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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Feb07Post.mp4 Once I went to large, big box electronic store to pick something up. They had this long, snaking line, where you'd get to the front and have to look down the long row of cashiers. When one was available, they'd hold up a sign with a number, letting the next person in line know. While you were waiting, there was lots of last minute things. Kind of like the stuff you see on the counter of gas station convenience stores and supermarket checkout lines. But since this was a LONG snaking line, there was a TON of stuff. The kind of stuff you buy because it looks cool, AND you are in the mindset of paying for stuff anyway. Leveraging the Cialdini law of commitment and consistency. Kind of an, "in for a penny, in for a pound" kind of thing. Which means I bought a bunch of stuff that looked cool in the moment. But then I'd get home and end up not ever using it again. Except for this one thing. It was this wrist and forearm exercise ball. A small ball inside of a larger sphere. Once the inner ball was spinning, it created a LOT of torque. And a lot of momentum. Which means once you got it spinning, you only needed to rotate it a little bit to KEEP it spinning. The exercise part came from needing to keep it stable while it was spinning. Which gave your forearm a huge workout. But it took a LOT of work to get it spinning. Once spinning, it was fairly self-sustaining. Plenty of things are like this. Things that can take effort to get going, but once going they are seemingly self sustaining. Of course, people have been searching for magic machines of perpetual motion since the dawn of time. But the laws of thermodynamics says that's impossible. Like with that exercise ball, it does seem to be self sustaining. But at the same, none of my friends or I could keep it going for more than a minute. The muscles of your forearms have to absorb a TON of energy to maintain it's stability. But sometimes things can SEEM like magic perpetual motion machines. Because the "energy" required to keep any system going is out of our conscious awareness. Anything to the level of unconscious competence is, by definition, outside of our conscious awareness. One thing people have trouble with, when meeting new people, is how to keep the conversation going. This is difficult when you are using your conscious mind to think of things to say. But when you've trained some linguistic skills to the point of unconscious competence, your conscious brain won't need to work at all. You can just kick back and enjoy the conversation. Conversations with anybody you like. For any reasons you like. What exercises can you do that will train these linguistic skills to the point of unconscious competence? Find Out: https://mindpersuasion.com/hypnotic-copywriting/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun12Post.mp4 The song, Pinball Wizard, by The Who is an interesting song. Most pop songs are about love, etc. But the Pinball Wizard is about a guy who is deaf, dumb and blind. But he plays pinball better than everybody else. He "feels" his way around the game. And because of his skills he becomes a kind of cult like guru. The idea, as strange as it seems, is pretty common. Of feeling your way around complex situations. In many (slightly) fantasy type movies about martial arts, (or things like martial arts like being a Jedi) there's the same idea. Of wearing a blindfold and being able to effectively block and punch. This is essentially what Marvel's Daredevil does. Blind dude who uses his senses to beat up bad guys. The idea pops up in many places. Because it is VERY compelling. Often our senses can get in the way. We have a strange relationship between our conscious minds and our subconscious behavior. Many of our behaviors are simple, and automatic. But some behaviors are complex, yet can be trained to the level of automatic. This is when we learn something to the level of unconscious competence. When we can be competent at some kind of skill, and not have to think about it. This is when desire is followed by outcome. Not by magic, but by automatic behavior that doesn't require conscious input. This is when we drive home but forget driving home. The more we train at ANY skill, the more things we'll be able to do at the level of unconscious competence. One of the reasons we are drawn to those movie characters is because they have some magical ability. Like being Jedi, or a Daredevil, or a Pinball Wizard. They don't have to train. They just have the skill. Of course, Daredevil needed to train quite a bit. From when he was a kid, to when he started beating up bad guys. In that respect, Daredevil is the most ACCURATE of fictional hero's with high levels of unconscious competence. This is what separates people who dream and wish, from people who do. Training. One of my favorite scenes is from the movie, "Man on Fire." Crease, the washed up assassin who finds redemption in protecting a child, is walking along side her while she's swimming. She's got big meet coming up. He drops in some HUGE wisdom. (paraphrased) "Most people think they'll rise to the occasion. They won't. You only rise to your level of training." The meaning is simple. The more you train, the better you'll do. If you want to have wizard-like social skills, able to operate within and master any crowd, all you need to do is train the right skills. What skills? Find Out: http://mindpersuasion.com/eq/
Most people are aware of the four stages of learning. Unconscious incompetence, conscious incompetence, conscious competence and unconscious competence. The final stage, unconscious competence, is when you know stuff by heart. When you can play a song on the piano without thinking. Or bake a cake from memory while talking on the phone. And when it comes to getting to that last level, there are two "sub" levels. The first is when you learn something completely new. This is how most people think of that last level. Learning to ride a bike, tie your shoes, drive, juggle a few bean bags, etc. But there's another sub level many don't consider. It's the one Bruce Lee referred to when he said (paraphrased): "Before Jeet Kun Do, a punch is just a punch. During Jeet Kun Do, a punch is a careful balance of energy and breathing and intention and focus. After Jeet Kun Do, a punch is just a bunch. But a much more efficient and deadly punch." What he was referring to is taking something that is ALREADY at the level of unconscious competence. Then purposely bringing it back down to the level of conscious competence. Looking at it carefully, and improving it. And then PRACTICING it to the level of unconscious competence again. This is how athletes and musicians and artists make their living. Especially if they are competitive. They are ALWAYS trying to increase the level of unconscious competence. The level they can play at without thinking. The more they practice, the better they get. Most of us don't think like this. Most of us think in terms of learning something until we're done learning. Then we can get back to our comfortable auto-pilot lives. Consider, however, the importance of one skill. One skill you have NOW at the level of unconscious competence. And purposely downgrading that to the level of conscious competence. And carefully enhancing it, rearranging it, improving it. And practicing until it is at a completely NEW level of unconscious competence. A level that Bruce Lee called more efficient and deadly. What skill is that? Your spoken language. How you translate your thoughts into words. Like a first level punch, your words are just words. Sloppy, off balance, chaotic, and not very effective. But after you UPGRADE them, they will be effective and deadly. And since VERY FEW PEOPLE ever even consider improving how they think and speak, you'll have a huge advantage. Over everybody. On Earth. Get Started: http://mindpersuasion.com/verbal-assassin/