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The Dark Knight was on TV yesterday in my neck of the woods.
Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been five years…
Needless to say, the Joker is the main character of that movie. That’s probably the way it ought to be for any superhero action movie.
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Some people criticized the Batman movies for that. They said that Batman was a supporting role for the villains.
Well, of course.
Stop and think for a second. What do superheroes do?
Here’s a strategy I recently learned from a buddy of mine of how to train and develop your photographic memory. He tells me this system is used by army officers and soldiers to train in observation skills and their own photographic memory. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to confirm this fact anywhere on the internet.
Follow these instructions to the letter. Practice every day and you’ll get results within 30 days. As you become more proficient in the skill, you will find that you apply it constantly in your daily life.
1. Set some time to practice. 10-15 minutes will be ideal.
2. Find a quiet place in your living quarters. You have to be able to make it dark. If you have blackout curtains in your room, use them. A closet can also serve you well. Take your desk lamp into that room and plug it into an outlet.
3. Cut out a rectangular hole in your black sheet of paper. Make it about the size of a paragraph.
4. Place the black sheet over the book or document. Put the hole over the text you want to memorize.
5. Calibrate the distance between your eyes and the document. Put it at a distance where your eyes can focus instantly on the writing.
6. Turn off all lights. Your eyes will begin to adjust to the dark. You will notice a certain “phantom light” as they become familiar with the new light settings.
7. Turn on the lamp for a split second and turn it off.
8. Your eyes will have photographed the exposed paragraph in the document of book. Pay attention to that picture. When it completely fades out, turn on the lamp again for a split second and turn it back off. Remember to continuously focus on the document.
9. Do this repeatedly until you can recite the entire paragraph without making mistakes. Eventually, you will see it in your mind’s eye, as a picture, and you will be able to read off of it easily.
When you associate the practice of this technique with the exercises you’ll find in the Free Training Guide, you will find all your other skills improve rapidly.
What are you waiting for? Get your Training Guide and go practice!
A key step when interacting with anyone is figuring out their Model Of The World.
This video will show you a great example of this. In this video, Frank Kern shares his model of the economy. My commentary follows.
Did you notice how simply he views the economy?
Take a quick look at the Wikipedia page about “economy” and notice how it differs from Frank’s description.
Your average economist would have a heart attack listening to Frank – but then again, most economists aren’t multi-millionaires.
Wikipedia offers you a descriptive model. Frank offers you an operational model.
Generally speaking, you’ll notice an interesting pattern between academic models and “real-world” models.
Academic models offer great descriptions of what happens in the real world, but aren’t that useful to those who want to act in the real world. “Real-world” models, on the other hand, actually enable you to effectively navigate what’s happening and act upon it.
You can’t say that one is “right” and the other is “wrong.” They’re simply different descriptions of the a phenomenon.
Critical distinction: the purpose of a model isn’t to be true or accurate. Only useful.
The model Frank uses enables him to make millions. It doesn’t matter whether his model is accurate or inaccurate according to economists or anybody else. What really matters is how the model serves him – and perhaps you.
Source: Addicted to Success
For the first time, as far as I can remember, a company has decided to use hypnosis openly to sell their gear.
Hyundai hired professional hypnotist Peter Powers to shoot a commercial. In it, Peter hypnotizes three women into loving the car. In a classic stage hypnosis fashion, he leads the women to perform all kinds of silly acts involving the vehicle.
Here’s the trailer:
The trailer got me curious. So I used a proxy server from the Netherlands to be able to watch the complete video.
I love the fact that a company had the guts to go with a straight hypnosis induction and script to entice prospects to purchase their car.
I suggest you watch it as well. There are innumerable structures you can model from his induction and script. I suggest you follow the classic NLP modeling method: replicate results and only then seek to understand how you’re producing them.
You can watch the video by going here. Once again, remember to use a proxy if you’re unable to access it from wherever you are.