is junior and I'm hype about this too and I know this is gonna call some people to delete me that's gonna cause some people to even follow me. It happens all the time. I get it. I understand, but it is Pride month and I'm excited that it is Pride Month and we are going to celebrate Pride month here on the wood now podcast. Some of you might say what is Pride? What is Pride month? I'm glad you asked. I'm not gonna give you a lesson on Pride. This is not a teaching podcast. I encourage you to go and say to Siri, go and say to google, go and say to Alexa, go and say to Bigsby, whoever it is that you talk to your device talks to and google pride. Do it get the origin of it, Get the history of it really learn from it because I hear a lot of people make a lot of comments about it, but they've never taken the time to understand where it came from and why we celebrate it.
Why we celebrate Pride Month. If you will educate yourself on something, then what you'll find out is that you won't make as ignorant comments or ignorant conclusions about something prior to gaining an understanding of it. Am I calling you ignorant? I said your conclusion or your comment was ignorant. That's what I said. I said what I said. All right. Yeah. Many people define stagnation as not producing or being at a standstill. I get it. However, I would like to add a little weight to the definition and say that I may be producing. I may be moving however, my production and my movements are disrespectful to the purpose that's inside of me, to the greatness that's inside of me. If that's going on that stagnation as well and that's okay.
Guess why? Because I have developed a tool. I wrote a book called from stagnation and transformation. And that book was written specifically for individuals that feel stuck, that feel lost, that feel like they're just wandering in the wilderness, that feel like they just need something, it's just missing. It's okay. I want you to hit over to www dot clinton Pettijohn dot com forward slash transformation there. You're gonna find a complimentary portion of the book. That's right. A complimentary portion of the book. I want you to read that portion After that. It's gonna ignite such a fire inside of you that you're gonna want to purchase, the your personal copy of from stagnation of transformation. So I want you to do that as well. Why? Because I believe that it will give you a 21 day jump start to fulfilling or re identifying purpose and whatever core area you find yourself stagnant in.
So, again, visit www dot clinton Pettijohn dot com forward slash transformation. What's up? Everybody you are listening to the what now podcast where we discuss ways of effectively addressing life's most difficult moments. Mhm What is up everybody, I'm excited to be back with you here on the wood now podcast. I have missed each and every one of your beautiful faces. You're beautiful energy. You're beautiful aura, your beautiful spirit. I have missed each and every one of you. I've missed the opportunity to share and engage with you. We took a small break and we're back or are we back? That's something we're going to address a little later. But before we do that, let me do this the correct way.
I just got excited because I missed each and every one of you, the month of May. We're not gonna talk about that yet. All right, so let's go here. Welcome to the What now podcast where we discuss effective ways of facing life's most defining moments. We want to make sure that we eat are exercising the tools, techniques and strategies that are already inside of us in order for us to face these moments in the state of our best self. My name is clipped in petty john and I am your trusted voice of transformation. I teach creators how to transform their lives through embracing the totality of their best self. I'm excited. Can you tell? I am uber excited and I don't use that loosely and I'm not just throwing that out there at you but I'm excited to be back in front of the microphone or in front of the camera.
I'm excited to be back sharing with each and every one of you. Each and every one of you are beautiful, you are handsome, you are radiant, You are intelligent, you are woke in relationship to your purpose. You are empowered to do everything that you were called created and designed to be you are all that in the end Some more. You are all that in some more. Why do I know that? I know that because I am all that and some more I am body, all of that energy and I know that that is what I attract. So before we go, let's do our breathing exercises just to make sure that we are all present. Take a deep breath in. Yeah, hold it, just sit right there with it for a minute, breathe out. Yeah, take another deep breath in, hold it, sit with that right there for a minute, breathe out Now if you were able to complete that exercise then there are two things, two things that I can say concerning it.
You have taken the energy that you have left in your past, you have taken the energy that you have devoted to the possibility of a future. But you don't even know how to get to that future. You have now merged it with the energy that is present right now. You have Merge them three together creating synergy and we can define that synergy as your best self and because we have your best self present now, we can take advantage of everything that is presented before us on tonight today, Whenever you're listening to the replay tonight today, whenever you're listening to the replay. All right, So let's go. Here we go. Y'all see I'm hyping, I'm really hyped. So we are back or are we, we're gonna talk about all that.
I took the month of May or took the month of May off. Now. You wanna see me looking? I have a little script tonight. That's something I normally don't do. But I want to make sure that I give everybody all the details of everything that we have going on. We have some exciting things going on and I want to make sure that you are updated and involved and it all all right. I want to make sure you don't miss out on anything. So we took the month of May off. I was advised by my spiritual leader to take that month office, mental health month, focus on me. Focus on restoring for focus on charging. Focus on centering. Focus on all of those things. If you know me, I'm big on centering. I'm big on grounding. I'm big on all of that great stuff that empowers you. I used to not be in that space, but I understand that I don't pour from what I need. I pour from my overflow.
I pour from my overflow. So again, maybe it was of course the month of mental health or mental health month. So it was very imperative that I took that break and gave myself an opportunity to reset and gave myself an opportunity to reset. So some of you, I can feel you, I can hear you, you're saying Cliff, How do you feel after taking that money? Oh, I feel refreshed. I feel energized, I feel centered. I feel even more connected with myself and with purpose. I feel even more connected with you that are listening. You know, it's so much I could say, but I want to stay focused tonight. All right. I don't want to get way out in left field and have to bring it back full circle. Okay. And I want to know whether you guys last month was mental health money. I want to know what you guys did for the month for yourself to make sure you know that you are exercising healthy habits as it relates to your mental capacity and you know, I'm big on health in all core areas of our lives.
That's your career, your mental health, that's your spiritual health, that's your physical health, that's your family, that's your finances. And I feel like I'm forgetting one of my field. Like I'm forgetting one of them isn't gonna come to me. If it does not come to me, then I will make sure I put it in the description section, but we want to make sure that we are hitting all of those areas in our life because we want to make sure that we are taking the approach, that wholeness is ours and sometimes it's not that we have to work towards them. We have to embrace them. How did I forget financial, that's the other area. We don't want to forget those areas. We want health in our finances as well. All right. So, I want to hear from you, find out what it was that you did. I rested, I chilled and I remembered I rested I chilled and I remembered and some of those things that I remembered, I'm gonna be bringing up uh throughout the next couple of months and and it's not even that I remember some things, it's that I opened myself up to the awareness of some things in certain areas of my life and those certain areas definitely will be brought up in podcasting and other platforms that you all follow me on.
So make sure you stay connected with me. All right, make sure you are staying connected with me and whatever capacity that you are able to be connected to me. But especially through this podcast, all you feel me All right. So, I did a few podcast, guest appearances, They're gonna be coming up with some great uh podcasters. I want you to subscribe to their shows as well. When I released these shows. I don't want you just to listen because I was on there. I want you to subscribe to them and follow them there about a great work. I even had to speaking engagements that were, they were pretty dope. I really enjoyed the vibe with both of them and the vibes were you know, on two different No, I did three. I did three speaking engagement, I said too, but I did three and I really enjoyed speaking to a group of high school kids in Chicago. That was really fun. That was dope. All right. But I limited my conversations as well. Um itself, my conversations with myself. Excuse me now, some of you might laugh at that because if you know me, you're like cliff, how can you limit your conversations anymore?
Because you're not really one that into a lot of conversations, but I was very, very selective and careful about my conversations throughout this month. Um, mainly for me and and it's not that I need to cut this person off. I'm beyond all that stuff. Everything that I'm doing is working within me, I need to work on me. If I work on me and create the energy field that I need to create, then I will attract and draw that who attract and draw then, which I need to attract and attract and draw who I need to attract. So I'm not even on that whole cut people all things, but it was just me getting back centered with myself and comfortable with myself and trusting my voice, trusting my spirit, trusting my inner most being to answer me and I'd be able to sit with that without judging it. So that was one of the things that I really, you know sat with and I opened myself up as I said to quite a few realities, that's the language I had with it.
Quite a few realities that I hadn't been quite open to that I allow myself to now be open too. So we'll be discussing them. I know you're trying to get me to discussing right now but we're not discussing them right now because this is junior and I'm hype about this too and I know this is gonna call some people to delete me that's gonna cause some people to an follow me, it happens all the time. I get it. I understand but it is Pride month and I'm excited that it is Pride Month and we are going to celebrate Pride month here on the what now podcast. Some of you might say what is Pride with his Pride month, I'm glad you asked. I'm not going to give you a lesson on Pride, this is not a teaching podcast. I encourage you to go and say to Siri, go and say to google, go and say to Alexa, go and say to Bigsby whoever it is that you talk to your device talks to and google Pride, do it, get the origin of it, the history of it really learn from it because I hear a lot of people make a lot of comments about it but they've never taken the time to understand where it came from and why we celebrate it.
Why we celebrate Pride Month. If you will educate yourself on something then what you'll find out is that you won't make as ignorant comments or ignorant conclusions about something prior to gaining an understanding of it. Am I calling you ignorant? I said your conclusion or your comment was ignorant. That's what I said. I said what I said all right so pride is the promotion of self affirmation, dignity equality, equity and increase visibility of the L. B. G. T. Q. I. A. Plus community and social groups. All right that's all I'm gonna say about it. That that's the end of what I'm going to say about it. Somebody else may define it a little different. I understand but that's all I'm going to say about what it what it embodies and what it is.
I'm gonna show you throughout the month of this uh podcast what it embodies. So we're gonna dedicate the entire month to L. B. G. T. Q. I. A. Plus creators all our guests. I have four three guests I guess. I'm calling myself a guest because I, yeah yeah yeah I would be that fourth guest. I'm so honored to be here. Thank you for the opportunity but we have three guests that are different creators within the community. We're gonna be talking to him throughout the month. Also if I do run in the ads it will only be L. B. G. T. Q. I A. Plus businesses organizations, music and merch. Okay we are celebrating this thing big this month. We're gonna turn it up all the way. Listen, I'm getting excited. I gotta stop talking with my hands because I start hitting the mic the other day. I was on the interview. Got so excited and hit the mic as well. So as I said this month we're dedicating that this podcast to pride month.
Okay so who wants to hear some exciting news about the president and about the future? Who wants to hear some exciting news? Listen, I hear you, I hear you. I got you. I can feel you. I can feel you, I can feel you. So after this episode we have three more episodes this month. We have to live episodes and one previously recorded episode. Okay, I'm gonna be talking to an author, I'm gonna be talking to an actor and an influencer. Uh and we're gonna be talking to Darius again. Okay. Doris is coming back. He hit me up. He wanted to do a show about love and and and some other um issues that are going on in the world today. So we're gonna sit, we're gonna talk with Darius actually, Darius is gonna end the month. Okay. He's gonna end the month of a special show at the end of the month. Y'all. Okay so we have to live shows. Darius is one of the live shows. I'm going to be releasing information on the other live show as well within the next couple of days and the recorded show within the next couple of days.
Okay, I'm not going to release all of those names, I'm excited about that, but As I said, we have one recorded show to live shows on that last live show. I think it's June 27 and the live shows will be on Facebook. Okay, so stay tuned. I want you guys pushing and promoting that as well. But on that last show guys, can you believe this? That will be our 1/100 episode of the Wood Now podcast. Yes, Yes, Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. The 1/100 episode of the podcast, but it will also be our last episode of the podcast. Yes, it will be our last episode of the podcast and what a milestone for a venture that was only supposed to be me, getting on to talk myself through a book that I was stuck writing and it has stretched and grew and developed into something that has been transformative and amazing for me, transforming an amazing for me and then the feedback that y'all give and then even the guests that come on and talk about their experience with it.
It's been amazing. It has really been a blessing to see what it is doing in the lives of everyone else, but I gotta be honest, what it has done in my life has really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, you know, humbled me and at the same time, set me on fire. Yo it has really set me on fire as it relates the purpose. My goal assembly to provide everyone that listened with someone a voice of face that either look like them, sounded like them reminded them of their experience, reminded them of their story. I wanted to make sure that everyone was provided with someone that they could connect with. That's why diversity is so important to me. It is important to me that I always have a diverse group of individuals on the show.
Everything that I do promotes diversity, because it's in that diversity that we learn and grow and take those limits off of our growth and development. So, you know, after having all of the amazing guests that we've had and then the guests that we have lined up for this month, I have to say that not only did we reach that goal, I believe that we smashed that goal, I believe we smashed that goal. And can't nobody convinced me otherwise. So, I'm excited about that now, don't worry, you will still have access to every show from season one all the way to the final episode of season three. Those will stay up, you can always go back listen to those be inspired by those comments, even on, you know, on the feeds of them and everything. Just to let us know you're still listening, you're still being inspired, You're still being encouraged, You're still being strengthened.
You are still Excuse me being transformed by everything that has taken place on the wood now podcast. All right now. Here we go. As we proceed forward with life and with business, I invite you to remain actively connected with me via my new podcast which will officially launch august 1st. The information for that will be in the show description. I'm not going to talk much about that on tonight. All right, so look for some great changes, some great shifts because we are shifting our perspective. We are shifting our vantage point from a question what now to the understanding that we house solutions. So, I wanted to hop back on here just to show my love and my appreciation for each and every one of you and just to reconnect with you just to let you know, I have not forgotten about you.
I am not gone. I just took that month to breathe and you already know we talk about breathing all here and it is very important, important that we take time not just to breathe, but to learn the patterns of our breath and sometimes we have to take those breaks to learn those things. So I encourage you share this episode with as many people as possible. Make sure you stay connected. Look in the description, follow the new podcast, look forward to everything that that's going to embody and get ready. Get ready, Get ready because y'all, we have some amazing things coming and I'm not just saying that just to keep you hooked, I'm saying it because I know that I know that I know that I know. So my encouragement to each of you is that you take pride this month and embracing you're more than meets the eye, It's in you, Everything is in you.
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