Check your premises. Your success depends on your ACCURATE seeing of cause and effect

check your premisesA disproportionately large percentage of "knowledge" available on the internet is false.

Some of it is intentional propaganda.
But most of it is the result of wrong world view, false beliefs, Tree of Life undigested stuff, accepted as the truth.

So given the amount of crap, it is you who needs to be a "truth seeker".

Not "The Truth" but truth...

So let's see...

I have the measure of your accurate vocabulary in my Starting Point Measurements. It has little to do with actual vocabulary, it is the measure of the accuracy of your world view.

I have said that awareness is the key to success... but let me go further.

Accurate awareness.

If you look at something but you misjudge it, that is not awareness.

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.

One of the expressions I've learned from Atlas Shrugged is "Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong." 1

This is one of the most useful expressions.

You make decisions based on false premises.

In business, in health, in money, in relationships, in fulfillment.

And false premises abound. This is the bases of the Anna Karenina Principle as well. All those unhappy families make decisions based on false premises.

Your accurate world view number should clue you in that the most important thing you can do to change your life to a happier, more successful life is to slowly but surely replace false premises with true, accurate premises.

One of the richest, most successful men, Sam Walton of Walmart fame, was famous of standing on one leg (figuratively) until his premise was checked.

It is not always easy to know what is accurate and what isn't. So Sam Walton was, wisely, and experimenter and a seeker of truth.

And so are the other really successful men, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, Jeff Bezos.

But you... you are sure that your premises are accurate. Being sure is the hallmark of unsuccessful people.

I have started to mentor someone in marketing.

Now, I am not an expert in marketing. I am an expert in truth-seeking.

My mentee (the person I mentor) has a tendency to get fixated. Make a decisions and stop looking.

I have written about Charlie, one-time friend of mine, who never looked again when he made a left-turn. We never had an accident, but close calls: all the time.

You want to avoid being sure. You want to STAY aware. You want to check your premises... every step of the way

I know, it is hard. But it is mandatory... if you want to be successful.

I have had this Trace Mineral product in my drawer for a few years.

It says it is homeopathic formula.

There are no minerals, not even traces of minerals (pun intended!) in the liquid.

It says: it has the energy of the trace minerals.

It is a best-seller, or at least it was when I bought it.

It does nothing.

What is the premise? That we are vibrational beings, and therefore the vibration of a mineral does the same thing (or better) as the mineral itself.

Of course it is b.s.

Try that with food... Take homeopathic food products. We shall see how well you'll do.

I coach people through the audios of the 67 steps, because it does a 360 degree trip based on principles. It is an excellent starting point.

But, of course, Tai Lopez's accuracy in his premises is low. His mentors' and the authorities he quotes are a little better, 30% accurate. Some a lot more... some a lot less.

This is why I recommend that you have a coach while you are going through the principles and attempt to replace faulty premises with accurate ones. I am a good person for that.

But you could start getting the hang of it without me.

I found a pirated version of the 67 steps yesterday. I don't know how long it will be available... it is illegal, of course. OK... it's gone...

So if you want it, go and get it, while it is available.

  • 0-Overview
  • 01. The Billionaire’s Brain & Jennifer Lopez’s Voice
  • 02. Blue-Footed Booby Birds, ESS, & The 500 Year Old Mind
  • 03. Sam Walton’s Night In A Brazilian Jail, Stealing From McDonald’s & Michael Jordan's Humility
  • 04. Picasso’s Rising Tide & The Law of 33%
  • 05. My Poor Friends & Cameron Diaz’s Parrot
  • 06. Sculpture vs. The Lottery & The Anthropic Media Bias
  • 07. Martin Seligman's Salary Slave and Learned Helplessness
  • 08. The Integrated Good Life & The Four Pillars Of Eudaimonia
  • 09. Warren Buffett’s Book-A-Day Diet & Making War With A Multitude Of Counselors
  • 10. Stoic vs Epicurean Arnolds 1000 Reps Apache Cold Showers and the Spartan Whipping Post
  • 11. The Whispers Of 10,000 Generations, Dunbar’s 150, & Evolutionary Mismatch
  • 12. Mike’s Stack Of Resumes, My 96 Year-old Grandma, & Your Eulerian Destiny
  • 13. The Amish Vacation, Tap Dancing To Work, & Avoiding What You Love
  • 14. The Shaolin Monk & Touching An Electric Fence
  • 15. Descartes & Solving Problems With A Calculator
  • 16. Rousseau, The Renaissance Man, & Iron Sharpening Iron
  • 17. Elon Musk‘s 14-Hour Workday vs. The 4-Hour Workweek
  • 18. Man-On-The-Moon Contrast Keeping Easy Things Easy
  • 19. Amazon.com & The $32,000 Brain Budget
  • 20. Richard Branson’s Hurricane & The Imaginary World Of Kanye West
  • 21. Mastering The Four P.A.S.E. Energies & Casanovas Chameleon
  • 22. The Seven-fold Path To The Obvious Signs
  • 23. Landing Your Plane On The Great Wall
  • 24. Gandhi’s Funeral, Stephen Covey’s Wars, & Flurries Of Activity
  • 25. Joel Salatin On Nature Laughing Last, The Respect Of Seasons, and The Terrible Twos
  • 26. Belts, Suspenders, Failing To Fail, The Six Sigma Heartbeat, & How To Not Crash Your F-22
  • 27. The Frontman & The Two Ways To Pick Your Trench Mate
  • 28. Lao-Tzu’s and John Wooden's Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
  • 29. Stephen Hawking, Entropy, & Remembering The Future
  • 30. Peter Drucker, The Cluttered Attic And The Invention Of Rules
  • 31. Delegating To Shalini & Sam Walton’s Over-The-Shoulder Style
  • 32. Slot Machine Probability & Chasing The Mirage
  • 33. Teaching Pigs To Fly & Pushing On Strings
  • 34. Bill Gates & The Ten Dark Years
  • 35. Ignoring The Ninety-Nine, & The One-Tenth Rule
  • 36. The Sucker In The Room & The Lollapalooza Effect
  • 37. Why Restaurants Fail
  • 38. Throwing Idiots To The Crocodiles
  • 39. Alienating The 82% With Your Messy Message
  • 40. Practical Pessimism, Paris Hilton's Grandfather, & Contemplating The Downside
  • 41. Sam Chupp & Making, Watching, Wondering
  • 42. Donuts, A $250,000 Check, And General Eisenhower
  • 43. 20% Weird Factor, The Cabbage Mind, & The Treachery Of Scoundrels
  • 44. Six Pack Of The Mind
  • 45. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & The Tyranny of The 1st & 15th
  • 46. Allan Nation‘s 1,000 Sheep And Not Doing It Small
  • 47. The 5% Tweak, Nothing Janky, & When Good Enough is Perfect
  • 48. Michael Jordan Swagger & American Idol Syndrome
  • 49. Why Jay Z And Warren Buffet Like Baseball
  • 50. Mastering The Wrong Things & Blue Eyeshadow Numb-nuts
  • 51. Chatting With Wittgenstein’s Lion
  • 52. Pareto Efficiencies & The Business Triple Entente
  • 53. The Second Rule Is Never Forget The First Rule
  • 54. Chess-Like Assiduity & Armchair Meditation
  • 55. The 7 Habits Of Highly Unsuccessful People & The Tardy Tree Sloth
  • 56. Floating Across The Pacific On A Raft And Why Sitting Bull Liked To Be Shot At
  • 57. Unstumpability & Sherlock Holmes Sleuthing
  • 58. Death By Faint Praise and Charlie Munger's Grandfather
  • 59. The Diligent Celebrity & Meeting The King
  • 60. The Dutch Big Gulp
  • 61. The $495,000 Honda Accord
  • 62. $20 Billion Gift From Strangers & Building Forgiveness Into The Land
  • 63. Alexander the Great's Aggression and The Truth About Your Age
  • 64. Forgetting Who’s In The Room
  • 65: The Pierian Spring & From Whence Cometh The Pride
  • 66: Elvis Presley & The Persistent Widow
  • 67 Annihilating The Amygdala MPFC Mastery
  • 1. Bonus. Speed Reading Wizardry
  • 2. Bonus. How To Take Your Business To $10 Million and Beyond
  • 3. Bonus. Man On The Moon Mindset
  • 4. Bonus. The Salary Slave
  • 5. Bonus. It's All Reps And Sets
  • 6. Bonus. Make The Plane Go
  • 7. Bonus. Create Momentum
  • 8. Bonus. Everything Is Your Fault
  • 9. Bonus. Respect The Seasons Of Life
  • 10. Bonus. Static Interference
  • 11. Bonus. Worth A Damn
  • 12. Bonus. Deserve It Factor
  • 13. Bonus. The World In Your Image
  • 14. Bonus. Once In A Lifetime Opportunity
  • 15. Bonus. Do Your Chores
  • Smart read step 1
  • Smart read step 2
  • Smart read step 3
  • Smart read step 4
  • Smart Read Step 5
  • Smart read step 6
  • Interview - Joel Salatin - Folks This Ain t Normal
  • Bonus-The Investment Secrets Of the Ultra-Wealthy Part 1
  • Bonus-The Investment Secrets of the Ultra-Wealthy Part 2
  • Tai app list
  • 0-Overview
  • 01. The Billionaire’s Brain & Jennifer Lopez’s Voice
  • 02. Blue-Footed Booby Birds, ESS, & The 500 Year Old Mind
  • 03. Sam Walton’s Night In A Brazilian Jail, Stealing From McDonald’s & Michael Jordan's Humility
  • 04. Picasso’s Rising Tide & The Law of 33%
  • 05. My Poor Friends & Cameron Diaz’s Parrot
  • 06. Sculpture vs. The Lottery & The Anthropic Media Bias
  • 07. Martin Seligman's Salary Slave and Learned Helplessness
  • 08. The Integrated Good Life & The Four Pillars Of Eudaimonia
  • 09. Warren Buffett’s Book-A-Day Diet & Making War With A Multitude Of Counselors
  • 10. Stoic vs Epicurean Arnolds 1000 Reps Apache Cold Showers and the Spartan Whipping Post
  • 11. The Whispers Of 10,000 Generations, Dunbar’s 150, & Evolutionary Mismatch
  • 12. Mike’s Stack Of Resumes, My 96 Year-old Grandma, & Your Eulerian Destiny
  • 13. The Amish Vacation, Tap Dancing To Work, & Avoiding What You Love
  • 14. The Shaolin Monk & Touching An Electric Fence
  • 15. Descartes & Solving Problems With A Calculator
  • 16. Rousseau, The Renaissance Man, & Iron Sharpening Iron
  • 17. Elon Musk‘s 14-Hour Workday vs. The 4-Hour Workweek
  • 18. Man-On-The-Moon Contrast Keeping Easy Things Easy
  • 19. Amazon.com & The $32,000 Brain Budget
  • 20. Richard Branson’s Hurricane & The Imaginary World Of Kanye West
  • 21. Mastering The Four P.A.S.E. Energies & Casanovas Chameleon
  • 22. The Seven-fold Path To The Obvious Signs
  • 23. Landing Your Plane On The Great Wall
  • 24. Gandhi’s Funeral, Stephen Covey’s Wars, & Flurries Of Activity
  • 25. Joel Salatin On Nature Laughing Last, The Respect Of Seasons, and The Terrible Twos
  • 26. Belts, Suspenders, Failing To Fail, The Six Sigma Heartbeat, & How To Not Crash Your F-22
  • 27. The Frontman & The Two Ways To Pick Your Trench Mate
  • 28. Lao-Tzu’s and John Wooden's Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
  • 29. Stephen Hawking, Entropy, & Remembering The Future
  • 30. Peter Drucker, The Cluttered Attic And The Invention Of Rules
  • 31. Delegating To Shalini & Sam Walton’s Over-The-Shoulder Style
  • 32. Slot Machine Probability & Chasing The Mirage
  • 33. Teaching Pigs To Fly & Pushing On Strings
  • 34. Bill Gates & The Ten Dark Years
  • 35. Ignoring The Ninety-Nine, & The One-Tenth Rule
  • 36. The Sucker In The Room & The Lollapalooza Effect
  • 37. Why Restaurants Fail
  • 38. Throwing Idiots To The Crocodiles
  • 39. Alienating The 82% With Your Messy Message
  • 40. Practical Pessimism, Paris Hilton's Grandfather, & Contemplating The Downside
  • 41. Sam Chupp & Making, Watching, Wondering
  • 42. Donuts, A $250,000 Check, And General Eisenhower
  • 43. 20% Weird Factor, The Cabbage Mind, & The Treachery Of Scoundrels
  • 44. Six Pack Of The Mind
  • 45. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & The Tyranny of The 1st & 15th
  • 46. Allan Nation‘s 1,000 Sheep And Not Doing It Small
  • 47. The 5% Tweak, Nothing Janky, & When Good Enough is Perfect
  • 48. Michael Jordan Swagger & American Idol Syndrome
  • 49. Why Jay Z And Warren Buffet Like Baseball
  • 50. Mastering The Wrong Things & Blue Eyeshadow Numb-nuts
  • 51. Chatting With Wittgenstein’s Lion
  • 52. Pareto Efficiencies & The Business Triple Entente
  • 53. The Second Rule Is Never Forget The First Rule
  • 54. Chess-Like Assiduity & Armchair Meditation
  • 55. The 7 Habits Of Highly Unsuccessful People & The Tardy Tree Sloth
  • 56. Floating Across The Pacific On A Raft And Why Sitting Bull Liked To Be Shot At
  • 57. Unstumpability & Sherlock Holmes Sleuthing
  • 58. Death By Faint Praise and Charlie Munger's Grandfather
  • 59. The Diligent Celebrity & Meeting The King
  • 60. The Dutch Big Gulp
  • 61. The $495,000 Honda Accord
  • 62. $20 Billion Gift From Strangers & Building Forgiveness Into The Land
  • 63. Alexander the Great's Aggression and The Truth About Your Age
  • 64. Forgetting Who’s In The Room

Now, your feelings. You feel something and you jump.... But...

As I have said: all emotions are Marker Feelings. They are attached to words. Your premises are beliefs, all words. And these words create emotions...

All your emotions come from your premises... most of those are false. For some of you, as many as 94% if your emotions are based on wrong premises... which means you are trying to get successful with as little as 6% accuracy. It is not going to happen. I am very sorry.

Footnotes

  1. “Check your premises” is an injunction that runs as a subtheme through Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged , and it is a phrase that seems to be growing more pertinent every day. The meaning of the phrase is this: If you seem to be confronting a contradiction, then at least one of your relevant beliefs is false.

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