There's an old African proverb that goes like this:
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
I'm not an old African, but when I see great wisdom I take it and make it mine.
I saw great wisdom in this line: If you want to go far, go together.
That's why I set up the first official B&D BBQ.
How did the B&D BBQ go?
It was a smashing success, thank you for asking.
Soldiers of the mission came out in droves. We had soldiers fly in from Canada, New York City, Arkansas, Las Vegas and more.
The turnout was incredible. I couldn't have even dreamed of having a better selection of killers and real-dealers to mingle with.
At official count we had 120 true soldiers at the BBQ. My only goal was to get at least a moment to speak with everyone who attended one on one.
I don't know if I did or not, all I know is that I did my damndest to speak with everyone one on one. The BBQ was planned to last from 11am to 2pm, and I was there until 7pm.
Somewhere in the middle of it, after most of the group had left, we finally had time to get a group picture.
If you were at the B&D BBQ you know what at incredible time it was, and what an incredible networking opportunity you had.
If you weren't there, you missed out in a big way. There is something the guys who attended the BBQ had, in a big way. They had…
A U R A
Speaking of aura, here are 8 lessons I learned at the B&D BBQ.
1) Everybody wants the same exact things.
Everybody wants to do work that fulfills them. Everybody wants enough money to live well. Everybody wants to be somebody or be part of something great.
We all want the exact same things, there are only a few minor differences, such as: some of us will work for what we want and some of us won't.
2) The blog and the podcast are more powerful than even I dreamed.
More people read B&D and more people watch and pay attention to the FCG than I ever thought.
Blogs and video podcasts are the two most powerful formats that exist today. Forget television and forget magazines, those are relics of the past.
In 10 years, books are going to be made about blogs the same way Felix Dennis wrote “How to Get Rich” as a book about publishing his magazines.
Don't be blind to the power of the blog. Many more people are reading than commenting. Many more.
3) New World Ronin hit quicker and harder than I thought it would.
In my own world, I thought New World Ronin was so special that it would take time to catch on. I underestimated my audience in a big way.
New World Ronin brings men to the brink of tears because it answers this question for them: What is my purpose?
When your purpose is revealed to you, tears of joy come to your eyes without your knowledge or consent.
I have seen it now many times, in my own eyes and in the eyes of others. I've been able to witness the moment it *clicks* and when it clicks, the eyes fill up with tears of happiness.
4) Everybody wants a fitter body.
Fitness has become so ingrained to me that I truly don't even think about it anymore. But that's because I spent so many years obsessed with it.
It took years of obsession to get to the point where it's simply a totally normal aspect of life.
I never personally ask fitness questions and I never personally research fitness and I never bring up the topic in conversation, but it was a huge topic at the B&D BBQ.
5) Everybody who reads NWR and listens to the FCG becomes ultra productive. It's impossible not to.
In one month, I did 36 episodes of the Full Color Godcast which is an audio/video series (Season one is currently finished, season two will start soon).
The FCG had more of an impact that I ever dreamed, much more. The amount of soldiers who started a podcast in the last month is astounding.
The power of speaking your way to the answer is simply undeniable. In fact, I believe the FCG will prove to be my most powerful work.
5) Always write down or say your goals out loud.
Repetition is how we learn, so always write down your goals, and then speak them out loud.
6) Learning to speak is the most important skill to learn.
The FCG is all about speaking your way to the answer. The words you speak become true. On the FCG I have accurately predicted the future.
When you are in the zone and when you speak the words at the same time, you are simply on a different wave-length than the rest of the world and you can make things happen through the power of your words.
Regarding learning to speak well: It is important to let go of “filler words” which break the momentum and kill flow.
7) You were put on earth to suffer in some areas so that you may give greatness in other areas.
Deep pain is what makes great artists great. No pain, no gain, and no more good art. All is balance.
Without pain, there cannot be greatness and vice versa. If you know great pain, then you have the ingredients of greatness in your blood.
8) It's important to network with other soldiers on the same journey as you.
The best way to meet and network with other link minds is in person.
9) A college education is useless today.
I failed English class twice. Now I'm a professional writer and no one would show up to a BBQ thrown by the English teacher who failed me.
James Hetfield, lead singer of Metallica, also failed english class. James is famous for his words.
Not only is an education useless, it is actually worse than useless – an education hinders your true progress.
I overheard this at the BBQ: “I read NWR and I left university 3 days later.” Good choice.
It's a lot like Bruce Lee once said, “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.”
A letter from a reader of NWR
“Subj: It finally clicked…
I’ve just read NWR for the third time and everything has now come together. I’m literally on the verge of tears because it’s taken 3 years to get to this point, and, finally, I can see exactly how I’m going to get to Shogun status.
My vision is so clear, that I know once I achieve it, it will be a feeling not of amazement, but of closure.”
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