The “Act as If” Journey in Life

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The “Act as If” Journey in Life

“How I see it
Anything you wanna be you can be it
If your mind can preceive it
And your heart really believe it
Then you half way there and all you got to do is do it
And if you give it all you got there ain’t really
Nothing to it”
– Dead Prez

Many people out there hate on the “Act as If”/”Manifesto Destiny” method of living one’s life. I guess people just don’t like when you try to better yourself and people don’t like change.

“Everybody look at you strange say you changed
Like you work that hard to stay the same
“ – Jay-Z

Well, I am here to say that “Act as If” works. Here are three examples:

Hollywood Agent

Back when I was in college, I took a younger kid under my wing and showed him the ropes. He was a cool kid, and reminded me of myself, so I kind of made him my “little brother”, of sorts. He was really into Hollywood and moved up there right after he graduated.

He got a job in the entertainment industry in talent. He always acted like he was going to be a big shot in HWood. I remember when he first started doing it, people used to hate on him.

Later I heard he became the youngest Agent ever at one of the Majors.

Where is he today?

He now represents one of the actors that I respect the most in the world (and I have respect for very few of them) and is the heir-apparent to run Hollywood. I don’t even have to mention the quality of girls he swoops today.

(Interesting Side Note: Over the last few years, we have been hanging out again here and there. Since he is now the man in Hollywood, he sometimes tries to flow me attitude. I have to slap him down real quick every time. After all, I showed him the ropes when we were young proto-type G’s on the rise. He might be the Prince of Hollywood, but when we are in the same room together, he is still #2.)


I knew another kid in college who was always a little more serious than the rest of us, who were mostly into partying, drugs, traveling and surfing. He got dissed a lot for studying and being organized; things like that. He was a pretty good surfer also, but not near the best.

Where is he today?

I recently re-connected with him. He is now CEO of a major Surf Company (everyone knows what it is). He made it happen.

“If you follow your dreams you can accomplish anything
If you always do your best then your destiny is king
Of the world”
– Dead Prez

Want another example of “Act as If” working?

I would be a prime example (and I don’t mean Prime 112 in Miami Beach either).

For as far back as I can remember, I have always acted like an International Playboy. Even when I was a teenage two-bit Bean flipper.

I would talk about Custom Suits even before I had them. I would talk about Big Bankrolls even before I knew what one was. I would talk about swooping models, even back when I was swooping models. (That last one is a bad example).

Where am I today?

Jet-setting around the world, swooping fly girls, rolling with influential people, chilling on Yachts and Topless Beaches, making money in large amounts, training at the world’s best Boxing Gyms and doing it all in Custom Suits.

International Playboy to the fullest, Oh my Brothers.

Act as If.

“And what you get is what you see
In your mind visually
And manifest physically
If you stick to it shit’ll work out terrificly”

Life is like twistin’ a blunt, it’s how you roll with it
Just figure out what you want and go and get it
anybody tryin’ to stop you
For tryin to do for you
That’s your enemy dun
The sun be right up in your crew”
– Dead Prez

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

Dead Prez – Score

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18 Comments on "The “Act as If” Journey in Life"

  1. The G Manifesto
    28/03/2011 at 7:10 pm Permalink

    When will the self-fellatio end? I stumbled across this site on whim and was admittedly hooked on your impressive story telling. It quickly became apparent this blog was setup to make guys with self-image and confidence issues second-guess their station in life and your ‘advice’ comes in the form of shilling for crappy books on Amazon.


  2. The G Manifesto
    Carl Sagan
    28/03/2011 at 7:35 pm Permalink

    I’ll co-sign that

  3. The G Manifesto
    EL MIZ
    28/03/2011 at 9:28 pm Permalink

    My thoughts: “Skrilly” and “Carl Sagan” don’t own one custom suit between the two of them, and neither has swooped a fly girl in quite some time (if ever). Grow up and get real. If you open your eyes you can actually learn something here at the G Manifesto.

    MPM, thanks for the wise words. Manifest your destiny, the only true G lifestyle.

    You will be happy to know that I was with loyal G Manifesto reader “JJCM” last weekend in NYC. In no time we were dropping lines in French to three fly models fresh off the plane from Paris. They dug our custom suits. It was a 2nd round TKO…

  4. The G Manifesto
    The G Manifesto
    29/03/2011 at 11:10 am Permalink

    EL MIZ,

    Smooth. Great work.

    In Carl Sagan’s defense, he wrote that before he saw Skrilly’s comment. In short, he was agreeing with the post.

    – MPM

  5. The G Manifesto
    The G Manifesto
    29/03/2011 at 11:11 am Permalink


    “make guys with self-image and confidence issues second-guess their station in life”

    It wasn’t my intention to make you feel bad about yourself.

    Keep your head up.

    – MPM

  6. The G Manifesto
    29/03/2011 at 12:34 pm Permalink

    Real talk MPM, and I second the sentiment.

    ” You can be who ever you want to be if you can get just one person to believe you.” – Mickey Royal

  7. The G Manifesto
    29/03/2011 at 2:06 pm Permalink

    This shit is too deep for the average dork…

    “I don’t expect a fake nigga to feel this….look in my eyes, stare at the realness”

  8. The G Manifesto
    29/03/2011 at 2:09 pm Permalink

    Superb post G! I am a big proponent of acting as if. Its a very powerful and effective way to manifest your dreams.

  9. The G Manifesto
    29/03/2011 at 6:19 pm Permalink

    Its amazing how many people refuse to give this philosophy a second look when there are so many great examples of its success. I’ve lived in the “act as if” mindset way before reading it here at The Manifesto and I’ve come a long way because of that attitude.

    Thanks MPM, great work as always.

  10. The G Manifesto
    29/03/2011 at 6:26 pm Permalink

    I wouldn’t say “Act as if”, rather “Act to become”.

  11. The G Manifesto
    Mr North
    30/03/2011 at 8:31 pm Permalink

    Excellent article.

  12. The G Manifesto
    Mark Suster
    30/03/2011 at 10:46 pm Permalink

    Can you let me know who the the model is or where you got the picture for this post. I feel like I know her if she works at The Complex

    Good articles man, I am hooked.

  13. The G Manifesto
    31/03/2011 at 6:30 am Permalink

    Model is very hot. Who is she?

    Awesome stuff man…love this site.

  14. The G Manifesto
    The G Manifesto
    31/03/2011 at 2:11 pm Permalink


    Good line, I was listening to that track yesterday morning.

    “I was corrupted by drug supply
    Fly kicks, and bucking nines
    Looking up at the skies
    Thinking I’m too young to die”

    Pretty much captures it.

    – MPM

  15. The G Manifesto
    07/04/2011 at 9:40 am Permalink

    Seph, no, it’s “as if”. Like, act as if you’re a fukkin leach on society… I mean, high-rolling thief who’d get nabbed by the FBI right after starting a blog like this. The ideas are good if you have lots of money, but if you have lots of money you don’t need the ideas. You get bits of reality here and there, but mostly its acting as if. He follows his own advice, anyway.

  16. The G Manifesto
    24/06/2011 at 8:02 am Permalink

    Agreed with the philosophy.


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