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  1. The Pirate Treasure Attraction Pattern https://mindpersuasion.com/the-pirate-treasure-attraction-pattern/ https://mindpersuasion.com/3x3/
  2. Xenophon And The Warriors https://mindpersuasion.com/xenophon-and-the-warriors/ https://mindpersuasion.com/3x3/
  3. How To Be The Source Of Truth: https://mindpersuasion.com/how-to-be-the-source-of-truth/ https://mindpersuasion.com/3x3/
  4. How To Demonstrate Real Authority: https://mindpersuasion.com/how-to-demonstrate-real-authority/ https://mindpersuasion.com/3x3/
  5. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Feb21_Post.mp4 Here's a cool party trick you can try. It's easy and can get you some pretty quick positive results. It does require you do this with friends, or people you feel at least a little bit comfortable with. Anyhow, here's the trick. Talk about something that happened to you recently. A regular, average story. Nothing spectacular. In fact, the more boring the better. For example, talk about how you made a peanut butter sandwich. First, figure out how you'd describe it normally. "Yesterday I was hu
  6. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Feb19_Post.mp4 There's something in economics they call "excess capacity." Like if the economy is booming, and everybody is building. Say you built a bowling ball factory during the booming economy. This isn't as silly a metaphor as you might think. One of the things that boomed during the post WWII boom were bowling alleys. And when the economy is growing it makes sense to keep building. But when the economy shrinks, it's kind of hard shift on a dime. So, suppose your bowling ball factory is capable of producing 1,000,0
  7. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Feb16_Post.mp4 Human brains are incredibly fast. Our brains are capable of AMAZING expressions, thoughts, beliefs and creativity. Unfortunately, most of us use the bulk of our brain power on internal dialogue. Some of this is instinctive. Like when you have a dialogue with yourself before doing something dangerous. If you get a good outcome, you'll be the hero and get the rock star treatment. The action itself it simple. But to build up the courage, you need a lot of "self pumping up." But his can swirl in the other
  8. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Feb02_Post.mp4 One night, a long time ago, I was out with a bunch of friends. We were in some bar, having some drinks. And the conversation, and the language, was what you'd expect. Sex talk, dirty jokes, F-bombs like crazy. Then somebody decided to go get some food. So we stumble down the street to restaurant. And we carried our conversational theme, and our f-bombs with us. And halfway through our conversation, one guys face goes white. Then he starts laughing. We looked around and realized why. Just beh
  9. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan17_Post.mp4 One of the earliest "tricks" from NLP is the swish pattern. Unfortunately, like many other NLP ideas, this was treated as a once and done trick. Mainly because of how it was taught and learned in seminars. NLP seminars are like many other guru type seminars. The seminar experience is kind of an "alternate reality." Everybody is excited about all the cool tricks. And how much better their future will be. And when they try the exercise, they kind of "pretend" they work. Especially if the NLP seminar is
  10. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan15_Post.mp4 One a common and very interesting movie scene is about sexual subtext. A couple, guy and a girl, will be talking about a surface level topic. But the subtext is all about sex. The guy knows it. The girl knows it. The audience knows it. This is because we humans don't like to talk about sex blatantly. It's always best kept as "understood." The corollary to this is the "misunderstood" scene. Usually the lady is expressing her thanks to a dude. Or some other non-normal communication. She g
  11. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan12_Post.mp4 There are two sides to any behavior. Inner and outer. Each can lead the other. Each can support self sustaining cycles, both good and bad. And due to your imaginative mind, there are two ways to augment these. First, the part of one leading the other. If you are in a good mood, you'll smile. But if you are in a bad mood, you can FORCE yourself to smile, and you'll actually start to feel good. This, of course, is very short term. It's hard to force outer game (how you behave) to LEAD inner game (h
  12. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec28Post.mp4 Humans have a cause-effect generator in our brains. Or more accurately, we assume there is a cause-effect relationship between things that are not related. This was necessary back in the day, when life was very dangerous. This is very hard to imagine today. We tend to believe logically, or at the very least having logical reasons for doing things. At the same time, if we're honest with ourselves, we'll understand everything is a numbers game. There isn't, unfortunately, any guaranteed way to get ONE specific guy
  13. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec26Post.mp4 There's an interesting scene from the old movie, "Jaws." That movie has a lot of iconic scenes. This isn't really one of them. But it is kind of interesting. Not likely an original scene, as this particular scene, in different forms, but the same structure, can be found everywhere. Not just the movies. Anyhow, it was early in the movie. A few people had washed up dead. A bunch of people were arguing over what to do. Nobody had any real authority. Everybody was talking over everybody else.
  14. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec25Post.mp4 They say that first impressions are hard to change. This is kind of true. But the part that is generally misunderstood is the "first impression" part. Another corollary to this is we make a first impression in ten seconds. This CAN be true, but it's often not. This idea, of first impressions being made in tens seconds or so REQUIRES we have a lot of data. This is unfortunately WHY many guys have the wrong idea about the ladies. For example, imagine a typical guy, flirting with a lady across the room. T
  15. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec24Post.mp4 I remember once, a long time ago, when the CEO of the company I worked for came to pay us a visit. This guy was widely respected, not only in the company, but in the business world in general. He, and is brain, were largely responsible for the company being as successful as it was. But how he specifically impressed me had nothing to do with his business skills. But at the same, how he impressed me had EVERYTHING to do with this business skills. He was just about to give us, all the workers, blue collar and white coll
  16. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec21Post.mp4 Presuppositions are pretty cool. If you understand how to read them. How to use them. For example, if you are selling anything, you'd have a much better time if the product was popular. But if you said: "This product is very popular," it would only work if it matched what the customer was already thinking. Meaning if you knew it was popular, and you knew they knew it was popular. So you'd be pacing what was already in their mind. This is good. On the other hand, if you weren't sure if they knew
  17. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov29Post.mp4 There is a lot of advice that makes sense. It makes sense because it matches our experience. It makes sense because it's simple to understand. But what's commonly lacking is how, specifically, to do that regularly, automatically, and more importantly UNCONSCIOUSLY. Most of what we do is auto pilot. Unless we have to give an important speech, or we are getting ready to go on a first date, our behavior is autopilot. This is why actors seem like such a mess when they are filmed speaking off the cuff. Even when
  18. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov26Post.mp4 We silly humans have a hard time with cause and effect. Particularly when things are linked. But plenty of things can be mathematically linked, but have zero causality. A famous example is ice cream and sharks. During the summer, people eat more ice cream. During the summer, there are more shark attacks. So, you could create a positive correlation between the two. But, it would be silly that eating ice cream causes shark attacks. Like every time you bite into any kind of ice cream, some poor dude is ge
  19. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct10Post.mp4 Self deception is one of our most powerful traits. This was very necessary back in the old days. If humans were like Vulcans, who only were based on pure logic, we would have died out a long, long time ago. Imagine a group of ancient "logical" hunters finding some wooly mammoth tracks. They followed them, and found some wooly mammoth poop. Then they'd calculate how far ahead of them the wooly mammoth was based on how dry the poop was. If they were purely logical, they would have had a certain cutoff. Maybe
  20. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct05Post.mp4 Long time ago I was in boy scouts. In the beginning it was kind of boring. Meetings once a week, at night, at a church. But once we started going camping, it was pretty fun. Especially the week long backpacking trips during summer. This was definitely a learning experience for a LOT of different skills. This is the reason for organizations like boy scouts. To serve as a transition between being kids who are dependent on adults. And to eventually (hopefully) be an adult. One thing I remember was pa
  21. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug24Post.mp4 Way back when I was in high school, I went through a rebellious phase. I was very anti-authority of any kind. One of my favorite quotes was from Johnny Rotten, the singer of the Sex Pistols. It wasn't really a quote, more of an opening line before the music started. It was on their cover of "Substitute," originally by The Who. The quote? "You don't need permission for anything..." A similar "truism" is that getting forgiveness is easier than getting permission. If you're a kid, you discover this over a
  22. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug17APost.mp4 Cialdini made a huge impact with his first book about persuasion and influence. He is a psychology professor, but he did his experiments, and came to his conclusions, as a true marketer. There is a long known about phenomenon in psychology that people rarely tell the "truth" when answering surveys. They do tell the truth, but it's a "altered truth." For example, imagine you saw an ad on Craigslist or somewhere. They paid you $50 to come in for a day and taste a bunch of different snack crackers and give your feedbac
  23. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug13APost.mp4 The human mind is incredibly powerful. In many, many more ways that we'll probably ever understand. One way is how our memory works. Sure, for things like taking tests and remember names, our memory kind of sucks. But consider that it wasn't really meant to be a simple input-output device. It was meant to be a motivating device. A learning device. You saw somebody doing something, and you wanted to copy them. So you kept them memory as a guide, as you tried to get the same outcome. Since we're fo
  24. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug04Post.mp4 One of the biggest problems of modern society is most humans are under developed. We were calibrated in a much different environment. A much harsher environment. A, "if you don't kill, you don't eat" environment. Under those ancient, harsh conditions, humans were forced to grow up as quickly as possible. To take responsibility as quickly as possible. Today it's the opposite. Today, we are brainwashed from birth to stay as helpless as possible. To develop as LITTLE self-responsibility as possible.
  25. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun01Post.mp4 Mark Twain famously said that 90% of his worst fears never came true. This is pretty much the human condition. This is why another smart guy said that most humans live lives of quiet desperation. We all want stuff. But we're all afraid to get stuff. And nobody talks about this. So we believe it's only US that feels this way. So we're quiet and desperate. On one hand, you could say this is simply the way it is. To accept that if life is 51% good and 49% bad, that's the best you can do. If good
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