How To Work Like Nikola Tesla (Maximizing The Power Of The Human Mind)
Most people are boring, drinking the doctrine of the times and spitting out cookie cutter lives that have been lived a million times before.
I used to be like most people.
Shit, some days… I still am.
But despite that, I’ve always looked up to people that are unconventional.
You know… the ones who spit out the doctrine, relax back into their authentic nature, and come up with novel ways to play and beat the video game of life.
These are my favorite types of people.
And one of them is none other than Nikola Tesla.
I’ve always been captivated by his life because he was one of those rare individuals who had a deep understanding of how reality (actually) worked and paired that knowledge with his brilliant mind to create amazing new inventions that changed the world.
Not only that, but the way in which he did it is just as spectacular as all that he invented.
For the ‘how’ is really where all the practical juice is.
So, how exactly did Nikola work?
Well, if you subscribe to the conventional view of reality, then you may assume that he worked the same way that a lot of us have been programmed to work.
In other words:
He came up with a new idea, jotted down what he needed to do to bring it to life, and started building it out in the world.
But that’s not what Nikola did…
… because doing so would subject his new idea to the laws of physics and this would greatly reduce his speed and ability to make it work.
So Nikola went the opposite route. Instead of doing the above like all his competitors, he worked on the new idea entirely in his imagination where he didn’t have to worry about the ‘practical’ realities that slow down the invention process.
It was here in his imagination where he would put the idea into action, see it from all possible angles, put it through hypothetical tests, and come up with solutions to problems he encountered.
Finally when he had thought through every possible outcome and could see the invention working in his mind's eye with clarity, he would begin the process of bringing it to life via the world. This was the final step instead of the first step.
And by doing so the end result would almost always be just like he had imagined it to be in his mind’s eye.
(Similarly enough Albert Einstein also applied a very similar method to create and test his theories.)
In order to best illustrate this, I present to you not my words, but his very own words that outline this process:
Okay with all that understood, you’re probably a little bit curious, but also full of objections such as…
"I’m not out here inventing crazy new inventions… I’m just trying to build a 6, 7, 8, 9 figure business or write a piece of copy that resonates with my target and grows sales… so how on earth is this relevant for me?"
And that’s a good question. On the surface, you may not see the correlation, but personally speaking…
I’ve found this method to be extremely effective for business building and putting together winning promotions.
So, how exactly does it work?
Well, in a few ways…
1/ After you come up with your business idea and before you put it into action, visualize the entire business build in your mind. See the 12-month end.
Visualize the market/landscape
Visualize the target
Visualize the offer(s)
Visualize the elements
Visualize the funnel
Visualize the copy
Visualize the email sequences
Visualize the traffic source
Visualize the operations
Visualize the fulfillment
Visualize the transformations
Visualize the systems
Truly build the entire business in your mind and do all the hard work in the comfort of your own head.
Think through all the problems, run through various solutions, and tinker with the process until you start getting a ‘good feeling’.
I don’t know how to explain this, but usually the visualization process starts with excitement, but everything is blurry.
The more I bring clarity into the mix by running through all the above, the more I start to see the entire build as already done and this is when I start to get an otherworldly feeling of everything working as I see it in my mind’s eye.
(If I don’t get that feeling, I’ll continue with the process until I do. If I don’t get it, I won’t even bother moving forward and will scrap the idea altogether.)
At this point, I cement the visual into my mind’s eye and now start the easy part (although slower) which is ultimately bringing it to life by painting reality with the image I have in my mind (the work that happens at the desk is the easy part, the visualization and the process of seeing everything working in the minds eye is the difficult and hard part, but this is where all the juice is).
So that’s one way.
The other is a faster and quicker everyday use case that I personally use for writing.
#2/ Whenever I have a writing idea whether that’s for a copy promotion, mini google doc, or even emails – I don’t start with writing, but imagining.
In my mind's eye, I’ll see the entire piece of writing before me and get a picture of how it looks and what I want to communicate and the impact it has on the reader.
(All this usually happens in the background while I’m on a walk or just in the process of living everyday life.)
Then once I get that "good feeling" I’ll walk over to my desk, open up the laptop, and take the image I have in my mind and transfer it over onto a Google Doc.
Writing now feels more like surfing the waves of reality in an attempt to align with the inner feeling/image instead of something new and ‘clunky’ that I’m creating for the first time. So that’s the second way I like to employ this technique.
The third and last way is for problem solving.
Most people have 1-3 big problems in their life that, if solved, would open up a completely new life experience. In order to solve these problems, these individuals usually test out one solution after the next via the world. But this takes up a lot of time.
Better use of time:
#3/ Visualize the potential solutions/paths in your mind’s eye, simulate it for x amount of time, and see the outcome(s) it would create – factoring in second and third level consequences.
Use this to make smarter decisions (especially useful when you’re at a fork in the road type of situation).
The more you work your brain in this way, the better you become at adopting the right model of reality and predicting outcomes.
This, in return, greatly enhances your ability to simulate different paths and choose the most optimal one.
So there you have it!
That’s how you can steal the legendary ‘mind working’ techniques of the greats to create a unique existence of your own.
Thanks for reading!
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