Buddha once said … The mind is everything. What you think you become.
And then Victor Pride said … This is how you become.
Today is my 34th birthday.
In honor of this great day I am going to bequeath you my 34 secrets of life, liberty and the true pursuit of happiness … The people's pursuit of happiness.
Luckily for you I'm a kind and generous man, much like Buddha, and I have provided you this secret guide book generously free of charge.
You'll see why I am so generous when you see my 34th rule. But first…
People ask me how I changed from slave mindset to master mindset and I tell them honestly…
I never changed one bit. I became, just like a moth becomes a butterfly.
I thought about it and then as if by magic I became it.
You eventually become who you need to be, but it doesn't happen instantly.
It's not a snap of the fingers, it's a transformation that takes years and has to start sometime. This is that sometime.
These 4,000 words are worth more than 4,000 troy ounces of gold. You cannot buy this knowledge at any of the best universities.
Guard this master's course with your life and welcome to the War Book.
34 RULES FOR KILLERS AND REAL DEALERS
“My life depended on succeeding. If I didn’t, I would just be a useless piece of shit.” Mike Tyson
“Your life depends on succeeding. If you don't you will just be a useless piece of shit.” Victor Pride
This is exactly how to succeed in no un-certain terms.
1. It's All In The Mind
The battle is won or lost in the mind.
The battle is a formality to simply act out what has already been predicted and decided by the minds of the opponents.
The opponent conceded defeat in his own mind before the battle ever happened.
The general stuck his tongue out like a reptile and tasted defeat in the air and went out to find it.
2. Think Like A Master, Not Like A Slave
Everything starts in the same place: in your mind. In your thoughts.
Your thoughts are what eventually become reality so if you think like a slave you will be a slave, if you think like a master than your life will manifest that way.
Everyone will tell you “that's wrong, that's bad” and that's because they think like slaves.
That's what people with slave mindsets always say. “Don't succeed, don't rise above, stay here with us.”
Their advice is meant for slaves.
To become the master you have to think like the master.
3. If you really wanted it, you'd find a way to get it
If you wanted it, whatever it is, you would go out and find it.
Like the general who tasted defeat in the air and went out to find it, you would walk the earth until you found it.
If you really wanted it, you'd have it by now or you'd be too busy working to get it to complain about why you don't have it.
If you didn't want it, like most don't, you'd find a way to complain about why you don't have it. Because…
4. To get what you want all you have to do is take it
Getting what you want is easy.
When you want a donut, you go get a donut. When you want a coca-cola, you go get a coca-cola, when you want success you go out and get it.
If you want it then get your feet on the pavement and go out there and get it. Everything is there for the taking and anyone who disagrees is wrong.
Other people have success. How did they get it? They went out and took it. Why don't you have success? You didn't go out and take it.
You make your place in life. You make it and take it. You visualize it, attract it, make it and take it.
5. There's only the mission
The mission is the purpose of life and you must live for the mission.
If you can follow the mission to the end, you will seal your victory. Endurance wins every time.
You have to chip away the coal to refine your diamond. It can take time. Power through and endure.
6. Hard times don’t last, but hard men do
Remember what Batman said? It’s always darkest just before the dawn. The dark is when you'll be tempted to quit.
Weak men will give in and quit. If you never give in and quit, if you possess endurance, you will be victorious.
Endurance beats strength over every single timeline and a big part of success is just showing up every single day.
7. Deserve's got everything to do with it
Fairness is a religion of wimps. It doesn't matter if it's “fair” … The only thing that matters is balls.
Do you have the balls to do what it takes? No? Then sit down and cry about fairness.
If you don’t have the guts and the balls to do it then you deserve to take orders for the rest of your life.
If you don't have courage, if you're a quitter or even worse … a never-get-started type … then you deserve to take orders for the rest of your life.
If you have guts and balls then you deserve victory and success.
8. There is no better time than right now
Some people say “I'll do it later.” Those people are losers. Winners know that there is no better time than right now.
Get used to saying this “I will do it right now.”
There is no such thing as tomorrow when it comes to accomplishment. You cannot put off accomplishment.
The only way you will get anything tomorrow is by doing the work right now. Prepare for tomorrow right now.
9. Don't waste time, time is very important
What is the biggest part of success? Showing up every single day.
Time is the most important thing we have so you must not waste it.
A wasted day turns into two wasted days turns into a wasted year.
Never waste time playing video games when you could play the funnest game there ever was…
High stakes living … The funnest game God ever made.
10. You have to be ahead of the game
If you want to win the game you have to be ahead of the game. How? It's easy to be ahead of the game.
Here's how you do it: Do the work today and reap the rewards tomorrow.
You're automatically ahead of the game if you do the work. That's how you become a futuristic visionary, by doing the work right now.
Today they'll say “relax, man, have a good time” and in 10 years they'll say “wow, how did you become so successful? What are your secrets?”
You'll say “The secret was starting THEN not starting now. I did the work THEN, you are only seeing the work now. That's the secret … actually do the work. While you are busy oooh'ing and aww'ing at the new stuff coming out, other people are locked in a room creating the next wave of doo-dads that will make you ooh and ahh.”
11. Create your own future
It's easy to be a visionary because the future is not set in stone. Like Machiavelli once said, the future is half fate and half will.
A handful of people mold the future. The people who work hard today are the people who's future vision we all live in.
Visionairies shape the future because they're planning, building and dreaming while reactionaries are filing complaints about yesterday.
It's up to you to mold your future and you mold the future by starting today.
The ideas in your head today can become tomorrow's reality … If you do the work to make it tomorrow's reality.
12. To make tomorrow great, start today with discipline
Many people think success is a big, huge, impossible set of tasks so they never even try.
People make success sound so hard it becomes impossible. If they actually tried they'd find that success is easy and not hard.
People do too much of the things that don't matter and they don't do enough of the things that matter.
What matters most? The fundamentals matter the most. Anything that takes you away from the fundamentals is steering you off course.
To find success you strip away all that shit and keep the basics.
Start with the smallest habits because they make the biggest difference as detailed in the groundbreaking discipline strategy ebook 30 Days of Discipline.
To make tomorrow great, you have to follow 30 Days of Discipline today.
It starts today, it never starts tomorrow. Why? THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN RIGHT NOW.
13. Intelligence is required for success, but..
Yes you have to be smart to succeed but intelligence doesn't mean anything if you aren't willing to do the work.
Your “I CAN” is more important than your IQ.
You can be smart all day and all night but if you don't use your intelligence you may as well be retarded.
Intelligence is only worth something when you put it to good use, and complaining is not a good use of intelligence.
Many otherwise smart people make the stupid mistake of not working hard and relying on “good luck” to get ahead, and complaining about their “bad luck” when fortune doesn't fall into their lap.
14. Obsession and work ethic can beat lazy talent and intelligence
If talent isn't obsessed with being the best then talent will lose to those who are obsessed with being the best.
Winners will always find a way to win, even if they lack natural talent.
Winners give all of their time to their craft and you should too. THERE'S ONLY THE MISSION.
Conquer your mission with complete tunnel vision.
(For real big wins, be both talented and obsessed.)
Obsessed people tend to be the lucky people who catch a big break.
From Arnold to Zuckerberg, every great man was obsessed with his craft and was focused on himself, never on opponents.
15. Focus on YOU, never focus on them
To become lucky, let go of the loser/victim mentality.
When you quit the victim mentality and you start the champion mentality good things start happening for you automatically.
To be a big success, you have to think like a winner and not a loser or a victim mentality.
That's how you become lucky, you decide to be lucky by deciding to be a winner. It's as simple as that.
Winners win while losers complain about winners and luck comes to those who aren't complaining.
Lady Luck is a lady and just like all ladies on earth … She responds to winners and not whiners.
16. Be a PRO not an average Joe
The difference between the professional and the amateur is small. Tiny, actually.
What is the difference between a professional (someone who gets paid) and an amateur (who doesn't get paid)?
The professional THINKS of himself as a pro and the amateur thinks of himself as an amateur. They're both right.
How to get started the right way: Learn what you need to do and then do it pro from the get go.
Set yourself up as a professional and not an amateur from the beginning.
Save yourself time, money and hassle and do it the right way from the start.
Start thinking as a business rather than as “some dude” and start right now.
But what if you don't have experience?
17. Nobody has experience until they go get experience
You have to get experience to get experience, so what do you? YOU GO GET EXPERIENCE.
“I can't do that job because I don't have experience” is what retards say. Nobody had experience until they went out and got experience.
You do need experience, don't think that you don't, but “not having experience” is not a barrier to success; its an entry to success.
If you don't have experience, go get it. Get started right now. How do you think other people got experience? They got started, that's how.
If “not having experience” was actually a hindrance then no one would ever have a job because no one would ever get experience.
No one was successful before they were successful. It has to start somewhere. So start here and now.
18. Self-Study diligently
Experience starts with learning. You have to learn about what you're going to do before you go and do it.
You must self-study.
If you don't learn you'll stay stupid and useless your whole life. Mike Tyson was stupid and useless until he learned how to box like a champion.
Successful people acquire knowledge that helps them succeed. Read everything that can help you succeed.
Find a mentor if you can and take in information with your ears and eyes, not with your mouth.
19. Learn before you earn
This is the natural order of business: learn the craft, practice the craft, become efficient in the craft, become the expert in the craft, make the big bucks.
Lazy people want to circumvent the natural order of business. They want to make money tomorrow without doing any of the groundwork today. Bad business plan that never works out.
Big money comes from big skill. No money comes from no skill. If you have no skill, and you don't learn, this is exactly what you will make: nothing.
The man who tries to box Mike Tyson without first learning how to box is a man who will be knocked out nearly instantly.
If you try to make a bunch of money without putting in any time or study you will be wiped out instantly.
You cannot earn before you learn because it is impossible and the man who tries is a fool.
How will you make money in an industry when you don't know how to make money in that industry? You won't, obviously.
No one finds success before apprenticing and learning. You can't skip college and go be a dentist and you can't skip learning before earning in any industry.
20. Two rules for what you read
You have to be learning everyday. College is a total waste of time when you can self-study at a faster and more efficient rate.
Not to mention self-study is free. Read everything that pertains to your business.
Two rules for what you read:
- It must be inspiring or
- It must teach you something.
Anything else is for entertainment. Entertainment is fine AFTER the real work is done.
Being entertained while work is unfinished is what losers do.
Read these books to start.
21. How to pick the right idea to pursue
The biggest question is “how do I pick the right idea” and it's a pointless question to ask yourself.
You pick ideas the same way you pick a dog … The right idea will pick you, it will just jump out at you.
You don't sit around with a notepad jotting down ideas and a pros/cons list. The right idea is the one that immediately just makes sense.
The right idea will be the idea that was the easiest. It will be the one you don't even have to think about. It's the one that feels natural.
You just already assume the idea will work: “Yeah this will work for sure.”
That's the idea you pick because that's the idea that is doable, that's the idea that you will stick with and that's the idea that you are 100% sure will work.
How not to pick the right idea: If you come up with a new idea and everyone agrees that it's great … Then it's a bad idea!
The right idea will only make sense to you and possibly a few others at first. It will never make sense to the masses. Good ideas are always futuristic and visionary.
22. Never lose interest in your project by picking the right project
The biggest hurdle in “finding success” is losing interest in the project. If you pick the project you're obsessed with, you can't lose interest and if you do lose interest it's only temporary.
The right idea is the idea that a) you were already “open” to and b) makes complete sense to you and that's the type of project that you can be completely obsessed with.
Obsession is what wins so to ensure victory you will do the work you're obsessed with.
You cannot lose momentum and motivation when you are obsessed because you will not listen to any naysaying. Period.
Do the work you’re obsessed with so that you can win.
23. Become the company
The right project is one that you can totally immerse yourself in. Total immersion is how you actually get big success.
You don't become a mega-success by working PART-TIME!
It's a full time job and that doesn't mean a measly 40 hours a week, it means every day in every way you are plotting, planning and scheming.
Get rid of all distractions ad barriers and treat yourself like a company – YOU, INC.
Forget about business/life balance, that's for slaves who hate their jobs but spend 5 out of every 7 days there anyway.
Winners become the business and live it 24/7. There is no mastery with weekends off.
24. Work 7 days a week
Days off are for slaves. Master's work 24/7 because working 24/7 is completely natural when it's your business on the line.
How do you take a break from being the master? Get real. You have to always be on from now on.
Here’s the rule: If you’re awake, you’re working. Weekends, holidays are totally meaningless.
Now you are YOU and you follow your rules, you don't follow the weekends off rule for slaves.
The only thing that matters is your goal and if you picked the right business, not only will you never take days off … if you happen to have a day off you will feel nervous and anxious to get back to work.
Days off KILL MOMENTUM! You cannot constantly take a break if you expect to improve.
Only take breaks when the operation is running smoothly without you. Even then, you'll never really be able to take a break.
It's easy to turn your mind off of work when you hate your job, but when you're obsessed your mind never turns off.
Like the gamblers who are addicted to gambling, you'll be addicted to the game of business.
25. Play the game to win
It's all a big game. If you don't learn how to play it, you're gonna get played. If you aren't the one taking advantage, you're the one being taken advantage of.
It's like a high stakes poker game. One wrong bluff and you lose everything, but believing one wrong bluff can wipe you out too.
It's a very narrow line and that's the fun of it. Like drugs but better.
Life is all a game so have fun, enjoy it and play to win.
26. Business plans are useless
You need an overall strategy but you do not need a business plan. Business plans are too specific and too rigid to use in reality. Strategy is adaptable.
You never know which direction your business will take and a business plan cannot predict every little problem that will arise in the future.
Strategy is malleable and business plans are unbending.
27. Think about the big picture (Be like water)
New information comes in every single day. New information could come in that would make your business plan useless.
You could either follow your original business plan (into oblivion) or you could be flexible, go with the flow and adapt to the new changes.
Your mission can be unbending, your method cannot be unbending. Think about the big picture, don't think about the little steps along the way.
Be like water and flow with the current rather than trying to fight the current (and drowning in the process).
Think about where you want to get to, how to get there is unimportant as long as you get there.
28. Develop your big picture mission strategy
It seems hard to figure out what your life mission is but it isn't. It's easy.
Get out a pen and paper and write 5,000 words about what's important to you. The words should pour out.
After you have written everything you wanted to say about what is important to you, cut it down to the most important 250 words.
Yes, cut 5,000 words down to 250 words.
This will refine your mission to what is absolutely the most important. Cut any anything that does not help you achieve your goal.
Those 250 words should be your clearly articulated goal(s).
Be bold with your words
Words matter so choose your words wisely.
Your words should be spoken clearly, truthfully and without remorse like a man.
Say more with less
Less words, more meaning. Use words that mean something. Eliminate words that don't work.
Specifics are appropriate sometimes, but the theme is always important.
29. Think bigger by thinking smaller (FOCUS)
You don't need to learn every little thing about every little thing. You need to focus on the big picture and you focus on the big picture by thinking smaller.
Many times the easiest thing to do is also the best thing to do.
If you need some project done and you don't know how to do it, you could spend the time learning or you could get someone else who is already an expert to do it (saving you time and money).
Time spent away from your core focus costs you money, you learning a new skill when you could just pay someone to do it for you costs you money.
Concentrate on what you are good at and hire people to do the things that you don't excel at. Always do what you do best and let other people do what they do best.
You cannot do everything yourself and it's a big burden to try. Find experts to do what you can't and pay them to do it.
30. Create an ARMY to continue your work
Your team is your ARMY.
ARMYs all fight for the same cause and you want your team fighting for the cause instead of fighting for a paycheck.
Pay them well, of course, but pick people who are driven by more than a paycheck.
Don't spread yourself thin by multi-tasking.
You should only be focused on the key elements of your business. Let your employees focus on the other things, your attention is needed elsewhere.
If you focus on doing all the small things, your attention is divided and it's hard to get back.
Don't divide your attention, keep your attention where it should be: on the light at the end of the tunnel.
31. Impose your will
Your reality is not the reality of anyone else … but it should be.
Everyone on the team should be focused on the end goal … bringing your vision into reality.
To lead the ARMY your vision has to be clear and to make the future in your head a reality you must IMPOSE YOUR WILL.
Rather than following all the rules you should be making and enforcing the rules. Make your reality the dominant reality.
How do you impose you will?
32. Patience is key
You must learn to be a patient man and never act before it's time to act.
Acting impatiently can get you killed.
Patience can take you all the way from A to B in a straight line.
Know the mission, follow the mission, don't quit, endure with steady patience and one day you will…
33. Be the greatest there ever was
And people will follow you and believe in you. Now you're the greatest.
You got where you wanted to go now you help out those below you and teach the young and hungry soldiers.
34. Give back to the new generation
The new generation learns from the old shoguns.
This old Shogun will be giving back in:
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[UPDATED December 25, 2016. New World Ronin by Victor Pride is now available for sale. Check out New World Ronin here.]
Until next time.