My appearance on the Rubin Report is probably my best “podcast” ever, as it comes cloest to the singularity of my views. Dave Rubin and I talked mindset, how we humans perceive the word, cognitive biases, humanity irrationality, alpha-beta stuff, sales, marketing, and Donald Trump. I could probably do an entire course based around each of those topics we covered.
Rubin is a great interviewer. Watch his body language and eye contact. When you’re talking to Dave, you feel like you’re the only person in the room. Always watch an interview twice – once for the message and once with the sound off for the body language.
Rubin’s show will grow and given current trends, he’ll have his own Bill Maher type show in a few years. People are getting burned out with shrill SJWs, as the Gawker verdict showed. The television market will open up to more sensible liberals like Rubin. (Christopher Hayes sees this as well. That’s a smart guy to follow, not for political commentary, but for vibe.)
I was having a bad skin day and should’ve worn some make-up, but people said Dave Rubin had on too much make-up. In a large enough sample set, people are going to zero in on something about you that may or may not matter.
Criticism is always welcome, though usually most people aren’t aware how much thinking goes into what I do. Not looking too good is part of my message. If I’m too pretty, my message won’t get out. If I’m too ugly, I seem like a loser. There’s a lot of thought behind how I present myself, even though most of this stuff seems random to newcomers.
When you have an aggressive message, it’s good to humanize yourself. If I were in the fitness or get-rich-quick industry, I’d be more polished. But I don’t want stupid people as clients, customers, or readers. Hence no polish to my look.
You’ll notice Dave saying several times during the interview, “I’m not voting for Trump.” That was due to some of the hypnotic techniques I use. He wasn’t telling me or his audience so much as telling himself, “This guy is persuasive. Don’t fall for it!”
The same is true when girls would tell me, “I’m not going to sleep with you.” Persuasion is persuasion, whether you’re meeting women, selling books, talking to a jury, or having a political discussion.
While I’m not Gerry Spence (yet), you can identify language and body language patterns that create a certain flow to what I say. My vocabulary is at a higher grade level than Trump’s, but we speak in similar patterns. Most persuasive people do.
(If I were running for office, I’d speak at a 4th grade level. Assuming Trump or any public speaker’s vocabulary is limited to the words he uses says more about your own intelligence or perhaps naivety.)
I also should have had a conversation before beginning the interview. I sounded nervous at first, though there was no reason to be nervous. I simply hadn’t found my vocal pace. For a longer interview, that’s cool. For a shorter interview where you might not have time to warm up, start practicing or warming up your voice.
People can disagree about stuff and still talk civilly and get along fine. I get why people find this hard. If you believe you’re a persecuted minority, anyone who disagrees with you is part of the oppressive power structure.
The truth is that life is rigged against you no matter who you are. You are human cattle for the power elite like George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and the Bush family. Accept that and move forward with your life.
The truth is that most people just want to pay their bills and have no real interest in oppressing you. Most slights and discrimination are imagined. When life doesn’t go your way, it’s easier to blame the system or other people than realize…You just aren’t working hard enough.
It makes no sense to focus on being a victim. You can control a small part of your life – and that’s if you work really hard.
Anyhow, the full interview is here. Thank you for being part of this wild journey. It’s been some week, hasn’t it?