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2018-08-20 03:20:11 UTC

From @Evan Thomas : This is an area to share and discuss ideas that help you move forward in life. We'll discuss how to add to your skill set and hone the one you already have. Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility! It will be a place to discuss mindset, removing bad habits and creating better ones, entrepreneurship, sales, understanding that it's our duty to become the best version of ourselves. Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility!

2018-08-20 03:25:54 UTC

This is a great new interview with business leader Ed Mylett. He talks about how to maintain high standards and staying motivated to achieve your goals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na7RfQ5NBC8

2018-08-20 03:26:07 UTC

Looking forward to this channel 👍🏼

2018-08-20 10:59:04 UTC

Indeed.

2018-08-20 13:08:01 UTC

1. Wake Up Early ☀️

2018-08-20 13:50:33 UTC

Actually, I’d like to contribute to this if it’s okay. Since I’m a wee bit older, I may have some good advice if you guys are interested in hearing it. It’s taken me *years* to develop the foundations of what I believe are necessary for personal development. Those foundations I think are stability and routine.

2018-08-20 13:52:20 UTC

I feel like stability - that is, the mitigation of daily chaos - is trickier for younger people since younger people’s live tend to be in constant transition. High school to college or military, job changes, constant moving around, and the emotional turmoil that goes along with dating and changing mates and friends.

2018-08-20 13:54:12 UTC

Having life stability is what allows you to establish the second foundation, which is routine. Routine is what allows you to practice and perfect what you want to be good at. I feel like athletes have the best grasp of routine - they know that they have to constantly focus and refocus in mitigating life chaos, and routine is what allows them to do that.

2018-08-20 13:54:21 UTC

So, stability and routine ftw.

2018-08-20 13:54:55 UTC

Would stability roughly equate to 'knowing what is going to occur in your day before it starts'?

2018-08-20 13:56:50 UTC

Yes, though that may be more the routine part. Stability is more big picture., e.g. knowing that you’re going to be in one place, one job, one emotional state for a predictable period of time. That allows you to generally know what likely to occur in your day to day life which is what let’s you establish routine I feel like.

2018-08-20 13:58:40 UTC

So stability is more of a macro-level concept and routine more micro-level.

2018-08-20 14:00:53 UTC

Yeah I think that’s a great way of putting it.

2018-08-20 14:24:03 UTC

One recommendation for success is using a to-do list/reminders app. I use the iOS built-in Reminders app; there may be a better one. Absolutely any time I conceive of some task I need to perform in the future -- whether later that night, later that week, in the distant future, or in the indefinite future -- I make a reminder, including any notes for specific practical advice I want to give to my future self, according to how far in the future it might be. Then that bane of productivity, where tasks 'fall through the cracks', becomes impossible.

This doesn't explain the best way to go about one's to-do list (e.g. distinguishing between high- and low-priority tasks, or separating a particular time of day to perform certain tasks in isolation from communication channels), but it ensures that one's to-do list is complete.

2018-08-20 14:28:29 UTC

Sometimes it's tempting not to make a reminder, because hey, I can easily remember to do X in a few hours, right? But oftentimes Y, Z, and other tasks-to-do also arise, putting a strain on your memory and possibly leading to some anxiety as you try to keep them all in your mind by not focusing on other activities on which you should be wholly focused. But if you make a reminder, then the worst-case scenario is you wasted 30 seconds up front by creating a reminder for something you already remembered to do.

Lastly, sometimes I'll make a reminder for a task that I recall sans reminder -- but the only reason I even remember the task is because I went through the effort of making the reminder in the first place. So the actual act of creating the reminders aids our memory in this limited respect as well.

2018-08-20 14:44:02 UTC

I do this too. I keep a general calendar which not only includes work tasks and family tasks, but also hobbies and academic pursuits. @Brandon Ironside- ND and I have talked quite a bit about this. We call it having goaltism.

2018-08-20 21:32:13 UTC

@Evan Thomas I really liked the part in the video where he says to think about or write down everything you are thankful for. I need to do that

2018-08-23 12:46:16 UTC

There's a youtuber I follow named Grahm Stephan, I may be spelling that wrong. Anyhow, he does finance videos about buying houses and if that's somthing anyone is interested in I'll post a link below

2018-08-23 23:38:58 UTC

@Zyzz Writing down anything that's important to you is vital. Especially goals. What gets measured gets done. If a goal isn't written down with a deadline attached, it's not a goal; it's just a wish or an idea that you will likely never achieve.

2018-10-03 01:37:41 UTC

Out of all of the factors necessary for success, continued focus and action on clear goals is the most critical of all.

2018-10-03 01:37:48 UTC

More on goals...

2018-10-08 22:34:18 UTC

Let me get uhhh, one order of direction in life, and a side of uhhh, possible outlets and resources to achieve a sense of what I want to do.

2018-10-08 22:37:25 UTC

Hahaha

2018-10-08 22:37:25 UTC

I graduated high school in June and then I went to Germany to see my girlfriend for a couple months (No, I met her IRL and have been with her IRL, not E-dating) and I've come back to my parents telling me I need a plan by November or else I am getting kicked out of the house.

2018-10-08 22:37:32 UTC

So yea

2018-10-08 22:37:50 UTC

Ever consider the military?

2018-10-08 22:38:10 UTC

Don’t say anything about muh zog either lol

2018-10-08 22:38:23 UTC

I haven't

2018-10-08 22:38:32 UTC

I just don't think that would be for me

2018-10-08 22:38:50 UTC

My dad went into the Air Force before I was born so he could get his college paid for.

2018-10-08 22:38:55 UTC

I mean

2018-10-08 22:38:59 UTC

I've thought about it

2018-10-08 22:39:19 UTC

And given the time frame I have of being able to like start a family and live with my gf, it would make sense.

2018-10-08 22:39:53 UTC

A military - like option, that teaches you skills, keeps you in shape, makes you a badass AND helps your community is Wildland firefighting.

2018-10-08 22:40:20 UTC

And there's never been a large scale Forest Service deployment to Israel, as far as I know. lol

2018-10-08 22:41:00 UTC

I am submitting an application to a welding school right now, but I am not entirely sure that is what I want tbh. I'm good at it, but it costs money that I don't have and I am not sure I'd be alright with doing that for the rest of my life.

2018-10-08 22:41:09 UTC

That sounds pretty rad actually

2018-10-08 22:41:53 UTC

It is the most brutal work, but you'll make an extraordinary amount of money and come out the other end jacked and grizzled.

2018-10-08 22:42:36 UTC

I've never done it myself (too tall to cut line), but I took fire classes and supported on perscribed burns. I've done trail crew, which is the diet version.

2018-10-08 22:43:01 UTC

If I was under 25 and under 6'6" I'd do at least one season of wildland fire.

2018-10-08 22:43:50 UTC

That sounds awesome actually.

2018-10-08 22:44:15 UTC

I hate having to work making food for ham planet NPCs

2018-10-08 22:45:13 UTC

It sounds like it would actually be having a positive benefit on society, like something important was actually being done. And, I'd be out in the woods doing something cool.

2018-10-08 22:45:40 UTC

I feel like I'd have to relocate for that though, Michigan doesn't really have very many wildfires.

2018-10-08 22:45:48 UTC

Here's some propaganda: https://youtu.be/QxJFIfkOQLY

2018-10-08 22:46:10 UTC

There is "Diversity," but since the job is hard, affirmative action hires don't stick around long.

2018-10-08 22:47:23 UTC

Michigan does have a lot of National Forest land, though, and therefore, probably crews. In the spring/fall they probably do some perscribed burns or trail work and then get deployed out west during the summer. Yes, you'd have to be away from home for a while. Do you have children / dependent elders?

2018-10-08 22:49:36 UTC

No sir

2018-10-08 22:49:46 UTC

Wife/fiance?

2018-10-08 22:49:48 UTC

The only thing I've got is free time

2018-10-08 22:50:22 UTC

Yes

2018-10-08 22:50:35 UTC

Honestly it sounds great.

2018-10-08 22:50:46 UTC

I wonder why I've never heard of this before

2018-10-08 22:50:56 UTC

Give it a look. Be aware that USA jobs website is an absolute nightmare and takes forever.

2018-10-08 22:51:45 UTC

Yeah

2018-10-08 22:51:52 UTC

I am looking at mufrti.org rn

2018-10-08 22:52:45 UTC

Sometimes jobs will train you, but having your red card does make you more competitive. Veterans and Injuns get preference, so the more you can do to compete with them the better

2018-10-08 22:53:01 UTC

or should I be on fs.fed.us

2018-10-08 22:53:37 UTC

This is a good tutorial.

2018-10-08 22:53:56 UTC

Well, the plan was to get into trade school after the winter and do that and get my cert. and then maybe move over to Germany until my gf gets on her own two feet and out of her sort of highschool/college hybrid.

2018-10-08 22:53:59 UTC

That was the like

2018-10-08 22:54:05 UTC

1 year kinda plan

2018-10-08 22:54:08 UTC

1-2 plan

2018-10-08 22:54:41 UTC

Ah. Well, if you don't drink it away, a season can net you 20k easily. Which could help you into trade school and Euro-GF help

2018-10-08 22:54:43 UTC

But I don't think I will have the money for trade school and I am not a fan of being in debt and I would've liked to make sure that I could spend time with her every other season.

2018-10-08 22:55:14 UTC

I don't know/think trade school has summer breaks, but lots of people just do summers.

2018-10-08 22:57:14 UTC

I mean, she is coming here for Christmas and ideally summer, but idk this deal with this one that I am applying to rn.

2018-10-08 22:57:21 UTC

Trying to figure out their course times and all that jazz.

2018-10-08 22:57:48 UTC

Ah. Well a good GF is worth quite a bit. And with welding you can earn a good living, relatively dox resistant (not proof) too.

2018-10-08 22:57:55 UTC

(nothing is dox proof)

2018-10-08 22:58:27 UTC

If we lived within the same country, she probably would be more than a gf tbh.

2018-10-08 22:58:54 UTC

But things work differently over there.

2018-10-08 22:59:07 UTC

Schule uber alles

2018-10-08 22:59:10 UTC

All that shit

2018-10-08 22:59:26 UTC

Women usually go to college and have a family at like 30

2018-10-08 22:59:30 UTC

Which is not happening

2018-10-08 22:59:42 UTC

So I have to make the job fit around that for sure.

2018-10-08 23:00:10 UTC

This NWFT thing says I need to be affiliated with other sorts of forestry organizations

2018-10-08 23:00:18 UTC

Like department of homeland

2018-10-08 23:01:06 UTC

Hmmm... well I'm in school and affiliated that way.

2018-10-08 23:01:14 UTC

You can apply to jobs as a novice though.

2018-10-08 23:01:17 UTC

I know that for sure.

2018-10-08 23:02:14 UTC

To what jobs?

2018-10-08 23:04:21 UTC

wildland fire
https://www.usajobs.gov/ - you make a profile there first (lol it's down, how typical)

2018-10-08 23:04:43 UTC

Nice

2018-10-08 23:04:54 UTC

And then after you've made a detailed and throrough (But truthful) resume, you can just select and apply

2018-10-08 23:05:32 UTC

Filter by agency (forest service and bureau of land, although don't sleep on indian bureau or fish and wildlife), and look for "forestry / range technician/aide"

2018-10-08 23:05:35 UTC

That's the actual job

2018-10-08 23:06:16 UTC

You can spam and apply for them all, but so can everyone else. It's a brutal slog. The good news is once you've worked for a season you have an in and, if you survive / enjoy the experience, returning is much less painful bureaucratically.

2018-10-08 23:06:31 UTC

ALSO there are private trail / fire crews. Nature Conservancy for one.

2018-10-08 23:06:49 UTC

Yeah but why are they gonna want an 18 year old who hasn't been to college though?
If they do at all?

2018-10-08 23:07:23 UTC

You strong and don't complain? It's mostly digging and paying attention when you need to.

2018-10-08 23:07:43 UTC

The west is more on fire every year.

2018-10-08 23:08:00 UTC

Fire is the only environmental government sector that's growing.

2018-10-08 23:08:03 UTC

Because there's no choice.

2018-10-08 23:08:18 UTC

It's war-scale operations and spending. (well, maybe not modern war)

2018-10-08 23:08:28 UTC

There's an aviation side to it?
That sounds even cooler.

2018-10-08 23:08:43 UTC

Yes, but no one starts there unless they're a veteran with air experience

2018-10-08 23:08:51 UTC

🤔

2018-10-08 23:08:55 UTC

But yes, theoretically if you're elite you can eventually become a smokejumper.

2018-10-08 23:09:04 UTC

How do you know so much about this?

2018-10-08 23:09:20 UTC

I did four years in AmeriCorps, which exists laterally and peripherally on the fire world.

2018-10-08 23:09:59 UTC

And my minor is in fire. Again, I'm too old and big to be a hotshot, but I know this stuff so I can safely do prescribed burns on deer lots and state parks, etc.

2018-10-08 23:10:33 UTC

I WOULD suggest you do AmeriCorps... but it's very diverse. Even the mostly-white states's programs (maine, vermont) are not-metaphorically gay.

2018-10-08 23:10:52 UTC

I don't know if you could hide your power level. Also you don't make much money in AmeriCorps.

2018-10-08 23:11:07 UTC

That's gonna be a yikes from me chief.

2018-10-08 23:11:21 UTC

Don't blame you. I did my AmeriCorps years before being redpilled.

2018-10-08 23:11:25 UTC

I couldn't handle it now.

2018-10-08 23:11:49 UTC

I've got to wake up in the morning and be able to send the "Good morning kings, lets get this bread" tweet.

2018-10-08 23:11:57 UTC

I can't do that unless I am getting that bread

2018-10-08 23:13:03 UTC

How much does it make?

2018-10-08 23:13:18 UTC

You said 20k a season but how long is a season?

2018-10-08 23:15:06 UTC

20k for 3.5 months if there's a burdensome amount of over time and hazard pay.

2018-10-08 23:15:43 UTC

With less experience you'll make less per hour. I can't tell you if the physical pain and "hurry up and wait" chaos/monotony is worth it.

2018-10-08 23:15:59 UTC

And, of course, small, but non-zero chance of injury or death.

2018-10-08 23:16:13 UTC

It's probably less deadly than driving a semi truck though.

2018-10-08 23:16:39 UTC

Honestly 20k a month doesn't sound that bad

2018-10-08 23:16:48 UTC

Oh no, I meant per summer

2018-10-08 23:16:50 UTC

Yeah my bad

2018-10-08 23:17:00 UTC

Do I need to go to school for it?

2018-10-08 23:17:51 UTC

Like a college or something where I have to listen to why I should let black transvestites breastfeed my son and pay them an arm and a leg for it?

2018-10-08 23:18:38 UTC

No, I know people who have gotten on engine and hand crews without college degrees.

2018-10-08 23:19:15 UTC

You might need to attend a fire school, which is a skills focused thing (with physical test), depending on what org you're applying to.

2018-10-08 23:19:28 UTC

Sometimes the agency provides it, sometimes it outsources it.

2018-10-08 23:21:55 UTC

Would I have to pay for that, and if so how much?

2018-10-08 23:24:55 UTC

I hate to say "it depends."

2018-10-08 23:25:15 UTC

Look for "wildland fire red card certifications"

2018-10-08 23:34:39 UTC

I am getting a ton of like private companies on google too

2018-10-08 23:37:24 UTC

It's directing me to the usajobs.com website so I think I will check that tomorrow and see if that sheds anymore light on the situation.

2018-10-08 23:37:27 UTC

Yeah, don't fork over much money.

2018-10-08 23:37:34 UTC

Oh cool

2018-10-08 23:37:39 UTC

It is reddit-tier, but it might have some info

2018-10-08 23:37:40 UTC

Minimal soy

2018-10-08 23:42:49 UTC

Yeah it's got a really good thread

2018-10-08 23:43:04 UTC

Dude is a year younger than me but the same story.

2018-10-08 23:44:03 UTC

I'll look into the air force too.

2018-10-08 23:44:22 UTC

It'll make my parents happy but not my gf, it really do be like that sometimes.

2018-10-08 23:49:43 UTC

Only you can know what is best for you. Good luck!

2018-10-08 23:49:54 UTC

Yeah thanks man!

2018-10-09 05:23:23 UTC

Hey everyone. I just want to start by sharing something that has done more for my mental health than anything else I've done. It's called vipassana meditation, and it's the technique Buddha taught. Everyone is a bundle of knots, and this technique eventually unties all those knots. www.dhamma.org is the website for finding courses, which are offered at a dozen centers in the US. The organization is financed completely by the donations of previous students. If you have the time, and you don't have severe unresolved trauma, I can't recommend it highly enough.

2018-10-09 05:27:14 UTC

No rituals or blind acceptance involved. It's very rational, and you will be able to see for yourself how your mind and body influence each other and how you create your own suffering.

2018-10-09 20:52:30 UTC

@Wood-Ape - OK/MN Just got a meeting set up with my recruiter

2018-10-09 21:26:00 UTC

@Trashboat air force?

2018-10-09 21:40:45 UTC

Yeah

2018-10-09 21:41:17 UTC

go army reeeee

2018-10-09 21:41:30 UTC

jk, what are you looking to do in the air force?

2018-10-09 22:20:45 UTC

I took their little career quiz thing and in order of best fit
1.Special Forces Operations
2.Facilities Construction and Maintenance
3.Safety Management and Response
4.Flight Operations and Control
5.Munitions

2018-10-09 22:21:14 UTC

I am thinking either doing structural manufacturing/construction or fire prevention

2018-10-09 22:21:15 UTC

I think they tell everyone they’ll be a good fit for SOF 😉

2018-10-09 22:21:24 UTC

I wouldn't doubt it

2018-10-09 22:21:41 UTC

I don't know how well I'd be under that much pressure though.

2018-10-09 22:21:55 UTC

I think I could do it, it's just not for me.

2018-10-09 22:22:07 UTC

if you have any general military questions feel free to dm me

2018-10-09 22:22:25 UTC

especially if you’re thinking of going reserves

2018-10-09 22:22:40 UTC

t. army reservist in a career field that LARPs as SOF sometimes

2018-10-09 22:23:06 UTC

I thought about it, but the thing about the air force is that where the big base is located in is like 1 hour away from my gf so. . .

2018-10-09 22:23:11 UTC

I'm a civvy, but hey. First in, Last out 👀

2018-10-09 22:23:11 UTC

That was kind of a big draw.

2018-10-09 22:23:24 UTC

Idek what that is referring to

2018-10-09 22:23:44 UTC

civil affairs

2018-10-09 22:24:07 UTC

I have no idea what that is

2018-10-09 22:24:36 UTC

working with the civilian population in whatever country we democratize next lol

2018-10-09 22:25:22 UTC

wait are you talking about what I said?

2018-10-09 22:25:50 UTC

Yes

2018-10-09 22:26:02 UTC

I meant I'm just a civilian, and first in, last to leave is the marines

2018-10-09 22:26:08 UTC

am bantzing

2018-10-09 22:26:28 UTC

I didn't know that was the marines

2018-10-09 22:26:36 UTC

I would not do that at all.

2018-10-09 22:26:56 UTC

I was thinking of doing structural/HVAC/Electrical/Plumbing

2018-10-09 22:27:04 UTC

Maybe fire prevention

2018-10-09 22:28:58 UTC

that’s useful 👍 we’ll always need those trades

2018-10-09 22:29:08 UTC

wish I had a skill like that tbh

2018-10-09 23:37:08 UTC

Yeah me too, I was gonna go to trade school but this sounds better tbh

2018-10-11 05:16:40 UTC

For the longest time I wanted to be a Foreign Service Officer. I pretty much aced the test but between then and when I took my interview I realized how cucked the state department was.

2018-10-11 22:43:31 UTC

I followed the advice in this video and got a great job. I walked in cold with no interview set up too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PFYZde5SPk&t=0s

2018-10-31 01:48:57 UTC

This is a fantastic discussion about sales, persistence and success. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzaNrEThHDM

2018-11-01 22:07:36 UTC

@Wood-Ape - OK/MN Just took my ASVAB and I scored in the 78th percentile and qualify for basically any job

2018-11-01 22:43:41 UTC

@Trashboat what branch were you thinking of?

2018-11-01 22:43:48 UTC

Air force

2018-11-01 22:44:51 UTC

What civilian world job is your dream job?

2018-11-01 22:46:13 UTC

Also, with an ASVAB score like that, please tell me you're not going security forces.

2018-11-01 22:47:53 UTC

Fuck dude idk

2018-11-01 22:47:59 UTC

Honestly no idea

2018-11-01 22:48:04 UTC

I like manual jobs

2018-11-01 22:48:13 UTC

I also like solving problems and having to think

2018-11-01 22:48:16 UTC

And being outdoors

2018-11-01 22:50:18 UTC

A combat weatherman perhaps, lol! By manual do you mean just picking things up and putting them down or like a trade?

2018-11-01 22:50:25 UTC

like a trade

2018-11-01 22:50:30 UTC

I am pretty good at welding

2018-11-01 22:51:18 UTC

Honestly, have you considered being a Hull Technician in the Navy?

2018-11-01 22:53:26 UTC

The Navy is the more "blue-collar tradesman" part of the military. Air Force is the more "I like computers and do calculus for fun" part of the military.

2018-11-01 22:58:16 UTC

My dad was in the navy and that sounded basically the same

2018-11-01 22:58:25 UTC

Air force I mean

2018-11-01 22:58:31 UTC

I've never thought about the navy

2018-11-01 23:07:27 UTC

Just something to think about...

2018-11-02 00:06:20 UTC

@Trashboat Excellent work!

2018-11-02 13:12:51 UTC

@Trashboat if u like picking things up and putting them down, go Marine Corps

2018-11-02 13:54:24 UTC

Hard no

2018-11-05 04:19:40 UTC

@Trashboat Something like aviation tech, admin, comm or intel

2018-11-05 04:20:21 UTC

@Jason - CT Is that a question?

2018-11-05 04:21:10 UTC

Suggestions

2018-11-06 21:19:12 UTC

@Trashboat I was in the Navy. Nuclear Electronics Technician. 6 years.

2018-11-12 23:57:30 UTC

Y’all got any advice on how to pick new hobbies?

2018-11-12 23:58:34 UTC

I’ve had an enlightening conversation on how dangerous video games are in so much as they are a false sense of accomplishment.

2018-11-12 23:58:41 UTC

Do you play an instrument? Play an instrument.

2018-11-12 23:59:07 UTC

I don’t live alone tho

2018-11-12 23:59:38 UTC

I play guitar with headphones 🤷

2018-11-12 23:59:48 UTC

Chad

2018-11-13 00:00:01 UTC

You don't need to turn an amp very loud either

2018-11-13 00:01:18 UTC

Just do lots of different stuff until you find something you like. I pick up a new hobby every couple years, but I'm always picking stuff up and putting it back down

2018-11-13 00:01:57 UTC

I have way too many hobbies I have to decide what to focus on

2018-11-13 00:02:29 UTC

Yeah my only hobby is playing video games and that’s really the only thing I do aside from work eat sleep

2018-11-13 00:03:52 UTC

@Trashboat What are your current hobbies? Be honest, even it it's currently just videogames lol.

2018-11-13 00:04:04 UTC

Yeah that’s it

2018-11-13 00:05:54 UTC

@Trashboat Hmm. Well I'll tell you upfront, growing up with the vidya, it becomes a part of you. Practically a substitute for the mythos and adventure lacking in the white man's modern life. So don't expect to quit 100% for at least another couple of years, if that's your goal.

2018-11-13 00:06:07 UTC

Sec I got more to say gotta get chicken outta the oven

2018-11-13 00:07:07 UTC

Do it up brother

2018-11-13 00:08:34 UTC

Anyways, that was the impression I got since you mentioned your iron pilling on them being a perpetual cycle of short term gratification that goes no where etc etc

2018-11-13 00:08:39 UTC

(That you want to quit)

2018-11-13 00:10:13 UTC

So currently, for the past couple years, I'll probably play three-four top notch games a year, typically binging by spending all my free time on them for a week or so until I finish them. E.g. Witcher 3, Cuphead, right now Im looking for to remake of RE2 and Cyberpunk 2077

2018-11-13 00:11:38 UTC

But, for about two years before that, (I'm 23 and halfway through with college, fyi,) I stopped playing all MMOs, league, etc. and only did FPS's or more casual things like Rocket League just to interact with some old friends and my male relatives

2018-11-13 00:11:49 UTC

a social activity

2018-11-13 00:13:00 UTC

then, for a year before that tapering began, I began taking care of my daughters. So naturally, as I graduated high school, began college, work, etc. I simply stayed busy enough to where I didnt have the time to play, sucked sometimes but I got used to it

2018-11-13 00:13:37 UTC

So my suggestion is on the video games alongside whatever you figure out for the hobbies, (getting to that in a bit,)

2018-11-13 00:15:21 UTC

try to do something similar. I know a few guys on IE play some more low-investment titles like FortNite, so reach out on the national fireside. (unless you're a shit player that brings the team down, would hate to force that on them haha but I doubt you're bad,) with the rule being you'll only play with other IE guys, and perhaps one single player title every month or two

2018-11-13 00:16:46 UTC

Definitely the first step is to stop playing MMO's, DOTA, or even for a game like Overwatch don't play ranked anymore, or if you do adhere to that rule of only doing it to socialize with IRL or IE friends etc.

2018-11-13 00:16:56 UTC

Anything that's a time sink

2018-11-13 00:16:59 UTC

cut that shit out

2018-11-13 00:17:36 UTC

As for picking a hobby, do you currently workout? Are you in decent shape?

2018-11-13 00:18:12 UTC

If you're not lifting... what are you doing? (rhetorical provocative question)

2018-11-13 00:18:16 UTC

No, I’m in the process of getting more weight for my bar and a squat rack/bench

2018-11-13 00:18:22 UTC

Playing WoW

2018-11-13 00:18:26 UTC

Eating apples

2018-11-13 00:18:33 UTC

Going to work

2018-11-13 00:19:22 UTC

I know I was being a tool

2018-11-13 00:21:08 UTC

First step to improving anything is admitting/recognizing the problem, that's good haha.

2018-11-13 00:22:30 UTC

It doesn't take much to put you above the average person these days either, sadly. But take pride in that fact you aren't NPC'ing through life.

2018-11-13 00:23:53 UTC

Woohoo?

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