Once I found a vending machine.
A very, very special vending machine.
You put in fifty cents.
And you got a bag of chips.
But then you’d hit the coin return button.
And you’d get your fifty cents back.
Of course, when you find something like this, you want to keep it secret.
Otherwise the vending machine people will find out.
And that’s the end of the free chip gravy train.
Whenever these things happen in the business world, they are sometimes called “arbitrage” opportunities.
For example, let’s say you moved into a new town.
And in this new town, there were only two supermarkets.
And these supermarkets were on opposite sides of town.
Five miles apart.
And in one supermarket, bottle of whiskey were ten dollars.
But in the other supermarket, the same bottles were only two dollars.
Same exact product.
But two different prices.
Who knows why.
But this presents that arbitrage opportunity.
Supposing it was legal, you could buy a bunch of $2 whiskey.
And sell it outside that other supermarket for $5.
You make three bucks.
The whiskey drinkers save five bucks.
Of course, in the real world, these kinds of opportunities don’t last very long.
Pretty soon, somebody’s next to you selling whiskey for $4.
And then $3.
And then $2.50.
Until nobody makes a profit and that’s the end.
But some “mistakes” in the system can go unnoticed for a long time.
Which means when you find these mistakes, you can “profit” for a long time.
Of course, profit doesn’t necessarily mean money.
It can be in terms of fun, or pleasure, or influence, or persuasion.
Whenever you convince somebody to do something, it MUST be in their terms.
If you want to convince somebody to buy a car for example, they must believe, according to their subjective values, that the car is worth the money.
So the purpose of persuasion is to INCREASE the value of whatever it is you are recommending.
While decreasing the costs of whatever it is you are recommending.
But both COST and VALUE must be in THEIR terms.
However, underneath these commonly taught and understood persuasion techniques is a different kind of “arbitrage.”
The “hacks” that exist within the human language.
Like a vending machine that keeps giving you your money back.
All these “language” hacks are collectively known as covert hypnosis.
To make it much, much easier to increase value and decrease costs.
In THEIR terms.
Even better, is you can do this not only interpersonally, but from the stage.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.