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    Why Most People Fail

    Economics is something few people actively study. They don't teach it in school. And unless you are going to major in economics, chances are you won't take any official courses. Yet understanding economics is essential. Because economics allows for an understanding of human nature. Of human decision making. Many suppose the reason they specifically DON'T teach economics in school is so it's much easier to con us. The MAIN THING economics FORCES us to understand is what things costs. And that is the ONE QUESTION those in charge don't want us to ask. They'd rather promise us stuff so we NEVER wonder what that stuff is going to cost. But EVERYTHING cost something. Either now, or later. But a deeper idea in economics is the idea of diminishing returns. Imagine you're really hungry. Imagine it's your ONE cheating day per week. And you are about ready to eat a HUGE plate of carne asada nachos. All week you've been eating boiled chicken breast and cabbage. The FIRST BITE of carne asada nacho is going to be DELICIOUS. As will the next couple of bites. But as you keep eating, each successive will be LESS and LESS delicious. Pretty soon you'll reach a tipping point. Where each bite is not only not delicious, but painful. This is the law of diminishing returns. You KEEP doing the same thing. But the BENEFIT (the returns) keep getting less (diminish). If you have ten days off from work, each day is going to be a LITTLE less rewarding than the last. If you slip into a hot bath after a long day's work, each minute will be LESS relaxing than the previous. This idea will OBLITERATE any goals you have if you don't understand. It happens like this. On DAY ONE of your plan, your motivation is HUGE. The imagined benefit is HUGE. The imagined COSTS of getting that goal are small, since you're just starting. But each day you go forward, something happens. The costs INCREASE. They move from imagined, to real. The imagined benefit DECREASES. Each day you imagine the benefit, the law of diminishing returns kicks in. And makes it seem less and less valuable in mind. The visualized BENEFITS are decreasing over time. The actual COSTS are increasing over time. When you started, and the benefit was HUGE, since you'd JUST STARTED to imagine them. The costs were SMALL, since you could ONLY imagine them. But each day, the costs increase, and the imagined benefits decrease. Pretty soon you reach a tipping point. Where the COSTS are LARGER than the benefits. And it's NATURAL at this point, to give up. This is why nearly EVERYBODY sets goals. But very few people ACHIEVE goals. Turns out the entire self-help industry is FILLED with misconceptions. Luckily, once you understand basic human nature, you can create a much better plan. One that will make success much more natural. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/self-help-fail/
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    Snakes And Corruption

  3. There is a lot of false ideas in the self help industry. Not that they are outright cons, but they are false for different reasons. Suppose you set up a sandwich shop. If you are a halfway decent entrepreneur, you'd know that YOU are not your market. Meaning you would understand that just because YOU loved peanut butter and avocado sandwiches, that might not be the BEST thing to sell. You would sell whatever the market demanded. If you are a GOOD entrepreneur, you would pay CAREFUL ATTENTION to your market. You would read magazines like "sandwich weekly." You would stay on top of all the latest sandwich trends. You would go to the famous sandwich expos in Vegas. The MORE you understand what you market wanted to BUY, the better sandwich seller you'd be. You would ONLY be concerned with "healthy" sandwiches if THAT was your market. If you tried to sell "healthy" sandwiches, but nobody bought them, you'd stop selling them. Self Help gurus are kind of the same. They don't really sell what "works." They sell what people BUY. Here's another angle. When you buy a cheeseburger, you KNOW if it's a good one or not. If you buy a pair of shoes, you KNOW if they are decent shoes or not. If you buy a microwave oven, you'll KNOW if it sucks or not pretty quickly. But what about any self help ideas? The only way to see if they work or not is to try them. But since self help ideas take a LONG TIME to try, you've got a dilemma. You can suck it up and TRY THE TECHNIQUES, for a few months. Or you can fall prey to the SHINY NEW OBJECT idea. You'll notice one thing that is common to all the most famous self help gurus. They all have a huge range of products. Books, home study courses, seminars, week long retreats, advanced INNER CIRCLE seminars. This is another thing that highly skilled entrepreneurs do. They know their customers will keep buying from them. So they keep making BIGGER and BETTER "ideas." The real questions (and very difficult question) is the following: What, EXACTLY, are you buying? A set of skills or an EXPERIENCE? If you understand you are buying an experience, that's perfect. But what about a set of skills? Skills can ONLY COME from practice. A lot of practice. So start practicing: http://mindpersuasion.com/self-help-fail/
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    Time Travel Constraints

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    Multi Level Manifesting

  6. Understanding human nature is very helpful. Both from an insider's view and from a competitor's point of view. It's good to understand human nature from inside your own brain. It's also helpful to understand human nature so you can keep a close eye on your competition. As they say, you could keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. Now, they aren't always going to be ENEMIES, but you will ALWAYS have competition. It can be friendly competition, but it will be competition. If you see your best friend waiting to interview for the same job YOU are interviewing for, he is your friend AND your "enemy" at the same time. They aren't going to hire both of you. EVERY SINGLE THING you want that isn't abundant is going to be also wanted by a lot of other people. That one girl or guy you've got your eye on is also desired by many others. That one house in that one neighborhood is always desired by many others. That one idea you have to start a business around is likely also thought about by plenty of others. Unfortunately, plenty of our competition is very crafty. Once I had a job interview for a VERY NICE job. I had to talk to about six people. All but one was fairly straightforward. They asked me hard questions, and I gave them decent answers. Except for one guy. He was VERY FRIENDLY. Asked me very easy questions. Even got me something to drink. His strategy was to find out what I REALLY thought of his product. See, I had worked for a competitor at the time. But this job was a level up both career and income wise. Only I believed that their product was not quite as good as the one made by the company I worked for. And this guy wanted to find out what I REALLY believed about their product. And he did so by carefully, covertly, and deliberately lowering my guard. He even acted like he valued my advice. In doing so he "tricked me" into being MUCH MORE OPEN than I wanted to. And because of that one conversation, I didn't get the job. It can be very tempting to believe what others tell you. Especially if they are telling you EXACTLY how to get what you want. But in reality, the ONLY WAY to figure out exactly HOW to get what you want is by looking inside your own head. Understanding your OWN skills. Developing your OWN strategies. This can be difficult, but it's the ONLY way to realize true success. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/self-help-fail/
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    The Hobby Skill Trifecta

    Most things can easily be seen in two parts. Night and day. Yin and Yang. Good and bad. Parasympathetic and sympathetic. Working and resting. Creating and re-creating. Sleeping and waking. Darkness and light. This is one of those chicken and egg questions. Does our body have all kind of dual functions because that is the nature of the universe? Or do we only perceive it so BECAUSE our body has plenty of dual functions? These kinds of questions are fun to talk about. But the essentially don't help us much. A lot of things can be seen in many different ways. I had a girlfriend in high school and we'd always get into arguments. I would like to talk about these things. While she would wish somebody would show up and tell us the answer. Some people like to search. Others would rather know. Sometimes, though, you don't to have to do one or the other. Take working and relaxing, for example. Way back in the day, there was a very clear distinction between the two. Working was the acquisition of needed calories to stay alive. Hunting or farming. And then later working in a factory. There was work, which was hard. Then there was relaxation, which was easy. But today, most everything is in a transition. Probably a very significant one. So the idea of ONLY working or ONLY relaxing isn't such a good idea any more. It makes sense to find activities that satisfy BOTH. There is an idea that we SHOULD love our job. Consider that to be an IDEAL, not an achievable goal. Ultimately, we do jobs because we get money. But the more you ENJOY doing the things you get money, the easier it will seem. And the more you'll enjoy thinking about it. If you HATE your job, it's hard to creatively think about how to make it more productive and lucrative. But if you can start to slide into a job you enjoy more, dreaming up better ways of being productive won't be so bad. You can start by looking at any overlaps between hobbies and skill learning. If you can find a hobby that is enjoyable on its, AND may point you in the direction of money-making skills, you could be onto something. Ideally you'd like to have a collection of skills that satisfy three criteria. You enjoy doing them, you're good at it, AND you can make some decent money. You hit all three and you've got it made. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/self-help-fail/
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    Nested Self Awareness

  9. Once in high school, as a joke, I put a Big Mac in the tool box that was in my truck. My friend dared me to leave it there. After about a month, it started to smell. The mold had grown into the shape of the box it was in. Eventually I had to throw it out and it took me a while to get the stink out of my tool box. You're supposed to clean out your fridge once in a while. For the same reason. Stuff gets hidden in the back. It gets moldy, but so long as it's sealed up inside of a Tupperware container, you won't smell it. There's a movie with Tom Cruise where he's having his eyeballs replaced on the black market. They have ID scanner type things in everybody's eyeballs, and his character has to sneak in under the radar so he can save the day. So he wakes up after having black market eyeball surgery, and stumbles around for something to eat. And he grabs an old moldy carton of milk and drinks it. Of course, nowadays McDonalds puts all kinds of sketchy chemicals into their food. You could buy a sack of McDonalds and hide it in your bomb shelter and it would probably still be edible (no mold) in a couple decades. The idea of old and moldy food is gross, but it's helpful. We all have tons of ideas in our heads. But unless we get them OUT of our heads and figure out a way to LOOK at them, they'll end up getting stale and moldy inside our brains. Most people think the same thoughts every day. They say the same things to the same people. They consume the same information. And then they wonder why NOTHING ever happens to them. The answer lies in the grammar of the above sentence. Man of us seem to think that OUR job is to do and think the same things over and over, and wait for SOMETHING to happen TO US. As if we are somehow going to receive a FREE PRESENT from the "wish fairy." Unless we DO something, we won't GET something. If we DO the same thing every day, we'll GET the same thing every day. It's seems logical that if we want to GET something different, we have to DO something different. And before actions comes thoughts. If we want to do different things, (so we can get different things) we need to THINK different thoughts. One way to make this very easy is to let those thoughts OUT of your brain. Take a few minutes every day to write down your creative thoughts. Things you might do. Call it your, "What If..." journal. It could be the seed of your greatness. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/self-help-fail/
  10. https://mindpersuasion.com/cracks-in-the-foundation/
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    Long Term Con Horror

  12. One of the biggest misunderstandings that keeps us stuck is the idea of a comfort zone. There's a story about a guy in a fish store. The kind you keep in a tank and let swim around. Not the kind you eat. Anyway, this guy was looking at two sharks. One really big, in one tank, and another much smaller one, in another tank. He asks the fish shop guy if the smaller shark is a baby, and the bigger one an adult. Fish shop guy says they're both the same age. What gives? Asks the fish shopper. Big shark grew up in a big cage. Small shark grew up in a small cage. Sharks are like people he says. They can only get as big as their cage. And like birds, sometimes our cages are safe and comfortable. So even if the door is open the bird won't fly out. After all, why give up a free daily meal and protection from cats? They say our comfort zone can be a prison. But like many metaphors, this is a bit too simple. A false dichotomy. A lot of stuff we perceive is a false dichotomy. Like we can either have a small, comfortable, constraining comfort zone. Or a gigantic one filled with excitement and rock star lifestyles. We either have to go BIG or go HOME. As if the world is ONLY in two very clear classifications. Non stop rock star parties, or safely at home hiding under our bed. Luckily, this ain't true. The real truth is somewhere in between. We aren't sharks, we aren't birds. Both sharks and birds haven't really evolved much in the last couple million years. We humans, on the other hand, have. We have learned how to expand our comfort zone so fricking big it can encompass the entire earth. We actually CAN have both. We can have a non stop rock star party INSIDE our comfort zone. No leaving required. How? The trick is to go SLOWLY. That's the biggest con in all self help. That anything worthwhile can happen quickly. Slow steady growth is the key. So long as your comfort zone TODAY is only a teeny tiny bit bigger than it was yesterday, you're doing fine. There's a REASON that ancient Greek dude made up a story about a turtle winning a race against a rabbit. That rabbit is all the goofs jumping up and down in seminars hoping for a quick fix. The turtle is you. Slowly building your empire. Step by step. Get Started: http://mindpersuasion.com/self-help-fail/
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    Hidden Treasure

  14. https://mindpersuasion.com/90-10-golden-rule/
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    DNA Memory Activation

  16. A commonly used term is "detached from outcome." This is often talked about, as if it were a "holy grail" state or event. It's very similar to the idea of "self actualization." Both are desirable states. Both are very vaguely described. Both in terms of what they are, and in terms of how you get there. And both are mostly misunderstood. As luck would have it, they are VERY similar. Or, at the very least, they CAN be. Self actualization comes from Maslow. Now, right off the bat, we need to say that Maslow was NOT a scientist. He didn't do a whole slew of double blind studies. He didn't invalidate any null hypothesis. His idea of self actualization, and the pyramid it sits atop of, is just that. An IDEA. A very clever idea, but an idea. Even then it's mostly misunderstood. We all have needs. We will have needs till the day we die. And his "hierarchy" is a kind of subjective value system of those needs. Some are very basic and animalistic. Food, shelter, safety, sex. The needs that satisfy our "higher" selves are higher up on the pyramid. Self actualization is up on top. But here's the thing. We will ALWAYS be locked in our "animal" bodies. We will always need to eat, sleep and relieve ourselves. (No matter HOW self actualized you are, you WILL need to take a dump sooner or later.) So the idea that we can "get" to the top of the pyramid is a myth. The "self actualization" pyramid is more like the food pyramid. A recommendation. Or perhaps a guess at how much time we'll spend in each kind of need. Meaning that since we ALWAYS need to eat, sleep, and relieve ourselves, no matter WHAT you do, you will ALWAYS be spending the bulk of your time in the lower section of that "hierarchy." How does this related to that coveted state of "detached from outcome"? Consider this the same idea. It is something that is ONLY possible when the "lower levels" are more or less (and temporarily) satisfied. When it comes to having conversations, that means feelings of comfort, safety and rapport. But it also means having a LOT of much larger frames. For example, in baseball, it's easy to be "detached from outcome" early in the season because you have a lot more games to play. In the last game of the world series, not so much. Luckily, a lot of this is very much in your control. To create a, "still early in the season," feeling. And NOT a, "last game of the world series," feeling. It requires having a much LARGER frame. A whole set of larger frames. If your ONLY frame is that particular conversation, you'll feel like it's bottom of the ninth and two outs, based loaded, down by three. If you have LOTS of larger frames, it will feel like spring training. Which means you can relax and have fun. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/cb/
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    Slowly And All At Once

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    The Silent Parrot

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    Angel of Peace

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    Metaphysical Librarian

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    Museum Of Time

  22. https://mindpersuasion.com/circle-of-mathematics/
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    Universal Mind

  24. There are many myths about fear. One common and very old one is that if you "do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain." The problem with ideas like this is they SOUND fantastic. But they are very hard to verify one way or another. We like them because they feed the deeper idea that if we REALLY wanted to do something, we could. That "just" on the other side of that "fear" is everything we could ever hope. Just on the other side of that fear is relationships, money, love, success, fame, etc. We're just not quite "ready" yet to face our fears. But because we KNOW (allegedly) that once we face our fears, we'll kill our fears, that everything after that will be smooth sailing. Only problem is that statement is false. But after we understand WHY it's false, the REAL truth is actually much better. Fear causes a lot of negative emotional energy. As a natural response, the body produces OPPOSITE energy. This is WHY people love things like skydiving and bungee jumping. After the AUTOMATIC fear response, their body is FLOODED with powerful endorphins. Those endorphins feel FANTASTIC. That's why they go skydiving. But here's the thing. If facing your fears REALLY DID end the fear, then nobody would go skydiving a second time. The first time, you would face your fear of heights. And once you faced it, the fear would DIE, according to that idea. Unfortunately, what that idea is describing "the death of fear is certain" is a simple, biological-neurological process. That same fear-endorphin response happens EVER TIME. You're not "killing" anything. You're purposely putting yourself in a situation where your body will produce a chemical that will give you a quick HIGH. Because this happens EVERY SINGLE TIME, the fear-endorphin response happens EVERY SINGLE TIME. The same things happen when guys do "cold approaches." Walking up to a gorgeous woman, and asking for the phone number. Sure, if you do it a bunch of times in one day, it will slowly feel natural. But go a few days without doing it, and you've got to start from scratch. This is why both men and women who find themselves back on the dating market ALWAYS feel they are starting over. This "starting over" feeling would be IMPOSSIBLE if you "killed" the fear. So what's the good news? Fear of heights is GENETIC. You can't undo it. Most other fears are LEARNED. Which means you can unlearn them. SLOWLY. And it turns out there are a lot other COMBINATIONS like the fear-endorphin response. And by turning up the OTHER SIDE of social fears, the fear will diminish on it's own. Once the other side is STRONGER than the fear energy, the fear energy WILL vanish. This can be done without EVER facing those fears. But instead by slowly and consistently doing exercises that will COUNTERACT that fear. And since these exercises can be done by yourself, you NEVER need to "face" your social fears to overcome them. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/cb/
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    Ancient Magic Words