The Peak Experiences Formula
Hardwork X Stress Management X Passion for Processes X Time = Peak Experiences
In the video below Tyler of RSD, proposes that there are two different kinds of people in the world…
- Peak Experience Junkies, like Tyler, who need to travel to awesome places, eat at amazing restaurants, have the most interesting friends, hang out at the hottest nightclubs, have a ridiculous sex life, and accomplish big goals in business to enjoy life.
- Amusement Junkies, those who are happy with a life full of things like watching TV, drinking beer, smoking marijuana, hanging out with their family, playing video games, etc.
I don’t think you are born one way or another, the biggest variable is how people manage their stress. Everyone has the potential to be a Peak Experience Junkie. Why wouldn’t you want to be one? Consider this your invite to the Peak Experience Junkie Club!
Tyler talks a lot in his videos about:
- Proper Diet
- Mindset Management
- Reading Books
He is doing a textbook job of managing his stress and as a result, he has the energy to work really hard. Compare this to the person who isn’t managing their stress like Tyler. They need the 2 hours of TV a day, the marijuana, the video games, or whatever to deal with their stress.
Tyler uses sexual experiences as (sometimes vulgar — You’ve been warned!) examples but this PG-13 Youtube is worth a watch for anyone seeking Peak Experiences.
:45 The Beer Analogy
2:00 Internal vs External Peak Experiences
4:30 Peak experiences are great because of their context
5:30 People who don’t work for peak experiences don’t really appreciate them (Example of Hedonistic Adaption)
8:00 Bleed for your peak experiences
8:50 Evolutions of mental paradigms are essential for peak experiences
12:00 Neurotransmitters and ‘State’
13:45 The person you become on route
15:00 Enjoy the processes
Want to go deeper down the peak experiences rabbit hole? Check out my review of The 2AM Principle…
How often do you have peak experiences? Does it correlate to how you are managing your stress? Let me know in the comments below?