Why Steve Jobs Is The Most Overrated CEO

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I have never understood the obsession with Steve Jobs. Apple’s CEO. Surely he did some interesting things but this extreme obsession with him is just silliness. Surely he has done some decent things in terms of communication. But if you look at today the modern time the internet hasn’t really moved society forward. We are actually having more and more issues. The phones and gadgets Steve Jobs came out with has it made society more intelligent? Or are we going back in time?

Old School!

When phones was just a basic way to communicate via voice people went out to see each other. Now people stay inside and play some game alone. All these devices Steve Jobs came out with has made society more lazy and we are more a passive culture. Desperate for a hero. The middle class chose Steve Jobs. They needed a modern hero and instead of using someone who has stood the test of time like Leonardo Da Vinci they chose a person who loved money and was obsessed with vanity.

What happen’s when people get obsessed with 1 hero figure? They become mostly passive. They think that person did something amazing that other’s people cannot do. They oversimplify life. Should we celebrate gadgets that are actually making people lazier? Sure some use it to progress in their life but most people are falling behind. And the rich are constantly getting richer. Shouldn’t we strive for beauty, truth and knowledge instead of mass consumerism?

Greek Wisdom!

Why not have some real role models like philosophers like Plato and Aristotle? I bet there are people out there that will argue Steve Jobs has done more for history than these massive Greek heroes. Or what about the Ancient Egypt? With their amazing Pyramids clearly they also shows that we have been way more intelligent in the past than what we are as of 2017. We live in a time of lowering our standards.

People instead of creating websites they put all their stuff and work on “social media”. These services can be gone in 2 seconds. All your life work forever erased. Or if the electricity to your iPhone would go away how would people be able to take care of themselves. Clearly this phone industry and computer industry mostly have been a capitalist way to take over the world.

Lazy Middle Class

Maybe Steve Jobs had a starting idea about changing the world but it’s not how it has worked out. To be honest society would be way better off without all this so called “progressive technology”. The only thing it does for 99% of people is making them lazier and passive. Instead of worrying about their family they worry about things far away from them.

The human consciousness is already low as it is. But the extreme zombie state we are now starting to develop will be even wilder than ever before. You can barely see a person walk on the street without their eyes glued to an iPhone screen. Is this progress? No it’s going back.

People used to talk to each other in relationships now they rather just talk into a screen. Or play a stupid video game. Maybe we will one day improve our brain with technology but I do not think so. Just look how little progress that has happened with phones from 2007 to 2017. 10 years and the only update we have seen is a bit bigger screen. But it’s just moving in a slow update stage to make as much money as possible.

Knowledge!

Was Steve Jobs creative? Yes. Is he a hero? No absolutely not. People do have this addiction into believing he did something nobody else can do. What a joke! We all are humans with a brain and can do exactly what he did. With the same effort or more we can do more even. There are literally millions of people out there that is just like Steve Jobs. But instead of taking action and use their creativity they obsess about Steve as he did something nobody else can do.

For some reason if you make a lot of money people think you are a genius. It’s not true. It’s just more 0s we are still the same silly humans. I have done over 9000 videos on YouTube and I can tell you people are in such a deep zombie state you wouldn’t believe it. On average people spend 2 mins on a video after 1 click. On just a stupid video! And then people look at you like you are a modern day genius. We are not. We just took action.

Fanatics!

My main idea I wanna leave you with is stop obsessing over Steve Jobs please. I have seen so many people obsess about him like he is a genius. Just because he stands and say some words at a pretentious university doesn’t mean he is a genius. It’s all just a show folks. The middle class loves the fantasy of a hero and their gadgets. What would they do without them? The gadgets starts to own their life.

Be strong and just go out and take action. Produce a lot. Be an owner over your own work. Make an email list and gather an army of loyal fans that wanna be your family! You have infinite potential and be strong. Burn away your weakness by taking lot’s of action and reading intelligent books. And this blog of course. Learn from other’s but don’t put anyone above you like they are so above you. They are not. They have just taken more action so they get better results in life.

I Love My Life!

If I can make money then so can you. I remember one guy once said to me on Facebook. You will never make any money on YouTube. 12 months later I was making 5,500 euro in one month from YouTube. I took his real feedback and wanted to prove him wrong. Now I have been able to live on my dream since 2012 in a full-time mode. It’s been a paradise experience. If I can do that in 12 months just remember you can do the same. You have infinite potential. Stay strong!

Best Regards,

Adrian

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The Importance of Being an Owner!

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One of my favourite concept’s is the idea of being an owner of all the things in your life. When you are an owner in life you have full control over the direction of your life. And you have much more freedom. Sure it will take more work to become an owner of certain parts of your life but the work is never the problem once you get into a flow of it. Once you start to get into a flow of work you actually like the process of growth.

Being an owner of parts of your life involves so many things. For example having your own business. It’s about more responsibility in life. It will turns us into full adults faster. When we truly are responsible we also many times feel free and put in more effort and work. Because we know we can control the outcome. There are many interesting ways you can become an owner over parts of your life.

Apps!

You can start with things we take for granted. Let’s take a basic app on Android that is being a calculator. Why not make your own calculator? And use your own app? Maybe it will take a week to learn but after you learned that skill suddenly you have taken a massive step into being more of an owner. In learning new things we take big leaps into become owners in life.

I have another example when I was researching products on Amazon. I found out that many of these products we think are special because it has a brand logo on it. That you can actually order these gadgets already from China and create your own custom branding! Suddenly if you would do that you would use something with your company name on it! How cool. Another major step into becoming an owner.

Small Steps!

So this idea of becoming an owner it can happen in small steps. Once you see the small steps are working you can try bigger ones. And build up higher levels of self-confidence. With the power of the internet becoming an owner over your life the knowledge you would need is all there for you to pickup.

But just because knowledge is easily available these days most people end up not value it. Or see the potential in it. This all comes down to one thing I was talking about in another blog post about the importance of paying attention in life. If you pay close attention in life to the task you are involved in you will see things other people do not see. But it will require you to focus with a deeper level of intensity.

One of my favorite books of all time talking about human nature is a book from a great author who have had many jobs and observed human nature a lot. He is called Robert Greene and here is a great quote from his book The 50th Law:

I will also add some more quotes from this book in this blog post because it has some intense raw truth quotes.

To be able to have this intense focus in life you have to study consciousness more in life and how it works. For example right now you can open another tab in your browser and google “human consciousness”. I’m sure it will bring up some interesting results. And I have also been talking about it in other blog posts.

Limitless Loop!

Being an owner means limitless opportunities where you can take your life. If you do not become an owner usually what will happen is you will slowly be trapped by other peoples goals to become owners. This doesn’t happen because someone is mean. It’s just a natural law that if you do not take control over your life someone else will. We think we are independent islands in life while that is not the case.

We also absorb new information and always get’s influenced by other sources. Whatever we like it or not. It is happening. So you better take control over things that has an influence on you. And try to make sure it’s from good sources.

Wake Up!

We humans wanna be awake. Not asleep. Basic jobs and not being owners of our lives put’s us into a sleep mode. Because repetitive jobs will keep you unconscious. More responsibility in life will keep you awake. Because your life will be more at risk If your business don’t go well. So you have to become extremely good at business and become an adult very fast.

Another great quote from The 50th Law:

Usually what happens is you will find out the world isn’t as scary place as you made it up in your life. There is always help to get from all kinds of sources. And nature love’s a good hearted person and will help that person as much as it can. Being a slave and not an owner over my life scares me.

Internet Opportunities!

The world we live in is way more safe than in the past. We do not live in the jungle anymore but our tribal brain still thinks we are. Because the world have changed rapidly over the last 100 years. The amount of opportunity people have with a tool like the internet is mind-blowing. The internet should be used to network as much as possible and actually build real connections that can move your life forward.

But many people do not take advantage of the internet. You have all the knowledge available right in your phone. The amount of limitless potential that exists is so wild. Back in the days to be able to get knowledge was super hard. Because books was expensive. But now in history there is a short window where knowledge is available for a cheap price so you should try to suck up as much good knowledge as possible.

Changes!

Because we never know if this internet thing will last. It can be closed down tomorrow. Because if it’s one thing that mother nature has taught us then it is that life is always changing. Things are in constant change. So if you are not changing then you are probably being left behind. The more knowledge we learn the more we will find out how ignorant we have been in the past. Thinking that we know a lot. When in fact most of human society is in a state of deep unconsciousness mode.

And a good ending quote also from The 50th Law:

Have a great day!

Best Regards,

Adrian

Top 10 Phones I Can’t Afford But Love

Today I quickly wanna go over some phones I don’t have now in my phone library but I wished I had! Some are pretty expensive as of this writing August 2017. But many beautiful phones in this list from good brands.

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#1 Xiaomi Mi MIX

Xiaomi Mi MIX is an amazing phone when it comes to design. It features and edge-to-edge display that fully goes up to the top of the device. This makes it stand out from many other phones. We do have a rumor that the iPhone 8 will also go up to the top which would be amazing. The battery size this phone packs is 4400mAh which sounds extremely good when other phones only has around 3000mAh.

But then again it is probably a big battery drain display with it’s huge 6.4″ size. If features snapdragon 821 which is not that impressive when the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with snapdragon 835. But I would still love to test this device out. Because of the quality Xiaomi put’s into their products. I really loved their Xiaomi Mi Max phone! The Xiaomi Mi MIX is available here.

#2 Samsung Galaxy Note FE

The new Samsung Galaxy Note FE is made up from parts of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which Samsung’s stopped selling because of battery issues. It has 3200mAh instead of 3500mAh that the Galaxy Note 7 had.

But otherwise most of the specs seems to be the same. I never got an opportunity to test out the Note 7. So this device would be fun to test out! I am a big lover of Samsung’s Note series. I was one of the first to adopt their first Note phone in the end of 2011. Here is my unboxing of that device. The original Note’s problem was how it was too wide. So very hard to hold. But it for sure stood out! And I really loved it.

Stylus is awesome!

 

I can’t still wrap my head around why not more companies tries to implement a pen in their huge phone. The S-Pen is truly a unique feature. The stylus phone people really loved that unique feature. It stands out. And the pen has been improved a lot over the years.

#3 Nokia 6

The Nokia brand is making a comeback with HMD Global. Phones under the Nokia brand has usually had an amazing quality. I have done an unboxing on the Nokia 3 which I really enjoyed when it came to hardware quality. I bet that this larger Nokia 6 branded phone is even better. I will try to get it when I can afford it. I do wish that HMD worked a bit harder to create a more unique Android software feel. To make themselves stand out from the masses. The Nokia 3 mostly had just a standard Android experience. I want them to try to be more original.

#4 Zenfone AR

I have had a good experience with previous ASUS phones. For example I truly love the Zenfone 3, both the software which stands out in the Android world. But also the attention to design and beauty. With it’s amazing glass back. Same as I had an amazing experience with the Zenfone 3 Max phone. Which featured a matte back. ASUS has an amazing way to design creative phone designs. This Zenfone AR has a superb design on the back. And I’m sure it delivers a perfect overall phone experience.

#5 Sony Xperia XZ Premium

So I am very impressed with Sony’s comeback! The comeback started with the Sony Xperia XZ. Amazing new design! My favorite Sony design so far. Now they have released a bigger model which should be even more impressive. Sony has an impressive smooth software that I never had any lag problems with. And the battery optimize features are great as well. I am going to try to save up money so I can review the Sony Xperia XZ Premium but go watch my XZ videos on YouTube if you wanna see more with the smaller variant.

#6 HTC U11

So HTC has released the new U11 with a cool unique back! I really loved the HTC 10 but I felt it lacked something. I’m sure this one is way more cool. I have a good feel about this device. I also like HTC unique apps how they try to do their own thing. A bit like Samsung. HTC U11 is available here.

#7 OnePlus 5

So OnePlus has made a new device that kinda looks like an iPhone 7/iPhone 6. But I like it! I have reviewed the OnePlus 3 and 3T and with them I really enjoyed the fast UI and it’s extra features implemented. It has nice color theme that is kind to your eyes. I am sure this device will deliver good results as well. With it’s dual camera lens. Good thing with this phone is it features the brand new Snapdragon 835 which is same processor that Galaxy S8 is using! So real specs. Running with the same Adreno 540 GPU and latest Android 7.0. The OnePlus 5 is available here.

#8 OPPO R9 Plus

It was a long time ago I checked out an Oppo device. But they have been keeping up with making amazing new designs. That reminds us about the iPhone 7 design! But with Android of course. This phone features a massive 6″ display with a 4120mAh battery. The processor is a more humble one a Snapdragon 652 with Adreno 510 GPU. But it looks so slim and beautiful that I truly wanna test out how this device runs! OPPO has been busy producing many more other cool phones as well. Some new phones they even call “Selfie Experts”! This OPPO R9 Plus is available here.

#9 Zenfone 3 Zoom

Another cool phone from ASUS. This one is especially cool because how big battery it packs in a slim phone design. 5000mAh! It does pack a shy Snapdragon 625 processor which I’m not sure how it will perform. But camera’s seems to be decent with a Dual 12MP rear and a front 13MP camera. It also come’s with SonicMaster which is suppose to enhance the audio. This phone is available here. And I will buy it when I can afford it! To compare it against the Zenfone 3 and the Zenfone 3 Max.

#10 Xiaomi Mi6 

I have a had pretty good experience with Xiaomi except with the Mi5 where the battery turned faulty. But again remember that I usually don’t use my phones a lot so that could probably have made the battery worse. This new phone from Xiaomi looks really great. I really enjoyed their Mi Note. Seems like it’s splash resistant. Pretty small display in today’s 2017 standards only 5.15″ big. But comes packed with amazing Snapdragon 835 so should be amazing phone performance. The Mi6 is available here.

Hopefully you enjoyed this quick blog post one some phones I can’t afford at this moment but may pick up in the future. It also gives you a quick idea of potenial phones you might be interested in getting.

Best Regards,

Adrian

 

The Future Zombie robot-class of Humans!

I have this idea where this world might be going. Based on what I see happening in AI and robot automation. I predict a future of robot-class of humans.

The new robot-class do not create anything themselves in The New World. Nothing original about them. They dress like their group. We already right now have this massive trend of instead of creating original content on social media people instead share someone else content. And that trend seems to be growing more and more. It slowly makes people more lazy.

Future Man? 

The future robot-class that I imagine will live automatic life’s without any so called freedom as we have now with jobs. I just don’t think there is that much hope for everyone to have a unique job when we get close to 10 billion population and AI robot automation is on the rise to take over more and more jobs. Most jobs are extremely repetitive and that means robot can easily take over most jobs.

People are on pills… 

I have 1 theory that they maybe just will create a drug you can take to always walk around in a happy pleasure state. But will it really be happy mode without the ups and downs we get to experience in regular life. As far as what I have noticed in my life when I suffer a lot I know that joy is just around the corner. And that the suffering will make the joy feeling even better. The beauty I think with life is how it seems to be perfect in it’s natural state.

You have many people that are thinking about maybe that we will merge with the technology and become super humans. To be honest I do not think that is going to happen. It would probably end up be too expensive and if it worked the first people becoming superhuman would stop the rest from getting the same benefit. I think we are more moving into a dark age of zombies.

Wise Men Should Be The Leaders of Nations 

What is the solution then you might ask? Well as far as we know now is do everything you can to not become part of the robot-class. Be TRULY original. Break free as much as you can. Creating original stuff is noble and the only right way forward. What I’m suggesting is people need to stop being addicted to just consuming. We need more Plato and Aristotle prolific humans. Make sure it’s something you love you do also. Then it won’t even be work but will be tied to your deepest passion and make you excited everyday.

It can take along time to truly find out what you should be doing in your life. My suggestion is that you read a lot of knowledge books and that you write down all your ideas on paper. Or on video. Or your favourite way. So you can keep track of what your core ideas and values always comes back too. I made a great article about productivity telling you my Top 4 Favorite Apps on Android!

The Digital World

One massive danger and problem that I see is how everything is going digital these days. Shut down the electricity and humans won’t be able to survive for long. Also that all of our information will be going away without electricity. This is probably why they built the tall pyramids in Egypt like the Great Pyramid of Giza. They knew that if they wanted to keep history and knowledge for thousands of years they would need a hard material and create something amazingly beautiful and perfect.

Many people seems to believe we live in the smartest age because we have invented these so called computers. I would say that’s a bit ignorant. We can’t even build the Egypt pyramids today with all of our “knowledge”. So clearly people have been way more wiser and smarter than us in the past.

Evil Exist 

If you would take some ancient people into our year 2017 and they saw humans they probably would look at our phones as the devil. How much we stare into these things. Thinking that we are conscious of what we are doing when we are more in a zombie state instead of being out in the world and doing stuff. Living in the present moment.

You have many futurist scientist’s which is talking about this new robot age and where it might take us. Ray Kurzweil in his book The Singularity Is Near said this quote:

I have a hard time to believe this can end well. The ignorance in humans seems to be on a constant rise. And with more people getting spoon fed zombie stuff through their phones the more they will be moved away from an authentic human life experience.

Maybe Labs Create More Problems Than Solving… 

I wouldn’t be surprised if in the future Fruits and Vegetables doesn’t even exist to eat! Everything is created in a lab. With strange ingredients we have no idea how it will impact our life. We probably also very soon will be getting a chip programmed in us to keep track of every human on earth.

I am curious how this new society will affect the crime market when there is a camera in every corner and is tiny . Clearly it feels like in the future everyone will just know everything about everyone. With no secrets. But will it awake humans or will it put us more into sleep?

That is what I am interested in finding out.

Aristocrats!

1 thing is clear we are moving into strange times that our tribal brains have no idea how to handle yet. I mean think how insane it is how you can contact any company or any person on earth just using an internet connection. How in the past knowledge was only something the royalty could afford to do. Now knowledge is everywhere but also a lot of garbage. Anyone can spread so called “knowledge”. Lots of things can be misinterpreted.

It does seem like we are moving into a more spiritual world where the physical environment will be less important. For example I believe that the idea of owning a house or a car in the future will be so silly. Everything will be rented. How to be original will also be harder the more humans that exist on earth.

There will be a lot of group pressure to fit into the sheep herd.

Just some things I been thinking about! Hopefully you enjoyed this article. Have an awesome day.

Best Regards,

Adrian

4 Amazing Apps For Productivity and The Importance of Habits!

Today I want to talk a little bit about keeping track of habits. Some app’s that I use that are extremely helpful on Android when you do this.

 

So the first app is called: Goal Tracker & Habit List. This is an extremely good app to quickly write in a ton of habits and keep track of your current streak with a monthly calendar built in.

The second app I find extremely useful is called aTimeLogger. This app will help you keep track of how long you have been doing a certain task. And the good thing is you can have multiple time loggers going on at the same time. As well as adding a bunch of new things you wanna track. With a built in custom colour and icons available for free.

The third app that can be good to quickly get your ideas down on paper if you hate writing is a free app called Speechnotes. This app will record your voice in english and try to translate it in realtime as you speak. I think it does a pretty damn good job at it. It does make a lot of mistakes but sometimes also amazingly good translation.

I also use a 4th app which is extremely useful to get most of your ideas down in text and it’s called ColorNote. You can easily create fast notes and sync them online and you can create notes in various colours to keep track of certain topics. Very easy to use and friendly app.

One extremely good thing I have noticed in my life in how you can organise your habit life is that you first identify in a list which habits are the most important first that you should get control over. And then when you know the key habit you need to work on then just focus in on that until you have got it under control. Now you have an habit order you can work on.

Develop Chain Strong Habits!

 

I have noticed when I try to start multiple new habits at the same time I always end up failing. But if I just focus on get 1 habit down for 2-3 months until it’s extremely strong then I can keep it. And I can then start to work on my 2nd most important habit in my life that will produce a big shift for me.

What habits that are most important for you to get down is of course very individual. People struggle with different things in their lives. Also you have to find out what sort of life you want, what you feel is your true calling and try to move towards that. Creating a new strong habit people usually think that they can do it for a few weeks then it will be strong. More realistic it will probably take a few months to make it strong. If you work on it daily.

Habits aren’t really hard to do once you get into a routine. But when you start maybe you will be able to identify other things that stops you in your current path. You will bump into different walls when you are trying to do stuff in life. Maybe you thought 1 key habit you have to get down first. But a few weeks in you notice and detect another more important habit that you need to fix first.

Set High Goals!

And then here comes a very important point where you have to ask yourself if you are willing to make the sacrifice to take time to implement these new habits into your life. This has a lot to do with discipline, self-mastery and self-control. Many times people really don’t see the massive reward to go through all of this to maybe get a 10% better life.

But why not fix a vision that is exciting? A goal that is 10X higher than you have previously thought of? Many people make the mistake of making low goals and actually get them. Instead of aiming super high and maybe you don’t get there but with a high goal at least you will probably get further than a smaller goal. And a smaller goal is not that exciting to chase and create solid habits with. Not that motivating.

It’s a Marathon Not A Sprint!

I have worked out my own purpose what I wanna do in life and I constantly most days go over it again to see if there is something that I wanna tweak in my life purpose. It gives me a direction and I’m not that interested in what happens next week or next month I try to aim in for goals where I try to set them where I can be in 10 or 15 years with solid steady habits that you keep on doing for the rest of your life.

Especially when you have found the golden habits that works for you. For example people learn in different ways, some people learn by reading, watching, audio or writing down. You have to find what is most effective for you. I have found writing to be my most effective one. When I write I remember myself about the new lesson.

Never Ending Abundance Like A Waterfall!

And I also believe in abundance so when I put something out into the universe a new better idea will soon follow. Because I have made my brain empty of ideas. And it will try to make the ideas more solid. I also believe that you have to share in life. We are not independent islands we humans. We are all connected and we all affect each other with everything we do. We become what we consume and the people we surround ourself with.

A funny thing I read about the brain is that it cannot tell the difference between reality and imagined stuff. So if you read let’s say a book about the roman empire your brain can’t tell if you have experienced that in real life or if you are just in your bed reading a bed time book.

I wanna finish this blog post off with a great quote from a great book I really enjoy from a very successful man called Napoleon Hill. In his book The Law of success he said this:

Have a great day!

Best Regards,

Adrian