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Video Footage: 2008 21 Convention

Submitted by on February 9, 2012 – 11:35 pm11 Comments

My free footage from the 2008 21 Convention down in Orlando.  Click the link here for ticket information for this year.  Convention is SOON!

Full Footage

Leave comments tell me what you think; and what you’d want to see some clarification on.




  • Mike says:

    John, the first part of your speech about standards really hit home for me. I remember reading shit you wrote and you mentioning “being the standard” and I was thinking “what the fuck is this dude talking about.” I just thought you were talking some rubbish in your own reality and what not.

    Now I have a much more CLEAR picture of what you meant (Mad ups to Prince of Persia aswell. Hmm…I’m in Toronto, I should meet up with him!)

    Anyway, I typed up my list of standards and put it on my bathroom mirror. I’m reviewing it before I go to bed everyday and listing all the ways I followed my standard and all the ways I could’ve done better. It’s just made me realize how EVERYTHING counts. Your subconcious mind doesn’t know the difference between little and big shit. I knew this already but your speech put it into words.

    In my opinion, to make your speech even better you can do the theory in the beginning, and then list practical, SPECIFIC excercises/things people can do.

    Thanks to your ideas and writings, and my consistency, I’m experiencing dramatic positive shifts in my life. Respec.

  • Pimp of Persia says:

    Yeah, this tickles my fancy. To hear you read my shit out loud to a group of POOAHs… mwahaha! Brilliant speech Johnny. Not many men who can communicate so casually, yet so powerfully.

  • Manwhore says:

    Hey Mike

    Glad you’re continuously reinforcing your standards to yourself. Never lose sight of them, and don’t get sidetracked by inconsequential drama.


  • Kaushik says:

    awesome speech.You are a great speaker.
    I can see just the way you speak how centered you are. My question is i am just beginning to discover this stuff and could you suggest some ways in which i can increase my centeredness?
    Tyler says- go through more bullshit:)
    But rather than trying to find my center through repeated emotional rejections every night, is there something i can do when i am at home or on the subway so that being centered becomes a default state?


  • Manwhore says:

    Something you can do is put Tolle in your headphones as you’re driving in the car or there’s heavy music playing. It trains your mind to be centered and focused on staying present while you’re in a club environment.

    The other night this girl came onto me very hard, her boyfriend freaked out and tried to get in my face. I didn’t care at all. My mind was still focused on the girl and maintaining the sexual connection. My wing however, got just as upset as the other guy, and wanted to punch him. He missed the point tho.. it was about the girl.. not the dude trying to get in my face. He’s secondary.

    Any time you find yourself in a fucked situation, or just practice this in normal situations… become present. i.e. witness what’s going on around you but don’t be a part of it. I explained it to my wing as having a small part of my mind hovering over myself about 2 feet behind and up above.. looking down at the situation in an objective manner. This way I’m not completely engrossed in the situation, emotionally reactive, and only thinking 20 second ahead..

    Was a big ah hah! moment for him.


  • Drama says:

    Is being in state and being present the same thing? Or is nimbus a byproduct of being present?

  • TheReverend says:

    Hello manwhore :). I’m sixteen years old and have been on the path to complete emotional mastery for about 6 months now I’d say, through daily meditation and trying to be in the now.

    What you said about living up to your own expectations really resonated with me and goes hand in hand with what circumstance and pua have been trying to teach me. I now have an idea of what it truly means to be a man. Handling your shit first and foremost. Then the fun you have will be that much more fulfilling because you deserve it. I think my game has perhaps “jumped” ahead of my personal development and that would account for the stagnation I feel now.

    I just wanted to say thank you this was a real eye opener and I have downloaded Tolle’s audio on your recommendation. I Have have already seen some improvement through meditation and I hope this can help to bring me further along that path and help shape me personally and allow me to see without filters and enjoy life fully. time to handle my shit and become a man. Once again thanks and keep it up man, you are definitely one of my role-models.

  • Manwhore says:

    Yep that’s a good way of putting it. “jumping ahead” is the potential danger all the routine monkeys face

  • TheVillan says:

    Hey i really liked the footage, iv watched it maybe 3 times and i really enjoyed it. I had the TOLLE audiobook already in my ipod, when you say to just pop in the tolle anywhere you go, for example lets say im in a party wouldnt it be difficult to focus on what tolle is saying since your in a party interacting or do you just listen to it unconciously while talking to people?

  • William says:

    Hey man,

    I ordered an I love Boobies T back on Jan 15 but I still haven’t received it. Can you look into this for me.

    Order number is: 841634696614608

  • Manwhore says:

    Looking into it now man. I do remember the order thought it was printed will get back to you shortly.

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