aurum

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  1. What's up everybody. I wanted to write this to let everyone know that moving forward I will not be participating on this forum anymore. I joined this community several years ago, the day Leo opened it up. I was in the middle of a huge spiritual crisis. Maybe the worst period of my life. There was no one I knew who could relate to what I was going through, except this group of strangers on the internet. It was a big source of support for me when I needed it. I don't know if I would have been able to turn things around to the degree I have without it. So thank you to everyone who has contributed to this place in the past and who will continue to do so in the future. That's what has made this a high quality place to be. This also doesn't mean I'm disappearing off the face of the planet. My plans are actually bigger than ever, which is why I gotta move on. So if you liked some of the things I posted and want to find me, I'll still be active on social media. Keep the quality of the place high. I know it's tempting to move into arguing and negativity on a forum, but don't get sucked into that. That's what will really show that there's something different about the ideas in this place. -Austin
  2. @RoerAmit It sounds like you already know the pros of cons of each decision. Which direction are you leaning?
  3. I get all that, but what I'm not seeing is how you're going to start a business when you're living in poverty. A business requires money.
  4. Unfortunately it's just not that simple. Anyone who teaches personal development will tell you that you must control your influences. Just like a group of toxic friends can bring you down to their level, the same thing goes with this forum. Beliefs and energy are contagious. It's one thing to stomp out an opposing view because you're close minded or it conflicts with your agenda. It's another thing to realize that a certain perspective doesn't help and to distance yourself from it. I've thought about locking many threads for just this reason. When I see someone just spreading fear, complaining, conspiracy theories or other nonsense, my instinct is to stomp it out. Because I know it won't help people to be infected by that stuff. Still, I usually don't because I know it doesn't look good and that I need to be able to give people the freedom make their own mistakes. But it's always a gray area. For anyone who doesn't like how this forum is run, I would challenge you to actually try and run your own organization. There's a lot more challenges that go on behind the scenes than most people realize. And you'll have a lot more empathy for why things are done the way they are.
  5. @Taavi What is your business?
  6. @thematrixyz It does work, but there's nuance to it. It's not the same as wishful thinking. First off, if you just visualize and take no action, you're doing it wrong. You generally should be taking so much action that you look at other people and it's like they're moving in slow motion. Especially if you're prone to overthinking like probably most of us on this forum. The second piece is that it needs to be detailed. The more detailed and specific, the more you can "lock on" on that goal. What do you hear? What do you see? What do you feel? The third piece is you need to inject positive emotion. The better you feel about the goal, the more you're going to move towards it.
  7. No it's not. If you're doing something so horrifically bad that it actually gets you arrested, you have bigger problems than picking up girls. I've never even come close to having something like that happen. And neither have any of the guys I know who do it regularly. This fear mongering is just more excuses for why you can't do it.
  8. @F A B You can turn anything into a field of mastery, even driving a bus. The key is just to become obsessed with doing it the best you can.
  9. I would start with a job if you don't have one already. What is it specifically that you imagine yourself doing?
  10. This is just a model, but it might be helpful to think about it like this: Authenticity comes from grounding. You want to do the kind of spiritual work Leo talks about to make sure you're not "trying" for an outcome and coming off as fake. The more grounded you are, the more energy you can put in to "ramp it" without it coming off wrong. From the little bit I watched, I think you're pretty good though.
  11. It's all good. Then I would take a deeper look at why you see the world that way. Because that's not accurate.
  12. Yeah I was only sort of kidding. I actually think you should do it.
  13. Sounds like you do actually know. That does sound perfect, but I wouldn't expect perfect. I would expect things to be messy. My situation is different than yours, but I've done all sorts of jobs I didn't like in order to finance what I'm doing. It's a day to day challenge. No problem brotha.
  14. @Alex bAlex Offering an internship program and having a girlfriend does not qualify you as a cult. Stop spreading conspiracy theories.
  15. @Mezanti Good. Too many intellectuals on this forum, more action is key.