The Jim Fortin Podcast – E61 – Ownership Of Your Life
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The Jim Fortin Podcast – E61 – Ownership Of Your Life

You’re listening to
episode number 61 of the Transform your Life from the
Inside Out podcast. In this episode we’re talking about, and
I want to go in depth on a concept that I call taking
ownership of your life. Stay tuned. Hi, I’m Jim Fortin and you’re
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you’re going to start learning how to master your mind and
evolve your consciousness. And when you do that, anything you
want then becomes possible for you. I’m glad you’re here. Ownership of your Life. Now, let
me ask you, as I say, Ownership of your Life, what does that
mean to you? Before I decided to do this episode, I went and I
looked up the definition of ownership and the definition of
ownership is the “act, state or right of possessing something.
“Now, when it comes to you and your life, what is the act? what
is the state, and what rights do you have and what do you possess
with your life? I want to share a perspective
with you let me just share the perspective. It’s this is that
you you own your life, that bag of skin that you’re walking
around in and different people call it different things. And
most of us don’t even look at life that in depth or to the
degree that I’m talking about here, but that bag of skin
whatever the name is Bob or Sue or Mary or Jane or Micro, Susan
or whatever is you own, you own you. Now, of course we’re all
multi-dimensional dimensional beings and there’s a duality to
us. And when I say multi dimensional, I’m not going to go
too far here. Yet physicist have demonstrated that there are at
least nine dimensions and you actually function in those nine
dimensions. But when I say duality, I mean there’s a higher
you, there’s a lower you. There’s your consciousness,
which you cannot physically see. There is your soul, obviously,
and then there’s a bag of skin that you call you. But you know
what that bag is skin that you call you, whatever it is, for
example. Mine is JIM, I own, I own this bag of skin. And the
same thing with whatever bag of skin you walk around in and
whatever it looks like and whatever color it is, and
however tall it is, or whatever weight that it is, you own that
bag of skin. So the definition was, is the
act state or right a possessing something. So a question for
you. What do you possess. Now, what you possess is the power to
heal. The power to create the power to manifest the power to
attract the power to reflectively think, and the
power, the power to create anything that you want. And
here’s the thing is you possess all of this. And I know you’ve
seen it in many places. I know somebody recently sent me a
message on Instagram, talking about the movie Aladdin. And I
was flying last week and I actually almost watched the
movie because it just dawned on me to watch the movie Aladdin
and I didn’t. I watched something else instead on my
flight to California. But think about what I’m saying here is
the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, the wizard tells Dorothy at
the end of the movie when she’s on the air balloon going back to
Kansas, is that it was within her all the time. Now, I
actually haven’t watched that many years. I’m not maybe it
wasn’t the wizard. Maybe it was the witch I don’t know. But
anyway, she was told that was in her the power was in her all the
time. So I’m going to go back here
again is you own your life. And then obviously, you know part of
that definition is possessing something. And then I talk about
what you possess, is you own and you possess the power to heal
the power to create,the the power to manifest, the power to
attract, and the power to think reflectively about anything that
you want. And here’s the kicker is that even though we possess
these powers, I don’t care what nationality you are, I don’t
care where you are on the planet, you own these things.
And most of us never, it’s kind of like we have a gift. And we
never run rapid. I don’t know why Aladdin keeps coming back
into my mind. Again, maybe I’m thinking about rubbing the lamp
or something. But really consider that. So
somewhere else I want to go based upon what I just said is
the power to heal power to create, power to manifest, power
to attract, and to think we’re reflectively amongst other
things. You, you are the creator of your life. And, of course, I
mean, you’re sitting there maybe listening or whatever you’re
doing at the gym, or I don’t know, I mean, I read comments,
people post here and there about what they’re doing when they’re
listening to the podcast. And by the way, I do want to say is
that we will hit 1 million downloads on our very first year
with this podcast and a heartfelt thank you. I’m so
grateful and so honored to be able to serve. Do I please
everyone? No, probably not. And it doesn’t matter. It is what it
is I do what I do. But for those of you that listen, and you
share, and I’m very grateful for that, thank you so much for
that. Now to what I was saying is,
we’ve all heard this before, is, you know, the thing is, we hear
it, and we understand it, but we don’t come to know it. So what I
want you to come to know, and there’s a difference between
understanding something as I’ve said many times, and maybe even
in this podcast, I’m sure there’s a difference between
understanding something and knowing something, we can
definitely understand what it’s like, what it is to have a
broken arm, not what it’s like, but what it is to have a broken
arm, but it’s a whole different ball of wax to actually have a
broken arm or a broken bone. For example, I’ve never had a
broken bone so I can’t say I know what it’s like to have a
broken bone. Yet, if I asked someone who’s had a broken bone,
trust me when I tell you, they know what it’s like to have a
broken bone. And the same thing with this content, you can
understand that all day long, you can understand that you’re
the creator of your life, you can understand that. You know
what, you have ownership of your life. But the power comes when
you come to know that. So you have ownership of your life, and
you are responsible for what you do with that ownership. You may
squander it. You may actually I don’t know what you’re going to
do with it. It’s entirely up to you but I want you to know is
that you do have it. When I talk about ownership and
responsibility, some people think they’re the same thing.
And the definition of responsibility is causing
something to happen. And most of us I think I’ve created created
an episode here most of us are actually irresponsible with our
lives, because we do not cause things to happen. And then what
a lot of us do is we blame external circumstances, this
didn’t happen, this person didn’t do this economy did this,
Donald Trump did this, Putin did this or that person did this, or
this Prime Minister or whatever. Yet the definition of
responsibility is again, causing something to happen. And what I
want to share with you is having ownership of your life doesn’t
mean that you possess responsibility. I also want to
share with you because we’ll intermix here and talk about
this is the amount of however you define it, but the word
success, the amount of success that you have in life will be
the amount of success that you are responsible for. Now, also is you own your life
and I think I’ve alluded to this I’m just hopping around here a
bit is that you own your life, no matter how responsible you
are for your life. So let’s say for example, that and by the
way, I don’t take notes. So I just I just talk is what comes
to me. But this is what comes to me right now is that you own
your life. But then you have to look at how responsible you are
with that ownership in terms of your wealth, your relationships,
and your health. So you can own your life. But guess what, what
if you’re putting drugs in your body every single day? Well,
then how responsible are you with the life that you own? I
guess the metaphor would be for example, you can own a home. And
then the question is how responsible are you with the
home that you own? Do you keep it well manicured? Do you keep
it up? Do you change your air conditioning filters? And do you
do all the things that you need to do to maintain your home? Or
are you irresponsible with your home? And if you’re
irresponsible, then your home becomes dilapidated? And the
same thing with your life. So a question is this. Have you
ever sat down and fully considered that you, you own
you, you own you, and you own your life. And you are the only
planet , you’re the only person on this planet who owns you. No
one else on this planet and we can go a lot of different
directions here. I’m not going to get into it here. There are
human beings who think they own other human beings in terms of
slavery and sex trade and all this kind of stuff. But in
truth, no one owns you, you own you. So a huge thought for you.
What if you 100% fully accepted that everything that you have in
your life is a reflection of your ownership, responsibility,
and co-creation creation and this scares a lot of people
because see a lot of people run around and what I call victim
mentality. And victim mentality partly is
you know what I’m powerless to change no matter what I can’t
change no matter what I do, I can’t change, which is also very
damaging contextual thinking. But many people run around in
life and the mindset that they have is that things happen to me
and I have to deal that’s also the victim mentality and it’s
assuming no ownership and no 100% responsibility for your
life. Now do things air quote happen
in life? Yes. Do things happened to you? Well, to me, that’s not
the way that I look at it. The way that I look at it is that I
co-create create every single thing in my life, no matter what
it is, doesn’t matter. And I mean, when I say it doesn’t
matter, it doesn’t matter. I am a creator, I am a manifester. As
we all are, and whatever I have in my life, I have co-created
created what I do not have in my life, I have also co-created
created but then what a lot of us do is we assume victim
mentality. Oh, and then we get a lot of people get into
self-pity. pity. Oh, you know what boohoo, I don’t have this I
don’t have that it’s not my fault. I was born on the wrong
side of the tracks which are stories that we tell ourselves.
And in reality we just many of us don’t and by the way I’ve
been there many years ago is we do not accept full ownership and
full responsibility for every single thing in our life. So I want to share this thought
with you is that you are responsible for your life, and
you are responsible for what is in your life. So let that sink
in a bit. You’re responsible for your life and you’re responsible
for what’s in your life. Why? Because you want it I’m
surprised they haven’t barked. When I’m in the middle of a
podcast episode. I have dogs, and I don’t take my dog to the
dog park anymore because there’s so many people that don’t pay
attention to their dogs and this and that and one of my dogs is
really big. He’s got really sweet energy and other dogs gang
up on him. I’m not quite sure why it’s the vibe that he puts
off but other dogs try to dominate him. But you know what, when I take
my dog to the dog park, I am 100% responsible for watching
after my dog making sure that he’s not attacked or whatever,
but I’m responsible for him. And what I look at me the same
thing, I’m responsible for me why because I own me, this is
mine, this body that I’m in this life that I’m currently living.
So what I want you to look at, is if you have no money in your
life, you created it. Consider that you created it wasn’t the
external world. It’s you. Why because it’s your life that you
own. If you have tons of money in your life, guess what? You
created it. Now it gets a little taxing to
do this every single episode to be politically correct, but I do
want to be respectful. When I say you created it, there’s some
things. For example, I could say if you’re homeless, you created
it. Well, there are also people that have mental health issues,
and I understand that. But let’s say for example, that you are of
sound mind. Well, then everything you have in life you
created, and there I don’t know the guy’s name. We had mutual
friends, one of my friends posted because they were friends
of this guy that’s apparently quadriplegic, yeah,
quadriplegic, and he’s a multi millionaire. You know, and then
you look at Stephen Hawking’s when he’s on the planet. I mean,
the guy literally had, I don’t know, like, the end of his life.
I don’t think he really had use of anything, physically. But
then, I mean, he’s one of the greatest minds of our time. So anyway, when I say political
correctness, I had to go on that little caveat about maybe
mentally ill or something like that. But generally speaking,
when you’re in a sound mind, if you have no money, you created
it. You have money, you created and co-created created it. If
you got a crappy relationship or a great relationship, guess
what? Whether it be friends or family or your significant
other, you’ve co-created created it. Now here’s something that
some people are going to push back on is but even health, you
are the co- creator of your health. And we live in a world
I’m not going to go too much this episode’s not about that.
But we live in a world and especially in the United States
that being ill is air quote normal. I mean, in the United States,
and by the way, I want to I want to give myself out here. It’s
been many years but I did research many years ago on the
amount of money that pharmaceutical monies and
pharmaceutical companies invested in advertising versus
research and development. Now, I do concede that I could be wrong
at this point, today. It’s been many years, but many years ago,
I found some credible research. This was back before the air
quote again, fake news. I found that pharmaceutical companies at
that time spent four times as much money on marketing and
advertising as they did R&D. D. So anyway, I don’t want to go
too far off topic here. But we live in a world where in the
United States where I think 50% of the population is on
pharmaceuticals. And what people don’t recognize is their own
pharmaceuticals. to a large degree, I might get some
pushback, and that’s fine. I’ll talk about this all day long, is
that you co-created created it. There’s an old phrase and it’s
an ancient phrase, and it’s healthy mind, or it’s healthy
and the mind healthy and the body. And what a lot of people
don’t recognize is that even their health, they are the ones
that are co-creating creating it because you’re not being 100%
responsible with their thinking and their emotions, and they’re
not owning it. Then what a lot of people do is they get ill and
the first place they do is or the first thing they do is they
run to the pharmaceutical companies and their doctors,
their doctors put pills in them. And then unfortunately, many
people will have some adverse side effects from the
medications that they are taking. So let me get back here.
And then I’ll talk a little more about health and wellness is
what most people do also, and I say most and I just accidentally
here because I do see it a lot. I don’t know the exact
percentage, whether it’s 61.4 4 is 72.3, or whatever. But let me
put it this way, a large percentage of the population, defers responsibility in their
life to something external, which I alluded to earlier. No,
it’s not me. Well, it’s because of my ex husband or my ex wife
did this or my employee did this or the economy did this or the
American President did this or that market did this. And most of us never step up and
say, You know what, again, I own my life and I’m 100% responsible
for the things I may put it this way. I’m 100% responsible for
co-creating creating what is in my life. Something else I share
with people a lot of times is people think that things just
happen to them, arbitrarily and again, air quote happen to them.
And this is what I tell people, when people will say, life is
testing me. And I’ll say, you know what the universe doesn’t
test you, it reflects you. And if you want to look at your
level of responsibility and ownership in your life, then
look at your life. And if your life is going really well, and
you have things that you want, and you’re attracting, and you
have well being and you’re expanding and growing, well
guess what? You’re accepting ownership of your life and
you’re being responsible with your decisions. And if you do
not have that, it’s like being a factory manager. If the
factories run, well, well, that’s a reflection of the
management. If the factory is being run poorly, well, that’s
also a reflection of the management. Now you look at a
factory that’s run really well and look at production. Look at
a factory that’s not run well and look at the lack of
production. You can take that same metaphor and apply it to
your life. Now, as I said, I know that this
is a stretch for a lot of people to get their mind around. yet.
We live in a culture. I told some people many years ago that
we learned to be overweight. And I remember a client that I had,
and I she was overweight. And I said, How long have you been
overweight? And she goes, Oh, all my life. And I said to her,
also, I said, is everyone in your family overweight? And
she’s like, yep, we’re Italian. That’s what we do. That’s what
we, we eat. Well, that’s her. That’s her story about being
Italian. And, what I recognize back then, is that we learned to
be overweight. Now, we might have some genetics that
predispose us. And what people have said before I’ve read is
that, for example, genetics, load the gun, but the
environment pulls the trigger. And so I’m going to go here for
a second about wellness, health and wellness. When I say for example, and I’m
what I’m going to say here again, may have some people
yelling at me and throwing tomatoes at me or whatever. But
here’s the thing. I tell people with the exception of small
children, because there’s some karma playing out there. But for
the most part with adults, illness is a choice. Now, again,
I know some people might be going, Jim, what do you possibly
thinking I didn’t want this, I didn’t want that. And I’m going
to do a whole episode on this. Not too, far down the road. I’ve
got to finish up a series that I’m doing through the end of the
year. But early next year, I really want to start talking
about health and wellness a great deal because here in the
US, we have a significant part of the population that is not
well. But I want what I want to leave here and now is this is
that remember, we’re talking about ownership. And because you
own your life, you can command, you can command your body. Now where I learned that was I
don’t know how long you’ve been listening but I’ve mentioned on
every episode or every other that my brother-in-law in-law
law is a Shaman, Shaman’s are healer or seers, Shaman
translate in the one that can see in the dark. My brother-in
in -aw is a very inexpensive and people from all over the world
call him for healing when they can’t find healing a doctors are
not getting what they need or whatever. His waiting list is
literally over a year long. And I remember him telling me it was
last year we were sitting down talking. And he was talking to
me about owning your life that what I’m sharing with you right
here, even though I didn’t say it is things that I’ve come to
know by working with him. And he said to me one time, he
said you own your life. And because you own your life, you
can command your life, you can command your body. So when it
comes to health and wellness, start commanding your body to be
well what you may want to listen to also I’ve listened to often
on over the years. They’re not somebody that I listened to on a
regular basis, but what I’ve listened to over the years or
watch videos has been very sound is Dr. Bruce Lipton L-I-P-T-O-N
I-P-T-O-N P-T-O-N T-O-N O-N N on YouTube and Gregg Braden both of
them have what I consider to be excellent content when it comes
to health and wellness and how our body communicates with
itself. I mean, for example, every thought that you have
whatever the thought is that I’m sick , let me give you an
example here. Let me back up. Have you ever seen somebody
before maybe even you? Let’s say that, maybe it’s the actually
the cold and flu season which also is a cultural. How do I say
this? I have not thought about this in a lot of years. Oh my
gosh, let me go here for a second Tylenol around November
their commercials will come on many and they’ve done it for
many years in many forms. Is but remember one commercial the
commercial was mom or mom sorry moms, cold and flu. season is
here. And when your little one gets sick, you can depend on
children’s Tylenol. Now teaching persuasion and influence for a
lot of years, what I recognized was, is none of us have marked
on our calendar. I mean, if you look at your calendar right now,
and you look at the third, what is it the third Thursday? Well,
that’s Thanksgiving. But I want you to look on your calendar and
I want you to tell me the date that cold and flu season starts. So then what happens and by the
way, I’m not thought of this story in 10 years, and I used to
share it in seminars. So then what happens is moms see the
commercial on TV, and there’s a little boy sniffling on the bed
and music in the background and rain pattering down on the
window. Moms (calling to the target market) cold and flu
season is here. When your little one gets sick, meaning that’s
emotional. So your little one, you can depend on children’s
Tylenol. Now moms see that and no one ever says Well, it’s cold
and flu season here or is it not here? it’s a suggestion actually
they just accept it. Then what mothers do is they start talking
to their kids bundle up, bundle up, stay warm, wash your hands,
you’re going to get sick you’re going to get sick you’re going
to get sick. They tell their kids this and then what a kids
do they get sick and then who can you depend on? Children’s
Tylenol. Now let me come back to I’ve got like four stories deep
here. Let me come back is speaking of that. And the power
of commanding your body is and you can command anything you you
can command health, you can command wealth, because you own
your life. But how about this, you start
feeling sick one afternoon at work. And what a lot of people
do is they say, you know what, I hope I don’t get sick. I hope I
don’t get sick and guess what? They’re sick that night. They’re
running a fever and they’re sick and they’re in bed with the flu.
Let’s contrast that. Have you ever actually had so much to do
you feel like a fever coming on? And you’re like, no way. I have
no time. None. No, no time for this. This is not going to
happen. I need to stay well, and you stay well. Well, the whole
thing is this, whatever you say to yourself, literally in terms
of your thinking and your feeling. That’s literally
communication and thought communication communicates with
all the cells in your body. So you communicate health and
you command it. That’s what happens. you communicate like
illness, it’s just what you communicate. And that’s what
happens in the body. So, what I’m sharing with you try it on
for size and just play with it for a bit. But I want to give
you a couple of stories here about ownership. So I don’t know
what episode it was. It was probably two months ago when I
when I interviewed Katie. And Katie was on a couple of
medications. And actually, the idea for this episode came from
Katie, because I was talking to her about her healing. And in
that episode, Katie talks about how she was on a couple of
medications. She was on thyroid medications. The doctors told
her that she was going to be sick for the rest of her life.
She was never going to have normal hormone levels all these
kind of things, today, Katie’s and none of those medications as
a result of learning how to actually communicate with her
body, which I taught her, and how to actually reprogram our
subconscious mind which I taught her. And today she’s well, and
she’s very well. And Katie one time said, I said,
Katie, tell me the process, everything I taught you. Tell me
the process. And this is what she said. She said, I just say
it, I decided to take ownership of my life and to be well. So I
want to contrast that for a second. I remember in my first
group, TCP Transformational Coaching Program. There was a
woman in the program and she was diagnosed many years ago with a
very severe, severe illness. Today, she’s extremely well and
she’s very healthy. And I said, Tell me your story. And she
says, You know what, as a result of my illness, I was given,
like, what’s it called the handicap? thing that you put on
your mirror and all that. She goes, I never used any of the
handicapped stuff because I never wanted to identify to have
the identity as a person who was sick. And she said to me
inadvertently, which also comes into this episode. She goes, I
was taking ownership of my life. Now, let me give you a funny
story. Very good friend of mine. Guys, we also I don’t have I
don’t have any sponsors here at this podcast. You probably
recognize a lot of podcasts have sponsors I do not that is by
choice. And I’ve had people approached me about being
sponsors. At this point, maybe we’ll do it in the future, but
right now I have no desire to have a sponsor. One of my very
good friends and I mentioned that he’s one of my… I’ve
mentored him, I’ve coached him personally he’s one of my very
good friends. His name is Drew Canole C-A-N-O-L-E, A-N-O-L-E,
N-O-L-E, O-L-E, L-E, E, and he owns a brand called organify.
You may want to look it up, it’s entirely on your own and he was
actually one of the first people that that approached me and
said, Hey, Jim, I want to be a podcast sponsor. Anyway, I tell
you this because many years ago, I was talking to him. Today, his
company does something like 100 million dollars a year. I don’t
know, they do really, really well, very, very well. They have
a phenomenal product. Anyway, enough of that. But I
remember talking to him, and we talked for a couple of years, we
talked intermittently. And I talked to him at the end of and
he wouldn’t mind me telling you the story, because he’s got a
huge heart and is all about helping people. I talked to him
at the end of one year, and he was not really that well off
financially. And the very next year, he had made his first
million dollars in a matter of 12 months. And I remember
talking to him, and I said, Drew, what did you do
differently? And what he said was, is I decided that I was
going to be wealthy, which is responsibility and its
ownership. So I share Katie’s story, and I
shared Drew’s story with you. So think about that. I’m going to
wrap this up here in a second but consider that for a second.
What does it mean for you to be 100% responsible? And again,
remember, it doesn’t mean ownership because you can own
and not be responsible. But what would it mean for you? And what
would your life look like a year from now? If you were 100%
responsible for every outcome in your life and you took ownership
of your life. So the transformational takeaway
is this and hopefully guys, some episodes flow easier than others
I do not script these out I kind of sometimes I will jot down
hey, Jim, remember to say this, remember to say that, but for
the most part, I just put a microphone on and I go, so
hopefully you found value and I did get the ball across the
plate. And what I wanted to share with you in this episode,
so I’m going to slow down here and I want to say this. You own
your life and everything in it. You know, it’s like a carrying a
purse, it’s her purse and everything and it’s hers. Just
metaphorically speaking, you own your life. And everything that’s
in it is yours. So that’s your transformational takeaway this
week is that everything in your life is yours because you own
your life. And then a secondary takeaway. I know you’ve heard it
before, but please, whatever you’re doing, just sit with this
for a bit and come to fully know this is that you, you’re the
creator. You’re the creator of your life. And I request that
you own that thought. Okay, so that wraps up this
episode. And the next episode is a Q&A A on Monday, and that’s
Brooke, Brooke Rodin, and she had a really long question. I’m
going to give you the essence of it, and then I’m going to break
it down more on the podcast episode. But her question was
actually related to children but this is going to apply to
anything in our lives. Her question was is how not to let
the behavior of others meaning her kids affect her thought
processes and her internal state. And I’m really looking
forward to that episode because once we learn to manage our
emotions and manage our emotional states and manage our
thinking, life becomes so much easier. So on Mondays episode, I’m going
to actually answer Brook’s question. Okay. As you’ve heard
me say before, we do have an outro on all the episodes and
it’s pre recorded. But again, as I alluded to a little earlier in
my time today is we will hit 1 million downloads in my very
first year. And I couldn’t do that without you and I couldn’t
do that without you sharing. And for me, it gives me an
opportunity to serve to bring my gifts to help people heal to
help them bring abundance and prosperity in their life. And as
I’ve said before, many people on Instagram and different
places… They will write in to support and they’ll say thank
you. And it’s quite the opposite. I want to heartfelt
thank you for listening and letting me serve and for sharing
this podcast. Okay, I’ll catch you over on Mondays episode. So
take care stay well and I’ll catch you later. Bye bye. Thank you for listening to this
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