I just read a book on Kindness. It’s endorsed by the Dalai Llama.
It’s inspired me to write a book on Cold-bloodedness. But besides that inspiration, I want to comment that it’s a very wonderful thing we can do.
Make it happen please.
Then name your price. I’ll literally buy it.
Observation: Hours and hours of YouTube
Hypothesis: If I do nothing other than stop YouTube entirely, except for Dan Kennedy’s Wealth Attraction seminar, I’ll make money this week.
Experiment: No more YouTube this week and month, except for Dan Kennedy’s Wealth Attraction.
Observation 1: Watched Dodger and Cry play video games all day.
Observation 2: No TotM done for sales or copywriting.
Observation 3: No appointments made or even people contacted.
Hypothesis 1: My irrationally long penis… err I mean my irrational consumption of YouTube videos results from a negative use of Cialdini’s Influence principles.
Hypothesis 2: Fear of unknown and ambiguous
How will I prove this false or true?
Break commitment to it. Imagine that everyone is doing the Theater of the Mind experiment. Like myself as a salesman-prospector. Doubt the length of time I have to get appointments. Authoritatively tell myself to enjoy the Theater of the mind.
Haven’t made a million dollars yet.
If I devote 30 minutes a day to improving my copywriting skill AND 30 minutes a day to improving my sales ability through Psycho-Cybernetics’s theater of the mind, will I make the $200,000 in sales for Dan by Dec 31, 2014?
One 60-60-30 a day. First 10 minutes prep the TotM experience. 30 mins of TotM.No moving from a spot is allowed. Nothing besides nature sounds or Mike Oldfield is allowed. One cup of coffee is permitted. 10 mins improving the TotM experience–Psycho-Cybernetics on Psycho-Cybernetics. Ten minute break repeat for other skill, Cw or Sales.
Fear enables an acid-like, turning situation in your gut. Your legs feel like stone. The vision blurs. An almost screeching-like static coats the edge of your vision. But not in an obvious way. Like in a subliminal way–such as the ‘buy popcorn’ way movie theaters experimented with.
Maybe you write down the experience in your journal, hoping it’ll pass through observation. Maybe you use an anchoring technique from NLP or Tony Robbins. Maybe your just do the thing you fear, so that the death of fear is certain. Or maybe you just sit around, watching fear transmogrophy into regret–the heavy, poisonous feeling of possible pleasure gone forever.
Whatever you do. In most cases, there’s a thing you do that makes it so much harder on yourself. An it’s ironic because it IS what you need to think like when you handle your fear: simple.
Fear often comes from the unknown. But regardless of fear, it usually stems from the feeling that it’s too much. We won’t be able to do it because there’s too many moving parts.
“Complexity is the enemy of action,” as Tony Robbins says in an interview with Joe Polish. If that’s the case, then we can reasonably deduce that:
Simplicity = Action, and
Action = Confidence (or death of Fear)
Granted, there are thousand variables I’ve yet to tell you about. I know for a god-damned fact that THIS ALONE WILL NOT HELP YOU.
But you must do this whenever overwhelmed by fear. You must simplify what you’re trying to do. Our brains, while magnificent, IS limited in the regard of how many things we can focus on AND reasonably act on.
Final tip: Focus on simplifying ACTIONS and PAYOFFS.