Transformation Mastery by Julien Blanc: Review

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Transformation Mastery is a video course on overcoming traumas and subconscious mental blocks.
It’s based on the idea of “accepting and releasing” and it contains the guided meditations to help you through the process.

Summary

About the Author: Julien Blanc says he was shy and anxious and terrible with people. He then swung in the opposite direction -which happens to most people who follow RSD– until he had another breakdown.
That was when he was in the middle of a scandal and went on TV to be abused by the CNN anchor

After that defining moment of his life, Julien found his footing again, and he now teaches what he learned with “Transformation Mastery”.

#1. The 3 Phases of Transformation

Julien introduces his program divided into three segments:

  • Awareness (be aware that you suck)
  • proof (taste the proof of abundance for yourself)
  • permanence (learn to stay in the 10/10 state)

I found the segments a bit confusing to be honest as the content didn’t exactly match the segment.

These are some of the bits I liked though:

#2. Inspired Actions VS Desperate Action

If you go talk to girls from a place of neediness you will rarely move at all and when you will go, you will fail.

That’s desperate action.

Inspired action is acting with effortlessness, “just because”.

#3. Scarcity VS Abundance

Julien Blanc revisits here another popular theme of seduction and pick-up community, the “scarcity and abundance mentality”.

Scarcity is about running away from your fears.

Abundance is about enjoying the present moment, enjoying the journey and enjoying life. 

However, you can’t reach abundance by trying. If you try to reach abundance you’re still coming from a place of scarcity because it means you’re lacking something. 

The only way to achieve abundance is by starting from abundance.

My Note: Catch 22?
This seemed like a circular argument

#4. Don’t Depend on External Sources for Happiness

In this section, he basically describes the hedonic treadmill and how we get used to anything we have.

You can’t be happy chasing stuff.

And the second issue with chasing your happiness through things and women is that, as much as that stuff can bring you fleeting pleasure, they also will get the power on you to bring pain.

#5. Let Go of Everything

You must let go of all emotions to get there. Even the positive ones, it’s a state of being.

Achieving your transformation is a process of removing and not accumulating and gathering.

Whatever you do, it’s not about reaching for a better life. You can do and work at it, but you don’t need it.

#6. Meditation Process

The meditation process is about recalling, accepting, and letting go.

You accept whatever you fear, whatever scares you and whatever worries you.
You don’t fight it and you don’t even force to let it go.
Let it fill your mind, and realize it’s just a thought, it’s just energy, it doesn’t hurt you. 

Then snap out of it.

The Idea Behind The Meditation

You ego adds compensation for your subconscious. To reach abundance you must get rid of all the bad stuff in your unconscious mind.

And let go of any goal, there is no finish line.

Bonuses

In the bonuses, there is live footage from the seminars and a book review –Man’s Search for Meaning-, which to be honest, it felt a bit like unneeded space filler.

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CONS

These are some of the aspects I didn’t like in “Transformation Mastery”:

1. You must be a 10/10 (really?)

Julien often repeats this idea of going from “3/10” to “10/10”, as if that were the state goal you should always be in.

I find this idea of “always being in a great state” bankrupted. 
Who says that “total happiness” is a goal you should aim form, who says it’s a worthy goal?

I not only think that the idea of having to be 10/10 as often as possible is poor, but that it might work the opposite way (a theme that Mark Manson explores in “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” and, partially, in “Everything Is Fucked“)

I actually believe that there is much power and growth from not being 10/10 and from embracing your pain.

2. Assumes the students are in a terrible predicament

Julien seems to address “Transformation Mastery” to students who are in a “terrible spot” (the “three out of ten” thing).

I don’t think it’s good to assume that everyone going through the course is in a “terrible spot”.
Personally, I don’t like that approach because it can be more harmful than helpful, as students start to think of themselves as being in a “terrible spot”, instead of having some opportunities for growth -just like anyone else-.

Telling people they are doing bad is a dark-psychology power move to increase the follower’s dependence on the leader.

3. Some woo-woo stuff

Julien says it’s not “woo-woo”, yet there is quite some woo-woo content.

Woo-woo content sells well and people have become a millionaire with it. “Think and Grow Rich” first used the “law of attraction”, “The Secret” copied the exact same and made her author rich as well.

Transformation Mastery is not the law of attraction though. It’s a bit more on the self-healing side, similar to “You Can Heal Yourself“.

And it caps it all off with the newest hip trend in self-help, and that is the “guided meditation”.
Also see Joe Dispenza upselling his expensive guided meditations in  “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself“, “You Are The Placebo” and, you gotta love the title “Becoming Supernatural“).

4. Some poor pop-psychology

Transformation Mastery is a mix of some typical red pill stuff and some pop psychology.

It says that you are bombarded with stuff from socialization which you never question, and that goes into your subconscious and shapes you the way are.

You never even realize what shapes you until you learn to see it. But instead of the red pill, Julien proposes a pair of glasses to help you see the truth.

The subconscious part is not the most scientific explanation you will find and the socialization bit is a bit of standard red-pill narrative (also not very accurate).

Some other popular self-help myths I didn’t particularly agree with:

5. What’s the author’s authority in dealing with trauma?

And finally, the big elephant in the room: what’s the author’s authority to deal with trauma?

The course is based on the book “Letting Go“, which is packed with unscientific, unsubstantiated woo-woo claims.
A better book to cope with trauma might be “The Body Keeps The Score“.

Bottom line:

The human mind is complex and trauma is a serious issue.
I wouldn’t necessarily recommend to a friend of mine to seek healing from just about anyone who’s had a “personal transformation” -or who says so in their marketing materials-.

6. Could have been briefer

“Transformation Mastery” could have been shorter and less repetitive. 

PROS

A few very good insights and mindsets, like:

  1. Get out of your head
  2. Stop trying to filter yourself
  3. Don’t put a front, preesnt yourself self to yourself first, and to others second
  4. Radical acceptance: accept who you are with flaws and everything
  5. Nihilism will help you, not hinder you: accept that you will die someday. Or soon (also read: how to leverage death for life)
  6. Whatever you do, and whatever happens to you, it’s not the end of the world. We are nothing on this earth (also read: how to leverage our insignificance)
  7. Let go of all your needs. Focus on acceptance and contentedness from within

The above might not be groundbreaking in the sense that it’s new stuff.
And there is a reason why it’s not new: it’s been around for a while because it’s true. And because it works.

The real question is: will you internalize it.

Review

The main concept behind “Transformation Mastery” is quite simple, and potentially effective.
And it’s the revisitation of an ancient message in Eastern philosophies and religions. 

And it’s this: the happiness that you crave is not to be found in the external world.
No women or money will make you happy or content.

That’s the core principle of “Transformation Mastery”.
This is not a course on how to get things -or women- indeed. It’s a course on learning contentment, acceptance, and completion.

And in healing trauma.

I partially agree with the first message but I found the “healing trauma part” more lacking.

Finally, I’d have to wonder if it’s fair for a non-trained individual to address traumas.
How does someone without any proper psychology and psychiatric training deliver a program on healing oneself?
I personally found it a bit simplistic for people who need to actually heal from traumas and mental blocks.

And that’s even though I actually liked both Julien’s style of meditation and the overall message.

Transformation Mastery: Is It Worth It?

Well, the price tag is high but that depends on your pockets, too.

It wasn’t exactly what I thought it was and this type of content doesn’t resonate with me at this point in my life.

But that’s just me.

Whether or not Transformation Mastery is worth it or not, will depend on what you need, how much cash you have lying around, and what other courses / books and resources are available to you.

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