Delayed Gratification – How To Be Happy Forever

In today’s video I give my thoughts on Delayed Gratification from a recent article I read about cell phone addiction.

I also discuss how your brain uses dopamine and serotonin and what the differences are between the two.

This information is critical for all Winners and Leaders to understand as it leads to long term happiness.

It gives you the reasoning behind building something that takes patience versus the instant gratification world we live in.

Delayed Gratification

The Dopamine Hamster Wheel

Almost every part of our lives these days revolves around “dopamine drip” consumption.

The sugar in the food.

Smart phones and social media.

The Clown World Order distraction matrix.

Internet Porn.

As we begin to study dopamine vs. serotonin we learn that long term happiness is derailed by the constant dopamine “fixes” that are readily available to us.

Herein lies a great opportunity for the Sigma Man who is going his own way and building himself up as a Winner.

Consuming less dopamine and building more serotonin will set you up for success as a free Man.

Serotonin Is For Winners

The more I learn about the brain chemical serotonin the more I think it is an important chemical to foster along with testosterone.

While I’m not sure if there are readily available tests to check your serotonin levels, there are certainly ways to see how high or low your testosterone is.

Serotonin helps you build long term success by giving you the feeling of contentment by giving back to others.

Dopamine on the other hand is very selfish and usually done on your own, by yourself.

Delayed Gratification is a skill that every successful Man must master to truly win his life and lead others.

Delayed Gratification

Serotonin Brain Boosters

My good friend The Lone Wolf recommends 4 Serotonin Brain Boosters to help increase the amount of serotonin in your brain:

5-HTP

DHA

GABA

L-Tyrosine

I will be talking more about dopamine vs. serotonin but for now I suggest looking for ways to cut out the “dopamine drip” from your life and take actions to increase your serotonin in life and with supplementation.

What are your thoughts on Delayed Gratification and what our other dopamine drip traps that you fall into?

The Ego Plantation – Holding Yourself Back From Success

The Ego Plantation – Holding Yourself Back From Success

The Ego Plantation

In today’s video I discuss an important topic and give my personal testimony to what I like to call The Ego Plantation.

As masculine Men we like to think that we have all the answers.

As we grow older we grow more wise and “stuck” in our ways of thinking.

The old saying “You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks” certainly applies to Men.

Yin and Yang

Your Ego is a very important part of your mindset.

But like all things, balance is everything.

As my Brother Dylan Madden says…

“Your ego is what you navigate the world with. It’s the clothes that you wear. The thoughts in your head.

 

It’s the person that you see in the mirror

 

Put simply, it’s your character. Your avatar for this game we call life.”

Dylan goes on to say that your Ego is your Awareness (or lack thereof).

He gives a great formula for Enlarging Your Ego here.

Holding You Back

Sometimes it’s your ego that holds you back.

Thinking you “know” everything and being afraid to gain new knowledge can prove to be your downfall.

It is the fear of being wrong that causes us to be stuck in our boxes, or on the “plantation” as I like to call it.

In today’s video I give my personal testimony to times I’ve let my ego hold me back as well as my experience with seeing Men in the manosphere and especially MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way).

The more you can get off of The Ego Plantation and adapt and grow with new information, the better set-up you will be for success.

Have you ever been stuck on The Ego Plantation and if so, what steps did you take to break free of those chains holding you back?

Your Perfect Day – A Visualization Tool for Lifestyle Design

Your Perfect Day – A Visualization Tool for Lifestyle Design

Your Perfect Day

You wake up in the morning to begin Your Perfect Day by jumping out of bed.  You put the kettle on and pour your ground organic arabica coffee into your french press.

You jump in the shower for a quick 2-minute cold shower.

After shaving and other skin maintenance, you pour up a hot cup of joe and add a dab of butter and coconut oil.

In today’s video I give you another tool for your lifestyle design toolbelt called “Your Perfect Day.”

Why Should You Use Your Perfect Day Exercise?

Visualizations are an incredible tool for your mind and creating your own reality.

Mapping out your activities from the time you wake up in the morning until the time you go to sleep at night, what does your perfect day look like?

Once I begin building your perfect day you can start integrating those activities into your daily routine.

Get Your Work Done

The most important aspect of Your Perfect Day exercise is thinking about the type of work that you do during the day.

It is one thing to map out what meals you eat and physical activities you do, but the actual work you create during your perfect day is essential to building a lifestyle that gives meaning to your life by providing value to the world.

Out Of The Box

People who will never escape the plantation yearn for the day when they can “retire”.

They believe if they just put in 30-40 years of work on the plantation that they can life a life of leisure and comfort for during their old age.

The reality is The Sigma Man will never stop working until the day he dies.

We are nothing if we are not adding value to the world on a daily basis.

Some days might be more value than others, but rest assured a Man that has no goal or way to create and build will slowly wither away.

Your Perfect Day Exercise

A great way to kickstart this exercise is to write out what your schedule would look like during the perfect day.

Here is a recent example that I wrote down while living in Bangkok Thailand:

06:00 – Wake

06:00 to 06:10 – Wash face, brush teeth, make coffee

06:15 to 07:00 – Morning Success Rituals

07:00 to 10:00 – Work on editing video, posting blog, writing email using Pomodoro Technique

10:00 to 10:30 – Shower, face care

10:30 to 13:00 – Work on ebooks and digital courses using Pomodoro Technique

13:00 to 13:30 – 1st Meal of the day (6 eggs, vegetables, rice)

13:30 to 14:00 – Clean work area, apartment

14:00 to 16:00 – Gym workout

16:00 to 16:30 – Shower

16:30 to 17:30 – Errands, groceries, pay bills

17:30 to 18:30 – 2nd Meal (protein, carbs, vegetables)

18:30 to 19:30 – Daily Walk

19:30 to 20:00 – Organize for next day

20:00 to 21:00 – Study new language

21:00 to 22:00 – Reading

22:00 to 22:30 – Nightly Success Rituals

22:30 – Sleep

This is just an example of my perfect day.

What are parts of Your Perfect Day and how can you live this day each and every day?