Fred Schebesta’s Values

I have been recently really inspired with what Kate Horman is doing over at her blog and the personal journey of growth she is going through and one of those parts was that of stating and aligning herself to a values based life. I got thinking and realised that I have needed to write these for quite some time and I just wanted to share them with you.

My values

  1. Uniqueness – I love being unique and different. I love things which are unique and different. I want to be unique. I hunt different. I respect others who are different and resonate with unique people.
  2. Playfulness – I love to have fun. I love to play games. I love to bring the fun into things that normally dont have much fun in them.
  3. Loyalty – I am extremely loyal to a tight select group of people. I trust them. I am honest to them. I am transparent to them. I tell only the full truth.
  4. Self reliance / Independence – I have a fierce will to be independent. This goes hand in hand with my uniqueness and I hunger always for it. I respect deeply in others their ability to be independent and inspire themselves, soothe themselves through trouble, learn and innovate through problems and face adversity by themselves.
  5. Excellence – I respect and admire the best of the best. I myself hold my expectations only to the standard of excellence. Every detail, every shape, every form, every word and every second myst be excellent.

What are your values?

Please share them in the comments below, or email them to me. Just post a dot point list like my one above.

How to actually solve environmental problems


This is how you solve the carbon dioxide problem on the earth.

These are the steps you need to take to solve any environmental problem on earth.

  1. Get a business to solve the problem and make money.
  2. Get the government to support the business. Tesla has had quite a bit of financial help from the US government.
  3. Let the free market commoditise it.
  4. Problem solved.

Core insight about the government trying to solve problems

  • If you want to prevent something from happening –> Get the government to prevent it happening. e.g. If you don’t want people to kill each other, get the government involved.
  • If you want something to start happening –> Get the government to support a business that is solving the problem. e.g. if you want to solve an environmental problem, get a business involved and support it with the government.

What Mayweather actually uses to win

Pure hardcore training.

He plays to win.

What is the fundamental pyschological hit we get from each social networking websites:

  • Instagram – The place where people who take photos of themselves all day hangout
  • Facebook – The place where people who have no friends get some fake ones
  • Twitter – The place where Geeks can be extroverted
  • Snapchat – The place where people look more beautiful than any other social networking channel for a shorter period of time

Leaving any of these places, will open your life up to its beauty as opposed to a digital fake one. Quitting facebook is not committing social suicide.

Internet Entrepreneurs I admire

This is a list of people I admire what they have done. I havent met many of them but I have respect for them in ways that others may not.

The list of internet marketing people I admire

  • Kimdotcom – Created a game for publishing the content people ACTUALLY want.
  • Hunter Moore – Anyoneup – Pioneered a new niche of content and got busted because everyone else wasnt ready. Sean Parker and Hunter Moore are the same sort of pioneers. Hunter will be back and will do something just as significant as Sean.
  • Matt Carpenter – I interviewed Matt with Jeremy Cabral in 2010. I love his glitter.

And a hat tip to fatboy slims.

Dear Linkedin,

I want to use you as a sharing platform but you are almost impossible to use.

Problem:

I can’t link to updates I make on linkedin.

Solution

Can you please let me link to my updates. Just make the time stamp on the updates linkable.

How to be successful

“It is observed that Successful people get ahead In the time that other people waste.”, Bear Grylls

What time can you get ahead that other people waste:

  • On public or private transportation
  • On facebook, twitter or instagram
  • Bathroom
  • Before you sleep
  • While waiting for someone or something
  • While others are sleeping, smoking, eating, drinking or just doing nothing
  • Instead of doing non meaningful

Instead of doing something non-meaningful, do something that contributes to your goal all of the time. The more often you do this the more successful you will become.

I have noticed, that Finally, people are starting to quit facebook because they have had enough of the narcissistic high that it artificially gives.

How to leverage Nostalgia to feel better

If you are feeling stressed an easy way to relieve your stress is to give yourself a break. If you dig out some old photos or old boxes of your stuff and go back over the past its a quick way to feel better.

What is Nostalgia?

“Nostalgia allows people to use experiences from the past to help cope with challenges in the present.”

Use it when you need a break from the emotional turmoil you are experiencing.

Then return and deal with the problem. You will find you are in a much better emotional state and able to be a lot more cognisant of what you need to think and do.

When did you quit facebook?

When you quit facebook, its like you regain your life. Its like in the Wall-E movie when the humans stop being controlled by the computers. People go back outside for the first time and rediscover the world.

Facebook should pay us to use their website and for us to store our personal data there

My friend Adam Pryor came up with this idea at the start of July 2014. It rocked me, because I truely believe if enough people got together and said, “We are all going to leave Facebook unless you pay us to keep our data with you.” I think Facebook would cave. We dont want to handover our data and be spammed, we want to own our data, because in 2014, if you dont own your own data, you don’t own yourself. You are a slave, someone else owns you and makes money out of you.

People are rediscovering the Internet

Categorically, people are going to quit facebook and talk about it to their friends. I left facebook in 2012, when it started hassling me and I realised they are taking my life and commercialising it.

What will people do after they leave facebook?

They will rediscover the internet.

They will visit niche blogs, write and actually switch off from the internet and meet people in person that they actually know. They might join forums, build new things on the internet and leave the sanitized environment that is facebook.

Welcome back from facebook everyone. Its good to have you back.

Revving an engine is digusting

One day, revving an engine will be viewed as disgusting and irresponsible.

Pumping out more polluting gases and filling the air that we breath with carbons is not something anyone wants.

The smooth sound of the electric engine will be the most thrilling and sexy sound a car makes.

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Fred Schebesta

Life Goal
My Mission is to help you make positive changes in your life, by doing that, maybe in some small way, I will help you achieve all that you ever wanted to be.