Hack Your Motivation - darkside

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It's hard to keep working when we're frustrated or just feeling lazy. So can we use tricks to perform best, when we're at our worst? Know thy weaknesses, train yourself, bribe yourself, track yourself!

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Hack Your Motivation - darkside

  1. 1. The Dark Side ofHACK YOUR BRAIN@abelar_smaitre-du-monde.fr@HumanTalks09/04/2013This is the dark part of my « Hack Your Brain » series:how I hacked myself, with examples I’m not proud of.But hey, I learned.Ph’nglui mglw’nafh CthulhuR’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagnEveryone thinks of changing the world,but no one thinks of changing himself.~ Tolstoy
  2. 2. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.Who am I?‣ EPITA, FAVEOD, ParisRB‣ Ruby since 2006‣ Rails since 2007‣ Asking questions since 1984
  3. 3. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.Who am I?‣ This talk follows...‣ Health tips from geek to geek‣ Hack Your Brain - for introduction‣ H.Y.B. Trivia - for my science heroes‣ Hack Your Motivation - that’s theory‣ ... and now for the practice!
  4. 4. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.Starting blo!sWhy & How?
  5. 5. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.Starting blo!s Jasper MaskelineWhy & How?‣ Unsatisfaction‣ I’m always frustrated‣ Laziness‣ I am very lazy
  6. 6. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.For what?Being smart
  7. 7. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.For what? Jean-Jacques RousseauBeing smart‣ credible excuses‣ arrogant‣ liar
  8. 8. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.Rewards VoltaireBe productive
  9. 9. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.Rewards VoltaireBe productive‣ respect‣ power‣ boss‣ €!
  10. 10. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.TriggersBeing fit
  11. 11. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.Triggers MolièreBeing fit‣ health‣ lose fat‣ get a girl!
  12. 12. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.HabitsStop destroying yourself
  13. 13. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.Habits Lincoln‣ procrastination‣ nail biting‣ smoking‣ TV‣ shame‣ your momStop destroying yourself
  14. 14. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.Social‣ Willpower‣ Tracking
  15. 15. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.Social Steve Jobs‣Tracking‣ temptations‣ patterns‣ SMART‣Willpower‣ pride, social, herd‣ training‣ bribes
  16. 16. Come to the Dark Side...... we have cookies.maitre-du-monde.fr@abelar_s:- twitter- slideshare-speakerdeckQuestions?
  17. 17. OH, & ONE MORE THING...Ph’nglui mglw’nafh CthulhuR’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn
  18. 18. Starting blocksRage! Steal!‣ Unsatisfaction‣ Laziness
  19. 19. Starting blocks Jasper MaskelineRage! Steal!‣ Unsatisfaction‣ stay hungry‣ stay foolish‣ Laziness‣ avoid work‣ delegate‣ reuse‣ hire
  20. 20. For what?Learn!‣ knowledge is power‣ experiments‣ unfinished work /!
  21. 21. For what? Jean-Jacques RousseauLearn!‣ knowledge is power‣ backs your claims‣ stay ahead‣ experiments‣ deal with uncertainty‣ more fun than work‣ disregard rules‣ sheer quantity‣ unfinished work /!
  22. 22. RewardsEarn money!‣ beat your boss‣ understand how it’s done‣ take credit when due‣ be flawless
  23. 23. Rewards VoltaireEarn money!‣ beat your boss‣ be flawless
  24. 24. TriggersBe healthy!‣ strength to spare
  25. 25. Triggers MolièreBe healthy!‣ strength to spare‣ let others be jealous‣ tackle hard problems‣ less problems
  26. 26. Habits‣ stop procrastination‣ don’t work‣ stop the wasteRebuild yourself!
  27. 27. Habits Lincoln‣ stop procrastination‣ willpower, triggers, weaknesses‣ stop notifications‣ don’t work‣ automate stuff‣ work effortlessly‣ stop the waste‣ find time wasters‣ find energy wastersRebuild yourself!
  28. 28. Social‣Tracking‣Willpower
  29. 29. Social Steve Jobs‣Tracking‣ temptations‣ patterns‣ traps‣ SMART‣Willpower‣ bribes‣ social / herd‣ training‣ health
  30. 30. maitre-du-monde.fr@abelar_s:- twitter- slideshare-speakerdeckQuestions?Thanks!
  31. 31. You left the Dark SideAll by yourself, with small increments.Was that so hard?Achievement Unlocked!

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