Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights
Miscellaneous bits of wisdom about personal development, philosophy, epistemology, nonduality, life purpose, psychedelics, etc. Published randomly throughout the week.
Insights here are meant to be quick and half-baked. Consider these food for thought.
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So people ask me, "Leo, how can I break out of wage slavery without having lots of money to start my biz? Don't I need to have lots of money first?"
No, that's where bootstrapping comes in. You bootstrap a small biz by strategically finding a niche that requires little start-up capital but can have huge profit margins. And the best way to do that is by making yourself a massive value provider.
Here's a real-world example:
Eric Barone made a farming game called Stardew Valley completely by himself, at home, in 4 years. His game sold 10 million units at $15/each. Steam takes a 30% cut, which left him with something like $100 million! $100 mil in 4 years is a pretty good pay off.
Now you say, "So Leo, to get rich I should start making farming games?"
No, the lesson here is not to start making farming games.
"So Leo, I should start making games then?"
No, that's not the lesson either.
The lesson is to find a new niche in whatever field you want that will have an analogous pay-off ratio as what Eric Barone did.
Don't expect anyone to tell you what this niche is. If you chase after the niches that have already been filled and served you will never get it. You must find/create your own unique niche. And of course to serve this niche you must turn yourself into a skilled creator and massive value provider. The reason that his farming game generated $100 mil in value is because it offered that much value to people in the world.
That is the real get-rich-quick scheme. Although of course it ain't so quick or easy. But it is doable if you're serious. But see, if you told most people that they will earn $100 mil, and all they have to do is put in the time and build skills for 4 years, they would not have enough discipline or vision to do it.
All you really need to break out of wage slavery is one hit. Strategically channeled creativity can pay off like crazy. Nothing is really stopping you from creating $100 million in value — aside from your lack of creativity and vision.
The universe is much larger than you think. In fact, it's infinite.
Remember, everything shown in these videos is just an infinitely tiny part of the actual Universe, extending in infinite dimensions, in infinite directions — a single Infinite Mind forever imagining more and more of itself.
A very good talk. This is the future of spirituality and consciousness science.
I've definitely experienced hyperbolic geometries, in which the impossible becomes possible:
When you sit down to meditate and you try to use your mind to silence your mind:
Discovered this refreshing game called Disco Elysium. It's a very different kind of game. No combat and heavy on text. I usually don't like text-based games, but this some is so well done it's probably the best text-base game I've ever played. If you want a unique RPG experience and don't mind lots of reading, check it out. It's available on Steam.
Games almost never do story well. This game is a masterclass of how to do story well, and it oozes with style and intelligence.