On Accountability Partners for Visions, Goals, and Resolutions

Personally, I almost never use accountability partners or other people to hold me accountable to my goals or resolutions.

I am accountable to myself and the high standards I set for myself.

And that is all I need.

If you need someone else to hold you accountable to your goals and resolutions that probably means you have these two things going on:

1) You don’t want it bad enough.

You need to increase the compellingness of your vision, goals and resolutions and anchor them with more burning desire, emotional intensity and physical movement.

2) You have unresolved parts conflict.

Part of you wants to realize your vision, goals and resolution, but other parts don’t.

This can happen because other parts have other conflicting beliefs or fears about what will happen if those visions or goals are realized.

Like, “What if I’m too successful and I can’t handle it”…or “what if xyz people don’t like me anymore once I make this change in my life”.

You have to consciously talk to the different parts of yourself and get in full parts alignment within yourself.

In the interim, if accountability partners help you move towards your vision, goals and resolutions, then use them…as progress will create the momentum and confidence for more progress, and eventually taking off the ‘training wheels’ of accountability buddies.

On Karma and Wealth Consciousness

Many people attribute poor wealth consciousness to growing up in a poor family.

But that has the causality backwards for the most part.

People with poor wealth consciousness were born into a poor family because they have poor wealth consciousness.

Of course, what family you end up in, has a myriad more variables in play than just wealth consciousness, but by and large your birth circumstances match the level of consciousness your soul has previously attained.

#lessonsonkarma

If You Intuitively Sense Something is “Off” with Someone, Is There a High Likelihood They’re a Depraved Abuser?

One things I’ve been mulling on with the #metoo movement is reconciling the statistical prevalence of all the people who do depraved shit: Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Pedophilia, Incest etc

And who the people are who are committing these crimes?

How many of them silently live in the communities and social events we co-mingle with?

As many people who I have intuitively sensed there was something ‘off’ with them, have been outted as Alleged Depraved Abusers, I’m wondering how reliable the intuitive impression of something being off about somebody is a predictor of Depravity?

By my back of the napkin calculations, it seems like it very likely is a very good predictor.

Take a look at the statistics:

Domestic Abuse: 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

Sexual Assault: One in four women and one in six men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

Pedophilia: Self-report studies show that 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males recall a childhood sexual assault or sexual abuse incident;

Incest: an overwhelming incidence of sexual abuse happens within the family. These statistics are well known among industry professionals, who are often quick to add, “and this is a notoriously underreported crime.”

So unless all of these crimes are highly clustered amongst a very small subset of people, rather than these types of crimes being more individual distributed

i.e. is it more likely there a few people who commit domestic abuse, sexual abuse, pedophilia and incest, or is more likely there some people who commit domestic abuse and others sexual abuse but not both?

I would lean to the crimes being more evenly distributed.

And if that’s the case then I roughly estimate 15-25% of the population commits these Depravities.

And I would wager that the intuitive sense of something being ‘off’ about someone is picking up on connection to these Depravities… either as a Depraved Perpetrator or a Depraved Victim, or more likely both — as abusers were usually at one point in their life the abused. As abuse is a notoriously hard behavioral, physiological and karmic cycle to break.

What are your thoughts on this?

Does this rough bayesian inference estimation method of Off-ness correlating to Depravity make sense? Can anyone better at Bayesian math tan me put some more rigorous bayesian math behind this?

Books I Read in 2017 // Do You Have Recommendations for 2018?

As 2017 comes to a close I was taking inventory of the books I’ve read this year.

All of the ones I read were pretty great and I would highly recommended them.

What are some of your favorite books that you read this year?

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1) Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level by Mark Divine (H/T to @Daniel Schmachtenberger for the recommendation)

2) The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions (The Seven Treasuries Series) by Longchen Rabjam (A core text in the Buddhist Dzogchen lineage)

3) The Dark Challenge by Nick Scott Ram (A lord of the rings style allegory of the battle between light and dark in the universe. Fiction that is much closer to reality than you might think.)

4) The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

5) The Everything and the Nothing by Meher Baba

6) The Divided Mind by John E. Sarno

7) Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

8) The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly

9) The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis by Jim Rickards

10) Answers by Mother Meera

11) Trump and a Post-Truth World by Ken Wilber

12) The Accelerating TechnOnomic Medium (ATOM) by Kartik Gada

Noteworthy Quotes on the Steve Bearman Sexual Abuse Scandal

What a Saddening Story

Saddening for all the sexual assault victims.

Saddening for the people who have a shitty intuition for people and enabled him,

Or trusted him as a teacher and are let down.

The fact is, very few people can handle power without abusing it.

Noteworthy commentary from friends,

1) “Sharing this in solidarity with the women who have taken a powerful stand against Steve Bearman and his so-called counseling institute. Steve has used his charisma, psychology background and position of authority to exploit the trauma of those who trusted him in service of his own needs for sex and power.

A few months ago I confronted Steve privately via Facebook message and his response was to attack me and diagnose me with mental illness. Weeks later he posted a vague half-apology to his Facebook feed, garnering dozens of supportive comments from people – including influential members of the Bay Area “conscious community” – praising him for his courage and integrity. Almost nobody called bullshit in the comments, except for a few women and myself. My comment was deleted and I was immediately unfriended and blocked from further access to the thread, which has since been deleted along with his entire profile.”

2) “This seals it, Steve is just flat out a Rapist. He had plenty of access to sex with consensual, willing partners, yet he chose to seduce traumatized women, exploiting his authoritative role as a counselor and using psychedelics to physically incapacitate his targets”.

3) “Recently Steve Bearman, founder of Interchange Counseling Institute, a huge mentorship school for counselors and coaches in the Bay area came out with an apology for his many sexual transgressions that were covered up under polyamory.

What surprises me is that many in the community have heard about his many sex and power transgressions and still SIGNED up for the programs. What also surprises me is that many men and women heard about the many things that happen behind the scenes that are very much out of harmony and prey on the weak and impressionable…..And yet they still signed up.

Let’s use our intuition people!!!
Let’s stop looking the other way!!!

One woman saying something is enough.

Do 100 women have to step to the front lines to say a man is a scumbag for us to listen with our souls?

Apparently, and shame on us.

And where is our ability to feel someone? To feel that they are off?

Why do we need our teachers to be power hungry for us to believe in them? Why do they need to be dark for us to follow them?

I’ll tell you why: Because they feel like they possess an internal power we don’t think we have. And we want them to give it to us.

That is not power. That is poison. Learn how to intuit which man has true silent power and which man has silent poison…

The leaders of this institution and their friends all have this huge shadow of asleep at the wheel polyamory posing as enlightened love —- but we all know it is not the truly awakened polyamory that doesn’t need anything more, better or different — but a sick sexual materialism of more, more, more, Hungry Ghost polyamory. A Hungry Ghost hiding behind open relationships.”

Trauma Contextualization

One of the best models of human development maps us along 3 dimensions: Waking Up, Cleaning Up and Growing Up.

I write about all 3 and I think some of the confusion and critiques I’ve received about my writing would benefit from more explicit contextualization within this model.

Basically, Waking Up comprises the Spiritual Path, Cleaning Up comprises the Trauma Healing path and Growing Up comprises the journey of increasing the depth and complexity of dimensional areas like our mind, heart, worldview and skills.

While these dimensions of our being are somewhat independent, where uneven development is the norm rather than exception, (such as people with high intellect but low moral development) there are also many thresholds or necessary but not sufficient configurations.

The most relevant example of this I would like to illuminate is the relationship between Waking Up and Cleaning Up.

As Eastern Spirituality has come to the West over the last 50 years it is has been noted how much most Westerners struggle to make progress down the Eastern paths of Spiritual Awakening and Self-Realization.

It has become clear that one of the primary reasons for this lack of progress is the high prevalence of trauma in Western Culture.

And there seem to be strict limits on how much Spiritual Progress one can make if they have unresolved deep trauma.

In fact, it is advisable if one has deep trauma, to focus most of their energy on healing their trauma rather than spiritual awakening.

Progressing along the spiritual path when deep trauma is present often results in frustrated stagnation or perhaps worse, dangerous Guru Madness – where the spiritual awakening is real but is coming through the person with a frequency of disassociated trauma lurking in their shadow, often with disastrous consequences for their students.

When I say deep trauma, I’m primarily talking about traumas that occurred in early childhood such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, or unsafe home environments where domestic violence and fighting was present in the family system.

These types of traumas create deep energetic patterns within the nervous system that makes much of the natural Growing Up processes more challenging.

However, if one can source a container or foundation within themselves where the nervous system is stable and integrated, and smaller life traumas can be experienced within that container or on that foundation, than Spiritual Practice can be highly effective in healing that damage by directly cutting through its False Nature.

In summary and conclusion, whenever I am posting about Spirituality and Awakening, please assume that it is directed to people who are unburdened by deep trauma, and that those that are burdened by deep trauma have a different mountain they need to climb first.

Crushing the stock market for $55,000 in 1 month & funneling the proceeds into an entrepreneurial revolution

I crushed the market for $55,000 in October, more than doubling my starting capital of $50,000 in my prototypical hedge fund.
Which means, since I implemented a full diversified long/short option portfolio on July 1st, I’m now up $81,000 in 122 days for a 162% return.
And to think I’m dusting Wall Street as a fucking Rookie, who has only been actively trading for 5 months, who is only doing this as a part-time, side project, while founding a new tech startup.
And to think I have so much more room to improve — where I’ve already identified more than a dozen areas for personal improvement and capacity for greater edge once I add a team around me and scale up.
I Profit off of the Fallacy of the Efficient Market Hypothesis.
I Profit off of the Fear of Masses and their Emotional Weakness.
I Profit off of those who subscribe to Risk Management — which often means “I’m psychologically weak, ignorant of what really makes the market move, and/or unwilling to put my money where my mouth is and bet on my beliefs about the world”.
I Profit off of having a better Model of the World:
What’s growing faster than consensus, what’s contracting faster than consensus, and synthesizing the multivariate perspectives of the Macroscope and the Microscope.
Most people making money on Wall Street are just fucking Arbitrage Whores and Middle Men skimming off the technical inefficiencies of the market, because they don’t have any real insight about the world and where it’s going.
I beast the Long Side and the Short Side. I change my strategy when the world the changes. I’m flexible, pliable and adaptive.
“I’m the fucking future.” – Conor Mcgregor, “They don’t think like me, they don’t talk like me, they don’t move like me.”
I will continue to do what others think is impossible in all areas of life.
I’m a different breed of human.
Money has never been a particularly abundant area of my life, as I’ve never taken a job for the money, I’ve invested heavily in my health (both recovering from illness and maximizing wellness), I’ve invested heavily in my personal development over saving money, and I’ve always pursued what I’m most passionate about, even when there was little or no money to be found doing so.
I’ve lived many lean years on under $40k, grinding through founder startup salaries and un-lucrative but meaningful consulting projects.
I had a 6 figure cash-out once, but spent most of that money pursuing a new startup and recovering from the long depression that ensued when it failed.
Now refreshingly, I’ve found a way to directly convert my Genius directly into $$$.
You know what makes this victory even sweeter?
From July 2016 to June 2017, I was struggling with depression and being broke, while searching for the path where I could simultaneously pay my bills and work on starting a new tech company that had a long runway before it could pay me.
I was spending a lot of time studying political and economic trends, financial markets and the systemic instability of the world’s current trajectory.
I was helping my parents re-allocate their retirement portfolio and eventually felt confident enough in my understanding of the markets that I asked them if I could reinvest some of the left over money in an account that was set aside for my college education. Capital that had just been sitting there since I dropped out of Stanford in my first quarter in 2010.
This is where the majority of my starting capital for my prototypical hedge fund came from.
So, now with this exponentially growing capital in my treasure chest, I’m ready to unleash my Genius in many areas of the world simultaneously.
“I envision two, possibly three, belts on my shoulder.” – Conor McGregor
I will suck money out of the Financial System and funnel it into projects that will catalyze the Systemic Evolution and Development of the world.
I’ve got a new tech startup launching soon that will do more to accelerate the consciousness of the planet than anything being worked on today.
I’ve got a book coming out next year that revolutionize the management science of entrepreneurship and innovation for all who are ready to metabolize its message.
I’ve got more exciting projects in the pipeline that I haven’t even talked about yet.
“Make no mistake, I am setting up to be the greatest of all time. I am working towards it and, I will go down as the greatest of all time. – Conor McGregor”
The Old World Order is Breaking Down.
Environmental Destruction. Massive Wealth Inequality. Political Regression.
We are at a Chaos Point.
We will Level Up or Level Down.
Evolve or Regress.
The Status Quo is no longer stable.
The Path to Successfully bringing the New Paradigm into Existence rests on outcompeting the Old World at its own Game.
By being better at Finance. Better at Business. Better at Relationships. Better at Thinking. Better at Feeling. Better at Life.
Soon I will be inviting many more of you to join me in this Revolutionary Campaign.
And if that’s not for you, well then enjoy the show.
Just don’t get in my way.
🙏😘