I’m entirely sleep deprived, to the point of full hallucination.
Seriously, after 2 days of no sleep, whenever I close my eyes these weird visions of Lady Gaga’s head start bobbing around in the darkness. Running straight from the club in Buenos Aires, home quick for an “after party,” straight to the airport, full day of traveling, crashing for a few hours at a friends place in Chicago, until here we are now… (run on sentence fun here)
Twenty four hours of travel time later, I’m on the train from Chicago to Milwaukee, and this song pops on Pandora.
Nice having my iPhone full functionality again.
Free flow here. I’m in the middle of an intense coding session, but wanted to make sure to get this out for Thursday.
It’s a little more raw than normal, but I don’t want to change the vibe and edit it up too much.
Look at it as a random peering into my mind. Heh.
I’ve been working for the last week or two on this here blog, tweaking headers, changing email opt ins, coding in the background…
Can you tell?!
I didn’t think so.
If there is anything I’ve noticed about success, is that it’s so granular, everything is SMALL.
I’ve been making huge strides in my “game” lately, and it’s mostly due to a shift in my perspective. I wanted to explain what it was, and also why most guys who get into this “success with women” thing lose their bearings at some point.
Also realize I’m trying to satirize the topic a bit, partially true, but I’m slightly over-emphasizing things to prove a point.
This will probably end up being some epic post in a few months, but I wanted to get the basic principle down and flesh things out a bit.
I’ve been on a serious self development kick which has had me analyzing countless experiences through out my past.
One of those is my relationship with my parents.
From talking with friends and clients, I’ve realized that I’ve had a better upbringing than most. My parents loved me, supported me, and I can’t remember the last time we’ve fought or had a conflict.
But I wanted to dive deeper into my early years to see how my personality was sculpted in those formative years, and see if I could get even more juice out of life.
So something I’ve noticed lately now that I’m doing the full Anti-Booze revolution is that new sticking points and thought processes have been bubbling up, which had previously been smothered in vodka for years.
The sticking point that has been challenging to fully expunge is that I am not approaching as much as I used to.
There are MILLIONS of reasons for this, and I’ve been focused on pinpointing a few of them.
Back in Rio, for the first time ever I allowed myself to divulge into negative thought patterns, and see what subconsciously was holding me back.
It was weird, I stood in the bathroom stall by myself, and let all those bull shit, negative thought patterns come flooding in.
An interesting new exercise came out of this.
What up guys!
So the brigade has settled into our apartment here in Buenos Aires, which is a sick flat covering the entire third floor in the Palermo district of BA.
This city has been even better than expect. The girls are amazing, the food is spectacular, and things are fairly cheap compared to Brazil and Europe.
I’ve really started to grind down into creating a sales funnel/front end lead product for the Brad Branson Brand, and as I’m fully immersed in the details, and long winded writing, I haven’t really felt the desire to completely disengage from that headspace to post up the long extended articles that have dominated this blog over the last year or so.
But I want to ramp up traffic and make sure people are checking the site regularly, as well as offering little gold nuggets that I end up cutting out of the product.
It’s also great because I’m super jazzed about pick up, the game, social dynamics, as well as self development in general, and have been making huge strides in my own skills lately.
The first 3 months of 2012 have been incredibly formative leading into me turning 30 this year, and I’m incredibly excited and grateful to enter my thirties at such a high caliber in regards to my level of health, fulfillment, consciousness, and success in life.
Whatsup guys, long time no talk.
I’ve been laying low in Florianopolis for the last week or so, and it’s been incredible.
My schedule for the last month in Brazil has basically been:
-Go to the gym (3 times a week)
-Go to local Churrascaria and eat steak (I’ve upped my steak consumption to 7 days a week.)
-Walk 50m to the beach, jump in the ocean to cool off
-Lay down and meditate in the sun for 20 minutes and get tan as fuck
-Go home and start working
-Take a nap
-Make a protein shake
-Hit up the club, and some of the hottest Brazilian girls I’ve ever seen in real life
I was so focused on the routine, I forgot to add in my weekly blog post, so I’ll come at you with straight knowledge this week that I’ve been teaching on bootcamps for the last year or so.
I remember giving a seminar to some weird lair dudes, and they kept asking what I thought about “calibrating” to the girls responses.
There is actually a pretty good reason RSD teachings usually shy away from calibration topics…
In the first post I explained the events leading up to me becoming aware of a bad habit that was holding me back in many areas of my life.
For me, it was alcohol, but ANY bad behavior has the ability to dramatically affect how you perceive the world, whether you have healthy or unhealthy mindsets, and your overall decision making process.
One way to transform bad habits into healthy mindsets is through a thorough process of reframing the habit.
Welcome back. We’ve been going out every night here in Rio de Janeiro for Carnaval, and I’m about to run off to the gym, but wanted to get the next installment of “The Anti Booze Revolution” out for ya…
Last week I told a little story of how I came to realize a negative behavior that was holding back my quality of life both physically and mentally.
You can find Part 1 here: Part One
For me, alcohol was the negative behavior, but I don’t want you to assume that this post is about how to stop drinking, it can help you cut out ANY bad behavior.
Today I want to explain certain ways to reframe bad behaviors and use them to INCREASE your self esteem. Then in next week’s final installment, I’ll dive deeper into Tony Robbins’ Six Human Needs, to show how any decision we make repeatedly satisfies most of these essential needs, and how by becoming aware of them, you automatically shift the power they have over you.
Again, the bolded sections are where you participate, so pay special attention to those areas.
As I edit this, I’m realizing it’s gotten to over 3,000 words, 10 hours of writing and editing, and one of my favorite posts I’ve ever written, but way too long.
So I’ve decided to split it up into 3 separate articles over 3 weeks.
The concepts I explain were incredibly life changing for me, and even though I know it’s hard to convey this through written form, I hope they have as profound an effect on you as they did for me.
The first post will explain the process leading up to me realizing the “bad behavior” i.e. BOOZE, and how it was affecting a large portion of my daily decision making process and self esteem.
Then in the final two posts I’ll explain how I used a variety of self development tools to reframe the bad behavior, get leverage, and change both my conscious and unconscious decision making process, including giving you various questions and exercises so you can apply these same principles and processes to the bad behaviors and mindsets in your own life.
So sit back, and as always… ENJOY!
New look for the new year I guess.
I posted this pic on my personal facebook wall and everyone started freaking out, thinking I was going off the deep end.
Well, they’re kind of right.
I’ve been going through a crazy week or two of transformation. Between rereading The Six Pillars of Self Esteem, starting this super long Tony Robbins training seminar, and nearing my 30th birthday, my outlook on life and certain habits have started to change.
I’ve got 2 new videos on the topic rendering at the moment, so I’m not going to go too deep into WHY I shaved my head, I’ll save that for next week. Just suffice it to say that I’ve been growing my hair out for the better part of 2 years, and with new goals and creating new habits, it’s quite an easy memory device every time I look in the mirror, and also the lack of me being able to elegantly comb through my flowing mane, create a constant reminder to stay on track.
I had this weird anxiety as I was doing it too, so weird. Even more the reason for it to go, don’t want to depend on the mane for situational confidence.
Anyway, I thought I’d give a quick tip on dealing with procrastination and how it relates to business, your game, and your health. I’ll save the brain melting article for next week, coming at you from Brazil!!!
Greetings from Berlin, one of my favorite cities in the world.
It was nice to spend last week off, chilling in Estonia for a bit, going out, getting lots of work done, and hitting the gym.
I’m rested up, and ready to get crazy as most of the Euro Brigade is coming in tonight to party down here.
Going to be a great weekend.
If you are paying attention to the recent posts, last week I asked for applications looking for a new assistant to help with my social media strategy, and ended up with over 50 applications.
There a lot of dudes, must I say even OVER qualified, and I’m stoked to see that there are so many successful people checking out the site.
I’ve closed the applications, and am personally responding to every candidate, so if you haven’t heard from me, I’ll be getting to you shortly with a response.
Today’s vBlog was recorded a few weeks back in Helsinki, Finland. One guy was asking about day game, and if I had any pointers.
I’m traveling on the ferry from Helsinki, Finland to Tallinn, Estonia, and the Wifi seems to be cutting in and out.
These first few weeks I’ve been in Europe have been fantastic. I’ve recently pushed through a plateau in my game that I realized has been 14 MONTHS in the making, and I’m kicking it like never before.
Holy shit, I read my old posts on here from the Euro tour I had with Nils, and it’s that same enthusiasm that I couldn’t quite figure out where it went.
I have a few videos being edited at the moment explaining the new realizations I’ve had with my game, but I have something bigger to announce today.
So I’m running off to bootcamp real quick here, but wanted to post up this vid quick from last night’s freetour.
It talks about things like entitlement, your interpretation of what a girl says, and how to respond to the age old, “Buy me a drink!”
Excited to be speaking in front of large groups again, and after watching the footage, I already got a few new things I’ll be working on for the next talk.
Whatsup Guys, coming at you one last time from Wisconsin before my long journey begins.
I head off tomorrow to San Fransisco, and then out of the US for the next 3 months.
I haven’t had a serious travel adventure like this in probably 3 years, so I’m anxiously looking forward to the long trip.
This vBlog shows how I have been slowly developing my video editing skills, and thinking more about “B roll” and what to add in the mix to keep the vids fresh and not just me standing in front of another landmark for 10 minutes.
I should be able to get some real cool footage coming up in the different environments I’ll be traveling to, so looking forward to that.
As for the rest of my life, I’m back on it pretty hard in the club, getting lots of new insights from new found success. SO JAZZED.
My online business is starting to jump off pretty nicely again, and I’m going to be starting a NEW self development and business related blog so I can get really into that stuff as well, while keeping this one more within the dating niche to make sure I don’t dilute the content too much.
I also have been hitting it hard in the gym, and starting to get JACKED. Jeyah, nice to finally develop working out into a full on habit, not gonna let that one fall off this time.
Sweet! Today I want to give you a video that explains a problem many guys have when they get into self development.
The dissonance between being motivated, and incorporating a more Eastern philosophical “Every thing is as it is, and be cool with it” mentality.
Brad Branson has been an international dating coach with the leading dating company Real Social Dynamics for 3 years.
Through his own success and teaching experience, he has taught HUNDREDS of men how to create the dating life they desire.
He’s coached in over 35 countries on 4 continents, developing universal patterns that ANYONE can apply, no matter what city, age or income bracket they come from.