Build an online-business at home or get a job?
Build an online-business at home or get a job?@Actualizer777
How old are you?
You need to consider how much you gonna change in the next 5 years. I mean literally, you will not even remember your paradigm from before college, once you are in college for a year and after you graduated you are a very different person.
If I would go back to pre college, I would take a year off and just follow my interests. If that is working an online business, then go!
youre probably not gonna be financially independent in 6 months
youre probably not gonna be so driven doing your business once you start college
what would I do?
Travel, read books, meet friends, form connection, build fundamental skills, work out, learn cooking, learn cleaning, learn discipline
Believe me, you just started. You cant just look beyond your horizon, that doesnt mean there is not a infinite long road ahead.
See you got so much time
and so much things to do and learn and go to and meet and do whatever
So what´s the secret?
You start building fundamentals,you start soul searching, you get discipline and health FIRST
Then you start building your life
So many people try to live the lush life as long as they are young (which means the time in college basically) and then just get trainwrecked by the system and become drone workers for the rest of the day.
Once you get older you will realize that you need to focus on something. That does mean you gotta drop other things and let them go. Because there is just to much to start. Its good to start a lot of things until lets say 25 to find your interests, but then you gotta become a master in a field, or atleast become excellent in 2/3 fields which synergize. If you dont get hired for your value you get hired for your time, and thats the capitalism version of slavery.
We are still replaceable machine parts of the overall organization.
See, do what no one is doing to get the results no one is getting. I know youre young and it is soo hard to go against the current, but thats the secret. Be smart and stop listening to anyone but your rational reasoning.
Tips for Sleeping Enough?
Tips for Sleeping Enough?This needs to be addressed first. The need to be busy all the time is increasing your cortisol, reducing your melatonin and killing your sleep.
Few tips that may help you out
Read "Why we sleep" by Matthew Walker to understand the horrific consequences of not getting enough sleep. Start going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. Aim for solid 8 hours. (ideally 8.5) Quit all electronic devices 90 minutes prior to your bed time. Blue light from these blocks secretion of melatonin drastically and prolongs time required to get into REM sleep Dim all lights as much as possible 60 minutes prior to your bed time. Only keep enough light to avoid bumping into object. Ideally light a candle in your room instead of using lamp. Artificial light blocks secretion of melatonin just as blue light from electronics. Consider purchasing blue light blocking glasses and start wearing them around 2 hours prior to your bed time. Do not exercise 2 hours prior to your bed time Do not go to bed neither hungry nor full..something in between. Have a few pistachios before your bed time, they contains highest known amount of natural melatonin. Remove any clock visible from bed that will induce "sleeplessness anxiety" If you can't fall asleep, get up and do a very light relaxing activity such as yoga or meditation. (consider doing these prior to bed time ideally) Make sure your room is as close to 100% dark as possible, all lights that can go, have to go. Good luck
try staying away from caffeine after 2pm if possible avoid alcohol consumption altogether. It is a sedative preventing your body from entering REM sleep.
Missing out on life.
Missing out on life.@Luna
It wont pass by. Things change, even sometimes God can show up for you in sharp ways out of nowhere.
Tolle felt so unsatisfied and unhappy with his life....then suddenly boom at 29 he got enlightened out of nowhere.
A miracle occurred without his efforts. It was so against the typical pattern of his life.
So hold fast. You cant miss out on your life. Do not allow self help to brainwash you into thinking youre not good enough and you need to seize life.
Life is a mystery to be lived, not an experience to be controlled or analyzed.
How does One Unify their Neurotic Mind?
How does One Unify their Neurotic Mind?One way would be to do a daily yoga practice and purify your lower chakras, which are responisble for base cravings like sex.
Another way is to burn thru some karma by having lots of sex and becoming aware of how unsatisfying it is.
Another way is to alchemize your sexual energy into a big important creative pursuit like your life purpose.
Another way is to experience God through a deep psychedelic trip, which will rewire your drives in life away from petty materialism.
Dropping Out Of High-school.
Dropping Out Of High-school.@Lorcan If you don't have any tangible real life skills yet, dropping out will only backfire on you.
If you do have tangible skills, drop out after you produce some results, not before. Run some experiments just so you don't fall flat on your face after you drop out.
Also, what's the big deal? You can just half ass your assignments and get passing grades. That would free up at least 50% of your time dedicated to school and put it in a side hustle. That's what I'm doing right now in college. I ain't gonna do anything with my own degree, but it's a good time to do great foundational work in order to be succesful later, because no one can bother me and I can study and do whatever I want in my spare time (which is 90% of the time because I handle school work intelligently -and I still get A's with minimal work- and no, I'm not a genius in any way - I can recommend you some books if you want to figure out how to do that too).
Your only problem is a lack of time management and smart work. You can make progress on a magnitudinal level in your self-development while also being in school and doing boring school work.
Dropping out ain't gonna solve anything. Your problems are only going to take a different form. If you are smart, you're gonna play the system easily and figure out a way to do 3 hours schoolwork per week and 50-100 hours your own thing.
The question is, are you actually willing to put in the work?
Don't fall into "Mental Masturbation" with Theory Trap
Don't fall into "Mental Masturbation" with Theory Trap@Mrkvn8 Yes, you're right. Taking copious notes is not necessary and sometimes too cumbersome. Trust that as you read, your mind will connect the important dots. You don't need to go out of your way to memorize this material as though it were a high school history class.
Read, enjoy, connect the dots, and apply. Take notes on only the KEY GEMS. Underline passages in books, which is much faster than taking notes, and almost as good.
How to interact with unconscious people?
How to interact with unconscious people?That's the problem. You're acting out of the intelect, not out of intelligence.
Trying to come up with techneques how to be with people will not work. Life is spontanious. If you're spontanious and act according to life situations you'll flow, if you're full of conclusions and techneques you'll crash.