About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.
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The 21 Convention is Hiring

Here’s the short version :

With the return of The 21 Convention live event, and in the context of how much the company has grown since T21C Australia, I can no longer work fast enough and hard enough to keep up with the company. It’s getting a little ridiculous, even with the small team of quality people that T21C consists of.

Lately I’ve been waking up at 4:30-6am and working till 9 or 10 at night. And it’s still not enough. Never mind that those kind of hours have a huge impact on creative thinking and my personal life. So I need to hire more people, but the right kind of people. Otherwise you get the “bozo explosion”. No thanks. This is going out to the full 21 newsletter tomorrow.

Honestly, TDLers are at the front of the line. Long term commenters on this site consistently surprise and impress me. I’m guessing long term readers who don’t comment are much in the same boat.

Here’s the long version :

The 21 Convention is growing.

Our videos have now been…

Face Forward

There are two aspects of man’s existence which are the special province and expression of his sense of life: love and art.

I am referring here to romantic love, in the serious meaning of that term—as distinguished from the superficial infatuations of those whose sense of life is devoid of any consistent values, i.e., of any lasting emotions other than fear. Love is a response to values. It is with a person’s sense of life that one falls in love—with that essential sum, that fundamental stand or way of facing existence, which is the essence of a personality. One falls in love with the embodiment of the values that formed a person’s character, which are reflected in his widest goals or smallest gestures, which create the style of his soul—the individual style of a unique, unrepeatable, irreplaceable consciousness. It is one’s own sense of life that acts as the selector, and responds to what it recognizes as one’s own basic values in the person of…

2 Hour Podcast Interview /w Steve Mayeda

This is a ~2 hour podcast interview I did with Steve Mayeda recently. I believe it is the most extensive interview I’ve done to date. Steve is a great host and asked excellent questions.

We discussed personal influences, history of The 21 Convention, as well as the upcoming T21C 2014 of Tampa Florida. Tickets go on pre-sale March 27th here. You can save $400 by registering before March 31st at 11:30 pm est. There is a separate $100 coupon code going out to all alumni as well via newsletter.

There are only 55 tickets available. That is a real limit, not a (common) marketing stunt of some sort. I am working on a short post series that discusses this change; it will be published on The21Convention.com. I *may* also touch on the increased ticket price which has significance as well.

The series *will* also cover the change from three events to one (at least for 2014), and what went into the date/location decision.

Most people tell you their events will…

Disagreeing with Greg Swann | Joy of Chastity

To my knowledge, there isn’t much I disagree with Greg Swann about. Political philosophy, specifically anarchy, is one such issue that I will be taking up on Declarationism.com in the future.

Beyond that single point, I agree with about half of what Greg states in this video, and disagree with the remaining half.

What I do agree with is the entire premise of making the pursuit of your ideal woman about you. Centering it on self first, foremost, and as a primary. This makes perfect sense, your pursuit, your goals, your dreams, are in fact yours. Acting on them in any other way is just ridiculous.

I also agree with Greg’s discussion of commitment. I find that the guy who e-mailed him is all over the place. I have zero first hand understanding of how someone can half-step so many intimate relationships, so consistently. It is personally incomprehensible to me that someone could live and act like this.

What I disagree with Greg on is most everything else in the video, to varying extents.

My experience…

Three on the Way

I mentioned a while back that there were three documentary-style interviews on the way from 21C. Previews are up of all three that I wanted to share today for those who have not seen them yet.

These are costly to produce so they are very dear and important to me. I think they are also the best product T21C publishes. Especially with regards to the content itself. Getting a 21C speaker to speak candidly with a small, intimate audience is like nothing else.

All three will release this year. James and James S sooner than Greg, who was filmed last of the three. Greg’s is also very unique though, in that, it is incredibly extensive and in depth. The longest we’ve ever filmed by a significant margin.

The great and honorable Socrates was also present to assist interviewing Greg [filmed in Soc's own house no less!]; an aspect found in no…