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Thursday, May 21, 2009


Hey Guys
Instead of doing one of my normal emails I’ve decided to send one of my blogs that I just posted on Team YRG. Team YRG is a private site developed for members who do YRG. Team YRG is a support system that somes with the new YRG Fitness System that helps members achieve their goals. I just wanted you to see some of what I’m up to on that site.
“When the Student Becomes the Teacher, the Circle is Complete”
I know it sounds like something you might find in a fortune cookie, but give me a chance to explain. By the time I was 3 years old my mother was married, divorced and had 3 kids. She was 19 years old at the time. When my parents split up my brother and sister went to live with my mom who in turn had to have my Grandmother raise them so she could move up north to try to make more money. I went to live with my dad. Let's just say that little Page had too much energy and there was no way my Grandmother was going to be able to handle my infant sister, my one year old brother and me—a 3 year old little WildMan!
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The problem was my dad was a Wildman too. He was a great guy but back then he couldn’t spell the word father back then let alone be one. I grew up bouncing around from family to family till I was 8 years old when my dad finally brought me to live with my Grandmother. It killed him to have to give me up but he knew it was best for me. I didn't see my dad or talk to him when he was sober for the next 10 years.

My Gram was one of the best things to ever happen to me but a Grandmother going through menopause and a kid who would one day become Diamond Dallas Page didn’t have a lot in common. HA! Ladies, just imagine what it must have been like for a woman going through menopause TO RAISE ME! HA That poor Grandmother of mine she must be in heaven! I have to laugh out loud myself at times. My mom is a strong woman, really strong, she did everything she could to provide for us financially and I will always appreciate everything she’s ever did, but because of her work she was only around every other weekend so I pretty much feel like I raised myself.
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My point to this whole trip down memory lane is to let you know I never really had any mentors or teachers growing up. If you read my last blog you will understand that I didn’t have much use for teachers in school since I couldn’t read!

But just because you never had that father figure or teacher you could relate to in your youth doesn't mean you can't find them as an adult. And that’s exactly what has happened to me. As an adult I have been very blessed throughout my career with GREAT teachers and mentors.

When I was a nobody in professional wrestling, the first person to actually believe in me was a man named Dusty Rhoades (“The American Dream"). Dusty is without question one of the all-time legends in professional wrestling. Dusty taught me the wrestling business inside-out. Without Dusty Rhoades's mentorship there
never would have been a Diamond Dallas Page.

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My other teacher and mentor was Jody Hamilton. Jody was better know as the Assasin and was one of most skilled worker to ever grace the square circle. Jody believed in my ability in the ring because of my work ethic I displayed at the Power Plant. He taught me how to perform in the ring.
And then theirs my mentor Jake"The Snake" Roberts. I wanted to like Jake (in the ring that is) I loved the way Jake moved the fans. Jake took me under his wing and taught me how to get over in the ring and make the fans care. I will never forget what any of these gentleman have done for me.
As an actor, my business mentor is a man named Barry Levine. Pretty much every movie I have been in since 2002 is because Barry got me in the room with the producer or director.
My voice coach is David Coury. Today, my voice is as important as my body when it comes my acting, inspirational speaking or YRG.
And then there's Howard Fine--my acting coach. Howard is the Lee Strasberg of our generation. He has been voted “Best Acting Coach” by Back Stage West, the actors magazine here in HollyWEIRD, for the last 6 years. I would never be able to connect to my material in my inspirational talks or in film the way I do without the teachings of Fine.

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All of these men have taught me so much and helped me to become what I am today. Since they have seen the new YRG infomercial they have all stepped up and asked me to teach them what I know. How weird is that? These people who I have looked up to and learned from want to learn something from me! We're talking inspiration and perspiration. Each of them wants to learn how to “Own their Life” as time ticks on.
Barry will be starting when he gets back from the Cannes Film Festival and David started last week. Howard, well, Howard is already a YRG star. He is doing everything in the YRG program to the letter. In his first 16 days he is already down 10 pounds and by the end of his 30 days he is down 17pound and is already setting new goals.
But the point of this isn’t about me or any of my mentors. It’s all about you. Most of you are starting your journey with YRG right now. I am sure you are a little skeptical and you’re not exactly sure where this will all lead. I mean this in the nicest way—right now, you all are students. And you are hoping to learn from me and from everyone else on TEAM YRG who has been where you are right now. Believe me, they all have a lot to offer you.
There’s this great story about a man who falls in a hole. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, 'Hey you. Can you help me out?' The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, 'Father, I'm down in this hole can you help me out?' The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by, 'Hey, Joe, it's me can you help me out?' And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, 'Are you stupid? Now we're both down here.' The friend says, 'Yeah, but I've been down here before and I know the way out.’
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Who better to teach and help you get to where you want to be than people who have been in the hole you’re in now. That’s what this is all about.
And now back to the strange title at the top of this blog. “When the Student Becomes the Teacher, the Circle is Complete.” Believe it or not, one day (and it’s gonna be sooner than you think!) you’re gonna reach your goals. And someone who just discovered YRG is gonna see your story and it’s gonna hit them like a ton of bricks. And that person is going to write you a message and want you to teach them what you know about reaching your goals. That’s what I mean by “When the Student Becomes the Teacher, the Circle is Complete.” And that is VERY COOL!
Now I gotta go work on Jake, Jody and Dusty as well :)
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I wanna send a shout to my daughters Kimi and Britt and their mom Linda. While I was in Atlanta last week I got to spend some quality time with my girls. We were all treated to a phenomenal dinner to honor Linda on Mother's day by Britt's boy friend Jim. Nice touch bro:)

Mean while back in LA last week Angella and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary with are very close friends Marlin and Sheryl Ransom. We all went to see Seal who was absolutely Amazing... I became a HUGE fan of Seal with his latest CD entitled Soul... If you haven't hear and you like old school tunes you need to get it.

Up coming Events
If you’re in the Los Angeles area I will doing YRG Saturday at the Sports Park and then Sunday May 31st at the lululemon store (they move everything out of the way to make plenty of room for YRG) on Santa Monica and 3rd from 9:30am to 10:30am and I would love to see you come by and join us. Let’s show all the yogi’s what YRG is all about. Bang!

I will also be appearing at Howard Fines Acting Studio Friday, June 12th in Hollywood at 7:30pm... I will be doing an inspirational conversation on my concept I developed called "Live Life at 90%" . I am filming this presentation so I really would like to pack the place so really appreciate you attendance... bring some friends who wanna walk out of the building that night BELIEVING ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE!

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Get Healthy... Stay Strong... Be Unstoppable and Do your YRG or else!
Live Life at 90%