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Dig deeper. ⁣
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Ask the questions that aren't being asked.⁣
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What isn't being said? What are we overlooking? What is being assumed?⁣
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I'll argue that, in most cases, we either don't know what needs to be asked, or we don't want to know the answers.⁣
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Let's be honest, looking deeper and asking the hard questions is not always convenient. (Side note: despite the current direction of our society, convenience is not the ultimate prize.)⁣
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We may not like everything we uncover.⁣
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But these inquisitions are crucial steps if we are to continue to grow, progress, and develop.⁣
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All progress starts with the truth, and this discovery process, fueled by curiosity, leads to often overlooked information, deeper understandings, and unique insights that enable us to move forward in more ways than one.
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The real reward of this practice is that begins to permeate every aspect of our lives.⁣
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Once we cultivate the ability to peel the layers of the onion, we develop the ability to get at the crux of any situation: social and environmental issues, politics, human nature, business, the internal philosophical questions, and just about anything else that we experience in this existence.⁣
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If you think about your interests, I'm willing to bet your curiosity has sparked you to dig deeper in some area of your life.
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I want to know where and how it has spurred growth for you.⁣ I'll go first.⁣
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For me it began with nutrition, then physical fitness. My quest to understand how the foods we eat and the demands we place upon our bodies can shape our physical, mental, and emotional health has led to a deeper quest to understand our minds, human nature, our interactions with ourselves and others, high performing individuals and organizations and leadership.⁣
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Post yours below👇and TUNE IN to the latest BHP Shorts 022: Leading an Examined Life for a thought exercise that may shift your perspective(s).
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#bebetter #dobetter #life #growth #mindset #progress #truth #question #curiosity #examine #podcast
Dig deeper. ⁣ ⁣ Ask the questions that aren't being asked.⁣ ⁣ What isn't being said? What are we overlooking? What is being assumed?⁣ ⁣ I'll argue that, in most cases, we either don't know what needs to be asked, or we don't want to know the answers.⁣ ⁣ Let's be honest, looking deeper and asking the hard questions is not always convenient. (Side note: despite the current direction of our society, convenience is not the ultimate prize.)⁣ ⁣ We may not like everything we uncover.⁣ ⁣ But these inquisitions are crucial steps if we are to continue to grow, progress, and develop.⁣ ⁣ All progress starts with the truth, and this discovery process, fueled by curiosity, leads to often overlooked information, deeper understandings, and unique insights that enable us to move forward in more ways than one. ⁣ The real reward of this practice is that begins to permeate every aspect of our lives.⁣ ⁣ Once we cultivate the ability to peel the layers of the onion, we develop the ability to get at the crux of any situation: social and environmental issues, politics, human nature, business, the internal philosophical questions, and just about anything else that we experience in this existence.⁣ ⁣ If you think about your interests, I'm willing to bet your curiosity has sparked you to dig deeper in some area of your life. . I want to know where and how it has spurred growth for you.⁣ I'll go first.⁣ ⁣ For me it began with nutrition, then physical fitness. My quest to understand how the foods we eat and the demands we place upon our bodies can shape our physical, mental, and emotional health has led to a deeper quest to understand our minds, human nature, our interactions with ourselves and others, high performing individuals and organizations and leadership.⁣ ⁣ Post yours below👇and TUNE IN to the latest BHP Shorts 022: Leading an Examined Life for a thought exercise that may shift your perspective(s). . #bebetter #dobetter #life #growth #mindset #progress #truth #question #curiosity #examine #podcast
In a not too distant past, revolutionary innovators dreamed of a computer in every home.⁣
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Today we all have one in our pocket and our lives are indistinguishably connected to - and lived through - infinitely faster and more powerful, palm-sized versions of those computers.⁣
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These technological advances have significantly improved many aspects of our lives.⁣
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But there is a shadow to this exponential rate of advancement. Our biology does not, and cannot adapt as quickly as technology has progressed.⁣
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In many ways, our biology is at odds with the way we're currently living.⁣
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Our brains are struggling to deal with the changes.⁣
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We're struggling to deal with the volume of incoming sensory input and the level of connectedness in our new reality. It's why we see our attention spans shrinking, the rise of digital detox vacations, and an increasing number of our friends (or ourselves) taking social media breaks.⁣
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Today, I'm sharing some ideas to reassess, and hopefully, improve our relationship with connectivity and the computers in our pockets through some personal experiments and some tips from the Center for Human Technology, whose mission statement is to
In a not too distant past, revolutionary innovators dreamed of a computer in every home.⁣ ⁣ Today we all have one in our pocket and our lives are indistinguishably connected to - and lived through - infinitely faster and more powerful, palm-sized versions of those computers.⁣ ⁣ These technological advances have significantly improved many aspects of our lives.⁣ ⁣ But there is a shadow to this exponential rate of advancement. Our biology does not, and cannot adapt as quickly as technology has progressed.⁣ ⁣ In many ways, our biology is at odds with the way we're currently living.⁣ ⁣ Our brains are struggling to deal with the changes.⁣ ⁣ We're struggling to deal with the volume of incoming sensory input and the level of connectedness in our new reality. It's why we see our attention spans shrinking, the rise of digital detox vacations, and an increasing number of our friends (or ourselves) taking social media breaks.⁣ ⁣ Today, I'm sharing some ideas to reassess, and hopefully, improve our relationship with connectivity and the computers in our pockets through some personal experiments and some tips from the Center for Human Technology, whose mission statement is to "reverse human downgrading by inspiring a new race to the top and realigning technology with humanity."⁣ ⁣ Technology and connectivity is only going to become more a part of the human experience. ⁣ ⁣ We'd be wise to find healthy ways to interact with it to ensure it enhances our experience rather than allow it to reduce our happiness, change our brain, shorten attention spans and decrease our ability to focus on what - and who - matters most. TUNE IN: BHP Shorts 021: Humane Technology & Social Media . #bebetter #dobetter #technology #socialmedia #progress #mentalhealth #cellphones #singularity #life #balance #happiness #attention #focus #brain #health
The most challenging aspect of spreading the word about the Better Human Workshops is answering the question “what is it?”⁣
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Well…⁣
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I can promise you this: it’s called the Better Human Workshop.⁣
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Those who attend will NOT leave as worse or lesser humans when the day is done.⁣
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The tangible “results” are admittedly difficult to pinpoint.⁣
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So I’ll rely on the feedback from the folks you see in this video. They have reported the following positive shifts since attending the first workshop two months ago:⁣
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* More income⁣
* Less stress⁣
* More peace of mind⁣
* More clarity⁣
* More accountability⁣
* More productivity⁣
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It’s not a money-making seminar. Yet most attendees are now more productive, better mangers of their time, and making more money.⁣
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It’s not a motivational talk. Yet the courageous souls who show up, leave ready to kick down doors as they pursue their callings.⁣
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It’s not a science lecture. Yet the hungry minds who attend are given the tools to understand the space between their ears, master their minds - and ultimately, their actions.⁣
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It’s not a woo-woo, manifestation sing-along. Yet those who attend leave with a renewed focus and solid action plan to step into the highest expression of themselves.⁣
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It’s the Better Human Workshop and I’d love to see you at one.⁣
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If you’re interested, send me a DM and I’ll happily connect you with the folks who have already attended a workshop so you can hear directly from them. ⁣
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Big thanks to @felix_mkay for the 📹 and @adrianwestpro for the ✂️ ⁣
#fuckyourfeelings #bebetter #dobetter #growth #mindset #leadership #development #motivation #workshop #seminar #clarity #stress #accountability #productivity #actions #choices #neuroscience #highperformance
The most challenging aspect of spreading the word about the Better Human Workshops is answering the question “what is it?”⁣ ⁣ Well…⁣ ⁣ I can promise you this: it’s called the Better Human Workshop.⁣ ⁣ Those who attend will NOT leave as worse or lesser humans when the day is done.⁣ ⁣ The tangible “results” are admittedly difficult to pinpoint.⁣ ⁣ So I’ll rely on the feedback from the folks you see in this video. They have reported the following positive shifts since attending the first workshop two months ago:⁣ ⁣ * More income⁣ * Less stress⁣ * More peace of mind⁣ * More clarity⁣ * More accountability⁣ * More productivity⁣ ⁣ It’s not a money-making seminar. Yet most attendees are now more productive, better mangers of their time, and making more money.⁣ ⁣ It’s not a motivational talk. Yet the courageous souls who show up, leave ready to kick down doors as they pursue their callings.⁣ ⁣ It’s not a science lecture. Yet the hungry minds who attend are given the tools to understand the space between their ears, master their minds - and ultimately, their actions.⁣ ⁣ It’s not a woo-woo, manifestation sing-along. Yet those who attend leave with a renewed focus and solid action plan to step into the highest expression of themselves.⁣ ⁣ It’s the Better Human Workshop and I’d love to see you at one.⁣ ⁣ If you’re interested, send me a DM and I’ll happily connect you with the folks who have already attended a workshop so you can hear directly from them. ⁣ ⁣ Big thanks to @felix_mkay for the 📹 and @adrianwestpro for the ✂️ ⁣ #fuckyourfeelings #bebetter #dobetter #growth #mindset #leadership #development #motivation #workshop #seminar #clarity #stress #accountability #productivity #actions #choices #neuroscience #highperformance
FOCUS |  Don’t focus on your rivals.
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To focus on something or someone external removes our focus from the process.
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Our focus should be on our own growth and development in an effort to be the best version of ourselves, not on being better than someone else.⁣
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Let’s say your rival is a mediocre team who beats you every year.⁣ By mediocre, let’s call them a 6 or 7 out of 10.⁣
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If we focus on “just being better than them”, we may very well accomplishing that goal.⁣
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The problem is, that only gets us to a 6.5 or 7.5. We’re good enough to beat that particular team (if we perform to our maximum capability), but we’re still only able to compete with teams/businesses/organizations in the 1-7 range.⁣
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We may beat our rival, but we still lose to the best. We still can’t compete with those at the top of our chosen pursuit.⁣
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On the other hand, if we ignore “them”, and turn our focus inward with the intention to continually improve ourselves, holding ourselves to the highest standard, we can approach life (or sport/business/etc) as an 8, 9, or 10 ourselves.⁣
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I’ve been fortunate to be exposed to this mindset in college at Clemson University, where Dabo Swinney brought the phrase “Best Is The Standard” that laid the foundation for a model of intrinsic evaluation. (In case you’re unaware, Clemson has won 2 National Titles in the last 3 years, so this focus seems to have some merit.)⁣
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If we strive for that standard and get there (or close to it), we outpace almost everyone – including our mediocre rivals – along the way.⁣
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This internal focus extends beyond who we compete with. It also holds true for who we may aspire to be – or be like.⁣
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Be careful who you emulate & model yourself after. Be careful who you compete with. Their ceiling will be our ceiling.⁣
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Don’t focus on your rivals. It’s not about being better than someone else.⁣
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It’s about developing the best version of you – not someone else.⁣
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Best (you) is the standard. Accept nothing less.⁣ TUNE IN: BHP Shorts 019: Don’t Focus On Your Rivals wherever you listen to podcasts or at bit.ly/betterhumanproject  ALT CAPTION: “Sittin’ on the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away.” 😗 🎶
FOCUS | Don’t focus on your rivals. . To focus on something or someone external removes our focus from the process. . Our focus should be on our own growth and development in an effort to be the best version of ourselves, not on being better than someone else.⁣ ⁣ Let’s say your rival is a mediocre team who beats you every year.⁣ By mediocre, let’s call them a 6 or 7 out of 10.⁣ ⁣ If we focus on “just being better than them”, we may very well accomplishing that goal.⁣ ⁣ The problem is, that only gets us to a 6.5 or 7.5. We’re good enough to beat that particular team (if we perform to our maximum capability), but we’re still only able to compete with teams/businesses/organizations in the 1-7 range.⁣ ⁣ We may beat our rival, but we still lose to the best. We still can’t compete with those at the top of our chosen pursuit.⁣ ⁣ On the other hand, if we ignore “them”, and turn our focus inward with the intention to continually improve ourselves, holding ourselves to the highest standard, we can approach life (or sport/business/etc) as an 8, 9, or 10 ourselves.⁣ ⁣ I’ve been fortunate to be exposed to this mindset in college at Clemson University, where Dabo Swinney brought the phrase “Best Is The Standard” that laid the foundation for a model of intrinsic evaluation. (In case you’re unaware, Clemson has won 2 National Titles in the last 3 years, so this focus seems to have some merit.)⁣ ⁣ If we strive for that standard and get there (or close to it), we outpace almost everyone – including our mediocre rivals – along the way.⁣ ⁣ This internal focus extends beyond who we compete with. It also holds true for who we may aspire to be – or be like.⁣ ⁣ Be careful who you emulate & model yourself after. Be careful who you compete with. Their ceiling will be our ceiling.⁣ ⁣ Don’t focus on your rivals. It’s not about being better than someone else.⁣ ⁣ It’s about developing the best version of you – not someone else.⁣ ⁣ Best (you) is the standard. Accept nothing less.⁣ TUNE IN: BHP Shorts 019: Don’t Focus On Your Rivals wherever you listen to podcasts or at bit.ly/betterhumanproject ALT CAPTION: “Sittin’ on the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away.” 😗 🎶
If I asked you how much you squat, it’s likely that your answer would reflect your all time best, not necessarily what you can do right now.  Here’s the thing: I don’t care what you’re capable of when conditions are perfect.  I want to know who you are and what you’re capable of when adversity mounts against you.  We have a tendency to define ourselves by our peak moments – moments that make up a miniscule fraction of our existence – while suffering through needless self-induced torment and frustration when our “normal” days fall short of those exalted memories.  Think about how you do this in your own life: How often do you define yourself by your peak moments? (How much can you squat/bench/deadlift? What’s your best mile/marathon/Fran time? Do you define your professional life by a singular moment that lies in your past?).
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Pause for a moment to reflect on those peaks: What conditions had to align for those peak expressions to materialize?  More importantly, could you replicate that performance right now? (Doubtful – after all, by definition, their peak nature means they’re abnormal occurrences.).
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Look, it’s always easier to perform well when conditions are perfect and we feel our best.  I don’t care how good we can be in those instances.  I want to know how good are you at your worst. How good are you in adverse conditions?  How nice are you to strangers when life is using your genitals as a punching bag?  Forget “bests”. Elevate the baseline.  If you’ve noticed anything about life, you’ve likely noticed that conditions are rarely perfect.  So why design or create a system that requires perfect conditions? Life is chaos. How good can you be when things are not going your way?  I’ll argue it’s a more worthwhile pursuit to elevate our floor. At the very least, it’s equally important.  We’re not as strong as our personal best. We’re only as strong as the minimum we can handle on any given day.  Imagine, being able to say that on any given day you could never be worse than XYZ….and then raising that threshold over time.  TUNE IN to BHP Shorts 017: Who Are You At Your Worst? to hear the rest. bit.ly/betterhumanproject
If I asked you how much you squat, it’s likely that your answer would reflect your all time best, not necessarily what you can do right now. Here’s the thing: I don’t care what you’re capable of when conditions are perfect. I want to know who you are and what you’re capable of when adversity mounts against you. We have a tendency to define ourselves by our peak moments – moments that make up a miniscule fraction of our existence – while suffering through needless self-induced torment and frustration when our “normal” days fall short of those exalted memories. Think about how you do this in your own life: How often do you define yourself by your peak moments? (How much can you squat/bench/deadlift? What’s your best mile/marathon/Fran time? Do you define your professional life by a singular moment that lies in your past?). . Pause for a moment to reflect on those peaks: What conditions had to align for those peak expressions to materialize? More importantly, could you replicate that performance right now? (Doubtful – after all, by definition, their peak nature means they’re abnormal occurrences.). . Look, it’s always easier to perform well when conditions are perfect and we feel our best. I don’t care how good we can be in those instances. I want to know how good are you at your worst. How good are you in adverse conditions? How nice are you to strangers when life is using your genitals as a punching bag? Forget “bests”. Elevate the baseline. If you’ve noticed anything about life, you’ve likely noticed that conditions are rarely perfect. So why design or create a system that requires perfect conditions? Life is chaos. How good can you be when things are not going your way? I’ll argue it’s a more worthwhile pursuit to elevate our floor. At the very least, it’s equally important. We’re not as strong as our personal best. We’re only as strong as the minimum we can handle on any given day. Imagine, being able to say that on any given day you could never be worse than XYZ….and then raising that threshold over time. TUNE IN to BHP Shorts 017: Who Are You At Your Worst? to hear the rest. bit.ly/betterhumanproject