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Hack your Motivation - full


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You've seen how to hack your health, then hack your brain.
But it's tiring to work on oneself relentlessly.
How do you keep the motivation?
Now hack the hacks!

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Hack your Motivation - full

  1. 1. @abelar_s - maitre-du-monde.frhAcK yOuR MOtiVAtiOn« Hack Your Brain »This is the second part of«   Hack Your Brain   » series:managing your time, habitsand motivation using yourbrain’s elasticity.@HumanTalks 12/03/2013Trivia:
  2. 2. Who am I?‣ EPITA, Faveod, ParisRB‣ Ruby since 2006, Rails since 2007‣ Asking questions since 1984This talk follows...‣ Health tips from geek to geek‣ Hack Your Brain - for introduction‣ H.Y.B. Trivia - for my science heroes
  3. 3. Hack Your Brain Nikola TeslaPreviously on HYB...‣ Intelligence‣ just know you can‣ Expertise‣ deliberate practice‣ Memory‣ create links and emotions‣ Toolbox‣ make it simpler, question it... now hack the hacks!
  4. 4. Starting blocks CiceroWhy & How?would you want moremotivation?‣ Unsatisfaction‣ why change if you’re happy?‣ Laziness‣ makes you try to optimize
  5. 5. Willpower Jean-François ChampollionWillpower is a muscle‣ strengthen it‣ find your limit‣ then push it forward!‣ let it rest‣ recover
  6. 6. Rewards Blaise PascalBribe yourself!‣ reward work‣ with actionable results‣ smart rewards‣ don’t defeat the purpose‣ beware of rebound effect
  7. 7. TriggersTrain yourself‣ strengths & weaknesses‣ seeing X remind you that...‣ might be a tempting trap‣ or a hint of shame‣ build your triggers‣ hey, it’s 10AM! Have I stretched?‣ out of work! Do I need to buy...?‣ on my way, is my TODO OK?Benoît Mandelbrot
  8. 8. Habits Ada Byron-LovelaceBypass willpower‣ routine‣ a trigger can grow into a habit‣ then uses much less willpower‣ in just 66 days?‣ it’s worth trying right?
  9. 9. Social René DescartesShame, Pride & Herd‣ be the worst‣ become the average‣ ... of your 5 closest people‣ same with money(people feel content if they’re inthe top 20% of people they know)‣ find role models‣ or just people you admire
  10. 10. Health Ambroise ParéBad health=Bad decisions‣ good sleep‣ healthy food‣ manage stress‣ do some exercise
  11. 11. Hacks‣ Temptations‣ Oscar Wilde’s quote‣ Obvious failures‣ Tracking‣ Avoid obviously bad stuff‣ Forces you to think‣ Seinfeld method‣ Reinforcement‣ Engagement‣ Social‣ pride over shameNº1 Sadi Carnot ** this is Nicolas Léonard SADI CARNOT, there’s a cheat sheet at the end
  12. 12. Play! Roger CailloisThanks @rwhy for @aral’s talk!TryRiskFail
  13. 13. Wrapping up‣ Cognitive‣ Get in good shape‣ Learn patterns=> deliberate practice‣ Sayings‣ Practice makes perfect‣ Fake it till you make it=> don’t panic, you can too‣ Self perception‣ Dunning-Kruger Effect‣ Impostor syndrome=> track SMART goals, play!Louis PasteurDark Side version
  14. 14. Thanks! twitter- slideshare-speakerdeckQueStiOnS?
  15. 15. CreditsJason Shen: Willpower talk Balkan: A Happy Grain Of Sand keynote La Rubrique à Brac : Isaac NewtonsGMathieu: Normalien / Centralien / Alien...Eratosthenes
  16. 16. the CaRnOt Cheat SheetNicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, physique, thermodynamiqueLazare Hippolyte, maths, ingénieur, ministreMarie-François Sadi Carnot, président de la RépubliqueMarie-Adolphe, chimiste, géologue, conseil général de CharenteLazare Nicolas Marguerite dit le Grand Carnot maths, physique, généralJoseph François Claude, jurisconsulteClaude-Marie dit Carnot-Feulins, capitaine, député, ministre de l’intérieur