EPI-49: Bipolar People: Are You A DaVinci?
Trying Something New Today
I was pondering whether to repurpose old articles from my last site, OutsidersJourney. I still like what those hundreds of articles say. But they’re more from my point of view about me.
Could be helpful to you. Maybe.
But these days I like to be sure my work is more directly aimed at you, the readers and listeners.
I do my best to deliver answers to questions and provide tools and other actionable bits of advice to help you go big on your dreams, while managing whatever is left of bipolar in your mind.
The old site was like a journal. I laid out my life and perspectives so you could see if we matched. But it was all about what my world looked like. Not so much yours.
However, this one page leapt out at me as I sifted through the old site.
It’s about something one man refers to as a “DaVinci Personality.” And he wrote a book back in 2005 explaining what that is, why you might be one, and why, even amidst all the chaos of being like we bipolar-prone people are, there is good hiding within the bad. (Sound familiar?)
This wasn’t aimed at bipolar people, I might add. But many of us fit the bill. I know I did and still do.
I believe I even spoke on the phone with this man, Garret Loporto, way back when. But no details remain in my memory, other than that it was a positive conversation.
And I have no idea what Garret might be up to these days. But his description of people like us still rings true to me. So I’d like to share that original work.
Oh! Almost forgot. The new thing is that I’ll be reading the article inside this episode of the podcast. Let me know one day if you like this way of sharing my older work.
Here’s The Original Article
If you’re reading my blog and returning, maybe you are too.
So, what is that?
I was introduced to the term in “The Davinci Method” by Garret Loporto. To date, it is the only book I’ve ever read in one sitting.
I was so excited because it was the first time I’d ever been shown the template to my type of personality! It was as if Garrett had interviewed me to write it!
A Davinci searches, seeks and strives
We are the artists, the innovators, the big thinkers, the dreamers, the sometimes insane or unbalanced, the champions, the warriors, the charismatic criminals, the addicts, the painfully misunderstood, the geniuses.
We think in wholes, not parts
Davincis see events on many levels, simultaneously and easily give voice to complicated topics. We don’t kneel before anyone, can’t keep our thoughts to ourselves and we won’t shut up. The status quo nauseates us. Authority makes our skin crawl.
We create beauty and remarkable items of interest that cause everyone else to think or wake up
We’re the canaries in the mine
DaVincis are the people that can spot the shifts in our cultures before everyone else.
We are the agents of change, the trendsetters.
A Davinci feels more
We emote more, are more descriptive and make deeper connections with others, faster.
We solve the problems no one else can
This is purely due to the fact that we completely do not see the world the same way as the masses around us do. And we see connections across multiple levels of thought and feedback.
We see deep, wide, and high…and we see how it all connects, assists, and influences one another. Life is a 3D map to our minds, defined by an envisioning ability most lack.
We see what’s not there…yet and have the faith to know that it will be and that we have what it takes to bring it to reality.
We’re the Sauce, the Zing, the Flavor
Davincis make life friggin’ interesting for everyone else in our lives. This is sometimes fantastic for us and sometimes a disaster. The things that make us the most interesting, the drivers deep within us, can also cause us pain.
“Normal” is painful to us
We have a higher threshold for excitement, fear, chaos, and danger.
When everyone around us begins to freak out as a new disaster hits, we come alive. We are the calm ones directing the screaming hordes. We are the fireman, the cop, the warrior, the boss everyone else turns to for help when everyone’s job is on the line as a group.
Understanding all of this kickstarted my awareness that I should demand more from myself, in order to have what I really deserved.
I had to somehow help others get what they needed on a scale I’d never attempted, because that same scale was how big my goals had become.
The way I’ve chosen to do that is through BipolarExcellence.com. Welcome. Let’s poke around in the fog together a bit, shall we?
Just click the “READ MORE” text below for the transcript!
Hey, this is Ken Jensen. I’d be bipolar disorder, in an all natural fashion back in the mid 2 thousands. And believe it or not, that’s not even the coolest part of my story.
What I learned through that process and what came next and how that applied to bipolar and why bipolar was ever even part of the process, was mind blowing to say the least.
Bipolar has hidden within it, strengths. I’m gonna show you what I mean and how they’ve shown up in my life so you can do the same.
And This is Ken Jensen and welcome to the show you’re listening to episode 49. It’s a question by polar people. Are you a DaVinci? So my head’s spinning, I had a full day of sifting through what I thought I was gonna do.
Testing out a bunch of, well, a couple of new softwares and systems online. Do help me deliver repurpose old content that still is relevant and that I still enjoy talking about in conversation, but I don’t use on my website anymore.
This this this stuff would have been part of a an old website outsider’s journey. And what happened with that site at the time based on Where I thought my work was going. I did like a it was like a journal.
It was like a journaling exercise. And then some, I had written even many years back before I even started this site years back. I had written vripe’s I counted it up at 1 time now I can no longer remember.
I wrote Something like 250000 words worth of what mattered to Kenny. And it was anything. Anything and everything that I found useful for solving the problems in life that I that I had so far.
And then I wrote all these articles and then I had to sort them all into main topics and sub topics and I made them look real nice on that site.
They’re still all in there but you can’t see it. I gotta I gotta like a placeholder there if you if you punch in that URL.
You won’t see any of this stuff. But when I switched to bipolar excellence, my coach at the time told me after reviewing some of my work and we did some back and forth before we spoke.
By the time we spoke, she was like, you’re not gonna like this, but for what you want out of life and where your value lies at this site.
Even though you’ve worked your brains out on it which is obvious, she’s like, it’s not gonna get you there. It’s just not gonna get you what you want.
There’s nothing wrong with it per se. It’s just not gonna perform the way you want. So she left me with and it would that was hard to take. And and I felt I felt that that was potentially gonna happen in the call.
That was why I hired a coach in the first place to think the thing was not going anywhere. So I’ve held on to that forever. I’ve taken some things out of it and put them into the current site.
At bipolar excellence dot com, but just some. So today I took an actual hardcore run at I found a cool way of re reformatting that information. And I was going to put it into my my blog that I didn’t even realize I had.
I was thinking, this is how it goes. I was thinking I ought to start a blog, and then I looked on my site, and I saw a thing that said blog in the foot, I’m like, I clicked on it.
There’s only like 4 articles in it and they’re from the old site. Stuff that I felt was important and I I referenced those things elsewhere in my site.
So I wasn’t really even blogging, per se, but there was nowhere else to put them that they made sense. So I already had a blog. Forgot I started 1. I’m going through all this material and I can’t get enthused about it.
And I’m reading this stuff and I’m fine with what I wrote, it’s stuff I’ve said for years talked about for years but Something wasn’t just just wasn’t sitting right with me.
And like never before, I finally realized my coach, Rhonda. That’s my second coach by the name of Rhonda. I now realize. Rhonda, was right. This stuff this wasn’t how I wanted to do it.
Nothing wrong with it. Just it isn’t matching how I wanna go. So I decided to scrap that entire plan, but just getting through that kind of smoked my ability to do much with the rest of this day.
It’s already it up on 9PM on on Saturday, 17 December, I have yet to watch Black Adam. It just came on HB0 max. So it was like, I wanna do that, but I hear the noises I make. The consistency had to be brought back into play.
With this podcast. Before my dad passed away, I was knocking out podcasts regularly, rapidly, and I was I was pretty much digging how the process went. I was in the zone. And then understandably, I fell out of the zone.
Now I’m trying to back into an it is not easy. It’s like trying to get back into the gym. After an injury, you want back in but to actually do it, You get where everybody else is that’s never done it.
It’s it’s hard to even start. So that’s where I’m at now. It’s a lot for me to even turn on the machinery and do what I’m doing this very second inside your earballs.
But I’m very glad now that I did just like when I get back in a jam. I’m always glad I restarted. It feels fantastic. This does too. So what I wanna do something slightly different I’ve never done on this podcast before.
I thought it would be helpful. If I read the original article which is not long but when I reread it, I really still dig the shit out of what I wrote.
I don’t want to explain too much what it is because it’ll override the actual sharing of the article. I’ll read this thing and then I’ll I’ll have some afterthoughts.
Before I read it, I want to make you aware if you go to bipolar excellence dot com, There’s ways of working with me if if you’ve been listening to me for a while and you want a guy like me in your back pocket helping you create something.
Helping you find some peace in your life as you’re creating something or you’re just needing some inspiration in a direct fashion with somebody to won’t dick around and will help you get right to the work of doing the work.
Go to bipolar excellence dot com and click on work with Ken.
I have courses as well, 1 of which, Is directly it is directly how I beat bipolar disorder. It’s my it takes guts to be well coarse. That’s in there if bipolar all by itself is if if that’s it.
Deal with that is it. And you’ve caught my show because it’s got bipolar keywords, then that course is for you. There’s other courses that Match where my life’s at now and where I’m going next. I’ve learned a lot.
Can’t wait for you guys to dig in find out what I learned and see how it helps you. And as we talk about it, I will learn even more or I will learn how to how to Use the stuff that’s in my head that I haven’t even found a home for yet.
I don’t know till you talk to me. Take those courses and get back to me 1 of them, all of them I don’t care. If you work with me, I’ll give you all the courses for free.
That’s a standing thing. That’ll always be the case. There’s gonna be more courses as I go. So I just wanted to make that clear. Alright. Here’s the original article. I found out that I’m a DaVinci personality.
If you’re reading my blog and returning, maybe you are too. So what is that? I was introduced to the term in the DaVinci method by Garrett Laporto, to date it is the only book I’ve ever read in 1 sitting.
I was so excited because it was the first time I’d ever been shown the template to my type of personality. It was as if Garrett had interviewed me to write it. A DaVinci searches, seeks, and strives.
We are the artists, the innovators, the big thinkers, the dreamers, The sometimes insane or unbalanced, the champions, the warriors, the charismatic criminals, the addicts, the painfully misunderstood, and the geniuses.
We think in holes, not parts. DaVinci see events on many levels simultaneously and easily give voice to complicated topics.
We don’t kneel before anyone. Can’t keep our thoughts to ourselves and we won’t shut up. The status quo nauseates us, authority makes our skin crawl.
We create beauty and remarkable items of interest that cause everyone else to think or wake up. Where the canaries in the mine, DaVinci’s are the people that can spot the shifts in our cultures before everyone else.
We are the agents of change, the trendsetters. A DaVinci feels more. We emote more are more descriptive and make deeper connections with others faster.
We solve the problems no 1 else can. This is purely due to fact that we completely do not see the world the same way as the masses around us do and we see connections across multiple levels of thought and feedback.
We see deep, wide, and high, and we see how it all connects, assists, and influences 1 another. Life is A3D map to our minds defined by an envisioning ability most lack.
We see what’s not there yet. And have the faith to know that it will be and that we have what it takes to bring it to reality. We’re the sauce, the zing, the flavor.
DaVinci’s make life friggin interesting for everyone else in our lives. This is sometimes fantastic for us and sometimes a disaster. The things that make us the most interesting, the drivers deep within us can also cause us pain.
Normal is painful to us. We have a higher threshold for excitement, fear, chaos, and danger. Whenever in around us begins to freak out as a new disaster hits, we come alive.
We are the calm ones directing the screaming hordes. We are the firemen, the cop, the warrior, the boss everyone else turns to for help, when everyone’s job is on the line as a group.
Understanding all of this kick started my awareness that I should demand more from myself in order to have what I really deserved.
I had to somehow help others get what they needed on a scale I’d never attempted because that same scale was how big my goals had become.
The way I’ve chosen to do that is through bipolarexcellence dot com. Welcome. Let’s poke around in a fog together a bit, shall we? And article. Okay. So I changed the website in the end because otherwise it wouldn’t made sense.
So I would only change 1 other thing in that article, and I’m not even clear how to explain, to be honest with you, but I mentioned in order to have what I really deserved.
In personal development, I’m not gonna go technical on you because I I’m incapable of remembering such details.
We get what we deserve. That’s a neutral statement. We get what we deserve. If you think you deserve more and you don’t have it, it’s because you haven’t yet become the person to get what it is you think you deserve.
Good Lord, is that a hard cookie to swallow? It it’s it it sucks because we all feel like we deserve better.
So I guess really it’s it’s grammatical deserve is the wrong word. I I don’t know what the right word would be. It’s it’s closer to like, striving or you know, I really don’t know.
I’d have to sit and ponder to come up with the with the best word to fit. But whatever you have, that’s what you deserve. If it doesn’t suit you, if it completely sucks, you need to look at why life felt you deserved that.
In some cases, It’s gonna mean that you gotta step up your game. In other cases, You are being some some external force is exerting itself upon you in a way that’s horrible.
And you feel you deserve something better than that. Well no matter what, no matter what, life Doesn’t happen to you. It happens for you. Life itself is neutral. It’s just a thing and it’s happening.
The only thing you can control about that is your reaction to it. This sucks balls knowing this me personally knowing this and still not having what I want on a large scale, it’s hard to take even as I share it with you.
But I can tell you this much after years of picking through my own head and doing all the personal development and healing kind of work that I I did and still do.
I don’t like it any more than you do, but I I have a there’s a there’s a center of calm in me that I can feel not as strong as I would like to, but I feel it when I say, like what I just said.
You get what you deserve, but this isn’t what I want.
Well, become the person that gets what that thing is that you feel you deserve. I think what you’ll find too because I have At least in some cases what you think you deserve isn’t even what you really want as you get moving along.
You might hit it. You might get these things and then like they don’t give you what you want or which has been more often the case for me. I don’t I don’t ever get those things. But how I feel about that changes for the positive?
And I have switched gears in the past a handful of times in a in a big way to get closer to what it is I want out of life and be okay with the process looking like it does as that happens.
You’re listening to the current iteration of Ken. It’s gonna change again. I want it to change again. Right now, I’m in a certain way with a certain set of perspectives.
And beliefs and it’s coming out of me as your currently bearing witness. It’s not gonna stay this way. And that’s kind of the fun thing. 1 of the fun things I’ve learned in the doing of all of this.
I don’t want it to stay that way. But right now, I’m in a I’m in a healthy plateau where I’ve got to continue building out at this level in this way because that’s where all my pads led me.
That’s where all my information has taken me. All my interactions with everybody ever in my life have caused me to understand life the way I do now and talk to you about it the way I do now and that’s that.
I guess What I’m getting at is this experience has shown me this won’t hold. There’s things I want to do with life.
There’s people I want to reach there’s people I want to work with on projects and I’m not there yet. There’s there’s a there’s a scale I want to reach of of creation and production that is only gonna get handed to me, say per se.
When I meet whoever you are that has that project and that is a big part of why I built all of this. The website, the the podcast and everything else I’ve ever created to get to this point.
Some of you in in older episodes, you’ve heard me talk about that media center, 07:21 media center. I had my version of Shangri la where I woke up every morning and early excited to get out of bed.
Would Tara ask down the road to get to the place, not even knowing fully what might happen to me there that day, just knowing it would be cool.
And even if it was hard, it was gonna be cool because everyone around me was on the same page.
Everybody was unique. A lot of people were charismatic, some people were just terribly interesting even though highly introverted, it was just in a just a fun eclectic batch of people doing really cool shit.
Practically in secret in my my town which ain’t tiny. And in I want that back.
I want that back. I’m not saying I deserve it. I’m saying I want it. And the people that populated that building and all its multiple creativity based companies I’m searching for those people again now here with you.
If any of this resonates with you, please go to bipolarexcellence dot com On the home page you can sign up for my newsletter where you will get an awesome gift to kick start the process of building out your dream if you haven’t yet.
And even if you have, there’s gonna be a couple things in there I say that’ll improve your situation even if you’re ahead of me. And that’s 1 final thing I wanna say. I learned this from Rich Litfen.
I wanna work with people, at least to a certain degree, I wanna work with people that are way ahead of me. Because 1 of the coolest things I learned about myself is, people just want me around. They want my input.
They want my advice. Sometimes they just want my presence. I’ve had this proven to me over and over again. It’s because of how I am with people. Not everyone loves me to death. For some people, I’m a what do you call that word?
And acquired taste. But so I’m not I’m not full of myself when I say these things. I just I’ve seen the effect. Year after year after year in different ways, mostly with creative people, not always.
It’s in a few other areas too, but those those areas don’t appeal to me as a career path. Working with creative type people who wants someone like me to bounce ideas off of and not be a yes man.
If they got an idea, they want someone to talk to them straight about what a third party feels about that idea because they’re too buried in it to see whether it’s good or bad anymore.
And that’s where I come in. I can’t wait to be part of things like that with you.
Okay, I’m tapped. I’m tapped. I hit a wall in my brain, I just felt it. Thank you for listening this long The podcast is picking up steam. I’m getting more daily listens than ever before. And I love watching that graph climb.
It’s an exciting thing for me when I dig into my data to see what’s going on with who. I’m in 28 countries now, that means who knows what. It could be 1 of them or 2 of them or 10 of them or robot programs that just download.
I don’t know. But It’s better than 2 countries. It watching that number grows off of fun. You might wanna do something like that as well. And Again, I just wanna help you do it. Alright, guys. Talk to you soon and be well.