– You may be broke but you’re not broken.
– Man disconnects from nature and because of that he hurts it, in-turn hurting himself.
– The ‘system’ has demonized tobacco (mapacho) by adding their own chemicals and crap. The real stuff is sacred and is still used as protection by the shamans.
– Puking – Get it out, give it to mother earth.
– The right song can fix anything.
– As influencers you need to be heard.
– Nature rewards courage.
– Smell bypasses intellect and goes to the heart. Good way to meditate and no wonder they were constantly spraying stuff in the seminar.
– Leads > Sales > Fulfilment = Business
– I think my friend Malindi started the Chocolate Yogi thing but wow had most of their flavours and they’re sooo good!
– I gazing exercise and hugging.
– Talks about plant medicine and shamanic work.
– Free resources at http://www.thegrandinitiative.com/#!videos/c1246
– We have been working with drums, fire, plants, real food, music longer than we have been without.
– Marketing his products of course and doing some drumming around a guy working with animals. That whole I sense something in you stuff.
– American Apparel don’t use touching up or photoshop their models… look it up.
– Just when I was thinking that he didn’t talk about he started with the 30 day challenge not to eat meat. And advice for Vegans was to stop being such higher than thou pricks.
– 5 minutes of telling each other our stories. Talks about every exercise where people where given talking sticks and they talked about what matters to them and their values, never once is money mentioned.
– Own the computer, don’t let it own you.
– Body lotions, shampoo etc. If you can’t eat it don’t put it on your body.
– Getting fondled at the airport (cracked me up).
– 3 papers NLP exercise. Present State, Present +1 State and Desired State. Something Hypnotica really backs and been meaning to do it so glad was finally taken through it.
– I want to clear up this notion that the curries you eat in restaurants or what ‘tourists’ taste in India is not real Indian food so for Jeffrey to make it sound like that is what everyone in India eats is just ignorant.
– Ask for the sale – This is it do you want it? Then tell them how to buy it. Don’t chat, sell properly and listen well.
– Best thing we can do for ourselves is what we do for our clients.
1. Who is your perfect customer.
2. Evaluate 10 customers you have (are they close to the perfect customer?).
3. Does your marketing attract such customers? Do sales training if you need it.
4. Package and position well. Use customer language vs. your language. Also keep actual results vs. precieved results in mind (what they see on google and SEO and FB likes etc). Where is the imbalance there?
Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts
A Higher Conscious Conversation – From the film My Dinner With Andre
Questions before 1st Shamanic Journey
A – What could really challenge you?
B – What terrifies me?
C – What are you not willing to let go of?
D – What is your biggest gift to the world?
Draw a stick figure and specify where you feel fear.
Questions before 2nd Shamanic Journey
A – What are you willing to let go of?
B – What fears are you willing to let go of?
C – How might I experience my own medicine?
D – What greatness lies within me that I am afraid to see and feel?
E – What fear do I have about my sexuality and creativity?
F – What is my intention for this journey?
– Amazing shamanic journey. The drums, flutes, dongs, aromatic spray and burning smells of mapacho/tobacco etc reminded me of gong puja and yagnas etc. Felt like I was lucid dreaming until the screams lol. Then the music was driving me nuts I wanted the remix of the yeha noha sacred spirit song and rattles and drumming by Ono Teave. Very tribal.
– Love your client 1st.
– Before having the coffees – qualify. Know if you’re chatting or selling and if you’d both suit each other.
– Be curious about the person, what they want and why.
– Ask if they are a decision maker in a subtle way.
– What do they want, their values and frustrations.
– 80% questions, 20% statements (10% of which should be metaphors).
– Sell an experience and come out from behind the brand, be the face.
– Take the value/vibe down by asking what is not working.
– Then take it back up by asking what would happen if things go the way they want it to go. That is where real value/trust/authenticity is created.
– Now it’s time to act! Get that yes! Or the NLP 3 yes’s.
– Details: Time to sell the product with the positives.
– Money talk. Their profit and your price. If there is a hesitance, address it.
– If you’re international you need a .com site.
Terence McKenna – On Culture and Language: You Matter (Video)
– Wake up no snooze and to sunlight. No electronics near the bed or on air-plane mode.
– Lot of water.
– Jumping for 20 seconds (wow this felt so good).
– Cold press/coconut oil pulling.
– Morning smoothie with all sorts especially reishi mushroom extract. Get it from superfeast.com.au He likes avocado in there too but said ayurveda don’t so look that up. Get wild and organic stuff.
– Feet in the dirt (Jeffrey has video on grounding).
– Weed is getting legal because it’s purity has been hijacked.
– What is your glass ceiling, keep questioning deeper, be your own CCTV.
– Do you embody your mission, vision and value?
– Make a list specific to what you want.
Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere
– Know what you’re selling when you get on stage.
– Usually 90 minute sections for each goal when talking. e.g. Stuart Zadel and his crew.
– Plant in the centre, look around the room. Connect with someone for 3 seconds.
– Walk around. Guys should touch only guys first and not women and they are watching!
– Vulnerable speakers hit home more.
– Ask for permission before telling a story.
– How many of you… question with your hand up strong and sure will get better results.
– Presentation slides should be pictures which get emotions.
– Xavier Rudd – Spirit Bird
– Ono Teave – Shamanic Journet Drumming and Rattling (1 hour or 30 minutes of beats)
Not the most captivating books form Malcolm. Hell I think my audiobook was not even complete and I didn’t care… so most of the summary is taken from elsewhere. Update: As I typed down the table of contents I realised it’s not a bad book. I just can’t use most of the info in my life.
– Paying extra for loreal because of the illusion of being worth it.
– Dropping 2 Alka-Seltzer instead of one in adverts and double sales.
– Scud missiles detection pictures and cancer diagnosis not done properly because of not well trained people mistaking trucks.
– Politics of sampling, copying. Intellectual property.
– Warnings and clues for 911 and Kenya bombing.
– Choking = thinking too much, panicking = thinking too little.
– Blacks fail in tests, whites can’t jump under stereotype threat.
PART 1 – Obsessives, Pioneers, and Other Varieties of Minor Genius
– The Pitchman: Ron Popeil and the Conquest of the American Kitchen
– The Ketchup Conundrum: Mustard Now Comes in Dozens of Varieties Why Has Ketchup Stayed the Same?
– Blowing Up: How Nassim Taleb Turned the Inevitability of Disaster into an Investment Strategy
– True Colours: Hair Dye and the Hidden History of Postwar America
– John Rock’s Error: What the Inventor of the Birth Control Pill Didn’t Know About Women’s Health
– What the Dog Saw: Cesar Millan and the Movements of Mastery
PART2 – Theories, Predictions, and Diagnoses
– Open Secrets: Enron, Intelligence, and the Perils of Too Much Information
– Million Dollar Murray: Why Problems like Homelessness May Be Easier to Solve Than to Manage
– The Picture Problem: Mammography, Air Power, and the Limits of Looking
– Something Borrowed: Should a Charge of Plagiarism Ruin Your Life?
– Connecting the Dots: The Paradoxes of Intelligence Reform
– The Art of Failure: Why Some People Choke and Others Panic
– Blowup: Who Can Be Blamed for a Disaster like the Challenger Explosion? No One, and We’d Better Get Used to It
PART 3 – Personality, Character, and Intelligence
– Late Bloomers: Why Do We Equate Genius with Precocity
– Most Likely to Succeed: How Do We Hire When We Can’t Tell Who’s Right for the Job?
– Dangerous Minds: Criminal Profiling Made Easy
– The Talen Myth: Are Smart People Overrated?
– The New-Boy Network: Do Job Interviews Really Tell Us?
– Troublemakers: What Pit Bulls Can Teach Us About Crime
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley
I was going to bitch about how the book keeps going in circles and mostly about animals until past half way. Then it gets into some decent juice about human psychology, gender differences and soooo much more.
– This concept, that all progress is relative, has come to be known in biology by the name of the Red Queen, after a chess piece that Alice meets in Through the Looking-Glass, who perpetually runs without getting very far because the landscape moves with her: It is an increasingly influential idea in evolutionary theory, and one that will recur throughout the book. The faster you run, the more the world moves with you and the less you make progress. Life is a chess tournament in which if you win a game, you start the next game with the handicap of a missing pawn.
– Every success contains the seeds of its own overthrow.
– Red Queen is that she runs but stays in the same place. The world keeps coming back to where it started; there is change but not progress.
– Viruses, bacteria, and fungi, the causes of most diseases.
– Why different sexes? Tragedy of the commons. Like communism didn’t work or when an exceptional athlete is stuck in a 2nd rate team.
– Males have many small while females have few larger gametes. Mobile creatures usually have genders. Sessile don’t, and are usually hermaphroditic.
– Parents in good condition probably have male-biased litters of young; parents in poor condition probably have female-biased litters because mothers in poor condition is likely to produce a feeble son who will fail to mate at all, whereas her daughters can join harems and reproduce even when not in top condition.
– I think it was Korea that found a way to track sperm by dyeing it with fluorescent ink and sort xy genes.
– Women more than men can “marry up,” into a higher social and economic caste, so daughters of poor people are more likely to do well than sons.
– We consciously decide whether to consider people, we fall in love despite ourselves, we entirely fail to fall in love with people who fall in love with us.
– Fishers vs good genes: The Fisher (sexy-son, good-taste) advocates are those who insist that the reason peahens prefer beautiful males is that they seek heritable beauty itself to pass on to their sons, so that those sons may in turn attract females. The Good-gene people follow Alfred Russel Wallace (though they do not know it) in arguing that arbitrary and foolish as it may seem for a female to choose a male because his tail is long or his song loud, there is method in her madness. The tail or the song tells each female exactly how good the genes are of each male. The fact that he can sing loudly or grow and look after a long tail proves that he can father healthy and vigorous daughters and sons just as surely as the fishing ability of a tern tells his mate that he can feed a growing family. Ornaments and displays are designed to reveal the quality of genes.
– When a man wants to seduce a woman, he does not send her a copy of his bank statement but a pearl necklace. He does not send her his doctor ‘s report but lets slip that he runs twenty miles a week and never gets colds. He does not tell her what degree he got but instead dazzles her with wit: He does not display testaments to how thoughtful he is but sends her roses on her birthday. Each gesture has a message: I’m rich, I’m fit, I’m clever, I’m nice.
– This immune effect of testosterone is the reason that men are more susceptible to infectious diseases than women, a trend that occurs throughout the animal kingdom.
– Inca leaders had 1500 concubines and death to cheaters. Human history of harems, etc.
– Christians prevent sex because it was the reason for violence and trouble.
– Men whose wives have been with them all day ejaculate much smaller amounts than men whose wives have been absent all day. It is as if the males are subconsciously compensating for any opportunities for female infidelity that might be present.
– Of the many mental features that are claimed to be different between the sexes, four stand out as repeatable, real, and persistent in all psychological tests.
1st girls are better at verbal tasks.
2nd boys are better at mathematical tasks.
3rd boys are more aggressive.
4th boys are better at some visuo-spatial tasks and girls at others. (And, interestingly, gay men are more like women than heterosexual men in some of these respects.)
– Baby girls are more interested in smiling, communicating, and in people, boys in action and things.
– Shown cluttered pictures, boys select objects, girls people. Boys are instantly obsessed with dismantling, assembling, destroying, possessing, and coveting things. Girls are fascinated by people and treat their toys as surrogate people.
– A man who develops a preference for other men is a man who has a different gene that affects how his testicles develop or a different gene that affects how his brain responds to hormones or a different learning experience during the pubertal burst of testosterone—or some combination of these. A prenatal exposure to deficiency of testosterone increases the likelihood of a man becoming homosexual. Men with an extra X chromosome and men exposed in the womb to female hormones are more likely to be gay or effeminate, and effeminate boys do indeed grow up to be gay more often than other boys: Intriguingly, men who were conceived and born in periods of great stress, such as toward the end of World War II, are more often gay than men born at other times. Gays are also more often left-handed than heterosexuals. Studies show that homosexuality is heritable.
– Usual hip to waist ratio stuff that get mens attention.
Big up (kinda) to the PUAs that recommended this book.
1 – Human Nature
2 – The Enigma
3 – The Power of Parasites
4 – Genetic Mutiny and Gender
5 – The Peacock’s Tale
6 – Polygamy and the Nature of Men
7 – Monogamy and the Nature of Women
8 – Sexing the Mind
9 – The Uses of Beauty
10 – The Intellectual Chess Game
Epilogue – The Self-Domesticated Ape
They make an unlikely trio but Baloo the bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the tiger have forged an unusually strong bond.
Considering that they would be mortal enemies if they ever were to meet in the wild, it is stunning to see their unique and genuine friendship in these intimate pictures.
Rescued eight years ago during a police drugs raid in Atlanta, Georgia, the three friends were only cubs at the time at barely two months old.
They had been kept as status symbol pets by the drug barons.
Delivered to the Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue Centre in Locust Grove, Georgia, the decision was made to keep the youngsters together, because of their budding rapport.
‘We could have separated them, but since they came as a kind of family, the zoo decided to keep them together,’ said Diane Smith, assistant director of Noah’s Ark. To our knowledge, this is the only place where you’ll find this combination of animals together.’
Living with the zoo’s founders for the past eight years, Shere Khan, Baloo and Leo have now moved to a purpose-built habitat where the US public can now witness first hand their touching relationships.
‘We didn’t have the money to move them at first,’ said Diane.
‘Now their habitat is sorted and they have been moved away from the children’s zoo areas where the public couldn’t really get a good look.
‘It is possible to see Baloo, who is a 1000-lb bear, Shere Khan, a 350-lb tiger and Leo, who is also 350 lbs, messing around like brothers. They are totally oblivious to the fact that in any other circumstance they would not be friends.’
Handled by Charles and Jama Hedgecoth, the zoo’s owners and founders, the three friendly giants appear to have no comprehension of their animal differences.
‘Baloo and Shere Khan are very close,’ says Diane.
‘That is because they rise early, and as Leo is a lion, he likes to spend most of the day sleeping. It is wonderful and magical to see a giant American Black Bear put his arm around a Bengal and then to see the tiger nuzzle up to the bear like a domestic cat.When Leo wakes up the three of them mess around for most of the day before they settle down to some food.’
Surprisingly for three apex predators with the power to kill with a single bite or swipe of their paw, they are very relaxed around each other.
‘They eat, sleep and play together,’ said Jama.
‘As they treat each other as siblings they will lie on top of each other for heat and simply for affection.
At the moment they are getting used to their new habitat.
Shere Khan is being quite reticent about the move, but Baloo, the bear, is very good at leading him on and making him feel comfortable and safe.’
Explaining that the three ‘brothers’ have always seemed to share a unique bond, Charles said: ‘Noah’s Ark is their home and they could not possibly be separated from each other.
‘You just have to remember who you’re dealing with when you are with them, though. It’s when you forget that these fellows are wild animals that you get yourself in trouble.’
The trio’s new habitat had to be constructed carefully, in order to accommodate its occupants.
Jama said: ‘The clubhouse had to be very sturdy for the guys, because they all sleep in it together,’
She added: ‘We had to include a creek, because the tiger and the bear both like to be in water.’
Wars of the British Tree People
A picturesque and daring tale of British anti-road protest, told from 50m up a majestic pine tree!
We follow the tree-top struggle to stop the building of a new road around the English town of Newbury. Inside a giant treehouse, hammocks, ragged carpets and a stove create an air of cosy domesticity. The CB radio crackles with news of the day’s defeats. Protesters are frantically fortifying the camp and trees with barbed wire… The film gets close to the people behind the protest movement. Their arguments are candid and intelligent, rising above the stereotypical subculture reports. As spring sets in in Britain, the treetop battles get angrier and bloodier. In one attack protesters watch in horror as a tree falls onto one of the police climbers. The forest dwindles until the pine stands alone in a vast field of mud. One rainy morning a battalion of bulldozers appears. Men in fluorescent coats and riot helmets are lifted by roaring cranes to the top branches. Protesters throw paint and urine at them. It takes four cranes to get the protesters out of the pine. Finally the whirring chainsaws are ready to fell the tree.