And you’d NEVER expect a book – especially a best seller – to be like that.And yet MOST PEOPLE – buy that book – and read it PASSIVELY – DAY AFTER DAY.
It’s time for YOU – to author the PAGE TURNER of YOU!(Notice – how many ways – today’s lesson is different – already?)
…I came to some insights about myself that I found pretty darn fascinating. So I don’t think I’ve ever written a page turner.
I just don’t think any of my work is a page turning work. You know, you finish it, you got to get to the next page, you finish it, you got to get to the next page. I really like Tom Clancy. I really do.
And one of my favourite Clancy characters, the most obvious one is John Clark and John Clark started as…
…and he’d returned from Vietnam and drove an old International, well it was probably a new International Scout, he got a girlfriend and some problems (showed up), and he took care of business, (like only John Clark can) and that was a good book.
I forget which one that was called. I can see the cover, but I can’t remember the name.
I couldn’t wait to get to the next page and keep going. I didn’t wanna skip, didn’t want to skim, but I couldn’t wait to the next page. And I notice, in a way, that’s the kind of life that I’ve developed.
(I didn’t want to SKIP (any pages) or SKIM them…)
I’m always, I’m enjoying the current page and I’m always looking forward to the next because I’ve got a lot of buns in the oven.
I am continuously exploring who I am, how this works, what new desires show up and how to assume them. I mean it’s all simple. I mean you move into the state of your wish fulfilled, but even that’s an adventure.
And I think it’s really important to notice these things. And so we did the YouTube show, which is part of this official lesson.
And I talked about, this is a way that people make this work and make it struggle and make it loopy. And we did three little videos and we called it… this is from the X files number two.
And so the little analogy, metaphor comparison that I used in the video was, if you’re looking at an open book and let’s consider your life to be an open book, and on the left is the page that you just read and on the right is the page that you’re going to read next.
If the page on the left and the page on the right were pretty much identical, would you keep reading the book?
And when you turn the page, if the page on the left and the page on the right were still the same as the last two, would you continue to read the book?
You would continue to read a book if it was a page turner.
And for a book to become a page turner, you have to have spine. You see, in a book, there’s spine. Spine holds it all together.
Again, notice the four pillars, the four happy chemicals. When I read the Tom Clancy books, and I read them from the beginning to the end. Toward the end, he’s basically talking…
And I’m talking in the Jack Ryan series, for those who want a little more specificity. In the Jack Ryan series, it begins chronologically with John Clark and it ends with this thing called the campus.
And John Clark is an older fellow on the campus. And I’m not going to give you any details if you haven’t read it. To my opinion, they’re pretty good.
But the whole series is a page turner (DOPAMINE), and you fall in love with the characters (OXYTOCIN).
You actually start to experience an understanding, a connection, the oxytocin, the serotonin that some of the characters have and some develop over time. In other words, their position in the world, their position in their world.
He really writes a good thriller, which yet to a degree would basically simulate or excite that whole endorphin bit really well.
And you know what I’m sore from yesterday.
I love the feeling that I have from being an athletic sore. Very different than the feeling of old guys sore. or very different from the feeling of I sit too much in a chair and build an empire sore.
The endorphin that comes from exercise. It’s quite, you know, I like it.
And you know, I get to see my friends, my life guards, the people that work there, you know, there’s that oxytocin bit.
I do have a degree of status in the place as you could probably imagine. I stand out and I give a crap about everyone to the point where it’s no one.
I walk in the room, I make a request, they help me fast. I’m not a big shot, I don’t want to be. But I do have position there, and I also honour the position of those there.
There’s another thing about status.
Can you honour other people’s status without making you small?
Cause if you make you small, it’s not honouring them or you.
By the way, study some of this stuff. I love the Bourne movies.
I just turned on the third one last night, night before for a little bit in the tub, and while I’m doing my bubble bath and I’m enjoying watching right from the beginning of the third Jason Bourne movie that, you know, Jason is in mischief again.
And the way they introduce it, it’s not that you don’t have a clue what kind of mischief he’s in, what’s going on. They introduce it in a way that you’re in the middle of a story. You know, the story continues. It’s the third movie, but still you’re in the middle of a story.
You’re in the middle of a story and you can’t help but experience…
Here’s some old friends that they reintroduce you to. You’ve got that oxytocin. Just watch stuff like that. Notice how your happy chemicals get activated.
…are you trying to build a life that’s anti something?
Anti lonely, anti boring and anti…
Well, I want you to surf. I really want you to surf. I really want you to soar and I don’t want you to just settle down. Ahh, calm, skip calm. Go create.
Alrighty. So go, enjoy that video again.
Hopefully you’ve watched the X files two video that I put up with this. (Either way, do it again, it’s below.)
By the way, notice too, here’s one more, ready, bonus point. We’ve put out the show and the show’s a live show and, “Hey Joe, hey” somebody, and blah blah, blah. So on and so forth. Some people don’t like that.
And it’s fascinating to me because I’ve gotten emails from people that say, “Just get to the point. Just start the show. Get to the point that way I don’t have to waste any time.”
And it’s interesting to me because if I get these people to email me over time, I notice a couple of things.
I love when people find the show live and they go, “Hey, I’m here and I finally made it live. Woo hoo”
You get what that tells me? God. One, you know they want some oxytocin.
Two, we’ve got some status in their lives.
And if we’ve got status in their lives, we can invite them to have status in their lives.
And by the way, how do I have status in their lives and Victoria have status in their lives? Because we have status in our own. Alrighty. Have a great day. And this is turn the page.