Motivation

The Gist Of 90% Of All Self Help Books

May 17, 2011 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Motivation, Writing |

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Roughly 90% of Self Help books contain the same advice repeated over and over. Don’t believe me? Stop by your local bookstore sometime and read the Table of Contents of a dozen or so Self Help books. The advice may be worded differently or geared toward a specific target audience (eg. men, women, various enthnic and social groups), but the underlying message is pretty much always the same. Here’s a list of that advice:

1. You Create Your Own Life

You are not a victim. You are 100% responsible for the life you have right now. If you are unhappy, you have the power to change your attitude and actions to begin making your life better. Always remember, whether you think life sucks or you think life is great, either way, you’re right.

2. You Make Yourself Feel The Way You Feel

Ever notice how some people are able to brush off insults, while others get furious and start throwing punches? Realize that nobody can “make” you feel anything. You are the one that “chooses” to feel good or bad about a particular event or action that occurs.

3. Fake It Until You Make It

If you want to be more confident, happy, or positive, then “pretend” that you already are this way. Eventually, after practicing this long enough, you’ll realize that you’re no longer “pretending”.

4. Follow Your Purpose

A purpose is what you enjoy doing that you never get tired of and you will do for the rest of your life. Is your purpose to write screenplays? Is it to help sick people? Write down on index cards a list of purposes and choose the one that speaks to you the most.

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Michael Jordan On Failures

May 17, 2011 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Motivation |

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"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

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4 Inspirational Movie Scenes To Counter The Monday Morning Dread

May 9, 2011 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation, Movies |

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The weekend is over and the sharp comedown of the weekend high is brutally taking us into Monday morning. All the hopes and aspirations we carried with us coming into the weekend has slowly transformed into a 40 hour, 5 day long dread. To counter the despair and the dream killing nature of cubicles, water cooler stories, office politics and printer jams, I present to you 3 inspirational movie scenes that will help you on your journey to your dreams and ambitions.

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A Valuable Piece Of Advice When Things Get Rough

April 29, 2011 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

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Mark Cuban’s Advice On Business, Success And Following Our Passion

April 25, 2011 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Motivation |

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Hate him or love him, you have to give the outspoken Dallas Mavericks’ owner a decent amount of resepect for not only being the owner of an NBA franchise but also having the business acumen, the ambition and the determination to become a billionaire and a billionaire who seems to be having fun, which is key. I found an interview series with him discussing and offering various bits of advice on business, following our dreams and fulfilling our goals, which is way more credible coming from him, then from a dude with a computer, an internet connection and a blog.

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What Is A Real Man?

March 31, 2011 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Motivation |

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This post comes in response to the Are You A Man Or Are You Still A Boy? article which left a few of our readers still confused. In the article I had posted a few videos by dating/innergame guru David DeAngelo who was outlining his On Being A Man lecture, which asked poignant questions but left out the answer. For all those with lingering questions in their heads and still searching for an answer on what it means to be a man, I found a 3 minue clip of David DeAngelo answering that question. This will be the most important 3 minutes of your day, so disengage your fixation on multitasking and really focus on what he has to say because it really will rock your world.

 

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The Path To Getting The Girl Of Your Dreams Begins With Attitude

March 25, 2011 | No Comments » | Topics: Dating, Motivation |

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A couple weeks ago I wrote an article about getting the girl of you dreams, and although it served to get you in the mindset that getting the girl of your dreams wasn’t a fantasy reserved for characters in books and movies, it really didn’t detail out the necessary steps to get your dream girl. So lets begin. The first step is attitude. Everything begins with attitude. Whether you’re trying become an awesome surfer, a heralded writer or in this case a mack daddy, if you don’t have the proper attitude to begin with, you might as well give up, because you’re already dead in water. If you believe that you won’t and can’t meet an awesome girl that you can share your life with, you won’t. It’s that plain and simple. So the first step is to have the proper attitude and that requries you to ditch all the negativity and nurture a mindset that will aid you throughout your journey. There will be plenty of external obstacles in your way and you don’t need to create more, especially one’s that are self imposed. So get rid of the word ‘can’t’ from you vocabulary and go out this weekend with the mindset that you will and you can meet an awesome girl and that folks is all she wrote… for now. I’ll be back next week with step two. Have a good weekend everybody!

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Are You A Man Or Are You Still A Boy?

March 14, 2011 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Motivation |

man vs boy

In a day and age when men are taught that masculinity is a sin, a generation of boys are growing up handicapped by the mixed messages presented to them and aren’t fully realizing their ascension into manhood.

What is it to be a man? What are the qualities that define being a man? How does one become a man? What happens if you grow up and don’t become a man?

Consider these questions when viewing David DeAngelo’s presentation On Being A Man. I posted the 7 part series from YouTube below and it’s not the entire presentation but it gives you a good start to understanding what it means to be a man and why it is important for you to become a man.

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The Caveman’s Manifesto On Having The Girl Of Your Dreams

March 11, 2011 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Dating, Motivation |

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This one goes out to all my socially inept bretheren who have been unlucky in the area of picking up women. The weekend is upon us and it is prime time for all hot girls to ditch their business casual attire and to slap on some skank, some slut and some hoe-wear in an attemp to bait and lure men that they consider of value. And while you’re sitting in the corner of the bar, emptying your resouces into looking like a wallflower and waiting for her to approach, some douchebag from down the way is all up on the girl of your dreams and your twidling your thumbs wondering why she is not on your dick. The night ends with countless excuses and rationalization as to why you’re walking home alone and not boning that girl that gave you a smile and a glance earlier in the night.

Where am I going with this post you ask? This bullshiet of not having what you want ends here. I firmly believe with all my heart that we can have anything we want in life as long as we are willing to put out the work, the sweat and the tears to achieve it. If you want to be climb Mt Everest, you can do so. If you want to be a millionaire, you can be so and if you want to hook up with the super hot girl that was sitting at the bar, you can do so. But first we need to recognize that there is a process and that there is work involved in acquiring women of a high caliber. Some guys are blessed to have natural game but for guys like you and me we need to study, practice and apply the art of seduction.We must learn the rules of engagment. We must get rid of our old set of beliefs that have debilitated us for so long. We must develop our inner game and change our frame of reference. We are the prize, not they. We must be men and not boys.

Is it worth it? All the work, all the studying, all the time spent in the bars and the clubs, all the rejections, all the fake phone numbers, all the times you will be placed in the friend zone, all the uncomfortable silences and all the awkward dates. Is it really worth it? To share a life with the women of your dreams, who fits all your criteria and not settling on the girl that you weren’t really interested in, but who actually gave you the time of the day….I think so.

 

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When You Get There, This Is The Yacht Party That You Should Be Having

March 10, 2011 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Motivation |

birdman yacht party

Here’s some more motivation to kick your ass in gear to do what you want to do in life and do it well enough that you can buy a yacht, park it on South Beach, load it up with tons of hot bikini clad chicks, alcohol, beer party favors and a few of your closest buddies and have a damn good time while you cruise towards the susnet.

 

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