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On June 6th, the day the #RTVchallenge started, there were 7500 posts on the #randomtalkingvideo hashtag.

As of right now, there are 11,587.

And 3,736 on the #RTVchallenge tag.

So in just over a week, we generated nearly half of what it took nine months to create. (I started #randomtalkingvideo on October 15th, 2017. (although I had been making videos for few weeks prior to that under the tag #30daysofthesefuckingvideos)

The goal for the challenge was to get a bunch of new people to try it out – and as I learned when I used to run 2-week bootcamps for my Burn Yoga class… the best way to get people to try some new shit is with short end-to-end programs…  things with a start and end date.

It worked like a mf’er.

We’re definitely gonna do it again.

“It transcends Instagram. I’m finding myself being more real “IRL” too. Just hesitating less to say what I mean and saying it quicker. Realising when I’m holding back and letting that go.”
Risa Gabrielle

“I learned to be okay with being more vulnerable which created more confidence to share what I hold back from sharing sometimes. I also liked continuing to connect with those sharing their experiences and thoughts as well. Tons of growth for me!”
Kristi Taylor

“I learned that I’m not as significant or as insignificant as I thought….everyone’s out here together and there’s so much more connection than I expected. Plus, it’s fun!”
Love Yoga Studio

And check out what Kyle said:

“Imagine if we used social media to connect with others. Like reaaally connect and share, in real time. None of this “build a brand”/present your life through filters bullshit. Fuck that.

The community that has been built around #randomtalkingvideo is quite a spectacle. It’s so empowering to see people talking about their passions, their quirks, their mistakes and faults with pure awareness and acceptance” – @kylep16

I have dozens more of fucking glowing testimonials just like those.

If you want to get in on the action, you still have the rest of today to get your entries in.

Here are the prizes… and we’ll announce the winners later this week.

-Ry

PS – Rabbit Hole is closed right now. I’m wayyyy behind on email, and I probably have 200 messages from people asking to get in … so if you’re waiting on a response – now you know.

We’ll let you know if we decide to re-open.

 

you scared

I’m just gonna take your ass to school quick.

You seem like you want to help people ‘n shit, but I dunno. 🤔 You’re still playing scared.

Check this shit out:

There’s a lot of fucking cool things about #randomtalkingvideo. But here’s one of my favorites.

It allows people to see subtle human shit that you can’t even explain or describe with words.

And a few things that you can kinda explain: the facial expressions. And tone of voice, and your eyes, and the way you recover from stumbles, etc.

That shit is super important to earn peoples trust. Those below-the-surface, unconscious, snap judgments.

Way more important than choosing the right fucking hashtags, or making sure the “algorithm” deems what you have to say to be important enough.

Some of those judgments will be positive and bring people closer…

And other people will react negatively.

They might give you shit – or, like, Unfollow you on fuckin’ Instagram (OOOH! Can’t have that now).

Especially when you do them with frequency and unapologetically.

(they might forgive if you explain yourself ’n shit 🙄 and post from your heels.)

But fuck those people, they’re not going to give you any money or actual support anyway.

If you can’t even post a god damn video of you talking for 60 seconds without upsetting them, what the fuck good are they to have around?

I mean, shit.

Even if they have given you money before.

Even if they’re god damn family.

I’m not saying they have to watch you and rah-rah, go {first_name} , go.

But if they leave because they didn’t like that you posted a video of you talking – holy shit, man.

Think about that for a second…

For you to do what you need to do to keep those people from running away (AKA NOT FUCKING SPEAK), you’ll be burning the people who really need to hear what you have to say.

So stop fucking around.

Make the god damn videos.

It’s ten days. You can do anything for ten days.

And there’s even an image you can repost to show your followers what you’re doing – if that makes you feel any better about the situation.

We’ll let you know about prizes soon.

This might be one.

Ry

PS – as the buzz around the #RTVchallenge has been building, more people have been asking me about Rabbit Hole.

It’s closed right now.

We were going to do it again right after this round.

But we changed our mind… we’re not going to do that. We’re not sure when were going to do it again – if at all.

So we are going to open it up for 24 hours next Monday… or until 20 more people sign-up. It won’t take long.

If you want us to let you know when that happens, get on the Waiting List here.

 

you gonna do this?

yo just real quick, i’m about to get on the road to head up to Sedona, AZ to finish Rabbit Hole with Kassidy…  (no, you can’t sign-up. it’s closed, but check the PS of this email.)

We were there a few weeks ago, and felt pretty good about the shit we got done, so we decided to go for Round Two.

But this email isn’t even about that.

I just wanted to make sure you know about the #randomtalkingvideo Challenge we’re doing starting on Wednesday.

I fucking hate Instagram challenges, but this one is gonna be the shit.

Obviously. It’s me at the helm.

 

I posted on Insta last night explaining how it works, and I got a few messages from non-native English speakers who were a little unsure about what a few things meant.

First thing I’d say is to fucking Google that shit.

But here’s a quick breakdown of the ones that might be confusing.

Day 1 (Wednesday, June 6th): My first ______. (A first anything. Just talk about your first job, first car, first RTV, first time getting stoned. Whatever. IDGAF.)

Day 2: Pet Peeve.  (something that annoys you.)

Day 3: a 60-second tutorial. (Teach people something rad in sixty seconds.)

Day 4: A favorite thing.

Day 5: “I’m bad at ________

Day 6: “I do ____ differently.”

Day 7: An unpopular opinion

Day 8: “I’m afraid of _______

Day 9: Do it in public.

Day 10 (Saturday, June 16th): Wake ’n Take. (do it as soon as you wake up before you have a chance to figure out what to say… just start the camera and freestyle for 60 seconds)

And if you’re unconvinced about the power of RTV:

“I hated RTVs and didn’t want to do them for the longest time but once I did, holy shit. Who would have thought filming and sharing a 60s video of myself waffling on could change so much? I’m stronger and firmer in my voice and what I want to share and what I don’t want to be or do. No longer so apologetic about who I am. Catalysing a process that was already happening, but now so much faster.” -Miriam

“although i started making #randomtalkingvideos in response to marketing advice, i’ve found them to be a brilliant tool for self development…

… they help with taking myself less seriously, give way less fucks about what people think about me, they get me more comfortable talking, and putting myself and my views out there.

they help me develop my voice, edit my thoughts, invite conversation. i can see and feel myself getting stronger.” -Anca

Just fucking do the god damn challenge.

Register at randomtalkingvideo.com.

The prizes are going to be legit. Not fucking leggings and a shitty Ebook like those lame-ass Insta challenges.

I’ll holler back when we get up to Sedona

Later.

-Ry

PS – Yeah, Rabbit Hole is closed right nowWe were originally planning to just roll right into a second round, but we changed our mind…

We’re not sure when we’re going to to the next one… if at all. So if you want in on this action, you have one small window and it won’t be open long.

In about a week, we’re going to open registration for 24 hours… or until we get 20 registrations.

Thousands of people will know about it so it won’t take very long at all… we’re about to get into some super meaty stuff. So this is the time.

If I were you, I’d get in the FOMO Chamber of Doom and Despair immeJiately..

whatisrabbithole.com

 

Re: morning stuff 🍆

yo. it’s still p weird for me to be asked this question… but hey. here we are.

“what do you do in the morning?” or “what’s your morning routine?”

I’m gonna make a video of this routine when I’m all ripped up and I can do it in the moonlight and look all fucking sexy…  ya know what I mean?

Ab shadows and butt dimple shadows ’n shit.

Shit’s gonna be 🔥

But for now. Just imagine it as you read this.

I get out of bed and walk all sexy to the bathroom…

And I pee all sexy.

And I drink water all sexy.

Then I put shorts on. All sexy.

Cuz it feels weird to have my dick out when i’m meditating. I don’t know why.

(IMAGINE IT, MOTHERFUCKER. YOU SAID YOU WOULD.)

But yeah, here’s my meditation routine:

I use the Calm app to play some ambient sound and set a 20-minute timer.

I start in a kneeling position with my toes tucked.

I do CARs (slow joint circles) for my neck, shoulder blades, and shoulder.

Look up CARs on youtube. (or controlled articular rotations / functional range conditioning)

That shit takes a few minutes, and by that time my toes and feet are fucking SCREAMING.

So I come off them and kneel on my meditation bench… but also wrap a towel around my legs…  I use this to “hook” my hands into a little bit.. it seems like it helps me deload my shoulders a little bit more.

Like I can completely let my shoulders do nothing. Whereas if I use one of the traditional hand positions for meditation, I still have to do a little something-something with my shoulders and arms to keep them in place.

Then I do a very simple breath-counting meditation for the remainder of the 20 minutes.

When the Calm app bell rings, I finish the CARs.


Elbows > Wrists > Spine > Hips > Knees > Ankles etc.

Then I drink Athletic Greens and make my bed.

I’ll talk more about meditation another day. It’s one of the most important things I do FOR SURE.

But for now. Kassidy the Destroyer is making a 5-day course about what she does. She’s a fucking legend so you should buy it… go to her Instagram page and you can PayPal her.. .or just DM her.

If you want more Ry, my Instagram is full of straight fire.

And here’s a bunch of my emails on ryanorrico.com

-Ry

PS – my sister is in town with her family.. so I’m going to Disneyland in the morning to be Uncle Ry.

I’ll hollerrrrrr.

SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Fucking STFU with all the GDPR shit, right?

Like – damn, y’all.

Here’s the deal:

You signed up for this shit, so I don’t have to do anything.

Just do me a favor and get the fuck off this list if you’re just getting them and not opening them… or if you want to Unsubscribe but you’re worried about what I might think.

Really, IDGAF. I don’t even look at who unsubscribes anymore so I won’t know.

Basically, do us both a favor if you’re gonna sit there like a bum… scroll down and click that link.

Or if you’re gonna be a dork about me marketing my shit.

Cuz I’m gonna let you in on a little secret… are you ready? 🤫

I sell AND advertise things I make.

I’ll use your email address to do that shit.

Everything I make is fucking awesome and everyone who actually does stuff makes money and changes their life.


I won’t give your email to anyone because that would be stupid. Everyone else sucks.. why the hell would I want you to do that?

So basically, the short version is that I’m not changing a motherfucking thing.

I’ve always respected you, your information, and our relationship… that doesn’t change.

I probably have to put some kind of legal privacy policy on my website or some shit, but I’ll figure that out later. (we did put a bunch of my emails on there today, though.)

-Ry

PS – I fell off my daily email game.🤦🏻‍♂️ so if recently signed up, BE WARNED: I will hammer you with this stuff.

In fact, I’m gonna send you another email tonight. In a little bit…  I’m about to have a cocktail and pound it out.

With fun things.

Like the ashtanga adjustment voiceover video that Instagram deleted… Sexual Surfing.

And some other cool shit that I think you should see.

Re: your backspace

Watch this shit.

I’m gonna write this bitch without pressing the backspace button and then clean it up in Grammarly.

Imma start pulling back a little bit on my daily Insta fire.

And ramp it up ‘at home’… email, Backstage/Rabbit Hole, my book, etc.

Instagram has been fucking fantastic for me to build my audience, but I feel like now I’ve got enough momentum to back it down there and pour more of myself into the people who are really paying attention.

It’ll be a bit of a weening process, but the plan (as of this drunken moment) is to use Instagram to troll soft-ass yogis, push buttons, and generally fuck with people.

… and then share more of my cool teaching and good shit here.

So you’re in the right place.

Rabbit Hole is going off like crazy. I have hundreds of testimonials of people raving about the shit; it’s absolutely insane.

Kassidy and I knew it was gonna be good… but nothing like this.

“Everyone that didn’t sign up and give you money this time but think they might the next time around didn’t get it.  This thing is a ticking time bomb. In the Rabbit Hole right now are soon to be industry leaders and influencers who will be dictating what the future looks like.  If you didn’t jump in first but still think you’ll do it later, you need to adjust your mindset. It just cost you a lot of opportunity and dollars.” -Jimmy Jacobson

I have fucking hundreds of testimonials, and the price is certainly going to reflect that shit.

It’s closed right now so don’t ask.

The only way in now is through the FOMO Chamber of Doom & Despair… or if and when we decide to re-open the doors.🤷🏻‍♂️

We’re trying to figure out what to do after it’s over.

We were just gonna roll right into another group of folks, but now we’re not sure.

We might just want to keep working with the Allstars we got and help them take it to the next level.

Anyway, here’s some shit you should see:

You’re not really ‘supposed to’ put a bunch of links in an email… but I fucking dominate Insta all day every day, and I know you don’t see it all.

This is the Sexual Surfing David Robson ashtanga adjustment video that Instagram deleted.

This post started some shit. $5 yoga sucks balls. 

Another ashtanga adjustment voiceover with another world-renowned douchebag

And another Jerk Du Soleil voiceover video with one of the mightiest douche kings.

The best response ever to why $5 yoga and cheap classes are stupid as fuck

Re: $5 yoga. // @raeindigoyoga left this comment. 🔥

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The replay of the IG Live today we did today… it’s fucking great.

FULL DISCLOSURE:  I edited and cleaned this shit up in Grammarly after I wrote it.

But not using backspace is wildly fucking helpful. That button is the god damn devil.

I’ve been fucking slacking like crazy on my writing and this shit cannot fucking stand.

-Ry

PS – sign up here for Rabbit Hole updates if you want in on this action.

PPS – open my last email for my GDPR notice.

only an idiot wouldn’t open this

i’m too drunk to write an actual email.

but I fucking murdered it on insta today.

and every other god damn for that matter.

drink it all in, baby.

Like this one. How to write a bio that doesn’t fucking suck balls.

@kassididelee says your bio is bullshit. #randomtalkingvideo

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And this one. How to sell out a fucking yoga retreat and stop looking like a lameass

How to sell out a yoga retreat #randomtalkingvideo #yogaretreat ⠀ @rabbitholemoney

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And this one. My awkward ass preparing for my Burn Yoga video.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi1zvMPlsnc/

And this one. My awkward ass during my Burn Yoga video.

(If I can do this shit, anyone can.)

Just browse my whole god damn instagram and change your fucking life. I should not be giving so much away for free.

-Ry

PS – oh and btw, Rabbit Hole is closed you procrastinating motherfucker.

Later.

JUST STOP 🤦🏻‍♂️

dude stop trying to make that shit perfect.

you can make it better later.. or make something new.

and if you do it right (sharing the process/struggles/etc.), people get to watch you through the whole thing.

shit’s captivating as fuck, man.

and let’s be honest, the first product/video/course you sell is gonna be shitty, and you’re gonna wish you did a million things differently, and it ain’t gonna be the thing that gets you your first million.

think of the first product as a little side-action… and to feel what it’s like to make some money while you sleep. maybe a little, maybe more than a little.

but more important than that money – is you need to become a person who sells products and does things that get you paid without you needing to be present… that shit gives you all kinds of power and leverage.

you can start saying ‘no’ to shit. and stop chasing.

and you have some work to do with your attitude surrounding money and asking people to give it up.

making and selling a digital product is a fucking great way to attack it.

and…

  • it separates you from the rest of the schmucks who are too scared to pull the trigger on their idea.
  • it’s easier than writing a book
  • it creates customers. and it’s easier to get people who have already given you money to give you more money than it is to get a new person
  • everyone wants to do it, so they will look up to you
  • it puts you on a pedestal
  • it puts money in your bank account while you sleep
  • it will help you discover the idea that’s actually going to make you some real fucking money
  • and a shit ton of other reasons.

I made a video about it.

And if you missed the one I sent yesterdayit’s fucking killing it.

How to Make Money While You Sleep. In 60 seconds. #randomtalkingvideo ⠀ We’re gonna go deep into this process in Pillow Money Castle. I walk you through my exact process for creating and selling the video of my Burn Yoga class – which is the catalyst for much of my recent success. ⠀ It’s the first stop in Rabbit Hole (we’re gonna sell this product stand-alone for $500, but it’s included with @rabbitholemoney) and we’re going in very, very soon. ⠀ Pro-tip: with your PayPal.me link: if you do like this PayPal.me/yourname/25, it will automatically put $25 as the dollar amount to send. ⠀ PS – for your ramblers who say that one minute isn’t enough… I just took you to school in 60 mf’n seconds. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀rabbitholemoney.com

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Your chance to get into the first round of Rabbit Hole is going away later.

We’re going in the hole soon, and our first stop is Pillow Money Castle.

It’s the entire Rabbit Hole formula, but applied specifically to how I made and sold the video of my Burn Yoga class… which is the foundation of the success I’m having now.

it’s so fucking good. we’re gonna sell this shit standalone for the same price as Rabbit Hole.

We’re locking that shit up tonight, and you’ll be relegated to the FOMO Chamber of Doom and Despair.

..with the rest of the tire-kicking procrastinators.

Later

Ry

PS – I lost count of how many of these we have.. but a lot:

“I think with Rabbit Hole I’ll be able to start a local revolution of people who are tired of all the fake bullshit. God, how brainwashed was I before all this?”
Eric Gingerich

“It’s all happening so fast, a big shift, and I can feel it, and I’m excited…and I’m scared too. But mostly excited. I’m glad I’m in because I’d hate to be out.”
Sophia Finster

“Before this trailer, I was intrigued, but in no way committed to what you were doing. I remember watching this at the gym, and something just flipped for me. I kept thinking about it every day for weeks, and (begrudgingly) signed up the night before it started. I had no idea what to expect, but if I had any idea of how much I would get out of being part of the group ALONE, I would have never hesitated. I seriously feel lucky now that I got in when I did.”
Alyssa Rapotez

Get some.

i fucked up

It’s been a few days since the last time I emailed you. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Breaking my cardinal rule.

And guess what happened?

I made way less money.

I can’t think of anything else that has that kind of impact. Shit’s crazy.

Wasn’t even a surprise though.

I can go without posting on Instagram (if I’m emailing) and keep sales cranking.

I can go without paying for advertising (if I’m emailing) and keep sales cranking.


But either of those things without supporting email doesn’t work the same.

It’s insane.

But not really. And you should definitely be sending emails.

But check this shit out:

When I sold the video of my Burn Yoga class last year, I didn’t use my email list until a few weeks after filming. It was just social media,

The list was mostly former yoga students, and at the time – I was fucking stomping the shit out of Ashtanga. It got a little aggressive.

They knew me before I started doing all of that, so I was certain it wouldn’t be well-received.

I had people who I really care about emailing me like:

“dude I love you man, but I’m unsubscribing. I can’t read this negativity every morning. If you ever want to talk about anything, I’m here for you.”

😂

I’ll tell you more about what happened with that list another day, but at least now I can use this story so you can’t be like: “yeah, but I don’t have an email list.” (cuz I didn’t use mine)

Or “yeah, but I suck with technology.”
Or “I’m not as attractive and charming as you.”
Or “I only wish I had your body and mind.”
Or “You are fucking amazing and brilliant and sexy, and I can’t do what you do.”

These are all very true. But don’t worry.

It doesn’t even matter if you’ve never sold a motherfucking thing.

Or even if you don’t know what to sell.

(I’m gonna tell you what to sell for free at the bottom of this email)

It doesn’t require fancy equipment or technology. I filmed mine with my phone and borrowed a microphone.

Then I sold it with Instagram and PayPal… and sent the customers an Unlisted YouTube link.

Here’s how to make money while you sleep. In 60 Seconds.

It’s on Insta.

How to Make Money While You Sleep. In 60 seconds. #randomtalkingvideo ⠀ We’re gonna go deep into this process in Pillow Money Castle. I walk you through my exact process for creating and selling the video of my Burn Yoga class – which is the catalyst for much of my recent success. ⠀ It’s the first stop in Rabbit Hole (we’re gonna sell this product stand-alone for $500, but it’s included with @rabbitholemoney) and we’re going in very, very soon. ⠀ Pro-tip: with your PayPal.me link: if you do like this PayPal.me/yourname/25, it will automatically put $25 as the dollar amount to send. ⠀ PS – for your ramblers who say that one minute isn’t enough… I just took you to school in 60 mf’n seconds. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀rabbitholemoney.com

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-Ry

PS – rabbitholeisopen.com but not for long.

“The difference I’ve seen in my self expression since starting Rabbit Hole is unbelievable. I’m allowing myself to believe i can do stuff that i thought only hot, blonde, advanced ashtangis in beaches in Miamai could do. I also feel like I’m allowed to have an opinion and a personality whereas before I had to be some cookie cutter version of a ‘nice’ yoga Instagrammer.”
​Jessica Hall

“Hey guys, watched the videos today and wanna say without kissing arse that I’m happy with the product so far because it seems like you really care. I get an impression that you’re really trying to deliver quality information and the point being to help people succeed. It seems like you’re not holding back or keeping best bits to yourself. It seems genuine and you’re more personable and less sweary than I expected. Take that as you will. Thanks so much.”  @accountability_alice_
Alice Hale

“There’s people in the group who simply want to make money, then there’s people who just want to be able to pay their rent, then there are others who do well but not well enough to put their offspring through a schooling they need – they’re pursuing the notion that that could be viable through understanding better their own unique talents. That last one is me. I’ve been dying to say that for ages.” @naomiabsalom
Naomi Absalom

“Its happening so suddenly…. it’s weird. This morning i launched a Instagram live interview series and already have four episodes set up. I didn’t realize i already had a network in place and just need to hit send with purpose, confidence, and resolve.” @thedavidshockett
David Shockett

“There is so much value in your message. You helped me earn >$6000 last week. All you did was encourage me to be fucking confident about my work. This is what you’re bringing to this RabbitHole community. You’re abrasive and direct. Some may not be able to see beyond this, but fuck em if they don’t get it. This is great in my opinion. Less competition. You’re inspiring us to step confidently into our roles as leaders and naysayers. We buck the status quo because we see bullshit and now have someone telling us to be vocal about our objections.”  @peterhwatts

Peter Watts

 Get some.

 

Re: instagram

I’ve been going way too god damn hard on Instagram lately.

Just absolutely murdering it.

I’ve been on one about #randomtalkingvideo. This shit is even more brilliant than I ever knew… and it’s been blowing the fuck up.

I lost count of how many first-timers have come out in the last week. And a shit-ton of people are now doing a 30 Day Challenge.

Which is what I did before RTV technically started: #30daysofthesefuckingvideos.

There’s no doubt in my mind that the practice of making daily talking videos has been instrumental in the transformation I’ve been experiencing over the past eight months.

I’ve missed maybe 2 or 3 days… if that.

And as a result, I’m now helping WAY more people than ever before. And making WAY more money than ever before. And having WAY more fun while I do it.

But I was thinking today about how weird it is that it’s still difficult for me to make them when there’s someone else in the room.

Even someone I know.

Even Kassidy – who’s been in a shitload of the videos I’ve been making lately.

Shit’s fucked up.

It’s not good that I allow random ass people to shake my train of thought and make me question what I’m doing.

It’s certainly affecting me in other ways.

So I’m ‘bout to fix that shit.

And now that I know what I know, I’d even put money on the fact that when I’m as comfortable with making them in public as I am making them in private, I’ll be making even MORE money. And helping MORE people.

I’m gonna talk about this at the Rabbit Hole Tea Party on Thursday.

Which, btw, RH is fucking GOING OFF SO HARD.

It’s fucking insane.

JOIN THE FUCKING REVOLUTION.

The price is going wayyyyyyy the fuck up, baby.

I told your ass.

-Ry

PS – I have like a hundred of these:

“Rabbit Hole has already paid itself off (times 10), and we haven’t even started. Holy fucking shit.“
@Tara_mazzeo

“So I did my video this morning and sent out an email a few hours ago. I’ve had multiple email me back, and I have five online bookings so far. And the days not even done!”
@enilghtenedawareness

“You’re smart AF, and you’ve totally changed my perspective on what is possible and what I can do. I was seriously struggling before I found you and (I dunno if this is weird) you kinda changed my life.”
@yogaunleished