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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan25_Post.mp4 One of the more interesting models of life in general is that of exchange. Once you understand this, you can see it everywhere. Every time you breathe, you are exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide. Then the hemoglobin in your blood goes around and makes another exchange. It delivers the oxygen to the muscles, picks up the CO2, and goes back to the lungs. The same goes with food. You could get a PHD in molecular biology, or organic chemistry and STILL not fully understand this. The complexity of life, on a fundamental level, on something as basic as energy exchange is staggering. Yet exchange is what drives everything. It's hard not to notice the similarities between blood around the body and money around the world. Money flows in one direction. In the opposite directions, goods flow. You go to the store, give money, and get something to eat. A burrito. The store then pays the money to the burrito suppliers. Those guys send the money back up the supply line. Money flowing one direction, goods flowing the other. Every single time, an exchange taking place. Just like every single time a hemoglobin molecules comes to the lung-blood interface, it drops off a CO2 and picks up an O2. And just like in your body, if the "blood supply line" gets blocked, bad things happen. If you get a clogged artery in your heart, the blood can't deliver oxygen to your heart muscles, and your heart muscles stop pumping. Similarly, whenever the "money-goods" supply line stops, bad things happen. Even friendly conversations can be seen in this exchange model. We rarely think about this, but it's there. You share some ideas, they share some ideas back. Money for burritos. Oxygen for CO2. Opinions about the weather for opinions about the local sports teams. Even at it's most basic form, economics is all about this trade. Inside everybody's brain is a collection of things they want. And for each one of these things that we want, we have a vague idea of what we're willing to DO to get these things. Most exchanges, both scientifically, economically and mentally are discrete. Do this, get that. Drop off O2, pick up CO2. Give the guy $3.25, and get a burrito. Spit out a few words, and get a smile. But sometimes this is NOT enough. When the changes are really metaphorical. For example, if you wanted a dollar, it would be easy. Do ONE THING, and then somebody would give you a dollar. But if you wanted a MILLION dollars? It would take a LOT of "trades" over a LONG TIME. So thinking in terms of "what ONE THING can I do to GET a million dollars" is not really appropriate. Another way we over-simplify this "trade" idea is getting in physical shape. What can I "DO" to "GET" a six pack, for example. Sexy bodies and fat bank accounts have a lot in common. They are better thought of as HORIZON goals. Things you don't really just "get," but things you are ALWAYS getting closer to. Learn More: https://mindpersuasion.com/ideal-health/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct23Post.mp4 When I was a kid, I played little league baseball. I remember when I first learned about bunting. But I quickly realized it wasn't as easy as I first thought. You bunt too hard, and it rolls right back to the pitcher. Too soft, and the catcher throws you out before you're halfway to first. So the idea is to bunt it along the first or third base line. But if it rolls out of bounds, it's a foul ball and a strike. And most of the time, a bunt is supposed to be a surprise. Not so easy! Same goes when you're in the outfield. If you want to throw a guy out at third, you have to first be accurate. And it's better to bounce it once on the way instead of throwing as hard as you can. If you throw if over the third baseman's head, you not only look like an idiot, but the other team gets an easy score. Most everything in life is like this. Very much like the famous song, "Love Is Like Oxygen." Love is like oxygen, says the song. You get too much you get too high. Not enough and you're gonna die. The entirety of life on Earth is like that. Carefully calibrated to stay within a certain narrow range. They say Earth itself has HUGE number of "Goldilocks" conditions. If we were just a bit closer to the sun, we'd be toast. If we were just a bit further, we'd be a big ball of ice. Neither would support life. Similarly, when two entities come in contact, the same rules apply. Too much you get too high. Not enough and you're gonna die. Not exactly, but since those two lines rhyme, it's easy to remember. To much positive attention, right off the bat, and you get "high." Especially from an attractive lady. But even when no sex is presumed, the "too much too high" law still applies. Most everything we humans do, at least the stuff that is worth doing, takes some time learning. Including finding about other people. Even Icarus, the famous myth guy with the wax wings was given this advice. Fly too high, too close to the sun, your wings will melt and you'll crash. Anytime somebody falls too hard too soon for somebody, it doesn't end well. This is the "too much and you get too high" response. On the other hand, if you ONLY crush from a distance, this will give you the opposite response. The "not enough and you're gonna die" response. This is hard to manage. Or it can be hard when only focus on ONE person at a time. But when there are ALWAYS others to choose from, this will DESTROY both extremes. Since you've got plenty of options, and you never focus on ONE person, you'll never get too high. And since you'll always getting at least something from somebody, you won't ever die. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/personal-magnetism/