About Seth Czerepak
Seth Czerepak is a Direct Response Copywriter and Human Motivation Expert. His professional expertise includes 10,000+ hours of Freelance Copywriting and 10,000+ hours of one-on-one Counseling. He has written and edited hundreds of books on personal growth, marketing, and human development.
Seth Czerepak was born on January 17th, 1976 in Tallahassee, Florida. His passion for language and writing started before kindergarten when his mother, an English teacher, started teaching him to recognize and write the letters of the alphabet. During his first few days of school, he quickly discovered his unique gift for language.
“I remember being shocked at how poorly my classmates read,” said Seth in a 2012 Press Release Interview. “Not in a mean or judgmental way. I just didn’t get why reading was so hard for my classmates, or why they complained about ‘having’ to do it. It seemed so easy, and I really loved it. I still love it. Same with writing. I guess that’s how it is when you’re born to excel at something.”
By the 4th Grade, Seth started losing interest in standard education. After getting his first “C,” he started realizing that grades were less about being smart, and more about how well adjusted a child was to standard education. He also started challenging his teachers about things they were teaching in class. Especially things related to politics and current events.
“One day I complained to my mother about class discussions during our ‘Current Events’, period,” said Seth “I had no idea that’s what to call it. I just knew that the teacher and my classmates were discussing what I understand to be mere opinions and speculations as if they were talking about serious news stories.”
“I was so annoyed my parents asked for a parent-teacher conference. It was me, my mom, my dad, and my 4th-grade teacher sitting in the school Guidance Counselor’s office. My teacher was really pissed off. But I was just confused. I didn’t understand how a teacher could be so stupid to believe stuff that’s not true. I guess that was my first time challenging propaganda. I’ve been doing that ever since.”
After this meeting, Seth’s interest and confidence in formal education started to deflate. He withdrew from classmates, started talking back to teachers, ignoring rules, and trying to “lure” his close friends into the same defiant behaviors.
“It was hard to be the bad kid when your mom was teaching at the same school,” Seth laughed, “Every time I got in trouble, which was a lot, my mom knew about it by lunchtime. Sometimes sooner. But I still couldn’t stay out of trouble. I thought there was something wrong with me because I didn’t think like other kids. I didn’t believe everything my teachers said, and many times, I didn’t respect their authority. It wasn’t until I was a young adult that I realized why I thought this way.”
After his parents’ divorce at age 13, Seth started cutting classes, drinking beer and getting into trouble with the law.
Seth dropped out of High School when he was 16 and spent the next three years playing in rock bands, writing music, practicing martial arts, and reading books on philosophy and the Occult.
Seth soon found himself drinking several times a week, starting fights with his family, neighbors, and close friends, and getting into trouble with the police.
“I was the only kid my age who had a cop literally assigned to watch their house,” Seth said, “Every day, between about 3 pm and 7 pm, there was a cop car sitting outside my house just watching, and taking notes. Maybe they thought I was selling drugs. But I wasn’t. Or, maybe it was something else. I don’t know, but I know we gave them plenty of reasons.”
One night, after drinking heavily and fighting with several friends, Seth attempted to shoot himself with his father’s rifle.
“It was really stupid,” said Seth “To this day, I can’t say why I thought it was the thing to do, or whether I was even serious about it. I just know that the gun was loaded, but the safety was on, and I didn’t realize this until I’d pulled the trigger. The second I did, I regretted having even thought about it. So, I didn’t tell anyone. But, I did scare the hell out of myself.”
At 17, Seth had a horrifying spiritual experience that changed his life forever. He quickly went from being an atheist and dark occultist to believing in God. These experiences would continue and intensify until ten years later when he became a Born Again Christian.
“I’m not getting into detail about what happened to me,” said Seth, when pressed about this period of his life. “Maybe I’ll write about it someday, but I can tell you that believing in God was absolutely the last thing I wanted to do. But, if you’d known what happened to me back then, you’d understand. I had no choice. I also knocked off all that dark occult nonsense. To this day, I’m totally convinced I’d brought this on myself by dabbling in that stuff.”
The same year, Seth read a book called “Live Your Dreams,” by Les Brown. In it, he read a quote that would inspire his lifelong interest in self-help literature…
“What do you in life isn’t nearly as important as who you become.”
This was Seth’s first taste of a passion which would become one of the key focal points of his writing career.
“That quote oozed off the page and poured over me like a bucket of warm honey,” said Seth in a 2012 Press Release interview, “All my life I’d been made to believe that your self-worth was shaped by how the total sum of your failures subtracted from your successes. But the second I read that quote, I knew I was going to be okay. It would be years before I got my shit together, but that quote stayed with me. I knew that no matter how many mistakes I made, I would learn more than all of my friends who had chosen the ordinary path in life. I was proud of that, and of myself. That was a first.”
When Seth was 20 years old, he attended a small concert at a guitar shop in Tuscaloosa Alabama, where he heard Julian Coryell play jazz and classical-fusion on the electric guitar.
“That concert was definitely a turning point in my life. I was inspired and blown away by the sounds that guy was making,” Seth said, “When I found out he’d graduated from Berkley College of Music in Boston, I instantely wanted to study music. For the first time, I actually wanted to get a formal education in something. I moved back home and started looking into getting my GED and applying to colleges. I didn’t have the money for Berkley, but I worked full-time and fit my classes in whenever I had time.”
Seth’s first few years of college were off and on. He was torn between the desire to learn music theory, and the annoyance of once again having to deal with the rigid framework of formal education. In the first day of his Humanities 101 Class, Seth’s Professor caught him reading a book in class and asked…
“You, what should do the first day of class?”
“You tell me You’re the teacher, aren’t you?”
Insulted at the sarcastic response, Seth’s new professor had him come in front of the class, introduce himself and tell everyone what he expected to be doing in 10 years. Then, after asking everyone else in the class to do the same thing, the Professor turned back to Seth saying…
“Okay, Seth. Let’s see if your brain is as smart as your mouth. Come up here tell me every one of your classmate’s names and what they plan to be doing in 10 years.”
Within 90 seconds, Seth recited every classmates name, and their 10 year aspirations. The class applauded. When Seth’s new professor saw he’d been outstaged, he tried to do the same thing. After stumbling on several students names, and had to be reminded of their 10 year aspirations, he and said exchanged an awkward look.
“I still tell that story, because it’s the perfect microcosm of my life,” said Seth, “When people first meet me, they almost always misread or underestimate me. They think I’m slow, or a pushover because I don’t talk much or make eye-contact. But I’m always sizing things up. I’m hard to fool, and I don’t intimidate easy. In fact, I often intimidate people without even meaning to. I think that’s what Teddy Roosevelt meant when he said, ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick.’ I’ve always liked that saying.”
At 24, while still dabbling in getting a college degree, Seth got married. Shortly after, he got serious about finishing college, bought a house in the suburbs, and started acting more like an ordinary person than he ever had in his life. However, he soon realized that his new in-laws were determined to persaude him towards pursuing a career teaching in public schools.
“When my parents got divorced, I swore it would never happen to me,” said Seth, “But my in-laws had undersestimated me the same way so many people do. They tried to wear me down and pour me into the mold which society had created for me. I wasn’t having it. So, after a few years of fighting with them, I was single again. And, honestly, more at peace with myself because of it.”
Seth finished college with multiple Bachelor’s degrees at 26. Later that year, he had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ and became a Born Again Christian.
“This is another experience I’d prefer to keep to myself for now,” Seth said, when pressed about the encounter, “What I will tell you is that I was absolutely beside myself for like a week after that. I honestly wasn’t interested in accepting Jesus as the flesh-and-blood manifestation of the Creator or as a personal saviour. I’d turned away from that Faith for what I thought were damn good reasons. But, the experience really didn’t leave me with a choice. So, I didn’t turn to Jesus because of faith or obedeince. Not at first anyway. I did it because I experienced something I couldn’t reasonably deny.”
Shortly after becoming Born Again, Seth started working as a part-time minister and worship leader. He also got into a relationship with a young woman who professed a desire to work in ministry herself. The relationship would soon become one of most trying crucibles of Seth’s life…
“It’s impossible to explain how horribly abusive this person was while we were together,” said Seth, “The night I left her, she punched me dozens of times right in the face, bit me hard enough to leave scars on my leg and chest, and broke down my bathroom door coming after me. She also opened up credit cards in our names, told people we were married, and literally forced me into personal bankruptcy with reckless spending. Of course, there were red flags before all this started. But I’d either ignored them or tried to make it work in spite of them. I was still under the illusion that this is what a ‘good Christian Man’ should do.”
Ironically, it was one of Seth’s Muslim coworkers, Andre, who finally talked sense into him, saying…
“That’s not God’s will. God is not the author of confusion. Don’t stay in a relationship where you can lose your life.”
“The second he said that, I knew it was a word from God,” said Seth, “I also realized that I had a lot of religious dogma and bullshit rattling around in my head. Stuff I would later find out had nothing to do with Jesus or his teachings. I knew I had to get that crap out of my head, so that became my next mission.”
A month after ending the relationship, Seth found work as a coaching sales consultant for a Motivational Seminar Company. His first month on the job, he broke all company sales records and become the top producer for the coaching sales division. He also started meeting with a counselor. Between one-on-one consultations with clients, meetings with his personal counselor, training a team of sales consultants, and developing company training manuals for the company’s sales and coaching division, self become an expert in marketing, human motivation and personal growth. His income also grew from his previous $15,000 a year, to $30,000, then to $40,000.
At 30 years older, shortly before leaving his position as a coaching sales manager, Seth had a personal revelation of what would become his life’s crowning obsession.
“I was on vacation at Long Boat Key in Florida when it happened,” said Seth, “My job as a coaching sales manager had give me a ‘back-stage-pass’ into the human psyche. I’d had more than ten thousand hours of one-on-one sessions with everyone from drug addicts, to world-champion athletes and self-made multi-millionaires. These people would tell me things on the phone they’d never told anyone. I learned so much about human motivation, I knew I had a gift to share with the world. So, lying on the beach that day, pouring through my notes from five years of coaching sessions, I discovered an theme that ran through all my client’s stories like a golden thread. That’s the day I discovered Formal Axiology. Although, I didn’t know that it was called Formal Axiology or that it even existed outside my own mind. Instead, put together my own model for overcoming personal limitations and achieving your full human potential. I called it ‘Value Driven Transcendence,” or ‘VDT.'”
Thrilled about his new revelation, Seth left his job as a coaching sales manager to start his own personal growth brand. But, having signed a two year non-compete agreement, he would have to work regular sales jobs before he could finally make his move. At his final sales job in the corporate world, Seth broke the six-figure a year barrier, making nearly $110,000. He left this job in 2009, just after his 33rd Birthday. It was time for Seth Czerepak to pursue what had always been his life’s mission.
“Everyone told me that it was the worst time to start a business,” said Seth, “I still remember my boss’s jaw literally dropping when I told him I was leaving. I mean, it literally dropped. Everyone was freaking out about the recession. They were sure I’d be back to work soon. They were almost right. But, I knew it was the right time for me to do this. So I did. Six months later, my bank account balance was negative thirty-two cents, my blood pressure was high enough to break the Hoover Dam, and the contents of my refrigerator were a few bottles of water, some fish-oil capsules, and a bag of apples.”
Finally, six months into his entrepreneurial career, Seth started finding work as a freelance ghostwriter for hire. He continued working on his own personal growth products featuring his signature method, Value Driven Transcendence. But hundreds of thousands of self-proclaimed “experts” were flooding the self-help market, and Seth found that most people were more interested in shortcuts and gimmicks than real solutions.
“When the internet first became popular, it turned the personal growth industry into a kind of circus freak show,” said Seth in a 2019 Press Release interview, “Countless unqualified ‘experts’ flooded the market, and consumers were so disoriented by the novelty of it all, a lot of them got fooled by charismatic personalities and ‘sounds true, but isn’t true’ gimmicks. They’re only just now starting to realize how much B.S. is out there. Which is good. But it was frustrating to watch people being seduced by that crap for so long. Especially considering I had a legitimate background. I just didn’t have the online business experience. Thank God that trend is just about over. I’m planning to revisit my personal growth products starting at the end of 2020.”
By 2011, Seth was earning more than two hundred thousand dollars a year as a ghostwriter and advertising copywriter. He also earned an endorsement from Copywriting Legend Dan S. Kennedy for his signature marketing system, which he called “The VQ Success Selling System.”
“VQ Success applies the core principles of Value Driven Transcendence toward creating advertising messages and marketing funnels.” said Seth, “It’s how I’ve kept the fire of VDT fresh in my mind while the personal growth industry was stumbling through its Dark Age. All my Marketing and Copywriting products are based on the VQ Success Philosophy. I took some of those products off the market while building the Vervenia Marketing Automation Software. But, I’ll be revising and republishing those in the latter part of 2020, or middle 2021, along with my VDT products.”
The Vervenia Marketing Automation Software (mentioned above), is a Marketing Automation Plugin for WordPress, which took Seth ten years to develop. In 2009, with zero coding experience, Seth discovered WordPress and realized he needed a robust, user-friendly Marketing Automation Platform. One that worked with WordPress and handled lead capture, segmenting, content personalization, marketing funnel tracking, email marketing and more.
After nearly a year of blistering disappointment with dozens of Marketing Automation solutions, Seth got the crazy idea to code his own software.
“If I’d know then how hard and how nerve-racking this would end up being,” said Seth in a 2019 Press Release interview, “I wouldn’t have even started on the project. But I’m glad I didn’t know any better back then.”
In spite of breaking the six-figure mark in 2010, Seth quickly realized he’d bitten off more than he could chew with his Vervenia Software Development Project. But with tens of thousands of dollars in the bank and a little coding knowledge, he figured he’d just hire a team of developers to get the job done.
“I was making so much money back then, I literally couldn’t spend it all,” said Seth “Having grown up poor, that was a totally alien for me. One I wasn’t ready for it. I pretty much thought $125,000 would buy me a great piece of custom software. Boy was I naive.”
After paying $30,000 to get the Vervenia Project started, Seth focused on his ghostwriting business and waited for the magic to happen. It didn’t.
For Seth Czerepak, 2012 played out like a bad country music song. After losing more than $100,000 between his botched software development project and a bad business partnership, Seth caught his long-term girlfriend cheating on him. Then, he found out his beloved Yellow Labrador, Rocky, was dying of cancer.
“I made mistakes which I’d helped dozens of people avoid when I was a business coach,” said Seth, with a smirk, “It’s amazing how much less obvious things are when you’re in the heat of battle with no one to guide you. For one, I started slowly letting go of my writing clientele to focus on my business and marketing plans for the Vervenia Software. That turned out to be costlier than the failed development project.”
After bouncing back from 2012, Seth decided to return to his roots as a business coach. He canceled nearly all his writing projects and decided to focus on finding coaching clients. He also got back to his fighting weight of 185lbs and left the Vervenia Project in the rearview mirror…sort of.
On June 2nd of 2013, Seth met the woman he would end up marrying. On their fourth date, Seth totaled his car trying to drive through a flooded street in South Tampa. A week later, he and Alexis moved in together. Then, they found their first dog, and named him “Agape.” A few months later, Agape jumped out a 2nd story window after a squirrel. Agape wasn’t hurt. Neither was the squirrel.
“Moving in together after one month was kind of crazy,” said Seth in 2020, “But I also knew it wasn’t something we needed to do. It just felt right, so we did it. That was seven years ago now, and it’s turned out to be a wonderful thing.”
By January of 2014, Seth got the crazy idea to create his masterpiece by cobbling together a group of pre-existing WordPress plugins. Huddled over his trusty Toshiba laptop, Seth became consumed by his mission to finish what he’d started five years ago. Seth created, scrapped, and recreated the first phase of his Marketing Automation Software four times a year before “quitting” on it again.
“I never really quit on things I’m passionate about,” said Seth in 2020, “I just change my approach until I figure them out. Then, my obsession carries me to master what once seemed impossible. That’s how I’ve succeeded at everything in my life. It’s how I finally succeeded at this too. But it took a hell of a lot of persistence.”
After restarting the Vervenia project, Seth’s computer died. Thankfully, he still had hundreds of dollars a month in book royalties and a few copywriting referrals coming in. He also had enough money for buying junk-food to relieve the headaches of 14 hour days at the computer.
This would be the last year Seth could live off the momentum of his prior copywriting business. A miraculous $30,000 in work came in without him doing one lick of marketing. Meanwhile, Seth chugged away at the fourth version of what he’d started calling The Vervenia Marketing Automation Suite. The name “Vervenia,” came from the combination of two Latin words, the first meaning “Truth,” and the second word meaning “Grace.”
“I picked that name because, most days, that was all I had left.” said Seth, “Truth to give me the discipline to keep going. Grace to keep me from losing my mind.”
Seth and Alexis were (publicly) married on October 15th, 2015. Actually, that was the day all their wedding guests learned that Seth and Alexis had been legally married a year before.
By the summer of 2016, Seth had built almost the entire Vervenia Marketing Automation Suite. From event tracking to segmenting, to content personalization, to eCommerce. But growing financial problems, and years of working 80, 90 to 100 hours a week had taken its toll on his health, and his new marriage. A few weeks later, Seth began to realize that he’d made a few major structural errors in the Vervenia software.
“I had to start over. Again,” said Seth, “Looking back, I could have easily launched it as is. Plenty of other developers have done worse and made plenty of money. But I couldn’t put more junk out there. I wanted to create something I could be proud of. Something that would give real value to people. Otherwise, what was the point of this?”
After restarting the project, Seth literally started to wonder if he was losing his mind. He hadn’t had even a freelance job in 18 months. Things were worse than they’d been in years. But, he remembered a quote he’d read in “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill…that he believed he’d not only finish his work one day, but that he’d be proud of himself for it.
In 2017, after restarting his project several times, Seth decided to launch his project in phases. After a brief release of a light (event tracking only) version of the Vervenia Marketing Automation Suite, Seth’s web server was hacked. Having no money to pay for a more secure server, Seth decided he’d put himself and his wife through enough. He estimated it would take him at least another year to finish the final phases and launch something he could charge money for. That would be too long, so it was time to make some hard decisions.
On January 13th, 2018, Seth made the humbling decision to go back to work. He got job selling financial trading software and invited Alexis to take some much needed time off of work. Three months later, Seth was laid off. It seemed that years of being a solo entrepreneur had made him unfit to work a regular job. With both of them out of work, Seth found himself fighting a depression he hadn’t experienced since he was a teenager.
“All I wanted to do was give Alexis some cover for a while.” said Seth “She’d given so much to hold things together while I worked on the Vervenia project. She was exhausted. When I realized I wasn’t going to be able to give her that, I was crushed. I had all this experience and expertise. I’d had years where I made hundreds of thousands of dollars. But now, it felt like none of that had even happened. I felt like my life was over.”
Seth spent the next six months searching for work. After being told dozens of times that he was “overqualified,” he developed severe tendinitis, in his right foot, then in his left. Broke, overweight, and no longer able to walk without crutches, Seth was properly humbled for God to step in.
Experiments With Hope
In the summer of 2018, Seth got an email from a writing client he hadn’t spoken to in years. After earning $250 from a writing job that took him only two hours, Seth decided to get back to his writing business. He also started his Video Podcast Series, The Story of My Experiments With Hope.
One year later, Seth had his first $5,000 month. He’d been finding freelance ghostwriting jobs, and work as a WordPress webmaster. He realized that all those years he’d spent coding were starting to pay off. Just not in the way he’d expected.
In early 2019, one of Seth’s clients started asking for custom WordPress development. Seth realized that the client was asking for features he’d already developed while working on the Vervenia project. Once again, Seth found himself digging through the Vervenia code and reviving the project. This time, he finished the job. In October of 2019, Seth completed the final phase of debugging the Vervenia Marketing Automation Plugin for WordPress.
By his 44th Birthday, Seth was finally ready to launch The Vervenia Marketing Automation Suite. He also started experimenting with Forex trading as a means of growing his wealth. Most importantly, he started plans for creating new books and products based on Value Driven Transcendence and The VQ Success Selling System. His ultimate goal would be to travel the country in an RV with Alexis, while using his multiple streams of income to pursue his life’s purpose as a VDT practitioner.
Seth Czerepak plays the guitar and the piano. He has written dozens of folk songs for guitar and voice, several pieces of chamber music, three orchestral pieces, one opera, and a seven-part piano suite. He also enjoys reading, weightlifting, boxing, advanced mathematics, forex trading, hiking, saltwater fishing, and meditation.
Seth is a voracious student of spiritual and philosophical writings. He has three hours of ancient and modern texts memorized, including Genesis Chapters 1-4 (In Hebrew and English), Chapter 17 of The Science of Getting of Rich and Chapter 17 of The Science of Being Well by Wallace Wattles, The Isha Upanishad, The Mandukya Upanishad, The Oversoul by Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Chapters 1-3 of The Dhammapada, Chapter II of The Kybalion by William Walker Atkinson, and 15 Chapters of The Tao Te Ching.
Seth’s close friends and family members call him the most disciplined and determined person they know, and some consider his ambitions to border on obsession.
Seth Czerepak’s formal education includes degrees in psychology, music composition, and creative writing from the University of South Florida. However, Seth identifies more strongly with his life-long commitment to self-education and his experience as a self-made entrepreneur.
“I graduated from college with honors. But it wasn’t because I worked hard and loved school,” Seth said in a 2012 Press Release interview, “I was too busy reading. You know, books on psychology, moral philosophy, information theory, quantum mechanics…that was a big one…and biographies about Beethoven, Berlioz, Bach, Stravinsky, and a whole bunch of interesting historical figures, the good and the bad.”
Since his early 20’s, Seth has read more than 1,000 books on human motivation, moral philosophy, linguistics, marketing, and anthropology. Seth has also memorized several spiritual and philosophical writings, including Genesis Chapters 1-4 (In Hebrew and English), Chapter 17 of The Science of Getting of Rich and Chapter 17 of The Science of Being Well by Wallace Wattles, The Isha Upanishad, The Mandukya Upanishad, The Oversoul by Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Chapters 1-3 of The Dhammapada, Chapter II of The Kybalion by William Walker Atkinson, and 15 Chapters of The Tao Te Ching.
His professional expertise comes from 10,000+ hours of Personal Coaching/Counseling, 10,000+ hours of Ghostwriting, and 10,000+ hours of WordPress Development.
Seth Czerepak is registered as an independent voter and considers both the Liberal and Conservative sides of the political spectrum to be “dumb beyond redemption.” His political philosophy is a reflection of his expertise in human motivation.
First, Seth believes that the right amount of power can corrupt anyone. Second, Seth believes that everyone has the natural right to live their own life, according to their own values, as long as they’re not interfering with someone else’s right to do the same. Finally, Seth believes that people have the natural right to defend themselves against anyone who would seek to interfere with these basic rights.
“I guess that might make me a Libertarian, or even an Anarchist,” said Seth, “But even those labels have too much perceptual baggage attached to them. I prefer to defend my right to live my own life, and, when possible, defend other people’s right to do the same. That is, assuming they can’t defend those rights themselves. I think that’s our moral duty. But any attempt to proactively impose your values on someone else is just wrong. I don’t care how virtuous you think your values are. The second you try to force them on someone or to vote someone into power to do it for you, you become an agent of tyranny.”
Seth’s thorough knowledge of propaganda tactics, and of dark occult manipulation rituals has also led him to believe that the “Left vs Right” political paradigm is, in itself, an instrument of tyranny.
“I was a Leftist in my early 20’s. Then I realized their solution to almost every problem is another law, regulation, or government program. That’s epically stupid when you consider two things. First, most progressives believe that big corporations have been corrupted by power and greed. In most cases, I agree with the Left on this. But the Left thinks they can solve this problem by centralizing more power and money into this big organization we call a government. Liberals also seem to have a shallow understanding of human nature and of the laws of cause and effect. I mean, if citizens are so incapable of being decent that they need a government to enforce or impose basic decency and generosity, how the hell can those same citizens be trusted to elect ‘the right leaders?’ Right-Wing Conservatives are just as dumb. They claim to want less government. But then they’re eager to shovel out trillions of dollars for building a military and law-enforcement machine that could be easily used to impose tyranny on American Citizens, and the rest of the Civilized World. In fact, we saw a hilarious example in 2019 with the I.G. Report. In the early 2000’s, Congress passed a law called ‘The Patriot Act.’ They sold it to Americans by claiming that it would be used to ‘protect us’ by surveilling potential terrorists and putting them on trial. Of course, a whole mess of ‘small government’ conservatives applauded this pap like clapping seals performing for a handful of sardines. Then, in 2019, they found out that our so-called ‘Intelligence Agencies’ had used this same law to surveil, and frame their Republican President. That’s cartoon level irony if you ask me.”
Since having his secondary YouTube and Twitter accounts banned for sharing his political views, Seth has refrained from public debate. Instead, he’s planning an “Intellectual Fiction” series called The Apologist. These books will showcase Seth’s political views within the context of a fictional narrative, just as authors like George Orwell, Ayn Rand, and Aldous Huxley did during the 20th Century.
Between the years of 2016 and 2017, Seth’s secondary YouTube and Twitter accounts were banned for publishing content which “Violated Community Guidelines” for these platforms. His domain “redeemthenarrative.com,” a website publishing opinion pieces on politics and culture, was deindexed by Google, along with his personal domain.
The bans came after Seth’s criticizing of members of the United States Congress, and of the Mainstream News Media for their use of Soviet-Style propaganda tactics during and after the 2016 Presidential election. In 2019, Seth was temporarily “jailed” by Facebook after posting stories detailing Facebook’s agreement to publish political ads bought by Russian and Ukrainian Troll farms.
“The most ironic thing about this is that these platforms banned my accounts for exposing their plans to work in concert with United States lawmakers to systematically ban people they disagree with,” said Seth, “It’s just a good thing I kept my personal YouTube and Twitter accounts separate from my political accounts. So, I didn’t completely lose my access to those platforms. Still, it’s messed up. I’m a firm believer that any business has the right to deny you service, for whatever reason. I mean, as long as they’re not endangering your life by it. But Social Media has become an extension of the public space now. That’s the only reason these companies have enough users to make money selling ad space. But legally speaking, these companies aren’t editorial entities, like newspapers. Based on what I know, they don’t have the legal right to practice editorial discretion. Especially not when it blocks people from practicing their first amendment rights within what has become part of our public social sphere.”
Seth’s access to his personal Facebook account was reinstated after several weeks but removed without warning or explanation in early 2020. His personal Twitter and YouTube accounts remained unaffected by the bans. He is currently planning to share his cultural and political views via the cover of fictional books, just as authors like George Orwell, Ayn Rand, and Aldous Huxley did during the 20th Century.
The Story of My Experiments With Hope: Seth’s video journal/podcast tracks his formidable and inspiring journey from being flat broke, to making several thousand dollars a month as a self-help ghostwriter, web developer, and marketing consultant.
The Vervenia Marketing Automation Suite: Seth’s signature WordPress Marketing Automation Plugin handles everything from tracking and analytics, user segmenting, content personalization, popup notifications, funnel tracking, email marketing, SMS marketing, and split testing.
Value Driven Transcendence (VDT): Seth’s signature philosophical system is based on a blending of Formal Axiology, Human Needs Psychology, General Semantics, and Altered States of Consciousness. VDT equips people with the tools to discover and express their Higher Self, Transcend their ego, and achieve their full human potential.
The VQ Success Selling System: Seth’s signature marketing/copywriting system uses the Principles of Value Driven Transcendence to create persuasive marketing copy and marketing automation systems. The VQ Success System is explained in detail in Seth’s books on copywriting, marketing, and persuasion.
The Apologist: Seth’s intellectual fiction series about a philosopher and attorney named Ted Conner (an anagram for “Contender”). The novel in a semi-dystopian America where big media companies have hijacked the free speech rights of American citizens. Ted Conner defends people’s rights to publicly express unconventional beliefs on Social Media.
Single Serving Wisdom: Seth’s ongoing book series containing his original quotes on life, entrepreneurship, and personal growth.