I believe if you willing to do that, each one of us has something special in us that is going to help our humanity become a better
Absolutely. Absolutely. Thank you for that. Thank you for that. So The another quote that we had here cause I’m big one about kids. Cause I got a couple is the Albert Einstein quote, where he says creativity is intelligence, having fun. Now just talking to you, you know, over the airwaves like this I can tell that we put you in a party anywhere.
You’re going to be the most interesting person at that party. Absolutely.
Kinja: Wow. I I’m honored for that, for that thought man. And really what I think will make that true is how much of an interest I would have in finding. What sparks the people at the party, because, you know, I’ve went through a lot of different phases and with my sales hat being put back on, one thing I have learned is how to become a better listener.
When you go through four, four or 5,000. In depth conversations with husband, wives about their, you know, their real estate portfolio. You, you, you learn how to listen. And so one of the things that makes me, I believe one of the most interesting people is because I, I I’m, I have more fun learning about others in their, their lives, because as I listened to so many people.
The similarities and all of us versus the differences. So this is a beautiful way to live and communicate.
Tim: That is true. That is absolutely true on that. All right. Let’s dive a little bit into a time management because it’s, for me, it goes hand in hand with creativity, there are certain demands that we have on our time with all, all the balls that you have up in the air.
You know, w w with speaking, with writing, we’re doing the courses you know, I know you can probably tell us about like 10 different apps to help people out, but. As an individual, how do you keep all that? How do you keep the energy and the interest in all the activities that you’re doing and still have a.
A social life. I still have a family life. It’s still, you know, find time to energize yourself and to get to where you’re at right
Kinja: now. Great question. And I’ll say since 2009, every single morning without fail, no matter where I am in the world, a gym workout is the first thing that I do. So what, as far as my time management, I have.
Schedule where my four pillars are being prioritized in the, every single day of my life. This was in my sales career and it transferred into when I retired. So every single day without fail to start my day off, I have body. I go to the gym. It’s my body breakfasts, you know, just Nikki started. And then afterwards in, during the gym, I’m listening to audio books that have to do with broadening my horizon.
So I’m now double whammy and it’s one of the best things that anybody can do. I used to listen to music. A decade ago, but ever since I started reading, I mean, like listening to audio books, like you said, I mean of all different types of people, biographies, Napoleon hill, Jim Roan the yoga through trees upon Todd, Julie, the Bible, like just reading and understanding life while your body is being exhausted.
So the first two hours of my day, Probably learned or had more reinforced principles than what the average person has their whole day. You know what I mean? So by the time I come home and have my nutrition, I am now so eager to now work on my fourth pillar, which is purpose. So it’s either. What interview I’m going to prepare for which of the 36 titles am I going to add to today?
I’m part of a college agency. I just went to a huddle in Florida. So which program am I going to revamp? Which conferences am I going to submit for? But everything that I do is within the four pillars of my life. So I don’t necessarily have to have a set to do list every day, because no matter what I do.
Because I have my four foundations set. It’s all helping the life cycle of Kenya increase. And that’s why it’s so important for us as individuals to take inventory of what we’re giving our time to, you know, some no offense, you know, for anybody that loves to watch television. But what I want everyone to ask themselves because the day that I cut off television, It stem from a conversation I had with one of my sales when I sold real estate, but he all, he was a hit a high position at a television station.
And I w during our conversation of three hours, I found out that he graduated cum laude and was supposed to be a little. And for some reason, I asked them in closing, I said, why are you working with a television station versus practicing law? And he said something that I’ve shared at a few conferences that I’m going to share with you and your audience today.
That changed my life, man. It takes about two minutes. If we have time, he said, oh, well, okay. He said, Kenya, I am not like. You are someone that goes hard, man. I could tell you are an asset to your company. But I honestly, man, the time that it took for me to become a good lawyer, I didn’t want to give, and I want, I’m going to ask you about.
Questions about television. When I was given this opportunity, this has been some of the easiest money I’ve ever been able to make. And then he took me down a journey. He said, Kendra, when you were you know, crawling and what do you think your mother puts you in front of? Soon as you got a little too much for her hands.
And I was like, wow, probably the TV. He said, so let’s jump, let’s jump a few years. He said, when you were around nine, 10 years old for you to go to bed when your mother told you, you had to cut the TV off, were you happy? Or you said, I was like, wow. I was sad. He said, let’s jump a few more years. He said, Kendra, when you get off work today, what is the first thing you’re going to do?
When you get off of work and you relax? I said, wow, TV. He said, and when you get into an old folks home, if you make it. What are they going to put you in front of, for most of your life? I said, wow. V said, not Kenya. Don’t don’t get me wrong. I don’t want to paint a picture. That TV is wrong, but what I want you to ask yourself personally, right now he said whatever your favorite show is right now, honestly, is it something that helps you become a better version of yourself?
And when I thought about what my favorite show was, man, and what I was so excited to come home to watch, I realized that none of the things that I was looking at. Was enhancing me to become a better sales professional. It was not helping me become a better person in humanity. And because of me at this time, when this happened already being pretty much clear on my goals with my health and with my purpose, I realized.
Having the television in my home was more of a hindrance than a help. And so I disconnected television from that point on, I don’t, I don’t, I’m not telling everybody to do that. But what I am saying is that if you want to manage your time, you got to realize that three to four hours of television a day equates to at least a few years off of your life.
And what everyone wants to ask themselves is, is it. Is the television worth my time. Am I somebody complaining about bills? Am I somebody complaining about opportunity? Am I somebody complaining about things that I’m not able to master, but I allocate two to three hours of time every day. So looking at somebody else who’s mastered.
This person that you’re looking at is Matt. They’re living in their mastery while we are sometimes sitting at home complaining about our life, but not realizing that if we were to take those three hours and refocus them, we could actually increase our awareness, our results and help our family become a better place.
Tim: And, and, you know, for everyone that’s watching TV out there. Okay. So you’re watching. Take an hour off because on your tombstone, do you want it to be said, Hey, he binge watched all of game of Thrones and walking dead, you know, in, you know, 48 hours or this person did X, Y, Z created a whole new art form, created a whole new philosophy you know, re.
People, you know, millions of people find their potential. I’d kind of want the the the second thing on my tombstone versus he watched game of Thrones for 48 hours straight, you know, it’s, it does very little for you. If anything at all. And unfortunately I’m not at that point yet. I used to be, I used to have no TV in my house whatsoever.
When I was a bachelor Creep its way back into my life. And listening to you here tonight. I’m like looking around my, my man cave and I’ve got three laptops that I use. Specifically for my arts, you know, once for podcasting, once for doing music production and then the other one is for my, my writing.
But then I looked just a little over my shoulder here and I’m looking at a big 42 inch screen TV going. Yeah. Do I need that? How many times am I sitting, you know trying to knock out a song and I’ve got the TV on behind me when all I need to do is turn off the TV, throwing the record player that I have 10 John Coltrane records on put that on and let my mind.
Kinja: Hmm, I give you so much credit man for being that self-aware. And I also want everyone to know that there are psychologists and scientists that create these shows so that they literally keep us. And I’m going to tell you why, you know, in, in planet fitness, when I do an hour of cardio daily, they have the televisions.
And there’s been a couple of times when I’ve been in a family member or a friend’s home and they’re, they’re looking at a show and I’m like, wow, I fully understand how someone who is not mentally prepared and understanding the effort put into these shows, how you could literally have your life taken away from you and not even realize it because they designed them to literally take you away.
So, all I ask is for, I love yourself awareness because all it takes is for a person to kind of step outside themselves for a moment so that they can look at themselves. If a person does that, then I think they, they, they will just automatically make the right moves. I don’t want to come across as I’m militant on myself.
So I don’t want anyone to take my militant way of approaching my growth. And I don’t, I don’t want you to take that and put it on yourself. This started over a decade ago and probably literally over 15, 16 years ago because of my, my mother being a very harsh person. So I think I catered to the har style, but I realized everyone has not went through that.
So I don’t want the message to be taken in a wrong way. All I ask the person to do is just take themselves outside of themselves, work on their own speed, but just do the best to become a better version of themselves every single day. It’s not about rushing. It’s not about a time. Time a time rush where you have to do it by a certain time.
But I do ask you to at least spend time focusing on becoming a better version of yourself every day for the rest of your life. And then before you know it, five, 10 years of path, and you’ll be surprised how much you’ve created and how much you’ve helped our world become a better.
Tim: Perfect. Perfect. A and I’m going to, I know it’s a cliche, but I want to remind folks and I think you probably would agree with me on this.
You know, it’s, it’s a marathon, it’s not a a hundred yard dash, you know, you’re not gonna, you’re not gonna get. That quick and you need to find your own path. You, you need to what works for me, doesn’t work for everybody else. What works for you, Kendra. Isn’t going to work for everyone else, but if we can take bits and pieces of it and go, Hmm, I like that idea.
I’m going to, I’m going to try that out. It’s not going to hurt you. Everything that you’re, you’ve been talking about here tonight. It’s not going to, you know, stopping drinking myself. I stopped smoking after 25 years of smoking. It was tough. I did that two, two and a half years ago. Have I fallen off the wagon once or twice?
Yes I have. But you know what I got right back on and I said, you know what, boom, we’re going to, you know, Hey, I’m, I’m a ex smoker, I’m a non-smoker now. And I’m gonna continue to, you know, get healthier. And you know, when that happened, I went and did 22 labs. Because that’s what I needed to do to remind myself, this is where I want to be.
I don’t want to be outside having a cigarette. I want to be in this pool knocking out 22 laps, teaching my girls how to swim and doing that versus having to stand outside and hide a cigarette, try to cover the smell. So that way my girls don’t don’t smell it. And aren’t influenced by that.
Kinja: Good job, man.
That’s one of the hardest habits to break. So I congratulate you and, and I love your honesty. And I believe in anybody that wants to grow as long as they’re honest with themselves and don’t start living the lie, you know, their potential is, is.
Tim: And, and, you know, you’ve got to remember that we are enough, you know, I, I, I, I, I’m honest because I’m not trying to impress anybody.
I’ve just, I make my mistakes just as well as everybody else does. And, you know, we have to be for ourselves. We have to be enough for ourselves. And if we’re working towards that goal, working towards that state of mind that’s a good state of mind to go.
Kinja: Yes, sir. And I love what you said, just taking little pieces of everybody’s world and adding it to our world in our own speed.
And it’s a beautiful thing, man. I just wanted to the most important principles, I believe the key is just remembering what that nugget is and sticking to adding it to our daily regimen. So that it’s just not a moment of, of, of, of, of, of emotional events. But then we go right back into the comfort zone. So that’s another thing I recommend is if anybody heard anything that is going to be a tool work, figure out how to add it into your daily regimen affective tomorrow so that you can instantly shake up your, your vibration and increase your.
Tim: So we’re going to be wrapping up here in just a few moments, but Kenya, the first thing I’d like to do is where can everybody find all of your great stuff here? I know you have a website but where can everybody find your stuff? And then the second thing is what’s the next project. What’s the next big thing that you’re working towards?
Kinja: Well, it’s pretty, pretty simple. Kanja dixon.com is the first website that I created when I realized I was retiring from sales. So it gives you access to everything that I would say led up to where I am now. Recreation, ism.com is the NSR E first K I N J a D I X or Windex. We creationism.com is accessible through Kenji dickson.com.
But I like to give them separately because they’re all their own separate entities. So R e-creationism.com. That’s the philosophy that goes deep into the pillars. The four pillars, H health, emotional intelligence, K knowledge P purpose. And. Little soul laws, Booker superpowers. You can find firstname.lastname@example.org, it’s an interactive website that allows every single week.
To meet the seven stars of that book. Little solar is the solar system, and it’s a journey where the solar system goes to each of the continents to find one child that has at least six of its seven superpowers. And to give you an example, One of the superpowers is the power of connection. So this conversation with their child helps them learn how to connect with everyone and what I’m working on now, man, believe it or not.
My, I have two. There are going to be released within this next year. The next one is the book of superpowers workbook and my, my Fingal single or broken. Can you tell the difference is a singles manual there. Anybody can write. Because I’m going on my fourth year of celibacy, man. That’s another wow moment that I believe I’m able to help people learn that there is a way to be successfully single and to go old school on a man, fall in love with yourself before putting yourself out there, man, like it’s so, so instead of me doing it from the normal self-help style, 12 stories with 12 different people in their lives.
I’ve created. 12 different stories. Cause single are broken. I broke it into an acronym. So, but man, it’s just so much that’s going on. Just to, to stay on, to stay on track. Literally my Facebook, Kendra Dixon and my Instagram, Kenji Dixon, my YouTube Kim’s to Dixon and just follow the path. I don’t know where I’m headed, but one thing I can tell you for sure is I’m going to help our humanity become a better.
By helping teach the thing that I am personally using myself. Perfect.
Tim: And you know what? I can’t wait to go on that journey with you and to see where you’re going to be going with it because I have a lot of people that pop up to me and they’ll go, Hey, Tim, you know, you do this, you do that. And you do this, you do that.
And just sitting here, listening to you, reading through your bio. Reading going through your websites. I’m like, man, I need to, I need to do a little bit more because I’ve got that spirit. I’ve got that spirit 10% energy that I need to expound and and put out into the universe and, and do a little bit more.
So thank you for that. And thank you for coming on Katie, why podcast? And we really appreciate you here tonight. Is there one idea that you’d like to share with the audience before we go out for
Kinja: tonight? Identity identity identity, no matter who we are, we will never surpass our self image.
So with our world that we just finished talking about that bombards us with so much technology, so many titles, so many names, so many labels. I definitely ask every single person to do an inventory because if you have an identity attached to your being, that is. Unlimited, you will only perform to the level of what that identity is.
And I’m talking about Titan w if you, if you buy into that color of a skin, I think you might need the question. If you are literally a color of a skin, if you buy into an income class, are you literally just an income class? If you buy into a, the way your body right now has manifested, or do you really think you are that name?
No, these are all just. And titles and labels that your human experience has accumulated on you. And all you need to start doing is just every single night that setting and taking away some of these titles and going to sleep free. And before you know it, you become a universal identity instead of a segmented identity.
Wow. Oh, I I’m,
Tim: you know what, we’re going to have to have you back just to talk that, that. Just for an hour adjust on that. I could go so many different places with you on that. Oh my gosh. Well, can you do it has been a privilege and an honor, and I want to thank you so much for for showing up here tonight with us talking to us about creativity and time management and folks.
Definitely go onto a Kenya’s websites there. You’re going to find some wonderful, wonderful, wonderful information there for yourself to unlock yourself and to be the person that you’re meant to be always Katie, why podcasting.com is where we’re at here. We’re looking to create more than we consume and have conversations with you.
And again, thank you Kendra, for showing up here tonight with us and everybody out there. Have a great evening. Okay. Now I’m going to give you permission
Kinja: to go take a nap because after hearing that episode, I need to take a nap again. It
Tim: was a real pleasure
Kinja: having Kendzia on with me and, and I do have to do a special shout out to Chris Jones who
Tim: introduced me to NGO.
Chris Jones is over at the art business of
Tim: So. How about you? Are you feeling a little bit more creative
Kinja: right now? I know I am. I know. I definitely am. Go ahead out there. Read more than you consume aim that inner critic create more than you can do them. Okay.
Tim: So you can always reach out to me, Timothy at create art podcast com you go to our website, create art podcast.com.
Kinja: Catch all of our old episodes and even the one. Than I did as gay DOI podcast until
Tim: next time. Thank you so much for joining us here
Kinja: today. .