Rational Johnny: I never procrastinate. I do what I consciously consider is best for my long-term success and wellbeing. Human Johnny: I procrastinate sometimes. I don’t think it’s that often. But I don’t understand why it happens. I set out to work or study and find myself scrolling Instagram, or playing some game, or even cleaning. It’s frustrating. Unconscious of Human Johnny: the tasks Johnny wants to do are scary and difficult. I want to avoid risk and conserve energy, so I try to not do them. I also scan the…
Listen to the other person’s unconscious rhythm if you want your dance together to move from fight to discussion
What do Manga Eyes, Facebook, Doughnuts and Multitasking? They are SuperNormal stimuli that hack your brain to trigger compulsive behaviour
We call it mindless scrolling because we are not conscious of our actions. But your hidden mind is working heavily to chase its poisoned rewards.
Why do we overeat? The triggers are information. 1. Information that food is available 2. Information that creates stress 3. Information about other people. Filter information to change overeating
Our hunter-gatherer ancestors were more like entrepreneurs than employees. This makes it more suitable to our human nature.
Self-improvement is not possible most of the time. You need to create the conditions by moving into one of the two Goldilocks Zones of Well-being.
90% of people who invest lose money. Yet if you watch videos online, it seems easy to win. How is it so? Evolution made us awful investors.