It's easy to find information on any topic to solve your problem. Google, Reddit, Stack Overflow, YouTube, you name it. Any skill, any topic is at hand with a wide variety of opinions. And if you pick one and focus on it, it'll work out just right. What people are looking for, is a sense of belonging to a community of like-minded people. They also need inspiration from a charismatic leader. That's why they subscribe to us. Live an interesting life, build your character and produce whatever you want. People will follow, form a community and keep listeting to you.
My favorite word for this would be: Transformation/Experience. Why do we need charisma, an interesting life, character, show results? Because we have become the embodiment of that information. We have the experience and transformation. That is what we can share: finding ways of making things work and click, by USING all that we know. I see synthesizing as not being one more sharing what I know, but who I AM.
So up until now, I've found paperback books to be the best. I tend to be pretty tactile and it's nice how quickly you can flip through something. But I have found one major flaw: ⚠️ Sometimes I just want to read a book I discover 𝗶𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 (to dive straight in) and Amazon does 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘆𝗲𝘁 (that I know of) 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝟯𝟬 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀. It just seems like a 𝗵𝘂𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱-𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀, to be able to access (immediately) some of the most valuable recourses: 📖 Books. Now for this purpose, paperbacks 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 easier. My experience thus far is that E-readers (like kindle, etc.) seem to make more sense for books being used as novels, or something practically read for pleasure rather than reference material (𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘐 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘺𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦) Of course we can capture information as taught in #Build an information capture system which theoretically makes it easier to come back to the same part again and again (albeit at the cost of screen real estate). So for any of you who have more experience with E-Readers: 1. Do you think E-Readers are worth it compared to paperback? 2. Any tips on how to use them (over paperback) for study & synthesis?
@Griffin A. Hamilton 1. No one can decide on that but yourself! You can do extremely well with either type. Given your focus on online note taking, your ability to use a specific E-Reader as part of your daily life could fit into your use of tech. There are many to choose from these days and the specific E-Reader device that would be perfect for you may or many not exist already! Have you tried any of them? 2. Highlighting can be transferred into your note and writing apps through Readwise! That's a big benefit. As for immediate access to books, you could look into how @Tintin Smith listens to audiobooks first.
@Gabriela Toderean Research like this is always tricky to interpret. It's not simply about being "surrounded" by physical books, they are a just a circumstance of easy access to reading. I would bet that all those books belong to the child's parents and guess what? If the parents read, they will help the child with it. So the real method here might be "have someone who you show you good works and help reading them early on" instead of just having books around you. I'm pretty sure plenty of people buy books for the cover or for the promise they contain and promote, only to end up having them on the shelf indeed but never get to many of them (myself included!). These people probably still read more than those who aren't interested in getting the books in the first place though! It's not about having "80 books libraries" (I can imagine articles being made about "the best 80 books you need to have to improve your child's literacy" - and it would sell like crazy), it's about having someone near you who can handle that much literacy and expose you to it. Of course there's some combined effects and more detailed explanations, just raising the issue here.
Changing who you Subscribe to is a very high leverage decision. It takes 2 minutes, and can benefit you for years to come. After all... You Become who you Consume. --- So, in order for us all to improve our information diet, let's share who we subscribe to on YouTube. Find out by clicking here. Or on the left side of YouTube on browser. Or at the bottom of YouTube mobile. Comment below. I'll go first.
@Christian Vandaos You may be subbed to more than 1k, but 1k is all they show you. Just like they only show my exact 5k Likes on videos... (I Like to mark them as watched and engage with it that bit more) 😏
So far I've made downloadable versions of Alex Hormozi and Naval Ravikant's brain... Who's brain would you like to download next? Leave a comment with a name. Like any comment if you also want to see that person's brain.
Hope you didn’t mind me recording. These videos are UNLISTED. No one can see them unless they are in this group Sunday 16th October 2022 (Joel explains his business and Minecraft discussion lol)- https://youtu.be/RqHi-r9vDEE Sunday 30th October 2022- building a second brain. https://youtu.be/iEAvKlDeI_4 Sunday 6th November 2022 fasting, dopamine detox, silent retreats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rVXba6tGHI Meeting Graphs Arrow indicates direct question. A cross is a contribution. The graphs show who talks the most, asks the most questions and who is listening on the sidelines. They are a mess I know lol. I wonder if you will find them at all interesting/ valuable.
#19: @Modern Eremite - Crypto Basics, DeFi, Long-Term Investing vs Trading We discussed crypto basics, financial markets, Decentralised Finance (DeFi), Bitcoin, Ethereum, NFTs, long term investing vs trading, how to research projects, writing and more. YouTube: https://youtu.be/UNvEILPdrbY Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4curQvsii6HXFQIDi0qVqn?si=gb-JD9XfROiYhmmXrSQTUA Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/19-modern-eremite-crypto-basics-defi-long-term-investing/id1554112665?i=1000585160391 Other: https://linktr.ee/thesheasbypodcast
Hey guys, I'm Ragul:) I'm happy to share with you my progress as being here a SYNTHESIZER so far>> ☑ Level 6 ☑ 30- days leaderboard (no.1) ☑ 70+ contributions I just entered this platform just hoping to get value from people or at least get a chance to communicate with like-minded people. But not only in making all my wishes come true.. I had also helped me get friends with growth mindset (as I don't have a true friend in my real life) Now that I got to reach on top of the leaderboards and leveled up soon here on SYHTHESIZER. I'm still Ragul and I wish to remain the same person as I first joined here(with no recognition/likes from people) > (i.e) to maintain the spirit and staying low-key no matter what. Staying low-key has a lot of benefits in your life. It can remove the sense of pride/ego from your mind. I helps you to be a down to earth/humble person, it can get a lot of respect from people:) Stay-low key. Continue to Grind. Keep pushing ! By the way guys ,I thank each and every synthesizer who'd helped me reach where I'm today:) I'm grateful and happy for everything that has happened to me so far . I hope to get connected with you guys:) My main goal/ mission is to help out people and provide value to them and change their lives in some way or the other. SYNTHESIZER SCHOOL is being a wonderful platform for me to express myself and helping me achieve my goals at the same time. I'm happy that I'm on the right path;)
#KeepItLow-Key It's good that you have your heart in the right place, because lacking in relationships in real life can sometimes put us in a mode of striving for validation from the work that we do, instead of our inherent worth as human beings. Seems like you understand that and got your priorities straight, so yeah: to the moon!
@Owen Sheasby There's quite a few of these "gore carnivores" and I've realized that people who feel disgusted by them and don't eat anywhere near it still follow them because it's so extreme. I'm not expecting the most evidence-based nutrition tips from them. So, please go into that because I'm pretty sure some debunking is in order... Maybe they should eat brains to get smarter too! (biased vegan here)
I'm curious if anyone here has these sorts of interests. I've noticed that with increasing economic uncertainty, more and more people are into these sorts of things. One individual who comes to mind is Peak Prosperity on Youtube, who I have heard discuss sustainable farming practices that do not deplete the soil and also diversifying / preparing assets for times of uncertainty, instability, and/or collapse, with without going full doomsday prepper (although I don't have a problem with that, either). I'm not directly committed to this one exact sort of thing, but I've gotten interested in the idea of collecting together A LOT of different wise sorts of related ideas, and combining them together into consumable cultural content & resource-organization of super-value via capitalizing on synergies in a way that I don't actually believe been done before. I kind of see the LONG RUN of where this could be going, and how it could be something huge, but it would be nice to know if there are any others in this community who resonate with these ideas. A buddy of mine just called me and was discussing the real estate end of things, like getting people to group buy plots of land and build communities on them. I think there are huge opportunities to add value in this sort of way, by bringing together large like-minded groups of people, as well as large numbers of experts -------- but again, getting far beyond the mere idea of just this one sort of thing --------- because I see the HIGHEST amounts of value coming from synergizing everything. Feel free to network with me if you are interested. No promises at this time, but you know... I feel like it's helpful to have a little more going for ourselves in terms of physical assets, physical community, and physical resiliance than making our entire brands dependent upon the flow of the internet. I hardly know what to do about all of this yet-- which is partially why I'm asking around-- but often I have a tendency to see really big possibilities (and make accurate bets on them) before they materialize.
"I feel like it's helpful to have a little more going for ourselves in terms of physical assets, physical community, and physical resiliance than making our entire brands dependent upon the flow of the internet." Really agree with this! I've had similar thoughts about vulnerabilities and limitations related to the internet, however doing this at a time of fears or practices of doomsday "acceleration" could attract the wrong crowd. The models I'd look into for something like this would be the historic monastic communities that created the type of social order we now know. It seems like those can be too many elements and it takes some kind of sacrifice, not just being a self-made hero/survivor!
Hey all! I am so damn inconsistent, I go through phases of smashing out content like Alex Hormozi on steroids, then I get complacent and fall off the habit. Anyone got any suggestions as to what has worked for you? Once the habit drops the resistance sets in, and it becomes harder. If I don't make content, my client acquisition is inconsistent too as I'm not showing up for my audience. Would love to attend the group accountability calls when I level up 😬
@Dan Lopez I'm thinking of doing a short video to be used for this! Wondering what are the main drivers to include... The script is already taking good shape and I'll start using it in written form to hype myself up! Also, there are so many books on overthinking out there, do you recommend this approach? Anxiety and obsession are common in it. Ever tried more specifically Stoic approaches?
@Ted Carr My big tip is: focus on humility. It relates to gratitude, acceptance and adequate expectations. Read up on it, create a solid relationship with yourself and the world based on a healthy balance between what you can do and what is good enough!
Hello everyone! I connected through the videos on Hormozi. Fun fact: both him and Obsidian had become a top priority of mine over the last month! 🤩 My ability to focus - both skill and trait - is something in need of development, and I'm in the process of putting my own notes system of .txt/Notepad++/Dropbox into Obsidian. It remarkably already resembled it, using local simple text files, but lacking the connections and embedding. 🗄️ In my training in Clinical Psychology at the masters level with the opportunity to meet top researchers in person, I developed a highly skeptical view of the field, while noticing that there was a massive amount of value under a lot of jargon and in-fighting between models. 🤯 While trying to break that value open and focus on essentials, I came up with the notion that staying humble is key. I kept finding out what many other fields other than psychology could teach about relating to and helping people. The world of business and thinking in terms of solving entrepeneurial problems has been particularly relevant at this point. It involves the real world, real relationships. 🏗️ Then I have a particular way of being interested in classic philosophy, particularly Stoicism, in how it connects with deep anthropological insights about virtue, through the Catholic faith especially great interpreters of the classics such as Aquinas. There's a lot of juice there, if we can get past our views on belief and the Church themselves. 😇 For example, the principle that our minds are by very nature SYNTHETICAL and can only learn by combining things, first became clearly relevant to me through a Dominican on a conference/podcast. 💥 I've been recording myself and developing my speaking skills. I want to learn to create my own art, to draw better outlines of my thought and inspiring people through beauty and awe, not just information. 🖌️ Happy and grateful to be here!
@Sathya S has a nice compilation of "visual creation" styles and authors that inspires me to learn more "beautifully-informational" ways to share what I learn about others: https://mobile.twitter.com/SathyaHQ/status/1526835869990195212
Hi @Graham Laight! Yeah, things couldn't be more complicated! Adaptation is part of the standards in models, but you also mention specifically that it's a "battle", so I'm wondering if you conceptualize things in terms of conflicts or problems and where strivings come into that!
@Corey Bennett Boardman Awesome! I was hearing from Pat Flynn and about recording audio for podcasts he says to never let those levels hit the yellow, always green but pretty visible like you showed in the video. It's not the priority for me at the moment, I use Audacity casually to cut audio and think I'd need to learn a lot more!
This morning, I was listening to Rolf Potts on Tim Ferriss. One of them shared the quote, "If more information were the answer, we'd all be billionaires walking around with six packs." It made me laugh, but I think it's true. Hormozi put it nicely too: "We need to be reminded more than we need to be taught." The point is: We usually know what we need to do, we just aren't doing it. And at a certain point, more information/learning is procrastination disguised as productivity. So get to work. Just wanted to share bc I could have used this message a couple months ago. What do you think?
This is also why my motto is to keep a mindset of starting over and repeating the basics! I think that we need to ask ourselves the questions in this great frame by Chris from The Futur (he's amazing). I wrote a big YT script about something related, and I'm surprised how easily it took form so I definitely need to get my speaking and video editing skills on par with my writing FAST! You can start the video at 4:50 for the juicier takeaways. Try asking yourself these questions on EVERY piece of content:
@Nicolai Waldhauser Behavior change is critical! Speaking on unhealthy living, if you consider health/medical issues, treatment compliance can literally make the difference between life and death. There's quite extensive frameworks on behavior change from health psychology (literally dozens and dozens). This need synthesizing too! For example: http://www.behaviourchangetheories.com/
Tentatively using Obsidian also for this! The trick is how do you want to reference the original content or whether you're able to completely reshape it and/or integrate it into your existing notes! YouTube timestamps can be copied as references, audiobooks you might not even try because you'd need to look for the printed page anyway.
start with the mindset, that you will create the worst video possible, this will help with procrastination, and perfectionism, after it focus on uploading 1-2 times a week, when you can do it consistently look at the topics that your audience loved the most, and interested you the most, find the overlap and choose this as your niche, now you can focus on improving a little bit with each video, do this for 2 yrs and you will probably succeed.
Hey team. Managed to get a process and video up that I'm somewhat happy with on my business channel! Still a lot to improve on, but like the saying goes... start then learn, instead of learning then starting
Super good, the only thing that sounds a bit rough are the volume levels. If you can't get a mic closer to you, boost it and/or lower music volume? Also when you mentioned the strategy for content (Short, Consumable, Actionable IIRC), it would be nice to have that on the screen too! Looks very professional, congrats!
I have this concept I call "harsh funneling" , where you basically need to become more ruthless and brave to be able to say "no" to a lot of information you encounter (even if the information is a 8/10 or a 9/10) , you only absorb the 9.5 or 10/10 information for example I ask : "will I use this information to immediately solve an important problem ?" but I want to know your opinion about how do you do that , what criteria do you consider to filter information ? and how do you deal with FOMO in that situation ?
@Yhy Éhnne Yes! I mention that in my last bullet point. There's a bit of inventory management involved always but the important part for manufacturing is the complexity of the parts involved and the waste involved or even buying and stockpiling resources when they are cheaper. I like this explanation: https://kanbanize.com/lean-management/pull/just-in-time-production
@Yhy Éhnne So, how can having a zettelkasten actually HELP in being selective? 1. The rule is: you always take notes; if it's not worth taking notes, it's not worth having in your system. 2. Be kind and humble when you come across content with unclear utility; don't just ignore everything, but do the "Dump" thing, just to stop wondering about it, keep it somewhere outside of your mind (somewhere UNIMPORTANT but still real) and move on; and let me shout this out because it is a serious problem, as you say: YOUR ZETTELKASTEN IS NOT YOUR DUMP! Maybe a kinder word for this is something like "Archive", but I like the verbalization of getting it out of my mind, out of my face, out of my space! It's really important to be comfortable doing this all the time, remembering our good reason why; 3. Once you HAVE DECIDED that it's worth taking notes, it makes you want to narrow down your learning to it's essential component - it shouldn't be just copy/paste - this takes effort; if you're not motivated to do the effort, it's dump material. 4. You need to link/categorize your notes at least in some general way - you know this ahead of time and are already anticipating the question "what would this link with?", and if you can't find anything, skip it! Hope that helps! 💥
Yeah @Andrew Kirby there is no book in the 7) slot! 7 is the number of perfection... Hummm intentional? No such thing as a perfect book or the book that we pick ourselves is the one that's perfect for us? Hehe 📚
What's up Kings and Queens, Legends and Chosen Ones. Today I would like to talk about how I personally like to practice my speaking. Here is a video I made specifically for this post: https://youtu.be/kFq67_OZpqw If you want to get good at anything and build valuable skills, you need to have a metric fuckton of deliberate practice under your belt. What is Deliberate Practice? Deliberate practice is doing something that is training a very specific skill very intentionally. Where you're training something with enormous amounts of conscious effort. Not merely just putting in the reps, but putting in conscious reps where you try to expand yourself outside of your comfort zone to hit that flow state, and even beyond into zones of discomfort, where you can really grow. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger knew this, where he would say “one conscious rep is worth ten unconscious reps”. He would actually visualise and WILL blood going into the specific muscle he's working. Now, when it comes to training skills beyond athleticism, it becomes tricky. How do you train skills such as writing, speaking, marketing, teaching, and running seminars? You have to create your own practice routines! You have to invent them. Use the power of your own creativity to come up with a routine. You need to TRAIN yourself! No Growth Possible Without Training! https://youtu.be/vYAEr_94EDY Great story in this video where he talks about Demosthenes, the greatest orator in ancient Athens. He would create drills such as: - He built a room underground where he would study the greatest speeches of his time. - He would stuff his mouth with pebbles that would force him to articulate his words. - He would run along the sea shore and recite speeches so he could train his lung capacity. - He would deliver his speeches to loud crashing waves to practice projection of his voice. You need to create DRILLS for yourself to train up the skills that you require for your craft.
@Fedor Shatukho @Christian Vandaos Haha that sounds fun. I think it's really important to do it together so that at least through others we can gain a better sense of what works and to know that we've improved instead of just putting in practice with no feedback (as I said in my big post).
@Christian Vandaos I'm a big believer in ideas, and iterating on them. I've learned that they don't just fall from the sky or we randomly stumble upon them, we should be using metrics, trends and gain some contextualized inspiration for the idea to flourish!
And by actually putting in the effort of solving a specific problem, or making a particular project work, you become credible and able to authentically connect with others. 🤩 Then, ask yourself what it was that you solved that goes beyond the problem you originally worked on - that is often the material for your NEXT book or chapter in life!
Stoic Week is a self-development application of Modern Stoicism in the form of a free Teachable course on the topic of Stoicism and Well-being. Given how Stoicism has played a role in our community, especially if you've learned about it through some of @Andrew Kirby 's videos but wanted to experience it more, you can signup at https://modernstoicism.com/stoic-week/ and we can share our experiences together in this post. This is a precursor event to Stoicon 2022. Some benefits that have been reported (evidence-based through questionnaires): - Less negative emotions such as sadness, anger and fear - More positive emotions such as feeling contented, happy and joyful - Feeling more engaged in daily activities - Better relationships - Feeling more optimistic and enthusiastic - Contributing more to the happiness and wellbeing of others - A greater sense of purpose - An increased ability to deal with life’s challenges