Everyone in my life has told me that “I’m great with money” and they are only half right. You can exude a presence of being “great with money” even if you only make $10 an hour.
Just like you, I’ve wasted money on dumb stuff. Just like you, I’ve purchased take out when I have a fridge full of food waiting at home. Riches in developed nations are built from the ability of the average person to waste money without withering away.
Most people hear some soundbite, advice column, or money video telling them to save more money, and they say to themselves: “Yeah! Saving money sounds cool. I should save more money and be smart like these guys!”
What they don’t tell you is that those same advice givers make loads of money telling you to do things they don’t do themselves. Suze Orman, the #1 financial guru on T.V., tells us “buy stocks and get rich” when she makes her fortune selling books telling people to buy stocks to get rich. When the stock market crashes, she sells even more books because people lose money and are looking for financial guidance.
The mainstream advice on savings is to have 3 – 12 months of expenses saved so you can go without a job until you find another one. The rest of the money, they say, should be invested in stocks and bonds.
This is average advice for average people and it gets average results. You will be better off than the dirtbag who goes into crisis mode every time the electricity bill is $20 more than expected, but there is still something missing. The mainstream advice on saving is black and white: it will protect you from hardship, but it won’t free you.
Lots of poor people around me think if they knew about stocks they would have it made. They idolize middle class people with stocks and bonds, newer cars and houses in a slightly nicer neighborhood as “making it.” They think they will achieve bliss and total happiness “if only” they could be like them.
The middle class are in the same boat. They look at the rich with their nicer cars in nicer neighborhoods with better investments and think those people have it made. “If only” they say, and work on saving and investing until, they too, can achieve bliss and complete happiness.
I used to think this way too. I was on my way to a middle class lifestyle by going to college and getting a good job. People said “I was good with money” so I studied to be a financial adviser.
It was not before long that I realized saving and investing is a rat race. You save to invest, and you hand over your destiny to other men and the fate of the markets. I realized I wanted to be my own man, and create my own destiny. Don’t you?
The number one reason to save money is not to put a down payment on a luxury automobile to impress people. The number one reason to save money is not to be able to buy Apple V100 gizmo when it’s new and cool. The number one reason to save money is not even to “invest” in the traditional sense.
Those uses of money are self medication rather than self actualization. My plan for savings leads to self actualization, which gets rid of the need for self medication.
Saving is for one thing, and one thing only: to buy time. Time is the most valuable asset class there is: if you don’t believe me ask a 99 year old billionaire what he would like to buy if he could use his vast riches to buy anything.
The trick to buying time is how you leverage the time.
Time must be used to catapult yourself into a new world. Most time bought with savings is squandered by a search for another job or “taking a break.”
Baby, when that job lets you go have an attack plan in place to kill it in the real world with your big boy pants!
Never quit without a plan, and preferably quit when you have another source of money coming in, but either way you will need some savings to keep you afloat.
I was planning to quit for a long time, and it was a good thing I did because I got fired from my job 3 months before I planned to quit. I make “side” money hosting on Air-Bnb, so I am not worried about my boss trying to screw me out of unemployment. I also have a good chunk of savings that would carry me afloat if my bookings dried up.
Real money is made without a job. Unless you want to grind it out as a licensed M.D., a lawyer, or an investment banker, you will never make big bucks working a job.
Big bucks= freedom. All those hucksters showing us Lambos and mansions are in chains. Live below your means as you make more money! People will think you are a financial genius when you can make big moves with your accumulating cash.
They tell us getting a trade is a great way to make money in a world with half-wits getting useless paper degrees. This is true, but the real money is made once Joe the Plumber has a fleet of 8 trucks ready to service every sink in town.
Real estate is another great way to make money. There are ways to make money “zero-down” but they require time. Savings can also be used to get a down payment on a great investment property. Imagine losing your job, but still having rent money come in from a property you purchased.
There are guys killing it out there doing freelance web design or copywriting. Wouldn’t it be great to get a few clients, and then have the savings to quit your main gig whenever your freelancing started to pick up? Clients can sense desperation, and it repels them. Keep your confidence with a chunk of savings that will weather any client drought.
The true purpose of savings is power. Having money tucked under the mattress or in the bank allows you more time to work without a payday, so you can get a bigger payday tomorrow.
When working a job, you get a payday like a morphine drip. It’s just enough to keep you alive and comfortable, but not enough to change your life. Save every penny you can so you can change your life for the better when the time is right!
Everyone who works a job has some kind of skill. Everyone has some kind of talent that is going unused. There are many ways to get paid in this world!
This is the secret to people looking at you as someone “great with money.” You can pretend to be great with money by buying stocks and bonds, but that path is a slow trip to mediocre city. Investing in YOURSELF and YOUR OWN dream with your savings always pays more than investing into a tiny slice of someone else’s dream with your savings.
Having a “diversified portfolio” does not motivate anyone to save money. Boring! Imaging your ideal lifestyle built by your own hands is a REAL motivation to save.
The secret to motivating yourself to save the money is to IMAGINE your ideal way to make money and work hard to get there. Too much free time picks away at your savings. Money piles up like magic while you are focused on earning!
Invest in stocks in bonds only when you start making REAL money. You should feel like a rapper in a music video throwing money at dancers when buying stocks and bonds. If you can’t afford to lose it, don’t give it to someone else.
Once you master these lessons, you will be on your way to transforming your black and white relationship with savings and money into a fulfilling full-color universe of abundance.
Right now I am piercing the veil, and I can surely say life is much better on the other side of the equation.
You can start with a spare shared bedroom now, and work your way up to a down payment on a multi-family property that you fill with tenants or air-bnb guests. A rule of thumb is that you can earn 2-3x your areas market-rate for rent on short term rentals (air-Bnb) vs. traditional long term rentals.
I got my first two bookings overnight when I wasn’t even sure I wanted to start hosting. My listing was the realtor’s empty room photos and they asked me if they should bring air mattresses! I was most definitely under priced.
Men in the western world are lost. I see many men who are depressed, angry, and afraid of being alone.
What has happened to men?
Men are not being told the truth their own nature. When domineering women and the elite want to manipulate men, they tell them to “man up.” Man up, from their view, loosely translates to “do what I want or else.”
Men should “man up.” However, I chose not to use this term because its meaning has been corrupted.
Manning up has nothing to do with marrying and obeying a spinster, paying your “fair share” in taxes, or being a pack mule. They want you to think these things are “manning up” so the system’s agenda can manifest with your energy.
Honest, stand-up men are tired of being browbeaten over decisions other men have made. How can all men be blamed for one man’s rape, pillage, and plunder?
They want you to submit, step in line, and do what they say. They will make you feel bad for being a man, and they will use your masculine energy against you to serve them. If you don’t serve them, they will try to weaken you until you are completely useless.
I see many men serving the system dutifully, but I also see many more men becoming husks of a human being― useless to be anything but another body in the mob. Any slight wind will blow them in a new direction. They have no backbone or founding principals, values, or standards in their life, other than what is currently being advertised.
Anything the media says is the truth to them― canon gospel. These same “men” make fun of religion. They do not realize they are even more religious than the man who believes a higher power in the sky.
These men have been weakened until they see another man as a god instead of a mere mortal as himself.
The solution to save men who are lost in this world
Why have these men in the West, especially the USA (the land of individuality), become easily controlled automatons with no solid standing of their own?
These men have no solid standing of their own because they have not built it!
Being a man means building something for yourself!
You must build your business or career to weather any economic storms.
Is a man really a man if hes waiting in the welfare line? Is a man really a man if he has no strength of character? Is a man really a man if he is frail and not much stronger than a woman?
That is why they tell you to look up to the government for answers. That is why they tell you to give up your ego. That is why they feed us poisons and tell us to detox these poisons by going vegan.
They want men to submit, work with their head down, and follow the status quo.
Men who build are a threat to tyranny. The government and the people who control it are just a bunch of men who built a mind control system based on words that lead to actions carried out by goons. The root words of government literally mean mind control ― they do not hide it.
The mafia is just a scrappy, start-up competitor to the government. Why do you think the government invented the “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act?” It was to cut down on competition.
Men need to always be building an empire so they can stand up to mafia and government goons alike. Men who have built nothing for themselves will fold under pressure and do things they never would have normally done for people who do not care for them.
What should men do once they have built something for themselves?
Once you’ve built your foundation, then you can find other people to network with, grow with, and teach to.
You form your own temple of the mind to control your own mind and direct it to do anything. You free yourself from dread and depression, and then enlighten others on how to do it. This is how an empire of enlightenment is built.
Many men are angry at the world. There is no time to be throwing fits about women, the government/ corporations, the President, the news media, or what Johnny J and Becky B did if you are building something worthwhile.
If you are truly working hard, it is impossible to be lonely.
If you are a man, start building now so you can free yourself from anger, depression, and loneliness. Once you’ve built your foundations in wealth, health, and relationships, you can ascend into self actualization through building some more.
When I first started going to the gym, I signed up Oct. 1st. By the time the Jan. 1st rolled around, I felt like I belonged in the gym and had the momentum to keep going all year. If I joined Jan. 1st, I might have been discouraged by the crowded gym and the quitters quitting everywhere around me.
If you are just getting started in January with your Resolutions ― do not fear.
They say a tree planted yesterday is best, but the second best time is NOW.
If you need some new Years Resolutions ideas that will transform your life, keep reading. After reading this list three times the Resolutions will become your 9 New Years Hardcore No-B.S. Commandments. If followed, you will be blessed with good fortune.
1) “NOW” Mentality Instead of the “I’ll do it tomorrow” Mindset
Now is the only moment that exists. Time is a man made construct. There is no such thing as the “80s” except in our collective socio-cultural mind. In other words, it is a man made idea― it is not physical reality.
If you need more info on doing what needs to be done now, you can read “The Power of Now” to drill in the message.
The NOW mentality includes being content with your life NOW rather than after getting the girl(s), finishing school, getting the job, building the business, sculpting the body, and earning the millions. If you are not content NOW, you will not be content after achieving your goal. Embrace the struggle.
Speaking of seizing the day, the second No B.S. New Year’s Resolution is:
2) Waking up early.
Nothing is better than waking up early. There is no better feeling than getting all the chores done before day break.
If you wake up late, the day gets pissed away.
Anyone creating a side hustle, a business, or a family can benefit from being an early riser. Go to bed before 10 and wake up at 5, but no later than 7. You want to see the sun come up after you’ve checked off some to-dos on your list. Some of my best days in terms of productivity started at 4AM in the morning.
For anyone wanting to wake up early and kick ass in 2019 I highly recommend following the 30 Days of Discipline pilgrimage. I’ve only done it twice, but each time is catapulted me into a new level of success.
I recommend following it before signing up for a gym membership because if you can’t do some push-ups and body squats, you have no business wasting your money paying for a gym membership. I bought the 30 Days of Discipline book to increase my focus to learn faster and build a business, but ended up discovering my love of fitness.
There is something magical about having certain habits that make you want to kick ass in life.
The rest of this website has lots of great marketing ideas for online and offline businesses. If you are running a small business, you need to know what direct response marketing is. You do not have the budget to spam your logo and ads everywhere like McDonalds can so you have to make each one lead to a direct customer action.
Spending a few bucks on a book and a some time on a new hustle you end up not liking is better than spending half a decade studying for a career you end up not liking!
I know whenever I’m in a money pinch, I can reactivate my profile and not have to worry about going broke if I lose an income stream. Very few degrees guarantee you an income ― it ain’t 1920 no more!
If you are building a business, outsourcing some tasks to freelancers on sites like Fiverr is a good idea. I imagined my site having a calligraphy header, but I didn’t not know how to do calligraphy so I hired a guy on fiverr to make it.
Extra money brings you extra confidence.
If you have to go on unemployment if you lost your job or a client tomorrow, how can you be truly confident?
If women or your boss/ clients sense your lack of confidence, they will test you and push you around until you turn into a little bitch they abuse. Not only that, they will hate you and blame you for them treating you that way!
With that said, the next No B.S. New Years Resolution is:
4) Stand Your Ground and Do Not Let Them Push You Around!
2019 is a great year for standing your ground. Do not let anyone push you around this year. If people are rude or passive aggressive, call them out on it. If someone is disrespecting you, do not let it slide or else you will become a target.
A man who stands his ground isn’t pushed around. He is respected and admired.
If you take no B.S you will no longer be a target of petty B.S.
After the initial thrill of practicing this skill, use it to call back in favors. Get money that is owed to you, get new clients or a raise, and let women know with your actions that you won’t kiss her butt on command. She will love you for it.
I’d venture to guess 100% of B.S in marriage and relationships comes from weak men who won’t stand there ground!
If a man is rubber instead of a rock, women will bend you and lose respect for you.
I cringe each time I see a woman leading a man in a store, or a woman belittling a man in public because I know how dry her pussy is (until she cheats). They are both unhappy and in need of a sexual polarity adjustment. Woman love and respect a man who stands his ground. Even if they are initially angry and leave, they will come back.
With that said, never sign a marriage contract that gives the government control of your relationships.
Speaking of relationships, our fifth hardcore No B.S. New Years Resolution is:
5) No More Mediocre Romantic Relationships!
Nancy-boy men these days are afraid of being alone. What, you need constant female attention to feel good? Give me a break. Men these days are wearings skirts instead of the pants.
If you need romantic attention to validate yourself, you are acting as a woman.
If you are a man acting as a woman, it will lead to unfulfilling relationships and an unfulfilled life. A woman acts as a woman to achieve happiness, and a man acts as a man to achieve happiness.
2019 is going to be the year of great relationships with women- or none at all. She will be highly interested in you, submit to you, and respect you or else you walk away. If there is no woman who will do all of these things for you, work on yourself until you are a man who attracts these women.
Work on yourself for yourself anyways because woman are just a cherry on top to a kick ass lifestyle. Women don’t want to “complete” you or any of that B.S. They want a strong, independent man on his mission.
You give away your power if you chase, and you gain power if you attract.
Since we do not want to enslave ourselves, we must follow the 7th Hardcore No B.S. New Years Resolution which is to. . .
7) Turn Off the TV (Netflix), Turn off the News, and Turn off Social Media
I laugh at Millennials who think they are superior to Boomers because they don’t watch TV. They say “HA HA I’m not an idiot who watches TV!” but then they sit down all day in front of mindless YouTube, social media, and Netflix.
Netflix is the same thing as TV- mindless entertainment at best, but more nefariously, it is social programming. Movies, shows and the news have an agenda to program the mind so you serve the masters of this world instead of yourself. Not much entertainment, and no mainstream entertainment, is created with enlightenment of the individual in mind.
Stop paying for Netflix and stay logged off Youtube!
If you use YouTube, don’t login to your account. I find that I waste time on Youtube if I’m logged in because I will check notifications and watch many videos I would not have watched otherwise.
Instead, just think about the information or content creator you would like to see and search for it. Never watch more than one related video or else you will enter the YouTube black hole.
News and social media are the worst poisons of all.
I deleted my facebook a long time ago and it was the best “time-hack” I’ve ever done. I magically have all sorts of time to record musicians, make music, write, and start a business that just never seemed to never happen before deleting facebook.
Silicon Valley Executives are the Dope Dealers, and we are the Dope Fiends!
People on social media wallow in their own poo poo and then poo poo more when they hear the news. News Flash: the news is designed to make you a fearful slave, rather than an enlightened master! When I was a news junkie, well, I was a damned junkie! I’d rather shoot heroin than follow news ever again.
Constant dopamine rushes from games, videos, and social media make it hard to enjoy the small things in life. If you are going to watch a movie or play a game, do it with friends or family. That is why the 8th Hardcore no Bs New years Resolution is to. . .
8) Appreciate Those Who You Love in Life!
Two, four, six, eight who do we appreciate? Remember to appreciate, love, and laugh while you can now because deaths door could open tomorrow.
When my mother was dying, she did not let me know how terminal her illness was. If I didn’t have a do it NOW mentality, I would have said oh I can visit her tomorrow, oh I will see her tomorrow. Well, tomorrow would have been too late and I would have lived with regret for the rest of my life.
There are some places in the world that do not understand what a vacation is. To them, it feels like a punishment to leave their friends and families.
Life is all about relationships! We love our family, our friends, and our lovers. Without them, life would be hollow- it would be black and white.
What does accomplishment mean if you cannot share it with those you love and rub it in the face of those you hate?
If your friends and family are bad influences, ignore them and do your own thing. You will attract new friends and family will reach out and be willing to meet on your terms if they want to see you. In fact, you can use this extra time to. . .
9) Make art!
The best hobby in the world is to make art. Whether it is photography, painting, crafts, writing, or music, creating art fulfills the soul. It is even better when you can make a living from your art without compromising to popular trends. To do so, you must attract and sell people on your artistic vision.
I started making music 6 months ago more in depth. I’ve played around here and there, but I started taking it more seriously.
The satisfaction you get from improving my artistic ability is unparalleled.
There are women who have said to me “you look like a musician” when I never had that comment before. Creating art radiates something within the soul and changes how you look for the better.
You don’t even need an instrument to make music! I’ve always liked electronic and hip hop music and anyone can make these types of music on a basic computer. I use FL Studio because it is the easiest DAW (digital audio workstation) to learn and use to make music without outside recording and without sacrificing advanced options (Pro Tools is more for people who are recording bands). If you decide to buy it the updates are free for life!
I still don’t know jack about notes or music theory and it barely makes sense after studying it for a while. I just go by my ear and go and grow from there. I play the melodies on my computer keyboard, or draw them into the program, and tweak them until they sound good!
Women love artists.
Maybe you don’t care about art in and of itself, but give it a try to attract women. Eventually you will love the art more than the women, and that’s when they will love you the most.
Even if you are 100% about making money, art opens up your creative side.
The most successful business tycoons are creative thinkers.
If they weren’t, they would be Joe average with an average income doing the same average things as everyone else does. Their average business would fold when times get tough just like any other average business. Above average businesses (made with creative thought) stand the test of time and create lasting legacies.
To recap, followers of the 9 Hardcore No-B.S. Commandments of the New Year will:
1)Do it NOW (or it will never be done. In fact doing it yesterday is even better)
2) Wake up early TOMORROW (so you can get it done NOW)
3)Build your wealth NOW (Start NOW so you can enjoy it later)
4) Stand your ground TODAY (No one can walk over you if you have wealth)
5) Good Romantic Relationships or None at All (standing your ground will make women respect and submit to you, and if they don’t, you have more time to work on yourself to become an authority)
6) Be Your Own Authority NOW (So you can wake up early, build wealth, stand your ground, attract women, and avoid the pitfalls devious leaders plan for you)
7) Throw out the TV (Neflix), Social Media, and the News TODAY (So you can wake up early without a digital hangover and have time to build wealth)
8) Appreciate Your Friends and Family NOW (You’ll have time for them if you give up social media and the news which divides you from your loved ones)
9) Make ArtTODAY(maybe this will build your wealth, give you the confidence to stand your ground, attract women, become an authority, and give your loved ones something to admire about you?)
Have a great New Year and may your life be fruitful! Be a man of your word― follow your Resolutions and make it a Revolution!
P.S. I am also giving up caffeine. Caffeine drains you more than it gives you just like any other drug. I have found that good, but unconventional, diet and these pills (the “smooth” without the caffeine) give me the edge and the focus that we want caffeine to give us. I don’t know the effects long term, so I use it sparingly.
I remember going out with my friends to a Subway sandwich restaurant. Every Monday we would go to the Subway and hang out. Everyone but me would buy a foot long sub with chips and a drink. I sat with them eating nothing.
I had the money to buy a sub from working part time after school and doing odd jobs, but I didn’t want to spend it. I had a vision and I needed to preserve every dollar I could.
People thought I was rich when I started dressing well in High School. I was just saving my money until I could buy nice clothes that made me look good. More than half of the clothes I bought were from the thrift store anyway. Anyone could do the same but they didn’t have the same vision that I did.
I enrolled in college full time while working three jobs. I also was helping my parents run their newly founded store that began on money I saved in High School. I started treating myself to $1 baby sized coffees from the cafe during breaks from class. I would lend people (other than my parents) money and have a hard time getting it back.
I had a girlfriend for 4 years that said started saying I don’t give her enough time. I told her that I have a vision, and if you wait just a little bit longer, I will have lots of free time we can enjoy. She slowly fell out of love and left me. My vision no longer included her.
I started lifting weights and I loved it. It gave me the same attention as I got in High School when I started dressing well. I got some steroid jokes, but they weren’t there when I was alone online reading hours a day about nutrients and lifting weights. They weren’t at the gym with me 5-7 days a week. Every time I pushed a weight I felt like I was pushing back at all the challenges the world gave me.
When other people continued college, I dropped out and bought a house. People wondered how I could afford a house, and I wondered how they could afford to waste their time fooling around in college when they didn’t have a plan. They said I’d be tied down as a young man, but I had a vision beyond owning a home.
Some said “Doesn’t it feel great being a home owner?” I laughed because the bank owns it, I just “bought” it so I could make money for my vision charging rent. They gave me horror stories of bad tenants. I remembered how many people owe me money and I made the second unit an Air-Bnb. My tenants are now friendly middle-class/ rich travelers instead of the deadbeat poor dirtbags that fester in my city.
No one questions me anymore when I say I’m creating a studio in the apartment for musicians to record in. I have a track record now. But if I told them my vision, they would laugh and doubt me. Always keep your vision to yourself. Just tell people the next small step, and they will believe you after you make a track record of success.
I remember my mom crying over bills. I never wanted to stress over bills when I grew up. I never wanted to see my mom cry ever again. I wanted to have money so I would never stress over bills and never see my mom cry over something that I could help her with once I grew up.
Now that I’m grown up and have the money to help her, she was diagnosed with cancer. Every moment spent with her is much more precious than if she was not ill, because it could be the last moment we spend together. Now money can’t help, but love and support will.
If I were stressed by bills working overtime, I would not be able to be in the present when spending time with her. I would be worried about this and that and I wouldn’t be able to give her love and support properly. If I did not start working hard since I was 16 to have something, I would be starting from scratch at a very bad time to be working hard and not giving my free time for love and support.
I couldn’t tell my mom to “just wait” like I did before because tomorrow my mother might be gone.
In the long term scheme of my vision, I’m still at the bottom. But when I look around at my acquaintances and friends my age that are lost and confused with nothing to their name but debt and a degree, I can say that I started from the bottom and now I’m here.
Sleeping on the ground is the original “bio-hack.”
Sometimes radical, life-transforming ideas are simple. Disposing of your mattress to sleep on the floor will make people think you’re insane. On the contrary, it is truly insane to waste money on a massive, ugly object that is inferior to cheaper, longer lasting alternatives.
Buying a mattress is a fool’s errand once you know the truth about the #1 cheaper, healthful, and obvious option for sleep: sleeping on the floor!
What are the benefits of sleeping on the floor?
Sleeping on the floor has healed lower back pain for countless people. Doctor’s agree, albeit quietly, that sleeping without a mattress is superior to sleeping on a mattress. “Grounded sleeping” is the #1 thing the mattress industry does’t want you to try because they’ll lose a customer for life!
Luckily for them, sleeping on the floor is not a widely considered idea. However, with the growing minimalism movement, it won’t be long before sleeping on the floor becomes the norm!
The best benefit of all is the personal emotional transformation that happens when you get rid of your mattress. I became a new man when I got rid of my mattress and embraced “grounded sleeping!”
Sleeping on the ground is an adventure … in more ways than one!
One married couple ditched their bed to sleep on the floor with their dog. The wife found out that sleeping without a bed “has reconnected us with our younger selves who wandered the world.” Who doesn’t want to feel young and adventurous? I’m sure her husband was pleased. Breathe new life into your marriage/relationship by ditching your bed!
Are there any health concerns that come with sleeping on the floor?
Curious about the health effects, the same couple consulted a spinal surgeon about sleeping on the floor. He recounted many stories of patients who would sleep on the floor when their backs went out or were re-injured.
These patients said mattresses kept them awake in pain, while sleeping on the floor delivered them pain relief! Once healed enough to tolerate a mattress again, they reverted to “conventional sleeping” on a mattress.
Then, once the pain was too much to bear, they would begrudgingly go back to sleep on the floor for relief! Why they went back to “conventional sleeping” after they knew it was stressing their injuries is a prime case of insanity caused by societal norms.
“Yes! I found relief from my crippling back pain by sleeping on the floor, but I am going to go back to sleeping on my mattress until it irritates my back enough to force me back on the floor!” – A typical patient programmed to ignore his/her own body and what is right for him/her!
Is there any drawbacks to sleeping on the floor?
When the surgeon was asked if the are drawbacks to floor sleeping, he revealed there are none. In fact, he has found no proof beds are beneficial besides “maybe . . . emotional support.”
Are beds really just for emotional support?
He was joking about the emotional support part, but he revealed the truth . People associate beds with comfort, sleep, and sex. Beds are treated like a womb to escape to after a hard day.
Countless hours are wasted resetting alarm clocks to get “just a bit more sleep.” How many of these people physically need the sleep versus being emotionally “tired” of school, their job, or life itself?
Using a laptop in bed to browse the internet or watch movies is a dangerous combination for your health and happiness, and this behavior is encouraged when you use a traditional bed!
“I don’t hang out in bed anymore. . . I don’t lay in bed watching Netflix” ― Success story of a floor sleeper joining the “grounded sleep” revolution!
This man also reported that “the floor is comfortable but only when I’m ready for bed.” How many hours have you wasted lounging in bed when you weren’t truly ready for sleep? OnceI threw out my mattress I didn’t waste a second lounging in “bed” before going to sleep.
Over indulgent mattress beds waste your time and money that could be used for doing what you love!
Imagine having no desire to lounge around which would give you extra time to maximize your health, acquire more wealth, and have improved, richer relationships? Imagine feeling young and adventurous rather than old and calcified. Put some spring in your step by getting rid of your mattress!
Sleeping on beds is for lazy people who can’t think outside of the box(spring)!
Take a look at this floor sleeping success story again.
“I don’t hang out in bed anymore. . . I don’t lay in bed watching Netflix”
Notice his word choice: Hang out, lay, Netflix. All words associated with simple, numbing comforts that get in the way of long term happiness and success. Netflix and chill/ hang, lay/ get laid/sleep with, sleep/bed. People are attached to their beds because they associate them with the basic needs of sleep and romance/sex.
Why else do you think you see mattress ads and stores everywhere? This $7,000,000,000 a year industry capitalizes on subconscious associations with a consumer product. You don’t need a bed to sleep or have romance/sex in your life!
These Skeleton People are happy and have positive relationships without needless consumer products. They told me your skeleton will thank you if you sleep on the floor!
What People are saying about sleeping on the floor:
“I have slept on the floor by chance during my travels. My back didn’t hurt any more, so I started sleeping on the floor full time.
It was amazing. We have all floor for ourselves. It does not take up any space at all. My back doesn’t hurt. I researched internet on benefits sleeping on the bed, but couldn’t find any.
Yes, it is more comfortable at times, but I found out that it distorts our body natural positions. That is why half of the world has back problems. I have none any more.”
Get rid of your mattress! Think about how much money it would take to purchase all the items in this room – and remember most people do it on credit! You could take the same amount of money and travel the world building memories you will never forget!
Do you really want to flush your hard earned money away to enrich CEOs that only care about quarterly earnings instead of your health, wealth, and happiness?
The bed industry is always dreaming up new ways to sell comfort and relief from back pain. More springs, less springs, foam, water, space juice and new patented technologies to give their marketing and sales departments a new hook. Not getting quality sleep? Try this new mattress. In pain? We have another mattress for you.
Only one in ten people know the cause of their back pain so people will buy beds in hope of finding a cure. “We needed a new one anyway” will be the justification.
People spend around $700 on a mattress and box-spring every 7 years, which does not include nightstands, matching end tables, foam toppers, sheets, pillows, new pillows with “enhanced” technology, duvet covers, and other alien technologies. Some will pay into the thousands or more for a single mattress plus thousands more to buy matching bedroom accessories!
The typical American is enslaved by work for over week to afford the privilege hosting dust mites and irritating back issues! Not to mention even more money and time to pay for the kid’s mattresses! And even more $$$ if he gets divorced over financial issues (most common cause of divorce) and “needs” a mattress for his new studio apartment!
Great Job! We have added another monthly payment with interest into the global financial scheme!
What benefits do mattresses give us other than emotional support?
None. The more a mattress is used the less ideal it is as a sleeping surface. Since a mattress is used every day for ~8 hours it does not make sense to own one. Even spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a new bed every day gets beaten out by a thin mat or blanket when it comes to preserving your back health!
What science has to say about the negatives of mattress sleeping and the positives of floor sleeping
Here are some quick quotes from Dr. Mandell about the drawbacks of sleeping on a mattress and the benefits of sleeping on the floor if you don’t want to watch the video:
“If your spine is in a wrong position for 8 hours out of the 24 hours” you can “start getting disc inflammation, nerve inflammation, muscle spasm, muscle cramping, stiff neck, pain in the lower back, pain down the leg and the list could go on and on.”
“One of the most important things is you need to get away from that soft mattress”
“Studies show that being on your back is definitely the best position for the spine to be in. It helps keep the spine in line and helps keep everything in the neutral plane. But studies also show that being on a hard surface helps keep the spine to where it does not sag into a mattress and that’s actually a better position to be in where you have less muscles spasm and less stress”
“I recommend keeping the knees slightly bent, you may want to put a little pillow underneath the knees” to decompress the sacrum (triangle between pelvis and lower back).
“When you first start this process (being on the floor), you may wake up with a little bit of soreness, you may be achy throughout the back, throughout the back of the shoulders, but that should only last a couple of days.
“…as you do it you’ll start to notice your pain will start to dissipate, hopefully you’ll see a lot relief for the muscle spasm, you’ll wake up more refreshed and hopefully you’ll feel like a new person.“
If your room looked like this you wouldn’t even dream of wanting a mattress!
Did anyone succeed with the advice from Dr. Mandell to sleep on the floor to heal your back?
A woman who watched the above video and put the advice into practice told her story about how sleeping on the floor removed her back pain:
“I decided to try sleeping on the floor but on a very thin mattress topper, with a pile of pillows under my knees. So far it’s working to stop the worst of the back pain I always have whilst sleeping! It’s taking some getting used to as it’s uncomfortable in other areas of my body, but the excruciating pain has definitely subsided so I’m pushing through”
Another user says he’s “Been doing it for 2 months now!!!! I have a bed in my room but it’s for mid day naps. Love the floor lol.” Yet another says:
“I was having problems with my bed/ mattress so i started sleeping on the floor and now it has been nearly 2 years and i definitely prefer it, i find it much more comfortable even when i sleep on a bed /couch i want the floor! I only use a sleeping bag under me”
Imagine paying hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars for a product that ends up being inferior to a sleeping bag! Having the sleeping bag out and being used regularly will inspire more camping adventures than if it were tucked in storage.
Adventures and unforgettable experiences beat mattress shopping and payments any day of the week!
Go on a Nature hike with all the comforts of home – that is, if you normally sleep in a sleeping bag!
Products recommended by Dr Mandell to have an ideal healthy, comfortable, sleeping experience:
“I recommend when you’re on your back use a yoga mat, a soft little blanket, a towel, maybe even just lying directly on the carpet alone”
I found that wrapping myself like a burrito in a blanket worked well, but I’ve gotten to the point where even bare hardwood floors are comfortable. I do not miss my mattress at all!
If I had a yoga mat, I would have used that, but now I’m thinking about digging out my sleeping bag for some “indoor camping.”
Buy em’ online, buy em’ at at a store, find em’ in a thrift shop, or find em’ lying around in a closet unused. Whatever you use or don’t use, give floor sleeping a try! I promise it will be an experience you will not regret.
Sleeping mat or yoga mat? Why not both?
What are you waiting for? Move your mattress out of the way and see how you feel when you sleep on the floor today!
If you like the idea of sleeping on the floor, but fear the “social repercussions” for making such a move you can invest in a Japanese style bed. People in the minimalism movement love them because they can be folded up and tucked away. Some even fold into couches!
Here is a popular song by the Lumineers titled “Sleep on the Floor” that I just stumbled across. Watching the video while listening to the music will motivate you to go on an adventure by sleeping on the floor (or take it further and sleep on the ground under the stars!)
“You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Crushed the screen of a brand new tablet because it was hidden under a pile of dirty laundry?
Let it go.
Obsessed with a “one in a million” girl who left you, rather than obsessed with a one-to-a-million mission?
Let her go.
Addicted to mindless internet browsing, television shows, or video games?
Let them go.
The less you have, the more you can become. Some call it minimalism, I call it maximal-ism. Having everything you want while owning only what you need sounds like an ideal life to me.
“The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.” ― Nelson Rockefeller
Ownership means responsibility, and in today’s world, the benefits are slim. Borrowing and lending = befriending! Why does everyone on the block own every tool and gadget under the sun when the gadgets and tools spend 99% of the time collecting dust in the dark? Sterilized communities where no one knows their own neighbor are prime hotspots of personal dissatisfaction (no wonder people shoot up heroin)
Mental clutter is still clutter! Cut yourself off from the toxic sludge bath of mass media and your level of thinking rises from peon to sage. Quit paying for your demoralization with your time and money.
Thoughts are things, so let go of them too, and allow superior ones to take their place.
If you want to grow, you must make room to grow. Donate your television, sell your game system, and give away your knick knacks. Heck, throw away your mattress! Possessions possess you, and if you want to take back control, let go!