Human Optimization

Be the strongest, most resilient, highest conscious version of yourself using art and science to help you perform at the highest level possible.

Turning to Weightlifting to Battle Against ‘Skinny Fat’

A photographer worked out at least five days a week, but he still wasn’t seeing results. Then he discovered weightlifting. If you’re going to work out, you should make it count. Intensity, volume a...

How Hiring Your Kids Can Save You Money on Taxes

“Income shifting” means shifting money from one family member to another. This can give you the ability to write off the money you spend on your kids by turning them into legitimate business expens...

How to Change Anyone’s Mind

People instinctively resist being forced to do things differently. Instead of pushing, try removing the barriers that stand in their way If you’re trying to move a chair, for example, pushing usual...

  • Updated about 1 month ago by vince
7 Things Happy People Do (and What They Don't Do)

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/lifetime-connections/201906/7-things-happy-people-do-and-what-they-dont-do

  • Updated about 2 months ago by vince
Get shredded

For Nanjiani, this meant five workouts per week, each lasting a little over an hour. He followed a typical bodybuilding split, focusing on one or two body parts at a time, with Roberts consistently...

Sound More Confident and Persuasive

“when we’re trying to seem persuasive, the volume of our words — when vocalized, of course — can have an outsize impact“ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/10/smarter-living/how-to-sound-more-confiden...

  • Updated 5 months ago by vince
Sleep

2018 was a difficult year. It started out with me thinking I had RA, being super tired all the time, and having trouble falling and staying asleep. The year ended with finally getting sleep under c...

How to stop using CPAP Machine

I have love hate relationship with my CPAP machine. I love that it helps me get better sleep and feel more rested. I'd give anything for good sleep so I'm very grateful for it. But as a minimalist...

I worried by Mary Oliver

I worried Mary Oliver I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct it? Was I right, was ...

  • Updated 6 months ago by vince
Overcoming Overwhelm

You deserve to feel well Overwhelm is both the cause and result of stress What happens when our body has to do more than it can handle Makes us feel hopeless -> depression -> eat unhealthy and stop...

  • Updated 7 months ago by vince
Simple and easy self care

"Someone asked me, "Aren't you worried about the state of the world?" I allowed myself to breathe and then I said, "What is most important is not to allow anxiety about what happens in the world to...

  • Updated 7 months ago by vince
Negotiate like a boss

Negotiation is not a battle -- it's a process of discovery Mirror (for eg repeat the last 3 words) to keep people talking and bond with you and have them "reveal" themselves Smile Start with a late...

  • Updated 9 months ago by vince
Live kindly with a good heart because you'll be the happiest that way

"The crux of what the Buddha taught is realizing that everything passes, including these lives. And knowing that’s what’s true, I think, we are mandated not to waste any time with enmity or negativ...

  • Updated 10 months ago by vince
Be a responsible authority figure

Option 1: The other person believes you so you tell them what to do. The downside is that this completely takes away their agency Option 2: Give them their options and tell them to choose. The down...

  • Updated 11 months ago by vince
Understand the difference between a true altruist versus an accidental altrui...

Monkeys are nicer (i.e. show reciprocity) when they perceive your actions as true altruism. 40% displaced reciprocity versus 7% when they were not the recipient of [true] altruism When Monkey B see...

  • Updated 11 months ago by vince
Wellness practices that help lose weight and keep them off

Don't restrict yourself Don't let your brain trick you Make sure you're doing this for yourself No extreme workouts Get out into nature Eat mindfully Deal with your emotional traumas Be accountable...

  • Updated 12 months ago by vince
Extend your sleep time by reducing your sleep runway

Ironically you can get better sleep by setting your alarm every morning a little earlier than you would normally wake up. I learn't this little trick from my sleep therapist. For example if you nor...

  • Updated almost 1 year ago by vince
Be more productive

Productivity Isn’t About Time Management. It’s About Attention Management “Time management” is not a solution — it’s actually part of the problem attention management: Prioritize the people and pro...

5 steps to help you figure out your passion

grit equals passion plus persistence Clear out the distractions Think of a passion as like an internship Be patient Stay motivated by remembering the bigger picture Avoid burnout with this one weir...

  • Updated about 1 year ago by vince
Share a plate of food for more successful negotiations

eating similar foods led to people feeling emotionally closer to one another lead2 people to become more aware of others’ needs and drive co-operative behavior as a result those who shared food res...

  • Updated about 1 year ago by vince