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1. The brain COMPARTMENTALIZES


 


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I can't emphasize this enough. Let me list a whole bunch of great traits to have here. 


 


 


Humility


Kindness


Empathy


Compassion


Courage


Boldness


Adventurous


Leading


Killer Instinct


Proactive


Disciplined


Good Instincts


Intuition


Assertive


Calm


Alert


Expressive


Creative


Patience


Focus


Persistence


Work Ethic


 


.... need. I. Go. On?


 


Our problem is that we think there's this ONE TRAIT that will bring us success, when in reality it's just doing our best. When you chase something, some of these traits will pop up from within you automatically. 


 


Why? 


 


Because you're chasing after something. Whatever that may be. The girl, the job, the college, the business, the product, the sales pitch, whatever it is. The traits will come and you will figure it out.


 


So don't hypnotize yourself for any single trait. Visualize yourself instead turning into your best possible self. I visualize myself being Superhuman. Work on improving everyday. All these HUNDREDS of traits, will NOT come over night - and depending on the person you ARE, you may not need to use them all the time. 


 


 


2. And closely related... you're confused because of the Image. Banish the wrong images.


 


 


Image. Image. Image. It's everywhere. 


 


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Seriously. You're being BOMBARDED every single second of your life. Advertising dollars spent over and over to make you buy their product. I won't get into too much detail of this, as if you're on MindP, you're aware of this happening. 


 


Now what's the problem with this? 


 


It's simple. You're confused because of THAT advertising. You don't know what it is you want because of that. You have an image in your mind of what success looks like. 


 


You think you can't be compassionate and an Alpha Male at the same time.


You think you can't be genuinely good to the girl and date her at the same time.


You think Influencing people and success go hand in hand.


You think Love is BS.


You think you can't have Killer Instinct and have empathy at the same time. TWO OPPOSITES ()@*%$@()%!!!!


I've noticed people doing this too often. A Dancer and a Lifter at the same time? HUH? DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!(#%*


 


You might've read about the above and identified with some of that. The fact is we all have a mix of the good and the bad. You will have to decide for yourself what your approach to life is, and based on that, you will meet your potential.


 


Successful people give advice based on what has worked for them, but they don't know you personally. 


 


The truth is: Your greatest success tomorrow could be in doing someone no one has yet done, and for that, you'll have to be aware of what you believe, and what you don't believe. 


 


Be aware of yourself. Is this okay to believe? Is this not okay to believe? Is this me? Can I personally be successful trying this method out? You could look at something, a piece of work, and then reject it right away because you believe it's leading to the wrong things. Not true. That person is on his or her own journey and learning things that might not have occurred to you. 


 


Ask, Ask, Ask. A large portion of this is pure self-discovery. 


 


It really is. And that's the beauty of it. We're all making great music, but it's different kind of music. 


 


These two things came to mind right away, as stuff I was missing.


 


Maybe one last post before the New Year's. Rock out - Light. 


 


 


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The Law of 3

 

 

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This is the one thing I needed everyone here to know. I have seen it over. and over. and over. again. To the point where I feel this is some sort of a mystical/scientific I don't know what law. 

 

After 3 years, something will click.

 

I will repeat.

 

After 3 years, something will click. 

 

Sports - A great number of breakouts will happen in the 4th season. Mentors - everyone says the same damned thing - it took me around 3 years, I struggled, I figured it out. Any skill at all - 3 years of struggle... and then CLICK. I saw this last in the interview of the Alibaba Founder, and at that point I figured I need to let everyone know about this. It's not a damned coincidence anymore. It's Law. It's a message from something higher. 

 

Go back in your life, go back 3 years. Think 3. Think 3 again, think 3 again... 3. 6. 9. 

 

Every 3 years, something changes. I know this sounds vague, but there's something very real to this law. I've heard it been said SO. MANY. TIMES. that I really feel I ought to tell everyone about. 

 

I have no right to give up until 2018 is done and 2019 has come - when 2019 comes, I will look at Success or Failure and progression. 

 

Remember guys - if you started learning any skill - piano, basketball, art, coding, real estate, sales, etc. whatever it is you're passionate about. 

 

You will give it 3 years of your best work. If you will take 3 years to build the right character to succeed, then it will take 6 years - 3 year mindset training, 3 year all out skill training. 

 

Apply the Law of 3. No exceptions. 

 

If you start something in January 1, 2017, you'll put down the date of January 1, 2020 on your calendar - until this date, you have no right to say I've failed.

 

That is all. It sounds crazy, but it's very real. I know I am not dreaming this and I am onto something with this law.

 

Right now I expect to make an average of 2500 per month. This is no doubt a discouraging number, and note that 2017 there will be even more dark times ahead -  until I realize I am playing a long term game, and there's a law of how long this game will have to take. Let's check this total when 2018 is winding down and 2019 comes. 

 

Something tells me that'll be the breakout time of my wealth journey. 

 

And on that note, Happy New Year to everyone. 

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Hey Light

 

I just began re-reading and catching up on your journal. 

Pretty interesting journey. For some reason, we feel alike to me.

Just wanted to stick my hand out and say hey!

 

I saw that you're interested in investing. I am too but I've never looked into it.

I'm giving my music and craft highest priority right now.

But we feel the same in that we both like to get educated thoroughly on a subject before beginning a journey.

I'm a writer too, I've got many saved ideas for my personal brand of entertainment.

Music, live performances, novels, videos, albums, fashion. Anyways, it seems like you'd like this source of education for novel writing.

 

Do you know Brandon Sanderson? Fantastic fantasy novel writer. There's full playlists of his college course for writing novels on youtube.

I thought you'd appreciate it. It's applicable even if you don't write sci-fi or fantasy. If you're interested in creative craft and are willing to sit through a free high-quality content course, check this out.

 

 

I can sense this journal's gonna be a big inspiration for me. 

Although inspiration won't cut it for me this year. 

Only progress and action will

Steel sharpens steel.

 

Keep going!

 

~LUCID

 

 

PS: I'm reading this journal and I love it. You're exactly what I needed this year. You see, I began this year starting with writing and defining what my good life is. My wealth , health, happiness, love. Mostly because I burnout eventually and need something to keep me going.  I feel like we've got strong parallels between each other, except we follow different paths. You seem to be farther along than I, which is great. Your journal is a huge lighthouse. Oh..lighthouse. I didn't even mean that in reference to your name. 

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Hey Loozid! We're def. alike - at least in terms of our interests and how we approach the world. 


 


I haven't posted in your journal yet. I intend to fix that. I have a feel as to where you're at right now. I really want to tell you more, but I want to see how you evolve. 


 


And I love fantasy and imagination. I really do. What happened to me on my journey was I felt like I got a message from the universe that my dreams are out there, not necessarily in the book itself.


 


i.e. 


 


If I wanted, I can live a lifestyle like a Superhero would. How would that happen? No idea, and I am still on my journey.


Or I could someday live in a castle. 


Or someday have a life that only someone could dream of. 


 


Anytime I had something that seemed impossible, there was a case that appeared in front of me that sounded like a possibility. 


 


And a lot of my motivation to write was imagining that life. Whether it be a guy combating evil, stuck in an apocalypse, etc. Whatever it may be, it was the idea of imagining a character in a really, really interesting situation. 


 


I essentially felt like I was using fantasy novel writing as an escape, when an amazing work ethic could land me that lifestyle in itself.


 


Now I get it. There won't be any elves I see (barring genetic experiments). There won't be a Zombie Apocalypse (but it's a great idea for an amusement park), etc. 


 


But really, that's why I didn't pursue fantasy writing as seriously as I could have. I want to see how much it is I can get out of real life before I move on to fantasy writing. 


 


I've seen 


 


DIY Rocket Launchers


 Bow and Arrows


Homes that look like ancient castles (and don't necessarily cost much either)


A car befitting Batman


Companies that more or less look like something you would read about in Marvel


A woman that looks and sounds like someone straight out of my dreams


 


The one thing I am looking for is a great great lifestyle. 


 


Life is an adventure, but I haven't found THAT feeling. I want to know how far can I push it and make the imaginary real?


 


You know, where you wake up excited every day. Like damn, I wonder what's going to happen today? Like really, give me THAT life. 


 


I found it back in my initial days of hypnosis, but the flame isn't as bright as it used to be, as I am putting in the work now and walking the walk. 


 


I want that spark to reignite my passion for life in itself. 


 


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Thanks for the Youtube link either way - I'll check that out. And good luck with your musical endeavor - Light. 


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The New Year has Come.... and here we're. 


 


            The quest to greatness. 


 


4161802-bullseye+tooth+pick+2.jpgThe thing practically everyone wants... 


 


 


I will show up at the doorstep, and NAIL the deal.


I will walk in front of my dream partner, and it's GAME OVER baby.


I will make my shot so many times that I will BREAK all records.


I will write a novel and the entire world will be POSSESSED to read it.


I will sing a song and everyone will go LUNATIC when they hear my voice. 


 


My skill, my ability will be just that good. That toothpick assassination in the comics symbolizes what everyone's after. We figure out what our central driving motivational force is, and we get to it. We all want people around us to GAWK at what is that we can do. On one level we say don't give a f*ck for everyone else, but on another we know we feel overjoyed when everyone comes to us and stares at us in awe for something we've done, or will do in the near future. 


 


Life is a beautiful thing, as is human aspiration. Just look back at your personal journal and see how much you've grown... and yet there's ways to go. Long ways to go. We're all awaiting our Jedi moment in the Sun.


 


So, what's been going on in my life?


 


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One step at a time, walking the walk. That's the theme of this year. If you read my earlier posts, you know that in the process the middle year could be the darkest year of the trilogy, when times get dark, etc. This is pretty common. 


 


At this point, I am focusing on not only meeting my daily action goals, but setting ones that really cause me to hustle. 


 


For example, it's not enough that I speak face to face with 5 homeowners a week. 


I now need 10. 


 


So what happens on friday night, when you haven't met your goals?...


 


You scramble. And now things get interesting. How are you going to meet your goals? Are you going to do something unusual? Door Knock properties during the night? 


 


I have an actionable plan, but now I have to focus on making the actionable plan into something that will really, really, kick my ass and lead to the greatest amount of growth.


 


And I know, I know. Pacing is a big part of it - but that's fine. Having an action goal that creates hustle comes first, then comes my review, then comes progression. 


 


This new year is simultaneously interesting and perhaps a bit depressing. Interesting because I don't know where this journey will lead me - a bit depressing because, you know, learning curve. 


 


And that's it for now. Y'all keep learning and rocking it out - Light. 


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My needs and productivity


 


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So I feel most of you have come across Maslow's Hierarchy at some point in your life. This really explains your productivity and why it sometimes wanes and sometimes rises. 


 


A big part of my fulfillment is having a social life. 


 


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But I am INTROVERTED, LIGHT. Guess what? SO AM I.


 


That being said, I have noticed I am personally more productive when I work with others. Things get done quicker. Now why is that? Regardless of introversion/extroversion, there is a need for connection. Ever noticed that all great TV shows have a band of characters that make things interesting? This is why. While there are no doubt some people who prefer being the lone wolf, most of us are pack animals.


 


If these needs aren't fulfilled, they'll keep coming up in your thoughts throughout the year, and make you miserable somewhere deep inside. 


 


Physiological Needs


 


Here, I need to survive. I need about 4k a month for independent survival in my location. Food, Rent, Bills, etc. I'd also insert the need for a partner here.


 


Safety and Security.


 


This, I am fine with. I can communicate my way out of situations. Tip: Most guys, even the big ones, don't actually have it in them to physically injure you. People are more safe than they believe they are.


 


Social or Affiliation Needs


 


Yes, you need to belong to a social group. I'd say 99% of us do. This group might be unconventional, but that's fine. So long as you find something that fulfills the need for connection.


 


Esteem Needs


 


Damn, dude, I need to be respected in society. What can I do to make people respect me?


 


Self-Actualization


 


And here's where your dreams come in. CEO, TV Star, Athlete, etc. Whatever your aspirations are come here. 


 


Most people today are stuck on the bottom. Physiological needs. Ever seen those people who don't understand it when you make choices/decisions based on growth and improvement rather than just fulfilling physiological needs? Yes, they've lost the upper ladders of life. What needs of yours are being fulfilled and what needs are not?


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My first 10k Month.

 

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Ben Franklin Likey....!

 

Come March, I figure to finally have my first 10k month. It's pretty damned cool, now that I am closing a Real Estate deal.

 

At this point, I will have to make a confession.

 

I am really, really, insecure.

 

So I put In the work, but fact still is - I feel like I am living paycheck to paycheck. My first 10k month is coming (which, btw, beats my highest grossing month by 2x from 2016), but it still doesn't feel I am remotely secure enough to do anything.

 

Rent has become so expensive, that I am not entirely certain I will have a roof over my head.

 

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This damned thing is unaffordable. And  if you live in Southern California, even the apartments are slowly climbing up to an amount that makes you feel like you're bound to the system.

 

Now I don't want to escape the system, to be perfectly honest.

 

Why?

 

Because this exists in the system.

 

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I'll be honest. Whenever someone asks me for my big "why", most of it is just sitting across the table with a gal, have that 10/10 chemistry, lakeside, etc. etc.

 

But man, that seems so far away. And I can't believe how much that eats up your state, your way of being.

 

You can have a breakthrough, you can have 10k in your hands,  and then  be perfectly miserable.  I have learned this much on my journey so far. Now I'll have to figure out a way to take that 10k and make it consistent, so that I can just, you know,  do the basics.

 

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Sex has made us a slave of the system. I would be celebrating right now rather than feeling miserable, I would have the patience to go through this entire journey step by step, etc. - if it weren't for sex.

 

So there it is, first month of 10k, A whole lot of work ahead, and still missing the vital key to make a man happy.

 

Endure. - Light

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey! How did a photo of the LONDON UK underground get in here

ha ha ha

 

 

 

1. The brain COMPARTMENTALIZES

 

aiotb-head.jpg

 

I can't emphasize this enough. Let me list a whole bunch of great traits to have here. 

 

 

Humility

Kindness

Empathy

Compassion

Courage

Boldness

Adventurous

Leading

Killer Instinct

Proactive

Disciplined

Good Instincts

Intuition

Assertive

Calm

Alert

Expressive

Creative

Patience

Focus

Persistence

Work Ethic

 

.... need. I. Go. On?

 

Our problem is that we think there's this ONE TRAIT that will bring us success, when in reality it's just doing our best. When you chase something, some of these traits will pop up from within you automatically. 

 

Why? 

 

Because you're chasing after something. Whatever that may be. The girl, the job, the college, the business, the product, the sales pitch, whatever it is. The traits will come and you will figure it out.

 

So don't hypnotize yourself for any single trait. Visualize yourself instead turning into your best possible self. I visualize myself being Superhuman. Work on improving everyday. All these HUNDREDS of traits, will NOT come over night - and depending on the person you ARE, you may not need to use them all the time. 

 

 

2. And closely related... you're confused because of the Image. Banish the wrong images.

 

 

Image. Image. Image. It's everywhere. 

 

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Seriously. You're being BOMBARDED every single second of your life. Advertising dollars spent over and over to make you buy their product. I won't get into too much detail of this, as if you're on MindP, you're aware of this happening. 

 

Now what's the problem with this? 

 

It's simple. You're confused because of THAT advertising. You don't know what it is you want because of that. You have an image in your mind of what success looks like. 

 

You think you can't be compassionate and an Alpha Male at the same time.

You think you can't be genuinely good to the girl and date her at the same time.

You think Influencing people and success go hand in hand.

You think Love is BS.

You think you can't have Killer Instinct and have empathy at the same time. TWO OPPOSITES ()@*%$@()%!!!!

I've noticed people doing this too often. A Dancer and a Lifter at the same time? HUH? DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!(#%*

 

You might've read about the above and identified with some of that. The fact is we all have a mix of the good and the bad. You will have to decide for yourself what your approach to life is, and based on that, you will meet your potential.

 

Successful people give advice based on what has worked for them, but they don't know you personally. 

 

The truth is: Your greatest success tomorrow could be in doing someone no one has yet done, and for that, you'll have to be aware of what you believe, and what you don't believe. 

 

Be aware of yourself. Is this okay to believe? Is this not okay to believe? Is this me? Can I personally be successful trying this method out? You could look at something, a piece of work, and then reject it right away because you believe it's leading to the wrong things. Not true. That person is on his or her own journey and learning things that might not have occurred to you. 

 

Ask, Ask, Ask. A large portion of this is pure self-discovery. 

 

It really is. And that's the beauty of it. We're all making great music, but it's different kind of music. 

 

These two things came to mind right away, as stuff I was missing.

 

Maybe one last post before the New Year's. Rock out - Light. 

 

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You manifest a girl like the one in that photo, I'll take that gorgeous guy with her off her hands and out of your way.....deal??!

 

Well, I think focusing too much on one thing like sex, money WHATEVER it is can sometimes cause other areas to suffer.  But some people prefer to work on one thing at a time, and others to mix it up a little.  Up to you, I guess.  Anyway, I hope you find a way to break through.

 

And I really hope this real estate deal pans out really well for you and soon!  On the sex thing, there's also that whole thing on sexual transmutation too, if that's something you want to follow, that's another of many possible options. 

 

 

 

 

 

My first 10k Month.

 

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Ben Franklin Likey....!

 

Come March, I figure to finally have my first 10k month. It's pretty damned cool, now that I am closing a Real Estate deal.

 

At this point, I will have to make a confession.

 

I am really, really, insecure.

 

So I put In the work, but fact still is - I feel like I am living paycheck to paycheck. My first 10k month is coming (which, btw, beats my highest grossing month by 2x from 2016), but it still doesn't feel I am remotely secure enough to do anything.

 

Rent has become so expensive, that I am not entirely certain I will have a roof over my head.

 

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This damned thing is unaffordable. And  if you live in Southern California, even the apartments are slowly climbing up to an amount that makes you feel like you're bound to the system.

 

Now I don't want to escape the system, to be perfectly honest.

 

Why?

 

Because this exists in the system.

 

iStock_000088086491_Small-400x400.jpg

 

I'll be honest. Whenever someone asks me for my big "why", most of it is just sitting across the table with a gal, have that 10/10 chemistry, lakeside, etc. etc.

 

But man, that seems so far away. And I can't believe how much that eats up your state, your way of being.

 

You can have a breakthrough, you can have 10k in your hands,  and then  be perfectly miserable.  I have learned this much on my journey so far. Now I'll have to figure out a way to take that 10k and make it consistent, so that I can just, you know,  do the basics.

 

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Sex has made us a slave of the system. I would be celebrating right now rather than feeling miserable, I would have the patience to go through this entire journey step by step, etc. - if it weren't for sex.

 

So there it is, first month of 10k, A whole lot of work ahead, and still missing the vital key to make a man happy.

 

Endure. - Light

 

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Lol Thanks Athena! For what it's worth, I know 2 people trying to manifest something is easier than one. Also, sexual transmutation is just being w/the one. Your best friend, companion, etc. Marriage or equivalent of a Long Term Committed Relationship - and without my finances reaching a stable level, I am not ready for that. I'll just figure out a way to find something w/my dancing club.

 

The Month I regressed...!

 

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Good news - My first 10k Month has come.

 

Bad News - I did everything wrong after my deal.

 

So what the hell happened?

 

A combination of sloth, laziness, sloth... uhh, more sloth hit me. I can't even explain it. It might've been the money. I guess that really hammers down the - Don't be motivated by money line,  eh?

 

I imagine something happens after you make progress - you go back a step,  but man... this month really felt bad.

 

Anyway, I am back onto my all-the-time superhero schedule. But holy hell, if you don't watch yourself for even a couple days, a slip up happens - and when the slip up happens, you're done.  Discipline vanishes.

 

I don't imagine this happening AGAIN this year, but there goes the last couple weeks of my February. Something went awfully, awfully, wrong.

 

So there you go guys - someone as obsessed with personal development as me somehow slipped up and got lazy.

 

Part of the Hero's Journey, eh? I'll be posting again at the end of March, most certainly with a good story or two to tell.

 

 

Rock Out - Light.

 

 

 

 

 

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Realizations on Wealth and Friendships


 


 


So as I was doing my budget this week... I actually didn't need more than 4k per month after taxes to live comfortably and save - this in  Southern California. 


 


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.. So I don't quite literally in Downtown LA, where it's a little tougher than that, but this implies that the VAST MAJORITY of us can do well with this amount of yearly income. 


 


So considering all the Youtube advertisements on being a Millionaire, etc. this really doesn't strike as a large figure. You don't even need to be close to a 6 figure yearly salary to live comfortably. 


 


So what did I do differently?


 


Any time you start making money, track down all your expenses, day by day, what you did, etc. You will notice you made a lot of rather silly decisions, which in turn ended up costing you significant money. I know I have. Everyone is doing it now - and it's a fast easy way to put your finances back on track. You will also notice there are some things you can do smarter. Inviting a Roommate or 2 in a spacious townhome unit is an effective way to pay off rent and enjoy your living space. You will need to be smart, but when you sit down and spend time with your monthly expenses, you will realize it wasn't necessary to spend all that much. 


 


Does this mean I will be satisfied at $72k?


 


That's about 6k per month or around 4k after taxes. I will not. I will explain why - I, and most people that are obsessed with life will aim for much higher. Whether you want to be a great musician, artist, entrepreneur,  etc. you will most likely end up making more as you advance in your journey. However, this figure of $72k really helps put perspective on life. If you're stuck making an average salary of $3k per month, you'll just have to reach about $5-6k per month to be able to live comfortably while smartly handling your finances. 


 


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Next, fixing the Sex problem. 


 


Contrarian advice, but I came to a realization recently that this is actually the most effective way of doing things. 


 


 


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Make tons of friendships with the opposite sex.


 


Okay, what? What about the friend zone?


 


Guys, in the modern era, this doesn't actually exist. 


 


I will repeat. The friend zone is not a bad thing, and more importantly - it no longer matters. 


 


With your friend, all you need is 1 night out. A few moments together. A mistaken kiss. And that's it. The Spark lights up!


 


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And when can you get your successful outcomes? When you can actually, physically, spend time with that person. Who can you easily spend time with?


 


FRIENDS, OF COURSE.


 


 


You no longer have to say the right line, do something fancy, etc. You just have to offer enough value to befriend them. Once that happens, the opportunity for sex/romance will manifest on its own. Why? For the simple fact that your friend of the opposite sex is spending that much time with you.


 


 


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... Get it. It was actually that simple all along.


 


How do these conclusions come to us?


 


Disconnect. Disconnect from Youtube, Social Media, etc. and all technology for some time. It will come to you.


 


So the gameplan to fulfilling your sexual needs and wants?


 


1. Join an activity that puts you closer to them. Befriend them. 


2. Get to hangout levels of friendship. 


3. Adjust your actions around them... and Manifest. 


 


This strategy can't fail. It's proven and tested. The friendzone doesn't matter. It was a lie all along.


 


 


So that's my update on Friendships, Wealth and Sex. As I move onward to building a new lifestyle. 


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