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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov02Post.mp4 Long time ago I took a class in basic biology. We spent some time studying primates. The class was near a popular zoo, so we could get extra credit to go and watch the chimpanzees and write a kind of observational report. The professor got us a free entry, so it was pretty cool. We also spent one class going over the various ways primates mess with each other. He explained that if you wanted to make a primate agitated, stare at him, make your eyes big and show your teeth. Throw down an obvious challenge. On the other hand, if you happened to be wandering out in the jungle and happened across a group of gorillas, doing that would be a very bad idea. The alpha gorilla would run up to you and smash you. But if you immediately bowed your head down, and faced the ground, he would recognize it as a sign of submission. In the middle ages, there were different levels in the human hierarchy. Their were the kings, the lords, and the serfs working on the farms. In some areas, and during some times, a serf could choose which noble he served. These weren't one way relationships. They were kind of like primitive business relationships. Your job was to live on the land, grow the food, etc. If you got attacked, the noble was responsible for defending you. If your lord decided to go to war against a neighbor, you had to help. There was a very specific ceremony when you pledged your allegiance to any noble. You had to kneel before him. You couldn't wear a hat. You had to bow your head, and hold your hands together as if in prayer. The lord would clasp his hands around the outside of yours and squeeze. On one hand, this seems kind of silly. Especially from a modern perspective. But from a human instinctive standpoint, it's very similar to primates like chimps and gorillas. They live in hierarchies. We live in hierarchies. Problems pop up in modern society when we run into people we don't know. At school, at work, in the club, on the street. These same dominance instincts exist. We don't run at each other screaming and beating our chests. But we do tend to subconsciously project and read signals. Often how we speak to each other reveals how we really feel about each other. For most modern humans, these ever present hierarchy games are like water a fish. Something that is vital to our survival. But something most rarely notice. Which means if you can understand and master this subconscious hierarchy based communication, you will gain a HUGE advantage. Learn How: http://www.udemy.com/course/verbal-assassin/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun24Post.mp4 Human hierarchies are everywhere. But they are mostly subconscious. The thing about humans is that we are driven by deep instincts. But we are capable of being driven by external triggers that indicate those deeper instincts. For example, by sheer mathematics, men have evolved a natural attraction to women who are, all else equal, younger rather than older. This is simply because the guys of the past who were RANDOMLY programmed to be attracted to younger women had MORE babies. Because a women who starts having babies younger rather than older will have more babies, since she's got more baby years ahead of her. So more kids will be born that have the gene to make the dudes naturally attracted to younger women. Similarly, all else equal, women are genetically programmed to be naturally attracted to older, more powerful men. For the same reasons. Ancient women that had the RANDOMLY programmed genes to be attracted to older, more powerful men had more kids. Since that older, more powerful man could support more kids than a young guy. So over time, more kids were made with the genes that made women naturally attracted to older, more powerful men. All this happened WAY before organized society. Long before money was invented. There are other instincts that can override these deeper, and basic instincts. One of those is social proof. If the entire tribe believes something, that will tend to OVERRIDE the deeper, more ancient instincts. In modern societies, we have all kinds of instincts fighting for our attention. For example, let's say you've got a big reunion coming up. The part of you that wants positive social proof, a very strong instinct, will WANT you to lose weight. But the part of you that wants to eat, ANOTHER very strong instinct, will compete with that. This is really the ONLY WAY to shut down the instincts we don't like. By pitting them against other instincts. Either for real, or by building up powerful emotional images. As mentioned above, we are still very influenced by social hierarchies. Where we are in the hierarchy. Men AND women. Modern experiments show this over and over. Stick ten people in a room, give them a task, and they will QUICKLY and subconsciously self organize into a hierarchy. How do they do this? We can imagine we all are giving off, and reading, some collection of subconscious, non verbal behavior that indicated where WE are on the social hierarchy. So much that every time they do this experiment, the same thing happens. Everybody looks around, reads this energy and AUTOMATICALLY takes their place. The take way is that the MORE of this subconscious, social hierarchy energy you are RADIATING, the higher up the food chain you'll be. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/public-speaking-confidence/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun22Post.mp4 Once upon a time there was a doctor. This doctor lived a couple hundred years or so ago. Back then, one in four women died during childbirth. The main reason was they hadn't yet discovered germs. So it was not uncommon for doctors to be elbows deep in some dead guy, studying his insides, then go directly into a surgery or a delivery. Since he's hands were covered in germs, lots of patients died. Of course, they had yet discovered how dangerous that was. So this doctor thought it might be a good idea for these docs to wash their hands in between procedures. At first they thought he was nuts. What? Invisible things that can kill us? Eventually he persuaded him. And people died less and less because of it. The doctor's name? Dr. Lister. This is why that stuff you're supposed to gargle with is called LISTERINE. Seriously. This is common in science. Something isn't obvious, so we don't notice it or it's effects. But then somebody discovers it, and it makes things a bit clearer. Or safer or easier. Sometimes, though, it is POSSIBLE to know things but we either choose not to, or we just don't think it's possible. After all, there is TON of information. There's no way anybody could know even close to a fraction of a percentage. Sometimes the information is right there in front of us. But we refuse to see it. A lot of people have heard of the idea of social hierarchies, for example. But some refuse to believe it. "Show me proof," they say. As if they expect people to walk around with easy to see proof. But this proof IS easy to see. And easy to measure, once you know. And not just in a metaphorical sense. In a very real, very observable, very behavior sense. You can look over a room and tell EXACTLY who's at the top of any pecking order. And you can measure a few variables from yourself, and know exactly where you stand. This goes way beyond feeling and guessing. If you wanted to, you could actually take measurements. You'd look kind of goofy though. But with practice, it's pretty easy. Not only to measure, but to know EXACTLY what you need to do to increase your socials status. The kind that EVERYBODY is projecting. And EVERYBODY is reading. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/public-speaking-confidence/
I used to work with this guy that was from Cambodia. He was a living example of the saying that, "If you took all the money in the world and spread it out evenly, it would be back in the same hands within a generation." What does this mean? It means that those to have a lot of money, generally got it because they have skills that most of us normal humans don't have. Of course, more than a few people with these "money skills" are sociopaths who ONLY care about getting more money. But most of the folks who have a ton of money, worked for it. Just imagine for a second if the ONLY way to get a ton of cash was to be "evil." That means for us normal humans, we would HAVE TO choose between "evil" and "broke." Luckily, that's not the case. The question, however, is WHAT skills do those "money people" have? My Cambodian friend is a shining example. He came from a rich family. But when the communists took over, they had to flee. And they lost everything. He was even stuck in a "re-education" camp for a few months. Nearly starved to death. But when he eventually got to the states, he got busy building his fortune. Or RE-BUILDING. He was smart, so he studied everything he could. Worked in hospitals, build his own computers, and finally got an advanced degree in electronic engineering. But his degree and his technical skills are NOT what got him rich. He has a very rare skill, a skill most humans DO NOT possess. He would be in meetings with other engineers, smart dudes, and managers. They'd have a problem and nobody would know what to do. They were all worried, but this guy was frustrated. Frustrated that with all the brainpower sitting around the table, nobody was confident enough to make a decision. So HE started making the decisions. And THEY started following them. Some of them were right, some of them were wrong. But by CHOOSING what to do, and choosing STRONGLY, he made himself INVALUABLE to any company he worked for. And THAT is the skill that will get you paid. (And a lot else!) With that skill, and that skill alone, you can hire the smartest people in the world, and build an EMPIRE. Because most people are DESPERATE for a real leader. Even the smartest guys on the planet. When you LEAD, they will follow. Learn How: Cult Leader