Alpha Status Is Absolute, Not Relative

Claiming top dog status amongst nobodies doesn’t make you somebody.

I’m watching this video the other day that was recorded by a bunch of Herbs.

A “Herb”, basically, is a nobody. A chump. A male but not a man. Not meaning a boy, which could still be a young man, but a male who just isn’t effective for anything useful so he’s generally disregarded whether he’s told so or not.

So I’m clear that there are a bunch of Herbs on the screen, and then one of them says “There are too many Alphas in this room! :D” and they all get happy and start smiling about themselves.

Meanwhile, I’m like what? o_O There are *ZERO* Alphas in that room. Continue reading “Alpha Status Is Absolute, Not Relative”

Reverse Engineering The Profit Motive

It’s been my experience that making less money on a more consistent basis leads to making more money.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profit_motive – “In economics, the profit motive is the motivation of firms that operate so as to maximize their profits. Mainstream microeconomic theory posits that the ultimate goal of a business is to make money. Stated differently, the reason for a business’s existence is to turn a profit.”

The reason why people work is to get paid.

Yes, there are some people who work so they have a sense of actual purpose in life.

Other than that, people don’t like working for free. For that, they could be sleeping or screwing for free.

Too much “Profit Motivation” isn’t necessarily a good thing for your business. Continue reading “Reverse Engineering The Profit Motive”

Relative Personal Value [Loser Society]

Your relative incompetence doesn’t make me a better person.

I’ve become bored of people trying to take credit for other people’s achievements and attempting to apply other people’s success to their personal resumes.

Here’s how things work in a Meritocracy… The better people get the better stuff. The worse people get the worse stuff.

Period. Continue reading “Relative Personal Value [Loser Society]”

Lack of Experience [Loser Society]

The only way you can know where you stand is to compete against the best.

Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

A lot of people have no idea who they are because they don’t have enough life experience to have figured out who they are. Continue reading “Lack of Experience [Loser Society]”

Communicating Effectively During Shocking Situations [The Comey Hearings]

You may as well have asked me how I was going to respond if Ryu threw a fireball at me.

James Comey testified today.

If you’re interested in the transcript, here it is: James Comey Testimony Transcript

I thought that this interaction was particularly interesting:

SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Now, here’s the question, you’re big. You’re strong. I know the oval office, and I know what happens to people when they walk in. There is a certain amount of intimidation. But why didn’t you stop and say, Mr. President, this is wrong. I cannot discuss this with you.

JAMES COMEY: It’s a great question. Maybe if I were stronger, I would have. I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took it in. The only thing I could think to say, because I was playing in my mind — because I could remember every word he said — I was playing in my mind, what should my response be? That’s why I carefully chose the words. Look, I’ve seen the tweet about tapes. Lordy, I hope there are tapes. I remember saying, “I agree he is a good guy,” as a way of saying, I’m not agreeing with what you asked me to do. Again, maybe other people would be stronger in that circumstance, but that’s how I conducted myself myself. I hope I’ll never have another opportunity. Maybe if I did it again, I’d do it better.

What I thought was interesting about that is that it combines the elements of what you said, what you did, what you thought, how you felt, and what you meant into one complex situation. Continue reading “Communicating Effectively During Shocking Situations [The Comey Hearings]”