Hello my friendly friends. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, it is now the year of the dog. You know what I have to say to that?
Speaking of dogs, I feel like a real dumb dog and I'll tell you why. We had a little problem with the email system. The result? For the past 3 months I received only 50% of the emails I normally receive.
I thought it was weird that none of the readers were emailing me anymore. It wasn't until I actually thought about the situation that I realized the reader emails weren't going to me. When I fixed the problem I had hundreds of unread messages waiting for me. In this article I will answer many of the questions I received.
Let's get started.
Thank you for changing my life! I have a greek blog and I would like to promote your amazing books (affiliate marketing). Is it possible to market your 30 Days of Discipline book as an affiliate?
Yes, Bold & Determined has an affiliate program that you can join right here. We pay a 75% commission for each one of the ebooks you refer.
Vic, how often do you do 30 Days of Discipline?
365 days a year, fella. Every day is a great day to exercise self-discipline. It must be internalized. If you practice 30 Days of Discipline only for 30 days then you get benefits only 30 days, if you practice every day then you get the benefits every day.
Once you get hooked on the program you will never want to go back to being lazy. Though I have modified some of the rules to fit my current lifestyle, for example I do not wake up at 5am as I have learned to prioritize sleep. However, this is to the detriment of productivity. If you want to be ultra-productive, in my experience, it requires waking up early. The difference in productivity between waking at 5am and waking at 9am is vast.
Dear Sir, I have done a lot of exercise for my arms and chest and I have seen the performance. I have read Body of a Spartan and I have seen a lot of results, thanks to you. But, I am completely confused what exercises will help me to get my stomach in.
Diet is what gets your stomach in. No exercise in the world will give you a 6 pack if you are eating too much. To reduce belly fat you must reduce the amount of food you eat. Personally, when I cut out all “junk” foods and eat clean, simple, natural foods my stomach fat vanishes in a matter of days and weeks.
All foods that are natural will help you to lose stomach fat and all foods that are not natural will put stomach fat on you. Also, I stay away from dairy when trying to lose fat. Dairy will very easily put stomach fat on you, even seemingly innocent dairy foods like yogurt make it hard to get lean.
Leave cold drinks out of your diet as cold drinks are bad for digestion. Digestion is of the utmost importance in health and leanness. If your digestion is poor it will lead to belly fat. Lean people all have very good digestion. Your drinks should be at room temperature or warm.
After a few days of giving up cold drinks you will notice an improvement in belly fat. Your first clue that cold drinks are not good for you is that they do not fulfill you. Each time you have a cold drink you are not satisfied and you want more, more, and more. Anything that satisfies does not leave you with cravings for more.
Put a slice of lemon or lime into your water because the acidity of the lemon/lime will aid in digestion. I might be the only white person in the world who carries a jar of water with lemon in it everywhere I go, but literally everywhere you go you are faced with foods and drinks that will make you fat, sick, and weak so you must be proactive.
Because of your work, I was started on a path just a little over two years ago—a path that has lead me to a point where I’m on my way to a six figure income this year.
I looked for mentors. I didn’t ask. I just searched out people I wanted to be around and made sure I worked for them. When I had crippling anxiety I took your advice to face my fear. When I had fear of asking for help, for resources, for investment, I took a telemarketing job. I called over a hundred people a day.
I want to thank you for the real deal articles, the one that started it all, Drilling And Killing. Been drilling and killing ever since. Cheers and never stop being everyones VIP.
How does one kick alcohol? On days I don't have alcohol, I can outperform and outdo anyone, but lately those days have been rare because of alcohol. I need to kill this thing once and for all and to be frank I'm sick of it but can't seem to get away from it.
When you don't have alcohol you can outperform and outdo anyone, so I have one question for you: Why do you drink alcohol on those other days? So you can be worse? Silly reason to drink alcohol.
In fact, all reasons to drink alcohol are silly. It is not a sacrifice to quit alcohol because alcohol gives you nothing in the first place. The beautiful truth is that it does absolutely nothing for you at all.
The best book about addiction I have ever read is Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking. It does not matter if you are a smoker, the book is a must read and it can be used for literally any addiction in the world, including alcohol. All addictions act in the exact same manner, they give you the symptoms that they then “fix”.
Simply put, drinking alcohol causes the symptoms that alcohol then cures… until the symptoms come back. It is a nonstop loop, the more you drink the more you need to drink to cure the symptoms that drinking gives you.
“The whole business of smoking (or drinking) is like wearing tight shoes just to obtain the pleasure you feel when you take them off.” -Allen Carr
Allen Carr has another book called Stop Drinking Now which I have not read but I am absolutely sure it is powerful. After reading his books, you will not need rehab or Alcoholics Anonymous or any of those other programs. You will quit alcohol after reading his book because you will understand the reason why you drink and you will understand very clearly why you do not need to drink (or smoke). You will be able to listen to your body when it is saying to you: “YOU ARE FEEDING ME POISON! STOP DOING IT.”
How do you know you've become a man? How do you truly feel at peace with yourself or is life always going to feel like I am stuck in limbo? I feel dull and static even though on paper I look excellent. I am providing all this context because I am still unhappy. I was raised to serve god, country or family. Ever since discovering you, I have become more selfish and have been trying to turn myself into a true man.
Most of the fathers in the western world are ill-equipped and never taught boys to be men so it may take you a while longer than it should. In this world, today, you have to learn to be a man on your own. Thankfully there are people like your kindly Uncle Victor who are trying their best to show you the way from A to B.
Right now I will give you the number one piece of advice for becoming a man: A man controls his will. He has willpower. That means a man is not a slave to vices like masturbation, booze, drugs, or sex. A man has control and is in control of his own will. If you are not in control you are not a man. All of these vices are very easy to obtain. It is hard to say no and it is even harder to mean it. When you say no and mean is is when your willpower has become fully developed.
When your willpower becomes unbreakable and unshakable, this is when you are a man, fully and 100%. When temptations temps you and you can say “nope” is when you have ascended to the summit. The devil can only offer you vice. When you can look that ol' devil in the face and laugh at him is when you have ultimate power. If you have control over your own will, what could the devil ever do to you? Nothing, Jack.
In regards to being more selfish, you must be completely selfish in pursuing your goal but to be a real man of character your true goal must be selfless. A selfish goal gains no one paradise, it is hell for everybody involved. If you aren't helping people you are not helping yourself. A selfless goal is the only goal worthy of pursuit. To be a man is to be selfishly pursuing the goal of selflessness.
Hey Victor, The content that you produce and produced is the only content that made direct impact on my life. I keep coming back to you. No matter what happens, I always come back to B&D. Automatically. The things you have written are the only things that make sense. It is like a circle. It is a truth my brain knows I cannot and should not ignore.
I have been on the drugs route. We all know where that route ends. I have been on the meditation route. Nothing happened. I have been on all types of diets. But when I follow advice from B&D my life always gets better. I see it now. After sometimes even condemning your work. I tried to not swallow the B&D pill. But it is impossible after seeing what it has done for me.
Your work is the only work that helped me directly. Nothing else worked. That is not exaggeration. I see things in a simpler fashion now. But it took a while. Thank God for Bold and Determined and thank God for Victor Pride.
Hi Victor, if you're ever around X City do you offer personal consults?
My friendly friends I do not offer personal consults of any kind. The great work is available here to all for free. I give the best knowledge I can give. Of course, I do have hidden secrets of success but those secrets are not for sale. Like Peter Thiel said in his great book Zero to One, “Every great business is built around a secret that’s hidden from the outside”. The hidden knowledge of B&D is given only to a select few and money is not the decider. If you have ears to hear and eyes to see, you will understand everything already.
Hey Victor, what to do if you hate your job, because you waste your time, nobody likes you there and you fail to do the tasks there and want to quit and start your entrepreneurial journey, but don't know how to support yourself without money?”
Number 1: Stop your rambling because it is a pathetic way to speak. Number 2: Quit the job you hate and find a different one that you don't hate. How do you support yourself without money? This is a very easy question to answer: You cannot support yourself without money.
Other people can support you with their money or you can support yourself with money. This is very easy to figure out. Just make money at a different job and stop your pathetic whining. Whining and rambling is pathetic and you must banish it.
Vic I enjoyed your article 33 Ways to Be a Man, and I noticed you mentioned eyes in there twice: porn darkening one's eyes and wasting your eyes on social media. I don't do either of these but I spend a lot of time reading online, and I've noticed I have tired and groggy eyes which really bother me. Do you have any advice on how to improve dark eyes?
The best thing you can do is never use a phone or computer at night. I realize it is the current year and we are all deeply addicted to our screens so the next best thing you can do is install f.lux on your computer and grayscale your phone.
F.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. I personally use ‘darkroom' mode at night and it works absolute wonders for the eyes. After you use f.lux on darkroom mode you realize just how bad your computer screen is for your eyes.
I never look at my phone at night, but if you do it is a wise idea to turn your phone to grayscale to both eliminate your phone addiction and to help your poor old eyes. If changing the screens does not fix your eyes you may have a sleep issue such as sleep apnea.
Do you still deal with your sleep issues? If yes, how do you handle it? If not, what have you done to solve it? Anyway, thanks for all the content. 4 years here and still getting great value from B&D.
Yes, I still deal with sleep apnea. Here's what happens: when you fall asleep the roof of your mouth closes because it is weak and because it closes it blocks the amount of oxygen you get, resulting in you waking up throughout the night countless times. People with sleep apnea may “sleep” 8 hours per night but wake up feeling exhausted. They wake up so many times during the night they may actually only get a few hours of sleep.
I deal with this by sleeping on my side and never sleeping on my back. I sleep on my side with a pillow between my knees for comfort. If I fall asleep on my back I will wake myself up with a loud snore. This snore tells me that it is time to move to me side. If I were to sleep on my back I would wake up hundreds of times because the roof of the throat closes, blocking the air and make you snore or gasp.
There are throat exercises you can do to strengthen your throat and eliminate the closing during the night. Below are a few quick throat exercises that will help with sleep apnea.
- Push the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth and slide the tongue backward. Repeat 20 times.
- Suck your tongue upward so that the entire tongue lies against the roof of your mouth. Repeat 20 times.
- Force the back of your tongue downward against the floor of your mouth while keeping the tip of your tongue in contact with your bottom front teeth. (source)
What is the most important factor in achieving happiness?
To truly be happy you must be in love. No two ways about it, no man will ever be happy without a Mrs. in his life that he loves fully. You always know a friend who is in love because he will not stop smiling. We are not complete creatures by ourselves, women complete us. We are but one part of a whole, without the other part we will always be empty and unfulfilled.
Anybody who tells you that you can be happy alone is simply wishing it were true, but it isn't. Ask any prison guard and they will tell you the only thing that changes a hardened criminal is the love of a female. Love is the light of this world, friends, and it takes two to tango.
The yin and the yang symbol can show you everything you need to know. Yang is masculine and yin is feminine. Even if you are a very fine specimen of pure yang, you still cannot complete the circle without yin.
To stay in love it is important to make love. The act of lovemaking is what literally makes love. However, it should be apparent that when you make love and expel the semen you immediately lose interest for your female. This is a very common occurrence, you are wildly in love and plan a life together until you have an orgasm and fully change your mind. The feelings of love go away and are replaced by annoyance and even disgust.
Therefore, it is important to make love but to not ejaculate. The act of ejaculation kills your feelings so when you retain the ejaculate, your feelings of love do not diminish. Instead, your love grows making you happier and leaving you in perpetual bliss.
This is what our Christian friends call rapture, our Hindu friends call samadhi, and what our Buddhist friends call nirvana. This is the way you find everlasting happiness, the holy grail hidden in plain sight, so plainly obvious if you have eyes that can see.
How to cultivate sexual energy & then transform it into body strength and spirituality?
To understand the secret of sexual transmutation is to understand the hidden secrets of all true religions of the world. All great religions are built upon a secret that is hidden from the outside, this is why religions all have dual teachings.
They have teachings for the normal people and they have teachings for the inner circle. The teachings for the normal people are called exoteric and the inner teachings are called esoteric.
- Exoteric (public): intended for or likely to be understood by the general public.
- Esoteric (hidden): intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
The great knowledge of the cultivation of sexual energy is esoteric knowledge intended only for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see.
As our friend Jesus said, “For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed. Therefore, I speak to them in parables because seeing, they do not see and hearing, they do not hear, nor do they understand.”
Even by directly telling this secret to normal people they will not see it and they will not hear it. In plain sight I will tell you this great secret. In plain language I will say that only a fraction of a fraction will even see it or hear it. It will remain invisible, hidden in plain sight for eternity.
Here is what you do to fully transmute your sexual energy, awaken your spirituality, become enlightened, awaken the dormant fire of the kundalini energy located at the base of the spine in the coccyx bone, open your 7 chakras (what is known in Revelation as the 7 churches), stop living life in black & white, start living life in Full Color, feel truly alive for the first time, turn your soul from lead into gold, develop great strength of body and will, and become born again as a great man. This is the great secret of the ages: Love your woman daily but never ejaculate again for the rest of your life.
This is the great hidden secret of all true religions, of alchemy, of true yoga, of everything the spirit world has to offer. The life force is in you, until you expel it. Do you want to be alive? Do you want to live a real life? Do not expel your life force. The power to literally create life is already in you. For your spiritual awakening you must use this life force to become born again. And my friendly friends I ask you one question: How exactly is one born?
Hey Vic, I've always been paranoid about girls cheating on me, so I was hoping to get some manly advice from you.
Let's look at this from the opposite perspective. When you have a girlfriend who constantly accuses you of cheating for no reason, it is not because you are a cheater it is because she is a cheater. We are afraid of what we ourselves do. When a girl is constantly accusing you of cheating she is doing this because she understand what she would do in your position. She understands her own behavior and thought patterns and she is projecting her character flaws onto you.
You, my friendly friend, are doing the same thing to females. You are aware of your own behavior and you project this on to innocent people. How to overcome this? I would humbly suggest you give up all thoughts of cheating. This fear of yours has nothing to do with any girl, it has only to do with yourself. Face your own fear, look at yourself in the mirror and fix what is broken.
We all project our own flaws onto others when we accuse them. When you are not a cheater you do not have constant thoughts that your partner will cheat. A clean person believes all people to be clean and a dirty person believes all people to be dirty. I would humbly suggest cleaning yourself up before accusing another of being dirty. You will find that when you are clean, there is no thought to accuse another of being dirty. The thought will not even enter your mind.
Victor I have seen your videos your voice is much deeper and manly. How you got this and I have never heard from anyone except you. Question is how anyone can deepen his voice? I too have manly voice but only at morning hours and after that I sound like a boy and I get tired after speaking few words. Why is it so?
All my life it was my dream to be a singer. Alas, I have the worst singing voice in the entire world. It is truly awful. When I speak at a loud event, say to a bar or outdoor event, my voice is impossible to understand. I simply cannot be heard in loud venues. This is exactly what people say to me in loud areas: “What? What? What?”
Imagine my surprise when I put a microphone in front of my face in my early 30s and my voice was powerful. Our dreams come true in one way or another. I cannot sing a lick, but I have the ability to get my point across with the spoken word. Regarding developing a deep voice, I am not sure that you can. I did nothing to my voice. Your voice is your voice, you may be able to change it a little this way or that way but it's not going to change pitch.
You said your voice weakens as the day progresses and you get tired after speaking. This exact same thing happens to me and I know how to fix it. Regarding your voice weakening during the day, it is a matter of breathing. Specifically, if your voice is weakening it is a sign that you are not breathing properly. A proper breath is a deep breath through your nose and full exhalation. When I find my voice has become weak and hoarse, I perform breathing exercises and the power of my voice returns.
The Wim Hof breathing routine works very well to strengthen your voice. Another way to strengthen your voice is to take a deep breath and then let the air out in about 6-10 violent exhalations. Do this until your voice is powerful. Also, coffee in particular kills the power of my voice. Even one sip of coffee and my powerful voice turns into a hoarse whimper.
The reason you become tired from speaking is because you are not getting enough oxygen. You are breathing through your mouth and then speaking on the exhalation, and probably you are speaking too quickly. You must be conscious to breathe through your nose when you speak.
Slow down your speech, pay attention to breathing deeply through the nose and after you have breathed through your nose then you may speak. Breathing from your mouth and speaking quickly robs oxygen from your body and makes you tired. To learn more about proper breathing please research “pranayama”, which is the formal practice of controlling the breath.
Is it a good idea to price test eBooks at $3.99? Would you ever do it? I hear that’s the price where eBooks sell the most copies. My concern is the perceived value of my eBooks if I price them this low. However, if $3.99 yields higher profits, than it’s obviously a smart business move.
No, I would never sell my work for $3.99. Ultra-low pricing makes your work appear cheap and less than worthy. If people are going to buy, they are going to buy whatever the price may be. Anybody who is looking at buying one of your books is not searching for a low price, they are searching for an answer and they are willing to pay for the answer. Price makes less of a difference in buying than we imagine.
The difference in spending $19.99 or $3.99, price wise, is basically non-existent, but the perception is very real. When you sell at low prices you are perceived as being low quality. The more you pay for content the more likely you are to pay great attention to it. The less you pay, the less you are going to care.
As a business, you want to get as much money as you can while selling as many copies as you can. Frankly, if a portion of your customers are not complaining that your price is too high then your price is too low and you are leaving money on the table.
Hi Victor, The work you do on your website with your writing is of tremendous value to me and i'm sure a lot of other guys. You often talk about self creating work and getting your mind out there for people to gravitate towards. Is there anyway you could touch more on the whole editing and publishing process of your art as well as the experience you had discovering the process?
Every first draft is terrible. There is a moment in nearly every article when I become disheartened and think of quitting the article. But I always power through and eventually the lead article becomes gold. It is only through painstaking work and attention to the tiniest details that an average work becomes an extraordinary work.
You can view the 30 Days of Blogging articles to view average works. You will be able to see there is a very big difference from a first draft to a completed draft. It is the ability to do this editing of minute details that separates a master from a journeyman. It takes time to edit the work but have you not heard the phrase time is money? You must spend time to make money.
I see so many blogs that have terrific potential but absolutely none of them put in the required work to make them great, and they suffer by not making money for their work. The French say “Le bon Dieu est dans le détail”, which means God is in the details. Attention paid to small things has big rewards.
Writing articles is not the great work, spending the time to edit the articles to add depth is the great work. So many write the words and publish them right way, with no thought of how to make it better. This is utmost laziness. It takes 2x-10x longer to edit your work but your work becomes 100x better by doing it. You must do what no one else will do to get what no one else will get.
The urge to publish as soon as the writing is done is great and this urge must be overcome. You should never, ever publish the same day you write an article unless you want to publish inferior work. This work takes at minimum 2 full days to properly prepare.
This very article that you are reading seems to be a very easy “Q&A” type article but it took me 4 full days and nights to create it. The first draft was so awful I wanted to quit and give up, it was only on the 3rd night that I started to enjoy reading it. Even then it was too much. At first it was nearly 8,000 words I had to cut out 1,000 words to make it flow. When I enjoy reading the work and see nothing I need to fix is when I know it is properly marinated, fully cooked and ready to serve.
Are cheat days really important physiologically? Or is it only a psychological thing?
Cheat meals are psychologically important because they a) reward you for good behavior and b) they give you a shot of dopamine that you are not otherwise getting. Hippocrates said food is your medicine and he was right. It is food that floods your body with dopamine. Good food, that is. It has been my vast experience that plain food does not give you any specific feelings of instant happiness, though plain food does keep you centered.
When you stay on a diet for a while you are not a happy camper, you are usually “down”. When you eat a nice “cheat meal” you finally come back to life and get a flood of energy and happiness. Regarding cheat meals being necessary physiologically, it depends on what your body looks like. If you are very lean, a cheat meal will make you look better. If you are still terribly out of shape, a cheat meal will only continue to hinder your physical progress.
When I diet on a very strict plan, I eat 6 days of perfectly clean foods. On the 7th day I eat a fast food meal and I feel terrific. The next day my muscles look absolutely fantastic. They become full and 3 dimensional whereas on a diet they are flat and a bit “lifeless”.
High calorie foods have a fantastic power to blow up the muscles but it only works if you eat the high calorie foods once in a while. If you start to eat fast food 7 days per week you will become fat very quickly. In a matter of 3 or 4 days, a cheat meal per day will make you fat. It is amazing how quickly you can lose everything you worked for simply by eating a fast food meal once per day rather than once per week.
What should a 17 year old male eat and how often? Right now I'm doing the steak and eggs diet, eating once a day. I'm 6′ 163 pounds, muscular and lean but not ripped, trying to get a spartan body. Do you have any specific recommendations?
You are still growing at 17 and you do not want to stunt any potential growth by limiting your calories. My full advice to all people under 21 years old is to EAT! EAT! and EAT! some more. You always have to do what works best for your body and activity level, not what a program on a piece of paper tells you. And your body should be telling you: “I'm hungry!”
Dear Victor, I have all three volumes of your BOLD & DETERMINED and they are excellent! I couldn't agree with you more when it comes to ebooks I cannot abide them and cannot understand why anyone would prefer to read them over real books, that's why I'd like to ask if there's any chance of making your Body of a Spartan book available in paperback format?
Yes indeed, Body of a Spartan will be available on paperback soon.
Any thoughts on mental illnesses such as: bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety & panic disorders, etc. Your words are wise and as usual I am 100% sure that you will say what it is and not what people want to hear.
There are people who need to be locked in a mental institution for their own good. Those people are lost to us. What I will say below is for “regular” people who are not chronically mentally ill but who experience symptoms of this or that. I'm not a doctor and this is not medical advice, but I do have a lot of thoughts regarding mental illness. Specifically, I see a lot of flaws in the mental health industry.
The biggest flaw I see is that the mental health industry treats symptoms instead of causes. The entire world is based on the law of cause and effect, which is called karma. Do this and you can expect that to happen. But when you have some mental health problem and see a professional you will be given medicine to treat some “chemical imbalance” in the brain, but the professionals ignore why the chemicals in the brain are imbalanced.
What will happen if the professionals do not treat the cause? The patient will not be cured. Every person on psych meds says the same thing, “the pills worked for a little while and then they stopped working.” The pills can only help for a little while because the underlying causes are never addressed so the same reactions will continue to happen. It is best to treat the cause.
Mental illness is mostly caused by masturbation and sex or pornography obsession, drugs, alcohol, lack of food or ill-balanced diet, lack of sleep, stress, and abuse. Fix these issues and 99% of mental illness will heal itself, abuse is the hardest to heal but treatment is exactly the same. A note on drugs and alcohol: Every single bipolar schizo I have met has been an alcoholic and/or drug user. If you use substances habitually rather than rarely or never, what do you expect to happen? These substances rob your body of vital life force and leave you too weak to fight, but fight you must.
Mental illness is not a lifelong dilemma any more than having a common cold is a lifelong illness. A cold is an illness of the body and if you treat it right it will heal itself. The same is true for mental illness, treat the symptoms correctly and it will heal itself. No drugs, no booze, no masturbation, more food, more sleep, get your daily exercise and *poof*, the problems go away. Take the psychiatric meds and who knows what will happen. Fix the issues and health will occur.
Many people who spiral into mental illness stop eating and this is a very big mistake as it makes the issues so much worse. Listen here, you cannot feel bad after eating an exquisite meal. You will never feel depressed or anything else after eating a full meal that includes all of your macros and a nice dessert. Hippocrates said food is your medicine and your medicine is food. This advice is literal.
It is extremely important to get adequate sleep. Lack of sleep is a very big factor in developing and continuing mental illness. You must sleep if you develop symptoms of mental illness. You can think of it like this: If you are depressed it is a sign that you need deep rest.
Depression is a natural reaction to the ups of life. What comes up must come down. After you go up a certain amount you must also go down a certain amount until you stabilize and become normal. There are peaks and there are valleys, this is life and you must deal with it. Taking psychiatric pills can hide life from you for only so long, but all they do is prolong the inevitable. It is best to heal yourself naturally rather than use pills to extend the inevitable.
It should be noted that you must treat the symptoms as they arise, if you let symptoms continue you may face something serious, in which case the person may need to be locked in a hospital for the safety of the patient and of others. You will be able to spot mental illness in people if you pay attention to their eyes. If you can see the whites of the eyes below or above the iris, the colored part of the eye, the person you are looking at is not doing well.
The Japanese call this “Sanpaku eyes“, which means 3 whites. The whites of the eye should be visible to the left and the right of the iris, but if you can see the white above or below the eyes you can spot a mentally ill person. If the whites of the eye are visible below the iris, this person is a danger to himself. These people are often addicts of alcohol and/or drugs. To put it politely, these people are often on their way out of this world. If the whites of the eye are visible above the iris, this person is a danger to others. This person is often psychotic, devious, and full of rage. Never trust a person who has whites above the iris. If the whites of the eye are both both below and above the iris, run.
If the eyes are sanpaku, a bland diet should be taken. Sleep should be prioritized and alcohol, drugs, and caffeine should not be consumed. Even if the eyes are not sanpakau and you are perfectly fine, pornography should never be watched under any circumstance and the most insidious of all habits, masturbation, must be given up for a lifetime.
Hey Vic, what’s your take on weight gain powders?
Weight gain powders should be called fat gain powders because all they do is help you get fat faster. I don't take them and I would never recommend you take them. If you are trying to gain fat there are better ways than using weight gainers. A couple pieces of blueberry pie with 2 big scoops of french vanilla ice cream on top will work better than fat gain powders.
I got big eating a bucket of french vanilla ice cream drowned in a sea of Dr. Pepper nightly. If you eat like this you will get fat and I had to diet the fat off later but this is the only way I could get big. Clean foods will never put weight on you. We already know this, bad food is what puts weight on you and good food doesn't. FOOD IS YOUR MEDICINE! Either way you wish to go.
Victor, Big fan of your work. Love your articles they have a wealth of information and knowledge. What is the difference between your articles and books? Is it the same information in book format- your info is so great that if that was the case I’d buy that. Or are your books different? If so how, more tips or stories?
The Bold & Determined paperback books are exactly like the blog with absolutely zero change. They are the blog articles in paperback book form. The articles are my entire heart and soul poured into words. The articles are my great work. The books are secondary. I put the best of the work right here, for free, and I always will. To write a new book as good as B&D would take me a one year or more and it would require not publishing anything on B&D during that time, or at least nothing of quality. And even then I am not sure I could come close to what I can create in a 3,000 word article.
The best of a book is always the first chapter, which is the length of a blog article. The vast majority of books are made of up one idea expressed in the first chapter and that idea is expanded upon using filler language in the remaining chapters. With the understanding that books are mostly filler, I really don't believe it is possible to write a book that is better than Bum Mentality, or 33 Ways to Be the Greatest, or The Metamorphosis, or How to Be the Light.
I put all of my energy into those articles and that is why after you read them you become energized. I am not joking or being facetious in any way when I say that a part of my soul leaves my body and goes to those articles. So if you like those free articles and want them on paperback, buy the books. And if you don't, you don't. The world keeps on spinning, fella.
Hey Vic, I think you should do a book review of Unscripted by MJ DeMarco, or some article that relates to the book or highlights your shared world-views, etc. As a frequent reader of your blog, I think that would be a great article.
MJ DeMarco, author of Unscripted, is a friend of B&D so I will read his book eventually. However, I have always read books and watched movies much later than their release date. Usually, I will read a book many years after it has been released. My personal favorite book is many thousand years old.
I have never been too excited to read a new book right away, I read books on my time. If a book is great it will be timeless and a timeless book can be read at any time and it still holds up. A book that is not timeless is not a book that I care to read.
So you see, it matters not when you read a timeless book. You are free to read as you wish to read. If time is important to your work then I am sorry to say that your work is not good enough. You already know my philosophy by now…
“I'm a thousand miles from nowhere and time don't matter to me.”
There are a thousand stars in the night sky. They all tell a true story. At any time you can step outside and sleep in your own thousand star hotel and read the story of eternity. What is the rush to read a new book when the story of eternity is still being told?
Until next time.