Do More Better Faster!
Energy Hacking for Productivity

Mike Fishbein, www.mfishbein.com
Introduction
What is energy hacking? | Why boost energy? | Who am I?

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ENERGY HACKING
Why Boost Energy?
● Accomplish more
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Produce higher quality work at greater speed

● Feel better
○

Improve your mood an...
What is Energy Hacking?
● Mind
○

How you think and what you think about

● Body
○

Nutrition and fitness

● Sleep
○

Less...
What is Energy Hacking?
● Productivity
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Systems to be more effective

● Self Development
○

Improve yourself and be happ...
Mind
How to Boost Mental Energy

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ENERGY HACKING
What is mental energy?
● Mood
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Thinking good → feeling good → performing good

● Motivation and Willpower
○
○

Initiativ...
The way we feel affects the way we perform
and how we’re perceived. How we’re
perceived effects how we perform.

MFISHBEIN...
How to Boost Mental Energy
● Positive Thinking
● Gratitude
● Negative
Visualization
● Relationships
● Decluttering
● Contr...
1. Think Positively
● Optimistic
● Confident
● Happy

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ENERGY HACKING
Negative thoughts → negative results
Positive thoughts → positive results

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Action Items
● Be more conscious
○

When are you thinking positively and negatively

● People
○

Be around others who thin...
2. Practice Gratitude
● Remind yourself
● Think big picture
○

Forget the miniscule

● Self-acceptance
○

Instead of const...
Write down 5 things you are grateful for in
your life

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ENERGY HACKING
3. Negative Visualization
● Worst case scenarios
● Reduce insatiability
○

Avoid taking for granted what we have

● Lessen...
Instead of thinking about what you want
but don’t have, think about what you do
have and how much you would miss it

MFISH...
4. People
● Humans are by nature social
● Relationships bind us
● Bring joy and energy

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ENERGY HACKING
Create a game plan for spending more time
with loved ones and people who bring you
energy

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5. Declutter
● Mentally
● Physically

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ENERGY HACKING
More stuff = more stress

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ENERGY HACKING
Action Items
● Write stuff down
○
○
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Journal
To-do list
Calendar

● Throw stuff out
○
○

Rent instead of owning
Go throu...
6. Sunlight
● Vitamin D
● Rhythm
● Serotonin

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ENERGY HACKING
If you’re feeling tired, try sitting outside for
15 minutes
Adapt your home, office, and routine so you
can get more sunli...
7. Fun!

● More positive thinking and motivation

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ENERGY HACKING
As busy as you may be, don’t forget to
allocate time to friends, family, and hobbies

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ENERGY HACKING
8. Stimulate your mind
● Challenge
● Boredom
● The happy medium

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ENERGY HACKING
Try learning a new skill

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ENERGY HACKING
9. Meditation
● Greater consciousness
● More present
● Less stress
● Thought clarity

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ENERGY HACKING
Look in to a local or online meditation class

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ENERGY HACKING
10. Try New Things
● Autopilot mode
● Consciousness
● New stimulation

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ENERGY HACKING
Break your routine. Be spontaneous.

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ENERGY HACKING
11. Minimalism
● Delegate
● Say “no”
● Time

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ENERGY HACKING
Why I stopped watching TV...

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ENERGY HACKING
12. Control
● Want
● Hope
● Worry

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ENERGY HACKING
Do the best you can and let the rest happen

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ENERGY HACKING
What’s not in your control
● The Past
● Others’ opinions and decisions
● What could go wrong

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ENERGY HAC...
Write down what you’re currently worrying
about or hoping for, and differentiate
between what’s in your control and what’s...
13. Passion
● Don’t do stuff you hate
● Passion →effectiveness

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ENERGY HACKING
What do you love doing? How can you
arrange your career or lifestyle so you can
do more of it?

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ENERGY H...
14. Affirmations
● Statement to reinforce beliefs
○
○
○

Written
Spoken
Self-spoken

● Actionable positive thinking

MFISH...
15. Be Present
● Better focus
○

less distraction

● Less stress
● Control
○

Past or future

● Full engagement
MFISHBEIN....
16. Responsibility for Emotions
● Emotions come from within

● Not dependent on outcomes

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ENERGY HACKING
To learn more about Energy Hacking and
Productivity, check out my Udemy course:
http://bit.ly/1bI1KRP

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  1. 1. Do More Better Faster! Energy Hacking for Productivity Mike Fishbein, www.mfishbein.com
  2. 2. Introduction What is energy hacking? | Why boost energy? | Who am I? MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  3. 3. Why Boost Energy? ● Accomplish more ○ Produce higher quality work at greater speed ● Feel better ○ Improve your mood and outlook ● Avoid Fatigue ○ ○ Bounce back More energy to do all that we want to do and accomplish MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  4. 4. What is Energy Hacking? ● Mind ○ How you think and what you think about ● Body ○ Nutrition and fitness ● Sleep ○ Less time in bed = more time doing the things you love MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  5. 5. What is Energy Hacking? ● Productivity ○ Systems to be more effective ● Self Development ○ Improve yourself and be happier ● Philosophy ○ A way to live life MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  6. 6. Mind How to Boost Mental Energy MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  7. 7. What is mental energy? ● Mood ○ Thinking good → feeling good → performing good ● Motivation and Willpower ○ ○ Initiative Avoid procrastination ● Focus ○ ○ Effectiveness Duration ● Confidence ○ Perception → performance MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  8. 8. The way we feel affects the way we perform and how we’re perceived. How we’re perceived effects how we perform. MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  9. 9. How to Boost Mental Energy ● Positive Thinking ● Gratitude ● Negative Visualization ● Relationships ● Decluttering ● Control ● Responsibility ● Being Present ● Having Fun! ● Mental Stimulation ● Meditation ● New Experiences ● Minimalism ● Passion MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  10. 10. 1. Think Positively ● Optimistic ● Confident ● Happy MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  11. 11. Negative thoughts → negative results Positive thoughts → positive results MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  12. 12. Action Items ● Be more conscious ○ When are you thinking positively and negatively ● People ○ Be around others who think and speak positively ● Spin ○ ○ Look on the bright side Take advantage MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  13. 13. 2. Practice Gratitude ● Remind yourself ● Think big picture ○ Forget the miniscule ● Self-acceptance ○ Instead of constantly wanting more MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  14. 14. Write down 5 things you are grateful for in your life MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  15. 15. 3. Negative Visualization ● Worst case scenarios ● Reduce insatiability ○ Avoid taking for granted what we have ● Lessen impact MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  16. 16. Instead of thinking about what you want but don’t have, think about what you do have and how much you would miss it MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  17. 17. 4. People ● Humans are by nature social ● Relationships bind us ● Bring joy and energy MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  18. 18. Create a game plan for spending more time with loved ones and people who bring you energy MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  19. 19. 5. Declutter ● Mentally ● Physically MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  20. 20. More stuff = more stress MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  21. 21. Action Items ● Write stuff down ○ ○ ○ Journal To-do list Calendar ● Throw stuff out ○ ○ Rent instead of owning Go through your closet MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  22. 22. 6. Sunlight ● Vitamin D ● Rhythm ● Serotonin MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  23. 23. If you’re feeling tired, try sitting outside for 15 minutes Adapt your home, office, and routine so you can get more sunlight MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  24. 24. 7. Fun! ● More positive thinking and motivation MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  25. 25. As busy as you may be, don’t forget to allocate time to friends, family, and hobbies MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  26. 26. 8. Stimulate your mind ● Challenge ● Boredom ● The happy medium MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  27. 27. Try learning a new skill MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  28. 28. 9. Meditation ● Greater consciousness ● More present ● Less stress ● Thought clarity MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  29. 29. Look in to a local or online meditation class MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  30. 30. 10. Try New Things ● Autopilot mode ● Consciousness ● New stimulation MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  31. 31. Break your routine. Be spontaneous. MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  32. 32. 11. Minimalism ● Delegate ● Say “no” ● Time MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  33. 33. Why I stopped watching TV... MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  34. 34. 12. Control ● Want ● Hope ● Worry MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  35. 35. Do the best you can and let the rest happen MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  36. 36. What’s not in your control ● The Past ● Others’ opinions and decisions ● What could go wrong MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  37. 37. Write down what you’re currently worrying about or hoping for, and differentiate between what’s in your control and what’s not MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  38. 38. 13. Passion ● Don’t do stuff you hate ● Passion →effectiveness MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  39. 39. What do you love doing? How can you arrange your career or lifestyle so you can do more of it? MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  40. 40. 14. Affirmations ● Statement to reinforce beliefs ○ ○ ○ Written Spoken Self-spoken ● Actionable positive thinking MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  41. 41. 15. Be Present ● Better focus ○ less distraction ● Less stress ● Control ○ Past or future ● Full engagement MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  42. 42. 16. Responsibility for Emotions ● Emotions come from within ● Not dependent on outcomes MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
  43. 43. To learn more about Energy Hacking and Productivity, check out my Udemy course: http://bit.ly/1bI1KRP MFISHBEIN.COM | ENERGY HACKING
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