The King of Good Ideas

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Hollywood produces thousands of movies every year but thousands of brilliant stories go untouched. You’d be baffled by the amount of scripts that sit and collect dust, many of which would make killer movies. Instead we have to watch reboot after reboot on the big screen and wonder why a movie like …

The Emoji Movie

is being made in the first place.

Making a new movie is a huge risk, just like starting a new business or experimenting with new ideas. Humans for the most part hate to take risks. In Fact losing hurts about twice as much compared to the joy we feel when “winning.” In Economics this concept is know as “Loss Aversion.”

Loss aversion refers to people’s tendency to prefer avoiding losses to acquiring equivalent gains: it’s better to not lose $5 than to find $5. Some studies have suggested that losses are twice as powerful, psychologically, as gains.

So think about it. Tons of scripts equals tons of risk. Why not make another shitty transformers movie or restart spider man Again!!!

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This scene gave me chills every time.

 

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My face during every set at the gym.

Ideas need Action. Scripts need producers. The seeds don’t sow themselves.

It can be so hard to get things started, it’s much easier to just think about how things could be. I was the king of good ideas, priding myself on all the wonderful things my mind could conjure up. After years of doing this I realized all the good ideas I had tallied up to a sum total of jack shit.

There are hundreds of reasons/excuses someone won’t start something. Maybe it’s fear of failure, lack of vision or just outright laziness. One thing that combats 99% of those problems but won’t be clear in the beginning is the “Compound Effect.” It seems the majority of us only know of this concept in the realm of bad habits. ( i.e If you eat one donut a day for a month what happens to your waist line?) It’s absolutely unreal the results that can be seen when you are consistent and stick with something over a period of time.

Image result for exponential chart motivation                                                         Here   ^^^    is where most people give up. You start for a bit and see very little return. You do it for the wrong reasons and lack the enthusiasm to chug along.  The easiest way to create a great product or service is to make something you want to use.

 

Choo Choo time! It’s time to start now and build your empire. A lot of people want that quick fix and live for the weekend. It takes more time than you think to build something valuable, so buckle up and get ready for the ride. 

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A few years back I was recommended a book by Stephen Pressfield called The War of Art. It’s an easy read that you can knock out in a couple days and I highly suggest you purchase it.

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There is an old formula that runs rampant in the minds of young and old alike. It looks like this   Motivation > Action = Results

It’s time we shift the paradigm and change the formula to this

Action > Motivation > More Action > More Motivation = Results

 

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You don’t need motivational speeches on youtube or another cup of coffee. All you need is to get your ass to the gym, sit it on the desk chair, or get it in motion. Once you do that the motivation ensues. Waiting for motivation is like waiting for your for that 10/10 girl to approach you.

In closing start now, don’t wait for any more good ideas. You have good ideas, you have the script. What we need is more producers. You can learn to play a new instrument, cook a variety of meals, learn to pick up girls, start a new business. If you put in a small daily effort you will reap huge rewards come harvest time. Don’t be afraid of being unsure, be afraid of never starting.

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GODMODE – Enthusiasm

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THUMOS:   Thumos constitutes the “seat of energy that can fill a person,” and serves as the active agent within man. It is the stimulus, the drive, the juice to action — the thing that makes the blood surge in your veins.

The Entire GODMODE Series has lead us to this point. The Final Key to having the most energy and crushing your goal’s in life starts here. Enthusiasm. Without it we are only half of our potential.

 

Enthusiasm is like a life hack in so many ways. When you’re enthusiastic the people around you will pick up this “State.” You develop trust and rapport with someone that wants to engage with you. It can take use anxiety for its purpose and make you feel and act confident. If you outwardly show enthusiasm it will makes it’s way into your inner world and fill you with energy.   It’s like taking an NZT pill from the movie limitless. The circuits in your brain light up, your eyes widen.

So how do I bring more Enthusiasm into my life immediately?

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FLIP THE SWITCH

I believe that Enthusiasm and Gratitude are directly related.  In Kevin Clayson’s book “Flip the Gratitude Switch” he says that life without gratitude is like stumbling around in the dark.  The light switch is there in front of you but so many people will never hit it. Think about the average mindset of people, the facebook posts, gossip at work, constant complaining. It’s easy to do, its easy to think of what’s wrong, to point out the errors and think about what your life is missing. As soon as grumble and complain you put yourself in a place of need. You are lacking something, your life is insufficient and that will ruin your happiness and those around will come to resent you.

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Imagine being a poor street urchin years ago. You enter the kings castle and beg for whatever scraps you can. Think about how you would be received. Maybe you would get a few copper coins or a plate of food but would you be welcomed into the palace. Imagine the looks you would receive by the onlookers as you wept and begged for more.

Most people in affluent societies never have to worry about being without but if you look deeper it is not a poorness of the flesh as much as a poverty of the Spirit.

When you are never fulfilled you take on the roll of the street urchin. When you grumble and complain, you merely exist. If you truly want to live “Flip the Switch.” It’s as simple as realizing what you have now. It’s about looking at your current job, your apartment, your current girlfriend, your ugly dog and feeling grateful for what you have. If you don’t feel grateful then you need to take some goddamn responsibility for your life and make some changes.

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So come bearing gifts. Gratitude makes you realize the opportunity you have here on earth. That realization fuels Enthusiasm.

A common phrase among the sales industry is

“The Sale starts the moment your two feet hit the ground in the morning.” 

A tip for more enthusiasm is just to act enthusiastic. You may have heard “fake it until you make it” several times while looking at videos on how to be confident. This is different. Enthusiasm is an emotion that combats, tiredness, sloth, inaction, over thinking. It may be hard at first but if you just jump out of your seat and act enthusiastic pretty soon your physiology will catch up.

So you can read about this and think “yeah that sounds good” but if you don’t put it into action immediately it will be a waste. Make a commitment to yourself to stop complaining today. Make a promise to bring enthusiasm to your day ahead, from the minute your two feet hit the ground. Almost instantaneously you will see your life and the people in your life change for the better.

Napoleon Hill on Enthusiasm 

  • Enthusiasm is a state of mind that inspires and arouses someone to put into action the task at hand

 

  • Enthusiasm is contagious and affects every person the enthusiast comes in contact with

 

  • Enthusiasm is the most important factor of successful salesmanship, it is vital to public speaking and leadership

 

  • It will energize your entire body and enable you to cope with less than half the usual amount of sleep and perform from two to three times as much work as you usually perform in a given period, without fatigue

 

  • If enthusiasm truly gets a hold of you it will make you forget time and space and you will reach the zone where your concentration is as big as possible

 

  • Some people are blessed with natural enthusiasm, while others must acquire it
    • You have to find work you like doing
    • If you’re in a position where you can’t do what you love, develop a chief aim that will get you to where you want to be and you will develop enthusiasm for your current work as part of the bigger plan

 

  • Happiness can only be achieved through thehope of future achievement
    • The house you want to own, the life you want to lead, the money you intend to earn are the things that produce happiness
    • These are also the things out of which your definite chief aim is formed and over which you may become enthusiastic, no matter what your present station in life may be

This wraps up the GODMODE Series. Thank you for all the support bro’s.

 

 

GODMODE – Devotion to the Tribe

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“Men cannot be men—much less good or heroic men—unless their actions have meaningful consequences to people they truly care about. Strength requires an opposing force, courage requires risk, mastery requires hard work, honor requires accountability to other men. Without these things, we are little more than boys playing at being men, and there is no weekend retreat or mantra or half-assed rite of passage that can change that. A rite of passage must reflect a real change in status and responsibility for it to be anything more than theater. No reimagined manhood of convenience can hold its head high so long as the earth remains the tomb of our ancestors” 

-Jack Donovan

I consider myself an introvert by nature. I enjoy the silence, the books and being able to make myself a meal whenever. I like to think and plan, go to the gym at will or spend an afternoon walking around my neighborhood listening to audio books. For a long time I never realized the importance of friendship.

Many self help books and Millionaire Mentor’s gave me the idea that “hanging out” is a waste of time. I figured my time would be better spent doing other things like “Embracing the Grind.”

As time went on I felt a perpetual void in my life. All this self improvement left me unfulfilled and searching for something more. I felt lonely and a depression setting in.

“The root of humanly caused evil is not man’s animal nature, not territorial aggression, or innate selfishness, but our need to gain self-esteem, deny our mortality, and achieve a heroic self-image. Our desire for the best is the cause of the worst.” 
― Sam KeenThe Denial of Death
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We’re not made to be alone, at least not all the time. Prisoners go mad in isolation, a baby will die if it is not touched. We are social creature that are meant to thrive within a tribe. In a tribe you care for the members, every person has their role and it is that role where you find your identity. Without people in our life like close friends, family members, a fellowship of men, we will fall to the brutality and monotony of life.
We need to be able to share the struggles we face with other men whom have wrestled the same demons and endured the suffering as we do.
We need others to build us up and nurture our souls. If you go on this journey alone, you may find yourself  a master of nothing belonging to a tribe of no one.
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It’s true sometimes we need to go within and examine our hearts. I’m not saying you should become a party monster who goes out with “The Boys” every weekend and gets wasted. I still believe much is found in solitude. But we need the Yang to the Yin. The fellowship of men, Devotion to a Tribe or a cause that is bigger than ourselves. One of the greatest things I’ve done recently is make myself more open to hang with friends at least once a week. We can get a workout in or sit around a fire or a table playing board games.
These times together will leave you inspired if you get rid of the competition of trying to outdo each other. I encourage you to start your group. Be the catalyst in your friend group to get everyone together. Maybe make a book club or a weekly mens meeting. Talk about real topics like struggles with women, money, career, life etc. Once you open up you will see others will usually open up to you.
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Rally the Troops!

GODMODE – Organization

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Man this is a tough one to talk about but we got to be real. We all have goals and dreams. A lot of us want to travel the world and change it too but can hardly clean our room.

I’m guilty of this. Most days I get so caught up in things which I think are important and the place I live slowly begins to look like a rat cage. Clothes everywhere, dishes left undone, just a mess everywhere. At first it doesn’t seem like a big deal but what happens to our mind when we see this Chaos?

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This is how your Brain Looks at your messy Room 

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Snakes Everywhere! It’s hard to think deeply and be creative when your living space is in a state of Chaos. Your room, your apartment, your kitchen should aid you on your journey, not make you feel uneasy. Have you ever done the dishes and felt a surge of energy? How about making your bed? Bringing order to a chaotic situation will give you an immediate boost of energy.

Here’s what Tim Ferris says about  making your bed.

“It’s hard for me to overstate how important this ritual has become.”

Making his bed every morning is a strategy that helps him deal with all of the intangibles and curveballs that life throws at him. It gives him a sense of control over his life.

“No matter how s—ty your day is … you can make your bed,” Ferriss writes. “And that gives you the feeling, at least it gives me the feeling, even in a disastrous day, that I’ve held on to the cliff ledge by a fingernail and I haven’t fallen. There is at least one thing I’ve controlled.”

That’s a great feeling, like you are in control, not the one being controlled. 

“The state of our surroundings, tells the conditions of our soul.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita
I notice that when my room is dirty my car is usually dirty too. If I take a deeper look there are probably some other aspects of my life that I have forgot to “Clean up” also.  It’s easy to get frustrated when you feel like you are not reaching your full potential in life. We feel like we’re not being all we can be but maybe we just have to start at a smaller level. Psychologist Carl Jung once said that people never find “God” because they’re not willing to go small enough.  God/Order/Peace/Power can be found in taking care of your living space.`
One of the best things you can do is start now.  5 minutes a day dedicated to cleaning your room, washing dishes, vacuuming the floor will immediately lift your mood.  Start small and work your way up. If we want to change the world we must first take a look at ourselves.
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GODMODE – Meditation

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“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

-Marcus Aurelius

Meditation is an ancient practice that is becoming more popular in the West. Various religions show different gods seated in “Full Lotus” position, deep in meditation.

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I think that it’s easy to write off meditation as woo woo hippie nonsense. But if you’re not interested in discovering “Ancient Wisdom, Enlightenment, or discovering the secrets of the Universe,” meditation can still be a life changing practice.

How can sitting down, following my breath change my life?

If you’re a human you’ve dealt with the “Monkey Mind” as the Buddhist’s call it. The mind is like a monkey that sits on your shoulder and talks to you all day. This is also known as Anxiety and Worry. It’s the voice in your head that tells you not to approach the 10/10 hot babe at the grocery store. It’s the voice that tells you not to go to the gym or to hit the snooze button on your alarm. It’s the voice that’s constantly making you struggle with food choices on a new diet. It’s the voice of “Pain and Agony” that screams out the moment you feel pain. It’s the voice alcoholics drown out and drug addicts run from.

FEAR is an Illusion

It’s a fantasy world that we choose to live in. We’re no longer monkey’s running from lions trying to avoid being eaten. We’re no longer helpless peasants getting our village raided and pillaged by vikings. But we still haven’t learned to control our minds, so we suffer so much because of our thoughts. The Mind is an amazing machine but needs to be under the users control. If left to run wild it will bring you to ruine and leave you in a constant state of stress and uncertainty.

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BREATH SWEEPS MIND

Meditation (Specifically Zen Meditation) is the practice of continually returning to the present moment, where the monkey brain shuts off. No past, no future just here and now. When you focus on the sensation of breathing, air coming in and out of your nose, the mind is swept of it’s worry and anxiety.

LOOK BROTHERS

Life is scary. We really don’t know what the F@ck we’re all doing or what we’re supposed to be doing here on earth. From the moment you stick your big head out of the womb you are entering “Dangerous Territory.” You are naked, you are hungry and you can’t feed yourself and you could get eaten out here. Your only hope is to cry, so that someone hears you and rescues you from this helpless state. As you get older life gets even harder and when you cry no one comes running to help.

Theodore Roosevelt Quote: “What such a man needs is not courage but nerve control, cool headedness. This he can get only by practice.”

It’s just so complex and in order to navigate through that complexity you need to be able to keep calm and think. There’s going to be risks that you need to take, you’re going to have to change your car tire on the side of the highway someday, you’re going to have to pay your first electric bill, you’re going to have to meet new people and give a presentation and it’s like you want to be able to have cool-headedness within the situations. You don’t want your thoughts running all over the place, you want to feel like you’re capable to handle the uncertainty of the world. You have tremendous power to conquer the unknown and figure things out but a lot of the answers are obscured by all these thoughts of fear and doubt.

With practice you will notice that things that cause you pain both physically and emotionally won’t hurt as much. Part of the reason we suffer so much is because the mind seems to exaggerate the situation. “If it’s bad, it’s really bad!”

I hope this has opened your eyes to the powerful practice of meditation. If you want to get a grip of your mind all it takes a few minutes a day and you will see it positively impact your life.

A great video for learning Zen Meditation.

 

 

GODMODE – Diet

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The question is what should we eat?

Let’s start here by asking the question “What do most people eat?”

Because the majority of people suffer from lack of energy, unnecessary weight gain and an increased risk of diabetes.

What the hell is in our food or better yet what is our food made of?

If you go to your local supermarket you are bombarded by thousands of different options. This number continues to rise every year as companies pop out new products and fight for shelf positioning.

But there is an easy way to get a grip on this when we understand that a few ingredients make up the majority of the products.

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Really, you may be thinking “when is the last time I had corn?” It’s there though, hidden in some of your favorite foods. Corn is so versatile and cheaper than you would believe. It’s in your favorite cereals as (Corn Flour) it’s in the soft drinks as (High Fructose Corn Syrup.) The chicken feed is literally(corn) and the coating that covers your chicken nugget is (Cornmeal.) It’s what they feed the cattle and the soil that the cattle’s remains fertilize. It’s also in some of the alcohol you buy.

That’s a lot of corn. When you add it up it’s estimated that 40% of all products in the supermarket contain some form of Corn. (Even everyday beauty items.)

IS CORN BAD FOR ME?

The Answer is no but why so much corn? We need to nourish our bodies with other nutrients that corn does not contain. Another huge topic worth looking into is the effects on animals when you feed them a corn diet. Cow’s our grass eaters not corn eaters.

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Flours are produced by crushing grains into fine powders. And those powders form the basis not just for breads and buns, but for a huge variety of processed foods, from cereals, crackers and pizza dough to cookies, cakes and ice cream cones. As a result, the average American now eats 10 servings of refined grains each day.

As our national appetite for flour has inched up, so has the incidence of diet-related ills, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Coincidence? Many nutrition experts don’t think so. When they weigh the evidence linking food choices and disease, they see the white, dusty fingerprints of flour everywhere. These sort of grains spike your blood sugar like sugar does and leaves you feeling low after the initial spike.

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A little sugar when fruit is in season or occasionally stumbling upon a bee hive would have been the “Dessert” for our primitive ancestors.  Sugar is in everything now days and it’s addicting. If you give rats an innumerable amount of sugar they will eat until they are sick. It lights up the same pathways in the brain as cocaine and has been shown to be neurotoxic.

Be careful to look for these hidden sugars in the ingredient list.

  • Corn syrup or high-fructose corn syrup
  • Dextrose or crystal dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Maltose
  • Lactose
  • Sucrose
  • Glucose
  • Evaporated cane juice or fruit juice
  • Caramel
  • Carob syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Dextrin and maltodextrin
  • Rice syrup
  • Molasses
  • Evaporated corn sweetener
  • Confectioner’s powdered sugar
  • Agave nectar

“I am not going to tell you to follow a certain diet or tell you to follow mine. I wont tell you if eating animals is right or wrong. I am concerned on finding the right foods that work best with our bodies, providing us with the most energy and learning to incorporate those into our lives.”

 

So if you want to be filled with the most energy possible don’t be so quick to pledge your allegiance to a certain diet. Make a commitment to eat as many Whole Foods as possible. A whole food is…

“Food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.”

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A list of Whole foods

NUTRITION: 102 Primal Whole Foods - Love and Primal - Kinda surprised that quinoa and oats didn't make the list. No grains on there at all.

 

I hope this article has brought some awareness into your life about making the right food choices. I can tell you that eating the good foods is critical for your growth both mentally and physically. If you want to have huge amounts of energy make sure to put the right fuel for your body in.

 

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GODMODE – Orgasm and NoFap

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“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”   – Marcus Aurelius

 

There is a lot to talk about when it comes to the subject of NoPMO. (Porn, Masturbation, Orgasm.) You may also know this as….

NOFAP

The NoFap movement is here and it’s here to stay. For a long time porn was kept hush hush. A dirty little secret that emerged 20 years ago in the homes of people across the globe. No one really questioned it. Many of the people proclaiming it was wrong only approached it from a moral standpoint. “Porn is Evil.” “Porn is the devil trying to manipulate young men.”

It wasn’t until recently that people started to question the effects of porn on the brain. Many people thought it was entirely safe, giving single, virgin men a cure for their lust and relieving them of their sexual tension. The moment you brought the subject of “Porn as harmful” you were rebuked unless it was in church. School mates no longer brought playboy magazines to school but replaced them with pictures found on the internet. Porn became the number one thing on the internet. A quick look at the statistics

• In 2015, worldwide, there were more than 2 billion Web searches for porn.

• 20 percent of mobile-device searches are for porn.

• 90 percent of boys and 60 percent of girls are exposed to Internet porn by age 18.

• 56 percent of divorces involve one spouse (almost always the man) having an obsessive interest in online porn.

• Compared with faithful spouses, adulterers are more than twice as likely to be regular viewers of online porn.

Similar statistics come from InternetSafey101/Enough is Enough, which calls itself “the national leader in making the Internet safe for children and families.” According to these folks:

• Porn sites attract more visitors each month than Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined.

• 30 percent of Internet content is porn.

• From 2005 to 2013, searches for “teen porn” tripled to 500,000 a day.

But is it any surprise? Sex lights up the brain more than a box of fresh glazed donuts.

Nature however found a way to balance out our sex craziness so that we don’t over do it and kill ourselves from too much fucking. I’m not going to go into the details of this. You can look it up if you want but you can literally die from busting too many nuts.

 “A 16-year-old boy died after masturbating 42 times without stopping in Rubiato town, in Goiás region, Brazil.”           lol

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The Coolidge Effect 

The Coolidge effect is a phenomenon seen in animal species whereby males (and to a lesser extent females) exhibit renewed sexual interest if introduced to new receptive sexual partners,even after cessation of sex with prior but still available sexual partners. The evolutionary benefit to this phenomenon is that a male can fertilize multiple females. The male may be reinvigorated repeatedly for successful insemination of multiple females. This type of mating system can be referred to as polygyny, where one male has multiple female mates, but each female only mates with one or a few male mates.

So what does this have to do with Porn?

Novelty

If you have the time I highly recommend watching this video. Beware you will never look at porn the same.

“If sex is such a powerful driving force then having the ability to jack off to more women then you have ever met in your life time can fuck up your reward systems.”

This leads to an array of problems like depression, social anxiety, erectile dysfunction and unrealistic views on sex.

So we took care of the P, what about the M O? (masturbation orgasm.)

We have to look at this and ask ourselves why? A huge WHY is required for two reasons.

With a Big enough “Why” your “How” will follow.

And with a Big enough “Why” you will know what exactly you want to let into your life.

Think about the person that smokes cigarettes, eats junk food, gets drunk, watches hours of television, masturbates often, watches porn, smokes weed, sleeps in.

What’s the deal with this person?  He has no “Why.”

You’ve probably heard this famous quote

” If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

Your “why” gives your life a SYSTEM. And when you don’t have systems in place you will fall to the inevitable chaos that is life. Systems bring order to chaos, they help us escape from the place we don’t want to be. (Poverty, Uncertainty, Doubt, Anxiety, Fear.)

I believe that for all the advancement and progress we’ve made with technology there is also a dark side.

It has given us an illusion of happiness and meaning. It’s hard for me to put this into words but I feel it is a blanket that we throw over our problems. Instead of deep thinking we turn to the t.v, when we’re are bored we run to our phones, when we are lonely we can easily watch porn. Life is suffering and it’s only until we face that suffering and stop escaping that we gain control.

Whether we are being pacified, herded like mental sheep ready for slaughter or just unsure how to handle the onslaught of technical advances means little. If we succumb to always being comfortable, forever escaping the pain we become less human. Constant comfort means no adaptation.

And that means weakness.

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Feeling Horny makes you Feel alive. 

That power, that Life Force that surges in your balls is your fucking saving grace.

Feeling depressed and low on energy? How many times do you masturbate a week? Hell, how many times are you having sex a week. We seem to give little thought to the releasing of sexual energy but maybe this is what brings your soul to life.

Napoleon Hill said

Sex desire is the most powerful of human desires. When driven by this desire, men develop keenness of imagination, courage, will-power, persistence, and creative ability unknown to them at other times. So strong and impelling is the desire for sexual contact that men freely run the risk of life and reputation to indulge it. When harnessed, and redirected along other lines, this motivating force maintains all of its attributes of keenness of imagination, courage, etc., which may be used as powerful creative forces in literature, art, or in any other profession or calling, including, of course, the accumulation of riches.

Lust, Sexual tension, Horniness is powerful stuff and it rages in us men. When you learn to master your sexual energy you separate yourself from the millions of men who are enslaved to their desires and can bring about an entire new paradigm shift to your life.

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GODMODE – Get Up

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“The Function of A Man is to Live.”

We were made to move, to sail the sea’s to discover unknown territory , to climb mountains. Just look at the human body.

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We can squat down and jump, run and climb, we can stand on our hands and a few of us can spread out in a full split. We can literally conquer any terrain. Surf or slide down the elements. These bodies of ours are created for movement.

“If you stop moving you die.”

The simple fact is we don’t move enough. Global studies show, on average, we sit 7.7 hours a day, and some results estimate people sit up to 15 hours a day.

15 Hours a Day are you KIDDING ME!

Let’s take a closer look. Say your commute to work is 30 minute’s. You then get to work and sit in a meeting for 15 minutes and then take a seat at your desk or first class and sit for 2-3 hours answering emails, taking notes etc. You take your morning dump while slouching over looking at your phone with bad posture for 15 mins.  Lunch is more sitting in the car and in the break room. Another 5-6 hours at work and your 30 minutes commute home. That’s half the day and who knows how much sitting you do at home.

Needless to say we sit too much.

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  • Excessive sitting impacts our body’s metabolic system: “Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression and the cascade of health ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists have named sitting disease.” James Levine, MD, PhD

I don’t write this article to scare you but to aware you. It is of the utmost importance that we start to move more like we were designed to. That we get back to the basics. A lot of people think that because they workout for an hour in the morning that they negate the effects of sitting for the rest of the day.  In fact combating sitting disease with added gym-time may not work: most people don’t have time for MORE exercise, and more exercise time may not even reverse sitting disease.

So what’s the Remedy

GET UP!

Seriously bro’s I’m committing to you that I will stand up more, walk more, move more, run more, step more, skip more, jump more, from here on until I’m out. Sitting is weakening our energy levels and our mindsets. How motivated are you to hammer out a project or hit the gym after of hours of sitting?

We are supposed to LIVE, not just Exist and rot away in our chairs.

And the way we do that is to do exactly what we made for. More movement is more life. More Vitality and Energy to actually change our life.

If you’re serious about keeping your body energized and your mind sharp, it is recommended  to get between 10,000 and 15,000 steps a Day.

I like to make 10,000 my minimum step threshold. It gives me a goal to hit daily. I use this step tracker on my Samsung Galaxy S7. Any tracker will do, just get those steps in.

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As you can see I have some work to do.I t’s already 4:42 in the afternoon and I’m not even halfway complete. So what I’ll do is throw in a fifteen minute walk at work and then when I get home I’ll go for a two mile walk around my neighborhood while listening to audio books.

This does wonders for my sleep and motivation later in the day. I’m telling you walking will invigorate your soul. Listen to audio books or podcasts while you walk and knock out two birds with one stone.

Some great quotes on walking

“Your true kingdom is just around you, and your leg is your scepter. A muscular, manly leg, one untarnished by sloth or sensuality, is a wonderful thing.” –Alfred Barron

“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.”                                                      -Friedrich Nietzsche
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We did a 10,000 step challenge this past May and it really changed my life.

Solvitur ambulando.

It’s a Latin phrase that literally means, “It is solved by walking.” Or, a little more loosely, “It is solved by walking around.”

Whenever I was worried about something. Stress from work or just life. I would go on a long walk and my troubles would melt away. I encourage you to join me on this journey.

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GODMODE – An Introduction

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“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

– Marcus Aurelius

I have that quote hanging up on my vision board in the kitchen. It’s a daily reminder that I need to bring the energy and check my attitude the moment I wake up.

Am I going to hit the Snooze button? NO (Whats the point in this)

Am I going to complain about the work day ahead?   NO

Am I going to take my sweet ass time to get into the shower and hit the gym? NO

Am I going to discipline myself to do the hard things, when I should do them, whether I feel like it or not?    ABSOLUTELY

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I’m Suited up. My armor is on. The day Awaits!

I’ve got my mind right.  Now what? What is the one defining quality that makes a man a man? Is it Courage? Confidence? Knowledge? Humility?

“The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between men—between the feeble and the powerful, the great and the insignificant—is energy, invincible determination—a purpose once fixed, and then—death or victory! That quality will do anything that can be done in this world, and no talents, no circumstances, no opportunities, will make a two-legged creature a man without it”

― Thomas Fowell Buxton

 

It’s Energy brothers. Without energy we are nothing. We all have finite energy stores. Eventually we run out of stock and need to recharge. If you lack energy not only will you have less willpower but you will be more prone to a nihilistic few of the world. It’s hard to express gratitude when your body and soul are neglected.

THE KEY’S TO OUR CAGE ARE THE KEY’S TO THE KINGDOM.

ENERGY!

In this series we will discuss the steps that are needed to give us the greatest amount of energy. We are going to dive deep and push our limits in order to transform our lives.

1st on the list is Sleep

If you’re not getting at least 7-8 hours a night you are not operating at your maximum capacity. It has been shown that lack of sleep causes decreased testosterone, lack of sex drive, weight gain and a array of other negative side effects.

GET THIS RIGHT ASAP

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I Am the Creator

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I sit here typing on my keyboard at work. Saturday’s are the superbowl in the car industry but today has been pretty slow. Off to my side is a lady who just came out of the finance office  and is about to drive home in a brand new car. She’s on the phone with someone and I hear her say “but next week is the Billy Joel concert.”

BOOM!

 

Just like that someone’s dream finally comes true. No more waiting, no more anticipation. The car she’s been waiting on has arrived. The Billy Joel concert is in a week which will come and go quicker than light, to be tucked away in the memory of this woman. Anticipation Reward, Anticipation Reward the end. That’s life.

Bang Bucko! 

That’s fucking life and it’s fantastic. Some people get depressed when they realize shit like this. Not me, those days are done. The Anticipation is the reward. We are motivated by the desire to get somewhere that is different from where we are now. That’s what dopamine is baby. The driving force of your life, the thing that gets you up in the morning.

“You want to have something in front of you. You want a target you can aim at and hit. “

Some people call this finding your purpose, I call it destiny.

If you’re human you have a biological destiny to create. You can create children or you can create a famous painting that sells for millions. But understand that if you choose not to create you spit in the face of  the creator.

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“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

 

YOU CAN CHANGE IT MAN!

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This is exactly what I thought when I heard the lady on the phone. Her own life, her own dreams, her brand new car, her excitement and sadness and eventual death. Just like that. It’s fucking magical.

It’s the Weekend.

There always seems to be a buzz in the air. Destiny calls and it’s been calling you since birth. People are out living life. Creating or partaking in Creation, perhaps even trying to escape it.

“but there’s so many people, my life is meaningless.”

NO! WRONG!

Start Creating and start changing. The mind doesn’t want to reach it’s destination. Once it hits its mark it finds a new one. That’s fucking happiness man. It’s in the pursuit.

But what do you have to pursue? 

So you’re stuck in a constant loop of the satiation of low level goals. Hungry? Go to Mcdonalds and get a big mac. MMMMMmmm yummy. Horny? Visit pornhub and get off while fantasizing about pixelated pussy. BORED? No Problem. Surely Netflix has something that will give you a laugh or two.

Satiation. An abundance of satisfaction. Always full. A Utopia. 

But No, you want more and you need more. It’s the fucking journey we want. Be the hero of your Journey.

Listen to the consciousness inside of you. You know what needs to be done.

“With a Big enough Why the How will follow.”

Start here. Find your Why.

Actually scratch that. You don’t even need a “WHY.”  Just start something, anything. Clean your room, do your laundry, follow a simple recipe and cook yourself a meal, purchase a gym membership.  Action advances Action.

Once you start building momentum you don’t slow down. Life will begin to come together and make sense. You will literally find meaning if you just get out of fucking bed and take action. The action that you know you should be taking but you’ve put off for too long.

Stop pondering the meaning of life. Stop getting lost in endless thoughts of existence. Fix up what you can fix up now. Happiness will come to you my friend. It is yours whenever you choose.

“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.”    -Victor Frankl

Your Journey Awaits

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