My Mental Models and 8 Rules for Life

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Katie: Hello, and welcome to the four-hundredth episode of the Wellness Mama Podcast. I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com and wellnesse.com. That’s wellnesse with an E on the top, it’s my new line of private care merchandise, together with hair care and toothpaste. You can test it out at wellnesse.com.

And earlier than I bounce into this episode, I simply wish to say, thanks a lot for being right here, and for listening, and for being a part of the Wellness Mama neighborhood. I don’t take it flippantly how unimaginable this neighborhood is. And I’m simply so grateful to all of you for being right here and for being a part of it. I say usually on this podcast, that I’m so grateful for you for sharing your most precious useful resource, your time, with me. And that, particularly, holds true once I get to replicate on these previous 400 episodes. I do imagine that point is our most precious useful resource, adopted carefully by our power. And I’m simply so honored and grateful that you’d share yours with me and with my company over these previous 5 years.

This episode is a bit of bit totally different. It’s not strictly about well being in a bodily sense, though many of those factors may have some actually vital implications in well being. And I’ll give examples of ways in which I’ve utilized a few of these concepts to well being and what the result was like for me. But on this episode, I’m sharing my psychological fashions and a few of my processes by which I make selections. This has been an vital a part of simplifying my life and decreasing my stress. And these are literally very concrete issues that I do in making selections, or in working my enterprise, even working my dwelling. I’ve talked a bit of bit in passing about a few of these concepts earlier than. I gained’t speak about it once more right this moment, however as an example, how I exploit the 80-20 precept in lots of areas of life, to be extra environment friendly and more practical. And I am going deeper on another psychological fashions and guidelines that I exploit in different features of my life right this moment.

The use of psychological fashions is a typical theme amongst excessive achievers. And I feel, really, these may be particularly useful for mothers, as a result of we deal with a lot and we’re continually making selections. But but most details about psychological fashions and utilizing them, is extra geared towards scientific disciplines or to the enterprise world. So on this episode, I’m going to aim to stroll via how I’ve actually made these techniques relevant to day by day sensible life. And in fact, there are implications in enterprise, and in well being, and in science, actually, as properly. But I feel we are able to actually profit from utilizing these in a sensible each day manner.

I’ll point out lots of sources and books, and people will all be linked, in fact, as at all times, within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm. So you guys can verify these on the market to proceed studying. These will simply be excessive degree overviews. If you’ve gotten questions, please go away these within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm, and I’ll do my greatest to reply them, and probably do a observe up episode with extra element, if it’s useful.

But in brief, these are frameworks that simplify my choice making and, I discover, cut back stress as a result of I don’t need to reinvent the wheel. There are actually 1000’s of varieties of psychological fashions. And I’m simply going to undergo some that I discover useful right this moment, together with a few of my interior guidelines for all times which have simplified my life. This is under no circumstances an exhaustive record. I’m simply going via a few of the excessive degree ones which have had the most important affect, and that I’m consciously making an attempt to go on to my kids, and that I usually speak about. Some of those will sound acquainted, for those who’ve listened for some time, as a result of I point out these in passing usually. But to get extra granular, I’m going to undergo them one after the other.

So primary rule for all times is to query all the things. There’s a quote that certainty is the enemy of progress. And I might say curiosity is its gasoline. So the thought behind that is that it’s vital to ask questions continually, particularly about issues that we assume or imagine with certainty, to be true. This can also be a really troublesome factor to do. It’s a straightforward factor to know we must always do, and a troublesome factor to truly implement. I’ve talked about “The Four Agreements” fairly a bit. And that’s, I imagine, probably the most really helpful ebook on this podcast. And as they point out it early in “The Four Agreements,” we’re conditioned as children to… Or he calls it domesticated, to stay by a algorithm and beliefs that we now have not chosen for ourselves. And usually, I discover, as adults, we don’t essentially return and query these issues. We’re so habituated to those beliefs that we function on the premise of them, for our entire life, with out ever going again and questioning. And so that is one thing I’ve needed to consciously find time for and do as an grownup, is to return and query all the things. And I’ll form of stroll via a few of the methods to do that.

Anybody who has children, you’ve seen this in motion. In reality, all of this stuff, these guidelines for all times and first rules, children are naturally higher at, and I’ll clarify as we go. But with regards to questioning, we are able to be taught from children at all times asking why, after which why once more, after which why once more. I imagine it’s useful, or at the very least has been for me, to continually query issues like motivations, beliefs, filters, actions, particularly in your self. I discover it a lot much less useful to query different individuals’s motives, or beliefs, or filters, as a result of we don’t have the flexibility to have an effect on these immediately, essentially, which I’ll speak about a bit of bit afterward. But to ensure that us to have the ability to change, we now have to be open to the thought of being flawed. And so a part of doing that’s questioning, again and again, to search out out if we had been really right to start with. Aristotle stated that, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” And this can be a considerably misplaced artwork, particularly in right this moment’s world.

So with regards to questioning all the things, there’s a easy framework you may observe. And I’ll stroll via some examples of this in only a minute. But beginning with the thought of regardless of the factor is you’re questioning, is that this really true? From there, constructing on, if that is true, what’s gained by performing in response to this concept or info? And if that is true, what might be misplaced by not performing in accordance with it? Again, this can be a increased degree factor, however many people by no means get to the purpose of having the ability to ask these questions. I feel it’s a extremely vital idea to show to children too. And it’s one which sadly, I feel, as a guardian, it’s simple to not just do out of sheer fatigue. Kids naturally ask questions. And they ask increasingly and extra questions, making an attempt to truly perceive the character of an issue. And fairly often, we’ll finally default to, as a result of I stated so, as a result of both we don’t know the reply, or we’ve merely fatigued from answering so many questions.

So, a part of this with children is to only merely not practice out this inherent trait they have already got, but additionally on the flip aspect, to not reply all the things for them. So relatively than simply at all times give them the data, turning it round and asking them, “Well, why do you think?” Or, “How could you find out what the answer to that question might be?” As a guardian, like I stated, it’s simple to fatigue while you get lots of questions. And in order that’s one thing to follow and to protect in opposition to. But I usually discover… I’ve seen as myself as properly, we are able to, with our kids, or particularly with friends, take questions as virtually challenges, particularly in the event that they’re bearing on one thing associated to a perception. So, studying to step away from the ego aspect of a perception and being prepared to be challenged on these, lets us study them extra deeply.

Back to the thought from Aristotle, that it’s the mark of an informed thoughts to have the ability to entertain a thought with out accepting it. If we had the flexibility to do this, we don’t need to be afraid of entertaining a thought that we might or might not agree with. With children, I inform mine usually to query all the things. And I keep in mind my oldest son, at one level when he was little, asking me, “Even you? Can I question you?” And I him, “Even, and especially me. You should not believe anything at face value just because someone tells you it. Even if it’s someone you trust. You should still always evaluate it, research it, and make sure it’s true.” And extra on this in a few my future factors as properly. But for teenagers, this has been one thing I’ve actually tried to domesticate in mine. And it appears to have, particularly my older ones, I’m seeing the outcomes of them sustaining that inherent curiosity.

As adults, if we didn’t essentially have that as our framework rising up, I discover… I had lots of areas the place I may query. And I needed to discover and acknowledge affirmation bias or areas the place I used to be simply looking for affirmation of issues I already believed, versus being prepared to truly query issues.

I discovered, usually, these are areas the place we are likely to really feel defensive. So it’s a troublesome factor to face, but when there’s areas when somebody questions us, or even when we attempt to query ourselves, we really feel uncomfortable and defensive. That’s an important place to truly begin delving in and determining why that discomfort is there. And that always may be illustrated that we don’t both totally perceive or aren’t prepared to look into the questions associated to that space. I feel one other a part of that is exposing ourselves to many alternative viewpoints, in order that we continually have the flexibility to query ourselves and have assist in doing that. And that is really a bit of bit associated to this podcast and a subject I needed to verify I touched on briefly on this episode.

One of my objectives with this podcast is to have company on with a variety of concepts, and techniques, and viewpoints, and to listen to and be taught from all of them. I firmly imagine we are able to be taught one thing from each occasion, each interplay, each useful resource. And I’m going to speak extra in depth about that towards the top of the episode. But I feel it’s vital to be uncovered to a variety of concepts. And I’ve been doing that most likely much more so just lately on this podcast. And I’ve had a number of company specifically, which have had concepts that didn’t sometimes line up with most likely nearly all of different company on totally different well being associated matters. And a few of you guys have introduced this up within the feedback, and I’m actually grateful for that, have introduced up the thought of, you realize, this visitor has one thing that was in battle with a earlier visitor. Why didn’t you problem them extra or why didn’t you say which one is definitely true?

And there are a number of causes for this. But the primary being, like I stated, I feel it’s vital to be uncovered to a variety of viewpoints, and contemplate that there’s validity in at the very least some or all the concepts that this individual might be saying. Secondly, I’ve talked about many instances now that my lesson during the last couple of years has been simply how drastically vital individuality and personalization is. And the rationale I’ve company on now with differing viewpoints is that folks have huge variations in what finally goes to work greatest for them. So I wish to have a variety of viewpoints out there so that you just guys, as listeners, can hear a variety of them, after which be capable to pull and be taught for your self, what works greatest for you.

I firmly imagine, on the finish of the day, that we’re every our personal main well being care supplier, which signifies that nobody system, together with mine, once more, query, everybody, even and particularly me, goes to work immediately for anybody else, phrase for phrase. So we’re liable for studying, educating, testing, and discovering the issues which might be going to work greatest for us. And they’re going to be totally different for every of us. So that’s why I attempt to have company on with a variety of viewpoints, and never attempt to persuade them or conform them to what has labored for me, as a result of that’s simply my viewpoint. I additionally use this podcast equally, as a option to problem my very own assumptions, and beliefs, and to query issues. So usually, I’m not arguing or being dogmatic again with a visitor, as a result of I’m making an attempt to remain in a curiosity and studying mindset as properly, through the episode. But that stated, the suggestions is properly taken. And I feel I’ll make an effort sooner or later to at the very least convey up different viewpoints which were introduced by different company, and let any new visitor have an opportunity to reply and problem that again. So I feel that’ll result in a extra attention-grabbing dialog and I’m actually grateful that you just guys introduced that up. It’s simply my encouragement to pay attention and be taught from a perspective of staying curious, and being prepared to query our personal affirmation biases, each time potential.

And once I say query all the things, I feel that is the factor that always will get considered in a broad generality, perhaps. And once I say this, I imply I really do that yearly, and concretely, and really, very deliberately, to the purpose of truly making a spreadsheet. And I’m not suggesting that that is, by any means, useful for everybody, however that is what works properly for my actually analytical thoughts. I’ll make, yearly, on the finish of the 12 months, I’m within the means of doing this now, a listing of issues I imagine to be true, or I’m comparatively sure, most likely are true. And then I query these issues, really make an effort to reveal myself to issues that immediately provide various viewpoints. I’ll speak about once more, this, in a bit of bit extra depth and at a distinct level as properly. But this can be a very concrete follow that I do. So I attempt to do it mentally, every day, particularly anytime I discover myself feeling defensive or dogmatic about one thing. But I actually do it yearly, very deliberately.

And I what I discovered via this, like I stated to start with, the concept certainty is the enemy of progress. And I feel curiosity is the gasoline of progress. And paradoxically, I really feel just like the extra we attempt to make sure about one thing and ensure our personal viewpoint, the much less safe we really really feel about it. And I may give some examples of that, however they’re considerably controversial. And I’m positive which you can most likely put these items collectively your self. But I additionally discover that the extra snug we get with questioning one thing, and never being sure, the extra snug we really are in mixture as a result of there’s a consolation in not having to make sure. So I discover this follow of regularly questioning and simply asking, what if this was not true, what if the other was true, what if there was different viewpoints right here that I wasn’t contemplating, results in lots of freedom.

And with regards to questions, one other space that I feel is perhaps not talked about sufficient, and equally vital, is the interior questions that we ask ourselves. Because our unconscious does lots of work to reply these questions, and that goes an extended option to creating our inside bias or our inside filters that largely affect how we act and the way we work together. And so, as an example, I’ve used this instance earlier than, however once I used to inner-question requested myself, why can’t I reduce weight? My unconscious did its job brilliantly of answering that query by saying, “Well, obviously, it’s because you’ve had all these kids, and you have thyroid problems, and your genes say that you are more likely to be overweight. And, and, and, and, and.” And so I by no means made progress as a result of I used to be asking the flawed query.

So I discover even internally, it’s vital to rephrase our inquiries to query our assumptions and beliefs. Things like, properly, is it really true that these individuals with thyroid illness can not reduce weight? Well, no, not essentially. Is it true that every one mothers have to realize weight after having kids? Well, no, not essentially. So breaking these issues down, which I’ll discuss a bit of bit extra about within the subsequent level on first rules. But rephrasing the questions we ask ourselves internally. So perhaps issues extra like, how is it so enjoyable to get to a degree of being metabolically wholesome? Or, how do I really like motion a lot? Or, why is it so enjoyable to decide on wholesome choices of meals? Or, how am I so in tune with precisely what my physique wants? And then my unconscious frolicked figuring these issues out and answering these questions.

Slightly bit associated, and I really feel prefer it’s price at the very least lumping in right here is, each internally and in interactions with others, being very cautious of our phrasing of questions in ways in which result in options and never simply extra questions. So, as an example, when working with somebody, as an alternative of asking if one thing is feasible, ask how we may make it occur? Or, how would we make this work? Or, how can we get to this desired aim? Same factor internally. So not asking, like, why can’t I reduce weight? Or, if I can reduce weight? It’s asking, how can I do that so simply? And then letting the mind work towards these options. On a sensible degree, I discover this actually useful in enterprise and in working with any form of contractor and even individuals domestically, is as an alternative of asking in the event that they’re okay with one thing, work out what the specified answer is for you, and ask tips on how to get there, after which put the ball of their court docket to assist remedy the issue.

So, on the finish of the day, I began with this one as a result of I feel the character of our questions shapes the character of our lives. And so, by beginning with higher questions, and being prepared to ask these questions, we put ourselves in a a lot better foundational place for all of those subsequent factors that I’m going to speak about. So, backside line recap of this one, query all the things, particularly and beginning with the issues that you just assume you’re 100% positive about.

Number two, breaking issues right down to first rules. This is an idea borrowed from physics. And I’ll admit, I learn lots of works associated to physics, books associated to physics. And I’ve a mind crush on Richard Feynman, who was an award profitable physicist. I’ve at all times been fascinated by physics since I used to be little. And I really feel like there are such a lot of classes in physics that we are able to be taught from and apply to different areas of life. And first rules is a giant one.

So for those who’re not conversant in this idea, the fundamental thought of first precept is a foundational, basically self-evident proposition or assumption, that can not be deduced from every other proposition or assumption. So mainly, it’s probably the most primary constructing block that we all know to be true, that may’t be damaged down any additional.

So, in physics, clearly, we’re speaking about particles and issues that may be damaged right down to very small elements. But this is applicable to different areas of life as properly, with the concept if we break all the things down to those first rules, and work from there, we’re usually going to reach at completely totally different assumptions and outcomes than after we function from techniques that exist already as in the event that they had been true. Often I discover we will probably be in discussions with individuals or…actually this occurs on-line, or arguments that don’t are likely to go anyplace. And on this case, I discover there’s usually a mismatch of understanding of first rules.

So as an example, when two persons are hopefully discussing rationally and calmly, as an example, their place on issues like vaccines, they may have a mismatch in true first rules. And so that they aren’t really having the identical argument. And they haven’t outlined a few of these core concepts of what does a vaccine really do, as an example? What’s the mechanism of motion within the physique and the way a lot certainty do we now have that that mechanism of motion is being completed? Because usually, one individual will probably be arguing from the place that there’s a security concern and it’s extraordinarily vital, working on the belief that vaccines are 100% environment friendly. While one other individual could also be arguing from a place of that they may not be and that there might be hazard, with the concept vaccines might or might not be environment friendly, or efficient, however that there may be uncomfortable side effects. So there’s a mismatch of core understanding in first rules, however the dialog is going on properly above that. So no most likely constructive dialog or studying from one another may be reached you probably have a mismatch in primary first rules.

I do know that’s a controversial instance, however one which I needed to convey as much as illustrate this. And this could even be true in our personal life. It doesn’t need to be in dialog with another person. I discover that, as soon as once more, children are naturally nice on the thought of first rules. If you ever discuss to a two 12 months previous for any size of time, you already know tips on how to get issues to first rules. Basically, you begin with any thought or assumption, and then you definitely ask why, and then you definitely ask why once more, and once more. And while you get to the purpose the place there’s no extra whys you may reply, you’ve seemingly arrived on the potential first precept. So the thought of that is, break something down in life to first rules. Basically dig deeper and deeper till you might be left with solely foundational truths of an thought or scenario.

René Descartes was a French thinker and a scientist, and he talked about this strategy, and a way that’s now known as, I imagine, Cartesian doubt, by which he would systematically doubt all the things he may probably doubt till he was left with what he noticed as purely indeniable truths. So mainly boil issues down until they’ll’t be boiled down anymore. Or in layman’s phrases, that is mainly the follow of questioning all the things you assume you realize, about any issues, state of affairs, perception, after which creating new data and options from scratch, working solely on these issues, these truths, and never eventualities, techniques, or assumptions which might be simply constructed on these. So, virtually like the thought of, once more, going again to a two 12 months previous or a new child, and assuming you realize nothing. Starting with solely the issues that you realize for positive and constructing from there.

So, on the flip aspect, and in distinction, lots of people, I feel, perhaps are listening to that and considering, “Well, I think I probably already do that.” Most of us, I actually did and nonetheless discover myself doing this at instances, are slipping into reasoning by analogy. And that is mainly constructing data and fixing issues primarily based on prior assumptions, or beliefs, or broadly held issues that most individuals imagine to be true. And there’s a cause for this. This was a part of survival for our species for a few years. If we, as an example, encountered a tiger, and we’d already encountered a tiger, we weren’t breaking it right down to first rules and making an attempt to query all the things about it. We had been working on the beliefs and assumptions that this was a harmful animal and we would have liked to get away. So there’s a survival cause that it’s simpler to function by analogy than by first rules. We needs to be rather more cognizant.

But these large thinkers, I really feel like for those who can boil issues right down to first rules, it provides you an important start line to think about out of the field options. And with our children, all you need to do is get out of their manner. They’re naturally going to do it. So attempt to not practice them out of the thought of this. And I feel probably the most generally used trendy instance of the thought of first precept considering proper now could be Elon Musk, who has performed this with Tesla and constructing batteries, as an example, as a result of that was one of many large hurdles with constructing electrical vehicles, from my understanding, is that batteries are very costly. So he broke that down and he stated, “Well, there’s…” To construct on the primary level. “There’s an assumption that batteries are expensive. Is that actually true? Does that have to be true?” So the thought from level one among questioning all the things. And then he stated, “Well, let’s break batteries down to their first principles. What are the core elements that are needed, the core compounds that build a battery? And is there a less expensive way to obtain those things? Is there a less expensive way to build a battery?” And he has largely performed that.

The identical factor with SpaceX and with rockets. The concept that rockets are very costly. Is that really true? Do they need to be? What are the core elements of rockets? Can these be obtained much less expensively and constructed in a different way? And that’s precisely what he’s performed. So he’s an clearly excessive instance. Most of us should not seemingly constructing rockets in our day by day lives, however the identical thought applies to techniques in your family, to interactions in your online business, to issues like health and weight reduction, which, sarcastically, I attempted to assume in first rules for a lot of, a few years, earlier than I assumed to use it to well being and health, which was the world I used to be writing a lot about.

So, in life, I really feel like first rules is a useful idea as a result of it stops us from simply constructing on assumptions and techniques that exist already, which implies we’re solely making incremental enchancment or small percentages of enchancment. Instead, if we query issues right down to their core concepts after which rebuild completely from there, we are able to usually do that rather more effectively.

So as an example, I’ve talked about this earlier than, however an space the place I did this was with the thought of schooling and college for my children. So relatively than…we had been debating if we had been going to homeschool or ship them to highschool and check out to determine what was the most suitable choice for them. Instead of assuming these two issues had been true, that they had been good choices, I attempted to return to first rules and actually boil issues down, by asking, what are the objectives of grownup life? And why do children want to achieve these objectives in right this moment’s world?

And as an example, there’s this pervasive script or analogy in society, that going to highschool, because it exists, and getting good grades results in success in life. And that really doesn’t arise while you break it right down to first rules. So what I did was say, what are the issues they really do should be profitable? Well, first, let’s outline success, after which work backwards from there. So in an unsure future, in a doubtlessly largely technological world, what do they should be profitable? Well, they want to have the ability to assume creatively, as a result of machines aren’t essentially doing that. They want to have the ability to assume critically, they usually want to have the ability to quickly purchase new expertise and assume exterior the field. Because these are all issues that they seemingly must do in no matter future they find yourself with. So then asking, does the present mannequin of faculty assist accomplish these objectives? And if not, working backwards to determine what does.

And what I spotted once I did this was that, the present techniques that had been out there when my oldest was 5, each the college system and homeschool curriculums on the time, didn’t actively put together kids for that future. And the truth is, did issues that had been most likely largely counterproductive to that, by having them sit nonetheless, assume inside a field, be taught that there’s just one right reply to a take a look at, remedy math issues forwards as an alternative of backwards, have to indicate their work in the best way the instructor desires them to indicate their work, relatively than even being allowed to attempt to experiment with out of the field options. So in some ways, while you break it right down to first rules, schooling is not only not useful, it’s counterproductive, until we’re constructing from first rules. Getting good grades in a system that focuses on sitting nonetheless, and being obedient, and considering contained in the field, actually makes success in an grownup life, while you outline it, more durable not simpler. So, by boiling schooling right down to first rules, we had been capable of construct a greater system that’s serving to our children protect these core expertise of creativity, vital considering, and so forth.

Same factor with well being, we boil it right down to first rules, relatively than assuming that the prevailing concepts of well being are true. We usually come to very totally different conclusions. And that’s what I did of, what if this isn’t true? What if consuming this manner will not be the easiest way? Basically questioning each assumption I had, as I discussed within the first level, breaking it right down to first rules, after which constructing from there. What are the constructing blocks which might be crucial for well being? What issues really do assist the physique? And right here’s an space, once more, personalization, it’s going to be totally different for every of us. But there are most likely some universally useful truths that can be utilized throughout the board. And a a lot simpler instance, the thought of meals, and that is used on-line to elucidate the idea properly. But, like, the thought of cooks versus cooks. And you might consider substances as form of like the primary rules, the core constructing blocks that can be utilized in lots of alternative ways.

A cook dinner might be considering extra of just like the analogy sort considering. Building on a recipe or one thing that’s already there, utilizing these first rules, and simply incremental enhancements. So, like, utilizing the recipe, a cook dinner would possibly execute higher than one other one to make an incremental enchancment, however they’re not revolutionizing the system through the use of the substances, the primary rules, in a completely novel manner. Whereas a extremely good chef or a extremely skilled chef is utilizing substances, first rules, another way. They’re utilizing them within the first precept mind-set, beginning with solely the substances, with out every other assumptions, with out recipes, and constructing distinctive and new mixtures and dishes, primarily based on simply the substances themselves. So a bit of bit simplified there, however I discover that that one’s a useful one to know.

And from a enjoyable perspective, I really feel like I used to look at the present “MacGyver,” as a child. And he is an efficient instance in lots of his episodes of first rules considering, in a humorous manner. He was well-known for utilizing frequent gadgets in new and progressive methods. So mainly, the thought of first precept considering. He broke issues down, and as an alternative of assuming {that a} paperclip ought to solely be used to clip papers collectively, or {that a} wheel ought to solely be used on a motorbike, he would put issues collectively in distinctive and new methods, and that at all times or usually acquired him out of robust conditions. So he form of used first precept considering with every single day frequent gadgets, to create distinctive options. And that’s form of the thought of first rules that we are able to apply throughout the board.

Number three, know the opposite aspect of any perception or opinion higher than an opponent would possibly. And one other individual I’ve a mind crush on is Charlie Munger. If you’re not conversant in him, he’s Warren Buffett’s associate in Berkshire Hathaway. And you might learn “Poor Charlie’s Almanack” to be taught much more about him. I’m a giant fan of his work and have learn rather a lot by him and about him. And one among his quotes is, “I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do.” When I first learn that, it actually struck me and it stayed with me to at the present time. I assumed it was actually profound. Because, to construct on the second level, many people, I used to be responsible of this for a really very long time too, attempt to discover issues that affirm our personal affirmation bias. We wish to discover issues that affirm the issues we already know.

And so this concept of not simply being open to, however actively researching the other aspect of a viewpoint, so that you’ve a stronger understanding of it than your opponent would possibly. It builds on the thought from the primary level I made about questioning all the things. But a part of that is the act of exploring the opposite aspect. And I feel this may be actually useful, particularly proper now, when there are very robust beliefs on a complete lot of various points, and really excessive emotion on either side. So I stated, we function usually from a place of affirmation bias, looking for issues that affirm our current concepts. But if we construct on the thought of first rules, I discovered that questioning all the things after which researching in depth viewpoints opposite to ours, is de facto, actually useful for a number of causes.

So to start with, we get the prospect to critically consider if our place is right to start with, or not. And if we’re right, then that’s nice. We’ve solely confirmed what we thought we knew, and we haven’t misplaced something. We’ve most likely discovered one thing within the course of. If we’re incorrect, it’s useful to know in order that we are able to modify and function from a perspective of full data. And within the course of, we’re studying about and understanding various viewpoints, which results in extra understanding and empathy for individuals who would possibly maintain a distinct viewpoint than we now have. And I really feel like this results in rather more constructive conversations. And hopefully, usually, rather more degree headed conversations. And a few of the nice thinkers in historical past, I really feel like, had been excellent at this and will argue the opposite aspect’s perspective higher than their opponent. They would usually begin…in the event that they had been going to defend some extent, they might usually begin by totally explaining the choice viewpoint, after which breaking down the assumptions, level by level, with information. But in doing this, I really feel prefer it provides perspective, it additionally takes lots of the adverse emotion out of this.

There’s a weblog known as Farnam Street they usually have an important weblog submit about this. It’s known as, “The Work Required to Have an Opinion.” And I feel, like I stated, in a world the place feelings run so excessive on so many matters, that we owe it to one another, within the title of human kindness, to discover different sides and have the opportunity and prepared to speak with somebody who disagrees from a perspective of empathy, and calm, and understanding, versus simply everyone operating on such excessive emotion, and never really getting anyplace aside from to be offended with one another.

So, some examples of this. I really feel like usually we are going to see very robust opinions and feelings in issues like dietary approaches. Whether it’s higher to be vegan, or keto, or carnivore. The reply is probably going someplace in the course of all of these issues for every of us that we now have to determine individually. But it’s very simple to learn issues that line up with your individual opinion, to verify your individual place, which I did for years. And it wasn’t till I assumed that I might be flawed about all the things, that I discovered a few of the issues I used to be flawed about and was capable of right them, which led to me getting a lot more healthy. So this builds on the thought of questioning all the things and asking what if this won’t be true. Or what if the other might be true? And then really doing the due diligence and work to query and perceive. And like I discussed, I imagine within the second level, if there’s an space…no, the primary level, the place you discover inside resistance, or unwillingness to do that, it most likely signifies that there’s one thing to discover there, as a result of that’s a protecting mechanism.

So I feel areas the place this may be useful is anyplace that we now have a powerful perception, whether or not it’s dietary, whether or not it’s faith, whether or not it’s vaccines, whether or not it’s viruses. I feel, particularly proper now, there’s nothing to be misplaced and doubtlessly very a lot to be gained from at the very least evaluating various viewpoints. Again, this can be a level that’s simple to say and troublesome to do. But I simply love this concept, from Charlie Munger, of not permitting myself to have an opinion until I do know the opposite aspect’s argument higher than they do. And I attempt to maintain myself to that. It’s a troublesome one and I’ve to remind myself usually to be prepared to do this. Because I feel it’s human nature additionally to double down and attempt to affirm one’s viewpoint. So, I feel studying to assume critically and contemplate different viewpoints is a ability we now have to domesticate.

Number 4, the thought of inversion or considering backwards and never ahead. This is one that’s prevalent in science, comes largely from math. And it goes by many alternative names from many alternative individuals. Tim Ferriss calls this worry setting, Ryan Holiday talks about this. It has different names as properly. The primary thought is to not simply assume ahead to love, how do I get what I would like within the constructive, but additionally to assume backward of how do I not get what I don’t need. With the concept it’s simpler to keep away from the unhealthy generally than to determine and work in direction of a tangible aim, or the thought of studying from the other.

So as examples, I, for a very long time, was making an attempt to get well from an autoimmune illness. So I may ask, considering ahead, how can I get well from this autoimmune illness? And there can be useful information and analysis in that. I may additionally invert, assume backwards and ask, to determine issues, how can I get an autoimmune illness? Because I’m going to determine a few of the issues I’m going to wish to not do, to not get an autoimmune illness. So if I needed to get an autoimmune illness, I didn’t wish to, however I found out tips on how to do it, which was to be very careworn, eat horrible meals, and don’t sleep. And that was mainly my school expertise. And that led to autoimmune illness. So, from that, I can then deduce that to not get autoimmune illness, it could be useful to attempt to not be careworn, to take care of stress, to not eat horrible meals or to eat meals that helps the physique, and to get sufficient sleep, versus not getting sufficient sleep.

So mainly, you determine what you’d need to keep away from, or what creates the issue you don’t need, and also you do the other. This manner, you’re not simply specializing in success, however you’re additionally avoiding failure. One instance that may be very related to mothers that I can consider, on this, of the thought of inversion, comes from Marie Kondo. And you’ve most likely heard of her. She had the wildly fashionable ebook, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” which led to large adjustments for many individuals. I noticed many individuals in my life observe her system and do away with a complete lot of stuff of their home. But she used this concept of inversion, most likely knowingly, as a result of she’s actually good. But she had individuals, as an alternative of asking, what ought to I do away with? She didn’t have them ask that as a result of that brings up all this emotion, after which you might be hooked up to issues, and it’s onerous to determine the belongings you wish to do away with. Instead, she inverted. She informed individuals to guage solely which of this stuff do I wish to hold, versus what do I wish to do away with. And that’s a better factor emotionally to work via. And it makes it look completely totally different as an issue. So, to do that, asking issues like, what if the other was true? What if I centered on a distinct aspect of this case? So as an alternative of asking tips on how to do one thing, ask how to not do it, after which be taught from the inverse.

Another author I actually like is Nassim Taleb. And he says, “What you don’t know is often more important than what you know.” And I discover that utilizing inversion, you may assist determine a few of these holes and issues that you just don’t know. And you may keep away from issues that you just don’t need. To convey again Charlie Munger once more. I’m, once more, a giant fan of him. He has spoken to this many instances in numerous quotes. That inversion helps you keep away from errors and keep away from failure, which frequently is extra vital to success than simply specializing in success. And Naval Ravikant, who’s one other individual I like rather a lot, talks about this type of identical idea as properly. But Charlie Munger stated…he stated, “It’s remarkable how much long term advantage people like us have gotten by trying consistently to be not stupid instead of trying to be very intelligent.” He additionally stated, “It’s not enough to think about problems one way. You need to think about them forwards and backwards.” So that concept of inversion. Naval stated a lot of the identical factor, Naval Ravikant, who I’ll hyperlink to, some sources from him. I’m going to speak about him extra in a short time, however he has influenced my considering and enterprise fairly a bit. And he talks about this as properly, as a option to assume via life selections.

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Number 5, the thought of compounding. You usually, most likely, are conversant in this time period, via the thought of compound curiosity, which I’ll see if I can clarify in a bit of bit excessive degree, simply so to perceive it, how I’m going to use it to different areas of life. So, compound curiosity is the addition of curiosity to the principal sum of a mortgage or deposit. So in different phrases, it’s curiosity on curiosity. And it’s the results of reinvesting the curiosity relatively than paying it out, in order that the curiosity, the following time, is earned on the principal plus the curiosity, the beforehand amassed curiosity. And it results in a better progress curve. Or the concept, like, progress results in extra progress.

So this can be a time period utilized in cash. But I feel it’s actually related. And Naval has talked about this in lots of different areas of life as properly, not simply with cash. And so I feel you should use compounding with regards to relationships, and expertise, and time. Albert Einstein stated that compound curiosity is the eighth marvel of the world. He who understands it earns it, and he who doesn’t pays it. But that is true, I imagine, with time, and expertise, and relationships as properly. So some areas that I like to think about compounding every day, not simply with cash, are issues like studying and data. And that is one other recurring space that you just’ll hear individuals like Charlie Munger speak about. Warren Buffett talks about this. Quite a lot of the actually excessive attaining people who find themselves large thinkers spend lots of time studying, generally writing, however buying data in virtually what looks like a disproportionate period of time.

In different phrases, many of those individuals will learn for hours and hours a day. People who’re operating large corporations, who you’ll assume can be probably the most busy and have the least time to learn. They perceive the good thing about compounding data. And they spend hours per day buying data, figuring out that data plus extra data, the compounding impact, you’re in a position to make use of extra effectively. So they spend time studying every single day. Same factor with the thought of expertise. The extra we follow a ability, the better it will get to maintain getting higher at that very same ability. Also, constructing on expertise that may assist one another. I’ve performed this with the enterprise, of considering how may I begin with primary constructing blocks that I had, or expertise that I may be taught, after which construct into different areas that might assist me attain individuals another way or construct issues that manner. So, like, issues like podcasting. Speaking helped me get higher at podcasting. Writing weblog posts helped me get higher at writing, which helped me write books. We can construct on expertise and get higher at them over time.

Same factor with writing. And, like, I discover that the extra I write, the extra I write. So writing day by day, making {that a} follow, makes it simpler to write down day by day. Same factor with health. We see compounding in health, and we don’t essentially assume to name it this. But as you…I’m discovering this now, as you’re employed out and get extra honed in, and as you get stronger, your physique is extra environment friendly at relaxation. And exercises, whereas they might by no means really feel simple while you’re doing them since you wish to hold difficult your self, you get extra environment friendly on the exercises themselves, and the profit turns into better from the identical or much less quantity of precise health.

And a trick that I exploit, that I’ll point out a bit of bit extra within the final level intimately. But I exploit one thing known as the Feynman Technique. So once more, mentioning Richard Feynman. But I discover that this helps me in compounding as a result of it locks in data, and concepts, and expertise. And the idea briefly, is that, you don’t actually know or perceive one thing till you may educate it to a baby. And fortunately, I’ve many kids that I’m educating every day. So I really get to implement this in follow.

But the thought being that anytime I discovered one thing new, each time I learn a ebook, I attempt to summarize that factor in a concise, simple to know lesson, and easy language, and educate it to one among my children. And then get them to elucidate it again to me, which then confirms that I used to be capable of clarify it to them in a straightforward to know manner. And that’s been actually useful for me in having the ability to compound on that data and on these expertise. And like I stated, I’ll discuss extra about that within the remaining level. But I needed to say it right here as properly.

Number six. This one is massively useful from a psychological well being and stress perspective. And it’s the thought of, concentrate on solely what you may management. And that is talked about in all the things from the stoics to modern-day stoic writers like Ryan Holiday. This is introduced up in various kinds of non secular texts throughout the board. But simply the thought of, we’re a lot much less careworn after we concentrate on what we are able to management. One of my favourite writers who mentions that is Viktor Frankl, in his ebook, “Man’s Search for Meaning,” that I reread yearly originally of the 12 months. And additionally, it’s talked about in varied methods all through many, many sorts of writing. But the core idea, excessive degree to know is, the issues that we are able to management are basically simply our personal feelings, actions, and responses. And what we can not management is all the things else. And after we spend psychological power and time actually solely centered on our personal talents, and actions, and responses, and issues that we now have direct affect over, and we let go of attachment, or must attempt to management issues we are able to’t management, like different individuals’s actions, or how different individuals really feel about us, or world occasions exterior of our management. We profit as a result of we’re letting go of stress over an basically insolvable impractical equation, as a result of we are able to’t have an effect on the result.

And I really feel like there’s lots of issues that construct into this, however the core idea actually is so simple as that. Again, easy however not simple. It’s onerous to discover ways to let go of these issues. But to the diploma that we’re in a position to do this, I really feel like I’ve discovered freedom and happiness in that. Some issues that this has additionally helped me, there’s an idea of Hanlon’s razor, which is mainly that it’s best to by no means attribute to malice that which might simply be attributed largely to carelessness, or…mainly, yeah, simply to circumstance or carelessness. And I really feel like after we concentrate on solely what we are able to management, we now have much less want to attempt to perceive different individuals’s motivations or right them on this stuff. And usually, issues that we might interpret as one thing that was performed with malice, was actually simply performed by accident or with out thought in any respect. And we are able to let that go.

I discover additionally once I concentrate on solely the issues inside my very own management, it permits me to be extra variety, which is one other core precept of my life normally. And I simply form of put it below right here. But the thought of at all times be extra variety. When doubtful, at all times select to be extra variety. I’ve but to search out conditions in my life the place I regretted being variety. And I can actually consider many the place I regretted not being variety. And focusing by myself feelings, and responses, and actions, usually much less, that’d be a a lot simpler course of to be variety. As talked about already, I discussed the ebook, “The Four Agreements.” And this is without doubt one of the 4 agreements, is to not take something personally. Because the issues different individuals do usually don’t have anything to do with us in any respect to start with. But we are able to’t management them anyway. Or as previous podcast visitor, Lauryn Bosstick stated, she stated, “Other people’s opinion of me is none of my business.” It’s additionally firmly out of our management. So after we can let go of that, or the attachment to figuring out another person’s opinion, or caring about another person’s opinion, we’re in a position to make use of that point and power to concentrate on issues that we are able to really have an effect on the result of, which is a place of rather more freedom, and far much less stress, at the very least from what I discovered.

So, I exploit this to investigate when one thing pops up in life, or particularly if it’s one thing inflicting me stress, is to investigate what variables on this circumstance or scenario, do I even have the flexibility to manage. And if it’s not a kind of issues, letting go of it, relatively than pouring time and power, which we talked about are probably the most useful sources, into an equation as a variable that’s not solvable, to start with.

Number seven. My children hear me say this on a regular basis and it’s in our home. I’m constructing a tradition wall and that is on it. The idea that happiness is a selection and a ability. And there’s a thousand quotes associated to this. But that is one thing that I’ve discovered, in some ways, during the last decade. And it pertains to this concept of what we now have the flexibility to manage. And our personal happiness is a kind of issues as a result of it’s a selection. But it’s additionally one thing that we now have to domesticate. I discover that the thought of compounding, which we already talked about, applies right here, too. Because after we arrange habits, and actions, and practices that result in happiness, they have a tendency to do this increasingly over time. The thought of inversion can even assist determine what this stuff are.

So, like, Naval Ravikant, who I discussed, he defines happiness as a relaxed thoughts, a match physique, and a contented dwelling. And I feel there are features of that, which might be present in many individuals’s definition of happiness. But a part of reaching that is form of figuring out the place we’re going, but additionally figuring out the actions, or eradicating the actions that don’t result in happiness, or figuring out those that do. And inversion may also help right here too. So by asking, how can I be sad? Well, I may sleep much less. I may struggle with people who I’m near in my life. I may eat meals that makes me grumpy. Then you do the other of these issues. So perhaps by having good relationships, and getting sufficient sleep, and consuming nutritious meals that’s scrumptious, I might be extra pleased. You can construct on that.

I feel one other facet I discovered of happiness is the fixed reminder to attempt to be current and to construct from place of presence. It’s a lot simpler, I discovered, to be pleased while you’re within the current second than when you find yourself future or previous centered, until you’re actively planning for one thing sooner or later, as a result of these are areas which might be exterior of our management and areas that are typically nervousness producing. So to the diploma potential, cultivating happiness by being current and specializing in and compounding the actions that relate to happiness for every of us, which goes to be totally different. I discussed to start with about time and power being our most vital property. And I feel this can be a actually vital a part of the happiness equation. Because after we deplete both of these issues, we’re sometimes not as pleased. And if we discover a option to focus these issues successfully, even when there are nonetheless difficulties or struggles, it tends to result in extra happiness. I’m going to place a hyperlink to Naval Ravikant, I discussed. He has a ebook known as “The Almanack” that’s out. It’s primarily based on his work. He didn’t write it, however it’s primarily based on his work, and it’s out there without spending a dime on-line, in PDF. You can even purchase the common ebook.

But he has an important quote that, “Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” So, conversely, you may simply select happiness by being current now. It nonetheless would possibly imply you’re employed towards issues. In reality, it most likely will. But not being hooked up to the need for these issues to occur. And I feel it was perhaps Mark Manson who stated it too, that the need for extra constructive expertise is in itself a adverse expertise. And paradoxically, the acceptance of a adverse expertise is in and of itself a constructive expertise. It’s form of just like the paradox of happiness. And an idea I like additionally from Mark Manson is, as an alternative of asking what makes me pleased and specializing in that, this type of ties in a bit of bit to the thought of inversion. So we’re considerably adjoining. But asking what discomfort or ache am I prepared to have in my life. Because this helps us determine and work in direction of areas which might be going to result in happiness.

So, as an example, if I’m prepared to have the discomfort of intense exercises, which may result in a more healthy physique, which bodily makes me happier. Probably, I’ve higher neurotransmitters that manner, however I additionally would possibly really feel happier by having that wholesome physique. I could be prepared to have the discomfort of working extra hours, or working a aspect enterprise at night time for a number of hours, which isn’t essentially in and of itself a snug pleased expertise. But that results in serving to construct a enterprise, or to extra monetary safety, which may be one thing that pertains to happiness. Personally, previously, I’ve usually chosen the ache…or not ache, however discomfort of fasting and never having meals for a sure variety of days, which led to organic issues like autophagy and mobile adjustments, and to higher well being over time. So, I really like this idea of selecting our discomfort. What ache or discomfort am I prepared to have in my life for these objectives of happiness? Naval stated that, “A rational person can find peace by cultivating indifference to things outside their control.” So that ties that into the earlier level as properly, however discovering peace and happiness by specializing in being current and specializing in the issues inside our sphere of management, and letting go of the issues that we are able to’t.

And then the final level I’m going to speak about right this moment, which is, for me, a giant key in happiness, but additionally one among my guidelines for all times. And one which governs many, lots of my actions is the main focus of cultivating curiosity and at all times studying. And that is performed in numerous methods for me, and it’s a bit of bit simple to do as a result of I’m a homeschooling mother as properly. I’m very grateful for that. But that is the place I derive lots of my psychological stimulation and happiness. And I feel it’s going to look totally different for everyone, simply as all of those will. But I’ve discovered this for me may be very a lot a key to feeling fulfilled and to happiness. And there’s varied ways in which I do that tangibly. Overarchingly, it’s so simple as, I discover at all times having some form of aim or problem to be working towards, and at all times having a brand new subject of dialog or subject of data to be taught.

So for instance, for my children, they’ve, in class, a factor that they concentrate on every day, it’s not likely a topic, we don’t do these. But it’s known as matters, the place they analysis, it might be something they’re concerned about in any respect. And then they need to both write a brief paragraph about it or clarify it to me or to a sibling, in a manner that the opposite individual can then clarify it again. That would possibly sound acquainted as a result of that’s the Feynman Technique that I discussed briefly. But I additionally, myself, though I’m not in class, I’m simply educating my children, I attempt to discover methods to make use of the Feynman Technique day by day. So for my children, they do that of their college matters. I attempt to do that as properly. And I’ve a number of ways in which I do it. But the idea is a bit of bit extra element, of the Feynman Technique, is that while you perceive one thing, you may clarify it to a baby concisely, in easy language, and in a manner they perceive. And this may be performed in varied methods.

And Einstein had a quote about this as properly. I’m going to paraphrase, however one thing alongside the strains of the concept you don’t actually perceive one thing till you may clarify it to both…it was both a six 12 months previous or a sixth grader. But they each talked about this. And I discovered this extraordinarily useful in studying, each for myself and for my children in homeschooling and for retention. So what I do, myself, for this, is I’ve each digital and bodily notebooks. So I’ve apps that I exploit for this, if I’m doing it digitally. Or I’ve leather-based sure notebooks that I really like to write down in once I’m doing this by hand. And I’ll analysis a brand new idea, a subject, it might be actually something. I’d learn a ebook, so each ebook I learn, I do that Feynman Technique after. And after researching or studying and making an attempt to know in the easiest way potential, I then spend a few minutes telling my children, or my husband, or a buddy, about it, after which seeing in the event that they perceive it again.

And if I’m not speaking to a different individual or I don’t have entry to that, I may also simply write, or draw, or illustrate on one web page of a pocket book or digitally, the important thing ideas. And the benefit right here, you would possibly know, by educating one thing, you keep it higher your self and also you cement the data, however it additionally helps you perceive it higher. And I discover it actually drastically will increase my recall. So if I learn a complete lot about sulforaphane, or mitochondrial well being, or NAD, or no matter, I’ll Feynman Technique that and see if I can clarify it to my seven 12 months previous, and if she will clarify it again. And then I, by default, perceive it higher. When I learn a ebook and my focus is, okay, I’m going to attempt to clarify the core message of this ebook in a single web page or much less, or in 5 minutes or much less to my little one, I learn with a distinct lens, and I discover I retain a lot better.

If you’re not a author otherwise you don’t get pleasure from illustrating, one other manner you are able to do that is to make use of the app Otter, O-T-T-E-R, or a voice textual content to create and hold notes by simply talking them. Or for those who’re going to truly clarify it to a baby, simply use Otter to transcribe it after which you’ve gotten it written as properly. So anytime you wish to return and have a reminder of that subject, you’ve gotten it in a single place due to this. And so, like I stated, I do that with books and ideas, the thought, educate it to another person. If they’ll clarify it again to you, then you definitely perceive it and you’ve got succeeded in passing it on.

TED Talks are additionally an important coaching software for this with children. And I’ve talked about earlier than that we regularly begin our days with watching a number of TED Talks. There’s varied causes for this. But one, I discover that kids are pure sample recognizers. So while you give them data on a number of unrelated matters, they’re nonetheless going to search for patterns, which may be actually useful and assist them assume exterior the field, which is a kind of core values. Often in TED Talks, persons are very, very educated about their area. And they’re making an attempt to speak some concepts of first rules by breaking issues right down to an idea that folks can perceive. In essence, they’re additionally considerably Feynman techniquing themselves, as a result of they’re making an attempt to go on their physique of information in a brief period of time, to an viewers, who will then hopefully perceive and share it. So after we watch these TED Talks, we both verbally or in writing, discuss via and clarify these ideas, which helps all of us retain them, and provides us lots of actually enjoyable matters for dialog.

Another factor that, to me, ties into this concept of at all times studying, I discussed this to start with, I very firmly imagine, that’s one thing I ought to most likely problem, however I very firmly imagine which you can be taught one thing from each interplay, or expertise, or useful resource. And so I attempt to strategy each interplay with an individual, or each new ebook, or any scenario I discover myself in from that perspective of having the ability to be taught one thing. And I discover that once I do this, I’ve a very totally different expertise of interplay. And I virtually at all times discover that to be true, that I discovered one thing fascinating. Sometimes what we be taught perhaps a manner we don’t wish to do one thing, it could be we’re studying by inversion of how to not do issues. But the mindset of studying one thing from all the things that you just learn, or do, or each individual that you just meet, I discover very useful. And that’s very a lot a core perception for me. I imagine that we are able to be taught one thing from all the things, however we most likely shouldn’t be taught all the things from any single factor. And that ties again into what I discussed originally about, like, being uncovered to a variety of viewpoints and never assuming that we are able to be taught all the things a couple of subject from any of these, however that we are able to be taught one thing from all of these.

Many individuals I respect have some model of the concept we must always go to mattress smarter than after we wakened. Everyone I’ve really talked about on this podcast has a quote to that impact. Naval says that, Charlie Munger has stated that, Richard Feynman has a number of quotes associated to studying every single day. But that’s the factor I take into consideration usually and inform my children day by day, is to at all times go to mattress a bit of bit smarter than while you wakened. For this cause, at our home, books are a line merchandise in our funds. And that’s one space the place I’m at all times prepared to spend cash if children ask for books. We have Kindles, we even have many, many print books. And as I do that podcast, and I ask for ebook suggestions, I hold an Amazon cart simply of books that I’m continually including to. And about as soon as a month, I order a complete new record of books. And they arrive in and I’ll attempt to get via these books that month after which Feynman Technique them and go them on to my children.

Also, with books, I don’t are likely to hold them. So one other core factor with books for me is, if it’s a great ebook, then I at all times, like, underline it and I make some notes. I Feynman Technique on the final web page of the ebook, after which I give the ebook to another person to learn. And I hope that once I go these on, individuals will do this as properly. But I really feel like data is an unimaginable reward. And it’s one which I actually get pleasure from giving to different individuals. So I at all times attempt to go books on. I don’t usually reread them, as a result of I do the Feynman Technique, however I really like passing them on for different individuals to learn. And if I do ever must reread it, I’ll simply get the ebook once more and do it once more.

But to the thought of Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett, all these guys that learn, having time day by day for studying and for studying. And that’s one other one of many causes I’m so grateful for this neighborhood, is that now, actually, it’s my job. I get to speak to you guys, discuss to individuals on the podcast, and be taught continually from individuals, and have my viewpoints challenged, and have publicity to new matters, after which get to go these issues on. So I don’t take that flippantly.

Like I stated to start with, I’m so, so, so grateful for you and for this neighborhood, for you spending your time right here right this moment. I hope that perhaps a few of these ideas have been useful to you. Probably lots of them are belongings you’d already thought-about or do in sure methods. For me, it was useful to place them extra concretely into outlined psychological fashions or guidelines for all times, in order that I may function from them, and be extra concrete with them. And I might like to, within the present notes, hear from you, about any techniques, or psychological fashions, or guidelines for all times that you’ve and that you just function from. Or if any of this stuff had been new concepts to you or challenged any concepts that you just had, I’d love to listen to about these issues from you within the present notes. So, please attain out on social or go away me a word at wellnessmama.fm. Also at all times let me know any future company you want to hear from within the subsequent 100 episodes, within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm.

I may also hyperlink to lots of these books that I’ve talked about, different books by people who I discussed on this episode, and another sources associated to those issues. As I stated, it’s a deviation from the purely simply bodily well being aspect of issues, however I really feel like these are rules and concepts which have actually made my life much less anxious and extra pleased. And I hope that one thing, once more, you may be taught one thing from all the things, that you just’re capable of pull any small a part of this that may be useful to your life in a roundabout way. And I hope that you’ll share a few of yours with me in order that I can do the identical.

But as at all times, like I stated to start with and I’ll say it once more, thanks for sharing your most precious sources, your time and your power, with me right this moment. I’m so grateful that you just did. It is at all times a pleasure to spend time with you. And I hope that you’ll be a part of me on the following 100 episodes of the Wellness Mama Podcast.

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