My name is Ken Hannaman. I consider myself quite the average individual. There is nothing unique or special about me other than my never-ending thirst for knowledge and personal self-discovery. However, the path I’ve walked to my present point in life is rather divergent from most. I am a high school drop out that has “made it” in life; at least by what society would deem “making it.”
Dropping out of school was the only time in my life that “I quit” on something and gave up. Since that early point in my young adulthood, I have learned that we fuel and drive our vehicles in life through our own belief systems, conscious & unconscious thought, as well as the personal barriers we either build up or tear down in front of us. Coming from having very little in my beginnings and being labeled a failure, to where I presently reside in life…has been nothing short of astounding in my own eyes.
I have gained the perspective that while “education“ is necessary for some basic life skills, we all should be aligned around “personal & self-driven learning.” Education is the process of external sources telling us what they think we need to know, while learning can be self-driven into the fields and areas of interest that carry us more towards our purpose in life.
Through my own life experiences, study, and reflection; I have proven to myself how the mind-body connection works either to our detriment or advantage. I wish to share these learnings with others, in hopes that it may generate the spark that ignites their own personal growth, development, and overall happiness.
My Personal Belief System
I believe at the core of our beings; we are all conscious energy. Action in life begins as mental thoughts. The strength of those thoughts determines the actions we take in life. This happens on all levels of life from the simple and mundane to the intricate and complex decisions we face. These thoughts also permeate our being behind the scenes. We must become aware of the “mental chatter” that is going on inside our heads. Through our belief systems and perceptions, we either enslave ourselves in this world or we generate our highest potentials of life and achievement.
Many of the belief systems we operate within are handed down to us from society and those we are closest to. We take the “programs” others give us and typically try to upload them into our own lives as we work to attain our dreams and goals. But these programs are not a “one size fits all” for individual human operating systems. We need to develop our own code, our own thinking, our own truths that lead us to higher levels of happiness, fulfillment, and a more purpose driven life.
We are literally thinking ourselves and our potential into existence one thought at a time. As conscious human beings, we have the ability to program our minds towards thoughts of complete abundance, but it takes some personal willpower, commitment, and guidelines.
I don’t consider myself a guru, spiritual sage, or scholar. However, in the 10+ years that I’ve been working on my inward spiritual journey, I have experienced some amazing self discoveries. These discoveries have helped me elevate my own consciousness, and apply that learning to better my life and those around me. My goal is to share learnings that inspire others to take their first step toward personal awakenings or continue their journeys and share their discoveries along with me.
My lifelong career of 20+ years has been in the restaurant business. I began as a minimum wage hourly employee and have achieved a level presently in which I am responsible for around 700 restaurants.
This website & blog will contain insights into life, leadership, philosophy, and more as they all are largely intertwined for those desiring to achieve their fullest potential as human beings.
My purpose statement is as follows:
“Inspire others to find their purpose through developing new awareness of life-long learning and self-discovery techniques that remove outdated education and indoctrination so that they can achieve greater meaning, happiness, and success in the areas of life that matter most.”
My goal is to take a step back and devoid ourselves of the “programming” we have been given from very young ages, and do our own “reprogramming” of our personal truths. I want to helps others, in a way, “Ungraduate“ from indoctrinations and out-dated education systems. Doing so will lead to new discoveries and self-directed truth seeking that will yield a far more prosperous personal and professional life.
In a sense, my entire life has been an “ungraduated” way of living. I have not traveled the typical route that society “deemed appropriate” for me to attain happiness and fulfillment. I have personally crashed my old system of beliefs, and have successfully uploaded a new life view that has delivered far more than I could have ever dreamed of; and the journey is still just beginning…
I welcome all to join in, share their journey, learnings, and teachings alongside me as we pursue personal truth-seeking and new ways of inspired thinking and living.