Ubermensch Day #43: Time Continuum (Saturday) Meditate like a monk:
meditated for 7 minutes. (total accumulated time: 52 minutes). On the surface level, meditation cultivates patience and detachment. But on a deeper level, it’s to figure out – not by reasoning but by intuition – the meaing of life and death. I hope one day I can figure out the meaing of life ;__; Exercise like a War God:
Forced 5 KM march today. Surprisingly nice weather for Dec 02 here in Canada land. (Total accumulated KMs: 9) I speed walk pass old people, little children, and the black guy that refuse to walk faster. 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”, (1:48 mins out of 1:56 hr). Cliff notes: How to use core to core influence: when marketing, pretend you’re speaking to one person; an embodiment of a classic customer; ex: Bob, the Internet marketing newbie, doesn’t want to make money to buy things, he wants to make money to buy respect and life style experience. He is also afraid of failure and embarassment (heh) Read a fascinating book:
Read 25 pages of Principles Of Social Competence by Manhood Academy (Progress: 125/181 pages | Real page count is 284 pages total).
So, so fascinating. The author talks about
: what is authority, what is functional desire (need) and dysfunction desire (want). To exercise authority – know your expections, state your expection, enforce expection. Be direct, punish, not justify. Apple pain, not frustration. I think the military and religion apply these concepts to the highest degree. I have two pages worth of note on this, and will apply it to everyday relationships. (Good thing I’m an INTJ who has a low need for socialization!) Learn a foreign language:
Review time 25 minutes of review, 35 minutes of grammar learning. (Total accumulated time starting at Dec 01 2011: 172 minutes)
Number and months
Complex vowels (왜 and 애 and 워 are pronounced “weh”) (애 and 여| are pronounced “yeh”)
New things learned: topic particles and sentence structure
나 = I (“na”)
학생 = student (“Hack seng”)
이다 = is (“ee da”)
Therefore, to I am a student, is “I student am” (나는 학생이다 ) (Na Nin, Hackseng ee me da)
나 (I) pairs with 는 (is). 나는 (na / nin)
I = 나 (na)
Person = 사람 (sa-ram … aha! Very common word in song lyrics)
는/은 topic particle, 는 is used when the noun has no final consonant, 은 used for noun with final consonant
she = 그녀 (ku ya)
she is = 그녀는 (ku ya nin)
study = 공부하다 (kun bue ha da)
She studies = 그녀는 공부한다
Tools for learning korean grammar: Google Translate Sentence Order | Learn Korean: LP's Korean Language Learning
Word of the day: dearth / durth / an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack: There is a dearth of good engineers. Today’s conclusion for language learning:
grammar is hard (you mad, Ubermensch?). It seems my natural progression for language learning goes like this:
Building an online business (Yeah!):
- 1. Learn basic phrases and expressions to get used to korean
- 2. Learn the numbers and dates and time
- 3. Learn the alphabet
- 4. Learn the grammar
- 5. Learn more words
- 6. Use everything in synergy to read, speak and write Korean
Wrote 500 words article, post it on website, interlink it and polished it. Didn’t keep track of how long it took to write it – 20 minutes? (Progress: 21/50 pages) But I think my copy is super persuasive, I write the article to appeal to the audience’s core identity.
I went to the mail box to collect my affiliate checks. 4 checks totaling a pantry $260 USD. Oh god, why are they still sending checks in 2011? And $260 USD, a far cry from $10,000 USD per month. Uh … yeah, I need to get to work.
I think there’s a myth when it comes to a lazy affiliate. I need to work 10 times as hard, and smart if I want to make $10,000 USD per month. But more importantly, to re-invest back into the business (outsourcing, media buy funds, software upgrades etc). Not vacationing for 3 months also helps.
I decided to narrow my focus exclusively on hitting the 10k USD per month mark strictly through affliate marketing (this encompass adsense and CPAs). If I switch to publishing ebooks on Kindle (it’s hot right now), or Ebay, or creating my own info products, I’m just stretching myself too thin. $10k USD a month first, then I can diversify my revenues. Watch something inspiration:
Watched 2 episode of Serial Experiments Lain (10/13 episodes). Oh god, what am I watching. This anime is completely non-sequitur, it jumps from one scene to another, questioning our most fundamental questions in life: “Who am I; is there God; am I more then my body or is there a spirit; who you erase someone’s memory, are they the same person?” etc. Daily Conclusion – what Ubermensch thinks:
Time seems to melt for me, the days fade into nights, and the night morph into days. I’m losing track of time, it’s like I’m falling into the abyss, where time seems to stop. I’m timeless now. Or in popular self help parlance “living in the moment”.
I’m on day #43 now, it seems like the habits have been established and momentum gained, life only goes up from here – because we all know, you’re either becoming better, or declining, like a senile old man.