Ubermensch Day #52: Free Journal Software Meditate like a monk:
meditated for 10 minutes. (total accumulated time: 113 minutes). Meditating the first thing in the morning is not optimal, my mind is a foggy haze, and concentration is hard. I'm going to switch it - after I'm done going to the gym, shower, and a book ... THEN meditate. Exercise like a War God:
I marched to the gym today, still coughing phlegm. I don't think this cold is going away. Did barbell overhead press, heaviest being 90 lbs for reps. Then did 50 dips and 50 pullups. Then 60 crunches and called it a day.
Listen to self improvement audio (15 minutes):
watched "The Human Machine", a Navy Seal guy who runs ultra marathons until his kidney fails. It's a really, really inspiring video. It's 6 minutes long and I looped it 3 times.
"Life is one continuous journey, there's no limit for me ... I'm going to continue doing this until the day I die"
"You'll always hit a wall, but you can always go parallel left or parallel right and find the door ... and you open it. If you don't open it, you sit there and quit. Personally, I never quit"
You can watch the video here: Human Machine - YouTube
[If you know any inspiration video, please leave the link in the comment section]
Read a fascinating book:
Read 25 pages of “What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else” by Geoffrey Colvin (Progress: 135/208 pages – physical book page count: 240).
Notes of the chapters:
know where you want to go
practice directly (you can't read about riding a bike or swimming)
practicing in the work
self regulation (self discipline) is key
exceptional performers setting specific as ♥♥♥♥ goals that isn't necessary outcome dependent, but the process of reaching the goal
improving better element of the work
BP (best performers) use specific, technique oriented plan. Razor sharp blade.
BP, self observation during work
meta-cognition - knowledge about your knowledge, thinking about what you're thinkg [editor: This is to uncover areas where we're uncompetent in and rectify the problem)
deepening your knowledge
the economy is no longer finacial capital but human capital
a mental model forms a framework on which you hang your growing knowledge of your domain
how to distinguish revelent from irrelevent information
mental model allows you to project what happens next
Learn a foreign language:
Word of the day: n/a Building an online business (Yeah!):
Here's what I did today: Installations, tool gathering and set ups:
Signed up for Actuallyrank.com ($89 USD per month)
Installed scrapebox to reverse engineer competitor's link campaign
Installed SEO spyglass for intelligence gathering of competitor's backlinks (similar to scrapebox) Actual work I did:
Reverse engineer my competitor's keywords, the keyword is "best _______ book" - when someone enters "best ZXY book", we assume they're pre-disposed to buy the book if the review page sounds genuinely good. I used SEMrush.com for this.
The monthly local search volume is 91, with global search being 170. I used Google adwords keyword tool for this. (Pretty low search volume, but this is my first real "test" at SEO, I'll go low)
I already had a "best ZXY book" page for my authority site I wrote a week ago. It was 1500 words - I wasn't afraid to DELETE IT ALL, and re-write it according to the Unstoppable Affiliate presell page strategy. I re-wrote 1000 words again, it took 1.5 hours or something. It's a slow progress because I'm re-learning but that's fine. In the future I expect to craft high quality presell letters quickly.
I also picked a different landing page, since the default landing page seems to be superfluous and might hurt conversion rate.
How much is the affiliate commission per sale? $32 from inital sale, and a potential $30 from backend upsell.
Interestingly enough, my website for "best ZXY book" page ranks #4 on Google.ca, and #5 for Google.com.
Spent - 30 minutes (?) - posting comments using ActuallyRank.com Business thoughts:
If I want to make $10, 000 USD per month in a breakneck pace, I have to work smarter and harder then other affiliates. This means more indepth competitor intelligence research, thorough keyword research, professional and highly aesthetic, high quality articles that lead to sales ... but more importantly, lots of action in an intelligent and thought out matter.
After that, I simply use profits from the website to leverage the business by hiring people and make them work for me. Tee hee.
Watch something inspiration:
Watched 1 episode of IdolMaster (22/25). Anime - always inspiration. (LOL) Daily Conclusion - what Ubermensch thinks:
You probably know the awesome power of journaling by now. The software I'm using right now is called "Red Note Book" and it's free! It works on Windows, Linux Or Mac. You can download it here: RedNotebook
I recommend you write something down everyday, even if it's a short sentence like "My math teacher didn't wear a bra today and I can see her erect nipples" to "I caught my wife cheating with a black man, so I collapsed in the corner in a fetal position, crying my eyes out"
After hanging out with my girlfriend for 24 hours straight (full of lust and passion), I didn't call or text her for 2 days. On the second day she texted me and I ignored it. On the third day, I sent her a text.
The reasons are two folds: to instill a low level of dread (fear of loss). Second is alpha aloofness (I'm a man on a mission, after all). I'm sure the cutesy text I sent her today made her heart summersault.
Machiavellian psychology! Interesting ♥♥♥♥.
Shout out to Transcendance [http://transcendencelog.wordpress.com]
for creating the new banner, I feel cool now. Visit his site, he's also doing his own self improvement journey.
The first reason I write this blog is to document my journal to become super human - mentally, physically, intellectually and financially. Obvious stuff. By writing it down into words and documenting it, I cannot lie to myself, or others.
The second reason: Once I hit the 10k per month mark (passive income), I hope it serves as an inspiration to a whole generation of college students (who are laden with debt and can't find a job) to become their own boss. But first, I must lead by example ...
Today is tiring as heck, woke up at 8:00 AM, went to the gym, came back, and worked all the way to 8:00 PM, a full 12 hours, morning to night. It's a bit hard because I'm still adjusting to the new work load, after that it should be more smoother sailing - perhaps in 2 weeks time.
Man, my head hurts, this is brain overload. I need to lay down.