Okay I’ll be honest I had no idea that there was really a city called Tecate. I just thought it was a beer. A smarter man might have put together that the beer might be named after a city. I was not that man. It’s awesome to see a fixed gear video coming out of Mexico. I am psyched. For these guys it is even more of a plus that they hail from Tecate. Honestly the name got me interested in watching the video. It actually reminds me of a way to seem cooler than you actually are. I came up with this idea a while back and started having fun with it. Because of this video I thought I would share it with you, and maybe you can have as much fun with it as I do. First thing you need is a cell phone. Your cell phone can actually get people to listen to you more. It can make you more popular. It can get you laid more often. If used right, your cell phone can even help you close a business deal. Not by surfing the internet, or downloading some costly app, it is way simpler than that. All you need is some friends in your contacts. So have you ever been at work, out on a date, in a business meeting, or just hanging out with some people when your phone either rings, or you get a text? Of course you have. Most the time it’s something normal, a new text from a friend, or phone call from a family member. Doesn’t help you in the immediate situation you are in. You might get fired if you answer your phone at work. Your date might be offended if you are texting your friend while at the dinner table. The people you are in a business meeting with might think you are not a professional by having your phone on during the meeting. Most of the time at least. What if the call was from someone important? Not like your Mom, she is important to you, but she is not important to the people in your business meeting. What about your girlfriend, again she might be important to you, but not to your boss. Your boss will fire you if you get caught texting your girlfriend all day long. What if it was someone really important though? What if someone called you and everyone in the room wanted you to answer the call. For example imagine if Michael Bloomberg the Mayor of New York called you. You think your boss would let you take a call from the Mayor of New York. Hell Yeah, if for nothing else then sheer curiosity. You think your date would get mad at you if you answered a text message from Jay-Z? Hell no, she would probably harass you all night about how you know Jay-Z. I know what you are thinking, “I don’t know Jay-Z, or Michael Bloomberg.” You don’t have to know them to get a text or phone call from them, all you need is a good memory.
Here is the RUB as con men say. When you want to store a friends number in your phone you add a new contact. When the new contact screen comes up in your phone it asks you for the persons number, their first name, and last name. Who the hell says you have to put their REAL first and last name. All you need to know is that your buddy Dan is listed as Jay-Z in your phone. Your Dad is listed as Michael Bloomberg, etc. That way when your phone rings at work on the caller I.D. it says George Lucas (your buddy Steve). You think your boss is going to get mad at you if you were to take a call from George Lucas? Nope. He is going to bug you all day about it, and then he will tell his wife when he gets home about it. I know what you are thinking, it sounds good, but what if people hear the persons voice on the other end of the phone? If you are going to hustle someone the first thing you need if confidence. Ever watched a movie that has a rich and powerful man answering a phone call around other people? What is the line they always use, “Excuse me Gentlemen, this is important, I have to take this.” Then they walk away from everyone. You think rich and powerful people talk on the phone close enough to other people who might overhear the conversation? Fuck No! If Barrack Obama randomly called me to talk I would find a quiet place away from people so I could focus on the phone conversation. Imagine your phone notifying you that Lance Armstrong has just written you a text. Imagine your phone sitting on a bar top and other people see you have just received a new text from Lance Armstrong. Are you starting to see the possibilities? If nothing else, it is funny as hell every time I get a text from Al Qaeda (my friend Chris) while at some random bar. Rules were made so that normal people were limited in their ability to become powerful. The only way to overcome this is to make up your own rules. Create the path so that others can follow it.