Don’t procrastinate – the next bus is worse

They say there’s always another bus coming.

It’s true, sure.

But I tend to catch buses early in the morning. Which means the next bus is slower, has fewer seats, will stop more and has more passengers listening to let’s play videos with the volume cranked up.

So you could delay on this, if you’re happy with a worse deal.

If you want to take advantage of this – my best deal to date?

Then get cracking. It all goes away in less than an hour.

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  • An absurdly generous discount – saving you $100,
  • A complimentary copy of Three-Score Navike, to help you stabilise your life immediately,
  • A guide to reconnecting with nature, even when you’re stuck inside,
  • A handy alternative to meditation for training your focus and calming your body,
  • An exclusive podcast on how to handle the anxiety, lack of control, financial stress and social stress of self-isolation. Even if you’re not quarantining yourself, if enough other people do it, it makes everything in life harder. Here’s how to endure that.

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The tired airplane analogy to get you through these times

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:

(Most of you should be stopping me right about now…)

Life is like riding in an airplane. When the oxygen masks fall, you have to look after yourself before assisting anyone else.

I’ve heard that one dozens of times.

But I’ll say it anyway.

During times like these, you can feel powerless to help. Unless you’re trained in pandemics, there’s only so much you can do.

Especially if you have to self-isolate.

But there’s one thing you can do, right now, to help everyone you meet between now and the end of time:

Help yourself.

I’m offering everything Monster Mind Edukaré does – all 19 modules of mind sharpening goodness – plus the following extras:

  • An absurdly generous discount – saving you $100,
  • A complimentary copy of Three-Score Navike, to help you stabilise your life immediately,
  • A guide to reconnecting with nature, even when you’re stuck inside,
  • A handy alternative to meditation for training your focus and calming your body,
  • An exclusive podcast on how to handle the anxiety, lack of control, financial stress and social stress of self-isolation. Even if you’re not quarantining yourself, if enough other people do it, it makes everything in life harder. Here’s how to endure that.

These bonuses disappear at Saturday morning, 0800 AEDT (GMT+11). That’s Friday night for most of the world – and about 24 hours from now. If you’re prone to procrastination, don’t leave it til the last minute only to find you’ve done the conversion wrong. Get moving, sooner rather than later.

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Think about what else is contagious

Young children learn they can catch diseases off other folk.

But for most of us, we learn what else is contagious on our own.

Things like courage, smiles and generosity. The more of these you do, the more you see it in the world around you.

I don’t know whether this situation will invite you to think about how else you could live. How much more compassionate you could have been before and how grateful you will be once it’s over.

You wouldn’t be alone if this is a wake-up call for you.

That said…

Even when driven by an epiphany, change can be hard.

Old habits can often resist, even when you know better.

For many of you, you’ll fall back into your old ways of thinking and being.

If you want to shake that, though?

If you want to emerge from these struggles with a deeper connection to who you want to become?

Well, that’s one of the many benefits of Monster Mind Edukaré. In fact, it’s almost a side effect of the real training – the training in how to deeply connect with your unconscious.

This training covers everything from improving your focus to activating mental states at will, to some advanced mental tricks only hardcore meditators (and you) can use.

With so many folk choosing to isolate for now, this is the best time to get into Edukaré.

As such, I developed my best-ever deal for it.

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  • An absurdly generous discount – saving you $100,
  • A complimentary copy of Three-Score Navike, to help you stabilise your life immediately,
  • A guide to reconnecting with nature, even when you’re stuck inside,
  • A handy alternative to meditation for training your focus and calming your body,
  • An exclusive podcast on how to handle the anxiety, lack of control, financial stress and social stress of self-isolation. Even if you’re not quarantining yourself, if enough other people do it, it makes everything in life harder. Here’s how to endure that.

These bonuses disappear at Saturday morning, 0800 AEDT (GMT+11). That’s Friday night for most of the world, because time zones are fun like that. If you’re prone to procrastination, don’t leave it til the last minute only to find you’ve done the conversion wrong. Get moving, sooner rather than later.

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Self-isolation is self-investment

I don’t envy anyone who has had to (or chosen to) self-isolate.

It can strain your patience, your health and your supplies.

I know I need to get outside in the fresh air and to be with people. Many of you are the same. So many coping mechanisms – from nice restaurants to festivals to sports – are no longer around.

Meanwhile, there’s still plenty of Netflix, social media and other internet-based distractions.

So many healthy things to do with your time have vanished, leaving plenty of less healthy things to fill the gap.

It’s a dangerous situation. Play the next few weeks and months poorly, and you might need years to recover from them – and I’m not talking about the virus here.

I’m talking about what I know best – the mind.

If you find yourself going stir-crazy, there’s plenty of things you can do to invest in yourself.

Exercise.

Meditate.

Write.

Find a new hobby or get back into an old one.

Any and all of those will help… but maybe they feel like small potatoes to you. Those are excellent maintenance activities. But what if you want to really use this time?

To not squander it, but to emerge from your isolation even stronger.

This is the perfect time to invest in your mind – to take it from where it is to where it can be. Few things stave off that feeling of hopelessness and restlessness than dedicated, meaningful work.

So get to work now.

I’m offering everything Monster Mind Edukaré does – all 19 modules of mind sharpening goodness – plus the following extras:

  • An absurdly generous discount – saving you $100,
  • A complimentary copy of Three-Score Navike, to help you stabilise your life immediately,
  • A guide to reconnecting with nature, even when you’re stuck inside,
  • A handy alternative to meditation for training your focus and calming your body,
  • An exclusive podcast on how to handle the anxiety, lack of control, financial stress and social stress of self-isolation. Even if you’re not quarantining yourself, if enough other people do it, it makes everything in life harder. Here’s how to endure that.

These bonuses disappear at Saturday morning, 0800 AEDT (GMT+11). That’s Friday night for most of the world, because time zones are fun like that. If you’re prone to procrastination, don’t leave it til the last minute only to find you’ve done the conversion wrong. Get moving, sooner rather than later.

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Connect with nature while quarantined

Why does urban living need an antidote?

Because, despite its benefits, it ain’t good for us.

Consider the research.

Folk living in urban areas have higher rates of:

  • PTSD
  • Anger management issues
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Paranoia
  • Loneliness
  • Infection
  • Depression
  • Psychosis

Not to mention other delightful problems, such as:

  • Pollution
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Constant stimuli, overloading the flight or fight response
  • Heat stress

Plus higher levels of shame and stigma. So when you face challenges, you’re more likely to face them alone.

And, of course, in these days – more people, more infection vectors (and more people to panic about infection vectors).

Fortunately, there are things you can do to help.

You can go outside and get into nature.

Exercise.

Join a community. Or create one.

Talk through your struggles with friends, family or a professional.

Sleep with earplugs and an eye mask.

Adjust your attitude. For example, being annoyed with traffic correlates with poor mental health.

Practice the Wim Hof method.

And…

You can run through one of my self-hypnosis methods, designed specifically for this.

That’s right. You can reconnect with nature, even while you’re stuck indoors.

I show you how as a bonus in the offer below:

I’m offering everything Monster Mind Edukaré does – all 19 modules of mind sharpening goodness – plus the following extras:

  • An absurdly generous discount – saving you $100,
  • A complimentary copy of Three-Score Navike, to help you stabilise your life immediately,
  • A guide to reconnecting with nature, even when you’re stuck inside,
  • A handy alternative to meditation for training your focus and calming your body,
  • An exclusive podcast on how to handle the anxiety, lack of control, financial stress and social stress of self-isolation. Even if you’re not quarantining yourself, if enough other people do it, it makes everything in life harder. Here’s how to endure that.

These bonuses disappear at Saturday morning, 0800 AEDT (GMT+11). That’s Friday night for most of the world, because time zones are fun like that. If you’re prone to procrastination, don’t leave it til the last minute only to find you’ve done the conversion wrong. Get moving, sooner rather than later.

Here’s the link:

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P.S. Anyone who already owns Edukaré can enjoy these bonuses too. Simply log on to the owner’s page and download them before the deadline.

Breaking my word to give you a better deal

When I created Monster Mind Edukaré, I made myself a few promises.

Limit the discounts. It’s full of value, so don’t undervalue it.

Resist the urge to jump on bandwagons.

Don’t do what everyone else is doing.

However…

Promises go out the window in the face of disaster. In these trying times, I’m more interested in helping you than sticking to these rules.

And help you, I can.

The coronavirus panic is causing a lot of problems. Even if you never catch it, you have to deal with a lot.

Quarantines, self-imposed or otherwise.

Businesses shutting down.

Customers avoiding you like the… well, you know.

Shortages of basic goods.

Financial uncertainty.

Uncertainty about everything.

Sources of fun, learning, relaxation and revenue being closed down for who knows how long.

And maybe you’re not allowed to go outside and talk to people.

It’s tough – and it’s following on from a bad bushfire season here in Australia.

How can I help with all this?

Well, I can’t shield you from disease, restore your customers’ confidence or fix a broken economy.

But I can help you invest in yourself.

If you find yourself with more time and less money…

Or you want to regain control – of your mind, at least…

Or you simply want to double down on your growth while everyone else is in panic mode…

… the my premium mind training product has never been more useful to you.

I’m offering everything Monster Mind Edukaré does – all 19 modules of mind sharpening goodness – plus the following extras:

  • An absurdly generous discount – saving you $100,
  • A complimentary copy of Three-Score Navike, to help you stabilise your life immediately,
  • A guide to reconnecting with nature, even when you’re stuck inside,
  • A handy alternative to meditation for training your focus and calming your body,
  • An exclusive podcast on how to handle the anxiety, lack of control, financial stress and social stress of self-isolation. Even if you’re not quarantining yourself, if enough other people do it, it makes everything in life harder. Here’s how to endure that.

These bonuses disappear at Saturday morning, 0800 AEDT (GMT+11). That’s Friday night for most of the world, because time zones are fun like that. If you’re prone to procrastination, don’t leave it til the last minute only to find you’ve done the conversion wrong. Get moving, sooner rather than later.

Here’s the link:

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P.S. Anyone who already owns Edukaré can enjoy these bonuses too. Simply log on to the owner’s page and download them before the deadline.

Does the fact it’s mid-March freak you out?

Einstein taught us time is relative. Minutes for one person can pass as centuries for another.

It’s a fascinating insight into the true nature of reality…

But it’s not exactly helpful. Since we humble citizens of Earth can’t accelerate to the speeds or generate the gravity necessary to change the flow of time, our days flow by at fixed rates.

Until Elon makes interstellar travel cheap and reliable, we’re stuck with physical time being more or less constant.

That would be a shame, if not for a handy little loophole in that.

Sure, physical time is constant…

But what about psychological time?

Time may go by at the rate of one second per second, but it doesn’t always feel that way.

Time can race by or drag on.

And the wriggling, annoying contradiction is:

We all want more time, or even just the illusion of it. But time only slows when we do something boring, like waiting around for the weekend to begin.

We want excitement… but the sense of time that comes from boredom.

It would be amazing if fun dragged and dull raced by.

The interesting thing is we’re not at the capricious mercy of our inner psychology. Through some simple changes to your mind, you can feel time slow down.

If you freak out when I tell you it’s mid-March already, (because, you know, it is,) then you could really use this.

Time doesn’t have to race by. It can stretch luxuriously, even as (especially as?) you live a life that’s more worth living.

You can learn how to let the moments and days slow down a little – and leave you with more time to enjoy – through the Create More Time program (module 13 of 19 in Monster Mind Edukaré). You don’t have to watch your life evaporate – instead, you can take charge and check out this link:

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How atheists and sceptics can use this “spiritual paradox”

Spiritual traditions from across the world share a common paradox:

In order to gain control over yourself, you need to give it up.

In the West, this is about surrendering to God. If you want greater discipline, happiness and the ability to overcome the basic, decent pleasures known as “sin”, you need to admit you have no power to do so. Ask God for it and He will grant it.

Eastern religions have a similar idea. Through meditation, you learn to accept the things you don’t want, like negative memories. Then you learn that there is no “you” to have the negative memories in the first place.

Through that, you enter a state of mind where you can control them.

It’s all very strange if you think about it.

Especially if you’re sceptical of all things mystical. It sounds like nonsense designed to keep folk compliant. Of course the higher powers (in the form of kings and popes) would encourage you to surrender to higher powers. That’s just good politics.

Many folk – especially high achievers – instinctively recoil from the idea of surrender. You didn’t get this far in life by lying down and taking it. You didn’t “accept” you situation – you studied hard, worked hard, took calculated risk and earned the rewards.

And no part of any decent business plan says “let’s give up and hope for the best”.

But let’s take a step back here.

If you’re cooking up a method of controlling the populous, religion isn’t a bad system. But the sort of Buddhist meditation I described above (which wasn’t taught to the masses, only monks) doesn’t make folk more compliant. It makes them more indifferent to power, materialism and even their own suffering, which makes them harder to control.

I’m oversimplifying and there are exceptions, but it doesn’t work on average.

So maybe meditation and prayer weren’t designed by ancient psychologists to control the masses. Maybe it was yet another ridiculous thing to come out of the teaching of religion.

Except… how did these distant cultures with no communication cotton onto the same idea?

You might argue religion makes mistakes about the universe and the human condition… but why, specifically, would they both develop, independently, “surrender = control”?

Whenever something pops up in multiple cultures, it often tells us something about the human condition.

And one of the things is that we do, in fact, answer to higher powers.

Even if you see the universe as purely mechanical, with no souls, deities, afterlife or magic, there’s still a higher power.

And that higher power is you.

Think about all the times your instincts told you something you couldn’t possibly know.

Like getting a bad vibe from someone from merely a glance, only to learn they’re a con artist.

Or leaping back from the road before you’re even aware of the speeding truck.

It happens to often, it can be hard to think of examples. Acting on your instincts becomes normal.

When folk pray or meditate or whatever, sometimes they say God spoke to them. They have a flash of insight, an overwhelming sense of clarity and connection to something deeper.

Maybe they are literally talking with a deity.

But given how you can recreate that experience in a secular way by exploring nature, playing extreme sports and forging a tightly-knit community, maybe that’s just deeper instincts talking.

Because when you build up trust in your unconscious and surrender control to it, suddenly you can fix a lot of entrenched problems.

You can remove lifelong phobias, resolve old emotional wounds and find a higher calling, all through listening to your instincts. And why not? It’s your unconscious – the source of your intuition – that holds the problem, so why wouldn’t that lead to a solution?

This isn’t about giving up, accepting bad situations and not taking action anymore. It’s about listening to the greatest wisdom in your mind and trusting it enough to act on it.

That’s what surrendering to gain control is all about.

And if you wish to relinquish conscious control and engage with your unconscious guides, then hypnosis is the tool for you. Look into it and you’ll find scientists discovering not only is it real, but it’s more powerful than we ever suspected.

That’s because your unconscious is more powerful than you ever suspected.

Engage with it, listen to it, surrender to it, and you’ll have greater control than ever before.

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Personal growth through spite

Okay, this isn’t the most mature response.

Or maybe it is? I’ll let you judge…

But I was listening to a podcast with a guy who was rubbing me the wrong way. He was a smart guy who clearly knew his stuff, but I was resisting what he said.

I think it’s because a lot of his advice comes from an attitude I don’t agree with.

Whatever, each to their own.

Anyway, he said something along the lines of:

People need to go outside and get into nature more. We spend too long sitting around our homes, disconnected from our environment.

Now, I couldn’t agree more with that. We’d solve a lot of physical, mental and social problems if we all got out into nature.

(In fact, I have a bonus for Monster Mind Edukaré owners on that topic coming out soon…)

With this, he was preaching to the choir.

Even so, because I was pushing back on everything else he was saying… I proceeded to plonk my butt in a chair and write for hours, instead of going outside like I planned.

I know, I know.

It’s childish.

I shouldn’t let another folk influence my decision and mental state.

Etc etc et freaking cetera.

But, whatever. I’m human and I respond to what other humans do. I could shut that down, I could continue not being a psychopath, but I can’t do both.

In any case, this was a useful response. In the past, I might have grizzled and grumbled for a bit. I might have indulged in some TV or video games to clear my mental palate. Instead, I thought “screw you buddy” and got down to work.

The end result is a whole lot better, I can say that much.

And this is more how I want to live my life. I could switch certain emotions off and certain mental states on. I know more than a few tricks on how to do that.

But just because I can, should I?

Emotions are clear signals from your unconscious. Sometimes they’re useful, like getting angry to defend yourself. Sometimes they’re not, like getting angry when someone cuts you off in traffic. Either way, it’s your unconscious saying something.

If it’s harmful, then it’s up to you to engage your unconscious and explore why you do it.

Everything else, though?

Your unconscious has a reason for sharing it. So instead of getting into the habit of ignoring your intuition, why not use what you have?

I turned spite into hours of productive work. In the past, I’ve turned anger into action, sadness into self-compassion and exhaustion into creative thinking.

There’s nothing wrong with you. You probably think that a lot – “if only I were smarter/more confident/better with money/better with women/happy with my lot…” – so I’ll say it again, there’s nothing wrong with you. The reason you’re not improving is you think there is, so you’re trying to change what you are instead of using what you are.

If you want to really improve, then step one is to rebuild your relationship with your unconscious. When it sends something you don’t like, whether that’s a craving for something bad, a nasty memory or a negative emotion, work with it. Figure out what your unconscious means when it gives you this, then figure out what to do with it.

There’s nothing wrong with you and you have everything you need.

It’s simply a question of engaging with your unconscious.

And the best way to do that – by far – is hypnosis.

Even if you struggle to meditate, even if you think you “can’t be hypnotised” (you can!) give it a go.

You’ll quickly find all the resources you need among the worst things in your mind.

My usual reminder: you can begin to experience hypnosis right here:

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You don’t need to “become” inspired

Rookie writers wait for inspiration to strike before writing.

Now, I know what you think I’m going to say. It’s going to be something along the lines of: real writers write, whether they feel like it or not. They put the work in first, then enjoy the flows of inspiration.

And, sure, that’s true and good advice.

Anything that teaches you to take responsibility for your own life is worth hearing.

However, that’s not what I was going to say.

I was going to say you don’t need to become inspired…

Because you already are.

Yes, even when you’re feeling flat, tired and sleepy.

Or when your head feels like cotton wool and the last thing you want to do is touch a keyboard.

Trust me, you’re inspired even then.

Because this is the way your nervous system works. When you “feel” happy or “feel” inspired, that’s just that emotion blooming, becoming stronger and entering your conscious awareness.

Even when you’re not aware of it, it’s always there.

Every emotion, every state of mind, every way of being – none of it is ever truly dormant. It’s there, fizzling under the surface of awareness, waiting for its moment to erupt into consciousness.

There’s a hypnotic technique called the resource scan. Maybe one day I’ll write a book about it, who knows. It’s darn simple and darn powerful, and it uses this principle to great effect.

The crux of it is:

If you want to feel inspired, figure out where in your body you already feel inspired, then keep doing that.

You don’t want to impose creativity on yourself, like some overzealous developer plonking a skyscraper in a national park. No, you want to nurture, cultivate and train whatever’s there already.

A great key to using your mind’s full potential is to use what you have, rather than trying to change things. Your mind already has everything it needs, it’s just a question of finding and using it.

So if you want to feel inspired, then using hypnosis to explore your nervous system is a great idea.

If that’s not for you, though?

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