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  1. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct18Post.mp4 The first job I ever had was the one of the most fun. It was at movie theater. Lots of high school and college kids. Working the counters on Friday and Saturday nights was pretty fun. People waiting in line, on dates or with friends. Buying junk food and looking forward to a couple hours of relaxing entertainment. Everybody in a good mood. People happy to buy, and people happy to sell. When little kids go door to door to sell stuff, it's kind of the same situation. Since they don't feel a connection with sales and survival, it's much more playful. Even if they are competing to see who can sell the most raffle tickets or whatever, it's still pretty fun. Most people don't yell a little kids selling things for a decent cause. So even if they get "rejected," the "rejectors" are pretty friendly about it. And the "rejectees" don't see much of a difference between a sale and a rejection. It's still an enjoyable interaction with another friendly human. An interesting concept from economics is that nobody will trade anything unless they believe they are getting more than they are giving. So when people buy popcorn, candy, and soda on a Friday night, they WANT the popcorn and candy and soda MORE than the money they are paying for it. So they are happier AFTER they exchange. When they are walking toward the theater with an armful of delicious junk food. If they are with a date, even better. If they have an expectation of seeing a popular movie, even more better. IF humans didn't love buying things, nobody would ever invent anything. If we weren't highly social animals, we wouldn't be compelled to live in large cities. Situations like selling popcorn to happy people on Friday night are enjoyable because EVERYTHING is aligned. It's a pure desire satisfaction exchange. Even kids selling raffle tickets door to door is a pretty well aligned desire satisfaction exchange. People might not want to buy any raffle tickets, but most normal adults enjoy talking to normal kids. Especially normal kids that are out trying to do something worthwhile. The entire human experience is based on these positive desire-exchanges. Everything we do is to get MORE of the positive desire-exchanges. Everybody has within their brain an endless collection of these desires they'd like to fulfill. So if you can figure out a way to get them talking about those desires, in rich detail, they'll never, ever forget you. And they'll be willing to do nearly anything to keep that feeling alive. Learn How: https://www.udemy.com/course/get-anybody/
  2. Truth Serum Hallucinations: https://mindpersuasion.com/truth-serum-hallucinations/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct18Loop.mp4
  3. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct17Post.mp4 If you've ever tried the willpower diet, you know it's nearly impossible. Because dieting is so hard for so many, we are pretty much suckers for any shortcut idea. These shortcut ideas are all the same. More benefits, with less effort. I get spam emails all the time. One I've been getting lately is about the ice cream diet. Or something like that. The first few lines are about some woman who ate all the ice cream she wanted and still lost weight. Even spam emails use some pretty good copywriting tricks. The idea of telling a story. Of a normal person (like us) who found some weird trick and got what everybody wants. One of the techniques in copywriting is to create curiosity. Curiosity about the product. Curiosity about the story. Curiosity about whether it will work for us. Funny thing is buying goofy things like this is an instinct in itself. Or at least a collection of instincts. Curiosity, getting more benefits with less cost, even the sugary taste of ice cream. And the imagined future when we've lost weight and look good. We will become more attractive, and hopefully get more sex. All instincts. The will power diet, on the other hand, is an example of pitting our conscious minds against our ancient instincts. Instincts will win, every single time. That's why willpower is the WORST possible strategy. The only strategy is to understand all your instincts. And carefully pitting them against each other. This is essentially the secret strategy of gym rats. Not likely conscious, but it's there. Once they are in the gym, there is tons of social proof. The reason they are in the gym is to get a better body. For guys to impress the ladies, and for the ladies to impress the guys. And the more they go, the more they leverage commitment and consistency. Another instinct is our deep need for competition. All the dudes are competing for the best ladies by trying to be the best looking dude. All the ladies are competing for the best dudes by trying to be the best looking lady. When you point your instincts at your target, you'll have a much better chance of getting it. An even BETTER way? Cleverly point somebody else's instincts at your target. Pointing your own instincts at a target will get rid of the need for will power. But pointing somebody else's instincts at a target will get rid of the need for doing any work. Since THEIR instincts will be pointed at YOUR target, they'll do whatever it takes to get there. You just need to go along for the ride. Learn How: https://www.udemy.com/course/get-anybody/
  4. White Bear Triangles: https://mindpersuasion.com/white-bear-triangles/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/white-bear-triangle https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct17Loop.mp4
  5. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct16Post.mp4 Once I was hanging out a buddies house. We had just come back from a long backpacking trip. Since his apartment complex had a pretty large laundry room, we decided we'd do all our laundry there. While we were hanging out, I grabbed a magazine and went the restroom. While I was in there, I saw a spider. A big one. I immediately recoiled. But then I laughed. We'd just got back from backpacking. No showers for a week. Sleeping on a tarp, on the ground. Surrounded by bugs and fish (that we caught and ate) and even a few deer and bears. Under this context, seeing a spider or any other critter wouldn't even register. But in a clean bathroom, where it's NOT expected, it can seem a bit unsettling. Context is everything. Expectations are also very important. For example, imagine a waiter at a restaurant. They introduce themselves, ask questions and make recommendations to strangers all the time. They expect to ask questions, and have them answered. The customers expect to be asked questions, and have them answered. But that same waiter in different environment might be the shyest person you'll ever meet. He wouldn't dare approach a stranger, ask questions and make recommendations. But this is EXACTLY why people go to social places. To meet people. To ask questions. To be asked questions. And to make recommendations. What recommendations? Simple ones like this: "Hey, I enjoyed talking to you. Why don't we exchange numbers so we can get together sometime?" Sometimes this is easy. Sometimes this is extremely difficult. One common way to approach this "problem" is to develop a very strong frame. After all, if you have a strong frame, a compelling frame, it's much easier to make suggestions. But this is one of those things that is very easy in theory, but very hard in practice. Holding a strong frame is not so easy when you are talking to somebody you just met. And when the entire reason you are talking to them is they have something you'd like to have. Their presence, their energy, their personality, etc. So the common response is to keep building a very strong frame. So strong it's the strongest frame around. This is possible, but it's very difficult. The opposite, on the other hand, is very easy. To purposely come with a WEAKER frame. And to ask easy to answer questions from that weaker frame. Questions that will build up their desire and attraction to YOU. Very uncommon, very powerful, and very, very easy. Learn How: https://www.udemy.com/course/get-anybody/
  6. Rhyming Historical Destruction https://mindpersuasion.com/rhyming-historical-destruction/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/rhyming-historical-destruction https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct16Loop.mp4
  7. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct15Post.mp4 If you are a kid, your mom doesn't want you hanging around with sketchy characters. Because you'll unconsciously soak up bad behaviors. This is how humans learn. Most teachers attempt this ancient technique, but they fail miserably. Learning and well as teaching are both instincts. They have to be. Since humans brains have been growing very large for at least a million years. Right around when we discovered fire. This was long before language was invented. But we still had to learn, and to teach. Plenty of lower animals do this. Just not as well as us humans. We learn, and teach, through a process called modeling. This is one of those buzzwords everybody uses but nobody understands. If you've ever been around kids, and you accidentally let loose an F-bomb, you know exactly what modeling is. Even if the kid didn't notice, you and all the other adults will. Even if you don't have kids, and you are hanging with a bunch of buddies somewhere, if there is a group of kids nearby, everybody will NATURALLY keep the f-bombs to a minimum. We even SAY why. We don't want to "teach" them bad words. Even though we're not standing up in front of a chalk board. "Ok, children, repeat after me: Mother fu....." Just saying these words out loud is enough. This is how modeling works. The learner UNCONSCIOUSLY picks up things from the TEACHER. Back in the old days of apprenticeships, the apprentice would watch and copy the master. The master wouldn't need to talk. The apprentice wouldn't need to listen or take notes or study. Just watch and copy. Copy consciously, and copy unconsciously. This is why your mom doesn't want you hanging out with hoodlums. Because of all the unconscious things you may pick up. Why is this important? Because we choose our friends, and lovers, based on how well we LIKE to pick up things from them unconsciously. How we like to unconsciously teach them. This is EXACTLY why the phrase, "imitation is the deepest form of flattery" is absolutely correct. So the best way to let somebody know you like and appreciate them is to copy them. However, this presents a problem. Suppose you see somebody you want to get to know. And you want to make a nice impression. It wouldn't be a good idea to get close and start copying all their movements. That would be CREEPY. But this is where a related idea comes in. To be interesting TO somebody, you need to be interested IN that somebody. This is very close to the "imitation = flattery" idea. Luckily, there is a very simple, and very straightforward set of questions you can ask. Easy to ask, easy to answer, and will make them feel VERY GOOD about you. Learn How: http://www.udemy.com/course/get-anybody/
  8. Medieval Historian Disaster: https://mindpersuasion.com/medieval-historian-disaster/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/medieval-historian-disaster https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct15Loop.mp4
  9. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct14Post.mp4 Once I had this coworker. He was in his late 30's, and hadn't exercised in a while. He decided that he would begin to exercise. And like most people, he started much too fast. His plan was to go down to the local track, and alternate between jogging and sprinting. This is, actually, a very good workout. But it requires you can handle it. He couldn't. He nearly blew out his knees and couldn't walk right for a week. This a very common human phenomenon. To have an idea, and a half baked plan. And then take off like gangbusters, and then get blown out. This CAN lead one to believe we have insufficient willpower. Because this is not only a common scenario, but a common response, that there is a HUGE meta belief that us humans lack willpower. But this is absolutely and utterly false. Think about it from a cost-benefit analysis. When you start any kind of self development program, the BENEFITS are huge. They are fantastic and wonderful. Overestimated. The costs are small, since you haven't really started. Underestimated. But the MORE you move forward from fantasy to reality, the BENEFITS start o decrease, and the costs start to increase. Eventually, you'll get to a tipping point where the costs are GREATER than the benefits. Quitting is absolutely RATIONAL. In fact, willpower has NOTHING to do with this. Imagine if you signed up for a streaming service like Netflix. And when it started, the movies were AWESOME. And it was only $2 per month. But a year later, the movies absolutely SUCKED. And they wanted $100 per month. Most people would QUIT the service. Because the COSTS are greater than the BENEFITS. Nobody would think they lacked willpower. This is very, very common in self help. To start off like gangbusters, and then later quit. Nothing to do with willpower. Everything to do with costs and benefits. Even worse is that most self help is HARD. Exercise is HARD. Talking to strangers is HARD. Anything related to social exposure and potential rejection is HARD. Or it usually is. It is the way most courses and books present interpersonal communication. But there is a way that is very EASY. And unlike all the other self-help flim flam, the more you do this, the EASIER it gets. The longer you practice these ideas, the benefits will INCREASE. The costs will DECREASE. That's because it's all based on a very deep, and very powerful mental reframe. Not on you. On others. One you do on yourself. Once you flip THIS switch, you'll be amazed. Learn More: https://www.udemy.com/course/get-anybody/
  10. Impending Cannibal Apocalypse: https://mindpersuasion.com/impending-cannibal-apocalypse/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct14Loop.mp4
  11. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct13Post.mp4 If you were to approach strangers on the street and try and sell them a religion, this would be one of the hardest sells there is. In sales, there is the hard sell, and the soft sell. The soft sell is much, uh, softer. It's when the salesperson is the opposite of pushy. Like the guy who works in the electronics store and is paid only 10% of his salary on commission. And he's a tech geek so he knows everything about everything. He enjoys talking about the products. And since he only gets a little bit of a bump of he sells something, it's not that important to him. He'd much rather have a friendly conversation with the stuff he likes talking about. These are the guys and gals that are the most natural salespeople. Which, paradoxically, are the ones that make the least from each sale. On the other hand, you get somebody in the same situation whose ENTIRE salary is based on commission. For these folks, if they don't sell, they can't pay their rent. So THESE conversations are going to be the most hard sell oriented. Now consider a guy approaching people on the street to sell some religion. They really believe that if they don't convince you, your SOUL is in danger. It's one thing to walk into a shop. You have at least SOME interest in the stuff they are selling. But if somebody approaches you cold on the street, trying to pitch some religion, this has an EXTREMELY low closing rate. But the flip side is pretty fun. If you see a couple of goofs approaching you. And you KNOW they are going to sell you some religion. From this perspective, it is VERY EASY to mess with them. Ask a few meta model questions, and pretty soon they WON'T know how to answer them. They are EXPECTING a few minutes of the hard sell. Of them pitching and you resisting. They are NOT expecting some meta model questions designed to get SPECIFIC answers. Once I got rid of two Mormons in less than a minute. After only a few meta model questions, they were looking at their watches. They couldn't get away from me fast enough! I purposely kept a LOWER frame. I purposely asked targeted meta model questions. My INTENTION was to generate confusion in their minds, about their own religion. And with a lower framed, and some meta model questions, it was EASY. And it's equally easy to create ANY intention by combining a specifically lower frame, and some directed meta model questions. Not only is it EASY, but it's very, very fun. Learn How: https://www.udemy.com/course/get-anybody/
  12. Hidden Insanity Revealed https://mindpersuasion.com/hidden-insanity-revealed/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/hidden-insanity-revealed https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct13Loop.mp4
  13. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct12Post.mp4 Pretty people have it much easier than non pretty people. This is something that everybody kind of feels, and knows, but it's extremely hard to talk about. But it happens to be one of those things that can lead to some stunning realizations. A rough metaphor would be if you have deep money anxiety. Like most people do. Most people hate to balance their bank account. You go to the ATM, and even if you know you just got paid, you got this horrible fear of getting the dreaded, "insufficient funds" message. This leads to all kinds of horrible, mostly subconscious, conclusions. The halo effect is similar. If we do admit there IS a halo effect, it's bad for everybody. At least initially. If you are one of the pretty people, it means that it's not really YOU that's doing the work. It's your genetic gifts. Nobody gives a crap about your ideas and thoughts and beliefs. So long as they are coming out of a pretty face, that's good enough. This is why naturally attractive people HATE to be told that their success is largely due to their looks. On the flip side, normal looking folks like us HATE the halo effect idea just as much. Since we're NOT genetically gifted with gorgeous looks, there's not much we'll EVER be able to do. Both sides are correct, but only in a VERY superficial way. Because with a little effort, you can CREATE your own halo effect. No matter HOW you look. How's that? First, let's understand exactly HOW the halo effect works. It's not conscious. It's purely subconscious. The halo effect is when we feel a deep physical attraction. A deep and ancient POSITIVE feeling. And whatever the pretty person is talking about will be UNCONSCIOUSLY associated with that ancient, deep, positive feeling. It's critical to understand this is NOT conscious. Which means if you can CREATE a positive feeling in the other person, it will have the SAME effect. Even better is a genetically based halo effect has only one setting. Because it's based on their physical presence. But a custom made halo effect is based on their unique dreams and desires and fantasies. Which means you can BUILD it as strongly as you want. And since it's based ONLY on the ideas that exist inside THEIR brain, it doesn't matter WHO you are. It doesn't matter WHAT you look like. Not only does it NOT matter who you are or what you look like, since EVERYBODY'S got an endless stream of desires in their brain, you can use this technique on anybody you want. Learn How: https://www.udemy.com/course/get-anybody/
  14. Juggling Stories and Hot Dogs https://mindpersuasion.com/juggling-stories-and-hot-dogs/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/juggling-stories-and-hot-dogs https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct12Loop.mp4
  15. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct11Post.mp4 They say that no man is an island. What does this mean, specifically? Nobody can exist on their own. Even you happen to have a fat enough bank account, and nice cabin far away from society, it is impossible to survive without other people. The stuff you buy has to be made by other people. The plumbing and electricity in your home has to be maintained by other people. Once a science writer tried, as an experiment, to make a toaster from scratch. Something that you can get for $20. Something so simple we take it for granted. But he wanted to see how complicated it would to build one. Entirely from scratch. Not buying the parts and putting them together. But creating the copper and the metal and the rubber and everything. It turned out that it was impossible. That's just the toaster. Making bread would be equally difficult. Grow the wheat, grind the wheat, mix it with water, put it in the oven. Of course, that oven would be need to be made. So even if you've got tons of money, getting what you want absolutely depends on other people. Sometimes this is as easy as handing over the cash, and them handing over whatever it is you want. Some bread, a toaster, etc. But what about things that can't be purchased? Like friendship or love? What about the money itself? Turns out this is where most people have the most trouble. The non-financial transactions. Making friends, creating relationships, and creating fat income streams. This isn't something they teach in school. Not even business school. Sure, they have all kinds of theories. But these theories are pretty vague. Especially when it comes to making friends and collecting romantic partners. The most common advice is very, very vague. Be yourself. Be more confident. Make a move. Easy for those who do those things easily. But what about the rest of us? What SPECIFICALLY do we do? What SPECIFICALLY do we say? Luckily, there is a system. A very simple system. To get from where you are, to where you want to be. To create fantastic feelings in others. So they'll be MORE than willing to help you get what you want. Whatever it is. Especially if it comes from them. Learn How: https://www.udemy.com/course/get-anybody/
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