Ubermensch Day #40: Mental Game Meditate like a monk:
meditated for 5 minutes. (total accumulated time: 35 minutes). Sat down like how the old white monk guy taught me, sat down composed, proper hand placement, breath in, breath out. The mind is scattered. I stare into the wall, trying my best to paying attention in the here and now for 5 minutes. The sound of my cell phone ring tone, and the 5 minutes is up. In 2 weeks time, when this habit is firmly instilled, I will up the time to 7 minutes. Gradually, 15 to 20 minutes per meditation session would be great.
Exercise like a War God:
Ran leisurely for 2 KM in the cold Canada land weather. (Total accumulated KMs: 4) It’s -2 celsius (or 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit). There’s light snow with vicious wind. The snow pelts into my eyeballs near the end of the run. I still have a cold, so I put on 5 layers for my upper body (3 t-shirts, 1 sweater, 1 jacket). ♥♥♥♥ my life. However, I feel so alive running at 10:30 AM while listening to 2NE1 “Go Away”. Listen to self improvement audio (15 minutes) while doing yoga stretches:
Listened to Frank Kern “Core Influence: how to make lots of people do almost anything … but in a cool way”, (1:03 mins out of 1:56 hr). Frank talk about making millions on the Internet yet he’s still miserable. Then he did this exercise of self discovery to uncover his core identity, in which he now use to make money effortless and live a happy life. He uses the formula “E + I = L” at the 1:03 mark, but my 15 minutes is up so I pause the video and shut it down. LOL. I’ll discover the “secret” formula tomorrow.
Read a fascinating book:
Principles Of Social Competence by Manhood Academy (Progress: 50/181 pages | Real page count is 284 pages total).
The authors talk about how feminism erode our current society through the emasculation of men (via shaming mechanisms) and unfair, loop sided laws that side with women (Hello alimony) . Then the author goes on and talk about universal social principles and how to apply it.
My take: I’m sheltered from feminists, because winners intutively know not to fraternize with losers. Any time I’m talking to a woman with a feminist upbringing (or worse, a guy who is a feminist. WTF?), I swiftly cut the conversation short and ignore them. I once had a fling with a girl who got brain washed by feminism – she was too confrontation, argumentative, and “rwar, women powar”. There was no feminine charm too her, so I pump and dump, like a boss.
Learn a foreign language:
Learned korean for 27 minutes. (Total accumulated time starting at Dec 01 2011: 27 minutes)
Review of the 14 consonants, 10 vowels, 11 complex vowels. I now understand how to pronounce complex vowels by reading the two seperate vowels. For example, 오 ㅏis “wah”, because 오 is oh and ㅏ is ah. 으 | is “euh-ee”, because 으 is euh and | is ee.
ㄱ ㄲ ㄴ ㄷ ㄸ ㄹ ㅁ ㅂ ㅃ ㅅ ㅆ ㅇ ㅈ ㅉ ㅊ ㅋ ㅌ ㅍ ㅎ
ㅏ ㅐ ㅑ ㅒ ㅓ ㅔ ㅕ ㅖ ㅗ ㅘ ㅙ ㅚ ㅛ ㅜ ㅝ ㅞ ㅟ ㅠ ㅡ ㅢ ㅣ
Word of the day: travesty / trav – uh – stee / noun or adj / to imitate grotesquely or absurdly. Example: travesty of justice. “Did you see that chick with the bad makeup? What a travesty to makeup whores” Building an online business (Yeah!):
I wrote 785 words in 22 minutes flat. (Progress: 19/50 pages) The quality of the article is good but more importantly, I wrote it fast.
Here’s how I did it:
- I looked at my competitor’s page and see the main points he wrote
- Using paper and pen, I mind map the article layout. Kinda like a flow chart. (Thank you Alexis Dawes, your ebook “Fast And Good Content is Great!)
- I wrote the article but not from a view point of a marketer trying to increase sales conversation. Instead, I wrote it from a view point of a caring, human being who is trying to genuinely help my website visitors. Ironically, the later is more powerful at persuasion because it’s written using my core identity, and the visitors can see I’m not trying hard to sell them something or “tricking” them.
Alright. I have a new bench mark now – write 800 words in 20 minutes. The quality may not be great but it has to be good.
Finance wise, this is what I have implemented / will implement:
Multiple streams of income:
- Various in house affiliate programs
- My own info products
- Various CPA networks (clickbank, neverblue, shareasale etc)
Watch something inspiration:
- Investment vehicles (mostly dividends, mututal funds, and RSP)
- Property ownership (houses and condominiums)
- A low maintaince brick and motar business (hostel? Car parking lot? Storage property?)
Watched 2 episode of Serial Experiments Lain (2/13 episodes). It’s a cyber punk anime that deals with our interconnected society via the “wire” (internet), and the blurrr between virtual reality and offline reality. Some parts are kinda hard to understand, either that, or the anime is just really pretentious. Daily Conclusion – what Ubermensch thinks:
I think life is merely a mental game. By that I mean, our thoughts affect our actions, which become habits, and our habits become our character, and our character is what our destiny becomes. If the source of everything starts off with a thought, why are people putting junk thoughts into their mind? Like negative news stories, and junk religion fables. So it goes back to the popular adage: “If you want to be successful, think like a succesful person”. (Side note: Top 10 best selling books of all time is “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”)
The momentum of the habits have picked up, and I feel like an unstoppable force of nature (kinda like the time I had sex for 3 hours straight)