Today is my 33rd birthday.
In my 33 years on earth I have created the greatest blog in existence, I'm the best blog artist who ever lived, and I'm in the top 1% of net worth.
I know what it takes to be great and I'm going to tell you. But first…
Some of you won't be able to make it to the end of the article before you want to leave a comment and tell me what a bad guy I am.
But you'll be telling me from your shitty jobs and I'll be at home in my pajamas, counting my money and getting my feet massaged.
So all you little office slobs in your little office jobs can tell me what a virtue humility is, but your words will fall on deaf ears.
Preaching humility when you're broke is what Jealous Johnnies do.
Preaching humility to your betters is the same thing as crying crybaby tears.
We know you're jealous, we can smell it a mile away, we can taste those tears and they're sweeter than honey.
But those honey tears aren't as good as money, nerd, so listen up, shut up, close your mouth, open your eyes, open your ears and learn from the man….
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE GREAT.
1) Obsession is key to success
Someone asked me if modafinil gave me an edge over my competition.
I said a) I don't have any competition. Artists don't compete with anyone and nobody on earth can write like me and b) Yes. Modafinil helps you focus on obsession, obsession gives you an edge over the competition.
You don't become the best without being obsessed!
Obsession is what separates the best from the rest.
The best are obsessed with their craft. If you ain't obsessed you ain't the best.
2) Strive to be the best
To be the best you have to have a crazy, obsessive need to be the best. You don't accidentally become the best.
You don't become the best because of bullshit like “genetics“.
You become the best because you stay awake all night in bed fucking dreaming and plotting about being the best.
Sleep is for normal people, the best don't sleep, they're wide awake in bed making plans for the future.
When normals stay awake, they stay in bed lamenting about the past. “I should have done this, I should have done that, I miss Becky so much boo-hoo“.
The best stay awake planning the future.
If you can dream it you can achieve it and if you don't believe that then you ain't the best at anything.
3) The best do more than the rest
You have to be a work-horse to be the best. You have to work.
Work, work, work, work, work, work, and work some more. Get used to working!
The funny thing is that working isn't even hard, but morons would rather waste time at some job, then play video games or drink beer.
You know how many off-days I've had in the past five years? Zero.
I've never taken an off day since starting the greatest website on the face of the earth.
I have made more money that most people make in their entire lives…. multiple times over.
If you want more success than everyone else then all you ever have to do is more than anyone else.
All you ever have to do is more than everyone else.
— BOLD & DETERMINED (@victor_pride) May 10, 2015
4) Be ahead of your time
You have to be ahead of the game to be the best. The best are always cutting edge.
I'm a success because I'm ahead of the game.
A lot of my articles didn't start making money until years after they were published.
The public finally caught up with me years later and that's exactly where you want to be – the future.
You get kids trying to do what I've done but they're copying articles I wrote four years ago. You dipshits need a time machine so you can copy what I write in the future.
There is no competition if you're ahead of the game. If you're ahead of the game competition simply cannot exist.
The money comes to the first or to the best, so be one of them.
5) There is no competition
You're either ahead of the game and leading the pack or you're playing catch up and competing for scraps with all the other retards who didn't envision the future.
Like the kids who copy my old, old articles and think they're going to make a living. Wrong.
Recipe to be cutting edge: Be you, be new, be true.
That recipe works like a magnet for success.
6) There are no days off
Days off are for people who aren't the best.
Business life balance is for 2nd placers.
There is no business life balance if you're the best.
There is business and business is life and that's it.
Business doesn't sleep. It's a 24/7 365 days per year operation.
When you're relaxing you're losing money.
Relaxing is a stupid thing to do because relaxing isn't even relaxing.
I've been to the beach a million times, it's never relaxing the way you picture it because you're always thinking about business.
You can only relax if you have no obligations and no responsibility.
When you have money on the line you don't have time to sit on the beach like an asshole.
Working is relaxing. Actually relaxing is stressful.
— BOLD & DETERMINED (@victor_pride) June 6, 2015
7) Friends and family come second to business
Q: How do you find the time as an entrepreneur to build your business and also spend time with friends/family/hobbies?
A: You get a 9-5 job and give up like all of the other give-up artists.
It takes every single damn ounce of your energy to build a successful business.
If you're asking how to balance work and life you're just wasting everyone's time.
A successful business was built with 100% of someone's focus, idiot.
Dance recital for your daughter? Wedding for your cousin? Birthday party for niece and nephew?
Have fun kids, I'm busy making stacks of cash.
8) Hobbies are for children
People who “focus on hobbies” are losers.
Hobbies are for children, when you grow up your only hobby should be business.
If it doesn't make money it shouldn't be pursued.
You can have hobbies when you're too old and senile for business.
All hobbies should be turned into businesses.
If you have some dumb hobby like watching MMA fights you should turn it into a business, like I did.
9) Give up everything
You give up everything to be #1.
But giving up everything ain't no fucking sacrifice, it's a bonus.
You give up a life of the mundane for a life of excellence, boo-hoo.
You get these celebrity liars talking about “sacrifice”.
There is no sacrifice to be the best.
You give up all to get all – it's a pretty damn good deal.
The real sacrifice is having some fat wife who watches retard tv all day with fat kids who hate you for wasting your life at an auto-insurance office all day.
You could have given your family more, you could have given them everything, but instead you're a give-up artist and you gave up success for a 9-5 slob job.
Sacrifice? Don't make me laugh. Slobs with jobs are the people who make sacrifices.
Pictured: Victor Pride training in Spartan t-shirt
10) A 9-5 job is the quitters way out
There's a reason they call 5pm “quittin' time” because every day at 5pm the 9-5 jobbers quit.
“Oh, it's 5pm. Now I won't do anything else again until tomorrow.”
Business never sleeps, money never sleeps, serious men never quit – but 9-5ers quit every day of their lives.
Quitting to them is as normal as punching a time clock.
Not to mention…
With a 9-5 job you will only ever scrape by.
You will never get rich, you will never have enough money to make a difference in the world, you will never not worry about bills, you will never have enough money in a catastrophic emergency, and your stupid family will start to despise you.
You can only make a difference in the world if you have money, connections, balls and bulletproof resolve.
9-5 jobs are for slobs, give-up artists who don't want to do anything but beg, beg, beg.
11) Winners focus on winning, losers focus on winners
I get so many pitiful losers come to the website for winners and leave comments about how they can't succeed, about how white people oppress them, about boo-hoo, blah blah.
No one oppresses you, you fucking losers, you're just too stupid and lazy to put in the work.
Anyone who has a minimum IQ of 100 (very low!) can succeed with undivided obsession.
When you cry about oppression you put all of your energy into that (loser) and none of your energy into success.
So if you don't find success, fuck you crybaby, you don't deserve it and that's that.
Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners. — BOLD & DETERMINED (@victor_pride) July 8, 2015
12) Business is ruthless
You have to learn to be the leader, the general.
People must do what you say and they need to fear you a little bit.
Business is war.
If you don't have the heart to kill then get the fuck out and go work an office job.
Good businessmen must be martial artists.
Martial = war. Business = war.
Successful businessmen are martial artists.
Learn how to give orders and expect them to be followed.
[To learn how to lead read No BS Ruthless Management of People and Profits by Dan Kennedy.]
13) Be selfish
Everyone is selfish.
You're either overtly selfish or covertly selfish.
Overtly selfish people come right out and say what they want.
Covertly selfish people beat around the bush, waste other people's time and try to get other people to do without saying what they want.
Covertly selfish people are cowardly people. People who pretend to not be selfish are losers.
What they do is pretend to be nice or whatever in the hopes that other people will give them what they want.
Say exactly what you want and stop wasting people's time.
[Read Me, Inc. by Gene Simmons for more about how to be selfish in business and life.]
14) Time is money
When you waste time you steal money from people.
You need to be able to say exactly what you want/need within 30 seconds.
Time is money, when you waste my time you are stealing money from me.
15) Experience trumps data
Customers don't know what they want until they get it.
Your moron customers can't tell you what they want because they don't know.
Your customers aren't “ahead of their time”, you are.
You can't rely on surveys and data from them, you can only rely on your sense of the future.
You think 10 years ago people would have said “I want an iPhone” out of the blue? Don't make me laugh.
Leaders don't need approval from customers, leaders create the demand from customers who don't know what they want until they see it.
16) The need for respect is for pussies
“P-P-P-P-PLEASE RESPECT ME!”
Respect is approval. Approval is for dogs.
Respect is like money and girls, when you chase it it runs from you. When you don't chase it, it chases you.
Don't chase respect and people will respect you, chase respect and people will despise you.
It's fine and dandy to be respected.
The need for respect shows that you are a pussy and you don't respect yourself.
I don't give a good goddamn if anyone on earth respects me.
“Respect is what the little ghetto kids talk about before they steal your coat and your shoes.” – Chael Sonnen
Respect is earned, it isn't begged for, so stop begging for it.
17) Only a sissy is afraid to show anger
You get these people talking about anger and hate like they're bad things.
Anger and hate are fuel.
Only a little sissy bitch is afraid to show anger.
Could be they're afraid they'll get their little sissy mouths slapped if they show anger.
If you're angry, you can show it.
When a bear is angry, you think it cowers like a little sissy? No. It shows anger, and then all the other little animals tuck their tails between their legs.
That's the power of anger.
18) Exercise is the best way to relax and the best medication
You need to hit the gym everyday for a bunch of reasons. 1) You feel better after a workout 2) So you stay in shape 3) So you stay physically strong 4) So you sweat out toxins 5) Because you have self-respect.
19) Physical shape is the easiest indicator of mental shape
Your outsides are an indication of your insides.
If you're a fat slob on the outside it's clear that you're also a mental slob.
If you're a fat-slob you may as well never leave your house.
Fat people are ultimate losers and they're painfully stupid.
It isn't possible to carry around so much fat AND be successful.
It is also impossible to be obese and smart. Obese people are morons 100% of the time.
What you need to do is simply cut out the processed carbs and you'll stop being a fatass. It's that damn simple.
Also, go to the goddamn gym. Anyone who is anyone makes gym time a priority. Four times per week minimum for the real dealers.
Pictured: Victor Pride hard at work in the old war room
20) Performance enhancing is a good thing
All high-performers use performance enhancing substances.
Go cry to your mommy about ethics and respect and morals.
Only a fool hears the words “performance enhancing” and thinks it's a bad thing.
The same fool who likes to drink fatass beer or smoke a doobie and “just chill out, man”.
Winners do what it takes.
Athletes take steroids and businessmen take cognitive enhancers.
I am not recommending narcotics you fucking retards I'm telling you about reality!
21) Mindset is the difference between winning and losing
Get your mind right and everything else will follow.
It's all a damn mindset.
You can literally decide to succeed and you will.
You can decide to complain about not getting success and you will not get success.
Anyone who complains about not getting success is a fucking moron.
How do you change your mindset?
Self talk is where it starts.
All you have to do is change the words you use – that's literally all you have to do – change your words, change your life.
[Read Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich to learn how to self-talk for success.]
22) Life isn't hard
I hear this shit all the time, “life is so hard“.
Life isn't hard unless you're a fool.
Life is as easy as you want it to be or as hard as you let it be.
When you say “life is hard” it becomes true. When you say “life is easy” it becomes true.
Let me tell you, life is so easy it's almost a joke.
When I hear people say “life is so hard” I think to myself that person must have an IQ of about 12 and they're crybabies.
[Read How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie to learn how to stop worrying and start living.]
23) Live in the right city
There's a reason people live in Wichita Falls and a reason people live in New York City.
Your city makes a big difference in quality of life.
I, being what goofs call a “location independent entrepreneur”, move around the world a lot.
Always I stay in big cities but I recently spent time in a small city (200k population). My god, what an eye-opener.
If you want success, never live in a small-town.
The people in this small town I can only describe as “retards” and you become like those you spend time with.
Thankfully I never leave my house unless it's to go to the gym, the supermarket, or the sushi restaurant.
Unfortunately, I do get some of their retardation on me during my commute and I could only imagine how awful it would be to live in a small retard town permanently.
If you're in a small town get out now – unless your business is tied to the town.
24) Don't waste your time dating
Dating is an ultimate waste of time.
Only a moron would waste time taking some girl out to dinner and a movie when you could be achieving maximum success.
What? You want a girlfriend? Great. Dating isn't the best way to do it.
Like Mick said “women weaken legs!“.
25) Live spartan now so you can live in comfort later
Spurn comfort so you know how great comfort is.
You get these morons who say “money doesn't buy happiness“. I say to them “shut up you fucking moron“.
Money buys happiness, if you don't think so give all of yours away.
Only when you're comfortable can you spurn comfort.
Do without everything for five years like I did, and you realize pretty damn quick how important money is.
26) No one owes you a fucking thing
Read it again. No one owes you a fucking thing you entitled crybabies.
If you can't go and take it you're a fucking crybaby coward and you don't deserve it.
Now you can whine some more about no one “giving you opportunities”.
If you let people tell you “you can't do it” then you don't deserve it.
No one is going to “give” you opportunity and you're a goddamn idiot if you think that's how success is achieved.
You see an opportunity and you take it.
Losers wait to be given, winners take.
27) It doesn't matter what other people say or think
All you ever have to be is sure in your approach.
It doesn't matter at all if no one else believes in you at first as long as you believe.
They'll jump on board AFTER you achieve.
No one will be on board before you achieve and they shouldn't be and you shouldn't need that.
There is no such thing as an accomplished critic and if those morons had a good opinion they would be highly successful, wouldn't they.
28) Revenue is an absolute necessity (but isn't used to buy toys)
No revenue = no business.
Without revenue all you have is a hobby, and we know hobbies are for children.
You need systems in place to collect money.
But the damn thing about money is that when you chase it, it runs away.
Instead, you need to attract money.
Money is a game to businessmen.
Money is just the way we gauge how business is going.
When you get money you need to use it for the right things.
When we make tons of money we don't think “wow, now I can buy this and that and this and that“.
If you asked a normal person what they'd do with 100k they say something like “buy a sports car, down payment on a house, vacation etc“.
Ask a businessman and they'd say “I'd do the same thing I do with all of my other money, find a way for it to make me more money“.
29) Never apologize, turn controversy into cash
When the large (in all ways) feminist site jezebel wrote an article about the king, a lot of people were worried I would take my website down.
Don't make me laugh.
That avalanche of traffic sent me to the next level.
I welcome all styles of trash people to write about me, as long as they have a large audience.
Because waves of traffic turns into oceans of money.
If ten thousand people come to your site in anger, one thousand of them can be turned into customers.
No such thing as bad publicity and traffic is traffic.
Stand your ground, never apologize, cash those checks, laugh in their faces.
30) Deadlines produce results
Pressure creates diamonds and deadlines produce results.
When you don't have a deadline you can spend a million years working on your project.
When you have a set deadline you must finish your project. You have no excuse to wait and not work.
When you have a deadline you're under the gun and you have to get it done.
When you have a deadline you have to get that product out, if it takes a week of working 20 hours a day that's what you do.
Create deadlines for your projects if you ever want them to be finished.
31) Read these books
These are my personal favorite books.
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – This book completely changed my life and taught me one very important trait you need to be successful – thinking positively.
- Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder by Arnold Schwarzenegger – This is the most motivational book I have ever read in my entire life.
- The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime by MJ DeMarco – This is the best business book ever written and is a must read for any entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur.
- The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferris – This book literally changed my life. I thought I was tied to the USA forever, I finished reading this book and immediately bought a plane ticket to Thailand. I haven’t looked back since reading this book.
- How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets by Felix Dennis
- The Laws of the Ring by Urijah Faber – This book is completely overlooked but if you want to build a business around YOU, INC. then this book is a must read.
- Becoming the Bull by John Doe Bodybuilding – The no bullshit guide to hardcore bodybuilding. Without doubt the best book I have read about bodybuilding, diet, training and steroids.
- Gorilla Mindset – by Mike Cernovich. The ultimate book about changing your mindset to change your life.
- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – by Dale Carnegie. This is the best book ever written for learning how to “let go” of negativity and live life.
32) Follow these websites
Most websites are trash. These aren't:
33) Have some goddamn self-discipline
I have talked over and over and over and over and over and over about self-discipline.
You know what self-discipline really is?
It's being focused on something you want to do and ignoring everything else.
It's a really damn simple formula.
Until next time.