How Ayahuasca changed my life

June 17, 2018

In January 2014 I left Australia and spent the next 3 years traveling the world completing my bucket list.

Ayahuasca was not only the highlight of my bucket list and round the world trip, it was better than everything else I did put together. It has changed my beliefs, desires, and values, the way I think, talk, and act, and even my personality.

Since my first Ayahuasca ceremony in late 2014, I’ve drunk Ayahuasca over 60 times with over 20 different shamans in both group and private ceremonies, and in this article I’m going to share with you everything I’ve learnt in that time…

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How to Spot Fake News

May 28, 2018

Myth: The media is an honest, impartial source of information that exists for the benefit of the public, to keep us informed of what’s going on in the world, and to let us know the most important facts of the day

Reality: The media is a business which exists solely for the purpose of making money, and to shape public opinion by pushing propaganda – political and corporate

“Fake news” was named by Collins dictionary as the 2017 word of the year, and in this article we’re going to learn how to spot it…

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How to not give a fuck

May 21, 2018

In this article we’re talking: “How to not give a fuck” (about the things that don’t matter) whilst simultaneously prioritizing our “fucks” for the things that do…

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The Top 10 Rules of Influence and Persuasion

May 14, 2018

If you want to persuade someone to:

Hire you
Invest in you
Buy something
Sign something
Go out with you
Make a deal

This is the article for you…

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How to Learn: 21 Smart Strategies

May 7, 2018

Why is it in school we’re taught what to learn, but not how to learn?

If education and knowledge is so important, both in school and in life, why is it that we’re not taught this basic skill?

Isn’t it obvious that one of the single biggest differences between ‘quick learners’ and ‘slow learners’, ‘good students’ and ‘bad students’, isn’t that some students are necessarily ‘smarter’ or ‘more intelligent’ than others, but that some students simply have better and more effective learning and study habits than others?

If you know how to learn, then learning becomes easy, and that’s exactly what I’m going to show you in this article…

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How to get Smarter: A guide to critical thinking, cognitive biases, and logical fallacies – Part 10

April 30, 2018

In this article:

Critical thinking questions & The Socratic Method
Following the evidence where it leads
Motivated Reasoning
Confirmation Bias
How to Think for Yourself

and more…

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How to get Smarter: A guide to critical thinking, cognitive biases, and logical fallacies – Part 9

April 16, 2018

In this article:

Why you should try to prove yourself wrong – instead of right
Probability neglect
Why you can’t trust statistics
Cognitive Dissonance
Sacred Cows

and more…

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How to get Smarter: A guide to critical thinking, cognitive biases, and logical fallacies – Part 8

April 2, 2018

In this article we’re looking at the spiritual side of intelligence and wisdom:

Meditation
Mindfulness
Psychedelics
Pseudoscience
Scientism

Let’s begin…

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How to get Smarter: A guide to critical thinking, cognitive biases, and logical fallacies – Part 7

March 19, 2018

In this article we’re talking:

Occam’s razor
Looking where the finger is pointing
Sunk costs
Framing
Anchoring

Let’s begin…

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How to get Smarter: A guide to critical thinking, cognitive biases, and logical fallacies – Part 6

March 5, 2018

In this article we’re talking:

Doublespeak
Groupthink
Tribalism
The bandwagon effect
Political correctness

Let’s begin…

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