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Nov. 14, 2022

Want to Watch Someone Manifest Something Instantly?

Want to Watch Someone Manifest Something Instantly?

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Hello. I am super excited to share this episode with you. For one thing, although it's a blast being in the thrall of writing my new book, A Handbook For Those Already Born, I found myself missing making Manifest the Big Stuff for you. And. I'm also excited to share this episode because, on it, you get to watch and hear Keenan Burton, a former NFL wide receiver, manifest his most important desire. Live. On camera. In real time. Keenan is a former NFL football. A very successful business person. A great father and husband. And a high quality person with loads of integrity, passion, and grit. And he knows how to manifest. You're going to enjoy learning from him as much as I did. What is the great desire that Keenan manifests on this episode? You'll hear Keenan talk about it soon enough with your own ears. His greatest desire is not to be known as an NFL wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams. Nor as a three-time All Southeastern Conference wide receiver for the University of Kentucky. Nor as a member of the University of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. And not as the athlete who still holds the UK record for the second most receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in their entire history. Instead of being known for those amazing rare accomplishments, Keenan Burton's greatest desire is to be known by the work that he's done since football. To be known for the homes he's built and the businesses he's opened. Known as a great husband, father, and business person. Known for the lives he's changed and impacted. Known. Known as a man who has really helped people, from all walks of life, make good decisions and have better lives. Especially young athletes. And people like Keenan. People who look like Keenan and come from his background where he didn't have a ton of privilege. Keenan's greatest desire is to be a life-changing mentor. Providing guidance to help young people, who face the same challenges in life he did, make their way and live a better life. Now, let's be honest here. Manifesting being known those things, instead of for being a world-class athlete, would have been a heck of a lot easier if Keenan Burton hadn't been such a world-class athlete. So. Get ready. You are about to watch and listen as Keenan manifests that desire. Right here, with us, on this episode, right in front of our eyes. He lays out his blueprint for success in life. And timestamps becoming that mentor he so desires to be. And if you could benefit from the mentorship of someone as successful as Keenan, like I have, you've definitely come to the right place today. I'm Greg Kuhn, the Law of Attraction Science Guy, author of the life-changing Why Quantum Physicists... Book series, and your host. Let's not wait another moment to jump into this powerful episode.

Greg Kuhn:

Welcome. My guest today is Keenan Burton, a hero on the football field and off. From Louisville, Kentucky. He went to the university of Kentucky in 2004 and then to the St. Louis Rams in 2008. I'm really excited to talk with him today. I think we've got a really cool topic, Keenan, that you are gonna be the perfect person to address. Can you say "Hi" to folks?

Keenan Burton:

Hey, everybody, I'm super excited to be here and I hope that you get something from this.

Greg Kuhn:

We'll work together to make sure that's a great way to start it though, Keenan. Uh, Also, Keenan, you're no stranger to the Law of Attraction and manifesting, are you?

Keenan Burton:

I am not. I am no stranger to it. It's, it is actually the way that I've lived my life since I went to college.

Greg Kuhn:

Well, Great. We're gonna get into some great conversation about manifesting and the Law of Attraction from which you've got a very unique perspective based on your life history. And, uh, I wanna start by letting folks know just the type of person that we're speaking with here the level of accomplishment that Keenan has manifested in his life. Keenan, you are much more than an athlete, but your athletic success is a big part of the reason why I'm so excited to speak with you today. You were the MVP of the Kentucky/Tennessee High School All Star football game in 2004. And then, from high school, you accepted a football scholarship to play at the University of Kentucky where you were just a little bit successful. Maybe it would be a way to, uh, to say it. In fact, instead of me trying to describe your college football career, I thought we might have some fun and watch a quick video that pretty much says it all about you. Do you mind?

Keenan Burton:

Fair enough. No, I don't at all.

Greg Kuhn:

Okay. Let me set this up and I'll share our screen. All right now to set up this clip, this happened just a couple months ago, in July of this year.

Maggie Davis:

No time to waste though. Let's get right into it for tonight's Big Blue Story presented by CHI St. Joseph Health.

Keith Farmer:

Alright, the UK Athletics' Hall of Fame was started in 2005 to recognize and honor athletes whose participation and achievements enriched and strengthened the university's athletics program. A committee consisting Hall of Famers, media members, campus representatives, and current coaches and administrators, elects new inductees each year. So let's get started.

Maggie Davis:

Our first inductee in this year's Hall of Fame class is Keenan Burton, one of the best wide receivers and kickoff returners in UK football history. He finished his career second in program history in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, fourth in school history in pass receptions, and he was a three-time All-SEC honoree.

Keith Farmer:

So excited for this. I covered him in high school and at UK. It's awesome! Burton helped UK win the Music City Bowl in 2006 and '07. And was also on multiple academic and community service-related teams throughout his collegiate career. Here's Burton's "Call to the Hall" with Athletics Director, Mitch Barnhart.

Keenan Burton:

What's up, Mitch? I'm great, man. How are you?

Mitch Barnhart:

Hey, I appreciate you taking the time...a few minutes out... I'm glad you jumped on At the end of the summer, we try and go through a process where we um, look to name our University of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame members.

Keenan Burton:

Okay.

Mitch Barnhart:

And so this call is to let you know that you've been nominated. Uh, through the process. And selected to be in this year's University of Kentucky Hall of Fame. Pretty cool.

Keenan Burton:

I appreciate ya'll for this

Mitch Barnhart:

It was pretty cool. So we're so excited. I can remember when...the early days, man. And, um, all of the things that you and your teammates did to get us going in football and, man, so appreciate your commitment coming from Louisville the city of Louisville come to the University of Kentucky and help put us on the map, man. And so, uh, the wonderful catches, the beautiful runs, and all the things that you did was sort of emblematic of a wonderful group of guys. And, uh, so just congrats, man, on a well-deserved honor. Well-deserved honor.

Keenan Burton:

I appreciate it, man. I've been waiting for this call and this means, this means a lot to me. I really does.

Mitch Barnhart:

A question for you: can you still play? Cause you look like you can put the pads on and go again, my man. Unbelievable.

Keenan Burton:

Oh man, I appreciate... no, man...

Mitch Barnhart:

You look like you're ready to go.

Keenan Burton:

I wish, I wish, man. I would, I would love to put it on just one more time. You know that.

Greg Kuhn:

Wow, Keenan, let me start by saying how much I appreciate that you didn't wear the same shirt for our interview.

Keenan Burton:

Of course not. Of course not.

Greg Kuhn:

You had to just been that, that look on your face, right as, uh, Mitch Barnhart, relayed the news to you. That had to mean so much to you.

Keenan Burton:

It did. I mean, in life, I think that there are things that a lot of people desire. I think it's based on, what they work for and what they feel like they deserve. And there's a difference. And, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is something that I worked for and I deserve. You know, I earned it and, and I never cheated. You know? And so to get to a place where that happened, it meant a lot to me a whole lot to me

Greg Kuhn:

That's a very compelling way to put it. You earned it, you deserve it. What a great honor. Were you actually thinking about manifesting and the Law of Attraction during your football career at UK?

Keenan Burton:

Yeah, I was on a different level. What I wanted to manifest at that time was a professional career. It was something that I always thought about. It was something that I always told myself. It was something that was confirmed by my teammates to me. Because I think a lot of times a manifestation is about, what people are speaking to you as well and what you're allowing to your subconscious mind. And so, yeah, I was. And I didn't know that I would be as good as I was at Kentucky. I just knew that I would do what was required to be a professional athlete to play professional football.

Greg Kuhn:

And actually, that's a great segue, Keenan, because I wanna really dig a little more into that. You were, and not to discount... you're obviously, as Mitch Barnhart said, you're still in great shape. As a football player, you were freakishly athletic. In fact, at the 2008 NFL Combine, competing against the top NFL prospects in the entire country, you were a top performer in, tell me if I miss any, you were a top performer in the vertical jump, the broad jump, the three cone drill, the 20 yard shuttle and the 60 yard shuttle. And, if I'm not mistaken, you actually placed first in the vertical jump and then third in the 60 yard dash. You were a standout, not only in terms of producing on the field, but having an incredible amount of athletic talent. My question to you: at what point was athletic ability alone, not enough? When did using proper form become very important to you as a football player? As a successful football player?

Keenan Burton:

It was never enough. From, since I was five years old and my dad put a football in my hand, my athletic ability was never enough. The separating factor is, was always mindset and the desire. Because when we look at manifestation, we talk about... because Napoleon hill talks about a burning desire and and imagination. And so when you have burning desire and imagination mixed with it, it creates something very special. So my father never, and he didn't know what he was doing, but, you know, he never let me set up for just being good or being talented. You have to work and with work and preparation comes faith. And with faith comes manifestation.

Greg Kuhn:

So you're telling me that as athletic as you were, I'm sure at every stop, as a high school All-American, as a college All-American, and then into the NFL, it really was about your form.

Keenan Burton:

I am, because I never thought that I was more gifted than anybody. That never really crossed my mind. I never thought I never said, I'm as gifted as Michael Bush, Brian Brohm, or TaShawn McBroom some of the guys that, Cauvey Jackson, some of the guys that played at a very high level in high school and they went on to college and had some very successful careers. I always thought that I was a little bit behind them. And so what they had in skill, I had to make up in mindset.

Greg Kuhn:

And the results, when it comes to playing athletics, the results are always public facing, aren't they? You can't hide. You're performing or you're not performing. And, so having form as a guide that's maybe even, I imagine, might even take some of the pressure off.

Keenan Burton:

It does. Because Earl Nightingale speaks about what is success. And it's the pursuit of a worthy goal. And so when you're in the pursuit of something that you want, right, what happens is you don't really worry about the pitfalls and the valleys that you're gonna go into. And in sports, there's always ups and downs. In games and practices, in all things in life, it's that same way. But if you know exactly where you're going to and you stay focused on your destination, your route may change but the philosophies and. the end result is what you focus on. So keeping proper form is the most important thing.

Greg Kuhn:

And I think that's an incredible way to begin to talk about your professional career, Keenan, when you talk about the ups and downs. Because in very short order, we're gonna see some big ups and some downs. And then your resiliency beyond. Uh, But before we get into the after-football part, I wanna let folks know in 2008, you achieved your dream. You manifested that desire you had since way back. You were picked by the St. Louis Rams in the fourth round of the NFL draft. And also, by 2009, going into the 10th game of the year against the Saints, you were the Rams leading receiver for the year. And unfortunately in the first quarter of that game, you injured your patella and that proved to be, ultimately, the end of your football career. Isn't that correct?

Keenan Burton:

It is. And you know, one of the things that I wanna speak, especially if there are any athletes or anybody that's wanting to achieve something at a very high level, what I wanna mention is this: you have to be careful, when it comes to what you manifest, because I only manifested getting to the NFL. I never saw myself staying. I always told myself that I would play 10, 12 years, but the desire wasn't strong enough. And I believe that, there's a lot of people that wanna manifest money and their goal is always, I wanna become a millionaire. Well you earn a million dollars and then you realize that a million dollars is not a lot of money. So you're manifesting the wrong thing. You wanna be wealthy. You wanna be a successful football player, or a successful teacher, or a successful person, professional, whatever you wanna do. So you gotta be careful, but yes, everything that you said is correct.

Greg Kuhn:

That's a very interesting point you bring up Keenan. Is that something that you have taken away as you've processed the end of your career? Is that something that you've learned through that process?

Keenan Burton:

Yes, it is. But there's also other deciding factors that go into how things turn out for you, how things work out. Because I've had a really good friend of mine, and I say good friend and it's in passing, pass away from, seizures and CTE that played in the NFL, Demaryius Thomas. And you look at some of the things that happen to people that play the sport that I played for a very long time, to achieve the things that we want to achieve, and some things are not, um, as good as they seem. And so I believe that God knew what was necessary for me and that my time being a professional football player needed to run its course. So that nothing like that would happen to me and my mind would stay intact and things would happen the way that they were supposed to. So sometimes we have to pivot and accept what faith gives us, but it doesn't mean that we failed. It just means that the course on that thing that we want it just ran its time. That's all that it means. um, Yeah, it's something that you do have to transition out of and you have to rebuild yourself in the manifestation part.

Greg Kuhn:

And I wanna let folks know, Keenan, when you say you manifest a million dollars and then you come to find out a million dollars really isn't that much money, uh, somebody hearing that might gasp and say, "What are you talking about? Oh my gosh, you know, a million dollars is exactly what I want it would solve all my needs." And I don't want to, put your personal business out there for everyone to see, but your salary, is public information. And I believe NFL salaries are pretty regimented in terms of how much different draft picks get paid, anyway, isn't that correct? But you, from what I read, you made almost 2 million uh, during your time in the NFL. So you know what you're talking about when you say, hey, a million dollars might not be as much as you think it is.

Keenan Burton:

Yeah, I do. And the number is relative, right? The number is relative because a person can say, you know, I'm making $50,000 a year and I wanna make a $100,000. And then they make a $100,000 and they don't understand that what they've manifested is a higher amount of money, but the same type of financial philosophies. And so it's not that the money is too big or too small, whatever the number is for that person. It's that you're not responsible enough to deal with what you already have. So, therefore, when you get, or amass, this amount of money, you're not gonna know what to do with. Nor are you gonna know how to keep it unless you've manifested in your mind that this is something that you want to continuously have and continuously see grow. It's all about what you think. Everything is about how you think and what you think about the thing that you say that you desire. Because people say that they desire a lot of things, but they really don't want the thing that they say that they want.

Greg Kuhn:

Interesting. Well, you obviously have wanted some big success after football. What you just shared with us about being prepared, being ready if you will, for the financial success. Did you make good use of that money that you earned? Obviously you've maintained a level of success that's pretty high.

Keenan Burton:

Yeah. Yeah, I did. And I'm speaking in general terms, but for me on a personal level, again, it comes down to what you know and what you don't know that you don't know. You know, I was 22 years old when I was drafted and I come from a family where we've always had what we wanted, but we were not wealthy by any means, by any stretch of the imagination. We struggled at times, especially my mother being a single parent of two. So you don't have the type of financial wherewithal to handle a certain amount of money. And so the philosophies that I was taught from my father and from my grandfather was that you save. That's a challenging financial philosophy because, as you come into money and you learn more about money, you realize that saving doesn't bring you more money. Especially when you understand how the market works and that the definition of dead money is money that doesn't work for you. Because of the time value of money, as you have this money in the bank and time flows, it's left this money in your bank account worth less and less. And so I just learned that I need to start thinking about things financially different and start manifesting. Um, the way that I acquired money or the way that I sustained mine or the way that, that I handle people that wanted money from me. Because all of these things can contribute to either you becoming wealthy and being able to really help and provide for people that you love or becoming broke and end up on 30 for 30, where everybody is trying to figure out what happened to Keenan Burton and his money. Because everybody go ahead

Greg Kuhn:

Well, I was sorry to jump in, but guess what? People still wanna find out what happened to Keenan Burton and how he handled his money. Just in a good way. Right? So I go ahead. Go ahead.

Keenan Burton:

So, I transitioned out of playing football. I wasn't prepared because it was just the injury... I mean, I, I believe, 100% believe, that if I finished that year, the way that it was going, I would've signed my second deal. Maybe the year after that because I was going into my third year. And so I would've been in a situation where I would've made a substantial amount of money. I'm talking life changing. Sets my whole family up for generations. But I didn't. And so I had the money that I had. I saved it. I didn't spend it. And I got smart. And, my wife is a tax accountant. And so my wife was very adamant about building credit and she was very adamant about financial literacy and understanding where to put money and how to control our finances. And so she taught me a lot on the way. So then I started to research. I decided to jump into a food franchising industry that I knew nothing about and learned so much from it. I didn't make any money. In fact, I lost money in that deal. And then I jumped out of that, got involved in a supplement business and became very successful, reached the top of that company, and then wanted to figure out how to create true residual income. Mailbox money. And I started studying very successful people. And anybody that's ever had success, I'm talking about billionaires, tech, technology people, anybody that you can think of, anyone, they all got some of their wealth or a lot of their wealth from real estate. And so me and my wife, in fact, when I was playing, my wife had purchased a townhouse in Atlanta, for a certain amount, on a short-sale foreclosure basically. And we sold it for almost triple what we bought it for. And then that got me started into the real estate space. Then I started looking at mentorship. Who had the answers to the problems that I had and what didn't I know that I needed to know? And, I got in contact with, um, a real estate investor, out of Chicago and he showed me a lot of different things. And then I developed relationships and decided, after I went into business for myself, that the easiest way to create wealth in real estate on the front end is to build partnerships. So I developed a couple of partnerships with some people, in different states where I've been able to do real estate.

Greg Kuhn:

Fascinating. U h, a few things. Wow. To unpack that. First of all, I just want to ask you, your wife is a tax accountant?

Keenan Burton:

She is. Her focus is partnerships real estate partnerships.

Greg Kuhn:

Did you collect resumes for wives? Is that how you wound up with such an amazing, professional partnership?

Keenan Burton:

You know, It's funny. I talk to my friends about this all the time and I've been in some relationships and I've had women that I've been interested in and have been interested in me. And I look at God and I look at what I said that I wanted. And she is exactly not only what I wanted, but exactly what I needed, especially for the space that I was in, in my life. And it's, and that literally is a manifestation of what God, what I wanted, what I needed and what God was willing to give me. And I'm, I am super, super blessed to have her as my wife. I'm lucky. I'm very lucky.

Greg Kuhn:

I will echo those sentiments Keenan and, uh, very much so. Yeah, my wife kicks ass just to be blunt and I love that. In fact, she's so... she's such a great partner, such a hard worker, so talented, so imaginative. sometimes I wish I wasn't as good at manifesting, because she's hard to keep up with. And that's a good problem to have, right?

Keenan Burton:

It is.

Greg Kuhn:

So the other, the other things you talked about, you're starting to get into the other big reason why I'm so excited to talk to you today: your success off the football field. Because you have achieved so much, by also following form, just like you did in athletics. And let me just take one moment to say that at Manifest the Big Stuff, when we talk about following form as a manifestor, what we're saying is: we wanna learn the best habits and the success practices of someone manifesting a version of reality that we'd like to emulate. And then we give our best effort to make their form, our form. And, you know, I heard you talking about learning that, keeping your money active and in play was important. I heard you talking about, learning that real estate was a great place to do that or a vehicle to do that. I heard you, talking about how important mentorship is to you. I heard you then reference how vital your partnerships are. And all those things are parts of the form that Keenan Burton follows to be a successful, businessman, human being. Um, Tell us a little more about how intentional you have been, and still continue to be, about form.

Keenan Burton:

Well, it's the most important thing and I'm very intentional. You have to think about it like this: So you know, there's always a blueprint. Someone's already done the thing that you want to do. Now you may create something that's never been created before, but someone's created something that's never been created before, so you can follow that form, right? So I believe that true wisdom comes from the experiences of others. And then you don't go down the path that they went down, you learn from it and you apply to your life. And I think that's true wisdom. So I'm very intentional about it. But the biggest thing is understanding that I've made mistakes, doing it my way for so long. And I understand that in certain aspects of life, I don't know what the right way is. And so I have to find mentorship, even if that mentor doesn't even know that they're mentoring me. I have to find, people that have been where I've been at because it doesn't mean that things don't get difficult. And this is what I want people to understand. It's like there's daily struggles with athletes that people don't know about. And so you have to follow form just to keep your mind sane. When you've come from a place where everything has been done for you or you've accomplished the highest level. And then you go into a life that, basically, forces you to be average again, or average where you've never been average before. So then you have this inner conflict with your spirit saying, okay, no, it's okay to just be average. But then you have your subconscious telling you it's not okay to be average. This voice is telling you, stop doing this stop being average cause this is just not who we are. And then you wrestle with it often. And so if you don't practice some form of form and continuously following people that are successful and listening to what they do and how they do it, you're gonna fall right back or fall to a place where you've never been before, which is being average or mediocre. And that's just not acceptable. And I've been in that. I've been at that place and sometimes it's easy to get stuck there, but you have to be intentional about it.

Greg Kuhn:

You have to. And it's quite easy, isn't it, to find ourselves in a place where we start judging our insides by other people's outsides?

Keenan Burton:

Yeah, I've heard... so one of the people that I follow, he says this and this really helped me. And this will help a lot of other people be very, appreciative of their life. He says that when you compare yourself to other people, you compare your disadvantages to their advantages where they're stationed in life, where they're at, their successes, their failures. You don't know what their advantages are. They may be in a space totally different from you and you feel like you need to be there right now. You have to run your race. It can't be you trying to run someone else's race cause you feel like you deserve to be in a place that you haven't worked to get to. That's not your race. And so you can't compare your disadvantages to their advantages.

Greg Kuhn:

I hear you speaking to integrity and authenticity. And I would just like to add that if I'm running somebody else's race, not only is that not my race, therefore my well of passion that I can draw from, it might run dry pretty quickly as you were alluding to. But you know what else? If I win that race, it's not even the race I wanted to win. And then, you know, so it's really it's a losing part of that proposition. I did wanna follow up on one thing you said, especially, Keenan: mistakes. Mistakes are part of the process. Are they not?

Keenan Burton:

They are. And what happens to people, we get paralyzed by failure because we believe that a mistake means that we failed. And I'm guilty of it. You don't try, you don't do something, or you don't jump because you feel like not winning is losing. When, in actuality not winning is learning. And you know, that's something that you have to continuously tell yourself and speak into your spirit because sometimes it gets difficult. It gets difficult for you to want to proceed forward when you've learned so many lessons. But you have to because this could be the breakthrough to your success. If you keep pushing

Greg Kuhn:

And what a great opportunity to ask somebody who's been there. When you say, and I love that, not winning is not losing, not winning is learning. Um, When the clock is coming to a close and the game is ending and you're getting tackled inside the five yard line and you stretch your right hand out with the football in it, but it doesn't quite cross the goal line and your team loses the game. Uh, that is still learning. It might be more painful than other shortfalls or failures that we like to call 'em. You've been there. You've been on both sides of it. How does that play out?

Keenan Burton:

Because there's a lesson in the loss. I mean, you have to think one of the things that we do in football is that regardless if you win or lose, you go back and watch film. So that you can identify the things that you did well and that you didn't do so well. But in winning you feel good. There's this euphoria that you get because you accomplished the goal that you had for that game or for that season. In losing you don't feel so good. And so you tell yourself that you never wanna feel that feeling again. And so you got two options. You can either work harder to make sure that doesn't happen, that you don't feel that feeling, or you could submit to that feeling and quit because you lost. So then you gonna have the pain of regret or you gonna have the pain of work. Choose your heart, which pain do you want? And for me, now that I have children and I have a son that looks exactly like me, I choose the pain of work, cause I don't want him to look at his father and say, my dad's a quitter. My dad doesn't stand on what he says he does. What he says. he stands on it and what he does, what he says he's gonna do.

Greg Kuhn:

That's an important added motivation, an important added accountability for you.

Keenan Burton:

It is.

Greg Kuhn:

You know what, everything you just said. And I feel like you were doing this. But if you could pull all the football and athletic references out of it and swap 'em out with, you know, non-athletic life stuff. I mean, in terms of learning from, not defining yourself by, the shortfalls, not defining yourself by the failures, by the pain, but by using that as fuel. Is that something that you have obviously carried over, uh, blurred the lines, if you will, between athletics and life outside of athletics?

Keenan Burton:

Well, yeah, because I'm no longer an athlete, that's the thing. You know, that's what people know me as. That's what, the first thing that someone's going to say when they see me because I haven't accomplished enough yet outside of the game. But there's gonna come a time, a point in time, and this is manifestation, where no one's gonna know me for playing football. Not where I'm from. Because of the work that I've done, because the homes that I've built, cause the lives that I've changed, cause the businesses that I've opened, and the lives that I've impacted they're gonna know me for that. And so you have to be able to transition from the athletic perspective to the business side of things. Or take away the business or athletic side the life side. You know, my main goal in the next 5 to 10 years of my life is to change people's perception of me. And I don't wanna be perceived as an athlete anymore. Those days are over. Those are not coming back. I wanna be perceived as a great husband, great father, great person, and a business person that's really helped people and given people that are like me, that look like me, that don't look like me, that are athletes, former athletes, a way to, to make a living because it's not easy when you get done doing what we do.

Greg Kuhn:

Hey, I hear you loud and clear, and well, I'll say this, you mentioned earlier the importance of mentorship and you talked about how even when somebody doesn't know that they're your mentor. And I just keep thinking about how many people are going to watch and listen to this conversation that really need to hear what you are sharing for a variety of reasons and how you are mentoring people. You are now putting a timestamp in 3D time-space. You're creating a space, an energy space, where Keenan Burton is able to mentor someone who needs this mentorship right here, right now, for whatever reason. I'm really, not only thankful, that you're willing to go here with us, but also really proud to be talking to you and giving you an opportunity to do that. Um, yeah. Could we spend a little bit of time talking a little more about form and how important it is because I've identified 4 primary ways or 4 very powerful ways that form, can assist you in manifesting. And you know, I certainly have never come close to achieving the athletic success you have, but I do run about 30 some miles a week. And, so, uh, I have that crossover as well, if you will. First I'd like to propose that form gives you a readily available internal litmus test for whether or not you've given your best efforts, Especially when we're doing something that's got public facing results, when people can tell whether or not we're doing it. I find is very helpful to be able to go back at the end of a performance or in retrospect and say, was I giving my best effort or not? I can look and say, did I adhere to form the whole time?

Keenan Burton:

Yeah. Yeah. No and I like that. Cause it holds you accountable.

Greg Kuhn:

And I think asking myself, am I following form or did I follow form? That's a kinder question than asking myself, you know, did I hit the nail on the head? Did I do it? Did I, achieve the exact outcome that I wanted? Cause there's a lot of factors that influence those things, right?

Keenan Burton:

There are a whole lot.

Greg Kuhn:

So, the second thing I've identified is that, and I think this one is really cool, following form assigns my whole self jobs. Like when I'm running and I'm following form, what it's really doing for my body is it's just giving every muscle and every muscle system, a job. Cause they all have jobs, holding me up in space and moving me forward. Form outside of athletics works the same way. It assigns my whole self, a role or a job in the process of manifesting the reality I desire.

Keenan Burton:

Oh, I like that.

Greg Kuhn:

I think of it when I'm running as, uh, when I notice muscles that aren't engaged, they're sort of hiding in the corner.

Keenan Burton:

Yeah.

Greg Kuhn:

I invite 'em to the party. I'm like, come on man. We're all doing this. Let's do it.

Keenan Burton:

You speak to them?

Greg Kuhn:

I do.

Keenan Burton:

That's good.

Greg Kuhn:

I sure do. I speak to them, verbally with my thoughts and I also speak to them by breathing to them and then exhaling from them. That's another form of energy conversation that I have with them. So yeah, I, I reenlist them like, come on don't hang on the wall. Let's go, man. We're out here having a good time.

Keenan Burton:

I like that.

Greg Kuhn:

And, in doing that really leads me to the third advantage of following form. And that is, when I'm doing it, it really helps illuminate where I need support. You know, because I can clearly see, you know, it's one thing to, to know that I need help. It's another thing to feel pain. It's another thing to see that I'm not able to produce like I want to. But when I'm following form, it really helps me to be able to see where the issue is.

Keenan Burton:

Right.

Greg Kuhn:

And what I can do about it, you know?

Keenan Burton:

Yeah.

Greg Kuhn:

Just like, I mean, I think about, somebody who doesn't know how to be a great, a good student yet and they're falling behind in school and you might ask them, what's the form that a successful student follows? Well, it's not just being in class and being quiet and doing the homework. It's also getting to bed early enough or, you know, uh, setting aside a little time to study, eating right, all those things. It's really a holistic approach. And that takes us, really directly into the fourth advantage. And that is that when I follow form, and I think I mentioned this earlier, I find it takes a lot of the pressure off. I know that sometimes when I'm about to go for a run, I like to run 6 to 8 miles, um, every now and then when I'm getting ready to go, I find myself feeling anxiety about it. Like, oh, you know, I gotta go out here and perform. And then I remember, and this is honestly, literally what I do, is I say, wait a minute, I'm not going out here to perform a stunt. Uh, And I'm not going out here to, run a certain distance at a certain pace. As much as I am to just go out and maintain my form in each moment for the entire time that I run. And that takes a heck of a lot of pressure off me, I found.

Keenan Burton:

That's good. That's good. Because you committed to the process at that point.

Greg Kuhn:

Yeah.

Keenan Burton:

It's the process of doing the thing that you say you're gonna do.

Greg Kuhn:

Keeps me focused.

Keenan Burton:

Yep.

Greg Kuhn:

And productive. And, uh, and Keenan, I don't wanna let this opportunity pass, especially after just sharing that with you.

Keenan Burton:

Yeah.

Greg Kuhn:

Without asking you, specifically, for some thoughts and advice. You have desires that you're working toward manifesting. You have, ways that you want your reality to be even more pleasing to you and more productive, more successful. I am the same way. And everybody listening and watching also has desires and dreams. You're somebody who has set some very ambitious goals for yourself and you've achieved them. And some of those goals are pretty rare air. And, and I hear you talking about the rare air that you still want to attain. What advice do you have for somebody who, right now, wants very badly to manifest something that's very important?

Keenan Burton:

The first thing that I would say is that they have to be open to it. You have to be open to it because when we talk about manifestation, some people don't believe it. And the first thing about manifestation is belief. There's two types of ways to believe. You have belief based on referenced experiences. You believe something because you've experienced it. And then you have belief when it comes to what someone has said to you. And when someone tells you something, you believe it for a second, but when you experience it, you believe it for a lifetime because you have a reference point. And then I would say it's about what you're putting in your body. A lot of people don't understand that manifestation comes from the way that you think, talk, and act. There's a book that I encourage everybody to read and it's called, The Tongue: A Creative Force. And it puts spiritual context behind why and how you can manifest what you want through faith and prayer. And one of the things that I've realized, and this is a book that I listen to often, this is third or fourth time listening to this book I just restarted it is that you can manifest things with faith, but what you speak is part of you believing. So you say you believe in something you say you believe in something based on your actions and how you show up everyday. And that's the biggest thing that I've found is that you're not gonna always feel like you're winning, but you have to act, and be, and speak as if you are. Because that's the thing that manifests your reality to you is that. So my advice would be, be open to it and understand that we're put here to create. And God created by speaking. And God says that we are God because we are of Him. He is of us. So if that's the case and that's one of God's promises and it means that what you say will manifest itself. Good or bad, it doesn't matter. So you choose what you manifest.

Greg Kuhn:

So it's important to practice. Isn't it?

Keenan Burton:

Practice is everything because then the practice turns into the game. It becomes the game.

Greg Kuhn:

Yeah. I was thinking about, uh, practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.

Keenan Burton:

Yep.

Greg Kuhn:

And I think maybe that could be maybe interpreted as sort of a harsh way to say it, but what I hear is, yeah, what I practice is what happens.

Keenan Burton:

Absolutely.

Greg Kuhn:

Yeah. Wow. Thank you so much, Keenan, for...

Keenan Burton:

Of course.

Greg Kuhn:

sharing your time with us today.

Keenan Burton:

Of course.

Greg Kuhn:

I don't have any doubts that we truly took advantage of this opportunity to create something valuable. I know that there are folks that are gonna watch and listen, that really need to hear this. And I can't think of anything more valuable to share with someone than your time. So thank you for doing that.

Keenan Burton:

No problem. Anytime. If you need me just call. I'm here.

Greg Kuhn:

Thanks Keenan. Take care.

Keenan Burton:

All right.

Greg Kuhn:

I use running as exercise. But also to achieve a flow state. Which is an ideal space for reflection and growth for manifestors. To create a flow state, I make running not about how fast I go. But only about me holding my body aloft using every muscle to do so, while propelling myself forward through space and time. In each moment. For an hour or so at a time. How fast and how far I go they're of secondary importance to giving my best effort to do what I just described, in each moment. In fact, when I'm running, this moment is the only moment that I came out to run. And now my Quantum Thought. The reason I pick up garbage when I'm walking is because I want to live in a community without garbage on the ground. Setting aside the thoughtlessness of throwing garbage on the ground, I'm often strangely grateful towards the litterer. For providing me with such an immediate and tangible way to manifest my desire to live in a clean community. And those are the same reasons I will go to great lengths to not get in an argument or fight. Especially with the people I'm closest to, like my wife. I go to great lengths not to argue or fight cause I don't want to be in an argument or a fight. With anyone. And it doesn't matter if I'm right because I'm still in an argument or fighting. And, besides, I do not have to argue or fight to respectfully stand my ground. Speak plainly and honestly. Lay out clear and appropriate boundaries. And then abide by them. Thank you for joining me today. If you found value here, please, go to my website: Manifestthebigstuff.Com. And download your free copy of my life-changing, introductory book called How Reversing Seven Words Can Change Your Life. You'll have a powerful free book. And I'll be able to stay in contact with you about manifesting. And please make sure you follow me on YouTube. Or on whatever platform you're enjoying Manifest the Big Stuff. Thank you again for sharing your time with me today. Your investment is key here and I'll never take it for granted. Until next time, I hope you make the most of your time. And I'll do likewise.