Understanding your personal, professional, and business V.I.B.E. will most definitely change your life because with awareness comes clarity, and with clarity comes power.


Some of the things that are in this program that I am about to share with you are not taught in traditional forced schooling, which is the primary reason you may be skeptical as to whether or not what I say is true or possible.   


Interests are very important because they allow us to quickly connect and build rapport with others. The more interest that we share and have in common the quicker and easier it is to connect and build rapport.  The less interest people share the more challenging it may be to build rapport.  If you are fairly sharp and attentive you can quickly evaluate at what level you will connect with other people when entering a group of some sort, like a sports team, a new job, an exercise group, etc. 



You are a sales person who is trying to sell a product or service to a stranger but first we must establish a connection to build rapport or the chances of closing the sale are very low.  Meaning, if you strike up a conversation about sports and the other person doesn't follow sports it will be a very short lived conversation forcing you to either redirect the conversation to another topic or possibly just walking away all together.


You just moved into a new neighborhood and you begin the process of connecting with your neighbors.  You open up a conversation about fishing but your neighbor doesn't like to fish.  You talk about collecting artwork but they aren't interested in art.  You then try the subject of cooking but they have little interest in cooking either.  I'm sure you get the point.

Now this doesn't mean that you won't or can't be friends with your neighbor but it definitely gives you a sense of the type and quality of that relationship and it gives you the option of how much time and energy you will allocate to that relationship.  


All of these elements are very important but beliefs are probably at the top of the list because they shape your reality.   

Most of our core beliefs are heavily influenced and shaped from birth within our predominate environment and can be very challenging to change.  


There is only one God.  There are many Gods.  There is no God. 


Money doesn't grow on trees.  You have to work hard for money.  The rich are evil. 

Although beliefs are one of the strongest mental elements in V.I.B.E., it is possible for us to change our own beliefs.  I have witnessed people who transitioned from Catholicism to Mormonism.  The key ingredient to ANY self made change is the desire to do so and the belief that it's possible. 

When we come across those who differ in beliefs the chances for disputes and conflict are very high! The longer we are in ANY relationship with conflicting beliefs the more challenging and intense things could possibly become. 


These are very important because we all expect things and the challenge is that most of us are unaware of the expectations we have of others, which means potential communication challenges.

Example:  When we text someone we have an unsaid expectation as to when that person should respond and if they don't meet this expectation it could lead to frustration, misunderstandings and resentment.   

Example:  When first moving in with another person whether a friend or a significant other, we might expect them to keep the house a certain way or perform specific tasks and if we do not discuss these unknown expectations up front, it could lead to a rocky roommate situation.  

Expectations are probably one of the most overlooked and unknown elements of V.I.B.E..  We expect to be treated a specific way when frequenting a dining establishment.  We expect teachers to interact with us and our children in a specific way, but most every time as we enter into ANY relationship we are completely unaware of these expectations.  Why? Primarily because the subject of Expectations is not taught in our American school systems. 



Now I know that most of this may seem so obvious to most and it should because I am using obvious examples but you would be surprised at how many of us do not have V.I.B.E. at the forefront as we enter into ANY relationship, especially during our adolescent stages.  Why?  Because they do not teach these concepts in the traditional American school system. 

Knowing your V.I.B.E. is not a cure all to relationships and it doesn't guarantee relationships will be perfect, but it most definitely will help you make quicker and wiser adjustments as you navigate through ANY relationship saving you lots of time, money, stress, etc..

The thing that makes V.I.B.E. so powerful when navigating through ANY relationship is the awareness of V.I.B.E. because once we are aware of our own V.I.B.E. we will automatically and more easily notice other peoples V.I.B.E. and because of this we are better able to allocate our time, money and other valuable resources into or out of ANY relationship.  

I "believe" most people are not bad people.  We either V.I.B.E. or we don't V.I.B.E..  The more we V.I.B.E. with others the closer we will become, the less we V.I.B.E. with others will more than likely push us further apart. 

Some excellent questions to ask yourself when it comes to whether or not you should pursue or not pursue ANY relationship...


1. Is this difference between us something that is just a one time thing? 

2. Is this difference between us a once in a while thing that I can or am willing to live with or tolerate?  

3. Is this difference between us something that will definitely affect this relationship long term in a negative way?  

Understanding your V.I.B.E. makes navigating through ANY relationship 10x easier because knowing this up front could potentially save you lots of heartache,  stress, time, money, or any other valuable resources.  

I hope you now have a better understanding of the importance and benefits of this acronym that I have coined as my discovery 🤓 and "believe" me when I say that this discovery didn't come without a lot of trial and error, stress, heartache, frustration, and resentment.  



Ricky T!

Culture Creator & Business Strategist Extraordinaire 







I coined the acronym V.I.B.E. some time in 2019, pretty much by accident.  I am constantly analyzing my personal, professional, and business lives, and at one point I began to notice a small handful of elements that are truly universal in any and all relationships.  These elements kept popping up in every situation I would analyze and, these elements are some of the most important and beneficial for individual and collective advancements of human civilization.   



Relative worth, merit, or importance.  


The feeling of a person whose attention, concern, or curiosity is particularly engaged by something. 



Confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof. 


The act or state of expecting. 


So, what is it that makes this acronym so powerful?

The importance of knowing our V.I.B.E. 

  • Affects every decision we make

  • Affects all of our beliefs

  • Affects the depth and quality of all relationships

The benefits of knowing our V.I.B.E.

  • Gives us the ability to move through, in and out of and and all relationships with open eyes. 

  • Gives us he ability to make wiser decisions a lot faster

  • Gives us confidence



Being aware of and understanding your V.I.B.E. will absolutely make a major positive impact in your personal, professional, and business life.  These four elements play a major key role in the quality and quantity of all our relationships throughout our entire lifetime but most of us are completely unaware to the importance and benefits that of knowing and understanding our V.I.B.E. because they do not teach this in our American school systems. 

I coined the acronym V.I.B.E. back somewhere in 2019.  I accidentally stumbled upon this concept by constantly analyzing my personal, professional, and business life.  Over the years I noticed that these four elements kept popping up. 


As we gain clarity on this subject we will begin to see that our V.I.B.E. is very much the same through all three, personal, professional, and business life because they are the very core elements that create who we are


  • It allows us to more quickly build rapport with others.

  • It determines the depth and strength of all relationships 

  • It gives us something to talk about
  • It's the starting point of all relations
  • It allows us to quickly make necessary adjustments according to the type of relationship we desire 

The more we V.I.B.E. with others provides us a greater potential of creating and growing a strong and lasting relationship.  


The less we V.I.B.E. with others the more challenging it will be to create and grow a strong and lasting relationship.



Do you have clearly defined values that are properly and consistently communicated to everyone on your teams?

If not why not? 

  • Values are like our guiding principles in life, whether it be personal, professional, and or business. 

  • Values are what keep you and your teams on track day in and day out, month in and month out, year in and year out.

  • Values are things of importance to us, to your company, to your teams. 

  • Values play a major part in how we make decisions.

The more values you share with others the stronger the relationship.

The less values you share with others can cause very challenging issues.  



Do you have clearly defined interests that can be properly and consistently communicated to everyone on your teams?

If not why not? 

  • Interests are what bring people together.

  • Interests have the ability to keep people together. 

  • Interests give us something to talk about and something to do with others. 

  • Interests give us a deeper look into what type of values others have.

  • Interests allow us to build rapport more quickly.

  • Interests keeps our curiosity alive. 

Just because you share the same interest as someone else does not necessarily mean that you will create a strong relationship, for example, I am just as interested in eating food as Adolf Hitler was but I would never befriend hi



Do you have clearly defined interests that can be properly and consistently communicated to everyone on your teams?

If not why not? 

  • Interests are what bring people together.

  • Interests have the ability to keep people together. 

  • Interests give us something to talk about and something to do with others. 

  • Interests give us a deeper look into what type of values others have.

  • Interests allow us to build rapport more quickly.

  • Interests keeps our curiosity alive. 

Beliefs are very powerful because they create our realities.  We literally decide what to believe.  We cannot prove most of if any of what we decide to believe in.  Beliefs can be changed when we desire to do so, it may not be easy but it is simple and it can be done. 

If you believe you are poor but want to be rich, maybe try changing your current beliefs about money. 

If you believe you are not at your ideal weight then maybe change your beliefs about how you eat and stay active.



Do you have clearly defined expectations that can be properly and consistently communicated to everyone on your teams?

If not why not? 

  • Expectations are said and unsaid, conscious and unconscious.

  • Expectations are action steps that need to be taken.

Clearly defining expectations is extremely important because they are the primary cause of all frustration with miscommunication.


We have all experienced a situation where someone expected us to do something, to respond in a certain way or in a specific timeframe, yet they never clarified their expectations up front which led to frustration of miscommunication.  



Someone sends you a text and you don't respond right away, and the text sender begins to get upset.  

Why did it take you so long to respond?

Why didn't you respond? 


The real questions is, did the sender clarify expectations up front?  Did they tell you how and when to respond every time they send you a text? 


You see, most of us have unconscious expectations of others, of how we expect them to perform at specific timeframes and for different reasons and when we do not clarify our expectations up front we leave so much room for frustration and resentment to settle in.