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Archive for October 2015

Hacking Learning and Doing More In Life

Learning is kind of what makes humans so amazing, so if you can do it better won’t that just make you more amazing?  My guest today Thomas Frank and I talk about ways to hack the learning process.

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  • This episode covers some of my favorite ways to hack learning including a new one I just learned about, which is called interleaving, this is the idea that it is actually beneficial to work on other things.
  • Interleaving is different from what most people do, most people do block learning sessions. Interleaving works like this If you want to learn skills A, B and C then a block practice session would look something like this AAABBBCCC and an interleaved practice session would look like this ABCABCABC (in series) or ACBABCBAC (randomized). The only constraint is that you can’t work on the same type of problem back to back.
  • Spaced repetition in another key way to enhance learning.
  • Later in the episode he talks about his website and the success he has seen with it, one thing he did that lead to a ton of more success was to start posting on a regular schedule, he said his growth hockey sticked when he did that.

 

Psychedelics, Research and Introspection

Psychedelics are extremely interesting, they provide a powerful way to gain some introspection into your own life and they have potentially amazing medical usage.   My Guest today Ben who is a Research Associate with MAPS comes on to talk about his experience and tips about psychedelics.

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  • At the end of the day psychedelics are just an amplifier of what is already going on in your mind, it just makes that thing stronger.
  • A big part of psychedelics is integration, after you have had a big experience the key to not becoming one of those burn out type people is to understand the experience and bring it back into your reality.
  • MAPS is doing some great research helping people with PTSD
  • The truth is though you don’t need drugs to get introspection, it may be a short cut, but at the end of the day just asking yourself the right questions, like is this what I want to do will help you more than anything.

Get Out of Debt and Keeping a Well Kept Wallet

If you are in debt then this is the episode for you.  I get the question all the time I am in debt what should I do?  The answer is…PAY OFF that debt and in this episode my guest Deacon will show you how.

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  • Deacon and his wife paid off a ton of debt in a short period of time, and now he teaches other people how to do the same.
  • There is the Debt Snowball approach and the debt avalanche approach
  • The debt snowball approach is where you put in order your debt from smallest to highest in terms of dollar amount you owe, and you pay it off. The benefit of this strategy is you get some quick wins
  • The other way of doing it is called the debt avalanche, which is where you put your debt in order from highest interest to lowest interest and you pay off the highest interest first.  This saves you money but it isn’t as gratifying.

Unsettle and Start a Lifestyle Business

Live the life you will love, that is the whole point of creating a lifestyle business.  Who wouldn’t want that?  In this episode I talk with Sarah of Unsettle and we dig into the real facts of how you too can stop settling for a mediocre life.

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  • Creating a “Lifestyle” business should really be everyone’s goal…I mean I know its mine.
  • One of the best ways to get on Huffington post and those other type of companies is to email people with ideas, include a few good article titles.
  • A lot of the sites are actually pretty easy to get on, just apply to be a contributor.
  • Use quicksprout to find what the most popular recent posts have been on a website and then see if you can do something that works around that topic.
  • Ask people that subscribe to your site or mailing list, what their struggles and figure out how you can help them, because when you help people you make money, giving yourself freedom.