Category Archives: Chainsaw

They're Everywhere

Protect Your Most Precious Resource

When you get into trouble, you call the police.

When the police get into trouble, they call SWAT!

At least that’s how the TV show (from the 70’s) started.

They’ve made a few movies, about SWAT in particular.

But there are endless cop shows.

One of the best TV shows of all time (The Wire) is about cops.

Another one of the best TV shows of all time (The Sopranos) is about criminals.

Seems we are easily entertained by TV shows and movies about cops and robbers.

Or good guys and bad guys.

In fact, all movies and stories need both.

You CAN get away with a movie that only has good guys, and good things, and happy endings, but that’s like eating a bowl of sugar.

It might be a fun thing to do once in a great while, but it’s not something you do every day.

Even music is surrounded by the idea of tension and relief. Chord and discord.

We like those structures for two main reasons.

One, they resonate with us. Every day we have “good parts” and “bad parts.”

If we were to separate the people we deal with, or potentially deal with, we could easily separate them into “good guys” and “bad guys.”

The second reason is that most of the time, the good guys win.

And we like that feeling, even if we know it’s fake.

Because in real life, the good guys don’t always win.

In fact, even if you DID get into trouble, and you DID call the cops, they best they might do is give you paperwork to file with your insurance company.

One of the great promises of an organized society based on laws is that we are protected from the bad guys.

Yet bad guys are everywhere.

And when they come at you with their badness, how do you respond?

If it’s a physical attack, there are plenty of options.

Dial 911.


Stand your ground and fight.

But what if it’s a verbal attack?

A carefully crafted emotional attack?

In front of others?

These are the hardest to defend against.

At least, they are for most people.

But when you learn the skills of verbal self defense, you can stop them dead in their tracks.

Faster than a spin kick to the head of an attacker.


Learn How:

Weaponized Hypnosis

The Chainsaw Strategy

Cut Out Resistance

Speed Up!

Many large systems exist for many different reasons, otherwise they wouldn’t continue to exist.

Take the western educational system, for example.

It started out during the Industrial Revolution, when everybody was destined to work in factories. You can say it was designed as a factory worker factory.

Obviously, not many of us work in factories, yet the educational system is the same.


Well, one powerful question from Economics is to ask, “Who benefits?”

For one, big businesses benefit. For them, the educational system acts as like a free farm system. They scoop off the top 5% or so to work for their corporations.

The unions are another beneficiary. They get all the automatic union dues from teachers. The educational system also employs huge amounts of people, that wouldn’t get the same benefits elsewhere.

It also serves as a daycare center for those parents who don’t want to deal with their kids every day.

With so many people benefiting from the system (except maybe the students) it’s easy to see why this still exists.

Humans are the same way. A lot of our functions and “systems” are there for different reasons.

Whenever there was some kind of new skill developed from evolution, if that skill could be used in a lot of different areas, nature kept it.

Like our hands, with fingers and a thumb. We can hold stuff, throw stuff, scratch ourselves, climb, and do all kinds of things. (Even pick our nose!)

Our imaginations are another powerful tool. We can use them to pass the time, imagine a few different scenarios, play them out and see which one works best. Listen to rich metaphorical stories packed with meaning and extract many different lessons.

One of the reasons humans took over the planet, instead of say, Penguins, is because of our flexibility.

We can live in vastly different areas. We developed a sexual division of labor (hunting and gathering).

We took our basic needs (food, shelter, companionship, safety) and could fulfill them in ways we are still figuring out.

Compare that to penguins, who can only live on the ice and eat fish!

The best way to maximize ALL your gifts is to use them toward a bigger purpose.

When you’ve got all cylinders going at once, your communication skills, planning, imagination, creativity, all toward a singular goal, way out in the future, that’s when you start to really enjoy life.

Think of your whole mind body system like a chainsaw. At low speeds, it’s pretty sluggish, sounds like crap, and not very efficient.

But at higher speeds, everything is working together, a well oiled machine slicing through everything it comes up against.