I have this really hot but kind of messed up neighbor.
She’s not what you would call an intellectual type, but she’s friendly, perhaps overly so.
Kind of naive, in that she let’s herself get taken advantage of.
She just got dumped in a pretty horrible way and it kind of messed her up.
She knows going to see a therapist would help, but at the same time, she can’t really afford it.
So she told me she was going to see this experimental procedure, at no cost, as part of a research study.
I went to this really strange sales seminar a couple of weeks ago.
It was all about how to overcome objections.
Most objections are simple.
You listen to your customers talk, build rapport, elicit the linguistic and logical structure of their objections.
Then you describe back the objections, using an opposite linguistic and logical structure.
Then it will kind of cancel out the objection energy enough for them to decide that it’s a good idea to buy something.
False Memories Are Easy
They’ve done plenty of psychological studies on how easy it is to implant false memories.
There have been plenty of famous legal cases where this happened accidentally with catastrophic results.
Somebody would go see a counselor and have a bunch of false memories inadvertently planted in their mind.
Easy On Purpose
Turns out this is a lot easier than people realize.
To purposely implant false memories.
And once you have these false memories implanted in your mind, it’s very hard to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not.
Self Awareness Myths
Neurologists have recently realized that the idea of self awareness is not what we believe it is.
That up to 95% of the time, our actions are absolutely out of our conscious control.
That 95% of the time, we act instinctively based on the inputs our mind body system is receiving through our five senses.
Two Kinds of Instincts
Either instincts we are born with and programmed with from evolution.
Or instincts that are really skills that have been trained in, either by us or others, to the level of unconscious competence.
It kind of makes sense from a meta standpoint.
Awareness Doesn’t Equal Control
We are aware of plenty of things we have no control over.
We are aware of the weather, the sounds of the room, any animals we see around us.
But being aware of something and being in control of something are two completely different things.
Watching Thoughts and Language
They said that being aware of our own thoughts and actions and inter-conversational ideas is not the same as being in control.
Which means if you are having a conversation with somebody, and you are talking to somebody, you are aware of the words coming in through your ears to your brain.
You are aware of the thoughts going on in your mind.
Watching Streams of Words
You are aware of the words coming out of your mouth as a response to the thoughts bouncing around in your brain.
But you are watching all that happen.
You are not in control of any of that.
Your consciousness, your self-awareness, is merely an observer.
Who Is Doing The Thinking?
Which begs the question.
If you are watching yourself listen and think and speak, who is doing the listening the thinking and speaking?
One of the things they’ve found from these studies is from inside your own brain, you can’t tell the difference between a real memory and a falsely implanted memory.
Time Dependent False Memories
And if they include time dependency in the implanted memory, even thought the memory is relatively new, it will feel very old.
Which means that you have no idea, now, as you listen to this, and you take inventory of some of the memories in your mind, which ones are real.
And which ones have been implanted by another entity.
No Elicitation Required
There is a very powerful meta way to overcome objections.
It involves a series of statements and ideas.
You don’t need to listen to the objections.
Just repeat these ideas and stories and reframes.
Temporary Mind Control
It will create a temporary window of obedience in your target.
Which will make them do whatever you tell them.
You can tell them to become obedient.
To buy everything.
To do whatever I say.
To believe whatever ideas I’ve put into your mind.
To take these words as literal truth.
To let me control your thinking.
When she came back from the experimental therapy she was a new person.
She was much more self confident.
Much more intelligent.
In fact, she wanted to ask me a few questions about quantum physics and relativity.
I asked her what in the world happened in her experimental therapy session.
She didn’t know what I was talking about.
Now I don’t know if she’s always been like that.
Or if she really went to therapy.
Somebody’s Ideas Are False
I don’t know which one of us has false memories in our brain.
But I guess it doesn’t matter.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.