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Role models are absolutely essential. They're not something that is helpful, or useful. They are absolutely vital. Primarily because we humans MUST learn by copying other humans. Only in the past couple decades has it been possible to learn something so technical that you can sort of think your way through. But since the dawn of time, humans have been learning from other humans. Psychologists have DECADES of data that show this. But this is one of those things that we DON'T want to acknowledge. The mountains of data indicate our adult personalities are made up primarily from TWO sources. Our genetics, and our non-family peer group. Each one contributes about half. And as much as we'd like to believe, our genetics aren't very changeable. At least not yet. That leaves us with our non-family peer group. The people we hang with and learn from. Every parent KNOWS that one of the worst things that can happen to their kids is to start hanging out with the wrong crowd. Parents intuitively know that kids can "soak up" both good and bad behaviors. And once we humans soak up bad behaviors, it's hard to get rid of them. This is how unconscious learning happens. Unconsciously. It's not something we can choose to do. We do it whether we like it nor not. So our role models aren't only the kind that society tells us we need. But the people we hang around most of the time. This is also what the experts always tell us. If you want to be successful, hang around successful people. If you want to be the best hunter, convince the best hunter to let you tag along and learn from him. If you want to be the best athlete, hang around the best athletes. Humans in our deep creativity, figured out a POWERFUL way to make this easier than we think. Turns out our role models don't need to be real. They can be IMAGINARY. Napoleon Hill did this. He created his own mastermind group filled with historical figures. He would meet with them once a week. Actually have drawn out conversations. But you don't have to do that. In fact, there are PLENTY of ready-made mastermind groups. You can find them EVERYWHERE. These are the stories we humans have been telling each other since the dawn of time. Since humans discovered long, long ago, that if we carry around a huge collection of heroic role models, we'll be able to step up much better. Unfortunately, we've been conditioned to see these modern stories mental escape hatches. Entertainment only. But YOU don't have to. You can learn to use ANY story the way they were intended. As role models. Mastermind groups. Inspiration. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/hero/
A very common marketing angle is "set and forget." The world famous rotisserie oven is based on that simple idea. The guy in that famous infomercial selling the "set and forget" oven has been all over the place. But this idea is common and very enticing. That all you need to do is flip a couple of switches, punch a bunch of buttons and then sit back. Even way back when "I Love Lucy" was on TV, there was one conversation between Ricky and Fred. Ricky was complaining that he has to go to work every day. While Fred just "sits back" and "watches the money roll in." Fred, of course, looked at him like he was crazy. In reality, very few things are "set and forget." This only really works for things like ovens. Ovens, by nature, need to be maintained under constant temperature and pressure for a certain amount of time. In that regard, ALL things that are baked or roasted are "set and forget." Every Thanksgiving turkey is "set and forget." But if all you did was "set and forget" you would have problems. Everybody would have to sit around a big piece of meat and take bites directly out of it. Humans are natural multi-taskers. While one thing has been set, and is going (while we are forgetting about it) we are always doing other stuff. Rarely do we sit back and "watch the money roll in." Any kind of endeavor is more accurately "adapt or die." It's kind of like the Red Queen in "Alice in Wonderland." You have to keep running just to stay even. Everything is an organically evolving balancing act. Unless you keep learning, growing and increasing your skills, you are in danger of getting left behind. Most people don't like to hear this. Some people get angry when they hear this. They'd rather believe in magic. In the idea that they can just sit back and "receive." But it's not like that. Every human who ever did anything worth noting, remembering and celebrating, did so through continuous effort and learning and the overcoming of never ending obstacles. We all have our favorite excuses. Why we can't do what ultra successful people can do. Maybe one of the main reasons for their ultra success is they ignored these common excuses. And instead, they just got in the game and gave it all they had. Left it on the field, so to speak. Ultimately, it's up to you. Whether you are going to watch other people live. Or live yourself. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/hero/
One of the features of us humans is we have a big brain. So big, that long ago we had to be born WAY before we were done. Our brains are still developing AFTER we are born for a long time. Other animals, not so much. They are born, and before long they are good to go. But not us humans. The Jesuits had a saying, "Give me a child at birth and I'll make him a soldier of Christ by seven." Or something like that. What this REALLY means is WHATEVER we soak up into our brains from birth until mid adolescence will be treated AS IF it were an instinct. This is why learning a language (speaking, reading, writing) is easy and UNCONSCIOUS before seven. It's hard and conscious after seven. Plenty of other things are soaked into our brain in those early years. This is also how LIMITING beliefs can be transferred generationally. AS IF they are being transmitted genetically. For example, if a kid grows up in a house where money is scarce, it's going to be TALKED ABOUT as if it IS scarce. So before the kid even knows what money is, the kid's going to have a DEEP BELEIF that money, whatever it is, is HARD to get. And that it CAUSES problems. This belief will be AS STRONG as an instinct that says "snakes are scary." One is genetic (fear of snakes) the other is GENETIC-LIKE. Anything that you program (or have programmed) into your brain between 0 and 7 years old is going to be AS STRONG as a genetically programmed belief. These can take a LIFETIME to overcome. But overcome them you CAN. How? Through actively seeking PROOF of the opposite. This isn't something that can be done quickly or easily. There are plenty of other beliefs that are JUST AS INSIDIOUIS as the "money is scarce" belief. Some of them are structural. One of these is the MUCH WORSE belief that, "my needs are somebody else's responsibility." Lots of people LOVE that we have these beliefs. Politicians, TV marketers, etc. Because humans with the idea that our needs are SOMEBODY ELSE'S responsibility are VERY EASY to manipulate. But just like the our money-scarcity beliefs, these can take a LOT of effort to overcome. NOBODY is going to do it for you. This is something that MUST be done on your own. This is your life's mission. To ERASE all the limiting beliefs put in your brain by others (on purpose or by accident). And life YOUR life on YOUR terms. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/hero/