IN THIS ISSUE:
1) GETTING WHAT YOU WANT
2) HOW TO EAT LIKE A CAVEMAN
3) HOW CROWDED COFFEE SHOPS FIRE UP YOUR CREATIVITY
4) IMPACT OF WEALTH ON PEOPLE’S MORALITY
5) THE DEATH OF CABLE TV
6) GOOGLE’S SELF-DRIVING CARS
When it comes to getting what you want in life, there is a critical shift in mindset that must be made, and while the shift is subtle, without it, unnecessary guilt will stop you dead in your tracks.
Let’s say that you’re a guy who enjoys blowjobs (as all alpha males do), but you’re dating a girl who doesn’t like to give blowjobs. Society will tell you to stop being selfish and to focus on what makes her happy, as if you should feel guilty for having desires that she isn’t interested in fulfilling. I am telling you to stop dating this girl and find one who enjoys giving head. As it is with life in general, you will never be happy abandoning your desires. It’s not about manipulating her into doing something she doesn’t want to do. It’s about finding a girl whose desire to give matches your desire to receive AND your desire to give matches her desire to receive.
At work, you may find yourself in a position where you feel as though you are not being paid what you’re worth. Your boss may tell you, “We can barely afford what we pay you now,” as if you should feel guilty for the value you put on your skills. It’s not about somehow manipulating your boss to pay you more and bankrupting the company in the process. It’s about finding a new company that is successful enough to afford full price for the value of your skills.
Never feel guilty for your desires. Simply find the situations and people who are compatible with them. As for what society says, you’ll discover that nothing turns you into a “giver” like getting what you want in life.
As you already know, I’m a huge proponent of the Paleolithic diet. One of my readers emailed me about Mark Sisson’s website, which quite frankly, is some of the best stuff I’ve seen on staying healthy, happy, and strong by eating correctly.
The next time you’re stumped on a creative challenge, head to a bustling coffee shop, not the library.
Here are some rather amusing results from a seven-part study by psychologists at the University of California Berkeley and the University of Toronto as they analyzed the impact of wealth on people’s morality.
People have been predicting the demise of cable television for years. After this week, they might be right. More interesting than that however is that this trend of “a la carte on demand,” powered by the internet, will quickly spread to all things. That’s great news because it will mean less stuff that sucks.
I found it interesting that my home state of Nevada has already approved the use of Google’s self-driving cars. This is a good thing for all of us who live in Las Vegas. Now we just need to get all of the drunk and/or high tourists from California to press the autopilot button.
That’s it for now… Go make it happen!