Some Deeper Insights Into Taking Action

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Taking action keeps taking you back into reality again and again. And you will bump into walls again. Walls of reality that gives you real helpful feedback. The walls will slowly bounce you back and forth but in a forward progress direction.

Not the result you want you actually want the feeling of doing progress. Taking that much action will give you lots of feedback. About what you need to work on. And you will also realise how connected everything is. Becoming more grounded in accurate sense of reality. And it will make you more humble for the journey.

Just like a lens on a camera you are removing the layers of delusion and comes closer to more accurate sense of reality by constantly shift the lens into sharper focus. Low level thinking paradigms and low level desires will be stripped away from your personality by going through pain.

The layers of delusion people get from not taking action scares people. People also get scared because they don’t actually have trained their action taking ability. Your brain will start to tell you lies if you go down the paths of delusion. You quickly need to correct and move into the right direction again. If you start believing your own lies you will build a foundation where more lies will be built on.

Where is reality going in the future? This is a good question because it does seem like we are moving into a more robotic world. With Virtual Reality headset’s like HTC Vive that now can simulate a world in your home that feels like real life. By taking advantage of your senses you can generate amazing things. But there is also a risk here that it can be used to manipulate reality more. You can also argue that we are already in a simulation of the world. Elon Musk said that was a high possibility.

After I tried out the HTC Vive I am getting more confident that people will be using “reality tweak” tools more in the future. We already see it happening with how much people are addicted to their phones. They can’t live without them! They have almost become a part of our bodies!

Will reality not matter anymore? If people can just live their whole life in their homes? It does seem in a new world like this that introverted people would benefit more than extroverted. Because it will create a world where people more communicate not in fast ways but in deeper ways away from each other. So they have more time to develop elegant ideas before they release them out into the universe. There is a great personality test out there if you wanna find out if you are Introvert or Extrovert more. Called the Myers Briggs test.

Taking action has a way to throw you into the present moment when you take action with consciousness. You are actually aware of what you are doing because you do it with great attention. Which makes you forget about thoughts and emotions. Which actually feels really good. Because most of the time our thoughts puts us into a weird loop that doesn’t get us anywhere. Usually the only thing we need to do to become awake again is that conscious action taking.

There is a great little framework you can use by author Dr. Stephen R. Covey from the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change which is very simple to use and gives you a quick view of how it can guide you with being at the center of your life. Here is a quick quote from the book:

There are of course other ways you can do this and that is by just focus on sit still and be conscious. That will also put you into a mode where eventually you wanna go up and do stuff. Instead of just being still and passive. Many times we think that thoughts = being productive. But many time’s that’s not the case. Many times we would be way more effective by just starting the task. That is also the first habit in Coveys book: Be Proactive.

Why should you take action you may wonder when you can already get by just fine by relaxing? Well you should take action because we live in a time of intense changes. And in these times if you don’t become intelligent then it will be very easy to fall behind. Because earlier we only had competition that was close to us. Now in the world we live in global competition. Which means it will be even harder to get by if you are passive.

Make everything your own in life. You must strive towards ownership. When it’s your own you work harder and from a position of power. Take the leap away from safety. We are apes designed to be out in the wild. Living day to day! Remember. People are always trying to trap you in society. To play their games. This is a great time to invest in the internet because many people don’t take advantage of the insane opportunity that exists today. So you can really exploit it by working smart. Everyone wants to outsource all work to robots and cheap workers. You can exploit this by working with heart and soul. People will detect a true spirit person above robots and cheap workers. Why people don’t work hard is because the limited position they are in. Work to become an owner.

There is a great book about how the internet is changing our brains and how it changes action taking in this world which is moving at a faster rate. The book is by Nicholas Carr he wrote the book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. Which has many interesting information about how these constant new online links changes our brains. Here is a great quote from the book:

Basically what this means is with the internet there is no limit on who you can contact. So if you are creative you can build new business connections super fast. Just by contacting and engaging with more people and provide help for common problems. Wanna find a list of problems people have? Go to Quora.

Internet is a great place to both take action and to become an owner. Right now to start a website is very cheap. But it’s yours. You own it. And it’s extremely valuable when you want to get content out there into the world.

The problem I see with many people is they do take action but they are building their work on someone else service. Which just means you are selling yourself cheap. Also remember that when you are more the owner over your work then you will work harder and with more pride. Which will end up in better results. And you feel more in control and it will make you be in a responsible role.

What happens with these other services is it starts out great but slowly you will realise your room to move around and have control over your work is becoming more limited. That’s when it’s time to break free.

Your time is valuable so I recommend you set up rules for when you use social media or the internet. For example I have disabled notifications on my phone. And only open up stuff after I have created new content. So I’m not just a consumer. Thanks for reading!

Best Regards,

Adrian

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4 Crazy Steps How Marketing Works To Gain Attention!

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Marketing is one area I find highly interesting to study. Because of how powerful it is. We all market ourself and what we do constantly to other humans. It can be very useful to understand on a deeper level how marketing works. Especially in these times with a new marketing that is online.

Now when the world is getting globalised and everything connected the potenial in life is truly limitless. When billions have access to the internet then that is billions of ideas and potenial to network and find amazing humans.

And also extremely good time to learn more about marketing. So I will show you 4 keys to marketing here from a great book called CA$HVERTISING by Drew Eric Whitman. The book is long and contains many extremely useful lessons about human nature.

Here is a quote from the book with 4 crazy steps that works to gain attention and use it in a marketing way. First step: Something scary. Second, a recommendation. Third, it’s a good working recommendation. Fourth, you can do it!:

 

We are all sellers in this world. Sellers to survive.  Creating products and services is the way forward in this digital world. With access to so many humans you can easily find a market that you can take advantage of. This book from Drew contains over 100 secrets about marketing. But I will just quote a few and will give you my insight also in marketing.

Number 1 solution for results:

 

My job in life has been to market my YouTube videos so I can get enough eyeballs to watch my videos so advertising could be sold next to the videos so I can pay my rent.

And I been successful at it to live on it. Because I threw myself into taking action and put myself in a situation where I have to succeed or I have no money to live. Usually when you throw yourself into a situation like that you will succeed because there is no other option. Many times people do not put this pressure on themselves their life is just a bit too easy so they don’t see the point in spending more effort.

So in total right now my marketing experience making YouTube videos has resulted in over 500,000,000 million clicks on my content. So I have learned a lot of useful information how marketing works. Which I also will reveal more in blog post’s on this website.

I have learned a lot how humans work. And that the ego and vanity in humans is great to exploit in marketing. I chose to invest my time in the biggest vanity material object of all to gain attention. Making videos about phones.

People like phones because they feel it will make them more amazing. Because of the limitless potenial of what you can do with today’s phones. So I noticed that when I did videos on things people truly desired then people come in droves. Sadly most time people only use phones for consuming content instead of generating possibility.

A great quote from CA$HVERTISING about vanity and ego:

It’s quite interesting how it all works. Remember people are focused on themselves. So you need to find a way to give a lot of value to the people you market to. Solve their needs. I noticed many of my clicks on my videos didn’t come to my smartest and deepest intelligent videos. Most people aren’t interested in that.

Most people just want entertainment. Some quick thing to watch to take their mind off something else in their life. I have also noticed that people on my videos spend an average of 2 mins per click to stay and watch. That is so crazy!

The click generation

I have learned that people don’t seem to value their time high. What happens is people spend 2 minutes on a video and if they keep clicking to another video they feel like they are being productive and that time isn’t passing. Time is passing and you are wasting precious time.

This usually happens because humans are in an unconscious state most of their life. If they were conscious they wouldn’t waste time in zombie mode. I have written great blog post’s about it in the past that you can check out if interested.

But my favorite book so far about how to escape deep unawareness is A NEW EARTH by Eckhart Tolle. I constantly read it for new valuable insights. And I put quotes on valuable things said and re-read those parts. It’s very easy to do in the Kindle app on Android.

And one of the main reason people actually do spend time on my videos is because I bring deep calm present awareness into my videos. So when people click it for a moment they feel alive and better like something cool is happening. But usually they return to a low down state pretty fast afterwards. The reason this happen is because most of humanity has always been in this deep unconscious state. So it’s the normal for many humans.

The thing I find interesting is how you can with the power of the written word move people in different directions. How we humans are more easily affected than we would like to admit. You have the power to make changes in other people’s lives. That if we see an ad for 2 seconds and then look away we think it didn’t affect us. But it did. And all these small marketing secrets many is being used on you daily to try to move people in different directions.

Advanced Robots Will Change Stuff

If there is one thing that is for sure is that it’s all going to become more advanced in the future, marketing in general and other areas. Especially the more you have algorithms that can detect patterns in humans and constantly tweak people’s life so they only see certain parts. It’s both very scary and fun at the same time. In the way that life is in a major shift with the computer area. You can make ton’s of money without seeing a single human ever in your life. But humans are more than ever on this planet. So there will be a lot of people that will need good guidance.

I want to do my best to try to give people helpful advice in life and deeper insights in how many things work. Just because it brings me such a joy to educate others. Because a lot of people need help out there. And it will only increase in the future with more automation in computing and robotics.

Knowledge is critical in this era. Because one day it may not be here anymore. Especially if the internet collapses one day. There are very few copies of valuable information left then.

Best Regards,

Adrian

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