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The first missive – recrafting the Mind

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A year ago to the day, I started sending out missives to the email list.

My motivation was selfish and simple – I was tired of living in a small world constrained by small minds. And I was in a position to do something about it.

I had been studying and experimenting with the mind-body for 20 years. And unlike many armchair and experts and murdoctors, I had done the experiments on myself and in my own life. I knew that if wanted to remake the world the way I wanted it to be, I had to remake the way people conceive of it.

Small worlds are the product of small minds. The rotten culture is the brainchild of lo-awarenes zombies.

I couldn’t let the zombies win.

That’s how it all started, and it’s been a long journey since. But that first missive I sent is still one of the most valuable you can read, understand and apply in your life.

So I am sharing it today.

Engineering of the Mind

Self-improvement doesn’t work out for most people because they don’t know how actions translate to results that feed more forward action.

And actions can begin with a tiny little shift in attitude. If you just stop grinding on, mentally, about how bad things are going to be.

You actually don’t have to believe anything. Just unbelieve the garbage you’ve been feeding yourself and get moving.

What can yield the fastest results for someone looking to make a change?

  1. Attitude (instant)
  2. Food, water, fasting (days to weeks)
  3. Exercise/working out (days to months)
  4. Thinking, mentality, systems etc. (months and years)
  5. Skill acquisition and work experience (many months and years)

Most people fixate on the most difficult, most uncertain, most time-consuming thing: career and education. No wonder so many become fat miserable failures.

When in fact you want to get going from the simplest and the fastest, which is attitude. You can change that this very moment.

Understand that mind is movement.

That’s how you got your big sapiens brain.

Literally that is where it evolved FROM and what it evolved FOR.

It is made of movement. So if you want to change how it works – and permanently – where should you invest the most to get the solid results?

That’s right. The food and the movement your brain is made of. Think of the mind this way: the food is the bricks and the action is the mortar.

Stop the self-defeating thinking, stop having sugary breakfast cereals and go do half an hour of cardio every day.

Beginning isn’t hard. It really isn’t.

And payoffs are almost instantaneous. Yes, you can still get unsettled from facing a new situation and adjusting to basic fasting dynamics. But you also have the energy of immediate positive experience to lean on.

Everything you do should start with movement, however small. Movement allows your instincts to kick in – and tell you if it feels right before you’re had a chance to overthink it.

Like all things, reading your instincts is something you have to learn. And train.

You’ll make a lot of mistakes. But it’s worth it.

When you want to make big and permanent change to your life, you start with the movement, the foundation of the edifice. Then use thinking, books to protect it and refine it: the roof, the windows etc.

What can you do RIGHT NOW?

Change how you feel about yourself and the world around you.

This is not about believing anything. It’s the simple observation that you can keep feeling like sheat, or choose to feel otherwise. If you want to stay stuck, you should unsubscribe because these emails will shake the loser attitude out of you.

This is what attitude is about. How you approach yourself, your life, the world around you.

Stop thinking the worst – unless you do it deliberately to inure yourself.

Overthinking it helped no-one. Think BIG instead. You’ve got nothing to lose from that.

Then do something about it. Let it be a little step, if you want. And maybe even a ‘safe’ one. Plot your global domination as soon as you get the rush of having accomplished something towards it. Like skipping sugar and breakfast.

This is how you begin. And there’s no end to it.

Sky’s the limit?

No, it isn’t.

Not at all.

THERE IS NO LIMIT.

Last night I had a choice. I could stay home. Because it was raining cats and dogs. Because I had been drinking and writing all day. Because I didn’t feel like shaving and showering and going out on a noisy Friday night, and after 20 hours of work. Because the woman I want is almost certainly taken. The excuses were infinite.

I chose otherwise. I chose what I knew was Right, what was ‘true’ to who I am and who I want to be. And this entire missive wrote itself on the dumbphone. With Her right here.

This is what life is like when every day is better than the next.

You go big or go graveyard.

 

Your Daemon

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I will be closing this tier for new enrolments at the end of the month. If you get in before the deadline, you get to keep all the benefits at the same contribution level going forward. Don’t wait unless you want to pay more later.

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Take charge and MOVE,

 

Your Daemon

 

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So far I’ve been consulting people on marriage and relationships, psychological trauma, careers and business by referral only. For the first time, I’m making these services available to a broader audience.

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