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hey guys, so I need some help and thought this will be a great place to ask it, I have low energy, and I just don't understand why, because logically it feels like I do everything right: - I have 8-9 hours of sleep every day - I go to the gym 3x a week for one hour - I go cycling in nature for 30 minutes every day - I try to eat healthy (no seed oil, sugars, or processed food) - my room has a lot of windows, so I got sunlight in the morning - I don't use any electronics 1 hour before bed and have blue light blockers here is what my day looks like: I wake up at 7 am, sit down in front of my computer work till 12, then I eat my first meal, (so I intermittent fast 16:8) after it I go back and work. at 2 pm I go to the gym, at 3 pm I go cycling and after it, I usually do some work outside for an hour, then I'm in front of my computer till 9 pm, I turn it off and go to sleep at 10 pm I'm a noob when it comes to high performance and energy optimization, but if anyone has solved this problem, and has some expertise in this field, I would love to hear your advice these are my ideas on why I have low energy: - I spend too much time in front of my computer - I only eat 2 meals a day (btw I usually feel this tiredness afternoon) - maybe not enough water? - lack of supplements? - my diet is not good enough, thinking of changing to a carnivore fruit diet also, I don't drink coffee only some green tea sometimes and I meditate, journal, and read before bed, Idk if this helps
@Griffin A. Hamilton you mean test avoiding simple carbs, right? Me and my friend were having a conversation about how the "bad" food used to be fat, then sugar, and the next food war is going to be on fast carbs. High glycemic index foods
@Griffin A. Hamilton I did yin yoga once and it's like the total opposite of how western society does things haha. everything is slow and comfortable, I know someone who started doing it to recover from burnout. When you do it you'll understand why.
So, this took way longer than expected/hoped for. It's less than 3 minutes long(!!) but has 68 video clips in it. I made it short on purpose because my target audience is individuals with short(er) attention spans. I spent days changing the voiceover. So much to say, so little time. I ended up hating both the painting & the voiceover bit (not unusual pour moi). Realized I could write a more thorough piece on conformity and post it elsewhere, so that took some of the pressure off for it to be super detailed and perfect. Some things I should've done differently: - Music. This song isn't the most fitting, but I had already DM'd the artist for permission to use their full song, and they said I could. They asked for the video link once it was posted, so I felt kind of obligated to use it lol - Use a better mic - Speak slower/clearer - Other stuff that I can't remember and, let's be honest, won't remember because I don't wanna watch my video again (kinda kidding) Here it is: https://www.tiktok.com/@anessaryce/video/7147410003081710890?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7138599690130097710 ew yikes, sorry.
Cool video, I love the idea of art and education going together. It's calming to look at and you made me more aware of conformity. Funny enough I made one video in which I also draw (really bad) and it's also about conformity, among other things. https://youtu.be/nXu-pL1ZIM0
Here is a must watch for you: John Cleese on Creativity (37 min.) WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: John Cleese of Monty Python fame, must be among the most creative minds that ever walked the planet. In this entertaining and insightful presentation to a management audience, he breaks down his own process and reflects on his methods. It's a hidden gem on YouTube, that you shouldn't miss. Have a great week, Carlos
I also found this in the first comment, bobby mc ferrin on creativity, a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYXFxP8P23s And it reminds me to this Nawvel chapter I made. https://nawvel.com/chapters/our-main-conflict-55ca1f3c
Lately, I've been interacting with @Daniel Reynolds & @Siebren de Vos on Twitter. It's been so much fun, but sometimes they don't show up in my feed. So, I created a Synthesizer Twitter List to see their Tweets. (and yours) Add your Handel to this post, and I'll add you to the Synthesizer Twitter List. Cheers
I wrote a great newsletter today to my subscribers, so I wanted to share it with you guys We all know these people, who doesn't want to face reality, so they make up lies about it I cant make money, and become rich, so every rich person is evil I'm not fat, I'm just plus sized I have ADHD so my procrastination cant be cured all these people just got lucky courses are scam These type of people actively shooting in foot themselves or try to lower others, so they will feel better but why? because their ego cant handle reality, cant handle the truth, that they fucked up these people are at a different level of procrastination, they not just avoid the task, but they avoided it for so long, that they started to convince themselves, that taking action would be actually bad just think about how fucked up this is ... examine your life, is there any field where you do the same? were you lying to yourself? probably you believe that you are better then you actually are or that you know more then you actually know spend a few minute examining your life today, because maybe you will find out something interesting See you soon
Nice post! Reminds me to this part from the war of art: RATIONALIZATION Rationalization is Resistance’s right-hand man. Its job is to keep us from feeling the shame we would feel if we truly faced what cowards we are for not doing our work. I don’t know anyone who can get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They’re more important than sex. Aw, come on! Nothing’s more important than sex. Oh yeah? Have you ever gone a week without a rationalization? —Jeff Goldblum and Tom Berenger, in Lawrence
There are A LOT of similarities between video games and this Great Online Game. Here are 3 insights that I picked up from spending 10,000 hours climbing the ranks of Runescape. For context: I was obsessed with Runescape from from ages 10 to 18. I played at least 2-4 hours/day - ideally (a lot) more. I climbed the leaderboard and eventually became rank 4 in the world for a skill known as "Firemaking." under the username: Trev_Frank Attached are a couple videos showing me firemaking (some 'fans' screen recorded me) to show how repetitive this process was - and how obsessed I was. Here are 3 lessons I learned which I'm now applying to the great online game of entrepreneurship. 1) You gotta do WHAT you love - and what you love is typically what you're good at. I loved fire making. I lit fires all day. & I thought I was the GOAT from day 1. Now, I love synthesizing. I love simplifying concepts and sharing them and I think I'm pretty good at it, too. 2) You gotta do it HOW you love. My process for firemaking was very simple. Here was my process for becoming rank 4 in the world which I followed for YEARS: - Run to the bank teller to withdrawal logs - Run to the far end of the screen - Light the logs - Run back to the bank teller - Repeat this same process for HOURS (you can see this in the video attached) Now, for synthesizing, my process looks like this: - Study successful people in my niche - Write out an insight - Record insight on video - Send viewers to a freebie (pdf or mini course) containing more insights - Study successful people in my paid program When you love the process, there's no procrastination, because you genuinely deep down enjoy doing it. (I love writing posts like this for example, so much so, so even if this all gets deleted, I won't care because I love writing it more than I love publishing it.) When it comes to dialling in your process, everyone has their own flow and ideal way of doing things. All of the best athletes train differently.
Awesome stuff. When I was the Runescape age I was already wondering if there's underlying psychology behind games. Then I found out about the Octalysis during my graduation and everything became clear. Here you can find your player type, I bet a lot of you are explorers. This is mine: 87% Explorer 80% Achiever 27% Socialiser 7% Killer The explorer: Explorers delight in having the game expose its internal machinations to them. They try progressively esoteric actions in wild, out-of-the-way places, looking for interesting features (ie. bugs) and figuring out how things work. Scoring points may be necessary to enter some next phase of exploration, but it's tedious, and anyone with half a brain can do it. Killing is quicker, and might be a constructive exercise in its own right, but it causes too much hassle in the long run if the deceased return to seek retribution. Socialising can be informative as a source of new ideas to try out, but most of what people say is irrelevant or old hat. The real fun comes only from discovery, and making the most complete set of maps in existence.
As a YouTube newbie I started doing some experiments. I produced a couple of videos "from the heart". Videos I thought were interesting and I liked to watch. I released them and the response was virtually ZERO. Then I decided to switch strategies. I decided to do some YouTube Keyword research, pick a keyword I thought I could conquer and produced a video specifically for that. And low and behold: I'm getting clicks. The learning I take from this is a theory I call: YouTube Gravity. It means: If you are a big established YouTube Channel (with loads of videos, subscribers and clicks) you have "GRAVITY". This means, your audience will follow you, wherever you go. It will listen to you, whatever the topic, because they KNOW, LIKE and TRUST you. You PULL people into your world. This means you have the power to SET TRENDS. But as long as you are starting out, with a small channel, you have zero gravity. Hence YOU have to follow current trends and serve specific keywords in order to build this "Gravity". Once you are established, you can leave this path and start "producing from the heart". What do you think of this theory?
That's pacing and leading. First get to their level, then pull them up. Something I came to realized and struggled with was that it's good to dumb down the language but this would feel inauthentic. Anyway, I realized that most successful people do it, it's copy writing 101. I keep hearing again and again that the most successful people are able to be like a chameleon , fitting themselves to the environment. Even on the internet it's survival of the fittest I think. (at least when you're still small)
@Juan Carlos Recalde Haha awesome. Some belief that means you're on the right path. I'm having quite a lot of them sometimes. Just wondering if it's just confirmation bias or there's bigger forces at play here haha
"Remember that the actions you take today wont produce the rewards you receive today. Learn to see the long-term cause/effect relationships and weigh your decisions to favor the long-term over the short-term." I needed to hear this today
This seems to work well so far: 1. Read your ideal viewer avatar 2. Go to https://randomwordgenerator.com/ 3. Keep your topic in mind ("focus" in my case) 4. Set a timer 30-60 min 5. Go all out, combine a random word with your topic and make a list 6. After the timer, do progressive summarization (Highlight highlighted highlights) with your avatar in mind (this means you go over the list 2-3 times, first bold, then highlight then callout) 7. Bonus: In notion drag the best ideas to the top Result 30 minutes brainstorm: 40 ideas 4 best ideas 5 good ideas 8 alright ideas 23 meh ideas
@Juan Carlos Recalde Ooh that looks cool, It could be really beneficial while writing a script I think https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2021-04-08/brian-eno-s-oblique-strategies-video thanks for the tip! cool guy as well, that Brian eno
I asked Midjourney, an AI artist neural network to draw a picture of Synthesizer Skool. I typed: synthesis, ideas, content creation, videos, posts, texts, learning, community --ar 16:9 Here's the result. Enjoy!
Achieved a small little milestone in my online sales at Gumroad. I crossed $1,500 in sales https://twitter.com/SathyaHQ/status/1570759707836432386 In the spirit of what @Paul Masters did, I will be happy to answer any questions regarding selling at Gumroad, designing & publishing a digital product (ebooks, live workshops - that's my forte) For those who might be inquisitive enough, here's my Gumroad page: https://aurasky.gumroad.com/
#Synthesizing Intro Hey guys! I'm really excited about this new term 'Synthesizers'. It definitely coins what many of us love doing but don't know how to explain. We are at the beginning of this wave, and I believe that complex concepts such as longevity and preventive health, psychedelics, and web3 should be easily understood by everyone. I personally find the interception between these 3 concepts mind-blowing for the mere fact that they are expanding perspectives and re-creating outdated systems. Looking forward to learning from all of you, thanks Andrew for putting this together. ⚡
Interesting topic! I tried doing a research project at uni about micodosing lsd but the teacher got a bit upset about this topic (as I studied design) haha. I guess academics aren't totally comfortable with the things that can benefit us the most.
What do you guys think about my new video? Recommendations? Feedback? 😙 Feel free to take a look at the PDF format.https://fourth-mandolin-11a.notion.site/The-Psychology-of-Money-7166dc94ed6142d48147b6c2567bf75c
Here's what the journey ahead looks like: Step 1: Make your first piece of content Step 2: Get in the habit of creating Step 3: Make your first dollar Step 4: Get 10,000 followers Step 5: Make $10,000/month Step 6: Financial freedom A note about habits: Reaching all six steps is possible, but it's a long road ahead. If you're only creating content for views, followers, or money, then you probably won't make it. In the beginning, you won't get those things. So you'll quit. The solution is to fall in love with creating. To create out of intrinsic motivation. Because you enjoy it. And just the process of creating helps you. A note about money: Money is important. But I don't think it's our end goal here. Content is growing exponentially. Our attention is limited. The role of the synthesizer becomes more important every single day. Our end goal is to commit to solving the 'disjointed knowledge problem' full-time. Now that's a meaningful goal. A note about $10,000/month: It is possible to earn much more than this through synthesizing, but this is roughly the point where your happiness stops increasing as you earn more. A note about Financial Freedom: The goal isn't to sit on a beach and drink cocktails. The goal is to use this freedom to make art. To create something beautiful for the other people on earth. At this point significant impact can be made. A note about "Celebrations": This community has exceeded my expectations in terms of energy and aliveness. I didn't quite realise how strongly being synthesizers would resonate with you guys. Thank you, sincerely, for your response. I've added a "celebrations" post category. I think this will add to the energy of the group. Whenever you hit part of the roadmap, make a post! We will keep track of how many people are at each level. Also feel free to post other celebrations not on the roadmap. Final notes: This roadmap is definitely not final. If you see any problems with it, comment below. If you can think of anything you think should be added, comment below.
@Ahmed Hallajian I was also wondering about this, as @Andrew Kirby shows in the link bellow (in the video under step 1). The way I understand it, by far the biggest part of income came from the timetheory course? The way I look at this game is that youtube's function is to generate traffic to the course right? Or am I missing anything? https://andrewkirby.notion.site/Content-Consumer-Financial-Freedom-by-playing-the-Great-Online-Game-54548c0e06a24baa978dd81871804fe1#1ed7a60f22384273ae59d457bc819e0f
You guys loved the last season of free mastermind calls, so we're bringing them back. These calls are a place for Synthesizers of all skill levels to come together and make magic happen. They're great for accountability, connecting with other Synthesizers, and brainstorming how to grow. - You can find call times in the Calendar. - @Wiktor Romanowicz will be hosting again. I will not be present. This is a place for you guys to meet, not for me to get involved. - Only available for members Level 3 or above. To give us a rough indication of interest, please comment "Attending" if you're planning on coming to one of these calls.
Like you, I joined Synthesizer School after watching one of Andrew’s YouTube videos. In April, he pitched me on the idea of a place for content creators to start, refine, and accelerate their journeys into the creator economy through synthesizing information. No need to create any ‘original’ content - perfect for a lazy person like me. Once inside, I gobbled up all the information I could get my hands on, I smashed through the free course and binge watched a tonne of Andrews videos. (This one is still my favourite, and I believe his most poignant.) Engaging with posts, greeting new joiners, joining content creation challenges - I was logging on every day to get the most out of this group. By doing this, by becoming an active member of the community, surely I was on my way to unlocking the most value this community has to offer? Surely I was bound to cut through all the noise and get to the best bits? I thought I was headed down the right path. … Recently, I had a bunch of calls with some of the guys I’ve met on here. (Shout outs to @Connor Widmaier @Siebren de Vos @Shivam Jha) We got on a zoom call and talked about all things related to content creation, business, ambitions, hobbies, anything at all. I joined Synthesizer School in April, and it took me until August to get on calls with people. And boy am I glad I did. These guys are AWESOME. But amongst the ideas, conversations, and reflections on our individual synthesizer, it got me thinking: Chatting with those guys was far better than logging into Synthesiser School everyday to see new posts. Building deeper relationships and connecting with people through similar interests was what made me stop, think, and (most importantly) act. Then I realised… That was it. That was the best feature of Synthesiser School. The best part of Synthesizer School is you.
okay guys, I just want to share this win, I was always struggling with procrastination when it came to uploading content, the 2 hardest things for me is scripting and recording, and today I woke up around 8:30 am and I realized I have nothing to do, and that I should record some videos I told myself that I will wait a little bit till my brother wakes up because I don't wanted to be loud till someone is sleeping, but after he waked up, I realized, that I just don't feel like to record today so I used a trick: for me recording a podcast episode is effortless, I just press record and speak what comes to my mind, I don't really do it for views but rather for something cooler: I use it to build momentum, if at the start of my day I already have a podcast recorded and uploaded and a newsletter written from the summary of it, I already had a huge win at the start of my day this thing is so small, easy, and enjoyable that I never say that I don't want to do it, and rather I look forward to talking about a topic, I never retake a podcast, I just speak what comes to my mind its the perfect brain dump and content creation exercise after I finished this, and I made my first content of the day, I thought about it, and realized, that I should just record the shorts I planned to record today I recorded 7 shorts that I scripted yesterday and freestyled one after it, I realized, that I already warmed up for creating content, and everything is set up, so I could record the testimonial video that I was procrastinating on and after I recorded that, I had soo much energy that I finished the video I was putting off for the last 3 weeks soo quick hack if you don't feel like creating content: create something small and effortless, that will help with momentum
A list of resources you have been searching for as a content creator: Thumbnails: Thumbnail tester - it shows you how your thumbnail and title will look like in the recommended feed Thumbs Up - it shows how your thumbnail will look on different devices Remove.bg - removes backgrounds on photos, so you can make cool thumbnails Canva - A free way to create thumbnails Luminar Ai - Transform boring photos to thumbnails that pop Photoshop - If Canva is not enough, and you want something more powerful @Jay Alto - a creator focused on teaching YouTubers how to create thumbnails his Twitter and Discord server is a must-follow for every content creator also his free resources such as the Thumbnail Guide and the Red Arrow pack Thumbnail Colors - learn about the color combinations that the most viral thumbnails have Jay - Thumbnail designer ------------------------------- Music and Sound Effects: Streambeats - free music (mostly lofi) by Harris Heller Uppbeat.io - free music for every genre, you must credit the author and you limited to 10 downloads per account Audiolibrary - free music, you have to give credit to the author Epidemic Sounds - The most quality music on the market but you can only use the music till you have a subscription Artlist - also a premium music service, you can use the music forever, but you have to pay upfront for a yearly subscription
"In the beginning, your skills are raw, your knowledge is sparse, and you lack experience. At best, you will be able to produce work that is "just okay." And even then, you'll only manage to reach "just okay" by giving your best effort. Nobody wants to produce something that is "just okay." You'll feel like it's beneath your standards. You'll worry about what others think of you. You'll wonder whether you would be better off taking a different path. But it is impossible to reach that stage unless you are willing to work through your current stage. And so, one of the main obstacles between who you are and who you could be is courage. The courage to keep trying even if you're not yet as good as you hope. The courage to keep trying despite your fears of what others may think. The courage to keep trying without knowing how the future will unfold. Your great work is on the other side of your early work. The only way to be exceptional later on is to have the courage to be "just okay" right now. This is how it is for everyone."
From the motivation manifesto, I read this daily: "We have patiently suffered long enough, hoping that someone or some kind of luck would one day grant us more opportunity and happiness. But nothing external can save us, and the fateful hour is at hand when we either become trapped at this level of life or we choose to ascend to a higher plane of consciousness and joy. We have forgotten that courage is a choice, and that permission to move forward with boldness is never given by the fearful masses. Most have forgotten that seeking change always requires a touch of insanity. If taking action before the perfect conditions arise, or before we receive permission, is unreasonable or reckless, then we must be unreasonable and reckless. We must remember we are not the sum of our intentions but of our actions. " - Brendon Burchard
I've been sorting out a lot of notes and resources in these days... I'm curious to ask if you have any suggestions for using an effective method (no software), I see that some people talk about the PARA method or the CODE method. Personaly I've been sorting everything by subject, but this method is highly ineffective & inefficient when you have lot of data
I just finished Building a second brain. My main actionable take-away for my notion and laptop folders: Re-structured everything according to Projects, Areas, Resources, Archive (p.a.r.a.) Notice that it's ordered on how relevant the information currently is. And the knowledge system is dynamic, notes can move around freely wherever the info is most valuable at that time.
#1.2. How To Create Your First Piece Of Content After seeing @Liam Kircher take action after I challenged him to create content, I've decided to challenge every single person in this community who hasn't created their first piece of content yet. Make your way to the "How To Create Your First Piece Of Content" lesson in the classroom. You have until Sunday at 11:59 pm. Comment on this post for your public declaration. We have lots of people in the community that have been creating content for years now, and if that's you then congrats. You can sit this one out.
I think a lot of people lack meaning in life. I don’t say this with judgment, rather, as an observation. Intuitively, we all know we want meaning in our lives, but we rarely stop to ask: “What IS meaning?” While there are many definitions, psychologist Laura King has a good one: “The extent to which a person experiences his or her life as having purpose, significance, and coherence.” Similar to motivation and discipline, there’s a lot of confusion around “meaning” and “purpose”. Meaning - How we make sense of life and our roles in it. Purpose - The aspirations that motivate our actions. As you can see, you can have a lot of motivation (purpose), but feel empty inside (meaning). This is why you see a lot of successful people reporting they’re unhappy or feeling empty when they become rich. Alex Hormozi is one of a million examples. He said when he finally “made it”, he didn't feel anything and realized how unhappy he was. He was motivated and disciplined along his journey, having tremendous success, but once he reached his destination, he realized there was a lack of meaning and fulfillment during the process. He also believes “life is meaningless” and “legacy is a myth" because no one cares or will remember his great, great, great, rich Uncle's life (I forget his exact relationship). Which I get. I understand where he is coming from and I agree to a certain degree, but I choose to make my life & legacy mean something. One could argue it’s a lack of respect and gratitude for those who paved the way before you, but even if his great Uncle's success had no direct effect on his life, which I get, that doesn’t mean his Uncle’s life was meaningless, or that his impact/legacy didn’t have some sort of positive effect on his family tree. Or maybe his Uncle was a horrible king and created an evil empire, I don’t know, I’m just sharing my perspective lol. No disrespect to Alex. I love him and admire him. I think he is mostly making his argument from a “macro perspective” (optimistic nihilism), that life itself is meaningless so nothing matters, which is a helpful frame in certain situations, and the “micro perspective” in which life is rare, so make it meaningful while you’re here.
*Me wondering if I should post this wacky comment or not* Over time, multiple psychedelic experiences kept pointing me towards a similar "Meaning of life" (I can't proof it but I felt it ;) I've curated resources about it on nawvel: https://nawvel.com/chapters/why-you-are-here-now-5164ad7c TLDR; The universe is one big game/mind/challenge, every obstacle you experience is created so you can mature, and with that humanity as a whole. We are actually all the same life force. So it only makes sense to help each other. (And no, I don't feel that constantly, but I've had glimpses)
@Callum Rylance Yes man I've been avoiding aya till now, but I've gotten curious since my coach told me about it last week. He explained it as a force pulling him through his inner world, pointing out certain memories that he has been ignoring and raising the emotional volume knob of those memories. There's no running away from your shadows in that experience. Or as the samurais say: The only direction is forward.