So we've had that moment where you go from not being born a badass, to the belief that anyone can become a badass. That's the first major step, but we already know that.
And from this, we move on to the awareness stage. At first, people always come to this understanding - this belief - thinking they have to see a person being badass. They take that step into the lizard brain where they're looking around going "what is a badass, anyway?" and trying to see people who are badass. They think "I need to find a kind of badass that I can be."
So they look at badasses wherever they can, trying to find someone they can emulate - what the NLP boys call "modeling" - and become a badass. How they need to dress and act and behave.
We've been working toward this for a long time, but it's the way things had to be.
If you think back all the way to the beginning, where we talked about the bucket brain, we talked about how your bucket needs to be filled before you can move forward. So that's what we've been doing: filling your bucket. Getting you ready to understand the system.
It's not a hard system. It's less than fifty words.
Once upon a time there was a Japanese-American businessman who wrote a book called Rich Dad, Poor Dad about how he was raised in Hawaii by two fathers: his own, who was poor, and his friend's - who was rich. And it was a good story, and many people read it, and his name became widely known: Robert Kiyosaki. He invented the Velcro wallet, of all things, and built a business empire.
Most recently, he was in the real estate business - not so much buying and selling real estate himself, but teaching others to buy and sell real estate. And not so long ago, he was sued for something or other, and one of his businesses declared bankruptcy. So people started saying he was himself bankrupt. And that's when the real bombshell dropped.
In the 1970s, there was still a lot of concern about the idea of evolution. I mean, weird, right? We had this big trial with Scopes and Darrow and all that in the 1920s. And yet, here we are today, and people are still debating the question of whether it should be taught in schools or not. And how it's "just a theory," kind of like, you know... the theory of magnetism.
One of the core disconnects between the religious mind (which believes what it cannot prove) and the scientific mind (which proves what it cannot believe) is that the idea of a "theory" is very different to each of them.