From the desk of Victor Pride
Subj: 7 years of obsession
I woke up 7 years ago and I said this to myself:
Over and over I thought to myself, “I've got to go do this damn thing NOWWWWWWWWWWWW!”
And goddamn boy, that's all it took. I was off and running and I never looked back.
I was nearly 30 years old when the holy spirit came upon me.
Here we are 7 years later…
What a wild ride.
Who would have thought you can make a damn good living just by spreading the good word?
Well, I would have thought that but most people wouldn't. That's why most people are stuck.
They have no imagination, no creativity, no fire, no self-confidence, no desire, no courage.
They want to take orders and they want to hear what they're doing is ok.
I was always the opposite.
I don't want you to say a damn thing, all I want is for you to get out of my way.
Like it or hate it, I never gave a damn.
All I cared about now for 7 years, SEVEN YEARS!, all I cared about is this…
I spent 20% of my entire life consumed with, obsessed with, dedicated to B&D.
What have you been consumed with for the last seven years? Playing video games? Computer porn? Smoking doobies with the local potheads?
Imagine if you had planted a tree of knowledge 7 years ago and watered it with your goddamn sweat, tears, and blood.
What a pretty tree that would be today, huh.
Don't you ever get tired of eating shit and don't you ever ask yourself where would you by right now if you hadn't been so goddamn needy and approval-seeking?
Imagine if you didn't seek approval how great you life would be.
Imagine if you had the COURAGE to do what you want to do and lived the life you wanted to live.
Oh, I forgot, “other people are stopping you from achieving the success you want.”
Don't make me laugh with that trash!
You are in prison and you are the key.
Hell, you ARE the prison.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN LIFE.
Do you hear me you motherfucker? YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE!
It isn't the whites holding you down, it isn't the Jews holding you down, it isn't the women holding you down, it isn't the men holding you down….
The only question is, will you be kind enough to yourself to grant yourself early release from the mental jail that everybody lives in?
I dunno, but I sure hope so.
It can be damn anything, whatever you want, as long as you are willing to give everything you have.
The reason B&D is so energizing is because I take every ounce of energy I have and I give it to B&D.
The energy comes through the eyes. Some art is “lifeless” and still, then some other art jumps right off the page.
It is all a matter of if the eyes of the creator are on or off.
If you eyes are off, your art will be lifeless, if your eyes are on, well, anything can be done.
What are your eyes willing to burn holes through?
They say blogs are not “cool” anymore, they have all ran away to video or to podcast or to anywhere else.
Boy, ask me if I give a damn.
With me, what you see is exactly what you get. You've seen me 7 years now.
Can you tell me another soul who is here to stay?
I alone am here and I alone will stay here. It has always been this way and it will always be this way, from the beginning to the end.
THE TRUTH ABOUT VICTOR PRIDE (BIG BEAR)
Many times now I get noticed out and about in the city and this and that. I don't play this game to get fame.
I stopped social media, YouTube, taking pictures. I even grew the long beard of a mystic to get away from it.
I don't care about status or reputation. I don't care if you like me or hate me.
I don't care what you think because there is no thinking involved.
You know my words are genuine, in this regard there is nothing to think about.
I remove all doubt. I am the truth. You know this at your core, and this is the only thing I care for.
The reason you keep on coming back to B&D is very simple…
Every time you come to see me you have learned certain things about yourself, even against your own desire.
Your eyes will always come back here to learn more. And if they don't, they don't.
I don't care if you buy my books, I don't care if you do anything.
I don't care if you read or not, it only lasts so long before you come back and become addicted to reality again.
Whether you are here or there, I will be here.
Do you know why B&D gets so many comments?
Because I never cared about getting comments.
It was never a thought in my mind. Because I didn't care, the comments flooded in.
So many young and hungry ask me how to get readers and how to get comments and I say don't worry about it.
If you need comments it is because you lack the true fire that attracts comments in the first place.
Comments to a new blog artist are the devil. you need time to stew and create greatness on your own without interaction from the world.
Instant comments are the worst thing that can happen to a developing artist. They steal your focus.
They take you off off your path. You have to learn to stay on your own journey and let the others follow you, you must never join their journey.
Why B&D on Paperback?
A long time ago I remember reading a comment on one of your articles where someone suggested that you compile all your articles and sell it as a book, to which you replied “why would I sell content that people can get for free?” What caused you to change your mind?”
Many people have repeatedly asked for B&D on paperback. I was never going to do it until I went to live in Los Angeles and read real books, instead of virtual books, that I realized what I had been missing.
There is something special about paperbacks that can never be duplicated by reading on a computer.
The paperback sits in your hand, you feel the paper, you run your hands over the text, you highlight it, you write your own notes into it, you throw it in your suitcase and, even if you never read it again, the book cover reminds you constantly of what you need to do.
You can still read Bold & Determined for free, but if you would to hold it in your hands, now you can.
Just waiting the 3rd to buy the full pack. Will there be a forth?”
There are no plans for a forth B&D book. A trilogy completes everything.
FULL COLOR GODCAST
I will bring back Full Color Godcast soon and when I do, it will be permanent.
Nothing will happen to B&D.
NEW WORLD RONIN
New World Ronin is the opposite but the same of B&D.
Where B&D is orderly and clean, NWR is chaos.
Bold & Determined was started on November 19. 19 in the world of numerology is a #1. Here is the number 1 in numerology:
The 1 is a doer, a powerful force that produces results and does not allow anything or anyone to limit its potential. The 1 is aggressive, a necessary energy for creating and producing. The 1 is always in the forefront: a spearpoint directing and leading others. The shape of the number 1, just like the shape of all other symbols, reflects its meaning; it walks upright with pride and purpose. Strong, determined, unwavering and with specific goals in mind, the 1 can turn dreams and ideas into reality. It pushes obstacles aside or simply drills right through them.
The 1 tends to have a simple, straightforward view of life and its many complexities. It trusts its own ability to separate right from wrong. It doesn't waste time on abstract ideas or anything else that isn't in line with its pursuit of results. The 1 is no preacher, no philosopher, no spiritual explorer, no dreamer and certainly not an idealist. It is a pragmatist, a ruthless conqueror and a warrior extraordinaire. It is individualistic and independent to a fault. It will attempt to force its values and opinions on you but it won't accept, or even listen to, yours.
The 1 does not hesitate when it senses a need for confrontation. It is jealous and extremely stubborn, but also courageous and willing to try anything new if it sees promise, even at great danger. It is, if you haven't guessed, the most masculine of all numbers. There is a certain quality, a sense of honor and responsibility that demands our respect, and it has a sense of justice that cannot be denied. The number 1 cannot witness injustice without jumping in and setting things straight.”
BUILDING A BLOG BUSINESS FROM ABROAD
Having a job is like having the life sucked out of you. Building a blog was like having the life put back into my soul.
I get a lot of praise for building a business from abroad, like it was hard or something. Here's the reality, it wasn't hard at all.
It was much easier building the B&D brand from abroad because outsiders always have a clear perspective.
Insiders get sucked into trivial insider boloney, outsiders have clear eyes.
When you get out of Sodom, you see all the ways you get tricked into living like an average, every-day 9-5 slave.
Jobs are the way they fool you into thinking jobs are the only way forward, but when you find your real love they'll never fool you again.
How to find your real love…
30 Days of Discipline– Out of everything I have ever done, 30 Days of Discipline has received the most praise. Men say “30 Days of Discipline absolutely changed my life” and I say “you changed your own life, 30 Days of Discipline just showed you the way.”
Body of a Spartan – Build the body, build the brain, build the brand. Body of a Spartan is the training routine for naturals who a) like to gain muscle and b) not be incredibly sore at the same time.
Spartan Entrepreneur: Blog Artist – We'll be releasing Spartan Entrepreneur: Blog Artist on paperback soon. Stay tuned.
Badnet – By now you sure know what Badnet does, right? Badnet starts your own blog for you. Like you see B&D as a blog, you can have your own blog even if you don't know the technical details to install it. Use Badnet and the Badmin will install your blog, and then he'll send you 4 private reports that I wrote to give you light along the way.
RED GROWTH – Mind and body are the same. When you build a strong body, a strong mind develops at the same time.
What I learned after 7 years in the game
Do not act out of greed for profit, act out of a greed for spirit. I never act out of profit, I act only out of spirit.
It took me until I was damn near 30 to figure it out.
(There was another famous person who was “about 30 years of age” when the holy spirit came upon him and he started preaching.)
I exist as the most genuine, the only genuine. There is nothing else to care about. My work is the work of the genuine, this money is a bonus.
You have to understand the opposite. If all you can do is to make sense out of chaos, start the chaos.
I never wanted to be anybody's leader, teacher, or master. It is a role I am playing only because this is what you have wanted or needed.
I never wanted to be famous. If you pass me on the street I don't want you to know who I am, I want you only to think and wonder and ponder later…
“Was that Him?”
There's only one way you'll ever know. You'll keep walking down the block, wandering and pondering.
In the distance you will hear the call and then you will know….
“Wow, it WAS Him!”
Until next time.