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The blog (featuring some seriously actionable articles of exhaustive length!) on everything from biohacking, memory systems and mind hardware to social dynamics and smart drugs.

Lifehacking Ethical Hedonism: Make Good Decisions on Autopilot & Be the ROCKSTAR Forever

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

This article will dive into the millenniums old, yet rarely practiced mindset of ethical hedonism along with exploring it's biological implications.{2jtoolbox photogallery id:1}

The core belief of hedonism is that people should do everything in their power to achieve the maximum amount of pleasure. It is also the idea that every person's pleasure should far surpass their amount of pain.
However, when we think of hedonism we usually think of... 

  • Sex orgies
  • Excessive drunkenness
  • Doing lots of hard drugs
  • Crazy, over the top parties
  • Really indulgent deserts and delicious foods

These are all things that are really enjoyable, but we also think of them as self destructive, or at least irresponsible and juvenile. We get massive spikes of the feel good nuerotransmitters; serotonin and dopamine from them. In fact that is why we say: That party was dope or that DJ was dope!

AristippusEthical hedonism is a philosophy first articulated Aristippus of Cyrene, a pupil of Socrates. Aristippus wasn't a big believer in an after life so he figured that as long as you were above ground you might as well be enjoying yourself. He held the idea that pleasure is the highest good in the world. The other students of Socrates believed that the greatest good was to:

  • To contribute to society
  • To seek self knowledge
  • To understand the natural world

Aristippus was like: Fuck that noise! The greatest good is to get wasted on wine and have an orgy with a bunch of hot, young greeks.
He believed that pleasure was the ultimate good and I mostly agree!

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Practical Applications of Ethical Hedonism

Goal Failure Demystified+144 Studies Synopsized

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

"Research has shown that the most effective behavior change from nutrition education interventions occurs when the interventions are behaviorally focused and theory driven."

Lifehack: Goal Rearticulation
1. Look at your list of New Years Resolutions
2. Take 10-15 minutes to change all outcome based goals into measurable behaviors
3. Add those behaviors as habits to your Lift.do dashboard

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Examples of Goal Rearticulation

The Hueristic Habit for Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

So around this time of the year a lot of personal development and Entrepreneurial podcasts I listen too start talking about New Year's Resolutions. And I've been hearing kind of a lot of the same sort of generic advice:

  • You should write down your goals.
  • The new year could be your best year
  • If you failed to accomplish your all your goals in 2013 that doesn't mean goals are bad, it just means you should make new goals in 2014.
  • Your goals should be S.M.A.R.T (Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time specific)

So this kind of advice is all good, it really does work but it's all basically stuff my mom had taught me by the time I was like 10 years old. (Thanks mom!)

So I've decided to do something different! This video is going to be concise yet complete guide to a scientifically grounded practice for productivity that you probably aren't using right now.

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What a SCAM Nootropic looks like...

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

This is a great example of what a potentially illegitimate product looks like:

  • Sharp looking website
  • Only 2 photos on the entire website
  • No 3rd party credibility on website
  • No case studies
  • No 'real people' on the website behind the product
  • +1500 'likes' on Facebook but zero customer community online
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Tour of JR's 'Crib' + 'Being Present' Gamified + Lifehacking Real Estate

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

So this wouldn't be a useful video if I didn't give you resources and tactics to have the same kinds of experiences I'm describing:
How to Use Ninja Craigslist and Negotiating Tactics to Save a Fortune and Get Your Dream Home
http://www.limitlessmindset.com/limitless-lifestyle/37-get-your-dream-home.html
Podcast#7: Getting Your Dream Home Sooner & Cheaper
http://www.limitlessmindset.com/podcast/165-getting-your-dream-home-sooner-cheaper.html 
Why Dual N-Back training makes you present
http://www.limitlessmindset.com/software-apps/437-highiqpror.html 

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Be Limitless for 25 Cents a Day

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

Piracetam

Two questions I get A LOT from people who are new to Biohacking and haven't yet tried smart drugs is:
Which smart drug supplements actually work and have science behind them?
Which Nootropic should I get start with?

My answer to both questions is the same: Piracetam

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Lifehacking Sobriety: 100 Days of Ethical Hedonism in South America's #1 Vice City

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

In a radical lifestyle experiment and self control challenge I spent over three and half months completely sober in Medellin, Colombia. In these +100 days I experienced meteoric personal development in multiple dimensions. I also partied with some of the coolest, most interesting and sexiest people I've ever met.

As you can see I was not a monk during my sober trip. I went out and socialized 3-5 times a week with people who were drinking and partying. This article will cover uncommon motives for my sobriety, the lifehacks I employed to keep up with the drunks around me along with the unexpected (and sometimes hilarious) consequences. This article is more for lifehacking socialites, personal development junkies and self experimenters than it is for recovering alcoholics. The ultimate message I hope to communicate is that the sober life can be orders of magnitude more fun than the intoxicated life. There's a lot of references here to Colombian culture and the adventures I've had in this lovely country but I think anyone anywhere in the world considering a sober social life will find a lot of actionable information here.

Medellin, Colombia

Medellin Lifehacking SobrietyRio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires may have bigger parties, but the home town of Pablo Escobar, Medellin has to take the title of #1 vice city in this hemisphere with its:

  • Legalized prostitution
  • Constant festivals
  • Reggaeton fueled nightlife
  • Abundance of high quality, ridiculously affordable cocaine
  • Intoxicatingly beautiful women
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Hour 1: The Empire Building Habit

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

Empire Building

The 1st working hour of your day is 100% committed towards building your empire without distraction.

Building your empire means working for yourself, on the projects that are ultimately going to reward you with freedom. For a lot of us this means working on our small businesses, developing our own brands, products, systems and marketing. If you are a career professional it could mean developing your hard skill sets. If you are a writer it means turning blank white pages into art. If you are an athlete it means training, hitting the gym or getting coaching.

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What is NRR? No Response Required: The 1 Second Digital Communication Lifehack

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

Email-Overwhelm-NRRWe live in a world which is incessantly and incremental trying to completely overwhelm us. Half the battle of productivity is hacking away the superfluous To Do's from our existence. No Response Required (NRR) is a super concise way to give the gift of freedom to those you communicate with.

How it works: Unless you absolutely need a specific decision from the recipient, add No Response Required or NRR (linked to this article or video) as the very first line of your emails or digital communications. NRR takes literally about 1 second (or less!) to add to the beginnings of your digital communications.

The majority of emails are minuscule demands to increase the burden of responsibility for the recipient. No Response Required is a 3 word (or 3 letter acronym) vehicle to communicate:

  • You value their time and attention.
  • You are are doing what you can to decrease their stress.
  • You understand Decision Fatigue; you aren't going to cost them Glucose, the decision making neurotransmitter, which they could spend better on more important decisions.
  • They can delete the email after scanning it. Not another email to clog up their inbox.
  • When you do send them To Do's they will be important. You are not a source of arbitrary digital responsibilities.
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Lifehacking the Print, Sign & Scan Debacle

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

Getting what we want in life at crucial junctures requires applying ink to paper and when we are not in physical proximity to the other signatories of our endeavors it can be damned inconvenient. For the longest time remedying this situation was a frustrating combination of fax machines, downloading PDFs, killing trees by buying reams of printer paper, and the dreaded refilling of the printer toner. Below are several free and freeish digital tools that will liberate your valuable time permanently from this unpleasant experience.

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Lifehacking Your Internal Dialog: Use Silly Voices

By Jonathan Roseland  Connect    

This 35 minute video explains, exhaustively and hilariously, the personal development benefits of using silly voices in your internal dialog. To summarize: everyone has an internal dialog that they use to make sense of their experiences, relationships and emotions, we can gain more mastery of our thoughts and actions by substituting silly voices or humorous character archetypes. This is a lot times significantly more effective than 'reframing' or just trying to 'think positively'.

As you can see in the video it's also A LOT of fun! Possibly more importantly it instantly reframes negative thought patterns into humorous, jovial lines of thought that you can laugh at.

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    A: A life hack is a technique for leveraging your time, work, money, resources or relationships for accomplishing bigger goals faster.
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    These articles were once a $47 multimedia ebook (which you can download for free now). A specific diet of brain power rich foods is a corner stone of a Limitless mind. It's really impossible to become truly limitless without practicing a purposeful diet.
  • Social Dynamics
    Social dynamics is the study of the art of charm in social, business and dating situations. Check the articles below for tactics and strategies you can start using immediately to become more persuasive.
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