Here’s the thing boys, no one wants to tell you the dirty secrets about what it takes to get to the top. No one wants their competition to have the same advantages.
According to the people who don’t come in 1st place it’s wrong to have an edge over the competition. Hey, I wouldn’t want my competition having an edge over me either.
But then guys at the top, the guys who do have an edge, will conveniently forget about the edge and tell you it’s all about hard work and diligence.
Here’s the dirty little secret about getting to the top in any industry: it ain’t all hard work and diligence. It’s hard work + diligence + having the edge.
To get to the top you have to have an edge and you have to do what it takes to get there.
In my industry the big open secret is “smart drugs”. Drugs you take to help you focus and be more productive. The two big dogs are adderall and modafinil.
Adderall vs. Modafinil
It has been a big topic in the news recently that a large percentage of university students now use the popular study drug adderall to complete their hefty homework assignments and keep an A+ average. I wouldn’t know, I’ve never used adderall, I haven’t been to school in a long time and I rarely did homework when I went.
However, I have seen people on adderall and what I have seen I don’t like. They look like lunatics. I used to have a BBB (big breasted blonde) girlfriend who was prescribed aderrall for the pretend disorder ADHD. She’d never take the adderall because it made her feel cracked out.
I don’t know about you, friend, but I don’t want to be cracked out like a lunatic so I don’t and won’t use narcotics or study drugs like aderrall. I’m not morally opposed to them, I just don’t want any nasty side effects.
But what I do want is increased focus, awareness and perception of what I want and how I can get there.
That’s why I like the king of the focus drugs, the mighty modafinil.
While I can’t speak for adderall, my #1 compliment to modafinil is that it’s even. It’s steady. It’s like a cup of coffee that lasts the entire day. On modafinil you don’t get cracked out and wide eyed, you get focused.
Adderall is in a class of drugs called amphetamines. Amphetamines speed you up. So maybe you do things a little faster, for a little longer, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you do them better. Amphetamines can be and are highly addictive.
Modafinil, in the other hand, is not an amphetamine and doesn’t speed you up. Modafinil is a nootropic and it clears your mind, focuses you, helps significantly with “brain fog” and in my experience isn’t addictive in the slightest. Until recently I hadn’t used modafinil for about 8 months. While I was “off” I didn’t really even think about it.
Where to buy Modafinil
It wasn’t until Chris over at Good Looking Loser (<–hardcore self improvement rated X so make sure you aren’t at work) gave me a nice little tip about where to buy modafinil that it resparked my interest in it. I’m always on the lookout for places that sell it because they seem to get shut down more frequently than other websites and I want to keep record of what is current. Chris shot me an email and told me about a place that sells modafinil so I placed a small order for 30 tabs to test it out.
My package came in the mail in about a week, I forgot about it for another couple of weeks, I then went on it full time and realized “wow! I forgot how great this stuff is” and I very quickly placed another order for 90 tabs. You never know when these places will be shut down, because this law or that law will change, so I act fast and stock up.
How much Modafinil to take
One terrific thing about modafinil is that very little is required to get significant benefits in focus that last all day. Those 120 tabs I ordered could easily last me a half year or more.
Modafinil comes in 100mg tables or 200mg tablets and I always buy the big boy 200mg tablets. Usually I will cut a big boy tablet in half with a bowie knife and use a half tab for the entire day. I take it first thing in the morning, around 7am, with a cup of coffee and the nice focus lasts the entire day. Sometimes the 200mg big boy dose is too much for me and I just need half that. I wouldn’t recommend anyone take more than 200mg per day and if you’re new you only need 100mg per day, maybe less if you’re lightweight.
About a year ago I hired a guy to do a project for me. He really went above and beyond so as an end of assignment gift I ordered some modafinil and had it shipped to his house. The guy opened up the package and took 3 (three!) tablets at one time. I talked to him after a few days and he told me that he hadn’t slept a wink for two days and that he’d been cracked out for those few days. “That’s what you get for being a dummy” I told him.
In my experience modafinil has been perfectly safe but if you abuse it like a dummy you might be awake for a few days. I’ve never had problems with it and I’ve never used more than 200mg (one tab) in any 24 hour period.
I actually like to cycle modafinil, the same way I would take any supplement. I like to take it for about a month at a time, when I have a ton of work to accomplish, and then go off.
If you don’t have something that needs extra focus or if you don’t need something to keep you awake and alert during the day then you don’t particularly need modafinil.
But if you’re a killer tryin’ to do some killin’ you may just found a new friend in modafinil.
Until next time.
PPS – I told you above about how people at the top have an edge but don’t tell anyone about it. I can’t tell you how many entrepreneurs I’ve actually met that have told me they wish I didn’t spill the secrets about modafinil to my readers. Too bad for them.
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