I am known as "The Captain Power" or "The Captain". I live in Brooklyn NY with a roommate, and I work near Wall Street in Manhattan. I got the nickname The Captain Power because I have compete in powerlifting competitions, and because I scream at my friends when they skip the gym. I started reading Tynan's blog after looking at some "game" related blogs on the web, and of course I read Neil Strauss's book.
My "game" in comparison to Neil's, is that I consider health as the head of the snake. Good shape, white teeth, well fitting clothes, etc. I'm probably more of a "natural alpha" than most guys, and never really had a hard time with women. I would like to be known as the "go to guy" for getting in shape when it comes to game. Trust me, when you look 75% percent better it makes things A LOT easier.
In my personal life I work a job that I can tolerate, but hope to god i don't have to continue it for the rest of my life. Fortunately the benefits, bonuses, and pension are pretty good, so if I get STUCK working there forever I will be ok. I have two blogs that I am working on, and also a book I am going to publish this summer. Would love to get into some business that would allow me to switch careers eventually. Unlike most guys, I want to work. I don't mind the long hours if it is something I enjoy.
I made some decent money in the stock market the last couple years, and I am sitting on a bunch of cash waiting for an opportunity. Any ideas?
Some more facts: I have a girlfriend now who is a teacher in Brooklyn. I try not to argue over politics but I hate high taxes, green energy, and Apple. (Have to read my blog to understand) And I would probably consider leaving NY if I could, somewhere with less taxes like Florida or Texas.
So there it is in a nutshell. From the internet the money I am earning is minimal. I make a couple hundred a year from Ebay, about $35 a year from my blog, and I had some money from unclaimed.org. I'm trying to diversify from blogging and more into books and video. I am attaching a video of me powerlifting. POWER OUT!!!
Just for fun, here are all of my political views. I'm not super into politics at all - in fact before Bush started screwing everything up, I had zero interest in them. I definitely haven't done enough research to have definitive stances on most of these things, so take them with a grain of salt.
This is the one I care about the most. Our tax system is extremely screwed up. Did you know that we're one of only TWO countries in the world who tax their citizens if they don't live in the country or make money in the country? If I spend a year traveling the world, making money online, I STILL have to pay taxes in the US (there's a partial exemption that it's possible to qualify for).
I'm not sure what I'm more scared of, failure or success.
Failure, in my mind, would involve being judged by other people and being ostracized from those whose respect I crave. I fear failure because I want to be "cool," I want other people to be moved by the things I create. I am afraid that if I am not good enough in the eyes of those around me I will not be accepted as part of the pack.
Success is another story entirely. I fear success because, to be cliche, "with power comes responsibility." I fear that I will have some success, but I won't be strong enough to live up to the expectations I have set. I fear that if I realize my true potential, I will be locked into a path that I will be unable to break free from. I also fear that by being successful I would be ostracized as well. It seems so much more comfortable to just flow with the status quo, don't make any waves, and don't try to change anything.
Both of these fears, it seems, ultimately stem from the fear of judgement. I have no idea how to free myself from this. One way that I can work towards overcoming this fear, is to be mindful when I am judging myself or other people. If I can break my own habit of being judgmental, the fear will have less control over me.
In a few hours I'll be getting on my flight to Sweden! Regardless of my fears I am about to embark on a major life transition. Two months in Sweden, one month back in Arizona, and then return to Brooklyn to become a full-time student. I'm excited and nervous and I can't wait to see how it all plays out. After talking about the plans and goals I would like to accomplish while overseas, I've decided that perhaps they were a bit too ambitious. I want to set more attainable goals that will give me some leeway to make mistakes and improve. Rather than trying to meditate, exercise, and write every morning, and beatbox and freestyle every evening, I'll make it a goal to accomplish three of those five things, four days a week. Setting more achievable goals will help me to build successful momentum.