Shaun Attwood, author of three raucous autobiographies: Party Time, Hard Time, and Life Lessons, joins us today for another Art of NGF Victim to Adventurer podcast.
Shaun came to the US from England and made himself a millionaire playing the stock market.
When all that success just didn’t measure up, he dove deep into the rave scene in Arizona, and all the drugs that went with it.
Not only that, but he made himself a drug kingpin, and created a mini-empire moving ecstasy from Amsterdam to Arizona in quantities that would melt your mind.
Fast forward to the SWAT team breaking down his door.
Next scene, the courtroom, where he faced a 200 year prison sentence.
After getting his sentence lowered, living through the challenges of prison life, reading thousands of books, getting out, and returning to the UK, Shaun built up his writing career, started on a endless series of speaking gigs–including most recently a TED talk–and made an entirely new life for himself.
We get into the crazy details, the madness of his experiences, and his very own trajectory toward the life of a true adventurer.
Find more about Shaun here: http://shaunattwood.com/
For the Art of NGF episode 24, we’ve got email marketer and hypnotist extraordinaire, Tellman Knudson.
I remember hearing one of Tellman’s many inspiring stories years ago when I first started learning about email and business.
It stuck with me and influenced my thinking over the last ten years, so I’m proud to present this show, so long in the making.
During the high-energy show, we get into:
Tellman’s 13 year old’s guide to NGF – Lipstick, Skirts, Mohawks and Converse shoes.
What you DO changes the way people think about you.
We go deep into how you can sculpt your Image by doing what you enjoy.
How to handle and even celebrate the constant pressure of Haters, “If you give a fuck, You’re fukt!”
Who to ask–and who NOT to ask–when you want to accomplish something great.
Discover the history behind “Overcome Everything” in which a young Tellman defeats all odds and stymies the experts.
How to find and build a larger audience for your business or project–learning, building, growing, one failure at a time.
Witness the magic of Tellman’s most recent exciting endeavor: Super-Heroes straight to your inbox.
Finally, Tellman reveals the number one most important thing you could possibly do every single day for sustainable, long-term freedom, happiness, and contentment.
Ready to take your own email marketing skills to the next level, while having a hell of a lot of fun?
Ever feel alone in wanting to rapidly advance your life on your terms?
I sure have.
Even the closest people in my life have turned to haters at the most painful moments.
Example: the first time we ever put on an online workshop for command z, there was a forum I belonged to.
I won’t mention it by name, but let’s say it was not much better than the slew of YouTube comments on any given video.
Everyone acted like big supporters until we actually put up a course for people to do.
At that moment, they mostly started shouting how stupid and gay we were. Yeah, they said that.
I have no idea what The Way Down course had to do with homosexuality, except that it worked wonders for all people. LGBT or not, aliens, and underwater creatures not yet discovered could all aim toward transcendence and get the effortless life advances all our courses conspire to deliver.
But who cares? My girlfriend at the time would be elated when she heard we sold out the course on our first time out, right?
All she did was make a sneering, disgusted face, looked down at the dirt, and said, “well, that’s not much,” and then walked away.
After I picked my jaw up off the ground, I realized, sadly, that I couldn’t rely on anyone. That relation didn’t last much longer.
Yeah, many friends had my back, but damn, it felt sad to realize all the great business folk I knew were telling the truth:
When you start rapidly advancing your life by the power of the art of NGF combined with radical undoing, be ready for the inevitable onslaught of haters emerging among your friends and family.
But don’t worry about it either. Let them down gently, for they know not what they do.
It ain’t their fault.
If you’re still in danger of getting crushed by someone’s robotic opinion, then you certainly ain’t free.
And if you ain’t free, then it doesn’t matter a lick what anyone thinks of you, because you’ll never feel truly happy in your own mind.
Thing is, you get to choose who to keep in your life, and who to jettison.
Just think about how many people complain in your FB stream every day.
Now read the comments.
Go on, I’ll wait.
More complaints, yes?
Commiserating among the complainers will win you accolades, but you’ll still never end up happy and excited about your life.
You’ll still keep feeling like a fake, while your friends keep on consoling you and joining in the crying chorus of complaining.
But if you want real freedom, where you love your life today, and even more tomorrow, onward into infinity–filled with generous, authentic friends,
Friends who cut your victim cries short with urges toward adventure and fun,
People who push you ever further toward the life you really want, built on your own terms, with fun and enjoyment as the perpetual goal…
If you want those things, then it’s time to ditch the complainers and get to work.
Here’s 80+ ways to start, today, with permanent results that keep getting better the further you go:
Here’s the best part: the course takes place in our secret, private forum.
So you can connect with other people all over the world doing this crazy NGF and Energized Meditation work.
You can start to normalize a lust for adventure in your daily life, with one of the world’s most supportive groups of people ever gathered.
There’s no way your life won’t change. There’s no way your plans won’t grow.
The only way to stop your growth is to keep letting the fear of haters get in your way.
Time to come back to come back to life:
"Anyone else have PTSD from Facebook lately?" That's what one of my good friends posted lately. Now, I know him to sometimes thrive on complaining, and I've called him out on it before, so he's no stranger to getting schooled in the Art of NGF. So when I saw that post of his, I starred it and watched for responses. After 15 or so folks all commiserated in tearful agreement, I went in for the kill: "100% self-inflicted. Stop now." No one could disagree. My friend eventually got in touch and let me know it really hit him hard to face the fact that he'd been turning himself into a victim and not even realizing he was in charge the whole time. Yes, it's that easy. Now, once you get good at IGNORING all that stuff you used to use to make you feel bad, you'll get into some pretty fascinating experiences. Like what my pro snowboarder client A. from Finland wrote about his experiences after completing part 1 of 4 of the Radical Undoing 101 Mega Course: (http://radicalundoing.com/funnels/brainchange/) What did you learn about yourself by going through the exercises in Part 1? "-I don’t know who I am or where I'm going. I don't have to. -I have lot’s and lots of restrictions that stop me from doing things I want to do and telling me how I should be. Inner critic is the voice of all these restrictions and beliefs that are limiting to me. This holds back my power over my own life. Most of the time the inner critic uses the argument: ”What will others think if I do this?” -Body and unconscious mind are strongly connected, or the same. I noticed it when I was driving and my girlfriend was pissed at me. I was also locked at her emotional state. It was hard to bring myself to do the face stretches but that got me out of that state. -So, those restrictions/tensions can be undone through body. I don’t want to give a fuck about the restrictions and surrender to the flow of life instead. -My fears are all lies." What did you learn about the world around you? -"Sometimes in the middle of the night, especially after a session, I wake up wondering who and where the hell am I? Everything feels very unreal. Maybe it is. -Most people are very very restricted in their thoughts and actions. They can’t let loose even for purposes of having fun. Luckily there are some who can, they are the most fun people to hang around with. -Real experience is very much different from the models of reality in mind." How will you use this knowledge practically in the future to improve your life? "-I’ll let go of my fears and inner critics arguments. Whenever theres discomfort, I’ll try to get in the not giving a fuck state of mind and do it. There’s nothing to lose. -As I’ve seen what the practice of undoing has taught me, I want to go deeper. Now that I’m writing the capstone for the first part, I can’t wait to take on the next adventures on part 2! I'll do the part 2 without pauses so there's more momentum. -Seeing the process i’m going through gives a lot of motivation now as I’m writing this capstone. I’ll start undoing journal. -Whenever I’m distracting myself, I’ll stop, do some undoing and feel what I really want to do. -Fire! taught me how it would feel to lose most of my stuff. I would do fine without most of my stuff so I’m cleaning my house. There are some quality things I’ve bought or gotten years back, that are cool with times unique touch in them." Are there any experiences or stories you'd like to share about a particular exercise? Love in an elevator was very scary at first. I put it off a couple of days before doing it, and then when I was passing by Helsinki city center, I just decided to go for it. It was hard to get the talking started for the first time but then it started flowing. Had couple of really good conversations that I would’ve liked to continue. There was also two times when I asked someone something and they ignored me totally even after I said ”hello, i’m talking to you”. It was very awkward to them but for me it was really hard not to laugh. How socially restricted can some people be.. I also felt lot’s of tension and warmth in my face when doing it. Felt very relieved after and i’ve used to talk to people in elevator rides since. I did a little variation of this with my friend. We were doing a prank video with bluetooth speaker, and we put it in the backpack. We meant to go to sit next to a person in a park and film how they reacted to fart sounds. The video thing didn’t work out, but then we went around playing with it just for fun. We went to the same elevator full of people, I had the bag and my friend was pressing fart sounds from time to time. I’ve never seen so awkward faces. Haven't felt embarrassed since." ------------------------------ Hey there. This is Garrett again, in case you got lost in that amazing review of A's experience with Undoing 101. The cool thing is that the course comes inside a private forum, where you can share your own experiences (if you want) and read about other people's experiences, like A's. Turn off the fake news, tune into the real news (all around you!), and kiss those fake-ass fears to the curb with a HUGE dose of fun and psychedelic brain change (withoutthe substances!): http://radicalundoing.com/funnels/brainchange/ Enjoy, -Garrett PS: Powerups included...
After reading his fun-as-hell, twisted, demonic, strangely religious books about zombies, werewolves, wraiths, and full-on possessions, I figured we’d invite Ben Settle back on the Art of NGF to talk about the creative process and the secret power of writing.
In the crossfire, we give you all you need to know to get your own creative engines running strong, plus:
-How to use creativity and connectivity to transcend your drama and steal back your life
-Learning to stick your head up and be different from the bullsh*t that surrounds you
-Uncommon knowledge, or why it’s wise to always test the opposite
-How to steal back your life in 5 minutes a day
-Using creative motivation to unearth the fossils buried deep in your mind
-Whole books and worlds of stories exist in your head already
-How to make magic by connecting things you’re not supposed to connect (this is the secret behind all humor and rapport as well)
-Why holding yourself and your creative urges back is the greatest disservice you can do to yourself or the world.
-The importance of always writing with the door closed.
-How to use deadlines to get yourself out of creative ruts.
-No more games: Just Do You!
-When in doubt, learn from a master!
When you’re ready to transcend your problems and ignite your inner adventurer, dive in to the Art of NGF Daily Training.