Gotta get amped.

Video Link. Have an awesome frickin day. (Via Robert Popper)


  1. He doesn’t blink for sixteen whole seconds. My eyes started to water just watching him. He’s ‘amped up’ alright.

  2. I was waiting to see his car get t-boned, but I guess he was serious about getting ‘amped’ and not carrying a tune…

  3. It appears that Tony Robbins bears some of the blame for this abomination.  If you ever wondered what Mr. Robbins would be like if you sucked out the affability, now you know.  Thick dark hair, white teeth and a sound like a dentist drill.

      1. You can read every word of every page of that website and still have absolutely no idea what they’re selling.

  4. Yeah, the  guy is a bit too over the top. But i’m surprised to see every single comment giving this guy grief for being motivated. I didn’t care for the video, but why knock him for trying to motivate people to own their day instead of suffering through it?

    Am i just not getting the joke or point here?

    1. I don’t think anyone’s knocking him for being motivated, exactly. Nothing wrong by itself with being motivated.

      It’s because we know or have interacted with people like this – slimy salesmen – and they seem to exist in a different world. A world where people aren’t annoyed and disgusted by salesmen.

      And this guy is even worse than a normal salesman – look at his website, which Antinous linked to. He’s the type of person who tries to scam people into buying his sales methods, and self-help crap. He’s not actually selling anything tangible.

      I don’t mind knowledgeable salesmen who can help me if I have questions about something in a store, but I – and everyone I know – hates, hates, hates slimy salesmen. You can tell usually by just looking at them (and of course, the type of place where they work) which type they are.

      This is also the type of person who end up as executives at big companies. They don’t know anything about the product their company makes – they could not care less, in fact – they’re just concerned with making a profit by any means necessary. And if that means fucking over the customer, so be it – and it’s the same with low-level scum like this amped up guy.

      1. I clicked the Like button, but damn you summed it up so well I had to post to say a good old fashioned +1.

    2. I want to see the other side of this.  Where is the video  in which he is in a fetal position in his underwear on the floor of his bathroom, moaning over & over ‘i suck, I Suck, I SUCK, I Suck, Suck, Suck . . ‘ 
      Both sides of bipolar are interesting to watch.

  5. And now I want each and everyone of you to go out there and make as many, no! more than ever before, untraceable purchases of as many pseudophedrine tablets as you possibly can! And then meet right back HERE!

    Fade out Bon Scott’s caterwauling…….

  6. Chad used to be my manager at a restaurant in Austin.  He is a great guy and he legitimately acts that way, all the time.  He’s just using is innate abilities to his advantage. That may sound weird, but rest assured I’m not a “self help” fan.  

    Is the video hilarious?  100%.  Is he on cocaine 0%.  He’s just that way.  All the time.  Also, it’s a little tongue in cheek if you haven’t figured that out.

  7. I lazily assume that people in sales are soberly aware that their pitches are lies, and they just don’t mind lieing. And that’s their pathology.

    But occasionally I see evidence that this isn’t so: people in sales (at least, people who are in sales and *good* at it) truly believe their pitches. Because they make themselves believe them. Because they think it’s on the whole a good thing to make yourself believe your own pitch, and because it can be done.

    And *that’s* their pathology.

  8. sweet baby jeebus, the pain and desperation in his face. it’s horrible how capitalism distorts human potential.

      1. I saw his pain and desperation too. What are the odds two people would be resenting a guy who owns a car with a stereo in this lousy economy? sigh…

  9. And the ugly Wall Street equivalent of this guy thinks things like:

    “Go ahead and continue to take us down, but you’re only going to hurt yourselves. What’s going to happen when we can’t find jobs on the Street anymore? Guess what: We’re going to take yours. We get up at 5am & work until 10pm or later. We’re used to not getting up to pee when we have a position. We don’t take an hour or more for a lunch break. We don’t demand a union. We don’t retire at 50 with a pension. We eat what we kill, and when the only thing left to eat is on your dinner plates, we’ll eat that.”

  10. Jim and Dwight get paired up on a sales call on an old episode of THE OFFICE. Before getting out of the car at the client’s office, Dwight pops in a tape/CD to some speed metal. Jim: “Are you still doing this?” Dwight proceeds to rock out.

    For the last several years I’ve been dealing with my own lack of motivation, procrastination, general who-give-a-f. It’s stuff like this that will temporarily amuse myself into actually paying attention and setting a goal for myself.

    I often lapse back into Tim Roth/Mr. Orange talking to himself in the mirror before going out as an undercover cop.

  11. I was seriously waiting for a garbage truck to back up over him as he obliviously flapped away into his little “ME! ME! ME!” fantasy world.

  12. Ugh, guys please, he actually has a point.  Sometimes you really do have to psych yourself up.  Yes it’s goofy, but I’m sure that’s intentional.  My dad was into this kind of stuff and I was really turned off to it for a while, but I came to recognize that it’s necessary. 

    I worked on a job the other day that I was a bit nervous about.  I was worried that my skill levels weren’t up to the task, worried about how I can be very awkward socially and how the clients might be turned off to me.  In the night and morning before I had to keep thinking to myself “Okay, you can actually do this, people fake ’til they make all the time” and it turned out fine.  In fact the guy I worked for asked me if I’d like to work with him a lot more in the new year.

    1. He’s a Realtor. If interacting with his clients in a normal fashion is so challenging that he needs to Get Amped!!!™, maybe he should change careers.

  13. You can see in his eyes that he’s actually a very sweet guy that simply thinks he needs to go along with this effortful bullcrap. Great show.

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