This Is Capitalism’s Fault

So, I’m finished with school for the summer, and I thought I would be able to take a clean, wholesome break — uh nope!

I’m applying for jobs via indeed.

And writing, a bunch.

Maybe I’ll shoot a video or something – I don’t know.

But I know ya boy don’t wanna waste any time.

Ah – even yesterday I was learning about html.

And it’s cool. Cause now I can read a little code. Feels like a freaking super power, man.

Lol – this is the monster that capitalism created. Chronic workaholics.

Well, this isn’t a bad thing – cause I have big goals.

I wanna get crazy, crazy cash flow.

Become a crazy good communicator via my writing and public speaking skills.

I wanna build cool houses.

I wanna, I wanna, I wanna …

And I have work tomorrow too.

Man, this is all capitalism’s fault….

…This, to me, is all that America is good for – selling, marketing, business, cash.

The American Dream.

And that’s not bad, cause hard work is the ultimate currency.

Thank goodness for that.

Later!

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Feed Addictions

I’ve been watching a lot of video games, lately.

And it’s an amazing nostalgia.

If you didn’t know my origin story – the short version is that I was video game geek who wore colorful socks turned into a buffed out, bald, bearded grown man.

Video games were my jam – I even to school for it, briefly, and now I’m going into marketing as a career, cause I love to sell and write, and am on Twitter like a mad man.

So, now I just watch video games on Youtube, and recently I finished watching God of War and Fortnite.

And given my marketing knowledge – I saw a big idea in video game design that is good for marketers.

The big idea is to make your product/ service/ idea addicting.

God of War – designwise is freaking good cause it’s addicting (besides the amazing story, acting, etc, etc).

It’s so addicting – that after watching a video, I found myself saying Kratos’ dialogue like – Boy!

Or performing his actions (the man throws his axe around a lot.

Like this –

God of War 4

Man, I used do that when I was a kid…. Acted out certain characters…

… Anyway, the more I watch – the more addicted I become. I can’t get enough.

God of War sold me, hard.

Just because of it’s addicting nature.

The best products do this – iPhones, cigarettes, cars,  grass fed burgers, etc.

That’s what I try to do with my personality, writing, and ideas.

I try to find an addiction and feed it – again and again and again.

Cause that’s what lasts.

 

 

Ideas

Gender neutral. Feminism. White supremacy. Cultural appropriation.

These are the words that I’ve been seein’ in Twitter, TV, and the media –  in general.

In school, we debate about racism.

We ponder, ponder, ponder.

But these ideas weren’t around 4 years ago. People weren’t talkin’ bout this 4 years ago.

Weird.

Man, the sellin’ of ideas are super powerful.

It’s really all we got now. Cause everythin’ has been made, everythin’ has been created.

We have amazing services, amazing assets, and currencies, amazing services.

Capitalism won.

But ideologies have people makin’ signs, and marchin’ in the streets. Protestin’. Roitin’.

Ideas spur action.

Sellin’ ideas is the most powerful thing I’ve ever seen.

From the media, academia, corporations.

And as an average person person, you gotta recognize the soft sell, the soft ball pitch – cause it’s being sold – every second, every minute, every hour.

Steel up.

And learn to sell those ideas yourself, create your own culture, your own ideas.

Cause they’re the only thing we have left.

 

 

 

Movies + Video Games Are Ideals

I’m patiently waitin’ to view the new God of War video game on Youtube. I stopped playin’ video games four years ago … But…

You know those cool walk throughs? Yeah, they’re dope.

I sometimes watch them when I wanna get some new storytellin’ ideas.

Have you seen a new video game lately? They’re bananas. The graphics are butter now. Smooth, creamy, delicious.

Oh, boy – as I’m writing this – I thinkin’ bout pancakes and bacon, ugh.

So, for the God of War video games, the creators re did a lot of things. Firstly, the main character – Kratos.

He’s really… matured – he’s now a dad, has a full beard, and a bald head. Instead of being a wild womanizer. He still has a bad, bad temper, though.

Sounds cool, right?

This got me thinkin’ – Movies and Video games – through storytellin’ – are tryin’ to sell consumers ideals. An ideal to live up to.

If you look at Kratos, he’s perfect. Perfect body, beard, weapons, fightin’ ability.

In commercials, dudes are shredded and the girls are thin.

In superheroes, the main characters are buffed out & crazy strong.

Now, most people in their life never achieve that level of fitness – at all.

Why?

Takes too long. Too hard. Etc, etc.

But these are the things that people want. And is what self improvement is built on.

Gettin’ the better body, better relationships, more money, a nicer house or car, a better degree, etc.

Self improvement is bout seein’ the ideal on the screen, and addin’ it to your life – no matter how it takes.

Could take a day, could take 20 years.

Doesn’t matter.

These ideals are what life is about. Strive for something greater. Anything.

Why?

Cause it makes life crazy more fulfilling.

That’s why you should try to your best to live up to that ideal as much as possible.

Go for it.

End Of A Era

Earlier today, I walked past a Babies R US in the heart of Union Square.
It was cleared out. It’s retail space, now. White walls. And trash. Damn.
I remember Toys R Us as a kid. I had a bunch of toys. Hundreds. I loved ’em.
I used beg to my family members for them, weekly. I used to stuff them in a big, looney tunes travel bag, and take ’em everywhere.
KB toys and Toys R Us were my favorite places.
And now they’re both gone. A relic of the Industrial age of the old economy. Where 8 hour works days seemed smart. Where employers wanted to hire everybody and their mom.  And a 401K was all you needed.
Now it’s different.
We’re in a new Age now. Postindustrial. Tech, tech, tech. Speed, speed, speed.
Where the only currency is your ideas.
James Altucher & Seth Godin were right.
Ideas are the only thing that’ll last in this new economy.
This is what Amazon knows.
This is where we’re goin’.
It’s truly an end of a era.

Distribution Is Savin’ Time

Time is the ultimate currency.

It’s finite. We all gotta go some day.

This is why Amazon. And Uber are winning. They’re faster.

It takes me less 5 minutes to catch a Uber. Cabs used to take forever. This is why Uber wins.

I click a product on Amazon. And it’s in my mailbox in two days or less.

This is distribution – the place part of the 4 P’s of marketin’ – and it’s changin’ the game.

Everythin’ is speed speed, speed.

Savin’ people time is the ultimate currency.

Know this.

Business Is Movin’ Quickly

4 years ago, I only got cash tips from customers.

This year – it’s different. People are walkin’ around with phones, cards, cash app, and Venmo. And probably a bunch of stuff that I’ve never heard of.

4 years ago feels like last week.

Hell, I invest in stocks through a freakin’ app.

Wild.

Business is movin’ quickly. Don’t get left behind.