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03-23-2015, 08:11 AM
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I really like how you put your thoughts into words. I think you said that you are not a native English speaker but from the way you write I hardly say so.

Keep up the good work! You inspired me with the learning programming.
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03-23-2015, 09:48 AM
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Hey Ivaylo, I've got a question for you since I'll soon start to learn programming too: why did you choose Python over Ruby? I'm considering both languages but don't know which way I should go Smile
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03-23-2015, 12:55 PM (This post was last modified: 03-23-2015 01:21 PM by Ivaylo.)
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(03-23-2015 08:11 AM)zen Wrote:  I really like how you put your thoughts into words. I think you said that you are not a native English speaker but from the way you write I hardly say so.

Keep up the good work! You inspired me with the learning programming.

Thanks for the kind words, zen! Yes, I'm not a native speaker, I'm from Bulgaria.

Happy to have inspired you to learn programming! Just be sure you're not doing it to get the girls. Smile Or maybe do it for that reason precisely, if you think it will work for you. Smile

(03-23-2015 09:48 AM)Adri Wrote:  Hey Ivaylo, I've got a question for you since I'll soon start to learn programming too: why did you choose Python over Ruby? I'm considering both languages but don't know which way I should go Smile

Hey, Adri! Back when I didn't know anything about programming, I chose Python because the general consensus seemed to be that it's the best first language. The Python community also seems to be more active than Ruby's.
To top it off, back then I found this online series of tutorials - Learn Python The Hard Way, which was right up my alley in terms of teaching style.

Now that I have some experience coding, I'm glad I've chosen Python. It's a language that will be around for a long time. There are other reasons as well, but they are a bit more project-specific.
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03-23-2015, 01:03 PM
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lol - I'm from Romania - we are neighbors Smile))

The reason for learning programming, at a beginner level, is just for mind logic improvement and it can produce results in other areas as you've said.
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03-23-2015, 01:40 PM
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(03-23-2015 01:03 PM)zen Wrote:  lol - I'm from Romania - we are neighbors Smile))

The reason for learning programming, at a beginner level, is just for mind logic improvement and it can produce results in other areas as you've said.
I was beginning to think I was the only one here from Eastern Europe. Smile Used to live in Rousse, just a couple of kilometers from the border with Romania up until 7-8 years ago. Smile

As for your reason to learn programming, I'd like to make it clear what I was saying before. For me at least, I've found that internal changes stick much better when they are just the afterthought of my outwardly-directed efforts. This case makes no exception - I'm only noticing leak-throughs, I couldn't care less about them or about my improved logical side, except that it helps me achieve my results better.

Anyway, if you or Adri ever decide to take on Python for entrepreneurship purposes, maybe we can make a Skype group. Programming is always easier when you have positive reinforcement from other people. Right now, I'm not getting much of that myself since the programmers I'm working with mostly specialize in Java.
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03-24-2015, 04:31 AM
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thanks for the offer Ivaylo Smile Right now I am very busy with some entrepreneurial endeavors, at least for the next 6 months. Maybe I will consider at some point to learn programming just for fun. And I agree with your reasoning.

Anyway, good luck and I will follow eagerly your posts!
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04-12-2015, 12:42 PM
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Stage 6, day 13

It is becoming truly obvious, that I would have to let go of all my petty complains about life if I'm going to be as successful as I can be. Those include:
- not enough sex
- not enough feminine affection in general
- not enough money
- someone else is making (a ton) more money while delivering mediocre products and deceiving customers
- not enough time in a day
....
- etc, etc

All of these seem very meaningless to me now. How much sex must I get to be happy? How much money? What do I care how someone else chooses to live their life?

Maybe I can make up an answer, but in my experience, it always proves to be wrong. All these questions appear to be distractions to me figuring out how I want to live my life, right now. If I can sum up my BASE experience up to now, it would be that I "sacrificed" every other desire I might have had for myself for the desire for financial success.

That doesn't mean I haven't had sex, intimacy or other kinds of fun. In fact, sex is better than ever and I'm capable of having ever-deeper intimacy and honesty, sexual or not. But I no longer evaluate my life quality based on these occurrences, except for what they say about me as an entrepreneur. (they give me motivation and a different perspective, mostly)

Having a single goal, and evaluating your life situation solely based on your ability to achieve it... might just be what I call happiness right now. And I'm right there, happier than ever, even when I'm disappointed at someone or something (as it was just an hour ago). It seems very likely that this is BASE at work, because this mindset only makes greater success inevitable.

I'll reserve my final judgement for after I've completed my first run of BASE, but right now I can't see myself not running it again after a week of rest.
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04-13-2015, 01:47 PM
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Was their any increase in your income?

Do you think BASE was successful as promoted?

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04-13-2015, 04:06 PM
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An increase in income - I can say there is. To a large extent though, it is money that came to me unexpectedly, from projects that I haven't paid attention to for some time. Vast majority came from 2 SEO'ed websites, making money from affiliate commissions. I may have to build them up again. Smile

The projects I've been working on in the past 6 months... I think it's important to note that I have never developed products on my own, let alone manage other people. This was completely new to me and most of my time and efforts were directed toward developing enough programming skills, as well as learning how to build a team. I'm more comfortable in the former, rather than the latter for now. With more finances coming it, I think it's going to be a matter of time to mend that.

I feel fairly comfortable programming now. Over the past 6 months, I learned a fair amount of JavaScript and jQuery, learned to create scripts with Python, as well as how to utilize MySQL and MS SQL Server databases. While I still feel as a beginner, the programmers I'm working with are saying, that some of the things they see me doing can easily be considered intermediate stuff, if not advanced. Things like multithreading for example. And I was just doing them for fun, and they work pretty well. Smile

It might not be obvious how all this is part of the answer to your question, but to me it is. Smile One of the project, where there was only one programmer working on it in his free time - it took him close to 6 months to get a working version of it. I'm fairly positive I can do it in 2-3 weeks myself. That doesn't necessarily mean I'd want to do it... but if I knew it back then - well, I would have been much more assertive in my communication with him. I definitely don't intend to spend my days programming, unless it's stuff I *really* don't want to outsource.

There's also the fact that the code itself is an asset. It can be adapted to suit other purposes as needed. Any future projects will take less and less time (or outsourced help AND time). For example, for one project, it turned out that the piece of software we're developing could very easily be used to start a completely different (and as it seems, very profitable) business with only minor modifications.

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The common theme I intend to convey with so much text is this - I expect success to come exponentially. I don't think it would be fair to evaluate BASE just based on one run. Besides, I am only concerned with achieving my goals, trying to figure out BASE's part in this doesn't seem useful to me. The nature of Shannon's products seems to be such, that I don't think I'll ever know exactly how much they've made a difference. I can easily say though, that I can see myself using IML subliminals for a very long time.
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04-14-2015, 12:43 PM (This post was last modified: 04-14-2015 12:43 PM by Shannon.)
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Are you planning to run through it again? I would suggest that, or 6 months of the refresher.

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04-14-2015, 12:58 PM
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(04-14-2015 12:43 PM)Shannon Wrote:  Are you planning to run through it again? I would suggest that, or 6 months of the refresher.
Yes, at least once more, possibly twice. I'm far from over with BASE and I'd like to get the maximum out of it without interruption. I considered running AM, but I decided it can wait another year. I'm making a lot of progress as it is right now.
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04-14-2015, 05:12 PM
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And how would you say your growth or progress feels overall, looking back?

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04-15-2015, 01:11 AM (This post was last modified: 04-15-2015 01:29 AM by Ivaylo.)
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(04-14-2015 05:12 PM)Shannon Wrote:  And how would you say your growth or progress feels overall, looking back?

Well, it feels like a quantum leap. I'm just having difficulty determining how much to attribute to BASE. I've always used emotional clearing techniques such as EFT, Sedona Method, etc. It also always felt more or less like a quantum leap when I've looked back six months in the past to determine progress.

With that said, I have to say that I can see significant improvements in around 50% of what was promised, with some other 15-20% being already at a pretty high level, by my estimation. The latter group still got a boost, as far as I can tell, but it's hard to evaluate it when my point of reference is not that high.

The biggest change, definitely, was in terms of networking, motivation, goal orientation and action orientation. They were definitely pretty low when I started. Right now, there are either in the "moderate" or "moderate to high" category easily. This resulted in more external changes in my life than... probably the last 2-3 years combined. That takes the form of new social circles, an increasing quality of romantic interests and involvement in all kinds of social events, that can help me meed challenging people. I definitely wouldn't have expected that to happen to such extent, not in the first six months of BASE.

I understand that the nature of the subliminal is to help you make money, and that's why a lot of people will probably evaluate it based on that. I, on the other hand, seem to speak of all kinds of improvements apart from actual earned money. I believe the stage for making money is set, to a large extent. Still, projects do take a lot of time to launch, and trial and error costs time as well.

I do notice a lot of fear of being rich, though. The last time I was earning enough money to be considered rich, I remember feeling quite guilty interacting with friends who weren't. I always felt they envied me. Even tried to help 3 or 4 of them learn to make money, just so I can relieve some guilt, it was that bad. Not that it helped much, in any regard. Smile With friends, who earned a lot though, I was, and still am, really comfortable. So maybe relieving that fear is something to work on in my next run. (in the remaining two weeks of this run as well)
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04-15-2015, 01:22 PM
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That fear of being rich/successful/failing/whatever is why most people are going to require more than one run through in most cases. Most people have no idea when they start out that they are where they are because subconsciously, they're terrified not to be.

As for guilt, why feel guilt? That's another reason many people will need more than one run through.

It's a process of becoming a successful entrepreneur externally by becoming what naturally results in one internally, same as with BAMM.

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04-16-2015, 01:59 AM
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(04-15-2015 01:22 PM)Shannon Wrote:  That fear of being rich/successful/failing/whatever is why most people are going to require more than one run through in most cases. Most people have no idea when they start out that they are where they are because subconsciously, they're terrified not to be.

As for guilt, why feel guilt? That's another reason many people will need more than one run through.

It's a process of becoming a successful entrepreneur externally by becoming what naturally results in one internally, same as with BAMM.

I think to a certain extent it's cultural around here in Bulgaria. Corruption is rampant and there are a lot of people, who became rich through dishonesty. They are also the ones, who are showing off their wealth the most. I think this, combined with some leftover programming from the communist regime, results in a rather widespread negativity towards wealth in our society.

What I'm saying is - I'm not entirely certain I wasn't picking up on envy and other negative emotions, even if the people were otherwise (trying to be) well-meaning. Still, I have more progress to make in disconnecting from both internal and external negativity. It's definitely easier for me now, than it was without BASE in the background six months ago.
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04-16-2015, 04:25 AM
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When I started on my path to wealth, I was very, very poor. I mean, had $5 to my name and no job, and I could not get a job for medical reasons type poor. I was also raised by a worker bee mother who bought the whole "go into debt for 10+ years to go to college, get a degree, get another degree, get a third degree, and then sign up to be a slave of the state government for 20+ years to (maybe) earn a retirement pension" line of thinking hook, line and sinker. Which, by the way, she tried to force down my throat, and only succeeded in putting me in debt for 10 years doing it. That was all she knew, and all she could understand. And that's what she taught me.

My mentality was very much against "wealthy people" because I was raised to view them as snobbish, extravagantly spendy with money, inconsiderate, arrogant and a few other descriptive words that escape me right now. Our family always blamed them for the ills of society and they were seen in a very negative light.

But then I started to get to know some people who were what I thought of as wealthy at the time. They were, in some cases, stealth millionaires. I had no idea until I accidentally found out. And when I did, it was challenging for me to square away what I knew about them with what I "knew" about "wealthy people". I realized that as with anything, there are good and bad examples of both, and while the negative aspects I was aware of disgusted me, I also realized that if I become wealthy, I don't have to act in those ways or display those characteristics just because I have wealth!

In fact, like these eye-opening neighbors, I realized further that I don't even have to be obvious about having wealth!

So this gave me an option to start down the path of becoming wealthy. You will never allow yourself to become what you resent or hate. Now I knew of a form of "wealthy" that did not deserve those responses. Add to that the fact that making the world a better place is much easier when you have money, and it became a no brainer: I can do more good with wealth, than without it. I need to make myself wealthy.

So that may be something helpful for you to think about when you consider the negative sentiment toward wealth. You don't have to be pretentious, rude, arrogant, belligerent, snobbish, snotty, or any of the other negative things that some wealthy people sometimes do. You can be as wealthy as you like, and still be a regular jeans and a t shirt guy. (I dress nicely, but very casually in most cases, myself. As in, I know what looks good on me, and I want to look good, but I do so in an understated manner that does not make it easy to pick me out of the crowd in most cases.) I met a number of self made millionaires while researching BAMM 2.0 who are very much about wearing "normal" clothes and making those clothes last a decade or two while they're at it. In fact I still have and wear a couple of pairs of jeans that still fit me from decades ago, myself!

It's all about what you choose to do with your wealth.

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04-17-2015, 12:30 PM (This post was last modified: 04-17-2015 12:30 PM by Ivaylo.)
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Thanks, Shannon, I really appreciate you posting here. You definitely saved me some (probably a lot of) time figuring out the insights you shared.

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I'm actually becoming aware of a resistance to share some of my progress here, as this first run of BASE slowly draws to a close. I think it's mostly because I perceive it (my progress) as not stable enough and I wouldn't want to state it as a fact just yet.
Well, back to work, only 11:30PM around here still. Smile
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05-04-2015, 11:37 PM
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Right now I'm waking up to my first day of a week of rest from subliminals. I'm going to start BASE again after that.There's no particular reason for posting this, except to make it official that my first run is over.

There have been a lot of changes over the last 6+ months, but I think I've shared enough of those already. I can't give a full-blown positive testimonial until I've made significant improvements to my income level, since that is the main goal of BASE - it just wouldn't sound as convincing to me, no matter what.

I definitely stirred up a hornet nest with my realizations about fear of money, and I'm still dealing with this. Due to this, I don't necessarily agree that my first run was just "setting the stage" as I previously considered - there's a good chance I was simply holding myself back from actual entrepreneurial action. There's also the other possibility, that exactly by setting the rest of my life more or less in order, it allowed me to see those issues much more clearly.

Whatever the case, a second run of BASE is just what the doctor ordered.
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05-24-2015, 06:31 AM
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Ivaylo how is your post-BASE experience ?
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05-24-2015, 08:22 AM (This post was last modified: 05-24-2015 08:48 AM by Ivaylo.)
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(05-24-2015 06:31 AM)jonathan4all Wrote:  Ivaylo how is your post-BASE experience ?

Hey, Jonathan!

I'm already on day 8 of my second run of BASE. The off period was... well, more of the same, at least consciously. I kept growing, kept getting more and more ambitious. I've actually started working on a bigger project (I wouldn't call it a startup, not yet at least) in the last few weeks.

The rest period only made me wonder more if I could ever distinguish the effects of the subliminal from my personal effort. I really don't mind, though.

One weird thing, that happened while resting, was that I was almost ready to get into a monogamous relationship and started calling girls, that I knew might be interested. Highly unnatural for me, even before BASE. Somehow... I started BASE again and to a large extent I forgot about them. I'm still meeting one of them in a few days for drinks, but my focus is definitely back on business.

First time around, I was very impatient with time-wasters. During the rest period that definitely weakened and now I'm returning to form. This time though, it seems that I can narrow down what irritates me more accurately, instead of dismissing the whole person. Maybe the people (who are different than last time) are more patient themselves. Still, that tells me that a monogamous relationship might be workable, with the right girl.

Whatever it is, I've decided to just focus on my work and then try to be in the right places at the right times for the magic to happen. (both in entrepreneurial and romantic context). First time around, there was a lot more of the former and not enough of the latter.

P.S. A mini-testimonial on networking skills. Went with a few friends to a entrepreneurial get-together event a few weeks ago - probably the last day of stage 6. A few days after that, one of my friends casually mentioned that he was impressed how I knew everyone there and had a lot of people to chat with. In reality, though, I knew probably 3 people out of 20+. He was REALLY surprised when I told him that what he thought wasn't the case.
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