A Model For The Advancement Of Men

I had an epiphany today. When I was thinking about how society doesn’t seem to be responding to the needs and wants of men. It’s like mens’ collective will doesn’t have any traction in society. On the other hand feminists simply apply the generations-old tactic of using ‘reason’. It seems to work notwithstanding the fact that feminist arguments for the most part can’t even stand up in a debate. They simply plot amongst themselves, point to a few inequities and collectively use that to justify changing society to suit themselves. They have learned to believe in it, like a religion. They have succeeded greatly, on many levels.

So why doesn’t it work when men use the same tactic: when reason is actually on their side? I used to think that it was because there was a lack of awareness. Or maybe that a lot of men behaved like traitors to the male cause; because the carrot of sex, validation or approval was dangled in front of them. The big epiphany I had today though was that women simply don’t respond to reason like men do. A long time ago women worked out that by appealing to mens’ logical mind they could influence them. Women in general don’t seem to be influenced the same way which is why trying to fight fire with fire doesn’t work.

Women respond to something a bit different. That is to say, masculine power is a bit different. Women respond to masculine power. What is masculine power? I’m still uncovering this for myself but I have some good ideas:

  • Ambition
  • Passionate pursuit of something
  • Intent
  • Dominating behaviour such as taking up more space or cutting them off
  • Eye contact, tonality, body-language
  • Authoritativeness
  • Radical honesty
  • Non-neediness
  • Physicality
  • Sexuality
  • Self-amusement
  • Presence

How could anything ever be more powerful than this. However, society has taught us in some form that everything on this list is undesirable. Sexist. Oppressive. Based on misguided and outdated principles. It’s structured to make it near impossible for most men to be like this. I think feminists knew this. They understood the key to influencing women and they saw it as threatening behaviour. The sad thing is that when men are like this, they are happy. Most women are too.

So next time you find yourself in a situation where a woman doesn’t seem to be responding to reason or respecting your will, try to influence her in the language that she is programmed to be influenced by. Don’t worry about expecting her to be a certain way because you’d prefer it: feminism killed that dead (in the anglosphere). Society gave you the wrong expectations, that’s why you’re suffering bitches as I have been. By the way, locker room talk counts as self-amusement. Notice instead that they respect and respond how you like when you take the different approach of doing what influences them.

I remember once, as a teenager, I told my mother to “stop being a bitch”. I don’t remember the situation. I think I was “trying it on”. I’ve never seen her react so strongly. Her face instantly contorted in rage in such an intense way that I literally turned around to run and she kicked me on the butt. Then I was going to move out but she wept and apologised so I stayed.

As a child at a basketball camp, there were two female instructors and about a dozen children doing some activity. We were asked to all join hands I felt a bit like “ew girls” and in Bart Simpson fashion said I didn’t want to get cooties. The two instructors, in tandem, made me feel that it was utterly unacceptable to say that. That part of me was never to see the light of day. Repression in action.

These two stories show something about how men are conditioned by society and the masculine’s way of making light of things has been curtailed and retarded. To be honest and reasonable the word bitch is no worse than the word jerk. I think it’s a very good word actually because it describes something that is prevalent and a lot of people want to deride it. Bitchiness would be less prevalent if we were allowed to talk about it. The only thing that has made it bad is feminism. Likewise, “cooties” represents the attitude towards women that we naturally have as youngsters. Before we were taught to put  pussy on a pedestal. I think that it’s a healthy, playful attitude to have. (I let out a deep sigh) it was so nice not to have to take others so seriously. Words to reclaim:

  • Bitch
  • Wuss/sissy/pussy
  • Cuck

So far I have discussed things on a personal level. I think this is important because it’s key to happiness and relating with women successfully. Apparently not all men feel this though. Some, like my brother, are more disposed to the view that gender is a construct et cetera. It seems to be a matter of personal preference. Unfortunately, men like this seem  to be well-disposed to feminism and stepping into the role society has laid out for them (the chump doormat father). What I have said so far though will resonate with a lot of men as well. Once the movement grows in whatever form, and society reacts to our will, there will be a third type of man who will join us. This type is the most numerous, the most moderate, can go either way and just does what society expects them to for the most part. So, beyond the personal level this is what our success will look like.

The leader counts. The beliefs, values, preferences and attitudes of a leader filter down throughout the organisation. Even if that organisation is a nation or an empire. I’m convinced that feminism is so successful is Australia partly because we’ve had a female head of state for the past 65 years. It’s like a constant tailwind for them and a headwind for us. Trump has a good intuition about what’s good for men. He appeals to men. Polls show that men (and women) will vote for a based candidate such as him by the million. Further than Trump you have people like Putin or Erdogan. The thing is that Trump can get voted out for someone like Obama; who does things like unilaterally announce on the music awards that rappers are to respect women. It’s not about authoritarianism because autocrats can be cucks too: it’s about personality. In my view monarchy is the last resort. There needs to be checks and balances because no one wants to live under a despot.

Most men have common interests. They would prefer certain laws over others. They find the way some things are now to be perverted such as false-rape charges and anything related to the family court or men interacting with women. I believe there is a place for advocacy of men’s interests. Why not? It’s reasonable but for some reason doesn’t sit right. So that means it’s dirty but someone has to do it. Why not pay some people to campaign for mens’ interests as women have done? And the government should do it too. The thing is that women have made society as they want it to be, politically. The judicial system almost always favours women, unreasonably so. This is because there is nothing to counterbalance the institutionalisation of advocacy for women. There needs to be institutionalised advocacy for men. Don’t tell me about the patriarchy: there’s nothing in the patriarchy to effect the legal system. This is a rather ugly part of the overall strategic framework. It’s ugly from the feminist point of view as well though: that’s why you never hear about it. They are groups with acronym names that you’ve never heard of before that get funded mysteriously and quietly work against half the population. Without this type of advocacy, or some authoritarian top-down intervention, the legal system will remain unfair, even hostile to men.

Finally there is what I call culture, or brotherhood. How would this look? Well, I think it will look a bit like certain figureheads. Leaders. People we admire from the past and in the current climate. We need to protect our idols. We can no longer accept people defaming our Jeremy Clarksons and our Julien Blancs. We can no longer accept a media industry that only produces “progressive” works and shits all over what we like; as Star Wars has done. There is a well established force of people on social media who are quick to criticise whenever there is “traditional gender roles” in a movie such as in Jurassic Park. That means more Admiral Holdos and less Indiana Joneses. We need to be equally quick to criticise them and those who presume to produce things which offend us. Our idols, songs and myths are close to our heart; we must defend them. Primarily this battle is online but occasionally in the form of protests, confrontation or written letters.

A big part of this is about big companies. They respond to monetary incentives above all else. They have marketing departments who go over their message with a fine-tooth comb. Schools know what’s in their programs. It sounds complex but it’s really quite simple: if you don’t like what they’re about then don’t support them with your purchase, attendance or viewership. If television or newspaper as a whole seems overrun with feminism, then switch to a different medium. In doing so the companies and industries that we like will grow, and others will wither. Conglomerates and geopolitics respond to social forces among others so be one. When I say brotherhood, I mean enough men demanding the same thing that it comes to be. Men who are traitors should pay a price socially. Better yet, they should be conditioned when they’re young like I was chastised into respecting women. It’s not risky – just do it the way it’s been done for 4,000+ years. In time, men will learn to believe in it and intuitively act in their own best interest as women have done.

It’s hard for me to tell you to challenge feminism at work or in the board room, which is where a lot of the action is. In time the markets will change and organisations will change tone in response. Beyond the market though, there are people within the organisation, sector and economy who have certain preferences. In my experience, if they can, people do make hire/fire decisions based on ideology. So do what I do: run your own organisation or work for yourself. Climb the ladder and be an excellent manager, executive or director. Be the expert who is indispensable or sought after. If you’re like this then you are at little risk to people with conflicting world-views. If you or someone else get persecuted for being “conservative” (i.e. believing there are two genders and more men gravitate towards tech) then make them lose money for it in some form, at some time.

In summary, here is the model:

  • Personal: be a person of influence by manifesting masculine power
  • Taboos: engage in locker-room talk and intelligently rebuild the shame landscape
  • The Leader: support the right leaders
  • Advocacy: get someone to right the legal system
  • Culture: our idols and myths matter – fight for them
  • Indispensability: be the leaders, owners and experts

Giving Up Caffeine

Recently I was going for a walk and listening to the audiobook “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself”. Dispenza had shone a light on stress as a survival response. He likened it to a deer’s adrenal response when it sees a predator. The difference is that after about 15 minutes the deer will go back to normal. Humans, on the other hand, have the ability to think about past and future events which alone can make us stressed. So we are capable of making ourselves feel stressed all the time.

He linked this stress response to depression, anxiety, feelings of competition, hatred, envy, scarcity. At this point, I felt like he was talking about me personally and knew me better than I knew myself. The part about anxiety, envy, and competition, in particular, hit me like a freight train. Although it may not have been what he was driving at, the message for me was clear: reduce stress levels. So I gave up caffeine the very next day.

The decision not to drink caffeine is a decision to live more presently, spiritually, off-the-grid, in one's emotions and familiar with one's inner-child.

Day 1 

On day 1 I was home most of the day, working. The withdrawal was not bad. I lost my temper at a family member though. Definitely the caffeine withdrawal made my response worse (and maybe caffeine drinkers feel like pushing your buttons a bit when they sense your calmness).

I decided to postpone meeting a girl who I’ve been seeing lately. It seemed like too much work and I didn’t have the patience. She didn’t mind postponing so it was a good move.

Another girl wanted to tee up a time to meet at the library to practise lanaguges. I suggested we go to a nearby cafe instead because it was more comfortable and I had no need for books. Then she sort of insisted the library then I got tired of her shit and said I’d rather practise with someone else (I was annoyed because by being too reticent she was adding stress and therefore making herself a problem to solve). I unfriended her 5 minutes after friending her and asked her to leave me alone. Then she seemd to suggets I was into her and she wasn’t into me and then blocked me. That’s why I asked her to leave me alone.

I would recommend choosing a day without much socialising to quit caffeine.

I did manage to be quite productive that day. This is important because productivity is the main reason for drinking caffeine is it not? I did 20 minutes meditation. It was much easier than usual, the time seemed to go so quickly. Got into that trancelike, theta brainwave state that Dispenza talks about in his book. I arose feeling refreshed and then spent 10 minutes doing an emotional release. I lay in bed and didn’t feel like watching endless memes like I usually do and fell asleep. I had stayed awake for less than 16 hours. This is important because in the past I would always stay awake a little bit later each night.

Day 2

It was the best sleep of my life. Slept so well that I woke up with a sore neck. Again, managed to be productive at home. An encouraging sign.

Day 2 is where you start to feel good and see the benefits. I was riding around on my scooter in the central business district and it was plainly apparent to me that 99% of the people on the street were amped up on caffeine. They seem like their skin and muscles are hardened into stone. The whole planet seems like that even. For me, it felt like I was on holiday. Camping. Truly relaxed in my own home town. Who would have thought it was possible? I felt like I was treating myself, enjoying life, while most other people were in the rat race. I suppose that is true but usually, I don’t feel good about it. I could tell that my presence was attractive to others too because I was the most relaxed person around. It was as if my ego wasn’t playing the human game anymore. 

I realised that so much of the behaviour that usually annoys me has something to do with caffeine. I realised that them being on caffeine is probably why women often seem bitchy/problematic to me and people in the workplace seem adversarial. I realised that other people like people who aren’t on caffeine too, and by not being on it, I was getting the best from people. They felt they could let their guard down. Rightfully so.

I went to the pub to watch the State of Origin rugby match. I realised that usually I have a loud, amped-up, overactive mind. I felt like it was a good thing because I could use to it control situations quite well. It never seemed to go down well with others. What is better is being the person with a quiet mind. Then you can watch the ‘smart’ person who is amped up and thinking they are controlling things.

When you’re more relaxed you naturally feel more dominant. Surroundings are less threatening by definition. Sex feels like something that just makes sense as if the threat has abated so now it’s safe to play around, have fun and let the limbic system express do its thing. Bullshit seems to mean less. Everything of the environment, body and time seems to means less as a matter of fact.

The decision not to drink caffeine is a decision to live more presently, spiritually, off-the-grid, in one’s emotions and familiarly with one’s subconscious.

The Personal MBA Part 1: Value Creation

1. The Five Parts of Every Business

There are five essential elements for something to be considered a business:

  1. It creates and delivers something of value.
  2. That other people want or need.
  3. At a price they’re willing to pay.
  4. In a way that satisfies the customer’s needs and expectations.
  5. So that the business brings in enough profit to make it worthwhile for the owners to continue operation.

Based on these we have the essential processes of business:

  1. Value creation
  2. Marketing
  3. Sales
  4. Value delivery
  5. Finance

You should have a solid understanding of these processes. A good business plan will outline them as well.

2. Economically Valuable Skills

It’s fine to pursue things for relaxation or enjoyment, but if you want to earn money then you should focus on skills which relate to the five areas of business.

3. The Iron Law of the Market

You can invent something ingenious but if there isn’t market demand for it then it’s not going to be successful. Market research is a way of gauging and increasing the likelihood that your idea will be well-received by the market.

4. Core Human Drives 

There are core human drives which help to explain what people will want to buy.

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs:

  • Physiology
  • Safety
  • Belongingness/love
  • Esteem
  • Self-actualisation

ERG theory:

  • People seek existence first
  • Then relatedness
  • Then growth

Five core human drives:

  • The drive to acquire
  • The drive to bond
  • The drive to learn
  • The drive to defend
  • The drive to feel

All successful business sell some combination of money, status, power, love, knowledge, protection, pleasure and excitement.

5. Status Seeking

Humans are hard-wired to place a high priority on status. We spend a lot of mental energy determining what our status is. Research shows that people will make decisions based on the perceived effect on their social status.

When you approach a prospect they will be considering how your proposition affects their social status. Building social signals into your offer increases appeal to the target market.

6. Ten Ways to Evaluate a Market

This is a way of evaluating a market. Rate each of these between 0 (extremely unattractive) and 10 (extremely attractive). When in doubt be conservative.

  1. Urgency
  2. Market size
  3. Pricing potential
  4. Cost of customer acquisition
  5. Cost of value delivery
  6. Uniqueness of offer
  7. Speed to market
  8. Up-front investment
  9. Upsell potential
  10. Evergreen potential

Add them up and if the score is less than 50 forget about it. 50-75 will pay the bills but will require a lot from you. 75 or above? You are onto something promising, go for it posthaste!

7. The Hidden Benefits of Competition 

There are hidden benefits of competition, for example: if you enter a market and find out other people are doing the same thing you know that there is a market of paying customers for this model.

The best way to observe what competitors are doing is to become a customer. Buy as much as you can of what they offer. This will teach you a lot. Learn everything you can from your competition and then create something even more valuable.

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his business better all the time. -Henry Ford

8. The Mercenary Rule

Don’t get into a business just for the money (like a mercenary) because it always takes more effort than you first expect. You should look for opportunities that you’re drawn to and keep coming back to. That being said; dull industries can be lucrative. If you find something you like about doing it then it can be a winner.

9. The Crusader Rule 

Don’t be a crusader either. Changing the world is hard if you can’t pay the bills so don’t neglect soberly checking whether there’s actually a market behind the idea which is so appealing. Side projects can be great; it might be a perfect side project for you.

10. Twelve Standard Forms of Value 

  1. Product
  2. Service
  3. Shared resource
  4. Subscription
  5. Resale
  6. Lease
  7. Agency
  8. Audience aggregation
  9. Loan
  10. Option
  11. Insurance
  12. Capital

11. Form of Value 1: Product

Can be tangible or intangible. Scale well because you only have to create it once and then the process is duplicating it. It has to be something that people want, you must produce it as inexpensively as possible (whilst maintaining an acceptable level of quality), sell as many units (for as high as price as is acceptable to market) and keep enough inventory of product for future orders.

12. Form of Value 2: Service

Service requires you to have employees which can do something (that others can’t, won’t or don’t do themselves), provide it with consistenly high quality and attract/retain paying customers. Can be lucrative but also is difficult to duplicate so it’s not very scalable. Be sure to charge enough to compensate for the time you’ll be investing in providing the service.

13. Form of Value 3: Shared Resource

Must create an asset that people want to use/are willing to pay for, must be able to share it without diminishing the quality and must charge enough to maintain/improve it over time. Be weary of having too many users so that the quality diminishes and you get a bad reputation. Finding the sweet spot between too few members and too many is the key to making this model work.

14. Form of Value 4: Subscription

  1. Provide significant value to each subscriber on a regular basis
  2. Build a subscriber base and continually attract new subscribers to compensate for attrition
  3. Bill customers on a recurring basis
  4. Retain each subscriber as long as possible

15. Form of Value 5: Resale

This what most retailers do.

  1. Purchase a product as inexpensively as possible, usually in bulk
  2. Keep the product in good condition until sale – damaged goods can’t be sold
  3. Find potential purchasers of the product as quickly as possible to inventory costs low
  4. Sell the product for as a high a markup as possible, preferably a multiple of the purchase price

Quite important to keep a good relationship with suppliers.

16. Form of Value 6: Lease 

Must acquire an asset that people want to use, lease the asset to a paying customer on favourable terms and protect yourself from unexpected or adverse events (such as the loss or damage of the leased asset). Need to receive enough revenue from leasing asset to cover the purchase cost, repair costs and replacement: within the life of the asset.

17. Form of Value 7: Agency 

Earn a commission fee for linking up buyer and seller. Must find a seller with a valuable asset, establish contact/trust with a potential buyer, negotiate an agreement on the terms of selling and collect an agreed upon fee for doing so.

18. Form of Value 8: Audience Aggregation

Identify a group of people with common characteristics or interests, create/maintain some way of consistently attracting that group’s attention, find third parties who are interested in buying the attention of that audience and sell access to that audience without alienating the audience itself.

19. Form of Value 9: Loan 

Must have some amount of money to lend, find people who want to borrow that money, set an interest rate that compensates you adequately for the loan and estimate/protect against the possibility that the loan won’t be repaid. Underwriting involves accessing the risk of the loan.

20. Form of Value 10: Option

Includes things like plane tickets as well as financial instruments. Buyer has the option of taking some action for a certain period of time in exchange for purchasing the option. Must identify some action that people might want to take in the future, offer potential buyers the right to take that action before a specified deadline, convince potential buyers that the option is worth the asking price and enforce the specified deadline on taking action.

21. Form of Value: Insurance 

Must create a binding legal agreement that transfers the risk of a specific bad thing happening form the policyholder to you, estimate the risk of that bad thing actually happening using available data, collect the agreed upon series of payments (premiums) over time and pay out legitimate claims upon the policy.

22. Form of Value: Capital

Must have a pool of resources available to invest, find a promising business in which you’d like to invest in, estimate how much the business is/will be worth, access the risk and negotiate the amount of ownership you’d receive in exchange for the capital you’re investing.

23. Hassle premium

Often people could do things themselves but it’s a ‘hassle’ to do so. For example: it is unpleasant, takes too long, distracts them from other matters, isn’t a worthwhile use of their time et cetera. Since it’s a hassle, they are willing to pay someone else to do it.

The difference between the cost of doing something oneself and how much a business can make doing it for them is the ‘hassle premium’. Start looking for things which are a hassle and you may find a potential business. The greater the hassle, the more people are willing to pay.

24. Perceived Value 

Value is in the eye of the beholder. These elements help to maximise the perceived value of the offer:

  • Satisfies one or more core human drives
  • Offers an attractive and easy-to-visualise end result
  • High hassle premium
  • Satisfies status-seeking tendency by providing desirable social signals

25. Modularity 

You can offer a combination of different modules of value, perhaps in different forms. This makes it easier to customise to what the buyer wants.

26. Bundling and Unbundling 

When the value is modular you can bundle it together and then sell it for a higher price. Like when you get a new phone with a plan.

Or you can unbundle: such as by selling single tracks out of the album. This is good for when people mightn’t buy the full album.

27. Prototype

What matters more than ideas to entrepreneurs is knowing whether an idea can be translated into reality according to plan. A prototype is one of the most effective ways of testing an idea with less investment. ‘Stealth mode’, withholding information is not effective in most instances because ideas are cheap and you want to be able to get feedback in early stages.

28. The Iteration Cycle 

This is a process you can use to make anything better over time:

  1. Watch. What’s happening? What’s working/not working?
  2. Ideate. What could you improve? What are the options?
  3. Guess. Based on what you’ve learned, which idea do you think will make the biggest impact?
  4. Which? Decide which change to make.
  5. Act. Actually make the change.
  6. Measure. What happened? Positive or negative? Should you keep the change or go back? Try clearly defining what you’re trying to do each cycle.

29. Iteration Velocity

Generally the quicker you move through the cycle the better because you can improve more quickly, efficiently.

30. Feedback 

Feedback is the core of the iteration cycle. Tips:

  • Get feedback from real potential customers instead of friends and family
  • Ask open-ended questions
  • Steady yourself and keep calm
  • Take what you hear with a grain of salt
  • Give potential customers the opportunity to preorder

31. Alternatives

This is a principle of business. Customers usually have alternative choices. Businesses have alternatives about where to focus their limited time, money and energy to the greatest effect.

If you examine alternatives (and things in general) from the customer’s perspective, it will help you to make better choices.

32. Trade-Offs 

Time, energy and resources are finite. By paying attention to the patterns behind what your best customers value, you’ll be able to focus on improving your offering for most of your potential best customers most of the time.

33. Economic Values 

Here are 9 economic values that people often use when deciding if they want to buy something more than hold onto the money they have:

  1. Efficacy
  2. Speed
  3. Reliability
  4. Ease of use
  5. Flexibility
  6. Status
  7. Aesthetic appeal
  8. Emotion
  9. Cost

1-5 are about convenience. 6-9 are about fidelity. It’s hard to optimise both convenience and fidelity so choose one.

Tradeoffs often define your brand. E.g. old navy, GAP and Banana Republic all have a position based on different trade-offs (cost/quality) but are owned by the same group.

34. Relative Importance Testing 

This is a testing process where consumers demonstrate what they most value. You can’t ask them because what they’ll come up with is ‘ultimate value for free’. By getting them to choose what they most and least value out of various selections, you can obtain a pretty accurate ranking of what values they’ll make choices based upon.

35. Critical Assumptions

When you make a plan for a business to succeed, often you’ll do so based on certain assumptions. Critical assumptions are the ones which must ALL be true in order for the business to succeed according to plan. You want to identify and test critical assumptions wherever possible.

36. Shadow Testing 

You can test one of the most important assumptions (whether people will buy it) by shadow testing it. You should be upfront about what you’re doing.

37. Minimum Viable Offer

The minimum that you need to produce in order for some people to actually buy it. For example Fitbit’s minimum viable offer was a prototype + description + some renderings. Services like Kickstarter can be useful here.

38. Incremental Augmentation 

This is the process of using the iteration cycle to add new benefits to existing offer, creating more value for customers over time.

39. Field Testing 

Basically this is testing your product(s) (and even designing them) in the field. This helps to improve quality a great deal.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Book Notes

1. The Law of Pure Potentiality. Get in touch with pure potentiality. Occasionally spend extended periods of time (such as an hour or a week) in stillness. Meditate daily (30 minutes in the morning plus 30 minutes in the evening is recommended). Commune with nature.

2. The Law of Giving. Receiving and giving are part of the same exchange of energy. In order to keep the flow going you have to give. Doesn’t have to be material; you can give presence, positive thoughts, something to make them smile etc. Give something to everyone you encounter.

3. The Law of Karma. Become conscious of the choices you make moment to moment. We are bundles of unconscious conditioning. Take the process from the unconscious into the conscious. Ask (1) what are the consequences of this choice I’m making? (2) will this choice create happiness for me and those around me? This is what right action is referring to. Use the comfort test to decide: does the choice give you a feeling of comfort or discomfort in your heart? Karma, memory and desire are like the software of our soul.

4. The Law of Least Effort. Your internal reference point is spiritual rather than egoic, you free up a great deal of energy. (1) Acceptance: accept things as they occur, everything is as it should be, don’t struggle against this moment or the universe. (2) Responsibility? (3) Defencelessness. Release the need to defend your point of view, people waste a lot of energy doing this?

5. The Law of Intention and Desire. The universe is made of energy and information. You are just a blip on this quantum field, as all people are. By changing the energy and information content of your body you can change the energy and information of the wider world. Attention and intention. Attention causes things to grow and lack of attention causes them to wither. Intention has the power to bring the unmanifested in the manifested. Should be in alignment with other natural and spiritual laws. Most effective in the present moment. Try creating a list of your desires and looking at them before meditation and bed.

6. The Law of Detachment. Give up the attachment, not the intention or the desire. Attachment is behind a lot of the scarcity most people experience.

7. The Law of Dharma. We are all meant to find out who we are and what our purpose is in life. Theoretically there is something that each person can do better than anyone else, or at least doing it a certain way. How can you be of service, fulfill needs etc? This is the way to affluence. Shift your internal dialogue from what you need to how you can help. Discover your true or higher self through spiritual practise. What would you do if you had all the money in the world? How are you best suited to serve humanity?