I couldn’t believe when I heard it. I was randonly listening to, “BEST MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO-Speeches Compilation Long Part 4″ and all of a sudden, I heard “More Was Never Enough”…and I stopped in my tracks. I thought it must have been part of some playlist and as I clicked over, I nearly jumped for JOY. In a surreal life moment, a “Motivational” video is playing with 1.7 Million Viewers in words written in the Jungles of Peru back in December 2011. After some diligent copyright protection work, we found 150+ copies of the audio on YouTube with 130,000,000 million total viewers agree that “More Was Never Enough” with that iconic “Morgan Freeman” voice is one of the most motivational spoken word speeches ever written.
Hundreds of MILLIONS OF PEOPLE around the world have now heard “More Was Never Enough” with the “Morgan Freeman” voiceover. No one knew who wrote it. It has been edited and cut by some of the most famous hollywood producers with some of my heroes like Les Brown and Eric Thomas in “Motivational Videos”, actors like Brad Pitt in “Seven Years in Tibet” and many other famous “Life” movies edited alongside this audio all over YouTube, there are even SIGN LANGUAGE versions. It’s been the most flattering experience to know that these words have touched millions of listeners because it’s the “CALL OF MANY” and truly was from my heart. The message was too powerful to keep inside and I’m proud that at least I was brave enough to put it out there to inspire others.
It was more than flattering, but also a little frustrating as an artist because hundreds of YouTubers were stealing my content and generating thousands of dollars of revenues each month. I wanted to help change that, not just for me, but for everyone like me and generations after me. I strongly believe in inspiring others, but I also believe in protecting your original copyrighted work. I’m not sure if Lao Tzu had a mortgage on his cave, but we have tons of bills to pay in the American society. Many of my fellow authors from Chicken Soup for the Soul experience the same frustration with their voices and books plastered all over the internet for free. To combat this, you must protect your work and our new record label, “FAMILY MEDITATION” is dedicated to protecting royalties for authors and song writers and making sure you are paid from EVERY media outlet or Subscriber Music Service known to mankind, especially on YouTube (“More Was Never Enough” starts at 31:42. We’re managing several artists to protect their original works and get them paid what they deserve. “More Was Never Enough” has already generated millions of views, it will probably reach a BILLION views, but the original author will generate revenues for the next 900,000,000. It’s not a ton of revenue, I didn’t intend for this to “become a viral hit”, but with 1,000,000 views per month it could pay 50% of my health insurance each month for a family of four. Not bad right? YouTube is ripping us all off, but that’s another story…
I don’t mind if people use the audio, but they must understand that artists deserve to earn the advertising revenues for their original works. Although it is quite humbling that MY VIDEO of “More Was Never Enough”, only received 37,000 views, but the one above has received 1,700,000 as to print of this blog post. Worse yet, I also have a terrible animated version with only 2,400 views.
I never released my name because this message was a very personal Life Lesson I learned from the ancient Shamanic retreat and medicine from the Amazon Jungle of Iquitos, Peru, known as Ayahuasca more than 5 years ago. For years, I was afraid to share my stories after being ridiculed for seeking true healing, physically and emotionally. The fears are gone, my family is healed, my spirit is ascending and I’ve written on this blog about several Ministers who openly supported my “Spirit Quest” with various healing entheogenic plants throughout the world.
I didn’t want to become famous from medicine seeking to tell my friends interesting stories at parties or on the Joe Rogan podcast, my intentions were of the purest, to heal myself and stop taking prescription medications for sleep and stress. There are TRUE natural cures in the Jungles and Mountains of our world, they aren’t for everyone and the “visions” are not the extraordinary benefits of Ayahuasca, rather true healing is.
I cannot tell you what medicine is right for you, but I can tell you what worked for me and that God placed YOUR MEDICINE on the Earth for you to find too. “Seek and Ye Shall Find”. I promised that if any plant medicine helped me, I would share it with the world, in the name of God – Ayahuasca is a path of spiritual, physical and emotional cleansing equated to 10 years of psychotherapy in one night. You cannot escape the TRUTH and sometimes, as you hear in “More Was Never Enough”, the truth can be HARD to hear!
Here’s the original with 37,000 views:
Here’s my first attempt at animation of “More Was Never Enough” – it only has 2,500 views…LOL —> never be afraid to show your “failures”:
SIGN LANGUAGE Version of “More Was Never Enough”
Keep inspiring others, live in spirit and follow your life’s true destiny and path.
Brian John Cimins
P.S. I’ve had many people ask me, “Brian, it’s quite presumptuous with “Your Strategy Coach” tagline and domain name”. I loved when people ask me this. My response is always evolving, but usually goes something like this, “Who is Your Strategy Coach? Mine is God and I only work with people who put God first too. My next question parts the sea of my “clients” and friends. I don’t need to be Your Strategy Coach, but if you cannot afford one, please put God first and develop your character, body, mind and spirit…and you won’t ever need to hire me.