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06-15-2015, 10:03 AM (This post was last modified: 06-15-2015 10:07 AM by Ivaylo.)
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I'm nearing the end of Stage 1 for the second time. The experience closely resembles the one from last time, except deeper. Oh, and now there's the added bonus of rethinking my life values and goals every 2-3 days. I don't remember this being there before. While this may not sound very productive, it actually isn't affecting productivity that much and it shapes me to be more authentic.

I've let go of the last programmer, that used to work with me. Disappointing performance, but still salvageable. I definitely learned a lot of stuff regarding how to pick the right people better. I have to point out that every one of my business partners for the last 6 months has been picked before the stages with relevant programming in BASE.

This time around I'll be considering a lot more variables when choosing partners. For one, I'll be slower to trust that someone has the startup's best interest at heart.

"Judge a man by his actions, not by his words." Apart from the soft skills this entails, it is also much easier to judge a programmer's actions when you know programming yourself, so there's that. There's a soft smile on my face when I remember how I used to treat with high respect anyone, who had the ability to "talk to computers". Now I'm far from being that easily impressed. Let's see what this brings.
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06-21-2015, 10:55 AM (This post was last modified: 06-21-2015 10:57 AM by Ivaylo.)
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I can officially say that for me, Stage 2 is forming up to be the "honesty stage". This time though, I seem to be cool as ice. Smile

Some examples:
- I told two friends that I'm fascinated by how they can seamlessly transition between being silly to the point of almost annoying in one moment, and being normal in the next one. They took it with a sense of humor, although I was being pretty forward, albeit with no ill intent whatsoever. I guess I picked better fitting social circle this time around. At least as far as friendships are concerned. Mastermind circle is still pending as of June 21st. Smile
- I met an ex today and I told her that the only reason for sexual tension between us is because /loosely translated/ "she is batshit crazy and I'm not, and that tension can translate into sexual tension". I also went ahead to tell her that I don't need that kind of tension in my relationships. Well, considering how batshit crazy she used to be before, she reacted pretty well... maybe too well even. Smile

At this point I really have no idea why I'm journaling. Just thought those were funny situations. I would imagine though, that this kind of honesty can only bring forth some really good relationships - romantic, business and otherwise. Well, let's see. Smile
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06-22-2015, 04:43 PM
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(06-21-2015 10:55 AM)Ivaylo Wrote:  At this point I really have no idea why I'm journaling. Just thought those were funny situations. I would imagine though, that this kind of honesty can only bring forth some really good relationships - romantic, business and otherwise. Well, let's see. Smile

Seeing the journal is the only way us other members can see how you get through the subs, at which stage, and what we might generally expect. It's always interesting to see what others experience, much more so when you factor in that not everyone has a strictly positive experience. I think of this process as becoming a diamond - everyone wants to be one but no one wants to get cut lol - but that's the journey inclusive of resistance and that's vitally important.

I'm jumping on BASE after my run with LTU, which has been a nice little journey all unto itself.

But my point is that seeing journals like yours about relevant subs is a very good thing. How else will other members know what to expect from a sub experientially without a nice journal to refer to? It's incredibly valuable that you post, so don't think for a second that you're wasting your time, because you're not.

I'm a fellow SEO guy myself, so you keep those fingers tapping away so we can see what the hell is going with you TongueBig Grin

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06-23-2015, 12:07 AM (This post was last modified: 06-23-2015 12:11 AM by Ivaylo.)
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(06-22-2015 04:43 PM)heavysm Wrote:  But my point is that seeing journals like yours about relevant subs is a very good thing. How else will other members know what to expect from a sub experientially without a nice journal to refer to? It's incredibly valuable that you post, so don't think for a second that you're wasting your time, because you're not.

Thanks for the reminder, heavysm. I keep forgetting that somehow. Smile

I liked the metaphor with the diamond, lol. Really motivating stuff.
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06-23-2015, 05:18 AM (This post was last modified: 06-23-2015 05:19 AM by Jake2015.)
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I also agree with heavysm. I'm new here and eager to start my first sub but can't as I have no headphones or speakers due to a ceiling/roof caving in flooding my room and things. So everyday while I work on sorting all that out I come here to keep myself.positive and to gain greater trust in these subs so that when the time final comes to start these I can know what to expect as well as not give up etc. All of you here that take the time to write or share their knowledge and those that kindly reply to me aren't just helping your providing more than if we all just bought subliminals. It's a huge thank you to Shannon and Andrew and Ben to have offered this to us all via forums so thanks to them to you my friend I say keep writing and posting!

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07-10-2015, 01:03 PM (This post was last modified: 07-10-2015 01:07 PM by Ivaylo.)
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Thanks, Jake! I appreciate the encouragement. Smile

Unfortunately, that does not necessarily translate into me posting more often. I'm noticing a pattern in my writing here. When I'm confused, I make a new post in my journal and often that's enough for me to get clarity. On the other hand though, when I have clarity, putting my realizations into words only makes me confused.

In a way, posting less often here means that I'm getting more confident and I have more clarity. Of course, there still are times when I'm confused, demotivated, etc. but even then they follow a certain pattern, which I can easily identify. Once I identify a pattern, I know that it's only a matter of time before it dissolves and a new reality sets in. I suspect that this is what begins to happen once enough GSF is cleared.

There's a barrage of new realizations coming to me every day and most of the time it seems fruitless to share anything here, since it's only a matter of time for it to disappear and be replaced with another game-changer.

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My main struggle at the moment (one that I can't fit into a pattern yet) is finding a real, authentic social circle of entrepreneurs that are doing a bit more than just sweet-talking investors and operating their startups at a loss. It's very surprising to me how willing our startup accelerators are to invest in people, who are clearly talking out of their butt.

Those same people then continue to give lectures and to become mentors, long before (if ever) they start operating at a profit. They are not necessarily bad people, but still it seems stupid. I guess that's to be expected when a philosophy like entrepreneurship turns mainstream. Just because it's entrepreneurship, it doesn't mean that people will suddenly stop responding to the shiny and start valuing substance.

Not that chasing the shiny is bad, in my opinion. Chasing it while pretending to be a dreamer and a visionary - now that sucks. It seems to hurt both your chances of becoming a visionary, as well as the chances of catching the shiny. That's my takeaway from the whole situation, which I realized just now and this journal has once again served its purpose. Thanks to anyone reading!
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07-11-2015, 01:48 PM
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(07-10-2015 01:03 PM)Ivaylo Wrote:  Not that chasing the shiny is bad, in my opinion. Chasing it while pretending to be a dreamer and a visionary - now that sucks. It seems to hurt both your chances of becoming a visionary, as well as the chances of catching the shiny. That's my takeaway from the whole situation, which I realized just now and this journal has once again served its purpose. Thanks to anyone reading!

From what you say it appears you just haven't found your market to concentrate on. If that sounds a little vague, I mean that you haven't found a market to create a product/service within thereby solving a need.

For about a year and half that was me back between 2009 and 2010/11ish. I knew i wanted to create and sustain a business but i had no idea what to get into. That's when i just decided to make SEO and ranking sites work for me.

Then in 2013 i got into email marketing (customer retention) and just this year into kindle publishing.

I would write down every profitable idea you have (literally - grab a pen and paper and write it down) so that you can go through the list over time to see what appeals.

That's more or less what i did. It wasn't logic that led me to any of my businesses. I just felt good about working within them. The items on my list that endured my curiosity were the things i focused on (they didn't feel stupid or unrealistic after i mulled them over; again not by thinking about them, but by checking how my body responded to them. That's more of an intuitive hit than logic or rationale).

I also dived in and made friends and learned my way through sort of "drown-swimming" until i had a good stroke going and things clicked for me. That may sound stupid, but from Shannon has shared with us, that's sort of how he started his business. I'm just saying that diving in when you barely have a clue seemed to work itself out though it might feel incredibly weird, uncomfortable, or even outright stupid. Especially if you don't think you have anything going for you. Somehow in some odd way it just tends to work out.

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07-11-2015, 02:45 PM (This post was last modified: 07-11-2015 02:48 PM by Ivaylo.)
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(07-11-2015 01:48 PM)heavysm Wrote:  From what you say it appears you just haven't found your market to concentrate on. If that sounds a little vague, I mean that you haven't found a market to create a product/service within thereby solving a need.

I can see how you reached that conclusion, but I don't think that's the case. /You still gave me 1-2 good ideas though, thanks for that. Smile /
I have found a market, a few markets actually. If "chasing the shiny" was what tipped you off, what I was actually referring to was something different.

I used to make a very decent sum of money with SEO before I somehow got into my head, that what I was doing was "bad". When I did that (and few of my former closest people were more than willing to reinforce that mindset), I lost my edge and looking back, it was only a matter of time for things to go downhill.

I'm getting it back now, remembering what I did right and fixing what could be improved. I was lying through my teeth about what I was selling (herbal supplements, you know the kind Smile ) back then and it was working beautifully. The thing is - I threw out the baby with the bathwater, so to speak, and decided that my whole approach was "bad". Nope, only the lying part should have went away. I should have kept my aggressiveness in selling (and life in general), instead of suppressing it and labeling it as wrong, but I am getting it back. That was what "chasing the shiny" was about. Smile

Again, though, I appreciate the help. Always nice to hear from someone, who's earning money with SEO/online marketing. Smile
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07-15-2015, 12:37 AM
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(07-11-2015 02:45 PM)Ivaylo Wrote:  I can see how you reached that conclusion, but I don't think that's the case. /You still gave me 1-2 good ideas though, thanks for that. Smile /
I have found a market, a few markets actually. If "chasing the shiny" was what tipped you off, what I was actually referring to was something different.

I used to make a very decent sum of money with SEO before I somehow got into my head, that what I was doing was "bad". When I did that (and few of my former closest people were more than willing to reinforce that mindset), I lost my edge and looking back, it was only a matter of time for things to go downhill.

I'm getting it back now, remembering what I did right and fixing what could be improved. I was lying through my teeth about what I was selling (herbal supplements, you know the kind Smile ) back then and it was working beautifully. The thing is - I threw out the baby with the bathwater, so to speak, and decided that my whole approach was "bad". Nope, only the lying part should have went away. I should have kept my aggressiveness in selling (and life in general), instead of suppressing it and labeling it as wrong, but I am getting it back. That was what "chasing the shiny" was about. Smile

Again, though, I appreciate the help. Always nice to hear from someone, who's earning money with SEO/online marketing. Smile

Well you're making solid progress then and that's all that really matters.

I just made my response above on the off chance that you had shiny object syndrome (it's common enough to be called that) where people just from opportunity to opportunity trying to find what works. I'm glad that's not you though, because I've been in that boat and it was frustrating to say the least.

I actually had my own business related epiphany sort of like you. There was a market that i didn't want to touch because it didn't fit my mental image of what a business should be, but now i see it completely differently and there's a chance i might jump in with it.

It's funny, once you change your perception of things, everything changes, because that's all we have really - when our perception of reality changes it literally changes everything, for us. That might seem trivial or like "duh - lol" but when it happens it's like the clouds part and things are just different, because to you it is different.

Anyway, I'll be on BASE very soon when my run with LTU finishes. Definitely looking forward to that Big Grin

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07-27-2015, 12:56 AM
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Great to see you've started your BASE journey, heavysm. Following you closely. Smile

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So... I've been working on the sales copy of one of my product launches for about a week now, on and off. I've never been this aggressive and confident for years, but I'm still not where I was, say, 6 years ago. Back then, at the age of 21, with much more testosterone flowing in my veins, I was a different kind of aggressive - possibly what you would call a jerk. And it worked, sales were flowing in nicely.

It seems to me that now it's too late to come back to being that jerk. I'm more than ready to be perceived as jerk at any point, though, if that's what it takes, which I think is a healthy compromise. Still, widening my perspective of life seems to make things less certain. I can still be aggressive and passionate, but I find a necessity to also include empathy and appreciation for truth, which gives a completely different feel to what I do (and I like it).

Moving on. Smile
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08-03-2015, 08:45 AM
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The weather here... is hot as f... 40°C/105°F for about a week now. The temperature itself makes me easily distracted, Combined with the waves of half-naked cute girls roaming the streets, it's a productivity nightmare. A bit ironic, considering that I'm working on a self-help product focused on productivity. Not sure how that's going to turn out, lol. As a temporary solution to the heat and lack of focus, I've started taking cold showers every 8 hours and it pays off.

I'm not going into details about any of the products I'm working on since most of them have at least some brainwave entrainment component, which makes me somewhat of a competitor to Shannon. Every step of progress, which I share has some marketing value, so this part of the journey shall remain untold. Smile

Still, early in the morning and late at night (when it's still relatively cool), I'm easily the most productive. It's absurd how I can focus for hours and only stop when I begrudgingly admit to myself that I have to go to sleep at some point. Maybe that's because I'm literally getting a taste of my own medicine (the product), and BASE may have something to do with this as well. Smile
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08-12-2015, 12:10 PM (This post was last modified: 08-12-2015 12:10 PM by Ivaylo.)
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Tomorrow is game time - I'm starting to bring paid traffic to my self-help products. My beta-testers report decent results, which makes me excited, considering how ineffectively they use what I give them. I've rewritten parts of the user manual several times so people can understand what's expected of them... but in the end it's outside of my control. And these are smart, smart people we're talking about here. Well, by their standards, they are satisfied with the product so I'll just take what I can get.

So, at this point I have one mid-range product at $89 one-time fee, as well as 3-4 (and counting) at the $19-$27 range. Tomorrow I'm starting to drive paid traffic to niche Facebook pages, which correspond to the cheaper products I have. I expect to sell a fair chunk of those and continue to pour money into paid traffic.

It's a small miracle I've managed to get this done in the weather we're having here. It's so hot here, that despite my best efforts, most of my days I spend in some sort of daze. I keep myself hydrated, I take cold showers... but I'm still moving through space as if I'm in a dream. I have naturally low blood pressure, so that might be part of the reason why.

That's only what happens during the days, though. At night it's a whole different story - killer productivity, focus, energy. Hopefully in a month the temperatures will have fallen and I'll start putting in 12-hour work days as before.

As my productivity rises, if everything goes well, I'll continue to churn out niche self-help products even faster. There seem to be a lot of niches that need attention and are not getting any. The biggest asset, of course, are going to be the paid customers and the audiences I can reach via the Facebook pages. Earning the most money I can in the process will also help.
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08-19-2015, 03:52 PM
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Since I haven't been sharing many successes here for a while now, I think I'm going to remedy this right now. So, I'm in my last days of Stage 3, second run-through, and here's a little recap of my progress in the last few months:

Health:
I'm probably in the best physical shape of my life. That's not saying a lot, but still - my body fat is around 12%, and I'm stronger and with greater stamina than ever. I'm also a lot more aware of my body, almost as if I can pinpoint the actual role of every muscle and joint even as I'm casually walking down the street.

Romance:
I seem to be intimidating cute girls left and right when I go out, just by making eye contact with them on the street. At this point I'm surprised if the girl doesn't look down at the ground before again looking up to me. Even then, when they see my surprise, they seem to perceive that positively, and why wouldn't they. The only correlation I can muster to explain this is with my haircut experiments I started doing a few months ago... and another explanation would be BASE itself.

I haven't gone in a committed relationship though, as I was considering doing a few months ago. I was considering this while I was resting after my first round of BASE and then it took 1-2 weeks of round 2 to make me give up the idea almost completely. The quality of the girls with whom I choose to spend time is definitely on the rise, though. I won't be entirely surprised if I do decide I want a monogamous relationship at some point.

Social:
The one area where not a lot of movement is taking place. I'm beginning to think I'm just too critical, but I truly can't find people, who are dedicated to success (and not money in particular). Maybe that's because most of them don't go to networking events because they have work to do. Part of the issue is that I really don't need any new acquaintances in order to do my work, and I don't imagine needing any in the near future. And besides, finding a mastermind group isn't a feature of BASE, which probably explains why this area isn't changing as fast.

I have made a little bit of progress, though, with 2-3 new people with whom I share a commitment to growth, although they have an entirely different non-entrepreneurial direction. Still, it's nice change of pace and they are a pleasant company. Much more to come in that regard, I'm sure.

Business:
My self-help product lineup is shaping up nicely. My beta testers are very satisfied with their results, so even my intro products seem to be easily worth the $27 I'm charging. I might need to make some $9 stuff, though. I'm battling with technical difficulties though, so I still haven't gotten around to driving traffic to my sales pages.

Each new product I make takes me less and less time, which makes me able to target a lot of niches with my cheap products and build relationships off them.
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All in all - progress is definitely there. I might need to think of ways to speed it up, especially the business part.
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08-27-2015, 09:11 AM
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I never would have guessed that the primary audience for a productivity product is "women over 35", by a stupidly large margin. My overall click-through male:female ratio is 1:14, while my target group had almost 1:1 ratio.

That's with a gender-neutral ad. I think I'll save some money and target women only next time. I guess I should also rewrite the 2000 word sales copy to appeal to women. From now on, I'm dropping 5-10 bucks on ads even before I have the actual product. I've heard other people do this, but now it really clicked for me.
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09-11-2015, 04:58 AM
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Stage 4, day ~19, 2nd run

Long time, no write! Smile

I've been making (at least subjectively) great leaps of growth in the last few weeks. This has been done not without massive conscious effort, as well as intense spiritual work. I've still got a lot more work to do before I consider myself successful, but it seems I'm getting a more detailed map of how to get there. I'm not sure how significant the sub's role in this is. In any case, I'm far from blaming the subliminal for anything, and here's why.

Yesterday I took a Myers-Briggs test, almost as a joke. I didn't use to believe in that sort of stuff, which is why it hit me even harder. Turns out I'm an ESTP-A, and it's freaky how much they got right about me. Inability to keep a long-term relationship or follow a long-term goal, great salesman/persuasion skills but inability for true intimacy, etc. While reading my ''profile', I kept thinking "Isn't everybody that way?", only to find out the answer is "No!" after short introspection. Anyway...

What's related to the subs is this - the ESTP type is the most resistant to outside influence out of all 16 possible types. I already suspected that Shannon's subs had found a worthwhile challenge in me even before I ran BASE, but I didn't expect it to be so pronounced.

All in all, the results confirmed what I already knew deep down- I have the full potential (and a lot of the necessary skills) to be a top entrepreneur and I have stubbornness to overcome before I get there. It's a huge relief for me to have things put into perspective so clearly. I am really, truly enjoying the ride.
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09-13-2015, 08:46 PM
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Stubbornness was something I had to overcome in myself too. Stubbornness is the immature expression of strong will; the mature version is not stubborn, but strong willed. To change one to the other, I first had to define my stubbornness response so that I could recognize it. Then I had to recognize it, which also took some doing, and whenever I caught myself being stubborn, I had to consciously and rationally consider the situation. I found that I was being ridiculous most of the time, and there was nothing lost and no threat to considering the situation before choosing a path of action, so I started doing that. And whenever I started having a stubbornness response, I would consider it and ask, "Why am I responding this way?" Later I came to find out that stubbornness is the use of strong will to keep you safe in a fear response for this personality. I don't have the same type you do, but I definitely have a very strong will.

Over time with using these subs, and especially AM, and consciously working at it, I became much less afraid and my stubbornness was transformed (with both conscious and subconscious effort) into a calm, rational and reasonable strength of will.

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09-15-2015, 12:31 AM
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(09-13-2015 08:46 PM)Shannon Wrote:  Stubbornness was something I had to overcome in myself too. Stubbornness is the immature expression of strong will; the mature version is not stubborn, but strong willed. To change one to the other, I first had to define my stubbornness response so that I could recognize it. Then I had to recognize it, which also took some doing, and whenever I caught myself being stubborn, I had to consciously and rationally consider the situation. I found that I was being ridiculous most of the time, and there was nothing lost and no threat to considering the situation before choosing a path of action, so I started doing that. And whenever I started having a stubbornness response, I would consider it and ask, "Why am I responding this way?" Later I came to find out that stubbornness is the use of strong will to keep you safe in a fear response for this personality. I don't have the same type you do, but I definitely have a very strong will.

I guess I "dreamt my best solution" last night based on this. The definition for stubbornness I came up with this morning was "strong will, not exercised in my best self-interest". Consequently, since then I'm noticing myself behaving like a whiny kid, so I guess it's working, lol. I appreciate the input, Shannon, as always! Thanks!
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09-19-2015, 10:03 PM
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That is a perfect definition of stubbornness.

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10-22-2015, 11:17 AM
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Thank you, Shannon. It continues to be a really useful definition for me.


Anyway, it has been... wow, more than a month since I last wrote. This is probably part of why it feels so different to write here again. It's not the bigger part, though.

A lot more inner work took place during this month. The cornerstone of which was me, experimenting with... introversion. Turns out, for all the bad press that introversion gets in our society, it holds a lot of value to master that end of the spectrum as well. As cliche as it may sound, introversion allows you to know yourself. And it turned out I didn't know squat about myself.

As I shared to a friend last week, "I usually know more about a person in the first 60 seconds of meeting him than I know about myself right now after 27 years." This probably sounds bizarre, but it was the cold, hard truth for me.

The reason it feels different when I write this is that I don't need the words (or I need them much less) to be laid out in front of me in order to make sense of them, as I did before. This time, the only reason I can think of is to share my thoughts for anyone, who might benefit from reading them.

Still a lot of work to be done, but I get the feeling that this is how stubbornness and general resistance gets overcome - by paying attention to it, by reaching within and doing what you do from there - instead of my previous mode of operation which consisted almost exclusively of moment-to-moment decisions with a very weak, almost non-existent, overarching theme in general.

That doesn't seem like a very good way to be an entrepreneur and build a business that grows and/or scales. To make a quick buck - yes, But a different lifestyle, focused on the long term, requires change in personality, or better yet - simply maturing.

Realizing this is the good news. Now back to work.
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11-12-2015, 12:41 PM (This post was last modified: 11-12-2015 12:44 PM by Ivaylo.)
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Stage 6, day 5(?)

Another long time without posting, but I guess that's how it's going to be. I really don't seem to have much of value to talk about, although this is not entirely true...

What I've become aware of recently is that I'm no longer dividing my time into work and play. It's just one uninterrupted flow of events. This is a paradigm shift, that solves a lot of personal problems for me. For one, although my income has not increased significantly yet (although it very well can in the upcoming months), I'm definitely happier with what I'm doing than before.

Another "side effect" of this is that I can see myself growing as a professional, as well as a person... I can see it spilling over to other parts of my life in all kinds of deep ways... which, as I've realized, is EXACTLY what has to happen for me to be focused and happy with my work and life in general.

In other news, since I've started stage 6, I went from sleeping 6/7 hours per day to sleeping 8+. Not sure what's happening, but I've never had such well-defined difference in my sleep needs from transitioning from one stage to another, even in my first run of BASE.

... And also, I seem to be scoring within ENTP as Myers-Briggs type indicator, instead of ESTP like I used to. There are also several different aspects of my life, in which I find myself much more ready to go with the flow, instead of being apprehensive about it. There are still a few areas, where that's not yet the case, though, but I'll get the hang of them too.

P.S. Third run (BASE 2.1) is simply inevitable. I can't imagine running anything else yet.
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