Sunday, December 4, 2022
Saturday, December 3, 2022
podcast interview with the author
reviews / summaries
Book Summary: How To Begin By Michael Bungay Stanier @tobysinclair
"The central mantra of this book is . To strive to be your Best Self is a lifetime's work"
Saturday, November 26, 2022
podcast interviews with the book author
You, Happier: Dr. Daniel Amen - YouTube by FranklinCovey
ToC1 The Seven Secrets to Happiness No One Is Talking About
Part 1 The Neuroscience of Brain Types and Happiness
2 Finding Happiness in the Brain
3 An Introduction to Brain Typing
4 The Balanced Brain Type: Happy Brain Systems and Balanced Neurochemicals
5 The Spontaneous Brain Type: The Prefrontal Cortex and Dopamine
6 The Persistent Brain Type: The Brain's Gear Shifters and Serotonin
7 The Sensitive Brain Type: The Limbic System and Oxytocin and Endorphins
8 The Cautious Brain Type: The Anxiety Centers and GABA
Part 2 The Biology of Happiness
9 Bright Minds Are Happier: 11 Essential Strategies to Optimize Your Brain for a More Positive Outlook
10 Happy Nutraceuticals: Natural Ways to Feel Good 1
11 The You, Happier Diet: Happy Foods vs. Sad Foods
12 Anchoring Happiness into Your Nervous System: Practices That Train Your Brain to Be Happy
13 Positivity Bias Training: Directing Your Mind to What's Good
Part 4 The Social Connections of Happiness
14 Happy Connections: The Neuroscience of Relationship Bliss
15 Happiness Around the World: What Different Cultures Teach Us about Happiness
16 Clarity: Core Values, Purpose, and Goals in the Four Circles
Gratitude and Appreciation
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Lessons from a Life of Leadership | Marshall Goldsmith | Knowledge Project 142 - YouTube
and quit thinking this is a contest about how smart you are and how right you are and realize that
and me being smart and me being right is probably no longer the way to do that"
you just do these six questions every day you're gonna have a better life
Saturday, November 5, 2022
TED talk by the author
- Question the default
- Protect your downside
- Broaden you interests
- Generate more bad ideas
- Procrastinate on purpose
by Brian Johnson (Heroic / Optimize)
author's web site
Sunday, October 30, 2022
The Hero Code @ Heroic / Optimize (Brian Johnson)Admiral McRaven tells us that it is a moral code and walks us through ten of the core virtues that make up the code. Each virtue has it’s own commitment.
- I will always strive to be COURAGEOUS;
to take one step forward as I confront my fears.
- I will work to be HUMBLE;
to recognize the limits of my intellect, my understanding, and my power.
- I will learn to SACRIFICE
by giving a little of my time, my talent, and my treasure to those in need.
- I will be a person of INTEGRITY;
every decision I make and every action I take will be moral, legal, and ethical.
- I will be kind and COMPASSIONATE
to at least one person every single day and expect nothing in return.
- I will never give up on matters that are important
to me, my family, my country, or my faith. I will PERSEVERE.
- Whatever job I am given, whatever DUTY I am bound by,
I will do it to the best of my ability.
- I will use my unique talents to inspire others and give them HOPE
that tomorrow will be a better day.
- I will use HUMOR
to comfort others, and never be afraid to laugh at myself.
- No matter how great or small the offense against me, I will try to FORGIVE.
I will be the victor, not the victim.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
excellent podcast interview
Grant is a Professor of Psychology at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the author of five books, including his most recent release, the New York Times bestseller Think Again. He also serves as the host of WorkLife, a TED original podcast.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
reviews / summaries
Getting Better by Being Wrong with Annie Duke @ The Knowledge ProjectProfessional poker player Annie Duke (@AnnieDuke) and I discuss how to disagree without being disagreeable, spotting biases that sabotage our success, how to find signals in noise, and reliable decision-making models for high stakes, high-pressure situations.
- Happiness Test by asking yourself:
“Will my happiness, a week from now, depend on this decision?” If not, decide quickly.
- Only‐Option Test:
“If this were my only option, would I happily take it?” If so, decide quickly
- Two‐Way Door Test:
“What is the cost of quitting?” If the cost of quitting is low, decide quickly.
The happiness test, the only‐option test, and the two‐way door test are three quick methods to help you be more decisive. But occasionally you’ll run into a decision:
- That could have a significant impact on your happiness.
- Where no one option you would be happy with.
- In which the quitting cost is high.
“Would I be shocked if the result was higher than my upper bound and lower than my lower bound?”
There will come a point when you need to stop researching and estimating and make a decision…but when? I like to follow Jeff Bezos advice: “Most decisions should probably be made with somewhere around 70% of the information you wish you had.”
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Hosted by Shane Parrish, The Knowledge Project Podcast uncovers the best of what other people have already figured out so you can use their insights in your life.
book from the same author
PNTV: Influence by Robert Cialdini, PhD (#339) - YouTube
by Brian Johnson (Optimize/Heroic)
How to Sell Anything: INFLUENCE by Robert Cialdini | Core Message - YouTube
by Productivity Game
research has identified seven of these shortcuts as universals that guide human behavior:
- SOCIAL PROOF
brilliant “science geeks” conversationDr. Jordan B. Peterson with Dr. Andrew Huberman
and that is “manufactured” from dopamine, so it is all connected.
And we can “hack” the system by setting and achieving meaningful goals.
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Jim Rohn - Best Motivational Speech. Use Your Own Mind, Think, & Make Good Decisions! - YouTube
"take advice but not orders"
How to Work on Yourself | Jim Rohn Personal Development - YouTube
Jim Rohn ~ How to Work Smarter Time Management - YouTube
Jim Rohn - Learn These Skills or Live a Mediocre Life - YouTube
"seasons of life"
How some people earn much more than others in same time?
There is no extra time in life; created value makes difference in results;
You can't get more time, but you can create more value.
We primarily get paid for value we bring to marketplace.
It is possible to crate more value if you work primarily on yourself.
To get above average income become above average person.
Frustration: looking for above average pay and job before becoming above average person.
Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
For things to change for you, you have to change first.
Opportunity is mixed with difficulty: that will never change.
Your life will change when you change.
The only way it gets better for you when you get better.
Some people don't do well because they major in minor things.
Life an business is like changing seasons. You can not change the seasons, but you can change yourself. Life gets better not by chance but by change.
4 major lessons of life:
1. learn how to handle "winters" (difficulties, recessions, downtimes...)
You can not change January by changing calendar, but you can get stronger, wiser, better
Don't wish it was easier, wish you are better; don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills;
don't wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom
2. learn how to take advantage of "spring" (opportunity)
"spring" always follows "winter"; days always follow nights; opportunity follows difficulty
Take advantage of spring, you have to do something with it!
You have one of 2 things in life: "plant in the spring or beg in the fall"
Take advantage of spring quickly, only a handful are handed to us, they don't come forever.
3. learn how to protect crops all "summer"
You have to take care of what you start
The soon you plant in spring, the bugs will come to take it; they will take it unless you prevent it.
You have to learn how to protect what good you start, it is one of the challenges.
a) all good will be attacked, not to think so is naive
b) all values must be defended
4. learn how to reap in the "fall" without complaint and apology (harvest time)
take full responsibility to what happens to you
it is the day when you pass from childhood to adulthood to accept full responsibility
no value in "explaining" and "blaming" for bad results
It is not what happens that determines quality of your life, it happens to everybody.
It is what you DO that changes everything.
Internet Archive Search: JIM rohn
7 Strategies Of Wealth And Hapiness By Jim Rohn : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
Saturday, October 1, 2022
from author of Shaman, Healer, Sage by Alberto Villoldo"Modern physics tells us that we’re dreaming the world into being with every thought. Courageous Dreaming tells us how to dream our world with power and grace. The ancient shamans of the Americas understood that we’re not only creating our experience of the world, but are dreaming up the very nature of reality itself—that is, "life is but a dream." When you don’t dream your life, you have to settle for the nightmare being dreamed by others.
This book shows how to wake up from the collective nightmare and begin to dream a life of courage and grace, a sacred dream that shamans throughout time have known and served. Alberto Villoldo reveals ancient wisdom teachings that explain how to birth reality from the invisible matrix of creation; and reveals how we can interact with this matrix to dream a life of peace, health, and abundance. He shows us that courage is all that is required to create the joy we desire!"
another good distillation on theme of Hero's journey
summaries & reviews:
and a very good book summary by Brian Johnson
- Victim => Hero
- Brain "creates" reality: no difference of memory and dreams
- No perfection: there are no perfect people, you will not be the first
- Awesome x3: journaling every day about 3 moments
- Ready to die?
Victim faces Bully and needs a Rescuer
Creator (Hero) faces Challenge with help of a Coach
Saturday, September 24, 2022
William Knowlton Zinsser was an American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher. He began his career as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune, where he worked as a feature writer, drama editor, film critic and editorial writer. He was a longtime contributor to leading magazines.
reviews and summaries:
More productive knowledge, in less time. Productivity Game
“Few people realize how badly they write. Nobody has shown them how much excess or murkiness has crept into their style and how it obstructs what they are trying to say.” – William Zinsser
Rewriting is the essence of writing ‐ professional writers rewrite their sentences over and over and then rewrite what they have rewritten...Rewriting makes writing tighter, stronger and more precise.
Your second draft will be much leaner than the first, but not lean enough. Refine your second draft by reading it from the perspective of an impatient reader who hates unnecessary words. Get the impatient reader through your piece quickly by removing redundant words and replacing pretentious words.
“The most important sentence in any article is the first one. If it doesn’t induce the reader to proceed to the second sentence, your article is dead. And if the second sentence doesn’t induce him to continue to the third sentence, it’s equally dead.”
On Writing Well is your guide to becoming a great non-fiction writer that explains why you must learn and practice principles like simplicity, consistency, voice, editing, and enthusiasm if you want to persuade readers and make a difference in their lives.
"learn and practice principles like simplicity, consistency, voice, editing, and enthusiasm
if you want to persuade readers and make a difference in their lives."
Lesson 1: Cut out unnecessary words and phrases as much as possible because simple writing is the best at conveying meaning.complex writing is bad writing.
Lesson 2: Your beginnings and endings make a big difference for reader engagement, so spend time making them great.
Lesson 3: Inspire yourself with your writing and you will inspire those who read it.
Saturday, September 17, 2022
the solution and opposite for "dis-traction" (unplanned action) is "traction" (planned action)!
"time management" is "pain (discomfort) management"
"in-distract-able" is the superpower to have!
online book on archive.org
Indistractable : NIR EYAL : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
After graduating from the Master of Business Administration program at Stanford in 2008, Eyal and fellow students founded a company that placed online ads in Facebook, with Eyal serving as CEO. His work in the company sparked his interest in the psychology of users, and he went on to become a consultant in product design. In 2012, he taught a course in the program on product design at the Stanford University School of Engineering."
HOOKED by Nir Eyal | Core Message - YouTube
by Productivity Game
Indistractable: Chapter Takeaways
but also avoiding doing the wrong things.
Find the root causes of distraction rather than proximate ones.
Instead, observe and allow them to dissolve.
Saturday, September 10, 2022
by Andrew Huberman
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Deborah Corn 🏳️🌈🚀 on Twitter: "There is a simplicity to adapt, evolve or die when faced with the Gift of Failure. Join @SuccessInPrint as she tells you how to go from rock bottom to high on the hog. https://t.co/Cfzf7JClZu #IPD20 #ElevatePrint https://t.co/vEob1ZVu8v" / Twitter"adapt, evolve or die when faced with the Gift of Failure"
Saturday, August 27, 2022
another books co-authored by Alberto Villoldo
Saturday, August 13, 2022
OpenStax (formerly OpenStax College) is a nonprofit educational technology initiative based at Rice University. Since 2012, OpenStax has created peer-reviewed, openly-licensed textbooks, which are available in free digital formats and for a low cost in print. Most books are also available in Kindle versions on Amazon.com and in the iBooks Store. OpenStax's first textbook was College Physics, which was published online, in print, and in iBooks in 2012. OpenStax has also launched OpenStax Tutor Beta, adaptive courseware based on cognitive science principles, machine learning, and OpenStax content.
Master the essential concepts in these subjects with support from professors and fellow students.
Saturday, August 6, 2022
the immensely powerful chemical that we all make in our brain and body
Andrew D. Huberman - Wikipedia professor of Neurobiology at Stanford school of medicine
dopamine: get pleasure from effort
Reprogram Your Brain to Destroy Laziness and Improve Focus - Dhru Purohit with Dr. Andrew Huberman"Neurotransmitters have some incredible power over how we function. Dopamine is responsible for craving, motivation, and pursuit. Adrenaline relates to agitation and endurance. Serotonin helps us be grateful and feel good about what we have. And acetylcholine can help us focus. This is just a snapshot of the chemical symphony happening in our bodies all the time, and we can actually leverage these inner reactions to better understand the way we react to the world around us and make positive changes."
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Saturday, July 9, 2022
what is Linchpin? (Wikipedia)
Linchpin shows you why the time of simply following instructions at your job is over
and how to make yourself indispensable, which is a must for success today.
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Karunesh (Sanskrit: करुणेश, "God of Compassion"; born Bruno Reuter in 1956) is a German-born new-age and ambient musician. His music has strong Indian, African, Australian, Native American/Aboriginal music of Canada, and Middle Eastern influences prevalent throughout with liberal use of Indian instruments such as the sitar along with violin, didgeridoo, bouzuki, Native American flute, Chinese temple flutes, tamboura, bamboo flute, and various world percussion instruments.