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Tyler said, "This forum is ultimately a TOOL to build an ENERGY together and FEED off of eachother's inspiration."

That's why I love this place.  Good work putting together this 30dc Paris.  I'm all about it.




This is a strange time of my life right now.  I have 100% freedom.  I can do just about anything I want.  This is a temporary situation, so I will make the most of it while I have it. 

These are my goals for the month of April:

Pickup
-I will go out at least 5 nights/week
-I will approach daytime sets when they come up (no hesitation.  beastmode)
-I will consistently push it to the limit (and beyond if necesarry)

Lifestyle
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I will move into my own place in either Vail, Denver, or Vegas by Sunday, April 10th
-I will continue to read one chapter of Think and Grow Rich everyday.  I will implement these teachings into my lifestyle.
-I will put up a website using sitebuildit by the end of the Month.
-I will continue to put out one resume/day.
-I will only smoke weed when I'm doing physical activity outdoors or at night.
-I will spend 30 minutes a day visualizing the man I want to be, per TAGR.
-I will meditate 10 minutes a day.

Health
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I will work out at least 3 days/week
-I will do some physical exercise everyday
-I will continue my normal healthy diet with the addition of 34 extra grams of protein daily (1 scoop whey, 1 scoop egg white protein)

That's a pretty solid list for now.  I'll update it as necesarry. 
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This is an expansion of my last post.  In the case of any discrepencies, this post takes precedence.

I want to make this the most productive month I've had all year.  The goal is to find new mindsets, establish new patterns, and become a much more productive person in general.  These are the steps I will take:

Productivity

Limit internet browsing to 1 hour a day
Spend 2 hours a day working on my website
Put a minimum of 3 resume and cover letters out per day
Ski/hike/bike a minimum of 2 hours per day

Health
No caffeine.  This one will be tough.  I love coffee.  Maybe try to substitute decaf.
Stretch once a day
I'm going to smoke the rest of my chron and then possibly not buy any more for the remainder of the month
Limit myself to one beer when I go out.

Mindset
Positivity.  Frame everything that happens in a positive light. 
Presence.  Stillness of the mind when not engaged, and laser like focus when engaged. 

Pickup
30 day pickup challenge
5 nights a week out minimum.
2 daygame sessions a week minimum.

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 Im in, gonna kill it
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Wow, this is becoming out of control. Love it. 

BTW I posted a rough summary of TAGR (20 most important points) in the preparation thread, it may be useful. 
I read that book many times and the more I read it the more I learn. This is a truly amazing book, along with Covey's 7 habits of Highly Effective People. 

Fuck reading your post I am realizing I have to step the fuck up. 

Good to see you in, have fun. 
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DAY 1

Started out strong.  Woke up and read these threads and got all pumped up.  I woke up, cleaned up the house, then went skiing.  Great day out.  Spent about 5 hours riding a basin.  Got super high (oops).  I got back, showered, and started working on my site.  

I started the sitebuildit program a few months ago, but got completely overwhelmed and just stopped doing it.  I figure if I put in two hours a day, I will get places.  I will re-evaluate this in a week or two when I actually see my progress.  I want a site up and running by the end of this 30 days.

Anyway, my energy tapered off about an hour into working on the site.

I'm coming out of a pretty non-productive headspace; so this challenge will not be easy. 

I'm going to work on the site for a bit, and then read my chapter of TAGR before going out tonight.

Don't really feel like driving down to the city, or over to vail, so im just gonna solo it in copper.

The overriding thought process I had today before I pussed out was- Am I being productive?  If not, what can I be doing to be productive?  

@paris-  saw that list.  good stuff.  i might post my own notes when i finish the book once through. 
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This challenge won't be easy for sure, but what's important is what happens afterwards, ie the massive momentum in every area of life, and the lessons about how to get things done when it's difficult or seemingly imposible. The sole fact of staying in for 30 days and trying as much as possible will yield great results in 30 days? .

Keep it up.
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Paris Boum Boum wrote:
This challenge won't be easy for sure, but what's important is what happens afterwards, ie the massive momentum in every area of life, and the lessons about how to get things done when it's difficult or seemingly imposible. The sole fact of staying in for 30 days and trying as much as possible will yield great results in 30 days? .

Keep it up.
ya its gonna be awesome.  its only day 3 and i feel more productive than i have all year. 
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Day 1 cont...

After I typed that thread, I worked on my site for 2 hours, read a chapter of TAGR, and went out.  I'm gonna keep my pickup FR's in my FR journal here www.rsdnation.com/node/166276

Day 2

Great day.  It was easier to be productive all day than the day before.  I didn't slack off at all.  But, I also didn't finish everything I wanted to.  This means I need to either, 1) be more efficient, or 2) get more time in my day (sleep less).

I woke up, had a 30 minute phone conversation with a potential employer, skied for 4 hours, hit the gym worked shoulders, read my chapter of tagr, spent 30 mintues visualizing the successful man i want to become, went to a friends house for dinner, came home, worked on the site, then went out, came home, meditated.

I'm doing great at framing everything positively.  It's so much better.

A couple things I'm going to do-
-Create a checklist of things I want to do throughout the day.  
-Factor in 30 minutes a day to work on my finances.
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Daily Checklist

-Morning Think and Grow Rich Affirmation
-TAGR Chapter
-Website – 2 hours
-30 Minute Visualization per TAGR
-10 Minute Meditation
-30 Minute Finances
-Exercise
-Work Out
-Stretch
-No Caffeine
-Maximum 1 beer
-Frame everything positively
-Practice Presence when not mentally engaged
-Protein Supplements
-Nighttime TAGR Affirmation
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Day 3

-Morning Think and Grow Rich Affirmation thumbs up
-TAGR Chapter thumbs up
-Website – 2 hours thumbs up
-30 Minute Visualization per TAGR thumbs up
-10 Minute Meditation thumbs down
-30 Minute Finances thumbs down
-Exercise shades Day off
-Work Out shades Day off
-Stretch thumbs up thumbs up, but i should stretch more
-No Caffeine thumbs up bought a bag of starbucks decaf to satisfy my coffee craving
-Maximum 1 beer thumbs down tres cervecas
-Frame everything positively thumbs up
-Practice Presence when not mentally engaged thumbs up
-Protein Supplements thumbs up
-Nighttime TAGR Affirmation thumbs down
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This is an excerpt from Chapter 8 of Think and Grow Rich.  It's a true story of real men.  True badass men that we should model ourselves after.

Let us briefly review the events which gave birth to this POWER. The story begins with an incident in Boston, March 5, 1770. British soldiers were patroling the streets, by their presence, openly threatening the citizens. The colonists resented armed men marching in their midst. They began to express their resentment openly, hurling stones as well as epithets, at the marching soldiers, until the commanding officer gave orders, "Fix bayonets... Charge!"

The battle was on. It resulted in the death and injury of many. The incident aroused such resentment that the Provincial Assembly, (made up of prominent colonists), called a meeting for the purpose of taking definite action. Two of the members of that Assembly were, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams--LONG LIVE THEIR NAMES! They spoke up courageously, and declared that a move must be made to eject all British soldiers from Boston.

Remember this--a DECISION, in the minds of two men, might properly be called the beginning of the freedom which we, of the United States now enjoy. Remember, too, that the DECISION of these two men called for FAITH, and COURAGE, because it was dangerous.

Before the Assembly adjourned, Samuel Adams was appointed to call on the Governor of the Province, Hutchinson, and demand the withdrawal of the British troops.
The request was granted, the troops were removed from Boston, but the incident was not closed. It had caused a situation destined to change the entire trend of civilization. Strange, is it not, how the great changes, such as the American Revolution, and the World War, often have their beginnings in circumstances which seem unimportant? It is interesting, also, to observe that these important changes usually begin in the form of a DEFINITE DECISION in the minds of a relatively small number of people. Few of us know the history of our country well enough to realize that John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Richard Henry Lee (of the Province of Virginia) were the real Fathers of our Country.
Richard Henry Lee became an important factor in this story by reason of the fact that he and Samuel Adams communicated frequently (by correspondence), sharing freely their fears and their hopes concerning the welfare of the people of their Provinces. From this practice, Adams conceived the idea that a mutual exchange of letters between the thirteen Colonies might help to bring about the coordination of effort so badly needed in connection with the solution of their problems. Two years after the clash with the soldiers in Boston (March '72), Adams presented this idea to the Assembly, in the form of a motion that a Correspondence Committee be established among the Colonies, with definitely appointed correspondents in each Colony, "for the purpose of friendly cooperation for the betterment of the Colonies of British America."

Mark well this incident! It was the beginning of the organization of the far-flung POWER destined to give freedom to you, and to me. The Master Mind had already been organized. It consisted of Adams, Lee, and Hancock. "I tell you further, that if two of you agree upon the earth concerning anything for which you ask, it will come to you from My Father, who is in Heaven."

The Committee of Correspondence was organized. Observe that this move provided the way for increasing the power of the Master Mind by adding to it men from all the Colonies. Take notice that this procedure constituted the first ORGANIZED PLANNING of the disgruntled Colonists.

In union there is strength! The citizens of the Colonies had been waging disorganized warfare against the British soldiers, through incidents similar to the Boston riot, but nothing of benefit had been accomplished. Their individual grievances had not been consolidated under one Master Mind. No group of individuals had put their hearts, minds, souls, and bodies together in one definite DECISION to settle their difficulty with the British once and for all, until Adams, Hancock, and Lee got together.

Meanwhile, the British were not idle. They, too, were doing some PLANNING and "Master-Minding" on their own account, with the advantage of having back of them money, and organized soldiery.

The Crown appointed Gage to supplant Hutchinson as the Governor of Massachusetts. One of the new Governor's first acts was to send a messenger to call on Samuel Adams, for the purpose of endeavoring to stop his opposition-- by FEAR.

We can best understand the spirit of what happened by quoting the conversation between Col. Fenton, (the messenger sent by Gage), and Adams.
Col. Fenton: "I have been authorized by Governor Gage, to assure you, Mr. Adams, that the Governor has been empowered to confer upon you such benefits as would be satisfactory, [endeavor to win Adams by promise of bribes], upon the condition that you engage to cease in your opposition to the measures of the government. It is the Governor's advice to you, Sir, not to incur the further displeasure of his majesty. Your conduct has been such as makes you liable to penalties of an Mt of Henry VIII, by which persons can be sent to England for trial for treason, or misprision of treason, at the discretion of a governor of a province. But, BY CHANGING YOUR POLITICAL COURSE, you will not only receive great personal advantages, but you will make your peace with the King."

Samuel Adams had the choice of two DECISIONS. He could cease his opposition, and receive personal bribes, or he could CONTINUE, AND RUN THE RISK OF BEING HANGED!

Clearly, the time had come when Adams was forced to reach instantly, a DECISION which could have cost his life. The majority of men would have found it difficult to reach such a decision. The majority would have sent back an evasive reply, but not Adams! He insisted upon Col. Fenton's word of honor, that the Colonel would deliver to the Governor the answer exactly as Adams would give it to him.

Adams' answer, "Then you may tell Governor Gage that I trust I have long since made my peace with the King of Kings. No personal consideration shall induce me to abandon the righteous cause of my Country. And, TELL GOVERNOR GAGE IT IS THE ADVICE OF SAMUEL ADAMS TO HIM, no longer to insult the feelings of an exasperated people."
Comment as to the character of this man seems unnecessary. It must be obvious to all who read this astounding message that its sender possessed loyalty of the highest order. This is important. (Racketeers and dishonest politicians have prostituted the honor for which such men as Adams died).

When Governor Gage received Adams' caustic reply, he flew into a rage, and issued a proclamation which read, "I do, hereby, in his majesty's name, offer and promise his most gracious pardon to all persons who shall forthwith lay down their arms, and return to the duties of peaceable subjects, excepting only from the benefit of such pardon, SAMUEL ADAMS AND JOHN HANCOCK, whose offences are of too flagitious a nature to admit of any other consideration but that of condign punishment."

As one might say, in modern slang, Adams and Hancock were "on the spot!" The threat of the irate Governor forced the two men to reach another DECISION, equally as dangerous. They hurriedly called a secret meeting of their staunchest followers. (Here the Master Mind began to take on momentum). After the meeting had been called to order, Adams locked the door, placed the key in his pocket, and informed all present that it was imperative that a Congress of the Colonists be organized, and that NO MAN SHOULD LEAVE THE ROOM UNTIL THE DECISION FOR SUCH A CONGRESS HAD BEEN REACHED.

Great excitement followed. Some weighed the possible consequences of such radicalism. (Old Man Fear). Some expressed grave doubt as to the wisdom of so definite a decision in defiance of the Crown. Locked in that room were TWO MEN immune to Fear, blind to the possibility of Failure. Hancock and Adams. Through the influence of their minds, the others were induced to agree that, through the Correspondence Committee, arrangements should be made for a meeting of the First Continental Congress, to be held in Philadelphia, September 5, 1774.

Remember this date. It is more important than July 4, 1776. If there had been no DECISION to hold a Continental Congress, there could have been no signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Before the first meeting of the new Congress, another leader, in a different section of the country was deep in the throes of publishing a "Summary View of the Rights of British America." He was Thomas Jefferson, of the Province of Virginia, whose relationship to Lord Dunmore, (representative of the Crown in Virginia), was as strained as that of Hancock and Adams with their Governor.

Shortly after his famous Summary of Rights was published, Jefferson was informed that he was subject to prosecution for high treason against his majesty's government. Inspired by the threat, one of Jefferson's colleagues, Patrick Henry, boldly spoke his mind, concluding his remarks with a sentence which shall remain forever a classic, "If this be treason, then make the most of it."

It was such men as these who, without power, without authority, without military strength, without money, sat in solemn consideration of the destiny of the colonies, beginning at the opening of the First Continental Congress, and continuing at intervals for two years-- until on June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee arose, addressed the Chair, and to the startled Assembly made this motion:

"Gentlemen, I make the motion that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states, that they be absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be totally dissolved."

Lee's astounding motion was discussed fervently, and at such length that he began to lose patience. Finally, after days of argument, he again took the floor, and declared, in a clear, firm voice, "Mr. President, we have discussed this issue for days. It is the only course for us to follow. Why, then Sir, do we longer delay? Why still deliberate? Let this happy day give birth to an American Republic. Let her arise, not to devastate and to conquer, but to re-establish the reign of peace, and of law. The eyes of Europe are fixed upon us. She demands of us a living example of freedom, that may exhibit a contrast, in the felicity of the citizen, to the ever increasing tyranny."

Before his motion was finally voted upon, Lee was called back to Virginia, because of serious family illness, but before leaving, he placed his cause in the hands of his friend, Thomas Jefferson, who promised to fight until favorable action was taken. Shortly thereafter the President of the Congress (Hancock), appointed Jefferson as Chairman of a Committee to draw up a Declaration of Independence.

Long and hard the Committee labored, on a document which would mean, when accepted by the Congress, that EVERY MAN WHO SIGNED IT, WOULD BE SIGNING HIS OWN DEATH WARRANT, should the Colonies lose in the fight with Great Britain, which was sure to follow.

The document was drawn, and on June 28, the original draft was read before the Congress. For several days it was discussed, altered, and made ready. On July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson stood before the Assembly, and fearlessly read the most momentus DECISION ever placed upon paper.

"When in the course of human events it is necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of Nature, and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation... "

When Jefferson finished, the document was voted upon, accepted, and signed by the fifty-six men, every one staking his own life upon his DECISION to write his name. By that DECISION came into existence a nation destined to bring to mankind forever, the privilege of making DECISIONS.

By decisions made in a similar spirit of Faith, and only by such decisions, can men solve their personal problems, and win for themselves high estates of material and spiritual wealth. Let us not forget this!

Analyze the events which led to the Declaration of Independence, and be convinced that this nation, which now holds a position of commanding respect and power among all nations of the world, was born of a DECISION created by a Master Mind, consisting of fifty-six men. Note well, the fact that it was their DECISION which insured the success of Washington's armies, because the spirit of that decision was in the heart of every soldier who fought with him, and served as a spiritual power which recognizes no such thing as FAILURE.

Note, also, (with great personal benefit), that the POWER which gave this nation its freedom, is the self-same power that must be used by every individual who becomes self-determining. This POWER is made up of the principles described in this book. It will not be difficult to detect, in the story of the Declaration of Independence, at least six of these principles; DESIRE, DECISION, FAITH, PERSISTENCE, THE MASTER MIND, and ORGANIZED PLANNING.
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