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  1. Brainwave Vibing Patterns: https://mindpersuasion.com/brainwave-vibing-patterns/ https://mindpersuasion.com/3x3/
  2. Catch All The Fish In The Sea: https://mindpersuasion.com/catch-all-the-fish-in-the-sea/ https://mindpersuasion.com/3x3/
  3. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov15Post.mp4 When I was younger, I loved to go backpacking. I started way back in junior high school in boy scouts. Then later when I first started working. Both day hikes and week long hikes have something in common. You drive as far as you can, park at the trail head, and start walking. For day hikes, we would generally find a peak we could climb in a day. A few miles up to the top, and then back down to the car. Some serious endurance athletes do day hikes to the top of Mt. Whitney and back. I knew a guy that did that, and they started from the car at 4 AM. Didn't get back till way past dark. These are the same types of guys who do those ultra marathons out in the desert. But for me, going up to a peak is a pretty cool feeling. You walk for twenty minutes or so, stop and look down at how far you've come. Then continue this for a few hours. Then you get to the top, stop for a bit, look around, and then hike back down. But for longer hikes, it's kind of the same, but much better. Day hikes are usually pretty crowded. But for week long hikes, the first couple days is over a huge pass. Standing at the pass is usually a very good feeling. It's been chosen because it's the easiest way to walk over a mountain range. The best ones are where you can look back at where you've come from. Sometimes you can see signs of city, cars, etc. But then you look toward the other side, where there are no roads, cars or civilization. Particularly inspiring is when you can look down on the "no people" side and see a few lakes. Lakes without people, without cars, without parking lots. This "event" only takes a couple of minutes. Hike all day long up this brutal pass. Further and further away from cars and hospitals and police and Mexican restaurants. Where you've come from. Finally get to the pass, and look at where you are going. Pure wilderness. All while wearing a 50 lb pack and standing on the two legs that brought you to the pass. That is a pretty powerful, and pretty rare feeling. Looking back at where you've come from. Looking forward to where you are going. Knowing what you've done, and what you WILL do, have ONLY been accomplished by your own power. Your own determination, resilience and persistence. This is WHY you are built the way you are. This is WHY you have a dreaming mind, capable of imagining things you WILL in the future. To continuously drive yourself forward. Mentally, spiritually, financially, romantically, sexually, intellectually, and powerfully. Get Started: https://mindpersuasion.com/ambition-generator/
  4. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct22Post.mp4 Once upon a time, these two dudes, brothers, started an ambitious project. This was late in the 18th century. These two Europeans wanted to find "proof" of the bible. So they went around Europe, collecting as many local legends as they could. Their goal was to show that when you put all these local legends together, they would add up to the basic ideas of Christianity. When they were finished, all they had was a mishmash of a bunch of crazy stories that had nothing to do with Jesus or any other bible ideas. They failed, according to their own intentions. Then a few years later, a buddy saw this large collection. And he started flipping through it, and was really impressed. He asked what it was, and they told him. They said they failed. He said, why don't you publish these stories, but instead of trying to prove Jesus, just publish them as stories. For kids. They did, and they became famous. In case you haven't guessed, those two brothers were the brothers Grimm. And all those stories were the famous stories most kids know today. Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Pied Piper, Snow White, etc. Most of them, as we read them today, are very filtered and have all the dangerous evil stuff left out. But consider how they evolved. These dudes collected these stories at the end of the 1700's. Which meant they were probably bouncing around Europe for at least a couple hundred years before that. During a time when there was a lot of danger. So, it's pretty easy to see how these are cautionary tales to each important lessons to kids. So, while they didn't exactly prove Jesus or the bible, they are filled with VERY helpful advice. Of course, they need to be scary, so they kids remember what NOT to do, and they need to have interesting characters. But built in to all that is helpful advice. Like don't promise to pay somebody and then stiff them (Pied Piper). People that are only concerned with looks can be evil (Snow White). If somebody sells you some magic beans, there's gonna be a catch (Jack and the Beanstalk.) Don't break into somebody' house and steal their stuff (Goldilocks). But even side of these are even more common messages. Take that last one, Goldilocks. Several times, she chose the middle choice. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. This "everything" in moderation idea is pretty useful. It's very, and very tempting, to go to on side or the other. Like guys and gals in social situations. Guys think there are two options. Stay on the sidelines where it's safe. Or try and seduce any girl who smiles at you. Consider the Goldilocks strategy. Of creating a social strategy that is JUST RIGHT. So long as you don't break into any bear houses, you'll be fine. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/personal-magnetism/
  5. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept26Post.mp4 One huge mistake people make when setting goals is how they think of them. The language used to describe goals is as if they are things. We use abstract or intangible nouns as if they were real things. This is what George Lakoff, a linguist and student of Noam Chomsky found. Looking at the word we use WITH those intangible nouns gives us an idea of HOW we think, subconsciously, about intangible nouns. For sample, why are we "in" a meeting? A meeting is not a real thing. It's a temporary, shared hallucination. But we say "in" a meeting as if it were some kind of container. Are you "in" a meeting when you're sitting around in the meeting room waiting for everybody to show up? Suppose the meeting is over, and there are only three people, and all three people are in an elevator. Are you still "in" a meeting? But what about being "on" a team. Why "on" a team and not "in" a team? One, because teams exist for many months or years. Two, is a focus on a meeting is inward. The focus of a team is outward. You travel around and fight against another teams. Like you're "on" your horse fighting against another guy who is "on" his horse. This is a pretty cool rabbit hole to get stuck in. The metaphorical meanings of all the words we use. Anyhow, back to goals. We treat goals as if they are singular objects. I'm going to get a burrito. I'm being followed by the cops and I want to lose them. I want to get rid of this ingrown hair. I want to "lose" weight. I want to "get" out of debt. I want to "get" smarter. These make it seem like you do a bunch of stuff, "get" the goal, and go back to your life. This is one reasons why most people suck a getting goals. But another reason is want to HURRY UP and get them over with. Kind of like having a difficult conversation with your boss or partner. You feel it as an uncomfortable thing. Grit your teeth, get it done, and relax. This makes goals TWICE as difficult to get. A much better, and much easier way is to think in terms of continuously improving. So slowly and steadily that you can do a little bit each day. For example, there are plenty easy, very short, daily "exercises" you can do to improve your memory. To improve your focus. To improve your creativity. To improve your articulation. And once this becomes a daily HABIT, you're memory will always be improving. Your focus will always be improving. Your creativity will always be improving. Your articulation will always be improving. Your BRAIN will always be improving. Get Started: https://mindpersuasion.com/mental-strength/
  6. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept08Post.mp4 Whenever two people are having a conversation, it can be seen as a frame battle. The word "battle" is probably not the best one. Two friends playfully trying to "out-insult" each other isn't a battle. Two friends playing one-on-one basketball wouldn't be considered a "battle." But consider that EVERYTHING can be viewed as a competition. Now, most of these competitions are friendly and enjoyable. Friendly, enjoyable competitions are the reason the video game industry is a BILLION dollar a year industry. Competitions can become battles when they are one off battles. Consider a guy approaching a girl, to hopefully get something going. This is a frame battle. Every girl has programmed into her deep instincts to TEST every guy. Every guy has programmed into his deep instincts to DEMONSTRATE VALUE to every girl. So just the fact that are approaching her sends a signal to your instincts and her instincts. The signal that says, "It's ON like Donkey Kong!" This is one reason why approaching girls is perhaps the SCARIEST thing any guy will do. Why? The whole point of life is pretty simple. Or the whole "drive" of life is pretty simple. Eat enough to not die, and have enough sex to not go extinct. Most people would not like to accept this. But without those twin driving instincts, everything else falls apart. So when a guy is walking across the room to speak to a girl, it feels like the ENTIRE future of humanity hangs in the balance. Not consciously, but from a deep, ancient instinct perspective. Way back in the day, any guy that thought not getting laid was no big deal, DIDN'T get laid. And those "getting laid is no big deal" genes DIDN'T get propagated. The ones who DID pass on their genes? The guys who felt that passing on their genes was of UTMOST importance. That they would do ANYTHING AT ALL to pass on their genes. The guys in our ancient evolutionary past who would do ANYTHING to get laid, got laid. And they passed on those "I'll do ANYTHING to get laid" genes. So here we are today, a few hundred thousand years later. And there you are, (the metaphorical you) walking over to talk to that cute girl. Her instincts are going to make you jump through as many hoops as possible. Unless you're up for that, you WILL get blown out. But modern life is not a battle of ancient hunters. Modern life is a battle of wits. A battle of FRAME control. A battle of who can best describe and give meaning to events. This is modern way of jumping through her hoops. Of taking whatever reasons she says she can't, and playfully and confidently turning it into a reason she CAN. Control the story, control the outcome. Control the meaning, control the outcome. Control the metaphors, control the outcome. Not just with the ladies, but with EVERYTHING. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/metaphor-mastery/
  7. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept07Post.mp4 Humans have a lot of instincts. Instincts that drive our behaviors. If you tried to fight your instincts with your conscious mind, you'd lose every single time. This is why the willpower diet will never work. Just deciding consciously to stop eating past a certain number of calories per day won't work. Your hunger instinct is the result of millions of years of natural selection. Since way before we were self aware humans. Whoever was the hungriest, won. They were the most motivated to find food. They were the most motivated to eat as much as they could, whenever they could. That would give them a slight edge over those who only ate a little bit, when they had to face long stretches of no food. Just deciding you don't want these instincts any more is futile. Like fighting against the Borg. The ONLY way to turn off any one instinct is with another instinct. Take your typical gym rat, for example. Well built bodies, little body fat, blatant six. Is this just a hobby? No, those guys want to get laid. The desire to get laid is strong enough to COUNTER the desire to eat. This takes a while to set up in your brain, but you'll find this deep drive behind ALL success. All success is the expression of a particular instinct. Sex, money, fame, a nice body, a nice house. These are all MODERN expressions of ancient instincts. You can even see a deep correlation between ancient alphas and modern "heroes." Who would be KING in the ancient environment? The best hunters. Today, this translates into athletics. Back then, the guy that was BEST with the spear, or BEST with the strategizing would be king. Today, that's the stereotypical quarterback. But there's another powerful instinct that is even MORE necessary than the QB or alpha hunter. See, those ancient alpha hunters didn't just hunt on their own. They had help. From imaginary archetypes. The heroes of ancient stories. Ancient stories we recognize today as the Hero's Journey. When those ancient alphas went out hunting, they carried those heroes with them. The heroes of the stories who slayed demons and got the girls. This story was programmed into their brain hundreds or even thousands of times. Around the campfire when they were growing up. So when it was time to face the evil beast, they were ready. And if they DID face the evil beast, they got the rewards, just like their heroes. The admiration of their friends. The respect of the men. The attraction and sex of the women. So, ancient storytellers were as important, if not more, than the ancient hunters. Who are modern storytellers? Movie stars, directors, writers, novelists. At least ones that help create inspiring stories filled with ancient archetypes. People that, along with athletes are the richest and most respected. Since this is an instinct, you are also a story teller. Which means you can spin tales inspire friends, and get the girls. Match your stories to people's dreams, and you will want for nothing. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/metaphor-mastery/
  8. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept03Post.mp4 Memorized lines are very, very tempting. These go all the way back to the dawn of time. Of using some kind of magic words to shortcut the regular effort. Tons of diets and get rich quick schemes are based on the idea of circumventing normal efforts. Nowhere is this more prevalent in the area of dating and seduction. Think of the typical male fantasy for sex. To see what this is, structurally, you don't have to look much further than porn. Particularly something like "Bang Bus." Guys are driving down the street in a creepy van. They see some really hot lady walking down the street. One guy leans out the window and says: "Hey babe, wanna have a gang bang?" To which she IMMEDIATELY smiles and says: "Wow! OK!" It's actually pretty interesting seeing the ideal male fantasy and female fantasy from an evolutionary psychology perspective. Men and women were programmed to "trade" with one another. This "trade" happens slowly and subconsciously. The man provides resources, the woman makes more people and manages the family. Both men AND women are programmed with instincts to feel good when this happens. Men are programmed to feel good when they go out, kill some big animal and see the smiling grateful faces of their wife and kids. Women are programmed to feel good knowing their husband is out risking his life to provide for her and the kids. But in modern times, this is very, very rare. Enter the sex and romantic fantasies. For men, this is like Bang Bus. All the sex, but none of the provisioning. For women, this is those fantasy vampire movies. MASSIVE amounts of power, and little to no sex. Which is why that first Twilight movie was so successful. The vampire loved his girl SO MUCH he didn't want to "penetrate" her with his "vampire stick" and "corrupt" her. He wanted to keep her PURE. All the male protection, but zero penetration required. OR sex that is very, very confidently delivered. Near pornographic stories of vampires jack hammering their grateful and multiple orgasmic ladies. This why vampires are the IDEAL fantasy archetypes for women. For men, it's solitary, super hot 18 year old who LOVES the idea of losing her virginity to a van full of strangers. But beyond fantasies, because normal relationships are so messed up, so chaotic, so hit and miss in today's clown show society, EVERYBODY loves the idea of a "secret shortcut." Of memorizing a few lines and using them to get sex, or love, or money. But this is missing the point. There ARE some very powerful techniques to create sex, or money, or even love. But it requires you UNDERSTAND their instincts that are NOT getting fulfilled. And asking about their stories. And guess what? There are some very simple topics, or themes, to ask about. And the more you ask, the bigger you make THEIR pictures around these ancient themes, the more they'll be willing to do anything to keep you around. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/metaphor-mastery/
  9. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug29Post.mp4 A short hand version of a common question to ask somebody new is, "What's your story?" This sounds very intuitive. We all have a "story" about who we are, where we are going, the things we want, the obstacles we'll face, etc. There's a TV show about way back in the day before ladies were allowed to be full fledged reporters. It's based on a true story that happened at Newsweek magazine back in the sixties. They made an HBO show about it, and in one episode a lady was being taught how to be a reporter by her boyfriend. They both saw an event. They both agreed what the event was, objectively. A minor, and an orphan was sneaking out at night and spray painting various walls. They disagreed on what the "story" should be. The lady thought the "story" was how the at-risk-youth were being left behind. The guy thought the "story" was how the establishment (cops etc.) were not doing their job in protecting the city. When a guy is on trial for murder, or some other non-technical crime, and the evidence is fairly sketchy, whichever attorney comes up with the best "story" will win. A long, long time ago, I took a class in the Bible as literature. It was taught by a Catholic Priest, who, to his credit, really did teach it as literature. His main point that it was a "story." As a piece of this evidence, he pointed out that in the different versions of the crucifixion, they had different inscriptions. If this were an event, and had been reported on by actual reporters, they would have gotten that part right. But he did illustrate a very, very interesting concept. And that is the "origin" of "origin stories." In the four Gospels, the way they are laid it, it follows this structure PERFECTLY. First, there is Jesus, and all the things he did. Later, there a stories about him going even further back. And then in the last Gospel (John) was perhaps the most famous "origin story" of all time. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God... ... and the Word became flesh." Who else follows this kind of story evolution? Darth Vader and Voldemort. The first movies and books just have the bad guy. But then in later books or movies, you find out what happened to them as kids. All human communication is a story. And just like world famous, super rich defense attorneys can get blatant criminals off by telling STORIES, so can you. Win elections, win hearts, and win contracts, win whatever you want. Ditch the "Language is words" metaphor and instead, pick up the "language is stories" metaphor and CLEAN UP. Master stories, your mind. Master stories, master the world. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/metaphor-mastery/
  10. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug28Post.mp4 How you use your words is an indication of the thoughts in your mind. This is hard to think about. Since most of our thoughts our private, and mostly unconscious, we tend to think our words are a separate entity. But consider that with regards to thought and language, there are three basic skills you can improve. One is the quality of your thoughts. Most people think the same tired out thoughts, day after day. The same excuses, complaints and projections. The second is how accurately you describe those thoughts. This isn't automatic, or even natural. Most people, in fact, suck at this. Most people are not very articulate. This is a common source of relationship problems. "What's wrong? Nothing." And that's that. Two people, both a deeply complex swirl of emotions, and that's the best they can articulate. "What's wrong? Nothing." The third skill is one few will even consider. The kind of skill we expect from artists, performers and world class writers. This can only come AFTER you learn how to articulate your thoughts. And this skill is taking those SAME thoughts, and using words that make them sound compelling. If you do this, you'll be admired, respected, sought and loved. Even better, is most people assume that with very attractive sounding words, it reflects a very deeply complex mind. Luckily, that is false. This HAS to be false. Otherwise, none of those compelling words, lyrics, poetry and stories would be so inspiring to us common people. The truth is that ALL our thoughts are a simple. We all want the same things. Move money, more sex, more love, more respect. But most of us want those, can't get them, and shift into complain and blame mode. Most humans today are pretty entitled. But here's a pretty mind bending thought. The best way to GET those things is to express a desire for those things. But not like a little kid in a high chair screaming for somebody else to give it to them. But to express your PLANS to get those things. This won't magically make them show up. But everybody around you ALSO wants those things. And when they see you confidently express your desire to get those things, what will they think? They will think a couple of things. One is they'll think, "I want those same things!" Two is they'll think, "I wish I could express my desires like that guy!" Which will give you authority. Massive authority. And if you can describe not only your desire, but your plans, however vague, to get those things, what happens? Everybody will follow you. And that is HOW you'll get those things. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/metaphor-mastery/
  11. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug27Post.mp4 Most have heard the truism, "The map is not the territory." This sounds pretty simple, and pretty self evidence. You have a bunch of mountains in front of you. And you've got a map of the same mountains. The map is a 3'x 5' piece of paper. The mountains are miles and miles of dirt and trees and water and infinitely complex life forms. Obviously, the map is not the territory. Or if you're standing in a fast food place, trying to decide what to order. There are the descriptions, and there is the food. The descriptions, the map, is not the same as the food. Plenty of restaurants have food you can order that doesn't exist on the menu, or the map. Suppose you walked into a pancake restaurant. One that was happy to make custom orders. And you ordered, on spur of the moment, a triple-decker pancake stack with peanut butter and olive oil between the first two. And hot mustard and wasabi sauce between the second two. And on top, you wanted raisins covered in strawberry ice cream. And suppose you were absolutely making up that order as you said the words. Imagine the waitress giggled a bit while she wrote it down. And the pancake chef was a bit confused, as he created your crazy stack of pancakes just as you ordered. The "map" was created out of what? Your organically evolving creativity? The territory, the actual pancakes, were created FROM your goofy map. Of course, this is strange example. But it points that the very, very complex difference between map and territory. Sometimes the territory comes first, like mountains. They can exist for millions of billions of years before somebody comes along and makes a map. Sometimes the map can come first, like in a goofy custom pancake order. Consider that how you see the relationship between maps and territories is very close to how you might see the world. Some people would NEVER go anywhere without a map. Some people would never DARE order anything that's not on the menu. Then there are people like "Doc" from the Back To The Future movies. Who famously said, "Where we're going, we don't need roads!" The words we use can describe the world we see around us. They describe the thoughts in our brain. The stories we tell ourselves about our limitations. Or we can change our stories, and change our inner maps. Your words can be used to form questions to find out what's inside their brains. And change their stories, and change their maps, and change their world. Most people are content to be passive watchers. To wait around for others to create maps. Most people don't even have control over the maps that exist in their minds. Most people have ideas and strategies about the world they got from other people. That's easy, but it's not required. Master your maps, master your words, and you will master everything. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/metaphor-mastery/
  12. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug26Post.mp4 Voltaire famously said he only needed ten minutes to talk away his ugly face, and he'd bed the queen of France. Maybe he was being truthful. Maybe was really just bragging to his buddies. But the idea is very, very compelling. In one episode if "The Last Kingdom," a serial drama that takes place when the Vikings were running around creating havoc in pre-united England, one character gave another some very good advice. The character giving the advice was leaving. The character receiving advice was going to hang around and try and keep the peace. The advice? "Be careful of X, he uses his words very well." Where X was some low key villain. But that statement is very, very telling. It's different from saying he's good with a sword. It's different from saying he's got a lot of money to bribe people. It's different from saying he's got a lot of connections with some sketchy people. He uses his words very well. What does this mean, exactly? It means he can stand up, maybe on a table, and start talking. And based only on his WORDS, he can generate an intention in the crowd. That using only his WORDS, he can lead the crowd to do plenty of damage. Most war movies, or movies with battles have a very well written, "battlefield speech." Where the one guy uses only his WORDS to inspire his usually outnumbered troops so they can kill the bad guys. Most sports movies, even mediocre sports TV shows have the famous locker room speech. Even the speeches that totally suck, they are there because we EXPECT them. We EXPECT to hear a rousing speech by somebody before we do something. Even when burying a fallen comrade, somebody needs to SAY something. They even say this in the movies. Their all standing at their buddy's grave, and somebody looks around. "Shouldn't somebody say something?" That we both expect and fear a string of powerful words is an indication that this is part of who we are. An instinct. Beyond battlefield speeches, words are critical. The things we say to each other are critical. Our biggest selling feature as animals is our brains. Our thinking, speaking brains. The words we say reflect our thinking. The thoughts we think are driven by the words we hear. If you can talk a good game, you can open a door into many, many minds. If you can change how you talk to yourself you can recalibrate your own mind. If you can master words, you can master thought. If you can master thought, you can master behaviors. Yours, your friends, and everybody else. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/metaphor-mastery/
  13. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/May16Post.mp4 The metaphors we use are very helpful. But only if we pay attention to them. Most of the time, metaphors are used only to make sure we are talking about the same thing. And most of the time, nearly all of these metaphors are used unconscious. Our language is filled with metaphorical expressions of unknown origins. It's easy to see why. Somebody says something, metaphorically, to mean something. It sounds pretty cool, so everybody else starts to use it. Metaphorical expressions can exist in spoken language for a long time before being written down. So by the time they appear in print, nobody really knows the how that particular metaphor was created. There is no evidence. Some examples are statements like, "raining cats and dogs." Everybody knows that means raining very hard. But nobody knows WHEN people started saying that. Or why they, and everybody heard them understand that raining cats and dogs MEANT raining very hard. Sure, there are plenty of theories. And if you took a vote, there would be one theory that was preferred over all theories. But without any EVIDENCE of when and why that was first used, it's really just a guess. Just because everybody likes one particular reason doesn't mean it's true. Stephen Pinker points that we have many, many phrases like this in English. Phrases where everybody KNOWS, but nobody knows WHY those phrases mean those things. And because they are only spoken, sometimes for decades or even CENTURIES, it is IMPOSSIBLE to find the origin of those statements. Cocktail, kick the bucket, there are phrases that we know the meaning, but not the origin. In a sense, these exist in our brains as DEFINITIONS. "kick the bucket = die." "bucket list = something you do before you die." Because they exist in our brains that way, we don't NEED to know the origins. Other metaphors are interesting, but for different reasons. One is the intangible nouns we use. We use them AS IF they were real objects. I'm "in" a meeting. What, exactly IS a meeting? A shared hallucination. Sure, there's a table, some chairs, papers, phones, coffee machines, but the meeting itself is an intangible noun. But we say IN a meeting indicates that our ancient monkey brains think of a meeting AS IF it were some kind of container. What other intangible nouns are containers? Love. As in "I'm in love." Or, "I think I'm falling in love with you." If you've ever BEEN in love, AND you've ever jumped from a very high point, you know this is accurate. Falling due to gravity and falling due to a sudden emotional connection to somebody feels very much the same. If you want to fall due to gravity, it's pretty easy. But what if you want to fall due to love? What then? Here's What: https://mindpersuasion.com/love-magnet/
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