Alex Guillen | From Deserted Island to Prominence

I am pleased to be able to share this conversation with a good friend of mine.

He is not currently a father, but has an amazing story to tell about his relationship with his father.

His story is also very inspiring as he quite literally was left on an island at one time to die, he obviously made it out alive and put himself to work… he has busted his ass and is now one of the LEAD Funnel Creators out there.

Alex has the capability to help those out there who are looking to get their funnels whipped into shape and begin making some money!

I know firsthand just how frustrating it can be to go at the marketing and funnel creation alone, and we all need all the help we can get.

I highly recommend that anyone out there looking to have a funnel conversation and is serious about taking the next few steps, reach out to Alex and have that conversation!

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Here’s A Quick Way To Free Your Mind And Free up Cycles

Fill your book quota

Gotta drive for endless hours?

Sirius 90’s not gonna cut it?

Singing songs with your family a certain death?

One more podcast… to add to the list… perhaps…

I, of course, would recommend Fatherhood for the Rest of Us.

This round I chose to use Audible & listen to some books that had been gathering *digital dust* – it’s a thing.

So, while Meg helped me navigatetraffic & kept the boys in line, helped them eat, adjust the ipads and listened to shows of her own selecting I listened to the following books:

The Science of Getting Rich – Wallace Waddle-

free here
Anyone who has read Think and grow Rich who hasn’t tried this one out is missing out.

I currently have it on a daily rotation… feel free to ask me why.

Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days

This book is great for anyone who is into computers and looking to change some habits.

There was a lot for me to align with in here… primarily how life changed for the author after he quit drinking.

Creating Behavior That Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be

This book is for the person who wants to be gently coached and achieve things at their own pace… it reminded me of something like “Therapy +”

It is actually more impactful than that… however… the final book in the list made it seem more like “Therapy +” (We are not there yet)

One of the best lines in here was something along the lines of:

Are you being a professional at work and an amateur at home?


Now – I wasn’t aware of this feature prior to our trip but there was a Prime Members option to listen to streaming books – playlists… pretty awesome… upon inspection one of the channels was “You & Improved”

Within that list I found Buddhism for Beginners… well now, this is up my alley. I knew a few things regarding Buddhism, but this book brought to light, illuminated…. enlightened me if you will on a number of topics, thoughts or ideas as they related.

Pretty cool that I was able to stream this one for free… perhaps you will be able to as well?

Finally, and I have to be honest I had been waiting for this one and prayed that I would be able to hear the whole thing on the ride home…

Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

Punctuated by an F-Bomb or A-Hole from timeto time, it was filled with good humor and a don’t waste my time attitude…

This book is for the person who doesn’t want to have their hand held, they want to be pushed off the wall… for the person who has been thinking they have been pushing themselves, but after listening to this book realizes they have been peddling nonsense and needs to up the ante, grab their balls and dip them in steel.

One of the lines in this book that cracked me up was:

It’s not whether or not your glass is half full or half empty, you either have something in the glass or you don’t.


Do audible books take the place of actually reading them?


Will listening to books as you drive along 95 for hours at a time help you become a more productive driven member of society?

Who cares… but that’s how this trip rolled!

My friend Toni-Lee of made a post a few days back RE the Love Vibration.

This got me to thinking… what if…

What if we set a love vibration tone to some affirmations…
This would be cool!

The love vibration is one tone though… and to be honest… I love the thought of the love vibration… but alone well… it leaves something to be desired…

Who says something like that?

I guess the authentic self does.

With all of the self-dev over the past couple years, I was able to recall that the sound of nature helps you to retain information better…

This is good… let’s blend those two!

Now… I had asked for some affirmations from others to make them specific to the requester…

I didn’t see any come through…

I also assumed that no one wanted my personal affirmations… hell… gonna be honest… I was kinda over the set of affirmations that I had for myself, not only did I feel that they were created for the person that I no longer was… they were affirmations…

Sinking in… along with the journey I had come across afFORMations – have you heard of these?

If not they tend to work on a different level – think of it this way…

You want to know how you’re going to accomplish becoming the coach you intend to become.

Affirmations look something like:

I am an amazing coach and I am helping my clients become the best versions of themselves.

Afformations look like:

How is it that I am an amazing coach who is helping my clients to become the best version of themselves?

Best way I can translate the difference:

When you make that statement of I am, it is cool, it works… there is something of a singularity to it and you are alone in that statement.

When you ask the question you are throwing it out into the Universe and the answers will present themselves (similar to prayers?) – you are not at this alone – you are a 1 in 4 trillion chance miracle – everything that has happened to you up to now is by design – the Universe wants for you just as much as you are willing to ask of it…(personal take)

At any rate – I threw in several afformations that will apply to many )(they are subliminalish – right under the tones of the rain & the love Frequency) – I will include some links for you to reference if you want to dig deeper!

Thank you Toni-Lee for the inspiration!

Not only do we get this cool (I think its actually awesome and will now use it daily!)

But, I was also able to take a lot of what I have learned over the past year or two and create something new & I hope of value to you!



Love Tone (Others here as well):

More detail about rain and brain: #3…/6-scientifically-proven-songs…

And finally some info about why afformations work:

Sun Room or Science Lab

I figured I would finally get around to posting a bit about the STEM club from Amazon.

If you are not familiar here are the details:

STEM toys for 3-4 year olds are handpicked by Amazon’s toy experts to introduce simple concepts related to counting, building, and cause and effect. An early introduction to STEM can help build the foundation for more complex concepts as kids enter preschool.

STEM toys for 5-7 year olds are handpicked by Amazon’s toy experts to excite young learners with hands-on experiments and explorations of electricity, earth science, and simple math. Kids gain exposure to STEM topics through creating their own dinosaur fossils and other cool projects.

STEM toys for 8-13 year olds are handpicked by Amazon’s toy experts to engage budding scientists and engineers with more complex projects and experiments based on principals of physics, chemistry and engineering. Some projects contain instructional booklets and may require an adult.

These toys can be purchased at a discounted rate (typically $19.99 or so), and can be put on a subscription – once a month, once every 2 months or once every 3 months.

I get that most of these can be put together yourself and or you can figure out a science experiment on your own, without Amazons help thank you very much… however, take into account the amount of time it is going to take you to figure these out on your own (lets just use a pretend scenario below):

Mom/Dad – I sure am bored and wish there was something fun to do…(repeat this 3-6 times)… you break down… and decide that you can’t stand to watch them play another video game, its crappy outside, so they can’t get out there and play… even if you did that they would come in wet and muddy… and who wants to deal with that mess…. so you head to the internet and google: Fun Learning Shit For My Kids (STEM)…. I already did that for you! (Saved you 30 seconds or so)

Scroll through endless ideas…. most of them contain rubber bands, glue, stapler, balloons and something you just don’t have… you get frustrated, you become irate… you have another cup of coffee (it’s 3.30 in the afternoon)… and you wonder what happened to your life… how did it come down to not having food coloring to ruining your day?  It wasn’t supposed to be like this. If I am being honest, most of us are going to have great difficulty from even getting out of the Pinterest search loop and actually taking any action whatsoever…


The good news is that it doesn’t have to be… if you get them delivered once a month, it doesn’t mean that you have to use it right away… create a little stockpile and when you have the time and the weather is crappy or you just feel like exceeding the bare minimum of parenting effort, you have a science experiment at your disposal.

Here are the last couple that we have done:

STEM Botany Kit

  • Learn about plants and seeds by conducting experiments in a specially designed botanical laboratory with greenhouse domes
  • Construct an automatic watering system to keep your plants from getting too thirsty
  • Grow beans, cress, and zinnia flowers, and learn how each plant has different needs
  • Experiment with plant cells and capillary action
  • Learn how roots work to transport water and nutrients throughout a plant

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab

  • GROW CRYSTALS IN 8 COLORS – Blue, pink, red, purple, green, orange, yellow, and teal; Chemistry has never been so fun and colorful!
  • GROWING IS EASY – Easy-to-follow instructions and 4 silicone growing chambers make growing and saving your crystals easy
  • NIGHT LIGHT DISPLAY – Show off your 5 favorite home-grown crystals on the included light-up display
  • START A ROCK COLLECTION – Includes 5 real gemstone specimens and a STEM learning guide teaching all about crystal formation

These are all being done inside the sunroom for now at our home, the reason for the title, Sunroom or Lab.

Again if you join up in the STEM subscription service you can grab these things for $19.99 each, versus their usual price of $39.99.  You will love it because you already have a ton of things on your plate, and to have a cool STEM toy experiment show up when you’re already frazzled and the last thing you feel like thinking about is WTF are you going to give your children to do that is both educational and fun… at less than the cost of a decent bottle of wine, vodka or case of beer, thats your STEM toy, not theirs!

If you are aware of some other cool subscription services, please let us know!



If you have been looking for a group of like minded fathers who are willing to support you as you
would support them to chase their dreams, share their challenges, and intermix your wisdom with theirs than be sure to join the closed facebook group:

Get it all, enjoy it, make it yours, and if you continue to enjoy it, be sure to share it!


Looking for an in-depth conversation about the ideal you & fatherhood?
Pick a time from this link and let’s get down to it!