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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct31Post.mp4 You'll find chess metaphors everywhere. Let's say you comeback with a particularly witty comment that silences your opponent. Later you are describing this to your buddies. It would be appropriate, and understandable to describe this as "checkmate." Even if you never play chess, and don't even know the rules, it's still a very appropriate source of many, many metaphors. Ideas like protecting your king or queen. Advancing your pawns. Even the phrase, "only a pawn" is understood. Somebody that is sacrificed for a larger goal. King's, Queen's, Knights, Castles, all pieces of chess. And all characters in ancient medieval battles Conquering land, winning battles. Games are very much metaphors for battles. Because deep within our DNA is a collection of instincts that make us battle ready. To conspire and battle against large animals. To conspire and battle against enemy tribes. So the idea of conspiring and battling on a chess board, or a physical playing field feels very, very familiar. Even deeper, is we use metaphors in our daily language. Metaphors that illustrate how we think. For example, we use plenty of intangible nouns. Things that don't really exist. Like when we say we are IN a meeting. There is really no such thing as a meeting. It's a shared hallucination, and idea. But since we think of it as a container, we use the word, "in." Like we are IN love. But when we fight, even verbally, we use battle metaphors. We DEFEND our position. We OVERCOME objections. We WIN an argument. The best chess players think many moves ahead. The best debaters think many moves ahead. The mental structure is identical. If they do this, I can do this, which they may respond by doing this, that, or the other thing. This works with both chess moves and arguments. There is also whole school of mathematics surrounding this type of thinking. Game theory. This kind of thinking is EXTREMELY useful. Asking for a raise, passing a job interview, getting agreement on a touchy issue with a spouse, partner, or loved one. This is something you practice, just like chess. Luckily, all you need is your brain, and some time alone. Time to think and imagine, and some raw materials. What raw materials? Anything that anybody says. Real or fictional. Past or present. You can practice just like doing push ups or sit ups. Do a little bit every day, and get stronger and stronger. Since few people EVER practice verbal skills like this, you'll soon have a huge advantage. And you'll be able to win every verbal battle you find yourself in. Learn How: https://www.udemy.com/course/verbal-assassin/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept17Post.mp4 The Wire is one of the best TV shows ever. Based on the ratings from IMDB. It's up there with Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. There's a scene in the first season where a couple of young up and coming gangsters are sitting around a chess board. The two kids are using the board and the pieces to play checkers. And a slightly older kid shakes his head. He proceeds to sit down and explain how chess is played. He describes the game, and the players in term of the characters. Kings, queens, knights, pawns etc. Chess is a perfect metaphor for long game planning. Perfect for business and war. Since business, including selling drugs on TV shows like The Wire, IS war. Back when the British empire was still expanding, they had all their officers read Sun Tzu. Chess is game that follows rules. Sun Tzu wrote, "The Art of War" which is similar. But also very different. Knowing the rules is a good place to start. But within the rules are plenty of different strategies. High level players of ANY sport or game of strategies can be described, very accurately, as artists. Understanding and predicting intentions, future movements, strategies is WAY too much for our conscious minds. To play well at a high level, you need to have spent a TON of time practicing. To a very high level of unconscious competence. So you're not using logic or rational thinking. You are using feelings and intuition. Two things you'll find in art. Not logic. Human nature is vastly complex. Far too complicated to think you can follow some simple rules. Sure, you need to understand the rules. But just like knowing the rules of chess won't make you a decent player, ONLY knowing the rules of life will only get you so far. You need to know the rules. You need to know some strategies. And you need a lot of practice. This is NOT something most people like to hear. Most people want a guaranteed, step by step, blueprint for success. Sure, that's possible if you're baking a cake or making cookies. But when it comes to the massive number of ever changing variables you'll encounter when dealing with other people, you don't just need to be a player. You need to be an artist. Which requires practice, feelings and intuition. The GOOD NEWS is that so many people are too lazy to even THINK about doing this, once you get started, you'll have a HUGE advantage. So Get Going: http://mindpersuasion.com/seven-rules/
Hello George, I had bought Intelligence Accelerator and ChessMaster - Dominate all Opponents recently, my main objective is to improve in chess, can you suggest what is the best way to make the best use these two to get the best and the quickest result in chess. Image streaming seems to be quite cool Here are my plans and schedule 1) do image streaming and simultaneously listen to ChessMaster_P.mp3 for about 7hrs a day 2) then play chess in the evening while listening to the free version ChessMaster - Dominate all Opponents 256voices (2-3 hrs) 3) listen to ChessMaster.mp3(seems to contain binaural beats) and simultaneously do image streaming for an hour before sleep. 4) Physical Workouts Can you suggest me if there are better ways Thank You