Michael Beck | Photographer

Michael Beck  was born and raised in Southern California. A middle child in a family of 4, who fell in love with an Australian girl while travelling through Thailand and they are now partners who travel the globe making artwork. He is The Unstuck Man – He is a vessel that is in constant motion and ever-changing.

Michael-Beck_P1My Definition Of Success | I define success by growth, spiritually, professionally and communally. It’s changed but not drastically, I always felt a need to pursue my heart and go after the things I wanted in this life. The things change but the attitude is the same. Whether you are chasing personal transformation or material transformation. Success is the pursuit.

The Difference Between Good And Great | Persistence and patience. If you mix this with and open heart and mind you are bound to be a success in all things. The people who are good at something are the ones who don’t give up. They try, try, try and try.

A Key Talent | An Open mind. I would say that has been my biggest strength. The more I am open to people places and things, the more success come in my direction. Also focus. Focus on what you want in this life. If it is happiness, be willing to find out what makes you happy.

The Characteristics Of Success | I challenge fear and chase after the things the make me afraid.

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Critical Skills I Develop | Curiosity. I have explored the things I am curious about. I have questioned the things I hold as truth.

Dealing With Doubt | I observe where those feelings are coming from. I try to understand why I am afraid. I try to see all the emotions for what they are. Once I look deeply at them, they often lose their power and I can move forward. I bought a ticket to India, one way. The night before I was set to board the plane I went to visit a sick family member of mine, he was set to have his leg amputated the next morning. A few of the people closest to me asked why I would by a one way ticket, to embark on an adventure alone into the world. These are the people who supported me most in the world and I valued their opinions greatly. I became overwhelmed with fear, doubt and confusion. Why would I set out into the unknown for no apparent reason? The next morning I boarded a plane, into the unknown. In India I found transformation, understanding and peace. I regained control of my future and destiny. This was the hardest thing I have ever done. Leaving the people and things I loved. The rewards for challenging my greatest fears are indescribable.

The Meaning Of Life | Life is to be lived. To be present through the ups and downs. To feel pain when there is pain and pleasure when there is pleasure.

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The Best Advice I’ve Received | Never to take myself too seriously. I have to remind myself of this often. The more fun you have, the better life becomes.