IamGale here, the psych and marketing guy of TRP, and today I’m talking about you getting massive results.
I recently wrote a post about “A Little Mistake that Cost My Best Friend 5 Years of His Life,” To be brief, the big mistake made was ghosting. Living life without a plan, and the saving grace was creating a plan that got big results.
If you don't know where you're going in life. Or if you're not getting the results you want. Then this will be your solution for getting massive results.
So today you’ll learn:
- The Secrets of Ambition
- How to Create an Unstoppable Plan
- How to Validate Your Plan so You Don’t Spend 5 Years on the Wrong Path
- How to Make a Plan That Will Actually Stick (Hint: Go against your natural instinct)
- How to Take Advantage of Your Natural Strengths and Psychology
- Creating Your Ultimate Habit Stack
- How the Pros Create Plans: Lessons From a Billionaire VC
- The 13 Skills That Will Make You Filthy Rich
Preamble: Why Study to be like Sociopath?
I like the term sociopath because of how well it fits within TheRedPill Community. That’s not to say we’re all sociopaths, but that TRP is amoral. Likewise, a sociopath will navigate through life in amoral ways.
We’re not here to judge based on our moral values, we’re hear to get one thing. And that's the only thing that really matters in life.
Because every sociopath out there finds his passion very early in life. And that's this:
To get results.
Now a sociopath will do everything in his power,sing like u social engineering, deception, and hard work to get those results. When I say passion I mean using your abilities to get you the most of out of life. This post will show you how to create a plan for yourself that gets your results.
Let’s dive in.
Secrets on Ambition
There’s a great quote by Napoleon Hill that’s always stuck with me.
“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.”
Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich
So dream big. But, truthfully I really hate this advice, because there’s so much of the world that we are unaware of. There are jobs, experiences, and girls out there that you would probably love, but that you just haven’t discovered yet.
I love what Casey Neistat, the famous New York filmmaker and vlogger, says about creating your plan. He says you’re either in two stages.
- You’re either discovering your passion
- You’re living your passion.
We’ve already discussed how your passion is getting results. What kind of results do you want to get? Do you want financial results, programming results, sales results? Do you want massive influence? Stage 1 is about figuring out the exact results you want.
Keep reading because I discuss exactly how you can determine the kind of results you want to get.
Create Your Unstoppable Plan
Right now you want to be orienting your life around maximizing your experiences. Search for exposure. But this can be problematic, especially if you have anxiety going out solo. This is especially true for guys who have had gaming addiction, or major social isolation in the past.
But this is your challenge. Because there’s much of our world that will energize you. Like Woody Allen says,
"Eighty percent of success is showing up."
This is the point where you need to do a mental shift. You need to shift what you find pleasure in and what you find pain in.
Almost everyone loves consuming information. Consumption is our greatest pleasure. That’s not a bad thing, if you love consuming social interactions, that will help you greatly. But to be clear there’s good and bad consumption.
- Passively consuming Netflix every day for 2 hours is bad.
- Actively consuming new experiences like travelling can be good.
The biggest mistakes in business come when you’re being passive and reactive to what's happening.
Shift to an active mindset.
But there's something ever better than that. Shift to the producer mindset. Do you have a problem? Instead of looking for a solution, create a solution. This is how a lot of successful business start out.
This mindset is crucial. So your plan of getting results starts with actively producing.
How to Validate Your Plan so You Don’t Spend 5 Years on the Wrong Path
Because this transformation will validate the process of discovering how you want to get results. Always be creating. When you’re creating solutions and putting them out there in the world you’ll get feedback.
You’ll also feel amazing.
Here’s a personal example from my life:
For the last couple years, I’ve been creating films and writing essays. Each time I created something new I felt like a more of a human being.
I’ll tell you why. Because the art of creating is a process of self-discovery and learning. You learn about something new, apply it, and solidify it in your mind by creating.
We also learn something about ourselves when we create. We learn what we like, we learn what gets us results and what doesn’t.
Creating is the essence of everything that makes us human. This whole idea of becoming a millionaire at 30 and sit on a beach for the result your life will destroy. Being lazy does not feel good. Work hard because it frees you.
Let me tell you a story:
There was a boy born in Spain. His dad was a painter, and taught him to paint at young age. And everyday this young boy would paint. At the age 14 he mastered the art of portraits. At 20, he created a new revolutionary art style. At 40 he was considered the best artist of his time. This man has the record for the most expensive painting sold, $104 million dollars at a Sotheby's Auction.
Who was this outrageous man? Only Pablo Picasso. And you know what his secret was to his incredible success? Everyday he created art. Every single day. In his lifetime, he’s created 50’000 pieces of art. Most people don’t know that but he was one of the most prolific artists of his time.
You can look at people like Stephen King, Warren Buffet and Christopher Nolan. Every day they work. Every day they’re creating value in the world. In fact, people actually get sick when they stop working.
The first habit to start getting massive results is to actively create and get feedback on what you create.
How to Make a Plan That Will Actually Stick (Hint: Go against your natural instinct)
You’ll read this often on TRP. But I’ve ignored this and I bet you have too. We all ignore because we’re ambition. Tim Ferriss says,
”We tend to overestimate how much we can accomplish in a week and underestimate how much we can accomplish in a year."
I absolutely agree with that.
Do you know why?
Because we do too much at once. We think by next week we’ll be able to conquer the world. Luckily there’s a very simple solution to fix this:
Only work on one thing at a time.
In fitness, the best program is the one the one you stick with.
You start with one thing and once it becomes a routine you add the next. This is how you create momentum and start getting massive results.
But it all starts with one habit.
Choose your priorities. Right now. What do you want to do? What’s the most important thing you can do right now? Maybe you want to go out every night and build your social skills. Maybe you want to write more. Make videos on Youtube.
Choose one thing and do it consistently. There’s an easy way to do this and a hard way to do this. It starts by understanding your natural psychological advantages and leveraging them.
How to Take Advantage of Your Natural Strengths and Psychology
Now you’ve chosen your one thing to start with. You need to make it as easy as possible for you to follow through.
So if you’re going to the gym, pack all your clothes the night before
If you want to wake up at 5AM daily. Turn off the internet at 8PM and force yourself to go to bed at 9PM.
We want to make this as easy as possible for you.
For instance I want to write everyday. I know that I work best in coffeeshops and libraries. That’s where I get my best writing done, do if I want to get writing I’ll just leave for my local coffeeshop and just being there will trigger me to write.
The process is effortless because that’s how easy it gets.
There’s a great book on making habits. It's called The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business But I'll save you the $10 and tell you what it's all about. It boils down to these three steps:
- Create a trigger
- Do the habit
- Reward yourself
I’ll give you a personal example:
The first thing I do every morning (after walking the dog) is write. I sit down and write. Then once I completely my essay, I’ll feel amazing and accomplished. That gives me momentum to help me succeed in my business tasks.
So you create a trigger, put in the habit, and have a reward.
Then once the habit becomes effortless for you, you add another habit. It’s when you have a stack of habits like this that you become an unstoppable machine.
Creating Your Ultimate Habit Stack
I learned about this from an interview with Sujan Patel, a pro marketer in the online community who run several million dollar businesses. This is his secret on how he’s able to so create so much content while running a full-time business.
He calls it his own personal habit stack. For the past 3 years, he’s been adding habits to his life like writing, working out, managing employee, create strategic plans. It wasn’t overnight, but after awhile each new habit stacks with his old ones and he becomes a production machine.
After a year of this, you’ll be amazed at how far you’ve come. Yes, you’ll hit relapses along the way but if you read my last post, “You Can Laugh At Your Relapses — If You Follow this Simple Plan” then you’ll know exactly how to handle them and stay on track.
The habit stack is by far the easiest way to starting producing a lot.
How The Pros Create Plans: Lessons from a Billionaire VC
Here’s a story from a billionaire and it’s not Warren Buffet. This guy grew up in California and he wanted to be involved in big deals. He wanted nothing more then to be involved in the growing tech scene. So like all wannabe investors, he moved to Silicon Valley and started doing coffee meet ups with everyone.
He was a venture capitalist and so he was desperate to back Unicorns and make money. But it wasn’t working...
Naturally, he kept doing more and more coffee meet ups, going to demo days, and taking more meetings. He never said no to anyone. He took all meetings because, in his mind, more meetings meant more opportunities.
But more meetings weren’t helping.
His problem was that he was reactive. Because he worked for a venture capital firm people would send him in emails and try to pitch him all day.
In the beginning, he went to all these meetings but he noticed a pattern that would completely change his investment philosophy.
This is the most important lessons that he learned.
He learned that the Unicorn companies were not going to be sending him emails to meet up with him. He would have to chase them.
But he couldn’t, because he all those coffee meetings taking up his time!
You see he was drifting in life. He was being reactive instead of proactive. So he made a drastic move.
He did the opposite of what everyone was doing and actually moved out of Silicon Valley (gasp). He moved 4 hours aways into a big house where his kids could run around and play.
Now he could no longer take these spontaneous coffee meetings. Instead, he was making moves. He went from being reactive to proactive.
Then he start chasing the right companies and now he’s worth 1.2 billion dollars. This guy’s name is Chris Sacca. One of the most successful venture capitalists of all time, he’s backed all the unicorns of Silicon Valley like Uber, Twitter, Instagram, and Kickstarter.
But his success only started when he stopped being reactive and started being proactive.
Your Next Step: the 13 Skills that Will Make You Filthy Rich
You need to stop being on autopilot and start actively creating.
Where do you want to be? Who do you want to be? If you don’t know put yourself in a situation where you'll have multiple experiences. That’s why so many people recommend travelling because it constantly exposes you to new situations.
So after creating and being active for a couple years you’ll start to get a good feel for yourself and what kind of results you want to get.
To end this post I want to give you a recommendation that will help you succeed in life. It's about developing the skills that you know you will need later in life.
Scott Adams in his book, “How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life” recommends 13 skills to develop for every kind of success:
- Public Speaking
- Business Writing (look up copywriting)
- Design (the basics)
- Overcoming shyness
- Second Language
- Proper Grammar
- Proper voice technique
Look at this list and pick one that you think will most apply to you.
For myself, I don’t know exactly where I want to be, but I know a few things about my future. One, I’ll be communicating with thousands of people. Which means I’m going to need to develop great writing and public speaking skills.
I’ll also be growing more profitable online businesses. Which is why I’ve been developing my technical skills such as SEO, web design, basic programming, etc.
And I'll be dealing with people which is why I've been studying persuasion and psychology heavily.
A sociopath will find his passion wherever he gets the best results. For you, look at what kind of results you want in your life. And start building the necessary skills to get those results for yourself.
- Be ambitious and ask for what you want
- Like Pablo Picasso create every day
- Create habits that make it effortless for you to create
- Focus on one habit at a time!
- Start adding new habits once they’ve become effortless
- Get feedback on your work and calibrate your plan as necessary
- Like Chris Sacca, don’t be reactive, always be on the attack
- Start developing the necessary skills now
Note for tomorrow:
One of the most important skills you can hone is persuasion. Which is why tomorrow I’ll have something very special for you. Check TRP tomorrow, I post around 8AM Eastern, to learn about surprising secrets on persuasion. And how it can be all boiled down to just 27 words.