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  1. Rich Romans and Broke Samurai: https://mindpersuasion.com/broke-samurais-and-wealthy-romans/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/July22Loop.mp4
  2. If you were to train a dog, you would use something called "operant conditioning." Meaning that when the dog did something you liked, you would give it a positive reward. And when he did something you didn't like, you would give negative feedback. But you would need to make it seem random. If you gave him a doggie treat with every good behavior, the dog would EXPECT the good behavior. So you have to be careful and SLOWLY decrease the frequency. At first, when the dog sits, you say, "good dog," and give him a doggie treat. Then when he sits, you only say, "good dog." Then you vary the emotional energy with which you say "good dog." You SLOWLY disconnect the "sitting" to the "reward" and replace it with a new connection. Namely you say, "sit" and the dog sits. You create one cause-effect link. And you slowly replace with another. It turns out this type of conditioning works on all animals. Including humans. This is why it is so easy to get addicted to gambling. The action of gambling SOMETIMES comes with a positive reward. Just like the action of sitting, from the dog's perspective, SOMETIMES comes with a positive reward. But add in our human capacity for self-deception, and you've got a disaster in the making. Namely, the twin demons of hindsight bias and confirmation bias. Hindsight bias allows us to actually BELIEVE we are "winning" when we are actually losing. Confirmation bias allows us to see the random and sporadic wins as PROOF that we are on a WINNING streak. But then we run out of money. Needless to say, this feels HORRIBLE. Which is why gambling is so hard a habit to kick. Because as soon as you get some more money, the most common thing to do remove the recent sting of loss is to create another winning streak. This happens in many, many ways. Not gambling addiction, but how our brain and our biases takes RANDOMLY occurring events and turns them into ACTUAL MEANING. This happened most when we were very young. Human brains are still developing for the first couple of decades. But when we are between 0 and 7, this is when they are the MOST programmable. This is when most the BELIEFS are formed. Beliefs that form our personality. The beliefs that serve as our operating programs for how we deal with social situations as adults. Some people believe these beliefs are FIXED. They are not. You can find them. You can disconnect them. And you can rewrite them. You can take those initial events, and re-frame them to mean ANYTHING you want. So you can FEEL anyway you want in any situation. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/beliefchange/
  3. There’s a common metaphor of a “branch swinging monkey.” It’s often used by disgruntled men to describe certain women, but it can pretty much describe anybody. As the disgruntled men use it, it refers to women who stay in one relationship until the next one is firmly established. Kind of like a monkey who swings from branch to branch. Men who get cheated on use it to describe their exes. They didn’t want to leave the current relationship until the next one was firmly in hand. But that metaphor isn’t entirely accurate. Meaning if you’ve got the metaphorical monkey swinging through the jungle, there are TWO WAYS he or she can swing from branch to branch. One way is the safe and comfortable way. And that is to ONLY let go of the previous branch when the next one is firmly in hand. This is safe, but it’s limited. Your range of motion is necessarily limited to where branches are overlapping enough so one monkey can hold two at any given time. But there’s another way to branch swing. One that allows for MUCH MORE movement. To get WAY OUT THERE where few monkeys have ever gone before. And that is to let go of your current branch while you are still on the upswing. And catapult yourself toward the next branch, even if you can’t see it. This will allow you to travel through jungles that have trees that aren’t right next to each other. Kind of like how Spiderman swings through downtown. Letting go of one web, flying through the air, attached to nothing, before shooting another web. In real life, this means confronting a rather uncomfortable paradox. One the one hand, most of us are terrified to take any action unless we KNOW we will be successful. On the other hand, if you look back over the last few years, there is NO WAY you could have predicted you’d be EXACTLY where you are today. The paradox is that your life is completely under your control. But it is also completely unpredictable beyond a few days. If you ONLY allow yourself to do things you KNOW will be successful, you’re like the monkey who is terrified to let go of one branch until he has another firmly in hand. On the other hand, if you do things just to see what will happen, and full embrace it, you’ll go much further. This is like the monkey (and Spiderman) who sails through the air, only with the self confidence that he’ll be able to grab SOMETHING before he crashes to the ground. And yes, you WILL crash to the ground. Both monkeys and Spiderman crash on occasion. But unless you’re willing to crash, you’ll never get very far out there. Get started taking action, and live. Don’t just exist. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/deep-skills/
  4. One of the myths of NLP is in it’s most common name. “The Study Of Excellence.” The idea is you can find something that is “excellent.” Then you can study it. And if you study it well enough, you can recreate that excellence yourself. This is how NLP was created in the first place. By COPYING people who were ALREADY excellent communicators. But there are a couple problems with that. Imagine a regular mall. Imagine that mall over the course of about thirty years. Shops come and go. Some last longer than others. Trends change. Demographics change. The economy changes. Suppose in that one mall, that’s been there for 30 years, there are three stores that have lasted the whole time. From the standpoint of “studying excellence,” all you’d have to do would be to “study” exactly what those three stores did, and you could reproduce it. Right? Not really. Because every single year, each one of those stores had NO IDEA whether they would be successful. Put it this way. Let’s suppose you had 64 people, each with a quarter. And each person flips the coin six times. By pure probability, ONE guy would likely get six heads in a row. Now, suppose you walked up to THAT guy and tried to “reverse engineer” his coin flipping strategy. And you thought if you studied him enough, YOU could flip six heads in a row. Pretty silly, right? But this is essentially the SAME THING that happens when you have a mall around for thirty years. Every shop maybe has a fifty-fifty chance of success. So at the end of thirty years, the shops that are around are less “excellent” and more lucky. Sure, staying in business is more predictable than flipping coins, but there IS tons of unknown risk. Otherwise ALL BUSINESSES would succeed. The question, then is HOW EXACTLY can you “study excellence” when MOST SUCCESSES are based primarily on “luck” that is NO DIFFERENT than a coin toss? One way would be to figure how to TAKE MORE CHANCES where you can accept the loss. If you wanted to flip a coin and get six heads in a row, you could. You’d just to keep flipping long enough for it to happen. It might take a few days, but with persistence, the laws of probability DEMAND that it occurs. If you go long enough, it would be impossible to NOT happen. And there are things those successful shops did that INCREASED their chances of success. And there are things YOU can do everyday that will increase YOUR chances of success. Even if you don’t know what that is yet. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/deep-skills/
  5. https://mindpersuasion.com/original-entrepreneur/
  6. https://mindpersuasion.com/the-edison-metaphor/
  7. https://mindpersuasion.com/the-necessity-of-risk/
  8. If you live in the states then you've heard of "March Madness." A yearly college basketball tournament. It's a big event in offices. People choose randomly, choose favorites, and make "bets" in all kinds of different ways. Going as far back as you can in human history, gambling of some sort has always been around. One of the reasons people like it is because there is a CHANCE that you can get "something" for nothing. You put fifty bucks on some wager (color, team, number, etc) and by "magic" that fifty bucks can turn into a hundred or even more. And if you've ever gambled and WON, you know what a "rush" it can be. So much that plenty of people get addicted. They end up losing everything. All because they were chasing that magical "feeling" where "something" turned into "more." All beyond their control. As if the gods of luck smiled upon them. It sure is a wonderful feeling to suddenly "get" something just "because." Unfortunately, many people plan their lives like that. Sure, they don't think they're "gambling." They are waiting for a "break" or an "opportunity" to present itself. But unless they go out and actively FIND an opportunity or MAKE the breaks happen, they're still hoping for "luck." Most people spend their lives wishing for something better, but never really DO anything differently. But those who consistently MAKE things happen know the secret. That if you wait for something or somebody to "give you" and opportunity, you'll be waiting a long time. And that "waiting room" is very crowded. Nobody knows what will happen in the future. That's one of the reasons things like March Madness office pools are exciting. But it's also the same reason people sit around their entire lives WAITING. Taking action, when you're NOT SURE what will happen, is scary. So they'd rather wait. Or pretend they are waiting. When in reality they are playing it safe. But you don't need to take huge risks. Not even small ones. You only need to make very tiny, very consistent moves. SLOWLY push your comfort zone in different directions. Instead of putting it all on black (or red or double zero), just do ONE SMALL THING differently each day. Just to see what will happen. Just to get feedback. This are the daily activities that build magnificent lives. The biggest gamble is NOT doing this. Waiting for "something" to come along. Because EVERYBDOY is waiting, that "something" is out there. Waiting for you. Get it. Learn More: End Self Sabotage
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