My mémoire & lifehacking manifesto is published!
There’s that moment when you meet a new person and you can tell that they are just a bit disoriented by your weirdness. You feel that familiar little pang of embarrassment and shame because you know how weird you must look to them.
You’re physically imperfect. So am I. I know that moment as well as you do…
But you don’t have to be cross eyed (or have a conspicuous physical imperfection) to enjoy this book. Really thriving requires an uncommon set of barely legal biohacking tools, social dynamics strategies from the fringes of polite society and rapid mindset transformation technologies which this lifehacking manifesto delves deeply into.
This book is especially for that one or two percent of the population that have a glaring physical defect. Which I fall into. I’m cross-eyed with Strabismus, if you’re reading this, perhaps you are too.
There’s certainly people out there with more conspicuous physical imperfections, who have it worse than I do. However, the eyes are the window to the soul, they really are a part of nearly every important human interaction. Not having normal eyes has been a disadvantage that I’ve needed to develop a specific set of skills and life strategies to overcome.
I was talking to my lovely fiancée about this book and she asked me if the purpose of the book was to help the self esteem of people with physical imperfections.
This book is more about the lifehacks that I’ve employed over the past 10 years; strategies, methods and tools that really work to help you overcome the challenge of a physical imperfection and thrive. These things will likely improve your self esteem, but they will also work if you have low self esteem, or no self esteem (or too much self esteem — as I’m sometimes accused of having!) Self esteem is not my focus. My focus is on things that work.
This is not your typical self help book…
I’ve had a pretty interesting life; I’ve seduced a politician’s daughter in Medellin, Colombia, I hung out with spies in Kiev, Ukraine. I’ve almost died underwater twice, I participated in a bank robbery and I lost my virginity to a spy (yes, really!) From having sex in a brand new Maserati and getting in high speed car chases to being deported from South American countries and representing the US Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump I’ve found the happiness that I didn’t give a damn about and realized my dream of becoming an adventuring philosopher.
I’m not a theorist in the business of making generalizations. The tactics and tools presented here are for rigorous practitioners, ethical hedonists and open minded self experimenters.
I may sound like quite the pompous pontificator but I’ll offer no apologies because story telling the best way to impart the unconventional mindset that saved me from mediocrity and the biohacks that enabled me to defy my selfish genes.
If you’re bored of the tired problem>generalization>platitude>strategy formula that most self help books follow you’ll enjoy this memoir of adventures, failures and unexpected successes across three continents. I’ll share with you some powerful tools for transformation — biohacking, smart drugs, flowstate, red pill mindset and tantric sex — with which I’ve managed to pack several lifetimes’ worth of peak experiences into a single decade.
I answer some questions I’ve gotten about the book here…