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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Mar27Post.mp4 Structure is everywhere. Joseph Campbell found that most myths from around the world have the same structure. One he called the "monomyth." Commonly called the "hero's journey." Same basic structure, over and over. Similarly, most popular music has the same basic chord progressions. Once you tune your mind to hear these common chord progressions, you'll see them everywhere. Structure is something that we need to choose to see. It's not something we normally see. Even if you've studied music or mythology your entire life, it's very EASY to "forget" momentarily about structure and focus on content. The melody and the words. The characters and their unique battles of good vs. evil. On the flip side, if you are a pop music writer or a Hollywood screen writer, you can essentially write the SAME THING over and over and over. Different melodies and lyrics on top of the same chord progression. Different characters and battles on top of the same hero's journey. Thought also has similar structure. This can give you huge advantage. How? Once you learn the basic structure of thought, you can talk about the same things and over. Sure, the people you are talking to will think you are talking about different things. Just like most people hear all the songs as being different. Or all the movies as having different characters and stories. But from a structural level, you will see them as being very similar. One of Joseph Campbell's books was called, "The Hero With 1000 Faces." This was because every hero is essentially the SAME CHARACTER. Dorothy, Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Peter Parker, Neo, all go through the same character arc. Which means if you can understand the STRUCTURE of human thought, you'll have a massive advantage. The structure of thought is the same as the structure of language. From your perspective, you are having the SAME conversations over and over. From their perspective, you are one of the most profound conversationalists they've ever met. Or the most compelling salesperson they've ever met. Or the most romantic seducer they've ever met. Or the most engaging storyteller they've ever met. This will make it very easy for you to never worry about what to say. Never worry about what to ask. And just like movies and music, once you KNOW the structure, it's easy to flip to either side. Structurally, from a building side. Content based, from an enjoyment side. See the structure beneath words, and lead every conversation, and every emotion exactly where you want them to be. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/deep-mind-persuasion/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Feb24Post.mp4 When I was in Boy Scouts, many, many years ago, we'd go on these weeklong backpacking trips once a year. We would each be assigned something to carry for the group. Stoves, food, tents, etc. But we'd also be assigned things for ourselves. Waterproof match containers, compass, first aid kid, etc. We each had a list we'd have to check off before we were allowed to leave. This a useful training exercise. To take a bunch of kids up in the hills for a week. And to train them to check and carry their own stuff. This idea, of a pre-flight checklist is useful in plenty of areas. For example, guys who date more that one lady at a time will have a pre-flight check list of sorts to get their place ready. If a girl comes over and sees evidence of ANOTHER girl, that's not going to go over well. It's a deep instinct to prepare before doing important things. On the flip side, it's good to relax and go with the flow. Going with the flow is good when you're with friends, or if you don't any specific outcome. Where the experience itself is more important than the end. Like going shopping not to buy something specific, but just to kill time while looking in all the windows. Another powerful way "going with the flow" works is ON TOP of intense preparation. For example, when a boxer steps into the ring, he goes with the flow. He doesn't have a specific set of punches in his brain. What he does is based on what the other guy does. One of the most coveted states of human nature is the "flow" state. When you are operating at such high levels of performance AND your conscious mind takes a back seat. Usually this is when there is some kind of competition, like sports. Competitions necessarily involved an unfolding of completely UNEXPECTED events. Events that you must respond to IN THE MOMENT. Most of us are in the "flow state" when we are hanging out with friends. When it's NOT a competition. Not really a flow state, but an unconscious, natural state. However, when we humans talk to strangers, this flow state is very difficult. Since we never know WHAT, specifically, they are going to say. So we are naturally on edge, which keeps us OUT of that flow state of mind. But just like boxing, and other competitions, you CAN reach the flow state. When wonderful words flow without conscious thought. When you don't need to worry AT ALL about "what," specifically to say. When all the words, phrases, gestures and communication that moves organically from your brain to theirs is perfect. Natural, attractive, seductive, mesmerizing. How can you develop this conversational flow state? By practicing the STRUCTURE of language. Which is also the STRUCTURE of thought. And when you can reach this wonderful flow state, AT WILL, with anybody, the world will be yours for the taking. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/tongue-fu/