‘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.
Hallucination, introspection and perspective.
If you've ever considered Ayahuasca, be prepared for one of the most bizarre yet enlightening experiences of yo' LIFE. Ayahuasca is definitely not a recreational drug. It's a mental, emotional and spiritual journey. It pivots you to the direction or path your 'true self' is urging you to take.
Colombia? That's so random. Is it safe? Why are you going there?
That's the legit response I got from most of my family and friends lol. Medellín turned out to be one of THE BEST trips I've taken. Since transitioning into 'part-time nomad life,' I've defaulted to beach destinations. I wanted a new challenge and to knuckle down on work. A mountain getaway sounded perfect. Here's my three reasons why I went to Medellín Colombia 😍
What a YEAR!!!! THANK YOU to all the amazing humans who made 2017 one of the best years yet. Being a part-time digital nomad is my version of hacking millennial life. But we're all unique and have different values, so how are you going to hack your own life in 2018?!
"You're what? Why are you going to Israel? Is it for the guy? It's not safe, maybe you should just come home." -Mum.
There's no foreplay when it comes to Israeli food. everything is a mouthgasm. This time last year I was in an absolute food trance. Israelis know-their-food. Here are some highlights:
Sometimes, we don't want to grow up. Located an hour from Manila or Cebu, Siargao is a little piece of paradise that will hypnotise you. It's a time warp: surf, swim, drink, sleep, eat... repeat.
Part-time digital nomad life isn't just about random holidays. I'm a half digital nomad half corporate freelancer, which is my current ideal work life. But it's not the only way to approach work. We're all individual amazing humans who can design the way we work.
Oahu is one of the best islands to throw out your GPS.I didn’t really know what to expect when I booked this trip. Sure, there was going to be beautiful beaches and palm trees, but MY WORD… I didn’t expect to fall smitten!