Sombra

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  1. I feel like the world is in a VERY precarious place right now... People need to really consider their next decisions very carefully. I've been having dreams about this recently. Otherwise, keep up the good spiritual work! I've said my piece.
  2. @kagaria DUDE I DONT GIVE A FUCK JUST DONT PROBE ME BRO
  3. Interesting idea of a journal- if you are an actual alien though dm me.
  4. Now this is a journal I'm interested in reading!!! Where's the fucking popcorn. ? ah heeyyy what do you kno?, here it is ?. ? Ok so don't mind me continue.... lol...
  5. @Average Investor yeah I'm super reserved when it comes to crypto... and like for me personally to say hey... this looks like a hot time to buy at the moment... it probably is.... so yeah just hodl lol-- will let you know if I hear anything else of course.
  6. Hey so something interesting one of my buddies at Vanguard investing mentioned to me-- it's official now- but venmo and paypal are now both integrating crypto into their platforms-- meaning that they'll let you hold and trade now. So with that said... it might be a good time to take a 10-15% investment swing at it.
  7. @DaHonorableCourt so I have a lot I can say on this subject obviously only backed by my real world experience-- so I'm going to give the most "holistic" kind of advice I can give at this point and I guarantee you it's not what you're going to expect. Here's what I'll cover: - The importance of investigation - How many mentors I've paid for - How to get mentors for free - What kind of results can you expect if you get mentors & how much should you pay (IF) - Where can I find mentors? The importance of investigation: So first off, be aware that when you first try to find a mentor-- it's more like you're diving headfirst in to a snakepit. Which brings up the first tenant of mentorship-- investigate before you invest time and or effort. So what do I mean by investigate--- first off you want to know how much they actually make and what their results are actually like. Because this is going to be who you're attaching yourself too-- for better or for worse-- hitched to the wrong wagon and you will lose precious time. Money-- that comes and goes... TIME-- one of the best wishes I could have for someone is that anytime that was robbed from you gets returned 2 fold. Now this is not something you should do BUT I will tell you I've done it-- on basically all my mentors I've done background checks.... I've found out criminal past, I've found where they live and how much they pay for rent-- I mean I've literally dug hardcore into even their acquaintances' lives and had their friends feed me the dirtiest secrets about them-- I have PORN videos made by a mentor of mine, I have text messages to escorts from another, I have voice messages from another exposing other people in the industry-- I mean I probably go much too far in reality but this to me was all apart of the investigation process-- I want to establish fact patterns to make them more predictable to myself and to know when I get lied to. Doing investigative work is also a very humbling experience-- you learn for example weird stuff, like hey the person you're learning from only has 8 clients-- I have 15 wow. It's a good way to dispell illusions and see people for what they truly are (i'm not assigning right or wrong I'm just objectively helping myself parse fact from fiction). How many mentors I've paid for: Now the next question is how many mentors do I personally have?-- So people I paid to teach me and consult me personally-- 9-- with 5 currently still mentoring me. And the 5 I currently have now are just clean cut, no bullshit ballers. I'm talking about people that are all multimillionaires that don't have any shady background-- in fact if you looked into their background it's extremely nerdy by comparison-- instead of being arrested for assault and possession of cocaine-- two were like Magic the Gathering Card champions... Instead of getting into a pissing contest with an old business partner over an escort you both had feelings for.... he was winning a championship for Karate practice and getting married lol. So that's kind of the dichotomy. But let me just say this one thing-- I do frequently learn from everyone-- the best salesman I've ever learned from had like 5 felonies so you do need to not judge based sheerly on background, take it into consideration and weigh out your decision making based on what is apparent is all I'm saying. How to get mentors for free: I can't even begin to tell you how many amazing people I've met in my life that I haven't dropped a penny on. 2 number 1 start ups in their country were my best friends (1 still is the other died unfortunately)-- 1 guy on the 50 fastest growing business list in Europe. A famous guitarist, that has introduced me to a grammy nominee guitarist- (all of the people above are in my mastermind group) And just so many other people-- the number one sales rep at Zillow, a millionaire digital marketer with an actual laycount near 1.3k that has 2 master degrees and worked on optimizing nuclear missile defense for the US military previously (YEAH SERIOUSLY-- Rockstar results with everything in life) (talked to both just yesterday) A top 1% in the state of New York life insurance agent. A BILLIONAIRE that just lets me pick his brain every once in a while. I mean I could exhaust a thread on just people in general that I've managed to network with and get helped by. And initially when I was first launching my business I was very pathological about the people I choose to help. It's like that Steve Jobs quote-- "I've never found a person that when I asked them would they help me was unwilling to help..." And a lot of these guys I've mentioned, I mean they're like the father you've always wanted, have made a ton of money with them, you just can't separate a bond like that. But back on point-- when I was launching my business-- all I did was seek out paid mentors that could directly help with my end goals-- and then I would pay attention to people getting amazing results, and I would contact them-- I would say hey, I learned how to do xyz from my mentor, did you know about this? And most of them would reciprocate by showing me something I didn't know. And that's how our friendships actually started to develop... I would show them 1-2 things, help them in little ways, then oh btw what are your thoughts about xyz? I went from no clients whatsoever helping a complete stranger doing over 30k a month-- to over a dozen clients now getting invited to Tony Robbins with the guy (on his dime) who is now doing 120k a month and inviting me to stay with his wife and him at their place in LA or Brisbane whenever I get the chance. But I want to highlight something here-- when it's free or even paid for that matter-- but definitely free-- you have to progressively and slowly work the relationship-- because who the fuck are you... Do you know how many people I personally have that have gotten in front of my face with a "hey can I intern at your business", as their opening line? To me that's kind of scary-- I don't even know you and you're assuming I want to put you through some kind of longterm commitment? Are you just going to steal my processes? How I approached them either was I slowly showed them things I was working on, or problems I was facing, and just asking them hey what are your thoughts on xyz? Getting their opinion-- people love that. And I just let the rest unfold. What kind of results can you expect if you get mentors & how much should you pay (IF) Let's start off with how much should you pay for a mentor. Here is the HONEST TO GOD TRUTH... ready? $2,000 tops. You heard it here DONT FORGET THIS- $2,000 TOPS. There are a lot of people out there that will make you pay $8,000+ to learn from them. The thing is what have the even done for you yet? Remember what I said -- INVESTIGATE FIRST. Any stupid fucking experiment you do should be cut off at $2,000 remember that. If you aren't getting results after $2,000 NEXT. And I mean that-- you see marketing gurus for example tell you shit like oh-- if you don't get the results you didn't apply yourself... I say YOU FAILED AS A TEACHER. You will know with 6 months time and $2,000 whether it's working for you or not. And believe it or not this is how the big boys play--- they say hmm I have 2k-4k to blow lets see if this works--- aANnnntttt -- nope didn't work fuck that. The ONLY caveat to this is IF (which I don't believe in) you are a social networking master, and you buy in a mentoring group that's like $20k because you know you'll make more than 20k from the people in it--- Honestly though put me head to head with anybody who paid 20k to be a part of a secret mentoring group-- I GUARANTEE YOU I would be able to network better than they could or generate more money than them selling the same service at the same prices--- people don't understand this-- and this is a huge principle here I want to impress. EVERYONE BELIEVES THERE IS SOME SECRET SAUCE HORSESHIT THAT THE WEALTHY PEOPLE ARE HOARDING INFORMATION TO THEMSELVES THEY DON'T-- YOU CAN FIND EVERYTHING ONLINE FOR FREE-- YOU'RE JUST FUCKING STUPID. THAT'S IT. DON'T YOU GET IT- YOU'RE AN IDIOT!! EVERYTHING IS OBVIOUS. Yes there are the "tips" there are the little "tricks" to be more effective-- but 90%+ of all the results you see and get in life are the execution of the fundamentals-- don't EVER forget that. Where can I find mentors? Online, in person, through friends and family, ask around six degrees of separation you will find someone-- the importance is just on the fact you search for these people, once your mind is attuned for looking for opportunities you wont miss them Any other questions I'm happy to help-- all of this has just been my opinion.
  8. Lol I saw @UDT comment on this... and I thought I'd give my opinion. And it's just that-- an opinion, we learn "new things" everyday so try to keep an open mind. For the most part I'm actually quite the optimist-- one of my first business mentors I had who was doing 800k a month only made his first million when he was basically 50. At the time he moved into his parents home too... But that said one thing about this guy--- He basically was like this turbo car his entire life, and all that happened was he got the right engine put in. There's a saying-- im not sure whos wisdom it is, but essentially "it's easier to raise a kid right than to fix a broken man".... just a tiny bit harsher way of saying old dogs don't learn new tricks. The book Happiness Hypothesis cites multiple medical and research studies that suggest that if you don't have A LOT of experiences (including a ton of traumatic) before about age 28.... you pretty much are behind the 8 ball... Brain chemistry suggests that we learn the most and adapt the most openly between 18-28... its about a decade of neural development. Once you get to be 29, 30... well you start learning from TRAUMA... as in you don't think about doing anything new, you learn and change moreso in response to events... which is like burning your hand on a stove. So while your mind is at its most open and adaptable- (18-28) you should be working towards being the person you think you want to be. I honestly never see a scenario where you shouldn't be doing that, but honestly not everyone is blessed with a clear insight about who they want to be in life. I'll tell you I'm just now starting to get to a point in my life where I'm starting to glideeee over problems... meaning that I have such an amazing heuristic understanding of a lot of different dynamics (personal and job related) that any problems I'm getting hit with now it's just like pssshhhh been there done that. EASY. (don't get cocky though, I also have heuristics for learning and tackling new and challenging problems-- that's all) So in summary- is it all over when you're 30? No-- not at all, but if it takes 10 yearsish to be the person you always wanted to be that means you'll be 40 before you are that person (for better or worse age is just a number but it should incentivize you to really switch on more)
  9. @Preety_India I actually use to journal my dreams... had to stop because I felt like I was going to lose my mind basically.... kind of too many clairvoyant experiences for me to feel comfortable with.... you're brave for digging into this... In the past, I use to have out of body experiences when I slept--- but I would transition from awake like I am now, to out of body seamlessly - meaning I wouldn't lose "consciousness"... anyways I started experiencing basically very odd phenomenon and had to stop because it kind of felt like I was getting into something I shouldn't be dealing with. This is all true btw... I don't talk about this basically AT ALL because it sounds like I'm from Pluto when I try to share that haha. But in any case, one of the oddest stories I have isn't even mine. My friend's mother committed suicide years ago... really tough -- I can't even imagine it... anyways he kept having this recurring dream of 7 dial noises... you know how when you press a number on your phone 1-9 theres a unique tone associated with it?-- that.... anyways one day he decided he was going to dial the number he kept hearing in his dream... sure enough it was the number of his mother.... it's amazing and horrifying how much we keep bottled up in all honesty. Best friend
  10. What's up Preety... hope you're doing swell... you're always so nice to talk to! Wishing you the best!
  11. Nature is interesting... P.S. I love dogs and birds lol.
  12. @modmyth There's a quote by rumi I particularly like. As someone myself who was probably one of the most jaded people of all time (kind of joking but a little truth in jest here) I can say the only thing that made sense to me the more I went through the motions is- "You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens''. At first I had no clue what that meant... but both poison and medicine are an acquired taste. I had so much "medicine" in my life, of a broken heart, lies, deception, manipulation, and not enough "poison", being love, kindness, appreciation, etc. Funny how I even label those things inversely than what you'd think... but love is poisonous, and we know that deep down.... and harshness is medicine... we also know that deep down. Time tells all about the nature of those things. I also feel like adding, it's very odd how memory works.... we internalize our experiences based on the perception we had at that time period. So memory is an incredible unwise and fallible thing. We might have a "good experience" and a "bad experience", but if we were to relive those same experiences today, we might label them totally differently IF we label them as an experience at all. An example you might have someone who you really loved... but that's love within the context of your perception at that point in time. Upon growing, and gaining more wisdom... it may become apparent to you that your position is a lot different than what you once thought it was. Maybe that person was 1) a leech 2) a catalyst for you to change 3) a person of convenience because you had no better options Maybe it really wasn't love... which might make it hard to not feel foolish or stupid... but maybe it was you looking for some kind of quality in that person that you actually lacked in yourself. In that case you're usually better off without them. We rationalize and compartmentalize these experiences to avoid looking into decaying parts of our own emotional complexes that confuses us more than we care to reconcile... but usually everyone looks for reasons to overlook the obvious. I'm not trying to sound like Mr. Depression, so I would try to lighten this up a bit but I have nothing better to say at this time.
  13. @SilentTears Meatheads, dimwits, and halfwits... oh my! Lol , thank you. ST. ?
  14. @modmyth What if everyone wants to be there for you, but seeing that you don't believe it deep down... the inner thought manifests itself outwardly? Our thoughts have a way of doing that, either through words, body language, or mannerisms. I had a lot of that actually when I was much younger. I realized that the problem was actually 110% with me... our own perceptions and filters of insecurity shade and tint what we call reality. The differences between people have largely to do with self esteem, not just intelligence,. And these differences of perception are magnified by our place in the world among that viewpoint. One person can give the same compliment or the same insult to two different people, and based on their own viewpoints their reactions will be different. If you tell someone with crippling low self esteem nice jacket, they might think of it as some kind of backhanded compliment or a dig. And if they had high self-esteem they might say, oh thank you I got it at Brooks Brothers and anyways.... If you insulted the person blatantly the low self-esteem person might throw out the jacket and / or relegate it to a closet never to be worn again. Where as a high self esteem person may have a layer of confidence that even distorts the insult to accept it as a compliment- Nice jacket Fonz-- Haha yeah ayyyyy, I'm going to go jump a shark tank later... anyways... They'll both remember the situation differently. One person might think of it as a reinforcement of a negative belief. The other person might even see it as what objectively was an insult as an immature expression of how much someone cared about them. Furthermore you can often time carry around beliefs that run you that are completely untrue. And the realizations that your entire basis of belief of the situation was pure fiction will bring up some of the cringest memories you can think of later on. I think we've all been there where someone said something and it just bothered us for a reason that didn't exist... some events larger than others... how much of our life is run off of similar but larger illusions? It's all subjective. But the people you interact with are also riddled with their own layers of insecurity as well.
  15. That's what good self esteem is all about. +1