Have you ever seen a movie that awakens you? It cuts through your ego defenses and the message of the film speaks directly to your psyche and sparks a change in you?
If you’ve ever taken an ice bath or a polar bear dip*, you’ll know how shocking it is to your body… its like that for your brain. Limitless, a film about Bradley Cooper, chronicles a dumbass that takes a smart drug which gives him superhuman abilities. He gets the vision of Steve Jobs, the stock investing skills of Warren Buffett and the stylists of Tom Cruise.
The point of that movie is that no matter what level of dumbassery you are currently stuck in, you can take drugs to fix it. That message really cut deep and cauterized in my subconscious. Over the next few months I looked into smart drugs, but the only thing that I found was piracetam and choline, which can give you bad headaches and may or may not turn you into a thrill seeking rage gambler.
Eventually in mid-2012 I came across the smart drug modafinil after listening to a Joe Rogan podcast with Dave Asprey from www.bulletproofexec.com who told a story about how Provigil helped him get less sleep, lose weight and be better at everything - but most importantly shed his dumbassness.
Even after seeing how well modafinil worked for people like Dave Asprey and Tim Ferriss, a full year had gone by where I hadn’t tried any smart drugs, and yep, you guessed it… I didn’t trade any stocks either.
In 2013 I stressed out so bad over not trading stocks that I started losing sleep and had to get a prescription for Lorazepam.
2014. Enter Wolf of Wall St. This inspirational film really underscored my previous belief from watching Limitless that no matter what, if you believe in yourself, work hard and take cognitive enhancing pharmaceuticals, you can change your dumbass non-stock trading ways, start trading stocks, and live the life of your dreams.
I tried to get some Provigil from a secure website in India which conveniently accepted bitcoin, but it never arrived - so I got some from my doctor for free like a real Canadian. I’m now on modafinil for 2 days.
Here’s my sleep log from the last week. As you can see I was getting 7-8 hours of sleep like a lazyass, when I could have been getting 2.5 - 4 hours of sleep and using those extra hours to invest like Bradley Cooper.
Provigil is prescribed as a medication for narcolepsy or shift workers to be able to improve cognitive function on limited sleep…however it’s regularly used by Silicon Valley CEOs, military & olympic sprinters.
Nobody is exactly sure how it works, but by the miracle of science, it mimics the chemicals in your brain that are released when you watch Limitless.
I’ve taken it for 2 days, I’m getting less sleep and losing weight! This is my 3rd day on it and I definitely notice a difference. I can perform on 2.5 hours of sleep as if I got a full 4 hours of sleep. I’m finally trading like a real non-dumbass.
I will continue to post my progress on my experiences with Modafinil.
*I’ve never taken an ice bath or a polar bear dip.