Well holy moly. Here we are already in a new year.
I do hope you are having a great new year so far, I know I am.
Speaking of the new year, I get so many questions for the Bold and Determined Podcast that I cannot answer them all during the show.
What do you say I answer some of them for you right now?
I agree that American culture is destroying the femininity of the American woman and turning her into a masculine beast of degeneracy and entitlement. In addition to the social changes, how much do you think the hidden hormones/chemicals in our food, water, and prescription drug supply contributes to this change on a chemical level?”
Lovely ladies of the modern era are dealing with attacks on multiple fronts. The water is poison, the food is poison, her hygiene products are poison, her birth control is poison, her media is poison, the culture and her heroes are poisonous. She is being damaged on a molecular level, a psychological level, and a spiritual level. The result? She reacts to the poisoning the same way anyone reacts to being poisoned. And it's not a pretty picture. Modern males face the same poisons, but the poisons can be killed if you follow the rules laid out by B&D.
Victor, do you believe women’s birth control pills are another reason for modern females mental problems today?”
The birth control pill is a sex steroid. What does that mean? Females on the pill are on steroids. Ever wonder why they rage so much? Roid rage. Remember how everybody says testosterone is bad and will make you angry and crazy? All of our women are on the female version of this steroid, they call it the birth control pill.
Hello vic, I started listening to your podcasts and I’m more motivated than ever to change my life for the better but I do not know where to start. I know inside me that I’m not the one I want to be and it makes me depressed every day. I’m dead inside I’m not confident I’m lazy and I have no energy. I want 2019 to be the best year of my life and to feel like a real winner every day. I’m 27 years old the time passed and i do not want to feel like a loser in my life anymore. Vic I badly need your advice to feel alive again and be an inspiration. Where should I start?”
Start at the start. Go into Monk Mode, shed all the bad habits, and emerge as a different man. Monk Mode is a lot like going into war. You're going into war with your own self and your own bad habits. You will shed blood and annihilate your bad habits and emerge as the victor. It ain't easy, and that's why most people are losers instead of winners. If it were easy, every Jerkoff Joe would have complete self-mastery.
Hello Vic. While reading about the self immolation of this Buddhist monk in Vietnam, I was awestruck by the description of his superhuman composure and discipline during his final moments, where he didn’t even flinch or make a sound as the flames consumed his flesh. Even for a such a monk who has practiced a spiritual discipline for so many years, to reach this level of mastership over one’s senses is extraordinary. Are you aware of any methods by which such an overcoming of senses such as pain and such a level of discipline could be attained?”
Here's a quote about the burning Vietnamese monk…
I was to see that sight again, but once was enough. Flames were coming from a human being; his body was slowly withering and shriveling up, his head blackening and charring. In the air was the smell of burning human flesh; human beings burn surprisingly quickly. Behind me I could hear the sobbing of the Vietnamese who were now gathering. I was too shocked to cry, too confused to take notes or ask questions, too bewildered to even think … As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound, his outward composure in sharp contrast to the wailing people around him.”
This monk has achieved total self-mastery through intense meditation. “But Victor, you said meditation doesn't work?!” Good point. The kind of meditation they teach you in yoga class at LA Fitness is different than the real meditation that allows you to burn yourself alive and not even flinch. There IS a real meditation and it does work. See the photo above for proof. Check out Monk Mode to begin the practice.
By the way, the Asian monks today are all on smartphones dealing drugs and procuring orgies with loose women. Mr. Monk may have burned himself alive for no reason. I wonder if he is a ghost in the afterlife, stuck between this world and the next, thinking to himself, “Hmmm. Maybe I shouldn't have lit myself on fire over something I had no control over. What the devil was I thinking?!” Monk Mode can teach you meditation and self-mastery but I highly advice you do not set yourself on fire.
Hey Vic, It’s been 7 days for me since I started NoFap, a better diet, a lot more workout and I have a lot more energy in general. But I have a terrible problem with sleeping, I can’t sleep at night at all, I feel like my mind starts talking about everything and can’t shut up and let me sleep. Because of that I can’t sleep properly therefore I can’t commit fully to 30 Days of Discipline. Even when I stay all night and wait to get tired when the sun is high, I still have troubles with falling asleep. I don’t want to use any drugs. While I see great benefits from following your routine, I can’t rest properly at all and I am slowly becoming insane from it. Please help me, Merry Christmas.”
Give it time. You are going through withdrawal and the body is adjusting.
If you're a beginner, Body of a Spartan. If you aren't a beginner, Shredded Ops. Shredded Ops requires you already have some muscle and experience. Shredded Ops will reveal that muscle, like a sculpture. Body of a Spartan will build the muscle in the first place.
I am starting a new brick and mortar business that will require a lot of face to face sales. How can I go through this with no fear?”
Stop being a pussy. Also, let the fear fuel you. Anything that is worth doing will cause fear. This is how you know you are on the right path. Those butterflies in the tummy are saying to you… KEEP GOING.
Before writing a blog post, do you have an outline or what is it that you do to create great content?”
Outlines are for people who have nothing to say. I follow the Nikola Tesla method and I first create the work in my mind.
My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea I start at once building it up in my imagination and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain.” -Nikola Tesla
The best blog articles are written in the mind before they are ever put on paper. An outline is dry and lifeless. The article must come to life in the mind. You go through the entire article in your head before you ever sit down to write words. This is the only real way you ever prepare extraordinary work. If you want your audience to fall asleep to you work, prepare it with an outline. If you want the words to come alive in the mind of the reader, first make it come alive in your own mind.
I wrote the best blog article of 2018, How to Be the Light, completely in my imagination before I ever wrote down a word. I stayed up nights thinking through the article over and over. When every word had been prepared in my mind, I went to Starbucks in Ho Chi Minh City, ordered a tea which I did not drink, and wrote the article in one sitting (I also edited the article one day later to make it perfect).
Do you take any notes while reading books?”
I take notes all the time. I believe it is a terrible habit that must be killed. Nothing good has ever come from me taking notes. All great work I have ever done was done without notes of any kind. The work has to be REMEMBERED to be significant. The work has to be synthesized in the mind. When you write it down you have permission to forget it. I plan to take no notes in 2019. Everything will be remembered the old-fashioned way – with mental power and utmost clarity.
I’ve been on the CARNIVORE DIET for almost a month and been feeling physically and mentally better than I’ve ever felt in my entire life.
During the holidays I cheated and consumed bread, cookies, vegetables and alcohol. Man oh man, I was a wreck for the next two days. Crippling brain fog, bloating, abdominal pain, farting, and fatigue. I literally had to lie down the second day because I felt so sick.
After this episode I truly understood how UNNATURAL these foods are for us, and how most people just adapt to being sick all the time. Thanks Vic for opening my eyes to the truth about the Carnivore diet, I’d still be eating peasant food it wasn’t for you.”
Many people still believe in the power of peasant food (vegetables, fruits and grains), even with the illumination I have given them. I now understand why so many conmen preach the vegan/vegetarian diet: The gullible idiots WANT IT to be true and are willing to sacrifice their health and their bank accounts for it. Modern man is so divorced from reality he has no idea what food is. A gullible man will soon be parted with his money and his health. Haha. It's a fun time to be alive.
Hey Uncle Vic, Is it weird to be constantly re-reading/ re-listening to one particular book? For example, I have been studying think and grow rich for over a year straight. Every time I look at the book I learn something new. I feel like I’m closed minded to other books and ideas… is this good or bad?”
This is one of my success secrets (that I have forgotten). The more books you read, the less creative you become and the less focus you have. In the past I watched the same movies over and over and they always get better with time. The madman Louie Simmons watches Shogun Assassin over and over. When I watch multiple movies or read multiple books, my attention goes here and there. When I watch one over and over again my concentration and my attention grows like a wildfire. When my interests spread out and I consume multiple media sources, my concentration and creativity atrophy. The smartphone is the worst tool in the world for creativity and focus (because it scatters your focus).
Personally, I could live with 5 movies, 5 books, and 5 albums for the rest of my life. In fact, if I did that I would be even better than I am right now because right now I read too much. When I started B&D I was reading the same books, listening to the same music, and watching the same 3 movies: First Blood, Babylon AD, and No Country For Old Men. I basically only watched these movies for an entire year (this was at a time when I still watched movies). Now that I think about it, I should get back into watching the same movies over and over because they played an integral role in the creation of B&D.
Here's the beginning of Babylon A.D. Even nearly 10 years later I'm still fired up watching it. I used to walk around in China listening to this song on my cheap MP3 player, feelin' like a total badass.
Why do a small number of people believe they can achieve greatness while the majority of the population does not think this way… Are we born we ultimate faith in ourselves? Or is this something that is acquired through habit.”
Anyone can achieve greatness but only a few ever will. Each of us has the seed of greatness sewn in us. All people have been told since birth that they cannot achieve anything great. But! Because they have been taught these lies by authority figures they believe these lies. Belief comes trues and what once were lies become the everyday truth. I am very lucky because I never paid attention in school and was not indoctrinated into the cult of mediocrity. I am a superior man and I make no apologies for it.
I am 25, I have never had any girls or anything really. I am weak and stupid (my parents weren’t the best) but I want to change my reality. I want to be strong, attractive, successful and wise. My question is: in what order should I pursue things so I can get what I want? I aim very high and I believe it but I need some sort of a plan. Should I build a business practice, then get fit and attractive, and then spend time on reading? What do I have to focus on so I can become a real man?”
Start from the start. Everything starts from the same spot – the desire to be better. When the burning desire consumes you like a fat girl consumes cake, you will do all things to make yourself better. There is no separation whatsoever. All paths lead to the same destination. Reality can easily be changed, if you desire to change. The best thing to do is go into Monk Mode and learn to focus and harness that desire to achieve real results.
Vic, bearing in mind your thoughts on the loss of communities in the modern world, does it not make some sort of sense as to why people would want to work in an office environment in the standard 9-5 jive? After all, offices give people the chance to participate in a community and work towards a shared goal.
I’m 28 and I worked in an office for 12 months back in 2014. Since then, I’ve worked freelance online. Working online is much more liberating, and I’ve had the chance to travel a lot, read a ridiculous amount of books, cook for my parents every day and go for breakfast with them when I feel like it.
However, I still remain unhappy and lonely. I look on with envy at office workers because they are part of a community. They laugh and joke around the coffee machine, go to lunch together, and build camaraderie during after work drinks. Perhaps office work is the way to go if I need a community?”
“The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneliness. Choose one or the other with great care.” -Hugh Macleod
Some sort of work/community is essential for the well-being of the average human mind. So even though the office is soulless drudgery, at least other people are there with you on your path to nowhere. On the other hand, the path up the mountain is a lonely path and few will reach the top. Ever heard them say it's lonely at the top?
This is called The Way of Working Alone for a reason and loneliness is the price you will pay to reach the peak of the mountain. The master knows he is alone and frets not. There can be only one winner. This is a game of self-mastery, not a game of gossip at the water cooler on Monday morning, talking shit with the rest of the quitters.
You have 2 options in this life:
- Be the winner on top, alone, or
- Be in the pile of bullshitters and quitters at the bottom
To me? That's an easy choice.
Will you make the right choice?
Until next time.
PS – Monk Mode ebook drops next Monday, January 14.