Derek Sivers – Purge the Vampires

Are you a Vampire? Or are you an Opportunist? If you are vampire you should be purged according to Derek Sivers. If you are an Opportunist you should look for other opportunist, to attract. Here are some great tips on how to do it. Together we will thrive in an unknowable future! 

Purge The Vampires & Thrive In An Unknowable Future!

I went to The Conference only to have the best part be some short and very thoughtful little talks from Derek Sivers, of a balcony just before every Keynote. I will give you the best part of them and my thoughts that followed. They may appear to be funny little anecdotes. The more you think about them, the more you realise they are not. Watch the videos by clicking on the images of Derek. And then see if you agree with my reflections at the bottom of this post.

How to thrive in an unknowable future? - Derek Sivers

How to thrive in an unknowable future? – Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers –
How to thrive in an unknowable future?

How to thrive in an unknowable future?

Choose opportunity not loyalty
Have no loyalty to location, to company or even your past public statements
Be an absolute opportunist
Doing what ever is best for the future in your current situation. Unbound by your past.
Have loyalty only for your most important personal friendships.

How to thrive in an unknowable future?

Choose the plan with the most options
The best plan is the one that lets you change you plans.
For example renting a house is bying the option to move at any time without losing money in a down market.

How to thrive in an unknowable future?

Avoid planning
For maximum options don’t plan at all.
Since you have no idea how the situation or your mood may change in the future, just wait ’til the last moment to make each decision.

How to be useful to others?

This talk we only have the headlines left to ponder on, as the recording got purged by vampires. So instead I offer my Ninja-thoughts on how to add value to others. They all corresponds greatly to Daniel Priestley’s concept of being a Key Person of Influence.

How to be useful to others?

Get Famous
Being famous is a way of being the goto person of any given field or niche. The one that comes up first in conversations. The one that people listen to and hire. Famous people can set the agenda. Famous people can thus make sure that other people get useful value of their time and money.

Use Your Power Of Famedom To Inspire Others!

How to be useful to others?

Get Rich
Being rich gives you opportunities. Opportunities to choose where you invest your time, effort and money. Make sure to invest in others and their great ideas. And invest in yourself, like Tai Lopez says. Use your richness to enhance and invest in others, so that they too can become rich.

Get Wealthy And Invest Your Wealth In Yourself And Others!

How to be useful to others?

Have Strong Opinions
By having strong opinions and believing in them yourself, you can make sure that others take notice as well. Strong opinions are useful if they are informed options. Based on science and facts. Make sure that you spread your informed opinions, so that others that are spreading uniformed opinions are drowning out. Shout your opinions loud and clear in a gentle way. Enhance your opinions by discussing them with others. Not debating. We want to have a future where the best informed options are the strongest. Publish your options and let the world know of them.

Have Strong Informed Opinions!

How to be useful to others?

Be Expensive
To our human brains value are often measured in how expensive it is. By being Oversubscribed we can make many people to take notice and want what we have to offer. We want people lining up and pay extra for the superb value we offer. Offer superb value! Treat other as a VIP every time they pay extra for your value. We also want to give some of our value for free to the world. Send the signal that your value is expensive and it is expensive to get your value. By making others invest their time, money and energy into you, they build a stronger community together while lining up to get it. Don’t sell your value cheep.

Set A High Price On Your Value. It Is Worth It!

How to like people - Derek Sivers

How to like people – Derek Sivers

How to like people?

How to like people?

Assume it’s their last day on Earth.
Everybody talks about living like it’s your last day on Earth. Instead to appreciate someone, live like it’s their last day on Earth. Really listen to them. Learn from them. This might be your last chance.

How to like people?

Be who you’d you be when alone.
You could live in crowd pleasing only others. But that’s unsustainable.
You could live in isolation pleasing only yourself. But that’s also unsustainable.
Instead when in a crowd be the same person you’d be when alone.

How to like people?

Assume women and men are the same.
Men thinks women are so different from them and women think men are so different from them. But the differences among men and the difference among women are far greater the difference between men and women.

Assume men and women are the same

How to like people?

Always make new friends.
You are always changing, hopefully for the better. But old friends want you to stay as they knew you, as you where before.
When making new friends be your new ideal self, if only for a few hours.
New friends will encourage your new self.
Let go of people that don’t welcome and encourage your change.
So you could say that coming here to “The Conference“, is not just a way to make new friends but to replace your old ones.

How to like people?

Purge the vampires!
Get rid of people that drain you. That don’t make you feel good about yourself. They will make you hate all people….

Are You An Opportunist And A Friend? [My Reflections]

Are You An Opportunist? If you are then your most likely to thrive in an unknowable future. A future that is coming quicker and changing more rapidly for every year, month and week that goes by. We are now living in the great acceleration. I write a long celebration the opportunist that I call The Buccaneer Spirit.

We all need to be able to pivot on our ideas, lives and businesses. That siad we shouldn’t be without loyalty. Just we have loyalty to our tribe that are with us in this changing world. The people who can adapt like us. Old structures and outdated models and thinking we should let go of, like it’s yesterdays news.

Make Better Decisions
Make sure there that you keep an open mind. Don’t mistake opinion for facts. Try make designs based on science and not witchcraft. It’s hard and you emotions & cognitive biases will get in the way. That why you need friends to help you make better decisions.

Make Friends
Good friends are hard to come by. Old friends are not necessarily good friends. That’s why you should make new better friends if your old uncle don’t upgrade. And It’s easier than it ever was in the past. GO to events where you think you will find like-minded people. Treat them well.

Purge The Vampires
Vampires are people who drag you down. People who complain and spread their negative energy. You don’t want them around. You may think that they don’t affect you. They do. Modern science are showing that the quote from Jim Rohn is true:

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with – Jim Rohn

Instead you must seek out mentors and peers that lift you up and inspire you. By spending time with people who are doing great impossible deeds it will soon seem normal to your brain what they do. The less time you spend with vampires the less power they will have over you.

Instead find other Futue Navigators like me and spend time with us.

/Captain Future
Opportunist Crewmember of Spaceship Earth

Purge The Vampires
Pivot The Pirates
Purify The Werewolves
Pursue The Ninjas


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