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  1. 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/
  2. 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/
  3. 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/
  4. 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/
  5. 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/
  6. https://mindpersuasion.com/retreat-to-the-power-within/
  7. 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/
  8. 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
  9. 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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