Phil King

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  1. Havent updated in a week. Was very busy with work. I now understand the plight of the average person. Its hard to even do any sort of personal development work or life purpose work when you come home from work and are so drained from 8-10+ hrs at my job. Still the pay is pretty good. I now have enough for the van so I am doing more research on facebook marketplace. Ive been listening to audiobooks recently. I finished Matthew McConaugheys biography "Greenlights". Hes a good example of someone who was his authentic self and followed his bliss from a very young age. Also been watching some good movies. ^^^ I watched this yesterday. It was spike lees first movie and it was actually really good. He had a strong style from the beginning of his career. Looking for something like this. My total costs per month would be around $1000. This would give me way more freedom than I currently have now. Also need to get back on the YouTube grind
  2. Going to be using this as a record of my progress in my Life Purpose and as a sort of digital accountability community. Life Purpose = "Raising Humanities Consciousness Through Media." I want to become a world class filmmaker and create a multimedia production company that produces movies, shows, music, books, news, educational resources, and more. Right now all I see on youtube and much of mass media is low consciousness trash and I honestly truly believe I can produce better content than them to swing the pendulum in the other direction. Some of my idols are Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Rick Rubin, Owen Cook, Leo, Daniel Schmactenberger, Tim Ferriss, Ryan Holiday, Terence Mckenna, Richard Linklater, Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, and lot others. Right now im focusing my efforts on youtube because thats where I think I can break into some sort of mainstream attention while building filmmaking, writing, and speaking skills. I have a list of 150+ video ideas and ive brainstormed scripts for about 10 of them. Im going to write a bunch of video scripts and then record 50+ over winter break and start posting on youtube on january 1. Its difficult for me to film high quality videos right now because Im in college Today I: Read 60 pages of the book "4000 weeks" by Oliver Burkeman. Very interesting book about toxic productivity and how little time we really have. Worked on two video scripts Recorded a video in my car to practice speaking skills and camera presence Did about an hour of work on screenplay Tomorrow I have to wake up early for running club. After that I will go to library to work on two video scripts and my screenplay. Will also finish reading 4000 weeks, about 60 pages left. Also need to meditate and stretch. Ill try to film another video in my car before I go to sleep.
  3. Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
  4. Lol thats pretty funny. America is so huge that its hard to generalize. New Jersey does suck, so this would be like me living in a shitty town in Serbia for a month and then proclaiming that all of Europe sucks. Places like NYC, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Tampa, Atlanta, Scottsdale, LA, Denver, etc are USA at its best
  5. Evolution in content and communication style
  6. I thought he meant it in the same way that someone would fall for a trap set in chess, where you attempt to sieze on a situation that you think your opponent missed, but your opponent predicted you would see that and planned many moves ahead so that what you thought was a good move, was actually a blunder. I guess in fighting, then could be something like faking someone out so you could land a good hit or attempt a submission. I dont think he meant it in a literal sense of pursuing martial arts is a trap because it can harm you physically. (Peter Ralston is an enlightened martial artists)
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRC9-q4_UK8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY6h37zMPNY&t=335s <-- Best diet for intelligence I saw some people post about this channel in an old thread. This guy claims to have boosted his IQ by 15 points with quad n-back training and in the process developed better problem solving skills and visualization skills that helped him solve chess puzzles better, even though he barely played. Could be worth looking into ^^^ This guy also has a really interesting channel that deals with memorizing with the use of visualization and memory palaces. He also has an interview with Kurt from Theories of everything. Looking into memory palaces and memory techniques used in books like "Moonwalking with Einstein" could also be useful
  8. I made some of my closest friends on minecraft. The community around a game is almost as important as the game itself, and minecraft at its peak had one of the best communities, especially on YouTube. Also just the general creativity of being able to create whatever you want in an infinite sandbox I think helped me develop some creative skills + attention span. I remember working for weeks with friends to build towns and castles. Its hard to say because I basically played the game since I was 10, but I think it definitely had an impact on my creativity and also a deeper appreciation for architecture. Red Dead Redemption 2 also had an impact on me. I know thats not an indie game and had like thousands of people working on it, but I think its a good example of how videogames can surpass movies as a storytelling medium where you can actually be in the story and change the outcome
  9. Some may argue that videogames can be more real than normal life. Especially in like 10-20 years when VR starts popping off, the boundaries between real and virtual will be blurred. Also I have been very impacted by games. I would not be the person I am today without Minecraft
  10. The book "So Good They Cant Ignore You" By Cal Newport might help. In short, the book makes the claim that you shouldnt go for a career based on your current passions, but rather that you develop passion for your work by becoming world class in a field that you feel has a positive impact on humanity. The life purpose course is always a great start. Another good exercise is just literally stare at a wall with nothing but a journal for hours/days and just write down what you want from your life in terms of material possesions, ideal lifestyle, bucket list experiences, skills you want to develop, dream career or potential careers. The first hour, you'll probably just end up listing basic stuff like a lamborghini and a shit ton of money and girls, but if you stick with the question "What do I really want out of my life" for long enough, youll eventually get to the core of what your authentic self wants.
  11. I really doubt that you could hit all of your nutritional bases with just fruit. Maybe try it for a month and do some bloodwork to see if its sustainable long term. What other recipes could there be besides a fruit salad lol
  12. Another good day at work. I dont really like coming home, my family is very dysfunctional right now and are always fighting. Its hard to even get a good nights sleep. I need to make a plan to move out. I want to move back to florida, preferably Miami. Ive been doing the math and I would need like 3-4k per month to survive with some extra spending income. Also contemplating van life. Im gonna work all summer to save up, I would like to move out by the end of the year. ^^ I watched this twice. Good to see Leo back in action. I think the part about traps being a gift was very profound and made me look back and see how my greatest failures were really just God teaching me a lesson that will help me in the future. It also made me sad because I look around and see so my friends and family keep falling for the same traps over and over again and never learn.
  13. Im pretty sure he mentioned that near the end of the video. You can see traps as a gift that allows you to grow in wisdom. Pain is the best teacher. He gave an exercise at the end of the video where you list out the top 10 traps youve fallen into and what you learned from them Some of mine were 1. Drug addiction 2. Overusing psychedelics as a way to spiritually bypass 3. Engaging in get rich quick schemes and being very gullible to the point of falling for scams. All of these were bad in the moment but upon self reflection, helped me grow a lot
  14. Exploring different types of consciousness and the differences between them (Alien, AI, insanity, enlightenment, etc)
  15. Finally done with college. The biggest relief ever knowing I will never need to go into a classroom again. I didnt get the job from SMC, idk why, I thought I killed it in my interview. Oh well, their loss. Ive only uploaded one video in the past week. Ive been busy with moving back up to NY and with work. I started work a few days ago and I worked a 9 hour shift today, pretty solid day today. I finished the audiobook "So Good They Cant Ignore You" by Cal Newport on my drive to work yesterday, very nice listen. Aim to become the best in your field and then passion will follow. Work schedule is pretty packed for the next 7-10 days so I will probably need to bulk record videos on Tuesday.
  16. Yeah MTG was definitely the best song to come out of this beef. It coming out less than an hour after drakes family matters was also insane. Not Like Us is more of a victory lap, club song that Kendrick probably made to rub it in Drakes face. I think the videos of people screaming "Trying to strike a chord, and its PROBABLY A MINOR" at parties are funny af too.
  17. KING KENDRICK BY 10000000 MILES!!! This has been on repeat for the past week. Drake is a culture vulture and has been stagnating for the past decade and putting out mediocre mainstream pop, while Kendrick has been pursuing mastery of the highest level and is reinventing the rap game
  18. https://youtu.be/kK7zVOBL6_s Quick vid today. Turns out the interview today was just a quick preliminary one to give me an idea of what the job is like. I think I did well. I have another one tomorrow. I guess this gives me another day to prepare so thats good. I have my commencement ceremony tomorrow. Theyll call my name but I wont get a degree. IDGAF, traditional education can kiss my ass. Happy to finally be done with this BS and I can get started living my life.
  19. Perhaps there were some spiritual Guras.
  20. https://youtu.be/mQ8wBNaNtys I was happy with this vid. I think Ill make more like these because they feel more authentic. I spent most of the day prepping for tomorrows interview. Made a list of responses to top 15 job interview questions and spent an hour reciting them. Tomorrow morning, ill do it again. Ive prepared, whatever happens now is Gods plan, whether I get the job or not. Hes never failed me yet
  21. https://youtu.be/ypTl6Np9FNE Quick vid today. I think Im going to do more free associative stuff and talk about topics that only I could talk about. These vids are too basic and dont stand out. I also got a job interview on May 1 for RSD/SMC. I applied last week and just got the email today. Im excited but also nervous cause this is my first real job interview ever, my previous jobs I was just hired on the spot. ^^^ I watched this yesterday. Surreal and dream like. The director, Andrei Tarkovsky, said that if you try to logically understand this movie, youll miss everything. Its meant to be felt and intuited rather than broken down logically.
  22. https://youtu.be/obsQ43tdzpU I need to make better titles. This vid got 200+ impressions and nobody clicked on it.
  23. Are you sure that these are clear and distinct values that have no overlap? I had creativity and art on my list, but when I did the definitions, I found that they were basically describing the same thing, so I stuck with art and then had room to add one more value in. In practice, when you are being creative, you are typically trying to create a beautiful work of art, so I would say these are just different terms to describe the same thing.
  24. "The Essential Guide to Neuro Linguistic Programming" By Tom Hoobyar. Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins also has some NLP exercises