7 Books for Every Samurai!

These seven books don’t dance around like some poorly choreographed Kung Fu fantasy. They go straight for the jugular.

Perfect for warriors and career professional alike. Lean to become a legendary badass in no time at all!

The Art of War.

A book about military management and strategy. The Art of War is easily applied to the business world.

The Prince. 

The book on how to become feared and hated through ruthless tyranny. It sounds better on paper. And yes the Prince has a bad reputation. But its popularity has stood the test of time. A must-read on the subject of Power politics. 

The Book of Five Rings

 Written by a legendary undefeated samurai badass and Zen monk master. Musashi teaches his secrets to inner peace and wisdom through the deadly precision of Japanese weaponry.

Civil Disobedience.

This is the ultimate essay on why government is stupid and why Thoreau didn’t have to listen to them.

How to Win Friends and Influence People.

This is the perfect read for anyone who just finished reading The Prince, burned a whole village to the ground and now wants to send flowers as an apology- or wish them a Merry Christmas.

Think and Grow Rich. 

The DIY guide on how to train your mind to achieve your true genius. And also how to become stupid stinking rich.

The War of Art. 

This book teaches you the tools necessary to sneak up ninja style behind those little voices in your head that hold you back and take them out! Perfect reading for artists, entrepreneurs and of course- NINJAS!


20 Hacks to Help Improve your Mental Health

  • Quit taking life so serious and remind yourself to laugh. Watch your favorite stand up comedians, movies, books, whatever. Find that funny place. It lowers stress rates and us reminds how ridiculous this all truly is. [1]
  • Remind yourself that everyone is unique; but we’re all created from the same place, the universal mind, so quit thinking you’re so special. Find the people you connect with and become part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Quit wasting precious creative energy. Quit trying too fix the world. Fix yourself. Find a medium of creative expression; and recreate yourself. [2]
  • Know yourself. Quit projecting your insecurities onto others. Know we are limitless & boundless. Society places those restrictions on us because it scares the hell out of the system. Flush all that out of your system. Find what needs to be rewritten. Take criticism seriously. Knowing your limits is the first step towards breaking free of them. [3]
  • Stop taking things personal. This is hard when we deal with the grand pecking order of a daily basis. Laugh it off. Take this social bullying as a life challenge. Us that disgust in your favor. Put a positive spin on that forces you too start making making the changes towards your desired goals. [4]
  • Humans are creatures of habit. It takes ten thousand hours before something becomes natural. So practice good habits because over time, the bad habits become harder too detect.
  • Read a book, watch a documentary, listen too a pod cast. Keep your mind sharp. Quit filling your soul with ear candy and junk food T.V. Truth is organic, it is the holistic
  • Keep your eyes open for new information, keep your ears open for the latest ideas; because, you never know where you’ll get that next important bit of information. [5]
  • Ideas are tools. Learning to use them will only benefit you. Ideas are free. If you dig hard enough on the net, you’ll find the highest quality ideas to add too your tool box.
  • Instead of trying to categorize things in life, learn to build connections between them.
  • When taking on a major task for the first time, take it step by step. Learn to be refrained, hold back, keep your phallic guitar god skills in your pants and learn too the basics step by step.
  • Don’t ever tell yourself, I can’t do something or that it’s impossible. You’re planting those thoughts in your head; that’ll only bring those thoughts too fruition later on. Weed out all the resistance and nurture only what’s going to bear you a bountiful harvest. [6]
  • Every night, think about what you did well that day and also what needs improvement. [7]
  •  Learn to love yourself unconditionally. This doesn’t mean making out with the mirror while you embrace yourself in wild passion. That’ll only put you one step closer too jumping in the lake too save your own reflection. Simply- do what is best for yourself.
  • Remain content with life because it decreases the chances of seduction or manipulation. So, try not too lock others out by being insecure. [8]
  • Radiate with love especially unconditional love. Burn brighter than all the stars in the galaxy with complete sincerity, passion and remorse instead of festering guilt, regret, hate or fear. You know, find your bliss. [9]
  •  Stay away from negative influences especially addiction to hard drugs such as Liquor, Opiates and Cocaine because of the people and situations these subcultures produce.
  • People, the way they project themselves and the activities they partake in effects the environment. In order to survive, humans adapt mentally to their surroundings at an exceptional rate. So, remain aware of people and their surroundings at all times.
  • Learn too find balance within yourself, with nature, the universe and with the world around you.
  • Become a great person by helping first yourself; and then by teaching others what has worked for you. [10]

Key Sources

[1] Ideas taken from Mel Helitzer’s Comedy Writing Secrets Second Edition that claims that humor Psychologically is often the effect of one group of people expressing a sense of superiority over others often higher on the pecking order. The Philosopher Alan Watts discusses in a lecture about how the historical Fool was one who saw the System as a game Modern examples include most Stand Up Comedians with strong Emphasis on George Carlin, Bill Hicks and Joe Rogan.

[2] Ideas taken from “The Mystery of Sex” a chapter from Napoleon Hills book Think and Grow Rich. The concept of the Universal mind also comes up in Think and Grow Rich, most religions, mystery school religions, Theoretical Physics, etc.

[3] Most of the concepts here can be found in The Essential Kabbalah, Translated by Daniel C. Matt.

[4] A major lesson taken out of Dale Carnegie’s book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.

[5] Idea taken from writer and Salesman Tom Hopkins

[6] This is a less aggressive approach too the ideas taken from the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.

[7] Concept of daily self reflection taken from The Golden Verses of Pythagoras with the Commentary of Hierocles.

[8] A major point examined in Robert Greene’s book The Art of Seduction.

[9] Lesson taken from Joseph Campbell’s Documentary film: The Power of Myth.

[10] The concept of being a Great Person comes from Thomas Cleary’s Translation of The Taoist I Ching with Commentary by Confucius.

10 Hacks to Enlighten Our Day to Day Lives

CAUTION: These are the tools found in the hands of some of Histories most profound minds and are among the teachings behind our greatest religions. They have the ability to lead to a “Religious Experience” and may cause life-changing shifts of consciousness. Use at your own discretion.

  1. Sovereignty: The divine right of the natural law states that we have the power to change ourselves, our lives and the world around us.  Thomas Jefferson’s motto was “Rebellion from Tyrants is Obedience too God”.
  2. Self Reflection: The key principle behind The Golden Verses of Pythagoras, this principle applies that by evaluating our actions and behaviours on a daily bases, we can focus on which ones need correcting.
  3. Self Discipline: One must take bad habits and correct them in order to obtain a greater understanding of themselves. The I Ching calls this “a good person”.
  4. Know Thyself: At the Heart of the Egyptian Mysterious was this question, “Man Know Thyself?” The idea that by learning the mystery of the soul, we can better understand not just ourselves but the world around us and apply what we’ve learned about ourselves to enrich our lives on every level.
  5. Eliminate Desire: Like Self Reflection, except the internal problem isn’t a correctable habit but something you want and cant have or something you have no control over. The idea is to find that desire, learn too let it go and move on with your life. It’s one of the key principles of the Buddha.
  6. Clear Mindedness: The principle that a clear mind free from day to day distractions will help the individual become more focused and in tune with nature and in harmony with their role in the world. This is the function of mediation.
  7. Find Your Bliss: This is the same as follow your path or calling in life. Confucius once said, “A man has a hobby to ease his mind after a day of work, but a man who dedicates his life to his hobby never works a day in his life”.
  8. Seek Truth: Seek out the best knowledge and seek out the highest wisdom. The fundamental principle of Zoroastrianism it took to seek out the purest truths of life.
  9. Give Back. Generosity is a powerful tool that was the backbone of early Christianity and other groups such as some Gnostic Sects.  It feels good helping out our fellow man. The I Ching says ” a good person works on himself, but a great person is a good person who can put aside his growth to help and teach others”.
  10. Transcendence: The belief that by overcoming the material world for the world of the inner light, one can rise too higher levels of spiritual enlightenment.