Hey gents.

As many of you have undoubtably realized despite signing up on this list that promised you more, I haven’t had much in the last month or two to say.I think it deserves an explanation.

First reason is pretty simple. While I’m learning, I’m still a pretty shitty businessman, and between my clients and my other job, I haven’t committed myself as much as I should have to my community. Result was, if you didn’t follow me on Twitter, you probably didn’t hear that much from me.

Dumb, I know, but I’m a work in progress, and consistency is perhaps the biggest demon I have to overcome.

The next reason though is a bit deeper, and arguably more relevant.

The truth is I’ve had a content block.

You see, for better or for worse, I can’t really produce content I don’t care about. The successful people either write about what they want or are willing to produce stuff they don’t care about for the clicks. I can’t do the latter, so when I have a block, the faucet runs dry.

Bad news, obviously.

But why did I have a block?

(That’s the REAL question to ask.)

Being honest, I’ve just outgrown my business.

Not the concept, mind you… but the box I was operating in.

I’ve spent my life going from corner to corner of society, searching for truth. It’s taken me into communities and out of them.

For instance, when I first started writing in this business I found myself deep in the spirituality community. No regrets: I learned a ton, and met a bunch of great people.

But eventually I had to get out. Too many people were lost and poorly explaining their realities. It was a bunch of garbled up feelings, not so much truth.

That disillusion as if on cue took me to the manosphere and the red pill — a true home if I’ve ever found one. I’ve spent my time there the last 2 years, learning and investigating as much as I can.

But I haven’t been able to write the last few months because I’ve been operating in limbo.

Stuff just… wasn’t right.

Discrepancies I ignored when I was in the position of learning became glaring as I mastered the material. Things were oversimplified; the theory was incomplete.

But while I realized the theory was incomplete, I wasn’t able to clearly express why. Until now.

(Read: The Ultimate Imperative)

I think this is without question the most important post I’ve ever written. Indeed, I can tell bit is because it was also the most scary, and relevance and risk go hand-in-hand.

Anyway, it’s out, and with it, my chains. I’ve never felt so open to think in my life.

So while I hesitate based on my own shortcomings to promise any specific schedule of content, expect a lot more. Liberating myself from any community expectations has freed my creativity in ways I can’t remember. For the first time in my life, I’m creating my own space.

And you’re it.

So thank you, not only for your loyalty throughout these transitions, but for inspiring me to continue on this path.

– Pat

PS If you didn’t click on the article, you really should. It’s long but it’s important.

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