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‘Compare Yourself to Yesterday. Not to Someone Else Today.’
Jordan Peterson uses Rule #4 to remind us that logically, we just can’t do this. Humans, are multi-dimensional. When we compare, we focus on one dimension: beauty, status, money. But in reality, no one is like you and no one is like them.
Why do we outgrow friendships? Why do we have friends who are quick to criticise or downplay our achievements? Jordan Peterson’s Rule #3 Make Friends With People Who Want What’s Good For You, outlines the problem with having friends who drag you down.
Why do we need routines or discipline? What's wrong with casual sex?
Rule #2 ‘Treat Yourself Like Someone You Are Responsible for Helping.’ In this chapter of 12 Rules for Life an Antidote to Chaos, Jordan Peterson reminds us that we are worthy of being taken care of (by ourselves). I’ve broken the chapter into 3 sections: 1. Chaos and Order, 2. Consciousness and 3. Self-Respect and Care.
Jordan Peterson is a mix between a ferocious-no-bull-shit therapist, an adorable father who speaks with love and wisdom and a cowboy Ghandi. Since I was introduced to his work, I’ve been obsessed with his knowledge and storytelling. When his book came out, I had to buy it! So I'm dedicating a weekly vlog on each of these rules, where I try and interpret what these rules mean for millennial life. Rule #1 Stand Up With Your Shoulders Back.
If you want to be good at anything, you need flow. Formally described as 'the optimal state of consciousness,' flow is the secret to peak performance. Running, boxing, developing new excel formulas, tantric sex or yoga... anything can benefit from this mental hack. It's north of happiness, addictive, contagious and albeit, life changing.
How can we increase our Dating IQ?
Evolutionary psychology studies human thoughts and behaviours, based on biological and primitive history. Dr David Buss, studies the human psyche in mate selection aka. why we choose assholes, gold diggers, fall in love, cheat or live happily ever after. In an interview on The Art of Charm, the evolutionary psychologist dropped dating bombs on why we fail or succeed in the dating arena.
She's got a dog named Killer and doesn't believe in God. Cara Santa Maria is one bad ass Skeptic making science cool again. I had the pleasure of chatting to Cara as part of her Skepticon Australian tour. Here's 3 things I learned from her: Curiosity leads to identity, Embrace life's detours and Knowledge is key to a full life.
To some, 'the art of job hopping' sounds like a recipe for career suicide. To others (your truly), it's a professional journey of personal ingenuity. now more than ever, it's important for us to be adaptable. Even the titans of our society like Oprah, Elon Musk and Ariana Huffington didn't have linear career paths. They all dabbled into different jobs, industries or passion projects. Each time learning a bit more about themselves; ultimately leading to where they are today.
I absolutely love this guy! I first listened to John Assaraf on Lewis Howes' podcast, where he spoke about unlocking your brain's full potential. In this interview, he digs into how our everyday thoughts and actions determine the quality of our lives. It sounds long winded, but he breaks it down really well. He talks about being aware of our emotions, where we should surf/ ride the wave, rather than getting hit by the wave.
At the age of 5 we use 80% of our creative potential, by 25 it drops to 2%.
Creativity helps us become better problem solvers, communicators whilst also increases self-awareness and our ability to manage stress. Here are 3 easy steps, to help you retrain your creative mind.
Sammy is not your typical influencer. She's ballsy with a soul of an angel, a fighter who wouldn't hurt a fly and an athlete who believes in your best life starts by looking within. This one is full of raw millennial wisdom from the challenges of dating as you evolve, trusting the perfection in timing and deciding to take the road less travelled... because it's fucking worth it!
Nick is living proof that you can have a multi-dimensional career. We spoke about the stigma associated to acting, why he doesn't believe in the 'struggling actor,' knock backs and career advice for anyone looking to turn a passion into a career.
His school principal said to his mum, ‘Steve is either going to be Prime Minister or end up in jail.' From managing a bar, to fitness and human biology startups, to now running a social enterprise, find out how this relentless millennial is carving out his own career.
What Aesop is to skincare or Haydenshapes is to surfboards, Hentley is Australia's answer to men’s leather goods. Kameron's passion for craft has lead him to Hentley. We spoke about experimenting with creative projects, crowdsourcing, the challenges of international manufacturers and what it’s really like building an Australian Made brand.
At just 26, Tina Lee is her own boss. She owns an e-commerce site No More Ugly and Tina Lee Creative a freelance photography and design business. We spoke about career shifts, starting a business without telling your parents, acquiring clients and the challenge of having a close knit network of like-minded people.
Why are we embarrassed to be seen in the self-help book aisle? Why do we think our friends are weird and naive if they see a life coach? These are all the burning questions I had that lead to my first TEDx talk.
It’s definitely been a labour of love. So grab a coffee, watch it in bed or watch it while you're waiting for Uber Eats to arrive 😜.