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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July30Post.mp4 A common piece of advice is to leave everything on the field. If you are playing in a championship game, this is good advice. But sometimes, it's pretty bad advice. More so in some sports than others. Maybe in football, where each game is pretty important. And you've got a week in between games. But for sports like baseball, if you "left everything on the field" every single game, you'd risk injury. The COSTS (potential injury) wouldn't be worth the benefits, of MAYBE eking out a win when you might have otherwise lost. But for many things, this idea of leaving EVERYTHING on the field is HORRIBLE advice. In fact, the opposite is usually much, much better advice. For example, suppose you wanted to learn how to play the piano, and you were starting from scratch. Suppose that you fully understood, and accepted, it would take a year or more of daily consistent practice. Once you have the desire, and you accept what is going to cost, the next step is to figure out HOW you want to practice. If you practiced until you couldn't move your fingers any more, this would be very much like "leaving everything on the field." This would slowly create an association in your mind of: "Practicing the piano = pain and exhaustion" Which would be likely to make you quit. On the other hand, suppose you went much, much slower. So you practiced for maybe 10 minutes every day. So you still enjoyed playing when you STOPPED practicing. You left a lot ON the field. This would slowly build up a much different association: "Practicing the piano = fun" This would be much more likely to shift your thinking. From, "I want to practice the piano until I'm a skilled piano player." To, "My hobby is playing the piano, which I enjoy very much." This creates a very POWERFUL mind shift. From "practice" which is generally a means to an end. To "hobby" which is an end until itself. And much more sustainable. This is a fantastic model to apply to social skills. Most have the "practice until I'm good enough" model. But consider shifting into engaging socially as a HOBBY. This requires you force yourself to specifically NOT leave everything on the field. Leave when you are still having a good time. When the people you are interacting with a still having a good time. This "end on a high note" strategy will make you remember EVERY social interaction fondly. But it will also do something MUCH more powerful. Once you slowly create the "social interactions are fun" memory, your brain will ALWAYS be thinking about how to do better NEXT TIME. Since social instincts are a very POWERFUL driving force. This is something you'll understand once you slowly recalibrate how you feel about them. So any anxiety you may feel now will soon be part of your history. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/anxiety-killer/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan27Post.mp4 Some skills are very technical, and don't spill over too much in other areas. Some skills are very broad, and have a huge impact on pretty much all areas. General conditioning exercise is an example of something that has a positive impact on nearly everything. You sleep better, you become more confident, you get better posture, etc. This is why hitting the gym is always good advice for anybody who's just gotten dumped. Any kind of practice is also beneficial to many areas. This is why having hobbies that are both interesting, technically challenging, and have no upper limit also have a spillover effect. Continuous learning will create a very good feeling. You look back in your past, and see how far you've come. You look into your future, and see how much better you'll get. This is why no upper limit, challenging skills and hobbies are very, very powerful additions to any life or career. Especially if these skills can get you paid. Sure, it's not always possible to have a hobby that makes you money. Unless you plan on being world class, most hobbies will always be hobbies. Studying photoshop, learning an instrument, practicing martial arts or any other sport. These are all very beneficial in their own right for the previously mentioned reasons. One of the reasons these types of things are difficult to get you paid is because many, many other people are doing them. So, if you did want to earn a little cash, doing a hobby, it would have to be one that few people know about. Or one that is common, but has an aspect that few people know about. Enter Hypnotic Copywriting. This is something that is based on writing, specifically the writing of persuasive language. This is something EVERYBODY and their sister, (even if they don't have any sisters) knows about. On the surface, it SEEMS like a dream come true. Write a letter, make some money. Live anywhere with an internet connection. Problem is that EVERYBODY has the same idea. But few people see language as a SKILL. A skill that can be continuously improved. And since most people nowadays are pretty lazy, you ALREADY have an advantage. But wait, there's more! Because when you apply the ideas within covert hypnosis, you can make your writing even better. That's TWO advantages you have. Going deeper, you can understand the main drivers of persuasion, which are based on human instincts. Cialdini, the guy who INVENTED the terms authority, scarcity and social proof, said that persuasion is a SCIENCE. Science can be perfected, measured, and improved. This makes hypnotic copywriting the IDEAL hobby. Giving you the best of everything. Get Started: https://mindperusasion.com/hypnotic-copywriting/