Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Auto Suggestion

One of the most impactful things I have learned was from the Author Napoleon Hill. He has taught a great deal about thoughts being things and the more intensly we focus on the achievement of something the more "the law of attraction" works in our favor. To enhance this principal he recommended "Auto Suggestion" or vocally exclaiming what we want to do, be and have.

Every year most of us make New Years resolutons and if you are anything like me, its easy to fall back into the habits of yesteryear and lose focus on our goals and back to the drawing board we go. For the past 3 years, I have done something different that has made all the difference in me becoming the person by the end of the year that desired to be at the beginning of the year. I take the month of December and do a huge self evaluation of me for the good, the bad and even the ugly, and based on all that, I get busy being ambitious and create the accomplished individual I want to be on paper. I will read it and adjust the wording several times until I can feel the power of the words internally. Then come January 1st atleast once a day, usually to music (enya) I read it loud and animated. After a few months with no effort it is memorized and becomes part of my regular daily thoughts and in consequence the person I am becoming is always at the forthought of my mind. My daily actions are based upon the words I speak daily and my life becomes what I want it to be.

No doubt anyone that knows me, knows I am very much a work in progress with alot of work to progress on, but progress I will. I hope this inspires you to do something similar to make you a better you, to help you be the best you. After all it's our choice. I will leave 2008's affirmation to give you an idea of what it is I do. Depending on how well you know me will depend on how much sense it makes. I hope you enjoy it, but if you don't thats cool too...

2008 Affirmation


This Year will be the Best year of my life. This is the year that will eclipse all others. I will earn more, learn more, travel more, serve more, love more, give more and be more than all the other years of my life combined. True other years now past have been at times magnificent but none like this. This is a year of metamorphosis, of growth and accomplishment that at previous was unimaginable. A year where the impossible become common place, and the unachievable become effortlessly achieved. Where I raise myself to heights only visited by the great men and women of this world and by so doing this year will be the best year of my life.

And how will I do this? By strict obedience to the commandments of God. By seeking out the words of the Lord through searching the scriptures and through the voice of his chosen servants. By communing with the Lord through daily prayer and by emulating him in my thoughts my words and my deeds. Through compassionate service, random acts of kindness, unconditional love, and an acknowledgment of the true source of all blessings with gratitude in my heart. And when I fail, I will learn from my mistakes, strengthen my resolve and be better than I was before. I will take this same discipline of the Spiritual and apply it to the Physical by arising early to start each day with exercise that strengthens the body and refreshes the mind. I will only eat nurturing foods that provide me energy sufficient to accomplish the days task with enthusiasm and confidence. What will I do to improve my finances? I will work harder, yes, but more importantly I will work smarter and learn to leverage myself and get more out of one day then I previously got out of a month. I will succeed through integrity and through the selfless service of others. Through the powerful forces that structure the mind I will tap into the source of infinite intelligence and be more efficient in all my endeavors and be an exponentially greater asset to this world. The money I earn I will not waste frivolously but instead invest wisely so that my wealth will begat more wealth and I will be more empowered by wealth to better my life and the lives of others. However the best way for me to better the lives of others will not be in the giving of my wealth but in the giving of my heart. I will love and then love more, I will serve and then serve more, I will forgive and then forgive more. I will follow the Golden rule that I may follow my Savior and be transparent yet not exposed. I will not let these thoughts fade but instead remind myself of them daily and spend time visualizing myself in the accomplishment of them until the day that my thoughts become reality. Then I will not stop but press forward to new goals and new heights in my quest to change this world.

And how will all of this benefit me in this the best year of my life? I will be worthy of all the great blessings the Lord has to offer. I will have a 32 inch waste and be at my Pinnacle health. I will have earned the six figure ring, succeeded at real estate, and have multiple streams of income from my other entrepreneurial endeavors. I will be a published Author and effortlessly doing what I was meant to do to better my life and the lives of others. I will associate with more successfully minded people to be a teacher as well as a student. I will travel this great country and this great planet gaining rich experiences found by very few. I will find an eternal companion that enhances me exponentially and countless other goals that at one point I dare not even dream. Through all this will 2008 be the best year of my life, which will lay the foreground for 2009 to dwarf the accomplishments of 2008. This year will be the best year of my life and I will succeed! www.travisalexander.net

64 comments:

Pat Dowling said...

Well, 2008 turned out to be a significant year indeed for poor Travis. He reminds me in many ways of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby with his to do lists, his rise from poverty to affluence, his belief in the American Dream. I hope someone will write a book about him when everything is finally over later on this year.

Anonymous said...

That's funny. He reminds me of every other controlling, abusive, hypocritical guy on the planet who wants what he can't have, and doesn't want what he can have.

If there is a tell-all book, it should include the truth, as awful and hard as it is for his supporters and those silly Mormons to accept.

You guys really believe in magical, bullet-proof underwear and that God lives on a planet called, Kolob???? Silly Mormons!!!

L Connor said...

You should be ashamed of yourself!! Get off of his blog- Travis is the victim NOT your precious Jodi, should you be brutally murdered for your comments on here and your complete disregard for a life? Go climb back up Jodi's vagina as I'm sure there's room and shut your discusting hole in your face!

Anonymous said...

Ok, L Connor, are you a fake too? Do you speak your mind online so flagrantly and then pretend to be a nice person on Sundays?

As long as you fail to comment sensibly, you won't achieve your goal of being influential.

Try again!

L Connor said...

I am the opposite of Fake, I am chest high in Mormon land even though that's NOT the point!! He ended up a dead body instead of a father-a husband-a 40 year old etc... And your trying to scream her innocence as anonymous Ha ! Who's fake here? P.S. I do not attend any church for your info

Anonymous said...

WHO is saying Jodi is innocent? Not I. Go back and re-read the balanced comments on this blog from this Anonymous who feels that emotional/psychological abuse is no excuse for murder. I'm not the only Anonymous here, btw. Duh.

Jodi had alternatives, i.e. friends and family in whom she could have confided, professional counseling to cope with being abused, a domestic violence hotline even though Travis and Jodi weren't cohabiting, but still shared a sexual partnership, etc.

I do not believe that she acted in self-defense in terms of attempting to preserve her own physical life. In fact, it's clear that this was premeditated since the gun was missing from her grandparents', where she was staying, since a week before.

She should be convicted of Murder in the 1st Degree and be prepared to swallow her medicine, whether that's Life without Parole, or the Death Penalty.

But, none of that changes my opinion that Travis dug his own grave by messing around with and taking advantage of an emotionally vulnerable, trusting, confused, unstable woman who couldn't deal with his rejection and abandonment after he abused her and led her on for so long.

He didn't deserve to die for being a player and a loser, but it was a risk he took by continuing to reap casual sexual benefits with "no strings attached" even after she slashed his tires twice and he became aware of her hostility and instability, referring to her as a "stalker".

Anne Hues said...

I think Travis was a Positive and Inspiring person; he met a psycho who murdered him in cold blood. This blog does not sound like he was controlling, merely ambitious.

Not one other person has come forward to say he had a bad side, but countless people have come forward to say what a truly wonderful human being he was. Including three other women he had dated but not had sex with.

Lord knows women have been used for casual sex while hoping to win a guy over and not succeeding; but they don't end up killing the guy when he does find someone else!

Jodi lies so much, how can you believe her that he wanted her to come over? how do you know she didn't text herself in the past from his phone as a set up since she had all his passwords, she could also email herself from his account. She was obviously lying on 48 hours that they had a trip planned to the three places in CA she mentioned, as you can see photos on her myspace that they had indeed already taken that trip!

She admitted in her first TV interview that she knew what the relationship had become and that she used him just as much. SHE is the one that could not stay away. She also was pursuing other men that have come forward, Ryan who testified in the trial, and Abe. Abe implied on Dr. Drew he was interested in her for the same reason. After their first date, he was able to determine she was wearing thong underwear while they were in the parking lot making out. She had told him Travis and she were only friends.

Jodi was 'grinding' on Ryan less than 24 hours after killing Travis. She was/is the person 100%at fault in the heinous premeditated murder of an innocent man.

It is so unnecessary and cruel to trash talk a dead man that by all accounts from everyone that knew him was a fine young man, loved and admired.

Anonymous said...

maybe some of you need to read up on Dominant submissive relationships.
The knife was a prop for their games that afternoon.
Notice the duct tape on travis arm in one photo and then the red mark on his arm in the shower.
Usually there is a code word that the sub uses to stop the aggession from the dom. Perhaps they never thought to have one. Perhaps it was never used that afternoon

Anonymous said...

I see what resembles duct tape in the pic of him lying nude with his right arm raised, displaying two fingers like a peace sign. Then I notice a red band mark on his upper right arm when he's standing in the shower, facing right with his arms folded across his chest.

Code word? I'm pretty sure slitting of the throat and gunshot to the head, in addition to 28? stab wounds does not require a code word though.

All this may prove is that the knife had a dual purpose, as a sex prop and a murder weapon. Besides, if Travis dies as a result of a sex game gone out of control, then wouldn't that be her defense right now?

Anonymous said...

A poster named, wasthinking, put together an interesting slideshow of the photos of Travis just prior to and after his murder, according to timestamps and testimony. For me, it answers the questio of why so many photos were such poor quality, which is that Travis was not posing, but just taking a normal shower.

Also, it makes sense that he didn't sit in the shower voluntarily, but was forced to sit at gunpoint, thus the wide-eyed, stern, yet fearful look on his face in the clear shot. wasthinking also points out that Travis has snot running down his nose in that pic, and that he probably didn't wipe it away because he was told not to move.

This succession of photos definitely is not sex play.

Anonymous said...

http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/wasthinking/media/TravisAlexander_zpsad4bd0f7.mp4.html#/user/wasthinking/media/TravisAlexander_zpsad4bd0f7.mp4.html?&_suid=135900291658306995028343639398

Anonymous said...

Jodi will be judged by god, and he knows the truth. She was not an abused girl, I myself have been in very cold abusive relationships and never did I ever go on vacation nor do I have happy pictures as they did. I think Travis felt sorry for her and he didn't know what to do. No Travis never claimed to be perfect infact he woke up everyday trying to improve his way of life and paying it forward. There is no excuse in the world to do what she did, WALK AWAY if u feel a man just wants u sexually. She had nothing else going for her but her sexuality. Travis wanted more in a woman sex isn't enough. I'm sorry for travis's friends and family. Reading these blogs really gives u insight on what kind of person he was and longed to be . All jodi offers is a string of bad relationships and naked pics. That's what she did with her life. We cannot ok this behavior. Ask yourself is this a woman you would want your son to marry who only has sex to offer??? She's not even pretty to me. I think some of ur comments are sick its obvious who should pay and she sits in jail today but that's nothing justice will be served truly when she departs from earth and faces GOD! God is good! R.I.P young man !

Anonymous said...

I think it's tacky to have this argument here - I have ny opinions about this case, but this is not the place. Learn tact and common decency.

Anonymous said...

"I think it's tacky to have this argument here - I have ny opinions about this case, but this is not the place. Learn tact and common decency."

I think it's tacky that you would think it's tacky. I have my opinions about you having your opinions, and I AM mentioning it HERE.

Too bad.

Anonymous said...

We all are entitled to our own opinions however there are other forums for your thoughts i.e. Facebook, Twitter, your own blog!! Let's not unload our personal thoughts or speculation on Travis' blog where friends, family and loved ones come to remember Travis please! Not one of you were in their "relationship" not one of you were there that tragic day and NONE of us will EVER know what really happened. All we know is this young man lost his life that young woman lost hers and there are many people heart broken and will never be the same. R.I.P. Travis may your loved ones find some sense of closure and peace and may you be remembered in the best way possible.

Anonymous said...

I have read Travis' blogs and I think he was a very inspiring young man. I think it's a shame that his character and reputation is being tainted to save her life. “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone”. Jodi has said so many stories how can we believe all these things she is saying. If Travis had sexual desires and acted upon them that makes him human; not an abuser who needs to be slain in such a savage way. She has repeatedly said she was a willing participant in these acts and he felt “bad” after curtain acts happened. Feeling bad and guilt over failing to follow the beliefs he aspired to maintain is not the actions of an abuser. In all these years Jodi has had no remorse or even felt “bad” for taking the life of Travis.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Travis. May his written words continue to touch people’s lives in a positive manner along with his beliefs in a Higher Power that has created us, wants us to live our lives in Christ like ways and has given the gift of forgiveness

Amber Best said...

My name is amber best ...I knew Travis..he was a great friend ..these things jodi says we never ever saw with Travis..she is honestly CREATING a false character and throwing a few truths in it as with his name..so for u a complete stranger to judge him on his own blog but what a weird ass unstable woman is saying is just a shame so please remove urself from his blog

Anonymous said...

Travis Alexander was a fine young man with positive ideals and determination to do well. All his friends have nothing but wonderful memories about the kind of person he was. He unfortunately got involved with a psycho, and was too kind (and fearful..?) to shake her off abruptly. He deserved the best of the best in his life cut short too soon.

Anonymous said...

I want travis's soul only to focus on the positive in his life on earth and even in such tragedy he will be the friend and brother and mentor that made a difference. That is what he would want. He overcame so much and that is what made him so strong.

Anonymous said...

50 shades of Gray sex desire + righteous religion = need to find "dirty" girl who is willing to stay on down low . Misjudge said girl = very bad ending.

Anonymous said...

God bless him he is in Heaven no more sorrow

Anonymous said...

And you can say these things because you knew him personally? I doubt it! Don't most people want what they can't have you fool there is nothing wrong with that and I see nothing wrong with not wanting something you can have so what's your lame point cuz I don't see a point to your jibberish..if a woman allows herself to be easy and doesn't even make herself a little bit of a challenge than that's her own damn fault and I'm talking about evil Jodi!! There are many people that back slide from their religion it just means they are all human like the rest of us so stop living in the stone ages.

Anonymous said...

This entry of Travis' gave me tears. So tragically sad and ironic for poorTravis. I didn't know him, but I feel for him and his family. He was cheated of his 2008 aspirations, his 2009 hopes, and every following year he had ahead of him in his life.

Rest forever in peace, Travis.

Anonymous said...

RIP Travis Alexander!! Praying for the Alexander family and his friends.

Anonymous said...

RIP Travis Alexander!! Praying for the Alexander family and his friends.

Anonymous said...

Guy was a sexual deviant, sick sodomizer pervert faggot. F'ing her in the azzhole and treating her like a whore -- She's sick too but he isn't a saint and his blog sucks cause it's all ripped off from other authors!

Anonymous said...

Whom ever the "Anonymous" was that posted on 03/05/13 @ 3:48 AM, congrats! Your a certified JERK. Hope you rot in hell. With language like that, you probably already are.
RIP Travis. I am sorry I never got to experience your presence. You had a lot to share with the world. The way it ended makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

I have to wonder about the individuals who come to this blog and post nasty comments about Travis or supportive comments about his killer. Is it for shock value? Looking for the attention they don't get at home?

Travis strikes me as the kind of person who would continue to look for the good in someone despite ominous signs of the bad. If he was "guilty" of anything it was naivete...he had no idea what he was dealing with: an evil psychopath of epic proportions.

Travis' life clearly wasn't easy, but he certainly made the most of it. Truly an inspiration...and that is his gift. I've read posts from people saying that his writing has helped them...that is his legacy.

I feel very sad for him, for all the potential that was cut short, for all he was robbed of by one hideously evil, possessive monster. I feel for his siblings having to sit there every day and commend them on their restraint and on their solidarity.

Rest in peace, Travis...you won't be forgotten.

Anonymous said...

Jodi's story in trial seems to be the one where she is telling Travis's story. Does anyone else get this sense? Travis was the one afraid and running away from her. She held a gun to him and he didn't move. She then had the knive ready to deliver that first stab with as much momentum, surprise, adrenaline and force that she could muster. She was chasing after him. This scenario makes sense to me. She is ridiculous. This is tragic. The worst thing is that nothing can be undone. I think she was the controller and the abuser. He was inexperienced and willing to follow her lead because he was a gentle person. That's what his friends say. He was inexperienced until her. I think that was a big mistake. She knew what she was doing. And she took advantage. She drove 1200 miles. Who does that? This was outside the norm. You can think but you don't know what will happen. It's too bad that he didn't report her to the Police when he should have. I suspect it's because he was a kind and gentle person. I hope Travis is Resting in Peace. And I hope justice is served. I'm against the death penalty but willing to make an exception since there isn't doubt here. I do think she's very dangerous. I don't ever want her to get out of prison ever.

Anonymous said...

At first glance, Travis was not my type of guy - or at least I thought until I read some of his blog. It is unfortunate that appreciation for his thoughts and words went mostly unnoticed until he died. If not for his unfortunate demise, most of us would have likely continued living our lives never knowing who he was. He wasn't perfect, he wasn't gorgeous, but it's clear there was just something about him. Sure, he was a hornball but what do you expect when you have a grown man damn near 30 with the sexual mentality of a teenager? His chaste way of life may be admirable in theory, but unnatural in reality.

I'm sorry you never had the chance to reach your aspirations. I'm also sorry you didn't get the chance to meet a real woman who would have destroyed Jodi before she had the chance to destroy you.

Rest in Peace, Travis.

~AD

Anonymous said...

I can not understand how anyone can read this blog & post such hateful and cruel things. He is dead. He sure didnt die peacefully,so let him rest in peace!!!!

Anonymous said...

I Don't care if Travis and Jodi swung from the ceiling...it's no one's business but theirs....She should be the one that should be crawling under the table for revealing her personal sexual conduct. She enthuses to do so. What I do card about is that no one has the right to take someone's life Nd if it does happen it better be because there are no other options...and she had plenty. She is a waste of flesh and blood that is if any truly flows through her veins. Nothing else matters...

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with you all fighting here !!! This all is famil has left of there brother & im sure they will read & reread this , they dont need to read people defending JA or putting their brother down !! RIP Travis

Anonymous said...

Travis must have been secretly gay. Hence why he wasn't married yet and like to jizz in her anus.

Anonymous said...

i think that if you want to post on here be respectful! Do not be on here posting bad comments, Travis was an amazing man and didnt deserve what happened to him, jodi arias was a cold and calculating,skank, whore,temptress, travis didnt want her and she couldnt handle that,and so she killed him and yes god is the ultimate judge, but the jury will convict her and she will go to death row where she belongs, i beleive god knows what she did and hes mad at her!! I just want travis family to know that I love you all and i am thinking and praying everyday for you and for justice for travis, and gods hearing our prayers god bless you

Anonymous said...

You were a better than Jodi. One day she will burn in hell for eternity and I have a feeling it will be sooner than later. You will get justice.

Anonymous said...

Anyone leaving shitty comments about his sex life REALLY needs some themselves. There's nothing wrong with it. It's not a crime. And guess what?? A TON of religious people from every religion in existence are intimate with people. Who cares? It's no one's business what anyone else does in their personal life unless it is a threat or harm to you. Guess what? IT ISN'T. YOU KNOW WHAT IS ILLEGAL? YOU KNOW WHAT HURTS PEOPLE AND THREATENS THEIR LIVES? HOdi THE STALKING, HERPE FACED, SOCIOPATHIC, CONTROL FREAK WHO CAN'T HANDLE REJECTION.
THAT is what people should be concerned with. An insecure, manipulative trash bag who uses her sexuality as a tool to use men & get what she wants. She is nothing more than a tramp who REALLY REALLY thought she could reel someone back into a relationship with kinky sex. Sorry HOdi. You knew Travis was not interested in a relationship with a psycho like you. Travis would have preferred someone who was independent, TRUSTING and NOT the type who could ever murder another human being. Murder DOES NOT equate with sex nor does it matter at all. The man deserves respect. He was a human being, just as flawed as you are. He never abused HOdi or ANYONE for that matter! He never killed anyone or robbed his grandparents for a gun to use in a murder like AriASS did. He ONLY tried to help people. You need proof? Ask anyone who was close to him. Ask anyone who was inspired by him.

Rest In Peace Travis Alexander.

YOUR JUSTICE IS COMING.

We miss you.

Krista said...

Wow... Travis, you are a deep and profound writer. I am sorry I had to find this blog under such tragic circumstances, but I hope you know you have made a difference in my life through your writing. I fully intend to better myself through the note card tactic. I will pass this blog on to my friends as an inspiration to better all of our lives. Thank you and hope you are hanging with my brother in Heaven! He is a rockin kid!

Penny Hays said...

It is a sad day when someone has such little class to come on Travis' blog and say preverted things about him. What kind of souless people are you? I want to express my sympathy to the Alexander family for this type of cruelty. I am so sorry you have to be eye witnesses to depraved people doing this to Travis. I didn't know Travis personally, but I can tell by his writings what a self-reflective, kind and loving person he was. Travis family and friends knew him and the beautiful person he was. Also, many of his supporters are able to see his heart and his desire to always become a better person, and to be good to all. I am so sorry for your loss, and the terrible things you have had to listen to and endure. Just know, there are thousands and thousands of supporters that want to see justice for Travis, his family, and friends. May his family and friends find peace and closure, when justice prevails.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous. HAHA thats right those silly mormons are hypocritical. fucking asses and the one whos knee deep in mormons is also knee deep in douchebags

Anonymous said...

this might be his blog but hes no longer with us. I feel sad for him as a child but as an adult he treated Jodi like a piece of garbage. She was not good enough for his prissy friends and i feel bad for that and she was very very intelligent in all her blog posts she had so much going for her she s houldn't have killed him but he should not have provoked her he wasen't a good mormon he reminded me of my abusive x brother in law maybe he would have killed her instead who knows

Anonymous said...

I was in an abusive relationship for a few years. Finally I outwitted him and managed to get out. If I thought for one minute Travis was the abuser, I would be the first one to say so. If Travis was what Jodi said he was and she killed him in self defense, he wouldn't have been shot in the head, stabbed 29 times and had his throat slit ear to ear. That isn't self defense, that is simply put, a brutal murder. DB

Anonymous said...

Travis, your blog inspires my wife and I in so many ways and to pay it forward. Your words has changed our lives for the better in so many ways and a lot of things that we couldnt figure out in the past all made perfect sense after reading your blog. You say you want to be a better blogger, we say your the best. From your grandpa's kind words, has forever changed our lives and so many others. The impact you made in our lives, is just the same as Nick Vujicic made in yours. Rest in peace.
Mike and Barb

Anonymous said...

For all the negative comments about Mr. Alexander, my belief is that your vision of Travis is the vision the defense attorneys portrayed him to be. Their lies from that stem from the manupulator herself. She told her story, now let Travis tell you his through his blogs. For all the speculating and mean comments about him, your the type of ppl that sit at home and complain about everyone and everybody's problems just to make you feel better about your life. Like he says in one of his blogs, own up to your problems and focus more on how to solve your own problems instead of looking into other peoples problems. It just might inspire you to become a better person. Your voice will always be heard and hopefully your inspirations will one day change the world. Rest in peace Travis Alexander. My condolences to your true friends and family. Mike and Barb

michelle burrows said...

People talking negatively about Travis make me sick! Some one said he was a deviant for having anal sex with this horrid skank? Well what kind of a whore allows herself to be treated like that anyway? Maybe he didn't want to put it in her vagina out of fear of getting herpes. She is a horrid vile using scag who needs to go to the death chamber. She whines about how her mom hit her with a wooden spoon, well in my house as a kid that was called a ass whippin. Travis and his sibling's truly were abused and we know it's true because unlike this stupid whore Travis didn't lie! The only dude she was ever with who didn't cheat on her was someone who is a senior citizen and that's because nobody else wanted him. What does that tell you evidently her sexual prowess wasn't that great considering that they all cheated on her and were lucky enough to get rid of her before she murdered them too! God bless Travis and his family and pray that this defective animal get's the punishment she deserves!!!

Anonymous said...

Well I'd hit it, any which way. Just sayin'. But she wouldn't still be in the apartment when I showered, I'll tell ya.

Paulette said...

Travis is not the first, nor the last, to be murdered in the year they proclaimed to be their very best. You don't need to be Mormon to believe in the power of positive thinking. Plenty of people who are of the Jewish, Buddhist or Christian faith all believe and sometimes practice the very same philosophy. The thing is, even if it does work, you cannot control those around you. So no matter how good a heart we have; no matter how positive in thought we are - we cannot stop crazy evil people from hurting us. In fact, sometimes being a very nice person and believing everyone else is good, or that God-Buddha-Yaweh-Jesus-Kwan Yin will protect us because we think godly positive thoughts is a dangerous philosophy to live by because you end up not being able to see people and/or situations for what they are -dangerous/toxic/harmful/maybe-even-evil. Travis' life and death should serve as a guide to anyone who believes we can manifest money and positive experiences, as well as, attract good people when we practice positive thinking. It simply isn't true, at least not in this world. Hopefully, Arias, will receive a harsh sentence. I don't believe anything that comes out of her mouth.

Anonymous said...

Travis , I know I never met you! wish I could have had that chance. Your a brilliant person . I was in tears reading this in-particular post because of your tragic death, you never got to finish what you wanted. But you did come extremely far, you'll always be a success story in my eyes. Praying for your Justice that you so deserve, hope to meet you in heaven, Say hey to the big man for me (: Rest easy sweet prince. I know everything happens for a reason, but it's sad when the good people have to leave, seems like we all get stuck with the crummy people on this Earth, it really sucks. But I know God has a purpose for everyone, I know that you are having so much fun in heaven with him. until we meet someday, rest easy. (: much love.

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant writer. It seems he was ahead of his time as well as self-aware. He seems to have seen the good in the world and in people..

Suzy said...

8th May 2013 - finally justice for Travis!
Finally the truth prevails and his family can begin their long road of healing. Always remember what he truly was - not the lies propagated by a jealous, murdering, soulless bitch.

Anonymous said...

This didn't have anything to do with being Mormon. This is all "The Secret." For those of you calling Jodi a dirty whore because she had anal sex, grow up. Partaking in a consentual sexual act with an adult does not a whore make. You don't get to call her a whore and Travis a saint when they were doing the exact same thing! She is a sociopath, and a pathological liar who murdered a man in cold blood, and a "whore" is the most vicious thing you can manage to think of to call her?! She left him there to rot for days, after planning to kill him in an incredibly vicious way, and she refuses to even admit it. She has smeared her family's reputation, smeared Travis' memory, and a slut is the worst thing you believe you can say about her?!?! Not too intelligent of you all. Everytime you attack her sexual behaviour you are also attacking Travis.

Junkstylediva said...

Travis,

Thank you for sharing your words. You are a thoughtful writer. I went out and bought some 3x5 cards and I will write my goals (daily) on them as well -- great suggestion. I never heard of you before the trial. I wish I saw you in action at one of your seminars. You are a funny guy. Even though you are not with us in physical form, your thoughts and words are. You are still helping others. Ignore the dumb remarks made by those who don't "get it" and choose to blame others for their problems. There are some of us (like me)who appreciate you and "get it". Its up to me to be successful. You grew up in less than positive conditions but you turned it around, and did not feel sorry for yourself or hold a grudge. You touched many lives and made them better. Peace.

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Anonymous said...

Just another sleepless night, so I thought I would come on your blog and refresh my mind with your writings. You truly have inspired many to be the best they can be and make the most of EVERY day. Thank you for writing this, definitely makes me feel like I knew you.

Rest in Peace Travis Alexander

JM

Scout and Freyja said...

I have printed out Travis' affirmation and will use it as an outline for my own in the coming years. He may not be walking this earth; however, he still contributes to the betterment of others.

Anonymous said...

I started watching this trial because I found it very interesting. However as time went on I became more and more involved in it because Travis Alexander sseems to be an extremely speciall person. After reading this there is no doubt in my mind that he was indeed a wonderful human being andwho knows what he may have done if he had lived. I do believe though that some good will come of this and that somebody somewhere will happen upon this blog and it will change their life. I hope his family can have some peace in knowing that he may be gone but he is still helping ppl and changing ppls lives with the words he has written. Ivee never supported the death penalty but I believe this woman should meet her maker asap.

Anonymous said...

I also want to add that going into this I had a very open mind. I've been in abusive relationships and at first I thought maybe he abused her. But I in no way believe that now. I've met women like jodi. They have sooooo many ppl fooled sometimes and they manipulate and control men AND women with their bodies and their lies. Women like jodi are what is. Wrong with this world. Sshe is a spoiled brat. She couldn't handle his rejection and she killed him. I've been ussed by men. Ya know what I did? I moved on....I didn't stab them and slash their throats.

Anonymous said...

Travis Alexander will never be forgotten. After reading his blogs, I can't help but feel inspired by him. He must have been an amazing brother, son, grandson, uncle, friend. My heart goes out to his family, his loved ones. God Bless you, his family and friends, and may the Lord comfort you and may he give you peace.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and inspiring words from a beautiful and inspiring man. I will make it a point to keep this man alive in my heart and thoughts, as he has changed the lives of many including myself. I am so grateful Travis wrote this blog. I come here for inspiration, and to meditate on what a wonderful person God had created, and how powerful his thoughts, words, attitude, and way he treated others were. So amazing and moving! God bless you!

Anonymous said...

That was sad. 2008 could have been a good year for him. He seemed like an amazing person. My heart definitely goes out to his family. Such a tragic end to a beautiful life that was filled with lots of friends, lots of love, and lots of passion for life.

Liz G said...

Even though I never met Travis it still hurts to know that such an amazing person was taken. I believe he was truly an amazing person and to see this trial still taking place going back and forth when the answer is all there, she needs to pay for her crime there is nothing more to that. Now reading his posts inspire me a lot because he was such a positive and inspirational person :)
To come on her and trash talk about him is so sad and I feel really bad for those people because no one is perfect, this man did everything in his life to become a better person. Jodi did not know boundaries she was told straight up to stay away and did not listen. In reality the one that got her hopes up was herself, if you are feeling as abused as she claimed to be then why stay? I understand so many women stay in an abusive relationship but this man I am sure was not like this he wanted nothing but improvement and I am sure he tried to help her out as well. She was just so overly obsessed that she did not even let the poor guy breathe, how can a guy want you when you are the one persuing. Us women need to be pursued and she did not have enough respect for herself to let that happen. I am team travis simply because as many mistakes he made he straight up let her know how he felt and I am pretty sure at some point she agreed. She just could not handle the fact that Travis wanted greater and he had his eye on a good woman a respectful woman which is something she was not. I am aware that Travis did some things of his own but that still does not excuse anyone from committing a horrible murder like that. No matter how much of a player, ladies man a guy is no man deserves to die the way she killed him, and if this would have been self defense then why commit such hateful wounds. This woman is just emotionally unstable she has so much evil and hate bottled inside that she took it out on him not because he hurt her but because she was so disappointed with her own life. She will get what she deserves no matter how sweet talking she may be, God will make justice happen!
Travis family I hope that you soon get closure I want to let you know that even though Travis did not write much blogs the ones he did write have inspired me so much to become better :)
His death will not be in vain because forever people will remember an amazing man who inspired nothing but good in others ��

Anonymous said...

Travis did not deserve to die. But, he was not the angel that everyone wants him to be. He was a hypocrite, which is fine. But, his "motivational" speaking reeks of hypocrisy. He says:

"And how will I do this? By strict obedience to the commandments of God. By seeking out the words of the Lord through searching the scriptures and through the voice of his chosen servants. By communing with the Lord through daily prayer and by emulating him in my thoughts my words and my deeds."

WTF? He told Arias he wanted to give her a cream pie and tie her to a tree and ass fuck her. He told her that he wanted her to moan like 12 year old girl having her first orgasm. Would any of you say that to YOUR partner? I bet not.

And, just this past week, on December 12, 2014, a Mesa PD computer expert testified that there was in fact, kiddie porn, on his computer.

Does he deserve to die, let alone in such a brutal way? Hell no! Is Jodi bat shit crazy? Hell yes! But, please stop making this guy out to be a saint.

Gabriana said...

Everyone. Everyone has there opinion, and is entitled to it but we shouldn't be saying it on the last thing his family and friends have of him. Go play it on different social media websites. Leave his blog to be read and inspire different people, not to remind people of a tragedy.

Unknown said...

I find Travis to have been full of heart, but most importantly, full of passion for Jesus Christ. We all fall short of the glory of God, but he whole heartedly believed in the power of God and will be waiting for the rest of the believers when we cross that bridge. When a man or woman falls into temptation they will rightfully pull away and move on. In his case, he fell victim to someone with mental illness and the outcome was horrific. Travis was inspiring and positive, he had magnificent goals and a desire to succeed. I find his ability to express himself to be quite impressive.