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What Is Masculinity?
These days it's becoming increasingly difficult to separate snake oil and genuine magic sauce. With the uprising of online masculinity gurus, the traits that make men MEN have become very muddied. In your opinion what is the most important quality of being "masculine" (Whatever that means to you)?
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Matthias Dörtzbach
Dragan Markovic
Christina Westergaard Larsen
Mahmudul Hasan Hridoy
Zahida A Khan
New comment Jan 7
Dear Andrew Kirby..
This is a story so audacious, so over-the-top ridiculous, that it almost doesn't seem real. Heck even I'm still struggling to believe it's real, but for anyone with an open mind, here we go.. I first discovered Andrew in 2020. He was posting videos about productivity and self-help, and I found them incredibly valuable, so I stuck around and subscribed. But soon enough I realized he was selling a cohort program on beating procrastination. This immediately struck a chord with me, not just because it seemed like he could help me with my procrastination, but because he was someone, only about 2 years older than me, who was able to start a successful YouTube channel and launch a successful digital coaching product. To me, Andrew Kirby represented hope. Hope that I wasn't being a silly 19 year old, that young people my age could actually get success in the business space. So I ALSO started a procrastination business (lol). I marketted myself on Facebook and actually got my first few clients! (In my case I was providing less of a permanent solution to the problem, and more so direct accountability haha) However I soon realized the whole "coaching" space definitely wasn't for me. At this point in my life, I was feeling lost, and isolated. Then Andrew released his "Effortless Action Program", a $500 version of his procrastination program that was just a course. I immediately bought and devoured it. Although it wasn't what I was expecting, I was feeling unusually introspective and philosophical afterwards. Upon reflection, it became apparent I wasn't going after my true calling. I realized I was a filmmaker at heart, and it was time to make my inner child happy. With little money and resources, what better way to start, than to just start? I began making YouTube videos (Something I had already been doing as a kid/teenager for fun, it's really crazy It took me so long to understand where I should be working) I started a new channel, and let's just say my first few videos took some.. inspiration from Andrew's content😅
Anis Khelalef
Jack Alderton
Lubos Tomicek
Bennett Julius
Christian Vandaos
New comment 9d ago
Who's brain would you like to download next?
So far I've made downloadable versions of Alex Hormozi and Naval Ravikant's brain... Who's brain would you like to download next? Leave a comment with a name. Like any comment if you also want to see that person's brain.
Corey Bennett Boardman
Korey Samuelson
Bijan Izadi
Tamzid Himel
Robin Bäcker
New comment 21d ago
RSVP: Synthesizer Livestream today
My first ever livestream is today, and you're invited! AGENDA: - My latest thoughts around audience growth, and content systems - The impact of AI on Content Creation - The crazy tactic Iman Gadzhi used to blow up - The Synthesizer Movement - My work with James Jani, Sam Ovens, and Naval Ravikant - We'll share content we've found that's valuable. I can even read/react to some - My 13 step plan to go from $0 → $10,000/month - Answer any questions I see in the livestream chat - Do some 'hotseat'. Where a viewer volunteers to get unmuted, states their Goal, and their biggest Problem and I try to help them solve their problem (with the Chat's help). Similar to Ask Gary Vee or Dave Ramsey - Play one game of chess against a viewer (to prep for tomorrow's Chess tournament). Similar to Eric Rosen. LINK TO JOIN CHESS TOURNAMENT: STARTS AT 1PM EST 4th DEC Please RSVP with a gif if you're planning on coming. And if you have any other ideas for the livestream, let me know. Should be fun :)
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Merin Ap Martin
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Mohammed Hammed
New comment Dec '22
A Message To Consultants: Things are Changing
This is a message for Consultants. Specifically someone who sells coaching or a course to help people solve their problems. In 2022 I: - Spent two days in LA with Sam Ovens (on track to become billionaire) - Spoke with Alex Hormozi ($200m/year portfolio) - Spoke (and worked) with MrBeast (130m subscribers) - Spoke with Cole Gordon ($2,000,000/month) - Met Bas Slot in Lisbon twice ($1,000,000/month) My conclusion after all of this was simple: This industry is changing… The smartest people have noticed, and are already taking advantage of this shift. Everyone else will be left behind. Watch these clips (5-10 mins) to spot the shift. - Clip from Sam Ovens - Tweet from Alex Hormozi - Another tweet from Alex Hormozi - Clip from Cole Gordon (making $2m/m+) - Clip from All In Podcast (all four are Billionaires) - Clip from Alex Hormozi Watch those clips before reading on. They're short. Here's how I see things changing: - Direct Response → Brand - Ads → Content - Selling → Giving And to me, this is a GREAT SHIFT. Thank fuck this industry is FINALLY maturing. It's no longer enough to have flashy marketing and great sales skills. You have to build a brand. Over the past few months I’ve hinted at this shift quite a few times, and how I've used it to make $100,000/month profit (and sometimes even $90,000 in a day). I've made a: - 33 minute Loom video explaining this new model - 21 minute Loom video explaining how I got 600,000 subscribers using this model - Free course explaining how to build a great community - Loom video I sent to Alex Hormozi about using trends to grow an audience when he asked me to help him grow his YouTube - Notion page explaining the lessons I learned about YouTube growth from speaking with MrBeast - Google Doc explaining the content system that grows your audience in just two hours per week
Nolan Ronayne
Corey Bennett Boardman
Daniel Kremsa
Lisa Almeida
James Oli
New comment 28d ago
I spent 354 hours making this video
Just checked my toggl time tracker and yeah, is said 354h. It's a lot of eggs in one basket. Almost so much that feel embarrassed to reveal it. But I wanted to learn how to make documentary style youtube videos. So now about 3 months later, my first doc is finally out. Would love to get your guys feedback so I can continue to improve.
Siebren de Vos
Andrew Kirby
Patric Tarnhamn
Joy Dalisay
Muzafar Ahmed
New comment Oct 13
  • 2 likes • Aug '22
    One minute in, I'm very curious to see more, good hook! Maybe my personal taste but the background music could be a tad lower volume next time :)
  • 2 likes • Aug '22
    @Patric Tarnhamn You might enjoy this video I made about him :)
Share your phone homepage!
Here’s mine:
Wiktor Romanowicz
Andrew Kirby
Muzafar Ahmed
Mustafa Rasool
Jeffrey Buoncristiano
New comment Sep 16
  • 4 likes • Aug '22
    I've put my phone in grey mode a few months back. Some friends tried it too but it didn't last, it was too "boring"... EXACTLY! Phone: grey and boring Real life: colorful and intriguing
Please RSVP: Free Accountability Calls Are Back!
You guys loved the last season of free mastermind calls, so we're bringing them back. These calls are a place for Synthesizers of all skill levels to come together and make magic happen. They're great for accountability, connecting with other Synthesizers, and brainstorming how to grow. - You can find call times in the Calendar. - @Wiktor Romanowicz will be hosting again. I will not be present. This is a place for you guys to meet, not for me to get involved. - Only available for members Level 3 or above. To give us a rough indication of interest, please comment "Attending" if you're planning on coming to one of these calls.
Benedek Santa
Cotton Sam
Owen Sheasby
Jasper de Muynck
Adrian Petrila
New comment Sep 13
  • 7 likes • Aug '22
    Attending "Middle English (in the sense ‘apply one's mind or energies to’): from Old French atendre, from Latin attendere, from ad- ‘to’ + tendere ‘stretch"
Low energy
UPDATE: thanks for all these replies, I no longer have a problem with low energy, I honestly don't even know what helped me, maybe I started to be more strict with waking up and going to sleep, every day at the same time, and the morning walks, but I'm still open to hear, what helped you guys maximize your energy hey guys, so I need some help and thought this will be a great place to ask it, I have low energy, and I just don't understand why, because logically it feels like I do everything right: - I have 8-9 hours of sleep every day - I go to the gym 3x a week for one hour - I go cycling in nature for 30 minutes every day - I try to eat healthy (no seed oil, sugars, or processed food) - my room has a lot of windows, so I got sunlight in the morning - I don't use any electronics 1 hour before bed and have blue light blockers here is what my day looks like: I wake up at 7 am, sit down in front of my computer work till 12, then I eat my first meal, (so I intermittent fast 16:8) after it I go back and work. at 2 pm I go to the gym, at 3 pm I go cycling and after it, I usually do some work outside for an hour, then I'm in front of my computer till 9 pm, I turn it off and go to sleep at 10 pm I'm a noob when it comes to high performance and energy optimization, but if anyone has solved this problem, and has some expertise in this field, I would love to hear your advice these are my ideas on why I have low energy: - I spend too much time in front of my computer - I only eat 2 meals a day (btw I usually feel this tiredness afternoon) - maybe not enough water? - lack of supplements? - my diet is not good enough, thinking of changing to a carnivore fruit diet also, I don't drink coffee only some green tea sometimes and I meditate, journal, and read before bed, Idk if this helps
Shubham Yadav
Connor Widmaier
Alan Paul
Aleks Fidurski
Saqib Rasool
New comment Nov '22
  • 1 like • Sep '22
    @Griffin A. Hamilton you mean test avoiding simple carbs, right? Me and my friend were having a conversation about how the "bad" food used to be fat, then sugar, and the next food war is going to be on fast carbs. High glycemic index foods
  • 1 like • Sep '22
    @Griffin A. Hamilton I did yin yoga once and it's like the total opposite of how western society does things haha. everything is slow and comfortable, I know someone who started doing it to recover from burnout. When you do it you'll understand why.
You can achieve anything you want
This is not a motivational message. This is a fact. Identify the causes that guarantee you achieving the effect you desire. Do this unemotionally. Do not get attached to certain causes. Remain neutral. Then relentlessly execute. If you do this, it is only a matter of time until you get what you want. Trust me. I believe in you. Even if you don’t believe in yourself. You’re more capable that you realise. Step up to the plate. It’s your time to perform. Do what needs to be done.
Corey Bennett Boardman
Merin Ap Martin
Earnie Boyd
Andrew Kirby
Shivam Jha
New comment Nov '22
  • 2 likes • Nov '22
    About the unemotional part, I had a discussion with a friend last week. How to stay emotionally open to friends while unemotional to "work"? We both experienced that when applying for jobs and being rejected you build up an emotional shield which can be hard to take off when you need to be emotionally available. Still something I have to learn to balance. Curious about your opinions!
The Synthesizer Roadmap
Here's what the journey ahead looks like: Step 1: Make your first piece of content Step 2: Get in the habit of creating Step 3: Make your first dollar Step 4: Get 10,000 followers Step 5: Make $10,000/month Step 6: Financial freedom A note about habits: Reaching all six steps is possible, but it's a long road ahead. If you're only creating content for views, followers, or money, then you probably won't make it. In the beginning, you won't get those things. So you'll quit. The solution is to fall in love with creating. To create out of intrinsic motivation. Because you enjoy it. And just the process of creating helps you. A note about money: Money is important. But I don't think it's our end goal here. Content is growing exponentially. Our attention is limited. The role of the synthesizer becomes more important every single day. Our end goal is to commit to solving the 'disjointed knowledge problem' full-time. Now that's a meaningful goal. A note about $10,000/month: It is possible to earn much more than this through synthesizing, but this is roughly the point where your happiness stops increasing as you earn more. A note about Financial Freedom: The goal isn't to sit on a beach and drink cocktails. The goal is to use this freedom to make art. To create something beautiful for the other people on earth. At this point significant impact can be made. A note about "Celebrations": This community has exceeded my expectations in terms of energy and aliveness. I didn't quite realise how strongly being synthesizers would resonate with you guys. Thank you, sincerely, for your response. I've added a "celebrations" post category. I think this will add to the energy of the group. Whenever you hit part of the roadmap, make a post! We will keep track of how many people are at each level. Also feel free to post other celebrations not on the roadmap. Final notes: This roadmap is definitely not final. If you see any problems with it, comment below. If you can think of anything you think should be added, comment below.
Connor Widmaier
D'rion Sutherland
Karl Oftebro
Corey Box
Thomas Huege de Serville
New comment Aug 23
  • 0 likes • Dec '21
    @Enzo R you're not stupid, you're a fucking badass for doing this!
  • 3 likes • Jan '22
    @Ahmed Hallajian I was also wondering about this, as @Andrew Kirby shows in the link bellow (in the video under step 1). The way I understand it, by far the biggest part of income came from the timetheory course? The way I look at this game is that youtube's function is to generate traffic to the course right? Or am I missing anything?
🔗 All the Resources you ever need as a Content Creator
A list of resources you have been searching for as a content creator: Thumbnails: Thumbnail tester - it shows you how your thumbnail and title will look like in the recommended feed Thumbs Up - it shows how your thumbnail will look on different devices - removes backgrounds on photos, so you can make cool thumbnails Canva - A free way to create thumbnails Luminar Ai - Transform boring photos to thumbnails that pop Photoshop - If Canva is not enough, and you want something more powerful @Jay Alto - a creator focused on teaching YouTubers how to create thumbnails his Twitter and Discord server is a must-follow for every content creator also his free resources such as the Thumbnail Guide and the Red Arrow pack Thumbnail Colors - learn about the color combinations that the most viral thumbnails have Jay - Thumbnail designer ------------------------------- Music and Sound Effects: Streambeats - free music (mostly lofi) by Harris Heller - free music for every genre, you must credit the author and you limited to 10 downloads per month Audiolibrary - free music, you have to give credit to the author Epidemic Sounds - The most quality music on the market but you can only use the music till you have a subscription Artlist - also a premium music service, you can use the music forever, but you have to pay upfront for a yearly subscription
Benedek Santa
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Spike Warner
Brad Finkeldei
New comment Aug 16
  • 4 likes • Aug '22 for MOGRT (Motion Graphic Title) Makes your video look pro.
  • 2 likes • Mar 1
    (not) free music (A.I.)
How I hired a 40 hour per week video editor, for free
I hired a full-time video editor this week and I wanted to share my process in case anyone else found it useful. I’m already quite busy running several businesses, and I’m a 3/10 editor at best. I wanted to focus my energy on writing scripts and recording videos for the real estate coaching YT channel I’m launching. So I went looking to hire an editor. I looked at all the usual online suspects and decided to go for hiring from the Philippines. Many reasons for this; good English, good work ethic, high level of education, at a cost of 10-25% of the cost in the US. I’ve previously employed around 20 people from the Philippines: FB/Google ads, admin assistants, and even bookkeepers with masters in accounting. Some were with me for as long as 10 years. I’ll include a link to the job board I use below. I used a 4-step process that took 1 week to find several qualified individuals. I hired 1 for $1,200 per month for 40 hours per week (but got it to zero with Step 5). 1. Post a job (screenshot of post: 2. Received 37 applicants. Review applicants, review their bio, review their portfolios, etc., and then invite all qualified applicants to interview via a test video edit. I gave them the raw footage for a 10-minute talking head video, with stop/starts, bad lighting, mistakes, with all the warts. I provided them with a few samples of creators I liked and minimal direction. I wanted to test their creativity and editing skills. I also offered to pay them, in advance, for 3 hours at the hourly rate from their profile. I did this to show that I’m serious and not looking for free work. I got 7 to agree to a test edit (6 completed the test, 1 was a no-show, I lost $25 on that one…). The most I paid was $30, the average was $23. (screenshot of invite: 3. Review the test video edits and invite the top 3 editors for 2nd round of test video edits. For the 2nd round, I wanted to test how well they understood & followed instructions, how well we could collaborate together, and if they were open or resistant to criticism. This was a very details list of instructions. (screenshot of instructions:
Paul Gray
Adrian Petrila
Jon Mac
Riley Caldwell
Siebren de Vos
New comment Aug 8
  • 1 like • Aug 8
    thanks for the guide! food for thought. I need an editor
7 DAY CHALLENGE: Consumer → Creator
#1.2. How To Create Your First Piece Of Content After seeing @Liam Kircher take action after I challenged him to create content, I've decided to challenge every single person in this community who hasn't created their first piece of content yet. Make your way to the "How To Create Your First Piece Of Content" lesson in the classroom. You have until Sunday at 11:59 pm. Comment on this post for your public declaration. We have lots of people in the community that have been creating content for years now, and if that's you then congrats. You can sit this one out.
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Robert Yodka
Andrew Kirby
Benedek Santa
Anurag Dhungana
New comment Jul 24
Join The Synthesizer Twitter List (Add Your Handle)
Lately, I've been interacting with @Daniel Reynolds & @Siebren de Vos on Twitter. It's been so much fun, but sometimes they don't show up in my feed. So, I created a Synthesizer Twitter List to see their Tweets. (and yours) Add your Handel to this post, and I'll add you to the Synthesizer Twitter List. Cheers
Benedek Santa
Siebren de Vos
Fedor Favorsky
Onto Lai
Nathaniel Clemetson
New comment Apr 13
  • 1 like • May '22
    Cool, here's the link to your list (Or did you not mention it for a reason)
  • 0 likes • May '22
    How do lists work? Is every tweet I make just added to it or do you add specific tweets manually?
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