❀ the cult of: ➥motivational speakers ➥life coaches ➥personal growth gurus ➥new-age charlatans ➥AWESOMENESS FEST

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Sébastien, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

theres def a bunch of overlap w/the global traveler culture, people brainstorming abt how to stay in thailand forever etc

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

horseshoe otm this sounds more and more like academia

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sébastien, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

that landmark forum stuff is creepy, def the dank toilet of the motivational speaker rabbit hole

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, its the headwaters

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

theres def a bunch of overlap w/the global traveler culture, people brainstorming abt how to stay in thailand forever etc

― lag∞n, Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:27 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

also central tenant: escape

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Landmark Forum

chawkee : )

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost: ^^^truthbomb

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy shit this thread

amazing stuff

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice to see fairfield, IA come into the mix. everybody calls them the "floaters".

i believe greg brown wrote a song about it.

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pleased to see local ChILX hero Alan Salami itt.

― gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, February 2, 2012 9:53 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

tell us more!!

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm-- also a little suspect that a lot of these people seem to be constantly moving around from continent to continent like 21st century grifters

― ⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:26 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just gonna drop by here and say that among all the stuff gr80 sent me in the last couple of days, this was the thing that jumped out at me the most.

for instance, the video of the guy who claimed that he moved to the remote thai jungle to... become an internet marketer?

most of these dudes seem like they're always one step ahead of the law/their creditors/angry people they've scammed.

or try reading through the endless list of awesomeness fest speakers or attendees or whatever this is:
http://www.awesomenessfest.com/meet-the-tribe/

do a ctrl-f for "serial entrepreneur." or just count the mentions of all the businesses these people have started and "removed themselves from" or "moved on" from.

also do a ctrl-f for "honey badger" and tell me if you understand what that phrase means. is it some sort of code or

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

You can sing "Death and the Maiden" by the Verlaines with "Alan Salami" instead of "Death and the Maiden" and it will make you laugh. That is one thing.

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

the name "alan salami" is funny enough on its own, it really doesnt need any help

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

s1awckee

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes i don't get the "honey badger" thing, what is with that

hunting around, is "honey badger don't give a shit" a meme? or something

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like we could do a whole ws of shame pollthread w/ this page:

http://www.awesomenessfest.com/meet-the-tribe/

― ⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:21 AM (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah :/

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

s1ocki: see what happens when you ditch ilx? you miss huge memes like this:

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

u dont have to be on ilx

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.awesomenessfest.com/meet-the-tribe/

ctrl + f "reiki" - found

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you want to understand how a small atom can create a weapon of mass destruction, Cecilia is one small packet that will show you how. Bursting with energy and secret Aikido powers, she is a health freak and has the flexibility of a rubber string. Cecilia is an SEO specialist and the co-founder of Mindvalley Italy. At a young age, she built up one of the top SEO consultancies in Italy with a loyal fan following. When she is not turning around businesses, she is getting dirty with life changing products and raising consciousness of the country of pizza and pasta.

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf is going on with this fallen world

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh this is ultimately so depressing

horseshoe, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

also try googling these dudes - they are so SEOed its impossible to find anything but their official shit

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aydika James

Writer, dancer, dot-connector, yogi and travel junkie, Aydika is part glam, part geek, and all fire. Growing up as a set-monkey in her father’s video production company, she eventually combined her skills into a snowball of sales, marketing, event and project management, creative and technical writing, international wine export, modeling, dance, “Authentic PR,” illustration and men’s style consulting. Today, she’s honored to build, play and give with some the world’s top masterminds, as Communications Samurai for Yanik Silver’s Maverick Business Adventures®. Ice cream and adventure aside, her true joy is helping people laugh, connect and shine to their ultimate potential — to live A Life Alive.

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⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

frinstance i googled one of these dude's moneymaking scheme + "scam" and got hundreds of fake wordpress pages

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i want to cut and paste every single one

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god oh god oh god

Shulé Houlihan

Shulé is a stage performer, author, and teacher who as a youth spent seven years backpacking the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Africa where she muscled an Enfield motorcycle through the Himalayas, learned to meditate under the same Bodhi tree as the Buddha, was kidnapped in Pakistan, faced an angry mob in India, survived a massive flood in Cambodia, and was gang raped in Spain. These mesmerizing stories are the basis for her upcoming book and live presentation “For The Strength of Men: a One Woman Show”.

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

frinstance i googled one of these dude's moneymaking scheme + "scam" and got hundreds of fake wordpress pages

― the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:48 PM (17 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha nice

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

LIVE A LIFE ALIVE®

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait what xxp

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

...and was gang raped in Spain.

UH

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

ya that was the double-take moment

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

“Destroy Normal” is the saying Taylor lives by. Here is a brief timeline of Taylor’s life: Age 20 – hired as North America’s youngest professional firefighter. Age 24 – picks up real estate on the side and becomes the highest grossing new agent in the country and joins the top one percentile in North America. Age 27 – removes himself from his business, travels the world, and following a trip to Africa, decides to devote his life to philanthropy and social enterprise. Age 29 – uses his business background to create a system that enables anyone to raise $10,000 for charity in under 3 hours. Age NOW – looking forward to speaking at Awesomeness Fest where (for the first time) he will “tell all” about how to raise $1,000,000 to build over 100 schools in Africa to empower hundreds of thousands of people… in less than a day.

^ lots going on here

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

and was gang raped in Spain.

is this for fucking serious

horseshoe, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Apparently that is a "mesmerising story". Jesus fuck.

emil.y, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is going to be like deathdrone, isn't it

horseshoe, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha oh no *stares into abyss*

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dawn Nicole Hoang

Dawn is a channel and intuitive coach to several CEOs. She is also the head of the Modern Mystery School for the Southern California Region. Dawn teaches classes on channeling and mysticism.

uh ok i looked that up:

http://mms.new-paradigm.net/

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

At the age of 20, Nick was living the life of a rockstar traveling the world in one of Australia’s most popular bands, Sneaky Sound System. At 26 when his super cute son Leo was born, Nick made the switch to real estate (he did what!) and in 4 short years was awarded the top sales person in Australia with an average sale price of $7M.

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

(he did whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!)

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wish i could remember exactly how my former roommate phrased her central Landmark metaphor--something about building a foundation for a house that she used for every real-life situation. Mordy, do you remember anything about this?

Have not heard this metaphor, sorry...

Mordy, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol now i want a comedic series based based on motivational speakers in the style of Party Down

Up In The Air should have been about George Clooney's motivational speaking.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

(he did what!)

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

*clicks*

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Get a what!)

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

(what!)

(he did what!) (lag∞n), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

frinstance i googled one of these dude's moneymaking scheme + "scam" and got hundreds of fake wordpress pages

― the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, February 2, 2012 7:48 AM (1 minute ago)

this is going to be like deathdrone, isn't it

― horseshoe, Thursday, February 2, 2012 7:51 AM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha oh no *stares into abyss*

― lag∞n, Thursday, February 2, 2012 7:51 AM (17 seconds ago)

on that note I would like to fully disclose to the ILX community that while I briefly considered starting this thread on 77, it was a very conscious decision to post it on a publicly-viewable board.

namaste.

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink


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