Sunday, June 26, 2016

On Success: The Need for an Abundant Mindset

If you’re an entrepreneur, you get paid to be a creator. But here’s the thing... you can’t create from a depleted mental state. To build your business and make an impact, you need to invest in your mindset - here's how to create an abundant mindset...

I've mentioned Jeff Walker previously, when I started writing posts on this topic some time ago. He's one of those honest guys who are in the business of selling success to people, and I would be remiss if he doesn't include some self-shilling in this video (and plenty more in the video description. (More on this below.)

The thing I want you to talk away here is that people who succeed have a fundamental difference in how they perceive the world around them, and this difference is what "Abundant Mindset" summarizes. That label is good enough in terms of accuracy, because it gets you thinking in those terms, and one of the intended effects is that you start thinking in terms of how you can cooperate with others for mutual benefit. Why? Because you stop thinking in terms of being afraid of the approval of others- socially, economically, politically. SJW Point-and-Shreek swarming attacks become meaningless, and you instead look to do what you want confident that you'll find out how to make it happen because you know how to cooperate with others.

In short, you become Based. But to become Based, one also have to be firmly fixed in the real. Fantasyland will lead to a bad end.

This means a lot of changes. You cut out anyone and everyone who's going to keep you down. You cut out the things you use to self-medicate, one by one, until you've completed that transition. You take care of yourself first (cutting out pathological altruism), you take your own bullshit to the toliet and flush it (cut out wrong beliefs and bad habits), you make your fucking peace as you go so you don't get in your own way, and you come to believe in the you that believes in yourself. (ROW! ROW! FIGHT THE POWAH!)

So, we're not talking about material abundance. We're talking emotional and spiritual abundance. In short, we're talking about the confidence and maturity of a full-fledged Alpha or Sigma (to use Vox Day's terms) and how they come to perceive the reality of the world as well as how to deal with it. Taking charge of the situation, knowing what you can do and how you can make use of it to best effect, knowing what you want and how you can go about getting it- that's Abundance Mindset.

It's one part attitude, one part skillset, and one part faith (and, even for those who do not profess so, ultimately faith in God to show the way) due to a humility that one cannot do it all oneself- and so believing that asking for help when truly necessary will be answered as required.

I no longer care why I'm in the room. I only care that I'm with peers. I no longer care why someone hears me. I care only that I'm heard and heeded. To that end, the only thing I seek is Truth, and my only enemy is Evil itself.

(Note: Jeff's shilling for a movie he got interviewed for. I watched it while I wrote this post to ensure that it was what I expected. Don't worry folks, you won't miss anything if you never see it, but if you do I'd pay attention to the narrative structure of the stories told. They follow a Redemption Narrative model, which is a deliberate decision on the makers' part. Don't drop your discernment, folks.)

1 comment:

  1. Okay, a follow up about the movie itself:

    The film is very much in the mode of "The Secret", in that it speaks a lot in that sort of language without the hippy-derpy wish-fulfillment intent. This film's audience is meant to be the would-be/small-time entrepreneur or similar indie go-getter who's looking for a clue. The psuedo-New Agey language, as I implied in the post, can lead those insufficiently grounded in reality astray. That's why you never drop your discernment.

    The "seek a way to help others" and so on talked about in the film works in Civilization, in the West, and not very well anywhere else. Competition is training for war, and War compels all else to engage on its terms; this is why Competition remains a real thing. What the film intends to say is that it is best to succeed by means of mutual beneficial exchange--what they mean by "cooperation"--but as real-world experience shows, this is NOT the way all exchanges go. Those making the film know this, but don't say so explicitly on any scale other than individual; they imply it by their interview choices, both in subjects and in what they choose to include from those interviews.

    Finally, one possible SJW is an interview subject. I know not the woman, but the pink hair and the broken family narratives set off all the alarm bells. The film, The Abundance Code, I saw free; I would NOT pay for it, and I don't recommend it.

    Far more useful, reliable, and proven advice on mindset you already have from Mike Cernovich. Go with Gorilla Mindset instead.