The only way a paddle boat gets anywhere is by a dude rotating his legs, exerting force on the pedals, causing rotational force on the rotor, spinning it so that the paddles push on the water, causing the boat to go forward.
The motor boat–speed, yacht, steam, pontoon, or otherwise–causes the same effect: exert force to spin the rotor, causing paddles to push the boat forward. Except it’s more like a drill. And except that it harnesses the energy caused by the separation of molecular bonds via combustion (read: explosions) in the engine.
More humbly, even, a swimmer functions the same as a paddle boat. Except his body is the rotor, and the hands are the paddles. The paddles, the hands, push against the water, pushing his body forward through the water.
Whether you have a paddle boat, motor boat, or yourself, you still need to get from point A to point B in the water. And you can only get there… one paddle at a time. Whether you do 1 paddle every .5 seconds–as what I would guess a paddle boat can do–every .05 seconds–as what I would guess a motor boat can do–or every 1.5 seconds–as what a halfway in-shape swimmer could do–you need to paddle.
This is a metaphor I’m using to experiment. I’m afraid of putting things to the test in business. So. These are a series of experiments designed to help me break through the fear.
You see. I want to make a million dollars.
And when do I want to make a million dollars? Less than a year.
How the fuck am I supposed to do that. I don’t have any real business experience. I don’t have a high-T, thinker-judger personality like the big guys do. (Read ‘Profiles of Power and Success’ to understand what I mean. Everyone from Walt Disney to Nikola Tesla to Adolf Hitler To Amelia Earhardt is in here.) I’m not insane or obsessive–usually.
Well, that’s where science comes in.
What you’ve just read, two paragraphs before this one, is an observation. And, according to the ‘scientific method’, observations are nothing more than one of the 3 fundamental steps: Observation, Hypothesis, and Experiment.
If you really let that sink… then you’ll recognize that everything is a challenge. Everything you see, hear, feel, taste, and smell… is all part of science. Because, anything that can be observed, can be challenged… and then tested.
This is how humanity moves forward.
That said, what’s the hypothesis that follows this observation? What’s a great example of a hypothesis to this observation? Let’s do this:
“Is it possible for a 7-enneagram, INFP, Logical-Physical dude to make a million dollars in a year–that is, between September 16, 2014 and September 16, 2015?”
Well, to answer that, we need a set of experiments and subhypothesis to accompany that.
And that’s what the rest of this blog is about. My big experiment, for this big hypothesis, is to design over 200 hundred smaller experiments based on observations I make around this area.
Books that have influenced this experiment, by the way, include: ‘General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Application’, ‘The New Psycho-Cybernetics’, ‘What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars’, ‘Think And Grow Rich’, and more than a hundred other titles that you’d probably recognize.
That said, let’s get to the experiment. The following paragraphs will outline the materials and process for the experiment of the hypothesis.
Hypthesis: ‘Is it possible for a 7-enneagram, INFP, Logical-Physical dude to make a million dollars in a year–that is, between September 16, 2014 and September 16, 2015?’
The materials I’ll need: This blog (to record data), whatever the Internet can provide me (to provide contact information and general facts), people, and a phone.
The process will be:
1. Ask, “What do I see, hear, feel, taste, and smell as I achieve my millionth dollar by September 16th, 2015?” Really experience what it’s like to have the money. Infuse belief if image isn’t bright enough.
2. Look, listen, feel for the most “in my face”, in-the-foreground, most-pressing observation of something related to my million dollars. (For the second run-through of these steps and beyond, this will probably be the observation from the previous experiment.) Ask, answer, and type into a blog post “What’s an example of X?” where X is each step of the scientific method–including the optional step of ‘background research’.
4. Revise the post and publish it.
5. Do the experiment.
6. Post observation to the next blog post. Be sure to link this post to the previous, because it makes it easier to read and go from one post to the next.
This experiment will conclude when I’ve made one million dollars OR when September 16, 2015 passes.
I hope I make it.