Ubermensch Day #55: Bob The Couch Potato Meditate like a monk:
meditated for 10 minutes. (total accumulated time: 143 minutes). The session went okay; I meditate and business ideas pour into my mind but I gently remind myself to pay attention to the present moment - the sound of the birds chirping, the car engines outside, my exhalation.
Exercise like a War God:
I marched to the gym in freakishly warm weather here in Canada land. It's dark and gloomy but the march continues on. Did my dead lifts, good morning and hanging leg lifts like a boss.
Today I saw a beta male masquerading as an alpha male - he strutted into the gym, chest puffed up, body swaying. He was 6'2, 190 lbs or so, and was somewhat muscular.
He looked like an alpha male from a distance but upon closer inspection, he wasn't: His wore thick glasses, he dressed like main character from "Revenge of the nerds" and the swagger to his walk seems slightly forced.
Later when I was outside of the gym, I saw him alone with his heads down, snuggling in his own arms. Confidence cannot be faked to the observant eyes. Read a fascinating book:
Read 23 pages of “What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else” by Geoffrey Colvin (Progress: 208/208 pages – physical book page count: 240).
What I learned from the chapter(s):
- Passion = intrinsic motivation with a dash of extrinsic motivation
- Constructive feedback is absolutely necessary to advance
- Talent isn't innate; it's breed from arduous practice.
- Drive/motivation isn't innate either; it's develop over time
- Child prodigies tend to NOT become word class once their motivation decline and practice cease
- "Multiplier effect" = starting with small goals, see success, then more on into bigger goals
- To become world class - what do you want? What do you believe? Are you willing to pay the price?
- To become great is available to anyone who is willing to sacrifice their time, money, energy and live
Book to read next: Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office by Zack Greenburg. (Physical hardcover page count: 240) Watch something inspiration:
Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha (Progress: 1/25). This is a more "mature" anime, with violence, blood and romance. It's ranked one of the top 20ish anime of all time, and I can see why. Pretty excited to watch this series! Learn an awesome foreign language:
Learned Korean for 30 minutes (Total accumulated time starting at Dec 01 2011: 532 minutes). Re-learn the particles 는, 가. Examples: 나는 학생이다 = I am a student, 하늘은 높다 = The sky is high.
Word of the day: ameliorate /uh-meel-yuh-reyt/ to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate. Build passive income streams (Yeah!):
Daily Conclusion - what Ubermensch thinks:
- 45 minutes site construction: Edit 12 emails promoting the new affiliate offer. Implemented new ideas from Unstoppable Affiliate into the emails to ensure steady conversion; for example, "How to achieve ZXY - CLICK HERE to read what I discovered >>". 12 emails is a month worth of emails, sequence at a 2-2-3 day. Some marketers send out everyday - which is annoying - others do it once a week, which is not enough. 3 times a week seems to be optimal.
- 45 minutes SEO: Spend 20 minutes (?) writing 300 word posts to get 2 backlinks using BuildMyRank.com, and then 20-ish minutes getting 5 potential backlinks using Actuallyrank.com. SEO is boring, I'm going to completely outsource this operation once I get the fund.
- 45 minutes intelligence research / analysis: My new model is: work for 7 days (1 week) per website, and then switch to switch #2, #3, etc. The nature of search engine marketing entails a waiting game to see results in the SERP; also by working 1 website per week I can roll out plenty of websites and diversify my income, or fail towards success by building a mini empire of websites.
I don't sleep, I hustle. After I'm done the work for the day, I learn more business stuff, and spend about 30 minutes planning what to do for next week, month, year and decade.
The new year is coming up, and people will make resolutions. I don't make New Year Resolutions, I make EVERY DAY Resolutions - it seems to stick better.
Around 95 percent of people who make "Hit the gym every day" resolution will fail. While that's unforuntate, I think the problem can be abated: go to the gym 5 minutes per day, and slowly build it into a habit.
One guy I know started his gym habit by waking up, going to the gym with a coffee, and sitting on the stationary bike. He didn't even bother cycle. His goal was to instill the habit. Now 1.5-ish years later, he looks really fit and hits the gym every morning at 6:30 AM doing circuit training
Ubermensch Maxim #1: Motivation will start the goal, habits will accomplish it.
Yesterday I saw a group of middle school children - aged 7 to 10 - play "chicken" with a BUS. I saw their collective faces giggle as the bus sped down the road. One girl ran in front of the bus to cross the road. The bus driver slammed on the brake - the little girl barely escaped death. She ran into the school before I had a chance to scold her.
Imagine a fat guy. Let's call him Bob the Couch Potato. He comes up to me and say:
"Ubermensch, I'm fat. Like 60 pounds overweight, and I can't quite see my penis anymore. Plus, my energy is low.
And, I haven't had sex in 18 months. I tried to bang the red head Starbucks cashier by slipping in sedative ... pill ... into her drink, but it turned out to be laxatives! It gave her diarrhea. Haha ... eh. So, like, give me advice to change my life for the better?"
I would smirk, and tell him:
"Bob, It's time for you to move to Thailand. You'll get drunk on cheap beer, bang cheap $2 dollar hookers, and get high on cheap drugs. All. Day. Long"
"Sounds good!" beamed Bob. "Man, I owe you a beer. You wanna go to the bar? It's on me!"