this is a personal gushing message to legrande… but i say things i have never said before… definitely a need to listen
The only effective method to make something work is to remove, little by little, all the things that make it not work, or not work as well as it could.
This is true in every area of life.
So what can be removed?
Everyone wants stuff, it seems we live in the age of wanting. Strong wanting. Desperate wanting. All consuming wanting. ((The entire paradigm of manifesting and law of attraction paradigm uses it to make money for the “teachers”, experts, writers, youtube broadcasters.
Billionaire Charlie Munger says: Everybody wants the good life but not everybody gets the good life. “To get what you want, you have to deserve (earn!) what you want. The world is not yet a crazy enough place to reward a whole bunch of undeserving people.”
And deserving is being at the right place at the right time with the right attitude, doing the things that earns the stuff you want. Health, wealth, love, and happiness.
If I asked you what you do to earn what you want, you would say “nothing,” or you would say “I do this and that.”
…and when I ask you: how much of this and that do you do, timewise? we would find out that mostly you just think about it. Fantasize about it.
I remember as a child I fantasized a lot about how I was going to spend the million bucks I win on the lottery. My brother is not a child (he is 65) but he still does exactly that…
For years I supported him and his family, financially, and he never appreciated it. Why? Not because he is a bad person, and he may be a bad person… My contribution paled in comparison to the millions he fantasized about.
He wanted millions, and he was unhappy with my meager contribution to him… like 90% of humanity. 90% in the same trap. The technical term for that wanting is “the desire trap”.
We live in an age of wanting, we live in the age of the Desire Trap.
You don’t even know what you would have to do, how much and with what attitude to actually earn what you want. Your wanting is just that… a gnawing dissatisfaction, with zero foundation in reality.
Life can be lived on two distinct planes (paradigms), the horizontal plane and the vertical plane.
Wanting keeps you squarely on the horizontal plane, the Valley of The Shadow of Death… every day you get one day closer to death, you are in a hurry, to avoid death, to avoid pain, to avoid discomfort, to avoid getting older.
You even do spirituality on the horizontal plane. You act how you think spirituality is… or should be.
Here is an email showing what I mean:
I see Orbs with me all the time, my outdoor cameras capture amazing Light Beings, since April I am able to feel the vibration from crystals and before that I feel vibrations from trees, especially if they are really old. At times I can feel their emotions. Wild cats come to me especially when I am sad or vibrating high.
Or your health:
I am very healthy and do not contract cold/flu. I’ve been sick once in the last few years. My skin is glowing. My hair lustrous. My skin on my body very soft to the touch. I am 42 but look much younger. I’m lean and fit. My body does not look it’s age or even close to my age
Men and women are supposedly the same species, but I have my doubts.
So, as you might have noticed, I often treat them as separate and distinct species.
I am doing this only for the second time: I have decided to have a separate Playground Program for men and women.
Impervious means: unaffected by, untouched by, immune to, invulnerable to, insusceptible to, resistant to, indifferent to, heedless of, insensible to, “he seemed impervious to the chill wind”, impervious to insults, impervious to fear
Of course no one is impervious to anything really, or they would be dead… You need to be present and notice attacks, malicious intention, fear, pain, and everything that you need to protect yourself from.
The impervious we are talking about is the emotional unshakeability that spares you from a life of a roller coaster, from being reactive, from being judgmental, for going into despair or going to mania.
The kind of inner environment where you can actually have joy, contentment, and workability. Where you “horse” doesn’t run away with you, hijacking you at the slightest irritation.
Frank vs Matt is a concept I came up with to help demonstrate the two camps or categories (or models) that us marketers operate within.
Although Frank and Matt are not real “flesh and blood” people per se — their traits are absolutely real and based on real people.
You’re currently one of them.
Which one? … well, you’ll need to read and discover that.
But know this … one of them makes no money online (nothing meaningful anyway). The other one crushes it.
Being sure. Cocksure ((Definition of cocksure
1 : feeling perfect assurance sometimes on inadequate grounds
2 : marked by overconfidence or presumptuousness : cocky
— cocksurely adverb
— cocksureness noun
Everyone I know feels smart, or at the minimum smarter than the next person.
But does the quality of your life depend on how smart you feel?
The fallacy that has somehow replaced looking at how much people see accurately, what they do, what results they produce in the world, with how they feel about themselves.
When you look at the world, your world, the world at large, you mostly see what you recognize (rightly or wrongly, from the past), and maybe, occasionally, you are forced to notice stuff that you don’t recognize. Rarely.
If you ever wondered where guidance comes from, here is a great example, from about 10 minutes ago.
In an email conversation, one of my “interns” was commiserating with me… because the refrigerator died again, and this time there is no excuse: it needs to be replaced.
But… in order to bring in a new one, I have to push stuff aside, clean the old one from now rotting stuff… and I feel very weak to even contemplate doing it.
So she says (my intern): “and everything feels heavy when you’re weak.”
Lucky formulation of a sentence… because it woke me up. This, what she says, is true across the board. It is true in the physical realm, and it is even more true in the “psychological” realm: if you feel weak you’ll do little.
And most people feel weak all the time. Their intellectual and physical exercise is from the car to the grocery store, or from the couch to the refrigerator.
What is in your way of getting to abundance, to a life worth living? ((What is abundance? “Abundant life” refers to life in its abounding fullness of joy and strength for mind, body, and soul. “Abundant life” signifies a contrast to feelings of lack, emptiness, and dissatisfaction, and such feelings may motivate a person to seek for the meaning of life and a change in their life. The word is Latin in origin, and simply means “fullness, plenty.” But plenty is not what makes a life abundant. It is the sense of no lack… The lack of feeling that something is missing, something is amiss, that something should be there and isn’t.
The fastest and most reliable way to get into a scarcity state is to have too high desire score and too little, too low ambition score.
Someone who has a high abundance score is most likely in action about what they want… and don’t have time to spend much time in desire, or the desire trap.))
People, normally, want some miracle potion, lotion, energy treatment, belief erasure, mind movies, vision boards, and many other things that they hope will give them abundance.
Or they are waiting to feel like doing something, maybe courage?
This article is from 2014…
Often anything can kick you into the horizontal plane . I got kicked into it… and now I am working my way off… it is not that easy. I can’t even connect to muscle test… the horizontal plane is sticky. It wants you, all of you. I eats your life for breakfast.
Let me explain: Humanity (you!) lives on the horizontal plane at this stage of evolution. It is both the starting point and the end state…
On the horizontal plane everything is about comparison. More, better, different…
The good old days…
I want what they have, because I don’t have it… and I want it.