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233 Slow Down Recommends Yokido Inventor, Damion Lupo: Raised in Alaska, Damion Lupo is part Alaskan, part Texan and 100% Reinvention. He's a four-time college dropout who cut his teeth in the trenches of real life, becoming a self-made multimillionaire by age 25. He's the founder of Yokido, holds a black be...

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Raised in Alaska, Damion Lupo is part Alaskan, part Texan and 100% Reinvention. He's a four-time college dropout who cut his teeth in the trenches of real life, becoming a self-made multimillionaire by age 25. He's the founder of Yokido, holds a black belt in Aikido, is a practitioner of yoga and a student of Reiki. He's a lifelong student of Austrian economics and runs a precious metals company based in Austin, Texas. Damion spends his time teaching and lecturing on the art of Reinvention with his unique teaching style focused on his personal life experiences and the process for developing consciousness and awareness to the truth. His personal philosophy of self responsibility influences his Yokido practice and his financial theory around retirement planning.
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Company: Total Control Financial
Website: www.DamionLupo.com
Social Media: Twitter & FB @DamionLupo
Most Influential Person
Frank Allen
Effect on Emotions
It, [mindfulness] let me let go of the anxiety, the stresses, the ability to ask what is true. It allows us to let go of the stuff; the beliefs. We peel back these onion layers, and whether that was sitting in an office and chatting or whether that was on the dojo and we're throwing each other around. Always  repeatedly asking that question, you keep going deeper.
To me this is what a great coach does or a great therapist; they just hold space because we are our own inner guru.
We are all black belts. We have all this stuff in us. What we have to do is find ways to get outside of all of the barriers and blocks.
Somebody that's holding space will ask questions to where we start peeking around the corners and we start seeing things and we show up because it's already inside us.
Thoughts on Breathing
One of the things that I really hated ago was, years ago, when I was stressed out, when my financial world was really at the peak.
At the time I was spending a lot of money, making a lot of money and there was a lot of toxicity going on.
And one of the problems was I took a break from martial arts for a couple of years where I wasn't really training and I don't think I was really breathing; very shallow breathing. And so there was a lot of dead air. There's a lot of dead life. There was just nothing going on deep down in my lungs and really pushing through my body.
And so one of the things that I shifted to - I started learning about Transcendental Meditation.
I started learning how to deep breathe and to really take breath all the way in and slow it down.
And it's funny because if you think about this, the world is going so fast. Anything we can do to slow things down, even if it's for seconds or minutes a day, can change everything because we start seeing things. Otherwise we're just running, we're in a rat race all the time.
So that was probably the one key thing was slowing it down and being able to focus on that.
Literally thinking about my breath, counting my breath. It seems crazy or simple or like you know OK I've heard that before. All right. Well great. How often are we doing it? And that's really the question. How often can we get in that space where we're paying attention to our breath?
And that's what I'm doing now more than ever. Back then one of the side effects of not being there, that toxicity, was the anxiety and the stress. And it was causing me to be really nauseous.
And typical system answer; hey we'll give you drugs, let's give you clonopin or something.
And the breath work has allowed me to shift away from that. So I haven't touched any of that stuff for many many years. But I think if people don't focus on their breath they're going to be stuck in big pharma and a lot of the other numbing agents whether it's drugs or alcohol or these different things and the breath can absolutely solve anything.
Suggested Resources
Book: Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard
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Bullying Story
Boys, the amount of bullying that I've experienced. I mean one of the

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