My words are dual.
They are swords or they are medicine, that all depends on you.
Many cannot handle the truth, like Jack Nicholson said.
To those silly people who cannot handle the truth my words are like swords through their silly hearts.
Any male who cannot stand the truth is nothing but a ladyboy and I spit on them… aaaakthooooo!
To the few good men who are true, my red words are medicine. My words heal the souls of the formerly sick.
This is the power of the mighty word of B&D, it can kill you or it can heal you. Like my concubines always say, up to you.
Speaking of which…
35 years ago today, the God of a Million Red Words was born.
In honor of this great day, I give you my 35 secrets of life, liberty and the pursuit of God status.
Pull up a chair, zip up your mouth and open up your ears because, Dorothy, you aren't in the land of ladyboys anymore.
Where you live truth is but a fairy tale, a distant memory.
Here in the land of the ruthless, truth is an abuse.
And if I were to give you one humble piece of advice before you read these rules it would be this…
Prepare to be abused.
35 Rules for God-Men
Rule #1) Be humble
I've always been very humble.
It's one of my greatest qualities and it has allowed to do great business over many years now.
Like me, the great God of internet business, you must remain humble if you want to stay in business.
Arrogance is fine and fun, but it should be pretend arrogance!
True arrogance turns you into a moron. It stops you from thinking and reasoning.
You lose sight of everything that got you to the dance party in the first place so stay humble (on the inside only).
On the outside, it is perfectly appropriate to show confidence bordering on arrogance.
Rule #2) Be the center of the universe
Now that you're perfectly humble, you need to also become the center of the entire universe.
The world must revolve around you.
“But isn't that, like, not cool man?”
It's not cool for go-nowhere Johnnies.
For the greats aiming for God status, there is only one way to get there – make yourself the star.
YOU HAVE TO BE THE LIGHT.
People must go to you in the dark and return illuminated.
What they cannot see, you must be able to turn on and make them see, like a light-bulb.
Rule #3) Be outrageous
When I describe a day in my life to a normal person their eyes pop out of their head.
When they ask me what I do for a living, the only thing I can say is professional gentleman of leisure.
To them it's outrageous, but to me it's nothing but normal.
And that's exactly where you want to be – the spot where outrage becomes normal.
Rule #4) Never lower yourself to the status of an average citizen
As a God in training you have higher standards now.
You must be more, achieve more, believe more and aspire for more.
This is something that average Joe and Jane do not do and you must never lower yourself to their level.
If you do, you may not ever climb out of that dark hole.
You must always be more and have higher standards, to the point of being conceited.
Rule #5) Be selfish and conceited
You cannot be confident unless you're selfish and conceited.
Do you know what self-confidence really is?
It is a confidence trick and you only have it if you are SELFISH & CONCEITED.
If it doesn't have anything to do with me, I don't care.
I'm the hero of the story, not the innocent bystander, and you should be too.
Rule #6) Make yourself the hero
You have to see yourself as larger. If you don't, no one else will either.
It all starts with the man in the mirror and you have to believe that man is larger than life.
When I look in the mirror I see the greatest man who ever lived.
Rich, handsome, witty and humble. I have it all, and there is a reason I have it all…
Instead of waiting around for a miracle like you do, I decided to take it all.
You must see yourself as the hero of the story, never as the victim and never as an innocent bystander.
YOU ARE THE HERO!
If you are not the hero then you are the zero. Zeros do not get to enjoy heaven.
Rule #7) Reinvent yourself as your own heaven
You can change your reality at will.
You're never stuck with what you “are” because what you are is irrelevant.
Who gives a shit what you “are”! Only losers are bound by what they are currently.
We all start the same. We're all people. I'm a person, you're a person, and that person over there is a person.
No one is more human than human so the only advantage is what you believe.
Losers are so afraid of sounding cliche that they never do anything, they stay paralyzed by that fear of being gauche.
Men of power know that thoughts become reality and we don't give a good goddam if it sounds cliche.
Rule #8) Disregard the rules of others, write your own rules and live by them to the end
Other people's rules do not matter to you.
Rules are for fools unless you wrote the rules. In which case, rules must be followed.
He who is without his own rules is without standards.
He who is without standards blows like a tree in the wind, this way or that way, but going nowhere.
Write your code, publish your code for all to see, live by that code until the very end.
Rule #9) Don't listen to scientists and other experts
Science “experts” exist simply to tell you what you cannot do, and they're always wrong.
Science is a theory and scientists always look unhealthy.
If you saw a science zombie shuffling towards you on the street like Frankenstein you'd punch him in the face and say “get away from me, retard!” so it's crazy to listen to them in the first place.
Look at me with a Tiger.
Rule #10) Kill over-thinking (don't think about it, just do it)
Don't you know what Bruce Lee said? He said stop thinking so much, stupid (I'm paraphrasing).
Thinking too much does you no good.
The problem with thinking is that it never ends until you make it end.
If you don't make it end you get stuck thinking things through for eternity.
How many losers have you met who have read 1,000 self-help books but have never taken a single step in the direction of their goals?
Think up your plans then turn off the brain and turn on the action.
Rule #11) Be certain of your ability
There is only one things you need for success and it isn't talent, hard work, skill or any of that.
It's a little thing called C E R T A I N T Y !
You must be CERTAIN of success because if you aren't certain only one thing will happen for you: nothing.
You hear about self-confidence all the time but it's nothing, it's phony.
Self confidence is nothing but a confidence trick, you win when you possess self-certainty.
My body of work gives me the cocky aura of certainty. No confidence required.
Rule #12) Never use words you don't want to come true
Did you ever notice that successful people always talk about success and positivity and never about failure and negativity?
There's a reason for that…
THE WORDS YOU USE BECOME REALITY.
This is why you must always be sure to use POSITIVE self-talk, even to the point of arrogance.
Words are magic and they have a way of becoming physical reality.
2 rules of speech:
- Never use words you don't want to come true
- Always speak the things that are not (yet) as if they are so
A lot of people will not be able to handle these rules of speech and that's why most people are struggle artists and very few people are Success Gods.
Rule #13) Talk less, listen more
Don't talk so much, it is un-masculine and unbecoming of a deity.
Each extra word that escapes your mouth is a chance to lose.
We know words have power so we must use them sparingly and appropriately.
DO MORE LISTENING THAN TALKING.
You only learn when you listen, you never learn when you're running your mouth.
John D. Rockefeller was so notoriously tight-lipped that many of his employees didn't even know what his voice sounded like.
Rule #14) Be completely free of embarrassment
You have to believe with every ounce of your being that you are great.
If you don't believe it, it's phony and the people smell phoniness like dogs smell pee-pee.
If they smell your fear they will turn on you in an instant.
This is why you must never feel embarrassment.
Embarrassment is the same as doubt and doubt is for normal people.
Whatever you desire to be the God of, embrace it and never shy away from it.
Rule #15) Have high testosterone and low estrogen
You cannot be a Success God if you are a whiner. Whining is not allowed if you want to be successful.
But what about the poison environment that makes us hormonal (estrogenic)? Glad you asked…
Estrogen will make a whiner of even the greatest God-man, that is why it is imperative to KILL ESTROGEN! with extreme prejudice.
If you experience lethargy, brain fog, disgusting bloat-body, sour mood, or what my doctor calls every-day general faggotry you probably have high estrogen (from a poison environment) and you NEED TO KILL IT.
Here is what a real God-Man (me) with low estrogen looks like.
Rule #16) Throw away the clock
Nothing will kill progress quicker than worrying about time.
If you want to accomplish anything in this life…
THROW AWAY THE CLOCK!
When you throw away the clock you will realize one thing…
Time is a fraud and clocks are prison guards.
The hours in a day are long, when the clock is thrown away, anything can be done.
Rule #17) Forget ambition, cultivate aspiration
Ambition = the desire to own and accumulate more stuff
Aspiration = the desire to be more
Don't you know the battle cry of the better man? Aspire for higher.
The more you become the less dependent you become on accumulation of stuff.
To be more, get rid of more.
Mastery is about removal of distraction, not addition of stuff.
Rule #18) Master an art or skill
This secret alludes nearly all people who want success, but this is the real secret of success…
You have to be really, really, really good at something.
If you aren't good at something, you will always be nothing and it's as simple as that.
Cry about it or get to work.
You cannot be distracted and become a master.
How do you eliminate distraction?
Rule #19) Throw your smartphone in the river and live your real life
The biggest killer of creativity in the world is sitting in your pocket right now.
You check it constantly when you're bored or nervous. You check it out of addiction and habit.
You have no control over it, you do it automatically.
And it's killing any ability you ever had to be creative.
What can you do?
Creativity arises from boredom and time alone, spent pondering.
Without boredom, creativity cannot exist, they are yin and yang like peanut butter and jelly.
Rule #20) Live with hardship
They say the current generation suffers from affluenza, a sickness born of an affluent upbringing.
And unfortunately for them, having zero strife in your life makes you crazy.
When things are too easy, men become ladyboys and ladies become dominatrixes.
It is only hardship that keeps you sane, strong, humble and sharp.
It becomes impossible to deal with the slightest inconvenience when you live a life of extreme convenience and comfort, so live hard.
Rule #21) Always look damn good
What do Jesus, Buddha, Shiva, Zeus and Ganesh all have in common?
They all look damn good!
And that's what you need to always do, always look damn good.
Like the Italians say, always be dressed to make love or die.
35 years old, still slender, sweet, and stupid like an 18 year old.
Rule #22) Never admit failure
There is no such thing as failure unless you quit.
If you don't quit all you did is learn from your mistakes.
Failure is not real, you either succeed or you learn so that next time you may earn.
Admitting to failure means admitting you are a quitter.
Don't admit to failure unless you're a quitter who just doesn't care.
Rule #23) Never say “I don't know”
It takes a superbly intelligent man to say “I don't know”.
Unfortunately being a God-man has nothing to do with intelligence and everything to do with self-certainty.
The people in the pulpit never want to hear “I don't know”, they want an answer and to them anyone who “doesn't know” is a fool.
Always have an answer and if you don't know something, the proper response is, “I don't care”.
Rule #24) Give people what they actually want (not what they SAY they want)
Regular people want what they want.
And what they want usually isn't what they say they want.
You have to figure out what they actually want and provide it.
They have to feel good in your presence, that is why you give the people what they want.
Like Master P. said, make sure the consumer is happy.
Rule #25) To beat the competition simply realize there isn't any
Competition is something that 2nd and 3rd place need to worry about.
Worry about competing and you will never be able to innovate therefore you will never be able to be at the top.
“Competing” is an endless cycle of mediocrity.
When you compete, you try to out-do your rival.
When you innovate, you correctly realize there is no rival, there is only the product and the customer.
Like Rockefeller said, competition is a sin and like Victor P. said, self-promotion is a win.
Rule #26) Learn the subtle art of self-promotion
If you aren't prepared to sing your own praises it isn't because you are humble, it is because you suck and you know it.
Everybody sucks at one time or another so don't worry about it.
You want to be at the spot where you feel comfortable saying you are the greatest whatever.
If you can't promote yourself, who else is there to promote? Other people (who you feel deserve it more than you do).
Promotion of others over yourself is for followers, and followers only crave one thing and it damn sure isn't success…
Rule #27) Never crave approval
Followers crave approval because it seems as though approval will help you fit in and be liked.
But that's not how it works.
Seeking approval does the opposite of what you want it to. Like Jim Carrey said…
“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world.”
Care about people's approval and this is all you will be to them: their prisoner.
Disregard their approval and this is all you will be to them: their master.
Disregarding approval is the way you become wildly famous.
Rule #28) Shun fame
Chasing fame is a one way street to nowhere.
When you chase fame you take time away from doing the work that matters.
Instead of chasing fame, you have to chase great work and self-mastery.
If you're good enough, you will get famous without even wanting to.
If you aren't good enough, get better.
Do the work, fame will come when it comes, and that may be after you die, like Vincent Van Gogh.
The people always find genius, but they find it at their own leisure. Deal with it.
Van Gogh was unsuccessful during his lifetime, and was considered a madman and a failure. He became famous after his suicide, and exists in the public imagination as the quintessential misunderstood genius, the artist “where discourses on madness and creativity converge”.
Good thing he was committed to his work, he could have died and been forgotten like nearly everyone else.
Rule #29) Be committed to the Success God game
It isn't possible for you to work at something long enough and not get it eventually.
Usually pretty quickly actually. If you stick with it.
You marry this game and live with her 'til death do you part.
And like females, the game loves you when you're cold…
Rule #30) Stay cold and brutal
Nice people are nice enough but they're pussies and no one respects them.
That's the way the world works.
Nice = pussy
That's why women break up with males who are too nice.
Niceness is pathetic, it's phony and worst of all, it's apologetic…
Rule #31) Never never never never never apologize
These two words never leave your mouth, “I'm sorry”.
I almost vomited even writing those pathetic words.
The second you apologize is the second you cease to be a God and start to be a mortal (aka a loser).
If that hurts your feelings, well, maybe you should cry about it.
Rule #32) Care about what you can control and nothing else
Worry is unbecoming of a God.
Worry is especially pointless because people only worry about things we cannot control.
If you can control it, you can fix it.
If you cannot control it then you cannot fix it and there is no use worrying.
Worrying will only age you, make you ill and rob you of your Success God status.
“Don't worry, man, be happy.” -Hippie Victor
Rule #33) Always speak the truth
The only difference between a God-man a regular old ladyboy is this: Gods speak truth.
Only a confident man speaks truthfully.
Cowards and ladyboys use half-truths and tell little white lies.
It takes courage to speak the truth and only the courageous achieve God status.
Rule #34) Always be obsessed and patiently impatient
Even if you don't have anything else going for you right now, you'll get everything in the end.
If only you are obsessed to the point of madness and patient to the point of lunacy.
It takes time to be great. You must be prepared to wait (and work) through this time.
Average Joe thinks work needs to be done right now but the reality is this:
Procrastination can be a form of incubation.
All of my greatest articles took days or even weeks to write.
That is because I do not rush, I am obsessively patient. I've repeatedly found that when you rush, you often stumble.
Take your time and get the job done the right way. When you do things the right way you will finally…
Rule #35) Get up off your ass, enjoy your life and get out of the 9-5 jive forever
Jobs are for slobs and slaves and you know it's true.
Leave your job and live an adventure.
The genesis of adventure is here in paperback…
“This book is inspiring and amazing.” -Victor Pride
This is the first volume of Bold and Determined, the most adventurous part of our journey.
WARNING! After you read this book, you will no longer be happy and content with your job.
After you read B&D Vol. 1 you will want more from life…
AND YOU WILL GET MORE.
But you will only get more if you follow the laws laid out in these 35 rules of the Gods and if you use the motivation dished out in Bold and Determined Volume 1.
That is a goddamn guarantee.
Until next time.