Archive for the ‘Lifehacking’ Category
In this video coaching call (the almost final session):
- What to track
- Why I might be looking at the wrong metrics
- Motivational waves and how to match your activity
- Selling vs. creating
Let me tell you about a concept I have when I try to analyze human group behavior as well as individual behavior. I call it the Caveman Principle.
I believe that if we look at nature, we can grasp at strategies that are very successful and use these in our own life. For example, take the idea of evolution. Evolution means the strongest survives. If the strongest survives, what then is the strongest point or quality in your life? Of the strongest things in your life, what is the most positively motivating?
When you were little, you were probably dreaming a lot. You were drifting away into your daydreams. Things seemed to be true, but in fact they weren’t, or were they? I would like to encourage you to start dreaming again, of which daydreaming is also a vital part.
Sometimes, we forget that one of our most important and defining features is our being very adaptive. Our whole biological and anatomical systems are built to adapt to very different lifestyles in very different environments. That’s unlike most other animals that are geared for one specific way of life. Humans are an enduring species and we can also change the environment to fit our needs.
When I was young, I used to role play with my mom every Sunday morning for an hour or 2. I had played the role of any of the strangest people or animals, like a pirate who starts out as a boy in a pirate ship until he becomes a captain. I also really like being a wild cat living next to a snack bar and getting in to sneak out some sausages. My cousin had at times brought me to Africa.
Anxiety and depression are two of the most frequent disorders that we see in developed Western countries. Of the two, anxiety is much easier to tackle than depression. Actually, getting rid of anxiety is not much of a problem these days because we now have very good tools to combat anxiety. The question now is: Are people going to do it? It all depends on us; we need to show new behavior in order to learn new ways of behavior.
When I was younger, I always wished I had a machine that could record any thought and allow me to play the thought back later on. I have a lot of thoughts in my head, and sometimes it’s very hard to keep track. It takes me a lot of time getting my thoughts down in writing, and once I see my thoughts in written form, I want to tweak some things; this takes a lot of time as well. To illustrate, what I could say in 5 minutes might take up an hour if I write it down, because I want to make sure it read nicely. It’s really different when I just talk.