If you find yourself hiding, afraid to pursue your dreams; if you find yourself jumping from relationship to relationship, constantly people pleasing, I know exactly how you feel.
Hello, I’m Anthony Butto.
Prior to becoming the confident, comfortable, and content person I am today, I was feeling lost, alone, and disconnected.
I was led by fear and poor decisions.
Like the time I got accepted to Berklee College of Music (Trey Parker, Quincy Jones, and members of Aerosmith are among their 107 Grammy Award-winning alumni), and I turned it down in favor of a smaller, “safer” school.
Even though I dreamed of being a rock star, and was a talented musician, I turned away the opportunity to be among the greats, because I was afraid.
I also spent 10 years in a relationship with a married woman. While at first it was fun and exciting, I couldn’t tell anyone about it and I slowly sunk into a pit of shame, secrecy, and self-loathing.
I never felt good enough, smart enough, talented enough, man enough.
I was the perfect example of low self-esteem.
But, I changed all of that and so can you.
Whether you’re introverted or extraverted, in your 20s or in your 60s, and despite every negative trait you believe you’ve inherited from your family, you can absolutely rise above it and become comfortable and happy in your own skin.
I’m living proof.
A few years ago, I was in a dark place… While I managed to build up enough strength to move on from my previous relationship, I moved right into another relationship with someone whose affection and full commitment I felt I didn’t receive. It made me realize that no one else could complete me. And that realization caused me to make a really important choice.
I remember the moment like it was yesterday. During an argument with this person I loved (but who I felt didn’t love me back equally), instead of giving in and playing the victim like I usually did, something switched on inside of me. No more.
At that moment, I took a deep breath, and realized it was time to take responsibility for myself and my actions.
I was done:
- Making excuses.
- Getting taken advantage of in relationships.
- Feeling insecure, or less of a man, for wanting to express my emotions.
- Pleasing others while my own needs were shoved aside.
- Relying on others to bring me happiness.
- Fearing life.
I remember walking out the door after our break-up, thinking, “WTF did I just do?”
Despite how easy it would have been to crawl back and continue doing things the way I’d always done them, I got real with myself.
Education. Engagement. Evolution.
You don’t know what you don’t know. And you don’t know what you aren’t willing to explore. My journey to self-enlightenment started with looking inside, and also studying what successful, happy people were doing right. I delved into the self-development world, and as I started to embrace what I learned, a massive shift occurred.
I committed to transforming my life.
Instead of feeling ashamed at my introversion, I accepted it and learned to work in ways that amplified my strengths.
- Do you want to feel more confident?
- Do you want to wake up in the morning, excited for the day ahead?
- Do you want to feel connected to people without feeling like you’re a walking doormat?
It’s not going to be easy. If evolving was easy, then everyone would do it.
You may fail from time to time. This isn’t about becoming perfect. It’s about becoming confident, resilient, strong, and committed to your values, beliefs, and YOURSELF.
While it’s never too late to start this journey, the longer you wait, the longer you’ll continue to live with negativity and self-doubt.
Are you ready to become who you were meant to be?!
I created Journey Evolution to help and serve you. I want to help you achieve your goals and dreams by implementing the process I use in my self-development. It’s simple enough to start today and it will challenge you to become your strongest self.
The process is broken up into three phases:
Learn about some of the most interesting and life-changing theories, and how they apply to you and your life. Become a life-long learner who continues to grow, improve, and experience the amazing ways we and our societies work.
Knowledge without action is worthless. Wishing your way to a new life will never happen. The action is the fun part, where you get to see the direct outcomes of your hard personal work.
This is a process. While you’ll experience breakthroughs and improve in leaps-and-bounds, it doesn’t stop here. Through continuous learning and action, you’ll become a stronger and more resilient individual.
This process has changed my life, and it can change yours.
Make a commitment to yourself right now.
Start your Journey!
You are not alone. Together we can become stronger individuals.