1) Today’s video is THE TRUTH ABOUT SUCCESS 3!!!
The continuation of the mega popular series where I rant and rave about work ethic and success.
I’m not sure if I’d rate it as highly as the first 2 but it’s definitely very good (those were absolute classics as far as Free Tour vids go), and a solid addition to the series.
2) LOS ANGELES FREE TOUR TOMORROW!!
Beverly Garland Hotel
4222 Vineland Ave. North Hollywood 7 – 10PM
It’s going to be like a mini World Summit, with Julien, Jeff, Todd, and myself all teaching there.
I’d also URGE URGE URGE you to get onto the Hot Seat that takes place this weekend, or else the one in New York, Chicago, or Miami as Julien will be teaching the Sunday of that event.
It is absolutely critical to get on board if you get the chance, because a Hot Seat where I teach my infield footage Saturday and Julien teaches his Sunday is basically the best Hot Seat of the year.
(In a perfect world we’d do it like this every weekend.)
If you have a global pass, get your ass to one of the events, and if you’re a first timer THESE UPCOMING HOTSEATS are the ones to attend.
December 12 2013: Los Angeles (with Julien)
December 19, 2013: New York (with Julien)
January 2, 2014: Chicago (with Julien)
January 30, 2014: San Francisco
February 27, 2014: Miami (with Julien)
btw the reason Julien and I teach programs together so rarely at this point is that we both have big demand and usually triple book months in advanced.
So Julien is typically all over the planet teaching programs and I run them here in the United States.
Of course people outside the USA are pissed off that I never visit them, and people here are frustrated off that they can rarely meet up with Julien.
But that’s just how it is as RSD has grown.
Recently Julien and I were talking about doing something special for our 4 favorite cities in the States (fav = biggest turnouts), and doing programs together.
So we’ve crammed them in right around the holidays so that we’d have time to work them in.
Basically Julien is giving up his holiday to do this.
GET ON IT.
I have a 3 person team that handles ALL of your questions about RSD events — Stuart, Huey, and David — all guys in their 20’s who are highly active in the game and pimp it with instructors personally, call them any time to talk game or ask any questions you want!
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Also while I’m at it, have you seen the Miami Model Season Bootcamp page yet?
It’s a very rare 5 day program for ALUMNI ONLY that’s taught in the peak of the infamous “model season” in Miami South Beach.
Imagine 5 days of straight Bootcamping in hottest city in the world (at that time of year) it’s completely insane, check this out…
Craziest Bootcamp of the year for sure, I look forward to this all year.
So we have a very special video on tap today.
This will be my 100th video on the RSD Free Tour channel, which is cool because it also just recently crossed 30,000 subscribers as well!
In fact subscribe RIGHT NOW if you haven’t already.
And what are we putting out for the special 100th video?
THE TRUTH ABOUT SUCCESS PART 3!!!!!!!!
This video series started a few years ago when I accidentally went on a crazy rant about work ethic after I’d just come off of a ridiculously difficult product launch.
For some reason I tend to do the Free Tours in a “stream of consciousness” type of mode, and I went on this unfiltered rant about what it took to succeed.
I later saw this video and was humiliated at how insane it sounded and thought there was no way I should release it.
But I’d also been reading the book “Purple Cow” by Seth Godin, which said that extreme products tend to either make people love them or hate them, and you shouldn’t be afraid to polarize.
So that being the case I released it, thinking it might get a lukewarm response, and shockingly it became the most popular video of the year.
The following year I did a follow up with what I think is the best of the series (even better than this one, but someday I will release videos FAR better) and called it “The Truth About Success 2”.
That was had come on the heels of another insanely difficult launch where I’d nearly killed myself to pull in somewhere around a half million dollars for RSD.
(I always flip the money I make back into the company since the only thing I like to do is work and do things to refresh myself to work more.)
The launch was the hardest of my life and I was actually kind of burnt out from it for several months after. But the cool side was it put me in the perfect frame of mind to create that second vid.
This most recent vid came after I’d been nearly killing myself to up the quality of my vblog videos and had been burning the candle at both ends to produce all the recent vids.
I actually have several more coming out, each progressively more complex and difficult to create, so you can expect those in the coming months.
Regardless I was in a great frame of mind for a new “Truth About Success” video so let it rip.
This one is on the topics of consciousness paradigms, idol worship stunting your growth, and surrendering to universal principles.
CLICK THIS VIDEO TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH ABOUT SUCCESS!!
Nice work checking that out. 🙂
In the future you’ll see more about “surrendering to universal principles”.
I obviously have a lot more to say on that.
I basically believe that life is about searching for those principles, understanding them, and internalizing them.
You must surrender to those principles, and as organized religion has become less and less relevant to us in modern society (sorry!) this is where we will find guidance and our north star.
Authors like Stephen Covey or John Maxwell the leadership guy write a great deal on these, and books like Tribal Leadership and Spiral Dynamics are amazing for revealing the paradigms our minds travel through as we evolve.
Read these books for sure, as they will be topical in the new self development business in years to come.
I also released a very practical pickup related video this week!
I thought it had a lot of solid, hands on information on the topic of LIFESTYLE when you’re in the game.
It adds a bit of value so was worth posting as well, I thought.
Basically you’re going to learn what it’s like to go out 7 nights a week, lifestyle and results wise.
There ya go!
GO DEEPER – CLASSIC VIDS
Well I think it goes without saying that I have to post the first 2 of the “Truth About Success” trilogy in this thread.
Here’s the first.
And here’s IMO the best, number 2.
If you watched all those in one day, I salute you!
And your brain must really be fried!!
Thanks so much for checking them out. 🙂
EXTERNAL RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
I thought it would be tight to throw up a video by Dave Logan, author of Tribal Leadership.
It relates to the intro section of Truth About Success 3.
It’s a TEDx talk, check it out!
FORUM POST OF THE WEEK
I just posted up a new article in the forum that asks the question “Can pickup make you a genius?”
I’ll repost it here……….
So I was thinking about this today and from years of pushing myself in pickup I feel like the result has been my brainpower shooting up to an insane degree.
There’s nothing I love more than a night of pickup. NOTHING.
For me doing pickup is like being Neo in the Matrix flying through the city on full blast. I get a high out of it that I can only get from rocking a huge crowd when I’m teaching. But between the euphoria of rocking a crowd and gaming, those are pretty much the 2 things I exist for in life.
As I’ve continued down this path, the way pickup has taught me to think has been insane.
On one level I believe that the huge increase in situational status you get when you’ve made out with half the damned girls in the club is insane. I believe it activates neuro circuitry in your brain that basically “wake you up”. Think of this as the INVERSE to how shut down you feel on a horrible night of pickup – to the point where it’s like you’re so stuck in your head you can’t think properly.
When I’m doing pickup on a GREAT night it’s like my mind is working so fucking perfect, it’s really the most insane thing.
Going further I’ve found the years of honing my reflexes has been amazing. You get the same benefit from playing basketball or hockey, but basically pickup has a sport type effect where you have to read plays and react to things so quickly. Even just running down girls on the move or grabbing them out of mixed groups can be ultra challenging, as well as responding to shit tests on the fly, logistical challenges for the pull etc.
Then lastly it’s just the emotional mastery you learn out of it.
Pickup has forced me to become present to the moment, to focus ONLY on the thoughts and beliefs that BENEFIT me while BLOCKING OUT anything that doesn’t, forcing myself to be in a good mood and funny etc etc.
Basically it’s just pure emotional intelligence you get out of it. Every good emotion gets to stay, every bad emotion HAS TO GO. Emotional muscles for the win.
So I pretty much size it up to that combination of neural circuitry waking up from increased status, reflexes, and emotional mastery that I’ve benefitted from. Then of course the obvious social intelligence and being forced to learn to carry yourself as a man.
It’s soooo fucking crazy to me when I see guys all butt hurt about not getting a bit of right away when learning game, I’m like “Dude do you know how much this game will do for you if you keep going with it? You’re worried about a warm hole for your cock? The warm holes on your cock is the least you’ll get out of this shit, I have hot sex every day and think it’s maybe the 5th best thing I’ve gotten out of all this shit.”
If I go on to accomplish great things in the latter half of my life, it will be because of what I gained from this game (and for me even making a few hundred million dollars would be a complete failure – I want to accomplish so much more than making a few dollars with the time I have left).
I owe everything to it and truly believe it is the greatest game on earth.
I really appreciate all the support over the years, and especially the motivation to check all this out!
It really drives me to keep going. 🙂
The success based videos that will emerge in the coming years are going to be AMAZING.
I really hope to break a lot of new ground, particularly just in the sense of getting people to “buy in” to self help, which is going to be the topic of next week’s vid.
IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE LET ME KNOW OF WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE TRUTH ABOUT SUCCESS PART 3!!
Thanks so much for checking this out and have an amazing week!!