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  1. Get Addicted To A Well Lived Life: https://mindpersuasion.com/get-addicted-to-a-well-lived-life/ https://mindpersuasion.com/3x3/
  2. Acting Class Pep Talk https://mindpersuasion.com/3x3/
  3. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan22_Post.mp4 Why do most goals fail? If we are honest, most goals aren't really goals. They are wishes. And if you combine a wish with some half hearted, or not so well thought action, it HAS to fail. Why? A wish is just that. A vague idea for the future that is better than now. Don't get me wrong. Wishes are fantastic. Wishing for better things IS the seed of greatness. It's only when we misunderstand our wishes do we get into trouble. Ideally, it might work like this. You have a WISH for a better life. Let's say it's about money. So you lay awake at night imagining how that might be. Maybe wishing or dreaming of hitting upon a new invention or business idea. Or perhaps being a world famous novelist, whose works are turned into movies, and you're constantly being interviewed and asked where you get all your ideas from. So long as you understand these are WISHES, you're in good shape. But if you actually start to interpret these wishes as goals or plans, that's when we get into trouble. Ask any successful person who is in their mid to late life if they had ANY idea HOW they'd become successful, and if they're honest, they'll say that didn't have a clue. But if you kept digging deeper, you'd find they did have a META plan. And idea that they'd be successful in a field. Like sports, or business, or entertainment, or science. And within that field, they simply kept moving forward. Nobody can predict the future. So it's mathematically impossible to have a WISH that exists a year or two out and have that WISH come out to be true. But this DOES NOT MEAN that wishes and daydreams and fantasies are not critical. They are VERY critical. But they aren't plans. Plans are what happens as you slowly move forward. Toward your wishes. And have some success along the way. And equally important, some failures. Successes tell you WHAT to do. Failures tell you what NOT to do. The more you can look back into your past, and see both failures and success TOWARD your wish, the more accurately you can PLAN. This is why weight loss and health goals end in disaster. We a have a vague WISH of a better body. We have a vague PLAN we think will get us there. But after about week, what ACTUALLY happens, costs and benefits, is far different than we imagined. The answer? Don't blast off into the future. Go slow. Carefully and deliberately create that necessary PAST experience that you can use to create and much more accurately predict the future. The slower you do this, the easier it will be. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/ideal-health/
  4. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan19_Post.mp4 One of the most common "self development" thoughts or wishes is also the most dangerous. In many ways, we live within a lot of paradoxes. Self deception fueled by biases. Biases that helped us to survive before, but harm us today. The most common desire, to satisfy a perceived shortcoming is behind ALL self help "fail." The more you WANT this one thing that we all believe we don't have, the more likely you will fail. So, what is this thing that everybody wants, believes they don't have, but can't succeed without? This one "theme" is this behind every type of self help, from weight loss to making money to reaching any kind of imagined potential? Motivation. Everybody BELIEVES they need motivation. Everybody STARTS any kind of goal, physical or mental, by conjuring up motivation. But motivation, when you get rid of all the guru fluff and ideas about screaming in the mirror, is ONLY a short term strategy. And it's based on a kind of "mis-match." It works like this. First, you want an outcome that you don't have. You realize it's going to take effort to get from where you are, to where you want to be. And since you're NOT automatically doing it, you need to bridge the gap. And you bridge the gap with MOTIVATION. A short term burst of energy to get you going. But that initial and short-lived and ARTIFICIAL burst of energy is not calibrated. Before you even start, you have a misunderstanding. You over-estimate the BENEFITS, the thing that you want. You underestimate the COSTS, what it will take to get there. Even then, just sitting there with that cost-benefit estimate in your brain, you NEED motivation to get started. Do you need motivation to get up, walk to the fridge, and grab another cold one? No. Silly, right? But WHY is that action AUTOMATIC, but achieving any kind of long range goal is not? Because getting up and walking to the fridge is NOT based on guessing. You KNOW what it will cost. You KNOW what you will get. What's the difference between somebody who jogs four miles every day, and ENJOYS it, vs. somebody who struggles to get out and walk? The person who jogs, within their brain, is just like the person who gets up to get another beer from the fridge. Both are EASY actions. They KNOW what the costs will be. They KNOW what benefits will be. So, the money question. How, specifically, can you becoming like the daily jogger? Who doesn't NEED motivation? Who does things that not only get them closer to their objectives, but enjoys them in the process? How can YOU make the actions needed to get to your long term goals as EASY as getting another beer? Go. Very. Slowly. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/ideal-health/
  5. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov16Post.mp4 Plenty of animals can be trained. Even wild animals. This is something most would disagree with. But the word "trained" is often thought to be associated with the idea of being "trained to do what we want." For example, I've seen plenty of "trained" deer in the wild. No, they didn't do tricks or sit. But they were "trained." Only nobody "trained" them. They "learned." What did they learn? That humans are a source of FREE FOOD. My buddies and I had spent a day hiking. We got to our campsite, a big flat meadow. About an hour after setting up camp, the deer slowly showed up. They were just standing around, literally, staring at us. They'd been fed enough by people, they "learned" that if you show up next to a human, you'd get free food. On the other hand, I've seen plenty of deer way up in the Sierras, where few people go. So not nearly enough people feed the deer to "train them." When you see a deer up there, you freeze. One quick move and they'll bolt. Now, you couldn't really train an animal enough to make it a pet. But most animals DO have "learning capability." They do something, get a good result, and they remember that. Sort of. It takes a few iterations before they make the connection, but it happens plenty often enough. Humans are a bit different. We have language and memories. Sure, we can also be subconsciously "trained." Most of the time we call this "picking up bad habits." But our self awareness allows us to CHOOSE what habits or skills we can learn. This may be the reason we developed self awareness to go along with our language and memory. We can learn from other people, even if we don't see what they did. They do something, show us the results and tell us HOW they got those results. Those words go into our brains. We now know HOW to "teach ourselves" how to do what they did, so we can get what they got. But we can do even better. Somebody can literally MAKE UP a story. And even though we KNOW that story is made up, that will still MOTIVATE us to get close. Some guy makes up a story about a young hunter who destroys a big evil monster. So we can apply the STRUCTURE of that story to anything we want that isn't easy. Consider this the driving force of all human achievement. People DREAMING about doing things nobody has ever done before. To get the massive rewards nobody has ever gotten before. In a way that nobody has ever experienced before. This ambition-dreaming mind is your greatest asset. Wake it up, strengthen it, leverage it. And follow it to GREATNESS. Get Started: https://mindpersuasion.com/ambition-generator/
  6. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov13Post.mp4 One of the unknown drivers of the Industrial Revolution was land ownership. There are tons of variables about why, specifically, the Industrial Revolution happened where it did and when it did. Why England and not Japan, for example? Dr. Gregory Clark, an economist wrote a book looking all the details. (Farewell To Alms if you're interested). One critical driving force was the POTENTIAL for land ownership. If you're a fan of any middle ages based books, movies or TV shows, you know that only those of noble blood can own land. This was essentially feudalism. Nobles owned the land. The serfs worked on the land that the Nobles owned. That paid taxes to their noble Lords. The noble lords had to pay taxes to the king. Maybe not the fairest system, but it was stable. But unless you were born into a noble family, you were a serf. This was life for 90% of people in all societies BEFORE the Industrial Revolution. But for some reason, around the 1300's England decided to let ANYBODY buy land. So long as the buyer and seller agreed on price, the purchase would be made. This was perhaps the predecessor of the "American Dream." That if you worked hard enough, you could "be somebody." If you owned enough land, you could grow enough food to feed yourself and essentially give the world the finger. The modern version of this is "f-you money." Enough money to pay the bills, keep enough food coming in, and you can smoke endless blunts and watch endless TV or play endless video games. This is perhaps the ESSENTIAL drive of all human creativity. Of doing something well enough, long enough to get a big payoff. For ancient peasants it was very simple. Work very, very hard for ten years or so, save as much money as you could, and NEVER need to work for another boss again. Same as "f-you money." Today that is JUST as possible. To work hard long enough, successfully enough, and give the world the finger. Unfortunately, lately we've been a bit brainwashed. Through political promises and law of attraction mumbo jumbo. Most people today feel they are ENTITLED to "f-you money." Or at least it should be easy and automatic to get it. As if it really were possible to show up, be told what to do, and after ten or twenty be able to coast into the sunset. This is perhaps one of the HARDEST things to do. Leave the safety comfort of the pack. But UNLESS you are willing to do that, that "f-you money" will always be out of reach. But if you ARE willing to leave the lazy, copy-and-paste-brained-people behind, you WILL create your dream. But it needs to be built. By YOU. Get Started: https://mindpersuasion.com/ambition-generator/
  7. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov12Post.mp4 Once upon a time there was an animal called the "short faced bear." It lived from a couple million years ago to about 10,000 years ago. Why did it suddenly vanish? These bears, when standing on their hind legs, were about three times as tall as a human. These tiny little talking moneys without claws or sharp teeth. These tiny little talking moneys ate all these large and ferocious bears. Who had lived for 2 MILLION YEARS. Then we showed up. And ATE them. They've studied these modern humans who live the hunter gatherer lifestyle. They watched them hunt. At first, they were a bit confused. Perplexed. These modern hunter-gatherers had two choices. Go after tiny animals. Go after big animals. Logic says the tiny animals were a no-brainer. More kilograms of meat per day. Much, much safer, tiny risk per kilogram. But they RARELY went after these easy-to-kill walking BBQ dinners. Why? Nobody knew. Until they saw them kill a large animal. The dude who slay the beast was treated like a ROCK STAR. Mad respect and sex. Even secret sex on the side. This makes sense, when you think about it. You kill a huge animal, there's no way you can eat all of it. So you HAVE to share. But because going after those big creatures is dangerous, they only do so if they know they are going to get something IN EXCHANGE for what they share. The rock start treatment. And all the ladies looking at the killer. With eyes that say: "May I please have sex with you?" This is what DROVE all the big animals to EXTINCTION. Dudes who wanted to be rock stars. Dudes who wanted to get LAID with his CHOICE of women. This is EXACTLY what General Napoleon meant when he said: "Men will die for ribbons." Men who KNOW they will get treated like a hero (mad social validation and sex potential) they will RISK DEATH on the battlefield. This is ALL PEOPLE. Men, women, young, old. We have a deep, deep instinct that says: Do great things ---> Get great rewards. Rewards, of course, being MASSIVE fame, fortune and sex. However, there is a very important missing ingredient today. Nearly all human motivation and inspiration, in it's natural state, is TWO SIDED. Thing of the ancient caveman. Big kills = Big rewards. Small kills = NO SEX. Small kills = NO SOCIAL VALIDATION Small kills = NO OFFSPRING Our natural habitat, where we evolved as hunter-gatherers, provided EVERYTHING. The negative consequences of failure. The positive consequences of success. Today, the negative consequences of failure have all been removed. Today the food, sex, and fame (via social media) is within reach for most people. But it doesn't require ANY of the heroic action that it did in the past. Only a little bit of luck and a pretty face. But that INSTINCT still lives inside you. And if you wake it up, you'll GET the great things. Massive fame. Massive wealth. Massive social validation and massive choice of sex. Dudes just like you made the short face bear go EXTINCT. With rocks, sharp sticks, and fire. What will YOU do? Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/ambition-generator/
  8. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov11Post.mp4 It's commonly hoped that changing your thinking can change your outcome. This is possible, but only in certain situations. One is when you get a new idea in your brain, and that new idea is connected to existing skills. For example, if you are a skilled piano player, and you get a new piece of music, you could play it pretty easily. The new music is the new idea. The skills are your piano playing skills. But if you don't have a lot of practice playing the piano, that new idea won't do much. Even if somebody tells you the necessary information. How the notes on the paper match to the keys on the piano. This is something you could pretty easily learn from an academic standpoint. To quickly map each note on the paper to a key on the piano. But added in to this is the beats and rhythm. Even then you might be able to hum the right notes and tap out the right rhythm. All without going anywhere near a piano. It's fairly straightforward to match the notes on the page with the specific sound they are supposed to make. But connecting all three together takes a lot of practice. Consider that most everything we want in life requires a lot of skills. Learning things is boring. Or it usually is boring. Think about this metaphor. If you worked for $10 an hour, and if you got fired you'd become homeless, that would suck. Especially if what you did was hard, brainless, manual labor. Picking up bricks from one pile and putting them in another. You would HATE that job. But now consider the SAME physical behaviors, of lifting up bricks and putting them somewhere else. But these bricks are made of GOLD. And you putting them in the back of your truck. You've got eight hours to do it, just like regular job. But in the gold job, you get to KEEP everything. Same exact movements, but a much BETTER payoff. This is the ONE thing that will make ALL practice enjoyable. Of having a tangible and positive outcome on the other side. What's the BEST tangible outcome? The one that's been the driving force of human behavior since the dawn of time. Fame, money and plenty of sex. This is why practicing algebra SUCKS. But practicing something like the guitar, that could LEGITIMATELY get you more money, fame and sex, is easier. This does take time, but without this BELIEF that there is a pot of gold, and fame, and sex, at the end of the road, it's hard to get there. With this drive, everything is much, much easier. Without this drive, you'll end up like everybody else. Sitting around WAITING for something to "happen." But build this drive strong enough, and you will MAKE things happen. Whatever things you want. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/ambition-generator/
  9. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov10Post.mp4 I remember a long, long time ago, when my high school buddy and I were shifting from high school kids to college kids. I'd sent in my application early and had gotten accepted. It wasn't a big deal, since I went to one of those schools that accepts anybody with a pulse. The only benefit to sending in all the apps ahead of time was so you didn't have to worry about signing up for classes at the beginning of the semester. Kind of like having a reservation instead of showing up and having to wait. Anyhow, my buddy had the "show up and wait" strategy. I remember I was hanging out a his place after one failed attempt to drive down (about two hours) and wait in all the lines and fill out all the forms. He bailed about halfway through the line waiting. And I got to witness the conversation between him and his dad. About his failed attempt. I don't remember exactly was said, or even how it was said, but I do remember the vague metaphor his dad used. That if he was driving down their for a sure thing (sex) he wouldn't have bailed. And although he was a close friend, I couldn't help but agree with his dad. If a dude is going to get a lady and he's sure the lady is going to give it up, he'll do ANYTHING to get there. Waiting in line to sign up for remedial algebra, not so much. Humans rarely do things because we are supposed to. To the extent we do, we only do so to avoid negative consequences. But a much better motivator is to the sure thing strategy. If you KNOW you are going to get something good, either money or sex or fame, humans will move heaven and earth to get there. This is HOW modern civilization was built. Now, everything comes easy. More or less. Sure, the IDEAL doesn't come easy. Fame, fortune, fantastic sex from fantastic people. But enough food, enough money to not be homeless, and even sex (with beer goggles and lowered standards) are not very far out of reach. This KILLS our motivation for better things. But that deep motivation can be cultivated. That never ending ambition that drove our ancestors to cross oceans and destroy evil empires. Kids in high school in the early 40's went to fight Nazis. Not because they wanted to. Because they HAD to. So, how to you create that burning desire when we live in a much "safer" world that only a couple generations ago? How can you build such powerful ambition you are DRIVEN to get the BEST possible stuff, (sex, money, fame) and NOT settle for average? Here's How: https://mindpersuasion.com/ambition-generator/
  10. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct02Post.mp4 Humans are explorers. We always have been. It's one of our unique human traits. It wasn't always like this. Way back when we were proto-humans, we were like all the other animals. Stuck in a geographical location. Bound by our instincts to eat and to not get eaten. But something happened. Whether a cause or an effect, something that changed this was a sexual division of labor. Dad birds and mom birds both go looking for the same kind of worms. Dad monkeys and mom monkeys get the same kind of bananas. But these ancient proto humans split somehow. Men hunted, and women gathered. This meant the type of food we went after was different. Which meant we could live in much, much more diverse areas. This, of course, required a "meta" instinct. If a monkey sees a banana, or a penguin sees a fish, they get a signal that says "food." But since humans kept moving into different areas, we had to LEARN how to get food in that new area. This required a bigger brain. A self-aware brain. Monkeys are aware of bananas. Penguins are aware of fish. Dogs are aware of their masters and can be trained to be aware of a whole slew of commands. Humans became aware of our own thought process. And we developed language and "collective memory." Somebody could go out, find and kill a brand new animal, all on their own. Then come back and describe, using carefully calibrated words, how they killed that animal. Our humans brains, driven perhaps by our large visual cortex, all had essentially a HALLUCINATED blueprint in their brains. Of HOW to kill that same animal. So they could all go out hunting, each on their own, and use that memory, which was created ONLY with words, as a reference. To compare what they were doing, to what they saw inside their own brains. Many animals can be trained. But humans are capable of SELF-TRAINING. Even if NOBODY has any clue how to get something, we'll MAKE UP a story. About an ancient HERO who got it done. And we can use that purely imaginary story as a reference. To get it done. All this was done within the ancient primate, and how human, hierarchy. Who is the most important dude in any ancient tribe? One of two people. The guy who actually consistently killed the most animals. And the guy who told the stories about the ancient, likely mythological HEROES who killed the monsters. The trainers and the killers. And since humans kept nomadically wandering around the planet, both of these were functions of our BRAIN. And every night, when everybody was staring up at the stars, what were they dreaming about? About being the guy with the best IDEAS. The competition between ancient humans, that created the world we enjoy today was a competition of BRAINS. Build yours, and dominate. Get Started: https://mindpersuasion.com/mental-strength/
  11. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Mar19Post.mp4 Most of us have plenty of goals. Things we'd like to have, or be able to do. But we either never start, or we've started and given up a few times. Why is goal setting so hard? There can only be two reasons. One is that the thing we are after is unachievable. Or the process we are doing to get the thing is incorrect. Both are hard to stomach. Believing we want something that is impossible is pretty depressing. Equally depressing is to admit we are always doing it wrong. Both have the same result. We want something, but we'll never get it. Money, love, a better job, a better body, etc. Just for a moment, let's assume the second reason. That we're doing it wrong. If we are doing it wrong, that means we can figure out how to do it right. The common way, which we'll assume is the wrong way, is to create a TON of motivation, and charge forward as hard as we can. We'll assume this is the wrong way since it rarely works. But when we try again, we violate Einstein's principle of insanity. Of trying the SAME thing but expecting a different result. Weight loss, strengthening, social confidence, we use the SAME structure, and fail, most of the time. What's the structure? Muscle up and plow through the pain! Grab your balls and go talk to her! Suck it up, get out of bed an hour early and hit the pavement! Look terror in the eye, and knock on enough doors until you get enough sales! Yeah, uh, no. That doesn't work. That whole, create a bunch of motivation of thin air and power through the pain. We need a better way. Or at least another way that doesn't suck so fricking much. The problem is based on economics. And how we compare what we WANT to what we THINK will get us there. Both are based on how well we IMAGINE things. The costs and the benefits. But as we start knocking on doors, or talking to random girls, or running before sunrise, the COSTS become more real. But the benefits are STILL in our imagination. Before we start, it SEEMS the benefits are worth the costs. But the more we push forward with ONLY motivation, the REAL costs get bigger every day. Imagine if you went into your favorite burger shop. And you looked up and saw a burger combo for $4. Uh yea, I'd like the burger combo. But when you went to pay, they wanted $50. Added fees, taxes, etc. Would you pay? Hell, no! Same with motivation. Eventually the REAL costs get so big it's RATIONAL to stop paying. What's the better way? Go. Really. Slow. Keep the costs as SMALL as possible. Forget that motivation nonsense. Instead, build MOMENTUM. Because momentum is self-sustaining. Momentum can lead you ANYWHERE. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/self-esteem/
  12. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Feb09Post.mp4 A shortcut way to understand human nature is to look at our instincts. It's very easy to get lost in the metaphors of human thinking. But Cialdini found that most of the reasons we do things are simple and outside of our conscious awareness. And those reasons are few. Social proof, authority, commitment and consistency, and sex. We all like to think we are complex angels with a lot of esoteric reasons behind our thinking. Complex and rational reasons that we sort of understand ourselves, but are hard to articulate. But consider that most of the reasons we do most of the things are based on very simple instincts. Way back in the day, we lived in small tribes. The men were responsible for hunting, and getting most of the food. The men were responsible for fighting bad guys and monsters. The women raised the kids, and more or less maintained the tribal cohesion. The money question is HOW, specifically, did everybody know what to do? We've behaved the SAME way for a long, long time. Long before we invented language. So we MUST have deep instincts driving these behaviors. They've found interesting things when they study modern humans who live like ancient hunters. Ever day the men go out hunting. When they do, they have two choices. Small, easy to kill animals. Large, hard to kill animals. Pure logic would dictate they kill the small animals. They'd get more meat per day. They'd spend less time per day. They'd be much less likely to get killed. But they don't. Why? Why don't they hunt for the small, easy to kill animals, that would be enough to feed their family for a couple days? Because they don't go hunting for meat. They got hunting for fame. For social validation. For tribal respect. And tons of sex. Killing those big animals is a MEANS to an end. Everybody wants to be a rock star. But our instincts were calibrated when the ONLY way to be a rock star was to kill the BIGGEST animal you could. This rock star instinct kept everybody fed. And it got the pre-historical rock stars laid like crazy. Often in secret. This is the part of human nature we don't want to acknowledge. Before we even learned how to speak, we were driven by these ancient emotions. To get out there, kill something MASSIVE, and get the rock star treatment. Mad respect. Mad sex. Leverage these ancient instincts, and make a fortune. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/sugar-baby-hypnosis/
  13. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan30Post.mp4 Humans love having goals, but for some reason, they seem hard to achieve. For every milestone we achieve, we have about a kajillion we've given up on. One reason is that most of us are motivated MORE by moving away from pain than we are by moving toward pleasure. But since we don't like to admit this, we pretend we are motivated toward pleasure. But if we really WERE motivated toward pleasure, we would ALWAYS be moving forward. But our behaviors tell a different story. Many of our goals are reframed subconsciously to be toward pleasure, but in reality are away from pain. For example, many people love the idea of financial independence. But this is really to get rid of negative financial situations. For most, financial independence means and ABSENCE of financial pain. Another reason we often fail at our long term goals is we start WAY too fast. Motivation can only take you so far. Momentum, on the other hand, is much, much better. Most people who exercise every day, and have for several years, wouldn't DREAM of ever giving up. People that jog, for example, very much enjoy the process. Of being in the zone, when your mind is kind of drifting, and your body is producing those fantastic endorphins. People that jog or exercise everyday simply assume they will continue to do that the rest of their lives. They don't NEED motivation. Because they have massive momentum. When you are just starting anything, building momentum is critical. To start VERY SLOWLY. This requires you GET RID of any ideas of permanence. Of silly questions like, "How long until the results are permanent?" This question indicates you see the "practice," whatever it is, as ONLY a means to itself. Do it, get the results, and then get on with your life. But if you start slowly, pretty soon the practice will be a means in and of itself. Just like jogging is a benefit IN ITSELF, and it CREATES long term benefits. This is the secret of creating any goal you want. Start slow, go as slowly as you can, until the practice itself is a benefit. Then you will ALWAYS be improving for the rest of your life. And when it comes to practices that will generate continuous improvements for the REST of your life, there are two basic kinds. For your mind, and for your body. For your body, there are plenty. But what about for your mind? Take A Look Here: https://mindpersuasion.com/hypnotic-copywriting/
  14. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept01Post.mp4 Humans are kind of like chainsaws. Chainsaws only operate at very high RPM's. At low RPM's, they kind of rumble and sputter. But rev 'em up, and their purr like a kitten. A kitten that can chew through trees like crazy. Humans are KIND OF like that. Meaning we were designed to operate BEST under certain conditions. What conditions? A lot of external pressures. External motivating forces. These operate how we feel SUBCONSCIOSLY. Not rationally. For example, imagine you had a fantastic job. Great pay, great working conditions, great workers, great potential for advancement. But if you showed up ONE MINUTE late you'd get a black mark. Three black marks and you'd be fired. You can even imagine that showing up on time is not based on any human's decisions. Imagine it was based on some uncontrollable, external event. And let's say the drive from your house to work was twenty minutes. Would you ever be late? Probably not. Because NOT being late would be easy. Getting up, showering, getting dressed, etc. The benefits of simply rolling out of bed on time would be ENORMOUS. Most humans, under these situations, would manage to organize their lives around getting up on time for work. But give that SAME HUMAN a bunch of money, so they don't need to work, and it will be much, much more difficult to get up on time. All our instincts were calibrated like this. Strong internal drives. Strong external pressures. Today, if you get a job that's pure commission, most people would hate it. If you don't sell anything, you don't get paid. But for the bulk of human history, this was the rule. If you don't work, you don't eat. If you don't KILL you don't eat. It's hard to imagine this without the external incentives. This is one reason we LOVE hero's journey type movies. Because even hero's like Luke Skywalker need to be FORCED onto the path. Most don't go willingly. WE don't go willingly. So we LOVE the idea of our circumstances FORCING us to take action. In fact, this is the most common reason for NOT talking ANY action. "If it was really important, I'd get it done." This means we'll never take action unless we are FORCED. But by then, it might be too late. You aren't getting any younger! You don't have to take HUGE action. Just small, tiny daily action. To build up your ACTION TAKING muscle. Pretty soon, you'll be a new human. Get Started: http://mindpersuasion.com/social-anxiety-killer/
  15. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July11Post.mp4 If you were a skilled motivational speaker, you'd make a lot of money. Why is this? From a purely economic standpoint, whenever you sell something that is in high demand, you can make a lot of money. If you opened up the only grilled cheese shop in a town that LOVED grilled cheese, you'd make a lot of money. On the other hand, if you tried to sell steamed broccoli in a town that HATED vegetables, you'd go broke. Econ 101, right? So really good motivational speakers can make MILLIONS giving motivational speeches. Because there is a HUGE demand for motivational speakers. But WHY is this? It would make sense making money selling grilled cheeses, because, theoretically, people could eat a grilled cheese every day. But could they listen to a motivational speaker every day? Or once a week? Sure, but what would that mean? That mean whatever EFFECT the speaker was having, would be short lived. Suppose you were a motivational speaker capable of motivating people so that they STAYED motivated for a year. More like buying a car, instead of grilled cheese. It would be silly to buy a car every day. Is this what is happening? Do people see motivational speakers and then STAY MOTIVATED for a year or so? Doesn't seem likely. Otherwise, people would ONLY need to see a motivational speaker ONCE, and then they would be MOTIVATED to make big changes. Make more money, create better relationships, get in tip top shape. Is this what is happening? Maybe there is a necessary ingredient BESIDES simple motivation? What could that be? Consider the idea of MOMENTUM instead. When we think we need motivation, it's usually to do things we are NOT already doing. Things that we think are difficult. Otherwise, we'd be doing them. But what about momentum. Consider instead of making HUGE changes, to make a very tiny change. So tiny it's BARELY even considered a change. Now imagine doing that every day for a month. Since it's tiny, that would be pretty simple. And what would you after a month? A month of MEMORIES up in your brain. Of DOING THINGS specifically to make life better. Then make another tiny change. Pretty soon you'll have two months, and then three, etc. Keep it up and you'll have a long HISTORY of making slow and tiny changes. Kind of how like the Grand Canyon was made. Think the water needed to attend a canyon carving motivational seminar? Probably not. It just got busy, and stayed busy. A little bit every day. Who knows what will happen. Get Started: http://mindpersuasion.com/self-esteem/
  16. https://mindpersuasion.com/retreat-to-the-power-within/
  17. Humans are hard wired to be dependent on external incentives. If you lived alone, had a lot of money, and wanted to lose a few pounds, it would be difficult. Especially if you had family and friends who liked you just the way you were. Having only internal incentives would make it VERY difficult to actually get up off the couch and lose weight. On the other hand, the same person who joined boot camp would have an easy time getting in shape. Because there would be plenty of EXTERNAL incentives. If you didn't get up a the crack of dawn, you'd be in serious trouble. If you didn't keep up with everybody else, you'd be in serious trouble. If you've got a lot of decent external incentives, live can be easy. But if you've ONLY got internal incentives, life CAN be difficult. Meaning you always have goals but you can't ever seem to get started. This is why very few people ever achieve any significant success. Consider this to be one of the key traits of successful people. Of being obedient to their own internal incentives. Of NOT NEEDING anything outside of themselves to push them to succeed. Not having enough motivation is a common problem. But only because people tend to think they need to start off with an enormous amount. Luckily, this isn't true. All you need is one small shift in the direction of your goals. And once you put this one small shift into practice, it will become part of your daily habit. The real secret of success is that there isn't "one magic bullet." The secret is to make small shift in your thinking and behavior. And as soon as they become part of your routine, make another small shift in your thinking and behavior. Do this long enough, and your NEW daily thinking and behavior (which is always familiar) will be spectacular. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/nlp/
  18. We humans have been telling each other stories for a long time. Long before written language was invented. What was the purpose of these stories? Generally speaking, anything that is ubiquitous to human culture serves a lot of different purposes. But think of stories as motivational tools. But not like we think of today's "motivational speakers." Today's motivational speakers are more like entertainers. They rouse us up, we feel the energy, but then we go home. And pretty soon, it wears off. Stories that TRULY motivate us work on a much different level. They actually serve as tools. For example, imagine a bunch of cave people sitting around. Listening to the local storyteller tell some epic adventure. Hero's journey type story, of man vs. monster. They are quiet and intensely listening. Not jumping around and screaming like today's motivational speaker audiences. Then maybe a couple of days later, they'll be out hunting. Maybe all alone, or maybe with a couple of buddies. And they'll see a big animal. Then they'll REMEMBER how the hero killed the monster. Or how the hero BECAME the hero after he killed the monster. This is the motivation. No screaming and yelling required. Just a small internal shift. Imperceptible to an outside observer. But monumental to the one who remembers. He sees the monster, and feels fear. But then he recalls the hero, and how the hero acted in the face of fear. And because the hero acted IN SPITE of his fear, so will he. A subtle yet monumental shift. From "I don't know if I can do this," to "I can do this." What motivates you? What heroes can you recall in time of need? Perhaps the future you? Who has already destroyed all the obstacles you haven't faced yet? Or one of your most respected and admired historical figures? Upon whom you can call upon in time of need? Once you understand the structure of mythical heroes, and how they motivate us, you can create your own. Not just one, or two. But a whole army. Ready to have your back when you fight the daily battles of life. Inspiring you to continuously conquer. Learn More: NLP Mind Magic
  19. Here's a "trick" that will help you lose weight. Done consistently, it will help you make much healthier eating choices. It's based on an idea from economics. Whenever we choose between two options, we compare the good and bad for both of them. But we also compare our present state and our future state. One of the reasons we make unhealthy eating choices is the "good thing" is right here in front of us. While the "bad thing" is way out into the vague future. The idea from economics is that we can ONLY live in the present. Even when we imagine the future, we are imagining it from our present position. Let's say you're thinking of eating a bowl of ice cream. The present good of the ice cream choice is EASY to imagine. The present good of the alternative, the future as you imagine it now, is very weak by comparison. The "trick" is to spend time building up the strength of the future. Just take one minute to imagine the future you who only makes healthy eating choices. Imagine all the compliments you get. Imagine how it feels to put on looser fitting clothing. Imagine all the looks you are getting from sexy strangers. Imagine all the extra money and sex you'll get. This is not a "magic" trick, in that you only need to think about it once for a few seconds and suddenly never want to eat ice cream again. But if you take just one minute to practice visualizing a better future every time you choose what to eat, making healthier choices will slowly get easier. The real trick is to NEVER rely on willpower. Just imagine two choices. Ice cream now, and that better, healthier future you, as you imagine it now. Every time you eat ice cream (or whatever), just spend a minute focusing on that future you. Each time you do so it will get stronger and stronger. Then just wait until that future you, as you imagine it now, is stronger than the "eat ice cream" now. It's actually pretty simple. Imagine two futures, and then eat ice cream. Each time you imagine two futures, the healthier future, as you imagine it now, will become SLIGHTLY more compelling. All you need to do is wait until it is MORE compelling than the ice cream. When that happens, you'll know longer want to eat the ice cream. You'll just naturally decide, without EVER needing willpower, that you don't want it any more. You can even trick yourself. And see the ice cream as a REWARD for spending a minute comparing the two potential futures. And just wait until the healthier future becomes the reward. You can use this "trick" in plenty of different ways. Learn How: Seven Disciplines
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