Month: September 2014

‘Limitless’ Has Wisdom

Today’s guest post is an article about the amazing (and one of my all time favourite) films ‘Limitless’ by Paul Kyriazi. Paul is a movie director, producer, occassional actor and a true Next Level Guy. Paul has an amazing audio-book on living your life like James Bond. To find out more, click this:

Enter Paul:

This movie can make you Limitless. This article contains many spoilers about Limitless. See the movie first, then come back to this article.

Our hero Eddie gets access to 100% of his brain by using a smart pill called NZT. He tells us via narration,”Everything I’d ever read, seen and heard was now organized and available.”

 

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Us in the real world can’t access that much brain power, but with Google Search, smart phones and some clarity of mind on our part, we can have tons of information ready to use, if only we make the decision to do so.

“All fear and shyness was now gone,” Eddie tells us. Yes, those are success blocks. But we don’t need a pill to rid ourselves of those blocks. Classes, books, hypnosis or just diving into where we have to go, can start eliminating fears.

After hooking up with higher caliber friends (his useless relationships are “better forgotten and put away in mothballs,” he says) and going to Puerto Valletta, Eddie says,”Mere lounging wasn’t enough.”

Yes, being a ‘lounger’ will not move us closer to what we really want. In that scene Eddie gets it: “Suddenly I knew what I needed to do. But it would take money to get there.”

 

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Ah money. Here’s where we lose a lot of people. My success teacher Dr. Paul Mastrodakus once said: “I can announce a seminar that says this coffee pot is God and I’ll get 100% sign up. But any seminar that has ‘money’ as the subject, people just don’t seem to want.” I wonder why? Maybe getting money sounds like work. But money, that symbol of energy, is a must in the real world to accomplish our goals and live our dreams.

With increased brain power, Eddie apologizes to his ex-girlfriend saying, “My power for self sabotage wasn’t boundless after all.” He then asks her, “Why did you stay with me for so long?”

When she asks when his book is coming out, he replies, “Next year,” and then immediately asks her about her job. It seems our hero has got off of his own problems and is now giving out interest to other people.

In the beginning of the film, when Eddie is standing on the ledge of the building ready to jump, he talks about “Wanting to make an impact on the world, instead of the pavement.” When explaining his book in the bar, Eddie mentions a ‘utopian society.’ So we can guess that his final goal might be helping the world.

When Eddie is accused of having ‘delusions of grandeur’ he retorts with, “I have an actual recipe for grandeur.” Ah, a plan. Definite plans get definite results. Indefinite plans do not get ‘indefinite results’, they get NO results. Eddie says, “I wasn’t high, I wasn’t wired, I was clear. I knew what I needed to do, and how to do it.”

Notice the first thing that Eddie does once he’s on NZT. He cleans up his ‘base of operations,’ his apartment. Where have you heard this before? Actually he first smoothes over his bad relationship with the landlord’s wife and helps her write her law class paper. Eddie is a giver.

Next as the ‘enhanced Eddie’, he gets a haircut, new clothes, exercises and starts learning; studying languages. Yes, sounds like the Rules Of Living the James Bond Lifestyle. He then finishes his novel in four days. This is possible without NTZ if you type 5 pages an hour,16 hours a day, for four days = 320 page book.

 

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Yes, all this can be done without the NZT.. It just might take a little longer to reach the success level that we want.

Eddie says, “There are moments in your life when you cross a bridge and know that your old life is over.” This can scare some of us as it gets us out of our comfort zone to accept a change, even a positive change. But if a new life means, not having to run to the bank in 100 degree weather, because my car is broken, to make a $20 deposit to cover my overdue electric bill, then I’ll take that new life.

And while a high level of success is necessary to express our true selves, Eddie cautions us with, “We are all wired to over reach. Look at history, all the countries that ruled the world. No one stopped and said, ‘We’ve got France, Poland, a big Swiss bank account. Let’s not invade Russia in the winter. Let’s go home, pop a beer and live on the interest.'” Yes, better not fulfill the Peter Principle and rise to our level of our incompetence.

We see that Eddie can access classic literature when he compares Robert DeNiro’s energy customers to “Oliver Twist begging for his bowl of gruel.” Not bad to have an understanding of a few classics under your belt.

 

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DeNiro makes a good point about earning your power by experience. He tells Eddie:

“Your super intellect is a gift from God, but you didn’t earn it because you’re careless with your power, flashing it around like a trust fund child. You never had to earn it year by year. You don’t know how to assess your competition because you never had to compete.”

Finally Eddie overcomes his challenges to get where he wants to go, the U.S. Senate. His next step will be the Presidency where he can accomplish the most good. However, the now evil and manipulative DeNiro wants to control Eddie so Eddie can pass laws to benefit DeNiro’s various companies. But now Eddie has learned to compete and gets rid of DeNiro with verbal strategy. Eddie won’t be corrupted.

Leaving the theater, after watching Limitless, I heard a patron remark, “I wish I had that pill.” To me it sounded like, “I’m not going to even try to ‘enhance’ myself’ like Eddie. I want a free ride.”

In fact, even on NZT, Eddie worked hard, studied, exercised, worked on his finances and upgraded his appearance. Things anyone can do without NTZ.

To me, real NZT is water, as 90% of the human brain is made of it. Just Google ‘benefits of water’ and see the 10 things water does for humans and how much more we should be drinking.

In fact, it’s Eddie’s ‘baptism’ in water, after he dives into the ocean, where he realizes his real purpose in life, which seems to unfold as: Improve himself to the point of being able to serve others and make a positive difference in the world.

 

M436 Bradley Cooper stars in Relativity Media’s LIMITLESS.

 

Finally, like all success that we accept as ours, Eddie’s success in now internalized and natural. When he speaks to a waiter in Chinese, his girlfriend looks at him in awe. Eddie turns to her, sees her expression and says, “What?”

What are you doing in your life to become Limitless?

Myths and Facts about Premature Ejaculation

Today’s post is a guest post on a subject few guys talk about … Premature Ejaculation. Today’s guest post author is Patrick Banks, for awesome advice check out Patrick’s site here

Enter Patrick ….

The most common problem relating to sexual dysfunction in men is premature ejaculation. All of you can probably imagine how embarrassing it would be to lie naked in bed with a lovely girl while she stares disappointedly at your soft penis after one minute of intercourse. Her eyes fill up with deception and pity… sounds familiar?

Some time ago I felt so miserable about my sexual performance that I couldn’t focus on my work or any daily activities. For some time I totally lost motivation to interact with women, simply because I didn’t want to see this pitiful disappointment in their eyes ever again in my life!

It took me some time to entirely solve my problem and become fully satisfied with my sex life. Before I reached this point, I looked through thousands of resources on the internet and encountered plenty of myths about premature ejaculation. Sexual issues are such a popular subject nowadays that sometimes it may be easy to lose track of what is actually true and what’s just a misunderstanding or lie.

Let’s finally address the myths and facts surrounding premature ejaculation.

 

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MYTH #1: Premature ejaculation happens only to young and inexperienced men
FACT: Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual dysfunction among men regardless of age

According to the 1999 NHSLS survey by Laumann et al., 30% of men ages 18-29, 32% ages 30-39, 28% ages 40-49, and 31% ages 50-59 stated that climaxing too early was an issue for them. I know that some of you were hoping that age would slow things down naturally , but if the ailment stays untreated, the matter will not get better on its own. Premature ejaculation can potentially lead to divorce and could make it very difficult to start any physical relationship down the road.

 

MYTH #2: Long penetration is a crucial part of sex
FACT: More than half of sex is mental.

The brain is the most important sexual organ, which is especially true for women. Haven’t you noticed that female porn stars rarely experience orgasms despite long, intense penetration? That’s because sex isn’t just physical – most of it occurs within the mind. This means that even if you WERE able to penetrate her for hours there’s no guarantee that she would like it or even experience an orgasm.

The average time it takes for a woman to reach orgasm is 10-15 minutes. However, you can drastically improve that timeframe if you arouse her with foreplay and stimulate her in various ways (not just vaginally). If you want to be an amazing lover , you need to be phenomenal at foreplay and make sure that your partner gets enough of the emotional support and cuddling.

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MYTH #3: Watching porn doesn’t influence your performance in bed
FACT: Porn Consumption trains you to cum too early

Watching adult videos impacts dopamine production–the hormone responsible for controlling your ejaculation reflex. If you watch porn excessively you teach yourself to come too quickly developing bad habits especially if you start at a very early age. The access to a variety of sexual acts and fetishes can be very addictive and leads you to masturbate to quickly achieve orgasm, just to get your next dopamine rush. What’s more, by exceeded porn consumption you may build up a dopamine resistance. While masturbating with extra stimulations, such as porn, can lead you to orgasm in a very short time, it fails to involve your other senses (such as touching or smelling your girlfriend’s body, etc.) which has a different effect on your receptors.

 

MYTH #4: Your thoughts during sex doesn’t change how long you can last
FACT: Performance anxiety is a big endurance killer

I think we all know that feeling. You’re about to have sex with your girl and suddenly these thoughts invade your mind: “OMG, I’m already way too horny and we haven’t even started yet… What if I come too quickly again? She’ll think I’m a loser…” If you have experienced coming too early in the past, your thoughts and feelings often times can induce premature ejaculation, resulting in a self-fulfilling prophecy. Instead of being relaxed and enjoying sex you think “OMG, I’m already way too horny… What if I come too quickly again?” You try so hard NOT to come that you come much earlier than you would like to.

As I mentioned before, the sex is extremely mental, so our habits directly influence our performance. Even men with frequent sex can get extra-aroused, because in his mind he is trained to come too early. Reducing anxiety works differently for everyone. There are several methods that can be used to rewire your mind to have better sex. Among these methods are hypnosis, NLP, or meditation.

 

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MYTH #5: It`s not possible to teach yourself to perform longer without taking pills
FACT: You can rewire your brain and train your “sex-muscles” With kegel exercises

It is totally possible to entirely solve the problem of premature ejaculation. However, it requires some time and complex routine changes regarding your mental and physical habits. Performing kegel exercises, which were designed to train your pelvic floor muscles, brings numerous benefits like greater control over ejaculation and enhanced sexual function.
Contrary to most advice on the internet, just having strong pelvic muscles won’t do anything for you. You have to know at what moments to flex them and when to relax them. This will make a huge difference, especially when combined with natural supplements and relaxation techniques.

ABOUT THE WRITER
Bildschirmfoto 2014-08-04 um 16.14.59Patrick Banks is a Berlin based writer with over 5 years of experience providing sex and dating advice. He is a fierce optimist who believes in the power of making life happen. He shares his opinions on his Wingman Magazine.

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