77.29 Stoics

718. https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/this-is-what-keeps-us-working-for-the-man/

719. The Stoics were all about routine and concentration. Epictetus said that philosophy was something that should be kept at hand every day and night.

720. Seneca, for his part, talked about deep diving into the right books—rather than chasing every new or exciting thing published. “You must linger among a limited number of master-thinkers, and digest their works,” he said, “if you would derive ideas which shall win firm hold in your mind.”

721. https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/01/john-w-whitehead/break-the-cycle-in-2019-say-no-to-the-governments-cruelty-brutality-and-abuse/

722. At no point do you ever have any real ownership in anything other than the clothes on your back. Everything else can be seized by the government under one pretext or another (civil asset forfeiture, unpaid taxes, eminent domain, public interest, etc.).

723. Something to consider to heal the prostate:

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/01/bill-sardi/depletion-of-iron-from-tumor-cells-prior-to-vitamin-c-therapy-quells-cancer/

724. What are the things I need to track during 77:

725. http://readynutrition.com/resources/how-to-almost-completely-erase-your-digital-footprint_07062018/

726. https://medium.com/s/story/how-hitler-nearly-destroyed-the-great-american-novel-ed5f7bb77aeb

727. 99% of men are afraid of the WRONG things.

They’re scared of:

And I get it. I’ve been there too.

But what men should really be scared of isn’t failure… It’s never taking action towards the life that they want.

728. Our time on this earth is limited. We only have one chance to make it count.

729. What you should really fear is dying with your best work inside of you.

730. Here’s the plan I put into action:

● I quit my day job, broke up with my ex and traveled across the country.

● I maxed out all of my credit cards on personal development seminars.

● I read hundreds of books on success, psychology, and personal achievement.

● I Interviewed more than 400 experts in self-development, business and relationships.

● I hired some of the best coaches in the world (some of whom I could barely afford) and worked hard to change my mindset, actions and daily habits.

And within a few years I achieved goals that I’d never thought possible:

● I built a 7-figure business that generates more money in a month than my entire year’s salary at my previous corporate 9-5 job.  

● I wake up when I want, work where I want and with whom I want – true freedom.

● I dated an abundance of beautiful women and then found the woman of my dreams that I’m now in an amazing relationship with.

● I built a high level social network packed with multi-millionaires, renowned thought leaders and some of the best life coaches in the world. See below:

731. https://success.knowledgeformen.com/free-trial/

732. http://www.openworldmag.com/9-andrew-ferebee/

733. Doug Casey:

There are at least seven characteristics that define a sociopath, although I’m sure the list could be extended:

  1. Sociopaths completely lack a conscience or any capacity for real regret about hurting people. Although they pretend the opposite.
  2. Sociopaths put their own desires and wants on a totally different level from those of other people. Their wants are incommensurate. They truly believe their ends justify their means. Although they pretend the opposite.
  3. Sociopaths consider themselves superior to everyone else, because they aren’t burdened by the emotions and ethics others have – they’re above all that. They’re arrogant. Although they pretend the opposite.
  4. Sociopaths never accept the slightest responsibility for anything that goes wrong, even though they’re responsible for almost everything that goes wrong. You’ll never hear a sincere apology from them.
  5. Sociopaths have a lopsided notion of property rights. What’s theirs is theirs, and what’s yours is theirs too. They therefore defend currency inflation and taxation as good things.
  6. Sociopaths usually pick the wrong target to attack. If they lose their wallet, they kick the dog. If 16 Saudis fly planes into buildings, they attack Afghanistan.
  7. Sociopaths traffic in disturbing news, they love to pass on destructive rumors, and they’ll falsify information to damage others.

734.  “We need national health care,” “Our brave troops should fight evil over there so we don’t have to fight it over here,” “The rich should pay their fair share” – are just reactive and comforting catch phrases. The whole point of spin doctors is to produce comforting sound bites that elude testing against reality. And, two, Americans have become very pampered and comfortable. They’re a nation of overfed losers, mooches, and coasters who like the status quo without wondering how long it can possibly last.

735. https://www.ice.gov/doclib/ddor/ddor2017_02-11to02-17.pdf

736. For my daily spun article, I need to take an ebook from Kindle Unlimited and reduce it to an article of 800 to 1200 words.  After the spin, it can be posted everywhere in 2 or 3 articles.

737. Create a master spin for linking to various domains and affiliate products to have them handy for any article.

738. Look for a local woman I can spend time with and only come here for times that Corbett and Tammy are not here.

739. Journey.  Read hundreds of books.

740. Use spun articles and drip into email lists.  Read more…

741. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-49tKzXe2Y

742. Affiliate Marketing:

  1. what you need to succeed:
  1. a well-designed blog or website
  2. an opt in email list
  3. value
  1. sales, or pre-sales?
  2. like being a commissioned sales agent
  3. performanced-based marketing
  4. Paid when a user makes a sale or performs a desired action (lead, free trial, etc)
  5. don’t need your own product
  6. don’t have to do customer support
  7. commissions from 50% to 100% - higher than the vendor in most cases
  8. low risk (time)
  9. Common Affiliate Mistakes:
  1. not building a list
  2. not knowing how to generate traffic
  3. investing with a negative ROI
  4. not establishing credibility
  5. sending traffic via a naked affiliate link
  1. find right products to sell
  2. build an email list
  3. how to write follow up emails
  4. increase your commissions to 5 figures/month
  5. super affiliate vs. regular affiliate (90-9-1)
  6. regular - drive traffic via raw affiliate link
  7. if you paid for traffic and no sale, you lose
  8. most sales are not on the first click
  9. if sale, customer goes to vendor’s email list
  10. super - drive traffic to your website or freebies first
  11. gain subscribers
  12. follow up
  13. build trust and credibility
  1. domain name
  2. web hosting
  3. autoresponder - aweber or getresponse
  4. paypal acct - premier or business
  5. html or WP (use Optimize Press)
  1. positive + proactive + efficient
  2. don’t use tinyurl or bit.ly links any longer
  3. choosing profitable products to promote
  4. formula for choosing
  5. wealth of products available
  6. hundreds of products are launched daily
  7. not all will sell
  8. want to sell products that are doing well
  9. affiliates are more important than the vendor is getting sales started
  10. Criteria:  (he’s letting the market demand determine what to promote)
  1. at least 50% commission
  1. $7-12 - want 100%
  2. $17-27 - 60-75%
  3. $37+ - 50%
  4. promote some high-price products ($100+) at 50%
  1. EPC $1+ (Earning Per Click)
  1. the higher the epc, the more you make from your promoting efforts
  2. all traffic must be targeted traffic
  1. upsells
  2. recurring element - +
  3. instant payment - +
  4. quality of product
  5. demand
  6. sales copy
  7. promotional tools
  1. marketplaces: (digital)
  1. clickbank
  2. jvzoo
  3. warriorplus
  1. muncheye.com - upcoming launches
  2. review writing techniques
  1. simple and effective reviews
  2. power affiliate website
  1. call to action
  2. purchase the product or ask the vendor for a copy
  3. “review copy” or “full access”
  4. prove your credibility:
  1. sales record
  2. your own site
  3. email list (traffic to your site)
  1. if newbie:
  1. purchase
  2. ask for a discount
  1. write a review
  1. 300-500 words
  2. conversational style
  3. pros and cons
  4. photos or screenshots
  5. 5 star rating system
  6. insert youtube video
  1. setup your own site (subdomain)
  2. self-hosted WP
  3. not on free blogs
  4. ______ Review.com
  5. ______ Bonus.com
  6. ______ Special.com
  7. Why WP?
  1. easy to install and use
  2. SEO friendly
  3. instant changes
  4. create multiple subdirectory blogs
  1. Bonus technique
  1. relevant
  2. 5x times the value of the main product
  3. rare or exclusive to your offer
  1. bonuses can fill in the gaps to the cons of the review
  2. people buy value and solutions
  3. what kind?
  1. special report
  2. video
  3. software
  4. templates
  5. membership
  1. sources:
  1. plr
  2. diy
  3. jv
  4. request from vendor
  1. how to introduce on website:
  1. ask for copy of receipt email
  2. instant with JVzoo or Warrior+
  1. how to create an affiliate empire
  1. simple site to create an email list
  2. simple, fast, effective promotional email
  3. follow up with subscribers
  1. do not send traffic directly to the vendor (from your website instead)
  2. squeeze page
  3. collect name and email address
  4. headline
  1. dark red or black
  2. teaser
  3. tahoma, arial black, helvetica
  4. red arrows
  5. opt in button in orange or yellow
  1. redirect:
  1. to vendor via AL
  2. to your bonus/review page
  1. followup emails:
  1. use sentence case
  2. use numbers|stats|scarcity
  1. headline -
  1. 35 - 50 characters
  2. teaser
  1. body:
  1. 200-300 words
  2. 55 characters per line
  3. same URL 3x - beginning, middle, end
  4. link to vendor or to review page (recommended)
  1. follow up emails:
  1. 4 - 1x per day
  2. #1 - first promotional email
  3. #2 - reminder email
  4. #3 - Q&A Email
  5. #4 - last call
  1. use a link tracker
  2. simplify your links to get more clicks  http://commanderchrome.com/recommends/XXX
  3. solo ads:
  1. evergreen
  2. fastest and most cost effective way to get leads
  3. targeted traffic
  4. instant feedback
  1. basics:
  1. pre-sell
  2. solo ad and squeeze page must work together
  3. front end offer and 1 upsell (MS) must be ready
  4. asking for email address only converts better
  5. set for single optin
  6. semi-blind offer
  7. build curiosity
  1. where to send traffic to:
  1. squeeze page
  2. do not send to your sales page first
  3. priority is list building
  1. track conversions:
  1. google analytics
  2. link tracker tool
  1. Qs for solo ad vendor:
  1. how big is the list?
  2. how did you build it?
  3. how many clicks can you send?
  4. will your list like my product?
  5. how old is the list?
  1. how much should you spend?
  1. $.20 - $.40 per click
  2. pay per click
  3. start small - 200 clicks
  1. ad swaps:
  1. free
  2. can do with as many email list owners as time allows
  3. similar niche
  4. cross-promotion
  1. how to find:
  1. skype channels
  2. warrior forum
  3. facebook groups
  4. google
  5. lists you have joined
  1. do as many ad swap deals as time allows


Boot Day

This is the day where I begin to add in the things I need to do to get healthy, and cut those items that signal sugar addiction and ill health.

Why boot?  As with a computer, your rituals are what get you ready to work and later play.  My first ritual of the morning is to shower, dress, and get ready for the day.  I can work anywhere, so there is a pull to sleep in or work in one’s underwear instead of treating yourself and your life with respect.

“Can anything be more idiotic than certain people who boast of their foresight? They keep themselves officiously preoccupied in order to improve their lives; they spend their lives in organizing their lives. They direct their purposes with an eye to a distant future. But putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining?”

Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

We’re not just booting up today, but we must reinstall the operating system.  It’s just too corrupt to update or fix.  This is total reinvention.  Ground zero.  Bottomed out.

Reinstalling an operating system takes time.  And you can’t just install the parts you like.  You have to rebuild one line of code at a time.  Each action you take depends on the act that came before it.  I can’t play the simplest game built into the OS without millions of previous acts now automatically taken.

minesweeper99-480x306.png

Almost everyone has played minesweeper, that game included with maybe every version of Windows ever sold.  I use Chrome OS, so I play it online to this day.

Unlike games like chess or go, thinking ahead does not help.  You have to focus on one thing - the next safe move that does not hit a mine and blow you up.  It’s too simple for our wandering minds.  Once you start to worry about something, or think about what you want for lunch, you make a mistake and have to start over.

As you get near the end, you may get down to a 50-50 choice.  Life can sometimes do that where the correct move is not available.  You make your choice and take your chances.

Minesweeper is a metaphor for life as it should be lived.  The only action that counts is the next one, and if not the right action, you will have a setback.  Reboot.

My biggest hurdle in life is procrastination.  I am deadly that way.  As I boot up, that is one habit I need to break.

“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune's control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”

Seneca

seneca-procrastination.png

The beauty of Stoicism is that it is a philosophy of action.  I have been way too passive all my life.  I followed way too many rules from outside to even know what makes me happy.  Besides a great piece of ass.  And the best piece of ass is always the current one because the others don’t exist.

Habits are so hard to create, even for things we know will improve our lives.  Maybe we just try to change too much at one time, like multi-tasking.  So for this reboot/reinstall, I am working on adding one new habit at a time.  I’m not giving myself a time limit except for how long it takes.

Today’s action was reintroducing a stellar morning ritual.  These are just the items in the boot that you need to get out of the way so you can live life to your fullest.  If I skip flossing, or put on some crappy clothes, I am not respecting life and my own theme.

One key involves making sure you decide what your ritual includes.  If you believe that Toms makes the only toothpaste worth using, use it.  Just because you can get Colgate or Crest at the dollar store doesn’t mean you use an alternative unless you don’t have the money.  If you care about brushing and not about brands, use any toothpaste or even baking soda for an abrasive.

But be true to your mind.

It also comes down to what other people try to make you adopt as a habit.  Many men wake up early and put on a pot of coffee.  You may fix a cup for your partner and it becomes a ritual that makes you both happy.  You become closer, and you don’t keep score or use it as a weapon.  It’s a gift from you to her.

What causes trouble is, “What have you done for me lately?  What was a loving gesture now becomes a demand, a duty, or a responsibility.

“I’m late for work.  Where’s my coffee?  Can you toast me a bagel to go with that?  Cream cheese, no butter.  And if you could put the coffee in a travel mug and take everything out to care, I would love you for it.”

If you know she’s late and offer - great.  But it presupposes that your life is subordinate to her coffee and bagel.  We all have to be diligent to make sure the habits and rituals we devise help us.

Selfish.  You bet.  But you can’t be selfless without being selfish.  Two sides of the same coin.


10 Ideas to Consider As Part of My Rituals:

  1. showering at the gym
  2. buy 7 pieces of fruit each day as main meal
  3. bolthouse protein shake
  4. raw or roasted nuts from the bins
  5. carry a plastic knife as well as a spork
  6. while working outside, sustain myself on black coffee
  7. play a round of minesweeper to get my head clear in the morning
  8. put quotes from seneca in the already created curated pages - add images and video
  9. add 5 minutes of fast writing to the quotes
  10. do the master promote run


“To win true freeedom you must be a slave to philosophy.”

Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Whatever can happen at any time can happen today.”

Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

“Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.”

Seneca

“You ask what is the proper limit to a person's wealth? First, having what is essential, and second, having what is enough.”

Seneca

“Can anything be more idiotic than certain people who boast of their foresight? They keep themselves officiously preoccupied in order to improve their lives; they spend their lives in organizing their lives. They direct their purposes with an eye to a distant future. But putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining?”

Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

NIce rack:

“A woman is not beautiful when her ankle or arm wins compliments, but when her total appearance diverts admiration from the individual parts of her body.”

Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“What difference does it make how much is laid away in a man's safe or in his barns, how many head of stock he grazes or how much capital he puts out at interest, if he is always after what is another's and only counts what he has yet to get, never what he has already? You ask what is the proper limit to a person's wealth? First, having what is essential, and second, having what is enough.”

Seneca