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  1. Twin Flame Hypnosis and Reunion: https://mindpersuasion.com/twin-flame-seduction/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun17Loop.mp4
  2. https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun14Post.mp4 Most sales is a numbers game. Especially direct to consumer. Business to business sales is a little different. Since there's usually a lot more money, and they money being spent is not usually coming out of anybody's pocket. Business to business sales is not as dependent on commissions. But retail sales of large ticket items usually is. And numbers is king. If you are a salesperson, the more people you talk to, the more chances you have. Even from the owner's standpoint, it's the same. The more people you hire, the better your chances. Consider two possibilities. One is you spend a lot of time and money hiring people and training them. This will get the owner a certain number of sales per month. The second possibility is to just hire whoever walks in the door. Turns out this is much more effective. To hire people, give them the bare bones training and then turn 'em loose. Because you'll usually get a few people that are naturals. Pareto principle says that the top 20% will make 80% of the sales. But how they are trained is kind of interesting. The salespeople are trained to talk to a manager before the customer leaves. The salesperson tells the customer that they want to go grab a business card and give to them before they leave. The customer waits, and the salesperson runs inside. The salesperson finds a manager, and tells them what objection they are stuck on. They manager tells the salesperson what to say, and they salesperson runs back to the customer and says EXACTLY the same thing. If the salesperson has enough patience, they'll learn a lot. For many people in many social situations, this is IDEAL. To have some secret person to run to whenever they get into trouble, and to be told EXACTLY what to say. This is essentially the story of Cyrano de Bergerac. Cyrano was a word magician. But he had a huge nose. His buddy, Christian was a good looking guy but had no game. Cyrano would tell Christian EXACTLY what to say to Roxanne, the girl they both loved. This type of thing has been done over and over. We like this story because we all WISH we could have some secret helper telling us EXACTLY what to say in social situations. In fact, this is what we tell ourselves. I WOULD go and talk to that person, but I DON'T know what to say! If I KNEW what to say, it would be easy! But here's the funny thing. What to say is EXTREMELY easy when you can read emotions. When you can effectively read the emotions of others, conversations and social situations are much, much easier. How do you do that? Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/eq/
  3. One of the greatest sales pages ever was for the Wall Street Journal. It told a simple story. One of two guys. Each came from an average town. Each went to an average college. Each got an average degree. Each had an average family. Each had an average job. But one guy had access to information. Information that many others didn't. And because of that information, that average person (with an average background and average education and average job) had extraordinary success. The message, of course, was simple. That even if you are average, if you have access to information, you can have extraordinary results. But they never specifically said WHAT that information was. The only alluded to this mysterious source of information. And this was told through a very simple, very engaging, and very interesting story. At the end of this story, there was a number to call to order the Wall Street Journal. This sales page ran for TWENTY YEARS. Why was it so successful? One is it PACED the reader's experience. Most readers are average. Two is it let the reader come to the conclusion on their own. It didn't say SPECIFICALLY, "If you buy the Wall Street Journal, you'll become successful!" It let the reader come to that conclusion on their own. And it made perfect sense. Having access to information WILL help you be more successful. This sales letter followed Dale Carnegie's golden rule of persuasion. That you can get anybody to do anything so long as they believe it is their idea. So when readers got to the bottom of that sales page, the decision to call and order the Wall Street Journal WAS their idea. You'll find that the most successful sales letters are told in story format. Story format allows you to pace your target. And it allows you to follow Carnegie's advice. Tell a story correctly, and they'll take whatever advice you want them to take. All the while believing it is THEIR idea. This doesn't only work in sales pages. In fact, it works MUCH BETTER in off the cuff, spur of the moment stories. Stories that DON'T start with, "once up a time." Stories that DO start with, "That's like this friend I had..." And away you go. All you need to do is listen. Pace their fears, pace their desires, and you'll get them to do anything. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/storytelling-magic/
  4. Linguistic reframes are a powerful tool. These are when you take a meaning assumed by somebody, and flip it around until it means something else. Whenever two people are having a conversation, one person will set the frame. The other person will accept the frame. Consider the idea that even among old friends, there is always a very subtle frame contest going on. The word "contest" is too strong. It implies some kind of overt competition. But this is rarely the case. Imagine an old couple. Who has been married for decades. They've evolved a kind of understanding. For when who leads and who follows. This will change based on the context. With close friends it's the same. In some situations, one person leads and the other follows. When the situation changes, the frame hierarchy will change. This is one reason why we become friends with the people we become friends with. It's easy to follow and easy to lead. But when two people are having a conversation and they don't know each other, this "frame contest" will seem less subtle. Sometimes very overt. Especially in something like sales. But the rule is the same. Whoever controls the frame, controls the outcome. The customer wants the cheapest price possible. The salesperson wants the highest price possible. The context is buying or selling, depending on the viewpoint. The frame is exactly HOW this context will play out. This is when skills like reframing come in handy. A very common objection is the price objection. "Gee, I really love this but it's just too expensive." Another common objection, which is a bit more vague is the need to shop around. "Gee, I really like this, but I'd still kind of like to shop around a bit." The problem with reframing STATED objections is they usually aren't the entire story. There is usually something going on beneath the surface. Ultimately, it comes down to value. If the customer REALLY BELIEVED that the product was WELL WORTH the price, they wouldn't need to shop around. This is why it is very helpful to collect objections. Even if you aren't selling anything. To have any idea of the POTENTIAL issues that may come up. And then pre-frame them. How do you pre-frame them? With stories. Stories about other customers, or other people who match your target. Stories with characters that had those same objections, but found out a way to overcome them. This why, BEFORE the objection even comes up (whatever you want from your target) you'll pace it and overcome it. In a way this will create a kind of "objection short circuit" in their brain. So of the objection DOES start to come up, it will vaporize on its own. And they'll never know. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/storytelling-magic/
  5. https://mindpersuasion.com/thousand-virgin-sacrifice/
  6. A useful statement is that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. A horse is trained to obey the rider. You pull one way, the horse goes that way. You pull the other way, the horse goes the other way. Speed up, slow down, stop, the same structure. Now, why would a horse be in front of water and NOT drink? Obviously, because he's not thirsty. Another way to express this truism is you can kind of manipulate people's actions, but you can't really manipulate their internal desires. Supermarkets and those who engineer them have been trying for years. They set up the store so we, the customers, are led wherever they want us to go. And their entire angle is to try to create buying desire. Colorful packages, enticing smells, sexy people, TV branding, etc. These are all designed to lead US to PRODUCTS and make us BUY. If you put a horse in front of water, he'll only drink if he's thirsty. Put a human in front of a bunch of products that we really don't need, and it turns out you CAN make us buy. But that only goes so far. This is only possible with a HUGE combination of VERY EXPENSIVE elements. TV advertising, lots of research and development. Training us to go to the same supermarket over and over. For individuals, it seems we're stuck with the horse model. For example, you COULD get a girl to come to your place, but this is NOT going to automatically make her want to jump your bones. You COULD convince a potential customer to let you in their house so you can give them a twenty minute product pitch. But it WON'T automatically make them desperate to buy. However, both of these are locked into the horse model. The rider of the horse gives the horse EXTERNAL stimulus that changes the horses EXTERNAL behavior. It does nothing for the horses INTERNAL desires. When you get a girl to your place, or your demo in front of a customer, it's essentially the same thing. A bunch of EXTERNAL IDEAS to move their behavior. But just like the non-thirsty horse, it won't do much for their desires. Luckily, there is a much easier way. It's based on absolutely DITCHING the idea of giving them a bunch of external ideas. And instead, carefully and slowly pulling their desires from the inside out. And making them bigger and bigger and bigger. So big they will naturally go after their desires. And with a little bit of practice, you can carefully build their desires so they'll go WHEREVER you want. And DO whatever you want. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/deep-mind-persuasion/
  7. Many sales people have a common problem. It's the same problem people have when persuading anybody. If you're a guy, this "problem" comes when asking for the number. Or leaning in for the kiss. Or any type of "close." Closing can be applied to any next step. For example, if you are a salesman, you convert cold leads into warm leads by CLOSING the appointment. Then you hopefully turn warm leads into customers by CLOSING the sale. If you're a guy talking to a girl at a bar, you turn her from a "cold lead" into a "warm lead" by closing for the number. Since this is the MOST difficult part, it gets most of our attention. But in reality it should be the EASIEST part. The most NATURAL part. Think of it this way. If you are a salesperson, the client shouldn't need ANY convincing to buy the product. To them, it should feel just like buying a product on their own. They have a desire, they find the product, the grab it and head toward the register. Closing anxiety only happens when you imagine they need convincing. That they aren't quite ready to buy the product. That they aren't quite ready to give you their number. The paradox is the more worried you are, the less likely it will happen. Anxiety gives off a negative vibe. Negative non-verbal energy. The same kind of negative non-verbal energy that makes cats and dogs sketchy around you. So when you even THINK about building up to the close, you are also building up that negative energy. From the other person's perspective, while you were just chatting them up or explaining the product, you were relaxed. This, paradoxically, is when their interest is highest. The LONGER you worry about closing, the LOWER their buying temperature becomes. To a completely impartial, mind-reading, alien observer, this would seem EXTREMELY strange. There you are, with a HOT PROSPECT in front of you. But BEFORE you decide to close, you TURN DOWN their buying temperature. What's the answer? Forget about closing. Instead, focus on building as much desire as you possibly can. If you are selling anything, the customer will eventually tell you to shut up and sell it to them. If you are chatting up a guy or a girl, they will eventually close you. Because when you build desire the RIGHT WAY, they will feel stronger desire with you than they've ever felt before. And when we humans feel this, we want more. So when you can create this high level of desire in others, they will make it VERY EASY on you. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/deep-mind-persuasion/
  8. I've had a lot of sales jobs. Every one of them involved memorizing a pitch. Either a loose structure, or a word by word pitch. Selling cars, for example, involves a ten step process. And just like a sales letter, the whole point of each step is to get to the next step. It took me a while to figure out exactly WHY sales companies do this. It's the same theory as selling itself, or even talking to girls or guys to get numbers. It's all based on percentages. If you are selling vacuum cleaners door to door, then it's just a matter of knocking on enough doors. Once you have your pitch down, and you've got your numbers figured out, it's pretty mechanical. Knock on 30 doors to sell one vacuum cleaner. If that one vacuum cleaner makes you $100 in commissions, that comes out to $3.33 per door. Same with cold calls. Once you figure out the numbers, it's mechanical. But this is EXACTLY how sales companies see salespeople they hire. Pure numbers. If you see a neighborhood with 300 doors, that means ten sales. Any company KNOWS that they are locked into the Pareto principle. Otherwise known as the 80/20 rule. They know that 20% of their sales staff will sell 80% of the stuff. How do they know which is which? That's the thing. They don't need to know. Nor do they need to care. For every ten people they hire, they figure two will be decent. The other eight? They treat those JUST LIKE the vacuum cleaner sellers treats the folks who DON'T buy. Everything CAN be seen through this numbers game. Talk to enough people, and you'll eventually figure out your own numbers. How many calls you need to make before you make a sale. How many girls you need to approach before you get a number. How many job interviews you go on before you get an offer. But this ASSUMES that each one of those (girls, calls, jobs, etc.) is seeing the SAME YOU. The same you shows up and gives the same pitch. This is easy, once you memorize your pitch. But it's very time consuming. And worst of all, you've got to face a TON of rejection. Luckily, there is a much EASIER way. One that doesn't involve ANY rejection. What IS rejection? You make an offer, and they say, "No thanks." Your "offer" (whatever it is) is REJECTED. This other method doesn't involve making ANY OFFER. Instead, it is only about asking questions. Question about them. Questions that are EASY to answer. Questions that make then FEEL GOOD about themselves. The more of these easy questions you ask, the better they'll feel. And pretty soon they'll start to subconsciously associate those good feelings with YOU. And they'll be the ones making YOU and offer. And pleading with you to accept it. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/deep-mind-persuasion/
  9. Brain dead simple persuasion and seduction techniques https://mindpersuasion.com/deep-mind-persuasion/
  10. https://mindpersuasion.com/nested-frame-control/
  11. Long time ago I sold cars. Learned a lot about persuasion. Both sides tend to use a lot of strategies. One thing customers tend to is to leave. When done correctly, this definitely increases the motivation of the seller. Especially if it's a beginning salesperson without a lot of experience. A customer will come on and look around. The salesperson will see them, get excited. He'll talk to them for a while. Sometimes an hour or so. They'll seem pretty interested. He'll start to anticipate a fat commission. Finally they get down to brass tacks. But then they decide the price isn't right, get up and leave. This, of course, makes the sales person DESPERATE. When they are sitting their negotiation, he's planning on how he'll spend his commission. Probably wondering HOW MUCH he'll get. But as soon as they get up and leave, now he's facing the very likely prospects of ZERO COMISSION. And since ANY commission is better than zero, he'll do ANYTHING to make a sale. This is something that all humans know intuitively. The idea that whoever wants the deal the LEAST has all the power. This isn't only in sales or seduction. This is in ANY KIND of conversation, where both parties want slightly different outcomes. And unlike sales where you have to LITERALLY get up and walk away, in interpersonal conversations, it's very easy to RADIATE that same energy. Without saying anything, the other person will start to get DESPERATE. They'll be like the salesperson who is suddenly facing the prospect of getting NOTHING. And since ANYTHING is better than nothing, they'll start to become VERY generous with their side of the bargain. Most of the time, we only can radiate this "walk away energy" if we REALLY DO have a better deal somewhere else. But there are plenty of ways to shift your thinking, so you radiate that energy even if you DON'T have a better deal somewhere else. Most people try this and don't get away with it. Because it's pretty hard to fake. It's like trying to bluff when EVERYBODY can tell you're bluffing. The trick is to CONVINCE YOURSELF you aren't bluffing. To expand your thinking so that NO MATTER what the "offer" is you can imagine a better one out there somewhere. And the more REAL you make that mental image, the STRONGER your congruent, "walk away energy" will be. And the more DESPERATE the other person will be to "make a deal." Not just in sales and seduction. But everywhere. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/walk-away/
  12. https://mindpersuasion.com/golden-rules-of-persuasion/
  13. There’s a pretty cool phenomenon called “dead water.” It’s when two different layers of water are different temperatures. And they are going in separate directions. You can’t tell from the surface. You’ll be sailing along, and suddenly you’ll stop. You won’t see anything, but your boat suddenly slows down. But if you set up an experiment, where you can watch from the side, it’s clear what’s happening. Many people do things for different reasons. Often, we don’t know ourselves why we do things. There are the surface structure reasons that we tell ourselves. Then there are the deeper reasons that we sometimes know, but sometimes don’t. If you’ve ever gotten pretty close to success, but then blew yourself out, that’s why. On a deep level, you had beliefs that were incongruent with what you wanted on the surface. This is commonly called “self sabotage.” If you pay close attention to how people speak, you can actually tell what their deep beliefs are. These are the beliefs they use conversationally, but in a very subtle way. Once you train yourself, you can see these deep beliefs everywhere. So much you can understand other people MORE than they understand themselves. What you DO with this information is up to you. It can help you know who to trust, and who not to. It can help you understand what people REALLY want, and figure out how to give it to them. Even better is when you can deliberately SPEAK with these deep beliefs. Most people only speak and understand these deep beliefs subconsciously. It creates the “feelings” we get about other people. Whether we like them, trust them, or want to have nothing to do with them. Needless to say, understand how to speak in these deep beliefs is a VERY powerful skill to have. A skill this powerful takes practice. To be sure, it’s not something you’ll understand just be reading about it. But if you take the time to understand it (which is easy) and to practice it (which is easy but takes time and consistency) you will be VERY effective in all forms of communication. Speaking and writing. For any purpose. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/hypnotic-copywriting/
  14. One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is authority. The Milgram experiment showed this. A guy in a white coat pretended to be an authority figure. And ONLY on his say-so, people would shock some poor guy. Even to the point where the guy was BEGGING for the pain to stop. The pain and the shocks were fake. The study was a set up. What they really wanted to see was how high of a shock somebody would give a stranger ONLY because the authority said so. The shocks were fake, but the person giving them didn’t know it. Nearly 70% of people gave shocks ONLY because the authority said so. Before they did the study, they figured only a small percentage would give them. The results horrified EVERYBODY. The uncomfortable truth about us humans is that when an authority speaks, we pretty much turn off our brains. We do what they say. We believe what they say. Mostly without even the slightest question. This leads to some VERY uncomfortable truths. One of them is that for many of us, the ONLY REASON we believe what we believe is because some authority figure said so. (It HAS to be true! The guy on TV said so!) On the other hand, if you can LEVERAGE authority, you can convince anybody to do pretty much anything. This is why famous actors do car commercials and other goofy ads. Simply by seeing the famous actor, people buy WAY MORE STUFF. It turns out the REASON they are an authority is irrelevant. Only that they ARE an authority. Which is famous actors, singers and athletes can get away with talking about stuff they really don’t much about. Another POWERFUL idea in persuasion is Dale Carnegie’s golden rule. Which says you can get ANYBODY to do ANYTHING (or believe anything) so long as they think it was THEIR idea. Turns out there is a very clever way to combine these two laws. How? If you KNOW the pain that your customer or target is feeling, you can create the idea that YOU are an authority. If you can accurately describe the pain they are going through, even if it’s very slight pain, they will start to think YOU are an authority. And because it will feel like THEIR idea, it will have a very powerful effect. So when you recommend a SOLUTION for their pain, they’ll accept it without resistance. This is a very powerful technique in copywriting. One you can use in many, many areas. Combined with some hypnotic techniques, it can be your own secret weapon. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/hypnotic-copywriting/
  15. Lately there have been a ton of superhero movies. Seems that every couple of weeks there is another one. This isn’t really anything new. Way back in ancient Greece, they had the same kind of deal. They would tell stories of the gods. And gods were their version of superheroes. Sort of like humans, but with extra powers. This must mean that all of us WISH we were more powerful than we really are. We like to listen to stories of gods or superheroes and imagine that was really us. The closest thing to superheroes might be athletes or rock stars. They might not be able to fly around, but they can do things that most people can’t. Or they can do things most people CAN, but they do it much better. In comic books and mythology, superheroes are made. Bitten by spiders, or they created a magic suit. But in real life, getting real skills takes practice. Everybody that we think of as having more skills, enough to get up on stage or in front of a crowd, only have those because they’ve practiced. Turns out this is the REAL skill. Of making the decision to practice something every day. Because if you practice something everyday, it’s only a matter of time before you can do that thing better than everybody else. The question, then, is what should you practice? You could practice something like juggling. Or maybe balancing a banana on your nose or something. Or you could practice something INSANELY useful. Something so useful you could use it any time you communicate. If you practice enough, this one skill can make you a TON of money. The best part is ALL IT TAKES is practice. No special equipment. No special degrees or training. No special place. Only your brain, a pen and some paper. If you practice this simple skill every day for only 30 minutes, pretty soon you’d be skilled enough to make some money. And once you start making money, that’s when it really starts to get fun. Because then, the more you practice, the more you’ll make. You won’t find a lot of skills that can promise that. What skills, specifically, are these? Find Out: http://mindpersuasion.com/hypnotic-copywriting/
  16. A common idea in self help is that what we resist, persists. This is a very simple statement, and it’s true only in certain situations. Generally it means that if we ignore something, it doesn’t make it go away. It only makes it worse. For example, if you’ve got a physical problem, and you ignore it, it might get worse. If you have an open wound, and you ignore it, it will get infected and could potentially kill you. This is true with emotional issues as well. If you have some kind of fear or anxiety that you don’t address, it will get worse. Or if you have an issue with one of your coworkers, and you ignore it, hoping it will go away, it will tend to get worse. On the other hand, sometimes these types of problems DO go away. You might have a toothache, for example. And you might “resist” the idea of going to the dentist. But the toothache might actually go away on it’s own. Our bodies are pretty resilient, and often times they CAN heal themselves. One way resistance shows up is when we pre-frame the resistance of others. It’s kind of a weird way of looking at things, but often times people respond to us how we respond to us. To see this, imagine two people. One guy is super confident. Another guy is super nervous. They both same the SAME THING to two different girls. The confident guy is successful. The nervous guy is not. Clearly, the words are irrelevant. The nervous guy IMAGINED failure, this made him nervous and he failed. The confident guy IMAGINED success, this made him confident, and he succeeded. The trick then, whenever talking to others, in any kind of persuasive way, where you have a specific outcome in mind, is to ASSUME CONFIDENCE. Of course, this is easier said that done. It’s like saying, “All you need to do to lose weight is eat less and exercise more!” If it were only that easy! But there is a trick you can do. To guarantee a good outcome. (unfortunately this only works with communication, not with weight loss!) And that is to forget about YOUR ideas. And talk to the other person about THEIR ideas. When you are super confident, it gives the other person a good feeling. And it’s that good feeling that makes whatever you say work. But you don’t have to really be confident to create a good feeling. You just need to talk to them about things they feel good about. This means looking at the ideas in THEIR head, and forgetting about the ideas in your head. This will make them feel good, and WANT to keep talking to you, no matter HOW you feel. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/sell-anything/
  17. One common idea is de-cluttering. You can de-clutter your house. By throwing out all the junk you haven’t used. Make a lot more space. Seeing a clean and spacious house can have some positive effects on your house. On the flip side, there are those folks who are “hoarders.” There are a few TV shows about them. Guys and gals who have normal, ordinary lives. But inside their house it looks like a non-stop tornado. Tons of junk they never use. Covering up the stove, even the fridge. On one show I watched, they showed a guy bringing his girlfriend over for the first time. She thought he was a normal guy, until she saw the inside of his house. Most of us think our brains and ideas are like that. That the people who think we are “normal” would flee in terror if they saw what we had in our brains. This is a common archetype in many love stories. The hero falls for the girl, but he’s secretly terrified. That if she finds out what he’s REALLY like, she’ll vanish. This archetype works because EVERYBODY feels this way. Everybody is worried hidden skeletons in the brain. Which is why even if you are talking to a close friend, and they are absolutely willing to listen, it can be VERY HARD to express EXACTLY what’s on your mind. Which is why if YOU can help OTHERS to express what’s on their mind, they’ll see YOU as a hero. A super hero. This is much, much, easier than you think. But it does require a bit of an effort that most don’t know about. It takes a little bit more than just saying, “Tell me everything.” That’s actually not only pretty lazy, but it puts the burden on them. Instead, there’s a way to not only make it EASY for them to get what’s on their mind out in the open, but a way to do it that doesn’t even require they speak. Seriously? Yes, seriously. It requires patience and clever thinking on your part. And absolutely ZERO judgement. But it is very easy to learn. And once you see how versatile this is, you’ll be recognized by everybody who knows you as a super-genius communicator. One SIMPLE application of this technique is to make a TON of money in sales. It involves getting the deep ideas of what the customer wants, and making it BIG and BRIGHT and SPECIFIC. All without them talking much. Then you just connect that big, bright, specific idea to whatever it is you’ve got, and they will be begging to buy it. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/sell-anything/
  18. When I was a kid my sisters and I would play with balloons. We'd take a blown up balloon, and create static electricity by rubbing it on something. Then you could use it to make your hair stand up. Like magic. Later, I saw a humongous machine that essentially did the same thing. In the middle was this long rubber conveyer belt kind of thing. Only it was vertical. It picked up static electricity down in the ground, and then deposited it into this big metal sphere up on top. Same principle as the balloon trick. On either side of the big metal sphere on top were two smaller metal spheres. When enough charge had been collected in the central sphere, a large bolt of electricity would shoot out to one of the smaller, side spheres. It was bright and loud. Essentially a lightning machine. This is also pretty much the same thing that makes real lighting. The static electricity builds up in the clouds, and when it's strong enough, it hits something on the Earth. The same principle of little kids and balloons can deliver death. Energy is energy. It just does what it does. If you can build it up and control it, you can do some pretty good stuff. Fly big planes around the world. Go to the moon and back. Maybe even mars. This is physical energy. Human energy is the same. Only not too many people know how to leverage it. Like non-human energy, human energy has polarity. Metaphorically speaking. There is "pulling" energy, and "pushing" energy. Most people use pushing energy. They take their ideas, their wants, their thoughts, their opinions and try to shove them into as many brains as possible. But it's much easier to use pulling energy. And it works just like the balloon trick. Meaning if you can generate enough of THEIR energy by PULLING instead of pushing, you can get it to "stick" to anything you want. And human energy is much more complicated that simple electricity. Human energy comes in many flavors. Which means whatever "flavor" the thing is you want them to do, that's the "flavor" of the energy you pull out. Maybe flavor isn't the right word. Maybe "frequency" or something is better. Or perhaps "category." Like "food" energy, or "love" energy, or "vacation" energy. So long as you match their category energy to the category you want them to do, they'll do it. For their reasons. Since it will be their energy you're using. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/sell-anything/
  19. One thing that gets us humans into trouble is when we are stuck inside our own brains. One thing you learn (or you should learn) in any NLP class is going “meta.” Of being able to see things from a third person perspective. This is hard to do, especially if you are in the middle of ANY kind of situation that is emotionally difficult. It’s similar to how our hunger instinct messes us up. If you were a fitness coach, it would be VERY EASY to tell another person EXACTLY what they should do to achieve their fitness goals. Even without much training, we can all do this. Tell our friends that if they want to lose weight, all they have to do is eat less and exercise more. From inside your own brain, this is nearly impossible. Another situation that is difficult is any romantic entanglements we find ourselves in. Giving others advice is pretty easy. Take it slow, be confident, be yourself, let things happen naturally and organically. But from within the system, it’s much more difficult. The opposite relationships are equally true. We’ve all known other people who are in trainwreck relationships. EVERYBODY can see the train is crashing from the outside. But from the inside, it seems that everything is OK. Addictions are similar. Seeing OTHER people with addiction issues is easy. Recognizing them from inside our own brains is next to impossible. This is the whole point of the “rock bottom.” This is when the person with the addiction is FORCED to acknowledge the issue. What do all these have in common? They are all situations that are LONG LASTING. Relationships, food, addictions, all are situations that keep happening. Which is why it’s so hard to “go meta” in these situations. Not only do you have to “go meta” to see the problem, you have to STAY meta to solve the problem. Fortunately, there are TONS of resources on how to deal with many issues. However, if you want to GO and STAY meta when dealing with short term issues, it’s much, much easier. Especially people you are dealing with on a short term basis. Any kind of sales or persuasion situation. Because once you GO and STAY meta for the duration, it is EXTREMELY easy to get others to do whatever you want. All you need to do is STAY META long enough, to get them to see why it’s in THEIR best interests, based on THEIR subjective reasons, to do what YOU want. And the thing with going meta, it’s an easy thing to learn. Especially when you go meta and get FANTASTIC results. It will make all those other issues a lot easier. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/sell-anything/
  20. Isaac Newton is considered a genius. He wrote a book on physics that accurately described the world. So much that the world was considered “Newtonian.” But then as people learned about more and more stuff, it turns out that “Newtonian” physics was just an approximation. On a very large scale, things were “relativistic” because of Einstein’s general and special theories of relativity. And on a very tiny scale, things made even less sense. One of my favorite metaphors of science is that knowledge is like an island. The stuff we don’t know is like the ocean. And finding new “knowledge” is like finding a new piece of coastline on an island. But for each couple hundred yards of coastline you discover, there’s WAY MORE ocean out there that goes with it. The more we discover, the more we realize just how absolutely clueless we really are. One thing that makes things much more difficult is that our brains are capable of some pretty fantastic hallucinations. Ancient humans sat around, looked up at the stars and came up with some deeply complex myths and metaphors. We still do the same thing. This CAN make things WAY more complicated than they need to be. For example, you’ve got a hunter and his prey. Both want to live. But one wants to eat the other. If the prey runs away, it will live. If the hunter kills the prey, he and his tribe survive. On an internal, human consciousness level, this can represent and epic struggle of good vs. evil. But on the surface, it’s simply a matter of one organism acting on its environment to acquire the needed calories (energy) for survival. Many things can be seen through this simple dichotomy. Super simple and basic, OR, super complicated and metaphysical. Often we humans tend to WAY overcomplicate things. We overthink, over worry, over analyze. One of the ways we do this is whenever we try and persuade others. We have all these massively complicated reasons why we think the OTHER person should do what we want. And the more worried we get, the more complex these reasons become. But if you switch to the simple model, your reasons aren’t important at all. All you need to do is expand their desires, and you can attach them to anything. This is hard. Because turning off your own desires and reasons makes it seem like you are letting them “win.” Maybe in the short run. But if you keep your intention intact, it will happen. But it will happen for THEIR reasons. If you can accept this idea, of getting people to do what YOU want but for THEIR reasons, you can get them to do ANYTHING. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/sell-anything/
  21. Humans work best when we are constrained by external factors. It’s very hard to create your own incentives, and stick to them as if they were external incentives. For example, it’s VERY HARD to lose weight with food in the house. One of the easiest “diet hacks” is to make sure NOTHING unhealthy is in your fridge or cupboard. It’s nearly impossible to stick to any diet with a freezer full of ice cream and a cupboard full of cookies. Going to be early and getting up early is also best done with external constraints. If you’ve got a really good job that starts early, this will be easy. If you suddenly come into money, you’ll start waking up later and going to sleep later. This is one of the reasons why sudden influxes of money, while fantastic initially, nearly always ruin people. Once the external incentives are gone, it’s VERY DIFFICULT to maintain any kind of healthy lifestyle. Both physically, emotionally, and financially. This is why often following your gut is often the WORST thing to do. Way back in the day, when life was harsh, and resources were scarce, our instincts, our intuition, and out “gut” was a solid resource. The only time we really experience that “flow state” today is when we are so in the moment, we forget about thinking. Generally this happens when playing sports and music. But this can happen when doing other things, like programming, writing, or painting. But when we stop and think, AND try to follow our gut at the same time, it almost always backfires. Kind of like being in the middle of playing a song, and thinking consciously about which fingers go where. It almost always messes us up. On a bigger scale, this can mess us up even worse. Take for example, that feeling you get in the VERY EARLY stages of a romantic relationships. You REALLY LIKE the other person, but NOT KNOWING how they feel about you is one of the WORST feelings you can have. But your gut is SCREAMING at you to “bare it all.” To tell them how you feel. Unfortunately, this is likely the WORST strategy ever. Because if you REALLY LIKE them, and they only SORT OF like, baring your soul will send them fleeing in terror. This is when we let our gut overrule our brain with disastrous consequences. This is not much different than when your brain is screaming at you to NOT eat more cookies, but your gut (literally!) is yelling at you to EAT! The results aren’t good. Getting others to like you is very much like selling things. You WANT them very much to DO something specific. But what your instincts are screaming is usually the wrong thing. Paradoxically, when you learn how to do the OPPOSITE, it’s actually not only much easier, but much more effective. It only requires a small bit of patience. But if you can handle that, you can pretty much get anybody to do anything. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/sell-anything/
  22. A not uncommon movie them is one event, but that is seen from different perspectives. Perhaps the most popular is the Japanese movie, Yojimbo. About a single event, but was seen completely different from different viewpoints. Since we all have our subjective views, it’s very difficult to ever see anything from a truly objective perspective. Being able to switch between objective view and subjective view is a fantastic skill. Even doing this after the fact is helpful, albeit rare. Most people CAN’T or WON’T do this. For example, if something happens that didn’t go your way, a great way to improve is to examine it after the fact. To force your brain to see things from different perspectives. The reason this is so difficult is it’s hard to let go, even temporarily, of our ego. One way to think of our ego is as a very powerful social instinct that always holds up the idea of self as being the most important thing. Those that didn’t have a strong “ego instinct” didn’t have a high likelihood of surviving in a hunter-gatherer environment. But if you CAN temporarily turn off your ego, it allows for some very POWERFUL inter-personal techniques. Just shutting off your ego temporarily, and seeing things from the other person’s perspective will be very helpful. Nobody does ANYTHING unless it’s in their own interests. But this is hard to see with everybody having their ego always on full throttle. When you turn off your ego, and expand THEIR self-interests, they’ll start to be attracted to everything about you. If you are selling things, it will be much easier. If you are simply talking to people, you’ll be much more attractive. It does take practice. It can’t be faked. And you have to know when to turn it off, and when to turn it back on again. But once you can take CONSCIOUS control of your ego, and adjust it according to the other person’s “ego frequency” you can easily get anybody to do pretty much anything. Even though this is pretty easy, few people know about this. Because this technique is ONLY available to those who can effectively MANAGE their ego. Since so few people even ACKNOWLEDGE their, this will give you an even stronger advantage. Just be careful. Using this for sales is fantastic. But if you use this for seduction, you might get people you’d just met falling hopelessly in love with you. And trust me, not many people SHOULD be qualified to fall in love with you. Which is why you should always qualify first, and persuade later. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/sell-anything/
  23. There’s a common stereotype about older folks. When they talk about their lives to younger folks, they make it sound much harder than it was. The stereotypical grandpa talking to his grandkids is him saying he had to walk miles to school, uphill each way, in the snow. While being chased by dinosaurs. But like all goofy stories like this, there is a bit of truth. Things were always “harder” back in the day. If only because technology keeps increasing. I’m old enough to remember ONLY being able to communicate in person, on the phone, or writing words on sheets of paper and sending them through the mail. Now, obviously, it’s much easier. Another way to look at this is there is ALWAYS an easier way to do something. If you’re in your twenties now, when you are eighty, you’ll be telling your grandkids about how hard it was back in the day. Maybe in the future they’ll develop some kind of implant that will allow for direct brain to brain communication. Plenty of companies are already working on something like that. For advertising purposes. The idea of advertising is simple. There is basically two components. The idea, and the delivery mechanism. You’ve got the creative types, copywriters, marketers, etc, coming up with idea. Then you’ve got the tech guys coming up with the delivery angle. And these tech guys are coming up some pretty scary stuff. Like coke machines that send targeted messages. When you are standing in the right place, you’ll suddenly “hear” a voice telling you why you should buy a coke. They’ve even got experimental systems in trains where if you lean your head against the window, you’ll “hear” messages about what you should be buying. A very common phrase is very appropriate here. “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” What is “the same?” That advertising is essentially using thousand year old technology. Of persuading people by putting ideas INTO their heads that didn't exist before. Nearly every single sales technique, marketing and advertising strategy uses this angle. Taking an idea, and putting it into somebody’s brain. The ideas have evolved. The technology of putting them into people’s brains have evolved. The overall strategy is EXACTLY the same as when St. Paul essentially FOUNDED the early Christian churches, by writing SALES LETTERS. Luckily, there is another way. A much easier strategy. One that involves much less stress, much less worry, much less effort. AND is so enjoyable for the target, they’ll WANT you to use more of it. This means you can use it on EVERYBODY. Friends, lovers, strangers. Let the other sales goofs use their thousand year old strategies. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/sell-anything/
  24. Archimedes was a famous science guy from way back when. One of the things he was famous for was screaming “Eureka!” while running down the street naked. His boss, the king, had given him a problem. The king had some guy making him a crown, but the king didn’t quite trust the crown maker. He wanted Archimedes, his head scientist, to figure out way to see if the crown was 100% gold or a mix of gold and copper. The story goes that as Archimedes sunk into his bath to ponder the issue, the answer struck him. Gold and copper both have different densities. The same weight of each would displace different amounts of water. If a crown were pure gold, it would displace a certain amount per weight. If it were a mix of gold and copper, it would displace a different amount per weight. This idea hit Archimedes while he sank into his tub and watched the water get displaced and slosh over and onto the floor. Having solved the problem, he ran down the street yelling “Eureka,” which is Greek for “I’ve found it!” Another of his famous quotes is “give me a lever long enough, and I can move the world.” Basically this means that you can move object of any size, so long as you have a long enough lever. You have the lever, like a long stick, and you have the fulcrum, the part the lever is balanced on. The ratio between the two sides of the fulcrum is the same as the ratio of the force needed to lift a certain weight. If the side you are pushing on is ten times as long as the side you are lifting, you only need to push at 1/10 the weight of the object to lift it. In physics and pretty much everywhere else, this idea of “leverage” is extremely powerful. Every single thing you can possibly think of that you’d like somebody else to do can be thought of as a lever and fulcrum problem. The amount you push down on YOUR side of the lever is what they get. The amount you can lift, based on how much LEVERAGE you can generate, is what they do. Most people try to persuade by PUSHING really, really hard. But it’s WAY easier to only create more leverage. The more leverage you create, the LESS you have to push (give) and the more you can move them, or the more stuff you can get them to do. The REAL trick is where, specifically, this leverage comes from. Most people think that the persuader needs to DELIVER this leverage. But in reality, all the leverage you need is INSIDE the brain of the person you are persuading. All you’ve got to do is ask the right questions, and they’ll do nearly ALL the work. And you really CAN move the world if you have enough LEVERAGE. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/sell-anything/
  25. One of the fundamental discoveries of chemistry, which also has a huge impact on quantum physics, is the Paul Exclusion Principle. This law says that no two particles in the same system can have EXACTLY the same characteristics. For example, two electrons on level one in an atom have both the same level, so the must have different spins. There are a bunch of other characteristics, which allows for many different combinations. It’s kind of like a bunch of houses can have the same street name in their address, but they each have to have a different number. Essentially, every house in the world has more or less it’s own version of the Pauli Exclusion Principle. No two houses on earth can have the EXACT same address. No matter how similar they are, something HAS TO BE different. Human desires are like this as well. We will always have a ton of unmet desires within us. This is one way to describe humans, and all animals. We have a ton of desires that keep popping up. They stay satisfied, but then they pop up again. Things like food, safety, relaxation, movement, even things like learning and experiencing new things. Every single one of these sub-desires kind of oscillates between being satisfied, and being unsatisfied. And at any given time, we’ll have ONE desire that is STRONGER than all the rest. It will be like this until we are no longer. Even deeper down the rabbit hole is the idea that we understand on a deep and intuitive level that EVERY DESIRE will cost something. Either time, effort (which also means calories), money, or risk. Since we aren’t magical creatures that can poof things into existence, every single time we want to satisfy ANY desire, we have to pay the costs. Whether we are stranded on a desert island and have to climb trees to get some coconuts, or we are in our favorite burrito shop and have to fork over a few bucks to get what we want, trade is always involved. And this is the secret to easy riches. How? Because as soon as we think what we are GETTING is worth more than what we are GIVING, the transaction will be easy. The trick is to simply build the value of whatever they are getting, so they will GLADLY pay what you are asking. Of course “pay” doesn’t have to mean money. It might mean some risk they might incur by giving you their number. Or agree to doing YOUR idea instead of THEIR idea. Or handing you a sack of cash for whatever you are selling. Unfortunately, most people do this the wrong way. The hard way. The low probability way. When you do it the OPPOSITE way, (which takes time because it’s against human nature) everything will be opposite. Easy, natural and HIGH probability. Meaning once you learn how, getting others to do whatever you want will be EASY. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/sell-anything/
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