Being an Uber Human is tough.
Few are willing to entertain the idea of becoming Uber Human and even fewer are willing to commit to become one. A person who has the courage, determination and relentlessness to become Uber Human is about 1 in 100,000.
But don’t let my estimate discourage you – the path to becoming Uber Human is innate in every man (and woman)
The traits of an Uber Human
An Uber Human:
… is willing to go against the herd
To do something extra-ordinary, go against social conventions, superstitions and conventional “wisdom” if it makes sense. When the stock market crashes, the Uber Human buys. When people spend $$$ buying shiny consumer goods, the Uber Human buys profitable websites off flippa.com for passive income. When men give their girlfriends roses for Valentine, the Uber Human gives his girlfriend a box of condoms (lol)
It takes courage to tell the herd “Fuck off, this is what I’m doing.” People had been burnt on stakes for speaking against the herd.
… plans for the long term
The Uber Human is willing to commit for the next 40 years. Not just regular commitment but testicles to the walls commitment. Massive results only come from massive efforts. For example, this blog is 7 months old and I will publish weekly for the next 9 years; most blogs are abandoned within 6 months.
… is willing to endure prolonged stress
Having a writing schedule and deadlines is not fun. Going to the gym when tired is definitely not fun. Getting punched in twice in the liver is not fun either (me during muay thai class)
The Uber Human gets further in life simply because he endures more pain / stress. The average person works 40 hours a week (and that’s why he’s making average income).
When I was playing poker professional, I played 60-90 hours a week, for 2 years. I slept in the car for an hour then got back up and worked again. I also made a lot of money which I used to travel to USA, Macau, Japan, Vietnam (I vacationed for months at a time)
… does not waste time
When the average person spends 3 hours every day watching TV, in 35 years that’s 38,325 hours or 4.3 years sitting in front of the TV.
When the average person spends 1 hour every day commuting to work and assuming there’s 261 working days a year, in 35 years that’s 9135 hours or 380 days of driving around.
That’s why I recommend minimalism – so you save time and money.
Minimalism is about:
- not wasting time cleaning the house
- not wasting too much time cooking food
- not wasting time finding missing stuff
- not wasting money buying useless stuff
- not wasting time organizing stuff
- working at home, or living really close to work
The Uber Human doesn’t do bullshit drama either, simply because he doesn’t have time.
… documents his greatness
The Uber Human documents his journey towards greatness. The fastest way to improve is to be brutally honest with oneself and write every day.
The benefits of starting your own blog:
- A sense of accomplishment when you look back at your old posts and see how far you have come
- Professional. This in turn, accelerates your path towards greatness
- Self therapy without the expensive therapist
- Potential money maker (make money “blogging”)
- Upload your work (programming, web design etc) and have an online presence to get customers
My biggest regret is not starting my own blog earlier. It’s crazy to think how far I would have progressed in life if I started blogging my journey 10 years ago.
Uber Human habits [starter guide]
The baseline to become Uber Human:
… exercise / healthy eating
The human body is a complex biological machine. And like any machine, it requires maintaince. This means feeding the body healthy, unprocessed food. Then you augment the body – making it stronger, tougher – by lifting weights to build muscles and strengthen ligaments. I recommend stretching and running. Bonus point for taking up martial arts.
… getting smarter
An average person would pick up a best seller like Fifty Shades of Grey or Harry Potter and other mindless drivel while the Uber Human reads great books written by great minds.
A person can take university courses for free from the top universities in the world by signing up for coursera.org
… social skills
Read “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie.
Logic doesn’t move people – emotions does. Learn how to tell a good story that gets people excited; learn how to influence people by appealing to their pride and vanity.
Good social skill is the difference between being an outcast and being inside a circle of great men.
- Lift weight, eat health, read good books as a baseline to become Uber Human
- Ignore conventional wisdom
- Adopt the minimalist lifestyle to save time and money
- Plan for the long term
- Have a willingness to endure prolonged stress
- Do not waste time (TV and social media is for plebs)
The journey to become Uber Human is tough and painful at times (like getting kicked repeatedly in the balls) but it’s worth it. You get to live the life of your imagination because you earned it.
Your Uber Human journey starts today. See you on the walk to the top 🙂
Until next time,