And when you first got here, you were probably on your own, struggling to find your way and build a life without a support network of family and friends to rely on for help...
And as you've spent time in this chaotic city, you've likely come to realize how challenging it can be to THRIVE and be happy here...
This is by far the trickiest—but most important—part about living here...
More than likely, your friends are scattered around the city and you have to invest a lot of time, energy, and money in order to see them... or they aren't available because they've already built a close-knit group around their neighborhood or place of work...
And maybe some aren't even people you'd call "real friends" back home.
And yet in order to THRIVE and be happy here, you need an ever-expanding network of friends, because if you don't, there's so much change perpetually sweeping through the city that the loss of a single relationship could devastate your entire foundation of social and emotional well-being.
You want a robust community of dependable friends who are accessible in as many neighborhoods as possible, so if you're ever in a pinch, or a friend—or even you—decides to move, you can quickly re-stabilize your sense of safety and security with other nodes in your network.
Yes, this way of thinking is a departure from the reclusive tendencies of artists who are prone to isolating in their studios and losing track of time as they get lost in their work.
But what other choice do you have?
Now if you've been living here for 5-10 years (or more), you probably fall into 1 of 3 categories:
Since most people are in category #3, you're likely indulging in coping strategies that compound your issues and make it even harder to find a way out of your current circumstances (or depression).
And over the years of living here, forming your identity and lifestyle patterns as an assimilated transplant, you may have found that one or more MAJOR areas of your life has gradually fallen out of balance—whether it be the number of hours you work, the quality of your health, the cleanliness of your home, the depth of connection in your relationships, the amount of energy you invest in social media/TV/video games, or the money you do (or don't) have tucked away in savings.
And even if you're a functioning adult in Los Angeles, your creativity—or the one thing you initially came here to express—has probably taken a backseat to maintaining the stable life you fought so hard to establish.
But let's be real...
Do any of these sound familiar?
But really, all of these seemingly "small" and "harmless" choices are building over the course of a week, a month, or a year... and become your habits... which become a lifestyle... that holds you stuck.
And to really start cranking as a professional artist, you need to break that cycle in a supportive environment that will help you make the transition from starving (for success... change... health... happiness... fulfillment... meaning... purpose... creativity... connection... inspiration... friendship... etc.) to THRIVING.
Now if you're still reading this and you know you need to change something, let's be real again...
If you're a legitimate artist aspiring to make a career out of your passion, what you've been doing isn't entirely serving you; otherwise, you'd already be there or at least on a clear path towards it...
And NOT feeling inspired each day and energized to work on your passion is not healthy and won't lead to the life you're looking for in LA.
You can't afford to stagnate in your own little bubble anymore...
You need a new solution and there IS a better way...
What if instead of numbing out your stress and pain and settling for a mediocre existence (and possibly justifying why you no longer have time to practice your craft because of the numerous other—mostly less important—distractions that eat up your time)...
...It's WHY you came to LA in the first place, remember?
What if you could transition out of misery and the feeling of being STUCK—either in your job, your health, your living situation, your relationships, your use of technology, or your finances—and reenergize yourself to start making changes that set you up to become a completely different person?
And what if you could rearrange your life so you that you're making GOOD money doing what you love as an artist?
This is absolutely possible. This CAN be your future. You CAN live a life that excites you.
There are plenty of other people in the world who've taken on this same challenge and succeeded...
AND. YOU. CAN. TOO.
But to make this shift, you must move AWAY from consumption TOWARDS creativity and invite new, inspiring people into your bubble who will challenge you to grow OUT OF the "lone wolf" mentality and taking on the world by yourself...
By crowdsourcing your vision and leveraging a strong network of collaborative partners with diversified talents, you rapidly accelerate the problem-solving process—allowing you to experience MASSIVE breakthroughs in your psychology around health, wellness, relationships, money, business, negotiations, creativity, and more.
The most successful people not only have a strong network who support them, but they also have healthy habits; therefore, if you want to be successful, you want to surround yourself with people who are healthy:
People who prioritize sleep... exercise... diet... physical and Mental Hygiene... over partying, video games, and junk food...
So what if there was a digital network specifically designed to help you cultivate successful habits as an LA-based artist, who may have few—if any—local friends or family to rely on?
That’s where we come in...
(It's like Bumble for Weirdos...
or AA for Artists! ...without the AA.)
Everyone knows to keep their body clean, but no one thinks to keep their mind clean. Your environment shapes your thoughts, and every thought you have and every habit you reinforce influences your Mental Hygiene.
Within The Golden Domino Network, we help you build and maintain life-affirming practices that enhance your psychology—enabling you to bolster your social and emotional well-being, and THRIVE in new ways.
From diet, to exercise, and meditation... yoga, journaling, and more... we expose you to strategies and tools for priming your mind to access your creative genius.
A Mental Hygiene Movement inspired to prevent 'negative emotional bacteria' from spreading and to reduce unnecessary suffering around the world.
It is made up of 3 universal 'Golden Root' principles:
Now more than ever, the average person is desperate for human connection and has a primal need for healthy, positive stimulation...
And for the artist who craves experimentation and collaboration to realize their potential, we provide a digital playground for this, and more...
We bring together purpose-driven artists living in LA, to inspire and hold each other accountable to Health + Mental Hygiene habits, so we can become thriving artists who transcend loneliness, experience more fun, generate predictable inspiration, reconnect with our creative genius, and produce sublime art that people will pay handsomely for.
While the guilds in Italy governed trade, competition, and standards of quality... The Golden Domino Network takes a different approach and strives to offer a set of standards around the artist's health and mental state.
With the pervasive use of prescription drugs, alcohol, and recreational marijuana—not to mention the accessibility of cheap food, social media, video games, Netflix, porn, and other addictive stimulants—it's more important than ever that the disciplined artist who maintains a stern commitment to personal excellence and the goal of making a transcendent, positive impact on society can find solidarity amongst like-minded individuals in a healthy, stable, and conscious community....
And as the artist prioritizes these foundations within an accountability network, we believe the rest of their lives—careers, relationships, finances—fall into place naturally, because...
With so many inspiring and fully present creatives all sharing resources and strategies for staying in the flow, The Golden Domino Network will unlock a new wave of creative genius that emerges around Los Angeles, and eventually launches a new 'Golden Age of Renaissance Artistry' throughout the world.
Our goal is to help you discover the cause-effect relationships that currently dictate your quality of thought, and to inspire you to make small adjustments in your diet, routines, and environments that gradually shift your outlook from sluggish, contracted, and negative to energized, expanded, and positive.
You'll receive ongoing encouragement to stick with your daily practices so that with a clean mental state and a baseline of emotional stillness, you'll be able to judge how a single sip of alcohol or puff of marijuana changes your mood... or how eating that late-night fast food affects your performance in the studio the next day.
In this new, dilated mindset, you'll widen the bandwidth of possibilities you can perceive—helping you stay consistently in rhythm with your creative power, and as a result, gain confidence in your vision and ability to act on clear impulses of inspiration.
Owning your role as a self-starter, defining your goals, and taking more risks that lead to massive breakthroughs in your personal character, innovations in your artistry, and opportunities in your field
Stepping away from the crippling need for perfection—especially in the beginning stages of any new project—and enlisting your community to help in the development of your vision
Becoming more resourceful, initiating collaborative partnerships, and vetting important decisions by reaching out to trusted friends and like-minded peers in the network
Using storytelling as the marketing vehicle for your creativity, and managing the business—and your fanbase—as an extension of your art (instead of treating them like obstacles to avoid)
Gamifying your habits, routines, and practices and exploring tools for addressing your Health + Mental Hygiene with meditation, journaling, yoga, breathwork, cold showers, sleep, nutrition, exercise, and more
People who insist on shining through the masses unapologetically: the visionary, the artist, the risk taker, or the person who tries something new—and persists—because they can't help themselves but to innovate...
People who love the white space and making magic out of nothing... knowing how to generate exponential momentum and ramp themselves up into an elevated state of bliss—and bring society along with them through their creative outlets...
People who geometrically expand their awareness and think about life from a different perspective... transcending limited paradigms and insignificant details to create games where they always win... engineering their own habit loops and feedback systems that affirm their locus of control and position of influence...
People who've cultivated a mindset that is perpetually tinkering, reorganizing, and recreating itself... breaking through predictable patterns and juxtaposing mundane life in fresh and interesting ways... flipping through bizarre—and borderline crazy—lenses of perception to produce sparks of ecstatic clarity...
And people who can no longer afford to expose themselves—consciously and voluntarily—to downward-spiraling temptations or toxicity of any kind, because such influences affect their Health + Mental Hygiene, and thereby the quality of their lives...
To be more specific: artists, makers, and creatives of all kinds, including musicians, DJs, dancers, painters, models, photographers, comedians, actors, directors, writers, animators, graphic designers...
Even some who don't fall neatly into these categories, but are creative nonetheless, like teachers, healers, coaches, content creators, developers, scientists, and entrepreneurs...
These are also the people who will go to your shows, go to your art galleries, hype you up on social media... people who have your back... people who believe in your dreams and encourage you to pursue them.
Rely on a rich, dynamic, and powerful network of conscious peers for feedback, collaboration, referrals, introductions, and support
Trust in an accountability group of respected friends who inspire them to take risks and stay disciplined with their Health + Mental Hygiene
Establish an optimistic outlook on their progress that balances their self-talk and soothes personal and professional setbacks
Stick with their goals, as well as follow through on their word, because they're more self-reliant, committed, and consistent
Exhibit unwavering self-confidence—with the ability to take on more pressure and criticism—while standing up for what they believe in
Navigate social, familial, and professional interactions (and disagreements) with tactfulness, humility, and inner peace
Speak truth to power and call people out on their B.S., because they're more self-aware and appreciative of direct feedback from others
Command the attention of influential people in their industry and fearlessly ask for what they know they're worth
Earn money coaching other artists in the network so they become the best version of themselves and share their gifts with the world
Through social osmosis, members find that they can dramatically cut down on mistakes and accelerate their growth by listening to the stories and experiences of others.
The group collectively coaches and encourages each member, while holding everyone accountable and showing younger or less seasoned members how to be successful...
And as they ask for honest feedback, break away from the "lone wolf" mentality, and gravitate towards team chemistry and camaraderie—crowdsourcing solutions with help from the network—members make challenges fun instead of grueling, and achieve more with greater ease.
Weekly calls between collaboration partners and accountability groups
Local meetups and events hosted by Node Leaders who facilitate in-home group coaching, artist showcasings, practice rehearsals, mastermind sessions, and creative workshops with other members in their neighborhood (or beyond!)
Family dinners, lifestyle experiences, and weekly outings around the city (e.g. museums, concerts, films, dancing, yoga, hiking, camping, etc.)
Sponsored event mixers and themed parties with member-generated entertainment
Members shed their tendency to self-isolate and grow to be more generous and community-oriented as they cultivate diverse friendships
Members become confident in their ability to coach and challenge one another to pursue a unique path of creativity and personal development
Members share tips, tactics, and strategies for honing their craft, as well as innovative ways for marketing, selling, and maintaining a fanbase
Members get comfortable making “Stone Soup” by shopping around their vision and inviting peers to co-create it with them
Members manage expectations of themselves and others with clear communication and appropriate boundaries
Members take the pressure off themselves to be famous or successful by falling in love with the process of working and living
Members stabilize their mental health by developing conscious tools for coping with stress and opening themselves up to honest feedback
Members gain a more holistic perspective about life and learn to be humble and self-deprecating when losing sight of what's important
Members detach from circumstances outside of their control and build the muscle of staying present (and happy) with life as it is in the moment
Members inspire each other to laugh, be silly, dance, play, have fun, and encourage one another to shape the lifestyle of their dreams
Below are the 12 SPOKES we'll work through to ensure you're fully equipped to succeed as an artist...
Our highest priority is making sure your involvement in The Golden Domino Network strengthens your well-being and creative output, where each month, as a community, building from one theme to the next (and back around again), we collectively install a new spoke into your life wheel—with Health + Mental Hygiene at the center...
SPOKE—1: Life Visioning, Goal Setting, Mind Mapping
SPOKE—2: Flow Triggers
SPOKE—3: Aggregation of Marginal Gains
Dwell on the obstacles that challenge your constancy
SPOKE—4: Gamified Accountability Systems
SPOKE—5: Psychology of the Artist
SPOKE—6: Uncovering Your Origin Story
SPOKE—7: Building Your Self-Worth
SPOKE—8: Harnessing Your Creative Genius
On SPOKE—8 you implement what you've learned thus far to build a portfolio that you can market to prospective collaborators, fans, and patrons.
Create an alter-ego based on your origin story
Lock yourself in your creative space for an extended period of time
Compile and organize your work into a presentable format
NOT To Do List:
Use the words “artist block”
Allow the pressure to "present" yourself to overwhelm you
SPOKE—9: Coaching and the Art of Encouragement
SPOKE—10: Networking + Building Teams + Collaborating + Mentoring
On SPOKE—10 you cultivate and manage meaningful relationships through personable networking strategies to find collaborators and opportunities to work with major players in your field.
Build connections with influencers who speak to your niche audience
Meet other creatives and industry leaders at professional events
Offer your time in exchange for experience and introductions
NOT To Do List:
Force relationships out of fear, lack, impatience, or aggression
Seek for people to understand you before you've understood them
SPOKE—11: Attracting Fans and Patrons
On SPOKE—11 we discover who your ideal fan is based on personality traits, backgrounds, and interests; structure your brand to connect with this avatar's dreams and aspirations; and market yourself to reach them through channels they're already using.
Create a few different fan profile avatars
Research media outlets that your audience is consuming
Reach your fans using the selling points of the content they follow
NOT To Do List:
SPOKE—12: Getting Paid to Be YOU
On SPOKE—12 you step outside your comfort zone and raise the bar on your money mindset; cultivate self-confidence to ask for what you're worth; enroll fans and patrons into your vision; and get paid handsomely for the value you create.
Set short-, mid-, and long-term financial goals
Build your own creative event / feature yourself in someone else's
Appeal to your loyal fans through content they're happy to pay for
NOT To Do List:
Judge your worth in terms of "time invested" vs "value created"
Stop believing in yourself when money comes into the picture
Charge your patrons / fans unreasonably
Feeling of safety and belonging amongst healthy, like-minded friends with a renewed connection to your inspiration for a career path as an artist
Legitimate body of work to market and share with prospective buyers
Self-confidence to ask for what you’re worth and actually receive it
The Golden Domino Network is designed to serve the artist who seeks transcendent creativity by cultivating a monk-like devotion to their Health + Mental Hygiene, as well as the daily practice of their craft...
Someone who is ready to be their full, authentic self—unapologetically—and serve as a permission slip for the rest of the world to take itself less seriously and have more fun, laugh, dance, play, be silly, crazy, and be more of themselves
Someone who is ready to become the best version of themselves and is willing to take massive action because they have nothing left to lose
Someone who accepts the fact that they're getting in their own way and slowing down the process of receiving everything they want
Someone who is close-minded, unwilling to push themselves out of their comfort zone, and stubbornly convinced that they know everything and don't need help or feedback
Someone who takes themselves way too seriously and refuses to have fun, laugh, dance, play, and joke around
Someone who is unwilling to embrace their own brand of CRAZY and lean into their identity as an artist with unique attributes, experiences, and skillsets
Someone who refuses to believe in themselves or believe that it’s possible for life to be easy and fun
The Golden Domino Network is only available to those who have already been invited by an existing member. In addition, they must complete an application for review, where we will also ask the referring member to speak with us directly about why they believe you're a good fit.
Please understand, we do this because we want each member to take full responsibility for how they affect the network, and make sure they're 100% confident in the referrals they endorse.
Once you've been accepted, we'll ask you to complete payment for your choice of either monthly or yearly membership dues.
Applicants who are not accepted may reapply every three months.
To get started, please click "Request to Join."
Once you've been accepted, The Golden Domino Network offers two tracks of payment:
Please be aware, these rates will increase over time because we believe that if the network is increasing the net worth of its members, then the members will be expected to reinvest a portion of this growth back into the source from which they could generate the income. Members do not have lifetime membership
If within the first 30 days of membership you aren't completely satisfied with your investment, we will gladly reimburse you the full amount... no questions asked.
Your investment is Risk-FREE, so if you're on the fence, there's no reason to wait to gain access to the most dynamic artist network of its kind.
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