Let’s have a bunch of little adventures today!
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Attitude 3, this is the attitude of the mouse.
The mouse is dictated by curiosity. I used to raise mice as a child, and I can tell you, I spent a lot of my allowance money. I didn’t get much allowance, to be honest with you.
I did a lot of odd jobs and weird things to make money as a child.
And I spent a lot of that money on Habitrail and Hertz tunnels and cages and obstacles, and I made cool stuff for my mice to explore.
…that mice like to explore.
They get a little nervous if there’s nothing to do. (If they are NOT exploring.) Because they’re so darn curious. So they like to explore and do things. So the mice like to explore.
There’s a quality of innocence and trust when it comes to a mouse.
I mean, they are cautious. They do look around when they dart from here to there, but they don’t stay stuck in one place.
If you ever corner a mouse, though…
If your mouse is hiding in a hole and you try to reach in and grab it, force them out, the result isn’t pretty. Right? If you’ve ever been bitten by a mouse, not fun at all. Been there done that.
Sometimes you’ve got to crouch really low to jump really high. In other words, enough is enough. That’s it, I’m doing this.
(This is what I’ve been told…. before I crush it…)
See here’s the thing, I remember when I joined the Chamber of Commerce in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. I joined because they were running it so damned shittily. It was just run horribly.
It was not serving the businesses, it was not serving the community.
….if that knucklehead can run it, so can I.
Now I never stuck around long enough to run it, but I did stick around long enough to make a difference.
I had to crouch really low.
I had to get done, you know? Experience an honest to God, quote unquote, “negative emotion” fully. And then go right, let’s party, man.
I think we’ve explored it before, about anger being the work of, or being the emotion of work in Chinese medicine. I find that fascinating because so many people are angry that this isn’t working.
There’s so much anger around work.
And what do people do when they’re angry? They go out and they split wood. They run the whipper-snipper. They go out and split and destroy something.
You see, the mouse has to step outside of his hole to explore.
To see the sacred mountains, he gets to crouch really low and jump really high. If you want more on that, let me know.
But to really, really, really live the life of a mouse, gets to go out and touch and be touched.
Years ago, so it was either my first or second big online product…
It was called the Handshake Induction. I made a video of the world famous Milton Erickson Handshake Induction. This was something Milton Erickson, a medical hypnotherapist guy, was well known for. He was well known for putting people into trance non verbally.
And I was fascinated with this stuff back then.
And try as I might, I couldn’t find a video on it. There was a little tiny snip that Richard Bandler made in the middle of a seminar.
“I’m going to go train with Richard. I’m going to put out the first video on this. I’m going to perfect this and then put it out there.”
And so I called his business partner in the U.S., John LaValle.
I said “Listen, you’ve got some trainings coming up. Any chance the handshake induction is going to be there?” He goes “yeah, yeah, I can make sure we do that”.
So I dove in….
Like “cool, man, nice.” So signed up, went and trained, learned from the man himself. And played for like 9 months with it, constantly all the time having a blast with interrupting a single of unit behavior in a way that induced trance.
After about two years of doing that, I decided “you know what? People are going in and out of trance all the time, I want them to wake up more”.
So I just abandoned all that.
But here’s the thing, guys. I did not spend 10 years perfecting that skill. I nailed it in about 9 months, and I put out a video. It was the first in the world, and I think you can still buy it somewhere. I don’t get any money from it. But it’s still out there, it’s still doing it’s thing.
And the attitude was it’s not out there, I’m putting it out there.
How do I put it out there? Well, I’m not going to fake it. I am not into faking it at all. I’m into nailing it. And here’s the thing, right?
Because I became infinitely curious about, “What can I learn from Richard about this?”
…how to market it. How to put it out there and actually make some money.
Cause I’m not big into spending a couple thousand dollars on a seminar and going to some place for a week or two. And not making my money back rapidly.
And I’m not into blaming others if I don’t do that. If I don’t get results.
Oh my God, talk about a blast. I want you to hide less.
Because here’s the thing, as long as you feel the need to hide…
I have a lady, she’s bought like 9 live recordings, 9 of the live call recordings. She bought them with the intention of being on the call but never made it to one.
And I get it, because she imagines she needs to hide…
…and so she always has a reason why she can’t make it. Work, family, technology. Quote unquote her world works in a way that enables her to achieve her desire to hide and yet still get the call. And hide and be tempted.
He hides, and it’s tempting, tempting, tempting, tempting, tempting, GO.
But you can’t miss the last bit. Every day: tempting, tempting, tempting, tempting, tempting, tempting, go.
In other words, right now, I’m looking at a course by Neil Gaimon.
He’s a fascinating writer. I look at his patterns, and I find him utterly fascinating. And it’s like as busy as I am right now, and this is like the busiest month in the past three, four years of my life in a way.
A lot. Tempting, tempting, tempting, tempting.
Will I pull the go button today? We’ll find out. But at the very least, I’ll let you know about one of my little tempting, tempting, tempting little mouse moments. What do I do? What do I do? Go. You get it?
You see, if you take yesterday, that whole masculine feminine.
I talk to guys, and they want to become confident. I imagine I am confident with women.
Say, wow, I’m not confident with women at all.
I’m also not scared of them. I’m curious about the feminine in all forms, in all ways, in all shapes, in all sizes.
Whether or not it includes a human body. I don’t care.
I’m curious about the masculine too, and the dance that they share. The dance that we are. I’m really curious.
I am explorer – sharing my exploring – inviting you to explore too!
You get, by the way, I had a guy say…
“Well, if Manifesting Mastery is all you need, or the seven lessons are all you need, or the Feel It Real power pack is all you need, why do you keep producing stuff?”. And it’s because I keep exploring, and I want to share what I find.
In other words, I’m a tour guide.
And I want to point out the coolest places where you can play. The lovely little restaurants. I found a place when I lived in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania briefly. I was looking for something to eat, and I smelled the most delightful Chinese food coming out of a house.
And there was this little Asian couple, they were lovely.
They ran a little illegal restaurant out of their house. But it was the best food. But it was my curiosity, that sniffing, like a little mouse. The scent of the trail that got me out so that I could actually touch and eat and absorb that lovely food.
…we’ve done so far, trying on a different route to work, don’t just make it a different way to get to where you’re going. Explore.
I used to, whenever I was a photographer for PCA, we had a contract with all the K-Marts in Pennsylvania.
They used to send me to a lot of different stores, and I would often allot myself an extra 15 minutes to get to where I was going. And often I would get there early, so I would stop and explore along the way.
(Oh my God, the places that I discovered.)
The little nooks and crannies that led to fascinating little meals, adventures, dates, meetings with fascinating people. It’s not about money. By the way, you can double your income. I want you to have richness of life so you do.
(Actually it was Bob Segar…)
Notice the richness that showed up on stage? Boom. Alrighty, welcome to Attitude 3.