The Golden Domino

#RESPECTtheEFFECT

The Golden Domino™

HELLO LOS ANGELES ARTISTS

More Than Likely,
You're Not From Here...

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...

  • Cost of living is extremely high
  • Traffic sucks during most hours of the day
  • People can be flakey, shady, and everything in between

And if you can't figure out the game of making it here, as you've noticed, there are plenty of people settling for homelessness—or near-homelessness by couch surfing around the city, subletting for cheaper rent with finite windows of stability, or living out of their cars—than returning to their hometowns, because it beats the cold weather, or working at a job they hate, or living amongst people who never had the guts to move away and take a risk in the first place...

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And even though you're living in the entertainment capital of the world, where creatives of all kinds have a pleathora of opportunities to earn a living, the average artist in LA is making [insert facts about average income for LA based artist]...

Which falls on the lower end of middle class and flirting with the poverty line.

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Then there's the cost of living... 

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  • Just to rent an apartment will take a massive chunk out of your yearly salary (and there's no guarantees you can stay there indefinitely because unless you're fortunate enough to live in a rent-controlled building or have the funds to put a down-payment on a sliver of the LA pie, landlords often raise rates to keep up with the demand.)

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  • Transportation is another big challenge...

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  • And with food, unless you eat cheap, unhealthy food, it's no

Insert facts about Entertainment costs in LA

  • Entertainment

So if you happen to have all these things covered, then amazing...

You have a stable job, a place to live, a car that hopefully runs well enough to keep maintenance costs low, and a sense of consistency to keep you in a predictable rhythm each day...


But what about your friend group?


This is by far the trickiest—but most important—part about living here...

Most 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...

And maybe some, many, or most aren't even people you'd call "real friends" back home...

But because your text history is full of loose acquaintances, you feel like you can say you know them better than strangers, but not well enough to actually *call* them in an emergency... 

Insert facts about texting vs. phone calls and it's impact on relationships 

To live in a city where there are so few people you can reach out to for help, it can remind you of how far you really are from home (and safety)...

[Insert statistics about level of loneliness/sense of connection to a community in LA amongst 24-36 year olds]

And yet in order to THRIVE and be happy here, you *need* an ever-expanding network of real friends—even if it's hard to build, find, or connect to—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 with trusted friends who are accessible in as many neighborhoods as possible, so if you're ever in a pinch, or a friend decides to move, you can quickly re-stabilize your sense of safety and security with other nodes in the network...

Yes this way of thinking goes against the natural tendencies of the artist who generally keeps to themselves—isolating in their studios and losing track of time because they get absorbed in the work...

And yes COVID has created an extremely challenging environment that makes it harder to connect with like-minded people in our city (and more importantly, neighborhoods)...


But if you're still reading this and you know you need to change something, you can't afford to stagnate in your own little bubble anymore...


It's not healthy and it won't help you achieve the lifestyle you're ultimately looking for in LA...


“Insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting different results.”

- Albert Einstein


Now if you've been living here for 5-10 years (or more), you probably fall into 1 of 3 categories:

  1. Thriving: You have a serious career that brings you meaning, purpose, and connection with people and ideas that inspire you to stay focused and consistent
  2. Comfortable: You have a job you're confident will support you long-term and lead to potential opportunities for advancement that might interest you, but you're not certain will satisfy your creative needs
  3. Miserable: You have a job you hate but that is slightly better than all the other alternatives you've experienced in the past, and have therefore settled in being stuck 

Insert facts about job satisfaction and feeling of connection

Since most people are in category #3, it's likely you're also indulging in coping strategies that compound your issues and make it harder to find a way out of your current circumstances (or depression)...

Insert facts about poor job satisfaction leading to alcohol, etc, and prescription drug use

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And many who've chosen to stick it out and struggle through the "lean years" of scrounging to pay rent (or other bills) while forming their identity and lifestyle patterns as an assimilated transplant, often find that one or more major areas of their lives gradually falls out of balance—whether it be the number of hours they work, the quality of their health, the cleanliness of their home, the depth of connection in their relationships, or the amount of money they (don't) have tucked away in savings...

And in the event they're able to proudly call themselves functioning adults in Los Angeles, their creativity—or the one thing they initially came here to express—will often take a backseat to the pressure of maintaining the life they fought so hard to establish...

So with the little discretionary income you might have left over from paying off the bills you absolutely *must* cover to remain in LA, most of it (statistically) is going towards unhealthy strategies for "getting through life"...

But what if there was a better way?

What if instead of numbing out your stress and pain and settling for a mediocre existence (and 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)...

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...What if you reimagined what's possible and channeled this energy into your art?

...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, or your finances—and reenergize yourself to start making changes that set you up to become a completely different person than you are a year from now?

And what if, through this process, you could rearrange your life so that you're in a position to earn a part- or even full-time salary doing something you actually love as a creative?

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It's possible... but only if you believe you're worthy of it and are willing to make the changes to make it real.

Yes there will be challenges along the way, but regardless of what you do, you're going to struggle... so why not struggle towards a vision that excites you?


Extraordinary results ARE within reach...


There are plenty of other people in the world who've taken on this same challenge and are succeeding at it...

AND. YOU. CAN. TOO.

But in order to make this shift in your thinking, you must invite new, inspiring people into your world and begin to move AWAY from consumption and TOWARDS creativity...

In other words, you have to cut out the toxic people and impulsive behaviors that fill a seeming void in your life and replace them with influences that are new, uncomfortable, and even risky...

Things like skill development, or exercise, or meditation, or journaling, or networking, or sales and marketing...

The thing is, most artists spend so much time absorbed in their own worlds that they forget to build practical bridges with communication and storytelling that help potential fans and patrons discover them and connect with their work...


Most artists are not business-minded and therefore don’t focus on marketing themselves effectively to earn a stable income.


  • Artists in are loners but need each other
  • Artists rely on stimulants to access inspiration
  • There’s so much traffic in the city that it prohibits people from breaking out of their neighborhood lifestyle patterns
  • Hollywood attracts a lot of crazy people who are often mentally unstable
  • Issues tied to COVID (find facts about how Covid has affected artists in LA)

Your imagination pulled you to this city

But it’s not all romance

  • facts about poverty
  • Facts about loneliness
  • Facts about mental health

Lack of access to stable community

To be successful in your career, you need to surround yourself with successful people

“Quotes about average of 5 people you surround yourselves with”

Facts about successful people 


Then to hang out with the right people, it’s hard to get access cause they’re often far from you... and after work the last thing you want to do is get back in your car 

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Then the sad pet about meeting great people is they often are already tied up in a group of friends who they spend time with and don’t make time for you

  • Facts about how many people feel lonely / disconnected in LA

What if there was a digital network specifically designed to serve the needs of LA-based transplant artists with little to no friends/family to rely on?

What if inst

ARTISTS ARE NOT MARKETERS and yet Marketing is the key to building a bridge for fans and patrons to find you... and the artist must learn to become a storyteller who shows people why they should care about the work and what it would mean to invest in them and their vision.

That’s where we come in...

We Are An Invite-Only
Health and Mental Hygiene
Mastermind Accountability Network For Purpose-Driven Artists 
In LA

(It's like Bumble for Weirdos...
or AA for Artists! ...without the AA.)

#fam, checkkkk!


What Is Mental Hygiene?

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 network, we help you build and maintain life-affirming practices that bolster your social and emotional well-being––enabling you to thrive in new ways. 

From diet, to exercise, to meditation... yoga, journaling, and more... we provide you with tools and strategies for priming your mind to access your creative genius.

It's a social responsibility to take after your mental hygiene.

It's like your brushing your teeth

camping trip analogy

#flossy, checkkkk


What Is The Golden Domino?

A mental hygiene movement inspired to prevent negative emotional bacteria from spreading and reduce unnecessary suffering around the world.

TGD is made up of 3 universal "Golden Root" principles:

  1. The Golden Rule: treat others the way you want to be treated
  2. The Domino Effect: one event creates a chain reaction
  3. Silence is Golden: pause and reflect before you react and respond

Why Join Us?

We Help Artists
Find Their Creative Genius
And Cultivate Their Wellbeing
Through Community

We bring together purpose-driven artists living in LA... to inspire and hold each other accountable to health and mental hygiene habits... so we can become thriving artists who experience more fun, generate predictable inspiration, reconnect with our creative genius, and create sublime art people will pay handsomely for.


The Vision For The Golden Domino Network:

A New-Age "Renaissance Guild" For The Ambitious, Purpose-Driven Artist

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....


A community that reinforces practical optimism and readily doles out loving encouragement for its members to keep persisting and refining themselves in service to others.


And as the artist prioritizes these foundations in the context of an accountability network, we believe the rest of their lives—career, relationships, finances—fall into place naturally, because...

  • They're in the right headspace to make good decisions because they can think clearly with social and emotional intelligence
  • They have the energy levels to stay consistent over the long-term, which makes them appear more dependable to the outside world
  • They have the positive attitude necessary to attract other ambitious people who will resonate with their flexible way of facing challenges
  • They have trusted peers who will temper their imagination and help them stay focused on practical steps towards achieving their goals

With so many lucid, coherent, and fully present creatives all sharing resources and strategies for staying in the flow, we believe that The Golden Domino Network will spark a new wave of creative genius that emerges around this city, and eventually launch a new Golden Age of Renaissance Artistry throughout the world.


We believe that with a robust network of trusted, purpose-driven professionals all things are possible.



When you join
The Golden Domino Network
we provide you with:

  • Accountability: You become the average of the five people you surround yourself with (...and at the moment, some may even be hard to trust). But what if you could fully rely on them––both personally and professionally––to keep you honest and support you long-term? Make inspiring new friends who will hold you to visionary standards of excellence and challenge you to stay consistent with your health and mental hygiene practices. Finally... a place where you can belong!

#squadgoals, checkkkk!

  • Inspiration: Draw from transcendent stories of peers who are improving their lives and careers as a result of their commitment to maintaining health and mental hygiene. Learn about members' shared experiences to gain enhanced clarity and confidence in making better, more-informed decisions... with less stress and analysis paralysis.

#braintrust, checkkkk!

  • Hyperlocal Social Network: Every other social network is designed to distract you, but we're here to help you stay on track and pursue your goals. Plus, no more loneliness and self-isolation... break up with your three "best friends" (Postmates, Instagram, and Netflix) and hang with real ones! Mastermind with fellow innovators, creatives, and entrepreneurs clustered in your neck of the woods (and cut out traffic... more traffic... and even more traffic on top of that traffic... and wasted time, gas $$$, mental energy, and the all-too-subtle, nagging sense of FOMO)!!!

#hoodcrew, checkkkk!

  • Collaboration: Looking to build long-term partnerships with health- and-mental-hygiene-focused artists and disruptors? Easily find passionate members with complementary skillsets to get your projects off the ground quickly!

#dreamteam, checkkkk!

  • Coaching: When you come into the network we treat you as a superstar who hasn't given themselves permission to be one... yet. Consult with professional encouragers who will lovingly help you––with infinite patience––navigate your personal challenges, get out of your own way, and thrive in the big leagues. 'Group huddle' with conscious creators who've already done what you're trying to do who can teach you to hone your craft and help you get where they are... or further!!

#winning, checkkkk!

  • Exclusivity: We carefully vet each member to ensure the collective *always* benefits from their presence and contribution. We strive to keep the community squeaky-clean and free of persistent "negative emotional bacteria." Think of us like the Olympic Training Facility for your creative mind... elite performers welcome.

#superheroes, checkkkk!


What You'll Be Doing Differently
As A Result Of Joining
The Community...

Let's be real, the path of becoming a professional artist is almost impossible for a lot of reasons and (we aren't going to sugar coat it)...

Not only are you an inventor, but whether you're aware of it—or like it—or not, you're also a business owner, a marketer, a storyteller, a performer, a social psychologist...

Your work is not just a product or service but a direct extension of your existence as a human, and for those who disagree with you and make attacks on your work, they and an open door for any and every person to take personal attacks at your professional work... 

Your personal and professional life blend into each other, making it impossible to avoid anyone who w

a massive risk taker of the most vulnerable kind... and the only role you naturally fall into is take on with confidence is being vulnerable and expressing yourself

You're constantly battling your own demons and doing whatever you can to get out of your own way to share your work

  • 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 by creating space for more laughter and playfulness—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

  • Staying inspired to focus on your passion for longer stretches of time because you’re now getting paid to work at it (while budgeting more money to invest in your craft)

  • 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 and mental hygiene with meditation, journaling, yoga, breathwork, cold showers, sleep, nutrition, exercise, and more

  • Cutting down on negative or excessive consumption with Netflix, junk food, social media, video games, drugs, alcohol, porn, masturbation, gratuitous sex, and other distractions... and making time to connect with family, friends, and accountability groups
  • Celebrating life and focusing on the positive by expressing gratitude and appreciation for where you are, what you currently have, and how far you've come

What You'll Learn
From Being A Part Of
This Mastermind Network

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 slate and a baseline of mental 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 McDonald's affects your performance in the studio the next day.

In this new, dilated mindset you'll widen the bandwidth of possibilities you can perceive and act on clear impulses of inspiration. You'll also discover that by giving yourself permission to take risks, play, and have fun—while practicing health and mental hygiene—you'll be able to stay connected to the flow and prepared for any opportunity.

Overtime, you'll hopefully come to realize that if you aren't consistently maintaining health and mental hygiene in whatever capacity you think is necessary... fighting for every inch of peace of mind you can regain from habituating these daily practices—no matter how difficult it is to install them into your mindware—you'll stay stuck where you are in a negative world of feedback loops.


Who’s A Part Of
The Golden Domino Network?

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 compulsively can't help themselves but innovate...

People who love the white space and making magic out of nothing... knowing how to generate momentum and ramp themselves up into an elevated state of bliss—and bring society along with them in 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...

People who have a need for healthy, positive stimulation and who crave experimentation, self-disruption, camaraderie, and collaboration to realize their potential...

And people who can no longer afford to consciously and voluntarily expose themselves to toxicity of any kind because such influences affect the quality of their decisions and thereby the quality of their lives...

What Types Of Artists Exactly?

To be more specific: artists, makers, and creatives of all types, including musicians, DJs, dancers, painters, models, photographers, comedians, actors, directors, writers, graphic artists ... even some who don't fall neatly into these categories, but are creative nonetheless, like teachers, coaches, developers, and entrepreneurs...

These are the people who will go to your shows, go to your art galleries, hype you up on social media... these are the people who have your back... people who believe in your dreams and encourage you to pursue them...


What Members Are Able To Do In A Year They Can’t Do Today

  • 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 and mental hygiene

  • Command the attention of influential people in their industry and fearlessly ask for what they know they're worth

  • Be fully authentic unapologetically, knowing their example is giving the world permission to be more vulnerable and have more wholesome fun

  • Be a compassionate, loving source of inspiration and encouragement for those who told them it was impossible to make a career out of their art

  • Earn money coaching *other* artists in the network to become the best version of themselves and share their gifts with the world

  • Stick to personal goals, as well as follow through on their word, because they're more congruent, consistent, and self-reliant

  • Speak truth to power and call people out on their bullshit because they're more self-aware and appreciative of direct feedback from others 

  • Exhibit unwavering self-confidence—with the ability to take on more pressure and criticism—while standing up for what they believe in

  • Establish an optimistic outlook on their life progress that balances their self-talk and soothes personal and professional setbacks

  • Navigate familial, social, and professional interactions (and disagreements) with tactfulness, humility, and inner peace


The One Thing That
Holds MOST People Back
From Achieving Their Dreams...

As we've directly and indirectly hinted at...it's their network!

You've heard the saying, "It's not what you know but WHO you know..."

And in LA, it's safe to assume that those with a broader network often have more options and leverage to create the lifestyle they want than those who don't...

Your net worth is proportionate to your network.

Again, we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. If you can objectively look at your current circumstances, you will see that they are a direct reflection of your personal and professional network, which sets the tone for your self-worth and the level of your aspirations.

If you investigate further you'll find that the people you surround yourself with subconsciously dictate how you think, what you think about, what you believe you're worthy and capable of, the extent to which you're willing to dream, and the investment you're committed to making into your wellbeing and happiness.

The people who you are surrounded by will either constantly empower you to pursue your vision or gradually detract you from it.

It's hard for us to be completely honest with ourselves and face who we are based on who we surround ourselves with, but if your goals are big and your friends don't think this way, then it's time to do an inventory of what you're real priorities are and own up to changing or staying the same.


3 Questions That Might Be
Keeping You Up At Night

  1. How can I get in front of the right people who will help make my dream real?

  2. How can I make the right impression on these people so they’ll give me the opportunity?

  3. How can I develop the confidence to follow through when I’m given this opportunity?


Some Of The BIGGEST Misconceptions About Health, Mental Hygiene, and Predictable Inspiration

"It's difficult to get myself to do things that are healthy for me."

This goes back to your network... if everyone you hang with thinks this way, then it's why you're also stuck in the same feedback loop. You have to break out of this cycle by changing who you spend time with. Spend time with healthy people, and you'll start naturally making healthier decisions. It really is that simple.

"Meditation is a skill."

You can't be a 'bad' or 'good' meditator. There's no destination, it's a constant journey. You can't "become a good meditator." You already are, you just need to find it.

"If you meditate or do yoga then you're conscious."

There are levels to these practices. You could just be going through the motions and not be mindful. If you attempt to do it, you'll aways gain from it, but there's ways to tap in deeper... and just because you do it doesn't mean you're getting all the benefits you could be getting.

"Inspiration happens overnight."

Inspiration is something you have to cultivate and curate over time.

If you drink lean you'll be a good rapper

Turning to substances rather than turning inside for 

"Our mental health is determined by licensed professionals."

Unlike in the area of mental health where we're generally trained to give up our power over to doctors, therapists, and medication, mental hygiene is more of a daily practice within our control. Just as we brush our teeth or take a shower, we can take time out of our lives to refresh our minds in order to think clearly.

"Taking pills will solve the root of my problem."

  • isn't mental health it's in someone else's power 
  • You have to be willing to do it for yourself and not rely on others.
  • Just because you're an artist doesn't mean you'll naturally generate inspiration... you have to work to cultivate it.

"Mental hygiene is for people who are struggling."

Mental hygiene isn't only for people who are struggling, not when you're already healthy (not true... you brush your teeth every day to keep yourself clean)

"Health is a reflection of what we eat and how fit we are."

If you want to be on a path to be healthy, you have to be healthy all around... it's not just fitness and eating... it's also stretching, calling your family member you haven't spoken to for a while... leaning into you creativity when you need to refuel

"If I have my health it will solve all my problems."

  • People think it will solve everything in your life and the answer to EVERYTHING

"It has to be all or nothing."

You have to give 100% or nothing, everything in moderation... meanwhile it's finding a balance... it's constant ongoing work

I'm gonna get skinny and be on a diet and be free

Consistency is more important than 

Exercising is more important than eating

Being "healthy" is physical state (But really, it's physical, mental, and emotional)

Fitness isn't wellness

Skinny isn't healthy

Because you have a disorder doesn't mean you're all the way crazy

If you have a mental health disorder you're not completely disabled

"I can't get inspired by meditating, I need other stimulation to "

People don't spend enough time in general in self-reflection

Artists pushed into socializing, PR, social media... but don't take enough time to reflect and listen to themselves.

Meditation isn't the only flow trigger in your life… people do a lot of other things to prime themselves to get inspired, enjoy life, and be productive.

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together."
- African Proverb

Just because you’re an artist doesn’t mean “going it alone” is more effective. With a buddy system 

Structure, discipline and accountability don’t limit your creativity but enable you to have MORE fun because they establish a patterned rhythm of activity that primes your mind and streamlines your energy to perform more efficiently.

My identity and self-worth are INDEPENDENT of my discipline and routines

Structure:

  • Structure is the missing key for a lot of artists and getting out of their own way

  • Most artists don’t have structure that is similar to schooling where they have to show up at a specific time

  • No matter how the artist feels, structure holds them accountable to showing up


What Does Your Life
Look Like Now?

Are you addicted to comfort and security? Most of us are. But artists are different because they

Is it boring? Uninspiring? Predictable? Comfortable?

With Covid, Postmates, Uber Eats, Zoom, Facetime, and Social Media it's easy to justify staying home over competing with LA traffic to see people in person.

They have more or less given up on their dreams because they’re constantly disappointed by the false promises and people who derail their focus.

They’re excited about the weekend when they can blow off steam from their stressful jobs and passively experience more entertainment and distractions as a consumer. They’re also excited about buying things they don’t need to impress their friends.

Deep down want to access real, lasting inspiration that makes them feel alive and compels them to create and break free of their addiction to comfort, safety, and security.

What they want that they don’t have today is a clear pathway to achieving their dreams


What have they already tried in order to achieve this goal or master this topic?

  • Maybe you've already tried reading blogs, listening to podcasts, reading books, going to talks and short seminars… gone to events and experiences with great people but never saw a consistent set of habits stick…
  • Haven’t taken an online course because it never seemed like it was worth the money...
  • Hiring a consultant has crossed their mind but they don’t have the money or the interest to invest in it right now… they’d much rather put that money towards something more immediate… like a healthier dinner or a gift for a friend… they haven’t gone to a retreat but they’d really like to… they follow the instagram accounts of their favorite musicians and artists that keep them inspired and engaged in the world of creativity.


Finding Balance In The Paradox Of Humility And Confidence

No one will promote us until we first promote ourselves.

  • How to influence through your own example

  • How to ask for help

  • How to know when to step back and recenter yourself (take rest days)

  • How to recharge to prevent burnout

  • How to reclaim your space

  • How to ask for what you’re worth

  • How to think like your superhero avatar

  • How to be a leader and encourage others

  • How to build a successful team of like-minded people

  • How to spot the right collaborators

  • When and how to raise your prices

  • How to navigate through the chaos of Los Angeles

  • How to balance your perspective with feedback from trusted sources

  • How to spot your own excuses

    • See through your own bullshit (freedom of choice to grow/not grow… I offer the opportunity to grow… you can take it or leave it… i’m a gateway into a good life…


What Are Members Doing Together?

  • Weekly calls between collaboration partners and accountability groups, as well as 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

  • Sponsored event mixers and themed parties with member-generated entertainment, along with family dinners, lifestyle experiences, and weekly outings around the city (e.g. museums, concerts, films, dancing, yoga, hiking, camping, etc.)


What Have They Learned
From Each Other?

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.

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together."

- African Proverb

Coaching Tips From Alec Beretz, Founding Member:

Understanding the nuances of your artistic space and accessing creativity:

  • When you’re in the studio, what processes leads to a better flow state?

    • When I go to the studio, if I skate to the metro, take the metro, get off and finish the ride on my board, then get to the studio… I’ve seen things, exercised, got oxygen… versus taking an Uber to the studio bypasses the process for getting into the flow state

  • Good and bad things to do before going into your creative space

    • In the studio:

      • Pushups, eat well, certain amount of caffeine, clean the space

      • How would you approach writing a song, if one way isn’t working for you


How Members Are Transformed And How They're Transforming Others...

  • 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 strengthen their commitment to long-term goals, while getting better results from their artistic endeavors

  • 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 perfect 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


A Year In The Life Of A Member

Below are the 12 monthly themes 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 wellbeing and creative output, where each month, as a community, building sequentially from one theme to the next, we collectively install a new spoke into your life wheel—with health and mental hygiene at the center...

Month 1: Life Visioning, Goal Setting, Mind Mapping

  • In the first month we prompt you to think through what your ideal life looks like, the impact you'll have on the world, the milestones you want to celebrate, and the steps to take to make your vision real.
  • Examples:
    • Get signed by a record label, go on tour, win an award
    • Donate to a cause you're aligned with
    • Launch a cultural movement that inspires a generation
  • NOT to do list:
    • Ask for permission to dream
    • Think in practical, realistic terms that don't inspire you
    • Allow negative feedback to deter you from your goals

Month 2: Flow Triggers

  • In the second month we highlight conscious methods to bring your attention to the present moment and get you working "in the zone"—helping you uncover tools, habits, and strategies for inspired focus and productivity.
  • Examples:
    • Micro-meditations at the start of a creative session
    • Use other artists' work to prime your inspiration
    • Embrace risk-taking and play 
  • NOT to do list:
    • Get overly analytical
    • Allow your traumas or fears to fuel your work
    • Let potential audience reactions influence your process

Month 3: Aggregation of Marginal Gains

  • In the third month we lay the foundation for your longevity as an artist and invite you to think of the 1% improvements you can make in your daily routine to positively affect your personal and professional life.
  • Examples:
    • Diet, sleep, exercise, discarding toxic substances
    • Daily practice of your craft
    • Regular networking and research
  • NOT to do list:
    • Set impossible standards and get stressed about where you are
    • Dwell on the obstacles that challenge your constancy

    • Stay close-minded to methods you've never tried

Month 4: Gamified Accountability Systems

  • In the fourth month we provide you with a buddy system to help you master resistance; using dopamine-inducing habit checklists that compel you to maintain structure, discipline, and consistency.
  • Examples:
    • Get help setting up an effective daily workout and creative routine
    • Schedule regular check-ins with your buddy
    • Periodically recalibrate goals to your current capabilities
  • NOT to do list:
    • Bite off more than you can chew
    • Rely on lazy friends for accountability
    • Give up when you don't meet your expectations

Month 5: Psychology of the Artist

  • In the fifth month we map the personality traits, belief systems, and emotional triggers that you might've grown up with as an artist, and how to balance them with healthy frameworks for initiating, navigating, and managing change.
  • Examples:
    • Fearlessly face behavioral patterns that hinder your growth
    • Identify detrimental thoughts and uproot them
    • Practice habits that stabilize your mind
  • NOT to do list:
    • Become impatient with the process 
    • Berate yourself or hold grudges against your creative genius
    • Believe you're an impostor of any kind

Month 6: Uncovering Your Origin Story

  • In the sixth month we connect the dots to see how every experience in your life has brought you to where you are now, set you up for the vision you're moving towards, and prepared you to fully express yourself as a thriving, successful artist.
  • Examples:
    • Reflect on your mentors and the lessons they taught you
    • Fuel your determination by recalling those who doubted you 
    • Reframe vulnerabilities into hallmarks of your personal brand
  • NOT to do list:
    • Assume any part of your life has gone to waste
    • Allow guilt, shame, and victimhood to define you
    • Box yourself into cultural narratives that don't feel authentic to you

Month 7: Building Your Self-Worth

  • In the seventh month we strive to find pathways to generate motivation and a positive self-image, supporting your progress and vitalizing strengths through your environment.
  • Examples:
    • Fill your workspace with affirmations and uplifting imagery
    • Spend time with other creatives that enhance your development
    • Come up with ideas that spark innovation
  • NOT to do list:
    • De-prioritize feeling happy, healthy, and strong
    • Overlook the tools that helped you get to where you are now
    • Compare yourself to others

Month 8: Harnessing Your Creative Genius

  • In the eighth month you implement what you've learned thus far to build a portfolio that you can market to prospective collaborators and patrons

  • Examples:

    • 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” (remove this from your mindware)

    • Stop working

    • Allow the pressure to "present" yourself to overwhelm you

Month 9: Coaching and the Art of Encouragement

  • In the ninth month we invite you to ask questions, share stories, and elicit feedback with other members of the community for the purpose of inspiring evolution in the areas that are most important to you. 
  • Examples:
    • Use a personal anecdote to respond to a peer's challenge
    • Identify the "unstable" areas of your work and seek mentoring
    • Celebrate the successes of your fellow artists (and yourself)
  • NOT to do list:
    • Give advice
    • Take things personally
    • Stay attached to your work as it is

Month 10: Networking + Building Teams + Collaborating + Mentoring

  • In the tenth month you cultivate and manage meaningful relationships through personable networking strategies to find collaborators and opportunities to work with major players in your field.

  • Examples:

    • 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

    • Undersell yourself

Month 11: Attracting Fans and Patrons

  • In the eleventh month 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.

  • Examples:

    • Create a few different fan profile avatars

    • Research media outlets that your audience is consuming

  • NOT to do list:

    • Overextend yourself on too many platforms at once
    • Shoot for high numbers and broad demographics
    • Act needy for people to like you

Month 12: Getting Paid to Be YOU

  • In the twelfth month 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.

  • Examples

    • 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


Top 3 Results From Your
First Year Of Membership

  1. Feeling of safety and belonging amongst new like-minded friends with a renewed connection to your inspiration for a career path as an artist

  2. Legitimate body of work to market and share with prospective buyers

  3. Self-confidence to ask for what you’re worth and actually receive it


Who The Golden Domino Network IS For

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, and daily practice of their craft...

  • Someone who is willing to trade in their average performance standards for world-class ideas, tools, and connections that will predictably upgrade their lives for the better...
  • Someone who is ready to streamline their energy and how they spend their time so they get more leverage and positive results with less effort...
  • Someone who understands that the 9-5 mentality is a trap that keeps people stuck forever looking for permission to break free and try something new...

“Insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting different results.”

- Albert Einstein

  • Ready to be your full, authentic self

  • People who like to have fun and laugh, dance, play, be silly, crazy

  • People who are tired of the way they’re living and are READY to have fun because they have nothing left to lose

  • People who don’t take themselves too seriously

  • People who like easy, fun, effortless ways of accessing world-class ideas that inspire action

  • People who are open and willing to try something new

  • You like to gamify your life to make challenges more appealing and fun to address


Who The Golden Domino Network Is NOT For

  • You're close-minded

  • Stubbornly convinced that you know everything and don't need

  • Don't believe you need help in any way



  • You refuse to have fun, laugh, dance, play, and joke around

  • You refuse to smile and laugh at yourself

  • You’re unwilling to embrace your own brand of CRAZY

  • You’re unwilling to push yourself outside your comfort zone

  • You don’t believe it’s possible for life to be easy and fun

You'll structure discipline into your daily routine, helping you stay consistently in rhythm with your creative power, and as a result, you gain confidence in your vision and ability to maintain longer stretches of connection to your inspiration.



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The Golden Domino Network is home to

Guilds (Arti)

In most of Europe, crafts and professions had been governed by guilds for centuries, ever since the expansion of towns and cities in the early Middle Ages. These sworn associations controlled trade, limited outside competition, established standards of quality, and set rules for the training of apprentices. Membership was usually compulsory—only guild members could practice their trades within a city and its territory. Most guilds originated as religious organizations. They continued to serve a social and religious function, organizing celebrations on feast days, sponsoring lay brotherhoods, and providing charitable support to the widows and families of their members.

In the 1200s, Florentine painters had joined the Arte dei Medici e Speziali, the guild of physicians, apothecaries, and spice merchants. Their association with these professions is not as improbable as it may at first seem, since apothecaries and spice dealers were suppliers of pigments. Painters and doctors also shared a patron saint—Luke, who was himself both a doctor and an artist (and said to have painted the Virgin and Child from life). Goldsmiths and those who worked with gold thread belonged to the Arte della Seta, together with silk workers. Sculptors and carpenters were members of the Arte dei Maestri di Pietra e Legname. Architects did not have a guild per se. Most architects also worked in other arts; many worked primarily as sculptors, as we have seen.

 


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The Golden Domino™ Network is only available to those who first complete the mini-course: Predictable Inspiration.

The course is broken up into 5 modules:

  1. Build Your Avatar
  2. Build Your P.L.A.Y. Portal
  3. Health & Mental Hygiene
  4. Idea Sex with Your Creative Genius
  5. Accountability

In order to receive an invitation to join the network, within the course you must start and complete a new art project that speaks to what 'Mental Hygiene' means to you. In addition, you must share your progress over five videos (one for each module), submit a Mental Hygiene Scorecard Reportand conduct a video interview with our team.

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