During this historically unprecedented global pandemic (that’s putting all our social lives on lockdown) I’m really thankful that I’m married!
My wife makes self-quarantine pretty awesome…
- We’ve been doing a lot of fun roleplaying during our “date nights” at home.
- We have great intellectual discussions.
- We’re constantly laughing and joking about something.
- She’s helped me with my food prepping.
- We read books together.
- We do some biohacking stuff together.
Single people, those living alone or with roommates that they barely know have my sympathy at this time, it must suck! I know that the enforced isolation really would have gotten to me were I still single despite all the social networking tools and VOIP apps along with all the mental health, and “draw happiness from within” lifehacks that I employ. Meeting the love of my life wouldn’t have happened without my Secret Society Infiltration strategy for “networking” that I describe in my book.
How to Be Cross Eyed
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I met her at a nightclub, which isn’t all that special but funnily enough, it was thanks to a wingman who I’d met through a local pickup artist group. As a digital nomad dude, moving to different cities or countries every few months the way that I would NOT waste time meeting people and making new friends as a foreigner in foreign lands was to connect to high-affinity local networks. If you just meet random people in bars or via social networking websites you will make friends but they will be pretty shallow friendships. If you focus on high-affinity groups with profound shared values you get a whole lot more meaningful friendships out of the leisure time you spend socializing and you filter out the people who frankly are not worth your time to get to know. Real Social Dynamics’ local pickup artist groups are just such a high-affinity venue for cultivating meaningful friendships. The fact that I got married to a really great woman thanks to this community should clear up any stereotypes you might have about pickup artists being a bunch of sleezebags that only hook up with drunk skanky club girls. You might think that pickup artists wouldn’t be in a hurry to introduce some guy that had just arrived in their country to the girls they know (and are presumably trying to hook up with) but in my experience, they have often been very generous about making just the kinds of introductions that I wanted.
The Pickup Artist community might be totally irrelevant to you but the principle can be adapted for your values and interests. If you want “networking” and socializing to really ROI for you (as it has for me) identify Secret Societies that you share deep values with, focus your time on connecting with them as opposed to random people at parties or people you know from college and you’ll experience all this marvelous (and potentially romantic) serendipity in your life.
Hopefully, the global pandemic has taught us all to just take life a little more seriously — to cut out the junk food, the junk entertainment, and the junk people. There are going to be more pandemics and catastrophes, we’re in an era of global accelerating entropy, and achieving interpersonal social antifragility — finding or building a tribe of people who would have you back in a fight — is getting more and more important. I’ve known A LOT of dynamic, intelligent, ambitious young people who were too cool for monogamy (I’ve been one of those people!), hopefully, the past few months have taught them that there’s real value in having an irreplaceable, committed life partner. Soon our governments are going to ease social distancing enforcement and the opportunity is going to reopen to get out there and rub shoulders with those in a Secret Society that fits you.
Does a salsa dancing or a travel meetup group qualify as a “Secret Society”?
What about a group of people who are really into psychedelics?
Maybe… Secret Societies are typically concerned with deeper existential questions. In chapter 18 of my book, I delve a lot deeper into this concept and the practical applications. Infiltrating a Secret Society isn’t often as simple as joining a Facebook group, it might entail devoting some time and effort and it certainly entails getting out of your house. When life seems to go back to normal in the coming weeks or months, I urge you to be more intentional with your social life, it might really pay off.
- “I RIGHTEOUSLY bang my wife on THIS stuff!” — Horny Goat Weed Sex Hacker Review — I’ve used Horny Goat Weed as a sex hack for years now, I’ve tried several libido-enhancing herbs and supplements and Horny Goat Weed is the best. I have the best sex of my life on this stuff. It’s a sensation enhancer, it makes you hornier and it improves your erections. You might be concerned that you’ll orgasm after like 3 minutes if you take something that makes you hornier and more sensitive, perhaps it works that way for some men but in combination with tantric techniques and doing Kegels, I’m able to maintain control and stave off orgasm long enough to bring Mrs. Roseland to orgasm.
- A Neurogenesis Unleashing Nootropic Mushroom [Lion’s Mane Biohacker Review] — I used Lost Empire Herb’s 8:1 Dual Extract Lion’s Mane for about a month. It adds a pleasant earthy taste to my morning cup of steaming coffee.
What is the best way to supplement NAD+? — NAD+ itself is not orally bioavailable, if you want to supplement it directly you need to get it injected intravenously, right in your bloodstream. Which is pricey (about $600) and needs to be done in a NAD clinic by a professional. Fortunately, there are several other ways to supplement NAD+ that are a lot more practical and economical.
The Mindset War Against Cancer [Interview w/JT of Cancer and Chill] — J.T.’s story, he has been battling cancer, a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma, for over 6 years. He was told by his doctors“It’s late-stage and we don’t have a cure.” And he’s still above ground over half a decade later after doing over 140 rounds of chemotherapy. In this podcast, we explore the kind of mindset that is crucial to dealing with the enormity of a cancer diagnosis and I explain why If I were diagnosed with cancer I would refuse conventional treatment.
The Livecast will be back this Sunday at 11AM EST that you can call into but you’ll need to do so with the Castbox app, this is the best podcasting app out there, well worth a download!
Where to start Biohacking…
On a VOIP “happy hour” hang out I did with the Limitless Mindset Secret Society members last Saturday (might do another one this Saturday) a friend asked me…
What’s a good starter supplemental biohack? I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the vast number of options out there. I’m in good health so what is something that will maintain my health and give me a bump in performance that’s affordable, easy to get my hands on and risk-free?
Start with Adaptogens. This category of natural herbs that empower immunity, moderate stress response and mildly enhance cognition. If you were going to buy one supplement, I’d start with high quality, purity-tested Rhodiola, the king of Adaptogens. Then add some other well-proven Adaptogens like
- Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)
- And some empowering powdered mushrooms; Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, or Red Reishi
My go-to source for these is Lost Empire Herbs in North America or Indigo Herbs in Europe, but any source that provides a purity certificate from an accredited lab is probably fine. If you pick up over $100 worth of herbs from Lost Empire please do so via the link above or elsewhere on my website, forward me your receipt, and we can get on a 30-minute Skype call this week which you may find helpful. It also makes you eligible to join the Limitless Mindset Secret Society. I have no affiliate relationship with Indigo Herbs but I can offer the same if you order from them and just drop them an email letting them know about my recommendation.
Limitless Mindset Secret Society - Limitless Mindset
This private community is a result of the really interesting conversations I've had with some very erudite Biohackers…
How are you re-allocating your time during the lockdown? Have you taken on any new projects?
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