Performance enhancement for career advancement

Your success in your chosen career or business is fundamentally predicated on the capacity of your mind and body.

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Originally publish on LimitlessMindset.com

The Primacy of Cognitive Capital

To anyone who stays abreast of wide social trends, it’s increasingly obvious that the world is rapidly becoming a worse place for those of lower and average intelligence.

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The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Western Thought

Some abilities we see heightened in those who are rich in Cognitive Capital:

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The Red Pill Formula for Biohacking Cognitive Capital

Caballo is a tool for biohacking Cognitive Capital in the long and short term.

In the short term, it imbues an appreciable cognitive advantage within 4–6 hours of dosing. If you’ve followed the Caballo Protocol, the data will reveal a statistically significant uptick in your brain training scores while you are on Caballo for geospatial tasks, math ability, reaction times and working memory. Which will manifest in professional performance improvements in…

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  • Designing a really intuitive App or website
  • Engineering a widget
  • Fixing a programming error in a block of RoR code
  • Making sense of sloppy accounting records
  • Performing a backlink audit
  • Preparing a risk assessment for a client
  • Studying for the MCAT exam
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Comedians, Customer Service, along with Entertainers and Performers
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Event Organizers, Language Teachers, and Personal Trainers
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Pickup artists, podcasters and public speakers
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Salespeople, waiters, and writers

Nootropics for Career Professionals

Piracetam — The quintessential smart drug that instills a pleasantly intense focus. Order Piracetam

Sleep Hacking

Speaking of sleep, if you’re a truly ambitious workaholic hell-bent on conquering the world you probably consider sleep a bit of a hindrance. I’ve got good news for you, quality matters more than quantity; disciplined application of these sleep hacks will allow you to sleep less but awake MORE reinvigorated a ready to own the day.

Biohacking Immunity

Something you might not consider is the high cost to your career of getting sick. Most people get a little sick during the cold winter months taking at least several days but may be several weeks of work to nurse themselves back to health. This time is clearly a loss BUT what you may NOT be accounting for the high-cost non-optimum health. Throughout the wintertime, many people have head colds or a little bit of nausea for weeks on end which seriously retard their cognitive capacity to do great work. In this podcast, I describe thoroughly the biohacking supplementation protocol for staying in tip-top health during the cold season.

Mind Map Your Future

To instill powerful motivation I’d encourage you to take some time (20–40 minutes) to Mind Map your future. I like the software MindMeister which you can use for free for this. Create a 5 Year Self Determination Flowchart
It’s well said that we often overestimate what we can achieve in a year and underestimate what we can achieve in 5 years.
In 1 year you’ll likely be pretty similar to what you are right now.
It’s also kind of hard to say what your life will be like in 10 years, some people’s lives radically change for the better or worse in 10 years.
However, in half that time your life will likely still have a significant resemblance to what it is now.
I would like you to make optimistic predictions about what your life could look like in 5 years in these areas…
Business or Career
Education and Learning
Family and Friends
Finances
Health and Fitness
Hobbies
Relationships & Sex
Things
Travel & Adventure
Where will you live?
What would an average day or week look like?
I want you to strike a balance between your wildest fantasies and a reasonable prediction of how you will be living if you practice your best habits with discipline. Here’s mine

Lifehacks for Motivation

Coach.me — You need to measure and quantify the habits that fuel motivation. I’ll suggest you try this seriously addictive habit formation App and social accountability tool. So it leverages your digital narcissism to train you winning habits with scary consistency. I’ve used it too…

  • Learn to salsa dance
  • Overcome my approach anxiety
  • Write daily
  • Practice a daily meditation practice
  • Stay sober while practicing ethical hedonism
  • Brain training daily for OVER a hundred days straight
  • It improves attentional control noticeably, in fact, it requires persistent laser-focused attention.
  • It makes you a robust gangster at life (as I like to say), in more scientific terms it reduces emotional reactivity, especially from negative emotions.
  • It’s a neuroplasticity hack that improves the density of grey matter within 20 days of training.
  • This is quantified in a 10–15 point gain in IQ that is consistent amongst long term practitioners.

Manage Stress with HRV Training

Stress is inevitably intertwined with ambition. Avoid stress at all costs I guarantee that you’ll lead a boring and unprofitable existence BUT mismanagement of stress robs life of joy and satisfaction. Real high performing professional endure a lot of stress, they are the go-to players in the workplace that can handle problems and pressure but they are experts at stress management. If you’re going to lead a high-stress professional life where you’re constantly putting out fires you need to be as good and disciplined about stress management as you are about your actual work. There’s a lot of ways to manage stress but one of the best that I’ve found is HRV technology that trains you to consciously turn down your autonomic nervous system.

On Networking

You should know that the really good job and business opportunities are not to be found in the mainstream. The way to capitalize on them is through networking effectively, this doesn’t mean going to a lot of cocktail parties and handing your business card out to everyone. You’ll need to ingratiate yourself with private social networks or secret societies. Check out my article on The Secret Society Infiltration Model for “Networking”

Letters of Reference

In the business world, 3rd party credibility matters. It’s seriously valuable, especially if you’re some kind of consultant or freelancer. But perhaps you just don’t have many letters of reference because you don’t know how to ask. Feel free to use my Request for Testimonial (or Letter of Reference) Template

Books

Think and Grow Rich — The classic personal development book. If you haven’t read it yet just read it and you’ll find yourself inspired to greatness. If you read it a long time ago read it again and think about how you’ve changed.

Frame Control

Speaking of frame control if you’re still a bit confused by the subject you’ll want to check out this in-depth article and podcast I did with 24 Practical Examples of Frame Control

Cultivate Good Instincts

Successful business leaders speak about their excellent instinctual intelligence in business; how going with their gut has lead them to great riches. But you also hear a lot of losers describe how going with their gut, making decisions impulsively has led to them make disastrous decisions in life and work. In this video, I explore this topic deeper and discuss how to cultivate great heuristic intelligence.

Record conversations with your smartphone

Communication skills are perhaps the greatest leverage point you have in your career. Great communication skills will propel you to great heights and bad communication skills will hold you back. You can sharpen your communication skills quickly by recording casual conversations that you have on your smartphone — just download an audio recorder app on your phone and leave it on next time you’re meeting a friend for a coffee. Then listen back to how you sound and you’ll notice a bunch of ways to improve your communication game. I explain further in this article.

The High Leverage Information Diet

You hear a lot of gurus talking this confusing topic of information diet. To advance in your career you must absorb a lot of information but apparently, too much information is a bad thing. In this animated vlog style manifesto on information, I go deep on methods and philosophy for maximal information metabolism.

Storytime

I’ve got some podcasts with my very colorful learning experiences in the business world. Give a listen to I Did Business with Insane People: 4 Stories of Psychopathy, Ego & Ambition and Introducing Myself, My Story and My Values.

Habits — Hour 1: Empire Building & Hour 2: Zombie Mode

In these vlogs, I describe two cornerstone habits for working more efficiently

  • Move tasks that are not cognitively demanding to the very end of the day.

Apps vs OS Philosophy

This podcast is about general personal development but it contains a powerful duality that you need to understand if you want to unlock true motivation and not waste your precious time with personal development stuff that’s not going to get you where you want to go.

Need accountability?

Sometimes what you really need to get ahead academically is somebody to put some pressure on you. There’s all these motivational mechanism and tools but sometimes what totally outperforms all of them is just someone else’s expectations of you. A lot of people ask their friends, family or significant other to be their accountability partner BUT there’s a lot of downsides to this — it introduces some tension and pressure to the relationship and rob harmony from the relationships that should be the most reinvigorating and comforting — many have ruined their marriages and friendships this way. I suggest coaching — hire a life coach or expert consultant — but this can expensive and time-consuming, which is why we offer a very lean biohacking consulting/life coaching program. Here’s how this would work…

  • First Call 1 hour — Discovery & Strategizing call, I need to ask you some questions, we’ll discuss your history and outline a biohacking strategy and action plan to overcome your issues.
  • Second Call 45 minutes — Follow up call in 30 or 60 days to see how you’re doing with the plan we outlined; how you’ve improved, what you’re struggling with, etc
  • I’m incentivized to come up with an effective biohacking strategy for you because I have to talk to you after you’ve been following it for a month or two.
  • It timeboxes us with a deadline in 30 or 60 days for you to make improvements and accomplish your goals.

Finally…

LimitlessMindset.com has +500 pages of information demystifying Lifehacking, Biohacking and Smart Drugs -that’s kind of an overwhelming amount of information. As soon as you join the Limitless Mindset Community (It’s free!) we give you instant access to an interactive infographic which visually breaks the widely disparate topics we cover in exhaustively in our articles, videos, and podcasts.

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Adventuring philosopher, Pompous pontificator, Writer, K-Selected Biohacker, Tantric husband, Raconteur & Smart Drug Dealer 🇺🇸

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