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Jimmy Chang

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Hello! My name is Jimmy Chang and I am a self-improvement writer based in Santa Barbara, CA. My vision for ShamaNews is to help guide you towards inner peace by answering the toughest questions of self-improvement.My personal experience in self-improvement first started with high school wrestling. Since, I have been mentored by world class teachers in Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muay Thai, Yoga (Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Acro), and entrepreneurship. The integrated balance between hard and soft, toughness and gentleness forms the core essence of my philosophical views.Other passions I have drawn wisdom from in the past include: screenwriting, acting, gymnastics, and persuasive debate. Currently, on a journey to discover Shamanism.

What Sets Arrogance Apart From Confidence?

The million-dollar question posed by success psychologists, public relation firms, and single youth alike: what is the difference between confidence and arrogance?Why is confidence...

Powerful Pieces of Native American Wisdom For Modern Young Entrepreneurs Part...

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."...

Powerful Pieces of Native American Wisdom For Modern Young Entrepreneurs Part...

These powerful pieces of spiritual and secular wisdom from various Native American tribes can aid young entrepreneurs today to stay centered, impactful, and positive as they...

Sports Performance Psychology: Why Goku Is Better Than Vegeta?

I grew up worshiping Vegeta. His unmatched work ethic. The masculine Saiyan pride. That I die before I quit spirit. My high school wrestling pre-tournament rituals included...

Why Saying NO Is A Powerful But Underrated Skill

The ability to say no is possibly the most underrated skill one can have. Personally, this has been a great challenge for me and...

Interview Series: Young Rising Persian Film Artist Keon Hedayati Talks About...

Keon Hedayati, 25, is a young rising star in the independent film community. Growing up in Irvine, California, the popular and athletic Keon found...

Interview Series: Young Rising Persian Film Artist Keon Hedayati Talks Philosophy,...

Keon Hedayati, 25, is a young rising star in the independent film community. Growing up in Irvine, California, the popular and athletic Keon found...

Has Positivity Become Overrated? 5 Ways To Be Real Positive Instead...

A rule of thumb I follow is when mass psychology carries the population in one direction, I swim against the current. There is always...

Stop Chasing Desires: The Right Mindset To Get Everything You Want

“We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” –ArchilochusThere exists a rather pestilent law of...

Why Being Too Helpful Is A Huge Turn Off

 “I was just trying to help! What’s your problem?!”If so, then why are you agitated right now?Were you really trying to help?Or were you...