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10/14/2013 1:32:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Eat healthy. Exercise. Look, smell, and act presentable. Form a healthy sleep habit. Organize and Plan. Put work before play. Be on time. Do what you say you're going to do. Finish what you start. Use manners appropriate to your audience. Anchor yourself to something familiar to your audience. Successful people form the habit of doing things unsuccessful people aren't willing to do. Look at your behavior; look at your goals; do they match? Don't ratchet down your goals, ratchet up your behavior. You don't get what you want; you get what you picture; Picture->Expectation->Result. Smile. Speak slowly and clearly with good eye contact. Acting and appearing confident, assertive, and friendly is 90% of the battle. Use your environment to your advantage. Expand your comfort zone. Use a catch phrase to push yourself; mine is "Don't be a little b!tch." Don't try to do everything yourself; ask for help from a knowledgable person, it saves time. Start fast, end slow. Set concrete goals for yourself with arbitrary deadlines. Use psychology to your advantage. Knowledge is power; research and read to help yourself accomplish anything. It is not your resources that determine the outcome, but your resourcefulness.
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10/14/2013 2:01:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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Or lose the race to rats
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10/14/2013 4:32:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 2:01:22 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
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lol, found this from a post I made on a sales fb group a while ago and thought I should post it here, but I guess my former self beat me to it.
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10/14/2013 6:39:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 6:34:44 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
Life Tips:

Fuk bietchez get mon3y
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10/14/2013 6:42:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 6:39:53 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/14/2013 6:34:44 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
Life Tips:

Fuk bietchez get mon3y



Kill me.
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10/14/2013 6:45:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 1:32:22 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Eat healthy. Exercise. Look, smell, and act presentable. Form a healthy sleep habit. Organize and Plan. Put work before play. Be on time. Do what you say you're going to do. Finish what you start. Use manners appropriate to your audience. Anchor yourself to something familiar to your audience. Successful people form the habit of doing things unsuccessful people aren't willing to do. Look at your behavior; look at your goals; do they match? Don't ratchet down your goals, ratchet up your behavior. You don't get what you want; you get what you picture; Picture->Expectation->Result. Smile. Speak slowly and clearly with good eye contact. Acting and appearing confident, assertive, and friendly is 90% of the battle. Use your environment to your advantage. Expand your comfort zone. Use a catch phrase to push yourself; mine is "Don't be a little b!tch." Don't try to do everything yourself; ask for help from a knowledgable person, it saves time. Start fast, end slow. Set concrete goals for yourself with arbitrary deadlines. Use psychology to your advantage. Knowledge is power; research and read to help yourself accomplish anything. It is not your resources that determine the outcome, but your resourcefulness.

... why do you like this cliche nonsense so much?
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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10/14/2013 6:59:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 6:45:54 PM, 000ike wrote:
... why do you like this cliche nonsense so much?

Self-development material has helped improve my life with regard to my relationships, finances, sense of accomplishment, well-being, fitness, and happiness.

I didn't enjoy life nearly as much as a value-taking, cynical introvert addicted to Internet porn. Since then I've run a business, lost my virginity, become better with girls, given more of myself in relationships with family and friends, become more cemented in my identity, and become a friendly, helpful guy.
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10/14/2013 7:06:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 6:59:08 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/14/2013 6:45:54 PM, 000ike wrote:
... why do you like this cliche nonsense so much?

Self-development material has helped improve my life with regard to my relationships, finances, sense of accomplishment, well-being, fitness, and happiness.

I didn't enjoy life nearly as much as a value-taking, cynical introvert addicted to Internet porn. Since then I've run a business, lost my virginity, become better with girls, given more of myself in relationships with family and friends, become more cemented in my identity, and become a friendly, helpful guy.

yes, but perhaps the advice you're forwarding is subconsciously embellished with connotations intelligible only to yourself and with the precedent of your experiences. Perhaps this advice was not the catalyst of your psychological shift, but a post hoc attempt to vocalize and rationalize it. Perhaps the words in and of themselves, as read by strangers who know nothing of your psychology, are vague truisms that have this irritating meaninglessness about them.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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10/14/2013 7:20:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 7:06:58 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/14/2013 6:59:08 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/14/2013 6:45:54 PM, 000ike wrote:
... why do you like this cliche nonsense so much?

Self-development material has helped improve my life with regard to my relationships, finances, sense of accomplishment, well-being, fitness, and happiness.

I didn't enjoy life nearly as much as a value-taking, cynical introvert addicted to Internet porn. Since then I've run a business, lost my virginity, become better with girls, given more of myself in relationships with family and friends, become more cemented in my identity, and become a friendly, helpful guy.

yes, but perhaps the advice you're forwarding is subconsciously embellished with connotations intelligible only to yourself and with the precedent of your experiences. Perhaps this advice was not the catalyst of your psychological shift, but a post hoc attempt to vocalize and rationalize it. Perhaps the words in and of themselves, as read by strangers who know nothing of your psychology, are vague truisms that have this irritating meaninglessness about them.

Even if all of that is the case, there is nothing wrong with WSA encouraging others to better their lives.
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10/14/2013 7:22:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 1:32:22 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Look, smell, and act presentable.

As DDO's resident queer, I'll speak on this one.

Looking healthy, smelling good (which rather implies proper hygiene) and behaving as one ought in civilized society are the most foundational imperatives of being a respectable man. They're not quite sufficient, but certainly necessary, to that end.
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10/14/2013 7:42:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 7:20:02 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/14/2013 7:06:58 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/14/2013 6:59:08 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/14/2013 6:45:54 PM, 000ike wrote:
... why do you like this cliche nonsense so much?

Self-development material has helped improve my life with regard to my relationships, finances, sense of accomplishment, well-being, fitness, and happiness.

I didn't enjoy life nearly as much as a value-taking, cynical introvert addicted to Internet porn. Since then I've run a business, lost my virginity, become better with girls, given more of myself in relationships with family and friends, become more cemented in my identity, and become a friendly, helpful guy.

yes, but perhaps the advice you're forwarding is subconsciously embellished with connotations intelligible only to yourself and with the precedent of your experiences. Perhaps this advice was not the catalyst of your psychological shift, but a post hoc attempt to vocalize and rationalize it. Perhaps the words in and of themselves, as read by strangers who know nothing of your psychology, are vague truisms that have this irritating meaninglessness about them.

Even if all of that is the case, there is nothing wrong with WSA encouraging others to better their lives.

not saying there is. I'm saying that the advice has far less meaning to a casual reader than it does to him, so he should bear in mind that it could all sound incredibly cliche (as I think it does) and not serve the purposes I assume he wants them to serve.
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10/14/2013 7:54:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 7:42:48 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/14/2013 7:20:02 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/14/2013 7:06:58 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/14/2013 6:59:08 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/14/2013 6:45:54 PM, 000ike wrote:
... why do you like this cliche nonsense so much?

Self-development material has helped improve my life with regard to my relationships, finances, sense of accomplishment, well-being, fitness, and happiness.

I didn't enjoy life nearly as much as a value-taking, cynical introvert addicted to Internet porn. Since then I've run a business, lost my virginity, become better with girls, given more of myself in relationships with family and friends, become more cemented in my identity, and become a friendly, helpful guy.

yes, but perhaps the advice you're forwarding is subconsciously embellished with connotations intelligible only to yourself and with the precedent of your experiences. Perhaps this advice was not the catalyst of your psychological shift, but a post hoc attempt to vocalize and rationalize it. Perhaps the words in and of themselves, as read by strangers who know nothing of your psychology, are vague truisms that have this irritating meaninglessness about them.

Even if all of that is the case, there is nothing wrong with WSA encouraging others to better their lives.

not saying there is.

Of course. I point that out only to those who may read this thread and misinterpret what they read.

I'm saying that the advice has far less meaning to a casual reader than it does to him, so he should bear in mind that it could all sound incredibly cliche (as I think it does) and not serve the purposes I assume he wants them to serve.

I'm in agreement with your premise that the reader should be among the central concerns for any writer, but even if he is writing this for himself, if only as a reminder of what to do and not to do, I see nothing wrong with it if it reinforces his apparently already manifest piety. I find that I do that as well... although in a different way.

Sometimes when I've made a mistake, or trying to reaffirm my own dedication to an idea, I'll repeat the message to myself as if to remind myself of what I should or should not be doing. It's a worthwhile enterprise, insomuch as the written word does, in a way, have the capacity to make tangible the abstract ideals we measure ourselves by.
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10/14/2013 8:16:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 6:59:08 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/14/2013 6:45:54 PM, 000ike wrote:
... why do you like this cliche nonsense so much?

Self-development material has helped improve my life with regard to my relationships, finances, sense of accomplishment, well-being, fitness, and happiness.

I didn't enjoy life nearly as much as a value-taking, cynical introvert addicted to Internet porn. Since then I've run a business, lost my virginity, become better with girls, given more of myself in relationships with family and friends, become more cemented in my identity, and become a friendly, helpful guy.

I like being an introvert.
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10/14/2013 10:00:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 7:22:33 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/14/2013 1:32:22 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Look, smell, and act presentable.

As DDO's resident queer, I'll speak on this one.

(At the risk of counter- pigeon holing) Get off my block.

Looking healthy, smelling good (which rather implies proper hygiene) and behaving as one ought in civilized society are the most foundational imperatives of being a respectable man. They're not quite sufficient, but certainly necessary, to that end.

Two out of three isn't bad.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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10/14/2013 10:03:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 10:00:40 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 10/14/2013 7:22:33 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/14/2013 1:32:22 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Look, smell, and act presentable.

As DDO's resident queer, I'll speak on this one.

(At the risk of counter- pigeon holing) Get off my block.

hahaha

Looking healthy, smelling good (which rather implies proper hygiene) and behaving as one ought in civilized society are the most foundational imperatives of being a respectable man. They're not quite sufficient, but certainly necessary, to that end.

Two out of three isn't bad.

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10/14/2013 10:05:06 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Ike, this is by far my favorite self-development principle. It's called the "Do Something" Principle [http://markmanson.net...]. Read it and tell me your thoughts. It's terse and cogent, no problemo.
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10/14/2013 10:06:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I like making Austen smile.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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10/14/2013 10:11:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 10:05:06 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Ike, this is by far my favorite self-development principle. It's called the "Do Something" Principle [http://markmanson.net...]. Read it and tell me your thoughts. It's terse and cogent, no problemo.

The same psychology that makes me averse to motivational speeches, church sermons, poems and literature, makes me find little value in what I just read.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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10/14/2013 10:31:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 10:11:48 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/14/2013 10:05:06 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Ike, this is by far my favorite self-development principle. It's called the "Do Something" Principle [http://markmanson.net...]. Read it and tell me your thoughts. It's terse and cogent, no problemo.

The same psychology that makes me averse to motivational speeches, church sermons, poems and literature, makes me find little value in what I just read.

You must be fun at parties.
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10/14/2013 10:59:37 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 6:59:08 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
I didn't enjoy life nearly as much as a value-taking, cynical introvert addicted to Internet porn. Since then I've run a business, lost my virginity, become better with girls, given more of myself in relationships with family and friends, become more cemented in my identity, and become a friendly, helpful guy.
Feeling sad for you Ma'am. Hope you don't think your fornication will do you much good.
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10/14/2013 11:09:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 10:59:37 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/14/2013 6:59:08 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
I didn't enjoy life nearly as much as a value-taking, cynical introvert addicted to Internet porn. Since then I've run a business, lost my virginity, become better with girls, given more of myself in relationships with family and friends, become more cemented in my identity, and become a friendly, helpful guy.
Feeling sad for you Ma'am. Hope you don't think your fornication will do you much good.

The coolest experiences I've had so far in life have often involved sexy times. I love sex, I love women, I love creating magical moments for people. If you enjoy having zero game, that's cool; it wasn't for me.
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10/15/2013 12:42:41 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
There is only one way to be successful: Be born in the correct environment with the ideal genes to optimise your position to exploit others and make money.
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10/15/2013 12:58:45 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/15/2013 12:42:41 AM, Smithereens wrote:
There is only one way to be successful: Be born in the correct environment with the ideal genes to optimise your position to exploit others and make money.

This guy agrees with you on every point except "exploit others". How do you support that assertion?
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
If you are civil with me, I will be civil to you. If you decide to bring unreasonable animosity to bear in a reasonable discussion, then what would you expect other than to get flustered?
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10/15/2013 3:59:36 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/15/2013 12:58:45 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
At 10/15/2013 12:42:41 AM, Smithereens wrote:
There is only one way to be successful: Be born in the correct environment with the ideal genes to optimise your position to exploit others and make money.



This guy agrees with you on every point except "exploit others". How do you support that assertion?

congrats on 5k posts. Everything we do selfishly is best done at other's expense. Altruism ultimately leads to person fall. It won't make you happy, but it sure as hell will give you a better chance of being rich.
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10/15/2013 4:03:16 AM
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The Guru: I will show you a way to make millions of dollars with ease in exchange for your company.
The CEO: Deal.
The Guru: That's how it's done.
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10/15/2013 5:28:32 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/14/2013 10:00:40 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 10/14/2013 7:22:33 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/14/2013 1:32:22 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Look, smell, and act presentable.

As DDO's resident queer, I'll speak on this one.

(At the risk of counter- pigeon holing) Get off my block.

You can also be DDO's residen't queer... lol


Looking healthy, smelling good (which rather implies proper hygiene) and behaving as one ought in civilized society are the most foundational imperatives of being a respectable man. They're not quite sufficient, but certainly necessary, to that end.

Two out of three isn't bad.
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