Nothing is for free

There’s always someone that assumes the costs: almost always, You.

You think Facebook is free? You think Google is free?

Wrong! Just like Jaron Lanier said in his book Who Owns the Future , none of those services are really free. The cost is our privacy.

Today I was thinking about all the stuff that are given away for “free” on the internet. All of the knowledge, the wisdom, from this new kind of gurus give away and we fall for it.

When you give your email to somebody like Ramit Sethi, Tim Ferris, etc., you are letting them into your inbox. I did it and I have it full of “free stuff” that was created to “add value” to my life. Wrong, again.

That was created to encourage you to pay for what you just receive for free. The real cost is being indexed into the price you are “willing” to pay (after receiving 2 million emails a year) while you think this is free.

I think all of this guys are serious, but which is the real deal here? Are they really trying to help you? Is it really for free? If you later have to pay 1.200 USD a year to “complete the program” and to go from Zero to Launch?

I used to like Ramit, but now I prefer someone like Gary Vaynerchuk. He writes, he speaks, he has tons of free stuff on the web but, in appearance, he doesn’t try to sell you shit! He’s just marketing himself and how he lives.

There is no shortcut for becoming yourself. That’s life. And I’m just so pissed off on reading stuff on becoming this “Super Entrepreneurs” who will skyrocket his/her career and become the next Steve Jobs.

Fuck it! You know what, All I want; is to be Me. Maybe, you should want that too.

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All I want; is to be Me.

Everyone is trying to be the best of the best. Creative genius, Superlearner, Serial entrepreneur, etc. Fuck that!

There is only; one Steve Jobs, one Bill Gates, one Zuckerberg, etc. And you know why? Because they weren’t trying to be anyone but themselves. They didn’t try to become someone they admire, they found their own path.

I sometime find myself searching in google; which is the best phone? which is the best pencil to draw? which is the best way to get productive? and I loose track of what I want and who I am!

This society has transformed everyone in some sort of Frankenstein, where we are forced to adopt pieces of everyone else to become someone. That’s very sad!

Our uniqueness is a primary skill that we should leverage every step of the way. By saying this, this I’m not trying to separate myself from doing the best work I can and from learning from others experiences. But, nothing surpases our own experience in this world.

So my personal advice to myself and to you is: fuck this productivity best of the best madness!; stay true to yourself, accept your limitations and try to improve them, not by becoming somebody else, but by leveraging your, already, perfect way of being you!


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