Who Is Kolt Curry And Why You Should Let Him Teach You To Sell


A quick google search for that name returns two-hundred-thirty-six-thousand results in forty-five tens of seconds, that is 236,000 pages in less than a second; and I grant you that I am using an older, slower computer to write this. The first result to load is his professional Linkedin account, which is logically followed by a link to his Facebook profile; both portals give you a mere glimpse of the person I pretend to know so well. His public profiles are full of photos of food he prepared himself, and motivational quotes that reflect a desperate need to be better, to do better, and to help others with the same.

Who is Kolt Curry
Learning to sell better

And why? Why is Kolt so keen on doing better? Well, because he has not always been the man he strives to be today; or at the very least, the world did not perceive him that way. Even Google, with its binary objectivity, puts forth an accusation of his character in the third result of that quick search: a document from the Ontario Securities Committee outlining more than fourteen charges against him and his associates for financial fraud and other offences to the public interest.

Kolt will be the first one to agree that these rulings are justifiable, as the offences to which they point merit the consequences he once faced.

He did break the law.

He openly admits to wrongdoing, and how those indiscretions carry some of the lessons that make him the man he is now. Kolt has an obscene ability to face his faults. In our numerous conversations, Kolt and I have agreed upon the defining power of our mistakes and how learning from them can be difficult, but necessary for a successful life.


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But many skills are necessary to succeed in different endeavours. And this is, after all, about why you should listen to Kolt and whatever advice he can give you. If I can offer you a reason to do what my friend tells you, the next paragraph will be my best attempt.

A combination of a complicated upbringing and even more complex adulthood gives him the uncanny ability to understand people. As you may imagine at this point, that ability is a tool for control that Kolt knows how to use very well. He is a master salesman. Yes, he once used his powers of persuasion to benefit illegal operations before that pivotal day of August 13 of 2013.

I recommend you look into that series of events that made financial history and overshadowed the Wolf of Wall Street’s career. It is also true that he currently uses his skills for the public interest he once betrayed.

Indeed, you might not want to follow Kolt’s advice about accepting responsibility for your mistakes, though I insist you should, you will want to let him teach you how to sell. You will surely want to let him show you how to move others in the right direction. An here is the point of this short writeup: to invite you to take his help in becoming a better communicator and therefore a better salesperson.

And why not learn from this tried and tested manipulator? Why not pay attention to what this master criminal has to say? Government and other high-level security agencies hire individuals who challenged the law in creative ways. Criminals of different kinds are often called upon to teach law enforcement groups how to prevent the same crimes they committed and got away with for the most part. And here I am, suggesting to my colleague to do something similar, and he has decided to indulge me.

Learning from Kolt Curry
Learning from the best

NOTE: It is NOT The intention of this project to teach you how to manipulate people, and while the methods you will learn are powerful, what you do with them is your responsibility and not that of the producers of the training material.

I am sure you understand this decision is not only about selling products or services; it is about selling yourself. This project is about helping you present the best version of you so that selling your products and services becomes a natural part of your life.

Kolt’s story is more than impressive; it warrants books written about it, and I should know, I wrote one. His is a story that challenges most people’s understanding of human behaviour and what it takes to survive the worst of that behaviour. Google and international justice officials verify Kolt’s story – former US District Attorney Loretta Lynch used powerful statements to describe it – it is the kind of journey university faculties use to sharpen their students’ minds. I invite you to be part of it while learning to profit from the lessons it can afford you.

I also invite you to check the facts I’ve given you here, do that now, and…

SEE YOU ON THE INSIDE ->

Thank you for reading.

— Peyton Dracco

I Write for Myself to Reclaim My Power


Today, I will write for myself. I’ll write how I want to write: long sentences and big words. Sesquipedelian. This effort is all to rediscover the power of the vernacular my parents gave me, a gift as invaluable as power itself.

I write for myself because language matters.
Language matters

My mission to become more accessible to whoever might read my work led to profound confusion. A state of confusion and doubt in which I fear losing an audience of people I don’t know. The problem, perhaps, isn’t that those reading my professions don’t understand what I say, but that other edifices of governance assume what most people should understand.

If, as I’ve said before, a sentence of twenty words is difficult to read for the general public, our problems as a collective are direr than we imagine. And if, furthermore, language is as powerful an instrument as the sciences of linguistics and neuroscience show it to be, we need not worry about advanced political systems as we should about primary education.

And the conditional questions are many. Why are these edifices of governance dictating how we should structure our language? Notice, if you will, that google subjugates mostly proper syntax and extensive vocabularies. Other popular text editors relegate valid ancillary words to obscurity by labelling them as archaic or informal. We now live in a society where adjectives do not conform to their comparative and superlative forms, and adverbs are something of a strange nature.

Yes, funner is a word, and you don’t misspell words by accident; you either don’t care or do it accidentally.


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Ask yourself that question again. Why are you forced to change your sentence structure – to betray the true extent of your vernacular – to comply with the lowest common denominator? And once again: why don’t you care that you are blithely willing to conform?

Here, and running the risk of appearing to surrender my critical faculties to conspiratorial thinking, I submit that thinking is the target—your thinking in this case.

Your language reflects and is the direct result of your thinking. If the Whorf hypothesis, the notion of linguistic relativism, is adequate even to a small degree, your language is your access to reality.

Do not give it up. Much more on this later.

— Peyton Dracco, for The Devil Unbound.

Self-Transcendence through Dance


You’ve heard me say much about spirituality, the numinous and the transcendent. I am always delighted to debate against the misconceptions and madcap views of reality, which are commonplace in today’s society. And those of you who know me know I am contemptuous of those new-age fools who corrupt human experience with their asinine, harebrained madness. Oddly enough, this is about self-transcendence through dance.

Because it is this experience, in which I’m interested.

Self-Transcendence through Dance
Dancing

Throughout the ages, human beings have looked to transcend the limitations of their condition; this appears to researchers to be a device innate to the human psyche that has helped us towards social and evolutionary success. Many argue that transcendence or the endeavour of operating beyond or above the range of typical human experience can be achieved in different ways.

Mystical and mental practices like meditation can induce a mode of consciousness and benefit the individual engaging in them. There are dozens of styles of meditation, many of which have been the subject of inconsistent scientific research while being abundant in religious exercise.

Whatever form of meditation or mental practice one engages in, the outcome, as mentioned before, is to achieve a higher state of consciousness or a trance state. Techniques that, according to practitioners and some neuroscientific findings, can promote psychological and physical health.

According to “the state theory,” the controversial science of hypnosis is a way to produce altered states of consciousness and awareness in willing subjects. These “states” can be induced by the correct combination of communication and environmental factors. Many scientific studies find that hypnosis or some forms of enhanced communication use the placebo effect (non-deceptive) to provide beneficial outcomes to subjects.

However, outside the scope of hypnosis and meditation (a self-guided form of hypnosis or auto-suggestion), these altered states of mind seem to fit into the natural range of human experience.

Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Let’s now think of music, which has an undeniable and profound effect on the human psyche. Most, if not all cultures and civilisations have expressed their emotions artistically through music or singing. Its rhythmically repeating patterns are pleasing to the human ear and, in context, soothing to the emotional brain.

It is, in essence, hypnotic.

Many who indulge in the pleasures of listening to music and dancing make strong claims to their experience as being trance like or “losing themselves in the music.” Furthermore, there are countless studies on the effect of prenatal exposure to different genres of music.

As a neuroscience enthusiast, I am intrigued by the effect of music on the human brain and consequently on the human heart. (The heart, in this case, is a metaphor for the emotional part of the brain or the information processing done by the anterior cingulated cortex and the amygdala.) As a simple man, I become enthralled by my favourite song and hardly notice the cardiovascular stress dancing puts on my heart. (In this case, the physical organ pumping more blood to the brain and other parts of my anatomy when dancing with a handsome partner). I must admit that I absolutely share humanity’s love for music and dancing, and I often involve myself in the dancing arts.

Peyton Dracco: Self-Transcendence through Dance

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As Nietzsche said, “Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education.”

It appears to be a harmonious set of ideomotor responses induced by pleasing rhythmic patterns and well-structured acoustics. In my layman’s opinion, it is also a gracious expression of the possible state of self-transcendence, in which feelings and emotions of different kinds are enhanced to excessive levels. Or simply made to disappear – the benefits of which are immeasurable.

I love music, I love to dance.

Peyton Dracco

INTERESTING?


Isn’t it interesting, how the things we want are too often not what we need; yet our minds and hearts so desperately require them?  Irony? Yes, in a sense, but more paradoxical in essence. It’s possible to love to hate and hate to love, to hurt to heal and to lie in defence of the truth.  It’s possible to appreciate our enemy more than our friends, and to find familiarity in the face and voice of a perfect stranger. Like the notion that what is good for us cannot possibly taste good, akin to the salty flavour of our happy tears. There are opposite parallels that impossibly come together to delimit the complex spectrum of the reality set by the individual. It is also interesting how these contradictions give us a perfectly clear understanding of what it means to be human.

— Peyton Dracco

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My conversations with a “real” prophet


I wrote about my conversation with a real prophet in April 13th of 2010. Today, as I read this piece again to post it here, I feel his presence in my life and the effect he had on my thinking is clear.

Thank you, Frank.


My conversations with a “real” prophet
Conversing with a brilliant friend

I always understood that one can predict the future with some degree of accuracy. Contrary to popular opinion, this can be accomplished without supernatural or paranormal intervention. And the individual performing the exploit requires no degree of psychic acumen.

I know that some short-term predictions are possible through simple yet careful observation of behaviour, statistical probabilities, and environmental factors and stressors.

More impenetrably for the majority of us, some Quantum theorists maintain that it is alway the past, present, and future. Unlimited concurrent timelines waiting for specific events to coalesce into the sense of now we experience here.

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For less complex examples, we can look at how environmental engineers use statics to predict climate variations by combining past data with the latest climate change analysis and research. Actuaries apply mathematical models to assess risk in the insurance and finance industries with a high degree of accuracy.

It’s predicted that by 2020 AI modules will accurately prognosticate and influence consequences of human behaviour.

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These sciences are instrumental in the business/marketing arenas. And are essential to maintaining balance in local and global markets; they also reflect the high-level numeracy for which the human mind has potential.

And it is a similar potential that I witnessed during my interactions with a dying man.

The Prophet

His story is short and difficult to believe at the same time. Frank Macri, or Frank Anteros, as his online profiles labelled him, giving his rhetoric so much more meaning, died from a seemingly undetermined cause.

But so much of what Frank said was difficult to grasp, harder still to believe. “It is always July,” he told me once, “This is YOUR July amongst millions happening now and later, slightly beyond your perception”.

Years later, my cynical dismissal of such a claim still leads to a type of anxiety only lessened by the consumption of years of knowledge. Ironically, it’s that consumption that shows me the extent of my own ignorance. I know only that unlike my prophet, I will die knowing nothing.

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Anteros, his well-chosen pseudonym, is the Greek name for the mythological god of requited love, or love returned. He was also the punisher of those who scorn love and the avenger of love betrayed.

According to the Greek myth, his parents Ares and Aphrodite, gave him to his brother Eros as a companion. Anteros’ lesson is that love should be returned for it to prosper and grow.

Although he often described himself as a simple man, frank was not simple. He was intelligent, very persuasive, and persistent. He also had an extraordinary ability to understand human behaviour, which, as he explained, he acquired during his early years living in an abusive household. His story is even less simple than his personality, and it begins with the death of his mother. And it ended with his at the early age of 33.

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At 5 years old, his mother’s death left him in the care of a delinquent, alcoholic father who neglected him and his two siblings, Laura and Stephan. Both younger by one and 2 years respectively.

Two years after his mother’s passing, Frank became a ward of the state, assigned to foster care, and unfortunately separated from his brother and sister.

His father, incarcerated for several crimes at the time, including several B&A charges and armed robbery, was not present in Frank’s life since his 7th birthday. That year, he received a pendant of the Mythological god mentioned before.

Foster and government child services facilitated education and health care for Frank. As a dedicated student, he excelled in elementary and secondary schools, leading to a highly successful higher-learning career.

A master’s degree in computer sciences, postgrad studies in theoretical physics (Quantum Solipsism), and a minor in religious studies gave him the technical knowledge and credentials to acquire well-paid, high-level employment in a very specialised government department. This department, which dealt with national security matters, both domestically and in foreign theatres, was our common link.

His life experience, his losses, and his incredibly turbulent past provided him with a deep understanding of the things people do and why we do them.

As he once said, “what university taught me is less than 10% of what life has shown me”. And loosely quoting the humanistic approach of Dr Carl Rogers, he continued, “What I Know about people, I have definitely learned from people”.

He attributed his accurate and, at times, uncanny empathy to his experiences and what he observed from those around him. Other reasons he offered for his ostensibly supernatural abilities to see the future may appear too mystical to share here. I don’t want to imply that he believed himself a prophet – he didn’t – he had little time for magical thinking.

His technical and scientific education and life experience made him the perfect amalgamation of scientific, secular knowledge and emotional intelligence. By his own admission, it was his suffering that gave him and fine-tuned his understanding of people.

The Understanding

Frank came into my life only a few years before his demise. In this time, he shared ideas with me that were close to my own and expanded on my past work. He also explained many of the essential principles I ignored. He reminded me of the importance of suffering and pain, and how we must use them to make us stronger.

Peyton Dracco: Conversations with a Prophet
Understanding

This ideal would seem to many who read this as a negative way to live, but it is precisely the opposite.

He re-opened my eyes to the truth of love and how important it is to remain faithful to its cause as it brings power and understanding. He reassured me that compassion was a valuable commodity, but as I understood, it is a tool that needs to be used intelligently and responsibly.

He told me that I was right to never give up, that a true hero should never back away from a challenge. He told me that a lost cause is not lost; but it’s most importantly a cause.

The End

Frank’s death was long and painful, full of anxiety; it was 5 years-long and one of the clearest examples of a broken heart.

As many of us will do, only once in our lives, Frank fell in love. Because of this “choice”, he couldn’t move on from what happened to him. He was 25 when he met the object of his affection and decided to give everything to the promise she held. To love her unconditionally. He was 27 when he lost her.

He lost her due to an unfortunate misunderstanding that led her to leave without a simple goodbye, leaving no more than a few things behind. And in his wisdom, he refused to employ the unlimited surveillance tools at his disposal to find her.

How someone with the power to predict and influence behaviour decided not to influence the person he needed the most is a heroic idea that escapes me. Like the concept of MY July amongst millions, I also hope to understand this some day.

Her departure was swift and violent – setting the pace for the culmination of Frank’s story….


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I want to write more about Frank and the lessons he afforded me. I might take up that challenge seriously in the near future.

For now, and for what it’s worth from my materialistic vantage point, I sometimes think that Frank still moves in a different timeline slightly beyond my perception.

May he be happy in many, if not all of those possibilities.

— Peyton Dracco