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Hack Your Brain III - The Dark Side

Hack Your Brain III - The Dark Side

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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Sylvain Abélard

April 09, 2013
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  1. The Dark Side of HACK YOUR BRAIN @abelar_s maitre-du-monde.fr @HumanTalks

    09/04/2013 This 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 Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~ Tolstoy
  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. 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. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. Starting

    blo!s Why & How?
  5. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. Starting

    blo!s Jasper Maskeline Why & How? ‣ Unsatisfaction ‣ I’m always frustrated ‣ Laziness ‣ I am very lazy
  6. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. For

    what? Being smart
  7. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. For

    what? Jean-Jacques Rousseau Being smart ‣ credible excuses ‣ arrogant ‣ liar
  8. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. Rewards

    Voltaire Be productive
  9. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. Rewards

    Voltaire Be productive ‣ respect ‣ power ‣ boss ‣ €!
  10. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. Triggers

    Being fit
  11. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. Triggers

    Molière Being fit ‣ health ‣ lose fat ‣ get a girl!
  12. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. Habits

    Stop destroying yourself
  13. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. Habits

    Lincoln ‣ procrastination ‣ nail biting ‣ smoking ‣ TV ‣ shame ‣ your mom Stop destroying yourself
  14. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. Social

    ‣ Willpower ‣ Tracking
  15. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. Social

    Steve Jobs ‣Tracking ‣ temptations ‣ patterns ‣ SMART ‣Willpower ‣ pride, social, herd ‣ training ‣ bribes
  16. Come to the Dark Side... ... we have cookies. maitre-du-monde.fr

    @abelar_s: - twitter - slideshare -speakerdeck Questions?
  17. OH, & ONE MORE THING... Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl

    fhtagn
  18. Starting blocks Rage! Steal! ‣ Unsatisfaction ‣ Laziness

  19. Starting blocks Jasper Maskeline Rage! Steal! ‣ Unsatisfaction ‣ stay

    hungry ‣ stay foolish ‣ Laziness ‣ avoid work ‣ delegate ‣ reuse ‣ hire
  20. For what? Learn! ‣ knowledge is power ‣ experiments ‣

    unfinished work /!\
  21. For what? Jean-Jacques Rousseau Learn! ‣ knowledge is power ‣

    backs your claims ‣ stay ahead ‣ experiments ‣ deal with uncertainty ‣ more fun than work ‣ disregard rules ‣ sheer quantity ‣ unfinished work /!\
  22. Rewards Earn money! ‣ beat your boss ‣ understand how

    it’s done ‣ take credit when due ‣ be flawless
  23. Rewards Voltaire Earn money! ‣ beat your boss ‣ be

    flawless
  24. Triggers Be healthy! ‣ strength to spare

  25. Triggers Molière Be healthy! ‣ strength to spare ‣ let

    others be jealous ‣ tackle hard problems ‣ less problems
  26. Habits ‣ stop procrastination ‣ don’t work ‣ stop the

    waste Rebuild yourself!
  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 wasters Rebuild yourself!
  28. Social ‣Tracking ‣Willpower

  29. Social Steve Jobs ‣Tracking ‣ temptations ‣ patterns ‣ traps

    ‣ SMART ‣Willpower ‣ bribes ‣ social / herd ‣ training ‣ health
  30. maitre-du-monde.fr @abelar_s: - twitter - slideshare -speakerdeck Questions? Thanks!

  31. You left the Dark Side All by yourself, with small

    increments. Was that so hard? Achievement Unlocked!