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(2) ClickFunnels (Official) -Salvador De La Torriente
"Salvador De La Torriente
February 5 at 10:08 PM

I’m not a convicted but the result is the same. I lived in Cuba🇨🇺 for 30 years without Internet📡, I had less than 1 months surfing online before I moved to the U.S.🇺🇸 crazy, right. I didn’t have professionals skills, my English was almost 0 and the mindset that I had was totally wrong to succeed in a capitalist country. The only positive thing I had was the determination to reach financial freedom💸, and the passive income I had created hustling in Cuba🇨🇺. Which helped me to cover my expenses in Miami.

But when I moved here I made a commitment to build my online business💻💵 and learn✍️ English (I’m spending 7 hours a day). The first thing I did was searched on Google🧐 “how to make money💰 online”. The end of the story everyone knows what it is. I spent tons of hours⌛️ watching videos🎦 on Youtube and webinars, and as a consequence, I bought some online courses and books📚.

After I finished a few of them, I found Grant Cardone. I went to the 10X conference, then I joined the business boot camp in July. I bought the ambassador program. After 8 months trying, running some Ads, cold calling some business owners, my results were the same, $0😱. The positive thing during this time was that I increased my English level.

One day watching Russell’s webinars I found Clickfunnels community💪. I saw those people I bought from them, and many other super successful ones who were doing really well in everything related to digital marketing. I spent days reading the group, day and night. I was super overwhelmed🤯. I felt a mix of frustration with insecurity that didn’t leave me. I wanted to achieve financial freedom, but I hadn’t a vehicle to do it. Even though I was convinced if other people could do it, I could do it as well.

On December 20, I realized I had spent almost 17k💰 between online courses and English classes in 2018. And I was forgetting stuff that I spent some days studying. Whatttt?😱 That day I touched the bottom. But I didn’t know what to do. I said to myself, if what I know can’t help me to make money, I’m going to serve other people with my knowledge to improve their business for free. Then I started studying🧐 my friends' businesses: Telecommunications Company, Dental Clinic, Spa, Social Media. I wrote down problems📋 and solutions and I call them to discuss my analysis📉.

Especially one of them told me that he didn’t need it, but the rest were fascinated with my solutions. I had at least one phone call☎️ a day to help how they could apply my ideas. One of my friends called me one day asking me to work for him running Facebook Ads👨‍💻. He said he didn’t have time to do it and I said OK, but I’m going to be in charge of everything related to online presence in your company with the same amount of money🙌($1500). The result, the company increased 50%📈(from $240k-$360k) in sales in my first month without a sales funnels(we are working on it), spending 65% less than he spent in December on Ads. He sent me my check plus a bonus, and make me a proposal to get 10% of his profit since February.


I know this is just the beginning, but I want to start sharing my experience to help those who are in the same situation I was for a long time. I’m available 2 HRS A DAY🆓 to help and motivate other people in their business and life. Don’t hesitate to send me a DM (No upsells). My purpose in life is to make a world a better place to live.

I’m here for you🙋‍♂️!!

motivation-for-me  personal-development  success-stories 
4 days ago by daguti
Traffic And Copy - Vin Clancy
"Y-Combinator's Sam Altman's (useful) new years musings:

On mindspace:

We have a limited amount of cognitive output every day and should be conscious that we’re utilizing it for our most important tasks.

Altman recommends regularly taking a step back and asking - Am I doing the right thing? - to gauge whether you’re dedicating your time to the things that matter most to you.

Deciding what to commit to and when is an essential skill and requires being radically honest about what is and isn’t working in your life.

Other helpful questions include…

Am I being maximally useful?

“Am I desperately trying to convince myself that this is working or is this actually working?”

The goal is to focus on the one or two things that are really working and cut out the rest.

On taking time off:

When possible, Altman recommends taking time off between jobs to explore new things, learn, study, travel, help others, spend time with loved ones, etc.

It affords you time to be in “explore mode” where you can try new things, accepting that many won’t work.

He cites it as one of his best career decisions which planted seeds that continue sprouting in his life today.

On productivity:

Sleep, exercise, and nutrition are the foundation of productivity.

Determine which hours are your best and ‘don’t sell them for anything other than what you want to work on’ - Craig Cannon

“My system is three key pillars, make sure to get the important shit done, don’t waste time on stupid shit, and make lots of lists.”

On risk:

“What risk actually looks like is that you look back at the end of your career, and you’re like, “Fuck I wasted it.””

Altman suggests we aren’t programmed to think about risk the right way. We focus on short-term catastrophic risks (i.e. a nuclear plant exploding) rather than long-term chronic risks (i.e. inhaling smoke), which are more impactful in our lives.

On mental flexibility:

Altman advocates the importance of holding onto your mental flexibility, willingness to view things from new angles and change your perspective as you get older.

On community and ambition:

Altman recommends surrounding yourself with people who make you more ambitious, inquisitive, and shift your perspective. Most of the world will tell you your ideas are too ambitious. Find the people who push you to strive for more.

On accountability groups:

Form a group of a few like-minded friends/colleagues who can help you stay accountable. Create a check-in system, such as weekly emails and quarterly calls/meetings, to ensure everyone is staying on track.

On finding the balance of random stuff:

“He who works with the door open gets all kinds of interruptions. But he also occasionally gets clues as to what the world is, and what might be important.” - Richard Hamming

Altman acknowledges its challenging to balance creating space for randomness and not wasting your time.

At some point, you may be able to hire people to screen things for you.

If you aren’t there yet, you can take a lot of meetings and accept that 90% will not be a productive use of your time but will be worth it for the one that is.

Altman used to spend ~10 - 15 hours a week exploring random stuff.

This requires you to put in extra hours so you can complete your regular work. If you aren’t willing to do that you may need to scale back on exploring.

However, he says that cutting it off entirely - the flow of new ideas and people - is disastrous.

On urgency:

Don’t abide by the idea of the deferred life plan. People usually end up not achieving either of the goals. If you want to do something, start doing it right now.

Be honest about your ambitions and focus on fulfilling them rather than on external markers of success like titles or life plans. (i.e. You don’t have to start a rocket company if you want to work on rockets. You can join one and go from there. Or, if you want to make money, focus on that.)

Being authentic about what you want is not solely beneficial for you but will help you build a community who wants to support you and see you win. People can sense when you’re being real.

Accept that fulfilling your ambitions will take a long time but that your journey will feel meaningful when you’re doing what you truly want."
personal-development  frameworks  frameworks-for-business  lifehacks  me-stuff  people-vincent-dignan 
6 weeks ago by daguti
Refresh: The App a Secret Agent Would Love – Nir and Far
I used to do this at AnySystem. I wrote down all the little things I learned about someone (how to pronounce their unusual name, what their kids' names were, anniversaries, new car they bought or want, etc) and I'd casually drop those things while we talked... the key is to casually mention it, not say it all in one breath like you can't wait to get it out. People remember you, they end up liking you and they buy from you.

design-product, user-interface = Wow! What a difference. Amazing results by "niching down" ---------> "By connecting the app to my calendar, I would receive a notification promptly after my meetings to ask, “What would you like to remember about your meeting?”

Unfortunately, results from the prompt were lackluster. Asking users to input notes with an open-ended question worked for some, but didn’t engage those who were less motivated.

That’s when the team came up with a novel solution. Instead of using the old vague prompt, they decided to test structured categories. Names of family members could be put into the “names and people” category, while notes on a big upcoming vacations could be entered under “big events.” The seemingly simple change made a massive impact. The new prompt increased the number of notes entered by users 3X over the old method. Shah’s app was finally becoming a user habit."
sales  personal-development  relationships  business  social-engineering  design-product  user-interface  tools 
8 weeks ago by daguti
Introverts can feel out of place within our Western culture that values extraversion. A new study found that introverts become unhappy with themselves if they compare themselves to an extraverted cultural ideal, but if they accept their authentic, quiet s
"Anyone interested in the subject of introversion should read Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain. It's a great book and can explain a lot for both an extrovert or an introvert who feels unhappy about the extrovert status quo."
personal-development  books-to-buy  personality-traits-happiness  personality-traits-introversion 
10 weeks ago by daguti
The Financial Copywriting Academy - Jake Hoffberg
"Personal finance tools...

I've been using quickbooks for a long time to manage my business P&L and want to get some discipline around my personal finance stuff as well.

Currently, I just track all my spending in an excel spreadsheet and scan my receipts (you'd be amazed at what a difference tracking your spending each day makes).

But I'd like to move to a more efficient system or otherwise get a strategy in place for personal finance that doesn't create a bunch of unnecessary paperwork.


I used Mint once upon a time and might go back to it."
money  personal-development  me-stuff 
10 weeks ago by daguti
24 Cognitive Biases stuffing up your thinking
Love this. It seems to be a sister site of YourLogicalFallacyIs.com (which I've previously bookmarked)
psychology  visualization  personal-development 
11 weeks ago by daguti
Here’s The Technique That Ambitious People Use To Get What They Want – RyanHoliday.net
Really interesting series of stories of people showing up to interviews as active participants, rather than interviewees waiting to answer questions.

I really like this technique a lot.
personal-development  jobs-interviewing  me-stuff 
may 2018 by daguti
[Method] Defeating Analysis Paralysis By Thinking Inside The Box [2min Read] - r/Productivity found it valuable, thought you might as well :) : getdisciplined
What I've always said: The blank page is the hardest thing in the world.

Give yourself some restrictions and you'll be impressed at how things start to flow.
procrastination  personal-development 
may 2018 by daguti
[Advice] 90% of your discipline and procrastination issues are in your head : getdisciplined
Write what you need to do, the estimated (or actual) time to get it done.

You'll see the total amount of time and realize it's completely doable.
procrastination  personal-development  frameworks 
may 2018 by daguti
Phil Graham - (1) Facebook
"🔥 Happy Saturday Funnel Hackers! I wanted to share 1 simple thing that's helped me a ton over the past 15 years..

I've been studying under Dan Kennedy for a long time and something he said like 15 years ago made a HUGE impact on my business and continues to do so.

This tip has been worth millions of dollars in sales to me so I hope it'll help you too.

Here's the thing though..it's simple, but what I've learned over the years is that most millionaires and billionaires are masters at focusing on the simple, basic, fundamentals while less successful people jump from one shiny object to the next.

Ready for it? Here's what he said and what I did:

Every single day, do something SUBSTANTIAL that could make a huge difference in your business. No matter what, do 1 big thing minimum ever day 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Don't ever let your head hit that pillow at night until you've done something that could potentially move the needle for your business in a BIG way.

Got it?

Super simple but most don't do it. It's not about doing it for a few days, it's about that commitment to do this every day and never stop.

Try it out, I guarantee it will improve your business! 🔥

What are some things you can do that would could be "substantial" even just today? GO GET IT!!"
personal-development  business  minimalism 
april 2018 by daguti
[Discussion] Tools, Tactics and Habits of Highly Successful People : getdisciplined
The comments are useful, too. I like that the (currently) top comment says to use routines that suit your personality, not to force your personality to fit a set routine. Just because it works for Zuckerberg or Musk doesn't mean it will work for you.
personal-development  Reference  tips-n-tricks 
april 2018 by daguti
Sink or Swim : TheRedPill
He's talking about going out and doing cold approaches now, but it could easily apply to starting acting on marketing and money-generating tasks.

"If you're like me, stop looking at more posts and books and videos. You'll find no solutions. No one tried harder to find an easier quick-fix. All I've done my entire life is find loopholes to shit. What I've provided you is the solution. It's the last stop. Anxiety is not cancer. There's no urgency. It doesn't hurt. You can whack off and forget about all of this for another 10 years. That's the most malicious aspect of it. You will wake up one day and have dreamt your life away. I think in the back of my mind I knew this, and it's why I was in such a desperate rush.

So put your shoes on, go get in your car, and make your way to the ATM. Txt the friend that could use your money for rent. It's going to feel very strange doing this for some of you. Ignore that feeling. Fuck that feeling. Thrust yourself beyond the point of no return. The water's great."
march 2018 by daguti
"Can anyone recommend any books, that focuses on changing and controlling your thoughts?" - ClickFunnels (Official)
Mentions Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz ... need to read that. But also some others I haven't read:

As A Man Thinketh - James Allen
Your Erroneous Zones - Dr. Wayne Dyer
A New Earth -Eckhardt Tolle
books-i-own-and-must-read  personal-development  books-to-buy 
march 2018 by daguti
[Image] Time is a choice : GetMotivated
"Instead of saying 'I don't have time', try saying 'It's not a priority' and see how that feels.

Often, that's a perfectly adequate explanation.

I have time to iron my sheets, I just don't want to. But other things are harder.

Try it:

'I'm not going to edito your resume, sweetie, because it's not a priority.'

'I don't go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.'

If these phrases don't sit well, that's the point.

Changing out language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don't like how we're spending an hour, we can choose differently."
personal-development  time-management 
march 2018 by daguti
[Image] Saw this outside my professor's office. Just another reason he's everyone's favorite instructor. : GetMotivated
"The Dilemma
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk rejection.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.

He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.

Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave. He has forfeited his freedom.

Only a person who dares to risk is free."
personal-development  childrearing  motivation-for-me 
march 2018 by daguti
Facebook - Josh Fechter
He's either writing in a disjointed manner or I'm not mentally mature enough to understand what he's writing. Still, the following sticks out as the most relevant. Maybe come back to this in the future.

"That's what happens when your work is to tell other peoples' stories. You have conversations with the best in the world.

Your three jobs?
1. Ask questions
2. Listen
3. Implement

How do you get these conversations?
Do your homework on them.

Then lock down these skills:
1. Sell better on the phone
2. Write more convincing emails
3. Tell them the mission is bigger than yourself

Those are the cheat codes to life."

strategy business personal-development frameworks-for-business
strategy  business  personal-development  frameworks-for-business  people-josh-fechter 
march 2018 by daguti
"A road map to million dollars worth by the age of 35" - Growth Hack World
"A road map to million dollars worth by the age of 35

Your mileage may vary, but this is how I recommend you to do (the earlier you start, the better):

A. First: drastically reduce your expenses

- Sell all the stuff you do not need (TV, Xbox, PlayStation, etc.).

- Quit shopping for the sake of shopping.

- Do not smoke, drink alcohol, do drugs, etc.

- Remove the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest apps from your iPhone so that you can only access them via your desktop computer (you will automatically reduce your wasted time by at least 90%).

- Sleep 8 hours a day, consistently.

- Meticulously decide whether you really need new stuff to buy.

- Learn how to do your own taxes. Once you understand how taxes work, you can get an accountant (and be able to check what is he/she doing with your tax filings).

- Ditch fake friends, high maintenance girlfriends/boyfriends, and all other people that actively undermine your efforts. A positive attitude from the people you surround yourself with is essential.

- Never shop for food when hungry. Buy in bulk. Learn how to cook your own meals (do not eat out often). Limit red meat if possible, and prefer beans and vegetables instead.

- If you can, use the public transport or a bike. Accordingly, consider ditching your car.

- Do not upgrade your smartphone every year.

- Always pay your credit card in full at end of every month. Avoid loans and credit (i.e. paying interest to fuel expenses) like the plague. If something is out of the budget, you must come to terms with the fact that you cannot afford it: move on. We do not need 90% of the things for sale out there, anyway.

- Get a good health insurance with above-average coverage[1]. Having a good health insurance will shield you (and your bank account) and allow you to avoid going bankrupt in case of medical emergencies (which occur very easily). Exercise (weight-lifting or anything else at least moderately stressful for your body) regularly: at least twice a week.

- Be curious about the world out there. Try to read many books (mostly non-fiction), especially in sectors out of your normal studies. Innovation comes from the ability to correlate information between different realms of knowledge.

B. Second: drastically increase your income

- Study Game Theory[2] before looking for a job. After the Wikipedia page on Game Theory, I recommend you to start from The Joy of Game Theory (I have no affiliation with the author and I do not profit from linking this book in any way): you will understand how in a market of naturally conflicting interests, game theory and strategic moves will allow you to think rationally and achieve oftentimes optimal results with much reduced effort. This will be a critical advantage for you down the road.

- Study and understand the business niches where — based on your skills — you can get a better paying job that does not send you to mental hospital. Acquire new, useful skills (you do not need a degree for many highly important skills relevant in today’s job market). Relocate abroad if necessary. Do not be scared. Be available to do risky jobs that your peers are not willing to do.

- Learn how to solve problems at work. While everybody at work just does barely “enough” (and limit themselves to complain when things don’t work), you will quickly become essential as one of the very few who solves problems. This works even if you are fat, ugly, inexperienced, old, young, whatever. Problem-solvers are golden nuggets in any business environment and rewarded accordingly.

- Once you become one of the few “essential” employees, you will employ Game Theory to force your employer to give you a better salary, better bonus, better exposure with clients, etc. Do it nicely but effectively. With a smile, you will be able to submit your employer into a so called “dominated game”[3] where the only possible outcome is for you to get a better salary, etc. If you are an effective problem solver and still do not climb the ladder, it means that the opportunities at your current workplace are hopelessly limited. Do not settle like most people around you will do, just find a better job.

- Immediately set up an emergency fund in cash of approximately 6 months of salary (3-months if you are particularly good at avoiding emergencies). This is cash that must be readily available for emergencies: not to buy you a BMW. Do not stupidly inflate your lifestyle and continue to be cautious with the way you manage and spend your money.

- Open a Stock Account with your bank and every month save 20%/30%/40%/50% of your income and invest it in a low commission S&P500 ETF by Vanguard[4] (like “VOO” or “VIG”: google them). Never touch this investment for at least the next decade. Save mercilessly and invest every month “no matter what”. Google: “dollar cost average” + “compound interest” in order to understand the benefits of this double-pronged strategy (in short: you will beat 90% of all the Fund Managers out there). Set up a bare minimum that you must invest every month and deposit it into your stock account at the beginning of each month so you will not be able to spend it to buy useless stuff. This will do marvel to your sleep and to your income as long as you will be consistent, patient and NOT touch your investments for a decade or so. As soon as your career will progress and you will earn more, this strategy will also prevent you to fall into the “increased lifestyle” trap (where you spend more money on useless items just to show your status to your peers or because you become lazy).

- Once you have 200k/300k USD invested in a Vanguard ETF like VOO or VIG and they are pumping approximately 30k USD a year as compound interest and dividends (which you are NOT touching at any cost), you are able to focus your attention in order to start a side business to corroborate your income.

- Work at night, on weekends and holiday to kickstart your side business.

- Focus on getting the first 3 customers for your new side business (friends and family do not count). Once you make 3 customers (amazing achievement!), focus on how to make 30. If in 3 months you are not able to reach the 1.000 USD / month threshold, you must focus on finding better cash-flow generating business ideas: don’t fight on price, the margin is essential. Learn from your mistakes (you will do many). Take low hanging opportunities that others don’t see. Study quirky, even awkward & neglected market niches, that oftentimes are a goldmine for those able to satisfy them.

- Once your side business starts making 10k USD / month you can start evaluating if your current salaried job is worth the effort / time / hassle. If not, make the jump to the self-employed world and focus on increasing the income from your side business to 30k USD / month.

- Sooner rather than later you will be a millionaire. The first million is by far the absolute hardest."
lifehacks  personal-development  investing  tips-n-tricks  life 
february 2018 by daguti
Jordan Peterson Why Nice Guys Finish Last - YouTube
personal-development, me-stuff = Being agreeable sounds like a good thing (it's been my inadvertent/ingrained guiding principle in life), but it doesn't do you any good when you're trying to build a career. @1:46 "One of the things you have to be careful of if you're agreeable is not to be exploited - because you'll line up to be exploited. And I think the reason for that is you're wired to be exploited by infants."

@2:02 "One of the things that happens in psychotherapy, when people come because they're too agreeable. They come for assertiveness training - and though it's not exactly assertiveness that's being trained. What it is is the ability to learn to negotiate on their own behalf. And one of the things I tell agreeable people, especially if they're e conscientious is 'Say what you think. Tell the truth about what you think. There's going to be things you think that you think are nasty and harsh - and they probably are nasty and harsh, but they're also probably true. And you need to bring those up to the forefront and deliver the message and it's not straightforward at all, because agreeable people do not like conflict. Not at all. They smooth the water. You know - and you can see why that is in accordance with the hypothesis that I've been putting forward: You don't want conflict around infants. It's too damn dangerous. You don't want fights to break out. You don't want anything to disturb the relative peace. If you're also more prone to being hurt physically, and perhaps emotionally, you're also maybe loathe to engage in the high intensity conflict that will solve problems in the short-term. Because it takes a lot of conflict to solve problems in the short-term."

children, childrearing = "The advantage to having a well-socialized disagreeable person is that they don't let much get in their way. So if you can get a kid who's disagreeable socialized, that person can be quite the preacher, because they're very forward moving in their nature and very difficult to stop. But if you don't get them successfully domesticated - tamed, roughly speaking by the time they're 4, their peers reject them. And that's a big problem because your job as a parent is to make your child socially desirable by the age of 4. You want to burn that into your brain, because people don't know that. That's your job. Here's why: It's easy if you think about it carefully. So you imagine you've got a 3 year old child, so sort of halfway through that initial period of socialization and you take that child out in public. What do you want for the child? You want the child to both be able to interact with children and adults so that the children are welcoming and smile and want to play with him or her and so that the adults are happy to see the child and treat him or her properly. And if your child is a horrible little monster because you're afraid to discipline them or oyou don't know how to do that properly, then what they're going to do is experience nothing but rejection from other children and false smiles from other parents and adults. So then you're throwing the child out there into the world so that every single face that they see is either hostile or lying. And that's not something that's going to be very conducive to the mental-health or well-being of your child. Your child can learn a couple simple rules of behavior like 'Don't interrupt adults when they're talking' and 'Pay attention and try not to hit the other kids over the head with a truck' and 'Share and play properly', then when they meet the other kids, the kids are going to try a few play routines and it's going to go well and they'll go off and socialize each other for the rest of their lives. Because that's what happens is that from 4 years old onwards, the primary socialization of children takes place among other children and so if the kids don't get in on that early, they don't move into that developmental spiral upwards and they're left behind. And you can imagine how terrible that is, because a 4 year old will not play with another 4 year old who's 2. But a 5 year old will not play with another 5 year old who's 2, because the gap is just starting to get unbelievably large and so the kids start out behind and then the peers leave them behind and then those kids are alienated and outside the peer group for the rest of their lives. And those are the ones that grow up to be long-term anti-social. They're already aggressive. It doesn't dip down. And what happens to normal boys, roughly speaking, imagine the aggressive 2-year-old types, they get socialized, so their level of aggression goes down, and then they hit puberty and testosterone kicks in and BAM, levels of aggression go up. And that's why males are criminals between the ages of 16 and 25."

statistics = Said in a podcast either with Joe Rogan or Jocko Willink: "60% of men are disagreeable and 40% of women are disagreeable. Not much difference - it's not 90/10. But the edges are what matter. Said in this video @ 0:38. "Even though men and women on average aren't very different in terms of their level of agreeableness by the group, if you go out and look at their extremes, they're very different. So all of the most agreeable people are women and all of the most disagreeable people are men. And the thing is: The extremes are often what matter, rather than what is in the middle. And so one of the ways that's reflected in society is there's way more men in prison."
people-jordan-peterson  personal-development  me-stuff  statistics  childrearing  children 
february 2018 by daguti
So I'm going to break down my goal setting methodology for all of you.
"This IS a group about scaling...

But scaling is pointless if you don't know how to build a business...

So I'm going to break down my goal setting methodology for all of you.

1 YEAR 1 THING = $1,000,000 in revenue.

But what are the conditions?

a) I WILL NOT be involved in sales OR fulfillment.
b) I will have MORE free time to spend with future wifey
c) All I will have to do for my business is check in to see how things are going...

So what things do I need to have in place to accomplish my goal with these conditions?

1) Automated lead-gen
2) Media buyers
3) Sales teams
4) Someone ELSE that manages the media buyers

So I break these things up into quarters...

This Quarter I'm working on automated lead gen and bringing appointments in on auto-pilot, PLUS systems and processes that allow me to make SOP's for FUTURE HIRES.

So this year is going to look like this:

I'm working on dialing in the paid traffic for automatic appointments, then I'm going to make myself redundant first so I don't have to do fulfillment, once I'm no longer doing fulfillment I will be able to focus solely on sales and overseeing my media buyers... I'll hire a sales guy/team so then ALL I'm doing is over seeing the media buyers, THEN, I replace myself from that position.

That is my 1 year plan.

But do you see how I did it?

I set my ultimate goal, made conditions, and worked backwards.

I suggest you do the same.

Ask yourself, "What makes me happiest?"
"What is my PERFECT business?"
"How much free-time do I want?"

^^ these are vital questions you want to answer...

The worst thing you can do is get to the top of mountain and say "dang... I should've climbed that one over there instead."

Love ya.

frameworks-for-business  personal-development  personal-development-goal-setting 
february 2018 by daguti
A friend-centric lifehack that can make you so much happier
"A 2010 meta-analysis reviewed 148 studies involving over 300,000 participants and concluded that having weak social ties was as harmful to health as being an alcoholic and twice as harmful as obesity. ... 'A lack of social relationships was equivalent to smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day.' ...
A more recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found a biological response to loneliness that triggers disease. According to the researchers, social isolation sets off a cellular chain reaction that increases inflammation and suppresses the body’s immune response." ..................... I like the idea he presents about the "kibbutz"
health  relationships  relationships-friends  meetup-movnat  evolvify-topics  personal-development 
november 2017 by daguti
These are the 5 tasks you should stop doing today | | Dropbox Blog
Geez, this is exactly me. (except maybe #1)

I usually hate to bookmark these trite little "do this" or "stop doing this" posts, but this one hits the nail on the head for me.
personal-development  business-culture  tips-n-tricks 
september 2017 by daguti
The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People
1. Challenging Ideas
Closed-minded people don’t want their ideas challenged. They are typically frustrated that they can’t get the other person to agree with them instead of curious as to why the other person disagrees.

2. Statements vs. Questions
Closed-minded people are more likely to make statements than ask questions.

3. Understanding
Closed-minded people focus much more on being understood than on understanding others.

4. I Might Be Wrong, But…
Closed-minded people say things like “I could be wrong … but here’s my opinion.” This is a classic cue I hear all the time. It’s often a perfunctory gesture that allows people to hold their own opinion while convincing themselves that they are being open-minded. If your statement starts with “I could be wrong”…, you should probably follow it with a question and not an assertion.

Open-minded people know when to make statements and when to ask questions.

5. Just Shut Up
“Closed-minded people block others from speaking.”

6. Only One Sperm Gets In
Closed-minded people have trouble holding two thoughts simultaneously in their minds.

7. Humble Pie
Closed-minded people lack a deep sense of humility.
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september 2017 by daguti
Internet Marketing Super Friends
Rob Terrio brilliantly comments on what it takes to get to $100MM - and recommends a few books in this Google Doc (backed up to \media\text...\marketing...\Rob Terrio-recommended books (see 2015-12-25 bookmark, search 'Rob Terrio').pdf) ....... His live Google Doc (in case it ever gets updated) ---> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzPg92PHqo5kSV9qdGx5eDZmLU0/view
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december 2015 by daguti
(5) Matthew Knott - Timeline Photos
"The Creator gathered all of creation and said, 'I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.' The eagle said, 'Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.' The Creator said, 'No one day they will go there and find it.' The salmon said, 'I will hide it on the bottom of the ocean.' 'No, they will go there too.' The buffalo said, 'I will bury it on the great plains.' The Creator said, 'They will cut into the skin of the earth and find it.' Then Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said: 'Put it inside them.' And the Creator said, 'It is done.' "
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november 2015 by daguti
Tai Lopez - How To Conquer Your Fear and Anxiety: Book-Of-The-Day
"Scientists have also found 4 old fashioned, practical techniques that you can do today to make you less anxious and fearful."
personal-development  stress  people-tai-lopez  books-to-buy 
august 2015 by daguti
Goals Suck: Why Building Habits and Systems Makes Sense
discipline-willpower = Systems are the opposite of willpower. They allow you to thrive when your willpower is gone.
personal-development  discipline-or-willpower 
july 2015 by daguti
TIL Standing like a Superhero for as little as two minutes changes our testosterone and cortisol levels, increases our appetite for risk, causes us to perform better in job interviews, and generally configures our brains to cope well in stressful situati
Make sure to read the first comment by jaLissajous which discusses the flaws in the study and how it failed to reproduce with a larger sample size. ... As usual keep reading down the comments and the study is basically discredited... ugh, what to believe.
personal-development  body-language 
june 2015 by daguti
Practice somewhere else. : TheRedPill
One of the few RedPill posts I can agree with wholeheartedly.
relationships-theredpill  personal-development 
april 2015 by daguti
[Image]If you control yourself, you control life. : GetMotivated
Note: "This quote is also heavily paraphrased. The original is better. While it was intended as propaganda, it is still a motivational quote and pretty great as far as stoicism goes." and "It seems like they paraphrased it to remove a lot of the nationalism and antisemitism. The original has some interesting points but I found myself wincing every time I came across some blatant propaganda. It is a good piece to study in context for how brainwashing worked but the original falls flat as advice for the modern individual."
personal-development  motivation-for-me  photos  quotes 
april 2015 by daguti
George Carlin Image Quotation #5 - QuotesSays . COM
"If it's true that we are all from the center of a star, every atom in each of us from the center of a star, then we're all the same thing. Even a Coke machine or a cigarette butt in the street in Buffalo, is made out of atoms that came from a star. They've all been recycled thousands of times, as have you and I. And therefore, it's only me out there, so what is there to be afraid of? What is there that needs solace seeking? Nothing. There is nothing to be afraid of because it's all us. The trouble is we have been separated by being born and given a name and an identity and being individuated. We have been separated from the oneness and that's what religion exploits, that people have this yearning to be part of the overall once again. So they explot that. They call it god and they say he has rules and I think that's cruel. I think you can do it absent religion." - George Carlin
people-george-carlin  quotes  religion  atheism  personal-development  life-affirming  hobbies-astronomy  space 
march 2015 by daguti
A doctor's advice for inner happiness is so easy that I wasn't a believer until I tried it.
Pursue gratitude and compassion, you will find happiness. Pursue happiness and you will chase it all the days of your life.
video  personal-development  social-skills  personality-traits-happiness 
march 2015 by daguti
The 3 Personal Development Goals Successful People Pursue Habitually
Thought I no longer look for external validation, it does give me a tingle to see that I've been doing these 3 things on my own, without having heard them first. Intuitively, I was just drawn to doing them because they seemed like the right things to do.
personal-development  tips-n-tricks  frameworks 
january 2015 by daguti
What I Learned From Being a Broke, Unemployed Graduate
"Even at my lowest moments, I still had good health and good sense. As the Roman writer Publilius Syrus put it, "Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.""
obsolete-discontinued-abandoned--comeback  philosophy  career  personal-development  personality-traits-persistence 
december 2014 by daguti
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