Mediation and the Cold Call — Task 102 Complete

Let’s say there’s a knife in your eyeball.

You can’t pull it out, you can’t stop the pain, until a doctor a appropriately stops the blood loss and leaking of fluids from you eye area….

What are you supposed to do?

Multiply the pain of the knife in your eye by 500 times, and the pain will virtually disappear.

So. Upon the fifth person to say, “No, I’m not interested,” and after witnessing out powerful and free LinkedIn is, I decided to meditate upon my next actions.

So, because I can’t sit in the padmasana, the lotus position, yet, I sat in the butterfly position with my back against the wall. was ticking at 61 minutes and downward.

Well, I can tell you now, that the first 24 minutes are always a breeze. I can do 24 minutes and feel nothing–it’s easy, my Mind-Body can accept it, my legs haven’t really fallen asleep that much, etc.

But by the 32nd minute, the 38th, I generally move my attention away from my hara or away from my yantra, my single-minded visual focal point to two primary sources of physical and mental pain:

  • My femur scrapes against my pelvis/hip bone as my inner thigh muscles (my adductor brevis/longus, I believe, stretch to the limit
  • Then, my mind drifts toward the clock–Only 24 more minutes, 22 minutes, oh. Damn. I did six deep, 8-minute breath “chunks”, so I must be at 48 minutes…

And, dear lord, you wouldn’t believe how much more it hurts to think about the second one, the time aspect of meditation.

Which is why what I’m sharing with you is so important. Because pain is the in the contrast. 

When I was thinking about single-mindedness, of feeling my feet mix with the red sands of Mars as I see the first paved road that I personally saw to, something clicked in my mind that “Maybe it’s because I’m always relating back to how good I’ll feel at the end of the meditation INSTEAD of thinking directly as this is the present moment.”

A sentence from Mindfulness then came up:

“Differences do exist between people, but dwelling upon then is a dangerous process. Unless carefully handled, it leads directly to egotism. Ordinary human thinking is full of greed, jealousy and pride. A man seeing another man on the street may immediately think, “He is better looking than I am.” The instant result is envy or shame. A girl seeing another girl may think, “I am prettier than she is.” The instant result is pride. This sort of comparison is a mental habit, and it leads directly to ill feeling of one sort or another: greed, envy, pride, jealousy, hatred.”

Then a phrase from Self-Made Wealth came up (with commentary from me):

“Suffering = Pain x Resistance. We’ll always experience pain, that’s a fact of life. [But the pain we feel and experience, the amount of pain that affects our behaviors, is the pain that comes from trying to focus elsewhere, to think of all the good things when the pain is present… It’s only when we blow up the pain to astronomical proportions that pain, or anything, loses its meaning.”

Then a phrase from a useful article that I can’t remember came up:

“Please. Stop what you’re doing now, and look at your hand. Really, pull your hand off your mouse so that your hand is feeling only air, and spread your fingers.

“Now, as you look at your hand, imagine it growing bigger and bigger until it fills the room…

“Bigger and bigger until it fills the house…

“Bigger and bigger until it fills the state… the world… the universe…

“Can you still make out your hand? No. You can’t. Because you have nothing to contrast it with…”

When pulled together, these three examples, these three sources for this valuable less came up for me and just obliterated any sense of arthitis-like bone scrapage and exploded my sense of time into a thousand little bits.

All I was left with was an extreme sense of deep, inner peace and happiness, as I had just discovered something divine, bright white, and exploding from my mind’s eye. (Yes, it is true, Nirvana does come with the million-lumen white light that explodes out of your cranial cavity.)

In the end, when the timer went off (and when I was in the same exact position I had started in), I had the biggest smile on my face and intense rushing of dopamine and serotonin flood through my chest, solar plexus, through, shoulder muscles, upper arms, forearms, the tips of my fingers, then through my legs, calves, shins, feet.

Just before the timer went off, I think to myself–with my focus on the pain and the desire for time to past swiftly–“This is all there was, this all there will be, and this is all there is.”

I smiles so broadly. My expression wanted to leap out of my boundaries as a human being, because the pain I experienced was so intense that my body had to compensate for it.

When I sat up, I immediately though, “How can I apply this to life, business, rejection?” Well, I immediate focused on the rejection I could receive from Ryan McGrath and Dan Kaufman when I tell them these two things respectively: 1) I don’t think I’m a good enough copywriter yet, and 2) It’s not in my budget to purchase LInkedIn Premium.

Done. I asked myself, “What do I see, hear, feel, taste, or smell as I blow up this rejection I fear by 500 times?” I smiles so hard that I couldn’t wait to get started!

Then, when it came to doing more cold calling (I called a guy over in Los Angeles named Adam), I thought, “What would it be life if I multiplied this possible rejection by 500 times?”

I smiled, and I gave him a call.

Overall, this lesson has extremely profound and vastly imaginative effects on the mind, body, emotions, and soul–there’s no greater power that you can achieve once you’ve learned to absolutely dominate and master the control of your mind.

In fact, that’s what I’m using to get this article done in one goal! 1,024 words is a challenge for most people, yet that’s exactly what I accomplished in the short 40 minutes you’ve been with me today :D

Anyway, I’m excited for what this lesson brings me, because I’m going to apply it to as many things as I possibly can–to work, to focus, to prioritizing effectively, to budgeting, etc.. The impact of this is infinite, because it takes away negative emotion as a factor in making the important decisions.

It takes away the “It’s too painful, so I’ll repress it” factor when focusing on important tasks.

So. Good! I’m going to take this learning and incorporate it into more and better areas–I’ll speak with you the next time I post a task (tomorrow), and I’ll get back with you with you the results!



10 Active Cold Calls Today (Task 102^)

“I’m not interested. Please take me off your calling list.”

That’s what you get when you cold-call.

At least when you make rookie mistakes, such as making it sound like a sales call..

(I need to make a list of all the triggers that equate to “This is a sales call,” and eliminate all of them from my cold-calling efforts.)

Now, I’ve made 10 active calls today when:

  • When I’m smiling as I listen to the tenth voice tell me “Sure, I’m interested.” or “No, I’m not interested.” Not when I’ve heard the fifth voice–but maybe when I’ve heard the eleventh or twentieth voice.
  • When I’ll have at least 10 YouTube videos available as proof of the genuine, non-voicemail calls (not 5 videos, not 8 videos, but 10, 11, or 34 videos uploaded as proof.)
  • When my “Dialed” list in my phone will have 10 new Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids area code phone numbers in it where there were none before. (not 5 new number, not 6 new numbers, but 10 new numbers, 11 new numbers, 646 new numbers…)
  • (When I’ve meditated for an hour before hand and recorded the number of ticks and movements I’ve had–not when I’ve meditated but have no video to count the number of ticks I’ve made.)
  • (When I’ve incanted for 60 minutes the Tony Robbins sales incantation)

I’ll update you tonight on my efforts.


The Key To Unlocking Your Mind (101+**)–Results Below

Research baby.

I’ve pulled in 13 financial planners from Grand Rapids and 7 financial planners from Kalamazoo–each of whom will get a call from me as of tomorrow.

(Editor Note: This is the conclusion of Task 101: Script Rewrite And Lead Generation)

I may follow up on some realtors, like Jeff Glover, Rick Whittemore, and Olin Whatshisname–but overall, my demographic for tomorrow are local financial planners.

As for the script writing and rewriting–I felt so overwhelmed, because despite 60% effort (which is pretty try-hard for a task like this… despite how it’s not try-hard enough), I only had the script rewritten four times.

So. As I sweated bullets trying to get this done, my mind went “into lock” and just stopped. I took a deep breath and looked for anything to distract me from the current task: Coffee (despite it being 1:25 in the morning), OkCupid, Paul, reading, deep breathing (which is good).

And I would end up wasting 9 minutes petting my dog and grabbing a cup of coffee (which is probably why I’m awake and typing this to you now.)

But, despite the distraction, something pretty profound came out of this. Because, for some reason, my mind went to the “Notice” section of Paul Scheele’s Natural Brilliance course.

I have over 20 different personal development courses, but for some reason, my mind floated toward “Paul Scheele”, then to “Natural Brilliance”, and then to “Notice 2a”.

Why is this so profound? Two reasons: 1) I did 50 minutes of sales incantations earlier, and 2) This audio teaches you exactly how to memorize tough material.

To roughly paraphrase his example, try this. I want you to take the next 30 seconds and look HARD at these numbers. Just try to memorize them as best as you can. This is a test, so you’d better try hard! (We’re using the honor system here. I believe in you–Go!)


Once the timer for 30 seconds is up, look away and rewrite the numbers from memory.

Got it? Good. Now, as you’ll look at this, you probably had a twisting knot in your stomach.

Well, as it turns out, the answer is only half as a hard as memorizing the answers. If you take a deep breath in, and a deep exhale out, you can just relax your mind over the numbers. Try looking for what patterns may come up.

1… 8… 27… 64… If you’ll notice closely, each of the numbers are 1 through 7, just cubed.

This is a little more complex than Paul Scheele’s task (I didn’t want to steal his), but even though the cube of each number is somewhat hard to remember, the point is that you CAN recall it so much more swiftly than the rest of it.

Well. After learning this lesson, I went back to my notes and asked, “What are the patterns here?”

When I realized that “$15,000″, “90 Days”, and “Consultation” showed up often, I felt a little more comfortable knowing to centralize all the other parts of the script around these obvious ideas.

Then, when it came to patterns, I thought, “What are the 20% of each of these sentences that provide 80% of the value/meaning?”

Boom. Headshot.

In every single one of the sentences, one or two words encapsulated the meaning of the entire sentence. Instead of rewriting the sentences now, I just rolled with it, and made a numbered list of every keyword.

After memorizing this list, I had full and total recall of the entire script, verbatim.

I can recite it to you now, half-asleep.

I’m serious. Check out this video. 

Anyway, imma go sleep a bit. I’m getting up in about 3 hours so that I can my calls :) Talk soon!


P.S. What’s a picture that says “YOU MUST READ MY PROFILE”?

IT’S BACK MOTHERF*CKER. Task 101^!!! (Script Rewrite & Lead Generation, B**TCH! :D )

I commit to you, my god-damned beautiful reader, that I’ll have rewritten from memory the script that I intend to use in tomorrow’s cold calls 10 times by 2:00 AM. In other words:

  • The clock will be 1:35 AM, 12:45 AM, 12:05 AM, etc and not 2:05 AM or 2:12 AM or 4:15 AM when…
  • 8 pages in my book have 2,840 words from my script–if there’s something I got wrong or something I missed, it’s rewritten in red pen/marker where it should be, and then rewritten again three times beneath the from-memory list.

I’ll then have 20 financial planners ready to call in Base CRM.

  • I look at the “Leads” tab in FutureSimple’s Base CRM application, and I can click the tag called “Financial Planners” and, voila, there are 20 real names with phone numbers.
  • There won’t be 15, 6, or 19, but there can be 20, 25, 26… names in this list.



New-smelling-beige-carpeted, 1,550 square-foot, apartment with a sliding glass door and a deadbolt lock (PLAN)

The parents scream and fight at a decibel range louder than a lawn mower, snow blower, or leaf blower. Dad screams about Mom going to the casino; Mom BS’s her way to significance by pulling up emails & shit about Waldo’s and another woman named Donna–all after she started smoking & working out less. During all this, Dora The Explorer leads the way to The Big Red Hill on my laptop monitor in an attempt to raise my vibe to a happier one. WIth all this going on, my only question is:

How are you going to think proactively after this?

With this being an obvious challenge, I propose something new–a new, secure place where I can read, study, perform experiments, love and make love without hesitation (“Are my parents listening?”); I propose a place where I get to walk through society knowing that I am, indeed, self-sufficient, and I can look at any (sexy) human being with dignity and pull them in–I can also support others by this.

And all of this will be completed by January 15, 2014.

By owning my own place, I can truly devote my entire energies toward influencing my parents to better behavior without them being able to control me or afflict me as an Unconscious backlash. I’ll have the pure capability to be influenced only by the mentors I choose, and I’ll create the max power for other people in the best of ways possible.

You see, I’m a person who’s willing to change & evolve at rapid, if painful, degrees to acquire new heights of achievement & affiliation. I’m a person with massive potential who wants to get away from dependency.

By completing this goal, now, I’m going to be the person who controls my environment–who decides what sounds and impressions shall be played and made upon my mind. it shall be I who decides what color the walls should be, what posters should hang upon the walls. And within these walls, too, shall be my choice in how people shall conduct themselves or, in a more important context, who can even exist at a particular point within these walls.

By completing this goal, now, I’ll stop being forced to listen to drama & sickness & violence & disease in the form of TV and my parents. My dad has always tried to dominate me, influence me, criticize me at every possible turn. When I complete this goal by January 15, 2014, I’ll never be forced to burn any more unnecessary willpower to deal with Dad’s criticism ever again (unless I consciously choose to speak with him… at which it will be MY influence and control not his).

By completing this goal, now, I will achieve the feeling of “Yes, I did it!” as well as the power necessary (in the form of influence factors, natural habits, and the physiology associated with one who depends on himself) to realize larger, more effecting achievements.

By not completing this goal, now, it could translate into patterns of failure elsewhere, which means I MUST follow through & achieve this by January 15, 2014.

By completing this goal, now, oh how popular I’ll be when people smile @ my decorations & status of my home–people will love me & cherish me as their idle, their role model, as they seek to be more like me & my achiever self!

By not completing this goal, now, I can’t support myself, & people can smell it. Beyond five minutes of talking, the charade is up & the beautiful people of the world walk around me to get away from me. By achieving this goal, I’ll have mastered the ability to get other people to like me and not hate me as a direct and indirect side effect of my evolution and achievement.

I mean, there’s not much to achieving this goal besides coding, making a product, and networking. The language is very clear and succinct, the destination is obvious, there’s not much to it besides just doing the things. I mean, as a general overview, the principles for succeeding in achieving this goal are:

  • Value Creation (Cause and Effect)   +   Teleological Causality
  • Influence (Good Deal, Contrast, Reasons)  +   Influence (Reciprocation, Scarcity)
  • Influence (Commitment & Consistency, Social Proof)   + Influence (Liking, Authority)
  • Conspicuous Consumption   +   Conspicuous Precision
  • VAK influence to lead myself
  • Streams of income

OK, to clarify, I need to convert people’s pains, fears, frustrations into long-term methods of pleasure in order to create value; When the vision/goal itself is a/the cause for its achievement is teleological causality; People naturally respond to a good deal, more than the socially accepted value is; Going from $49 to $14 is an example of contrast… and so on. There’s a lot to explain here, but the important bits of information here are value creation and streams of income. These two will service as the focus by which the rest will support.

People attract to shiny objects because it helps them survive. People want to be loved more than anything–scientifically proven that love and affection is as important as food or water (BABIES DIED WHEN LEFT ALONE). Without tribal affiliation, even with food, water, shelter, comfort… YOU WILL DIE… My goal is to help others affiliate with society :)

The process of achieving this goal lies in a combo of research and development, discipline, love, coding, applying for projects on eLance, oDesk, Guru, and overall transforming people’s lives–after this the only task lies in acquiring the trust of an apartment complex owner to let me rent an apartment.

Now, for the skill of making money from adding/added value. Here are the steps necessary to acquire this skill:

  1. Ruthlessly teach myself and others to code while I upload videos in the process
  2. Constantly see the world I’m in as power and energy–eat high kilowatt-value foods, waters; abstain from sugar, coffee, meats (especially non-organic); DRINK ONLY GREENS MIX AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE
  3. Routinely go to businesses I respect and admire and speak to the owner;  eat at these places at least three times each… understanding the environment
  4. By the time I’ve invested 100 hours coding and teaching myself to code, I’ll need to market my Excel product and coding services like mad.
  5. After the previous four steps, contact 15 different apartment owners and buy the best apartment I can… request a cosignee from parents, because they’ll think that I can pay it where as the apartment owners, due to my credit history, might not.

In order to complete this skill and achieve this goal, I’ll need to know: the difference between kilowatts and kilowatt hours, joueles, power, energy, marketing principles and techniques, abilities, sales, energy, purchasing power, having jobs, the ability to not stop when things get tough.

Now, some rules of thumb:

  • I know I’m doing this whole thing right if I’m doing the top 20% of things consciously chosen out of a  set of tasks & doing what’s on the checklist for the day, whether it’s comfortable or not
  • If I’m physically, emotionally, and mentally comfortable all at the same time, I’m fucking things up–guaranteed.
  • If I’m watching PewDiePie, eating low-kWh foods, tensing, or ever not meditating for at least an hour a day, I’m screwed
  • For Step 1, if I’m not stretched or confused, I’m not learning a complex/useful enough skill–if I feel and visualize steam coming out of my ears, I’m going too hard in the paint (lol).
  • For Step 2, If I drink 10 gulps of distilled water after every pee, I’m doing well–anytime coffee, sugar, meat, or anything microwaved enters my body–orally or intravenously (lol)–I’ve screwed up… tension also means I’ve screwed up, whereas relaxation (almost to an uncomfortable level) means success
  • For Step 3, If I’m at home 99% of the time, I’ve screwed up; If I’m in the bar, food place, or speaking with another person about business for an hour a day
  • For Step 4, I’m doing it right  if after 100 hours of coding I’ve completed my Excel project and  I’m speaking to 10 people daily (10 days, 10 hours of coding, done :) )
  • For Step 5, I’ve completed this when I’ve been able to see around me at five different days in time the walls of five different aparments–and have felt the paper and the smell of printer ink with my financial information slide across the desk.

So, with all this done, what have I learned? I.e. What behavior change I did I make?  I’ve learned (changed my behavior) in these ways:

  • I’m going to train myself (in all four quadrants of Bernice McCarthy’s 4MAT teaching system) one new programming or marketing concept per hour of the 60-60-30–two hours may be used for intricate and complex topics–all:
    • When I’m at home, typing, making videos (YT, Vimeo)
    • When I’m in the process of making podcasts (SoundCloud, MixTape, BandCamp)
    • When I’m in the car, at businesses, or working at MPI Research
  • I’m going to get Rock to mentor me in the sales of my product to other businesses after I’ve coded for 100 hours
  • I’m going to do, on a daily basis, the seed exercise; it’s the exercise where I shoot an ideal version of myself (a version of myself who owns this 1,550 ft ^ 2 apartment with beige carpet, the new/fresh carpet smell, the deadbolt on the door, and the sliding glass door) up into the air, have it explode into millions of copies, have it rain down and have a million versions of this ideal self spring up)
  • I’m going to hold myself accountable ( to adding value to 3 mentors for 30 days; after this 30 days, I’m going to get these 3 mentors (in addition to StickK) to hold me accountable to adding value to 3 more mentors over the next 30 days, and then I’m going to have these 6 mentors plus StickK hold me accountable to adding value to another 3 mentors over the next 30 days.

Well, that’s all folks! This is my plan to achieve my 1,550 square-foot, new-smelling-beige-carpeted apartment with a sliding glass door and a deadbolt lock. May it be of use to you in your journey to achieve the same :)





Words that translate experience.

How I Learned From Visual Basic Programming

The next time I need a way to do a particular task, I type 3 different ways of describing the desired outcome for Google to help with.

I’m going to get into a happy, empowered, easily visualizable state before and during reading.

I devote 50 minutes to answering other people’s questions daily & observe what others say about my answers.

What I learned about myself with LaFontaine

The next time I make a commitment to someone, I submit this commitment to Tari Manello, David X, or Eric von Sydow.

… With Jeff Wagner

I commit to this blog, now, that I type up 10 possible distractions that might happen during the day, and I review these distractions consciously every day (Hint: “Know thy enemy”).