August 24, 2020
Technology is the ultimate double-edged sword for men. We appreciate Siri, ask “her” for immediate directions to the nearest bowling alley in a new city. This instantaneous process in 2020 took several minutes 25 years ago. First you had to find a phone book. Then you had to look in either the yellow pages or the business section for bowling alleys. Writing down the addresses for potential destinations was next. A local city road map with legend was hopefully tucked somewhere within the pages to complete the process.
The foregoing example demonstrates an advantage of technology. Unfortunately much of the good is negated by the negative effects it also has on men. One taboo subject is online pornography. SEO firm Ahrefs publishes a top 100 most popular keywords on Google every year. The problem with said lists is that the company omits any and all porn-related keywords, creating a disingenuous list. Smaller firms do comprehensive lists without omitting anything. Porno, porn and XXX have been the top three-most searched keywords on Google since the internet became mainstream. Free porn and sex are also in the top five, making 50% of the most popular keyword searches online “adult” content. The effects are devastating.
Dr. Jill Manning is a Colorado-based Marriage and Family Therapist. She testified in front of the U.S. Senate in 2004. Dr. Manning said that 56% of divorce cases involved one or both parties being addicted to pornography. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found in 2o03 that 66% of divorce cases involved some form of internet addiction, whether it was porn or otherwise. A 2018 study by Karl Landsteiner University (Austria) researchers examined 152 subjects who abstained from social media for a week. Ninety (90) of them, or nearly 60%, suffered from withdrawal symptoms ranging from mood swings to anxiety.
Careers, marriages, and overall well-beings are being destroyed daily due to self-sabotage. Once you start down that path, negative self-talk reinforces and buttresses it further. Technology has made our lives easier and much more complex at the same time. Every man has an Internal Monologue System (IMS) with the power to guide him on the journey towards conscious command. It’s simply a matter of getting back to basics and controlling mid-frequency brainwaves.
Refresh your principles
Many men are losing hope in these times of COVID-19, economic despair, and political upheaval. But there are only so many things you have direct control over in this world. One of them is your state of consciousness at any given moment. Take a break from the smartphone and social media to remind yourself who and what you are.
Every child has dreams, ideal scenarios for their life and career. Perhaps you have fulfilled those childhood goals. Thus its time to create new ones and strive for them. Refresh your life’s purpose if you’re unhappy with your current situation. Write down what motivates you and what sacrifices you will make to evolve. Reassess your social circles and associate only with people on the same or better track as yourself.
We’re never too old for role models either. Whereas a young man absorbs the wisdom and experience of his elders; a man in his 50s or 60s learns how to expand and grow his business from young, aspiring entrepreneurs.
IMS and alpha waves
The human body is an amazing machine that can accomplish incredible things. It simply needs the proper fuel and training. Ingraining those newly-refreshed principles mitigates and ultimately eliminates self-sabotage. The ALPHA by Prodigy Mindset Gym™ is a conscious training regimen that shepherds the alpha state of consciousness. Men learn to control their alpha brain wavelengths, invigorating the IMS, and effectuating healthy positive self-talk. Conscious command is control of the alpha brain wavelength and is only accomplished through mental repetitions.
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