I’ve just spent some time lining up a boatload of reading – with the goal of learning how to become fucking awesome. Thought I’d share what what is on my shelf for the next few months.
Unlimited Content – How to Choose
There is an unlimited amount of content out there that will help achieve you goals. Makes it tough to figure out what to hit up next. My Amazon Wish List if over 1,000 items long.
Where to start?
- Start with my vision for my life – and where I know I need work.
- Develop a few pithy themes to group content around
- Adopt techniques
‘My Mind is Sharp’
Broad range of topics (memory, creativity, decision making) with specific techniques and practices to improve performance in each.
Specific techniques to achieve superhuman memory.
Specific techniques to become more creative in all aspects of life.
This one has me fascinated. Willpower is a mental muscle. By exercising it in the right way – it grows. If you know what you want and have a deep pool of willpower – you’ll get it.
Software that trains your brain to become smarter. This came highly recommended by Dave Asprey and Andrew Clark.
‘I feel connected to something larger than myself’
I wish I could believe there was a bearded man watching over us and giving our lives meaning. Can’t do it. But out of the corner of my eye I sometimes think I glimpse the truth that there is more to our existence than meets the eye. I shall explore.
‘I am consistently looking for and executing new ways to become fucking awesome’ – ie. how should I live my life?
I absolutely love the premise of this book.
‘ Two movie producers contacted him about creating a film out of his life, but Miller’s initial enthusiasm was dampened when they concluded that his real life needed doctoring lest it be too directionless for the screen. Real stories, he learned, require characters who suffer and overcome. In desultory fashion, Miller sets out to change his own life—to be the kind of guy who seeks out his father, chases the girl and undertakes a quest.‘
Live your life like a story someone would want to follow. Fuck yeah.
‘Learn About How People Think’
I am fascinated by how people tick. By learning more about the subject – I feel I will be better able to control my own actions – and develop products that help large numbers of people make changes.
- Figure out what I want – draw out my ideal life.
- Think about behaviors that will get me towards my ideal life.
- Set goals that make it easier/more enjoyable/purposefulness to engage in those behaviors.
‘Explore the Power of Minimalism’
I’ve been exploring minimalism a bit recently. Constantly purging my stuff, driving across the country with only a pickup, etc. I’m bought into the idea that for the most part less is more.
Should be a good quick read on becoming more minimal in all areas of life.